More Excuses To Stay In With These Best Toronto Takeout Spots

Sometimes you don't want to bothered with sitting down at a restaurant, perusing the menu and providing scintillating conversation. Sometimes dressing down in pyjamas seems like a dream evening, coupled with some takeout containers to keep you warm.

Toronto is well known for its multiculturalism and the food scene proves this. You can go and Google your ethnic preference, or you can try some of these special offerings. Just because you are watching reality television and eating with chopsticks does not mean that you don't deserve special.

We have tried to cover a wide range, from sandwiches that crackle with Porchetta goodness at Porchetta & Co to food bowls that are delightfully packed with nutrients at IQ Food Company. From cheagans to vegans, bowls to plates, each of our ten picks majors in delicious.

Get out your walking shoes and do some sightseeing on the way to your takeout. Whether you are eating it in your hotel room or on a park bench people-watching doesn't matter. All you will be muttering is "Mmm" anyway.



There has been a renaissance when it comes to the humble sandwich. While once relegated to the lunchbox on days when we just couldn't be bothered, now creations are chef inspired towers of culinary perfection. Or at least that's the story behind...  Read More



If you are ever considering getting a stale sushi platter at the supermarket to tide you over, don't. Just don't. There is Sushi 930 which has fresh sushi to pickup, takeout and shove in your face at your desk (or politely eat with chopsticks,...  Read More



Flock Rotisserie is miles away from Swiss Chalet, even though the two both claim to have mastered the rotisserie chicken experience. We think you should trust Rotisserie's word, as they specialize in naturally raised chicken without hormones or...  Read More

Queen West


If you are looking for a unique twist on a filling Vietnamese sandwich, you certainly can't go wrong with Banh Mi Boys. Right on Queen and Spadina, the sandwich shop takes the Vietnamese construct and gives it multicultural twists, from Korean...  Read More



Fresh restaurant opened its doors in 1999, way before "clean eating" and "vegetarian" were on the lips of every second Torontonian. As the times changed to make healthy choices not about deprivation, Fresh grew along with it, opening four...  Read More



When it comes time to pick up lunch, choices came seem worse for the wear when you are trying to stay in reasonable shape. Should you cross your fingers and hope that the item in front of you will not make you balloon? Going to iQ Food Co with...  Read More



The general mathematical rule is that the more kale a Toronto restaurant has, the more expensive it will be. Healthy doesn't have to break the bank now that Kupfert & Kim have set up shop right in the heart of the financial district. Healthy...  Read More

Chino Locos
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For those nights when you can't decide if you want Chinese or Mexican (if there are those nights), Chino Locos is a dream come true. Even if you can't decide what you feel like, the word "dream" still applies here. Exceptionally good burritos...  Read More



Raw chef Lisa Labute and Catharine Parker were frustrated that "crap food" seemed to be the only choice for takeout and fast food options. When you want a change to come to the world, the best way is to do it yourself. That is exactly what they...  Read More



When you order a sandwich at Porchetta & Co there is no reason to ask afterwards, "Do I have something on my face?" because the answer is always, "Of course you do!" You won't care. With the house Porchetta sandwich made with truffle sauce,...  Read More


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Courtney Sunday has lived in England, Switzerland, Canada and the US, finding her way into the professions of freelance writing and yoga teaching in between travel opportunities. She learned...  More About Courtney