We are an independent Canadian food business specializing in vegan South Asian stews. All our products contain pulses and lentils, which are the edible seeds of legumes and a healthy source of sustainable plant-based proteins. We cook our stews by hand.
As much as possible, our ingredients are sourced from local Ontario farmers during the growing season. When the season ends, we are fortunate to live in a city that has a centrally located food terminal where we can obtain good quality ingredients to keep producing our food, close to home, all year round.
Our story started in 2010; inspired by the Mumbai dabawallas, we investigated reducing lunchtime packaging waste by creating a “litter-less” lunch delivery service in Toronto. With a simple menu, prepared fresh each morning at Udupi Palace (the restaurant we work out of), we packaged the items in reusable stainless steel tiffins and started delivering them to offices in downtown Toronto. Within a few months, this lunch delivery service became really popular and it allowed us to market test recipes for products we could bring to retail.
Our retail line of ready-to-eat curry stews launched in 2014. Each one contains a plant-based protein from lentils and pulses. We scaled these recipes specifically so people could select plant-based proteins often without compromising on taste and nutrition. As their popularity grew, we transitioned out of the tiffin lunch deliveries.
Today, our products are available throughout Ontario at independently owned food stores.
Tiffinday is a certified B-Corporation. We have pledged to conduct our business with respect to people and the environment and be the change we seek in the world.
What you eat matters. When you select our products in your meal over animal-based proteins, you reduce the amount of harmful Co2 emissions from entering the atmosphere. Since we launched our stews in 2014, here’s how we are following and measuring this impact.