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Neighbourhood breakfast, brunch and lunch spot, The Pantry, is coming to a kitchen table near you - your kitchen table, to be exact as Pantry at Home launches today. 

‘Pantry at Home’ is the brainchild of co-owners Chris and Charlotte Thompson who also own two restaurants, a pop up ‘tuck truck’ and a catering and events service.

Initially launching with delicious, comforting, restaurant "ready-meals” like ale braised ox tail, parsley mash, parmesan and panko crumb as well as gorgonzola, confit garlic, cavolo, mixed 'shrooms mascarpone and gnocchi among other mouth watering delights; the service will go on to deliver hot meals including breakfast and brunch favourites.

Co-owner Chef, Chris Thompson says, "I’ve missed being in the kitchen. But I’ve spent the time making up dishes that will taste just as mouth-watering re-heated and enjoyed at home. As well as making sure the hot dishes that we will introduce later, travel well and taste just as good as if you were in our restaurant. I’m excited to bring what people love and enjoy to them during a time it will be appreciated more than ever.”

The Pantry who has had to furlough 100% of their team during lockdown has been able reinstate 2 members who will support the launch of the delivery service. As the offering develops and the public look for a different way to enjoy food in the future, Charlotte believes having this additional channel which caters for a ‘new normal’ will benefit her customers. "We’ve missed the restaurants and our customers and we can’t wait for that to resume when the time is right. But until that is safe and possible, I wanted to bring something positive to people who have been so supportive of us. This delivery service will operate within the city bypass but I knew I wanted to be able to send beyond that too. The Pantry is about neighbourhood communities so being able to deliver to places like North Berwick, Midlothian and Livingston was important to me.”

Customers can sign up to order via the Pantry website where they can also opt to pay it forward and send a meal to a loved one or deserving someone in their community as well as to two local charities; Make 2nds Count and Soul Food.

The Pantry at home launches Friday 15th May with first deliveries being made on Tuesday 19th May. All the dishes feed two people and the kids meals feed up to 3 kids. The Pantry at home will be available from Tuesday to Saturday with a 24 hour turnaround period; orders on Monday will be delivered on Wednesday and so on. All dishes are delivered in 100% compostable containers with instructions on how to serve and reheat at home. Within the city bypass, food will be delivered before 4pm on the delivery day. Beyond the bypass, set delivery days will be assigned to different areas including East, West and Midlothian. Delivery can be made as far as Livingston and North Berwick. There will be set days for outside the bypass: West Lothian - Tuesday Midlothian - Wednesday East Lothian - Thursday Delivery of brunch and lunch will begin in late May. About the Pantry: The Pantry was launched in 2012 by foodie couple Charlotte and Chris Thompson. Famous for their brunches in particular, The Sunday Times said that chef Chris’s, Eggs Benedict was ‘reason alone to come to Edinburgh.’ Chris is passionate about food and devours cookbooks in his spare time. Keith Floyd and Rick Stein remain firm favourites and the ever-changing menu at The Pantry brings to life some of Chris’s seasonal favourites. Charlotte, with a background in event management and a passion for food ensures the all aspects of the business run smoothly, from day to day in the restaurant to all private hire functions including the pop up ‘tuck truck’ which appears at various events around the country.

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