Ten takeaways and deliveries across London that have all your cravings covered
One of the best things about London is that within its increasingly diverse culinary scene, there is a delivery or takeaway option available for every mood and occasion. Whether you are in need of a night of comfort food, you are trying to stay healthy whilst saving time or you just want to treat yourself to lunch in the park, there is a vast city-wide menu to choose from. Here are some of our favourite globally inspired offerings that will transport your tastebuds wherever they want to go.
Take a plant-powered trip to Southeast Asia with Rosa’s Thai Veggie
You’ve probably seen Rosa’s Thai around London (it’s the one that’s always busy and smells like the summer holiday we all want to be on) but the good news is that the chain is expanding its vegan and veggie options with a new plant-based spinoff based near London Fields (with takeaway also available at the new Finsbury Park station branch). Rosa’s Thai Veggie combines reworked restaurant classics such as their signature Stir-fried Aubergine and Pad Thai Tofu alongside new dishes exclusive to this location, from Chu Chi Curry with Tempeh to This Isn’t Chicken Chilli & Basil Stir-Fry – which is hands down one of the most moreish meat substitutes we’ve tried. We also recommend the creamy Massaman Curry with Tofu alongside fragrant coconut rice and a side of crispy spring rolls or sweetcorn patties. Order online here.
Get the Italian experience at home with Delita
Forget the plastic-wrapped soggy pasta delivery: Delita has levelled up Italian food at home with a fresh and hassle-free menu showcasing regional varieties. The sturdy jars the goods are packaged in not only give a touch of elegance (and make it difficult to throw them away lightly, prompting recycling), but also provide excellent protection. Though at first a bit sceptical about “just reheating” filled pasta, like the Cheese Anolini with Aubergine Sauce, we found the outcome nothing short of delicious. The sequel was excellent too: succulent octopus on top of saffron-flavoured potato cream. Before getting to the mains, don’t forget to order the delectable starters – from the triumph of colours that is the Sicilian-style caponata to an exquisite cuttlefish in a rich spinach and tomato stew. A few minutes in the microwave (or in the pan) and the meal is served. Buon appetito! Order online here.
Get a healthy yet hearty Indian takeaway with Atcha
Atcha was created to share the kind of comforting yet nutritious Indian food that can be enjoyed every day. It combines classic Indian flavours with a stripped-back cafe vibe, creating casual plates that are lighter than your usual takeaway but still bursting with flavour. Think classics like cheese toasties and tomato soup, but beautifully spiced and with bold and complex combinations. The rice bowls and salads are light and perfectly balanced, providing an energising addition to any picnic in the park or a satisfying post-run treat. There’s a lot to choose from and the dishes travel perfectly, making it a great menu for click and collect. This is an excellent option for those who want to eat healthily but also enjoy fresh and delicious food crafted with undeniable flair. Order online here.
Dive down to the deep south with WingShack
At WingShack, the aim of the game is to pay homage to the beloved chicken wing using flavours from across the world. Guests can either indulge in classic marinades like BBQ and Southern Fried Chicken or try something different such as the new honey mustard sauce exclusive to the reopened Selfridges branch. Veggies need not worry as dishes including the Jackfruit Smoky BBQ Burger will satisfy any cravings for a gloriously messy bite. Also on offer is vegan wings, made from crispy fried jackfruit served with a choice of four sauces. If you’d prefer to prep up your meal at home, there is also a WingShack Kit available to buy for four in two delicious combo packs: BBQ and Mango Mezzaline Chicken Wings; and Buffalo and Honey Sesame Chicken Wings. Order online here.
Eat breakfast like a New Yorker with Eggs ‘n’ stuff
Egg’s ‘n’ Stuff, the New York-based delivery concept, has opened its first pop-up store on Holloway road, open 8am-4pm for collection and delivery. The menu features yolk-based favourites for breakfast, brunch and lunch. As the name suggests, eggs are the order of the day (Free-range Clarence Court eggs, no less), and the menu is all about mouth-watering filled rolls made using warm brioche buns, including The Sausage, Egg and Cheese; The Turkey Bacon, Egg and Cheese; and our personal favourite, the Mickey Mountain, which reaches lofty heights thanks to the addition of crispy bacon and the house sauce. We recommend ordering a side of hash browns, though salad, fries and slaw are also available. Along with collection-only, the menu is also available to order here on Deliveroo.
