Toronto’s Top Delivery: five best bets in the west
A healthier, greener alternative to most Asian food from a takeout carton, Lulu’s signature stir-fries are delivered by bike courier in enviro-friendly boxes.
What to order: The terrific build-your-own boxes, like Hokkien egg noodle with beef and peanut sauce, come with top-quality veg and a choice of eight flavourings, like lemon grass and cilantro ($10).
Delivery zone: South of College between Spadina and Dufferin.
859 Queen St. W., 416-203-2228; plus locations at 350 Bay St. and 471 Church St.
PIZZA FROM A BOX
The owners of Queen Margherita, Leslieville’s favourite pizzeria, have opened a second shop in the burgeoning Mimico ’hood. Instead of thin crusts, FBI makes thicker pies that sustain the trip to your door.
What to order: The design-your-own-pizza menu includes such fancy toppings as prosciutto di parma, Gorgonzola and Ontario porchetta. ($10–$14, plus $3 per topping.)
Delivery zone: Within 10 km of the restaurant.
2336 Lake Shore Blvd. W., 416-251-0101
BRISKET ON A BUN
Zane Caplansky’s classic Jewish deli cuisine comes with a side of kitsch via bike delivery or Thundering Thelma, his delivery truck.
What to order: Caplansky’s big hot mess of a smoked meat sandwich is the best bet. Thin slices of rye can barely contain the luscious brisket ($8).
Delivery zone: Delivery zone: South of Dupont between University and Ossington.
356 College St., 416-500-3852
The East-meets-West menu may be off-putting to purists, but creations like Morimoto tuna pizzas are made with quality fish by expert sushi handlers.
What to order: The Manhattan Bridge rolls, stuffed with crab, fried shrimp, salty roe, asparagus and cream cheese, are licked with vinegar, and just the right amount of rich.
Delivery zone: Roncesvalles.
67 Roncesvalles Ave., 647-717-8744
The southwest corner of Christie Pits is suffused with the aroma of Banjara’s habit-forming Indian cuisine. Delivery is the best way to avoid the long lines in the perpetually packed dining room.
What to order: Avoid fried items, which can get soggy, and stick to the excellent, ghee-rich curries, like the spicy karahi chicken with onion, tomatoes and green peas ($10).
Delivery zone: South of St. Clair between Runnymede and Sherbourne.
796 Bloor St. W., 416- 963-9360; second location at 164 Eglinton Ave. E., 416-486-6644
8 thoughts on “Toronto’s Top Delivery: five best bets in the west”
Can you guys please do a delivery guide for the area around Downsview Station, Wilson, etc?
no no they will not do a delivery guide for your specific patch of suburbia its TORONTO life not GTA life yeesh
Have to agree with TL about Sweet LuLu -one of the very few healthy delivery options in Toronto,it’s consistently fresh an delicious!
Caplansky’s ‘Montreal Smoked Meat ‘sucks compared to Schwartz or The Main in Montreal. Ate both last week in Montreal and Caplansky’s this week here. Different planets.
I am so bummed that Sweet Lulu got mentioned. I have been eating there for years and love it. I hope they don’t change and loose their “sweetness” because of this mention in TL.
Great pizza delivered from Pizza Pan at St Clair and Old Weston Road, the pizza is truly terrific, has a smoky flavour, can’t quite place it but it is one of the better ones I have had I some time. No comparison to Pizza e Pazi, but easily overshadows the typical 241 etc.
Super read great list but for pizza delivery try http://www.Frankspizzahouse.com great pizza west end Toronto.
Just joined the west end neighbourhood and got to say Franks Pizza House our first choice and best pizza place in Toronto wish we had moved to the West end much sooner.
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