There’s a simple joy to food delivery. In the past few years, there has been a gradual move to emphasise and prioritise restaurant décor, location and ambience in the dining experience. Food delivery has gone in the opposite direction – simplifying it. Here are three underrated Joburg restaurants that will provide an instant hit of fantastic food.
Urban Braza: Wood-fired pizza with a Portuguese twist
Pizza is the ultimate delivery food. No matter where you are, all you need to dig in is your two hands and an empty belly to enjoy the gift inside the box that taunts your hunger with the cheesy aroma it was trapped in while it travelled to you.
We all have types and toppings that we know and love but, when it comes to pizza, there’s always room for something fresh or different. So if you’re looking for something new to love about pizza, try a delivery from Urban Braza in Parkhurst with Mr D Food. Urban Braza pizzas are made in a wood-fired oven, giving them that slightly smoky, doughy, crunchy crust. This local, laid-back spot is home to a simple menu of wood-fired pizzas made with a Portuguese twist. The classics like the margherita, Regina and focaccia are just as delicious as the Urban Braza creations such as the Hummus (hummus, roasted red pepper, mushrooms, red onion and olives) and the Portuguesa (chorizo, boiled egg, red onion, olives and parsley).
You can also get creative with extra toppings and swap your regular pizza base for a gluten-free one.
Yamato: Authentically Japanese sushi and cuisine
At Yamato in Illovo, you’ll find real-deal Japanese cuisine. While many Japanese restaurants outsource their tofu, noodles and sauces, Yamato makes their own from scratch, importing anything they can’t make themselves directly from Japan. Their menu offers a range of sushi, from simple fashion sandwiches to the complex Fute Maki. If you enjoy a balance, pair any fresh, light sushi dish with something hot and wholesome from the main course menu, like the crispy chicken or the shoyu ramen hot noodles.
Small plates like sushi allow for the tasting of different flavours and textures. Yamato caters to that experience with meals that are perfect for sharing and stealing bites, like the deep-fried green beans side or the rice wrap vegetable spring rolls starter. Order a variety that will please the taste buds of every family member, friend and housemate at home, or just spoil yourself and snack from a mix of dishes.
Worried that sushi may not travel well in a delivery bag? You’ll be pleasantly surprised by a freshly tidy delivery.
Order now on Mr D Food.
That Spot on 4th: Charming waffles and light meals
When you feel a waffle mood sneaking up on you as you wake up, you need to sate it. You don’t need an extremely considerate significant other or hotel room service to enjoy breakfast in bed anymore – now you just need Mr D Food. Enjoy the homestyle, yet gourmet flavour of That Spot on 4th in a delivery.
If you’re going to treat yourself to a delivered breakfast in bed, you may as well go all out. And what better waffles to go all out with than the ones on the charming, unassuming menu of That Spot on 4th?
For those with an all-day sweet tooth go for the French toast waffle fingers served with mixed berry compote and crème fraîche. For those in need of a cure from the night before, the Hangover Cure savoury waffle, made with Spanish chorizo sausage, caramelised onion, mozzarella, rosa tomatoes and a fried egg.
That Spot on 4th is all about the beauty of combining ingredients that taste like they’re soulmates. The menu’s meals make sure to find a balance between health and indulgence, with everything from a lamb meatball flatbread and a beetroot-and-butternut salad bowl to halloumi skewers and toasted banana bread.
Download the Mr D Food app and get those waffles delivered,