This year, many of us broadened our culinary repertoires, but no matter how much you hone your cooking skills, there’s nothing quite like sitting down to a high-end feast that you haven’t made yourself. And with chefs and leading restaurants launching delivery services with a lux edge, dining at home will never be the same. Here’s a round-up of the best home deliveries in Mumbai to get your holiday foodie fix.
This newly launched home kitchen serves flavour-packed Indian food with 5-star styling. The dishes are carved from founder and chef Preeti Sangtani’s heirloom recipes and change every week. The slow-cooked meats, painstakingly stuffed koftas, and perfectly charred kababs make Riwayat the perfect comfort food hub. Desserts such as phirni and kheer come in handmade earthen pots while the gravies are neatly packed in disposable containers. Everything arrives meticulously arranged with a detailed description of the dishes and how to assemble the chaats.
Must order: Banarasi Aloo Tikki, Bharwan Dum Aloo, Awadhi Paneer Kofta, Orange Rabri, Anjeer ki Kheer.
Meal for two: Rs 1,000
Order: Via WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook DM, or call on +91 99301 94982
The gorgeous pink boxes will wow you even before you get to the food. This is a ‘meal in a box’ concept with vegetarian dishes from Lebanese, Mexican, and Asian cuisine. The toothsome falafel, creamy khowsuey, and crunchy burrito bowls are skillfully packed in recycled paper, jute, and bagasse boxes with little notes. The food is a flavour, especially the Khowsuey which comes with noodles, burnt garlic, crushed peanuts, fresh onions and chillies. Crunchy, salty and spicy – it plays well with all the pleasure points. The portion sizes encourage sharing.
Must order: Falafel meal, Khowsuey, Veggies In Tsingoi Sauce, King Pao Potato, Wok Tossed Rice, Blueberry Cheesecake
Meal for two: Rs 1,100
Order: Call on + 91 70456 99255 / +9122 2411 0595
Those into ‘mindful and clean eating’ will love this wholesome cloud kitchen by Shantanu Mohite. The experimental menu (zoodles for pad thai, vegan bacon aka fa-con, cauliflower for keto mash) is curated by chef Karishma Sakhrani and holds dishes that strike a great balance between vegan and vegetarian with the option of adding healthy meats or seafood. There are low carb and keto options too. The salads, meals bowl, wraps, sandwiches, sides, and desserts come neatly arranged in attractive all white boxes.
Must order: Loaded hummus, Vegan Poké Bowl, Harissa Cauliflower, Chickpea Wraps and Laska Curry Bowls
Meal for two: Rs 1,000
Order: Via Zomato or call on +91 73041 17755
Launched by restaurateurs Sunny Sara, Ritik Bhasin, and Shashi Thadani (also partners at 145 Cafe & Bar), this takeaway is creating quite a culinary sensation with its Asian spread. From the humble miso soup and Sundubu Jjigae – a Korean style stew with veggies and meat, to the exquisite lobster in truffle oil, there is something for every palate. The menu also features vegan, Jain options and mock meat. Deep blue boxes with groves for the food containers ensure no spillage and keep things attractive. Even the condiments have their slots. The fortune cookie is arguably the best part of ordering Jintan.
Must Order: Lotus Root & Water Chestnut in Jintan Sauce, Lobster in Singapore Sauce, Kimchi Fried Rice, Yaki Soba Noodles, Crab in Chili Oil, Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt Gelato
Meal for two: Rs 1,200
Order: via Zomato or call on +91 72081 64335
Jaspal Di Bhatti
Few things in life are as simple and satisfying as grilled meats. And this tandoori kitchen does a fantastic job of it. Founded by three friends (one of them being an ex-Oberoi chef), this takeaway is perfect for a lazy weekend brunch. The kababs and tikkas come with an excellent char that provides a lovely counterpoint to the soft and luscious interior. The freshly ground marinades and aromatics elevate the umami big time while the bagasse packaging and earthen handis for biryani add the oomph factor.
Must try: Bhatti Da Murg, Seekh Kabab, Lasuni Tikka, Amritsari Fish
Meal for two: Rs 800
Order: Via Swiggy, Zomato, or call + 91 75066 70666
The textural pleasure of a mouthful of a juicy, messy burger is hard to match. These go-to burgers by chef Gracian de Souza are stuffed with exotic cheese, delicious Portobello mushrooms, sauerkraut, pulled pork, and bacon mayonnaise. And they come riding with peri peri fries with lemon zest and parmesan truffle fries. No need for cutlery here. Just grab the juicy burger with both hands and dive in for a bite while the secret sauce drips down your arm. The black burger boxes keep things sexy.
Must order: Classic Chicken & Cheddar, Portobello & Blue Cheese burger, Pulled Pork & burnt butter, Black Bean & Guacamole
Meal for two: Rs 800
Order: Via Zomato or Swiggy