Not sure about you but we’re really starting to crave restaurant-quality food. Cooking in lockdown can quickly become repetitive and dull and London is inundated with incredible restaurants offering DIY, at home meal kits to get your mitts on, so, why not treat yourself from time to time?
This middle-eastern restaurant in London Bridge is bringing tasty tagines and mezes to your door.
Choose from 11 meals (some may change from month to month so there is always something different). Meal kits are for up to 4 people, prices range from £20 to £50. They even include an Arabica playlist for your dining at home experience.
Delivery is nationwide every Tuesday and Friday.
This London eatery and co-working space, of course, had to close for lockdown but it is bringing you their streetfood-inspired feasts to your door.
All meals are for 2 people, with both vegan and meat kits on offer from £28 to £80. We went for the Herb Fed Chicken Feast for Two without a drink it will cost £27.50 per person. You get a lot for your money, including a main, 2 sides and a dessert.
If all that isn’t enough you can order some sides. And of course booze!
Delivers to mainland UK and delivery is included in the price of the home meal kit.
Everything is vegan and ethically sourced and produced. You can get their burger and bun for two and either treat yourself to two burgers or maybe give one to your girlfriend.
For your money, you will get 2 x beyond burger patties, 2 x brioche vegan bun, 2 x vegan cheese slices, lettuce, gherkins, tomato, burger sauce bottle (mmm yum), and a portion of skin-on fries.
If you want something on the side or just fancy a shit load of pasta and cheese you can also get a Mac’n’Cheesy meal with gluten-free pasta.
If you are bored of eggs and porridge for breakfast then why not get a bacon naan or a vegan sausage naan from Dishoom.
You can get the South Indian food without having to get up mega early and doing the usual queuing. What a win. Perhaps cook and eat in your pyjamas (because we all love to stay in our pyjamas these days!)
For every at-home meal kit bought, Dishoom donates to Magic Breakfast which is a charity that provides free school meals.
If you fancy a little tipple you can get the selection box which includes the Permit Room Old-Fashioned, Sonia’s Negroni, and the India Gimlet.
Delivery is available any day of the week and includes most of the UK mainland with some exclusions in Scotland due to transit time.
If you like your meat and if you like your Sunday roasts then this is worth the money!
We would recommend the Lamb Sunday Roast for two for a mouth-watering dining experience. What is included for £56? A lot. Here is the breakdown;
- Handpicked 28 day aged Lamb Rump Roasting Joint from the Blacklock herd
- Duck Fat Roast Potatoes
- Cauliflower Cheese
- Roasted Seasonal Vegetables
- Yorkshire Puddings
- Mint Sauce
- Blacklock Gravy
- White Chocolate Cheesecake and Seasonal fruits
- Maldon sea salt
- Your Roast menus and place settings
- Blacklock Toothpicks (no one likes meat stringy teeth)
Delivery is on a Saturday (in time for your Sunday lunch if you can wait).
They also have some alcoholic beverages to wash it all down with, after all that, an afternoon nap definitely calls!
Since lockdown Hoppers, who provide Londoners with dishes inspired by Sri Lankan and South Indian cuisine have come up with a new dine-in, at-home meal kit called Cash & Kari.
Meal kits cater for 2, 3, or 4 people, and prices range from £25 up to £100. The minimum spend is £30 so if you go for the cheapest option you can throw in a few extras.
The Ultimate Hoppers Meal kit you can get all this for 4 people for £100;
- Jaffna Mix
- 4 x Mutton Rolls & SL Hot Sauce
- Bonemarrow Varuval with 4 x Roti
- Whole Marinated Kalupol Chicken with Kari Sauce & Coconut Garnish
- Lamb Kothu Roti
- 4 x String Hoppers with Pol Sambol
- Tempered Yoghurt
- Carrot & Coriander Sambol
- Choco-Coco Biskut Pudding, to share
You also get drinks included, 2 of Hoppers own lager and 2 of their own ales as well as an Arrack Attack cocktail.
With nationwide delivery it does cost £15, but fuck it, you won’t be back in a restaurant until June so what else are you spending your money on? Seriously though, we don’t understand where our money is going….anyone else?
Bao, if you don’t know are steamed buns originating in China and they are usually stuffed with pork, veg, potato or you can make sweet desserts with them.
You can cook these perfect little buns from BAO the Taiwanese London restaurant. Get the limited edition meal kit The BAO X BAM box. It doesn’t just contain your home meal kit, you also get a BAO X BAM long sleeve t-shirt and two Taiwan beers.
Your meal kit includes;
6x BAOs, ox tongue, rarebit, sauerkraut, French’s Mustard, dill pickled cucumber and spicy crispy shallots. All for £50.
Delivery is from Wednesday to Friday and will cost £5.
Catering for both meat-eaters and vegans separately but also together (they do a combo meal for both).
There are 11 different meal kits, including meal kits for 1. If you get a meat kit for 2 for just £15 you get to re-create their Ari Golds and/or Smokey Robinsons. All you need to do is make sure you have a tomato and some lettuce to hand.
Get your meal kit delivered from Tuesday to Friday between 8am-8pm, if you are eligible for local delivery then delivery is free.
Another restaurant feeling the strain of lockdown, these guys are keeping it simple by creating five classic meal kits (including a vegan one).
If you think you are going to splash out on a pizza oven, don’t worry these can be cooked in a frying pan. Fun! The dough isn’t just any old dough it is 48hr proved with Caputo flour from Naples. You will get all the stuff for it apart from the frying pan.
All their frying pan pizza kits make two pizzas and range from £14.50 to £18.50. Get a few extras though like their Nutella ring (basically a stuffed crust with Nutella inside) and make the cost over £25 and get free delivery.
Darby’s like to switch things up with their dishes, changing every week so what we say here might not necessarily be true when you look. They also run out of stock so get them while they’re hot.
When we looked they were doing Darby’s Dine in For Two: Cornish Fish Supper £65.50, showing their support for the fishing communities by, ‘showcasing the best that our Cornish seas have to offer.’
With the Darby’s Dine in For Two: Cornish Fish Supper £65.50 you get all the ingredients;
- Cornish Fish Supper
- Sourdough Loaf (x1)
- Chicken Liver Mousse (x1)
- Olives (x1)
- Charcuterie (x1)
You’ll Feel like a proper chef as Darby’s provide you with a menu and it looks pretty decent to us;
Pollock en papillote
Pump Street chocolate mousse”
If your order is over £50 then you’ll get free delivery.
Doing pancakes in all kinds of ways, where the pancakes are, are a must when it comes to meal-kit deliveries.
Choose from 3 pancake kits. We recommend getting the big brunch box, it feeds 6 people and with it you get;
- Their signature organic flour mix
- 100% pure Canadian maple syrup (330g)
- buttermilk (1L)
- unsalted butter (250g)
- 6 St Ewe’s eggs from Cornwall
- Swaledale’s smoked streaky bacon (225g) from North Yorkshire
- blueberries (125g)
- 3 or 4 Bananas
- recipe and tips
Add extras if you don’t think that is enough and you really want to stuff your face (we did).
Delivery is available for the mainland UK and you can specify which day you get the delivery. So, Get flipping!
If you are single and have organised a virtual date on Hinge (other apps are available), then you could both order in and eat together. One to tell the grandkids.
Love Team Nonchalant xx