I’m about to hit you with a bit of a blog plot twist. But it’s a necessary plot twist. I promise. You’ll thank me next time you’re hungover, or too ill to get out of bed, or the next time you are just too lazy to cook… because this is a food delivery blog post!

imagesIt’s a bit of a weird one, I know, but sometimes dining at a restaurant just isn’t possible, but that doesn’t mean I should have to suffer my own cooking. I still deserve to treat myself whilst remaining in my pyjamas. It’s my basic human right. We’re all guilty of suffering with a hangover and giving into the temptations of some kind of dirty, greasy, fat sodden takeaway to digest away that feeling of nausea, head pain and shame… but it’s very rare that this actually makes me feel any better. The guilt builds, my waistline grows, my willpower to move deteriorates further… It’s a sorry state to find yourself in. And so this post is here to propose an alternative solution. Yes, by all means, order a takeaway. Going outside will hurt your eyes, and trying to cook will result in a messy kitchen and a high chance of you burning yourself. But don’t order generic crap from a greasy pizza place… visit Deliverance, the gourmet food delivery site that cooks fresh, sometimes very healthy dishes from around the world and aims to deliver them to your front door within an hour.

This London based delivery company has been on the scene since 1997, and has always lived by the ethos that food should be cooked fresh, with great flavours and made with good quality produce. It’s a simple and obvious idea, but it’s still a revolution in the world of the common takeaway. They use local suppliers when they can (apologising on their website for importing their bananas simply because Kent just isn’t as sunny as they’d like it to be) Their fresh, delicious vegetables are sourced from farms in Essex, Hertfordshire and Kent, while their meat comes from Aubrey Allen Butchers, supplier to London’s top restaurants and holder of a Royal Warrant to Her Majesty the Queen! I’d bet all of my life possessions that the same can’t be said for Chicken Cottage…

Screen Shot 2014-01-16 at 14.46.15When it comes to what to order, it’s simply a case of pick a cuisine. Dishes vary from Thai to Italian, Sushi to American Grill, Salads to Vegetarian as well as world classics from several other different countries. You’d struggle to find something you don’t like. They also offer set meals for groups, so you can try a selection of different dishes from a certain cuisine, saving money while you do so.

The South East Asian dishes are my favourites without a doubt. Thai is one of my favourite cuisines and I am always on the look out for authentic dishes that match those i’ve eaten in Thailand. The classic Pad Thai that comes with a choice of Tofu, Chicken or Prawn (from £7.80) is full of the right, authentic flavours you’d get on the streets on Bangkok. It’s filling, and a great cheap option as you don’t need to bother ordering any sides to complete the dish. You might also want to try their Kao Pad Thai which uses wok fried Basmati rice rather than rice-flour noodles, and can also be enjoyed with beef. On the other hand, the Thai Red Curry requires a side of steamed rice to allow you to soak up the delicious fragrant flavours of the curry. There are plenty of greens in this curry so if you’re looking to get your healthy vegetable fix, this is a great option.

Screen Shot 2014-01-16 at 14.46.39Screen Shot 2014-01-16 at 14.47.11If you opt for the Thai set meal for 2 (£25) your meal will include both of these dishes (Red Curry/Kao Pad Thai) as well as a side of thai spiced crackers, vegetable spring rolls and chilli dipping sauce, as well as a portion of rice and a gorgeous portion of stir-fry broccoli which is crunchy and flavoursome, and soaks in a chilli, garlic and soy sauce marinade. A side certainly worth getting if you enjoy crunchy vegetables.

Thai food may not be to your taste however, but as I said, there are plenty of cuisines to choose from so you’re certain to find something you’ll like. If you enjoy a good burger, the burger meal for 1 is a great deal – £15 gets you a Deliverance Cheeseburger with a side of Chicken Wings, Chunky Chips and Coleslaw, as well as a little pot of ketchup. The chips are thick and fluffy and the coleslaw is fresh and crunchy, and unlike most takeaway burgers, the patty is meaty and delicious. This will definitely satisfy you far more than a Big Mac.

Screen Shot 2014-01-16 at 14.48.10Screen Shot 2014-01-16 at 14.47.29The Deliverance menu doesn’t stop at mains. For those with a sweet tooth there is a great selection of puddings available, from classic British puds (Sticky Toffee Pudding £4.80) to posh French desserts (Creme Brûlée £4.70) as well as snacking treats like Brownie Bites and Honeycomb Pieces (£2.70). You could also order yourself a tipple or two, as bottles of wine, beer and even Laurent Perrier champagne are available! You can even order yourself a Hangover Kit for 2 which consists of Godminster Horseradish flavoured vodka and Big Tom spiced tomato juice which come together to make a Bloody Mary, and is accompanied by a care package of emergency extras, including Alka-Seltzer and other treats!

These guys really have thought of everything when it comes to home food delivery and they certainly how to make your hangover a less horrendous experience. What a wonderful company! I recommend you treat yourself to some fresh, good quality grub next time you find yourself unable to face your kitchen. You won’t regret it.