Lockdown cooking fatigue is real and we’re here with 5 delivery ideas to banish the mid-week food prep blues. With the wonders of the World Wide Web offering up a mega range of cuisines from restaurants far and wide, we’ve discovered new collabs and delivery concepts to try in London this week.

1. For Carby Goodness: Yard Sale Pizza x Mangal II

Order: The Mangoal II (£11.50 / £21.90)

The Lowdown: With Euro 2020 now in the gutter, pizza and footie fans can get their kicks elsewhere with the arrival for Yard Sale Pizza’s latest collaboration with Dalston legends, Mangal II. Aptly titled The Mangoal II, the pizza comprises of Yard Sale’s signature double-fermented dough base, topped with tomato sauce that’s been spiked with Aleppo chilli, sumac-infused onions, Turkish Çökelek cheese, Mangal’s lamb Adana kofte, and finished with garlic sauce. Available in 12” and 18” sizes, be sure to check out the ‘Matchday Spesh’ combo deal which includes an 18” pizza and 4 cans of Efes – the perfect accompaniment to any match.

Where: Order online here

Photo Credit: Justin De Souza

2. For Middle Eastern Eats: The Lebanese Bakery 

Order: Akkawi Manousheh (£6.95)

The Lowdown: North Londoners, rejoice. The Lebanese Bakery, who opened their first bricks and mortar site in Covent Garden in 2019, has laid down roots in Crouch End and Islington with the opening of two new delivery sites. Available on Deliveroo, the menu – a hotbed of their bestsellers –features their pudgy warm Manousheh filled with a variety of fresh cheeses, meats, and vegetables. Don’t miss the Akkawi – a hot and sexy combination of soft melted cow’s milk cheese slapped between their Lebanese flatbread. And if you’re feeling flush, throw in a sweet Maamouls filled with sweet pastry, dates, pistachios and walnuts.

Where: Order on Deliveroo

3. For Batched Cocktails: Tails Cocktails 

Order: Espresso Martini (£30)

The Lowdown: Homemade cocktails not cutting the mustard? It’s about time you discovered Tails Cocktails. Providing the best batched cocktails in the business, Tails use the finest ingredients and their expert know-how to create well-crafted cocktails in a bottle – all you have to do is simply shake with ice and pour in a glass. Creating banging concoctions featuring premium spirits brands,  natural flavours, juices and infusions, their Espresso Martini along with their bottled Pornstar Martini are both lockdown game-changers. The 1 litre bottles make up to 8-10 cocktails  – meaning you’ve got enough for a boozy Zoom quiz, and then some.

Where: Order here

4. For Ghanian Sweet Treats: Uncle John’s Bakery

Order: Sweet bread and other snacks (From £1.70)

The Lowdown: Uncle John’s Bakery is a Tottenham insition having recently celebrated 25 years of business. Due to the difficult climate for the food industry, the bakery has recently adapted and partnered with an online platform that allows Londoners living within an 8 mile radius of the store to place orders for delivery. If you’re in need of some sugar loving, try the sweet bread –  an Uncle John’s classic made with sweet spices and a touch of Madagascan vanilla. Other must-haves include the mini doughnuts (light, bite-sized balls of deliciousness), and the sponge cake (a crowd-pleasing product for good reason). 

Where: Order here

5. For Healthy Fare: Chefly 

Order: 4 meals per week (£9.99 each)

The Lowdown: Chefly has reinvented the wheel when it comes to delivery services, knocking out restaurant-quality, ‘real’ ready meals to your doorstep. The subscription service ditches ordinary grab-and-dash dishes, with each delicious main prepared using only quality, nutritious ingredients, and cooked in small batches with care by chefs. With dietary requirements taken care of, choose from a vast range of hearty, flavour-packed dishes such as the flame-grilled tandoori chicken, oven baked miso salmon and grilled Angus steak. Type in REALFOOD at the checkout for 20% off.

Where: Order here