Sometimes, we can’t leave the house. Sometimes, we can’t muster the energy to cook. Either way, don’t fret, because we’ve rounded up the city’s best food delivery options! Whether you’re looking for a high-end roast or merely craving a curry, get ready to have a delicious meal delivered to your door. Plus, with the new coronavirus restrictions from Wednesday 15 July not allowing dine-in meals after 6pm, now is as good a time as any to get acquainted (or reacquainted) with some of Hong Kong’s best delivery and takeaway menus!
Food delivery via app
Whoever invented the food delivery app deserves a medal. It’s so easy (most of the time). Note that some areas of Hong Kong, like outlying islands and Discovery Bay, are not serviced by these apps, so check to make sure your area is covered before you rely on a delivery service. Here are your options for food delivery apps:
- Black Sheep Go. *Best* Some of the city’s most delicious venues are on this app. Instead of participating in the bigger apps, Black Sheep restaurants created their own. You can order delivery or pick up via the Go app. They often have good promos and deals across different restaurants. Download via the App Store or Google Play.
- Deliveroo. One of the city’s more popular delivery apps. We like it because you can search by area and cuisine. You can find local eats but also decide you want to be healthy and see what options are available. They also have some specials available. Download via the App Store or Google Play
- Foodpanda. This one wins the award for cutest name. This is a good option for those that don’t have a credit card yet, as you can order and pay cash on delivery. Download via the App Store or Google Play.
- UberEats. If you’ve just moved to Hong Kong, you might be surprised to find that UberEats isn’t the most dominant food delivery service (it also isn’t the most dominant taxi service). It’s worth downloading though, because it lists some smaller eats that you might come to love. Download via the App Store or Google Play.
Non-app food delivery
Not all delivery is facilitated via apps. You can also call direct to restaurants – this is especially relevant for those living in areas where food delivery apps aren’t servicing.
- A roast from the Mandarin Oriental. *Best* Yes, you can now have the glory of a roast from the Mandarin Oriental delivered to your home. Choose from the likes of US Prime Tenderloin Beef Wellington, Wicks Farm Pork Rack, New Zealand Lamb Leg, and Ping Yuen Chicken – plus, the trimmings. Life is good! Note: you do need to be organised for this one, as orders must be placed with 24 hours notice. Place your order via this link.
- French sharing plates from Stereo by Mono. The team at contemporary French restaurant Mono have put together a new offer – a special choice of five delivery sets that are perfect for families or groups of friends. “It’s a hard time for everyone; I want to lighten up spirits with honest, comforting food that people can enjoy at home,” said Chef Ricardo. “The experience might be different to what they get when dining at Mono in person, but Stereo is prepared by the same team with the same passion and vision – to bring good memories and good times.” mono.hk
- JIA Everywhere. The JIA Group is responsible for famous eats, such as dim sum favourite Duddell’s, and now offers delivery from its venues. You can order meal sets for singles or groups, plus there’s the option to order from their selection of wines and bubbles. It’s a one-stop-shop for a special meal at home. jiacatering.com
What to do if you live on an outlying island
Unfortunately, the delivery apps don’t cover the breadth of Hong Kong. If your area isn’t covered by an app or the larger chains that are available in the metro areas, contact your local restaurant for delivery direct from the source. In areas like Discovery Bay, local restaurants have their own delivery services. Just call the restaurant direct.
Need a drink to go with your meal? Don’t forget your online booze order. And, find out more about the city’s food scene here: