Just had another thali from Totterdown
It's still hot when you get home.
It fits in a bike pannier (though not an a car floor) without falling over
It's only six quid every time they refill it, and that's enough for the two of us
There's no waste, nothing to throw away.
And it tastes good too.
(and getting to Montpelier was such a drag.....)
Some years ago, I asked the two supermarkets in the village where I lived to agree between themselves on making a charge for the plastic bags they handed out so prolifically, and putting the proceeds into a community fund. A win-win situation, you'd think.
But one didn't answer, the other (the Co-op) got into total administrative confusion as this unthinkable request was passed between departments up the heirarchy until it reached their Manchester HQ and disappeared. No joy there, then.
So it's especially pleasing now to see the supermarkets actually beginning to admit that, just maybe, not every customer wants to leave with everything prepackaged and repackaged separately with their company logo. And initiatives like the Thali, of course, breaking with the convention that every takeaway needs its complement of plastic, paper, polystyrene and card whether you like it or not, all to be disposed of at public expense.
Who knows, perhaps one day all hot food outlets will simply fill the containers that the customers bring along.