Moving independently to a new country also means you have to manage your food by yourself. Many students come prepared to cook but many are not kitchen friendly. Luckily the UK has a very integrated Indian diaspora which has led to a lot of local households providing door to door kitchen service.
Many cities like London, Birmingham, Coventry, Liverpool, Manchester, Glasgow, Leicester, Portsmouth etc have a variety of tiffin services available where some deliver at home whereas some need to be picked up. We recommend students to be prepared with basic cooking skills as some cities or parts of cities may not have such facilities available and students would struggle to learn to cook while they are away from their families.
Back2study’s team has a list of tiffin service providers in different cities and may provide the contacts in case students need them. Students may also find options by themselves by generally browsing through google, facebook groups and student networks.
Tiffins usually cost from £4 a meal up to £7 depending on the area and the quantity. Some tiffin vendors do a cheaper deal for weekly tiffin contracts.
When you are in the UK you have a wide range of options to choose from for your basic groceries. Students can buy them online or by visiting the different super markets. Back2study’s team may help students to order basic groceries to be delivered at their doorstep when they first arrive in UK which would ensure the students do not struggle or step out for their basic needs like bread, milk, fruits, veggies, grains, cereals, ready meals, toilet rolls etc.
This service of ours has been widely appreciated by many students and their parents and it gives us a great pleasure to make our students lives easier upon their arrival. Please speak to our Welfare Officers to avail this service and book a slot so they can be of better help.
We advise students to browse through the following supermarkets websites and get themselves accustomed to different grocery options: