3 superb new delivery services that bring gourmand goodies right to your door
While we couldn’t be happier that restaurants and bars around town have reopened, there’s still quite a few of us working from home, or otherwise disinclined to go out, and so the market catering to delivered-to-your-door delectables continues to grow. Here now are three relatively new (or new-ish) services worth checking out if you’ve grown accustomed to dining in.
Chiang Mai’s Kitchen Commerce, the same team behind the award-winning, fine dining restaurant David’s Kitchen (recognized by the Michelin guide in 2019) have introduced a line of ‘Kitchen Chef-Kits’; healthy meal-prep kits that give everyone an opportunity to cook gourmet meals at home like a professional chef, with minimal kitchen equipment, and with very little prep or cooking time required. The fully prepped ingredients are all packed individually, in measured quantities, and are sourced from local farms in the hills of Chiang Mai with a focus on organic produce as often as possible.
The kits themselves are produced daily and delivered overnight to Bangkok chilled but never frozen, thus ensuring that they arrive to your door as fresh as possible. The online meal selections include appetizers such as salmon rillettes with pickled vegetables, creamy pumpkin soup, and authentic French onion soup, as well as mouth-watering mains like herbed red quinoa and beetroot, pan-seared salmon with sweet pepper piperade, sea bass with herb chimichurri, and vegan tempeh with Spanish romesco sauce. You can even order dessert, in the form of Curfew Cookies – ooey, gooey vegan salted chocolate chip cookies that will satisfy any sweet tooth.
To order just go to the website, register your name and address, and choose your dishes. Opt for ‘Delivery Now’ which can arrive in as little as one hour (Bangkok only, between 10am and 5pm), or make a ‘Pre-Order’ selection, which offers a slightly larger variety of meal choices and ensures delivery within 4 working days, and free delivery within Bangkok and Chiang Mai.
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Bottega Gelato Artigianale Italiano
The folks behind the wonderful restaurants La Bottega di Luca and Pizza Masillia have recently launched a line of authentic Italian gelato – as good as it is in Italy – aptly named Bottega Gelato Artigianale Italiano. There are 9 to-die-for flavours in all to choose from, such as Sicilian pistachio, bitter chocolate, Modica chocolate, mocha, hazelnut, caffe flavour, and one called Grandma’s Crema Gelato made with Bourbon vanilla beans and Calvados Pere Magloire XO.
Don’t miss trying the three refreshing sorbets too, made with raspberry, lemon, and coconut. All these frozen treats are produced using only the best quality raw materials, including high-quality milk and free-range eggs, fresh fruit, spring water, and white sugar cane. They’re produced locally, in Bottega’s own production laboratory in the heart of Sukhumvit 49, which allows the Bottega team to keep the quality level constant. There are three container sizes available for purchase – 200g, 400g, and 1kg – and prices range from THB 220 to THB 1,200. Customers can order via Line, or from Foodpanda’s online delivery platform.
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LINE ID: @labottega49
Nonthaburi’s favourite Aussie-influenced hangout Sweet Poppy got into the delivery game early on – back in March, when the restaurant was forced to close due to the Covid crisis – and since that time they’ve established themselves as a go-to resource for specialty grocery delivery. And although the restaurant reopened on June 1st, and seems to be busier than ever, the online order and delivery service, consisting of menu meals, groceries and hip housewares, is still very much active and being replenished with new offerings all the time.
New to watch for is the Australian pasture-fed Victoria lamb rack and the Cape Grim rump steak from Tasmania (which has some of the cleanest air in the world), as well as the award-winning Rosedale Farm grass fed beef tomahawk (also from Australia). From the bakery don’t miss the amazing new kick-ass jam donuts, in addition to fabulous croissants and other baked goodies, and check out the new wines added to the drinks list too. Keep in mind also that the take-away food menu and groceries can now be ordered on the same ticket, and all deliveries are made using the dedicated “Sweet Poppy Van” so your products are handled with care and kept cool.
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