Food in the times of COVID (list of home chefs and tiffin services offering meals to COVID-19 patients in New Delhi and Mumbai inside)

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By Aditi Sharma

As COVID cases are seeing a spurt in numbers, good Samaritans from across the country have extended their help. For those under quarantine or isolating at home, cooking food can be a herculean task.

We spoke with some of these home chefs to know more about what they are delivering, in detail. While each of them shared their own unique stories about either delivering free of cost meal, or cooking food out of love and compassion for people – even though not being a professional - the idea of serving people around us is heartwarming and strengthens us being humane.

Atika Gupta, a communications professional in Delhi, says “Serving people during these distressing times is really rewarding. I got a call from a girl from Australia whose parents were COVID affected and they wanted simple home-cooked food, low on spices and sodium. The fact that people are helping each other when immediate family is not present, gives me purpose. I do not have a big infrastructure to pull this off, but I try my best to serve as many people as I can (cost-free meals) – one dal, a vegetable, rotis and salad. I only serve vegetarian meals – and also ask people if they want onion/ garlic based food or not. Hoping we come out of these challenging times stronger.”

Contact: 9313616069

Priyanka delivers food in Rohini, Pitampura and Shalimar Bagh. She is providing fresh home cooked meals in 2 combos for INR 150 each. Getting continuous orders from COVID patients and their families have made her realise how critical it is for all of us to stand up for the people in need. “I try my best to include a wholesome meal high in protein, since the disease drains the energy out of the body big time. I am extremely motivated to reach out to as many people. Breakfast orders are taken one day prior, lunch order by 10 in the morning and for dinners last order goes by 5 PM. I feel food has really proven to be the defining element of humanity, and people have risen to the occasion to save lives.”, she opines.

Contact: 8178486081

Enakshi Panda, a food enthusiast from Mumbai who loves to cook, Enakshi is providing free COVID meals in Chembur, Vadala, Govandi and Mankhurd. She remarks, “I am bearing all the costs except for the delivery charges. The meal includes rice, dal, vegetables and salad. By taking care of patients’ co-morbidities & allergies, and their doctor’s advise, I ensure a healthy and customized packaged food is delivered to them.”

Contact: 8375012527

Here is a list of Home Chefs and tiffin service providers have voluntarily come forward to provide food to COVID patients and their families:


East Delhi

Mayur Vihar

Bonku: 9654004059

Ruby: 9873939959

West Delhi

Tilak Nagar - Namita Arora: 8076815248 / 9650246921

Shalimar Bagh - Shivani: 7838717161

Paschim Vihar - Piyush: 9999411049

North Delhi

Rohini - Priyanka: 8178486081

Prashant Vihar - Ritu: 9818254051

Civil Lines - Milli: 9999336411

South Delhi

Anand Lok – Sarika: 9910296485

Alaknanda - Jaspreet: 9810283768

Vasant Vihar - Ashwani: 9899009779


Ghaziabad - Tulika’s Kitchen: 9810710272

Indirapuram - Farah: 7678624853

Gurgaon - Anita: 8792257463

Noida - Shubh Rasoi: 8600422337

Faridabad - Seema: 9999956846


All across Mumbai

Sandhya Tiffin: 9869218435

Poonam Dua: 9820576007

Niharika: 98920 45778

Priya Jham: 9920795749


Mom’s Kitchen: 9819469739

Yards Kitchen: 9167186818

Ajicha Dabba: 9537882828

All Andheri - Poonam Tiffin: 9821034946

Andheri West - Mehroz Mukadam: 9820238679

Chembur - Sneha: 7666581248

Chembur, Govandi, Mankhurd - Enakshi: 8375012527

**Thane -**Ashita: 9969684555

Thane West, Mulund - Neeta Patel: 9820296492/ 7303457285

**Colaba-Dadar -**Harsha Punjabi: 9820740232

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