Published 6 April 2021
by Harriet Prior
There is less than a week until restaurants can reopen outdoors. In this morning’s Bulletin, CODE’s editor Lisa Markwell questioned the future of meal kits, restaurants reliant on dining in and third-party delivery companies. One thing for certain is that even with opening on the horizon, the rise of dark kitchens and delivery options isn’t slowing down just yet.
With everything from Turner & George butchers to Meatopia and Hawksmoor among his credits, the meat expert Richard Turner has now launched delivery-only meat-focused brand Dickies. Serving south Londoners with burgers, ribs and all the trimmings, diners will be able to order Dickie’s to home, to a garden or even the park.
Also joining the delivery scene is Black Axe Mangal -a restaurant that’s been much missed over lockdown. The restaurant is now on delivery platform Big Night, offering a monthly changing meal kit of BAM cult classics. The first menu features tofu with rice noodles and pickles, lamb offal flat bread and Cadbury cream egg chocolate cookie.
Meanwhile Patty & Bun and Pizza Pilgrims have joined forces to create the burgizza, using a mash-up of both their meal kits for a meatball sub. (Plus, launching on 12 April and only for two weeks, Patty & Bun is selling a cool Patty Meal Box that’s perfect for picnicking.) And Souvlaki Street has launched a meal kit serving proper Greek wraps with meat from Flock & Heard and the pita bread handmade in Athens.
Over on Restaurant Kits, AngloThai has a special meal kit for the Thai new year – expect handmade curry noodles and fiery pork skewers. We noticed Cornerstone’s Tom Brown enjoying it on Instagram last night, naming it “the best at home kit I’ve had.” Don’t take his word for it…