Healthy fast food chain and all round good guys, Leon, have launched Feed Britain, a food delivery service which offers gigantic boxes of goodies from ready meals to glorious meat to fresh fruit and veggies. There’s a specific focus on producers whose business has suddenly vanished with the closure of the city’s once thriving hospitality scene.
Leon Family Meals (£36) sees bags of menu highlights like Brazilian black bean and chilli con carne. Our favourite is Thai green chicken curry with chunks of tender thigh swimming in a lake of sweet and fiery curry sauce. It’s super easy to prepare too – just 9 mins on the hob. We shell some peas and fluff them through the brown rice and serve it with tenderstem broccoli for our first healthy meal of lockdown.
A Seasonal Veg Box (£22) has stunning produce like Jersey Royals, fennel, giant fresh podded peas and hispi cabbage. It all comes from Premier Fruits based in New Covent Garden and if the asparagus is anything to go by, they source the best of British. We simply grill it with sea salt and butter but this cooking method looks rather fun too.
A box of meat from Ginger Pig is always going to put a smile on your face. £55 gets you 2 pork chops with fat that’ll make you swoon, 500g of dry cured bacon, 4 hand pressed chuck burgers, diced chuck steak and 60 day aged rump steak. Never have I longed for a garden and BBQ more. We take inspiration from Fisher’s and make würstchen and kartoffelsalat using the 1kg of handmade salt and pepper sausages.
A selection of cheese (£15) comes with sourdough crackers from Peter’s Yard – the best accompaniment to cheese there is. Irish cashel blue, a camembert from Normandy and a Welsh cheddar go particularly well with some mini chutneys by Tracklements, which were destined for plane food. Midnight cheese plate anyone? Why ever not.
Any Feed Britain profits made during the COVID-19 crisis are being donated to FeedNHS.
Visit FeedBritain.com to place an order.
We received our food boxes as a gift from Feed Britain.