If filling up your pantry without moving from your lounge room is top of your priority list, you’re in luck. A number of epic Sydney businesses have flipped their day-to-day affairs due to COVID-19 restrictions to provide you with home deliveries of fresh produce boxes, which means you can keep supporting your local faves and stock the fridge in the best way possible.
Here are the best produce boxes to get around in Sydney.
North Bondi’s mecca of the best shakshuka feeds has launched an online supermarket and it's open seven days a week. You’ll be able to pick and choose what you want to load your box with items like sourdough bread, pastries, seafood, cheese, cold meats and milk. There's also long shelf-life food like lentils and chickpeas, fruit, vegetables, ice-cream, dry goods and alcohol (spanning wines and beers) up for grabs. There’ll also be a number of classic Shuk products to choose from, which look like the famous shakshuka sauce, labne, hummus, beef ragu mix and Shuk’s pistachio dukkah.
This award-winning cafe is now churning out an essentials hamper. This guy is packed with organic eggs, bacon, sourdough, pasta, passata, risotto, chicken stock, housemade granola, yoghurt plus a fresh selection of fruit and vegetables. You can also hit the quality meat hamper which is made up of five individual grass-fed rump steaks, a kilogram of beef mince, a kilo of diced meat, a kilo of tasty beef sausages and two glorious kilos of chicken breast.
The underground bunker-esque restaurant that is nel. is now delivering insanely fresh produce boxes and its contents have been handpicked by head chef Nelly Robinson. There are a few options you can get into, and these include a veggie box loaded with sweet corn, potatoes and bananas; a meat box; a fish box; and a general pantry box for all your basics like stocks, eggs and rice. Boxes are subject to change pending what produce is in season, and deliveries are made weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Order yours here.
Prince Of York
Prince of York’s “Cook At Home” produce delivery means you’ll get all the ingredients to your door with zero contact. You’ll want to go for the “Weekly Dinner Box” delivery here which means a hefty package of chicken, scotch fillets, T-bone, spaghetti, a sauce of your choice, lasagne, parmesan, mozzarella, a garlic focaccia loaf, broccolini, potato salad and a couple of chocolate bars too (you know, for good balance). There’s also free delivery for any orders over $100.
Oh My Days
For vegan produce deliveries, look no further than the epic hamper deliveries from Glebe cafe Oh My Days. The team here has created a bunch of epic packages filled with freshly baked bread, vegan croissants and other assorted pastries, ground coffee, mock meats and cheese, plus a number of housemade beverages. We suggest you go for “Hamper 3” here, which packs a heap of essentials like an antipasti selection (with Greek-style feta, focaccia and Cheatin’ Ham Slices), paninis and juices. You can also build up your box with add-ons like housemade granola, Coyo Coconut Yoghurt, coffee, sourdough, vegan pasta, cold brew, kombucha, bottles of vegan wine and even some tinned goodies from Yulli’s Brewery.
Hospitality juggernaut Merivale has kicked off “Merivale At Home”, a fresh at-home dining service delivered straight to your door. On the produce side of things, you can order up a fresh fruit and veggie box from Parisi, restaurant-quality premium meat box from Havericks and a seafood box loaded with scallops, live mussels, snapper fillets, cooked farm prawns and Sydney Rock Oysters from Poulous Bros.
You can also get this 1kg tray of vegan ready-to-bake lasagne delivered to your door.
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