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12 Thirsty Things To Order Via DM Slide

From handmade samosas to hand-delivered lasagne, these are London’s most exciting DM-to-order meals.

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Updated February 9th, 2021

A few things have been born out of lockdown. Some good (like our new-found love of Crocs), some bad (like our public new-found love of Crocs), and some excellent - like the Instagram side hustles of professional chefs and amateur cooks. These, er, dinfluencers - sorry - have created delicious businesses out of their kitchens throughout the pandemic. So the next time you’re looking to slide into someone’s DMs, use this list.

BAKERY SMOR

Collection or local delivery in SE26, Wednesdays & Saturdays

Smor, usually a chef at Brat, is now baking the kind of pastries we’d like to wake up to and go to sleep full of. The changing menu is sweet and savoury, featuring things like a slice of Basque cheesecake, sausage rolls, and rhubarb and custard Danishes. Send a sweet message.

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SATSU AT THE GUN

Available for collection in Hackney, Friday - Sunday

Comforting tubs of katsu crab rice, a perfect mess of a double smash patty cheeseburger, and concrete block-sized portions of tiramisu are just some of things you can pick up from Satsu’s pop-up at The Gun on Well Street. DM them here.

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WILLY'S PIES

Available to order 12pm every Sunday

Outside of comedowns and mashed potato, we didn’t think pies and Glastonbury had that much in common. Not until Will Lewis and his pies came along, and the battle for getting things into your basket began. The pies change weekly - from roast chicken and bacon, to pumpkin, chilli and white beans - but the essential treacle tart does not. Gawp here.

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MYSTIC BÖREK

New time slots coming soon

Spasia Dinkovski, AKA Mystic Börek, is only able to make 15 böreks a day from her kitchen - such is the size and scale of these sensational pastries. The latest filling of her layered filo pastry pies include lamb sausage, feta, apricot, and confit spring onion, or feta, greens and ras el hanout. There are also a enormous rectangular rolled variations, and a whole lot else to lust after. Send needy DM’s here.

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BIG MUM SAMOSAS

Delivery slots available 9am every Monday

Choose from original veg, chicken tikka, chilli paneer, cheeseburger (!), or apple pie samosas. Alternatively, choose them all. BMS have been making samosas for over 50 years but their delivery time slots don’t last longer than 15 minutes, tops, before sell out. Check ’em here.

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ZAKIYAH'S PATISSERIE

Collection or delivery across north, east, and south London

If the idea of ordering high quality French patisserie to your door doesn’t appeal to you then you are definitely in the wrong place. Zakiyah’s Patisserie specialises in just that. Things like brioche feuilletée (chocolate brioche with milk chocolate chai ganache) or coffee and caramel millefeuille have featured on the menu. More details here.

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RYE LANEZ TUCK SHOP

Collection or delivery to SE15 postcodes, Monday - Friday

Jerk shroom, tamarind spiced chicken thigh, and five bean Mexican chilli are just a few of the toasties on offer at this little Peckham side hustle from Rye Lanez Tattooing. Though they are very much there in person, you can still order for delivery or collection via DM, just head over here.

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PASTA PRINCESS

Delivery around east London

Dara Klein, the chef and carb royalty behind Pasta Princess, is a chef at Trullo - one of our favourite (and one of London’s best) Italian restaurants. Luckily for us she’s been making Pugliese-style pasta, like twisted sagne or cavatelli, with pomodoro or other sauces available. Don’t play it cool, DM here.

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MILLFIELDS STORES

Delivery London-wide

Previously of the River Café and Rochelle Canteen, and now doing a choice of boxes, Millfields Stores’ snackable spreads have things like blood orange madeleines, or za’atar flatbreads with bowls of roasted and candied beetroot, hummus with urfa chilli. The whole pear and almond tart is meant for sharing, but can quite easily (and dangerously) be dispatched without help. Have a look and take your pick..

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FAT BUFFALO KITCHEN

Order pre-Thursday for delivery Sunday

Fat Buffalo specialise in beef short rib phở. Their slow-cooked beef broth simmers for 12 hours, before it becomes part of a kit ready to be delivered to your door, along with beef short rib, dried rice noodles, and all your garnishes, like Thai basil, coriander, bean sprouts, lime, chilli and spring onion. DM them here.

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MAZZALINI FETTUCINE

South and north London delivery, order by Wednesday for Saturday

Any Instagram that features memes from both The Sopranos and The Wire, as well as pictures of squid and n’duja ragu with fettucine, or winter greens and three cheese lasagne, has our heart. And it should have yours too. Mazzalini Fettucine is another chef-at-home who happens to be delivering both north and south. Get your carb re-up here..

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THE LASAGNE MAN

Collection or delivery around north east London, weekends only

Although the name sounds like the Dolmio family’s answer to a serial killer, The Lasagne Man is someone you’ll more than likely want to meet. The menu is simple and seductive: garlic focaccia, lasagne di carne or melanzane, and tiramisu. All made by professisonal chefs and all available to you. All you have to do is ask nicely..

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