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10 inspiring restaurant stories for 10 years of Skip.

We’re celebrating 10 years of Skip and to kick off the celebration, we want to thank all the local restaurants, small businesses, and organizations who have helped us along the way. 

And for the cherry on top of an amazing milestone? We’ve randomly selected and gifted 10 of our long-term Partners across Canada with $1000 to show our appreciation for their support over the years, and we want to share their inspiring stories.  Let’s meet our 10 winners.  

PADMANADI, 101 St., Edmonton.

8 years with Skip

In its 20 years, Padmanadi has been frequently voted the best vegan restaurant in Edmonton and has been a great Partner to Skip for the last 8 years. They have two locations serving up Indonesian, Chinese, Thai, and Indian plant-based dishes. Founded by Kasim in November 2002, this family-based restaurant (third generation) is a staple of the community with its delicious food and support for local charities. 

MATADOR PIZZA, Varsity Dr. NW, Calgary.

8 years with Skip

Since 1976, Matador Pizza has been known in the community for using local ingredients and homemade recipes. Everything from the pepperoni and salami to the mushrooms and cheese are all sourced in Alberta. Matador originally opened in 1976, but Jason, the owner, didn’t buy it until 2008. Since Jason took ownership in 2008, the restaurant has undergone three expansions while still making the same Greek-style ciabatta pizza crusts for over 25 years. Matador Pizza is a must-visit, as they always ensure the satisfaction of guests by maintaining the same freshness and quality over the years. 

SUKHOTHAI, Osborne St., Winnipeg.

7 years with Skip 

Sukhothai is a family-owned restaurant that offers the residents of Winnipeg authentic Thai cuisine. The parents of owners Melinda and Vaneda immigrated to Canada to build a life, and raise a family. They worked hard, while saving money for their daughters to go to university, but instead, the sisters convinced their parents to let them skip school and open a restaurant.

As one of Winnipeg’s best restaurants for Thai food, they are dedicated to serving guests fresh meals, flavoured with a variety of traditional spices and sauces. Through their partnership with Skip, they were able to open up their incredible selection of traditional and modern Thai cuisine to a younger generation on the platform while maintaining their authentic approach to cooking. 

SHER-E-PUNJAB, Danforth Ave., Toronto.

4.3 years with Skip

Sher-E-Punjab, owned by Jaspal, has been serving fine Indian cuisine to the Danforth community in Toronto since his parents opened the restaurant in 1975. Sher-E-Punjab is one of the many businesses that faced challenges when the pandemic began, but with hard work and by leveraging the partnership with Skip, they were voted one of the top Indian favourites in Toronto and have kept their place as a neighbourhood classic. 

SPICEX, Malta St., St. Johns.

2.4 years with Skip

SpiceX was founded by Mithun, who’s passionate about bringing the flavours of India to his new home in Canada. After exploring different career paths, from a technician to a food truck owner, Mithun opened SpiceX by offering spices and other goods in St. Johns, Newfoundland. With the support of the community and a partnership with Skip, he managed to share the love of food and culture and connect with his customers. 

JACQUES CARTIER PIZZA, boul. Curé-Poirier O., Montreal – Longueuil.

4 years with Skip

Jacques Cartier Pizza is an Italian family-owned business in Montreal. The first Jacques Cartier pizzeria opened in Longueuil, Quebec in 1968. More than 50 years later, the tradition continues with the fourth generation! Owned by Stephanie, their restaurant has consistently been at the top of its zone as they’re always looking for ways to innovate, whether it’s using Skip’s platform or searching for new technologies around the world. 

PESKERÔ LANGELIER, rue Jean-Talon, Montreal – Central East.

3 years with Skip

Peskerô Langelier in Montreal was born from the desire to prepare dishes as fresh as home – a cuisine where freshness, originality, and carefully selected products satisfy your cravings. Peskerô is a unique place with an interesting story: Owner Ramez, from Lebanon, escaped his country from war to build his business in Canada. Together, Skip and Peskerô are proud to be part of the growth of Montreal’s culinary culture. With over three locations in Montreal, Peskerô has helped the local community discover and enjoy new flavours, while aiming to create unique experiences in each restaurant.

JUNIOR’S, Portage Ave., Winnipeg.

8 years with Skip

No matter the occasion, Junior’s is sure to be your next burger stop in Winnipeg! Located on Portage Avenue in Winnipeg for over 60 years, the restaurant is known for its juicy burgers, fresh fries, crispy chicken fingers, and fresh ingredients. Owner Sayda found that delivery with Skip was a great way to reach customers who love their food, but missed going out to eat during the pandemic. Today, Junior’s has three locations across Winnipeg, and they are all famous for their delicious food, extraordinary customer service, and ability to provide comfort during challenging times.

SINGAPORE SAM’S, 11th Ave. SW, Calgary.

8 years with Skip

Singapore Sam’s, located in the heart of downtown Calgary, was founded in 1984 by Peter and Helen. They offer a full menu of Peking-style Chinese food, and Peter still enjoys travelling around Asia to bring the most unique flavours to his restaurant. With our partnership, they keep their menu suited to customer demands, as they pay close attention to customer feedback. Singapore Sam’s is open 365 days for delivery and has become a hot spot for the after-bar and late-night crowd, particularly on weekends.

CARIBBEAN FIESTAA, Wexford Rd., Brampton ON.

2.4 years with Skip

Located in Brampton, Ontario, Caribbean Fiestaa offers a variety of authentic Jamaican dishes that are sure to excite your taste buds. Owner Jacqueline is passionate about her craft and takes pride in serving great food. Even though inflation impacted her bottom line, she refused to raise prices or compromise the quality of her food. Her “people first, profit second” has helped her persevere through challenging times. 

To celebrate our independent restaurant partners that have been with us for 5+ years, we’ve also sent customers a $10 off $25 voucher to show our appreciation for you and your business. On behalf of the Skip team, thank you for being a part of the journey! We are very excited and proud to celebrate this huge milestone with you. Here’s to another decade of amazing partnerships with inspiring stories and success, trusted delivery, and of course, delicious food.

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