Sydney lockdown: Top restaurant takeaway options to try

Lockdown lunch doesn't get more luxe: Simulation Senpai's hoseki bako, 15 pieces of 'treasures from the sea'.
Lockdown lunch doesn't get more luxe: Simulation Senpai's hoseki bako, 15 pieces of 'treasures from the sea'. Photo: Supplied

Sydney's lockdown has been extended, so while we're not going anywhere, let's make the most of the best takeaway and delivery options our restaurants have to offer. Here are a few exciting options to try.

New additions will be added to the top of this list throughout lockdown. 

Porcine Bistro has teamed up with Buffalo Trace Bourbon Whiskey to create one-off barbecue kit for pick up and delivery September 24-25, 2021
Chef Nicholas Hill
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Porcine Bistro's $150 limited-edition barbecue box. Photo: Supplied

Porcine Bistro limited-edition barbecue box, Paddington and local delivery

Porcine Bistro has teamed up with Buffalo Trace Bourbon Whiskey to create a one-off barbecue kit. Available for delivery and pick up from Friday, September 24 for one week only, the $150 limited-edition box comes with everything home cooks need to serve up a smoked barbecue feast. The kit from chef Nicholas Hill (formerly The Old Fitz) includes a portion of pork that has been smoked with Buffalo Trace Bourbon and paired with a prune patè en croute, spring vegetables vinaigrette, Berkshire pork chop, cauliflower cheese pie, jar of treacle barbecue glaze and a banoffee and bourbon trifle. Order by 5pm on Thursday, September 23 for delivery or pick up from 268 Oxford Street, Paddington on Friday, September 24 or Saturday, September 25. Order via porcine.com.au/shop/p/porcine-x-buffalo-trace-box

Bamboo Lane, Rhodes Central

Bamboo Lane is now open at new shopping hub Rhodes Central, serving up banh mi from Rhodes Bakery, sweet barbecue pork from BBQ Master and jajangmyeon black-bean noodles and other Korean-Chinese fusion dishes from Biwon, alongside excellent coffee from Auvers and a croissant-waffle "croffle" creation from Snow Blossom dessert shop. Pick up from Rhodes Central, 6-14 Walker Street, Rhodes. See @rhodes_central

Chinatown market stall Firepop owned by Raymond Hou and his wife Alina. Lamb Skewers. Photographed Friday 29th November 2019. Photograph by James Brickwood. SMH SHD 191129

Create your own spring cocktail bar with Firepop's mixed skewer pack and negroni kit. Photo: James Brickwood

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Firepop, free delivery Sydney metro suburbs

Lift your grilling game with Firepop's DIY mixed packs, complete with cooking instructions for the charcoal grill, gas barbecue or oven. Each pop pack feeds two to four people, starting at $45 for four wagyu and boneless short rib skewers or up to $58 for 20 lamb pops. Or create your own spring cocktail bar with the four-person mixed pack for $199, complete with 10x lamb pops, 10x tofu, 10x wagyu, 4x shichimi cabbage plus house-made pickles and Bob's spring negroni kit. Order by 10pm on Tuesday for Thursday delivery, or 5pm on Friday for Saturday delivery. Free delivery to most suburbs, DM to check postcodes via instagram.com/firepopaustralia. Order via firepop.com.au

The Boatshed, La Perouse

Take-home $10 cocktails, fresh seafood, fish 'n' chips and burgers are what seaside dreams at made of at The Boatshed at La Perouse. Pick up from 1609 Anzac Parade, La Perouse. See instagram.com/theboatshedlaperouse

Toastie Smith's cook-at-home thick Angus steak sandwich kit ($19.95 single-serve or $45 family-sized)
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Toastie Smith's Angus steak sandwich kit. Photo: Supplied

Toastie Smith, Chatswood and Haymarket and selected suburban delivery

Up your toastie game with one of Toastie Smith's fully loaded jaffles and sandwiches from their Chatswood or Chinatown stores. Outside the LGA? It's all good, Toastie Smith is offering delivery up to 50 kilometres from Haymarket on selected days. Our pick is the cook-at-home thick Angus steak sandwich kit ($19.95 single-serve or $45 family-sized). Each box includes Pepe Saya butter, pillowy Japanese milk bread, juicy Angus rib eye steak, steak sauce, house-made pickles and lotus root chips. Or keep things sweet and simple with a tray of martiozzos (cream buns). See instagram.com/toastiesmith for delivery days and details and order via toastie-smith.myshopify.com

Vietnamese dishes to your door, delivery to selected suburbs

Order classic Vietnamese dishes straight from Bankstown to your door via Revesby supermarket Viet Pho's website. Think beef pho from Pho An, Hanoi-style smoky grilled pork salad from Mam Mam and vegan steamed rice rolls from Kim Thanh. Check the delivery zone at vsupermarket.com.au/en-US/delivery and order via vsupermarket.com.au/en-US/products/online-resraurant

East 33 has recently launched 33 Delivery to give Sydneysiders access to a next-day delivery service of impeccable Sydney Rock oysters 
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Order Sydney rock oysters straight from the 'shellar door' to your home. Photo: Supplied

East 33 oyster delivery, delivery Sydney metro suburbs

Order farm-fresh oysters with East 33's new delivery service. These salty, plump little suckers come straight from the "shellar door" and are usually served at Sydney's best restaurants. Now you can have them delivered to your door, shucked or unshucked and with your choice of add-ons: champagne, caviar, or even a subscription if you're feeling fancy. Order a tasting kit from different regions ($69 for two dozen) or let the experts choose the season's best for you ($59 for two dozen). Order via east33.sydney

Steve Costi's Seafood, delivery Sydney metro suburbs

Steve Costi's Seafood began in 1985 with the opening of Steve's first store in the David Jones food hall on Market Street. Now the business has launched its online store, meaning fresh seafood, pretty sashimi platters and ready-made meals can be delivered straight to your door. Go for a fun fish and potato scallop meal for two ($35) or a DIY fish taco kit for two ($45) – or turn things up a notch with a phenomenal platter of four whole Australian lobsters cut in half served with diced lobster meat, dipping sauce and lemons ($555). Order by 8pm for next-day delivery. Minimum $50 order, $15 fee for Sydney metro delivery. Order via costi.com.au

Rockpool Bar & Grill Sydney's signature burgers are back on the menu for takeaway only.
Rockpool cheeseburger with bacon and dill pickle
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Rockpool's cheeseburger with bacon and dill pickle. Photo: Supplied

Rockpool Bar & Grill, Sydney

Good news, Rockpool Bar & Grill Sydney's signature burgers are back on the menu – for takeaway only. Drop by the CBD restaurant on Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 2pm to pick up a $25 burger with fat-cut chips: David Blackmore's wagyu burger with bacon, gruyere cheese and zuni pickle or the Rockpool cheeseburger with bacon and dill pickle. Order and pick up from 66 Hunter Street, Sydney.

