Forget ordering in your weekly ramen, falafel salad, gourmet burger or even ice cream – there’s even more to online food delivery then meets the eye. Didn’t know you could get cake mix delivered to your door, or cheese and crackers, or even a protein smoothie? You do now.
Having analysed its 7500 restaurants across Australia, online food delivery platform Menulog has curated 10 things you never knew you could get home delivered. App at the ready.
- Bull frog legs
You don’t have to be French, or in a fancy restaurant to experience frog legs. Try them a myriad of different ways – with chilli and ginger sauce, in soup, stir fried, or sizzling at Mama’s Oriental in Northbridge, Perth. Just think of them as more nutritious chicken wings.
- Green tea crepe cake and green tea chocolate truffles
Forget drinking green tea, this year it’s all about green tea as an ingredient in food. We can’t get enough of green tea desserts and this crepe cake is where the party’s at. Try it for yourself at Yummy Puff Café in in Melbourne’s South Yarra. Or if you fancy green tea chocolate try Meiji’s in Collingwood’s famous Meltykiss Green Tea chocolates truffles. They will literally melt in your mouth, and you’ll have to get them now, as they’re only available during the winter months!
- Cake mix
Whether your intentions are worthy or it’s a mild case of procrasti-baking, you can have a cake mix delivered to you. Whip up lemon cake or a chocolate cake with mix from Grocery Butler located in both Sydney and Melbourne.
- Cheese and crackers
Cheese-lovers? Have the cheese board but no cheese? There’s brie, cheddar and crackers, even the quince paste and dips practically on standby. And of course the obligatory accompanying wine too. Northmead’s Fine Food in Sydney will have all this delivered to your door.
- Deep fried Mars Bar
Invented in Scotland, a deep-fried Mars bar is an ordinary Mars bar normally fried in a type of batter commonly used for deep-frying fish and sausages. The Red Emperor Seafood in Brisbane will deliver this guilty treat to your front door, as well as Princess @ Elsternwick in Melbourne, and Harry & The Boys in Carramar, Perth.
- Rocky road pizza
That’s right. Read that line again. Marshmallow, coconut, cranberries and almond on a hazelnut chocolate base WITH ICE CREAM. Say no more, just add to cart. Try Porta Via or Firechief in Melbourne for your fix, or OMG Pizza and Pasta Bar in Merrylands, Sydney.
- Acai bowl
Want an antioxidant-rich, superfood-filled breakfast but don’t want to drop your coin on all those ingredients at the health food store? You don’t have to. Just order the complete dish instead. Try Fresh Stop in Sydney’s Mascot for their Acai Brazilian bowl blended with banana and topped with toasted muesli and fruit salad, or Traffik Food in Windsor, for Melbourne’s classic acai bowl.
- Protein smoothie
In the middle of a workout and realise you don’t have any protein left at home for your post-workout smoothie? Look no further than The Grazery’s banana protein smoothie blended with dates, almond butter, cocoa powder, almond milk, maple syrup and raw vegan protein powder in Melbourne, which will be delivered to you within 30 mins of your workout. Lil Manhattan in Neutral Bay, Sydney, also delivers protein shakes straight to you, or the gym.
- Dracula’s Blood
So it’s actually a healthy juice … but just for a second, you thought it was something else. It’s a unique blend of beetroot, celery, carrot and ginger – not as scary as it sounds right? Try Relish Foods in Sydney’s Leichardt for your juice fix.
- Chiko Roll
Australia’s most iconic street food, the Chiko Roll is a favourite at festivals and shows. Now, the fun doesn’t have to stop when you’re at home. Try Warradale Brick Oven Pizza and Snack Bar in Adelaide for your Chiko hit, or Tezas Gourmet Cafe at Wetherill Park, Sydney.