If you don’t fancy cooking, you can still get food from your fave restaurants brought to you. If you’re dining on demand (and you don’t just want produce delivered) here’s a handy guide to our favourite East London restaurant deliveries. We’ve also got the best North, South, West and Central deliveries listed too.
Rosa’s Thai Veggie – The veggie sister brand to much-loved Rosa’s Thai Cafe is back as a delivery and takeaway only kitchen in London Fields. The Rosa’s Thai Veggie menu features reworked classics like the chilli basil stir-fry made with THIS Isn’t Chicken, as well as some exclusive new dishes including Chu Chi tempeh and tamarind summer rolls.
Willy’s Pies – Ain’t nothing like a hearty pie when it’s pissing down with rain outside and Willy’s Pies delivers one of the best in London. The pies change weekly with just four options; one meat, one veggie and one sweet tart and the mainstay, the treacle tart. All savoury pies arrive ready-to-bake. Willy’s got big balls too, he’s grafted in some of London’s top restaurants Brat, St John Bread and Wine and Rochelle Canteen so it’s safe to say he defo delivers.
Angelina – If you fancy something a little bit spesh for dinner, Angelina in Dalston is doing a takeaway version of its eight course tasting menu. Just like the restaurant, it’s a mix of Italian and Japanese flavours, with dishes like chicken karaage, sea Bream with truffle & furikake, tuna with lardo & moromi, and sausage risotto with burnt soy butter. Obviously it arrives all at once rather than the dishes being staggered as they would in a restaurant, so unless you want to eat them out of order you do have to do a bit of reheating to keep the hot dishes hot.
The Proof – Whether you want a showstopping pudding for a dinner party or you just fancy a sweet treat for yourself, new delivery-only bakery The Proof can sort you out. As well as classic desserts like lemon meringue tart, sticky toffee pudding, flourless chocolate cake and vanilla bean cheesecake (which you can get in mini sizes in the selection box as well as big individual puds), the Proofiteroles are mega too. The choux buns come filled with Chantilly cream, with chocolate sauce, salted caramel, honeycomb and strawberries all on the side ready for you to assemble into a glorious dessert tower, if you can stop yourself from eating them before then that is!
Gunpowder – Much-loved Indian restaurant Gunpowder is running takeaway and delivery from both their Spitalfields and Tower Bridge site. Highlights of the menu include the nicely spiced soft shell crab – great for the gram – and the egg curry masala. Perfect for a Saturday night with a couple of cold, crisp beers.
Issho-Ni– the Japanese joint on Bethnal Green Road is running the Issho-Ni at Home delivery service and they’ve got all your cravings covered. You can order sushi, sashimi (including that excellent butterfish with truffle ponzu) and hot dishes like katsu curry, squid ink yaki soba and fiery squid tempura. They’re also doing miso black cod, chicken teriyaki and wagyu beef bento boxes, sushi platters and an omakase set menu for two, which would be perfect for a lockdown birthday dinner. Throw in some sake or one of their pre-mixed cocktails and you’ve got a party.
Royale– this is the new delivery brand from the Leroy team and it’s all about comfort food, aka rotisserie roast chicken. The chicken, seasoned with a blend of herbs and spices, comes in half and whole portions, with potatoes, mixed leaf salad, whipped cod’s roe, wild garlic pesto and roast chicken aioli available as sides.
Sutton & Sons – One of the best chippies in London, we’re hugely relieved that Sutton & Sons is delivering from Hackney Central via Deliveroo. There’s the full menu including fresh sustainable haddock and cod, cooked to perfection in a light crispy batter. We had it delivered for a Friday night fish supper, with piles of proper chunky fish shop chips, pickled gherkins and onions, curry sauce, mushy peas, AND a side of scampi for good measure. Sutton & Sons have a decent drinks selection too, with beers from Crate Brewery as well as wines and Prosecco. For vegans, there’s a dedicated vegan menu too, which isn’t something you see too often and London chippies! If you live near a S&S, we can highly recommend a lockdown delivery treat – check out the menu on Deliveroo here.
