Get ready to cook and shake up a storm at home with these DIY food and drink kits and deliveries.

With many popular restaurants and bars either running at reduced hours or closed across Scotland, we take a look at some of the best DIY ‘cook at home’ food kits and a range of cocktails available for delivery.

From classic serves to bespoke creations on the drinks front, to restaurant quality food from some of the country’s most celebrated names, there’s something for all tastes and menus.

Scotland deliveries

The Gate 

Back in May, owner of The Gate Bar, Andy Gemmell, created a new drinks delivery service which offers bespoke cocktails.

The Create my Cocktail service was devised by Andy and the team at The Gate for those missing having bespoke drinks made for them in bars.

Bartenders at The Gate are used to developing bespoke cocktails creations on the spot for their guests when they visit their bar, and with their new Create my Cocktail Glasgow residents can now enjoy their favourite cocktails from the comfort of their home.

The Gate’s Create My Cocktail is a cocktail delivery and collection service with one unique difference, they create a cocktail totally bespoke to you based on flavours you love.

Cocktails fans simply fill out five questions on their online generator, and the team will be able to work out what style and flavours to use to create a own bespoke cocktail recipe. All drinks can be then delivered locally or collected from the Gate.

For anyone looking for a classic serve, then the team have a selection of favourite and house specials alongside a cocktail party package, which includes a premium battle of spirit, party punch and access to fun virtual tastings to get the party started.

Home by Nico

Home by Nico

Home by Nico was launched in April during lockdown, and offers fans of the restaurants in Glasgow and Edinburgh a chance to recreate dishes at home for either four or two people.

Themes have included a world tour with: a Greek experience, French Riviera, Chinese fusion and Mexican Fiesta – with menus selling out in minutes for delivery in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Speaking at the launch of the service, chef and owner of Six by Nico, Nico Simeone said: “Many of our customers are missing the ritual of going out to eat but being at home during the isolation period doesn’t have to mean going without the finest restaurant cooking.

“Our new dining experience will allow customers to enjoy unique ready-to-bake meals accompanied by exquisite wines in the comfort of your own home.”

To see the latest menu and order, click here.

Home by Modou

Formerly 111 by Nico, 111 by Modou came into existence in early March when Nico Simeone gifted his restaurant to head chef and former refugee, Modou Diagne.

After the lockdown, 111 by Modou opened on Friday 21 August, but given the latest restrictions, has launched an at home cooking kit.

The kits are available to order online now and include a five course dining experience, priced at £60 for two.

Much like the restaurant, the at home menu highlights local and seasonal ingredients.

For more information, visit the 111 by Modou website.

Sugo pasta kits

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Sugo, the sister restaurant Paesano pizza, opened in Glasgow in 2019 to much acclaim. Their freshly made, budget friendly pasta dishes meant that, in normal times, the huge restaurant on Mitchell Street was packed.

Now you can create some of their more popular dishes from your own kitchen thanks to the Sugo pasta kits.

Available for delivery nationwide, dishes include Sugo classics such as spinach and ricotta ravioli with sage butter and pappardelle with slow cooked beef ragu.

Everything you need to prepare your favourite Sugo pasta dish at home in minutes is included in the kit.

To find out more and order, visit the Sugo at Home website.

Eusebi Deli

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Eusebi Deli, a popular Italian restaurant and deli in Glasgow’s west end, recently launched their very own at-home pasta kits – bringing their delicious dishes to homes across the city.

The pasta is made from scratch daily in the Pasta Laboratory and then shipped out in kits containing everything you need to make restaurant-quality pasta at home.

Pasta dishes include: Penne with Aubergine Caponata, Fettucine Bolognese and Nduja Ravioli.

The online shop also has ready to cook sourdough pizza, focaccia and prepared meals, such as Yesterday’s Lasagne.

Mothership

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Mothership, the online drinks retailer set up by the founders of Edinburgh’s award-winning cocktail bar Bramble, announced back in March that it would start stocking products from other, local producers with shipping across the UK mainland.

