As you know, London’s restaurants are closed for dine-in service. Things are changing though. Day by day, more and more restaurants are getting into collection and/or delivery, and others are offering new specials. Even though we might not be able to go to these restaurants and eat there, we can support them (and eat something great) by ordering their food. We’ll keep updating this guide with more information as we get it, so stay tuned, and stay well.
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A-list pasta bar Padella, usually has (virtual) queues round-the-block for a seat at its Borough and Shoreditch pasta bars. Now they’re trialling pasta kits that you simply finish up at home. So if you fancy beef shin ragu or tomato tagliarini and you live in Islington or Hackney then their delivery bicycle will come to deliver on Friday afternoons. Pre-orders open at 6pm on Wednesdays. Order fast here.
When we reviewed Flor in 2019, we said that if there was better cakes in London than their brown butter creations then we were yet to try them. Flor is now selling those cakes, along with other pastries, bread, wine, and soft serve ice cream for takeaway from their tiny spot near Borough Market. Their pastries are also available at Snackbar in Dalston.
Cheese, cold cuts, sardines, carabineros, and boquerones are all available for click and collect from this Spanish tapas specialist in Bermondsey and Esher. There’s also a range of ready-to-eat and finish-at-home dishes like octopus with parsnip purée, croquetas, and a whole leg of suckling lamb for two. Order here.
Lahpet have been serving up the cuisine of Myanmar in east London for a few years now, and their Bethnal Green Road spot in particular is a great place for tasty food and casual hang with friends. With salad and noodle making kits available from their online store, you can create their great food at home. They’ve also got a range of pantry items for delivery or pickup. Order here.
Gunpowder is an Indian restaurant that not only has a special place in our hearts, but in our Greatest Hits List. That’s why we’re so glad that they are now delivering their excellent food from their Spitalfields location. You can order things like their kashmiri, tandoori chicken in butter masala sauce, and malabar chicken wings here or here, or pre-order for collection via their website.
South American spot Assenheims 56 is delivering its famous grilled chicken in special sauce for lunch. Choose between their marinated chicken boxes, sandwiches, and vegan options here.
26 Grains have began delivering boxes filled with their quality food, around London Bridge. You can get breakfast boxes, aperitivo boxes, market boxes - which have enough for a three course meal for two - and everything boxes, which is all three boxes in one. Check out their website to see what each box includes and to place an order.
This tapas bar in Peckham has reopened for collection meaning you can get things like mushroom croquettes with truffle oil, ox cheek, and tortillas. Keep an eye on their Instagram for the menu, and email your name, order, and collection time to firstname.lastname@example.org. They’ll also be offering delivery soon.
Gymkhana’s menu is filled with iconic dishes that are only available from this Mayfair restaurant. Dishes like kid goat keema, and wild muntjac biryani are just two of the reasons we think it’s the best Indian restaurant in London. Get it delivered to your home here, assuming your home is somewhere between Sloane Square and Primrose Hill.
When we reviewed Trishna we called the meen manga curry ‘one of the best fish curries you’ll ever have’. Thing is you could probably replace ‘fish curries’ with any of the dishes you’re going to get delivered from this Marylebone restaurant’s vast menu. Order here.
Mayfair’s Bombay Bustle have put together a delivery menu inspired by the flavours and culture of Mumbai. The Dabbawala menu is available all over London and includes favourites from the tandoor like their achari lamb chops, a selection of curries and biryanis, and of course all the breads and sides you could want. Order here.
You can get really very good cheeseburgers, buffalo wings, and a fried chicken burger called The Clustercluck from good-time burger joint MeatLiquor. Click here for delivery options across London.
Meatball burgers, huge flavoured pizzas, and lasagne for four are all available for delivery from Fitzrovia’s Circolo Popolare. You can also order in a huge variety of ham, blocks of Italian cheese, and their Incomparable Lemon Pie, which they claim is as high as the box will allow it to go. Order here.
Inkonito’s baked sweet potato, spicy yuzu sour cream and chives is available for delivery. If that isn’t cause to stop everything you’re doing and order some food, we don’t know what is. There are other things from this Soho restaurant that are worth ordering too. Like the chicken karaage. But we’ve also got our eyes on the £19 wagyu cheeseburger. Order here.
