As this year 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. These are all from independent businesses run by local people – supporting small businesses has never been more important. Please spend wisely.
Please note: this is not a sponsored post in any way shape or form. Anyone included in this article is here because they offer great products and need your support in coming weeks and months.
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. But currently you can bag yourself a wood fired Sunday lunch delivered to your door – you can even get dessert too. Like the sound of pork belly or striploin with all the trimmings this weekend? Of course you do. From £17.
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.
Simpsons At Home
From Sunday lunches to swish fine dining to impress your favourite human, Stu Deeley and the team have got the delivery of top notch food nailed. You can even order custom made cakes from them, so this could be an ideal offering for an upcoming birthday. Prices vary.
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.
If you’re missing Brum’s street food events the sausage slingers have got a solution. You’ll get all you need to make gourmet hot dogs at home and packs 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 at the end of October. From £20.
Aktar at Home
If you fancy being fancy or you’ve got a special occasion but your stuck indoors, the kits from one of Brum’s most famous chefs might be the answer. Michelin-star quality food at 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.
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.
If you like sweet treats you’ll love the brownies from these guys. Usually found at food festivals, they’re currently available at home via DPD. Mixed boxes contain 6 large (massive tbh) brownies/blondies – the flavours change weekly and you can also get gluten free and vegan boxes if needed. Boxes from £20.
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.
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. As above, this post is unpaid and contains no affiliate links.