There are tonnes of great independent restaurants, pubs and cafes in Norwich who are now offering food for delivery or collection during lockdown. If you’ve got a craving and you’re not sure where to start looking, this post is for you.
I’ve already covered places to get vegan cake deliveries in Norwich, but if you’re after burgers, pizza, sushi, burritos, or really just about anything else, read on to see which venues are now offering home delivery, and which you can visit to collect great takeaway on a dreary lockdown day.
(A big shout out to Norwich Urban Collective, an independent delivery service who’ve helped to make parts of this list possible! It’s not all about Just-Eat and Deliveroo…)
Open for delivery
I love the Bowling House, not just because it’s a fantastic independent bowling alley or because it does brilliant cocktails, but also because their vegan food options do not disappoint. With a carefully curated menu now available to order via Just-Eat, vegans can pick from mac & cheese, posh houmous and flatbreads or boho mixed bean tacos, while vegetarians also have options including chilli hotdogs and halloumi and mushroom burgers.
Oh, and they deliver cocktails by the quadruple too – mai tai, anyone? See Bowling House menu on Just-Eat here. Order between 4.30pm-9.45pm Wednesday – Saturday.
Coral Bay Caribbean Takeaway are a Norwich Market gem, now delivering to NR1-NR7 postcodes from 11am-3pm Monday to Saturday – thanks to the Norwich Urban Collective ethical delivery service.
Their Jamaican veggie patties are vegan-friendly, and you can also get a great vegetable curry with rice and peas, coleslaw and side salad, in either a medium or large portion depending on the size of your craving. Telephone to order: you can get all the details via their Facebook page.
Everything Erpingham House sell is vegan, and there’s plenty of choice for gluten-free diners as well as those looking for plant-based cuisine. Pick from tonnes of starters, sharers, mains, sides and desserts, including seitan burgers, f’sh and chips, plant bowls and thai noodle salad, as well as beer-battered onion rings, pecan tart, and all sorts of other great stuff.
Erpingham House offer combo meals for 1, 2 or 4 people, and if you spend more than £25 you get 20% off the entire menu through Deliveroo. Order Monday – Saturday 11am-9pm, or 11am-5pm on Sundays.
If pie and mash is what you’re craving, rest assured that Flaming Galah’s vegan and vegetarian options are just the ticket. With delivery enabled via Norwich Urban Collective, you can get a link to the Flaming Galah online store for ordering once you’ve confirmed a delivery slot via their Facebook page.
Delivering Wednesday – Saturday, midday – 4pm, options include a vegan yellow curry pie, vegetarian Greek or Italian pies, plus mash, gravy and mushy peas. You can also pre-order family size/celebration pies for sharing, as well as the individual options.
The Green Grocers
Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 5pm and 9pm you can order top-notch stonebaked pizzas from The Green Grocers for delivery or collection, if you live within a 2.5km radius of their Earlham Road store.
There are four veggie/vegan specials, in addition to the classic margherita, all veganisable (definitely a real world) by swapping mozzarella for vegan cheese. Oh, and there’s even a vegan version of the cheesy garlic pizza bread, as well as the option to add bottles of wine, gourmet chocolate bars, or a tub of vegan ice cream for dessert. Order straight from The Green Grocer’s dedicated pizza delivery website.
There’s just one vegan option for Matane Sushi delivery, but I wanted to give them a shout out because it is epic and they do a lot more vegetarian sushi than many sushi places offer.
The vegan teriyaki tofu roll, complete with avocado, cucumber and sesami seed, is a real treat. If you’re vegetarian, you can also pick from an assortment of maki, nigiri, crunch rolls and inside-out rolls. Order via Just-Eat or Deliveroo.
Moorish always have been, and probably always will be, the best falafel place in Norwich. It’s just a fact. Having expanded their range to include killer vegan burgers as well as classic falafel pittas and wraps, Moorish have gone above and beyond to deliver during lockdown, by launching website orders AND AN APP, and pairing up with Norwich Urban Collective to get the food from them to you.
You can download the Moorish app on Google Play or through the App Store, or use the online order form on the Moorish website, for deliveries 11am-4pm Monday to Wednesday, or 11am-9pm Thursday to Saturday.
Mr Postle’s Apothecary
What’s that, vegan roast dinners delivered to your door?? You can always count on Postle’s to dish up moreish veggie and vegan munch, and from midday until 4pm on Sundays they’re doing us all the favour of bringing vegetable mosaic wellingtons to the doorstep, complete with all the trimmings. Ohhhh baby.
Make sure you book ahead as they do sell out! You can use their online ordering system, but let them know you’re vegan rather than vegetarian if that’s the case. Want some more good news? You can also use that link to order cocktail kits, whether it’s for a boozy lunchtime or to upgrade a night in.
Namaste’s vegetarian and vegan curries, dosas and Indian street food never disappoint, and nor does their offer of discounts on everything when you order for delivery direct, or choose to collect. Street food is even cheaper on ‘Street Food Sundays’, but there are deals to be had all week long and you can order from their website with ease.
Check the website or Facebook page for the most up-to-date delivery slots: at the time of writing, deliveries can be ordered evenings only Monday-Friday, or from midday through until 10pm at weekends.
From 11.30am to 9pm each day, you can order Nanna Mexico‘s famous ‘Big-Ass Burritos’ for home delivery, along with tortilla chips and guac, Jarritos soft drinks and beers.