While Bramble and its sister bars, Lucky Liquor Co. and the Last Word Saloon, are closed in line with the Government’s instructions during these challenging times, Mothership is able to continue delivering directly to home cocktail enthusiasts via online delivery.

“This is a really tough time for hospitality,” said co-founder Jason Scott, “but we’re fortunate that we have an avenue where we can still do what we’re best at – getting great drinks into people’s hands to help them enjoy themselves.

“It might not be much, but hopefully it’s something that can help bring a little joy and every sale through Mothership helps us for the future when we can reopen the bars.”

Your freshly made drinks will arrive in a branded box, and kept safe from breakages by being packaged with popcorn (rather than any plastic).

To see what’s on offer – including cocktails, beer, wine and spirits – and place an order, visit their website.

Fhior at Home

Foodies in Edinburgh can tuck into a three course dinner of seasonal fare from Fhior thanks to Fhior at Home.

The team say: “We have created a delicious and simple to finish at home three course menu – with some additional bits and pieces – for you to be able to finish and assemble in the comfort of your home.

“All our menus come with easy to follow instructions and a little guidance on how we would plate the dish in the restaurant, of course feel free to ignore this and use your own creative eye.”

Diners can collect or delivery is available to postcodes EH1 – EH17 from Wednesday to Saturday.

To find out more and place an order, click here.

Glasgow Cocktail Collective

The Glasgow Cocktail Collective offers drinks delivery from a range of bars across the city.

Launched in September, their talented bartenders have created new drinks and packages to tempt your taste-buds, while we are unable to go out for a drink.

New drinks on offer include a Ribena Margarita – bursting with blackcurrants with added tequila, and the passionfruit favourite Naked Porn Star martini that’s served straight up without Prosecco.

There’s also a Blood Orange Margarita created by Phillie’s of Shawlands with Cascabel Blanco, Cointreau, fresh blood orange juice and a squeeze of lime.

Founding members of the Glasgow Cocktail Collection (GCC) include bars such as Vodka Wodka in the west end, Blue Dog, speakeasy Kelvingrove Café, alongside Redmonds and Phillies of Shawlands.

Drinks are delivered chilled to customers’ door, complete with ice and garnish. All cocktails are available to order now from Deliveroo, The Bevy Store and The GCC App.

Cask Smugglers

Edinburgh bar, Cask Smugglers, may be closed but you can still enjoy their cocktails at home, as the team have recently announced a delivery service to capital residents.

Cocktail fans can look forward to classic serves to be shaken up at home, complete with garnishes and a guide on how to make the drink at home.

Delivery is free within the EH1-EH17 postcode area. Click here to find out more information regarding delivery times and areas.

One to look out for…

Tom Kitchin posted that “guests will soon be able to enjoy their Scran and Bonnie Badger favourites at home. More to come..”

Nationwide deliveries

Mac & Wild

Earlier this year Scottish born, London based Mac & Wild announced that their award-winning venison and beef or ‘venimoo’ burger kits are available for nationwide delivery.

The DIY Mac & Wild burger kits contain everything you need to make these restaurant-quality burgers at home – either for two people as an indulgent treat or for four people.

Each Venimoo Burger Kit reflects Mac & Wild’s ethos of offering consumers sustainable Scottish produce and the packaging is ethically sourced.

Inside you’ll find eight burgers – four beef and four venison – baby gem lettuce, gherkins, burger cheese slices, two peeled and finely sliced onions, ready to be caramelised at home, as well as sesame brioche buns.

A selection of sauces including; béarnaise, mustard and Mac & Wild’s Red Jon Sauce are in the pack as well.

Don’t be overwhelmed, there’s a recipe card with pictures and easy to follow instructions.

Restaurant Kits

Delivering the length and breadth of the UK, Restaurant Kits offers the essential ingredients to create signature dishes from beloved restaurants, all delivered in one simple box.

With at home ‘eat-ertainment’ on the rise, the Kits bring the UK’s most loved independent restaurants into the comfort of everyone’s home.

