THE LIST: Restaurant services during COVID-19 emergencyMarch 28, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted major changes to daily life, with public health officials urging public distancing in order to slow the spread of the virus. Many local restaurants are responding to the crisis by focusing on take out and delivery services.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford declared a state of emergency in the province in response to the escalating public health threat posed by COVID-19. Restaurants are permitted to remain open but will be limited to takeout, including drive-thru and delivery. Licensed restaurants are also allowed to sell wine, beer and liquor with food orders.
Health and safety has always been a key priority for the restaurant industry, and local establishments are doing their part to limit social interactions and keep consumers safe during this difficult time.
Take out or pick up
Many restaurants, if able to do so, are offering take out, drive-thru and pick up service. Companies are encouraging payment by debit and/or credit cards and are and frequently sanitizing door handles and payment machines. Please remember to maintain a distance of about two metres between people.
Many restaurants are also offering delivery service using either their own staff or third-party local delivery services. A small number of local restaurants are also using online services such as SkiptheDishes. Consumers should check with the establishment about accepted payment methods when placing their order.
Cornwall’s rich culinary scene is part of what makes our city so great. From casual fare and classic comfort foods to tastes from around the world – and of course, amazing pizza – Cornwall’s food scene has something for everyone.
For food lovers, it’s a perfect time to show support for our great food establishments – and even try something new!
Have you been waiting to try the amazing Caribbean offerings of The Spicy Pearl? How about a prepared meal from The Birchwood Cafe or some scratch cooking from Edward’s Bistro? Or maybe some tasty fish and chips from Captain George’s? Maybe it’s time to finally try the famed Tour of Rome pizza from Schnitzels European Flavours? The options are endless.
During these trying times, Cornwall’s food entrepreneurs have been showcasing their ability to adapt and offer their products in different ways. Mi Cocina has taken to doing home deliveries of their amazing salsas. Along with their amazing burgers, Truffles Burger Bar has been delivering bountiful produce baskets, with some even being donated to local charities. The trendy Sip & Scoop made headlines for their offer of free waffles and bubble tea for doctors, nurses and health care workers on the front line of the crisis.
Like always, food is bringing our community together, even in a time when we need to be apart.
Show your support and enjoy a great meal by ordering take out or delivery from one of our amazing restaurants! Check out our list below of restaurants that are serving during the COVID-19 crisis to get started.
Please note every effort is made to keep this list accurate, however circumstances are changing rapidly. Consumers are encouraged to verify directly with restaurants by either calling or checking their social media pages for the most up-to-date info.
The Spicy Pearl
9 First Street East
Adjusted menu featuring jerk chicken, curry chicken, oxtail, Jamaican dumplings and more. Take out & delivery. Call ahead. Open Monday to Saturday, 11am – 4pm.
The Happy Popcorn Co.
5 First Street East
Craving some candy? Gourmet popcorn? If so make sure to check out The Happy Popcorn Co. to get your fix. Curbside pick up is available and you can order online!
The Birchwood Cafe
109 Pitt Street
Offering frozen meals as well as house made hot sauces, chutney, pesto, jams and salsas to go. Wine and beer (including Rurban) can be included in orders.
The Coffee Shop
812 McConnell Ave (McConnell Medical Ctr)
Variety of frozen meals, keto options available. Pick up or delivery available by calling 613-330-5225.
Marrow and Spice
40-812 Pitt Street (City Centre)
Take out and delivery. Homemade soups, stews, meals and more. Supplies of local meats, dairy, raw honey, coffee, tea and beyond. Open limited hours, call 613-314-9994 to order ahead and discuss options.
Delivery of homemade corn chips and salsa. Call or message via Facebook to place an order.
Schnitzels European Flavours
158 Pitt Street
Open for curbside pickup. Call in your order and they will deliver it to your car. Check out the Schnitzels Facebook page for menu and details. Open 3pm – 9pm, Wednesday to Saturday.
The Loose Caboose
35 Marlborough Street N
Open daily for pick up only, from 11am – 2am. Menu available on Facebook page. Please call in or wait in car for your food.
315 Montreal Road
A number of family combos, Chinese and Sichuan cuisine available for takeout. Find the menu on their Facebook page. Open Tuesday to Thursday, 3pm – 8:30pm, Friday to Sunday, 12pm – 8:30pm.
