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. Available from Taste Club.
The Funky Indianwali
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 restaurateurs, 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 for events, spice kits and curry kits so you can cook at home. Available from The Funky Indianwali.
Kennedy and Rhind
North East Chef David Kennedy and patisserie chef Murray Rhind have joined forces to offer food that’s full of flavour.
Their pop up shop in Holly Avenue West, Jesmond, had fast become the go-to place for sweet and savoury treats.
Expect camembert cheese, sourdough breads, winter warmer soups, North Shields fish pie, beetroot tarts, and Murray’s famous meringues. They also offer seasonal boxes such as Valentine’s Day. Pre order online and collect, or just pop into the store. Available at Kennedy and Rhind.
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 at Phi Pie.
Deja Vu Food Truck
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
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
Up your condiment game
Calder’s Kitchen was set up by Andrew and Anne-Marie Calder 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. Available from Calder’s Kitchen.
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. Available from Screaming Chimp.