When will restaurants be able to open its doors again? We really don’t know. As mentioned in my previous post on DIY Pasta Recipe Boxes, in order to survive through the uncertainty, many restaurants now offer delivery services for their restaurant DIY meal kits. And I don’t see this trend going away any time soon. So here we are with a list of some of the best halal-friendly restaurant DIY meal kits for you to try at home.
Most of the restaurants use a third-party platform such as Plateaway, Great Food 2 U, and Pezu to operate these delivery services. For those using these platforms means Nationwide delivery. So all of you who live outside of London, this one includes you as well!
These DIY meal kits are genuinely a game-changer and really fun. If you haven’t tried it yet, I totally recommend you giving it a try. Are there any other restaurant DIY meal kits I should try out or add to this list? Let me know!
*header photo credits to Berenjak
Cue Point specialises in British Afghan Fusion BBQ, offering quality smoked barbecue by fusing various influences such as Texan, Argentinean, Afghan, Brazilian, etc. into British barbecue.
I remember visiting their White City site at W12 Studios a while back and was absolutely blown away by their delicious Beef Brisket Burger. Apart from that lip-smacking beef brisket bun, they also offer DIY meal kits on their NACOS, i.e. Naan + Tacos, which have been having raving reviews across the board as well. Vegan NACOS are available as well.
Everything is halal at Cue Point.
Order here: https://www.cue-point.co.uk/products/meal-kits
Just when I was complaining about how saturated and mediocre the (halal) burger market has got in London, Nannybills had come out to prove me wrong.
They are most certainly currently my favourite halal burger place in London, and it’s terrific news that they’re delivering their own DIY Burger Kits. You can recreate the epic Dalston Dip Burger at home and they also have Halal Double Bacon Cheeseburger offering.
Mother Clucker is no doubt my all-time favourite fried chicken spot in London. Their tea brined, buttermilk soaked, twice battered, halal fried chicken is absolutely sensational.
With their DIY meal kits, you can now recreate their phenomenal famous fried chicken strips or fried chicken burger (their ridiculously delicious hot sauce included) at the comforts of your own home. For vegetarian options, they also offer a fried halloumi kit.
Every £2.50 from all orders for their 4-person D-I-Fry Box will go to Brixton Soup Kitchen.
Everything is halal at Mother Clucker.
Berenjak has taken Persian grills to a different level in London. I still dream over that incredibly delicious Lamb Barreh Kebab since my last visit to the restaurant.
Their pre-marinated Kabab Kits include both the Lamb Barreh Kabab and Chicken Jujeh Kabab Tond. It also comes with their clay-baked lavash bread and their bespoke metal skewers. If you have a barbecue at home, that would be the best scenario! But if not, domestic grills do the job too.
Chicken and lamb are halal at Berenjak.
Delivery: Nationwide – England & Wales only
It’s no secret I’m obsessed with Laksas. With the chillier weathers these days, Sambal Shiok is here to deliver a warming DIY laksa kit to your doorstep.
They are definitely a giant hug in a bowl, with a good ton of spice in it. Apart from their Special Prawn & Chicken Laksa, you can also choose from Assam Laksa, Prawn Laksa, or their Vegan Special Laksa as well.
Everything is halal at Sambal Shiok.
Order for Special Prawn & Chicken Laksa: https://www.pezu.com/collections/chilled-meals/products/special-laksa-prawn-chicken-kit-for-2
Order for Assam Laksa: https://www.pezu.com/collections/chilled-meals/products/nasi-lemak
Order for Prawn Laksa: https://www.pezu.com/collections/chilled-meals/products/prawn-laksa
The best of savoury pastries? Definitely Singaporean curry puffs in my opinion (well, there’s the obviously east Asian bias…but still!).
Old Chang Kee is a shop situated in Covent Garden (and now Fitzrovia as well) that specialises in this delicious treat. They kick-started the frozen meal delivery service as soon as lockdown hit. Old Chang Kee came up with the idea of delivering their signature Singaporean curry puffs, rendangs and curries to your door in frozen form, which can be easily reheated at home any time.
Everything is halal at Old Chang Kee.
Having visited Rice Guys’ stall at Liverpool Street two years ago, I’m very excited that they are now offering meal kit deliveries. Halal offerings include their very popular Hainanese Chicken Rice Set, Cantonese Roast Duck Rice Set, or a Whole Cantonese Roast Duck that feeds for 4-6 people.
Chicken & duck are halal at Rice Guys.