921 Marlborough Street
Open for pick up and delivery only. Call ahead and place your order as of 10am every day. Payment by etransfer is available. Check the Seguin Patate Facebook page for menu and details.
436 Second Street West
Open for takeout and delivery. BBQ chicken, pizza, sandwiches and more.
Family Corner Restaurant
900 Pitt Street
Free pizza deal and other specials available, take out or delivery. Find special offers on Facebook page. Open Wednesday to Sunday, 3pm – 8pm.
Lola’s Pub and Grub
616 Pitt Street
Variety of daily specials available, call ahead to order and pick up. Check Facebook page for menu items.
412 Cumberland Street
Home delivery or parking lot service. Monday to Saturday, 12pm – 5pm. Phone, email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or message on Facebook with your order.
11 Second Street West
Canolis, cupcakes, churros, macaroons and more desserts. Private message or email email@example.com with order. 8am – 5pm.
309 Pitt Street
Downtown Cornwall’s newest restaurant is up and running offering poutines, fried chicken, burgers and more. You can see the menu and order online from their website. Open Monday to Saturday, 11am – 8pm.
118 Pitt Street
Open for take out & delivery, daily features. Call in order. 7am – 2pm. Breakfast, soups, sandwiches, wraps and more.
1613 Pitt Street
Greek cuisine, seafood, pasta, pizza, salads and more. Pick up or delivery (no debit on delivery). Open Monday to Thursday and Sunday, 11am – 9pm, Friday and Saturday, 11am – 10pm.
King George Restaurant
401 Montreal Road
Delivery and take out available. Pizza, menu items and special posted during week on their Facebook page. Breakfast is also being offered all-day! Open daily 11am – 9pm.
Sheep’s Head Bistro
18299 County Road 2
Take out available Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 4pm – 8pm. Special take out menu, wine list and limited quantity of special dinner features. Menu available on Facebook page.
627 Montreal Road
Open daily from 2:30pm – 10:45pm. Menu and specials can be found on Facebook page. Delivery and take out available. Debit and credit accepted.
Shah’s Grill & Groceries
18 Third Street East
Open daily 12pm – 8pm, free delivery and take out available. Kebobs, rotisserie, pizza, wraps and more.
Gaetan’s Chip Stand
1930 Pitt Street
Available for pick up. Call ahead and they’ll bring it to your car. Check their Facebook page for menu items.
1234 Brookdale Avenue
Take out and delivery available, various specials being offered. Beer, wine and ciders also available with order. Check out Facebook page for details. Call or order online.
525 Ninth Street East
Offering take out and delivery. Call the store to place your order and delivery can be arranged through Locey’s. Check the Menchie’s Facebook page for more info.
1255 Pitt Street
Enjoy one of Cornwall’s classic pizza joints! Olympic is open and serving up their famous pies along with burgers, poutines, and much more. Call 613-932-2323 to place your order and they will bring it out to your car. Cash only.
Hops & Barley
1515 Vincent Massey Drive
613-932-0451 (then press 0)
Enjoy a curbside menu featuring an assortment of appetizers, handhelds, homestyle dishes and desserts! Check out the menu online and call to place your order. Open daily from 5pm to 9pm.
Truffles Burger Bar
155 Pitt Street
Take out and delivery menu featuring burgers, wings, ribs, soups, salads and more. Wine also available. Fruit baskets also available for delivery (limited supplies). Tuesday to Sunday, 11am – 2pm & 4pm – 9pm.
Sip & Scoop
720 Fourteenth Street West
Bubble tea, waffles, milkshakes, fondue platters and more. Call for delivery or pick up. Text 514-686-9367 for menu. Open Monday to Saturday 11 am – 10 pm. Also available on SkipTheDishes.
35 Second Street East
Take out and delivery, regular menu along with specials including burgers and pizza. Tuesday to Saturday, 11am – 8pm.
1195 Second Street West
Take out or delivery, daily specials available. Family fish meals, haddock, cod and more items. 11am – 8pm.
25 Second Street East
Enjoy amazing Peruvian dishes from El Tumbao in Downtown Cornwall. El Tumbao is offering a variety of dishes for delivery and take out for just $20! Open 11:30am – 7pm, credit or debit only. Check their Facebook page for menu.
