As residents in our city and around the world isolate themselves to help contain the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19), I have complied a list of resources for getting groceries and food delivered during the challenging time.
Here are some options for online grocery and food delivery in Toronto.
This grocery service developed by Longo’s delivers fresh groceries to your door. There are 2 week delays on orders. Here are some changes to the Grocery Gateway policies to help deal with volume increase during Covid-19:
- Only accepting payment online, eliminating the need for the handling of payment terminals and guest signatures on delivery.
- Attended deliveries will be left with the guest at the door.
- Not accepting product or delivery bag returns until further notice.
- No longer bring deliveries to the door of Guests who live in condos or apartments. Condo/apartment unit deliveries will be completed in the lobby or left with concierge.
- Not able deliver beer products until further notice.
If you’ve had an issue with your delivery, or have not received communication on the delivery status, please send a direct message on Facebook or Instagram with your email, order # and issue and our Customer Care team will respond. We cannot respond to publicly posted comments. pic.twitter.com/opj2wUaCnZ
— Grocery Gateway (@GroceryGateway) March 14, 2020
While there are limited products, Amazon is delivering food and medical products with priority over other items.
Fresh Greens Co
A small urban farm in downtown Toronto selling microgreens, fresh herbs, and growing kits. Currently only available in the Annex and Davenport areas.
Orders of $50 or more in the Toronto postal codes of M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M6 and M8 will be delivered to your home or business with no charge for delivery.
Our FREE home delivery is officially live. We’re providing same-day delivery to postal codes M4, M5, and M6 (some conditions apply): https://t.co/JaCKdnXVHf 🍻 pic.twitter.com/2xhnOLPADr
— Amsterdam Brewery (@amsterdambeer) March 26, 2020
This Toronto brewery aims to make life a little easier for Toronto residents with free beer delivery with a minimum order.
We want to help make it a little easier to self-isolate. We’re offering FREE delivery.https://t.co/zio56XbL0c
— Steam Whistle (@SteamWhistle) March 18, 2020
Kendal Hills Farms
A recently opened online ordering service has sold out in 24 hours. They expect to have more food available for ordering in a few days.
Anyone who lives within a 10-kilometre radius of one of these health food stores can get their specialty goods delivered through Cornershop.
In light of growing concerns around COVID-19
we’ve dedicated a web page to address the steps being taken to ensure a healthy, enjoyable shopping experience. Stay up to date:https://t.co/1RLm2X4TMp
— Organic Garage (@organicgarage) March 17, 2020
Loblaws offer delivery through their Instacart service. I could not find much information regarding this service and how they are coping with current events.
A special message from Galen Weston. pic.twitter.com/R13q5i2pXX
— PC Optimum (@pc_optimum) March 19, 2020
Order all the basics through their online ordering and delivery/pickup system. Website was down due to traffic spike and Metro have confirmed that the website may be down and items out of stock.
Tavora foods now offer a home delivery service for orders over $100. A $10 delivery fee is also added.
Get groceries delivered from different stores such as, Health Planet, Startsky Fine Foods, Pets Smart, M&M and more using this app, and even earn rewards for doing so.
Our personal shoppers are diligently #delivering your #groceries all over #Toronto & #GTA, #Ottawa, #Montreal, #Calgary, #Edmonton and #Vancouver! #grocerydelivery pic.twitter.com/gTQpNsby9z
— INABUGGY (@inabuggy) March 17, 2020
We recognize there’s growing concern surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19), and our hearts go out to all those who have been impacted. As pet parents, we understand you may have specific questions about how to keep your pets and families safe. Read more here: https://t.co/MGJYgUzxFb pic.twitter.com/eD7OGqyVxi
— PetSmart (@PetSmart) March 12, 2020
Order groceries for and have them delivered through PC Express.
Fresh City Farms
Delivery times and stock will be affected although they are offering free delivery until May 15th.
Grocer @freshcityfarms announced it’s waving delivery fees for the next 8 weeks, doing non-contact delivery and ramping up sanitation. pic.twitter.com/sGZF6UqaNS
— Karon Liu (@karonliu) March 12, 2020
Food delivery available through Instacart.
We’re humbled and inspired by @AlbrechtChris’s story of supporting his parents during this uncertain time. Our teams are committed to working around the clock to meet the great responsibility of delivering household essentials. https://t.co/dlhBACJ9pk
— Instacart (@Instacart) March 19, 2020
This grocery store is offering same-day delivery during certain hours within these areas:
North to: HW7
South to: Sheppard Ave.
East to: Leslie Ave.
West to: Bathurst Ave.
North to: Elgin Mills Rd.
South to: Eglinton Ave.
East to: Victoria Park Ave.
West to: Dufferin St.
This Asian grocery store delivers, though with a high volume of orders at this time they’re warning there may be some delays.
Chef Mark McEwan has announced that online orders can take 15% off.
Sorry I’ve Got Plants
This operation has always delivered vegan meal kits, but they’re now sending them out even more regularly and are offering discounts for those in need.
Meal kits delivered to your door.
Support all kinds of local small businesses or stock up on necessities from big box stores like Canadian Tire and Metro.
Are you getting fired up for the weekend or feeling fried? pic.twitter.com/pvJ2fdUXq0
— Cornershop Canada (@Cornershop_CA) March 7, 2020
Skip the line and shop from this members-only club in your PJs, then get two-day delivery, though there’s no guarantee it’ll improve your chances at snagging any toilet paper.
The Healthy Butcher
Shop online and get your order of ethical goods from this store delivered to your door, stores are closed so it’s now delivery only.
We have some bad news and some good news. The bad… Effective immediately, we are closing both of our stores.
The good… we are ramping up our online delivery business AND effective immediately, delivery is FREE until May 15th. Read more: https://t.co/GvlkMQibFp pic.twitter.com/GCsWRBaRLT
— The Healthy Butcher (@healthybutcher) March 20, 2020
Walmart have a food delivery option but there is not much information on availability.
Online meat delivery for Halal Foods.
Gourmet groceries delivered from this high-end supermarket through online service Instacart. Order by phone, 416-785-9100, or email, grocery.orders [at} pusateris.com