For coffee, breakfast, brunch, and sandwiches around Shepherd’s Bush, Proud Mary’s is one of your best options. Get your miso chicken bagel, your creamy porridge, and your flat white delivered here.
Branches of Royal China all over London are open for delivery and takeaway. You should know that all the food at Royal China is great, but it’s the dim sum that we go back to again and again. Happily their Baker Street branch is delivering the full range.
Usually you’d go to Brigadiers to have a little butter chicken and biriyani party but, now, Brigadiers comes to you. The decadent and delicious City restaurant is delivering its Indian barbecue all around London. All the details can be found here.
This all-day café and bakery on Newington Green is open on a collection and takeaway basis only. It’s just 10am till 3pm for now, with baked goods, wine, and food to go on offer, but there’s talk of dinner time pick-up service coming soon.
Just imagine sitting at Lina Stores counter, surrounded by pastel green and, more importantly, pasta. One day friends, one day. In the mean time, you’ll have to channel some of that Soho atmosphere into your home, via Lina Stores’ online shop. They’re delivering fresh pasta, including artichoke and truffle ravioli, as well as pizza meal kits, and loads of essentials.
Hoppers has been among the very best places in town to eat delicious spicy things ever since their first spot opened in Soho. Now they have two more branches (in Marylebone and King’s Cross) and all of them are open for delivery. You should definitely get involved with their bone marrow varuval, and the black pork kari. But honestly, anything you get delivered is going to make you very happy.
Always one of the best bets for reasonably priced quality sushi in the West End, Sushi Atelier is now delivering. Choose from their huge range of sushi, sashimi, and rolls, or make life easy for yourself and just select one of their seven omakase options. Order here.
Hame is a delivery and collection-only menu developed by Adam Handling and the team at The Frog. Whether you keep things relatively simple with sourdough and chicken butter and a pheasant pot pie that serves four to six people, or go all in with a wagyu beef tartare and a whole lobster, everything comes with full instructions for serving at home. You should also get probably also get involved with their wines and cocktails, so check out the menus here.
Endo was our highest rated new restaurant of 2019, and while the 18-course omakase we’d usually recommend isn’t being served right now, you can order a premium bento box which they’re delivering throughout London. Keep an eye on their Instagram and then act quickly because they sell out fast, with a share of the proceeds going to Hospitality in Action.
This excellent and affordable pasta spot has now started offering a new at-home meal kit service based out of their Shoreditch sister restaurant, Smokestak. The kits contain a slab of focaccia, house salumi, and DIY pasta kits. For collection or delivery to EC and some E and N postcodes, order here.
We like Tram Store for it’s delicious brunch, and even though you can’t get that delivered, they are delivering fruit and veg boxes, eggs, freshly baked pastries and other essentials, plus a Sunday roast which you can get for £14 a serving. Place your order here.
Little Georgia is one of the best places in London to eat Georgian food and now that their Hackney spot is delivering, your house is too. Get your borscht, your khachapuri, and your chashushuli here.
Dom’s Subs AKA Impeccable Sandwiches, are delivering their pretty... - what’s another word for impeccable... excellent sandwiches around Lanark Coffee on Hackney Road. Get subs filled with spicy Thai ground chicken, ham, salami, Swiss cheese and spicy sauerkraut, and more. Order for delivery or collection here.
Suzi Tros is a fun and friendly Greek restaurant in Notting Hill serving some of our favourite meatballs in London. Those meatballs are now being delivered locally, along with other favourites from the menu like spanakopita, and pork belly souvlaki.
Mazi is the sister restaurant of Suzi Tros. It’s a bit more grown up, a bit more serious, a bit more expensive, and definitely one of our favourite places to eat in Notting Hill. Order from their delivery menu for a special night in.
Naughty Piglets is a brilliant neighbourhood spot serving some great food and wine in Brixton. They’re only doing 40 covers a day, which means if you like the sound of dishes like BBQ pork belly with XO rice and Korean sauce, you’re going to have to keep your eye on their Instagram and place your order for the following week. And you’re going to need to move fast.
Crispin’s an all-day restaurant in Spitalfields, but they’re limiting delivery to to breakfast and brunch for now. Options range from scrambled eggs with Berkswell on sourdough to daal, purple kale, and black turnip pickles on flatbread. They’re also delivering coffee. Order here.
