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From DIY Food Kits to Cocktail Deliveries: Support Local Restaurants Right From Your Own Kitchen

Many restaurants, bars, and pubs across the country have been forced to close their doors following the government’s latest announcement of a full UK lockdown. 

Enterprising hospitality businesses up and down the country are boxing up their offerings and shipping them directly to your door, offering a lifeline through takeaways and home deliveries.  

The consumer spending experts at have compiled a list of the independent businesses across the nation who have had to think outside (and inside) the box. Here we’ve selected some of our favourites from across the UK. 

From cook-at-home hamper kits to take away drink delivery services, these are the independent businesses you can still support whilst under the highest restrictions. 

Patty and Bun- London

Winner of Time Out’s “Best DIY Kit” in their lockdown awards, Patty and Bun have introduced different kits, including ‘lockdown DIY kits’, vegan alternatives and date-night bundles that are accompanied with cocktails. Each kit provides all the ingredients you’ll need to make the brand’s signature burgers, and each kit is accompanied by easy-to-follow recipe cards. Fresh garnishes such as tomatoes and lettuce are best bought on the day. 

Find out more:

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Sicilian NQ- Manchester

Sicilian NQ is one of Manchester’s best spots if you’re after some Sicilian goodness – including authentic street food, arancini, and desserts. Whilst you can still order their food for delivery or collection if you’re local, they now also have an online store where you can purchase hampers, signature cocktails, antipasti, and lots more!

Find out more:

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Hanoi Bike Shop- Glasgow

Nestled away in the heart of the West End, the Hanoi Bike Shop brings the spirit of Vietnam to Glasgow, so let the twinkling lights and the scent of the Pho Kitchen lead you down the lane to the contemporary canteen. Indulge in a ‘Hot Banquet for 2’ and eat like a King or Queen for the evening and enjoy some homemade dumplings. 

Get your noodle fix here:

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Matsudai Cardiff

Founded in Cardiff in 2019, the Matsudai Ramen pop-up is Wales’ only dedicated ramen ‘slurp spot’; serving up steaming bowls of hand-made noodles, long-simmered broths, and deeply flavoured toppings.

At the very beginning of lockdown, Matsudai Ramen started an online shop selling frozen, handmade ramen kits for home delivery. Each kit will cost £7.50 and contain broth, tare (complex seasoning), aroma oil, and a bundle of specially paired noodles.

Get your noodle fix here:

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