Summer's here which means picnics and barbecues galore! Food deliveries are a quick and convenient alternative to the local supermarket for getting the supplies in - whether you're cooking for one or planning meals for your whole family.
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From vegan dishes to hearty recipes, delicious desserts and even cocktail kits, there's a delivery to suit everyone. Keep scrolling to see our pick of the best meal delivery kits and boxes...
Family-friendly meal delivery services
The Gousto menu offers over 50 recipes to choose from on a weekly basis, including some of Joe Wicks' Lean In 15 recipes. And it can cost as little as £2.98 per serving!
Prices start at £2.98 per meal, visit gousto.co.uk.
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With a variety of different options for different needs, HelloFresh is one of the UK’s leading meal delivery services and is currently serving all of the UK. Try the Family Box to create fuss-free dinners, the Rapid Box for meals that take under 20 minutes, or the single person meal delivery.
Prices start from £3.25 per meal, visit hellofresh.co.uk.
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If you're looking to expand your culinary skills by trying global cuisines, then a Simply Cook box provides four recipe kits and step-by-step instructions to help you recreate some of your favourite dishes in 20 minutes. Add 4-6 items from your fridge or cupboard to the spices, herbs and sauces that come in the box to create everything from Thai red prawn curry to jambalaya and grilled halloumi salad. After a £3 trial, each box costs £9.99 with free delivery.
Prices start at £9.99 per box, visit simplycook.com.
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Prime members across the UK can enjoy Amazon Fresh, with the choice of thousands of grocery items for your weekly shop including meat, seafood, produce, snacks and household essentials from major brands such as Booths, Whole Foods Market, Pepsi, Danone, Arla, Warburtons and Britvic, as well as premium products from artisan and local producers.
The service comes with Amazon's fastest grocery delivery offer in the UK, usually as fast as same-day for orders placed before 9pm in most areas, with free delivery in two-hour windows on orders over £40.
For further information on Amazon Fresh, visit: Amazon.co.uk/groceries
This top-rated service uses only 100 per cent free-range, ethically sourced British meat and sustainably caught fish to deliver fresh, nutritionist-designed recipes to your doorstep wherever you're based in the UK. They bring out 40 new recipes every week so you won't be short of inspiration.
And if you're wanting to go vegan, they have a range of plant-based dishes to try, from West Indian curried dahl with quinoa, to red pesto jackfruit and chickpea stuffed peppers. There's also a veggie shepherd's pie made with chestnuts. Inventive, it certainly is.
Prices start from £4.50 per meal, visit mindfulchef.com.
This autumn, Mindful Chef has partnered with plant-based food and wellness platform Deliciously Ella to launch four exclusive recipes. Inspired by the most-loved meals on the app, they use only the highest quality sustainably-sourced ingredients that are gluten-free, dairy-free and refined carb-free. The specials start from £6.50 per person and will be available from 11-24 September.
Abel and Cole
As well as offering weekly organic essentials such as milk and eggs and pantry must-haves, Abel and Cole also allow customers to order specific fruit and vegetable boxes. Simply pick what ratio of fruits to veggies you want and the fresh seasonal produce will be delivered to your door. To minimise carbon emissions, they only visit an area once a week so cannot offer delivery time slots.
Prices start from £12.50, visit abelandcole.co.uk.
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Available in portions for one or two people, Potage delivers an array of frozen meals that are ready to eat in eight minutes. Take your pick of six tasty meals and three side dishes, including salmon Massaman curry and chocolate brownie, or try a surprise selection in the seasonal box. With portions starting at £6 and recyclable packaging, what's not to love?
Prices start at £6 per meal, visit potage.co.uk.
Roast chicken is a guaranteed family favourite, but if you want to spice things up a bit, then check out Lara Lee's Indonesian Roast Box, which is available to order on Feast Box. Lara, who is the author of Coconut & Sambal, has certainly put a twist on the traditional roast chicken with her chilli coconut flavoured dish. The whole chicken is stuffed with lime, ginger and lemongrass and rubbed with rujak, a Javanese chilli paste that is easily made from scratch. Her roast potatoes are also splashed with a vinegar and soy dressing, plus fried spring onions, garlic and ginger. Trust us, this recipe will manage to convert the purest of potato purists. Feast Box's instructions are very easy to follow and the whole cooking time is less than 2 hours – much less time spent in the kitchen compared to preparing a traditional British roast with all the trimmings. The delivery service specialises in tasty world food menus, from Indian to Korean, using restaurant-quality produce.
Indonesian Roast Box for four people is priced at £50, visit feastbox.co.uk.