La Latina, Chatswood

Add some Latin American flavours to your week with La Latina's arepas (chicken avo is our favourite), empanadas, pabellon criollo or quesillo (caramel flan), or mix it up with picada for two, served with green plantain, corn bread and other snacks. Top up your order with Colombian coffee beans, chocolate and other pantry or freezer items. Order takeaway via lalatina.yqme.com.au/menu and pick up from 82 Archer Street, Chatswood or order delivery via Uber Eats, DoorDash and Menulog. See instagram.com/lalatinachatswood

Plant-based brand IKU have launched a new online meal delivery service, eatiku.com.au
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Plant-based brand IKU has launched a new online meal delivery service. Photo: Benito Martin

IKU, delivery to selected Sydney suburbs

Plant-based brand IKU first opened in Glebe more than 35 years ago. Now the team has launched a new online meal delivery service, offering more than 50 healthy and sustainable dishes in eco-friendly packaging. Meals include spinach and eggplant lasagne, creamy coconut laksa with pickled tofu and sprouts and a fragrant mushroom toor dal with steamed greens. Check delivery postcodes and order via eatiku.com.au

Buddha Raksa, Burwood

You might not be able to visit Buddha Raksa's elaborate temple-style surrounds right now but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy its extensive Thai menu of thick curries, fragrant soups and charry stir-fries. The family-run local favourite is open for takeaway and home delivery every night throughout lockdown. Pick up from 135 Liverpool Road, Burwood or order local delivery via buddharaksa.com.au

Kickin'Inn seafood boil
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Cure your seafood craving with Kickin'Inn. Photo: Supplied

Kickin'Inn, delivery to most of Greater Sydney 

Craving crab and Cajun flavours? Kickin'Inn's seafood boils are the cure. Each order is delivered piping hot in your choice of sauce (spicy, garlic, or lemon pepper – all gluten-free), complete with plastic gloves and apron for grubby delicious good fun. Drop the prawns, mud crab, bug, crayfish, lobster or whatever else takes your fancy on to the supplied paper tablecloth, and dig in. When you're finished, wrap it all up and you're done. To celebrate the brand's three-year anniversary, they will be cooking a special for prawn fans from September 17-19. The $144.95 deal includes 1.5 kilograms of jumbo prawns, potatoes, rice and soft drink plus a 10 per cent lifetime discount keyring for the first 200 orders. Pick up from any of Kickin'Inn's suburban outlets, or order delivery to pretty much anywhere in Greater Sydney. Order delivery via 1800 542 546 or Menulog, or pick up from your local store listed at kickininn.com.au/locations. See instagram.com/kickininn for the latest offers. 

Oomori, Eastwood

This Eastwood spot is serving up deluxe sushi, sashimi platters, geso karaage, chirashizushi and other favourite Japanese dishes, plus wagyu sets for a fun hotpot-at-home experience. Can't decide? Order their best-sellers bundle for $149, which feeds up to four. Delivery via Uber Eats or order takeaway via 02 8971 8445 or instagram.com/oomori_japaneserestaurant. Pick up from shop 201/62-80 Rowe Street, Eastwood. 

Tayim Restaurant and Bar virtual 'wine and dine' night for Sydney lockdown
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Re-create the restaurant experience at home with Tayim's 'wine and dine' nights. Photo: Supplied

Tayim Restaurant and Bar, online event

Finish the week with a virtual "wine and dine" night with Middle Eastern restaurant and bar Tayim, based at Harbour Rocks Hotel Sydney – MGallery. Held each Friday night throughout lockdown, the dinners include a four-course meal delivered to your door, complete with an interactive demonstration by executive chef Leron Ben Avraham and up to four bottles of wine from either DeBeaurepaire Wines, Vins du Liban or Chateau Tanunda, or beer and cider from Young Henrys Brewery. Dinners cost $245 per couple ($220 for Accor Plus members), including delivery of up to 50 kilometres from Sydney CBD. Bookings via tayim.com.au/event/virtual-wine-tasting

Bacar Restaurant and Bar, Pullman Sydney Olympic Park

Looking for a family takeaway that's fancier than most? Try a dinner box from Bacar Restaurant and Bar in Sydney Olympic Park. Available every day of the week, each box feeds a family of four for $120 and includes a bottle of wine. Options include a premium seafood box featuring Yamba tiger prawns, Balmain bugs and baby octopus; a lamb shoulder roast box with 12-hour slow-roasted lamb; or a roast chicken and black truffle box with roast vegetables, kale slaw, bread rolls and Yorkshire pudding. Cheese, charcuterie and fruit boxes and dessert boxes are also available. Order by 6pm the day prior and pay online at pullmansydneyolympicpark.orderup.com.au

Duke of Clarence, Sydney delivery

Sunday roast fans, this one's for you. The Duke of Clarence is delivering British-style roast pork, lamb, chicken and beef with all the trimmings – gravy, apple sauce, Dutch carrots, beef-fat potatoes and, yes, Yorkshire puddings and even pigs in blankets. (Plus a pumpkin roast for vegetarians.) Order by 5pm each Saturday for Sunday lunchtime delivery to a wide range of Sydney suburbs or pick up from 152-156 Clarence Street. Order via thedukeofclarence.com

Mrs Liks, Sydney delivery

Former Jimmy Liks (Potts Point) owners Justin and Kirsty and Maloney have turned their creative cooking skills to home dinners, now offering 11 made-from-scratch dishes on their menu for delivery to a wide range of Sydney suburbs. Options include vegan yellow curry, bolognese, roti or chickpea dahl, plus other family favourites that are easy on the hip pocket. Gift vouchers available. Delivery free on orders over $100. Order via mrsliks.com.au

Chefs Gallery, Sydney delivery 

Chefs Gallery's takeaway game is growing stronger every week. Steamed glutinous rice with crab, frozen pork belly packs, surf and turf home hotpot kits and excellent noodle and dumpling dishes are now available for pick up from Town Hall, Macquarie and Parramatta, or home delivery to a wide range of suburbs. Check out their Instagram for the latest specials at instagram.com/chefsgallery and order via phone 0416 618 820 or SMS/WhatsApp/WeChat on 0416 618 186 until 9pm, or online at order-direct.com.au/chefsgallery-delivery 

Sun Ming, Hurstville and delivery

Sun Ming has mastered the art of Cantonese cooking, offering classic Hong Kong food since 1993, and now it's hitting the road to offer delivery beyond the 2220 postcode on selected days. Popular dishes include baked pork chop fried rice (chef's tip: add cheese), salt and pepper chicken wings, sticky fried rice, beef stir-fry rice noodle and combination chow mein. Keep an eye on their Instagram page for delivery updates instagram.com/sun_ming_hurstville and order via 02 9585 2772 or Uber Eats and Easi platforms.

Catalina, Rose Bay

Catalina's take-home menu is special occasion stuff. Fresh seafood platters, roasted suckling pig with potato garlic mash and house chutney or poached Sydney rock lobster with squid ink tagliatelle are just a few of the splash-out dishes to lift your lockdown spirits. Celebration or gift packs ($220-$360 including local delivery) feature choose-your-own options including cocktails, fresh oysters, prawn cocktails, wagyu tenderloin, chocolate cake and more. If you're feeling fancy, you can even top up your order with a tin of caviar or fresh flowers. Don't worry, Catalina has plenty of everyday dishes too: wagyu burger with maple bacon, wild mushroom risotto or good old-fashioned fish 'n' chips. Or swing by the kiosk for a snack and takeaway cocktail. Pick up or delivery to local suburbs. Open daily from noon until 8.15pm. Order via 02 9371 0555 or catalinarosebay.com.au

Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel, Watsons Bay

It's been a while, but Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel is finally reopening its takeaway kiosk. They've spent lockdown perfecting some old favourites and working on new dishes to try. Fish tacos, salads, burgers, shakes, juices and cocktails are now available for pick up from Wednesday to Sunday from 8am-3pm from 1 Military Road, Watsons Bay. See watsonsbayhotel.com.au

GOOD FOOD: Singapore/Malaysian restaurant Temasek. Roxy Arcade - 71 George Street Parramatta. Laksa Singapura with Prawn and Chicken 18th October 2018, Photo: Wolter Peeters, The Sydney Morning Herald.