As well as being our quarantine nickname, Ugly Dumpling is delivering it’s new-age dumplings, frozen, with cooking instructions. Choose from fillings like satay chicken, prawn and chive, and mushroom and truffle. DM them on Instagram to place an order.
This popular Peckham hangout is taking orders for Friday night dinners for two. For £45, you get the ‘Forza Road’ concept, which includes three courses, with the main course requiring some cooking at home. You can check out the menu and order here.
Cérès is a Southern European restaurant in Newington Green which is now open for takeaway and delivery. They’ve got everything to make your meal special, from handcut sirloin tartare and duck breast, to fresh pappardelle and birthday cakes. Plus, they’ve got plenty of wines to choose from and their signature watermelon margarita. Order here.
This popular neighbourhood Italian restaurant has some very good pasta, and meaty mains, which they’re now delivering as DIY meals to cook at home. Order their confit duck, lamb ragu, and more here.
Brunswick House in Vauxhall has recently launched Brunswick at Home where you can get their British food delivered to your door. Pick between the à la carte choices, or order a set menu dinner for two starting from £35. You can also order cocktails, beer, and keg wine pouches.
Almost the whole Din Tai Fung’s menu is now available for delivery, from their special noodle soup with braised beef through to wontons and steamed buns. Sadly the xiao long bao aren’t on the menu for now, but their shao mai, jiao zi, and steamed buns are all available in a number of varieties.
The Coal Office in King’s Cross have started a Fresh Food Hub. Which means you can follow their Instagram to find out which recipe they’re going to be making tomorrow and pre-order it today by emailing ToYou@CoalOffice.com. If you’d rather make it yourself, there’s the option of having the ingredients delivered so you can follow the recipe with them.
The London branch of steak restaurant Le Relais de Venise is famous for only having one option. It’s always been like that. You get steak. You get special sauce. You get french fries. And you get a green salad. Somethings never change. But somethings do. And now, for a limited time only - or until the pandemic is over - you can order delivery of a baguette filled with steak, sauce, and french fries. The only choices you need to make is whether you want more fries on the side and which of their four desserts you’re going to get. Order here.
Mac and Wild have been making nationwide deliveries of their butcher’s supplies since early in the pandemic, but their venimoo burger kits are a newer offering. £28 gets you everything you need for four burgers made up of a beef patty, a venison patty, cheese, lettuce, gherkins, two sauces, and some mustard. Order here.
The always-popular east London coffee shop is delivering ‘Brunch at Home’, a weekly changing cook-at-home series that works with excellent restaurants nearby - like Brat, The Marksman, Lardo, Som Saa - and includes coffee, plus a boozy drink.
London’s favourite Taiwanese restaurant has launched it’s own delivery service which, in true Bao style, looks and tastes fantastic. Rice Error is available from their Borough and Fitzrovia locations (with Kings Cross and Hackney incoming). The cha shao pork belly rice box is particularly mouthwatering and we’re happy to report that their famous fried chicken travels well. Very well.
The Persian spot in Soho is opening kitchens across north, south, east, west and central, to ensure that large swathes of London can enjoy their jujeh kebabs and oh-so-smooth hummus in the comfort of their own home. Check their website for details where you are.
Leroy has moved some letters about in its name (and yes, added one more) to launch Royale, a new rotisserie chicken delivery service. Half a juicy chicken, seasoned with their own blend of herbs and spices, will set you back £12. Or a whole bird with potatoes and salad to share is £38. There’s a cod’s roe side and dips like roast chicken aioli too.
Vegetarian haven Mildreds is delivering from its King’s Cross and Dalston locations. There’s a vegan Sri Lankan curry, mock duck bahn mi, heat-at-home meals, and more.
Barbecue-season is incoming, and there’s no better place to get inspiration from then Smokestak. The Saturday-only takeaway and NE London delivery service features their famous brisket, pulled pork, spicy sausage, and more. Like all the best things in life, the sides are measured in pints, and we’d get a couple of the burnt end beans for sure.
If you’re around Shoreditch, then you’ll want to know that handmade pasta pros Burro e Salvia are open for delivery and collection. Whether you go for ricotta and parsley tortelloni, or agnolotti cavour with butter and sage, everything’s prepared ready for you to finish at home.
