What is the best takeaway in Stroud? We’re launching a competition to find out, and you have until February 15 to nominate your favourite via this link.
More and more choice is available this year, as businesses like the Little Ginger Café and Deli or the Stirrup Cup have diversified to offer takeaway, to beat Covid restrictions on sales.
Whether it’s Fat Toni’s pizza, Old Fleece roasts or Simply Fish and Chips, takeaway food has been a ray of sunshine for many people at the end of another week in lockdown.
Once we receive all the nominations, we will announce the 10 businesses with the most and you can vote between them to crown the Stroud News & Journal Best Takeaway 2021 winner.
One venue hoping to make it to the top is co-owner of the Old Fleece, Nick Beardsley, who has even developed an app to adapt to lockdown hospitality.
Speaking of the importance of takeaways for people at home, Nick said: “It’s an occasion and a bit of theatre, whether you’re delivered a pizza for the family or whether it’s just the two of you.”
On the other side of town Stroud Brewery has been developing seasonal takeaway dinners.
Owner Greg Pilley said: “I think people are looking for variety and change in the daily humdrum of lockdown to add some entertainment and food is part of that,” he said.
“The competition is a great thing to do. I think it’s an opportunity to highlight some of the adaptations that businesses have had to make to continue to trade.”
Nominations are now open, so which takeaway is your favourite?