Now get quarantine meals at your doorsteps


Hotels and eating places are providing customised subscription meal plans for individuals beneath dwelling quarantine

Subashini Reddy was at her wits’ finish when a name from her mother and father in Chennai confirmed her fears. They had examined optimistic for COVID-19 and have been beneath dwelling quarantine. Being within the UK, Subashini may do little to assist them. Till she discovered the quarantine meal possibility from Chennai-based Roo’s Food Concepts. In minutes, she booked a week-long meal package deal for her mother and father, customised to their wants.

Hotels and eating places throughout the nation are actually delivering quarantine meals, a lot to the aid of these beneath dwelling quarantine.

In June, G

ayathri Nandakumar and Rahul Ravi, who run the subscription-based meals service Roo’s Food Concepts in Chennai, began receiving a flood of queries for quarantine meals, a majority of these have been for 15-day meal packages. “We realised that there is a demand for home-cooked food. Good nutrition is crucial for health, particularly in times when the immune system needs to fight back. So we decided to start our quarantine meal packages,” says Gayathri. While they provide breakfast, lunch and dinner, prospects even have the choice of subscribing to 1 meal per day for a 14-day interval.

Meals embrace Kerala rice, millets, quinoa, cauliflower rice, aviyal and zucchini roast. There are additionally non-vegetarian choices with rooster, mutton and fish.

According to Gayathri, their quarantine breakfast possibility is common with kids. “Kids are identified to be fussy eaters particularly when they’re down with an sickness. Keeping that in thoughts, we use pure colouring parts like pudina, beetroot and turmeric to make dishes like a easy idli look engaging,” says Gayathri. Roo’s Food Concepts now delivers a mean of 50 quarantine lunch and 50 dinner orders at the doorsteps of consumers on daily basis.

Keeping it easy

In Bengaluru, Divya Prabhakar and Vishal Shetty of Oota Company are on their toes each morning catering to the 80-odd quarantine meal orders pouring in from throughout the town.

They name it Lockdown Lunchbox. “I received a call in July from a friend, who along with her whole family tested positive and wanted to subscribe to meals for 10 days. That is when I started offering the quarantine meal options,” says Divya.

Oota Company has two sorts of subscription choices — 5 or 10 days. One can go for lunch or dinner or each. The meal consists of a vegetarian menu with a curry, a dry dish, home made curd, rasam and rice, chapati or ragi mudde.

Packed and sealed in plastic containers, the meal is dwelling delivered by Dunzo. “We have received a lot of orders from NRI clients whose parents or relatives are in the city and under home quarantine. We also give an option to customise food according to the requirements,” says Divya.

Now get quarantine meals at your doorsteps

The kitchen at Visakhapatnam’s Hotel Rockdale has been working around the clock for the previous three weeks, ever because it rolled out its quarantine meal companies.

“We are delivering nearly 150 meals per day,” says Satish Varanasi, the meals and drinks supervisor of the resort. Contact-less supply and a nutritious menu are the highlights of those meals.

The resort offers a mixture of idli-vada, tomato rice, upma, ragi malt for breakfast, whereas its lunch and dinner menus encompass phulka, steamed rice, dal and curd rice together with a vegetarian or non-vegetarian curry relying on the package deal chosen. “We have a team of four chefs who come up with a different menu daily and have a dedicated staff of four to package the food,” says Satish.

Now get quarantine meals at your doorsteps

Active meals is what Hotel Minerva in Vijayawada likes to name their quarantine meals package deal. General supervisor E Nagesh says, “Our meals is excessive in protein. We have relied on native elements like completely different types of millets and seasonal greens. With every meal we supplied rasam with both garlic, munakkaya (drumstick) or pepper,” he says. Nagesh provides, “We have also tied up with hospitals for food delivery for patients and it has worked well for us.”

(With inputs from Prabalika M Borah)

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