Prawn and chicken laksa Singapura from Temasek. Photo: Wolter Peeters

Temasek, Parramatta

Parramatta institution Temasek has been serving delicious Singaporean-Malay cuisine since 1992, a tradition that continues even throughout lockdown. Their prawn and chicken laksa Singapura is always a hit, or go for their benchmark Hainanese chicken rice, beef rendang, nasi lemak or chilli king prawns. Pick up from 71 George Street, Parramatta between Thursday and Sunday from 11.30am-2.30pm or 5.30-9.30pm. Local delivery available for lunch and dinner. Order via 02 9633 9923 or temasekrestaurant.com 

Grumpy Baker, various locations

Good news – the Grumpy Baker just keeps expanding, which means more croissants, cinnamon buns and muffins for everyone. The company now has eight retail outlets across the metropolitan area and inner suburbs (Vaucluse, Bellevue Hill, Coogee, Maroubra, Neutral Bay and Elizabeth Street), plus shops in Bilpin and Newcastle.​ See thegrumpybaker.com.au for locations and opening hours.

The Nighthawk Diner
Left:  Slow Smoked Beef Brisket Quesadilla - Slow cooked smoked beef brisket with pickled white onion, chipotle & salsa negra with 4 cheeses melted with chopped herbs, grilled onions & mild peppers in housemade tortillas.
Top: Roast Pork Quesadilla - Slow roasted pork with charred pineapple, chipotle, salsa with 3 cheeses melted in housemade corn tortillas. 
Photographer: Benito Martin

Beef and pork quesadillas from the Nighthawk Diner. Photo: Benito Martin

Nighthawk Diner, Marrickville pop-up

That photo you're drooling over? They're beef and pork quesadillas ($16.50), with slow-cooked meat, house-made corn tortillas and trimmings including charred pineapple, chipotle, salsa and three cheeses. Or try a four-cheese vegetarian version ($14.50), with smoked provolone, cheddar, monterey jack and mozzarella plus herbs, grilled onions and mild peppers. Gluten-free options are available, so tell your coeliac friends. And keep an eye out for a take-home taco kit, coming to Nighthawk's menu soon. Order at thenighthawk.com.au and pick up from Nighthawk's pop-up at 43 Farr Street, Marrickville from Thursday to Saturday 5.30-8.30pm or order local delivery via Uber Eats, Deliveroo and DoorDash.

Around The World In 88 Keys, online event  

If you're itching to travel, this might be the next best thing. Take a trip with music, food and wine on the Around The World In 88 Keys tour, a virtual concert and dinner concept that launches in August. Classical musicians, sommeliers and talented chefs will be your guides for each evening. Dishes include slow-cooked, pasture-raised lamb shoulder, organic chicken liver parfait and whole roasted cauliflower, alongside a selection of wines and flowers. Tickets start at $30 for each concert or $170 for the full first-class experience. Book early for food orders. See aroundtheworldin88keys.eventbrite.com

Three of a kind. Charcoal chicken at El Jannah, Granville. GOOD LIVING-SMH photo by Marco Del Grande SPECIAL 000000

Charry chook, toum and pickles from El Jannah. Photo: Marco Del Grande

El Jannah, various locations and delivery

Legendary chicken shop El Jannah is delivering your favourite charry chook, chips, burgers and garlic sauce across Sydney's south-west and western suburbs. See eljannah.com.au for pick-up locations and order takeaway via eljannah.redcatcloud.com.au/ordering or delivery via Uber Eats, DoorDash and Menulog.

​​Al Aseel, various locations

Craving Lebanese food? Al Aseel has you covered. Their $25 lockdown lunches include lamb and chicken skewers served on grilled bread with chilli and onions (plus garlic dip, of course). The deluxe family packs ($79) will feed the tribe come dinner time too. Pick up from Greenacre, Castle Hill, Alexandria, Penrith and Wollongong.

S. In the neighbourhood. Classic Lox bagel with pickles and chips served at Lox in a Box in Bondi on February 22, 2020. Photo: Dominic Lorrimer

A classic lox bagel with pickles and chips from Lox in a Box. Photo: Dominic Lorrimer

Lox in a Box, Bondi

What could be simpler than a lox-loaded bagel in a box? It's a genius idea and totally lockdown-proof. Order a buffalo bagel with cheddar, iceberg, carrots, pickles and buffalo sauce or try LP's pastrami reuben, a vegie bagel or chicken schnitzel number. The classic lox comes with salmon, cream cheese, tomato and capers. Gluten-free options available. Pick up from 96 Glenayr Avenue, Bondi from 9am to 3pm on Wednesday to Saturday or 9am to 4pm on Sundays. Local delivery available. Order via loxinabox.square.site

The Kiosk, Cabarita

Pick up a treat on your lockdown walk at The Kiosk on the Cabarita foreshore. Coffee, bacon and egg rolls, pastries from Pasticceria Papa and fresh loaves from Brasserie Bread available each Friday to Sunday from 7am to noon, plus family meal packs from upstairs restaurant Angelo's ($75-130). Want to skip the grocery store? Local merchant Tony Scarfone also supplies $40 fruit and veg boxes (order by Monday for Wednesday delivery). Weekend kiosk at Prince Edward Park, Phillips Street, Cabarita. See instagram.com/the_kiosk_cabarita

Hotluck kimchi bolognese ramen DIY pack
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Kimchi bolognese ramen from Hotluck. Photo: Supplied

Hotluck noodles, pick up Marrickville or delivery inner suburbs

Cult sauce brand Hotluck's noodle club is back, DIY style. Kimchi bolognese ramen ($24) is made with a 12-hour chicken masterstock, blended with a base of house-fermented kimchi paste and served with organic Tokyo-style noodles made fresh by Yang's Ramen and Tacos in Castlecrag. And now you can have it delivered straight to your door. Onsen egg and instructions included, plus video instructions in Hotluck's Insta highlights. Only one batch is made per week so get your order in early or miss out. Available for a limited time only. Preorder via hotluck.club for pick up Friday and Saturday afternoons from Wildflower Brewing in Marrickville ($40 for one bowl and a four-pack of Wildflower beer). Or order delivery to inner metro suburbs via Drnks drnks.com/products/hotluck-kimchi-ramen

Torotoro DIY ramen packs, delivery Sydney metro suburbs

Need something closer to your LGA? Former China Doll chef Terry Soth and his kitchen team at new ramen bar Torotoro are delivering DIY ramen kits to most Sydney metro suburbs. Options include an OG tonkotsu broth with pork chashu, dirty shoyu noodles with chicken or a Torotoro special with chilli miso. Pick up/drive up also available from Shop 2, 300 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo. Check Torotoro's Insta page and HungryHungry page for discount codes. Orders via torotoro.com.au

Nakano Darling, Haymarket

Nakano is delivering izakaya vibes and Japanese snacks throughout lockdown, complete with its own Spotify playlists. So pick a tune and mix and match beers or sake with your favourite gyoza, karaage, bento or udon dish. Order takeaway and local delivery via 02 8957 4301 or nakanodarling.com.au, and pick up from 14 Steam Mill Lane, Darling Square. Chinatown outside your 5-kilometre zone? Don't fret – Nakano is delivering up to 20 kilometres from Haymarket on selected days. Check the team's Insta page for updates. Open daily from noon to 10pm.  

Empanadas Che, Drummoyne

Tired of your usual takeaway? Try Argentinian choripan – chorizo hot off the grill served in a crusty bread roll with chimichurri. It's one of several Latin favourites on the menu at Empanadas Che in Drummoyne, including a Milanese roll (beef schnitzel with greens, lemon and mustard mayo) and an Argie burger (beef patty with chimichurri, greens and salsa criolla, topped with baby cheese empanada). Stock up on your favourite empanadas while you're there: carne, pollo, cheesy corn, caprese, queso, spinach and cheese and – yes – cheeseburger flavour. Order via empanadasche.com.au/online-menu or 0493 091 603, and pick up from 214 Victoria Road, Drummoyne.

