Meal Delivery Dublin
There are many services providing meal delivery in Dublin that can be used to make everything from pizza to pasta to curries and cocktails. We speak to one meal delivery service who providing kits called “Eatstro” to get the low down on the scene.
We wouldn’t believe you if you told us two years ago, when we were facing our first lockdown, that staying home would not only encourage but also be enforced by the Government!
This week, we are now into our third (or forth I think?) lockdown. There is a little bit of freedom this time. We have seen our family and friends this time, unlike the first lockdown. Schools and universities are still open. All airports are still operational and can be used for weddings with less than 25 guests. We have been again cut off from our favourite restaurants, the pubs, and the gym. It is back to waiting in line at supermarkets, two metres apart, to get the essentials. Some supermarkets even have to close off any items they consider ‘non-essential’. Many of us have returned to work from home, are dealing with furloughs or redundancy, and find ourselves once again on the frontline fighting the virus.
This is why many people find the second lockdown more difficult than the first. We are now several months into a life-threatening pandemic, with no sign of an end. We’re here to help you, whether it’s grocery shopping, cooking dinner, or just plain eating the same toasted sandwich with ham for breakfast. It’s exhausting. Even though take-out is great for local businesses, it can quickly become prohibitively expensive. Also, baking bread becomes tedious.
It’s a great time to experiment with other cooking methods than stir-fries and pasta for dinner. You can also make your own home food boxes.
There are many benefits to at-home meal kits. The convenience of having a meal kit delivered right to your home means that you don’t need to worry about how to cook.
The hardest part? The hardest part? Deciding where to order. Many cult restaurants in Ireland have created their own kits. This allows loyal customers to recreate classic menu items at home while still enjoying the best pizzas, tacos and curries in town. You will find the instructions included in each package. Once you have followed the instructions, all that is left to do is heat up and plate it up.
Take a look at our selection of the best home-cooked meals and food boxes, including vegan options and tasty desserts. Bookmark this page to keep it updated over the next weeks. If you have any suggestions, please get in touch via our social channels.
Grainne O’Keefe is the BuJo’s culinary director and head chef. She has created a new burger recipe kit. This kit includes 12 beef patties made from grass-fed beef, eight BuJo brioche rolls, BuJo burger sauce and 12 slices of cheddar cheese. It also comes with two dill pickles. You can pick up the kit in Sandymount or have it delivered to Dublin, Meath, Kildare and Wicklow.
The Butcher Grill
Butcher Grill offers three options for steak lovers. They are also very affordable. There are three options available: Chateaubriand (EUR50), Chateaubriand (30 EUR) or Cote de Boeuf (20 EUR40). Each option comes with two sides. Sides include smoky beans, bacon, mashed potatoes, broccoli and hazelnut dressing and cheesy cauliflower. A selection of desserts are also available.
It is a popular pizza restaurant in the country, and Platform Pizza Bray in Co Wicklow has joined the food box revolution. The website StuffUNeed.ie offers a “create your own pizza” service. It can be delivered anywhere in Dublin, Bray, Greystones and Greystones and costs EUR34.99. The box includes five pizzas and tips for cooking them. This box is sure to entertain the children.
Allta Box was created by the creative and innovative people behind Dublin’s most popular restaurant, before Covid-19 restrictions. However, you can still enjoy the Allta experience with their delivered box of culinary treats and tricks. You can order from their website and it will be delivered. The Allta Box costs EUR73 with paired wines and EUR55 without. Olands sourdough bread, shiitake butter, fuet and spiced olives, Ballymakenny, smoked Gubbeen Malfetti, cimede rapa, hazelnut miso and squid Ink Sopressini with cuttlefish Ragu and foraged Sea herbs, as well as chocolate cake with salted caramel, espresso cream and pecan and oatmeal cookie dough. These at-home boxes sell quickly due to high demand. So get your buzzers ringing this Saturday at noon to receive your delivery the next week.
Asador | Prado At Home
Prado At Home with their BBQ & Deluxe Boxes (EUR49/EUR75) the team has now expanded their offering with the introduction of the new Surf ‘n’ Turf Box EUR59. You will find everything you need to make the perfect dinner for two. This includes a starter of prawn pil pil and a premium, dry-aged chateaubriand. There’s more! Prado and Asador are thrilled to announce the new At Home Cocktail Kit EUR49. This is their most playful and innovative offering yet. They partnered with Teeling Whiskey to offer you unique cocktails that are pre-shaken or stirred, and delivered right to your doorstep.
Uno Pizza has excellent at-home food hacks and kits that allow you to achieve restaurant-quality char, even though we don’t have our own pizza ovens. Rathmines’ pizzeria launched the ‘Uno At Home’ kits. These kits include all the necessary ingredients to make a Neapolitan-style pizza at home. All you need is a frying pan, an oven or grill. The classic Margherita is available for EUR16 and the spicy Diavola is available for EUR18. If you are feeding a large group, the Family Kit includes both types of ingredients. For an additional EUR20, you can add a bottle prosecco to any order. You can pick up kits or have them delivered anywhere in the country.
Smokin’ Bones offers all their big hitters in their BBQ in A Box. Each box includes pulled pork, brisket and smoked pit beans. Also included are slider buns, American Red slaw with sweet chili mayo dressing, American red cabbage and three of their most loved sauces (Memphis Barbecue, North Carolina, and Spicy BBQ). This box doesn’t require you to light up your BBQ while holding an umbrella. Place all meats in the oven and cook for 35 minutes. Serve. It couldn’t be simpler.
Jack and Theo Kirwan are brothers behind Sprout, a healthy food company that delivers fresh food to your door. It costs EUR35 and includes two types of organic greens from the Kirwan family farm as well as organic potatoes (fennel, courgettes), carrots, spring onions, mushrooms, and spring onions. Compsey yoghurt is included, as well as a ‘Free From Everything” granola, French dressing, and Nurney organic eggs. For an additional fee, customers can add sourdough bread and roast coffee from Le Levain to their order. For EUR25, you can get a smaller box that is veg-only, and a larger one for EUR50. Customers have two choices: pre-order your bag to be collected at Sprout Baggot St via the app or website, or have it delivered to you within a 5-kilometre radius via Deliveroo.
They first announced that they would be reopening the doors for click-and-collect, but they have since unveiled a new The Dough Bros DIY pizza kit. The kit includes three pizza bases that can be fired wood-fired. The only thing left to do is add the toppings, cheese and sauce – all are included in the box. The kits can be collected from Galway City Centre or delivered to your door anywhere in Ireland. The kits will arrive on the Thursday/Friday following your order. They’ll keep in the fridge up to Sunday evening or in the freezer for a longer time.