While lockdown restrictions currently vary from state to state, dining out still isn’t an option for many of us. Until then, we’ve spotlighted several new culinary offerings—from home chefs whipping up indulgent meals, to new and noteworthy launches in your city, and your favourite restaurants delivering home, for the next time you want to order in.
Woodside Inn (Bandra)
Popular gastro-pub, Woodside Inn, has set up its newest outpost in Bandra (and its third in the city). Currently open for delivery, you can savour bites from the ongoing beer and burger festival. Pick from a choice of 11 different burgers, paired with craft brews. There’s also a special festive ale on offer, called the Bandra Brew, in collaboration with Bombay Duck Brewing.
Tel: 08451957787. Order online here or through Zomato/Swiggy
Le Cordon Bleu-trained pastry chef, Bianca Manik creates desserts whipped to perfection. There’s a cookies, in variants like double chocolate and chocolate chips, and a new fall menu comprising babycakes, such as the Vanilla and Lemon Cake, Basque Cheesecake, Valrhona Chocolate Cake, an assortment of mini cookie jars, brownies, and more. She also has a limited vegan menu if you’re skipping dairy and eggs.
WhatsApp 09136105835 to pre-order
Serving up artisanal, hand-tossed pizzas, Hundo (slang for ‘hundred’) is the newest kid on the block, functioning as a delivery-focused and drive-through food brand. Co-founded by trio Ronak Rajani, chef Kabir Moorjani and chef Om Nayak, the brands lists its inspiration as ‘Neo Neapolitan-style’ pizzas, with bold flavours and locally-sourced ingredients. Choose from options like the Greca, Vegan Margherita, Four Cheese, and Bacon Carbonara pizza, among others.
Tel: 07506534770. Order online here or through Zomato/Swiggy
Namak Swaad Anusaar by Jasleen Marwah
This home chef will cater to your next weekend meal with an indulgent Kashmiri spread. You can look forward to sampling the classic Rogan Josh, or, a traditional Yakhni—a subtly-flavoured curd-based gravy, Mutsch (mutton meat balls), and several vegetarian options, including the Chokh Wangun (baby brinjals in a spicy gravy). Jasleen Marwah, who has until now showcased her cooking through pop-ups and collaborations, offers a weekly-changing menu of home-cooked Kashmiri meals. In the works is a burger adaptation of the traditional Mutsch, and a vegetarian counterpart as well.
Tel: 09820453001 to pre-order for weekends (Friday to Sunday)
Four Seasons Mumbai
Whether you’re in the mood for Dal Tadkewali and Kulche, or you’d like to simply do a cottage cheese wrap and a smoothie as a light lunch, Four Seasons Mumbai’s gourmet delivery menu hits the spot for every kind of a craving. Their menu is extensive and features Indian cuisine, Asian tidbits from their restaurant San-Qi and wellness led ideas such as light soups, stir fries, Asian bowls and salads.
Tel: 07710033143 to order
The BlueBop Café
The cafe has recently launched its delivery menu, offering Italian-American style comfort fare; think, salads, burgers, pastas and pizzas that can also be customised. Choose from plates like the Norwegian Salmon and Cream Cheese Pizza, Barley and Millet Salad, Caribbean Hot Pot Soup, and a decadent tiramisu to end your meal with.
Tel: 09372202586. Order online here or through Zomato/Swiggy
Madhani Farms and Dairy
This newly-launched venture offers freshly churned butters and ghees that are all wholesome, organic, and made with locally-sourced ingredients. Take your pick from the fresh white butter, desi ghee, yoghurt, cottage cheese, and more.
Tel: 09990555441/09990888557 to place orders. Delivery across Delhi-NCR
You can now order in your favourite Japanese fare, right from sushi rolls and gyoza, to curries, bento boxes, and more. Kampai has also curated a DIY menu where you can take your pick from the ramen and Katsu Don kits, DIY cocktail kits, and there’s also a selection of their signature sauces and blends that you can order home.
