After a long day stuck inside, watching the world go by your window, thinking about the impending workout routine you have planned … certainly cooking a meal can be the hardest idea to comprehend.
I am a self-titled home chef, I love to wield my brand new saucepan and create beautiful meals but even for those of us who love to be kitchen witches, there is a need for delivered comfort food. The simple need to shower after a workout and get into your comfortable pyjamas whilst you wait for your delivery is a must during Covid19. We cannot be too hard on ourselves when we order takeout because we are inevitability helping a small business through these tough times. I smile with glee at the idea of my takeout and the hopeful smile on the small business owner who will receive my order.
The only hard part about ordering takeout is figuring out what you are in the mood for and for me, this can vary from Thai, pizza, burritos to pho soups.
Now, your idea of the ideal comfort food will vary than that of your friends and family because we all have those go-to dishes that soothe our souls and relieves some of the weight of the world from our shoulders. Sometimes, we want to relive a perfect memory, a holiday to a far off place or simply delve into something that is cream, cheesy and comforting.
Speaking of cheesy, one of my all-time favourite takeouts is pizza, although I do choose the times that I order this dish and of course, where I order it from due to my dietary requirements.
I took a chance on a small pizza joint within Preston via one of the many food delivery apps - a tiny but unassuming place that is packed with character and of course delicious pizzas. The best thing about Plain Jane Pizza N' Shakes is that they offer a vegan and gluten-free range of pizzas that are soul-satisfying when bitten into, offering a cheesy experience with a range of veggie toppings. This pizza joint is anything but plain.
I love the classic cherry bliss, a take on the margherita with cherry tomatoes, chilli and basil, with each bit containing a mouthful of flavour. On this this occasion, I chose their smashing pumpkin pizza with pomodoro, pumpkin, roast peppers, capers, mushrooms and vegan cheese with a gluten-free base and it came out delightful. If you are feeling particularly sinful, please do try the Oreo vegan milkshake (or the many from their menu) which is thick and rich and will leave you feeling blissfully content.
This dynamic little pizza place is very reasonably priced, with their vegan range priced at $17 for a medium, $20 for a large and if you're feeling particularly hungry, there is a family-sized pizza for $24. They do offer a great selection of carnivore and vegetarian pizzas but as I have not tried these, you'll have to explore this menu for yourself. I can guarantee that each pizza is made with love and the service is super friendly.