Now, I absolutely love cooking and most nights I will prepare myself a nice and healthy home-cooked meal….but sometimes there are those nights where I just can’t be bothered. For example it’s been a long and busy week and all I want is just to plonk myself on the couch and have dinner magically appear at my door. Now of course there are your standard takeaway and delivery options like chinese, kebabs, thai and pizza etc. but (as a bit of a food snob) I prefer my food fresh, healthy and of high quality. So when I found out about Deliveroo I was super excited.
Deliveroo is a new food delivery service that allows you to enter your location and order dishes from a list of your local restaurants, including restaurants that don’t usually offer a takeaway service! Some of the well-known restaurants part of Deliveroo service for example are places such as; Brindisa, Busaba Eathai, Chotto Matte, Ping Pong, Bubbledogs, Tsunami, Pizza East, Cay Tre, Crazy Homies, Lucky 7, Banana Tree, Pho and many more!
Last Friday was one of those nights. I was super tired and all I wanted was to have a Friday night in on the sofa with a movie so I decided to give Deliveroo a try! It’s super simple to use; all you do is go to www.deliveroo.co.uk, enter your postcode and they will tell you which restaurants they can deliver from. Select your restaurant of choice and selects the items you want from their menu and click submit.
Easy right? You will also get your food super fast as the average order only takes 32 minutes to be delivered. And even better, you can schedule orders for up to one day in advance and choose your desired time of day for delivery! Delivery is a fixed fee of £2.50 per delivery, which is peanuts really for this level of super speedy service.
I decided to order my dinner from Amoul’s, which is a small restaurant in Maida Vale that offers fresh homemade Middle Eastern food. I’ve been meaning to try this restaurant for quite a while so when I spotted it on Deliveroo I was pretty excited. All things on the menu are pretty healthy and sounded delicious but in the end I went for the Baba Ghanouj (Chard Aubergine, tahina & lemon, served with Lebanese flat bread), a Fattoush salad (Lettuce, tomato, baby cucumber, sumac & spring onions seasoned with lemon & oil) and the Poussin (a marinated whole baby chicken with spices & herbs & roasted served with garlic sauce)
Delivery came right on time (had it pre-ordered for 7.30pm) and was hot and packed into containers. I assembled the dishes onto a plate and TADA a healthy and delicious dinner was ready to be enjoyed on the comfort of my couch.
I absolutely loved the Deliveroo experience and will definitely use it again! Just imagine what you could get delivered to your office for lunch, yumm. Are you curious yet? Check out www.deliveroo.co.uk now to see what restaurants are available in your area.