This food delivery service is redefining takeout in Toronto

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Ah, the decision to eat out or stay in, get take-out or delivery in Toronto is like a Maple Leafs-Canadiens game on a Saturday night – it divides families and incites debates about quality versus comfort. Well, you can put that discourse on hold, because Chefdrop is here to provide you with the best of both worlds.

Chefdrop is redefining what it means to order in. They curate meal kits (called Drops) prepared by some of Toronto’s most acclaimed chefs and deliver them to your door, either with no prep required or a few simple steps that can be completed in minutes.

Each Drop is pre-portioned and comes complete with the exact ingredients used at the restaurant, plus they provide step-by-step instructions. The Drops are also scalable, meaning that no matter the occasion, there is a Drop that is perfect for any time of day or event. 

But enough about the logistics. Let’s get into the food. Drops are currently available from Rob Gentile, guest judge on MasterChef Canada and Top Chef Canada Nuit Regular of Pai, Victor Barry of Piano Piano, former Top Chef contestant Elia Herrera of Colibri, Phil Nguyen of Nuoc Mam, John Sinopoli of Ascari and Gare de l’Est, Ontario Hospitality Industry’s Top 30 under 30 winner Michael Angeloni of Amano Italian Kitchen and Union Chicken, private chef and TV personality Adrian Forte, Hans Vogels of Momofuku Noodle Bar, and many more. If you don’t see a name that tickles your fancy on this list, check back frequently, as Chefdrop is constantly adding new chefs and restaurants to the roster. Better yet, let your favourite chef or restaurant know about Chefdrop. At the end of the day, it’s all about supporting local.

Chefdrop is also perfect for those who live a little further away from their favourite restaurant and don’t want to be bothered with the hassle of driving/transiting into the city. 

Drops range from $25.95 for Union Chicken’s Piri Piri Chicken with Herb Roasted Potatoes and Southern Coleslaw to $350 for Rob Gentile’s Bistecca Alla Fiorentina, Polpo Alla Griglia & Signature Tiramisu Dinner Party. Deliveries are made on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. There is a $9.99 delivery fee for service within the delivery zone (most of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton areas) and free shipping for all orders over $100. Specifics on delivery times can be found here. 

If you haven’t ordered your first Drop and are looking for another reason to eat some delicious food, Chefdrop is running a promotion to celebrate Thanksgiving. Visit Chefdrop.ca and use code “thanksgivingdrop” at checkout for 30% off your first order of $50 or more until Oct.31, 2021.

Chefdrop also helps to feed those in need through the Drop for Drop program. The group has partnered with Youth Forward, Out of the Cold, OYÀ:NA Youth Group, and We Care to get meals to those who need them all over Southern Ontario. 

More recently, Chefdrop has partnered with Second Harvest, Canada’s largest food rescue organization with 35 years of experience in perishable food recovery. Working with Second Harvest, Chefdrop has been able to connect people and food by donating a meal for every order placed.  

Whether you’re looking to support your favourite chef or looking to finally stake that balance between going out and staying in, why not try Chefdrop tonight?

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