COVID-19 hasn’t stopped your favourite Toronto caterers from preparing and delivering delicious gourmet meals straight to our home or office! On the contrary, these caterers have been working their tails off preparing weekly menus for delivery straight to your doorstep for holidays, special occasions, or simply just because. Having been in the delivery game for a few months now, we wanted to know what menu items have proven to be among the most popular. So, in true EventSource fashion, we reached out to a handful of caterers with delivery menus to find out!
“Our Shanghai Slaw is by far one of our most popular items from our Toben At Home delivery menu. It has amazing textures! It is a real Artisan product from the hand-crafted Ume (Japanese Plum) Vinaigrette, to the fine julienne of fresh cut vegetables, to the crispy shallots. It is light, yet filling and full of flavor. Every bite is unique which keeps our clients coming back time and time again!” – Toben Food by Design
“Meet the Rasa Chopped Salad. Chef Adrian Niman created this Food Dude classic by tossing together kale, cabbage, bell peppers, quinoa, and deep-fried harissa-dusted chickpeas for crunch, plus grapes and feta for a salty-sweet kick. He smears jalapeno & feta cream on the side of the bowl for do-it yourself distribution. Add chicken to spice it up! This salad is included in Pantry’s catering platform that delivers next day across the GTA and quickly became a fan favourite!” – Food Dudes
“Topped with charred pineapple salad, scallion + citrus slaw, and teriyaki glaze, this crispy Huli Huli Tofu is gluten free, dairy free, nut free, and vegan. It’s a delicious (and very popular) option for any dietary preference and a guaranteed crowd pleaser for any social or corporate event! Using our new Virtual Meal Delivery app your guests can order the Huli Huli Tofu in just a few clicks for your next virtual meeting or event.” – Encore Catering
“Our most popular delivery option has been our Picnic and Barbeque menu as they are seasonal and scrumptious for all occasions. The individual boxing of the meal provides peace of mind during these times when health and safety is a top priority. Backyard parties have always been a KTC specialty, so we’ve taken the presentation of our boxed meals up a notch! We recently used real wicker picnic baskets at an outdoor wedding and the guests took them home as a party favors. Everyone loved it (almost as much as the fried chicken)!” – Kiss the Cook Catering
“One of our best sellers is the Build Your Own Taco Kit. Deconstructed Mexican fare delivered to your door all in one package. The fussy consumer is able to choose exactly what their taco is filled with. This kit checks off all the feels of being a tourist in Mexico. Our experience is that customers wanted to experience fresh, market, ethnic cuisine at affordable prices.” – Ma-Ro Catering
“Our Burnt Miso Butterscotch Chicken Dinner from the Online Food Shop makes dining at home all the more exciting – and it’s definitely a popular choice! It features an Ottolenghi-inspired dish, served with Pomegranate Salsa, Charred Sweet Potatoes, and Pea toss up. Its Middle-Eastern flavours and global influences will certainly make your taste buds feel like you’re seeing the world. This package includes a summer Blackberry Salad to start and our Raspberry Rhubarb Cheesecake for dessert. Perfect for a any occasion, this three-course menu makes for a delicious dinner delivered right to your doorstep!” – Daniel et Daniel Catering & Events
“We offer this amazing barbecue kit for the late summer/fall experience. The success of this kit is the simplicity it offers the end user – just turn on the grill, place items on the grill, cook and serve. The steaks had been sous vide making the flavours dance in your mouth. If beef isn’t for you, we offer options of chicken or salmon.” – APEX Kosher Catering
“When we first decided to feature the Mediterranean Braised Lamb Shanks in our weekly menus, we never imagined it would as popular as it is. We had people waiting for it to feature in our weekly updated specials and sending us requests via social media and email to get it back week after week. Spiced with special herbs and delicious local tomatoes, this ready to reheat and eat special is great if you want to treat yourself during the week.” – en Ville Event Design and Catering
“Inspired by our love of southwestern cuisine the SouthWestern box combines a selection of our favorite items, all freshly prepared by our chefs in the Eatertainment kitchens. It includes BBQ glazed beef skewers, cajun shrimp, black bean and toasted corn quesadillas, tortilla crisps, pico de gallo, guac, lime sour cream and jalapeno and cheddar cornbread. The menu items are not only delicious but can be enjoyed either at room temperature or warmed in the oven or on the BBQ. A quick to prepare healthy menu your family and friends will love!
People love this meal because it is served grazing style which is perfect for families or for having a small group together. The combination of flavours are amazing and we can hardly keep this in stock!” – Eatertainment Special Events & Catering
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“This Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Salad speaks to the basic PG philosophy of choosing great seasonal ingredients and keeping the dish simple in order to highlight each flavour base. This dish is a long standing fan favourite among both or social clients and corporate clients, and it is currently available on our delivery menu!” – Presidential Gourmet
“Owner and Executive Chef, Jonathan Preskow and Sous Chef, Jordan Weinberg are creating bi-weekly menus paying homage to the eclectic and diverse cuisines that Toronto is known for. One of our most popular dishes are our individual meal boxes, not only are they incredibly delicious, but it’s fresh — made on the day of your order, and it ticks all the nutritional boxes needed for busy professionals.” – JP Fine Foods
” Our Brunch in a Box paired with our Mimosa Kit is, and has been, one of the most popular items on our home delivery menu. The combination of freshly baked bagels, cream cheese, smoked salmon, capers and fresh dill with a sweet finish of fresh berries, mini lemon tart paired with a refreshing mimosa sends a message of decadence! It provides a moment of celebration during very unprecedented times” – TASTE Culinary Inc
“Here’s one of the big items people are loving while still trying to have some celebrations. We wanted people to enjoy a little sweet and savoury, while keeping a boutique look to it all. These boxes are one of our ‘Cocktail Party’ boxes. Inside you’ll find a mix of sweet and salty including; Crudités and Hummus, Pretzel Deli Slider, Fresh Baked Vegan Cookies, Assorted Macarons, Cake Pops, Brownie Bites and a little Satchel of Jellie Candies.” – Chef On The Go Catering & Event Services