Fratelli Fresh DIY pizza kits, delivery across metropolitan Sydney during 2021 lockdown
Spicy salami, olives, capsicum
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Each DIY pizza kit contains four sourdough balls, ready to stretch, toss and top at home. Photo: Supplied

Fratelli Fresh DIY pizza kits, delivery Sydney metro suburbs

Strrretch your cooking skills with Fratelli Fresh's "dough it yourself" pizza-making kit ($65). Each box feeds four people and contains four sourdough balls, ready to stretch, toss and top at home before being served piping hot from the oven. Ingredients include homemade pizza sauce, buffalo mozzarella, spicy salami, kalamata olives, shaved ham, sundried tomatoes, roasted peppers, pepperoncini and marinated artichokes, plus a rocket and parmesan salad. Get the kids involved, or just have some fun with your lockdown roomies. Fratelli Grocer has plenty of other affordable DIY meal kits and ready-made dinners, too: ragu pasta, lasagne, beef cheeks and more. Delivery available to most Sydney metropolitan suburbs from Thursday to Saturday (order before 3pm the day before) or pick up after 4pm Wednesday to Sunday from Fratelli Fresh Manly. Order via fratellifresh.com.au

Pho Mumum, Carlingford

Hot pot at home – say no more. Carlingford eatery Pho Mumum is offering a pho combination kit ($98.80) for four to five people with everything you need to recreate the hot pot experience at home. Raw wagyu, cooked beef, beef tendon, meatballs, noodles, bean sprouts, lemon, mint, chilli and hoisin. Pick up from Shop 105, Carlingford Court. Order via phomumumcarlingford.com.au/menu

South Sailor, Thirroul

Drive-up raw bar? It's happening at this seaside seafood spot. Sashimi plates, salmon selections, kingfish ceviche and oysters are all on the menu, alongside poke bowls, fish tacos, snapper and prawn dumplings and seafood chowder. Plus fish 'n' chips and barra burgers, of course. Order online, then drive-up for contactless pick up. See southsailor.com.au

Neil Perry's burgers, Double Bay

High-profile chef Neil Perry's new $5 million Double Bay restaurant was ready to open when lockdown put a dampener on launch plans. Never one to shy from a challenge, Perry is now flipping burgers ($25 including chips) at his luxe new digs to ease your lockdown lunchtime woes. The American burger features cheese, pickles, ketchup and onions; the Aussie includes lettuce, beetroot and tomato; or you can go vegan with a v2food plant-based patty. You'll need to be quick though – only 200 are made each day. Available from Wednesday to Saturday from noon to 2pm or sold out. Pick up from Margaret restaurant, 30-36 Bay Street, Double Bay. See instagram.com/chefneilperry

Gnocchi from Via Alta's lockdown menu in Willoughby
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Classic Italian flavours from Via Alta. Photo: Supplied

Via Alta, Willoughby

Recreate the trattoria experience at home, with Via Alta's two-person Italian feast ($80). The four-course menu changes weekly and includes dishes such as pillowy gnocchi, rigatoni wild boar ragu, roasted cauliflower, barramundi fillet and apple cake. Add 8g of fresh truffle and truffle oil for an extra $20. Contactless pick up on Friday to Sunday evenings from 197 High Street, Willoughby. Order via viaalta.com.au/a-casa-take-away

Baba's Place, Marrickville

Lofi Marrickville spot Baba's Place has turned to takeaway, serving up chicken shawarma with chicory and pickled turnip, cherry kofta with roti upgrade option and Lebanese "Filet-O-Fish" starring house pickles and tahini tartare to go. Order via 02 9090 2925 and pick up from 20 Sloane Street, Marrickville. Open noon to 8pm Thursday to Saturday, and noon to 5pm on Sundays. See instagram.com/babasplace__

Big Sam Young, delivery to selected suburbs

Former Merivale chef 'Big' Sam Young has joined the take-home train, delivering crab kits, lobster pastas, Mexican feast boxes, wagyu lasagne and basically everything else you're craving right now. Oh yeah, and truckloads of truffles. He also sells out quickly, so get your weekend orders in early. See instagram.com/bigsamyoung for inspo and order via bigsamyoung.com.au

Delivery Momma, delivery to selected suburbs 

Can't schlep it across town to your favourite Indonesian joint? Delivery Momma is here for you. It's a door-to-door delivery service, bringing food from small family-run eateries to the hills district, northern Sydney, southern suburbs and beyond. So if you're stuck in the 'burbs, you can still enjoy gado gado from Penshurt eatery Ayam Bakar 7 Saudara, Hong Kong-style cooking from Hurstville's Sun Ming restaurant or Taiwanese brown sugar boba milk from Xing Fu Tang. Delivery days vary, so the trick is to order in time. See instagram.com/deliverymomma.au for updates and order via deliverymomma.com.au

Olio, Chippendale
Olio's easy DIY two-person three-course meal kit ($199) 
1 x Olive Oil Ciabbatta breadSquid Ink Tonnarelli with Spanner Crab and spicy Nduja (to cook at home)Signature Sicilian Seafood Stew (to cook at home)2 x Sicilian Cannoli (to be filled at home)1 x 100ml Olio’s Evoo (from Head Chef Lino Sauro family’s farm)1 x Sicilian wine (chose between Nero D Avola - red or Grillo - white)
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Olio's super easy Sicilian DIY meal kit for two. Photo: Supplied

Olio, Chippendale

Olio's Sicilian food cart is hitting the footpath with a daily changing menu from noon-8pm from Tuesday to Sunday. Try tonnarelli with Australian Bay bug one day, or braised Angus beef brisket with truffle mashed potatoes the next. Fancy cooking yourself without the usual fuss? Try Olio's two-person meal kit ($199) for a super easy three-course Sicilian home-cooking experience, starring a Sicilian seafood stew and a mouth-warming squid ink pasta with spanner crab and spicy 'nduja. Olive oil, bread, cannoli and Sicilian wine also included. DIY kits available every Saturday and Sunday, order by 6pm on Friday. Orders via 0451 484 660 or olio@olio.kensingtonstreet.com.au. Pick up from 10 Kensington Street, Chippendale or local delivery to 2008 postcodes. See instagram.com/oliokensingtonst

Golden Gully, Leichhardt

Swing by one of the inner west's friendliest neighbourhood bars for a bottle (or two) of their premixed cocktails ($45). Gully's Takeaway Tavern slings cocktails from 4-7pm every Thursday to Saturday. Pick up from 153 Norton Street, Leichhardt (no delivery). See instagram.com/thegoldengully

Viet, Chippendale

In the mood for south-east Asian flavours? Viet has teamed up with Bang Luck eatery and Oui Vina coffee to offer take-home fare at its Kensington Street street cart. The menu includes prawn turmeric pancake, pho bo, stir-fried ginger chicken and pad Thai, to name a few. The Vietnamese coffee from Oui Vina is sourced directly from the source. Open 11am-8pm daily (coffee 11am-1pm). Order pick up or local delivery (Chippendale) via 02 9211 5081. See instagram.com/vietatspice

​Chinatown, Haymarket

Sydney's Chinatown is open for business, so send it some love and reward yourself at the same time with spicy dumpling soup, Korean fried chicken or Taiwanese pork pepper buns. For the full low-down on what's open, head over to Soul of Chinatown's Instagram page and scroll through its interactive guide. Or see Terry Durack's review of takeaway options from Mother Chu's Taiwanese Gourmet, Xi'an Cuisine and Arisun. See instagram.com/soulofchinatown

Harvey's Hot Sandwiches, Parramatta.

