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Not only are we stuck indoors during Lockdown, but there's no hope of leaving the country in the near future. But why travel, when you can get some of the best dishes of the world sent right to your door? Here are some of the best meal kits and finish-at-home deliveries to give you a taste of the world in the safety of your own home.

 

Burma

LaphetLaphet

Alongside pantry items and noodle kits, Laphet has a dinner hamper with everything you need to create a Burmese meal at home. There's a salad starter, noodles for mains drinks and a semolina cake to finish off. 

Delivery range: Click & Collect or London delivery

Follow them on Instagram: @lahpet

Order from Laphet

 

The Caribbean

MyristicaMyristica

Myristica is the delivery company from Michelle Trusselle (who appeared on MasterChef The Professionals) and features Caribbean feasts. They change from time to time - the kits at the time of writing are all centred around jerk chicken. 

Delivery range: Nationwide

Follow them on Instagram: @athomebymyristica

Order from Myristica

 

China

Rice GuysRice Guys

Operating out of a food truck, Rice Guys recently had a visit from Uncle Roger, which really is a sign of "making it" (Jay Rayner is also a fan). Their home kit is a dry-aged Cantonese duck, marinated in fresh herbs and dry spices and dry-aged for three days - a perfect centrepiece for any home-cooked meal.

Delivery range: Nationwide

Follow them on Instagram: @riceguys.

Order from Rice Guys

 

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France

Maison PatronMaison Patron

Maison Patron brings the very best of a classic French brasserie to your home. You can pick and choose from a prepared menu that includes smoked duck breast, French onion soup, snails, countryside terrine, duck confit and much more. 

Delivery range: Londonwide

Follow them on Instagram: @maisonpatron

Order from Maison Patron

 

Greece

The Real GreekThe Real Greek

The Real Greek's home offering is all about their souvlaki. Served with their flatbread, there's either a marinated chicken or halloumi option. 

Delivery range: Nationwide

Follow them on Instagram: @therealgreekuk

Order from The Real Greek

 

India

Cinnamon ClubCinnamon Club

Vivek Singh's Cinnamon Club has created a feast for two with example dishes being Madras shrimp pepper fry, lamb shank roganjosh and finishing off with a Garam masala sticky toffee pudding. There's a vegan option too.

Delivery range: Nationwide

Follow them on Instagram: @thecinnamoncollection

Order from The Cinnamon Club

 

Also see:

  • Ambassador General Store (nationwide delivery) - with Gymkhana, Trishna and Brigadiers all under one (virtual) roof.
  • Gunpowder (nationwide delivery) - with several options available, including their Kashmiri lamb chops.

 

Italy

Bocca di LupoBocca di Lupo

While you can't sit up at the counter of Jacob Kenedy's popular Soho Italian, they're sending out meal-kits that change every month - each taking in a region of Italy. There are meat, fish or veg kits and a recent Tuscan feast featured Livornese fish stew, bone-in sirloin and more. Pasta and truffle kits are also available. 

Delivery range: Nationwide

Follow them on Instagram: @bocca_di_lupo.

Order from Bocca di Lupo

 

Also see:

  • Cafe Murano - with meal kits by Angela Hartnett
  • Luca - from the people behind The Clove Club, who have a weekly-changing Italian dinner

 

Iran

BerenjakBerenjak

Berenjak Bazaar is the shop for the Soho Iranian restaurant, which aims to be an online version of a Middle Eastern corner shop. Various supplies are available, but the key draw are the kits which include mezze boxes and their famed kabab kits. 

Delivery range: Nationwide

Follow them on Instagram: @berenjaklondon

Order from Berenjak

 

Japan

Shoryu RamenShoryu Ramen

Part of the Japan Centre group, Shoryu's online focus is all about their ramen kits - with the Shoryu signature 12-hour tonkotsu soup stock matched with their noodles and char siu bbq pork belly. They also have cocktails kits and if you really want that proper final touch, you can also throw in a ceramic ramen bowl of two. 

Delivery range: Nationwide

Follow them on Instagram: @shoryu_ramen

Order from Shoryu

 

Mexico

Santo RemedioSanto Remedio

Santo Remedio's "remedy kits" come in three flavours - either barbacoa lamb shank, duck carnitas or bone-in short rib. All come with snacks and sides - and you really should add-on their own guacamole (not to mention a margarita or two).

Delivery range: Nationwide

Follow them on Instagram@santoremedio_uk.

