“Not all heroes wear capes”, which is what we learnt when discovering the brands that continue to deliver restaurant-quality food and drinks amidst lockdown. So we’ve compiled a list of the UK’s best lockdown food delivery services – which we’ve tested. These are all operating during these difficult times and make your days just a little bit better. We’ve also added in some drinks, which you may enjoy. 

Pasta Evangelists: For A Taste Of Italy

Drool over the selection of artisan pasta kits with Pasta Evangelists.

As usual, pasta is having a moment. And the star of this moment is Pasta Evangelists. Sweeping the city like a storm, it’s hard not to notice their insta-worthy dishes taking over our feed. After drooling on our screens one too many times, we thought we’d see what the hype is all about.

And three delectable dishes later, we are now hooked. Each mouthful is like a taste of Italy, as the freshly-used ingredients burst with flavour. See below for some of our personal creations. Winning, right? These guys definitely make it among our top choices of the best lockdown food delivery services!

There are over three-hundred shapes of pasta produced in Italy. Pasta Evangelists houses all of the best, from spaghetti to strozzapreti, all perfectly paired with a complementing sauce. Choose from favoured classic dishes like lasagne with sage sauce to more unique and regional dishes such as trofie with walnut pesto from Genova. Buon appetite!

Best Lockdown Food Delivery Services - Pasta Evangelists

Gluten-free tagliatelle with pesto alla Genovese and pine nuts

I Love Gin: For The Perfect Gin And Tonic 

With isolation sparking creativity in the kitchen as people try new dishes and explore different spices, it’s also a great excuse to mix up your drinks cupboard and try something new alcohol-wise. Tasting is a great way to explore new spirits to find your next tipple of choice without having to make the investment of purchasing a larger-sized bottle.

Gin experts, I Love Gin, boasts an impressive selection of gin, perfect for gin enthusiasts and amateurs alike. For those who are already gin fans and keen to try new flavours, I Love Foodies recommends the Five Fruity Gins Tasting Gift Set for a sweet twist of the favoured spirit. And for those new to the wonderful world of gin, The Heart of England tasting set is a must-try. Including Burleigh’s signature dry gins accompanied by Schweppes classic tonic water and Lixir rhubarb and ginger tonic, The Heart of England provides everything you need for the perfect gin and tonic.

Best Lockdown Food Delivery Services - I Love Gin

Why, yes, we do love gin …

Simply Cook: For Restaurant-Quality Food, Made Simple 

Start your journey to culinary heaven.

More than ever, people are keen to discover new dishes and are retreating to the kitchen to pass the time. However, it’s not always as easy as Nigella makes it look, and sometimes finding the right spice to go with the right dish or creating a sauce from scratch isn’t always worth the hassle – or the mess! Which made discovering subscription-based recipe box service Simply Cook like uncovering gold-dust.

True to its name, each dish is pleasantly simple to cook, with all the complicated sauces and spices already provided along with clear step-by-step instructions. Each authentic recipe uses flavours and spices hand-picked and blended by Simply Cook’s host of expert chefs for delectable taste.

Broaden your horizon with Simply Cook’s assortment of delicious dishes from across the globe, including Korean style Bokkeumbap and Northern Indian favoured Potato Saag Curry.

Simply Cook Wild Mushroom Penne

Wild mushroom penne, anyone?

The Goodness Project: For The Health-Conscious

Click your way to a healthy diet.

Providing the best vegan, natural and gluten-free products on the market, The Goodness Project is an accessible way to maintain a healthy diet and boost your immune system during lockdown.

For the ultimate health enriching hamper, Supercharge is a must-buy. Jam-packed with nine nutritious items, including a James White organic ginger zinger drink shot and aduna baobab superfood energy bar, Supercharge has everything you need for a quick energy boost. Without the calories. Win.

The Goodness Project

So much goodness, so little time …

Tails Cocktails: For Bar-Quality Cocktails

Find the perfect cocktail.

Answering every cocktail enthusiast’s dream, Tails Cocktails is delivering ready-to-pour cocktails straight to your door. With no extra ingredients needed, Tails Cocktails is an accessible and easy way to enjoy high-quality cocktails and the bar experience that is so deeply missed.

Each of the batched cocktails, from industry classic Pornstar Martinis to Berry Mojitos, are blended using the finest ingredients and renowned spirit brands, including Bacardi Rums and 42Below Vodka, for a truly premium mix.

Best Lockdown Food Delivery Services Tail's Cocktails

Don’t forget to check out our cocktail recipes too!

The Little Pancake Company: For A Seriously Sweet Treat

There are many ways to spend your days during lockdown. Though, making your way through The Little Pancake Company’s menu of delectable pancakes certainly sounds the most delicious.

The American-style pancakes are a winning combination of fluffy and thick – and with their impressive selection of flavours available, from loaded rocky road to toffee apple, The Little Pancake Company will be sure to take your breakfast (or dessert) to the next level.

For the ultimate indulgence, I Love Foodies recommends the Raspberry and White Chocolate mix. It includes real raspberries and succulent white chocolate chips! Whip yours up in less than five minutes and enjoy warm topped with raspberry coulis. 

The Little Pancake Company

You can NEVER go wrong with pancakes.

The Letter Box Hamper: For Your Loved Ones 

More than ever, we need to be checking in on our loved ones. Isolation can be a lonely time. But there are still many ways you can check in on those you care about without going against the guidelines.

One brand making lockdown a little less lonely is The Letter Box Hamper. Catering to every need, The Letter Box Hamper has an array of hampers available to choose from, including dedicated hampers for coffee and cheese lovers. Although, for us, to real treat is The Chocolate Lovers hamper – as nothing quite says it like chocolate. Featuring an array of delicious bars, from Devon’s renowned Willie’s chocolate to Creighton’s picnic white chocolate, the hamper boasts the best of luxury British product for a truly unforgettable gift.

Best Lockdown Food Delivery Services Letter Box Hamper

The Chocolate Lovers Hamper is our favourite

These are some of our top choices when it comes to the best lockdown food delivery services in London and the UK as a whole. We’ve got more coming soon!

Article Date: May 2020


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