Officina 00 – we were big fans of Officina when we visited the newly opened spot in September 2019. It’s great to see them switching to delivery for the time being as they are responsible for some of the best fresh pasta in the city. They’ve got a decent sized menu available to order via Slerp, including lasagne, corzetti with wild mushrooms, charcuterie, and other antipasti. Whatever you do, don’t miss the profiteroles for dessert either; they are seriously good.
Poppies– the Spitalfields branch of Poppies is open with takeaway, click & collect and delivery options up and running. That means you can get fish, chips, pies, battered sausages, mushy peas and more, all wrapped up in their edible-inked recyclable newspaper.
Tonkotsu– the Haggerston branch of Tonkotsu is open for delivery with the signature ramen, gyoza, chicken karaage and katsu curry.
Burger & Beyond – this Shoreditch spot is flipping out top notch burgers, including bacon butter and Rice Krispie fried chicken creations, and loaded fries.
WTF! – if you want a fast-food fix minus the meat then new delivery brand WTF! is the one for you. It’s serving up a 100% plant-based menu featuring hot chick’n burgers, bacon cheeseburgers, dirty chilli fries and golden nugs, and it really hits the spot.
Casa do Frango – you can get your piri piri chicken fix courtesy of Casa do Frango, who is running deliveries from both its Shoreditch and London Bridge kitchens.
Oren – the Dalston restaurant is running Oren to Go, delivering the likes of challah, beef & lamb koftas, roast cauliflower, baharat roasted chicken and more within a 5-mile radius.
Pophams Bakery – Pophams Bakery is now doing deliveries from their Hackney bakery and Islington. You can get artisan pasta, sauces, breads, and THOSE pastries.
Dishoom – Dishoom has opened a delivery-only kitchen in Whitechapel with a radius covering Shoreditch, Bethnal Green, Hackney, Mile End, Bow, Limehouse, Poplar and Shadwell. The menus are more limited than what you’d see in the restaurants but you can still get your fix of keema pau, house black daal, chicken ruby and jackfruit biryani as well as softies, beers and wine.
Baggio Burger – treat yourself to a Friday or Saturday night takeaway with Italian-inspired buns, like the Milano Melt or the Nduja Really Like It, from Baggio Burger, which is now delivering from its Walthamstow shop.
Lucky & Joy – get smashed cucumbers, sweet potato wontons, big plate chicken and more delivered if you’re within a 2-mile radius of Lucky & Joy.
The Laughing Heart – the Hackney restaurant and wine bar is doing both hot food takeaway and ready meals to finish off at home.
Patty and Bun – the Richmond Road site is open for delivery orders so you can get in on the P&B action. If you’re a bit further afield and you fancy putting your cooking skills to the test, Patty & Bun is also doing Lockdown DIY Patty Kits, featuring all the bits you need to make the burgers at home.
Mao Chow – the vegan Chinese restaurant in London Fields is now doing takeway for collection and delivery so you can still get your dan dan noodle fix.
Dabba Drop – this is curry with a conscience. Sign up for either one or two deliveries a month and you will be sent a regularly changing selection of veg curries, dal, rice and roti all made with fresh, quality ingredients. With your first delivery you’ll also get a reusable tiffin box for an extra £15 charge – each time you get a new delivery you just give back your old (clean!) tiffin box and keep swapping it out.
Yard Sale Pizza – if you’re lucky enough to live in a YS delivery area, our favourite London pizza crew will have you covered. 18” pizzas such as the Holy Pepperoni are exactly what we need in times like this. Plus as Yard Sale runs their own delivery team, they can ensure extremely high levels of service and product hygiene. The guys are going cashless temporarily and also offering ‘contact-free’ deliveries, where the pizza can be left on your doorstep if you prefer.
Dom’s Place – according to our Uber Eats account, Dom’s Place is our most ordered – by quite a long way. One for Clapton and Hackney residents, Dom’s does amazing falafel wraps, chicken and rice boxes, and salads all doused in their own homemade chilli sauce. We love it and it is kinda healthy-ish too.
Atis – only available for delivery in the Old Street / Shoreditch / City area at the moment but if that includes you and you want a health boosting salad, then check out our current favourite Atis.