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 email@example.com or contact us via our Facebook page.
Pratham UK - A Charity for Children in India
Pratham is a charity for children in India and was seeded in Mumbai by UNICEF and Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai in 1994 with a mission to ensure "every child in school and learning well". The organisation was formed as a tripartite partnership between the government, the corporate sector and citizens. Today the mission has expanded to 21 of India’s 28 states and is the largest non-governmental children's charity working to provide quality education to underprivileged children in rural and urban India.
In 2009, Pratham received the CNN IBN Indian of the Year in the Public Service category and was designated as a "must buy" by the Abdul Jameel Poverty Action Lab, MIT. Pratham is also the recipient of the Henry Kravis award for Leadership for 2010 and most recently the EMPI-India Express Gold award for Innovation for Read India.
Pratham's flagship program, Read India, aims to improve the reading and basic arithmetic skills of the children in the age group of 6-14 years in rural India. At its peak, in 2008-09, the campaign reached 33 million children across 19 states. It covered 305,000 out of the 600,000 villages of India and mobilized 450,000 volunteers. Over 600,000 teachers/ officials/ government workers have been trained in accelerated learning methodologies. Where the government and Pratham have come together, we have seen the learning levels of all children in the state jump at least 20 percentage points. 24 states have taken up learning improvement programs. Read India was a response to the shocking results of the first Annual Status of Education Report (ASER), which showed that 50% of India’s school going children could not read. ASER is a survey of learning levels on the 6-14 age group, facilitated by Pratham, and conducted by 32,000 volunteers sampling 704,000 children. As many as 13 states are using ASER like tools to measure the progress in reading and arithmetic.