La Mia Mamma has a special place in our hearts. And now that they’re sending out Mamma’s Survival Kits, they have our whole hearts. The kits range in size from enormous, to extremely large, to ‘small’, and include wine, pasta dough, pizza dough, sauces, a sense of hope, and so much more. You can find them all here.
If you’re looking for something on the fancier side, then Clipstone is one of those restaurants where all the food looks like it should be part of Frieze. And now, you can get that those artful plates - like the beef, potato, and black truffle pithivier - to your door, alongside sides, wine, desserts, and those fancy truffle crisps.
Hackney’s favourite Chinese-inspired vegan spot is doing local delivery and collection Wednesday - Saturday of their full menu, from those dan dan noodles, to mapo tofu, and langya potatoes.
Little Duck At Home sounds like the nourishing Pixar film we could all do with watching (and gently sobbing to) right now, but it’s actually Little Duck The Picklery’s new Thursday to Sunday collection service. It ranges from a ‘Beirut Breakfast’ with flatbread, labneh, pistachio dukka and honey, to chicken, asparagus, and wild garlic pies. Check it out here.
The high-end St. James’ sushi spot is delivering its maki, sashimi, nigiri, and set menus around the West End. There are also set menu options for up to 4 people and a £100 bottle of sake if you’re looking to make a memorable takeaway a little more hazy.
You can find some of our favourite pizza in London at Theo’s. Or rather, it can find you because you can order it right to your door. These chewy, saucy, Neapolitan-style pizzas are available for collection and delivery from both their Camberwell and Elephant and Castle restaurants.
Modern Italian trattoria Briciole is now open for takeaway. You can get essential food and groceries from the deli and hot meals from the restaurant. The pastas are good, particularly the gnocchi, which we would order alongside a burrata, and a bottle of wine. Check out the full menu and pre-order for collection by calling 020 7723 0040.
Passo To Go is delivering fresh pasta, sauces, and pizza kits anywhere within the M25. Sauces range from a sausage and nduja ragu to charred courgette, and pizza kits come in couple and family-sized packs.
“The sea was angry that day my friends, like an old man trying to send back soup in a deli”. That’s one of our favourite Seinfeld quotes. It isn’t related to this Chelsea fishmongers and restaurant, but we thought you should know it. You should also know that The Sea, The Sea are delivering things like mixed sashimi platters or a lobster salad, as well as black cod with miso and rice.
The Broadway Market butcher and restaurant are stocking bits from friends nearby, like Dusty Knuckle sourdough, or fresh pasta from Ombra, as well as their own ramen packs, complete with pork broth and pork belly. Check their Insta for updates.
The Bermondsey branch of this Italian mini-chain has re-opened and is now selling fresh pasta, sauces, meal kits, a selection of produce ranging from meatballs to wine, as well as the chef’s daily special which you can cook at home. Place your order here.
You can enjoy True Craft’s delicious sourdoughs, including our favourite, the Bang! Pepper, from the comfort of your own home if you’re lucky to live within a couple of miles of their South Tottenham base. Order pizza here.
Whilst isolation has got you calling fish fingers lightly-crumbed cod digits, Lyon’s has started delivering for the first time. This seafood specialist is delivering things like crispy softshell crab burgers and a very casual whole chargrilled plaice with seaweed butter, straight to your door. You can order here.
Quality Wines do indeed deliver quality wines. Well done, Sherlock. But more importantly, this romantic little Farringdon wine bar is also delivering a changing weekly menu of things like gnochetti sarde with fennel sausage, aubergine caponata, and pistachio upside down cake. Planning a date night? Each meal serves two.
For the sake of our dignity we’re not going to disclose how much cheese we’ve ordered from Holloway’s Provisions since lockdown began. But we are going to encourage you to do the same. Expect excellent wines, cheese, and charcuterie.
Option one: call your ex and say something along the lines of ‘so like, lockdown. Mad isn’t it? Would you be interested in marrying me for a bit?’. Option two: call 020 7724 4545 to order grilled octopus and suckling lamb shoulder from Lurra. We know which one we’d pick. This top Spanish spot in Marylebone is also delivering meat, cheesecake slices, and wine across London from their online shop.
No, you’re not going to put some raw tuna on a seaweed crisp and call it dim sum. Order from high-end Chinese restaurant Hakkasan in Mayfair instead. There’s a whole Peking duck. There’s a classic steamed dim sum selection. And there’s a champagne brunch for two that’s got ‘Welcome to your isolation birthday babe’ written all over it.
