I’m constantly on the hunt for the best takeout in Toronto and luckily, there’s no shortage of options in the Six! Whether I have a craving for some Thai food, sushi, or want to splurge on some of city’s best pizza, here are some of the best takeout restaurants in Toronto to support right now.
13 best restaurants in Toronto for takeout
- Siri Kitchen
- Mary Be Kitchen
- Cafe Boulud
- General Assembly Pizza
- Hakka Garden
- Pearl Harbourfront
- Bangkok Garden
Some of the best street-style Thai takeout can be found at Siri Kitchen on College Street in downtown Toronto. Originally from Bangkok, the owners are dedicated to sharing the unique flavours of their homeland with Toronto everyday. The food is made with a mix of local, hand-picked ingredients and spices imported from Thailand, which the owners select themselves. Their Toronto takeout menu features some of the most beloved dishes from the Land of Smiles.
While they have a limited menu, it’s an authentic selection that offers a good range of dishes representing various Thai cuisines. Nam Prik Ong, a Chiang Mai style curry with ground pork is definitely a fan favourite. So is their Pad Ka Pow, a stir-fried chicken dish served with a fried egg and rice. For those cold winter nights, nothing warms you up like a bowl of pipping hot Tom Kha, a creamy coconut soup.
Mary Be Kitchen
If you’re looking for healthy takeout restaurants in Toronto, this is it! Not only does Mary Be Kitchen by St. Clair Station (near Yonge Street) offer an inspiring menu featuring dishes made from scratch, but you can easily mix in a variety of proteins with most dishes. Choose between grilled flanked steak as your add-on, or opt for the delicious grilled scallion-ginger organic tofu. The Be Square combo, which includes one protein and two sides, is probably their most frequently ordered takeout in Toronto.
The owner and founder, Sarah, was a career lawyer, mom, and all-around busy person who longed for a (healthy-ish) home cooked meal she didn’t have to cook. When she couldn’t find what she wanted, she created it for herself, and Toronto’s Mary Be Kitchen was born. I really like how they feature seasonal produce throughout their menu, and right now their Harvest Chopped Salad, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, and Mary’s Mac and Cheese all sound pretty amazing!
One of the best hotels with a view, the Four Seasons Hotel Toronto, is also home to Cafe Boulud and d|Bar restaurants. Chef Daniel Boulud’s French Brasserie serves a seasonally-changing menu rooted in French tradition, highlighting both bistro classics and contemporary dishes inspired by the chef’s family meals in Lyon.
Their takeout dinner menu is offered from Wednesday to Saturday, and you can order your takeout to enjoy a truly elegant dinner at home. Their Whole Rotisserie Chicken accompanied by confit fingerling potato, chicken jus, and a watercress salad, is sure to feed a family of four easily. For a romantic night, I’d opt for the Confit De Canard with foie gras. They also offer guests the opportunity to pair the takeout meal with the Sommelier’s choice of sparkling, rosé, red, or white wines.
General Assembly Pizza
Looking for some of the best takeout pizza in Toronto? What started as a business idea to bring people together has pivoted to build a pizza-loving community known as General Assembly Pizza in downtown Toronto. Owner Ali Khan Lalani is a certified Pizzaiolo, who’s travelled to Naples and Rome in order to master the art of making the perfect pizza pie. Together with Executive Chef Curt Martin, they create some of the best pizzas in Toronto.
The true test comes when you bite into their 100% naturally leavened dough and sauce made authentically by hand-crushing the tomatoes. While their Sweet Heat pizza is by far my favourite, if you’re looking for vegan takeout in Toronto, the Fern Gully pizza which is loaded with mushrooms should grab your attention.
For spicy food lovers in Toronto, Hakka Chinese always hits the spot. A local favourite in Toronto’s East York neighbourhood since 2007, Hakka Garden delivers a mix of Indian and Pakistani style Hakka Chinese food. Their menu is 100% Halal, and this unique fusion food is made up of authentic family recipes handed down from generation to generation. Order some of their specialty Crispy Beef or a bowl of Hot & Sour soup from this family-run restaurant in Toronto, and it’s a guarantee you won’t be disappointed.
REIGN is a Canadian Brasserie in the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in downtown Toronto. They feature the best of Canadian cuisine in fine dining style, all inspired and sourced from some of your favourite destinations from coast to coast. Executive Chef Foster has been part of the Fairmont family for over 17 years and works closely with Ontario farmers, and even cares for the hotel’s own rooftop herb garden to offer locally-sourced menu items.
Their Royal Cheeseburger is fit for a hungry king! It’s juicy, features fresh ingredients, and is cooked to perfection. We’re also huge fans of their Crab Cakes and Seared Foie Gras. This year, REIGN is offering an exclusive Festive To-Go menu, where you can pre-order a full holiday dinner to serve at home.
Pearl Harbourfront Chinese Cuisines
Situated on Toronto’s Waterfront, Pearl Harbourfront Chinese Cuisine have been impressing patrons with their menu of authentic Cantonese food and award-winning selection of dim sum for years. Peking Duck and Har Gow are solid options for Chinese takeout food in Toronto. If you’re in the mood for something sweet, try their mango or almond pudding for dessert.
