About Us

Support local restaurants, eat well and keep your money in the community!

Order from Ottawa’s best independent, locally owned and operated food businesses! Easy Scheduled & On-Demand delivery provided by dedicated, carefully vetted and smart-serve trained drivers.

Extraordinary circumstances bring out extraordinary responses, and our caring community is no exception. Local eateries have teamed up with local designated driver service Responsible Choice to launch “Love Local Delivery.” A food delivery service responding to the public “Stay at Home” Ottawa City Health guideline to contain COVID-19.

Love Local Delivery is truly a labour of love created and designed to keep money in our community and support local restaurants. Conceived & Coordinated by Knock on Wood, Logo Design by Birddog Design Studio and Proudly Supported by She Shops Local & YOW City Style.

Stay The Fork Home

Love Local Delivery Introduces Designer T-shirts to Raise Money for Local Restaurants and Community Charities.

Shepherds of Good Hope (Taste for Hope) and Carefor Health & Community Services (Feast of Fields), each in their own way, support Ottawa’s most vulnerable population and will share 50% of T-shirt sales proceeds. The other 50% will be directly supporting local restaurants. In addition to sales via Instagram, Facebook and Municipal-apparel.com, T-shirts will be available from participating restaurants.

Are you a business owner who wants to participate? Get in touch

Join a curated network of THIS CITY’s best independent locally owned and operated restaurants offering responsible delivery, by a trusted local company.

  • Better quality control
  • No ghost kitchens
  • No chain restaurants
  • Cooperative marketing and promotion
  • Group perks

Press Links

Take a look at (or listen to) these press releases and interviews talking about Love Local Delivery.

March 16 - CBC Radio All in a Day- Interview with Mandi Lunan (KOWPR) Listen
March 17 - Ottawa Citizen “Grave situation for Ottawa restaurants Read
March 18 - Story on OttawaMatters.com Read
March 19 - Ottawa Business Journal Read
March 22 - Story on OttawaMagazine.com Read
March 23 - CBC Radio The Current - Interview with Pelican Listen
March 24 - Ottawa Citizen- Story - Harriet Clunie (Das Lokal) Read
March 24 - 98.5 The Jewel - Codi Jeffrey’s Blog Read
March 26 - CBC - How to keep shopping local during the pandemic Read
March 26 - Edible Ottawa - Supporting Local Read
March 27 - 580 CFRA The Goods - Donna Chevrier (Ola Cocina) Listen
April 1 - CTV - Sheila Whyte, Thyme & Again Watch
April 2 - CTV Ottawa Morning, Dominique Dufour, Gray Jay Hospitality Watch
April 3 - Apt613 - Local eateries connected with the patrons Read
April 6 - Ottawa’s Resilient Tourism Community Read
April 6 - Boardroom - Resilient against the Pandemic Read

Safe and Satisfying Experience

To ensure the safest, most satisfying at-home experience we follow and recommend you follow these practices whenever you order take-out or delivery

Our Drivers Put Safety First

We ensure that our drivers are following all Public Health Agency of Canada recommendations and guidelines. Staying on top of them to report any symptoms or exposure and advise those who do to self-isolate as recommended. Our drivers also frequently wash their hands and clean/ disinfect the vehicles they use.

Contactless Delivery

Simply let the restaurant know that you would prefer no contact with the driver. Give them your specific contactless instructions. For example, when they arrive, they can notify you and leave your food on your doorstep (or where you request).


Please wash your hands after receiving your food order and before you eat it!

Over the Phone Payment for Orders

Pay for your order by credit card payment over the phone, executed by your chosen restaurant.

Cashless Tipping

You can ask the restaurant to add a tip for the driver when you place your orders. Otherwise, drivers will send a follow-up text after delivery which includes a link to tip online.

In -vehicle hand sanitizer for our drivers is locally produced and generously donated by Top Shelf Distillers and Dairy Distillery!

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