Edinburgh couple launch home delivery service
Stockbridge brunch fave The Pantry delilvers during COVID-19 PANTRY AT HOME’ 15/05/2020
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.