When it comes to flavoursome food, nothing beats authentic, homemade cuisine.
If you’re craving some take-away, forget UberEats and Deliveroo. Why not broaden your horizons and support some of these black and minority-owned local home or street food businesses, that serve a delicious array of traditional dishes? It’s a win-win situation.
- Ras Gardens
Up first is Jamaican-owned Ras Gardens. Started by @empress_narmi on Instagram, it is known for infusing CBD-oils into meals, which is has a range of health benefits, including relieving chronic pain and lifting your mood (without the high).
Ras Gardens holds 5-star hygiene rating, and a range of homemade Jamaican-inspired plant-based meals for vegans, vegetarians, pescatarians, flexitarians, and more.
Made with homegrown and organic ingredients, it’s the perfect option if you want to be health-conscious without having to sacrifice taste. To order, direct message @rasgardens on Instagram.
2. GOD: MAN: FOOD
Kuwaiti-born chef Kai started his pop-up street food stall at Sherwood Street Food in January.
GOD: MAN: FOOD serves traditional Middle Eastern food, including different types of shawarma, traditional Egyptian koshary, Kuwaiti mushakal, and much more.
The pop-up opens during weekends, and you can pre-order meals on https://sherwoodstreetfood.touchtakeaway.net/menu.
3. Homemade authentic Indian food
This business’ name speaks for itself. Started by a single mother in Nottingham who ‘loves cooking’, it has a 5-star rating from almost 300 reviews.
If you’re a lover of Indian food, you know that restaurants rarely compare to home-cooked meals. You can’t go wrong with this one.
Check out the range of dishes on her facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/613285649110009/
You can order through direct message or calling +44 7543 520382.
4. Chai yo Thai, Nottingham
Chai yo Thai is a family-run Thai restaurant located in the city centre.
With almost 200 reviews, a 4.7 star rating, and affordable prices, it’s a Thai-food-lover’s dream.
They are open for collection and delivery from 5-9pm from Wednesdays to Saturdays. You can order on chaiyothai.co.uk, or by calling +44 115 950 6224.
5. Candice’s Cakes
To satisfy that sweet tooth, let’s finish off with dessert. This bespoke black-owned business delivers cakes, cupcakes, brownies, blondies and more.
21-year-old Candice Pryce, owner of the business, has had years of experience with baking and decorating cakes.
Whether you just want to treat yourself to a delectable dessert, or need a cake for a birthday celebration, give Candice’s a try and you won’t be disappointed.