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Eid celebrations: Deliveroo teams up with Morrisons, M&S and more for Ramadan food deliveries

Stock up on sweet treats and savoury dishes, delivered straight to your doorstep

Louise Whitbread
Friday 22 May 2020 08:56
Taking place over Saturday 23 May and Sunday 24 May, it's the end of the fasting period
Taking place over Saturday 23 May and Sunday 24 May, it's the end of the fasting period

Delivery food app, Deliveroo has proved to be a valuable resource for customers during the lockdown.

As supermarket delivery slots continue to be scarce and physically going into a store isn’t a possibility for everyone, it has teamed up with supermarkets to deliver a selection of essential items such as bread and milk from Marks and Spencer, Aldi, Co-op and Morrisons.

The app has also launched its own range called "essentials by Deliveroo". It is offering products such as pasta, tinned good, biscuits, juices, cereals and household cleaning items to ensure as many people as possible can access the food they need.

Item prices do vary, but they will be similar to the local convenience stores. It is currently available across Brighton, Nottingham, Manchester, and Cambridge, with more cities to follow.

From 23-24 May, Muslims in the UK will be celebrating Eid-al Fitr, the Islamic festival which marks the end of Ramadan, a month of fasting. Traditionally it is celebrated with a big meal and visiting friends and family.

However, as the lockdown continues large gatherings are still not allowed. As a result, Deliveroo has teamed up with restaurants and supermarkets around the country to deliver Eid celebration bundles to help ensure it’s as safe as possible, without even needing to leave your house to stock up your kitchen cupboards ahead of time.

The bundles will be available to order from the following 42 towns and cities across the UK (where Deliveroo currently provides coverage): London, Leicester, Brighton, Bournemouth, Newcastle, Worcester, Reading, Southend on Sea, Coventry, Cardiff, Peterborough, Windsor, Birmingham, Guildford, Camberley, Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Derby, Canterbury, Maidstone, Nottingham, Ipswich, Crawley, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Brentwood, Southampton, Luton, Chatham, Glasgow, Cambridge, Hemel Hempstead, Royal Leamington Spa, Cheltenham, Stevenage, Milton Keynes, Hereford, Bedford, Gravesend, Harlow, Grays and Eastbourne.

Here we've rounded up some of the eateries and supermarkets that will be offering Ramadan bundles on the app.

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Delivery charge: £4.99

The supermarket has extended its menu on Deliveroo to cater to Eid celebration plans.

This includes madina seri dates, cofresh cashews, cofresh bombay mix, rajah chicken masala, lychees, rubicon mango juice and fudco almonds supreme.

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Delivery charge: £4.99

You can order items from 142 of M&S outlets and expect them to be delivered within half an hour.

While there is already 130 food, drink and household items including Percy Pigs, fresh produce and ready meals, it has also extended its menu to cater for Eid celebrations.

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Delivery charge: £2.99

The shop has expanded its range of snacks (crisps, chocolates and ice creams) for the post-iftar snacking time. A minimum spend of £10 is required and items available to buy include pizza, ready meals, cooked meat, frozen food, milk, cheese, yoghurt, spirits, wine, beers, cider, tobacco, e-cigarettes and baby milk.

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You can pick from two bundles from Brigadiers who has created a fine dining Indian menu for your Eid indulgence feast.

The Ramadan Chef's Special for one (£6) includes a quarter or half Lahori masala fried chicken is £6, and the Chef's Special Ramadan Feast for four (£99) includes: gol guppa, Lahori masala fried chicken, Nizami lamb shank korma, Hyderabadi chicken biryani,served with dal tadka, naan breads, aubergine raita and a dessert of gulab jam.

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Kebab franchise, German Doner Kebab, which is based in Birmingham, has created a bundle of food specifically for Ramdan.

In it you’ll find two kebabs, two junior burgers and two fries for £20. There are restaurants all over the country, from Reading to Leicester, and you can enter your postcode on the website to see if it delivers to you.

The restaurant has also partnered with Deliveroo to make 30,000 free meals available to frontline NHS workers.

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The London based bakery has launched a selection of hampers full of all the sweet treats you'd need to celebrate, starting from as little as £15.

It’s bespoke ramadan gift hamper (£70) includes a Dominique Ansel Bakery recipe book, an assortment box of macarons and pistachio and rose bostock pastries.

It also has a DKA hamper(£15) which is a box of Dominique’s Kouign Amann, which it describes as similar to a caramelised croissant; a cookie hamper (£37) a selection of flourless chocolate pecan cookies and chocolate chunk cookies; a tea time biscuit box (£20) with nine different flavours of homemade biscuits and a pasta hamper, with all the ingredients you need to cook for two people.

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If you’re looking for Middle Eastern sweets served on platters, perhaps to gift to family and friends, The Lebanese Bakery which has it's UK site in London, is offering two types.

One is a mouajjanet platter (choose from either £18 for 15, or £25 for 20) which features bite sizes bakes in various flavours.

The other is a maamoul platter (the same costs as above) with sweet pastry filled with dates, pistachios, walnuts and rose lakoum.

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Dessert parlour chain Creams – which is known for it's ott puddings like the waffle pop waffles, sundaes and crepes – has plenty of sweet treats year-round to finish off your meal.

It has recently launched a nachos and dessert for four people, which feature two portions of nachos and two cookie dough dishes to share, and you can choose from a milk or white chocolate cookie dough base, for £20.

Creams has a huge amount of sites across the UK, from Glasgow to Bristol.

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You’ll be spoilt for choice from Mediterranean restaurant, Gokyuz this Eid, which has outposts based around north and east Lonon.

There are small, large and hot mixed mezes to choose from, starting from £13.50. You can also order a full platter (£54.50) with lamb shish, chicken shish, adnana kebab, lamb ribs, chicken doner, lamb doner, chicken wings, rice, bulgar, salad and bread

If that’s not enough, its jumbo platter (£69.50) comes with lamb shish, chicken shish, adnana kebab, lamb ribs, chicken doner, lamb doner, chicken wings, lamb chops, rice, bulgar, salad and bread.

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Nirala Sweets

Based in London and surrounding areas, Nirala Sweets also has shops in Manchester, and has four different celebration packs to choose from.

The Ramadan Pack one (£20) comes with; mithai mixed sweets (milk-based sweets from the Indian subcontinent), a rasmalai box (soft paneer balls in milk), a gulab jaman box (deep fried balls made of milk powder, flour, butter and cream or milk, and then soaked in sugar syrup), namak para (strips of pastry seasoned with ajwain and cumin seeds in pure ghee or oil) and jalebi (Indian deserts made from deep-fried wheat flour soaked in sugar syrup).

The Ramadan Pack two (£30) includes: mixed sweets, a rasmalai box, a gulab jaman box, namak para, jalebi and a patisa (candy floss) box.

The Ramadan Pack three (£40) has: mixed sweets, a rasmalai box, a gulab jaman box, namak para, jalebi and a patisa box and a large Multani sohan halwa (a mixture of water, sugar, milk, and cornflour, boiled until it becomes solid).

The Ramadan Pack four (£50) comes with bigger portions of mixed sweets, a rasmalai box, a gulab jaman box, namak para, jalebi and a patisa box and a large Multani sohan halwa.

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The restaurant has launched a new halal menu, where you’ll be able to order items such as vegan burgers from its London Fields, London Bridge, Notting Hill and Brighton branches.

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