The Daily Kitchen at 353 Little Collins St completes the picture for sophisticated Melburnians with its food to go.
Founder Karen Jackson explains that the city has its brilliant restaurants and cafes but, until now, has been let down at the fast food end of the market.
“London and New York offer great takeaway and grab & go options but it has been sadly lacking in Melbourne,” she said.
Coming from a five-star hotel background and running Artistic Catering since 1998, the business is Ms Jackson’s latest contribution to Melbourne’s international reputation. A second outlet is opening at Chadstone.
“Our team of qualified chefs at The Daily Kitchen check every ingredient for quality and freshness, even going as far as to hand sort the spinach leaves,” she said.
Cooked daily at 4am, the cuisine is as fresh as it gets.
Slow-roasted Peking duck wrap with cucumber, coriander and Hoisin. Modern-day prawn cocktail salad with nine-minute boiled egg, quinoa, crunchy mix of nuts and seeds and Marie Rose dressing. Seared salmon tataki with sushi rice, Japanese seaweed, pickled radish and shiso salad.
Not just the ingredients are fresh, The Daily Kitchen’s ever changing menu is full of fresh ideas too. But don’t worry, you’ll still find a chicken and avocado sandwich on the shelf alongside the classic egg and mayo and other favourites, all bursting with fillings.
The health conscious can grab a carb-free “protein box” and dietary requirements are catered for as standard, with vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, paleo and even fruitarian offerings tempting the taste buds.
The difference is in the quality – a quality which has resulted in 80 per cent repeat business and booming word-of-mouth referrals since opening late last year.
The Daily Kitchen is worth your daily walk from at least five blocks away or, even better, they’ll deliver it directly to you!
Check out their catering menu: dailykitchen.com.au or call 9223 7070.