FOODit crowns top indie takeaway

Restaurant website builder FOODit, a JJ Foodservice company, has announced the winners of its Independent Takeaway Awards 2019.

The Nationwide Awards cover 10 categories including the ‘Most Unique Dish’ and ‘Most Popular Takeaway.’ New this year are the 'Best Vegan Menu' and ‘People’s Choice’ categories.

Head of Operations, Richard Bradshaw, said: “We want to say a massive well done to our takeaway customers who work tirelessly to serve great-tasting food, market themselves online and maintain the highest levels of service and food hygiene standards.”

Judges were particularly impressed with Hirds Family Fisheries in Leeds who won ‘Most Unique Dish’ for its deep fried chorizo and pesto sauce 9pictured). Meanwhile, voters in Bursledon took to Facebook to vote for Lowford Fish Bar to win the ‘People’s Choice’ Award.

Winners each receive framed certificates, £50 to spend on FOODit marketing, free coffee training with Lavazza Coffee and Gold Winner Stamps to add to their website.

All winners have a five-star Food Hygiene Rating and use the FOODit online ordering platform.

The winners are as follows:
Most Popular Takeaway – Rawcliffe Pizzeria, Goole
Best Curry Takeaway – Wuli Wuli, Camberwell
Most Unique Dish – Hirds Family Fisheries, Halifax (Chorizo fries with pesto mayo)
Most Highly Recommended Takeaway – The Chip Inn, Whitwell
Best Pizza Takeaway – Edlington Grill, Doncaster
Best Vegan Menu – Cedar Lebanese Restaurant, Wimbledon
Best Seafood Takeaway – Seagull Fish Bar, Birmingham
Best Noodle Takeaway – New Ruby, Belvedere
People’s Choice (existing customer) Lowford Fish Bar, Southampton
People’s Choice (new customer) The Marina Restaurant, Skegness

Winners are judged based on data from the past 12 months (December 2017-18). The 'Most Unique Dish' is judged by the FOODit Judging panel and the 'People's Choice' Awards are based on surveys conducted in December 2018.