Order from Santo Remedio

 

Nigeria

Chuku'sChuku's

If you've been missing your Nigerian tapas from this Tottenham fave, their Chop, Chat, Chill kits include their Jollof Quinoa,  wraps, beef/chicken/tofu fillings and Chuku's sauces - with their plantain fries available as an add-on. Nigerian inspired cocktails are available too. 

Delivery range: N15 and N17

Follow them on Instagram@chukusldn

Order from Chuku's

 

Peru

Chotto MatteChotto Matte

Peruvian crosses with Japanese for an at-home Chotto feast. Dishes include Black Cod Aji Miso, Yellowtail “Nikkei Sashimi” and slow-cooked BBQ beef with purple potato purée. Look out for their regular party boxes. 

Delivery range: London-wide

Follow them on Instagram@chottomattesoho

Order from Chotto Matte

 

Portugal

Bar DouroBar Douro

Bar Douro brings a Portuguese feast home with their Feast kit. Featuring some of the best of the restaurant, there are croquetas, a meat and seafood dish (octopus rice at the time of writing) and dessert. 

Delivery range: Nationwide

Follow them on Instagram@bardouro

Order from Bar Douro

 

Scandinavia

AquavitAquavit

The Michelin-starred Aquavit has three meal hampers - meat, pescatarian and vegetarian - for an at-home Nordic feast. Dishes include pulled venison bao buns, smoked cod papillote and more. 

Delivery range: Nationwide

Follow them on Instagram@aquavitlondon

Order from Aquavit

 

Singapore

Mei MeiMei Mei

Elizabeth Haigh's Mei Mei has been going from strength to strength over the past year. As well as being open in Borough Market for collection, as usual, they also have a number of meal kits - including beef rendang and a Bak Chor Mee kit as well as a Singapore chilli crab feast. It would be rude not to order some of their amazing Kaya coconut jam as well.

Delivery range: Nationwide

Follow them on Instagram: @meimeilondon

Order from Mei Mei

 

Sri Lanka

HoppersHoppers

The Hoppers Kash & Kari has a number of meal-kits with dishes like their famed bone marrow varuval, mutton rolls and their karis all included. You can add on beers and cocktails and there's a large range of spices if this inspires you to try out more recipes yourselves. 

Delivery range: Nationwide

Follow them on Instagram@HoppersLondon

Order from Hoppers

 

Also see:

  • Kolamba (nationwide delivery) - the Soho Sri-Lankan restaurant is delivering a range of feasts

 

Spain

SaborSabor

Nieves Barragan's Sabor has an at-home offering that's one of the best on the market - with all manner of Spanish delights available. There are gooey tortillas (with optional tortilla pan!), croquetas, tapas and more on offer. You can choose a curated box or create something bespoke. Their own cocktails and wine boxes are also available. 

Delivery range: Nationwide

Follow them on Instagram: @sabor_ldn

Order from Sabor

 

Also see:

  • Jose Pizarro - the king of tapas also has a finish-at-home selection.  

 

Southern USA

DecaturDecatur

If you're looking for a taste of the USA, you might as well head down to the deep south. Decatur have two kits to choose from - either chargrilled oysters or a shrimp boil which has everything you need to create a New Orleans-style feast. 

Delivery range: Nationwide

Follow them on Instagram@decaturlondon

Order from Decatur

 

Taiwan

BAOBAO

BAO have managed to recreate their signature BAO buns in delivery kit form, with classics like the pork or daikon baos always available - and specials joining them all the time. The salted egg custard baos are a must too. 

Delivery range: Nationwide

Follow them on Instagram@bao_london

Order from BAO

 

Thailand

Kin + DeumKin + Deum

The London Bridge Thai restaurant serve up a new meal kit every week - containing starters, mains, sides and desserts - so you're going to see plenty of new dishes all the time. Recent options have included Spicy Aubergine Fritters, Roasted Red Curry, Countryside Garlic Fried Rice and more. 

Delivery range: Nationwide

Follow them on Instagram@kindeum

Order from Kin + Deum

 

 

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Food delivery in London, by area...

North: Islington, Highbury, Stoke Newington  |  King's Cross, Camden & Clerkenwell 

SouthBorough, London Bridge, Bermondsey |  Clapham, Brixton  |  Peckham, Camberwell, Dulwich

East: Hackney  |  Shoreditch and Spitalfields  |  Walthamstow and Leyton

West: Chelsea, Kensington & Belgravia  |  White City and Notting Hill

Central: Central London restaurant deliveries

 

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