The Best Restaurants Now Doing Take-Away in Melbourne
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It was hard to watch the doors shut on some of our fave Melbourne restaurants and pubs this week, but it is harder still for the business owners and workers. So, here is a list of those that have pivoted very quickly to offer takeaway and delivery to try and get through this tricky period.
Never thought you could be eating Chin Chin on your living room floor? How about getting Cumulus Inc delivered on Uber Eats? Or buying salami from 400 Gradi? Well, the times they are a-changing. Fast.
Many places are using their own staff and, despite the ease that the big guys like Uber Eats and Menulog offer, going direct is more likely to help keep the lights on in some of these Melbourne institutions. Or consider buying gift vouchers for family and friends for when you can see them again around a restaurant table.
Let’s make sure that isolation tastes amazing with these new takeaway and delivery options:
Chin Chin does takeaway
You used to have a queue around the corner in the hope of getting a table, but now Chin Chin will be offering dishes that pack a bigger punch than a muay Thai boxer available for takeaway in the CBD (Melbourne and Sydney). The menu is more limited but you can still get faves like pad see ew, butter chicken and caramelised sticky pork, so visit their takeaway site between the hours of 4-9pm, Wednesday to Sunday.
Andrew McConnell joins Uber Eats
Melbourne’s restaurant supremo Andrew McConnell has made menus from his classic diners Cutler & Co, Marion, Supernormal and more on the home delivery app. Get some of Melbourne’s best food, from hatted restaurants, delivered to your door. Meatsmith, the group’s specialty butcher and wine merchant, will continue to operate as an essential food service.
South Melbourne Market goes drive-through
To keep visitors to the food market to a minimum, South Melbourne Market is offering a drive-through grocery service. Most traders at the busy market are up for the service and are taking orders up until Wednesday with drive-through pick-up on Thursday afternoons. To check out the Order and Collect system head over to the site.
400 Gradi sells produce
Award-winning pizza chef Johnny Di Francesco’s 400 Gradi is not only offering delivery and takeaway for his amazing pizzas but has the 400 Gradi Supermarket. Here you can shop for hot salami, Napoli sauce and Gradi flour delivered to your door to make your pizza. But it’s unlikely to be as good as Johnny’s! Also don’t forget some Zero Gradi gelato for dessert.
Miinot Gelato delivers the goods
Pascoe Vale South locals were queuing out the door of this petite bespoke gelato joint before social distancing was a thing for flavours like burnt fig, caramel cheesecake and Melon Colly (rockmelon and blueberry). There was a melancholy crowd at the final day this week but you will be able to get deliveries soon, check their Facebook page for details.
Hawker Hall goes online
Melbourne’s bustling Asian beer hall might have gone quiet but it is still offering pick-up to Windsor locals, dishes like nonya-style popcorn chicken, chickpea curries and Wagyu beef stir fry noodles. They are also selling alcohol online to have with your meal so check out the menu here.
A Bit of Jam and Pickle
This cooking school and preserve-maker near the Yarra Valley is delivering tasty soul food like vegie and lentil soup, chicken and sweetcorn soup and chicken tagine to Healesville and surrounds. For updated menus, cooking-at-home tips or to get your hands on some scoby, now that you have time to make your own kombucha, head here.
Mario’s keeps a light on
Fitzroy stalwart Mario’s is sending out its Italian comfort food from the retro-chic shopfront it has occupied since the 80s. Help them keep the neon red light on – for the future when we are allowed in for a long brunch – by grabbing some takeaway meals or produce like Mario’s jam or pasta sauces.
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