Il Baracchino Itinerante, literally The Itinerant Eatery, is a fresh-cooked vegetarian lunch-box delivery service based and operating in Turin.
Every Sunday evening they publish next week’s menu. It usually consists of five/six different full-meal dishes plus a couple of desserts/fruit choices. They also very often put in some daily specials.
You can place your order during the morning until noon and have it delivered at lunch break by a bike messenger (not from a food courier company) together with all the essentials (fork, knife, chopsticks, tissues).
I love Il Baracchino Itinerante for many reasons.
First of all, they offer many options to place your order and they are really flexible about it: you can call, write via Whatsapp or chat via Facebook.
The portions are quite big and every lunchbox is prepared with fresh ingredients from a local farm. The menu mixes different culinary traditions like Italian, Thai, Mexican, and others.
They care about the environment and they are against waste: not only is the delivery by bike, they also use compostable packaging and simple brown paper bags.
Last but non least, Sabrina, the owner-chef-manager-sometimes also bike messenger, is extremely nice, passionate and talented.
Besides the delivery service, since late 2017 they have transformed their kitchen into a small eat-to-go restaurant where you can have their tasty dishes right away.
Il Baracchino Itinerante is my favorite choice when I cannot bring my own lunch-box from home or whenever I want to eat something healthy and properly cooked.