Treat yo'self to restaurant quality food straight to your house. Here are some of our favourite places to order from...
Dive X Zumu
If sushi is your bag but you’ve no idea how to roll it or couldn’t get your hands on some seaweed, Dive NQ is the place for you. Personally I’d go for the Katsu Curry because you cannot beat the warm fuzzy feeling of a Katsu Curry. There’s gyozas, wings and everything else you can dream of.
Pedro’s offer pizzas packed with beer-soaked hot dogs, mini hamburgers, fried chicken and waffles and even gravy – so you’re sure to get something equally mental and delicious. They can also deliver a Kona Big Wave beer to you as well, which is worth the effort in itself.
The Koffee Pot
This NQ institution has had a bit of an uplift recently, with their much-publicised move to Oldham Street last year and a wider range of late night events and food options. If ordering a lovely bacon butty straight to your house isn’t enough, they also deliver Poutine – which anyone who went to school in Oldham will know as Chips, Cheese and Gravy, as well as a fantastic selection of melted sandwiches. Salt Beef. Try the Salt Beef right now.
It is safe to say that there is a considerable lack of Mexican food here in Manchester and that is a travesty. Be that as it may, Panchos is a shining beacon of hope and they are serving out the best burritos this side of Mexico City- no doubt about it. What’s more is that you can get it in the comfort of your own home. A night in front of the telly and a Picante lamb burrito is what paradise looks and tastes like if you ask me.
Cane & Grain
Everyone is attracted to lovely juicy, sticky piles of meat and Cane and Grain specialise in them. And, you can have them delivered to your house. Just don’t drop any on your sofa.
Available from Wednesday 18th March
The Bay Horse Tavern
The traditional boozer experience in your own home? Easy peasy with delivery from The Bay Horse Tavern. Their food is fantastic – especially their butties, pies and of course – THOSE Thrice Cooked Chips. Ohhh papi.
Available from Wednesday 18th March
I’m not sure my word is enough to recommend Bundobust on Piccadilly Gardens – not when they have the Guardian singing their praises left, right and centre. This Indian street food place is truly fantastic, with a wide selection of small, mostly vegetarian-friendly dishes which you could spend about an hour looking through. Or you could just stop being an idiot and order it all. Oh, and by choosing to deliver to your pit, you get the added bonus of avoiding Piccadilly Gardens.
Everyone seemingly adores Archie’s – so much in fact that they have a slew of celebrity endorsements, and have seen themselves having to expand over and over again to keep up with the demand for their lovely burgers and mental milkshakes.
You can expect burgers stuffed with pretty much anything you can think of, wraps, wings and their brilliant shakes including my favourite the ‘Holly-Oaks’ (Oreos, peanut butter and whipped cream topped with crushed Oreos).
Up North, there is nothing that quite beats a pie. Not even your wedding day, or the birth of your first child or that time you found a £20 on the floor outside your house. Nothing. It is good news then that you can get some of the finest pies in Manchester delivered right to your door with minimal exertion of energy. I would recommend Matador pie (British beef, chorizo, olive and butter bean pie) with a side of cheesy mash and red wine gravy – hangovers don’t get much better than that.
The Hip Hop Chip Shop
Nowt better than a bit of Fish and chips in front of the telly on a Friday night is there? Go all out and get the meal deal for two, which includes 2 main meals, 2 sides, battered gherkins, onion rings and chunky skin-on chips. Perfect.
Maybe you’re miserable and on the 5:2 diet like I am, or maybe you actually give a shit about what you put in your body – but if you want a take away that is actually pretty good for you, I would look no further than Oke Poke. Hawaiian street food at its finest, these bowls and nori wraps they lovingly call ‘Pokeritos’ are made up of rice, raw fish and loads of veggies. Go for one of their fresh juices and smoothies too and you will be feeling like a vegan for weeks to come.
This place is pretty much a Manchester institution, and any mention of Chinese cuisine in the city usually ends up with Yang Sing out on top. Established for over 30 years, Yang Sing can sort you out if you’re craving some fantastically high-quality Chinese food, which is a million times better than any of the greasy slop you’d usually get delivered to your house on a Friday night. Their selection of Dim Sum is pretty much unmatched throughout the city.
Ban Di Bul
Korean food tends to get overshadowed in the takeaway game by its big brothers Chinese and Japanese. But why wouldn’t you want to tuck into some crispy kimchi pancakes? Why would you pick a greasy chow mein over a spicy seafood stew? Or limp sushi over succulent beef Bibimbap? Ban Di Bul is some of the best (if not the best) Korean grub in Manchester, and the only downside is that you cant get a takeaway Korean BBQ in your front room- but that is an experience worth peeling yourself off the couch for.
Red’s True Barbeque
Get down on your knees and praise Red’s True Barbeuque – the true kings of all things sticky, smoky and on the bone. I almost leaped out of the window with excitement when I learnt that I could tuck into some juicy Red’s meat in the comfort of my bedroom. This one is mint for loads of people coming over because they do all sorts of feasting trays and combos to fill lots of tummys with beer, meat and barbeque sauce. I could happily murder all the sides and small bits too- make sure you get some pig candy to chomp on first too.
