Shopping local has never been more important, with COVID-19 limitations effecting normal revenue for local businesses across the world. Your large chain stores will weather this economic shift, but without your help, these smaller businesses may not. But that’s not the only reason why you should support these lesser known gems! Each of these businesses offers quality products, authentic flavours, and impressive customer service. It would be impossible to highlight all of the amazing businesses that are now offering curbside pickup and delivery in the GTA, this is just a start. Let it serve as a launching pad to encourage you as you intentionally seek out and support local business within your own communities.
** Selections and delivery options may vary depending on your location. Click the links below to be redirected to their ordering sites and see if they are available in your area!
19th Avenue Farmer’s Market (Markham)
Offering curbside pickup. They’ve got all the basic items you might be needing to get you through the week! Garden vegetables, herbs, fruit, eggs and pantry items (sauces, jellies, honey, etc.)
Brooks Farms (Mount Albert)
Same day ordering, pickup or delivery. Free delivery on orders of $50+. Offering a wide selection of fresh food items such as meat, dairy & eggs, baked goods and produce. They also carry pantry items, prepared foods, and gift items.
Bondi Produce (Toronto)
Offering delivery and pickup, minimum order of $100 for pickup and $150 for delivery. They have selections of protein, dairy, grocery, and of course – produce! They service a wide range of GTA communities.
D & D Poultry (Scarborough)
Pickup or delivery across GTA of high quality chicken products. Minimum order of $100, so plan ahead to stock up on what you need. They have chicken burgers, souvlaki, stuffed chicken breasts, shawarma and more.
Fresh Tech Produce (Etobicoke)
Minimum order of $75 for delivery. Offering over 600 fresh produce items, as well as frozen products, dairy and pasta. You will need to set up an account before you can see prices and order online, or you can call to place an order.
Brothers Butcher Shoppe (Vaughan)
Pickup and delivery available. They are not your average butcher . . . they carry all the meat you could want as well as dairy products, baking ingredients, sauces, prepared foods and even some vegetables.
Alimentari Italian Grocery
Order online for curbside pickup, as well as next day delivery! They have a selection of authentic Italian bread, cheese, meat, dry goods, fresh pasta and more. Minimum order of $25 for $5 delivery within Toronto.
Sunshine Grocery (Scarborough)
Delivering to Scarborough, Toronto, East and North York, Markham, Pickering, Ajax. and Whitby. Create your own box by choosing a variety of vegetables, fruits, bakery items, and dairy according to your preferences.
De La Mer
Your local fresh fish market, now with contactless pickup. They will also deliver to anyone who is immunocompromised, elderly, or in quarantine. Great seafood options like oysters, various fresh fish, shellfish, prepared goods, smoked and frozen fish.
Supporting local doesn’t just mean spending money on their products. While this obviously helps them pay their bills and keep employees, you can also support them in other non-monetary ways. You can follow their businesses on social media, share posts, write reviews and tell your friends about them! We are in this together, and together we can help keep these local businesses operating for years to come.
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