Just a few of the many restaurant’s customers can order from are, Dirty Bones, Pizza Pilgrims, Flank, Yum Bun and Scotland specialist’s Mac & Wild.

Created by Mac & Wild co-founders, Andy Waugh and Calum Mackinnon along with Edward Alun-Jones; the kits have been a huge success since there launch during the midst of the pandemic. Restaurant Kits is offering 10 per cent off to all customers with a Scottish postcode across all Mac & Wild products.

Stein’s at Home

For a taste of Rick Stein’s famed seafood dishes at home, look no further than Stein’s at Home.

Each box contains all you need to feed two people a delicious three course meal. All the preparation has been done by the Rick Stein team, all that’s needed from you is to cook and plate up the dishes.

There are currently three boxes to choose from, The Hake Box, The Indonesian Curry Boxand The Lobster Box, priced from £40 per box.

Example dishes include starters of Grilled Scallops with a hazelnut and coriander butter; classic Moules mariniereand Smoked mackerel pate; mains of Grilled hake piperade; Indonesian seafood curry with pilau rice and a green bean and coconut saladand a delicious Lobster thermidor.

To round off the experience, why not add a bottle or two to the box, chosen by Head of Drinks and Sommelier, Charlie Stein?

Arros QD DIY Paella Kit

DIY paella kits are now being delivered nationwide by the three Michelin-starred chef Quique Dacosta – including his secret recipe stocks, specialist bomba rice and their famous paella pans with which to practice the art of paella making.

If you fancy whipping up a proper Spanish feast yourself, you can.

Simply place an order online and it should be with you in 3-4 working days (post permitting).

The DIY paella kits include specialist paella rice and ready-to-go world-class stocks made using Quique Dacosta’s guarded recipes, including Valenciana veal and herb, seafood, game, poultry and vegetable variations.

They also include the equipment to cook it all with (40cm paella pans, and Arros QD’s signature wooden paella spoons). Kits start from £76.

Mindful Chef

Mindful Chef has seen a+387 per cent spike in sales when lockdown hit earlier this year, believes that healthy eating should be easy.

With 68 delicious recipes on the menu, Mindful Chef’s recipe boxes provide customers with the tools to cook delicious, nutritionally-balanced meals that help customers feel healthier.

Designed to make healthy eating easy, the ingredients are pre-portioned and each recipe takes a maximum of 30 minutes to make.

Delivering high quality, sustainably sourced ingredients straight to your door, all Mindful Chef’s meat and fish comes from award-winning British farms – including 100 per cent free-range chicken, 100 per cent grass-fed beef and fish landed in UK waters.

Mindful Chef also boasts 25 frozen ready meals and 13 frozen smoothie mixes available to purchase for next day delivery via the Mindful Chef store.

Sauce Shop

For people who take their condiments seriously – shop all-natural sauces from this artisan brand, which has 20 Great Taste Awards under its belt.

On a mission to make eating exciting and food more flavoursome, any condiment lover needs a Sauce Shop bottle. From Smoky Chipotle Mayo to a tangy Buffalo Hot Sauce, and the ultimate Burger Sauce, there’s something to tickly everyone’s fancy. Currently there’s free UK delivery for orders over £30.

The Cocktail Delivery Company

Ready to shake up nights in, The Cocktail Delivery Company delivers premium cocktails nationwide.

Created by world-class mixologists with decades of cocktail experience, the delivery service couriers premium, freshly made cocktails straight to customers’ doors, so all that’s needed is to is select, shake and serve.

Each serve comes with perfectly paired garnishes and a handy ‘how to’ guide, allowing customers to pour like a pro.

All cocktails display a use-by date due to the fresh nature of the serves, which all abstain from using artificial flavours, sweeteners and preservatives.

Prices for popular serves, such as an Espresso Martini are £12.49 for two serves or £34.99 for six serves. A Porn Star Martini is £12.49 for two serves or £29.99 for seven serves

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About The Author

Rosalind Erskine

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind writes for The Scotsman on all things food and drink related.

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