Trying out Skip the Dishes + Contest

Colette November 25, 2017 Contest, Delivery, Toronto

Now that the weather has dropped, it feels like the cold has sapped me of all motivation, to leave the house, to scavenge for food, etc. Luckily for me, Skip the Dishes reached out to us last week. They must have intercepted the cry for help that I sent out to the universe when it was -10 in Toronto as they they kindly offered me the chance to try their meal delivery service.

Contest open to Canadian residents. Contest ends Wednesday November 29, 2017 11:59pm EST.

Comment below with which restaurant on Skip the Dishes would you order from.
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Skip the Dishes

Skip the Dishes offers meal delivery services across North America, including Toronto and Vancouver. You can access their services either through their website or the app. Personally, I like the option of using the website version (because who needs another app on their phone). I simply entered my address and a long list of the nearest restaurants comes up.

I liked that the service offered a diverse mix of cuisines (Italian, Indian, Chinese, etc.), local restaurants and chains, plus a several options for “hangover food” (Smoke’s Poutine, Burger’s Priest or Fat Bastard Burrito) . You can choose delivery (which may be free above a certain amount, or have a flat rate) or pick up. Then you choose your preferred time, so if you’re super organized, you can order at work and have it delivered as soon as you step through your door. The website and app tracks your order status and let’s you know where your driver is with your food. I chose the delivery time of “ASAP” and the food was delivered to my friends and I within the estimated delivery time (45 minutes on a Friday night in downtown Toronto – not bad).


Since it was a frigid Friday night we decided to embrace our carb up. We ordered from Levetto, a fast casual chain Italian restaurant that makes their own homemade pasta and fresh pizzas. Right off the bat, we noticed that the portions were massive, more than enough for the three of us (even considering that my friends and I are all prone to overeating on the regular).

Romano Pizza

We kicked off the decadent carb-fest with a Romano Pizza. We had the Patate and it was delicious with thin slices of Yukon Gold with rosemary, green onion, grana padano, ricotta and lots of white truffle oil. We really liked their crisp, olive oil glazed, foccacia-like crust.


Next came our pastas…The Carbonara was piled high with smoky bacon, grana padano and scallions. The creamy sauce was a bit stiff and dried out given that carbonara is served best straight off the stove. But the many chunks of thick bacon made up for it. And the fact that the Carbonara could have fed three people alone.

Cavatelli Pasta

The Cavatelli Pasta was with a pea pesto, roasted red peppers, baby spinach and topped with ricotta and a drizzle of truffle oil. Mmm, in my mind, pesto + ricotta + truffle oil is the ultimate pasta trifecta.

Trecce Pasta

Finally, we had the Trecce Pasta which was a sundried tomato lover’s dream. It was also infused with garlic olive oil and topped with arugula and tons of goat cheese.

Final Thoughts

Overall, it’s definitely a convenient service for those meals where you can’t be bothered to face the cold, the lines and the wait. Skip the Dishes is offered all across the major Canadian cities, so if you would like to stay in and try the service yourself, Skip the Dishes has offered readers $7 off their first order of $25+ with this referral link.

About The Author

Raised by Singaporean parents, Colette grew up thinking it was normal to contemplate about her next meal like it was her last. When she's not working as a sponsorship marketer, she spends her time enjoying Toronto's patio "culture," playing volleyball, and hunting for her next bowl of noodles.


  1. Bonnie Y. November 25, 2017 at 8:11 am

    I would order from Sun Bo Kong.

  2. Cecilia November 25, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    I would love to try Bao Down!

  3. Naomi Tse November 25, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    Basil Pasta Bar!

  4. Sarah Letendre November 25, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    I think I would order from wimpy’s diner

  5. Jessica November 25, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    I’m pretty excited to try a few brunch options on those lazy Saturday mornings and Lift in North Van will be the first place I try!

  6. Rebecca Tong November 25, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    I would try Famosa

  7. Nocturnal Groundhog November 26, 2017 at 8:02 am

    Luxe Restaurant!

  8. Maryanne E November 26, 2017 at 11:20 pm

    Freebird Chicken Shack!

  9. Sarah C November 27, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    Lot 1 Pasta Bar

  10. Wai November 28, 2017 at 4:20 am

    Bao Down is one I really want to try

  11. Nancy J Montgomery November 28, 2017 at 6:01 am

    I’d like to order from Riley’s Pub.

  12. Kelly Dee November 28, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    I’d order from Burrito Boys! Always a treat!

  13. Heidi P November 28, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    First of all love this contest, love food of course and thanks for sponsoring this delicious contest.
    I would LOVE to order from Perkins as they have so so many delicious breakfast & brunch options – hard to choose what to order but anything is delicious
    thanks again

  14. Krista Miller November 29, 2017 at 7:43 am

    I would order cuisine that I never make myself. So it would be such a family treat to order from GOGI Korean BBQ!

  15. Maritess November 29, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    There are so many to choose from but I will narrow it down to any Thai or Korean restaurant.

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