Tel: 08448496872 or order online here
Big Fat Sandwich
Big Fat Sandwich will have you covered with its choice of comfort fare. There’s wholesome sandwiches, deep-dish pizzas and gourmet burgers, among other options. There’s also a well-stocked pantry under the label ‘Big Fat Essentials’, featuring hummus, nut butters, dips, kombucha, sauces and jams, like the Bacon Onion Jam, Black Bean Chilli, and much more.
Order online via Zomato, Swiggy and Bigfat.in
If you’re looking for home-style Maharashtrian fare and coastal cuisine, take note of this new venture, started by mother-daughter duo, Manisha and Shruti Chowdhary. The name is a play on words, also referring to the earthen clay pots that the food comes packaged in. The menu is rotational and offered four days a week (Wednesday to Sunday), with plates like the Prawn Pulao, Stuffed Masala Brinjals, Crispy Fried Prawns, Special Fish in green chutney, and a Maharashtrian Fish Curry, to be soaked up with homemade vadas (puris). Vegetarian options are available too.
WhatsApp 07303588868 or DM on Instagram @mitiexperiences to pre-order. Currently delivering in Gurgaon and Delhi
Located in Siolim, this artisanal bakery will sort you out with its freshly baked breads—from the classic French baguette, to country loaves, savoury paos, and flaky croissants that will pair perfectly with your morning coffee. All the breads are vegan (except for the viennoiseries) and baked fresh to order.
WhatsApp 09819046327 to pre-order, or order online here
Known for its modern coastal cuisine, the restaurant has a well-curated delivery menu that you can order from. Choose from plates like the Prawn Fry, Jackfruit Cutlets, Roasted Coconut Curry, Malabar Chicken Stew, Hoppers, and a Dark Chocolate and Rum Mousse.
Order online via Swiggy and Zomato. Deliveries between 12pm to 10.30pm
Maverick & Farmer
This artisanal coffee roastery will encourage you to go experimental with your coffee. New on the list of offerings, are two distinct brews–a unique cold-smoked coffee called the Ol’Smoky, that’s smoked for around 13-14 hours for a mellow sweetness, and an orange juice fermented coffee, called ‘Orange You Curious?’ that goes through a barrel fermentation process with orange juice, for a zesty flavour profile. Both are micro-lot coffees, sourced from their estates in Coorg and are available in limited batches. There’s even a Milk and Honey coffee in the works.
Shipping pan-India. Order online via Maverickandfarmer.com
Not Just Hot
Saritha Hegde, who launched this home venture in June this year, will fix you up with her collection of gourmet hot wok sauces, sambals, spice mixes, pates, marinades, infused oils, and chutneys, for when you want to throw together fiery flavours at home. Think, Andhra Chilli Sauce, Thai Chilli Oil, Lemongrass Wok Sauce, Mangalorean spice mixes, and several infused salts, among others. If you ask, she’ll even share some recipes on request.
WhatsApp 09945765553 to place orders and the menu can be viewed on Notjusthot.com
Novotel Chennai Chamiers Road
The property has curated an extensive menu comprising a mix of DIY kits—right from healthy bowl meals to easy-to-put-together Asian plates, breakfast boxes, and more. The in-house bakery has several guilt-free dessert offerings, from a flourless Jaggery Chocolate Cake, to fudgy Sweet Potato Brownies, vegan ice creams and more. You can also pick dishes from the hotel’s restaurants menus.
Tel: 07824808009/07824808019 for takeaway. Delivery is also available via services like Dunzo
This delivery-only offering by Kappa Chakka Kandhari (KCK) is an amalgamation of home-style Kerala fare and regional specialties from Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. Lookout for the Malabar Bento Box—a set meal comprising South Indian-style biryanis, seafood specials, like the Prawn Roast, Alleppey Fish Curry, and several other staples.
Tel: 09940499404 or order online via Zomato