1195 Second Street West
Ice cream, fudge, ice cream cakes and more. Take out, call to order. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 11am – 8pm.
Eight Zero Zero
903 Brookdale Avenue
Take out available, including burgers, sandwiches, wraps and more. Phone in your order a half hour ahead for pick up. Open 4pm – 9pm. Check out the Facebook page for menu and details.
The Village Diner
120 Tollgate Road West
Offering breakfast and lunch for take out. Menu can be found in the photos on their Facebook page. Open daily from 7am – 2:45pm.
Chef in a Bun
2405 Vincent Massey Drive
Gourmet poutines, burgers and more. Call in for pick up. Delivery also available. Full menu posted on Facebook page. Open 11am to dusk.
Brunch on Pitt
537 Pitt Street
Take out and delivery (for an additional $5). Open 8am – 8pm for dinner as well! Breakfast plates, french toast, poutine, sandwiches and more. Check the restaurant’s Facebook page for full menu.
841 Sydney Street
Open daily for pick up or delivery, 11am – 2:30 am. Menu and specials available on Facebook page. Credit or debit payment preferred, cash option still available.
1130 Brookdale Avenue
Delivery only as of Monday, with $3 delivery fee. Cash, debit or credit accepted. Visit Facebook page for more info.
Jack Lee’s Restaurant
128 Pitt Street
Take out a delivery available, call to order. Open daily until 7pm.
44 Second Street West
Open Tuesday to Sunday from 3pm on. Take out only. Authentic Chinese and Thai cuisine and more. Menu available in photos on Facebook page.
837 Montreal Road
Delivery and take out offered. Open daily, cash accepted, debit and credit also available. Check Facebook page for hours and latest info.
Dairy Queen Grill & Chill
1307 Pitt Street
Drive thru only, reduced daily hours from 10am – 9pm. Check Facebook page for specials and latest info.
705 Brookdale Avenue
BBQ chicken, ribs, veggie meals, sandwiches, burgers and more. Drive thru open and contactless delivery available. Online ordering available. You can also order via SkipTheDishes.
City Limits Bar and Grill
17369 Cornwall Centre Road
Delivery and pick up available. Salads, burgers, pizza, Italian and Greek dishes and more. Beer and coolers available with order. Full menu can be found on Facebook page. Open Wednesday and Thursday from 4pm – 8pm, Friday to Sunday from 11am – 1:30pm and 4pm – 8pm.
1 Montreal Road
Take out and delivery available. Pizza, greek specialties, chicken and more. Full menu can be found on website.
1274 Pitt Street
Pick up and delivery (cash only) available. Breakfast, sandwiches, egg rolls and other breakfast and lunch options. Open daily 6am – 1pm.
718 Montreal Road
Delivery and take out available. Pizza, poutines, pasta, burgers and more. Full menu can be found on Facebook page.
200 McConnell Avenue
Enjoy great pizza, Greek dishes, burgers, salads and much more. Check their Facebook page for menu and hours.
North End Pizzeria
1552 Pitt Street
Pizza, poutine, sandwiches and much more. Delivery and take out available.
1232 Brookdale Avenue
Sushi and other Japanese specialties like poke bowls, sushi tacos and burritos. Take out available and delivery through SkiptheDishes.
1615 Pitt Street
Take out and delivery available. Delivery also available through SkiptheDishes. Open daily from 11am – 9pm. Authentic Thai food with chicken, beef, noodle, rice, vegetable dishes and more.
1 Water Street East (Cornwall Square)
Cedars in the Cornwall Square is open, with delivery and take out options available. Text 613-218-6069 or call 613-932-9973 with your order. Check out their Facebook page for more info.
Use SkipTheDishes to order from dozens of local restaurants including Little Caesars, Boston Pizza, Sushi Shop, Thai Express, Subway, Wendy’s, Thum’s Kitchen, Pizza Hut, Shawarma on Wheels, Double Double Pizza and Chicken, Pizza Pizza, Wing Machine, Sip & Scoop, Swiss Chalet/Harvey’s, McDonald’s, KFC, Burger King and St-Hubert. Contactless delivery available, and you also have the option to add a tip for your restaurant as a show of community support during this difficult time.
Want to learn more about Cornwall’s culinary scene? Make sure to check out the Eat section of our website!
Article by Kevin Lajoie
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