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Roti canai with Malaysian curry from Roti King’s meal kit, served on banana leaf plates.
Roti canai with Malaysian curry from Roti King’s meal kit.
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The Best London Restaurant Meal Kits to Order Right Now

Boxed ingredients plus instructions from the city’s best chefs and restaurants — shipped to your doorstep

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Roti canai with Malaysian curry from Roti King’s meal kit.
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London’s best meal kits are now unsurprisingly fewer in number. Restaurants have reopened, and many have abandoned their at-home dining offerings as a result. But some of COVID-19 lockdown’s biggest success stories have continued unabashed: here are the best meal kits in the city as of 2022.

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Serving up a signature dish from the deep south, this wholesome £35 shrimp boil kit is one of a kind in London. With potatoes, corn and a whole heap of prawns as well as a generous bag of Cajun seasoning, diners can not only create the flavours of Louisiana in their living rooms — but an included playlist lets them conjure up the sounds too. Delivery is available to SW, SE, N and E postcodes, with a Mardi Gras special including the shrimp boil, together with chargrilled oyster kits and king cakes for one-time-only on offer right now. Delivery is London only for a limited time and number.

The Wander at Home Banquet Kit includes five courses from Australian chef-owner Alexis Noble’s Stoke Newington restaurant for £50. Fish is supplied by Brixham seafood specialist Shaun Henderson, whose delivery service was also born out of lockdown, and dishes vary between ready to eat and gentle cooking. Delivery is available to London postcodes E/EC/W/WC/N/NW/SE/SW on Fridays only.

Ottolenghi

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Ottolenghi has stuck at the meal kit game through Dishpatch, offering a rotating menu. Currently, it’s a kind of cookbook greatest hits — which makes sense for a chef who made his name on the page. The main event is shawarma, either lamb or portobello mushroom, accessorised with roasted carrots and harissa; beetroot and goat’s cheese; and chickpeas braised in tamarind and tomato. It’s delivering May through July on Fridays.

The Quality Chop House

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This kit showcases classic British flavours and dishes like bone-in sirloin for two, including desserts, confit potatoes, cod roe and bread, bread and butter for £65. The restaurant’s shop arm has also evolved into a delivery monolith, with prepared foods and all manner of sweet and savoury delights ready to order. Shipping is available nationwide.

SMOKESTAK | london barbecue

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Smokestak’s low and slow meats and buns are available via Dishpatch, with a core offering of brisket; pork belly; and pulled pork balanced out by gochujang chicken wings, grilled cabbage, and various slaws. Delivers Fridays, and is due a restock.

Bleecker Burger Spitalfields

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These cheeseburgers, which are reminiscent of the McDonald’s iconic 99p burger and consistently rank among London’s best are now available to make at home. Kits for two start at £20 and nationwide delivery is available on Fridays.

Following on from the success of its Middle Eastern vegetarian box, Bubala is back for round two. Mixed meze feasting boxes start at £50 for two, and include favourites like halloumi with black seed honey, falafel and latkes. Delivery is nationwide on Friday mornings. Currently sold out but in line to return.

Shoryu Ramen Covent Garden

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Ramen kits start at £23 and can also be assembled in 10 minutes. They come with everything needed to deliver a soothing bowl, including hosomen noodles, 12-hour tonkotsu soup (vegan broth also available) and toppings. Nationwide delivery is available; slots are released every Friday morning. 

Hoppers Soho

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With online store Cash & Kari, the Hoppers team has made its signature chicken kalupol and kothu dishes (lamb and paneer) available to cook at home. Kits include starters and sides for £45, and are sold alongside spice blends, cocktail mixes, and house-brewed beer. Shipping is twice weekly, nationwide.

Kolamba Sri Lankan Restaurant Soho

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This Sri Lankan restaurant in Soho has launched its feasting box (starting at £40), which includes a choice of either Ceylon chicken curry, pork curry or jackfruit curry. They include parripu, beetroot curry, green bean and coconut curry, fiery pol sambol and rice. Delivery is available nationwide.

Ambassador General Store

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JKS Restaurants, the group behind high end Michelin-starred South Asian dining establishments Trishna, Gymkhana, and Brigadiers has launched the Ambassador General Store. Meal boxes start at £50 for two, and individual dishes like tandoori lamb chops and butter chicken wings are also available. 

One Box

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One Box was founded by sisters Dionne, Candice and Carleen, and comes with the option for customers to build their own box. Non-subscription boxes start at £55 for two and include a range of classic Caribbean dishes like ackee and saltfish, curry goat and oxtail. Delivery is nationwide. 

