Lockdown has forced chefs and restaurants to come up with new ways to get their food to us, especially those whose food wouldn’t normally travel well, and thus the DIY meal kit was born. A set of premium quality ingredients, prepared and part-cooked by chefs in the restaurants, are sent along with instructions for you to finish off the job at home, resulting in a restaurant standard dishes coming out of your own kitchen.
There are loads of them on the market now, meaning you’re spoiled for choice. That’s where Restokit comes in. Founded by Xavi Molet, the new digital platform brings together meal kits, for all levels of cooks, from some of the best restaurants in London in one place. You can knock up Galvin La Chapelle’s beef bourguignon, create a Galician feast of tortilla, pulpo a la gallega and arroz negro from Sabor, cook veggie curries from Kolamba or have pasta night courtesy of Legare.
Not only does each box come with the food and easy to follow instructions, the restaurants can also offer cocktails and wine for delivery for you to really recreate the restaurant vibe at home – in fact, if you really, really want to act like you’re in a restaurant, you’d best Instagram the whole thing as well.
Restokit is starting with delivery within the M25 with kits from Sabor, Legare, Galvin La Chapelle, Trishna, Brigadiers, Kolamba, Pizarro and Gymkhana, before going nationwide very soon. So what do you fancy for dinner?