Who are we?
Red Rickshaw is the UK’s largest online Asian grocer, offering produce and spices sourced from all over the world. We empower home cooks to create authentic Asian cuisine, offer interesting new ingredients for all your kitchen experiments, and also provide a wholesale service to everywhere from prestigious Michelin starred restaurants to bustling street food markets.
Where do we deliver?
We’re a fully online business based in the UK, but we can send ingredients all over Europe. We have also delivered further afield to some customers upon request. You can see our full delivery information here.
Why source ingredients from all over?
First and foremost, because the world is a delicious place! The more we learn about food, the more it helps us to appreciate each others’ shared humanity and the beautiful, fragile biodiversity of our planet. We’re committed to sustainability, and we love to see both unusual and everyday ingredients grown locally. But we think sourcing the world’s local, seasonal food is a more long-term, nutritious and secure solution.
Most (roughly 96%) of the environmental impact of food production occurs before either the transportation or packaging phase, usually due to artificial and intensive mass farming methods. We want to help the food industry and foodies like you to embrace the world’s biodiversity and balance the world’s diet, so that it isn’t so weighted towards unsustainable animal farming and high-yield, low-nutrition cash crops.
How do I use...?
We know! It can be very daunting, staring at a bunch of curry leaves, a banana flower, or a jar of amchoor powder, wondering what on earth you’re meant to do with it. But we’re always happy to answer ingredient and cooking-related questions, and you can also find tons of great resources online from writers, cooks and food bloggers who have boldly gone before!
But if you’re looking for an even more convenient way to venture into the world of Asian cooking, we also offer Feast Box. Feast Box delivers authentic Asian & Middle Eastern recipe boxes straight to your door, with bespoke spice blends, weeknight-friendly recipe cards and all the fresh and hard-to-find ingredients needed to make the best of Eastern cuisine. It’s all pre-measured, so there’s no need for supermarket trips or wasted leftovers. You’ll find the same high-quality ingredients in the box that we deliver to home cooks and Michelin-starred restaurants, and we’ve enlisted gifted chefs to help us develop simple recipes for everything from South Indian masala dosa to Sichuan kung-po chicken. Don’t just cook, discover!
What’s next for Red Rickshaw?
Kitchen wisdom spreads so quickly these days, and we owe it to home cooks like you to keep evolving alongside all your brilliant innovations. We’re always sourcing new produce and new store categories like halal meat or beauty products, and when it comes to Asian cuisine there’s so much diversity and so many wonderful new things to explore that we haven’t got to yet. If something you love isn’t available on Red Rickshaw, please don’t hesitate to let us know what we’ve been missing out on. Just drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us via our Facebook page.