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Nationwide not-for-profit people Cook School have teamed up with a number of brilliant restaurants and chefs to offer easy-to-make, completely immersive cookery kits for kids to create - including Vietnamese restaurant Pho. From Pho's famous rolls to Ravneet Gill's delectable cookies, there is something for every child's whim and taste. New recipe kits are released every fortnight as part of a subscription at £20 + pp per box, or you can buy a one-off box to try it out or send as a gift to friends and family for £22 + pp.
Kits are available to order via shop.cookschool.club.
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Vegan meal delivery services
Vegan? This meal delivery service is for you. Allplants delivers plant-based, healthy frozen meals that are ready in minutes. Choose six meals from 22 different options such as a BBQ burrito bowl or spiced aubergine tagine, select your delivery day, and voila! Available nationwide.
Prices start from £4.99 per meal, visit allplants.com. £10 off first orders with code WFH10 + free weekday delivery.
Possibly one of the most versatile pho delivery kits on the market, Phomo lets you pick exactly how you'd like your bowl of pho. Long gone are the days when you're worrying it'll be too spicy or garnished with too much coriander. Phomo gives you all the ingredients to make a healthy, beautiful Vietnamese bowl of goodness to your taste. The vegan pho is delicious and comes with vegan broth and tofu, although there are also beef, chicken and king prawn options. It takes about five minutes to assemble the vegan soup – simply heat up the ingredients and add as much or as little of the garnishing as you like. Prices start from £19.95 for two people. Order by 12pm on a Wednesday for a Friday delivery.
For more information visit phomouk.com
Looking for plant-based meals? Planty customers simply build their own box with either 6, 8, or 10 plant-based meals which can be delivered to your door on your chosen delivery date. All meals are fresh-frozen, so all you need is an oven or microwave to reheat it and dinner is served! Choose from dishes such as Mac ‘no’ Cheese, BBQ Banana Blossom Burrito and Wild Mushroom & Truffle Rigatoni. For a one-off purchase, prices start from £43.20 for six meals.
For more information visit planty.uk
Healthy meal delivery services
Designed to refuel your body and mind, Balance Meals offer six different five-day food plans based on your individual needs, activity level, and schedule. Keeping your meals fresh, the brand will split your order into two weekly, contactless deliveries nationwide using premium courier services. Want to try before you buy? Good news, Balance Meals offer a two-day taster trial for £49 with options for meat-eaters, vegetarians, and vegans.
For more information visit balancemeals.co.uk.
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The Good Prep
The Good Prep helps you to stay on track with your health and fitness goals. Choose from several plans including Trim & Slim, Maintain & Sustain and Grow & Gain. Meals are delivered weekly and also come with optional snacks and detox juices.
Prices start at £99 per weekly meal plan or you can try two days for £49, visit thegoodprep.com.
Green Chef has launched a keto recipe box, as well as its lower carb, vegan, vegetarian and balanced recipes. Choose from one of five diet plans and get chef-created, nutritionist-approved recipes that change every week, such as exotic mushroom couscous and sesame ginger steak. And what's particularly handy is the flexible subscriptions, which mean you can skip a delivery if you have other plans!
Prices start at £4.70 per serving. For more information visit greenchef.co.uk
On the hunt for quick and easy meals that aren't laden with calories? Diet Chef offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks that are all calorie and portion-controlled. Choose from 85 meals that are ready to eat in just three minutes, from chicken and tomato curry to paella and macaroni cheese.
A core plan costs £245 for four weeks. For more information visit dietchef.co.uk.
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Fresh Fitness Food
Particularly good for any gym bunnies who want to keep count of their macros, Fresh Fitness Food delivers meals designed by nutritionists, prepared by chefs and tailored exactly to your unique nutritional requirements. The company now also offers ten premium supplements in addition to their meal deliveries to achieve full-spectrum health and wellbeing. It is available for those outside the M25.
Prices start from £23 per day, visit freshfitnessfood.com.
No. 1 Food Prep
The nationwide delivery service offers consumers, fresh, clean and consciously curated meals with convenience packed full of nutrients and probiotics to help support immunity. There are 3 size options to choose from: The Lite (small), The Balance (medium) and The Max (large). What's more, the brand currently has an amazing initiative - for each order placed they will be delivering a freshly cooked meal to an elderly person in the area, so you can feel good about your purchase.
Prices are approx. £16 per day, enter code 'Safe15' at checkout for 15 per cent off, visit no1foodprep.com.
After entering your details, Fit Kitchen will suggest bespoke, healthy meals perfectly matched and balance to your profile and lifestyle - a great option for those with specific goals in mind.
Prices start at £4 per meal, visit fitkitchen.uk.com.