Subs from Harvey's Hot Sandwiches at the new Parramatta Square development. Photo: Nikki To

Harvey's Hot Sandwiches, Parramatta

Parramatta's hot sandwich joint is serving up big and tasty takeaway subs every day of the week. Choose your favourite fillings: brisket, pastrami or Nashville hot chicken, or try their signature Philly cheesesteak, muffuletta or beef dip. Delivery via DoorDash, Menulog or UberEats, or pick up from 12 Darcy Street, Parramatta Square. See instagram.com/harveyshotsandwiches

​Cafe Paci, Newtown

Good news, Newtown peeps – Cafe Paci has joined the takeaway action. Order a two-person meal pack from its rotating menu, which includes mushroom bolognese and Finnish meatballs with potato mash and pickles. Order by 4pm for next-day pick up on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 131 King Street, Newtown. See cafe-paci.myshopify.com 

Calle Rey, Newtown 
DIY fiesta taco box
2 taco fillings: Jackfruit 'Chicken' and Spicy Konjac 'Prawns'.14 Corn Tortillas, Refrito beans, Mexican rice, Coleslaw, Pico de gallo, Salsa verde, Buttered corn, Chipotle mayo, Coriander, Chopped onion, Chilli sauce, Garlic Aioli
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Taco night at home with Calle Rey's DIY fiesta box. Photo: Supplied

Calle Rey, Newtown

Attention vegans – Peruvian/Mexican eatery Calle Rey is serving up DIY fiesta boxes ($65) with everything you need for a strictly no-visitor taco party at home. The low-prep kits will feed a whole family, with tortillas, spicy sauces, Mexican rice, jackfruit "chicken" and spicy konjac "prawns". All items are vegan, gluten-free and nut-free. Don't need to feed a tribe? Try the two-person banquet ($58), which comes with cauliflower buffalo wings, charred corn, tacos and dessert. Cocktails and bottles of sangria also available for takeaway. Order by 8pm on Thursday for Friday evening pick up from 62-64 King Street, Newtown. Local delivery available via Menulog, UberEats and DoorDash. Order via shareplantbased.com

Sean's Panaroma, Bondi

Sydney restaurateur Sean Moran's takeaway Instagram posts have become an internet sensation during Sydney's latest lockdown, presenting handwritten COVID-19 takeaway menus as a series of artworks styled with vegetables, flowers, forks and kitchen utensils. Read more about the story, and order via 02 9365 4924 between 1-5pm or email service@seansbondi.com. Pick up from 270 Campbell Parade, North Bondi. For daily menus see instagram.com/seanmoran64

Lit Canteen, delivery 25 kilometres from Alexandria

The DIY banh mi box is now a thing in Sydney and it's genius. Lit Canteen is delivering trays of fresh bread, pickled carrots and daikon, Vietnamese meats and pâté ($45 plus delivery) across the 'burbs so you can make your own banh mi at home. Each box feeds up to four people, and can be delivered up to 25 kilometres from Alexandria. Order Monday to Thursday for Saturday delivery via 0435 585 853 or message via Instagram. See instagram.com/lit_canteen

Sydney Restaurant Group, various locations

Why pick one restaurant when you can choose a few? Mix and match selected dishes from Ripples Chowder Bay, Ventuno Walsh Bay, The Fenwick Balmain East and Cafe Bondi at Sydney Restaurant Group's convenient new home dining portal, and pick up from the venue closest to you. Wagyu lasagne, slow-cooked beef cheek, mozzarella in carrozza, milo tiramisu and more. Order 24 hours in advance, then pick up Wednesday to Saturday 4-6pm from your nearest location. See sydneyrestaurantgroup.com.au/srg-home-dining

Providoor will deliver meals from Monopole and other high-end restaurants across NSW Monopole meal shown:
Confit duck cassouletOcean trout rillettePotato and leek soupLayered chocolate cake with raspberry sauce
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Monopole's feast including confit duck cassoulet and ocean trout rillette. Photo: Supplied

Providoor, next-day delivery to most of NSW

Chef Shane Delia's successful start-up has arrived in NSW, delivering meals from some of Sydney's best and most exciting restaurants to (almost) all of the state. A Greek feast for two from The Apollo ($140), a four-course two-person French menu from Monopole with confit duck cassoulet ($140) or a seafood banquet for two from Cirrus starring a golden salmon and mushroom pie ($140) are among the options, plus others from Ho Jiak, Yellow and CicciaBella. See sydney.providoor.com.au

Ruby Lane, Manly and Mona Vale

Look after yourself with Ruby Lane's healthy home dinners and takeaway menu: vegan lasagne, chicken broth zoodles, beef brisket and lentil stew and more. Order online at rubylane.com.au and pick up from 200 Pittwater Road, Manly or 5 Darley Street East, Mona Vale.

Rockpool @ Home - Rockpool's home delivery menu available via Providoor
Banquet for four:House Smoked Berkshire Ham with Pyengana Cheddar and Pickled OnionsMarinated Whole Roasted Prawns (4)Baby Gem Lettuce Salad with Avocado, Cherry Tomatoes and Jalapeno300g 50 day plus aged Cape Grim Scotch Fillet (2)250g Cape Grim Eye Fillet (2)Potato and Cabbage GratinSautéed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Roasted ChestnutsMac and CheeseCharcoal Roasted Japanese Pumpkin and Sweet Potato with Garlic YoghurtCrème Caramel (2)Eight Layer Chocolate Cake (2)
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Rockpool's four-person banquet is now delivered almost anywhere in NSW. Photo: Supplied

Rockpool Bar & Grill, CBD and delivery NSW

The best of Rockpool's menu is now available to enjoy at home: lobster thermidor (half $45), marinated whole roasted prawns ($28), 50-day-plus aged Cape Grim scotch fillet ($57) and more. Or splash out on a banquet for two or four ($170-$300), which includes premium seafood and aged meats, sides such as potato and cabbage gratin and charcoal roasted Japanese pumpkin, and a glossy self-saucing creme caramel. Order via sydney.providoor.com.au 

The Cove Dining Co, Abbotsford

Tired of home desko sandos? Pick up a $10 lunch from The Cove. Each day has a different offering (pastas, salads and soups) but it's the Tuesday burger box that will keep homeschoolers and their parents happy. Wagyu or chicken – take your pick. Call 02 9713 7896 to place your order and pick up from 378 Great North Road, Abbotsford. See instagram.com/thecovediningco/

Bentley Group restaurants Monopole, Cirrus and Yellow have launched their

Cirrus' spread includes red fish soup, a salmon and mushroom pie, quince crumble and more. Photo: Supplied

Bentley Group, delivery

Bentley Group restaurants Monopole, Cirrus and Yellow have launched their "Hats at home" service. Each restaurant will offer one restaurant-quality dinner for two per week – just add a few final touches to pretend you made it yourself. Cirrus' menu includes red fish soup, a salmon and mushroom pie and quince crumble; Yellow's vegan meal includes pressed zucchini and turmeric sauce with fried curry leaves; and Monopole is cooking up a French feast. Add on freshly shucked oysters, a signature raspberry celebration cheesecake and wines to match from Monopole co-owner and sommelier Nick Hildebrandt. See sydney.providoor.com.au 

Drive-thrus, various locations

One panini to go, please. Sydney's cafes and restaurants have hit the road again, offering drive-thru snacks and dinners across the city. Pick up Brooklyn Boy Bagels at Marrickville's Black Market Coffee drive-thru or Kepos Street Kitchen in Redfern. The Paddington Inn's Il Baretto restaurant is offering pick-up at its William Street entrance, and Calabria Panineria in the CBD has a VIP parking spot. In the mood for sushi? Azuma at Chifley Square is arranging beautiful platters of winter sushi and sashimi for two ($100-150), available for drive-thru pick-up and delivery. Order via azuma32.wixsite.com/azumatakeaway or call 02 9222 9960 after noon and pick up from the Chifley taxi rank on Phillip Street.

