Numero Uno – Number E

What does your ideal lunch look like? Now, don’t list soup, salad and other such healthy items.
Be truthful.
How about the good ‘ol sandwich? Maybe.
Sandwich with simple ingredients and complex flavours? Sure.
Warm, freshly made sandwich? Definitely!

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Definition of the perfect sandwich changes from person to person, day to day and even mood to mood. What make the perfect sandwich are not ingredients but feelings! Feelings with which the sandwich is made and the feelings with which the sandwich is relished.

On a sunny afternoon, one of our sandwich expeditions ended at Number E. More like #e. While chatting and eating, we learned so much about our new partner that we had to share with you.
To begin with, there’s an interesting story behind their name. Glenn, founding owner of Number E, narrated how the name came from an eatery he frequented in Ottawa. He said, “the store had the menu board by letters. All items were listed with alphabets instead of numbers. The older gentleman working there would always shout out who ordered the Number E, the letter of the meal I regularly ordered”. He further added how #e has stuck with him even before the hashtag craziness came into being. When Glenn founded the eatery, he was looking for a name that could be a symbol and would become a brand. Hence, Number E or #e was born.

Number E promotes healthy, clean eating sans additives and preservatives. All their items are store made with bread baked daily in house. “We do not use any frozen items and do not reheat or microwave orders. If we cannot make it in-house, we do not do it”, says Glenn. He adds that their store motto is to eat clean food without additives, just real food.
This really made our superficial health conscious selves happy. If you are into clean, healthy eating then make #e your new hangout.

For all those of you who think clean, healthy eating is boring and bland, think again.

A bite into Number E’s Lemon-Rosemary Chicken Sandwich will change your mind and beliefs for good. This also happens to be their best selling item. It has to be! You know the meal is delicious when you want to eat it slower just so you can enjoy it longer. Perfectly grilled juicy pieces of chicken on freshly baked Tuscan bread with baby greens, pickled jalapenos (made in-house) and avocado, this sandwich from #e gets 2 thumbs up from us.

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While discussing their best selling item, Glenn said, “People love our chicken. It’s fresh as it’s from a local farm. We buy all our meats from local farms. The idea is to try to keep our money in our region and to support local businesses”. As a local startup, we support and preach this idea, too.

Discussion about food is always incomplete without us quizzing the Owners/ Founders about their personal favourites. Glenn responded to this query of ours with Reuben Sandwich. What makes Reuben his favourite?
“It’s in the way we prepare it”, he says. He explained how this idea, too, came from little eatery in Ottawa that he visited often.”The older Italian gentleman at the shop would throw the smoked meat on his flat top, put it in a Hoagie bun, garnish it with some mustard and pickle and the sandwich was ready! It was great. Simple but great”, said Glenn almost picturing the sandwich. Their Reuben sandwich is definitely one of a kind with simple ingredients yet powerful flavours. This could be one of the reasons why someone once placed an order for it right from the airport!

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Making it to the list of most memorable experiences at work, this incident made Glenn happy and proud. Giving us more details about the incident, Glenn said, “I was preparing to close the restaurant on a Saturday evening when a guy called me from the airport at about 4:15pm saying he is on his way and would arrive by 5pm. He called at 4:40 again telling me where he was and ordered a Reuben and a Chicken Sandwich. The two showed up just before 5pm, sat in and enjoyed their sandwiches. Infact, he loved the Reuben so much that he ordered another one! Not only that, he came in 2 other times before he went back home to Sacramento”.

Now that you know that Number E’s Rueben sandwich has international fans, too, you have to try it if you still haven’t. Then there’s our favourite Lemon-Rosemary Chicken sandwich. Oh, you cannot miss the Meatloaf sandwich. It’s a meat lover’s heaven! Apart from sandwiches, #e’s menu boosts a delicious selection of soups and take-home meals. The choice of drinks at #e does not end at water and pop. They have different teas, smoothies and lattes on their menu. If that’s not enough, they even have various pickles and spreads available on sale in store. So much deliciousness under one roof? Yes, that’s #e for you.

 

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With eyes set on expansion, all Glenn wants is to keep cooking and making good food that makes people happy!

 

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Uncommon Food and Uncommon Love

On a crisp, breezy morning, the smell of freshly baked muffins and the warmth of coffee can make anyone feel at home. Sprinkle that with the warmth of the hosts and you don’t want to step out. This is exactly what happened with us the other day when we were at The Uncommon Cafe. Having worked with them for quite some time now, we thought it was about time that we brought their story to you.

