While takeout has become a dynamic source of revenue for many restaurants, owners of cloud kitchens believe that setting up such kitchens has proven to be beneficial as many people have been looking for decent quality, healthy, and home-cooked meals during the pandemic, from using biodegradable and recyclable packaging to sourcing local ingredients. Many small businesses begin by making their packaging eco-friendly as a first step toward making a food brand sustainable.
In the food delivery business, packaging serves the essential function of preserving food quality, preventing product spilling or leaking, and communicating the brand messaging to customers. The growing demand for delivery-only services ultimately means more orders, which can exercise pressure on ghost kitchens to deliver a premium experience, despite negligible interaction with customers. The unique selling point of any cloud kitchen is food delivery to the customer's doorstep. An important element in food delivery is the packaging. The resources, design, superiority of packaging, and how it is handled play a vital role in communicating your brand values to customers. Let's take a look at the seven food delivery brands that are offering a restaurant experience to consumers by providing them with sustainable food packaging.
Here're 7 Eco-Friendly Cloud Kitchen Options In Delhi NCR:
1. The Chhaunk
Founded by Manjari Singh and Hiranyamayi Shivani, this cloud kitchen start-up in Gurgaon gives only Bihari food to all homemade food enthusiasts. Champaran meat mutton, litti chokha, Sattu ka sharbat, Bihari chicken curry, Sattu kachori, and methi puri and more - you get a range of options at The Chhaunk to try. The brand's goal is to provide a home-like ecosystem for the online food delivery industry. The brand pledges to have a 100 percent green firm, with no things in the restaurant that would harm the environment. Their packaging is fully plastic-free and biodegradable. They use glass packaging to give lead-free, safe, freeze-proof, leak-proof food that is easily recyclable. Their glass jars packaging can be utilized to decorate and plant and also for a kitchen spice storage.
2. Madam Curry
Madam Curry is a new delivery-only startup launched by Ishaan Kapoor of The Purple Plate catering firm that focuses on innovating with classic recipes to give them a new spin. With Marie Curie as inspiration, Kapoor and his team want to attempt new recipes and approaches to make dining a healthier experience for their clients rather than strive for perfection. Their commitment to sustainable food distribution is amazing. The brand uses eco-friendly food packaging such as glass jars, earthenware, and birchwood cutlery that can be recycled and reused at home.
3. PotPot -Yum Yum
PotPot Yum Yum Indian Delivery provides pots and potlis of chaats, North Indian, and coastal food. Their flavorful, fresh food is made using organic and locally sourced ingredients. Pot Pot derives from the cooking pots, which are the vessels in which the food is cooked, the serving pots, which are the potlis in which the chaat is packed, and the pottery, which is the fine art used to manufacture the terracotta pots. Pot-Pot is based on the concept of sustainability. From their glass and terracotta pots to their paper bags and cardboard boxes, they made sure their packaging was easy to recycle and upcycle.
4. Pitara Kitchen
Pitaara Kitchen, founded by chef Udit Maheshwari, is where you can eat wonderful North Indian cuisine without the greasy fare. Pitara Kitchen serves ethnic cuisine with a flavorful and nutritious twist. Pitaara Kitchen's credo is to combine traditional flavours with a modern twist. Their menu includes foods such as Jammu's Dogri Meat, Kaala Chana Kebab, Broccoli Makhani, Bacon & Kalimpong Cheese Kulcha, and more. They are supplying eco-friendly packaging throughout South Delhi.
5. Masala Story
The brand serves authentic North Indian cuisine to its customers, most of whom have twisted from dining-in to ordering-in during the pandemic. Some of their food offerings include freshly cooked Dum Biryani, kebabs, and phirni. One of the exclusive aspects of the company is its traditional style of cooking North Indian style food in earthen pots and then carefully delivering the food in the pots. This helps customers like the fare with a slight mess and a taste of authenticity. Their packing also adopts a sustainable and eco-friendly approach.
6. The Fit Food
Affordable, good quality food which would satisfy your nutritional needs - this is what the Fit Food is all about. Launched in 2017 as a takeaway joint in Gurgaon, it is now successfully operating as a cloud kitchen. Fitness Omelet, Fresh Fruit Bowl, Egg Bhurji Sprout Salad, Avocado Veggies Wrap, Penne Mix Sauce are some of the wonderful dishes being served here. The prices start at just Rs. 50 and you can place your orders through all the popular food delivery applications!
7. The Pizza People
One of the largest Pizza brand launches in a single day, the brand has gone live in 15 cities across 35 outlets across Tier-1 and Tier-2 cities. We tried their Spice Capital and Shroom Nation pizzas in the vegetarian section, while in the non-vegetarian we enjoyed the Meat Lovers United and Mexican Sausage Revolution. The pizza crust was soft and toppings were also generously added.