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Meal kit deliveries to try in Joburg during lockdown

27 May 2020
As the city's restaurants, cafes and takeaways are closed during lockdown, there's an awful lot of home cooking going on in Joburg. We've been sharing some delicious recipes kindly shared with us by some of our favourite local restaurants for you to try at home - find out full rundown of all the recipes shared so far here. 

If you like your home cooking to be as easy as possible there are also some places who have diversified into meal kit delivery, providing you with all the ingredients you need to cook your favourite restaurant dishes at home.

Note that all meal kits consist of fresh, raw ingredients and essential grocery items that you will have to prepare yourself, so be ready to do some cooking! Most will also sell you basic grocery essentials too such as bread, milk, eggs etc. UberEats meal kit deliveries are only available between 9am and 5pm and your kits will strictly be left at your gate only with payment in advance via the app. 

Here are some home meal kit deliveries services in Joburg to try out this month. Note that you must be in a 5km proximity of the venue to be able to order delivery via the UberEats app.

Momo Meal Kits

Joburg's Momo chain of Asian street food restaurants are now delivering meal kits in partnership with Uber Eats. Note that you can only order kits if you are within a normal delivery radius of the Momo &O (Norwood), Momo Soko (Illovo) and Momo Baohaus (Greenside) branches. There are loads of kits to choose from packed with ingredients for signature dishes such as chow mein stir fry, beef gyoza potstickers and Thai coconut curry.
Order on UberEats

Healthy eats kits from Krunch

The popular local salad takeout chain Krunch (based in Rosebank and Sandton) has realigned and is now selling all the delicious fruits, vegetables, grains and other healthy stuff you need to make your own bowls at home. You can pick and mix to customise your own vegetable hampers, as well as buy packs of veggies for soups and stirfries, frozen fruits for smoothies, healthy juices and plenty of other pantry staples like nuts and beans.
Order on UberEats

UCook

UCook is an ingenious home delivery service, originally launched in Cape Town and now also available in Joburg, that helps you cook like a five-star chef from the comfort of your own kitchen. With the tagline 'cooking made easy' UCook packages every ingredient you need, together with a recipe from one of their leading chef partners. Meal-kits can be ordered from UCook.co.za and recipes change weekly with UCook collaborating with top five-star chefs to share exciting new recipes that you might ordinarily struggle to get all the ingredients together for. This is the service for those who enjoy gourmet home cooking.
UCook has also launched a Food Fund with a portion of the cost of every meal kit being matched and doubled by UCook and donated to FoodForward SA who support feeding schemes for thousands of people across South Africa.
Order at UCook.co.za

Native Rebels

One of our absolute favourite Soweto cafe-bars has been working hard to temporarily diversify into meal kit delivery in order to pay bills and keep their staff in a salary. Available on the UberEats meal kit delivery service, kits include sticky ribs and chicken wings, classic burgers, Cape Malay curry. The service is available within a 5km radius of Native Rebels in Jabavu. 
Order on UberEats

CNR Cafe

Craighall Park's Cnr Cafe is now delivering meal kits in partnership with Uber Eats. Dishes include classic home comfort food like lasagne, bobotie and katsu curry. 
Order on UberEats

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