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While walking down Powell Street, it is impossible to not step in at the Uncommon Cafe. Uncommon, isn’t it an uncommon name? How was this name conceived? What’s so uncommon about Uncommon? Well, these and few other questions were answered by Co-Owner Lisa Leimanis over some scrumptious goodies.

Lisa and her husband, Luc, are the minds and hands behind The Uncommon Café. Initially planning just a commissary, Uncommon is their brainchild through which they want to support other local small businesses. With the commissary, they wanted to be a financially viable option in the commercial kitchen spaces for different small establishments. Luc chose the name “The Uncommonssary Kitchen”.

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Lisa says that apart from being just landlords to small businesses, they wanted to work with them and beside them, too. Now with The Uncommon Cafe, on 477 Powell Street, they prepare home-like food for a thriving community while working with other local small businesses. Home-like? They prefer to call it Homemade (to which we can’t agree more!).

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Almost everything they have in the store is made in-house. The in-house Chef & Baker make everything from scratch – the ricotta, the muffins, the pulled pork, the jalapeno jelly, the weekly desserts – all the items are made on site with many of the recipes coming from their families. On the other hand, the coffee, tea, popsicles and different products in store are sourced from local small vendors.

At Uncommon, Lisa says, they want you to feel at home by being comfortable, known and well fed. Their passion for food, community, local businesses and health is reflected in all their dealings.

Talking of food, we had to quiz Lisa on their top selling item and personal favourite.
Braised Chicken” said Lisa with a proud smile lighting up her face. She then proceeded to explain how their braised chicken is a unique blend of various flavours. With double creamed Brie, Applewood smoked Bacon, homemade Jalapeno Jelly (prepared by Chef Luc) and Herb Aioli, their Braised Chicken is a crowd pleaser. You have to close your eyes to enjoy the taste of so many flavours mixing in your mouth!

“While Braised Chicken is a top seller, we are well known for our Meatballs, too”, said Lisa. With mentions in the Vancity Buzz (Top Meatballs in the City), LA Times (Mind-blowing Meatballs) and other local publications, Meatballs is Uncommon’s another notable delicacy. “When you stuff your Meatballs with Mint, I guess, you got a winner!” mentioned Lisa on giving us a quick insight on their distinct blend for Meatballs.

Apart from Braised  Chicken and Meatballs, do try their Quiche, too. Their French baker, Valentine Kitamura, knows how to do it right in the most authentic way.

While guests and friends love these items, Lisa’s personal favorites are the Porky Bun and the BOB (short of Bacon Onion Bun). “How you can go wrong when you take Grandma’s bun dough and pack it with BBQ slathered pulled pork or sautéed bacon and onions?!”, asks Lisa looking at the plate of buns in front of us. Before you ask, a bite into these buns is a trip down the memory lane which goes straight to your childhood where snacking on house baked goodies was one of your favourite pastimes.

 

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When you work so hard, prepare some flavorful treats and consider customers as guests, you are bound to get immense appreciation from them. It is this appreciation and love that keeps the Uncommon Team going. Lisa narrated one such incident where hearing back from their customer shows how they have been successful in cultivating the community spirit. A Christmas Card from a nearby business in their area read, “Thanks for being in the neighbourhood. We would all still be hangry without you!”. If you are around Jackson Avenue and Powell Street, you would know how true this is.

It is good to know how much Uncommon Cafe has achieved in just a year’s time. Yes, just a year. In fact, they are celebrating their 1-year anniversary today, June 30th  ! To mark the occasion, they are hosting a Birthday BBQ from 2pm – 7pm this evening on their premises. If you are around, do pay them a visit to experience the delicious food and warm hospitality first hand.
Other than this, they will also be a part of the celebrations for this year’s 40th Annual Powell Street Festival on July 30 & 31st. Another reason for you to visit them? Yes, absolutely.

“See you soon!”, says Lisa with the warm smile that we be back for apart from the food.

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We Love That With Kay! – Adventure Time in the Trees

Where is Kay? Yes, she has been busy. Busy with some interesting and thrilling adventures. Here’s an account of one of her recent adventures. She writes this while she’s packing and planning for the next one!

What:   Treetop Adventure Course
Who:    The Adventure Group
Where: Whistler
When:  All. Summer. Long.

