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Special delivery: Emily's cooking up a treat for Solihull residents

Ross Crawford 25th Apr, 2021

A SOLIHULL woman has put wheels under her meals by launching her own food delivery business.

Emily Perry was knocked back after being made redundant from the retail industry as a result of the pandemic last August.

Undeterred, she took the opportunity to begin a business of her own and so The Street Kitchen was born.

And it’s a gamble that is fast paying off.

“Being a massive foodie I decided to venture into the food business,” said Emily, from Olton.

“I set up The Street Kitchen, bought myself a van, completed all my food hygiene training and registrations with the council and launched seven weeks ago initially around the Olton area.

“The concept is to offer lunchtime meals, both hot and cold, snacks and drinks to people working from home, busy parents with kids and anyone who just wants a break from cooking.”

The Street Kitchen is mobile and follows the concept of an ice cream van.

Emily has specific stop off points along her route and pull up at each of them at the same time each day.

Customers can pre-order food via social media or they can come and choose from the selection on offer that day.

The dishes on offer are mouthwatering too: “Some of our food options include a spicy chicken wrap with grilled peppers and melted cheese, a chicken caesar salad with parmesan and homemade croutons and dressing, and for veggies we have items such as our grilled halloumi salad with tomato and chilli dressing,” she said.

“It’s building every week and I just need to get the word out there.”

The Street Kitchen Solihull can be found on Facebook.

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