Eating a whole leg of ibérica jamon for breakfast? Do it. The rulebook went out the window around minute six of lockdown. As well as that casual leg of jamon, Spanish restaurant Ibérica are delivering other cured meats, artisan cheeses, and frozen wild Atlantic peeled prawns from all four of their London restaurants. Frozen octopus leg? Yup, they’ve got that too.
Fried haddock sandwiches are basically the fish finger butty glow-up we never knew we needed. As well as seafood, Orasay in Notting Hill are delivering fresh, sophisticated meals like pot roast duck leg with a soy, orange, and honey sauce and burrata with wild garlic and baby peas. Crucial information: there are batched cocktails for two you should probably order as well.
Crispy baby squid is now what we call our flatmate after they spent a little too much time out on the balcony during the good weather. But, importantly, it’s also one of the tapas dishes you’ll find on Arros’ delivery menu. They specialise in paella, there are several variations to choose from, as well as grilled octopus and plenty of wine.
We have three words for you. Crispy. Prawn. Maki. Fitzrovia’s sleek and sophisticated Japanese spot, Roka, is now bringing their spicy tuna maki, salmon fillet teriyaki, kimchi steamed rice, and more, to you. There are also plenty of wines and sake to get involved in.
Melabes is a cool and casual Kensington restaurant that specialises in traditional Mediterranean and Middle Eastern food. Basically, if it goes with tahini it’s on their menu. Open seven days a week, they also have kids options, beer, and super smooth hummus. In case we weren’t clear, order the hummus.
There’s something uniquely disappointing about homemade burgers. Or at least there is with ours. Which is why it’s an enormous relief to know that Four Legs are making their cheeseburger for delivery and collection from The Compton Arms. It’s available between 6pm - 10pm daily and if you’re in the delivery zone and want something meaty to your door, then slide into their DMs.
Wine bar and small plates spot Top Cuvée has rebranded itself as Shop Cuvée and is offering a range of different food and drink options on their website. There’s a set meal for two for £40, a load of beers and wine, and more.
1251 have started a new delivery service called Around The Cluck, and they’re delivering their jerk chicken, cauliflower, and more. You can order online.
Trattoria N16 are now delivering their wood-fired pizzas, Italian small plates, and salads. Order here.
The Cheese Bar are moving all over London in their cheese truck to deliver self-isolation selections of the good stuff, on top of wine if you want it as well. Visit their website to check out when they’ll be near you.
This neighbourhood cafe in Highbury is now takeaway or collection only. You can check out their menu here and call them on 0207 354 4830 to order.
Farang is a Thai restaurant in Highbury with excellent curries. They’re now offering no-contact collection of grocery boxes, alcohol, and meal kits. Call 020 7226 1609 to order.
This seasonal Italian restaurant in Stoke Newington has launched a new takeaway and delivery service. You can find changing menus on their Instagram, and call them on 0207 254 0364 to order. It’s minimum of £25 for delivery.
If you’re around Peckham, consider getting in touch with Mr Bao. They’re delivering packs of frozen dumplings as well as favourites from their menu. Order here.
Tooting Broadway’s favourite brunch hotspot is now delivering its sandwiches and buckwheat pancakes if you live nearby. Order here or head over to their website for deliveries further afield.
Independent Neapolitan pizza specialists Made Of Dough are now delivering their chewy numbers to your door from their HQ in Peckham.
You can now get Abd El Wahab’s excellent Lebanese food delivered from Battersea. We’d go for the fattoush salad, hommos, and eggplant fatteh. Order here
We’re big fans of Snackbar’s kimchi and stichelton toastie and for the moment, we’re still big fans of our sofa. Together, unstoppable. You can get it delivered straight to your door if you’re within a 3 mile radius of this Dalston spot, as well as their rice bowls, snacks, and some very casual fermented things. Order here.
Beigel Bake is London’s most famous beigel shop, and earlier this year they very quietly launched their own delivery app. Now’s the time to use it. That famous salt beef beigel (complete with a tear-inducing dollop of English mustard) can be delivered all over, as well as their plain beigels for 30p each. They’ve even got their full dessert and pastry selection too. And nobody can say no to that chocolate fudge brownie.
