In recent weeks, an increasing number of restaurants, cafes and bars have started offering takeaway during Munich’s lockdown. Friday night cocktails, craft-beer deliveries on bikes, schnitzel to go and three-course dinners are just a click away. Even my local beer garden has started offering Bavarian classics for the road. Here are some highlights.
Shibuya Fried Chicken
Tohru Nakmura, head chef at Michelin-starred restaurant Werneckhof by Geisel, and his team can currently be found at a new street-food stand in Hotel Schwabinger Wahrheit. Head over for fried chicken inspired by the “Shibuya experience” normally on offer at the restaurant.
Stock up on seasonal and regional ready meals from Goldmarie, who will deliver jars of food to your door. They also have a “gift” option that includes prosecco, flowers, candles, a playlist and a three-course menu for two!
Note: Polka also has jars to go.
I’m not ashamed to say that Süßmund’s schnitzel with potato salad has become a weekly staple in our house. Available from a platform called Bleib Dahoam, the initiative allows you to combine your order with other places listed on the site.
Tasty Asian fare from a Glockenbachviertel hotspot. Think gyoza, spare ribs with wasabi mayonnaise and make-your-own ramen kits. Note: delivery costs apply.
Introducing the Pelmeni Express. The wonderful Salon Irkutsk now sells their trademark dish from a window in the bar, along with drinks packages containing ingredients for DIY cocktails (each supplied in brown pharmacy bottles).
Every Wednesday and Friday, craft beer from Frisches Bier is delivered (by bike) to fans across the city. The bar also occasionally hosts so-called “Couchtour” events on Facebook with live music or virtual tours of the city. Minimum order: Six bottles.
Beer garden to go anyone? While walking into an almost empty beer garden is a strange experience, classics such as Obatzda, Wurstsalat, pretzels and roast chicken from this Haidhausen hub provide some comfort.
Ménage’s vacuum-packed cocktails really take the edge off a long day. Known for their creative drinks and excellent grub, they currently deliver a reduced selection from their menu to nearby neighbourhoods.
For the past few weeks, the team at Caspar Plautz have been distributing potato parcels to anywhere within the Mittlere Ring, along with some of their most popular toppings. Now you can also get one weekly dish from their Viktualienmarkt stall.
Gute Nacht Wurst
Should you find yourself dreaming of the German capital, then you can always head to Gute Nacht Wurst for a Curry Wurst and a Club Mate. They’re open on Sunday and bank holidays.
Starting next week, Giesing’s favourite deli will be offering a new evening menu in addition to their lunch option. Both come as a three-course set up and are more on the fancy side.
This “cinnamon bun” factory does just what it says on the tin and the queue outside suggests people are keen to get their hands on something sweet right now. Check their website for opening times.
Ambar’s weekly box of Italian grub is a great option for (yet another) night in. It normally includes pasta, a sauce, dessert and a bottle of craft beer. Pre-ordering is essential.
On weekends, when the weather is fine, drinks are lowered from the boat deck to people waiting on the street below. Maybe not the quickest way to grab a refreshment, but fun!
This new spot in Schwanthalerhöhe is all about bringing people together at a common dinner table, so while this concept is on hold, you can find a small selection of lovingly prepared dishes to takeaway.
And finally, if you’re missing cinema popcorn, you can now order a drink from Gorilla Bar with popcorn supplied by Kino Neues Maxim.
Do you have other favourites? Let me know if you come across some more fun or innovative ideas!