Food Delivery for right now

Living in London we’re used to being able to eat out at the drop of a hat. All change this week; but our brilliant restaurants have already begun to adapt, with many offering new take-away or delivery options. Plus, there are plenty of food delivery companies that make it possible to stock up the fridge and support a small business instead of the supermarket. Here are our favourites:

Best for home cooking to the door: Potage

We make no secret of our love for Potage. The formula is simple – homemade meals delivered to the door – and the food is completely delicious. Founder, Georgia is always evolving the offering too – in these current times they have expanded their pantry section so you can now add eggs, seasonal fresh veg, granola, oats and spaghetti to your order. Then there are proper meals like beef goulash, chicken curry or lasagna that you can either eat straight away or freeze, plus brightening fresh salads and sharing platters. For someone sick or in need we love the sound of their Revive Hamper – for £55 it contains enough to get someone through a few days – with soup, a hot meal, salad, breakfast pots, fruit, chocolate brownies and comes with a handwritten card. Plus Potage are adding a free bunch fo daffs to all gift deliveries this week.

Best for a treat: Honey & Co

Adapting to circumstance, Honey & Co now offer a delivery service across London. Find the menu here – the only question is how to choose when it all sounds so good. If there are a few of you under one roof, go for the tray of mains (serves 3-4 but knowing Honey & Co that will be plenty for 4-5+!) and share things like Lamb Siniyah – spiced lamb baked in tahini with yoghurt topping and a sesame bagel, and Savoury Cheesecake – Greek feta, goat’s cheese, courgette, nigella seeds and herbs. Don’t scrimp on puds too. Hampers are also available that come with cookbooks and all the ingredients you need to get started. To order call 02073886175.

Best for stocking the fridge: Borough Market Delivery

It used to be that only those lucky enough to live within a 2.5 mile radius from Borough Market could make use of their zero-emission food delivery service – just this morning they have extended this to include every address within the M25. Pretty much all the market’s regular traders are signed up to the service so take your pick from fresh fish (Richard Haward), meat (Ginger Pig), fruit and vegetables (Ted’s veg), cheese (Neal’s Yard, Alsop & Walker) and fresh pasta (La Tua) all delivered to your door. Delivery costs £4.50.

Best for dry store cupboard treats: Brindisa

Amelia Freer put us on to a good thing with Brindesa, which she recommended at her nutrition workshop at Lime Wood last autumn – particularly the Navarrico artichoke hearts and butter beans. There are so many tempting goodies to stock up on including Extra Virgin olive oil, Bomba paella rice and tins of La Chinata smoked paprika. Orders over £60 are delivered free.

Best for wine: Passione Vino

Delicious Italian wine arrives by Vespa. Give owner, Luca Dusi a call to order (literally just on his mobile! 07899844820), and he’ll be able to advise on the best bottles for you. Delivery is available across the whole of London.

Best for healthy snacks: This is Health

Home made with love from the Chiswick kitchen of trained nutritionist, Sam Murgatroyd. Snacks vary every week and include energy balls and seedy flapjack (£10 for 6 snacks) and are delivered free to W4, W12, W3 and W6.  Wider West London postcodes including W14, W11, W8, SW13, W5 and SW6 are £3.50 delivery per order.  Sam also offers a cooking service and will prepare healthy meals for your family if you get in touch here.

Best for restaurant choice by postcode: Supper.London

There are some great names on Supper.London where you put in your postcode and it pulls up all your options. These might include meals from Daylesford farm shop, pizza from Homeslice, salads from Planet Organic and curries from Cinnamon Kitchen. Restaurants are being updated all the time.

As we write this we’re hearing news from so many brilliant restaurants across London that are launching delivery options next week, so check next Thursday’s newsletter for more!

— Daisy Allsup
18th March 2020