In an effort to support the city’s phenomenal restaurants throughout COVID-19, I’m highlighting some places every Thursday. Please join me, and do what you can to support our local businesses.
Here are my picks this week.
480 King Street West
Bring the Wild West to your home with takeout/delivery from one of King West’s iconic restaurants, Weslodge. This modern-day saloon has expertly crafted libations and delicious North American fare on offer – and you can enjoy it all chez vous. In addition to their normal menu, they offer “Date Night for 2” for a reasonable $75. This three-course meal includes creamy kale Caesar salad, a whole southern fried chicken with all the fixings, a side of pimento mac and cheese, and Basque cheesecake topped with wild blueberry sauce. And that’s not all. Make your date night complete with a bottle of red/white wine, Negroni or Old Fashioned. Delivery is also available on Uber Eats, DoorDash, Foodora, Ritual.
Fresh is the OG when it comes to crave-able vegan fare in Toronto, having been in business since 1999. If you’re looking to add a dose of health to lockdown, let Fresh’s wholesome menu inspire you. From satisfying salads with house made dressing to superfood smoothies to plant-based burgers, there’s something everyone will love (yes, even the carnivores!). The Quinoa Onion Rings, Beach Bowl, Big Salad and Chipotle Bacon Burger are all delicious options. Contactless pickup and delivery are available at all locations.
1537 Queen Street West
Sweet, gooey, stuffed-to-the-max cookies from Craig’s Cookies will evoke childhood nostalgia – with or without a glass of milk. Using only the best ingredients, owner Craig Pike bakes these drool-worthy treats using his mom’s tried-and-true recipe. The menu rotates often with flavours to keep you coming back, such as classic chocolate chip, maple bacon and Nutella. Place an order for a half dozen ($15) or dozen ($28) cookies through the website or DoorDash. Consider ordering dough to bake at home to make your days in lockdown a little sweeter.
Have a safe (and delicious) week ahead!
Mme. M. xoxo
Does your restaurant want to be featured in Madame Marie’s Weekly Roundup: Toronto’s Best Takeout and Delivery? Are you a diner who wants to share your delicious experience with the city? Contact me.
Operations are subject to change during this crisis so please contact each restaurant for the most up-to-date information.