With delivery provided via their Deliveroo page, veggies can pick from roasted peppers and onions or beans upon beans to pack out their burrito, along with all the familiar garnishes – just be sure to specify no cheese or sour cream if it’s a vegan version you’re after.
The Tipsy Vegan
At last, Tipsy Vegan are back in action delivering a range of drool-worthy dishes via Just-Eat. There’s plenty of choice for hungry herbivores, from coconut-crusted tofu bites, arancini and chilaquiles, to buffalo burgers, seitan steaks and satay ramen.
Times for collection and delivery are between 5pm and 8:45pm Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Monday, and between 12-5pm on Sundays. View the full menu on Just-Eat here.
It’s not just cakes and bakes you can order for delivery from Tofurei; now there are burgers and sandwiches, breakfast burritos and dirty fries, as well as southern fried popcorn tofu and beer battered onion rings. Oh mama.
Delivery is via Norwich Urban Collective so as with others on this list, the delivery fee goes straight to the person who brings you your food – with delivery hours running Wednesday to Saturday, midday until 6pm. You can order direct via the Tofurei website.
Though their range only includes a select few vegan lunch options, Amaretto Deli can always be relied upon to provide seriously good food – and if you want artisanal olives, hummus and other great nibbles that are above and beyond the usual shop-bought fare, adding them on to your deli sandwich order is a solid idea.
Pick from vegan hummus and salad ciabattas, substantial samosas and spiced apple cake, as well as a variety of antipasti. For vegetarians, Amaretto also sell top-notch mac and cheese, sausage rolls, brownies and doughnuts… among other things! Delivery is available Monday to Saturday between NR1 and NR7 postcodes.
Open for collection only
Before I went vegan I had a major Ciscoe’s addiction, and it pleases me no end that they’ve really expanded their vegan and vegetarian options now in comparison to when they first appeared to show Norwich what great sushi was all about.
You can order for collection from Ciscoe’s from 5pm-8.30pm Thursday to Monday, via their Just-Eat page. The menu does a decent job of labelling the dishes that can be made vegan if they aren’t already, with highlights including the Asian avocado roll with asparagus, mango & tofu hosomaki, a vegan katsu curry and the Big Green Amazonian platter (which features enough vegan nigiri and sushi rolls to leave two people very full and happy!).
Watch this space because Cocina Mia are launching their own website soon and both delivery and pre-order collection will be available! However for now, they’re still open on Norwich Market for takeaway – and you can’t go wrong with an affordable, filling meal from here.
As well as roasted vegetable empanadas, tonnes of vibrant salads and sides, Cocina Mia have a changing list of specials which typically includes a gluten-free vegan dish such as chickpea or lentil stew. Keep an eye on Facebook for the latest!
You can order for collection from Harry’s Hatch between 9am and 9pm seven days a week, although for vegans it’s from lunchtime onwards that the going gets good: footlong or half-footlong vegan hotdogs are never a bad choice, and what Harry’s do with a Beyond Burger takes them to a whole new level.
The onion rings and deep-fried pickles (aka Frickles) at Harry’s are vegan too, and an absolute treat, so order one of everything prepare to get a real feast on.
I flippin love Logan’s. Order baguettes and paninis, jacket potatoes and salads, plus plenty of other great stuff to-go, by filling in the Logan’s pre-order form by 11am the day you’d like to collect. Alternatively, just call 01603 958627 and as long as you give them at least 20 minutes’ notice your food should be waiting on arrival!
Their vegan Mediterranean panini is a personal favourite, but the spicy mushroom M.A.L.T is also not to be missed – and the ‘vegan special’ baguette with BBQ jackfruit and cashews is also stupidly good.
Lucy’s Fish & Chips
Lucy’s Chippy on Norwich Market is a brilliant choice for veggies and vegans, thanks to their vast range of vegan-friendly eating options. Ranging from battered sausages and burgers made by local tofu connoisseurs Tofurei, to faux fish fillets, chilli-on-chips and even battered sprouts at Christmas, Lucy’s really are cheap as chips, and worth the venture into the city to pick up a tasty bite to eat.
You can’t order in advance, but service is quick – just come down between 10am and 4pm Monday to Saturday, or between 11am and 3pm on Sundays. Note that there are two Lucy’s stalls: the smaller one isn’t veggie-friendly as it uses beef dripping, but the large stall that spreads over several units fries in vegetable oil.
River Green Cafe
River Green Cafe serve all kinds of excellent vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free dishes during ordinary trading, and thankfully they haven’t completely disappeared for lockdown 2.0. While there’s no set menu for collection at present, you can keep an eye on their Facebook for the latest updates. At the time of writing, River Green have been offering takeaway soups and jacket potatoes for weekend lunchtimes, from outside the restaurant in Trowse.
Quite frankly it’s just as well Zak’s takeaway is collection only, because if it wasn’t, I’d be rapidly tripling in size. Zak’s launched a killer new vegan menu earlier this year, and their burgers, loaded skins and other dishes can all be yours to-go if you order in advance.
View the vegan takeaway menu here, and to book a collection slot, use the ‘book a table’ function on the homepage or give them a call. Collections are available 4pm to 9pm Monday to Wednesday or from midday until 9pm Thursday to Sunday.
I think that’s it for my list so far, but please do send me information on any other vegan-friendly indie businesses open for delivery or collection – if you’re a small business reading this don’t be shy!