One good thing that has come out of the current situation is the rise of the at-home food and drink kit. Whether you simply want some delicious food or drinks from your favourite bar or restaurant to tuck into at home, or you're looking to create a fun virtual cooking experience for your colleagues or clients, read on to find out more about some great Birmingham bars and restaurants that are now delivering kits.
Dishoom is one of the newest additions to the city, having opened this summer in the Paradise development. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the restaurant has proved to be a popular addition to the city. During the lockdown, they launched the 'The Dishoom Bacon Naan Roll Kit' which contains all the fresh ingredients and instructions you'll need to create two of their famous bacon naan rolls and a cup of hot Masala Chai.
The kits cost just £16 and are available for delivery nationwide. And for every Bacon Naan you make at home, Dishoom donates a meal to Magic Breakfast – a charity who provide nourishing free meals to schools.
Find out more and order your kit here: www.dishoom.com/bacon-naan-roll.
Popular Argentinian restaurant Fazenda has recently launched its Fazenda at Home store.
Purchase some of their favourite products from their suppliers, ranging from some incredible cuts of meat, charcuterie and even their delicious cheese bread! Fazenda has also added some helpful recipes to their website to allow you to recreate some of their delicious dishes from the comfort of your own home.
They're also working on a 'Fazenda at Home' box containing all the ingredients you'll need for a delicious meal for two - we'll keep you posted as and when this is released.
Take a look at Fazenda at Home here.
Buddha Belly is another of Birmingham's street food success stories. Normally a permanent fixture at the popular Digbeth Dining Club serving their delicious Thai food, Buddha Belly opened an online shop at the beginning of lockdown. Offering a pre-cooked selection of their most popular that curry dishes with sticky rice or a cook-at-home version of their crispy chicken noodles, customers can order up to 10 meals which are suitable for freezing.
Delivery is available to a selection of Birmingham, Stourbridge and Dudley postcodes, check on their website for details.
Find out more and place an order here: www.buddhabellystreetfood.co.uk.
Rudy's is one of our favourite places in the city for a delicious, authentic Neapolitan pizza. As well as being available for delivery in the city on Deliveroo, those who live a little further afield can now order from a selection of 'bake at home pizzas' which are hand made before being blast chilled and vacuum packed.
The pizzas cost just £6.90 each and can be reheated quickly in your oven. You can from their Margherita, Carni, Portobello, Calabrese (our favourite) and vegan Calabrese. Minimum order is for four pizzas and can either be delivered by a courier or picked up in the pizzeria on Bennetts Hill.
Find out more and place your order here: shop.rudyspizza.co.uk.
Habaneros is a popular Mexican street food trader based on Temple Row - if you've ever walked past at lunchtime, you will have seen the long queues of people waiting to get their tasty burritos, nachos and tacos.
They've recently launched a selection of food kits which can be delivered to your door. All food is prepared fresh using free-range meat and local produce. You can choose from DIY taco, nachos or burrito kits with a range of fillings and toppings or a delicious pulled pork Cuban sandwich. If you are looking for something healthy they even offer a selection of salad bowls.
Dishes start from £5.50 and if you order by 9 am you can get same-day delivery (in Birmingham) from Tuesday - Thursday. Delivery is free for orders of £25 or more.
To find out more and place your order here: mexistreetfood.com.
Opus is a contemporary fine dining restaurant based on Cornwall street, focussing on dishes made with the finest British ingredients. The restaurant has created 'Opus to You' a box containing a selection of prepared dishes and ingredients (plus instructions!) required to create a delicious three-course menu, with the option to include an extra cheese course or a bottle of wine hand-picked by their general manager. Costing £30 per person, you can also opt for a vegetarian or Sunday lunch box. Boxes can be delivered or collected from the restaurant.
To take a look at the menu and place an order, click here: www.opusrestaurant.co.uk/opus-to-you.
French Bistro Cote, which is based in the Mailbox, has launched an online shop called Cote at Home. Order from a selection of premium cuts of meat from their Boucherie, artisan cheeses from their Fromagerie or a range of traditional French bread or pastries from their Boulangerie.
Cote at Home also offers a range of set menus and individual dishes if you don't feel like cooking.
Minimum spend is £40 and nationwide delivery is just £4.95. If you spend over £80, delivery is free.
Find out more and place your order here: coteathome.co.uk.
Bare Bones Pizza is an independent, family-owned catering company from Birmingham. They've operated for seven years and traded at events like Digbeth Dining Club, Crufts, and Chelsea Flower Show to name a few.
Since lockdown, they've added DIY pizza kits to their offering. They offer fully customisable pizza kits to allow you and your team to make delicious Neopolitan style pizzas at home - why not add something unique to your next Zoom meeting by adding pizza making to the agenda!
Popular cocktail bar Dirty Martini now offers you the chance to sip your favourite martini in the comfort of your own living room! Pick from a selection of 5 of their most popular martinis, (Wild Strawberry, Blood Orange and Vanilla, Lychee and Rose, Passion Fruit and Espresso), each bottle costs £22.50 and contains four servings.
You can get your order delivered (next day delivery is available Tuesday to Saturday) or click and collect it from the Birmingham branch on Bennetts Hill.
Find out more and place your order here: dirtymartini.uk.com/takeaway.
Another option for fans of fine dining, Antona at Home comes from Andreas Antona, chef restauranteur behind Michelin-starred Simpsons and The Cross at Kenilworth.
The menu includes a selection of starters, mains, desserts and wines and prices start at just £7.50 for a starter. Your meal is boxed in sustainable, eco-friendly packaging with pre-prepared, chilled ingredients and easy to follow instructions.
Delivery is available nationwide and costs £10 in England and £11 for Scotland. For orders over £150 delivery is free.
Take a look at the menu and order here: www.antonaathome.co.uk.
Revolucion de Cuba on Temple Street is a popular destination for post-work drinks thanks to their great selection of rum-based cocktails. You can now enjoy their cocktails from the comfort of your own home thanks to their range of pre-mixed cocktails that can be purchased from their online shop.
Made fresh from premium ingredients, the cocktails come in a bottle containing 3 serves, ready for you to pour over some ice and enjoy. The menu includes a selection of Revolucion de Cuba's signature cocktails, such as the Mango & Passionfruit Spritz, Zombie, Pornstar Rumtini and Pina Colada.
Bottles start at just £17 and if you buy four or more you'll get a 10% discount. Delivery is free.
Find out more and place your order here: www.cocktailmarket.co.uk/pages/revolucion-de-cuba.
The recipient of Birmingham's newest Michelin star, Aktar Islam, has created 'Aktar at Home' which offers a curry box and a Sunday roast box.
The curry box from Michelin starred restaurant Opheem contains a selection of 10 traditional curry dishes developed by Aktar using fresh produce available that week. The box costs £60-70 and contains enough for a very generous banquet for four, several meals for two, or a whole week of dinners for one.
The Sunday roast box from Pulperia costs £60 and contains everything you'll need to create an incredible beef roast with all the trimmings for 4 people.
Find out more and place your order here: aktarathome.co.uk.
Low n Slow is another Digbeth Dining Club favourite, serving Texas Inspired BBQ and Modern Mexican using Native Breed Meat & Seasonal Produce.
Low n Slow have been putting together Sunday roast boxes, containing quality roasted meats, potatoes, vegetables and gravy with full instructions on how to heat it up. Local delivery can be arranged for certain Midlands postcodes for just £2.50, further afield the boxes can be shipped by courier for £14.
Take a look at the menu and place your order here: andylownslow.co.uk.