Vegan, Plastic and Emissions-Free Takeaway Delivery Service Extends Radius

Plastic and Emissions-Free Takeaway Delivery Service Extends Radius

Founded by two Hackney neighbourhood friends, Anshu Ahuja and Renee Williams, DabbaDrop is a sustainable takeaway service that delivers an ever-changing menu of plant-based, family-style curries direct to Londoner’s doors.

With a weekly or fortnightly drop, they are proud to be the city’s first plastic and emissions-free takeaway.

Neighbourhood friends, Anshu Ahuja and Renee Williams

Inspired by the Indian dabbawalla tradition of the lunch delivery and return service, DabbaDrop’s meals are delivered in reusable tiffin boxes known as a dabba – a stainless-steel vessel that is used popularly in Mumbai to transport meals.

A tiffin or dabba (Indian lunchbox)

Any extra dishes ordered are packaged in compostable paper bags and pots, meaning all deliveries are plastic-free, with old dabba tins swapped on delivery for a fresh meal.

Reflecting the company’s sustainable ethos, all drop-offs are made on push bikes and Ebikes with an online pre-ordering model in place to ensure that there is a reduction in kitchen waste.

These meals will feed up to two people and include a nutritious dhal, two plant-based curries, homemade roti/naan and rice.

All dishes are vegan and freshly made, free from refined sugars and preservatives, packed with fresh vegetables, protein-rich pulses and super-powered spices.

Potato and Peanut Curry


Menus change weekly, combining the best seasonal ingredients with traditional flavours.

Following a successful Ready-to-Eat pilot scheme on Friday nights in Hackney, Walthamstow and Leyton, DabbaDrop is extending into neighbouring postcodes E2, E3, E15, E20, N1, N5, N7 from 30th January 2020.

Delivery will also be available Thursday and Saturday nights (as well as the usual Fridays).



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