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Week night take out

ukers Sep 30, 2013 07:18 PM

What are your recommendations for take out dinner (delivery or pick up) on a busy week night? We live downtown and would like range of choices. Healthy and tasty would be ideal. Thanks!

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  1. MissBingBing RE: ukers Oct 1, 2013 05:17 AM

    Flip, Flop and Thai isn't the usual soggy pizza or Chinese. Nothing amazing but it holds up to travel and they deliver downtown. Two locations, iirc. And One of A Kind on Queen West has OK fusion-style Italian pasta. Delivery, too. Further a field, Electric Mud has good takeout. Pickup only. Same with Sukhothai tho you have to call your order in early and hope it's ready when they say.

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      justxpete RE: MissBingBing Oct 1, 2013 07:33 AM

      You can get take-out from almost any restaurant (or anything for that matter) in downtown Toronto now from a service called "Hurrier" (www.usehurrier). They charge you whatever the restaurant charges for your order (without any mark-up), add a delivery fee, and send you a copy of the bill from the restaurant. It's like your "personal bike courier". I've used them 6-7 times now. Both customer service and everything have been great. Usually the service is quite fast as well. I used to loathe using Order-it, so much so that I finally cancelled my account out-right. This is a much, much better alternative, by about a factor of 10 quintillion.

      I've used them for a number of restaurants, but they've partnered with Electric Mud, BMB, GE, and a few other places specifically. I've even seen orders from Harbour 60... (there is a banner that displays the most recent orders, without any personal details).

      I've had Electric Mud a number of times - their pork plate is great but the value for many of their other offerings is a bit questionable ($14.50 for 3 ribs w/ no sides???). In any case...

      (I was going to write a separate post about this, guess I'll do that now!)

    2. sgogo RE: ukers Oct 1, 2013 05:32 AM

      Khao San Road

      1. prima RE: ukers Oct 1, 2013 08:10 AM

        For healthy take-out, I like the take-out and delivery from Tabule. Not sure whether downtown is in their delivery zone.
        If you like Greek food, all the Danforth restaurants do take-out, and they've got lots of healthy options. Mezes has the best salad/vegetable options. If I'm in a hurry, I get the souvlaki to go from Astoria (I only order the souvlaki at Astoria- not a good place for spanakopita imo) or Megas, which are close to Chester station.

        I love Thai food, but most Thai meals are a salt and grease bomb for me! Doesn't fall under my idea of healthy, unless I'm sticking to fresh rolls, satay and green mango salad.

        1. prima RE: ukers May 15, 2014 11:25 AM

          Where have Chowhounds been getting their relatively healthy take-out lately? Especially interested in take-out north of Bloor and south of the 401.

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            robb RE: prima May 15, 2014 01:53 PM

            Bamiyan Kabob..great Afghani...I go to the Overlea location. I weave my way through Brentcliff/Laird area.


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              prima RE: robb May 16, 2014 10:44 AM

              Thanks, robb.

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            Aardvark RE: ukers May 16, 2014 10:39 AM

            Most restaurants do takeout. Go to any restaurant that has a bar, sit at the bar and ask for a menu (and order a drink if you like) and ask them to make it to go. I have been doing this for 20 years without issue.

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              KhaoSanRoad RE: Aardvark May 17, 2014 09:33 AM

              there are exceptions. one is black hoof.

              - khao san road

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