There is a new type of food delivery service called the Breakfast Courier that delvers healthy oriented breakfast eats from restaurants to the doorsteps of residents by bicycle downtown, Kitsilano, Mount Pleasant and areas including Railtown to Commercial Drive. Their website is well layed out and simple to use, just go to the website, explore the menu and order the only thing that I thought could be improved would be to allow people to pre-order breakfast the night before so they get their order delivered at a specific time the next morning. It is fairly limited for now, I hope they are able to expand the offerings and arrange deliveries to include Yolks Breakfast, Deacons Corner, and other morning oriented establishments. Their menu is designed specifically for delivery by a Red Seal Chef and the Head Butcher at the Fairmont Pacific Rim to ensure the meal maintains its quality until it reaches you. This company is based out of Vancouver.
Tip: You can sign up and have specials delivered right to your inbox. I like that you can browse the various menus, Follow them on Twitter @BreakfstCourier and call them at (604) 336-2018.
Another local delivery service is, Lazy Meal where you simply select a restaurant, pick your food, and place the order. Pay cash or credit card and your food is delivered to you at home or to your office. In addition to Vancouver they also service the suburbs and offer delivery from restaurants in those areas directly to people who live in those communities which include Burnaby, Richmond, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Surrey, Coquitlam, Langley, Maple Ridge, Abbotsford, Delta and Chilliwack. This delivery service is based on specific popular cuisines such as Pizza, Indian, Italian, Chinese, Sushi as well as a Bakery option. They offer their delivery services for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. This company is based out of Vancouver.
Tip: Follow them on Twitter and Facebook to receive M. Hungry coupon codes. Location based restaurant browser for pickup & delivery. Follow on Twitter @lazymeal and call them at (604) 568-7434
5 Delivery is another locally based company who offers delivery from unique local restaurants that don’t offer delivery themselves, as well as your favourite takeout and delivery restaurants. This service is scooter based and is currently only available downtown Vancouver. Many cuisines are offered from popular Chinese, Italian, American, and Mexican menus to Asian Fusion, Thai, Lebanese and Vietnamese. This company is based out of Vancouver.
Tip: Location based restaurant browser for delivery. Follow them on Twitter @5Delivery or call them at (604) 968-3333.
Just Eat is a delivery service that is similar to Lazy Meal except they offer similar services in cities all across Canada. Order food delivery online from delivery restaurants near you in Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa and many more cities in Canada. Their moto is Don’t Cook, JUST EAT! They offer online and smartphone ordering and have a free app available for download, to enable you to order off your phone wherever you may be. This delivery service is also based on specific popular cuisines such as Pizza, Indian, Italian, and Chinese. You go to the site or app and enter your postal code which then shows you the available restaurants nearby and then you place your order and they deliver. This company is based out of the UK.
Tip: Location based restaurant browser for pickup & delivery. Follow them on Twitter @JUSTEATca or call them at 1-877-338-0568
Foodler makes online ordering of take-out and delivery food from local restaurants quick and easy as they say. From popular Chinese, Italian, American, and Mexican menus to exotic Thai, Spanish, and Brazilian. They also offer online and smartphone ordering and have a free app available for download, to enable you to order off your phone wherever you may be. They offer a point based system to reward customers. You earn 3 points for every dollar you spend on Foodler, 4 points for every restaurant rating, and 2 points for every item you rate. Ratings must be submitted within one week of receiving your food. There is also a very neat Map feature where you can visually see the participating restaurants in the local area. This company is based out of Boston.
Tip: Location based restaurant browser for delivery. They also offer a gold program to collect more points. Follow them on Twitter @Foodler
OrderIt.ca offers delivery from unique local restaurants that don’t offer delivery themselves, as well as your favourite takeout and delivery restaurants. They have a fleet of vehicles and drivers serving a variety of eateries, including high-end restaurants. Search by cuisine type, neighborhood or inspiration to find the restaurants and their menus. They also offer a points program, theirs is called GO points.
Tip: Location based restaurant browser for delivery. Follow them on Twitter @Orderit
One thing that I would like to see at least one of these companies offer is delivery food from the Food Trucks during lunch hour which would be great for everyone involved. If you are looking for restaurant delivery to your home or office and don’t have the time to go and get it yourselves these are the largest companies offering all sorts of delivery services to get you food quick.
By: Richard Wolak