The Best Chinese Food Delivery in Toronto
The best Chinese food delivery restaurants have one common noble purpose, which is to come to your rescue when you don't have the energy to slog through the winter snow to get that egg drop soup. Aside from solving critical first-world problems, it's always nice to know that, when you have an attack of the munchies, you can either call these places up or order online (a ridiculously convenient option in this era of the Interwebs).
Is there anything more sweet to the ears than that doorbell sound, and knowing that a hot package of Kung Pao Chicken is ready for your salivating mouths? I've still yet to see those small white cardboard boxes commonly seen in American shows whenever they order Chinese, mind you, but I guess you can't have them all.
Here are the best Chinese food delivery restaurants in Toronto.
With a name ripe for comedic puns and delicious food that sizzles in your mouth, it's really hard not to recommend New Ho King. You could even satisfy your fried spicy calamari craving past midnight as they deliver into the wee hours of the morning, with a minimum $20 order and a very reasonable (though somewhat random) $1 delivery charge. The food is definitely on the greasy side, but let's be honest, that's kind of the point of the King...the NEW Ho King. More »
I've never understood what "China" tastes like. Does it taste like soy sauce? Five-spice powder? Fortunately, you won't have to worry about such silly questions as you down portions of delicious spicy crispy beef while proclaiming how great the country tastes. It's not haute cuisine, but for a minimum $30 order, you can get free delivery of its extensive menu selections right to your doorstep, even into the late hours (the restaurant itself is open until 5 am, so you're pretty well covered there). More »
Winner of the least obvious name for a Chinese restaurant award, this place serves up a large variety of unique dishes not commonly found in its mainstream counterparts. The tender and complex flavours of its Chin Jew Chicken (which, contrary to popular beliefs, does not contain either a chin or a Jewish chicken) is a personal favourite of mine. Keep in mind that delivery charges vary depending on destination, but at least there's no minimum order required. More »
A long-standing institution for the downtown lunch crowd, Spadina Garden also delivers its delicious offerings right to your home. So if you're simultaneously hit by a craving for their crispy chili chicken and by a sudden urge to not don a coat and brave the elements outside, don't despair! Best of all, delivery is free for orders $25 or greater, though their delivery hours end (relatively) early. More »
Another place that is packed fuller during lunchtimes than a PSY concert, Garden Restaurant also offers its tantalizing selections to be delivered to your doorstep. Their sizzling beef, along with spicy chili chicken, are two long-time favourites of just about everyone I know, and all you have to do is place a minimum order of $23 to qualify for their free delivery service, which is available extra late on weekends and until around 11pm on weekdays. More »
There's certainly something to be said to announce to your friends that you're having lobster delivered to your doorstep, and King Lobster doesn't disappoint in this department. For non-lobster fans, its crispy and tender Peking Duck is also nothing to scoff at. What's better is their free delivery service with orders of $25 or greater so that you can make a complete mess of the food and a complete fool of yourself (I'm looking at your lobster bib) in the privacy of your own home. More »
I could open up with another "so what does a silk road taste like?" joke, but I'll stay (reasonably) classy and won't. Instead I'll just point out that its spicy eggplant with shrimp and chicken is something that you should try, along with their crispy beef with lychee (a delightful salty and sweet combination that's quite unique in these parts). Their delivery times are a bit early (they end at 9pm on Tuesdays to Sundays), but at least the minimum order of $20 is on the lower side. More »
It's a little known fact that every Chinese family north of the 401 owns a takeout/delivery menu of Congee Queen. With must-trys such as their moist turnip cake and crispy fried squid, it's no wonder that the Queen is every-present at many house gatherings, especially those around the Markham/Scarborough area. Keep in mind that out of their many locations, only the Markham and Scarborough stores offer delivery service, with a $25 minimum order, and no additional charges. They are open until midnight most days, so their delivery service runs quite late too. More »
Tucked away in the back of a nondescript plaza on York Mills Road, Dragon Pearl is a lavishly decorated Chinese buffet, resplendent with menu items that range from your typical Canadianized dishes (sweet and sour chicken balls, I'm looking at you) to authentic Chinese (hand pulled noodles). While your selection for the home delivery service is notably less varied than your dine-in options, there are still delicious gems available to order such as the salty and spicy shrimps or the house special scallops and celery. By eating at home you may not be able to feast your eyes on the gorgeous boat-shaped tables, but at least you'll still get to sample much of the food that has made this establishment a local favourite. $22 minimum order for a free delivery service. More »