Eat like there’s no one watching

Another huge advantage to ordering your meal and tucking into it within the boundaries of your own home: You can be as messy if you like! You can enjoy the ultimate luxury of eating in your bed, without ever touching a pan. In this case we recommend scooping your dish onto a plate, unless if you don’t mind sleeping under bedcovers full of red curry stains. In case you do want to keep it clean – perhaps you’re dining in with a love interest and would prefer not to come across like a 5-year old -, here are the dishes to definitely avoid:

1. Spaghetti

 

There’s no shame in not knowing how to transport a fork full of spaghetti into your mouth without spilling sauce all over yourself: It is so much of an art that youtube is plastered with spaghetti eating tutorials. Whether you go the traditional way of rolling the pasta onto your fork with a spoon to assist, or impatiently cut it into little bits, unless you have undergone years of extensive training you will fail to look charming whilst gorging down your Arabiata. And you probably won’t look as cute as this one here:

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2. Sushi

Firstly there is the skill of using chopsticks to tackle. For some of you this may have been an easy nut to crack, for the motorically-challenged however this is not to be underestimated. Generally a simple maki can easily fit in the mouth, but the larger Inside Outs or Futo Tempura’s (you know, those superyummy deepfried ones!) are very hard to  chew and swallow. Famous sushi chef Jiro (recommended movie: Jiro dreams of sushi!) has realised and has reduced the size of his sushi for the ladies. Since he has not opened his take away service in Berlin yet, we will have to keep chewing with our mouths open.

Some good news, it seems that in the western world we have been a bit too hard on ourselves when it comes with sushi-etiquette. For instance, when eating the larger Nigiri, it is totally okay to use your hands!

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3. Pizza

Drippy cheese, tomato sauce and loose toppings: Pizza carries all the hallmarks of a messy meal. Of course, you could cut each slice in tiny bite-sized bits, but who really does that when no one is watching…?

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The art of ordering the perfect delivery food for every occasion

… cause it’s not as simple as one might think! There is a perfect cuisine for each occasion. After months of research and countless pasta’s, maki’s, cheeseburgers, chop suey’s and curries (we have tried it all!) we are proud to present to you this handy guide to delivery food: What To Order When?

1. Dinner with friends

If you’re planning a big dinner with a larger group of friends, there’s a few things you want to take into account: There might be some dietary restrictions (vegetarian, vegan, lactose free anybody?), and you probably don’t want to spend the next day washing a bunch of dishes. The answer? Finger food! You can go for the traditional burger-cuisine and order a wealth of delicious mozzarella sticks, chicken wings and country potatoes, or go a bit more exotic and treat your friends to some indian pakoras, samosas, naan & bhatura. We have it all!

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2.  Lazy Sunday

For some reason we forget every week that most supermarkets are closed on Sundays and find ourselves stuck with an empty fridge. Hungr to the rescue! Since Sundays often coincide with hangover days or cheat days, we would suggest a good old cheesy pizza. Nothing as wholesome as gorging down a delicious carb bomb and watching some Netflix (just a suggestion).

3. Working lunch

Sometimes you’re a bit too busy to go out for lunch, or maybe you overslept and need to catch up on your workload. Whatever the reason may be: Sushi is the answer. It’s already cold (big bonus, since annoying work tasks might distract you from your meal) and it’s nice and light, so you don’t have to deal with a food coma afterwards.

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Monster Monday: The biggest pizza in the world is ginormous!

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In our latest installment of weekday series, we introduce Monster Mondays. This series about big things. Especially big food. Really big food.

Here is the biggest pizza in the world!

Guinness World Records writes:

The largest pizza has a total surface area of 1,261.65 m² (13,580.23 ft²) and was prepared by Dovilio Nardi, Andrea Mannocchi, Marco Nardi, Matteo Nardi and Matteo Giannotte (all Italy) from NIPfood at Fiera Roma, in Rome, Italy, on 13 December 2012.

The pizza was named “Ottavia”, a word of Roman origin for “eighth son”, as a homage to the first Roman emperor Octavian Augustus, who represented an epoch-making change in the history of Rome and brought the Empire into a period of economic and cultural unrest.

Ottavia was 100% gluten-free, educating and spreading a message to the whole world about the importance of health conscious food choices. A gluten-free diet can have a variety of health benefits, including improving cholesterol levels, promoting digestive health, and increasing energy levels.



You can’t order this pizza via Hungr, but we have lots of other great pizzas!

Throwback Thursday: Pizza delivery in the eighties

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In the eighties, we ordered pizza by phone and watched movies on VHS cassettes. One of them was Loverboy starring a young Patrick Dempsey. Here is the plot:

Randy Bodek (played by Dempsey) is a rebellious college slacker, living with his girlfriend. His father, furious over Randy’s lack of direction or work ethic, forces Randy to come back home and get a job. Randy eventually finds work as a pizza delivery boy, but his earnings will not allow him to fund college on his own and he despairs of being able to return to his girlfriend next semester. In his capacity as delivery boy, he soon makes the acquaintance of a middle-aged, wealthy Italian woman, who seduces him.



These days, we order pizza via the Hungr app.

Watching F1 from Spa today? Why not get a burger or a pizza delivered for that?

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“Keep your pedal to the metal and just keep going…it feels like everything’s gonna come out of your mouth, which is quite exciting when you’re going flat-out 200 miles an hour!” MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team Driver Lewis Hamilton chats about the Circuit de Spa Francorchamps. The 2014 FIA Formula One World Drivers’ Champion shows the most crucial parts of the track in the simulator.”


You can watch the race on RTL in Germany.

Follow the live timings on F1.com here.

Order your burger or pizza via the Hungr app here.

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Why not impress your friends and serve that takeaway pizza on a piece of Berlin art?

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Designers Karen Olze (born 1974) & Gisa Wilkens (born 1970) got their diploma together at the University of the Arts Berlin (UdK) in October 2003. Since then, they have designed numerous interesting products for various companies. One of them is this set of animal inspired pizza boards designed in 2013 for Pension Für Produkte. The price is €29,90.

“Large pizza boards with a diameter of 32 centimeters show scenes from the wilderness: a goat having a little snack at sunset, elephants crossing the desert or a bear standing in the water ready to catch a fish.”

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Read more about their products here and here. Buy the pizza boards here. Order your takeaway pizza with the Hungr app here.

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Read the first part of our blog series about tableware design here.

How to order a pizza delivery if you are just 8 years old

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When it comes to pizza movies, Home Alone is the reigning king, now and forever. Pizza not only features heavily in one of the most memorable, most quoted scenes in the movie (more on that in about two seconds), but it also is the catalyst for the disastrous series of events that leads to Kevin being left “home alone” to begin with. After all, it’s the fact that Buzz ate the last of the cheese pizza that causes Kevin to lunge at him, knocking over the drinks and ruining everyone’s dinner. Then, when he refuses to apologize, Kevin is sent to the attic to sleep alone, where he is swiftly forgotten come the chaos of the “We slept in!” morning. But of course, the more famous pizza scene comes later. Kevin, home alone and excited for a whole cheese pizza just for himself, uses a gangster movie to scare the crap out of the pizza delivery boy. KEEP THE CHANGE, YA FILTHY ANIMAL! It should be illegal to watch this movie without a large cheese pizza for every person present.



Here is the German version of the famous scene:



You can order Home Alone on Blu-ray here and your cheese pizza via the Hungr app here.