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The Best Food Delivery in Melbourne for the Ultimate Lockdown Feast

No apron or recipes needed. The best food delivery in Melbourne is all you need to create the ultimate feast at home.

While nothing beats the magic and theatre of dining in, many of our favourite restaurants are now giving us the next best thing – delivering to our door. From relaxed neighbourhood haunts to hatted diners, they’re packing both famed dishes as well as newly created menus for our enjoyment. 

So hang up the apron, light some candles and get the restaurant experience right here at home with the best food delivery in Melbourne.

Embla

Sophisticated CBD wine bar Embla are creating special set menus (with optional add ons) to brighten up your lockdown. On  Saturdays, you’ll be able to purchase drops from their stellar cellar to go with dishes like Snapper carpaccio with cime di rapa and orange and confit swordfish with celery, kipflers & heirloom radicchio. The set menu changes every week so you’ll want to order again and again.

Go-to dish: Mussels with hispi cabbage, hazelnut & yuzu

122 Russell Street, Melbourne

Jinda

Melbourne’s authentic Thai cuisine stalwart is staying open during restrictions and we are SO glad. Hit them up for spicy papaya salads and stir-fries, smoky grilled meats and warming soups and curries. They’re delivering to surrounding suburbs via apps but give them some extra love by calling them up or ordering directly through their website.

Go-to dish: Gra pow minced pork with fried egg on rice

3-7 Ferguson Street, Abbotsford

Miznon

We can’t wait to be served by the charming and cheeky staff at Israeli eatery Miznon again, but in the meantime they’re keeping our bellies full with a cracking delivery service. Order their famous pitas, stews and that whole roasted cauliflower alongside dips, veggies, dessert and wine.

Go-to dish: Pita for two

59 Hardware Lane, Melbourne

Dainty Sichuan

We may be deep in winter but Dainty Sichuan are sticking around to keep things hot. The beloved temple of spice is doing delivery via the major apps from their South Yarra, CBD and Box Hill locations, meaning a mouth numbing banquet is on the cards for much of Melbourne.

Go-to dish: Chongqing chilli chicken

176 Toorak Road, South Yarra

237 Swanston Street, Melbourne

1/2A Cambridge Street, Box Hill 

Minamishima

Lauded omakase restaurant Minamishima is giving their master sushi chef a chance to relax with an ‘at home’ menu that’s both cosy yet refined. They have curated a menu of fine Japanese cuisine, and you will find it hard to make a selection. 

Go-to dish: Kushiyaki (skewers of 

4 Lord Street, Richmond

Leonardo’s Pizza Palace

This good-times pizza joint, one of our favourite places for old school Italian done well, is now delivering – think massive, eight slice pepperoni pies and oozy lasagnes for finishing off in the home oven. Don’t forget to add a side of ranch sauce and chilli oil for dipping, because they take these pizzas to flavourtown.

Go-to dish: Ghost pepper salami pizza with smoked maple syrup

29 Grattan Street, Carlton 

Bia Hoi

Celeb chef Jerry Mai’s convivial Vietnamese beer hall is delivering for good times at home. Graze on snacks like ‘Jerry Fried Chicken’ and pork belly baos before filling up on faves from spicy bun bo hue and tangy rare beef salad. As for the beer, there’s both classic Vietnamese lagers and serious craft ales to keep everyone happy.

Go-to dish:‘Jerry Fried Chicken’ with fish sauce caramel

235 Springvale Road, Glen Waverley

Smith & Deli

The cool little sister of Fitzroy vegan mecca Smith & Daughters, Smith and Deli has your lazy lockdown mornings sorted. Available for pickup and delivery, start your day off right with vegan breakfast bites, sandwiches, toasties, and sweets.  

Go-to dish: The Truffle Shuffle

111 Moor St, Fitzroy

Baby Pizza

Baby Pizza will be serving up its delicious Italian offering for takeaway with pick-up and delivery available daily. Guests can order online from 3pm for pizza and pasta, alongside their signature cocktails, beer and wine. We look forward to tasting their Chamomile Collins and we'll definitely be adding a bottle of Laurent Perrier Champagne to our order. Delish!

Go-to dish: San Daniele Pizza 

631-633 Church Street, Richmond

Loving our pick of the best food delivery in Melbourne and looking for more at-home meal inspiration? Try this winter ready beef and mushroom ragu or this moreish bolognese recipe by no other than Attica’s Ben Shewry, while this zingy fattoush salad makes the perfect starter. If you’re too busy to cook, sign up for one of these healthy meal delivery services instead so you have more time to kick up your heels.