Since our previous post, a whole lot more restaurants and suppliers have joined the scene delivering delicious produce to the door step. If you’re quick, some of these can even deliver in time for Easter:
The deadline for Easter orders is noon on Thursday 9 April – or soon thereafter. Best be quick if you want to order any of the delicious things from Popin (menu here). They have Easter eggs, hot cross buns, Welsh lamb, delicious cheese and wine too: everything you need to top up with some treats for the weekend. WhatsApp 07957534426 to place your order – deliveries will be made on Good Friday to postcodes across London.
If you’re wanting to bake bread from home but don’t have the ingredients, Bread Ahead’s new Baker’s Kit (£12) provides everything you need including 7kg flour (bread flour, self raising and rye), 50g fresh yeast and 100g of the rye starter ‘Bruce’. They are also delivering an Essentials Box (£30) that includes 2 sourdough loaves, 6 brioche rolls, 6 croissants, 4 pain au Chocolat and 2kg of yeast and flour, a Sourdough Selection (£25) that includes 5 sourdough loaves, 1 brioche loaf and 2kg flour. Sweet Treats (from £6) come in multiples of 6 and includes brownies, ginger cake, banana bread, hot cross buns and brioche. The delivery zone is fairly central but if you live near their Chelsea or Wembley bakeries you can also now order via Deliveroo.
Available Friday, Saturday and Sunday’s only, Food Drop leaves a delicious feast for two on the doorstep. Launched by friends Mabel Evans and Babalouis Israel (a chef at Honey & Co) as they bounced off the walls of self-isolation, the idea is to produce a new menu every week that’s entirely vegetarian. Ruthie Rogers describes the food as ‘delicious, perfectly cooked, seasoned and exotic’ but the concept is still in its infancy so follow along @fooddropdelivery for updates, or email email@example.com to enquire.
Most Gails bakeries are now closed but they will deliver to the door for £6 if you’re postcode is close enough to one of their sites. Hot cross buns, sourdough, Soho buns, cinnamon buns, cakes, cheese straws, sausage rolls and even a mixed veg box can now be ordered online here.
River Cafe and ex-Ballymaloe chef George Williams is delivering Quarantine Packages to those in need. As well as giving frontline workers free bags filled with delicious goodies, he will also now deliver to London postcodes. The standard package (£22.50 includes delivery and a £2.50 donation to @hospitalityaction) contains enough for two people to share or one person to have in multiple sittings, and each package will be different but could contain fresh pasta and sauce, pesto, smoked mackerel pâté, sourdough, kimchi, olive and jalapeño hummus. It’s a hugely popular new system being run via Instagram – just DM George to order – so it works for those who can be flexible over a delivery date rather than specific.
Wine for the Easter weekend can be ordered from Vinoteca who offer next-day delivery from their Farringdon, Marylebone, Chiswick, King’s Cross and City stores – plus it’s free delivery when you spend £100 or more as you would do if you opted for their excellent 6 Bottle Mixed Case.
Caterers Doggart & Squash have turned to food deliveries, teaming up with Lucy Vail flowers. Food boxes start at £20 and can include fruit, veg, butter, eggs, milk and bread as well as plants and British flowers. The next dates for food delivery will now be next week, but flowers (including sweet peas) can be ordered on Thursday 9 April for delivery on Good Friday. All NHS workers, teachers and pharmacists can get 30% off – just send a picture of yourself with your pass to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good & Proper Tea have launched a brilliant new scheme to give NHS workers a decent cuppa on their breaks. Order delicious tea from them and you can now add Tea Tokens to your order. 1 token costs just £1 – and for every 30 tokens accrued, they will add another 500 leaf tea bags to the next delivery. These will go to NHS hospitals in London as well as London Ambulance HQ.