Treetop Adventures is best described as an obstacle course of sorts, situated within the trees of Whistler’s Cougar Mountain. Imagine living in a tree house and having to traverse your way across a community of tree houses built on ladders, tightropes, suspended buoys, and the occasional zip line taking you from point A to point B. There are three levels to the course—starts maybe ten feet off the ground and then gets higher and higher as you proceed. It is a looooot of fun and I’m hoping to go once every summer!

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You’re strapped in with a harness, so do not  worry about slipping off a platform or planting your foot in the wrong place! The Adventure Group also has an easy-to-follow yet safe and clever way of making sure you don’t fall to your death. They’ve got a system of carabiners that hook and unhook to major line that runs throughout the entire course—the one your harness relies on. It’s all pretty settling that you’re in the hands of people who know what they’re doing.

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I should add that it’s a bit of a workout. One of my girlfriends warned us to not wear ripped jeans (I really wanted to, actually!) or denim shorts for that matter and to instead get fully decked out in whatever spandex materials we had on hand. There’s arm strength involved if you are consistently falling off things (such as me), sweating profusely, and trying to balance yourself on pieces of wood that are literally strung up in mid-air. If you’re afraid of heights, this might not be for you.

Pro tip: Be the first group to go. My girlfriend pushed us to do so (to our initial chagrin, if I’m being honest) and actually volunteered us to go first. This is to avoid being stuck behind other groups who might take a little more time getting through the obstacles or who are afraid of heights. I definitely had my moments of being scared to push forward. This, of course, was highlighted by my friends and with their yells of encouragement.

 

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The best part of this adventure? Treetop Adventures gives you the opportunity to swing on a rope—Tarzan in the jungle style. Who wouldn’t want to try something like that in their lifetime?

Till next adventure, here’s Kay signing off! 🙂

It’s Investment Time for Team Daily with FrontFundr

If you have been following us from the past few months, you would know that Team Daily has been busy.

From closing some great accounts and starting new partnerships to working on our launch in other cities, we have been juggling multiple difficult tasks. This is very typical of the startup lifestyle and Team Daily thrives under that pressure.

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Even while balancing several tasks, a successful startup always has funding on their mind.

Meeting with different investors, pitching at countless events, and talking to numerous angel investors are the most common activities that startups think of when someone mentions funding.

How about equity crowdfunding? Equity crowdfunding is where a startup opens up their opportunity to the crowd allowing their customers and those closest to them to invest. Feeling a little skeptical?

Being in a business based on crowdsourcing resources, we were confident of this model. As our customers, you are so important to us that we want you to become investors and owners in our company. Without you, Daily wouldn’t exist, so we wanted to give you the opportunity to share in the benefits of ownership.

However, like every one of you, we also had questions. All of our questions were answered by the FrontFundr team in a way that made it simple for us to understand the process.

Now we are on their Pitch Place. So, you can invest in Team Daily just like Dragon Michelle Romanow did.
Who qualifies to invest? Everyone.
Is there a minimum amount to invest? Yes. It’s just $500 for shares in our company.

How to get started? Click on the link below for the details and become a member of the Bowtie Squad!

https://www.frontfundr.com/Entrepreneur/Company/1110

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Speaking of FrontFundr, they are doing a great job in bringing startups and investors in one place through their Fintech(financial technology) model.

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And, if you are still not convinced with this model of financing, in their first year of business, they have helped three local startups raise the funds they needed to grow.

Isn’t technology making everything easier? Get clicking to invest or seek investment.

We are with You!

Risk Warning
Please be aware. Investments of this nature carry risks to your capital as well as potential returns. Please read our Disclaimer before deciding to invest. We also recommend to go to Investright, a program of the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC).

 

We Love That With Kay! – Ziplining in Whistler

Ziplining. Sounds a lot of fun, right? Not only does it sound fun, it’s absolutely auh-mah-zing 🙂

Kay was out and about the other day ziplining in Whistler. How was it? Did she enjoy it? Let’s hear it straight from her.

What: Superfly Ziplines
Where: 211 – 4293 Mountain Square, Whistler BC,V0N 1B4

Entering Whis’ is like entering a whole new country—the landscape, the people,the feel, the everyday everything is so different. I love it!

