Tiffinday is a boutique food business specializing in plant-based South Asian cuisine. All our products are cooked by human-hand; we source our ingredients, as much as possible, and especially during the growing season from Ontario farmers. 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 wanted to investigate the possibility of reducing lunchtime packaging waste by creating a “litter-less” lunch delivery service in Toronto. We developed a simple menu, prepared the food fresh each morning at Udupi Palace (the restaurant we work out of), 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.
This retail line launched in 2014 and we gradually transitioned out of the tiffin lunch deliveries.
Today, our ready-to-eat curries are available throughout Ontario at independently owned food stores and our prepared meals can be enjoyed during the growing season at farmers markets in Toronto. We continue to cater hand-made appetisers for special events.
In keeping with our values of doing business as responsible corporate citizens, Tiffinday is a certified B-Corporation. We have pledged to conduct our business with respect for people and the environment, and to be the change we seek in the world.