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The Facts
NAME: Deliveroo x Eat Grub and Seb Holmes
IT'S: A one-week delivery pop-up in Shoreditch

06-11-2017

OPENED: November 06th, 2017
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Restaurant Eat Grub and Thai chef Seb Holmes
DID YOU KNOW: Some insects have the same or greater amount of iron than beef!
LOCATION: Your house (exclusive to Shoreditch)
WEBSITE: Visit Site
FACEBOOK: Visit Facebook
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Deliveroo is Delivering Insects as well as Pizza This Week

OPENED 19 DAYS AGO

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Deliveroo is hosting a one-week Shoreditch pop-up where hungry diners can order… insects.

Next time you settle in for a Netflix binge with your favourite pizza or burger, you could also put in an order for some crickets.

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The Spot:

Your sofa.

The Food:

The food has been developed with a company called Eat Grub (see what they did there) and brilliant Thai chef Seb Holmes (we loved his Farang pop up in Highbury).

Items on the menu include spicy cricket rice cakes and soy crickets and pandanus leaf, where the notoriously noisy hoppers are fried in a fragrant oil before going onto the pandanus leaf with kaffir lime leaf, soy and white pepper. Crickets also come with smoked tomatoes in a salad.

For the truly adventurous, there are worms. ‘The insect miang’ (a wise choice to rename this dish, we think) is buffalo worms wrapped in a betel leaf with Thai shallots, toasted coconut, ginger, lime, peanuts, pomelo and chilli.

For dessert, you can look forward to something called ‘chimp stick’, which doesn’t involve any actual Hominid, but is a selection of — wait for it — insects, sweetened with sugar. The unusual name comes from the idea of a chimp skewering insects on a stick and dipping them in honey before eating.

The Damage:

Starters begin at £5 and mains £8. The most expensive dish is £12.

In a Nutshell:

As much as we’re having a laugh about this, insects could be the protein source of the future and they’re a much more sustainable option than meat. They’re also not as grim to eat as you might imagine. Seb said, ‘I love cooking with insects; they’re an excellent source of protein, low in fat and most importantly, they’re delicious! Crickets and grasshoppers have a nutty taste, buffalo worms are sour – there are so many combinations. You’re missing out on a world of flavour if you haven’t tried it.’

We think this is a fun, bold move on the part of Deliveroo. Founder Joe Groves said, ‘We’ve seen growing interest around entomophagy, so we wanted to get ahead and explore this idea with our customers. We needed a restaurant who focus on gourmet taste and presentation and we are delighted to have found this in Eat Grub. Deliveroo customers love to try new foods and we’re confident they’ll love this innovative menu.’

Will insects be worming their way into your diet, or does this make you hopping mad? (Sorry).

If you’re looking for some new (non-insect) restaurants and bars, check out our interactive map of London’s top new openings.

The Facts
NAME: Deliveroo x Eat Grub and Seb Holmes
IT'S: A one-week delivery pop-up in Shoreditch

06-11-2017

OPENED: November 06th, 2017
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Restaurant Eat Grub and Thai chef Seb Holmes
DID YOU KNOW: Some insects have the same or greater amount of iron than beef!
LOCATION: Your house (exclusive to Shoreditch)
WEBSITE: Visit Site
FACEBOOK: Visit Facebook
TWITTER: Visit Twitter