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Indian restaurant in Edinburgh delivers free meals to the vulnerable

Nilgiri Spice, a South Indian restaurant based in Tollcross, Edinburgh has launched a campaign to help those most vulnerable during the coming weeks with free hot meals, delivered direct to their doorsteps using contactless delivery.

The restaurant has been a must visit for many years and their Kerala cuisine is now available for delivery through Deliveroo and UberEats.

“Pensioners who have been recommended to self-isolate may be cut-off from many of their friends and family and many rely on social care.  We want to ensure they are aware that we’re here for them.  We understand the pressure people are under, especially with visits to the supermarket which in many circumstances has resulted in seeing empty shelves.”  commented Manoj Kalappurackal, owner /manager “We also understand they may not be on Facebook, or use apps such as UberEats or Deliveroo so we want them to know help is just a phone call away.”

Ajikumar Vasudevan, Head Chef and business owner added “It’s not really a matter of how much money this is costing us, but rather that we are doing something we love, whilst making a difference.”

The safety of our communities is our priority. We understand that customers may be relying more on food delivery from restaurants right now, and they can now leave a note in the ordering apps to ask the courier to leave orders at their door, and just ring the bell / knock the door.  This new service is being called ‘contactless delivery’.

The NHS has stated that it’s very unlikely that COVID-19 can be spread through packages or food, and we have taken steps to ensure that customers and couriers can continue to feel safe using delivery apps. If customers prefer to use contactless delivery, this is now available.

If you are a pensioner in the Tollcross area and would like to take up this offer, please visit the Nilgiri website at or call 0131 229 5578.  If you know someone that would like to take up this offer, feel free to call in to see us at 14-14a Brougham Street, Tollcross, Edinburgh EH3 9JH

Visit Nilgiri Spice on Facebook here.


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