When we first discovered Pophams, we felt more at home there than we did in our actual homes. Mostly because we thought we’d have an in-house pastry chef by this point in our lives. But now that Pophams have a new takeaway and delivery service you can pretend that you do by placing an order via this link for the following week. If you live near either their Hackney or Islington spots then you can takeaway from there.
Lucky & Joy are delivering their 10/10 sesame noodles, big plate chicken, grilled aubergine, and more to east London. There are also rice bowls for under £10, and it’s 50% off for NHS workers, and free delivery anyone over 55.
Venetian specialists Ombra are offering a handmade pasta and sauce collection service for you to cook at home. At the moment it’s available if you’re near their restaurant in Cambridge Heath.
Pidgin is a casual, cool fine dining spot in Hackney that you’d usually save for a special occasion. Now they’ve launched Homing Pigeon - a £25 a head, three-course collection service, with a daily changing menu. Book online by midday or call 020 7254 8311.
Dalston bakery the Dusty Knuckle will begin delivering their excellent sourdough, pastries, and sandwiches to east London locals. Find the link on their website or Instagram.
East London’s favourite late-night wine bar is now delivering bread, frozen dumplings, charcuterie, as well as finish-at-home meals like parmigiana and beef shin stew.
Krapow is a restaurant in Clapton with some seriously tasty Thai-inspired food. They’re now delivering locally, so if you live nearby and you like the sound of saucy pork mince with chilli and tomato, then order the nam price ong.
Casa Fofó is a romantic spot in Hackney that’s now delivering bread on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, as well as their house charcuterie, butter, and pastries. You can check their produce list on their website and order by texting 07526 850 369 before 10am on Mondays and Thursdays.
BunBunBun is a Vietnamese restaurant with two spots - one in Dalston and one in Hoxton. You can get their pho, bun, and summer rolls delivered from both, with the Hoxton location offering 20% off the whole menu.
Singburi is a popular Thai restaurant in Leytonstone that’s now open for takeaway and collection only. Check out their Instagram for the menu and call them on 020 8281 4801 to order and tell them what time you’d like to collect.
This spot in Hackney Wick has some great buffalo wings (with imaginative sauces), which you can now order online.
Tokyo Pizza is a restaurant in Maida Vale where you can get pizzas with Japanese inspired toppings, like kimchi and salami, and wagyu pizza. They’re now offering delivery so you can experiment with their pizza and sake at home.
Mixed sushi sets, spicy tuna rolls, yellowtail carpaccio, and salmon ikura donburi. Those are just some of the dishes you can now collect from Yashin, a high-end Japanese spot in South Kensington that we rate very highly. You can also pick up their creative sushi boxes daily from The Notting Hill Fish Shop.
This little wine bar in White City is delivering wine and food to local customers who spend a minimum of £120. They’re also open for take-away - you can find the menu on their website.
Saporitalia is a proper old school family-run Italian in Notting Hill that delivers pastas, pizzas, a couple lowkey salads, and your classic dolce. And yes, that tiramisu order is absolutely necessary.
Morso is a homemade pasta restaurant off Abbey Road, with some pretty lovely pasta. You can find their new home delivery menu here and order ingredients, or their ready-cooked meals. We’d recommend their polenta chips, and the cacio e pepe.
Hide is a huge, fancy, three-story fine dining restaurant in Mayfair that’s created a streamlined menu of some of their most popular dishes, like their signature truffled eggs and plenty of other things you never thought you’d eat on your sofa. You can find them on the Supper app.
If there was ever a time to learn how to cook an entire skate wing at home, it’s now. Covent Garden seafood specialist, The Oystermen, are doing next-day delivery on a big range of their fresh fish as well as other produce like pork chops and a range of vegetables.
Yauatcha is a flash Chinese restaurant in Soho that serves delicious dim sum and desserts, which you can now get delivered to your home. The Venison puffs are a must-order.
This hand-made pasta spot in Victoria is now delivering fresh DIY pasta kits across London. Each kit has enough fresh pasta, sauce, and grated parmesan for two. Order from their website.
This Middle Eastern bakery in Covent Garden is now delivering its Lebanese flatbread, and offering group packages for 15% off. We’d go for the minced beef, lamb, and pomegranate manousheh.