A special iso dinner to plan? Got a family to feed? Just want to treat yourself? Get it all wrapped up in a gourmet package delivered to your door. Cheese, wine, cupcakes, chocolate and even banquets are just a click away.

Spring Street Grocer to the rescue

In Normal Times (remember?) it was a pleasure to pop into Spring Street Grocer for quality essentials and little luxuries. So if the local supermarket’s shelves disappoint, or you simply need some indulgence, order their Fridge & Pantry Rescue Box. From St David’s Dairy butter to prosciutto di Parma, it’s bliss in a box for foodies. Or visit the online version of their epic cheese cellar to build your own charcuterie masterpiece.

A selection of cut cheese wheels on display.
Spring Street Grocer

STREAT food hampers

Social enterprise cafe STREAT trains youth from disadvantaged backgrounds to give them a fresh start in life. They need your business more than ever, and goodness knows you need something yummy right now. STREAT’s hampers range from breakfast (including their own sourdough) to picnics – great for a weekend indoor frolic!

Hot pot at home with Niku Ou

Warm up with loved ones around a truly DIY hot pot. Asian grocers can set you up with veggies and the pot (or buy an electric one online!) Where do you get high-quality, expertly prepared cuts of meat for hot pot though? Don’t worry, Japanese restaurant Niku Ou can deliver packs that include premium Wagyu. Order a sashimi platter for entree while you’re at it.

Section of a toasted Wagyu sandwich.
Niku Ou

Koko Black’s boozy hampers

Premium chocolate purveyors Koko Black have teamed up with Australia’s leading distilleries. The result is eight boozy hampers, but get in quick because they’re all limited editions! Fancy a bottle of Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz gin with a chocolate selection that includes raspberry macadamias? Or single malt whisky from Melbourne’s own Starward with dark-leaning cocoa bites? Decisions, decisions...

Grossi Florentino’s Grossi a Casa

Melbourne dining institution Grossi Florentino was quick off the 2020 lockdown mark with Grossi a Casa. Their chefs making their classic dishes for you to simply heat and serve at home. Choose from favourites like pumpkin tortellini and osso buco. Or bypass the stress of deciding with a pack, from the aperitivo selection to four-course winter dinner pack.

Plates of cheesy lasagne served on a concrete table.
Grossi Florentino’s Grossi a Casa

Narocha’s bubble tea kit

Missing your milky tea fix? Never fear! Narocha’s DIY bubble tea home package has everything you need for an authentic experience, including boba pearls. Which leaf tea is up to you, from rose black to lychee oolong – take your pick at checkout. The kit makes 10 cups, so you’ll have the technique down pat before your next order.

Seven Seeds’ Good Stuff pack

Craving a cafe-quality coffee? Hankering for a good cup of tea or chai? While Seven Seeds can’t send one of their baristas, they can set you up with the essential ingredients. Good Stuff packs include Fly High Chai, your choice of Seven Seeds coffee and a Love Tea, plus Birdsnake chocolate. WFH coffee break sorted.

A black coffee in a snake mug on a wooden table.
Seven Seeds Coffee

EARL Canteen at home

There’s no need for tuna penne four nights in a row. Make toasties for brekkie and chicken wholebowls for dinner with EARL at Home packs. From vegetarian and gluten-free to WFH lunch packs, they’ve got easy, delicious and nutritious meals sorted. Can’t decide? Go the EARL Favourites pack, which even includes a cookie-dough roll for baking in that iso spare time.

Meals in minutes from Supernormal

When lockdown starts feeling super normal, stop eating baked beans from the can and start placing your Supernormal order. Yes, this smart-casual, Asian-inspired restaurant comes to you with simple finish-at-home dishes. From their famous lobster roll to a banquet loaded with buns, bao and dumplings, it puts the ‘oh!’ in iso.

Fresh dumplings in a dark bowl.
Supernormal

Milk the Cow’s cheese hampers

Feeling a bit cheesed off about lockdown 5.0? A cheese hamper from Milk the Cow will soon make you feel better! Among the many options are classic fondue, Crème de la Crop and Mum To Be hampers. Times are uncertain – add a dependable monthly fromage subscription to your order.

Lockdown Bundles from Botanical Hotel

South Yarra’s ever-popular Botanical Hotel keeps the good life going with their online store. We love the indulgent heat-and-eat lockdown bundles, like sticky date pudding with a bottle of dessert wine. Treat yourself with the Three Meals, Three Wines bundle. Go on, add a grazing box for nibbling while the main course heats up!

King and Godfree’s Italian temptations

Carlton fave King and Godfree’s virtual deli offers that taste of Italy you’ve been craving. They have staples including olives, cheese and pasta, and ready-made lasagne for a slice of Rome at home. Or really live la dolce vita with a box of gourmet goodies, like the Friday Night Speciale. Psst! They even have half-litre bottles of espresso martini!

A selection of Italian pasta ingredients on a marble table.
King and Godfree

Argentinian treats from San Telmo

Make your weekend a little special with a South American meal, from chorizo to torta de chocolate. Add a bottle of Argentinian wine, and perhaps a San Telmo apron to keep yourself nice before tucking in. No chef skills required – San Telmo’s dinner boxes (including the Noche Romantica!) are easy to heat and serve.

High Tea delivery from Collins Coffee House

You can't dine under their stunning chandeliers and decorative ceilings right now. But Collins Coffee House also love to box up their baked beauties and deliver them to your door. Enjoy pumpkin and sage tarts, egg rolls, chicken Waldorf finger sandwiches. Enjoy classic scones, moist cakes and Italian biscuits. Now there’s a perfect Sunday at home. Gluten-free selections also available.

A box of cakes and sandwiches
Collins Coffee House

Sweet treats from Little Cupcakes

The mini morsels from Little Cupcakes are almost too cute to eat. But with flavours like red velvet, Oreo and lemon, who can resist? If you know someone having a lockdown birthday, or just doing it tough, send a gorgeous cupcake bouquet. Good news, vegan and gluten-intolerant cake lovers – they’ve got you covered too.

Melbourne is now in lockdown. Please note stores may close or run out of stock at short notice: check with individual businesses. Make sure that you live within 5kms of the business before ordering for takeaway or click and collect. Please, be smart, be safe and follow directions from the Victorian Government.

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