Still as popular as the first time around, these limited edition diy kits for Bao’s signature pork belly bun are £24. A vegetarian daikon version is also available, with a new arrival from prawn shia song, as well as various desserts and cocktail mixes like the unique umeshu negroni pouch.

El Pastor

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The “Taco Party” delivers tacos, tostadas, sharers and drinks to allow customers to host a taco party in their homes. A how-to guide goes through assembling and adding the finishing touches to create a Mexican feast. Delivery is available to local postcodes. 

The River Café

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As well as a wealth of books, cookware and pantry items, this London institution is now offering recipe kits in its online shop. At the moment, diners can get their hands on prepared and ready to grill squid with a red chilli sauce for two people, for £14, or rabbit in Chianti Classico for £25. Delivery is available within the M25. 

Manze's

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Keeping this London tradition alive, Manze is now offering build-your-own pie boxes. Diners can customise the size and the number of pies and add sides like mash and stewed eels. Delivery is nationwide Wednesday to Friday.

Pie and mash in London: London’s best pie and mash shops include M. Manze in Bermondsey Jonathan Hatchman/Eater London

Pizza Pilgrims Shoreditch

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The group that ended up making a new business model out of the meal kit phenomenon with its viral frying pan pizza has continued its success, selling a choice of two or four pizzas at a time — either margherita or pepperoni with spicy honey.

Mahamri

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Mahamri’s stunning template for Gujarati-Swahili food has been pared down as restaurants reopen, but it’s still selling sweetcorn; courgette; or beetroot handvo loaves, as well as special occasion birthday cakes.

MR JI SOHO

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This high-energy Soho spot’s Sichuan chicken burger comes from the minds of Ana Gonçalves and Zijun Meng, best-known as Tātā Eatery. Served in a pineapple bun with a 24 hour golden kimchi, diners can pair it with a cocktail from the restaurant’s inventive menu, run by Cyan Wong.

Ixta Belfrage

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Chef and cookbook author Ixta Belfrage has created some of the most sought-after kits in the city, as her cooking is not currently on show at a restaurant. Currently, there’s a Mexican-twisted spicy aubergine parm with salsa roja, with a pear and rooibos agua fresca to drink.

Sambal Shiok Laksa Bar

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Mandy Yin’s acclaimed Holloway Road laksa bar offers up its curry laksa — either with tofu, prawn, and chicken; or made vegan and served with tofu — in a simple kit, with a rose syrup provided not for topping, but to pour into a milk of choice for a refreshing drink.

Roti King Euston

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Chicken curry, fish curry, or dal, alongside still some of the best roti canai in London. Roti King knows not to mess around.

Decatur

Serving up a signature dish from the deep south, this wholesome £35 shrimp boil kit is one of a kind in London. With potatoes, corn and a whole heap of prawns as well as a generous bag of Cajun seasoning, diners can not only create the flavours of Louisiana in their living rooms — but an included playlist lets them conjure up the sounds too. Delivery is available to SW, SE, N and E postcodes, with a Mardi Gras special including the shrimp boil, together with chargrilled oyster kits and king cakes for one-time-only on offer right now. Delivery is London only for a limited time and number.

Wander

The Wander at Home Banquet Kit includes five courses from Australian chef-owner Alexis Noble’s Stoke Newington restaurant for £50. Fish is supplied by Brixham seafood specialist Shaun Henderson, whose delivery service was also born out of lockdown, and dishes vary between ready to eat and gentle cooking. Delivery is available to London postcodes E/EC/W/WC/N/NW/SE/SW on Fridays only.

Ottolenghi

Ottolenghi has stuck at the meal kit game through Dishpatch, offering a rotating menu. Currently, it’s a kind of cookbook greatest hits — which makes sense for a chef who made his name on the page. The main event is shawarma, either lamb or portobello mushroom, accessorised with roasted carrots and harissa; beetroot and goat’s cheese; and chickpeas braised in tamarind and tomato. It’s delivering May through July on Fridays.

The Quality Chop House

This kit showcases classic British flavours and dishes like bone-in sirloin for two, including desserts, confit potatoes, cod roe and bread, bread and butter for £65. The restaurant’s shop arm has also evolved into a delivery monolith, with prepared foods and all manner of sweet and savoury delights ready to order. Shipping is available nationwide.

SMOKESTAK | london barbecue

Smokestak’s low and slow meats and buns are available via Dishpatch, with a core offering of brisket; pork belly; and pulled pork balanced out by gochujang chicken wings, grilled cabbage, and various slaws. Delivers Fridays, and is due a restock.

Bleecker Burger Spitalfields

These cheeseburgers, which are reminiscent of the McDonald’s iconic 99p burger and consistently rank among London’s best are now available to make at home. Kits for two start at £20 and nationwide delivery is available on Fridays.