For a truly amazing takeout experience (and some of the best Chinese food in the city) be sure to try out Dailo’s near Kensington Market. DaiLo is Cantonese slang for “big brother,” a term of endearment to show respect and love to an elder. The New Asian menu here not only pays tribute to the ways and tastes of older Chinese cultures and generations, but it also brings in a French perspective while recognizing the importance of sustainable ingredients.
I will never say no to Chef Liu’s Bic Mac Baos, so be sure to order some. Their tasting menus are definitely a lovely way to enjoy an elevated dining experience at home in Toronto. They also offer eclectic vegan options, like the Burmese Tofu or the Pomelo Betel Leaf.
Bangkok Garden not only offers some of the best Thai takeout in Toronto, but they are also one of the first Thai restaurants in the city. They have been operating (in the same location) since 1982. Head Chef Thethsombandit’s mom was actually one of the chefs who worked in the restaurant’s kitchen when it first opened.
When it comes to Thai food, their famous Curries (Red Curry, Tamarind Beef Curry, and Emerald Curry to name only a few!) always hits the spot for me. The restaurant even offers meal kits (pick-up only), where you can cook your favourite Thai dishes from the comfort of your home.
Not only does Sugo offer some of your favourite classic Italian-American fare in Toronto, but they also sponsor local amateur and professional boxers. Many of Sugo’s staff box or do martial arts themselves. Chef Joerin serves up everything from gnocchi to homemade meatballs to stuffed peppers, all in large portions at reasonable prices.
When it comes to comfort food, you’re guaranteed that ordering their Eggplant Parmigiana Sandwich will be the equivalent of a big warm hug; very much needed during the Canadian winter! Popular dishes here include their specialty All’Amatriciana, Meatball Sandwich, and classic Spaghetti. Don’t forget to add a jar of Sugo sauce if you cook at home. And of course, get the Tiramisu for dessert. Buon Appetito!
For a fusion of flavours you must try Patois on Dundas Street, where traditional Chinese family-style dining is mixed with the bold aromas and tastes of Asia and the Caribbean. Chef Wong incorporates his Jamaican-Chinese heritage and the skills he acquired during his years at Michelin-starred restaurants.
While regular à la carte options are paused right now, it’s possible to order their “Heat n’ Serve” takeout options. The food comes fully cooked, chilled, and ready to reheat at home. Patois offers a Full Pack featuring at least 9 items (that can feed 4 people), a Half Pack, and a Vegetarian takeout package. Dishes like Trini Mac Pie, Jamaican Beef Patties, Traditional Frybread, and Jerk Butter Roasted Broccoli & Cauliflower can be part of your best takeout experiences, Toronto!
And if you really want to go all out, you can order one of their signature Cocktail Kits. Choose between a Sorrel Hot Toddy or the Patois Rum Punch Kit to bring the warmth of the Caribbean right to your doorstep.
Two locations: 796 Bloor St W. and 164 Eglinton Ave E.
If you’re craving some spicy food, Indian takeout from Banjara is sure to heat things up. Chef Raj started his culinary journey well before arriving in Canada and had worked at some of the top restaurants in Toronto before opening his own in 2002.
Today he offers a taste of his homeland of India at Banjara, which has two locations in downtown Toronto. Butter Chicken and Palak Paneer are popular choices on the menu, but I tend to order their Mutton Biriyani and Beef Vindaloo every chance I get.
This Japanese restaurant in Toronto has been serving up delicious eats for over 18 years. Guirei’s Chef and owner is always on-site ensuring that the freshest sushi is served to customers. If you’re looking to splurge on some sushi takeout in Toronto, be sure to check out their menu.
Known for their reasonably priced large potions, you’ll want to order the Harbourfront roll and the Caterpillar to your order. If you’re in the mood for more than sushi, they have an extensive menu of Donburi, U-Don, appetizers, soups, and desserts.
During these times, we can support our favourite local restaurants by ordering delicious meals to enjoy at home. Please note that these details were accurate at the time of writing. However as things are constantly changing, please contact the restaurants directly if you have further questions about any takeout menus or availability.
Toronto has many food delivery services ranging from DoorDash and Uber Eats to Skip the Dishes and ChowBus. During these times if you’re able to, we recommend placing your takeout order directly with the restaurant.
Toronto is home to many amazing pizzerias. Some of which include Maker Pizza, North of Brooklyn Pizzeria, Descendant Pizza, Pizzeria Libretto, General Assembly, Conspiracy Pizza, and Via Mercanti.
Depending on your neighbourhood, there is bound to be lots of takeout options. ToGoToronto is compiling all takeout restaurants in each Toronto neighbourhood.
Toronto’s multicultural community means there are many popular food items in Toronto. Those include street hot dogs near Nathan Phillips Square and Peameal Sandwiches from Kensington Market. Your best option though is to visit Toronto neighbourhoods like Little India and Little Italy for the best traditional fare.
Discover where you can go
Making plans to get back out there? Find out whose borders are open with our interactive global map, and sign up to receive email updates when your top destinations reopen.