Treat Yourself to Top Quality Food and Give Back to Your Community with Your Next Takeaway Order. Introducing The Co-Kitchens in Dalston

In today’s world, we have seen a surge in support for local businesses. We queue for independent baristas, wear accessories from Sunday market stalls, and fill our cupboards with produce grown a stone’s throw away. Why is it then, that when the clock strikes for lunch and dinner, we tend to opt for convenience over anything else? From meal deals to delivery apps, we lean towards whatever is quickest and easiest with morals being thrown to one side. However, what if we told you that you can, in fact, order with the same convenience, all while still supporting local businesses? What’s more, you won’t have to sacrifice taste for time, either.

Introducing The Co-Kitchen in Dalston, a new name in London’s food industry that is transforming digital takeaways, providing an opportunity for budding businesses, and ultimately, enhancing our lunches and dinners.

Leading the revolution of the high street, this cheerful kiosk on Kingsland Road offers us busy Londoners an experience in convenient, top-quality cuisine, not quite like any other. Open 7 days a week from 10am to midnight, at Co-Kitchens in Dalston you can order your meal of choice in advance, from 20 minutes to 24 hours prior. Perfect for those who leave nothing to chance!

So, what’s on offer? The Co-Kitchens Dalston kiosk currently offers four ‘Food Heroes’ for you to choose from. Whether you’ve worked up the appetite for a juicy feed from Beer + Burger, you’re caving to Caray cravings with fresh Mexican dishes, or tempted by some yuca fries and bao buns with Afro-Caribbean ingredients from Maroon Kitchen. With gluten-free and vegetarian options on offer too, you can rest assured knowing that whatever may tickle your fancy, you’ll find it here. However, make sure you leave room for dessert!

A perusal through Mochiya’s menu will leave your mouth watering. This artisan Japanese brand offers mochi ice-cream and sorbet, packed into bite-sized pockets that ooze flavour as your teeth sink in. From the indulgent banana and chocolate to the refreshing forest-fruit mochi, it’s needless to say, these delectable pillows will satisfy your sweet-tooth. 

For those who prefer an in-house experience, step into the bright, colourful kiosk and in front of you will be a row of digital menus to order from. Here, you can browse through the variety of dishes, view the allergen information of each one and add/remove them from your basket as you please. Once the order has been placed, this is when the fun begins. In front of you is a row of lockers with windows to see what’s inside. The meal is prepared in The Co-Kitchens and the Food Hero of your choice will simply pop the order into a designated locker once it’s ready. You will then use the QR code on your receipt to open the locker and grab your food to-go! 

With the delicious food and convenient collections aside, what makes the Co-Kitchens stand out from other takeaway services is that they offer made-to-order dishes from cloud kitchens. These cloud kitchens come fully equipped with the essential tools to help kickstart food businesses and are made for preparing food for delivery or takeaway only. Therefore, they give budding food businesses the opportunity to expand and break into the London market at minimal cost and with the community support of East London. What’s more, Co-Kitchens means that as a customer, you can support small businesses by ordering directly with the brand. With direct orders, these businesses no longer have to dish out up to 30% commission to delivery platforms.

So, next time you’re looking to order some food, why not support your local businesses while doing so? Look no further than Co-Kitchens in Dalston Kingsland to treat yourself to a top-quality meal, all while giving back to your community.

Josie Wilkins

Josie is a Journalism graduate from Galway, Ireland. In her free time, she writes for her blog, Naturally Fuelled (@josiewilkins on instagram). When she isn't writing, she enjoys playing the one song she knows on the piano, 'I Giorni', saving the postman from her aggressive Shorkie, and defending brussels sprouts as an all-year-round snack!