A Bowl of Noodles, Haymarket

All your favourite noodles, dumplings and Shanghai dishes, plus black pepper beef, lemon chicken, sweet and sour pork and handmade spinach tofu in pumpkin sauce. Delivery via UberEats, Deliveroo, EASI and Hungry Panda, or order via 0415 483 140 and pick up from 735 George Street, Haymarket. See instagram.com/abowlofnoodles_syd

Harvest Bites from OzHarvest, various locations

Food rescue org OzHarvest's home delivery service, Harvest Bites, has offered rotating menus from top chefs throughout the pandemic, and now the organisation has added home meal kits to its range. The new Harvest Bites Marketplace range includes weekly meal kits, fresh produce and pantry products from local businesses such as Moonmart, The Fermentalists and IndigiEarth, all delivered to your door. Options include a lamb feast from Kepos Street Kitchen, chicken curry from Abhi's Indian, wagyu pithivier from Boronia Kitchen and wagyu beef rendang from Ho Jiak. Harvest Bites' website also includes a selected menu from top restaurant and venue groups including Nomad and The Bentley Group. See harvestbites.com.au

Valentinas, Marrickville

New inner west hotspot Valentinas is serving up diner-style sandwiches and sweets to the hungry hordes. Treat yourself to a golden fried chicken sandwich with hot honey butter and crinkle-cut pickles, plus a slice of house-made banana cream pie or strawberry doughnut. Or try a genius French toast breakfast sandwich with maple bacon, egg, cheese and cinnamon powdered sugar, available all day. Pick up daily from 132 Livingstone Road, Marrickville. See instagram.com/valentinassyd

Roxy's, Double Bay

You might not be able to dine in at new Double Bay stunner Roxy's, but you can still enjoy the best of the menu. Owner Damien Monley has fired up the ovens and is offering a delicious curated menu to enjoy at home. The seasonal menu ($69 for two) will be updated weekly and includes the likes of golden spiced chargrilled chicken, Jerusalem pretzel, hummus and cabbage slaw, plus a signature spritz. Order by 12.30pm on the day of pick up by emailing damien@roxysdoublebay.com.au or calling 0402 726 920. Pick up from 30-36 Bay Street, Double Bay. See roxysdoublebay.com.au

Rosa Cienfuegos at Tamaleria and Mexican Deli in Dulwich Hill, Sydney.

Rosa Cienfuegos at her Dulwich Hill venue. Photo: Janie Barrett

Itacate, Redfern and Tamaleria & Mexican Deli, Dulwich Hill

Craving Mexican food? Of course you are. Sydney's tamale queen Rosa Cienfuegos is cooking up chicken and mole, delicious pambazo chorizo and other specialties at her Redfern and Dulwich Hill venues, as well as frozen take-home snacks and dinners. Order online or via UberEats via mexicanfoodaustralia.com 

Mexico Mi Amor, Glebe

Up-and-coming Mexican chef Alejandro Huerta only recently landed in Sydney, having worked in some of the most exciting kitchens around the world. Now he's started a "little takeaway pivot project" called Mexico Mi Amor at No. 92 wine bar in Glebe, offering bright salads, fresh salsas and satisfying burritos. See instagram.com/_mexico.mi.amor and order from UberEats

Ates, Blackheath

Ates' bake shop is back serving up carby and coffee essentials. Open Friday-Sunday from 8.30am until sold out. Pick up from 33 Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath. See instagram.com/ates_blackheath

Alevri, Kingsford

Sydney's newest old-school/new-school Greek food hall, Alevri, has just opened in Kingsford and is offering its genius baklava croissant for takeaway and delivery. The buttery croissant pastry shell encases layers of pistachios, almonds, walnuts and drizzled with honey lemon syrup. Or try a baklava cronut, signature Aussie moussaka pie, tsoureki and more. Delivery via UberEats and Easi from Alevri's Kingsford, Dulwich Hill and Roselands stores. See instagram.com/alevri.hq

Outfield, Yeo Park, Ashfield.  11th October 2019 Photo: Louise Kennerley SMH GOOD FOOD

Pick up family favourites from Outfield. Photo: Louise Kennerley

Outfield Cafe, Ashfield

Doona too warm? Outfield will look after you. Its evolving take-home meals include everything you need for a comfy night at home: mushroom and eggplant lasagne, beef ragout, risotto and more. Pick up from 230 Victoria Street, Ashfield. See instagram.com/outfieldcafe

​Happyfield, Haberfield

Buttermilk chicken and birria tacos – what more could you need? Haberfield's happiest cafe is offering both in stay-at-home form, plus other keep-em-coming snacks such as pancakes, breakfast rolls, poutine and beignets. Pick up from 96 Ramsay Street, Haberfield. Order from mryum.com/happyfield/pickup/take-away

Marta, Rushcutters Bay

Marta's Roman bakery is back, with delicious pastry-rich treats every Tuesday-Friday from 7.30am and 9am on weekends. Or go the full hog and order some herb-stuffed porchetta ($33), rigatoni with beef ragout ($28) or a cracking hazelnut tartufo ($14). Order pick up from order.hungryhungry.com/martaosteria/menu or delivery via UberEats or Deliveroo

Lankan Filling Station, East Sydney

Fill up on Sri Lankan flavours from O Tama Carey's Lankan Filling Station. ​​Never tried hot butter cuttlefish? Now you can. Available for takeaway, plus plenty more. Pick up from 58 Riley Street, East Sydney. Order via lankanfillingstation.com.au

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Enjoy Amy's glossy noodles at home. Photo: Supplied

Chat Thai, various locations​

Chat Thai has made a name for its creative crowd-pleasing cooking, so don't deprive yourself just because it's lockdown. Smoky skewers, spicy curries, chargrilled king prawns and glossy noodles – you get the idea. Pick up and delivery from various locations across Sydney. See menus and ordering links at chatthai.com.au or chatthai.bopple.app

Kitchen by Mike, delivering to various locations

Kitchen by Mike at Home is back – for a bit. The team is cooking up old favourites such as chicken pie, meatloaf and fishcakes, and packing them into one fabulous box with sourdough and dessert. Each box feeds four adults comfortably or a family of five. Orders cut off each Thursday at noon for Friday delivery. Free delivery within 10 kilometres of Sydney CBD, or up to 20 kilometres for $19.95. Order via the links at instagram.com/kitchenbymike/

Calcutta Kathi Rolls
Chicken kathi roll
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COVID-safe snacking from Calcutta Kathi Rolls. Photo: Megan Johnston

Calcutta Kathi Rolls, Pennant Hills

Calcutta Kathi Rolls food truck is hitting the suburbs, first stop Fisher Avenue in Pennant Hills, where it will be serving golden savoury kathi rolls, fish fry and masala fries. Order online and click and collect for COVID-safe snacking. Currently open Saturdays and Sundays from 5.30pm, at Fisher Avenue in Pennant Hills. Check location and menu at facebook.com/ckrsydney and order online at calcuttakathirolls.com.au

Burwood Chinatown, Burwood

Not sure what to order, but feeling peckish? Pick up a street snack or two from Burwood Chinatown, from charry lamb skewers to crisp savoury Chinese pancakes. Pick up from 127-133 Burwood Road, Burwood or see instagram.com/burwoodchinatown

