Zena’s Weekend Fix.

Foodie Weekends

Ok so we can’t go out for dinner, we can’t go to the pub and definitely No socialising. Unless its dropping a birthday cake off at your parent’s house with a long stick and that’s only if  it’s been sanitised & made with gloves and a facemask with a flour substitute because that’s all sold out!

So, this begs the question – how can we have super tasty weekend?

Well not all is lost, here are some mighty fine scrumptious ideas for our mighty fine city.

Saturday Night Takeaway

(of course, other Norwich Nights are available)

Deliveries – To stay a-float a few restaurants and street food vendors are offering a delivery service, with strict health and hygiene regulations. Meaning you can pre-pay for a knock and drop delivery service.

Here are a few of my favourites –

Pono – delivering healthy meals & smoothies to Norwich http://www.staypono.co.uk / pono.norwich@gmail.com

Sicily Market based on Norwich Market – Pizzas & Pasta deliveries http://www.sicilyvan.co.uk  / 07742152690 / info@sicilyvan.co.uk

Gonzos  – Delivering amazing burgers, booze & wings. Order via http://www.facebook.com/gonzostearoom / 01603473763

Little Pie Patisserie – Offering sweet treats plus a Vegan supper club £5 per day or £22.50 pp for the week including delivery. littlepiepatisserie@gmail.com

Gringos – Local Taco deliveries http://www.facebook.com/gringostequila.co.uk/

01603 615832 http://www.gringosnorwich.co.uk

Moorish – Falafel bar meals delivered on a Thursday, Friday & Saturday                          http://www.moorishfalafel.com 01603 622250

Christopher’s Crepes – Savory & sweet classic pancakes, call Christopher on 07581 420352 for a Thursday to Monday from 4pm delivery.

Takeaways – Its quite possible your favourite or 5th favourite place is still serving a pre-pay, pick up food service. With of course social distancing in place.

Here are a few of my favourites –

The Fish N Chip shop (Magdalen St) – 01603 660158 from 4.30 – 9.30pm everyday. http://www.thefishnchipshop.app4food.co.uk http://www.thefishnchipshop.com

Donnelli’s Pizza – via deliveroo or just eat (NR1 – NR7) – call direct for pick up 01603 568095

Jorge’s – Portuguese Food –  Takeaway or local delivery. Lunch & Dinner (Mondays closed) Large Tapas and Grill menu online – https://www.jorgesrestaurant.co.uk

Jive – Mexican -Taco kit for 2 for £25 meat or veggie. Order via website https://www.jivekitchen.co.uk / 01603 620330

Shiki – Japanese pick up or Norwich delivery Wednesday to Sunday. Order via bookings@shikirestaurant.co.uk / 01603 619262

Ready Meals with flavour – while supporting local, why not stock up on filling meals for your fridge or freezer.

Here are a few of my favourites –

Al Dente – Offering deli produce, fresh pasta, ready meals and sauces. Delivery in and around Norwich on a Thursday or pick up city center. 01603 632580 ciao@aldentenorwich.co.uk / http://www.aldentenorwich.co.uk

Currylicious – Authentic Indian curries & snacks. Delivered around Norfolk. www.currylicious.co.uk  07957 402402  sales@currylicious.co.uk

Honest Kitchen Norwich – Delivering healthy tasty food with smoothies or kombucha 7 days a week, order the night before. 07470 646091 / https://www.honestkitchen-norwich.com

The One Food Company – Delivering delicious meals in Norwich weekly. ben@theone-foodcompany.co.uk  07590 561919 /  http://www.facebook.com/theonefoodcompany

Duck Truck – Cook at home Duck wrap kit for £20 (4). Order the day before for afternoon on a Wednesday & Saturday charley.watkins@theducktruck.co.uk 07815 781443

BBQ – For those who have a garden with a BBQ, there is nothing better than Al Freso cooking, getting caveman (or woman) pleasure from fire and meat. And for those veggies amongst us, fire impregnates gorgeous flavour in to veggies too. You can wrap whole onions, potatoes & corn in tin foil and cook on the embers for charred goodness. Coal cooked pepper, chilli and halloumi kebabs and wow to bbq seafood.

Here are a few of my favourite butchers, Veg box delivery’s and fishmongers offering delivery or pick up –

Archer’s Butchers – Meat boxes with local delivery. 01603 434253 www.archersbutchers.com

Broadland Hams – Delivery all across Norfolk. All sorts of ham, gammon, sausages and bacon. sales@broadlandhams.co.uk / 01603 412125 / http://www.broadlandhams.co.uk

Hazels Butcher – Norfolk deliveries. 01603 789556 https://www.facebook.com/hazelsbutchers/

Norfolk Beef Company – Order online for Beef packages www.norfolkbeefcompany.co.uk

Easters – Regular deliveries of dairy, cheese, fresh & frozen fruit & vegetables – 01603 622890 /www.eastersofnorwich.com

Howard and Sons – Game, seafood & deli produce, delivery or pick up 01603 624928 / gary@fishmongersnorwich.co.uk

Tofurei  – Vegan sausages, tofu, burgers (plus vegan baking) www.tofurei.co.uk 01603627717/ info@tofurei.co.uk 

Who said Dessert ?  Norwich has you covered.

Artisan Bakers, Home Cooks, Bakeries, Cafes and Cake Makers are baking for your sweet treat pleasure. You can even have them delivered.

Here are a few of my favourites –

Figbar – cake boxes with a selection of 8 for £25 add a 6 x sausage rolls for £6 on a Tuesday & Saturday for local Norwich delivery. http://www.figbarnorwich.com  / hello@figbarnorwich.com

Simply Cake Co – Brownies and more delivered nationwide www.simplycakeco.co.uk

And Eat IT – Brings you Saturdays deliveries of brownies, cookies, brookies and donuts order via


Cupcake & Co – Delivery of cake and bakes on a Saturday 07585 443801   http://www.cupcakeand.co/onlineshop

Pub at Home –  Did you know some people have changed their spare rooms, sheds and garages into pubs. It’s true – I’ve seen it with my own eyes (not literally of course, I’m staying safe) it’s all over social media.

People are having nightclub nights, romantic dinners for two, fancy dress parties with the kids, disco nights, pub quizzes online, dress up nights – they are even knocking on their own front door as if it was a private members club.

Yes, the worlds gone mad.

What gets a party started, even if it is with the person you’re isolating with, your kids, your parents or even yourself with your bestie on Facebook time

= local Norfolk booze.

Here’s a few of my favourites –

CH Wines – Online wine orders with free delivery. http://www.chwinemerchants.co.uk / 07917 095068

Wildcraft Brewery – Artisan beer & ales.  office@wildcraftbrewery.co.uk  

01603 278054

Sir Toby’s Beers – Beers, spirits and local wine delivered locally. www.sirtobysbeers.co.uk

Wild Knight Distillery – Norfolk Vodka, Caramel Vodka, coffee Martini and Gin. www.wildknightdistillery.co.uk

St Giles Gin – Online orders at https://www.stgilesgin.com

So, you really can self-isolate, keep your distance, stay safe, yet enjoy all the delicious food and drink Norfolk has to offer in the comfort of your own home – even if your dressed up like a Disney character with glitter on your beard.

But for the other 175 wonderful Norfolk foodie places offering delivery go to my latest blog on http://www.lovenorfolkfood.co.uk

Stay Safe – Stay Healthy-ish

By Zena Leech-Calton ©

Cookery Tutor and Food writer


plus blogger @Love_Norwich_Food

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