> How do you deliver?
> How long does it take to deliver?
> Where do you deliver?
Next day delivery with our couriers is not available to Northen Ireland and some parts of Scotland. If you are in doubt or live in a remote area where you usually have delivery issues, please contact us to check before ordering.
> What if I am not in?
> Will I get the items frozen?
> Is the packaging material food safe/recyclable?
> What are the delivery costs?
> How do I order?
> Can I order for a large party?
> Can I gift your food to someone?
> Is there any minimum order value?
> Why Frozen?
> How do you freeze food?
> Isn't "fresh" food better?
Yes, slightly better, only if you source the finest ingredients, spend a lot of time to cook at home without short-cuts and eat straightaway. We believe that the longer Indian food is stored in ambient/chilled state, the more it loses taste and nutrition.
Most commercially available “fresh” food, particularly Indian food isn’t as fresh as they say. Supermarkets use cheap ingredients and factory-make food and do things to food to increase shelf-life. Takeaways and restaurants have to use lot of shortcuts and cut corners to serve many customers in a short time. Greasy, artificially coloured/flavoured food with cheap ingredients isn’t natural or healthy, even if it’s served hot as “fresh” food.
There are only a few high-end restaurants who are meticulous about ingredients and cooking from scratch, but they cost a lot more for the same quality of food you get from Chef Akila.
> Where/How is your food made?
We hand-cook each item from scratch, in small batches in our Yorkshire kitchen. No base gravies, no sauces and no chemicals. Chef Akila, Chef Selva and a small team of helpers lovingly cook and taste each item before packing on-site and blast freezing within minutes.