If there’s one thing that cheered us up during the first lockdown, it was food: cooking it, thinking about it and trying to actually find it on the supermarket shelves. This time around, we’ve been spared the faff of finding flour and the scramble for eggs. Hooray for that.
Even better, for when we don’t have the time/energy/inclination to cook for yourselves, lots of York’s best foodie businesses are back with home deliveries. Whether you fancy a filling Friday night takeaway, a brilliant box of brownies or a romantic meal for two (with someone from your household, obviously – Boris says so), there’s something for mood and occasion. You might even be able to tick one or two things off your Christmas list – even better. These are all York-based businesses who need our support at a very difficult time. Give yourself a break, order something tasty and show an independent some love at the same time – bon appetit!
Roast at home from The Hog and Apple Food Company
What’s on the menu – Lockdown has had some benefits, and one of them is that you can enjoy The Hog and Apple’s food from the comfort of your own kitchen, with H&A At Home. With minimal effort, you can be tucking into one of their famous roasts (vegan option available) in no time. Delivery and collection options, from £20 for two courses.
More info – Visit the Hog and Apple website for more details
Tapas from Ambiente
What’s on the menu – Hot tapas for collection or delivery. There’s a paella meal deal, meat or veggie tapas, optional wine and mouthwatering side dishes.
More info – Visit the Ambiente website
The Press Box from The Press Kitchen
What’s on the menu – Tasty modern British classics and home cooked dishes from around the world, from potato tagliatelle with chestnut crusted squash and mushroom veloute to slow-roasted lamb and gingerbread sticky toffee pudding with date jam and toffee sauce. Three courses for two with wine, £40. Collection from Ambiente on Fossgate.
More info – Visit The Press Kitchen website
Festive afternoon tea to-go and treat boxes from Bettys
What’s on the menu – You can now order & collect a takeaway afternoon tea from Bettys shops. With freshly made cakes and sandwiches, and a scone with jam and clotted cream, create a beautiful afternoon tea at home. There are treat boxes specially designed for local collection, as well as lovely cakes, bakes and breads. Simply order online, choose a collection time and pop to Bettys to pick up your treats.
More info – Visit the Bettys website
Wine and more from Pairings
What’s on the menu – Choose from an amazing array of wine from across the world, Yorkshire and Spanish deli platters, olives, pork pies, Spanish pork scratchings and a whole range of cheese.
More info – Visit the Pairings website for more details
Polish food from Blue Barbakan
What’s on the menu – Delicious Polish food that you can collect from the restaurant on Fossgate. Their famous pierogi, meatballs and schnitzel all make an appearance. It’s two courses for £18, three for £20.
More info – Follow the Blue Barbakan on Facebook
Chocolate survival boxes from Brew & Brownie
What’s on the menu – York’s best brownies delivered to your doorstep – what’s not to love? Millionaire’s shortbread and rocky road are on the menu too.
More info – Visit the Brew & Brownie Facebook page
What’s on the menu – Handmade, sustainably grown chocolate treats, with something for all the family. Choose from flavour infused chocolate bars, real drinking chocolate flakes, chocolate buttons, children’s lollies and more. Perfect for stocking fillers! Free delivery within York for orders over £10.
More info – Visit the Choc Affair website
What’s on the menu – Beef & stout stew, African sweet potato and peanut stew, oreo cupcakes, chai-spiced banoffee mini loaves, mini jammy dodger cupcakes.
More info – Visit the Cakegirl Facebook page
What’s on the menu – A selection of bread and cake, including white cob, large granary, hot cross buns, chocolate brownies, sourdough bread. Pop along to the shops or order online for delivery.
YUZU Street Food
Yuzu’s food is guaranteed to bring happiness. We’re regular orderers (if that’s a word) and it never fails to cheer us up (or fill us up!). There are plenty of veggie and vegan options, too. Order direct, through UBER, Deliveroo or Just Eat.
What’s on the menu – Chicken katsu, Korean pulled pork bao, vegan Korean fried chicken bao, tofu katsu.
More info – Visit the YUZU Street Food Facebook page
Yorkshire Wolds Apple Juice
What’s on the menu – Cases of delicious apple and pear juice pressed in the Yorkshire Wolds. It has a long shelf life, in the unlikely event that you don’t drink it all during the lockdown.
More info – Visit the Yorkshire Wolds Apple Juice website
The Hairy Fig
What’s on the menu – Storecupboard essentials and delicatessen treats like coffee beans, oils and olives. The shop’s open for takeaway and for you to stock up, and they’re doing deliveries too.
More info – Visit The Hairy Fig Facebook page.
What’s on the menu – Autumn cupcake boxes, with seasonal delights like toffee apple, popping candy and bonfire cupcakes.