Food: Lockdown treats to order now
Fancy a treat? Proof lockdown doesn’t have to mean living on tinned soup and toast, you can order everything from home-baked cakes to pizza-making kits from our local indies
Adilia's Norfolk Street Bakery, Cambridge
Famous for its pasteis de nata, Adilia’s is now baking its signature custard tarts for either pick-up or delivery - along with a wide range of other cakes and bakes, fresh breads and store-cupboard groceries, including pasta, eggs and tinned goods. Call 07778 231285 to find out more and to order.
Cafe Tikkatonic, Bury St Edmunds
A fixture on Bury market since 2012, Tikkatonic also sells its classic Indian street food from a bricks-and-mortar cafe at its Lamdin Road kitchen. You can order a takeaway from the cafe, either for contactless collection or delivery within a 12-mile radius. Minimum order value is £15 and delivery costs £5 within five miles, £8 within five to eight and £12 within eight to 12. Delivery is free for orders over £50. Call (01284) 724298.
Fired Up, Cambridge
The mobile pizzeria is now offering Fired Up At Home - a make-your-own pizza kit, complete with fresh dough, sauce and toppings. Available in Cambridge and surrounding villages, including Cambourne, the kits are delivered to the doorstep with prices from £5 for a single margherita (minimum order two). Order before Tuesday at 9pm for delivery in the Cambourne area on Thursdays and before Thursday at 9pm for delivery in the Cambridge area on Saturdays. The kits come with full instructions and a ‘how to’ video will be up soon. Email email@example.com to order.
Grain Culture, Ely
You can order Grain Culture’s speciality loaves (granary, multiseed, focaccia. . .) and sweet bakes (kanelbullar, croissants. . .) for collection from the Ely bakery or, if you’re isolating, for home delivery in Ely, Littleport, Soham, Witchford, Sutton, Haddenham, Stretham, Little Downham and the rural areas in between. A veg box, eggs and other staples have also been added to the webshop.
Guerilla Kitchen, Cambridge
Guerilla Kitchen’s famous bao buns are now available to cook at home. The team has developed a direct-delivery Steam at Home kit, containing six buns and your choice of fillings, sauces and toppings, which arrives frozen, so you can either stash it in the freezer or defrost it in the fridge overnight, ready to eat next day. Priced £19.99 each, to include delivery within three miles of central Cambridge, the menu includes Classic (pork), Fat Hen (chicken) and Vegan (mushroom) buns and you can add a reusable bamboo steamer for £4.
Joi Joi Bakehouse, Cambridge
Joi Joi is offering four direct-delivery food boxes: the Plant-based Meal (which changes weekly, an example menu includes sweet potato and chickpea tagine with herbed couscous, house-made beetroot hummus and flatbread and aubergine chermoula mezze, all in ready-to-freeze pots, £15 per person); the At Home Picnic (falafels, flatbreads, two types of hummus, two salads, chermoula and baba ganoush, £30 to serve two); the Happiness Box (lemon and coconut shortbread (vv), chocolate chip cookie (gf), chocolate brownie (gf) and two mini loaf cakes, lemon with almond icing (gf) and marble sesame (vv), £10.50 per person); and the Vegan Happiness Box (switching the non-vegan bakes for a vegan salted caramel cookie, fudge brownie and chocolate loaf cake with chocolate ganache, also £10.50 per person). Deliveries cost £2.50 and orders are being taken via Tock.
Lo’s Cheesecake Emporium, Cambridge
Famous for its build-your-own cheesecakes, available as whole cakes or in single-portion tubs, Lo’s has launched a home-delivery service. You can tailor your base (eg Digestive, Biscoff, Oreo), filling (eg Vanilla Bean, Millionaire’s, Key Lime) and topping (eg Cadbury, Kinder, Reese’s). DM Lo’s for details, prices and to place an order.
Maison Clement, Cambridge
From artisan baguettes, sourdoughs and rye loaves to a wide selection of viennoiserie - almond croissant, pain au chocolat, raspberry fondant, chausson aux pommes - Maison Clement is running a delivery service from its city central bakery. Deliveries are made daily within CB1, 2 and 3, and on Wednesdays and Fridays in CB4 and 5, between 8am and 11am. Orders should be made by 7pm the day before at bit.ly/maisonclement.
The Phoenix, Histon
The Phoenix is offering takeaways three days a week: fish and chips on a Friday, cheeseburger and chips on a Saturday and a full roast dinner on Sundays - choose between beef, chicken and veggie. Delivery within Histon and Impington is £3 and to Cottenham is £5. All orders should be placed by calling (01223) 491174.
Signorelli’s Deli, Cambridge
The Italian deli has joined both Deliveroo and Just Eat, which means you can order everything from store-cupboard essentials, such as pasta and coffee, through to Signorelli’s signature deli-platter meats and cheeses and home-baked sourdough loaves, direct to the door.
Sophie’s Cakes, Ely
Sophie’s Cakes is known for selling home-bakes on Ely Markets and running an at-home afternoon tea service, too. While the markets are closed, Sophie is offering direct delivery: brownie tray (any flavour), £20; millionaire’s shortbread tray, £20; mixed treat box, £12.50; takeaway afternoon tea box, £10. For more details and to order, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07872 601965.
* Please note: information correct as of April 9. Please check sites and social media for latest updates.
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