Pay homage to a beloved British classic with Greenaway’s Pie and Mash
Award-winning chef Mark Greenaway’s new takeaway concept brings back the long-forgotten London tradition, the pie shop, with a selection of meticulously made pastry wonders. As well as classics like Chicken, Mushroom and Tarragon and Beef Short Rib and Pearl Onion, customers can tuck into some exciting new combinations that change with the seasons. His opening menu includes Butternut Squash, Goat’s Cheese and Spinach; Confit Duck, Lentil and Orange; Braised Lamb Shank, Peas and Mint; and for dessert, Apple Pie with Cream and Custard. Pies will be available from his first shop on Villiers Street as well as on Deliveroo. Those who can’t make it to the site can still order a range of freshly frozen, ready-to-cook pies, delivered directly to their door. Order online here.
Get a fresh Japanese-Australian fusion with Oro Sushi
Oro Sushi offers a fresh take on sushi, fusing Japanese cuisine with light and fresh Australian flavours. Recently launched in Wimbledon as a delivery-only, pescatarian-led venture, Oro tapped into the takeaway landscape, offering South West London a sushi menu highlighting sustainable fish along with vegan options. With a strong focus on pescetarianism and an unwavering commitment to quality, the menu features dishes including Spicy Bluefin Tuna Maki with Chilli Mayonnaise and Shichimi Pepper and Nori-Crumbed Lemon Sole with Crispy Potato, Black Garlic Mayonnaise and Lemon. Showcasing the versatility of veg and plant-based products, vegan options include Avocado and Cucumber Maki, Mochi Flat Bread with Australian Bush Sukkah and Whipped Tofu. Order online here.
Have a late night Lebanese with Le Bab
Heading to London’s nightlife heartland, Le Bab Old Street is a major new presence and represents a seismic shift in the late-night food scene, providing epic, ethical food into the small hours, all the while honouring Britain’s post-clubbing kebab culture. Stephen Tozer, Manu Canales and Ed Brunet will feed the late-night renaissance with their new opening: a petite late-night restaurant and takeaway, open until 5am. The menu features their ultimate late-night kebab special, the Pepperoni Pork Shawarma, combining their signature pork shawarma with the universally beloved flavours of pepperoni pizza: spicy soppressata, tomato pork jus, mozzarella fondue, basil and parsley. Also new is their Dirty Vegan Kebab, made with Beyond Meat, house pickled cucumber, sweet chilli relish, crispy fries, vegan mayo, sumac, vegan fondue sauce and cress. It’s almost time to welcome back the ultimate hangover cure. To check out the menu visit their website here.
Have your eggs all day, any way with Egg Run
A cult casual eatery dedicated to the humble egg has opened in Monument where these spherical sensations can be enjoyed any way you like, with a myriad of vegan options. From when the cockerel crows through to when the sun sets, there are all manner of eggy delights to crack on with at EggRun, and with every dish created by Executive Chef, John Skotidas of Mazi, the recipes are top notch. From the Originals including the namesake EggRun – scrambled eggs, caramelised onions, cheddar cheese, chives and EggRun’s secret sauce on a warm brioche bun – to Cup on the Run – scrambled eggs, avocado and feta cream. Vegans are also amply catered for with choices including the VeganRun – vegan scrambled “eggs”, caramelised onions, vegan cheddar cheese, chives, chilli, spring onions and EggRun’s secret sauce on a warm vegan brioche bun. Order online here.
Enjoy your leafy greens Canadian-style with Maple Street Eats
Maple Street Eats, from the team behind maple&CO, has launched a new delivery service, bringing natural and nourishing lunch and dinners to West London. Founder Adria Wu grew up in Canada and was exposed to a wealth of global cuisines before training at Le Cordon Bleu. Taking you on a journey of global taste, colour and texture, the menu features dishes to satisfy even the hungriest wanderlust, from quick lunches to balanced dinners for all with a healthy focus. Dishes include hearty rice bowls such as the Halloumi Shakshuka, which includes stewed halloumi chunks in spiced red pepper and tomato sauce and Maple Greens, which consists of kale, broccoli and mangetout all topped with coconut garlic. Order online here.
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