Irish cuisine has been on the rise over the last decade with our gastronomic skills impressing travellers and locals alike. Getting to restaurants and cafes isn’t always an option, but plenty of businesses have been stepping up to meet the demands of the consumers with everyone’s favourite treat: takeaway. The Northern Ireland Takeaway scene is at an all-time high and now more options are available from places that would usually be sit-in. From affordable to decadent options, there are plenty to avail of over the coming months.
Wolf and Devour: Takeaway Burgers
For fresh and local food that pulls no punches, look no further than Wolf & Devour. Some may be familiar with their ‘street food’ truck, but they also have been quietly carving out a permanent presence on the Upper Newtownards Road in Belfast. Developed in 2015, Wolf and Devour are passionate about food and source their meat from Peter Hannan in the Meat Merchant in Moira, their fish from Sean McKeown in Bangor, and vegetables from local farms like Roy Lyttle’s and Helen’s Bay organics – talk about knowing where your food comes from! Now offering a takeaway service, their food can be ordered for collection or delivered within a two-mile radius of the home store. The Wolf & Devour experience displays a revolutionary approach to ‘street food’, serving homemade burgers that are affordable and fresh. With an incredible selection of burgers and fries, this is some of the best takeaways Belfast has to offer!
Established Coffee: The Best Takeaway Coffee
The toast of the design world, Established Coffee is located in the heart of the Cathedral Quarter in minimalist surroundings. Serving rich coffee roasted from all over the world, Established has recently opened up their own roastery, planning to begin their own coffee – bringing everything local. Established offer more than just a coffee shop. With a staff who are dedicated to all things coffee, they have opened, in the last few months, Established to Go which allows for food and drink to be purchased for those who don’t have time to come inside. The development of their website has seen the ability to order coffee, merchandise, and brewing equipment from home as well as their food packages. These can be delivered to the Belfast area and there is also a click and collect option available. Arguably Belfast’s best coffee, another of Northern Ireland takeaways that have to be tried.
Northern Ireland Takeaway A La Carte: Noble Holywood
Fine dining and takeaway food are, at times, at odds with one another but luckily in the Northern Irish food scene, this isn’t the case. Noble Holywood is offering a limited number of takeaway slots for their long-sought-after cuisine. Pioneered by head chef, Pearson Morris and, head of service, Saul McConnell, the esteemed restaurant received the prestigious honour of the Bib Gourmand from the Michelin Guide UK. Only thirty collection slots have been allocated for customers Thursday to Sunday and it is done on a first-come, first-served basis, so get orders in fast and quick. Fresh, local cuisine with a seasonal-changing menu makes Noble Holywood’s offering as some of the best Northern Ireland takeaway available.
Fresh Northern Ireland Takeaway: Indie Fude
For locally sourced and ethical ingredients, look no further than County Down’s Indie Fude. Indie Fude is a deli based in Comber and is successfully ran by Johnny McDowell and Laura Bradley. Indie Fude endeavours to keep their products close to home. A true niche facility, Indie Fude supplies Irish products with a multicultural spin from curry paste being made in Limerick to Dexter beef from Comber, there is an array of foods to curate to anyone’s palate. In addition to their physical store, Indie Fude has an online store that showcases a plethora of products that can be ordered and delivered worldwide – all can be enjoyed from the comfort of your living room. With selections of cheese, charcuterie, and chutneys, Indie Fude boasts an array of food that is ethically sourced and sustainable. Additionally, their food can be made up into hampers as gifts – the perfect treat for those you love. An alternative option for those who are passionate about food in Northern Ireland.
Neill Wines: Wine to Takeaway
It’s not only food that can be delivered, but wine too! Neill Wines are an artisan wine and craft beer store that specialise in Italian wine and local beer. Providing their customers with incredible knowledge of wines through the ages, this family-run business caters for the North Down area. With two stores in Helen’s Bay and Groomsport, the alcohol connoisseurs are currently running a delivery service for their highly sought after spoils. Running their “Call a Cave” service Neill Wines will provide a home delivery service for those in the 15-mile distance from both their retail stores. This includes Bangor, Helen’s Bay, Hollywood, Belfast, Dundonald, Groomsport, Donaghadee, Millisle, and Newtownards. With a minimum spend of £40, it seems like a wise investment if staying indoors. A fantastic addition to the Nothern Ireland takeaway scene.
Northern Ireland Takeaway: Unique and Alternative
Northern Ireland takeaway boasts an array of goods and produce from all over the island. Food is sourced as locally as possible and is made fresh, where possible, by all the restaurants, delis, and cafes listed above. If you don’t fancy cooking and would like a treat one evening, get in touch to see what they can offer you. With the incredible variety and guaranteed deliciousness, our food scene is dynamic and exciting with increasing business – as well as increasing your waistline! Try some Northern Ireland takeaway today and support local business.
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