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10 Exciting Orders That Aren’t On The Usual Delivery Apps

Excellent restaurant food delivered, but not from the usual places.

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Updated November 5th, 2020

It isn’t difficult to order food to your door, but it can be difficult to order something properly exciting. And now that so many restaurants have had to pivot to things like takeaway and meal kits, it only makes sense that new delivery options and platforms are popping up too. Only many of these ones have been started by people in the hospitality industry, to help the hospitality industry. So if you’re looking to order something a little different from your go-to this weekend, and support restaurants in the process, check out the options in this guide.

The independent apps listed in this guide include: Big Night, Dishpatch, Pezu, Plateaway, & Restokit.


AN UNASHAMEDLY INAUTHENTIC RAMEN

Supa Ya Ramen

££££

A once hush-hush pop-up turned regular restaurant collaborator, Supa Ya Ramen is doing a tamarind and chipotle braised chicken ramen for you to bring together at home. Each order comes with a ramen kit for two - hand cut noodles, roast chicken broth, mushroom soy, confit garlic oil, and more all included - as well sides of bacon fat glazed brussels sprouts, raddichio salad, miso cabbage, and pickled vegetables.

Order from: Dishpatch

A SRI LANKAN JACKFRUIT CURRY FEAST

Kolamba

££££
Sri Lankan  in  Soho
££££ 21 Kingly Court

Aside from a never ending supply of valium, we can’t think of anything more welcome right now than a Sri Lankan feast. Kolamba have two different varieties for you to enjoy at home: a Ceylon chicken curry and a jackfruit curry. Both come with rice, dhal, two types of sambol, and a couple of vegetable curries, plus chutney.

Order from: Kolamba

A PIE OR TWO (OR THREE, IF YOU COUNT A GALETTE)

The Camberwell Arms

££££
BritishPub  in  Camberwell
££££ 65 Camberwell Church St

It’s that time of year, and by that time of year we mean pie time of year, and Camberwell’s premier gastropub make some of the best around. You can get a rich beef, ale, and bone marrow pie with roast hispi cabbage and potato gratin to share straight to your door. Or, if meat isn’t your thing, then there’s a celeriac, porcini mushroom and mascarpone number on the menu. Don’t forget dessert either.

Order from: Big Night

A PERSIAN KABAB KIT

Berenjak

££££
££££ 27 Romilly Street

The Soho kababi is offering a kit with two lamb koobideh and two chicken jujeh kababs, mast-o-musir (a yoghurt dip with shallots), onion salad, and clay-baked lavash bread. In case you really don’t trust yourself, there’s a video tutorial as well (switch grill on, don’t burn, etc) and you get to keep the ‘bespoke metal skewers’ too. Who said Christmas didn’t come early?

Order from: Plateaway

AN ACTUAL PARTY IN YOUR MOUTH

Scully

££££
££££ 4 St James's Market

The first time we went to Scully, our tastebuds stood to attention and everything in the world seemed just a little more exciting, and also kafir lime-filled. Then it happened the second and the third time we went, and now it can happen in your home as well. The St. James’s restaurant is selling three different six/seven plate banquets with things like masala chickpeas, roasted aubergine with sambal tumis, and beef short rib pastrami on the menu.

Order from: Scully At Home

A WHOLE ROTISSERIE CHICKEN

Royale London

££££ 221 Grove Road

The rotisserie chicken side hustle from the folks behind Leroy is delivering juicy chicken cooked perfectly on a vintage Rotisol - is anyone having a holiday flashback to a market in France? - along with roasted potatoes soaked in chicken juices and salad.

Order from: Big Night

A MIDDLE EASTERN VEGAN MEZZE

Bubala

££££
££££ 65 Commercial Street

Forget burgers and order some beetroot borani instead. Bubala, the delicious all-vegetarian Spitalfields restaurant, is doing a nine dish vegan mezze selection for two. There’s laffa flatbread, homemade falafels, twice-roasted celeriac, and more.

Order from: Dishpatch

A KING PRAWN & POACHED CHICKEN LAKSA

Sambal Shiok

££££
££££ 171 Holloway Road

Our go-to order from this Malaysian spot on the Holloway Road is their special laksa, and now you can get a kit delivered straight to you. It’s for two people and has everything you need - king prawns, poached chicken, soft tofu puffs, noodles, and a shrimp-based broth that will make you sweat in excitement.

Order from: Pezu

A FILET-O-FISH, BUT BETTER

Snackbar

££££
££££ 20 Dalston Lane

The Dalston café has started delivering coronation chicken sandwiches, beef flank-stuffed burritos, a vegan sloppy joe, and a spectacular looking take on a certain fried fish burger.

Order from: Big Night

A WARMING AUTUMNAL FEAST

Andrew Edmunds

££££
££££ 46 Lexington St

It’s one of London’s most romantic restaurants and now the Soho stalwart Andrew Edmunds is delivering to you. Their Autumn menu for two has braised beef, roasted vegetables and cavolo nero, and chocolate fondant to spoon into each others mouths.

Order from: Dishpatch

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