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5 foods you can have delivered by bike in Toronto

Do you take pleasure in other people doing things for you when you're feeling tired or lazy? Do you often bemoan the fact that you can't just have an ice cream sandwich delivered to your door in the middle of a heatwave? I've got good news for you, then. In Toronto, you can have everything from your lunch to your grocery order delivered straight to your door by bike.

Here, five foods you can get delivered to your door on two wheels.

Turkey sandwich with all the fixins
Lilly's Lunches delivers homemade lunches to picnics and private events. A sample of the items on her menu is listed on her site, and pricing depends on the customized menu she works out with the client. She delivers between Bloor and Front from Bathurst to Yonge, and only during the warmer months.

Backyard potato salad and slowcooked ribs
Vert Catering prides itself on being a zero-waste caterer. They deliver nutritious sandwiches and salads by a custom bike called the Pickle Cycle. They've got meat and fish options as well as vegetarian, and it's only $8.50 to have your lunch delivered, delivery fee included. They deliver year-round in the downtown area.

Smoked meat sandwiches
Nowhere to get a good sandwich near your office? Need a smoked meat fix? Caplansky's will get your stomach's affairs in order by cycling one of their notorious sandwiches to your desk. They deliver all year round, in the area between Dupont to King between Ossington and University. Delivery is only $5, but that's contingent upon an order that adds up to at least $20.

Gelato
Be Good Gelato sells gelato sandwiches ($5) and scoops ($4) from a bike with a freezer attached to the front. You can place special orders within the bounds of Bloor, Front, Pape and Bathurst, and it's a $30 minimum to place an order. The gelato is fresh and made from scratch, with flavours like cherry and mocha, alongside the regular flavours like chocolate and vanilla. You can check out Be Good on Twitter to find where they'll be set up next.

Fresh vegetables from a local farmers' market
Featherstone Two Wheels Green Delivery delivers local produce to consumers and small businesses who care about where their food comes from. They can pick up your order at either Riverdale, Trinity Bellwoods or the Green Barns Farmer's Market and deliver within the bounds of both downtown and midtown, and they're so dedicated that they deliver in winter, too. Delivery charges will run you about $2 to $2.50 per kilometer, but the minimum fee is $10.


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