It’s been a tough couple of months for everyone. People have lost jobs, businesses have closed, others who were lucky enough to keep their jobs have had to deal with a pay cut. Things are uncertain and everyone’s left to deal with this crisis in social isolation away from their support system.
At times you just want to hug a tub of ice cream, crawl into a ball, and bury yourself under a warm comforter. When things become too much to handle people eat their feelings. We get it. We do what we can to survive this pandemic, whatever it takes to fight off the anxiety or loneliness and if for you that means sipping a piping hot bowl of soup to feed your broken soul or filling your tummy with all the melted cheese you can find because cheese feels like a warm hug inside your belly that’s perfectly okay. In fact, we’re giving you a rundown of comfort food you can have delivered to your home to heal your broken heart right now.
Order via DoorDash or SkipTheDishes
Having a piping hot bowl of pho in your tummy is like hugging yourself from the inside. It will make you feel better as soon as you feel the soup sliding down your throat melting all your anxieties away. Pho Vietnamese Delight is a quaint little restaurant in North York that serves gigantic bowls you can share with a friend or not if you don’t feel like sharing today.
Order via UberEats
If gooey cheese makes you happy this little mac and cheese eatery along Ossington will give you plenty of reasons to feel ecstatic while on isolation. Bobbie’s superstar is the classic mac that looks like a messy blend of mouth-watering cheeses—mozzarella, provolone, gouda, parmesan, and aged cheddar—all over curly noodles. It’ll bring back happy childhood memories at home when you didn’t have to pay bills and think about the laundry.
Order via UberEats or DoorDash
Congee Queen’s ultimate rockstar is their super bowl that’s big enough to feed a hungry family of four or one starving person who wants to eat his feelings. It’s filled to the brim with flavorful rice-goodness and tiger shrimps as big as a child’s face. It’s easy to underestimate congee but this one has a lot going on it looks and tastes like an entire ocean in there. Aside from shrimp, there are chunks of salmon, garoupa, crab meat, and other fish.
Order via Foodora or DoorDash
There’s something about slowly pulling apart grilled cheese slices that don’t seem to want to let go of each other. Watching it in slow-mo is cathartic and eating it is pure bliss.
Sinking your teeth into the crunchy toasted bread before reaching into the heavenly gooey cheese inside will make you forget about that huge pay cut or the fact that CNE’s been canceled this year. Stuff’D is this much raved-about cheese joint along Dundas that serves gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches that make your cheesy dreams come true.
Order via DoorDash
Now you can skip the notoriously long lines outside Jollibee and have a bucket delivered to your doorstep while you’re stuck at home. This massively famous Filipino fast-food joint have been making people happy for years and now you can hug a tub of their crispylicious fried chicken with crunchy skin and juicy chicken meat in your pajamas without stepping out of the house.
Order via UberEats or Foodora
Imagine a huge bowl of crispy hand-cut fries with a generous sprinkling of home-made cheese curds topped with chunks of wood smoked bacon then drizzled all over with warm gravy. It’s the ultimate Canadian comfort food that will make you feel happy after being stuck at home throughout spring.
Order via UberEats
We all know what happened when the pig came home. This meat cum sandwich shop has been making carnivores happy with their naturally raised, grass-fed, hormone and antibiotic free meats and meaty sandwiches. Their peameal on a bun goes for just $5 and you can add a few dollars for extra toppings, but if you feel like stuffing your face with more meaty goodness order a serving of smoked meat beef cheeks.