As another lockdown gets underway and we find ourselves flicking through our tried-and-tested cookbooks at home once more, it’s impossible not to miss the variety, spectacle and gastronomic ingenuity of our beloved restaurants (not to mention the sheer bliss that is leaving the house for a ‘thing’). Here's our pick of the best supplies designed with at-home feasting in mind...
Throw some money at the problem and quite literally, Buy Joy.
Stevie Parle’s most recent pivot, Joy, sees his old Dock Kitchen site transformed into a beautiful shop, butchery, bakery, greengrocer and cafe.
Featuring Kent’s freshest produce from The Goods Shed, combined with Stevie’s take-away biryanis and weekend bacon sandwiches with plum ketchup, it’s a bonafide cornucopia of edible inspiration.
Drop in any day, or arrange delivery (London-wide) for access to some of the very best of British produce around. All that remains is for you to get into the kitchen and whip up something that would make Stevie P proud.
Read more here.
TRIBUTE TO JAMAICA
As collabs go, Honest Burgers X Denai Moore's Tribute to Jamaica is a particularly harmonious union that’s perfect for brightening up dreary January days.
This flavour-packed limited-edition features either a vegan or beef patty topped with sweet and spicy apricot and scotch bonnet ketchup, crunchy plantain fritters and punchy Jamaican curry mayo, and comes with rosemary salted chips as standard, as well as a side of sunshine.
Launching next week...
We don’t know who needs to hear this, but we suspect it’s probably everyone...
Next week Flesh and Buns is launching its first ever at-home bao kit, and it contains everything you need to recreate its Crispy Piglet baos. That means succulent, crisp-skinned pork, mustard miso sauce, pickled apple slices and those beautiful, pillowy buns delivered straight to your doorstep. On demand. Whenever you want them.
Proud to announce that we’re working with new kids on the block, Atcha
Those of us working from home (aka all of us) are probably bored of the sad and soulless 2pm fridge raid... Enter: Atcha and its flavour-packed Indian dishes designed to sustain and nourish without weighing you down.
Upgrade your cheese and pickle sarnie to the likes of a cauliflower sabzi in wholemeal sourdough with masala cashew mayo or a fresh and flavour-packed paneer salad box. No afternoon naps required (although they are allowed).
Available to order now for London wide, same-day delivery.
Bougie lockdown brunches from Angelina
Our pals at Angelina in East London already offer the very best weekend dinners to take away, and now they’re launching the bougiest of lockdown treats - brunch, complete with fizz of course.
Expect the kind of Japanese-Italian inspired dishes the restaurant has become known for, delivered to your home ready for you to serve from next weekend. Whether that’s in bed or not is really up to you.
And it wouldn’t be us without mention of what’s possibly our all-time favourite dish - Rosa’s Pad Thai.
Getting that magical balance between spicy, sweet and sour ain’t easy at home, but Rosa’s meal kits means we don’t even need to try.
Green Thai curries are also available, and with nationwide delivery and tutorials from Rosa’s founder Saiphin here, you really can transport yourself to sunnier skies.
Wishing you a delicious month,
Frances and the Tonic team