UNSW retailers and caterers evolve their offering to keep serving our community

20 Apr 2020
bowls of food on a table

Takeaway food and coffee, pantry staples, ready-made meal boxes, frozen meals and coffee pods are now available for order.

Whether you are working from home and after a hearty meal, or you are simply missing your daily cappuccino, your favourite campus cafes and caterers are now offering a range of home delivery and takeaway choices to suit all tastes. 

Ready meals, grocery staples and more are now available for UNSW Sydney students, staff, and the greater community to enjoy, even as they remain homebound. All on-campus retailers have closed their dine-in options in response to COVID-19, but takeaways are available across most of them. Select businesses have also diversified their product range to include ready-made meal boxes, coffee pods and frozen meals or grocery staples, and are now offering home delivery to select neighborhoods.

 This new mode of service delivery also enables the UNSW community to continue supporting local businesses in a time of need.

Takeaway meals and coffee

For staff who are still on campus, a select number of retailers are open for takeaway. You can get your daily coffee fix from Maze Café on lower campus, Coffee on Campus on middle campus, or the Little Marionette on upper campus, to name a few. Takeaway meals are also available from Yallah Eats, Stock Market Kitchen and Subway.

If you feel like indulging your sweet tooth head to XS Espresso – whether it’s a cronut shake or oven-baked cookie dough, the entire menu is available for pickup or delivery via its website. Alternatively, if you’re craving something on the healthier side, Guzman y Gomez’s burrito bowls and burritos are available for $9.90 on its app.

As of Wednesday 15 April 2020, the following retailers are open for takeaway:

  • XS Espresso
  • Caffe Brioso (aka Coffee Cart)
  • Thoughtful Foods  
  • Stock Market Kitchen
  • Jewel of India
  • Gradueat
  • Tropical Green
  • The Little Marionette
  • Coffee on Campus
  • Subway
  • Penny Lane Bar & Cafe
  • Yallah Eats
  • Mamak Village
  • Guzman y Gomez
  • IGA
  • Stellini  
  • Sharetea
  • Maze Café  
  • Village Café.

Pantry staples available to order

If you don’t want to brave heading out to your local supermarket but need some pantry staples like eggs, milk, flour, or even fruits and veggies, Penny Lane Bar & Café is selling grocery items via its online store. Alongside pantry staples, ‘Heat ‘n’ Eat’ meals are also available, and all items can be delivered to your home. Visit the Penny Lane website for more information.

Thoughtful Foods, located on lower campus, continue to offer its fruit and veggie boxes, alongside an array of pantry staples. More information regarding trading hours and how to order is available on the Thoughtful Foods website.

Visit the Business & Campus Services website for more information, including a detailed list of retailers currently offering takeaway.

Hearty gourmet meals delivered to your doorstep

Hospitality caterer Bayleaf Group is now offering seven-day individual or family isolation packs with fresh meals ready to heat and eat, delivered direct to your home. New menus are created weekly using fresh and seasonal produce, with meals starting from just $8.90 per person. For more information, visit the Bayleaf website.

UNSW Hospitality has also partnered with Pomelo + Online to bring restaurant quality meals, groceries and drinks to your doorstep. Pomelo’s delicious ready-made meals start from just $7 per person and can cater for up to five people for five days. Meal boxes can be customised to suit individual tastes, dietary requirements, family sizes and more. Delivery is available for Greater Sydney, Wollongong and Newcastle. Visit the Pomelo + Online website to place an order.

"It is an incredibly challenging time for everyone and it is commendable to see our on-campus retailers and caterers reshape their offerings to provide staff and students with takeaway meals, grocery orders and more. It would be good of the UNSW community to support their favourite campus café or caterers by making use of these options,” said Stephen Wong, Director of Business & Campus Services.