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Sydney’s Best Restaurant Take-Home Boxes

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Social distancing meets restaurant take-home care boxes.

Whoever knew that home dining could ever be so delicious?

Need to stock up on groceries? Want to experience restaurant quality food in the comfort of your own home? Unsure on how to spruce up your cooking? Then look no further as we’ve got all the answers here for you.

As a result of the recent events, cafes, bars and other hospitality venues across New South Wales have been forced to shut in order to help prevent the spread of the global pandemic, COVID-19. On top of that, Australians have been panic buying an array of food and home essentials in preparation for isolation.

Now, in steps to maintain business, a range of restaurants, cafes, pubs and bars across Sydney have designed food take-home boxes which allow customers to become the chef for the night, serving restaurant-quality food in the comfort of your own kitchen – minus the stress of leaving the home and searching for the items on our empty shelves.

So sit back, order and wait, as we’ve got something new for your plate!

Fratelli Fresh
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Fratelli Fresh

Wanting to enjoy a range of fresh and delicious Italian meals in the comfort of your own kitchen? Then Fratelli Fresh’s Gourmet Grocer & Home Chef service is waiting to be ordered. The online service allows customers to order daily and receive their order the very next day. Sydneysiders can order everything from ready-made meals including beef lasagne, soups and a range of pasta; pasta sauces and at-home pizza kits, a selection of tinned grocery items, fresh fruit and vegetable, other essentials and even alcohol – creating the ultimate and freshest night in. Pickup available from Darling Harbour or packages are delivered Monday – Sunday with no delivery fee.

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Pick up: ICC Sydney, 2/14 Darling Dr, Sydney NSW 2000
Macchiato
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Macchiato

Found in the heart of Sydney, after one visit to Macchiato this woodfire pizzeria and Italian eatery will certainly become your newest go-to. To assist with isolating at home and helping Sydneysiders stock up their fridges and bellies, the team at Macchiato has released a range of goods for you to either pre-order and get delivered to your door (500 metre Sydney CBD radius) or for you to pop in and pick up. Think of it as a transformed Italian grocer with everything from imported pasta, rice, canned tomatoes, flour, coffee beans, Nespresso compatible pods and even toilet paper. Plus, you can order produce boxes starting from $25 each which include eggs, fruit and vegetables. Or, if you really want to take the stress out of cooking, Macchiato offers take-home fresh pasta which can be frozen and later cooked.

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Pick up: Shop 2/338 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000 Packs from $25
nel.
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nel.

After temporarily closing their doors, one of Australia’s most innovative food creators and restaurant owner, chef Nelly Robinson and wife, Danielle, are here to help Sydneysiders amid the panic buying – all whilst committing to supporting local farmers and providers. We present to you the nel. Box. Curated by chef Nelly Robinson, these weekly food delivery boxes supply everything from fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and seafood, direct from Australian farmers and producers. Complete with make-at-home tips and tricks, all designed by chef Nelly himself. Starting from $45 – $130, foodies can opt for the Pantry Staples, Vegetarian, Meat + Veg and Seafood + Veg Box delivered on Tuesday and Thursday to Sydney metropolitan areas.

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Delivery only Packs from $45
Prince of York
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Prince of York

Need to stay inside but want to dine like the royal that you are? Have no fear, Prince of York is here! Offering numerous dine-at-home options, Prince of York understands that just because you need to be practicising social distancing, that doesn’t mean that your stomach should sacrifice. Recently launching Little Prince – a yellow food truck travelling around Sydney – customers can purchase their Cook @ Home offerings which include vacuum sealed dinner box essentials including everything from t-bone steaks to homemade sauces and pasta. If you love to party, but need to stay home, let Prince of York bring the celebration to you with their Party @ Home box offering food, Shorty’s Liquor alcohol and Moonshine Music – all in the one package. For more information and menus, visit the website.

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The Stinking Bishops
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The Stinking Bishops

No matter the occasion, there’s always time for cheese especially now more than ever (cheese, wine and Netflix – name a more perfect night in?). Thanks to this Newtown-based boutique cheese bar, The Stinking Bishops, you can now order a range of delectable cheeses to be picked up and taken home to enjoy. Starting from $65, opt between the 3 Cheese or Ultimate Hamper including everything from an array of both Australian and international cheeses – perfect as a gift, for an upcoming dinner party or even just for yourself on your night in. The hardest part? Stopping yourself from eating all the cheese in one go.

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Pick up: 5/63-71 Enmore Rd, Newtown NSW 2042 from $65
Iiko Mazesoba
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Iiko Mazesoba

Based in Sydney’s Haymarket, if you’re looking for some of the best ramen around town, then Iiko Mazesoba is the ultimate choice. Now that Australia is introducing heavy social distancing, Iiko Mazesoba is catering to the change with its new take-home packs which can be added to takeaway, pick-up and delivery options. To help you indulge in the Iiko experience in the comfort of your own home, Iiko Mazesoba is selling packs of 6 160g housemade noodles for $10, 100g of pork belly chashu for $5 and sauces for only $1 each – delicious and convenient!

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Pick up: 86 Hay St, Haymarket NSW 2000
Oh My Days
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Oh My Days

If your meals each day are looking rather bland, Glebe’s Oh My Days has the tastiest solution that will surely light up your at-home dining. Recently launching two vegan-inspired hampers, customers can have a selection of vegan meats, coffee, cheeses, pastries, beverages and more delivered to your door (surrounding suburbs only) or picked up from in-store. These care packages include everything from a range of croissants, tarts, slices of cheese, almond curd, an antipasti selection, and fresh fruit and vegetables to name just a few. For more information and to order, head to the Oh My Days website.

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Pick up: 99 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037
Do you know of any Sydney based restaurants or eateries that have take-home food boxes? We’d love to hear from you! Contact the Hunter and Bligh editorial team at [email protected]
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