Long before Lilly's and L'Eat Express came up with the concept of food delivery by bike, musician and community activist Sari Lightman had a similar brainstorm. Only her's involved burritos.
And so the Burrito Bike (416-948-6676, email@example.com) was born in late 2010, a Friday-night delivery service that brings a vegetarian or vegan burrito to your front door for all of seven bucks. Except when Lightman's on the road with local buzz band Austra, that is.
"The Burrito Bike is currently on a six-week hiatus until I get back from our European tour," says Lightman on the phone in between gigs at German rock festivals. "But we'll be back for the summer starting Friday, June 29."
And well worth the wait if you're in the delivery area - Bloor south to King, Roncesvalles east to Spadina. Pre-order by phone or email and someone will show up on a tricked-out 10-speed with a steamed burrito as late as 1 am.
Does the Burrito Bike ever go out of the zone?
"We're willing to go further for group orders," says Lightman. "And it helps if you're friendly!"