And just like that – lockdown 3. As the Covid situation continues to deal heavy blows to the various areas of hospitality and lockdown restrictions change (again..) many local businesses are adapting and diversify their offerings to include at-home food and drink kits.
Today’s post is all about the meal kits, DIY packs, food parcels and booze boxes that are available for home delivery* in and around Birmingham during the new lockdown. These are all from independent businesses run by local people – supporting small businesses has never been more important. I’ll be ordering and showing some of these off on my Instagram over the next month or so if you’d like to come follow and enjoy.
* Please note this list doesn’t include the usual takeaway/collection services and delivery apps. Contact me here if you’d like to be added.
Ox and Origin
Restaurant quality meals and fancy cocktails delivered to your door – you just need to reheat the food and pour the drinks. Prices from £15 and the menus vary each week.
Low N Slow
Run by Andy and Donna, Low N Slow is known locally and nationally for Texas inspired BBQ and modern Mexican using British native breed meat. Offering finish at home kits.
Thai street food right to your door – what’s not to love. From spicy curries to crispy chicken and noodles, all meals are cooked and most just need reheating. Food keeps for 3 days but you can also freeze these packs so they’re ace if you want to plan ahead and fill your freezer. From £10.
Baked in Brick
This Digbeth staple will be offering prepped meals including Sunday roasts and mac n cheese to your door. Prices vary.
You can get fully made and prepped pizzas to your door – all you need to do is bung them in a hot oven for a few minutes. Ideal! You can bulk buy and they freeze well. From £5.
DIY burger kits and sides to cook at home. Nice options and national delivery available.
Did someone say monthly pie subscriptions, all delivered to your door? Oh yes. Starts from £25.
Love ramen but haven’t got the time or energy to make it as well as the experts? These guys do all the hard work for you so that you can satisfy that ramen craving within minutes. The kits contain everything you need to construct a truly authentic bowl of Japanese ramen and there’s also sides like gyoza available.
Based in Telford but delivering to Birmingham, this is a great option if you’d like a nice meal at home that literally just need reheating. Emma creates different menus each week including tapas, Greek, Italian, and themed dinners. From £25.
Antona at Home
Swish cooking and interchangeable options for starters, mains and desserts so you don’t all have to eat the same thing. Collection and delivery available.
Offering rotating menus covering Spain, Venezuela, Columbia and more, these kits just need reheating and provide a generous sharing feast for two or more. Free weekend delivery in Birmingham City Centre.
Afternoon tea anyone? From gin to tea and cheese to scones, packaged beautifully they make great treats and gifts. Look out for the Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Easter and Father’s Day specials.
Based in Shrewsbury, this family run business specialises in artisan doughnuts. You can pick and mix or order a 6 pack selection for £13. Tried and tested – great value.
If you love quality cheeses and delicious wine you’ll love Arch 13 at-home. Kits are available in various sizes and can be tailored to your requirements. You can choose cheese, meat or a mix of both and you’ll be provided with a specially chosen wine to match. As well as this the guys offer hampers and great gift ideas are available. From £15.
Make gourmet hot dogs at home with packs that include super easy cooking instructions. These DIY packs are released weekly and sell out quickly so be quick off the mark when they kick off again. From £20.
Plant & Pulse
Plant-based eatery offering lunch kits to ensure you can eat a healthy, veg-fuelled meal every working day of the week. Deliveries come on Mondays and the DIY Buddha Bowl style kits start from £25 inc delivery.
Gooey, thick cookies that will make your mouth happy. Black Country based with delivery available across the UK – so could be a good gift option.
This Kings Heath pie shop is now offering local delivery. You can order pies in various quantities and there’s lots of choice, including vegan.
I love this – fresh fruit, vegetables and pantry essentials delivered to your door on an eco friendly bike. A zero waste shop on wheels. Bloody brilliant idea.
Tiger Bites Pig
Make your own bao with these all singing and dancing dinner kits. Easy and super tasty. From £25.
Cranberry and Thyme
Carefully prepared grazing platters for as few or as many people as you need to feed. Sweet or savoury, lots of options all put together by hand and delivered to your door. Prices vary.
