Sometimes there is just so much to do in a day and grocery shopping is the last way you want to spend your time—especially with kids in tow. Luckily, a number of grocery delivery services are available to save the day—and your nerves—in Toronto and the GTA.
With organic, brand-name, and local options available, these businesses offer a number of ways to make your life a little easier. So, gain back those hours a day you spend visiting the grocery store and use it to make your family a fabulous meal with your newly delivered groceries!
Full-Service Online Grocery Stores
At these online grocery stores you can fill your virtual shopping cart with nearly every product you’d find in a conventional grocery store or bricks-and-mortar organic/health-food store.
Fresh and organic fruit, veggies, dairy, natural-food staples, and flowers are the specialties of this local company with hubs in Bloor West Village and The Beach. Delivery to areas roughly in the boundaries of the 427, Highway 7, and Kennedy Road.
Cost: Minimum order $50. Delivery $5.99.
Did you know you can get groceries from Costco delivered to your home? Comfort.to boasts the “lowest prices for premium brands” and offers same-day delivery for groceries from Costco to addresses in North York and Toronto downtown core. It also has a no-questions-asked return policy.
Cost: Delivery free over $199, $4.99 over $99, or $11.99 under $100
Fresh City Farms delivers organic produce, groceries, and prepared foods from Mabel’s Bakery and other local- and health-focused items in reusable tote bags. With its own working farm and one under construction, Fresh City Farms is self-sustaining, but also partners with “some of Ontario’s best makers”.
Cost: Minimum order $27. Delivery $3–$3.50, free over $75; free pickup from approximately 40 pickup hubs
Longo’s has been offering grocery delivery in Toronto and the GTA as Grocery Gateway since 1997. Order all your groceries, and LCBO items, too (on orders over $50 only).
Cost: Delivery fee $9.99; delivery over $50 free for members.
This Queen Street West butcher and specialty food shop delivers fruits, vegetables, prepared food, wine, bakery and pantry items, seafood, and, of course, meat. It has organic and gourmet options.
Cost: Items priced individually; delivery $9.99 for orders less than $250, free for orders over $250.
If you need your groceries ASAP, Inabuggy delivers groceries and alcohol in as little as one hour. Inabuggy staff carefully pick and pack your produce, and you can even request the specific ripeness of your fruits and veggies. Shop from Metro, Sobey’s Urban Fresh, FreshCo, Costco, Rowe Farms, Organic Garage, Rexall, Healthy Planet, LCBO, and more.
Cost: Picking/packing/delivery fee $19.98.
Shop Loblaws, Real Canadian Superstore, Valu-Mart, Bulk Barn, Walmart, and Shopper’s Drug Mart and get delivery within an hour via Instacart. In-store sales may not apply. You will get your PC Points at applicable stores though!
Cost: Delivery $3.99, service fee $2 on most orders; delivery over $35 free for members.
This online shop delivers groceries (you guessed it!) by the case. If you’ve got the storage space to buy in bulk you could save a bundle on everyday items, from packaged and frozen foods to diapers, household cleaners, coffee and tea and everything in between. It’s less convenient to buy, say, a case of 80 apples—which is why Mr. Case also offers fruit and veggies in smaller quantities: apples in bags of six, for example.
Cost: Delivery $10 on orders over $75 and $20 on orders under $75 ($15 and $25, respectively, for Hamilton and Burlington).
CSA-Type Produce Delivery
These companies specialize in local and organic produce, fresh from the farm, and package a mix of fruits and veggies largely based on availability and what’s in season. Some offer select grocery items and/or prepared foods in addition to the produce boxes.
Deliveries are on a once- or twice-weekly schedule.
The experience of providing services to hospitals and the health-food-industry-inspired founder Fahim Alwan to supply ethically sourced halal and tayyib meat to his community, which then led him to expand to supplying food to the GTA. All BlossomPure items are halal, including organic and grass-fed meat, Mennonite products, and dairy products.
Cost: Minimum order $150, delivery fee $15; free delivery over $300
This non-profit organization works with communities and schools, delivering healthy food and food education through workshops and school programs. Its Good Food Box is filled with different fresh fruits and vegetables each week and is available at a number of price points. Deliveries don’t go directly to your home, but to a local community organizer or organization. It’s a great way to eat healthy and meet your neighbours!
Cost: Minimum order $15 per box; delivery fee $2.50 (promotional)
In addition to à la carte shopping, Fresh City Farms offers a subscription-based bags of produce and/or meal kit items, delivered in reusable tote bags to your home or one of approximately 40 pickup hubs either once or twice weekly.
Cost: Minimum order $27. Delivery $3–$3.50, free over $75; free hub pickup
Mama Earth provides its members with scheduled organic food delivery, focusing on local and ethically responsible produce. You can customize your baskets or nix something from your delivery. (Don’t like broccoli? You’ll never see another sprig.) Each delivery comes with some simple recipe suggestions.
Cost: Minimum $30 order; no delivery fee in Toronto/GTA