Although times are getting tough right now, it has never been easier to eat delicious local food. Many Wellingtonians are self-isolating or working from home so our favourite Wellington restaurants are here to ease the pain by offering brand new delivery and takeaway services.
The new physical distancing rules have meant that many of our beloved eateries are seeing a decrease in people through the door, which is inevitably taking a toll. They can’t work from home, so let’s show them as much love as we can and make the most of their new and innovative ways of getting their amazing food to us.
Here is a list of great local Wellington eateries who are now also offering delivery or takeaway services. With many more to be following soon, takeaway definitely just got a whole lot more interesting.
Egmont Street Eatery (Cuba St Area)—From Tuesday 24 March, Egmont Street Eatery will be offering their new Egmont St @ Home menu, delivering tasty soups, salads and desserts to homes around the Wellington region. We had a sneak peek of the delectable menu and can’t wait to eat their mustard leaf gnocchi or “Fatty Melt” burger on the couch. Call them up to order.
The Larder (Miramar)—The Larder in Miramar are getting creative with The Larder Drive Thru! This almighty offering brings us tasty dinner meals that can be reheated at home. What a wonderful way to stay together as a community and not miss out on their amazing food and drink.
Capitol Restaurant (Mount Vic)—Local favourite and family owned restaurant, Capitol are creating a special takeaway and delivery focused menu. If you find yourself quarantined or wanting to stay in you can give them a call, so as not to miss out on their sumptuous modern European cuisine, even when you have to be at home.
Olive (Cuba Street)—Olive on Cuba will also be offering a delicious takeaway offering to get us through this weird time. Known for their delicious New Zealand modern cuisine, we are glad we won’t have to go without Olive while we spend time at home.
Oikos Hellenic Cuisine (Miramar)—This Greek eatery in Miramar is now offering a superb takeaway option. Try a takeout for two with their infamous Pastitsio, village salad, homemade Pita and Tzatziki. Order over the phone. We might be calling up every day—its dangerously good!
Dragonfly (Courtney Place)—Upscale Asian dining lounge Dragonfly are now offering a pickup service. Choose from their amazing menu and then head down for an easy pick up of their bao buns, crispy chicken, tasty salads and so much more. If you are quarantined, so can’t pick up, find them on Delivereasy. It has never been simpler to try delicious menus like this, we love it!
Salty Pidgin (Brooklyn)—Brooklyn's favourite local eatery is also now offering delivery of their mouth-watering pides and snacks—straight to your door. We have always been fans of the Smoked fish pide and are happy we won’t have to say bye to it during this strange time. Delivery is completely free for Brooklyn residents too.
Nikau (CBD)—Local’s fave, café Nikau are offering a takeaway brunch service that can be ordered online. What a relief we don’t have go without the world-famous Nikau cheese scones. They are also offering a 20% discount to get things going so make sure to get in quick.
Charley Noble (CBD)—Charley Noble have a full menu takeaway offering now available, from charcuterie starters, to their famous cauliflower steak and grilled meats. Charley Noble are getting the delivery service off the ground with 10% off so now really is the time to try a Charley steak. Give them a call to book.
Pickle and Pie (Cuba St Area)—There's nothing more comforting than a delicious homemade pie, right? Pickle and Pie deli are here for us and are now offering a pickup service via their website and takeaway via Delivereasy. Is a family pie acceptable for one? We think so!
Many of our favourite independent Wellington eateries are now offering vouchers, so we can support them now and visit them when this Covid-19 business is over. The Bolton Hotel have set up a wonderful website, Indie Wellington, pulling this together into one place. Be sure to check it out and buy some eatery gift vouchers for loved ones or for yourself for when the physical distancing is well and truly done with.
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Image credit: Egmont Street Eatery