We might be spending a lot more time at home due to our least favourite c-word, but that’s no excuse to stop living out our foodie dreams. During these scary times, we encourage you to continue supporting the small businesses that make up the glorious garden city.
We’re all for stamping out Covid through social distancing and staying inside, and thankfully plenty of our Christchurch eateries are now offering at-home delivery or quick pick up options.
So, if you’ve been missing your weekly (or daily) foodie fix—and let's be honest, who hasn't?—we’re here to help. Get ready to feast on your favourites at Alert Level 3 by ordering yourselves a delicious feed from these local Christchurch gems immediately.
Give Me Bread is a local option for home delivery with over 100 restaurants to choose from. Simply enter in your home address and select from heaps of options. You can order pierogies from The Pierogi Joint, dumplings from Pot Sticker Dumpling Bar, crepes from Maison des Crepes and a whole lot more.
Grizzly Baked Goods: (Sydenham and The Welder) We all need our carb fix during difficult times and Grizzly has taken note. As people steer clear of crowds, Grizzly is staying ahead of the curve and rolled out a shiny new online shop complete with home delivery. Get your preorders in for delivery before they reach capacity, otherwise your sourdough, hot cross bun or other delectable baked goods can be picked up from the Buchan Street window.
Sweet Soul Patisserie: (CBD) For beautifully crafted (and seasonal) cakes and desserts that are as beautiful as they are delicious, Sweet Soul Patisserie has us covered. Fortunately, their menu is 100% takeaway and they’ll even give you a secure, stylish carry case that you can definitely repurpose. Pastry and fashion? Sign us up! Phone or email through your order and check with them if they’re able to accommodate delivery to your area.
Green Dinner Table: A vegan delivery company in Christchurch (that has recently launched in Wellington and Auckland), Green Dinner Table’s goal is to increase the number of people eating plant based. They’ve recently launched their “Nice Not To Meat You” box which features plant based ingredients and recipes delivered straight to your door so you can cook vegan at home. Their meals are designed around flavour first and foremost to show people they aren’t missing out on flavour when eating plant based. They also use biodegradable packaging where possible and everything else is recyclable.
Gatherings: (Victoria Street) From 29 April, the Gatherings crew are cooking a limited seafood menu is available to peruse online, with orders and payments taken over the phone and collected around the back of the restaurant. The full Fish Supper includes a whole fish with sauce, potatoes, sourdough, flatbreads, seasonal vegetables and they’ll switch it up every week. It’s enough to feed four and will set you back just $45 for the whole meal, $25 if you’re wanting just the fish. Bargain.
Grater Goods (Sydenham): Everyone’s favourite vegan deli is delivering select items to nourish us through level three. Check out their menu online and place your order for delivery through the Give Me Bread app, or text your order through directly if you’d like to pick up.
5th Street: (Sydenham) When we’re craving something a bit special, 5th Street is our go-to for incredible local eats and they’ve just launched a full takeaway menu that includes their Moroccan vegetable stew, slow roasted lamb shoulder, and triple cooked potatoes. Order is via their website which you’ll need to book in. Pick up only.
Gelato & Tea: (Riverside Market) If you’re wanting to stock up on gelato (who isn’t?) Riverside Market favourites, Gelato & Tea are selling two litre tubs for takeaway. Choose from flavours like matcha, peach sorbet and crowd favourite, Black Hawaii and you’ll be as happy as larry all the way into level two. Place your order on their website for pick up or delivery available across Christchurch which is free if you spend over $60.
Eightgrains & Sushi Soldier (CBD) Is there anything more comforting than dumplings, ramen and tasty bao buns? Both Eightgrains and Sushi Soldier are thankfully available during level three, with Eightgrains website taking care of the ordering process, whilst you can get Sushi Solider via UberEats.
Pedro’s House of Lamb: With two locations, Pedro’s has long been our go-to when we can’t be bothered whipping up a feast. Eat like a king with their whole lamb shoulder, which is slow baked to perfection with rosemary and garlic and served with a side of scalloped potatoes. Ordering can be done via their website, which can be delivered to your door or picked up from the shop.
Kum Pun Thai: With an excellent takeaway menu featuring authentic Thai flavours, Kum Pun Thai is an excellent option when you’re craving spring rolls, Pad Thai or a Massaman Curry.
The Sichuan Kitchen: (CBD) We’re all about those numbing Sichuan flavours at the moment and Boxed Quarter’s The Sichuan Kitchen delivers (in more ways than one). Their Sichuan style dumplings pack a serious punch as do their Dan Dan noodles, which you can score for yourself via Uber Eats.
We'll keep adding to this list as more eateries offer delivery and take away but in the meantime, why not fire up that all-important metabolism with 9 of the best runs in Christchurch.
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