Take a break from all that hoarded pasta with these excellent delivery options.
There’s no getting around it: the hospitality industry stands to be amongst the hardest-hit by the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. As more people chose to stay home and avoid crowded places, many of London’s restaurants are facing painful decisions about whether to stay open, or whether they can afford to shut down for an indeterminate length of time. Thankfully, those with the kitchen infrastructure to do so have switched to delivery options, which means some of your favourite dishes are now just a click away – and you can support local restaurants in the most delicious way possible. (Featured image: @dishoom)
Dishy Indian joint Dishoom are sure to be a popular addition to Deliveroo, and their first ever delivery order was an unsurprising choice…
Day one, order one on Deliveroo (more info to follow…): to the hero(es?) who ordered two Wrestlers’ Naan Rolls at 8am, we salute you. 💪🏽💪🏽 pic.twitter.com/dUPIePJhtH
— Dishoom (@Dishoom) March 18, 2020
Fellow cult eatery BAO are moving into the online delivery game, although rather than hitching their waggon to one delivery chain, they’ve opted to start their own service called Rice Error. Details are still pretty thin on this one but you can keep abreast of developments on their Instagram account.
Monty’s Deli, famed for their doorstopper salt beef sandwiches, will be delivery joints of salt beef and pastrami to anyone who so wishes (you do need protein, after all). Meanwhile, top class pizza purveyors Zia Lucia – which my colleague Georgie rates as the best pizza place in London – and Greek street food wizards The Athenian can be found on Deliveroo. Veggies will love the delivery options from Bubala, which are coming this week.
Friends! Get on over to https://t.co/NcTkk1oHEe where you can buy whole joints of salt beef or pastrami delivered to your door. Available nationwide 💪🏻
— Monty’s Deli (@MontysDeli) March 18, 2020
Up in Islington, pasta restaurant Trullo are selling ready meals to go, including some extremely comforting lasagne. If it’s Thai you’re after, Som Saa are planning on offering takeaway options soon, and Smoking Goat and Kiln will both transition to deli-style takeaways this week. Should you want a restorative bowl of broth, Tonkotsu Ramen are offering a click-and-collect service on their ramen. Soup for the soul!
It’s a proven fact that ramen makes everything 120% better.
Our restaurants may be closed to dine-in, but we are very much OPEN for Deliveroo and Click & Collect.
— Tonkotsu Ramen (@tonkotsulondon) March 18, 2020
We’ll try to keep you updated with more delivery and takeaway options as and when they’re announced, but if there’s a certain dish you’re hankering after, do check out your restaurant’s social media feeds for any info. Similarly, if you’re a London restaurant new to the world of online delivery during these times, give us a shout at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll put you on this list.
Oh, and do remember: the smaller the business, the harder it’ll be for them to survive the pandemic and the concurrent economic downturn – so if you’re going to order, maybe skip Burger King and support your local?
Also published on Medium.