DINE ON DEMAND | OUR FAVOURITE FOOD DELIVERIES
Many restaurants are staying open but only in a takeaway capacity and we’re all staying in as much as possible, meaning your local delivery drivers are probably going to be working overtime. There are ways to support your fave restaurants and bars whilst at home, but if you’re dining on demand, here’s a handy guide to our favourite London food and drink deliveries, including many that are offering delivery for the first time in response to the current Corona-climate. This will be updated regularly with news as soon as we hear it so keep an eye on this page and our social channels for more.
Benares – the fine-dining Indian restaurant has launched Benares @ Home, delivering the likes of vegetable samosas chaat with white pea curry, tandoor grilled prawns and murgh makhani. And for every delivery ordered, the restaurant will donate a meal to NHS workers in the local area.
The Laughing Heart – the Hackney restaurant and wine bar is doing both hot food takeaway and ready meals to finish off at home, including frozen dumplings, and wine at retail prices.
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, as well as doing free meals for NHS workers.
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.
Four Legs – currently in residence at The Compton Arms, Four Legs is switching to takeaway collection and delivery for Islington peeps, with non-contact options for those in N1.
Coal Rooms – the Peckham joint is doing deliveries within a 3-mile radius of its famed Sunday roasts, including 40-day aged rump of beef, lamb saddle and whole chickens with all the trimmings.
Visions Canteen – we’re very excited to hear that one of our favourite sandwich purveyors in London are now offering delivery – Visions Canteen. Visions are asking that you DM them on Instagram to arrange your order.
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.
Snackbar – if you’re within a 3-mile radius of this Dalston cafe you can get rice bowls, kimchi toasties, Snackmuffins and more delivered.
BAO – the bun slingers have launched a new delivery brand called Rice Error, which will be doing the rounds very shortly whilst the BAO sites close temporarily.
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, and the Jessie Ware collab is still on until the end of the month. 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.
Patty and Bun – some of the best burgers in London, and with branches everywhere now, you’re in with a good chance of living in a P&B delivery zone. It may not boost your immune system but it will be the perfect accompaniment to a Netflix binge. If 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.
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.
Cookout Club – chef Philip Britten, who received Michelin stars during his time at both Chez Nico and the Capital Hotel in Knightsbridge, is back doing fine dining but this time from a delivery-only ‘dark kitchen’ in Battersea. His concept, Cookout Club, is aiming to elevate takeaway food to restaurant standards whilst still providing value for money – a two-course meal comes in under £20 a head.
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.
Eggbreak – just ‘cos you’re staying in doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your brunch. Eggbreak has you covered with bennies, omelettes, avo toast and more on Fri, Sat and Sun.
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Townsend – only open for a few weeks before having to shut its doors, Townsend is the new restaurant at the Whitechapel Gallery. Quickly getting a delivery service up and running, we were keen to try this one out having not been down to the restaurant yet. We got a set menu for two for £40, which includes a bottle of wine, and three courses – we had a flowering kale and anchovy sauce salad; gnocchi with pork ragu; sprouting broccoli; and a ginger treacle cake for dessert. There’s a fair bit to do when everything arrives to get all the dishes together so don’t get this if you’re feeling ultra lazy!
Jimmy’s Pop-Up – Jimmy Garcia is sending out Isolation Hampers with a grocery box, a cheese & charcuterie box and a Sunday roast box on offer.
Prairie Fire – the Kansas City-style BBQ spot is now “bringing the Q to you”, so you can get low & slow meats ready to reheat plus sides, sauces and beers.
Le Swine – Le Swine is now delivering DIY bacon butty kits, containing middle bacon, Clarence Court duck eggs, milk & onion buns, bacon butter and mushroom ketchup.
Caiger & Co – this bespoke catering company is launching a freezer hamper delivery service across London, with new menus each week made using local and seasonal produce. Drop them an email if you want to place an order.
Pizza Pilgrims – you’ve always been able to order ready-to-eat pizza but now the PP team is doing Frying Pan Pizza Kits too, containing everything you need to make pizzas at home, so you can have some fun in the kitchen.
Foodchain – this one of our LOTI Heroes and is another normally industry-only service that’s opening up to the public. You can set up an account and get high-quality, sustainable produce from independent suppliers delivered to your home.
Natoora – ok so this is for ordering produce rather than ready-to-eat dishes but it’s pretty big news that Natoora, one of the biggest suppliers to the restaurant industry, is opening up it’s chef-only app to the general public. This means that you’ll be able to have incredible produce delivered straight to your door, even if you’re not a restaurant. Head here more details and to sign up.
Borough Market – the iconic market launched a produce delivery service at the end of last year, initially within a small radius of the market, but they’ve extended it to within the M25.
New Covent Garden Market – normally ones to supply pubs, restaurants and hotels, the market is now delivering fruit & veg boxes to the public.