Delivery: Nationwide (Thursdays or Fridays)
Order for Hainanese Chicken Rice Set: https://www.pezu.com/collections/chilled-meals/products/hainanese-chicken-rice
Order for Cantonese Roast Duck Rice Set: https://www.pezu.com/collections/chilled-meals/products/cantonese-duck-rice
Order for Whole Dry Aged Cantonese Roast Duck: https://www.pezu.com/collections/chilled-meals/products/raw-dry-aged-cantonese-roast-duck
Smoke & Bones
Smoke & Bones is home to quality halal American barbecue and you may have come across them at various pop-ups before. Now you can purchase fully cooked BBQ meals via their website and simply reheat them at home. All meats are smoked in the morning, then dispatched for next day delivery.
You can choose from a couple of classics, such as briskets and ribs, also their popular Wagyu burnt ends, as well as Christmas boxes (Brisket or Turkey) or their monthly special boxes.
Everything is halal at Smoke & Bones.
Order here: https://smoke-and-bones.com/store
Drums & Flat
Drums & Flat is a gourmet chicken wings shop in Boxpark Wembly. For DIY kits, you get to choose from either their Sticky BBQ Wings or their Bangin’ Buffalo Wings. You also get to choose from ordering a portion for 2 persons or 4 persons.
Everything is halal at Drums & Flat.
White Men Can’t Jerk
I first came across White Men Can’t Jerk at KERB King’s Cross a couple of years back. And I can report that they do some pretty nice wings there!
Their DIY Meal Kits options included their Jerk Chicken Meal Box (feeds 4), Jerk Chicken & Chips, and their Jerk Buns. In addition, on their website, you can purchase their range of sauces in bottles as well.
Chicken is halal at White Men Can’t Jerk.
Having two successful restaurants across London, Gunwpoder is currently offering DIY meal kits for both their Kashmiri Lamb Chops and Tandoori Chicken.
Both DIY meal kits serve 2 people and come with a large portion of their marinated meats, lots of tandoori new potatoes, and broccoli with mustard malai marinade.
Chicken and lamb are halal at Gunpowder – please double check with the restaurant as suppliers may change.
Baba G’s Bhangra Burger
Baba G is known to offer an Indian twist on classic burgers. I remember finding them during their pop-up days and digging my teeth into their monstrous burgers. Expect Indian curry flavours packed in a burger and sandwiched in between their sweet buttermilk naan style buns.
For their DIY meal kits, you can pick from their Lamb Jalfrezi Burger or the Paneer Saag Burger to make at home. Each kit makes 4 burgers.
Everything is halal at Baba G.
Order here: https://greatfood2u.co.uk/restaurant/baba-gs/
Long-standing in Chinatown serving halal Southeast Asian dishes, Rasa Sayang has also jumped on the train delivering their DIY meal kits.
You can choose from a classic Nasi Lemak, Beef Rendang or their Curry Chicken. P.S. The beef rendang was really good!
Everything is halal at Rasa Sayang.
Order for Beef Rendang: https://www.pezu.com/collections/chilled-meals/products/beef-rendang-with-jasmine-rice
Order for Curry Chicken: https://www.pezu.com/collections/chilled-meals/products/curry-chicken-with-jasmine-rice
Order for Nasi Lemak: https://www.pezu.com/collections/chilled-meals/products/nasi-lemak
Nasi Economy Rice
Nasi Economy Rice is a newly opened sister restaurant to Sambal Shiok, offering a range of other Malaysian dishes. Think of the likes of Malaysian chicken curry, potato curry puffs, prawn sambal, etc.
Everything is halal at Nasi Economy Rice.
Order for Malaysian Chicken Curry Set: https://www.pezu.com/collections/chilled-meals/products/chicken-curry-set
Order for Potato Curry Puffs: https://www.pezu.com/collections/chilled-meals/products/curry-puffs
Order for Prawns in Pineapple Sambal Set: https://www.pezu.com/collections/chilled-meals/products/prawns-in-pineapple-sambal-set
Making biryanis since 1974, Kadiris is now offering a DIY Biryani Kit. It serves 5 people and the kit includes biryani rice, spice mix with saffron, their secret biryani powder, fried onions, plus their cooking guide. Though you’d still need to prep the basic ingredients, such as the meat, tomato, onions, ginger, garlic, on your own.
Apart from the biryani kit, you can also order their chilled biryanis (chicken or mutton) to reheat at home.
Everything is halal at Kadiris.
Delivery: Nationwide – except Scottish Highlands
Order here: https://kadirisathome.com/
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