Exploring Toronto’s Innovative Food Delivery Startups Flourishing in Canada

January 23, 2024


The Food Delivery industry in Canada has seen significant growth in recent years, with 2020 being the catalyst year. This rapid growth is courtesy of several innovative food delivery startups based in Toronto, Ontario, that have redefined how Canadians order and receive food. This article showcases a selection of these startups, all of which were founded in 2020 or later.

These startups are not only changing the way food is delivered but also how it’s marketed, prepared, and even manufactured. By embracing the latest technologies in e-commerce, food processing, and robotics, these startups continue to innovate and expand their offerings.

Now, let’s delve into each of these startups, their vision, and their contributions to Toronto’s thriving food delivery scene.

Pumpkin Kart

Pumpkin Kart, founded by Philip Correya and Visal Varghese, is a delivery service primarily catering to South Asian and Middle-Eastern communities in Canada. They have partnered with over 200 local restaurants and 10 ethnic grocery stores, delivering food products and groceries to a 25 km radius, a coverage four times larger than most of its competitors. Check out their journey on their social media platforms, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


Tre’dish is a tech platform giving talented home chefs the opportunity to run their businesses from their kitchens. They are building a community of food lovers who appreciate authentic homemade dishes. Check them out on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


Founded by Yasear Saad, Savoz delivers select groceries and household essentials at wholesale prices. They pair up with Canada’s largest wholesale retailers and focus on predictability over speed to pass on savings to customers. Connect with them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Ninja Delivery

Ninja Delivery provides quick and efficient delivery of foods, drinks, and household items. Founded in 2021, the company is quickly growing and establishing a reputation for its seamless service. Connect with them through their Facebook page and their LinkedIn profile.


SPATULA Foods is a chef-to-consumer marketplace offering high-quality meals prepared by top-tier chefs. They use flash-freezing technology to preserve the taste, texture, and freshness of their products. Continue the journey with them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


Porta is another exciting venture in the food delivery industry in Toronto. They are leveraging technology to revolutionize the way consumers interact with the food industry. Connect with them on Facebook and LinkedIn.

Famate Inc.

Famate Inc. is a tech company breaking boundaries in the food delivery sector. They leverage technology to deliver a unique service combination in E-commerce, Food Delivery, Information Technology, and Virtual World.

Local Driver

Local Driver (also known as Local Driver Co-op) is a ride-hailing and delivery platform owned by its member drivers, who receive 90% of the revenue. The platform is built and managed by Local Driver Tech Inc. Follow their journey on their Facebook page.


Founded by Donald Cheung, CookOut is a homemade food delivery marketplace integrated with social media elements. They provide a streamlined service to help food creators expand and scale their homemade food businesses. Learn more about them on their LinkedIn page.


Cookin, founded by Michael Baruch, Morley Ivers and Philip Yuzpe, is another homemade food delivery marketplace. They’re revolutionizing the food industry by helping talented cooks turn their home kitchens into income sources. Connect with them on Facebook and LinkedIn.


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