Let’s help independent Dine-In restaurants survive COVID-19

Volunteer Delivery Hours: 4:30pm – 8:30pm
(Restaurants are open for pick up outside of these hours)

See the available restaurants below & information for volunteering

Restaurants
Tita’s Mexican Food | Khao Gaeng | Cellar Door | Rustic Social House | Allin Mikuna | Double D’s Pizza | Timothy’s Pub | Kitchen off Sixth | Dakota’s Sports Bar and Grill | Pulcinella Ristorante Wine Bar | Mooring Eats

Community Volunteers Delivering Take-Out.

This 2 week initiative is about neighbours chipping in (by ordering or volunteering) to support our local restaurants who have been severely impacted by COVID-19.

100% contactless delivery by volunteers. 

Our volunteers remotely “open their trunk” for restaurants to load deliveries and remotely “open their trunk” for customers to retreive their deliveries.

Payments are processed over the phone by restaurants.

Volunteers have NO contact in the entire process.

Supporting Local Food Banks

Volunteers have a food bank donation bin in their trunk. If you are able to place a non-perishable food item in this bin when retrieving your order we will get these donations to a local food bank.

Here is a list of the most needed Food Bank items.

Current Restaurants: 

Tita’s Mexican Food

Open 12pm-9pm Fri, 10am-9pm Sat, 10am-5pm Sun
 Unit 7 – 2491 Lake Shore Blvd W, Etobicoke, ON

Khao Gaeng

Open 11:30 am-10pm Mon-Fri, 12pm-10pm Sat/Sun
 3583 Lake Shore Blvd W, Etobicoke, ON

Cellar Door

Open 5:30pm-10pm Wed-Sat, 5:30pm-9pm Sun
3003 Lake Shore Blvd W, Etobicoke, ON

Rustic Social House

Open 4pm-9pm Mon-Sat
2083 Lake Shore Blvd, Etobicoke, ON

Allin Mikuna

Open 10am-7pm Mon-Fri
244 Browns Line, Etobicoke, ON

Double D’s Pizza

Open Mon-Thurs 4pm-11pm Fri-Sun 12pm-11pm
2888 Lake Shore Blvd W, Etobicoke, ON

Timothy’s Pub

Open Mon-Wed 4pm-8pm, Thurs 4pm-9pm
Fri. 4pm-10pm, Sat 4pm-9pm
344 Browns Line, Etobicoke, ON

Kitchen off Sixth

Open 4pm-8pm Wed-Sun (2-9 Good Friday, 2-8 Easter Sunday)
2976 Lake Shore Blvd W, Etobicoke, ON

Dakota’s Sports Bar and Grill

Closed Good Friday
Open Wed-Sunday 4pm – 10pm
2814 Lake Shore Boulevard, West, Etobicoke, ON

Pulcinella Ristorante & Wine Bar

Open Daily 3pm – 8pm
3687 Lake Shore Blvd W, Etobicoke, ON

Mooring Eats

Open 11:30-9 mon-fri, 12-9 weekends
2481 Lake Shore Blvd W, Etobicoke, ON

How it works: 

  • Contact the restaurant to order and pay by credit card
  • The restaurant contacts a local volunteer to deliver 
  • The restaurant places the sealed package in the drivers trunk
  • Be ready to retrieve your sealed delivery package from the drivers trunk on arrival
  • If you are able (no pressure) we would welcome you leaving a perishable food item in the separate food bank donation bin that is also in the trunk (again – “no-touch” process).
  • 100% no touch to protect our volunteers and the community

Why are we doing this? 

  • The COVID-19 impact on our local independent restaurants is alarming.  
  • Many are already closed, and most are concerned about their ability to stay in business.
  • Many open restaurants are just trying to “reduce the losses” of their fixed overheads and every penny counts
  • Operations like Uber Eats charge fees of near 30% which doesn’t help restaurants accomplish a goal of covering some of their overhead costs while dine-in is closed.

Get In Touch with Us: 

  • Interested in volunteering? 
  • Interested in adding a restaurant?

Fill out this form to get in touch

FAQs

Who picked the restaurants this started with? 

There was nothing more behind this than some in-person conversations with some restaurants about this idea balanced with the reality that we can’t add more than a couple while testing this concept out.

Can we add additional restaurants?

Yes we can add other restaurants who are close to the South Etobicoke area. Complete the contact form with your information.

We could also list restaurants from outside of this area if there are local delivery volunteers to support it.

Doesn’t this put volunteers at risk? 

We have implemented at 100% no-touch process in place.  The restaurant loads the delivery in the trunk of the car.  The customer retrieves the order from the trunk of the car.  There is no contact with the volunteer on either end.   

This process may be an improvement over “in-person pick up” or 3rd party delivery apps where there is more community “coming and going” inside the restaurant. 

Shouldn’t the restaurants pay the volunteers? 

This initiative is all about neighbours trying to help give our local restaurants a fighting chance during these unprecedented times.  Many restaurants are already closed, and some are doubtful they will ever be able to open again. Keep in mind the restaurant owner doesn’t have to just worry about paying their personal life expenses in these trying times but also has a large overhead for their restaurant rent, taxes etc. 

We are inviting restaurants to join us in “paying it forward” by contributing to our food bank drive with each order placed.

Why not just use Uber Eats, Skip the Dishes etc? 

Delivery apps charge upwards of 30% on orders.  For many restaurants the delivery apps provide a way for new customers to discover them during normal operations (so it’s not really about making money) but when take out becomes your only business, restaurants cannot operate and survive paying those fees.