The best food delivery options near campus

01 February 2021

Whether you are self-isolating, busy with assignment deadlines, or you simply can’t be bothered to cook, our undergraduate student Efi is here to share the best food delivery options for you to try.

It’s a sad reality that the rules and restrictions that are currently in place in relation to COVID-19 have stopped us from doing many things that we enjoy, such as visiting our favourite restaurants. But, let’s admit it, food delivery and takeaways have always been a student's best friend! In my opinion, there is nothing better than having hot food delivered to your door and I wanted to share with you a few of the best food delivery options I have found near campus.

Nando’s

Cuisine: Portuguese-African

Favourite dish: Grilled Chicken Wrap

Meat-free options: Yes (pea-protein option)

Delivered to: Campus, Coventry and Leamington Spa

Order through: Deliveroo

Chicken, an all-time classic. I personally love Nando’s as it has many healthy, filling and tasty options for you to choose from. From the selection of Peri-Peri spice levels to the different sides, ranging from the delicious sweet potato wedges with garlic perinaise to the halloumi sticks and dip, there is something for everyone!

Bonus point: Since 2012, Nando’s actively supports farmers growing the African Bird’s Eye Chillies through their Peri-farms initiative.

Wagamama

Cuisine: Asian-Japanese

Favourite dish: Teppanyaki Yaki Soba (Chicken and Prawn)

Meat-free options: Yes (many vegan and vegetarian options)

Delivered to: Campus, Coventry and Leamington Spa

Order through: Deliveroo

Delicious Asian dishes in large portions (a definite plus). Wagamama offers a wide selection of noodles, gyozas, curry, ramen and donburi. You can order most dishes on the menu to suit your preference; for example, you can choose between thin, thick, or rice noodles with the option of chicken, prawn or both. Also, I particularly like that Wagamama provides a really good balance of protein, carbs and vegetables in all their dishes.  

Bonus point: Good quality disposable tableware which is environmentally friendly.

Birtelli’s

Cuisine: Italian-Pizza

Favourite dish: Wenlock Edge Garlic & Fennel Salami

Meat-free options: Yes (vegan and vegetarian options)

Delivered to: Leamington Spa

Order through: Birtellis.co.uk, UberEats or JustEat

Birtelli’s is the go-to for an authentic Italian-style pizza. Affordable, simple and high-quality, Birtelli's pizzas are cooked to perfection with natural British ingredients.

Bonus point: Low-carbon/zero-emission delivery fleet, 96% plastic-free packaging, and everything they deliver can be eaten, reused, recycled or composted.

Sonali Balti

Cuisine: Indian

Favourite dish: Chicken Curry

Meat-free options: Yes (vegan and vegetarian options)

Delivered to: Campus, Coventry

Order through: Sonalibalti.com, UberEats or JustEat

Sonali Balti is an absolute must for any Indian cuisine lovers. All their dishes are almost completely customisable with meat, prawn, chicken, lamb and vegetable, which are all delicious choices.

Bonus point: Free poppadoms are included with every delivery.

McDonald’s

Cuisine: American

Favourite dish: McChicken Sandwich

Meat-free options: Yes (pretty limited)

Delivered to: Campus, Coventry or Leamington Spa

Order through: UberEats or JustEat

Not much to say about this option. We know it, we choose it and we love it. McDonald's provides a quick and cheap option for a spontaneous craving after a long study session.

Bonus point: Cheap and cheerful.

Creams Cafe

Cuisine: Desserts

Favourite dessert: Cookie Dough (any version)

Vegan Options: Yes

Delivered to: Coventry or Leamington Spa

Order through: Deliveroo, UberEats or JustEat

Creams Café is definitely my ultimate guilty pleasure. Undeniably, Creams has a wide selection of delicious ice-cream. However, for me, the hot options, ranging from crepes and waffles to the trademark cookie dough, provide the perfect accompaniment for a cosy movie night in.

Bonus point: Fast delivery.

Pizza and Go

Cuisine: Italian

Favourite dish: Roasted Veg Calzone

Meat-free options: Yes (vegan options), allergen information provided on CampusEats

Delivered to: Campus

Order through: CampusEats

For freshers, students living on campus, and library addicts, Pizza and Go is definitely worth a try. From your first bite, you can taste the high quality ingredients and the freshness of the pizzas and calzones. When I'm feeling a little homesick I usually choose the roasted vegetable calzone with delicious Greek feta, which reminds me of home. If you love food as much as I do, order two pizzas/calzones as they tend to be small to medium in size.

Bonus point: Extremely fast delivery as it’s on campus.

BBQ Shack

Cuisine: American 

Favourite dish: BBQ Chicken Thighs

Meat-free options: Yes (Jackfruit Burger), allergen information provided on CampusEats

Delivered to: Campus

Order through: CampusEats

This is another brilliant campus delivery option, especially if you love BBQ sauce. From ribs and chicken to beef, pork and jackfruit burgers, everything is super tasty! The delicious platter boxes contain a variety of the above and are perfect to share with your flatmates.

Bonus point: Again, very fast delivery! Make sure you try the chocolate brownie after your BBQ feast.

In addition to my top eight food delivery options, I would also recommend: Gourmet Burger Kitchen and Libertine Burger (for top-quality American cuisine), Domino’s (for all-time classic pizza choices), Zizzi (for affordable, quality Italian dishes), Wok to Walk (for a tasty Asian option).

Stay safe and eat good food!

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