Undoubtedly, Whistler is the home of extreme sports. Besides your usual winter activities, Whistler is a place for ziplining. As a matter of fact (and I literally found this out the other day), Whistler is home to the tallest and the longest zipline in all of Canada.

Let’s cue an “Ooh” in unison.

My girlfriend and I decided to go ziplining on a whim. And, because of a Groupon. We wanted to do at least one winter activity (other than boarding or skiing), and lo and behold, a discount was available for ziplining so we took it. We took it with our bare hands and made it into something special.

My few pieces of advice for you before we begin:

  1. Do not be late. They will leave without you. They do not care. We left Vancouver around 12:30PM (yes, we’re aware we were pushing it) and we ended up having to meet the group at the actual mountain instead of the home office in Whistler Village. We were those people.
  2. Don’t wear Uggs. They have zero traction to snow. You will fall! (because I did)
  3. It wasn’t as cold as we thought it’d be, so wearing a thick pair of tights and combat boots/runners would have been completely fine at this time of year. Again: no need for Ugg boots.
  4. If you have a GoPro, bring it. Superfly Ziplines provides helmets that are GoPro compatible and you get fantastic footage of snow-capped mountains, greenery on greenery, valleys filled with nature, yourself screaming etc.
  5. Get pumped because it is a wicked experience. There’s only four ziplines so get confident and get comfy to take full advantage of all four!

Our guides were so helpful and professional. They knew their stuff to the tee and added a little dry humour to it—a great combination for an activity that may or may not freak you out. There are a total of four ziplines that go from the tallest, the longest, the steepest, and then one that takes you back to home base/takes a lovely photo of you as a souvenir for home.

Zipline numero uno was amazing. So you’re at the forefront of the tallest zipline in Canada, and despite the spring equinox, you’re surrounded by snow and a bit of a chill. The view is freaking stunning and you’re about 650 feet up in the air. Yikes but so exciting at the same time! This one was by far the most beautiful zipline, and duh, you are flying with the birds at this point. Enjoy the view!

Zipline numero dos was long and hard (that’s what she said) Oh, I am kidding about the hard part. Ziplining is easy peasy because your guides strap you in, keep you safe, and are really good at what they do. But yes, this one was the longest zipline—cross your ankles and become as aerodynamic as possible to really enjoy zipping down to Point B.

The steepest zipline in all of Canada is also the most fun. Think rollercoaster drop. My friend and I were known as the loudest people in the group at this point because we were screaming our heads off at every step of the way, while everyone else remained cool as a cucumber. Screaming makes it more exciting FYI.

The last zipline gives you the opportunity to take a romantic picture—it’s the only zipline in Canada where you can hold hands. Very cute. My girlfriend and I held hands throughout most of it. It kind of felt like she was going to pull my arm out of its socket—but all good, we got our picture and it is cute as hell, as we intended it to be.

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Obvs, we had to hit up Cow’s for some ice cream. I got Birthday Cake (frosting + birthday cake batter) because I’m a huge fan of anything rainbow sprinkles/funfetti involved. On the other hand, my friend got Wowie Cowie and Mint Chocolate Chip. We also had dinner at El Furniture Warehouse because where else would you go?

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All in all, Whistler is definitely a new fav. We are already planning our next trip up! How about you?

 

Fabulous February

Believe it or not, we are a month into 2016 already! Yeah, January bid us goodbye just a few days back. With the first day of the month being a Monday, we agree, it gets a little difficult to keep up with time.

But hey, now that Fabulous February is here, we have all the more time to enjoy the New Year. All the more time because 2016 happens to be a leap year. It being a leap year, February is going to be 29 days! 1 extra day! Imagine the things you can achieve in the extra 24 hours that we are getting this year.

Let’s begin with the basics. How are you doing with the changes you decided to make to your lifestyle this year? Almost there? Trying to incorporate them into your daily routine? Just don’t say that you haven’t started yet. In case you haven’t, let’s just say that January was the practice month. February is the time to seize the opportunities and grab them by the horns!

So what if the first day of the month was a Monday? The first weekend of the month is going to be a long one. 3 days of fun, family, friends.

Make sure to catch the Super Bowl Game on Sunday, February 7th. If you are not really into the Super Bowl games, catch up on all the crazy parties, food deals and celebrations wherever possible. Super Bowl 50 does not happen every day!

