Madame Marie’s Weekly Roundup: Toronto’s Best Takeout, Delivery and Dining During COVID-19 – December 9, 2020
This week, the provincial government made the sale of alcohol with food takeout and delivery orders permanent in an effort to support establishments that have been hit hard by the pandemic. If you’re looking for ways to support local restaurants, purchasing gift cards or ordering takeout (with wine!) are great options.
Get inspired with this week’s takeout and delivery picks.
819 Gerrard Street East
This Italian outpost in Leslieville is as charming as its name. With a small (and delicious) seafood and pasta-focused takeout menu, Wynona strikes the perfect balance between approachable and sophisticated. There’s the fresh smoked n’duja bucatini and the ever-popular whole branzino doused in brown butter and capers, but you can’t miss the burrata and smoked capocollo paired with plump figs, ham, honey, almond, and fennel pollen. Everything is expertly executed and delicious – even in takeout form. Consider stocking up on some fresh pasta and wine with your order. Open Thursday to Saturday.
Hungry for more? Read my past review of Wynona here.
2885 Dundas Street West (and other locations)
With three locations across the city, Nodo focuses on fresh and approachable casual Italian food – and the takeout menu is an accurate reflection of this. Their regular menu translates well into a takeout version with a wide range of classic, regional dishes prepared against traditional standards. Whether you’re in the mood for fresh burrata over golden beet carpaccio, a soul-satisfying orecchiette with sausage and rapini or a Borgoricco pizza (with hand-pulled burrata, marinated zucchini and fresh tomatoes), you’ve come to the right place. From the pasta to the desserts, everything is made in house, and you’ll certainly taste the difference. Takeout and delivery is available from Tuesday to Sunday.
79 Roncesvalles Avenue
Cherry Bomb is a well-known coffee shop at the base of Ronces (a.k.a Roncesvalles Avenue) that quickly became a favourite amongst locals when it opened in 2005. While the quaint, hole-in-the-wall shop is only open for take away during this stage of the pandemic, it’s certainly no reason to skip out on their exceptional espresso-based drinks. With all beverages made from their own beans that are lovingly roasted in Prince Edward County, you can also purchase them in store or online. Unlike many of the city’s coffee shops, the mouthwatering baked goods are made in house. Hint: run fast if you want to score a buttery croissant, a raspberry and cream scone, or an earl grey and orange muffin (flavours change daily). Take my word for it: you’ll be back for more than just a coffee!
Mme. M. xoxo
Hungry for more? Check out my other weekly roundups.
Operations are subject to change during this crisis so please contact each restaurant for the most up-to-date information.