You might think you know Italian food but actually the real good stuff is available at Sicilian NQ. If I were you I’d go all out and get the antipasti to share because you deserve a big old treat. Also gnocchi is dead hard to make so get that in by the professionals! If you live in the NQ, give them a call direct and they will hand-deliver straight to your door for free!
Scene Indian Street Kitchen
There’s a bit of a bias to this list because I love Indian food more than any other food out there. When I went to India I would try and eat as much as possible, whether it was on a train, in a market or in a ditch – it all tasted amazing. Scene Indian Street Kitchen specialises in the kind of food you’d find in a market in Mumbai – and you can bring that all to your front room. Especially with their fantastic Samosa Chaat (£6.95).
These people sell burgers. You may have heard of them. If you walk in there with a stuffed moose head under your arm they will have a burger special featuring shredded antler within minutes. The waiting time for the restaurants are always 50 minutes – regardless of what time you show up, and so is the Deliveroo.
If you’re not satisfied with the luminous, sloppy curry that you ordered from your local kebab house last week, then you should have bloody ordered from Zouk. Specialising in unique, authentic Punjab food and flavours, it’s the up-market equivalent to your sloppy curry house – delivering quality ingredients and amazing flavours that you wouldn’t typically expect. I’m a fan of their Railway Curry (£9.95) – a Rajasthan lamb dish that will blow your bloody socks off.
Local Spanish favourite La Bandera have just recently started their Deliveroo service and I must admit – it’s a winner. Nobody does small plates better than them, so get some Patatas Bravas, Padron Peppers, Jamon, Croquetas and all the rest of your favourites delivered directly to your mush.
In light of these difficult times, many businesses who wouldn’t usually do delivery services have been forced to offer it – and so Tattu are starting to offer up their high-end Chinese dishes delivered directly to your door. The food is, as always, outstanding – and even better when you don’t have to leave your own home.
Available from Monday 23rd March
V-Rev Vegan Diner
Dirty, sexy vegan food delivered straight to your door? Perfect for any of you people who enjoy a huge vegan burger loaded with chips – all without any of the problems that come with eating animals and dairy – then V-Rev is for you.
Everyone went mad for Thaikhun when it opened and rightfully so. Dead good Thai food with an entirely dedicated vegan restaurant. Go all out and get the Bangkok Street Platter delivered straight to your door.
Northern Soul Grilled Cheese
Since launching their new restaurant on Tib Street a couple of months ago, Northern Soul have seriously stepped up the grilled cheese game in the city – serving up more per day than you can possibly imagine. A lot of these are going to be from deliveries too; getting one of these big hulking big boys delivered directly to your doorstep will certainly put a massive smile on your face. I promise.
Kingfisher NQ Fish & Chips
Although fish and chips is perfect for eating on a bench in a park with a tin of Strongbow, it’s also excellent to be eaten at home too – in front of the telly with two tins of Strongbow. Kingfisher’s Fish & Chips are quite possibly the best in the city – so get it down your neck in the safety of your own home.
Street food favourites Holy Crab offer up a small range of meals and sides direct from their great little gaff in the Arndale Food Hall. Their Crab Balls are absolute winners and anyone who says they don’t like their Sweet and Salty Fritters is crazy-crazy.
For all your vegan delights opt for Wholesome Junkies with beefless burgers, KFC (cauliflower) and Chikn Sandwich! There’s also Tater Tots and who doesn’t want those little bad boys delivered straight to your door?!
Yard & Coop
I didn’t know that Yard & Coop offered a delivery service – but now that I know that they do – I shall be smashing that app a lot more – especially when I’m hungover. Their range of fried chicken dishes are well-known as being some of the best in the city – and their milkshakes are absolutely outstanding. Be sure to get one of them.
Luck, Lust, Liquor & Burn
Burritos, tacos, burgers, loaded fries – Luck Lust have it all. I must admit to having a rather soft spot for something as simple as their Wonder Fries – chips drizzled with butter. Bam. Their Burritos are excellent – stuffed to the rafters with a range of outrageous fillings that will definitely dribble all over your chin, t-shirt and most likely sofa.
Imagine this; you have your in-laws over for dinner. You have managed to cook up a delicious coq au vin and they seem impressed. They are starting to care less and less about the fact that you certainly aren’t good enough for their son/daughter but they are hungry for dessert. You open the fridge and the chocolate mousse you made is not set and looks like a literal pile of dog shit. What do you do? You get out your phone and hit up Bisous Bisous for a speedy delivery of some delicious Parisian treats. Crisis averted.
The Chortlon Eatery
Living down in Chorlton is always a pleasure and it’s been made better by delivery from Chorlton Eatery – serving up some of the best brekkies known to man, as well as a range of classic main meals, butties, wraps and jacket potatoes. It’s basically the best butty shop ever – so give ’em a shout and go crazy.
The Font have been smashing out some great food and cocktails for years now – it being a massive student favourite for years. They’ve had a site in Chorlton for ages now and they’re pretty much heaving every weekend. But avoid the crowds and get food and drink delivered to your own home without any of the stress.
Local Old Trafford cafe are offering delivery – and so what’s better than getting a Full English Breakfast delivered directly to your door? Nothing is. Get The Big Gaff which is outstanding. Including 2x Grandad’s Sausages (the best sausages in the land).