As Savour was born in the North East, we’re championing our own food heritage – as well as some national food heroes – in our round up of the best at-home delivery, click and collect or online ordering food and drink brands.
Taste Club gin, rum and vodka boxes not only come with a full bottle of craft spirit (you’ll not find these drinks on the supermarket shelves), they also feature perfectly-paired mixers, ready-to-eat snacks and recipe cards from the UK’s top chefs and mixologists. All for just £40!
All the ingredients of the box have been carefully selected so that they offer a palate pleasing experience, including savoury biscuits which have been made by a former chef to pair with gin and other drinks.
Chefs such as Jason Atherton, Adam Handling and Ben Tish have provided recipes which can be made at home – and leading stars of mixology put the cocktails together.
£40, includes full bottle of craft spirit, two mixers, ready-to-eat snacks, a great find (brand which Taste Club loves and thinks you will too), plus recipe cards. All you need to do is garnish with good times. Free UK-wide delivery. https://taste-club.co.uk/
If you’re in the Tyne and Wear area this is going to become your new favourite Indian at-home catering service.
Launched by former restauranteurs, Kam and Nedhi Chera, the concept is a new at-home spin on their former restaurant.
The couple offer authentic, Indian cuisine such as platters and thali trays – including meat, veggie and vegan options. They are also set to launch Spice Kits, featuring Nedhi’s own recipe cards as well as Indian hampers in time for the festive season.
The Funky Indianwali is launching a new website soon. Orders are currently being taken by direct messaging The Funky Indianwali Facebook page.
North East Chef David Kennedy and patisserie chef Murray Rhind have joined forces to offer food that’s full of flavour.
The guys, who had a stall at Jesmond Food Market, before it closed by the council due to covid, are now operating each Saturday from The Beacon, in Westgate Road, Newcastle. They’re there every Saturday from 10am to 4pm – or before their goods run out, which judging by how tasty they are is going to be pretty quick.
Expect camembert cheese, sourdough breads, slow-roasted tomato soup, North Shields fish pie, beetroot tarts, and Murray’s famous meringues. They also offer a new fish box.
Tuck into one of Ioannis Daglas’s Greek gyros, shut your eyes and be transported to the white-washed walls and sky-blue seas of Santorini.
PHI Pie – founded by Ionannis – is an excellent way to take you back to those beautiful holiday memories with the amazing Greek dishes on offer.
Based in Newcastle, PHI Pie offers a delicious delivery service around Newcastle and the surrounding areas. Although Ioannis is working on a plan to scale up, so people of the North East can also enjoy his chicken, pork, halloumi and veggie gyros, gyros boxes and meaty mix boxes.
From £7. Order direct on https://www.phipie.co.uk/
Teesside chef James Tully produces food from different places all over the world for you to finish cooking at home.
He’s created dishes from Jamaica, Italy, and even American soul food. Be sure to check out Deju Vu Food on Facebook and Instagram. At the minute they only focus on the Teesside area, but you can collect from him.
Prices starting from £42 for two people. Check them out on Facebook here www.facebook.com/dejacateringltd
If you’re in the mood for something a bit different and still being healthy, the Little Korean has got you covered.
They deliver their cook-at-home kits throughout the TS and most of the DL postcodes.
Expect to make dishes such as soy braised chicken and spicy pork. These are great for a date night.
Prices start from £5 per person. To order, direct message their Facebook https://www.facebook.com/thelittlekorean or message their Instagram to page.
Calder’s kitchen was set up by Andrew and Anne-Marie Calder (PLEASE CHECK SPELLING OF ANNE-MARIE NAME) using recipes inspired by Andrew’s Grandad.
They offer traditional piccalilli, chillililli – which has hint of scotch bonnet and great for adding a little something to a salad – and sillylilli. Silly is one for the lovers of spice and contains Scotch bonnet, habanero and a hot madras curry base. It’s perfect for jazzing up those burgers or cheese toasties.
Order the Gift Pack, which features three jars for £10. Free delivery. https://calderskitchen.co.uk/
He’s utterly bonkers and is a firm favourite on the North East’s food festival circuit.
Mr Chimp, aka Niall Tudor McKay-Mount is founder of Screaming Chimp Chilli Sauces, which he run with Mrs Chimp, Vicky McKay-Mount – and their cute-as-a-button addition to the family, Baby Chimp – little Albi.
Their amazing range of sauces range from mild to wild, with Vics Ol’ Smokey created for the ‘chilli wimp of the family, (Mrs Chimp), or for those just starting their chilli journey. There’s also Mango and Papaya, Pineapple and for the hot heads, the Screamer, made with UK-grown naga, reaper, moruga and habaneros. It’s hot and sweet with a citrus twang.
Add the sauces to soups, stir frys or use as a dipping sauce.
Prices start from £4 each. Order online at https://screamingchimp.com/
Delivering the length and breadth of the UK, Restaurant Kits offers the essential ingredients to create signature dishes from beloved restaurants, all delivered in one simple box. With at home ‘eat-ertainment’ on the rise, the Kits bring the UK’s most loved independent restaurants into the comfort of everyone’s home. Just a few of the many restaurant’s customers can order from are, Dirty Bones, Pizza Pilgrims, Flank, Yum Bun and Scotland specialist’s Mac & Wild. Created by Mac & Wild co-founders, Andy Waugh and Calum Mackinnon along with Edward Alun-Jones; the kits have been a huge success since their launch during the midst of the pandemic. Restaurant Kits is offering 10% off to all customers with a Scottish postcode across all Mac & Wild products.
For a taste of Rick Stein’s famed seafood dishes at home, look no further than Stein’s at Home. Each box contains all you need to feed two people a delicious three course meal. All the preparation has been done by the Rick Stein team, all that’s needed from you is to cook and plate up the dishes. There are currently three boxes to choose from, The Hake Box, The Indonesian Curry Boxand The Lobster Box, priced from £40 per box. Example dishes include starters of Grilled Scallops with a hazelnut and coriander butter; classic Moules mariniereand Smoked mackerel pate; mains of Grilled hake piperade; Indonesian seafood curry with pilau rice and a green bean and coconut salad and a delicious Lobster thermidor. To round off the experience, why not add a bottle or two to the box, chosen by Head of Drinks and Sommelier, Charlie Stein?
DIY Paella Kits are delivered nationwide by the three Michelin-starred chef Quique Dacosta – including his secret recipe stocks, specialist bomba rice and their famous paella pans with which to practice the art of paella making!
If you fancy whipping up a proper Spanish feast yourself, you can! Simply place an order online and it should be with you in 3-4 working days (post permitting). The DIY paella kits include specialist paella rice and ready-to-go world-class stocks made using Quique Dacosta’s guarded recipes, including Valenciana veal and herb, seafood, game, poultry and vegetable variations. They also include the equipment to cook it all with (40cm paella pans, and Arros QD’s signature wooden paella spoons). Kits start from £76. www.arrosqd.com/online-shop