A friend told me about her friend who does Housebites – a new take away system in London that is adding huge variety to the classic Indian food, Chinese food and pizzas that dominate the take away scene. You go onto the website, put in your postcode and look at the profiles and menus of the chefs who live in your area. Then you see when they’re cooking, order the dishes that tickle your taste buds, book a delivery time slot and await the arrival of a chef or chef’s friend with scrumptious food on your doorstep! It turns out that that friend’s friend lives next door to one of my friends who told me that there are always the most delicious smells coming from their flat. Small world! So, another friend (still with me?) and I decided to give it a go. We placed an order at 6pm last night from Danny Jack (chef for hire!) and at 7.30pm he knocked on the door with a brown bag full of goodies. It felt like Christmas, opening a parcel with little boxes and tubs of food. Squealing with glee we ran to the table and tucked in and oh my, it was great!
Fresh potato gnocchi with wild mushrooms, parmesan cheese, curly kale and fresh herbs
Pearl barley risotto with peas, leeks and seasoned with lemon, parmesan cheese and fresh herbs
Mixed green veg with chilli, lemon & almonds
and Danny kindly added a sticky toffee pudding with toffee sauce and whipped vanilla cream.
It was all absolutely delicious and we will definitely be ordering again soon. There are lots of chefs with very diverse menus and many have interesting culinary and cultural backgrounds so if you don’t feel like leaving the warmth of your home to go to a restaurant where you may sit next to irritants or have sniffy staff serving you go on this website and eat amazing food in the comfort of your home.