Delicious handmade meaty dumplings delivered to your door to finish and scoff. Vegan options are available too.
Aktar at Home
Michelin-star quality food in the comfort of your home, you can choose from Indian curries or a classic Sunday roast. Everything comes prepped and just needs reheating so it’s minimal effort on your part and menus change each week. From £60.
Bare Bones Pizza
Fancy a slap up meal and having a bit of fun while you’re at it? Try a DIY pizza kit and scratch make your own. You’ll get the dough plus all the toppings delivered to your door and instructions on how to become a pizza master. Options available for both meat eaters and veggies. From £15.
Carters of Moseley
Swish hampers and meals that are ready to go with a quick reheat. Prices vary.
They’ve only just opened their venue in Digbeth but the deliveries are still ongoing. They specialise in natural wine and there’s a massive selection. If you order 6 or more bottles delivery in Birmingham is free.
Draught and packaged beers and ciders, locally made items, cakes and cook your own breakfast hampers available. Prices vary.
Street Kitchen Brothers
Dishes inspired by Greece and Cyprus, all delivered ready to eat or with a simple reheat. Hearty, fresh and fuss free, with big portions and big flavours to match.
Artisan cocktails delivered ready to drink straight to your door. There’s 3 to choose from or you can get a pack with one of each – free delivery on orders over £15 to B postcodes.
Offering swish 3 course Italian meals from £40. All made with love and delivered to your door for rehearing.
Steak and sides delivered to your door. Just needs finishing and reheating so you can have a steak supper without the faff. From £20.
Locally made by chefs, these ready meals are available for national delivery and come frozen so you can fill your freezer. From £4.50. Lots of options/cuisines available.
Beer, cider, gin and cocktails for delivery. Based in Stourbridge with free delivery up to 5 miles.
Pineapple Club x Land
These two beauties from Great Western Arcade have joined forces to bring you a box delivered to your door that includes a two course meal and wine or cocktails. Perfect for a plant based night in. Prices from £30.
Usually found at food festivals, they’re currently available delivered. Mixed boxes contain 6 large brownies/blondies – the flavours change weekly and you can also get gluten free and vegan boxes if needed. Boxes from £20.
Grace and James
Wine by the bottle plus a menu of deli items to go alongside including cheese and charcuterie plates, olives, local sourdough and butter, burrata and toast, tomato bread and vegan ‘chease’.
Attic Brew Co
Beer delivery by the can or mix packs. Tins start from £4 and 12 packs from £34.
Offering 3 course menus, British cheese selections and specially selected wines for you to savour, Opus can now be enjoyed in your home. The menus contain prepared dishes with instructions for cooking, heating and plating up. From £30.
Pip’s Hot Sauce
For those that like life a bit spicier Pip has got you covered. There’s various sauces available for delivery including the new Bloody Mary incarnation that’s basically the best ketchup you’ll ever have and is great for pimping your food. From £5.
Make your own burrito and nacho dinner kits. Easy and super tasty. From £10.
Your one stop shop for all things whisky during lockdown. The delivery is nationwide and includes cocktails and all sorts of other things. You can also buy gift vouchers and experiences. Prices vary.
Mama Vil’s Bakery
Like your sweet snacks? It’s a mix of brownies, bakes, cakes and fudge packs available from Mama Vil’s Bakery. Vegan options available and all delivered to your door. From £5.
The famous bacon naan kits can be ordered only and delivered to your home. Packs are £16 and feed 2.
Booze delivered to your house from Sutton Coldfield. Offers spirits and cocktails.
All plant based brownies and cookies delivered to your door from sunny Sutton Coldfield. Prices from £10.
The Sweetie Pot
If you’re looking for a valentines gift for someone with a sweet tooth, this brand new start up is offering gift wrapped love boxes full of goodies delivered to your door.
Spice Up Your Palate
Based in Smethwick, this family run start up is selling spicy jams, oils and seasonings. All delivered to your door and ideal for pimping up lockdown dinners.
Daily updates can be found on BYB Instagram. There’s a great post from Independent Birmingham too with a huge list of places offering collection/delivery – you can read that here.
Disclosure: This list will be added to – prices are correct at the time of publication and images belong to me or the business owners included.