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Picture Credit – NJ.com

Monday, February 8th, is a double bonanza day. Chinese New Year and Family Day, too. It is definitely the day to spend with your family. Again, food, games, gossip and loved ones make it a memorable weekend. Oh, getting the little red envelopes from family members is going to be just one of the best things.

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Picture Credit – Jetpens.com

If you are the one who enjoys some thrill, weekend getaway with family or friends is even better. What say?

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Picture Credit – GrouseMountain.com

After the long weekend, Valentine’s Day falls on the next Sunday. With hearts and cupids all around, it is impossible not to celebrate it even if you are single. Singles night out, movie marathon, games night or any activity to keep you busy and keep the boredom at bay sounds perfect.

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Picture Credit – TasteOfWineCountry.com

Talking about keeping the boredom at bay, hot chocolate is something that can cheer you and warm you up anytime. When in a city like Raincouver, indulging in hot chocolate is heaven! And, no better time than now to please your hot chocolate cravings with the Hot Chocolate Festival being in full swing. Going on until the 14th of February, you still have handful of days left to taste some exotic flavours being served by all the participants.

From Thierry to Soirette to Chocolate Arts, make sure to taste their special flavors to become a self-proclaimed Hot Chocolate Specialist.
(Specialist and not snob, okay!)

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Picture Credit – Thierry

So, plans are in place till the 14th but what about after that? We definitely know how to help you to keep busy but let’s talk about that in the next post.

Till then, Smile and Shine! 😀

 

Make it a Happy New Year!

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The parties were fun, the food was delicious and the gifts were fantastic. With these, the Holiday Season of 2015 came to an end. Along with it, ended another fabulous year.
2015 was a great year for Team Daily and we are hoping 2016 is going to be even better.

Just as the New Year starts, one of the words that you get to hear here, there and everywhere is resolution!

My New Year’s Resolution is to do this, do that, accomplish this, accomplish that and so on and so forth. We, at Team Daily, do not believe in resolutions. We believe in goals. With the end result in mind, we start working towards it. Actually, more than the result, we enjoy the journey. It is the simple things in life that we like and appreciate. A smile from your co-worker, a cheerful greeting from a stranger, a scrumptious home-made meal, early morning sunshine, things like these just make every day a little different, a little more happier.

How are you going to be happy this year? Struggle to achieve the resolutions? No! Instead, make little changes to a healthier and happier you.

As a Team, below are some changes that we are looking to make in our daily lives this year. We suggest, you try these, too. And, let us know what you think!

  • Walk – Walk whenever you can. Walk around the office, around the town, in the park, anywhere.
  • Stretch – Every now and then, get up stretch. Breathe in, breathe out and see the difference.
  • Smile – Smile. You do not know whose day you’ll make with that beautiful smile!
  • Talk – Talk about what we feel. Talk to someone instead of texting and messaging.
  • Connect – Connect with family, friends, colleagues. Isn’t life all about making connections?
  • Read – Read as many books possible. Informative magazines and newspapers count, too. Let’s start with a new book each month. What say?
  • Eat – Eat healthy. Not skip meals. Eat what the heart desires and not what someone suggested!
  • Drink – Drink lots of water. If you are not drinking enough water, keep a reminder to do so.
  • Balance – Try to give as much time to life as we do to work. There is more to life than the computer screen!
  • Dress well – Dress in a way that makes us feel the most comfortable and happy!
  • Worry Less – Things are never the same. Instead of worrying, let’s work to resolve the troubles.

Let us all trying incorporating these little changes to our lives to be a little more happier each day.

Of course, there are so many more things to discuss and change but let’s first take some baby steps.
The small changes are the ones that make bigger differences! On this note, here is wishing you all a Happy New Year with a Happier You! 🙂

Hello Seattle, Toronto and Montreal!

This Summer has really been very busy for your Team Daily. In just the last post, we were talking about the highlights of our Summer and now we are back again with some major announcement.

But hey, hold on, this is just a part of the many more exciting announcements that we will be making in the coming few weeks.

And if you have read our last blogpost, you would know that we have a big surprise for you and this is just Part 1 of it.

Although the title screams it out loud and clear, let’s still make it official, Team Daily has a finalized list of the next three markets it would be launching next… Seattle, Toronto and Montreal.
C’mon, make some noise for the Bowtie Squad *drum rolls*

The whole team has been working day in and day out to get everything in place so that our new customers also experience nothing but the best.