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 24:  The Xiao Long Bao dumplings served at newly opened global dumpling chain Din Tai Fung at Emporium Melbourne on June 24, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Wayne Taylor/Fairfax Media)

Try Din Tai Fung's xiao long bao at home. Photo: Wayne Taylor

Thai Kee IGA, free delivery to Greater Sydney

Bring Chinatown to your doorstep, with Thai Kee IGA's free delivery for Greater Sydney. Recent menu highlights include Korean hotdogs, crisp Taiwanese pork ribs, hotpot at home and Gumshara's thick and hearty ramen. Their restaurant range includes Din Tai Fung's xiao long bao, Rising Sun Workshop's "The Darkness" shoyu pork ramen, and other delicious dishes from Mamak, Ho Jiak and Taste of Shanghai. See instagram.com/thaikeeiga for inspo, and order from thaikee.com.au

Merivale, various locations

What would lockdown be without a Cantonese feast from Mr. Wong (CBD) with all the trimmings: steamed dim sums, honey-glazed pork, king crab rice and Peking duck pancakes. Totti's at Bondi is cooking up its ever-popular wood-fired bread and pappardelle with lamb ragu, while Queen Chow Enmore and Manly will sort your cravings for sweet and sour pork, prawn toast and salt 'n' pepper squid. Order these and plenty more from merivale.com/takeaway-delivery-sydney

Mud crab with black pepper curry from Amah by Ho Jiak, available on the Chatswood restaurant's takeaway menu for lockdown. 

Mud crab with black pepper curry from Amah in Chatswood. Photo: Supplied

Amah, Chatswood

Just weeks after opening, Chatswood's exciting new Malaysian venture Amah has pivoted to takeaway and if you're smart you'll get to ordering straight away. Try the har mee bombs ($19), char kuay teow with prawn ($27) or nasi lemak chicken ($19). Or, if you're feeling fancy, make a beeline for the black pepper mud crab ($118 a kilogram). See hojiak.com.au/chatswood

Porteno, Surry Hills

Porteno at Home is back, with its five-course banquet pack ($145) for two, which includes eggplant parma, slow-roasted lamb shoulder, brussels sprouts, fennel salad and tiramisu. See humblebakery.orderup.com.au

Mary's burgers will be available from a fast casual restaurant on the venue's ground floor.

A signature grass-fed burger from Mary's. Photo: Sahlan Hayes

Mary's, Newtown and CBD 

Treat yourself to some of Sydney's best burgers with a home delivery from Mary's Newtown or CBD. Order their signature grass-fed beef burger and fries for $19, or buy a whole buttermilk-brined and seasoned fried chook for $40, plus a side of mash and gravy ($8). Vegans won't miss out either, with four plant-based burger options, and golden fried cauliflower. See deliveroo.com.au/menu/sydney/sydney/marys

Re, South Eveleigh 

Matt Whiley's zero waste bar, Re is offering takeaway 100-500ml bottled cocktails, including a Koji and Co old-fashioned, melon negroni, orchard gimlet, Saint Peter martini and yuzu margarita. Delivery and pick up from shop 8, 2 Locomotive Street, South Eveleigh. Check website for pick up and delivery dates, wearere.com.au

Sokyo chef Chase Kojima opens Simulation Senpai at Darling Square in The Exchange building (in the upmarket Maker's Dozen food court)
Glacier 51 toothfish dish and baked saikyo miso cod served over sushi rice with king crab meat, Japanese whitebait and ikura-style salmon roe.
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Glacier 51 toothfish with baked miso cod and king crab meat, Japanese whitebait and salmon roe. Photo: Supplied

Simulation Senpai, Darling Square

Lockdown lunch doesn't get more luxe than this. Sokyo chef Chase Kojima's new high-end food court joint (yes, you read that right) is serving black truffle chutoro ($55) in a beautiful jewel-like box packed with tuna tartare and nicely diced tuna that has been marinated with Senpai's secret sauce and served with Japanese mountain yam puree, pickled daikon radish and shaved black truffle. Not a truffle fan? Try the Glacier 51 toothfish with baked saikyo miso cod served with king crab meat, Japanese whitebait and salmon roe (a steal at $38) or the hoseki bako, 15 pieces of "treasures from the sea" served over premium sushi rice with pickled ginger and wasabi ($55). Pick up from shop T01, Maker's Dozen food court, 1 Little Pier Street, Haymarket in Darling Square. See the eatery's Instagram account for a 10 per cent discount code, and order from simulationsenpai.com

Mr Watkins Bar, Penrith

Make life easy for yourself with Mr Watkin's $10 take-home dinners. Old favourites such as honey soy chicken, beef stroganoff and more.  Order by calling 02 4708 0605, pick up from 467 High Street, Penrith. See instagram.com/mrwatkinsbar

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 07: Saganaki cheese with honey and oregano at the Apollo restaurant on JULY 07, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Christopher Pearce/Fairfax Media)

Saganaki cheese with honey and oregano from The Apollo. Photo: Christopher Pearce

The Apollo, Potts Point

You'll need to be quick to order from The Apollo, whose takeaway menu is making a brief return for lockdown. Go the Full Greek ($130-$390), with taramasalata dip, saganaki cheese, village salad, lamb shoulder, roast chat potatoes and walnut filo pastry coffee cream. Or make your own selection, from braised oxtail ($26) to rice-stuffed calamari with black currants and spicy tomato sauce ($22), and plenty more. Pick up from 44 Macleay Street, Potts Point. See order.hungryhungry.com/theapollo/menu

Damascus Restaurant, Bass Hill

Fill up on Syrian flavours at Bass Hill's Damascus Restaurant. The entire menu is halal, and includes foul (cooked fava beans and chickpeas) with tahini and yoghurt, hummus with shawarma, baba ganoush, falafel, tabouli and more. Order via 0499 455 761, pick up from 850 Hume Highway, Bass Hill, or use the DoorDash app. See instagram.com/syria_damascusresturant

A selection of salads from create your own salad bar, Fishbowl in the city of Melbourne.

Made-to-order salads from Fishbowl. Photo: Supplied

Fishbowl, various locations

Here's one way to keep fit and busy during lockdown. Each Tuesday, the team at Fishbowl are offering $5 off made-to-order salads to anyone who tags #FitWithFishbowl across socials with proof of their daily run, cycle, skate or swim. See fishbowlbondi.com.au/order

Cho Cho San, Potts Point

Keep things warm and cosy this weekend with an izakaya-style dinner for one or two ($60-$120) from this Potts Point favourite. Vegan menu available. Pick up from 73 Macleay Street, Potts Point. See order.hungryhungry.com/chochosan/menu

Efendy restaurant in Balmain opens soup and pita cart during coronavirus crisis
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Efendy's free soup is back. Photo: Supplied

Efendy, Balmain 

Efendy's soup and pide cart is back, serving free lentil soup and bread to the local community. The cart will be available from 4pm daily throughout lockdown, for as long as stock allows. Donate a gold coin to support Efendy staff if you can. Or recreate the Efendy experience at home, with a takeaway Turkish feast including home-made bread, dips, mixed meat, vegetable pides and baklava. See efendy.com.au

The Taphouse, Darlinghurst

In the mood for pub grub? The Taphouse has you covered, with its burgers, chicken parmas and and $25 Sunday roasts. Delivery is free within a one-kilometre radius. Or, if you're thirsty, refill your growler at the bottle shop, or take your pick from 200 lines of craft beer and wine (25 per cent off for pick up bottle shop orders). See foodbooking.com

