Everything from tacos to chicken bowls and martabak to halal food…just don’t blame us for ruining your diet.
Long gone are the days when our only option for a meal delivery was a quick dial to 14045 (24-hour McDonalds for the uninitiated). Go-Food has really changed the game for us lazy diners who prefer to stay at home but want something a little more substantial than another bowl of Indomie. Whether you’re craving martabak manis or are feeling late-night American halal food, all you have to do is punch in a few numbers on the app, sit back, relax, and wait for your food to come to you. Ahead, we share the food deliveries in Jakarta we can’t stop ordering.
As one of the OG taco trucks in Jakarta, Machete slings some serious casual Mexican fare. Currently parked in the far end of Tangerang, we thank the food gods for giving us Go-Food to send these babies over. Machete can be credited for popularising the naked burrito bowl in Jakarta. Theirs is an epic concoction that will get your tastebuds dancing with a meat of choice (our go-to is the lengua), heap loads of fresh salsa, guac, beans and rice.
Confession time: we order this at least once a week. Can’t get enough of salted egg yolk everything? Us neither. Die-hard salted egg yolk fanatics need to try Eatlah, the casual food stall serving takeout box portions of salted egg chicken rice. How can you go wrong with tender chunks of chicken completely covered in salted egg yolk sauce, paired with a fried egg over a bed of fluffy rice? You can’t. Seriously, one bowl is just not enough. Bonus: they’re currently collaborating with The Goods Café for a special Salted Egg menu for a limited time – better get there before it runs out!
We love martabak in practically any shape and form, especially serious gourmet martabaks that are on another level. We can definitely get down with Martabakku Menteng’s red velvet series which are completely worth the extra calories. Forget those diets because you must try their sinful (but oh-so-satisfying) red velvet martabak with cream cheese and Oreo. You won’t regret it.
The Halal Guys
The Halal Guys have been imitated many times by other gyro spots that are close but no cigar – these New Yorkers are the real deal. Hailing from the corners of 6th Ave and 53rd Street New York City, The Halal Guys serve up their legendary claim to fame: heaping platters of Middle Eastern-meets-American gyro and chicken combo with their famous secret sauce. While they can’t recreate the Manhattan vibes here in the Big Durian, these plates are still best enjoyed as a late night bite.