From partners to customer groups, from prices to promotional material, from delivery specialists to bowtie designs, we have been carefully analyzing and planning for each of these elements.

In the first leg of our launch, we will be launching Downtown Toronto, Downtown Seattle, and Downtown Montreal.  Now you would be wondering why Seattle, Toronto and Montreal?

Seattle because we love our neighbours. Aside from some of our existing partners, it is closer in proximity to Vancouver, similar weather conditions (Rain, WE LOVE U) it will be easier for us to test waters before we look into entering other markets.

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If we are to capture the National market, no better place than Toronto. Having a strong base in Vancouver and Toronto will be the beginning of us seizing the on-demand delivery scene of Canada.

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Moving into Montreal is only going to help us establish ourselves better in the East Coast along with Toronto.

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This year has been very eventful and the next year is going to be phenomenal since – you got that right – we will be launching in more cities. We are looking to gain a strong foothold in the National Market and also moving into other markets across the board. More cities mean covering more neighbourhoods which results in more convenience for everyone.

While looking to capture new markets, we are opening up another round of investment to strengthen our presence in the current market. So, BIG things are on the way… so be prepared to experience Daily’s magic in the coming year.

To the awesome folks in Seattle, Toronto and Montreal –

If you are a Restaurant/ Store looking to outsource your delivery services, look no no further than the Bowtie Squad. Shoot us an email now to learn more about our services.

For all the Customers, we guarantee an under-an-hour delivery from all of your favorites stores and restaurant. The Bowtie Squad is the answer to your prayers for personal concierge services at the most nominal price. Call, click or tap and we will be at your service!

If building the community and connecting with others is your thing, apply now to be a Delivery Specialist with us. Serve your neighbourhood, make some friends, and do all this while making some extra money.

As you would know, we are very Team orientated. So, when we are launching not One but Three New Markets, we have to thank our team.
First and foremost, Our Investors who have continuously shown faith in us.
Our Partners who value our service and know how it is different than every other delivery service out there.
Our Customers who use Daily to add more comfort and convenience to their lives.
Our Delivery Specialists who create magic and make Daily Delivery look fabulous.

Last but not the least, our Admin Team that breathes unity.

Ambition runs in the blood of Team Daily and seeing ourselves a little more closer to our dream of serving more customer makes us immensely happy.

If you are just as excited as we are, Keep Calm because we have a lot more announcements and news coming for you shortly.

And on that note, See You Soon Seattle, Toronto and Montreal folks!

We Love That! with Kay – F is for Fall and Fall is for Fashion

Finally, fashion! Team Daily has been talking about food all along. Apart from food, we also talk to visiting places and our regular updates. However, we had missed out on one very important element that gets us all excited (because Team Daily holds different views about it), Fashion.

With Fall blessing us already, it is the perfect time to talk about dressing up and layering up. Gentlemen, you will be disappointed since this post is exclusively for the Ladies. Worry not, our next fashion blog post will be solely dedicated to you.

Kay is the house, again, to give our lovely ladies a round-up on Fall Fashion.

Goodbye, caramel tans, Daisy Dukes, and open-toed shoes! It’s that time of year where the air is getting crisper and our cheeks begin to flush at the change in temperature. It’s that time of year where the leather boots come out, the beautiful coats, and a hot coffee in hand.

Living in Vancouver, we’re bundled up 8 months out of the year. It only makes sense that we’ll be looking cute while doing so.

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They’re making a comeback. If you’ve had a chance to look at H&M window displays as of late, you’ll notice that it’s all about the seventies. Flower prints, sunglasses Jackie Onassis would wear, and an onslaught of suede. The key to rocking flares? Opt for a pair that accentuates your waistline—as in, preferably a high-waisted pair.

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Picture Credit – Glamour.com

 

Long Camel Coats
Literally our favourite trend of the season. Being in Paris last year, we scoured the designer second-hand shops for something long, something camel, and something belted.Et voilà, a mint-condition Escada coat was found. Looking to find your own vintage luxury items in Vancouver? Check out TheClosetYVR located on Carrall St.

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Picture Credit – Cosmopolitan.com

 

Chunky Knits
You probably already own this if you live in Vancouver. If you’ve got a turtleneck chunky knit sweater then you are ahead of the game this season. Turtlenecks were trendy last year and they’re defs hot this year. Tuck your hair into your turtleneck and get instantly snuggly.