GOODFOOD: Takeaway & Fancy Ramen at Chaco Ramen in Darlinghurst in Sydney on 02/07/2020 (Photo Christopher Pearce/SMH)

Chaco Ramen is hitting the road. Photo: Christopher Pearce

Chaco Ramen, delivering to selected suburbs

Chaco Ramen are delivering their bowls of brothy goodness to the 'burbs again – next stop North Sydney, Lane Cove, Maquarie Park and Ryde. Keep an eye on their Instagram account and website for new suburbs coming soon. Orders close 1pm the day before delivery. See sakenet.square.site

The Star, Pyrmont 

Enjoy the cooking of top chefs at home, with Chase Kojima, Dany Karam and Luke Nguyen "table for two" menus ($65-$120) from The Star. Options include Sokyo's miso-glazed toothfish, short ribs from BLACK Bar and Grill and seafood curry laksa from Fat Noodle. Or keep things simple with Sokyo's sushi box, including 16 pieces of fresh tuna, salmon, kingfish, scallop and more. Add a cocktail for $15, such as a negroni, coconut martini, cosmopolitan or margarita. Pick up and delivery available daily from noon-10pm. Delivery available within five kilometres of the venue's Pyrmont site. Pick up from the grand foyer. See star.com.au/sydney/tablefor2

Fish Shop in Bondi. Fish and chips.
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Fish 'n' chips from Fish Shop. Photo: Edwina Pickles

Fish Shop, Bondi Beach

Fill up on fish 'n' chips and natural wines at Bondi's exciting new seafood shop. Order ahead by phoning 02 9130 3994, or head over to 87 Glenayr Avenue to order in person. Open for lunch and dinner from noon-8:30pm.

ChefPrep, delivery to Greater Sydney

Can't decide what to order? Try ChefPrep, a new online marketplace that offers affordable ready-made meals from top restaurants. Log on to chefprep.com.au and you'll find delicious options from I Maccheroni, STIX, Little Lagos, Bondi Hardware and more. You can even order dishes from multiple restaurants at the same time, and because the meals are frozen, they can be delivered further afield – to the Sydney metropolitan area, the Central Coast, Blue Mountains and Wollongong. Wine and alcohol pairings, pantry items and baked goods coming soon. 

Kepos Street Kitchen, Redfern

Order breakfast or lunch to go at Kepos Street Kitchen from 8am-3pm daily, including a bacon and egg brioche roll ($14) and meatball sub with coriander paste, grated haloumi on ciabatta ($18). Dinner packs ($58-$84) feed two to four people, and include a butterflied, marinated and chargrilled chicken, beef sirloin or slow-roasted lamb shoulder. Or stock up on your deli favourites from the fridge, including hummus, eggplant dip, shakshuka sauce, marinated chickens and vegetarian moussaka. See keposstreetkitchen.com.au

North Bondi Nami 

North Bondi Nami is offering an abridged takeaway menu of warming meals and snacks including tonkotsu ramen, daily market sashimi, gyoza and ora king salmon with chickpea miso marmalade, beans and kohlrabi. Or try the "Nami package" ($88), which includes prawn gyoza, two bowls of ramen and one cocktail to share. See northbondinami.com

Three Blue Ducks, Bronte 

This Bronte favourite has launched its three-course "weekend feasts", serving two, which are prepped and ready for pick up from the Bronte cafe to finish at home. Meat, pescatarian and vegetarian variants are available. This is in addition to a range of rotating breakfast items, which will be available to takeaway on weekends. Three Blue Ducks is also open daily from 7am for takeaway coffee and pantry essentials including wine and beer. See threeblueducks.com

Single O, Surry Hills

Single O is serving up plant-based favourites such as spiced cauliflower with rye toast, macadamia butter and coconut labneh or a fried eggplant katsu roll with lettuce, bush tomato sauce and vegan mayo. For the truly coffee obsessed, don't forget a home-brew bundle (includes pre-filled drip-coffee bags "parachutes"). See singleo.com.au

P&V Wine + Liquor Merchants, Enmore and Paddington
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Natural wines and biodynamic drops are big at P&V. Photo: Supplied

P&V Wine + Liquor Merchants, Enmore and Paddington

Enjoy your favourite interesting drinks at home, ideally with interesting snacks (charcuterie and cheese packs, Paddington store only). See pnvmerchants.com

The Unicorn Hotel, Paddington

You don't have to miss out on the Unicorn's schnitty and burgers just because you're stuck at home. Call 0481 016 136 or order via Bopple. 

Matt Moran at Chiswick Restaurant in Woollahra, Sydney. Mothers Day is usually one of the busiest days of the year but during the coronavirus pandemic restaurants are suffering. 6th May 2020 Photo: Janie Barrett

Matt Moran at Chiswick in Woollahra. Photo: Janie Barrett

Chiswick, Woollahra

The "Chiswick at home" menu has had a makeover with plenty of new dishes to enjoy including a creamy pumpkin soup; two truffle and gruyere toasties (to heat at home); sumac-cured ocean trout with beetroot and horseradish; and bread and butter pudding with rhubarb and currants. Also on the menu: pasture-fed dry-aged beef cuts from Matt Moran's family farm and lamb andchicken packages (each serve three to four people). Wine, books and bottled cocktails also available for pick up. See chiswickwoollahra.com.au

MILPA Collective, Bondi and Potts Point 

All four of MILPA's venues (Carbón, Calita, Taqiza and Sonora) have got in on the takeaway action this lockdown but the highlight has to be their fiesta for two to four people ($100-$200), which includes all the trimmings for a perfect Mexican feast including guac, corn, tacos and quesadilla (plus margaritas, of course). See calitamexican.orderup.com.au, carbonmexicanwoodfire.orderup.com.au, taqiza.com.au, sonora-mexican.com.au

Surry Hills charcoal chicken eatery Henrietta is offering 40 per cent off its Flip the Bird Box to hospo workers.
Snack pack with fried chicken pieces on a bed of potato gems, topped with coleslaw, pickles, toum and a secret sauce ($18, $10 for hospo workers). 
Bring your most recent hospo payslip to receive the discount at 500 Crown Street, Surry Hills.
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Henrietta's fried chicken snack pack. Photo: Monique Louise Ferguson

For hospo workers 

Unfortunately, many hospo staff have been hit hard by the latest lockdown, so a few generous venues have stepped up to provide free or discount meals for those who may not be able to afford it. The Australian Venue Co is providing 2000 "mates bag" for staff and other hospitality workers, which include seven free, fresh meals (plus one dessert) such as beef shepherd's pie, Sri Lankan curry and Thai pumpkin soup. The bag can be claimed via the company's website, and collected from Bungalow 8 at King Street Wharf. Mary's Newtown is also offering a $10 burger and beer for eligible hospo staff (bring your RSA or payslip) during lockdown (text 0435 469 421 for details), while The Taphouse is dishing out free dinners and bourbon shots for all hospo workers, no questions asked. Just ask for a "hospo meal" at the Darlinghurst venue for a house-crumbed chicken schnitzel with gravy, chips and seeded salad, or a vegetarian pasta puttanesca with onion, garlic, chilli, sun-dried tomato, olives, capers and parmesan. Surry Hills charcoal chicken eatery Henrietta is also lending a helping hand, offering 40 per cent off its Flip the Bird Box, a snack pack with fried chicken pieces on a bed of potato gems, topped with coleslaw, pickles, toum and a secret sauce ($18, $10 for hospo workers). Bring your most recent hospo payslip to receive the discount at 500 Crown Street, Surry Hills.

Two Good Co.

Social enterprise Two Good Co. will continue providing much-needed meals for shelters throughout lockdown, feeding women with lived experience of domestic violence and homelessness. See twogood.com.au