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 during the new lockdown. These are all from independent businesses run by local people – supporting small businesses has never been more important. Please spend wisely.
Please note: this post was updated on 1st November after the national lockdown news. It’s 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.
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.
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.
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.
Early Bird Bakery
Cakes, puddings and coffee all delivered. Delivery slots available Fri-Sun. From £5.
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.
Make your own burrito and nacho dinner kits. Easy and super tasty. From £10.
Aktar at Home
If you fancy being ‘fancy’ or you’ve got a special occasion but you’re stuck indoors, the kits from one of Brum’s most famous chefs might be the answer. 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.
These guys are offering tasty ready made meals and meat packs. Prices vary.
Draught and packaged beers and ciders, locally made items, cakes and cook your own breakfast hampers available. Prices vary.
Beer, cider, gin and cocktails for delivery. Based in Stourbridge with free delivery up to 5 miles.
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.
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.
Ox and Origin
Restaurant quality meals delivered to your door – you just need to reheat. Prices and menus vary each week.
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.
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. As above, this post is unpaid and contains no affiliate links.