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Picture Credit – Cosmopolitan.com

Flat Black Boots
Girl. These were hot last year and they’re here to stay. We love this trend because they combine style with practicality. Especially when Vancouver gets especially chilly—near icy conditions—these boots will hold down the fort. A.K.A. Don’t worry about tripping on wet leaves, black ice, or just some really wet pavement—because that happens to the best of us, right?

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Picture Credit – Cosmopolitan.com

 

Statement Earrings
Go big or go home.

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Picture Credit – Cosmopolitan.com

Head-to-Toe Black
We find that this look to be ultra-chic and sophisticated. The fact that it’s monochromatic means that it’s slimming as well. #YeezyTaughtMe

Shearling
We love a good shearling coat. We’re not gonna lie—we were stoked to hear that shearling is trending again. As seen on Fall fashion runways as of late, big, oversized shearling coats are back in style. Besides looking like a badass who knows how to frolic in the wilderness, they are guaranteed to keep you warm.

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Picture Credit – Glamour.com

That’s all from Kay. Keep warm, folks! 🙂

We Love That! with Kay – It is Squamish September

Kaylynn is back! And this time, she is talking about something that Team Daily really likes. Yes, outdoors. Wait, not the patio-type outdoors but Mother Nature’s outdoors 🙂

The past weekend was a little rough for some of us but, hey, the weather forecast for the coming long weekend is perfect. If you don’t have any plans yet, you definitely will have some after reading this post.

In Kay’s words – With our first year spending a whole weekend in Squamish Valley, we can say that we LOVE Squamish! Only a 45 minute drive from Downtown Vancouver, it’s the perfect mountain-studded getaway. For real, it’s like living in a postcard.

Here’s a few reasons why Squamish Valley is one of our favourite stay-cation spots:

Stawamus Chief – Possibly my absolute favourite thing about Squamish. The Chief is a lot of fun – three peaks means three amazing panorama views. It’s about a 6-hour long hike to make it to all three peaks, but totally worth it. The hardest part of the hike in my opinion? Scaling the mountain when getting to the very top.
Not to worry, you’ll make it!

Squamish Valley Music Festival – Had my first experience with Squam Fest just this summer. Was it fun? Hell ya! The music was an unparalleled experience altogether. Sam Smith’s vocals? Ooof. The performances definitely delivered goose bumps and a respectable amount of swooning, but the camping. The camping is another story.
My girlfriends and I know nothing about camping but thought it’d be all giggles if we camped this year. Let me tell you, festival camping is not easy for novices.
Oh, we definitely had giggles, but those giggles were NOT happening when we arrived at our campsite past midnight, after dragging our stuff five blocks into the camp and down a gravel road, took out our tent, and realized it had no poles.
It was a learning experience to say the least.

Sea to Sky Gondola – Scenic doesn’t even begin to describe the Sea to Sky Gondola ride.
As we’ve mentioned, one of the most amazing things about Squamish Valley is that it looks like something out of a postcard, no matter where you look. You’ve got the water, the mountains, the blue skies – it’s truly breathtaking.
Head up and enjoy a beer at the top! As Squamish is home to Howe Sound Brewing, you can enjoy handcrafted ales and lagers at every bar in the city.
With the Sea to Sky Gondola, you can opt to take the gondola there and back, or even hike up the Sea to Summit Trail and gondola down!

Camping(Alice Lake, Klahani Campground, Paradise Valley Campground etc.) – We know, we know – we just talked about camping and its multitude of sins. But camping is also a lot fun. It’s great bonding time between you and your friends (especially if you’re bonding over who’s putting up the tent wrong and all that.)
It also gives you the opportunity to put away technology and sit back and bask in everyone’s presence. Plus, camping food is so good. There’s something about being out in the wild, rationing, and an overcooked hot dog suddenly tastes like heaven.

Shannon Falls – If the Chief is looking a little too intimidating for you, Shannon Falls is the next best thing. Completely hiking-with-a-hangover friendly, as well as being totally family friendly.
Surrounded by lush, lush nature, and blessed with a beautiful view of the falls. It’s a mere stop on the Sea to Sky Highway. Lots to explore and picnic areas are available at your service!

Now, you must be wondering where are all the pictures in this post? We didn’t put them in purposely. Why? Because we want you to experience the beauty of Squamish and paint your own memories.

Until next time, stay safe and prep up for Fall 🙂