Bubala

Following on from the success of its Middle Eastern vegetarian box, Bubala is back for round two. Mixed meze feasting boxes start at £50 for two, and include favourites like halloumi with black seed honey, falafel and latkes. Delivery is nationwide on Friday mornings. Currently sold out but in line to return.

Shoryu Ramen Covent Garden

Ramen kits start at £23 and can also be assembled in 10 minutes. They come with everything needed to deliver a soothing bowl, including hosomen noodles, 12-hour tonkotsu soup (vegan broth also available) and toppings. Nationwide delivery is available; slots are released every Friday morning. 

Hoppers Soho

With online store Cash & Kari, the Hoppers team has made its signature chicken kalupol and kothu dishes (lamb and paneer) available to cook at home. Kits include starters and sides for £45, and are sold alongside spice blends, cocktail mixes, and house-brewed beer. Shipping is twice weekly, nationwide.

Kolamba Sri Lankan Restaurant Soho

This Sri Lankan restaurant in Soho has launched its feasting box (starting at £40), which includes a choice of either Ceylon chicken curry, pork curry or jackfruit curry. They include parripu, beetroot curry, green bean and coconut curry, fiery pol sambol and rice. Delivery is available nationwide.

Ambassador General Store

JKS Restaurants, the group behind high end Michelin-starred South Asian dining establishments Trishna, Gymkhana, and Brigadiers has launched the Ambassador General Store. Meal boxes start at £50 for two, and individual dishes like tandoori lamb chops and butter chicken wings are also available. 

One Box

One Box was founded by sisters Dionne, Candice and Carleen, and comes with the option for customers to build their own box. Non-subscription boxes start at £55 for two and include a range of classic Caribbean dishes like ackee and saltfish, curry goat and oxtail. Delivery is nationwide. 

BAO

Still as popular as the first time around, these limited edition diy kits for Bao’s signature pork belly bun are £24. A vegetarian daikon version is also available, with a new arrival from prawn shia song, as well as various desserts and cocktail mixes like the unique umeshu negroni pouch.

El Pastor

The “Taco Party” delivers tacos, tostadas, sharers and drinks to allow customers to host a taco party in their homes. A how-to guide goes through assembling and adding the finishing touches to create a Mexican feast. Delivery is available to local postcodes. 

The River Café

As well as a wealth of books, cookware and pantry items, this London institution is now offering recipe kits in its online shop. At the moment, diners can get their hands on prepared and ready to grill squid with a red chilli sauce for two people, for £14, or rabbit in Chianti Classico for £25. Delivery is available within the M25. 

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Manze's

Pie and mash in London: London’s best pie and mash shops include M. Manze in Bermondsey Jonathan Hatchman/Eater London

Keeping this London tradition alive, Manze is now offering build-your-own pie boxes. Diners can customise the size and the number of pies and add sides like mash and stewed eels. Delivery is nationwide Wednesday to Friday.

Pie and mash in London: London’s best pie and mash shops include M. Manze in Bermondsey Jonathan Hatchman/Eater London

Pizza Pilgrims Shoreditch

The group that ended up making a new business model out of the meal kit phenomenon with its viral frying pan pizza has continued its success, selling a choice of two or four pizzas at a time — either margherita or pepperoni with spicy honey.

Mahamri

Mahamri’s stunning template for Gujarati-Swahili food has been pared down as restaurants reopen, but it’s still selling sweetcorn; courgette; or beetroot handvo loaves, as well as special occasion birthday cakes.

MR JI SOHO

This high-energy Soho spot’s Sichuan chicken burger comes from the minds of Ana Gonçalves and Zijun Meng, best-known as Tātā Eatery. Served in a pineapple bun with a 24 hour golden kimchi, diners can pair it with a cocktail from the restaurant’s inventive menu, run by Cyan Wong.

Ixta Belfrage

Chef and cookbook author Ixta Belfrage has created some of the most sought-after kits in the city, as her cooking is not currently on show at a restaurant. Currently, there’s a Mexican-twisted spicy aubergine parm with salsa roja, with a pear and rooibos agua fresca to drink.

Sambal Shiok Laksa Bar

Mandy Yin’s acclaimed Holloway Road laksa bar offers up its curry laksa — either with tofu, prawn, and chicken; or made vegan and served with tofu — in a simple kit, with a rose syrup provided not for topping, but to pour into a milk of choice for a refreshing drink.

Roti King Euston

Chicken curry, fish curry, or dal, alongside still some of the best roti canai in London. Roti King knows not to mess around.

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