Restaurants On King Street West – Best Take Out Options in Toronto

So here we are Toronto, back in lockdown. I don’t know about the rest of you, but cooking breakfast, lunch and dinner every day of my life was never part of my plan. Yes, it’s healthy and yes we can argue that it can be more economical to do so. However, it takes a lot of time and energy. Time we could be listening to our children. Time we could spend out walking a few blocks and getting fresh air. In the interest of saving my sanity and investing in keeping local businesses alive as best we can, I admit to turning to my neighbourhood restaurants on King Street West for the best take out options. 

Restaurants on King Street West

From Strachan Avenue to Spadina Avenue these local restaurants on King Street West are in need of the love of the neighbourhood. Do your part and support local! If you can, skip the delivery fee, walk to pick up your meal or ride your bike. If that’s not possible all of these restaurants on King Street West use delivery services such as UberEats and Skip The Dishes. Here are some of my favourites and recommendations for you to pick from – not a single one is part of a chain or big box store. They are all locally owned and operated.

King Rustic

Gourmet Comfort Food at it’s finest! Dishes here are made from scratch, in the kitchen of the restaurant from recipes passed down from generation to generation.

You can order online from King Rustic here.


Beast Bogeda

Tucked onto a quiet street in a residential neighbourhood and basically behind a church is the altar of food. Get it, church, alter? Haha.

Anyway, Beast is the type of restaurant you can never get bored of. The originality and taste of the food is extraordinary. The price is good and while it is a carnivore’s dream, it is also vegetarian friendly. I’ll order from them again and again.


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You can order online from Beast Bodega here.


The Wheat Sheaf

The staple of the corner of King and Bathurst, The Wheat Sheaf is famous for its wings. While the price has gone up quite a bit since renovations between 2019-2020, they’re still tasty as all hell. And I’m a sucker for good wings. Other food options as well!

You can order online from The Wheat Sheaf here.


Rosina Restaurante

Hands down, the best pizza in the city can be found right here at Rosina Restaurante. My kids cannot get enough of it. This is the kind of place where the servers know your name and always want to return.


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You can order from Rosina Restaurante by calling them on the phone at 416-519-2994 after looking at their menu.

Bamboo Buddha Chinese Restaurant

There’s a very unscientific method to measuring how good a Chinese food restaurant is. This method is pretty much only mine and it’s not for others to take seriously… My measure is how good the General Tao chicken is. Bamboo Buddha manages to make and serve the best I’ve ever had. And seeing as though on a busy street such as King Street with a high turnover of dining establishments, this one has stood the test of time of being in business more than 15 years.


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You can order from Bamboo Buddha by calling them on the phone at 416-504-9311 after looking at their menu.

Oretta Cafe

The most divine desserts and pastries? Find them at Oretta. If you didn’t know before how badly you needed them in your life, you will after you taste them.


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You can order online Oretta Cafe here.



Normally, this is the place to go for communal beer hall good times where sausage is always on the menu. Pretzels and duck fat fries are also good. One of the coolest aspects of the delivery or take away options here is the massively extensive beer menu.


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For the farm to table food, it doesn’t get any better than Marben. And for takeout, they offer a couple of options which I think are amazing. You can do a same day order on Skip The Dishes and Ritual or you can do a custom hot takeout that has to be ordered a day in advance. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only for hot takeout, menu predetermined.

You can order online from Marben here.


Big Smoke Burger

Using top quality and local producers where possible, these burgers are amazing. And there are a few locations in Toronto. This one just happens to be walking distance from my front door.

You can order online from Big Smoke Burger here.



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Hope this list of restaurants on King Street West in Toronto that provide take-out and delivery options has inspired you to support the local economy during this time. Of course, it’s safest to cook at home, but for the nights you need a break and you’re in downtown Toronto, consider some of these options.

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