The nationwide healthy meal prep delivery service has introduced the 'KBK Just Prep' plan for those in self-isolation or unable to make regular trips to the supermarket. The plan includes meals that contain ingredients known to help boost the immune system and is jam-packed with fresh fruit, vegetables and meat. Customers can order on a one-off basis, where you purchase two-week plans every week, for as long as needed. The plans are currently available at a discounted rate with 15% off each week’s prep plan, bringing the cost to £85 per week. Each week-long package contains six days’ worth of healthy, well-balanced meals with three meals per day for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Prices start at £4.72 per meal, visit kbk.co.uk.
Struggling with meal planning? Enter MunchFit, a tailored nutrition plan that offers customers over 180 recipes by Michelin-trained chefs and nutritionists. Choose from four different plans: Lean is designed to help you lose body fat with dishes high in protein such as Vietnamese Honey Chicken; Strong is higher in carbs, protein and calories to fuel the body for intensive training, including Lebanese Lamb Burgers; Green is 100 per cent plant-based and high protein meals such as Tofu Scramble with Roasted Veggies and Za’atar Burritos; and Balanced consists of the best Lean, Green and Strong meals to match a mixed schedule, including Spiced Apple Crumble Bircher. The extra-tasty dishes use whole food ingredients and are gluten-free, and they can be customised for food allergies and intolerances. Sign us up!
Meals start at £8.41 depending on your plan. For more information visit munchfit.co.uk
Après Food Co.
Health-conscious foodies looking to support their immune system, balance their sugar levels and get better sleep can turn to Après Food Co. They allow shoppers to build their own peronalised ‘Better Box’, containing everything from American-style blueberry pancakes to 12-hour slow-cooked Sri Lankan lamb curry, as well as organic, gluten-free and vegan options.
Prices start from £8 per main, for more information visit apresfood.com
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No-cook meal delivery services
Fancy a curry but want one that's a little more sophisticated than your usual local? Introducing Mooli, a no-cook delivery service that promises authentic Indian food. They're known for their thalis or 'tasting plates' and even serve their dishes on recyclable food trays made from fallen palm leaves. The idea is to lay out the different dishes on your tray and feast your way through the different regions of India.
We highly recommend ordering their signature 'House Thali' which includes comforting butter chicken curry or spinach paneer, a fragrant aubergine and potato curry, creamy dal, plus rice and chapati to mop up all the delicous sauce. What's more, all of your food can be microwaved in minutes or in the oven for 25 minutes, so there's no need to manage different heating times.
From £35 for two people, visit moolifood.com
For delicious hand-cooked comfort food classics, look no further than ByRuby. From the award-winning British Grass-Fed Beef Lasagne to the Thai Red King Prawn Curry, each frozen dish is made with only the highest quality ingredients and can go straight in the oven or microwave for the ultimate convenience.
From £5.95 per portion, visit byruby.co.uk.
Pick your perfect portion size in one of four different menu plans - Classic, Vegetarian, Pescatarian and Free-From - designed by expert chefs and nutritionists. Your daily box will include breakfast, lunch, dinner and two snacks, making mealtimes a breeze.
From £22.99 per day, visit balancebox.com.
Unlike traditional ready meals, Tastily’s are free from artificial ingredients, preservatives or refined sugar and are never frozen. Instead, the brand uses cutting-edge packaging technology to keep each dish fresh for seven days so subscribers never have to compromise on great taste and good health. The ideal option for those looking for a rapid working-from-home lunch, or a delicious, nutritious evening meal that won't eat into your quality evening time.
Each week, customers can pick between 4-12 meals from a rotating menu of 16 dishes – all of which contain at least three servings of veggies. From Mexican Beef Barbacoa to Red Thai Fish Curry, the menu features cuisines from around the world, designed by a Michelin-starred trained chef.
Right now, you can enjoy their festive offerings which include; Vegan Chicken Dinner, Chestnut & Cranberry Nut Roast, Turkey Dinner and the Festive Mac N Cheese. Most of these meals are served with rich fondant potatoes, caramelised maple carrots and parsnips, steamed greens, roast brussel sprouts with a lemon, garlic and parsley gremolata and a rich red wine and cranberry gravy. Yum! Pick eight meals for the price of £35.50
For more information visit tastily.co.uk
Created by head chef, Michal Snela, who previously worked in Michelin starred restaurants alongside Marcus Wareing, these are the crème de la crème of meal delivery boxes. The company delivers daily: that's five meals in a box, breakfast, lunch and dinner plus two snacks. There's no cooking required – just microwave the meals to heat them up.
The nutritious dishes use seasonal ingredients containing no processed meats, additives or preservatives. The company has strict hygiene procedures in place and uses sterile, airtight containers.
The Love Yourself Meal Box is available to buy online from £21 daily at LoveYourself.
Protein cleanse, vegan cleanse, green cleanse – Detox Kitchen has them all. Each box contains healthy, ready-to-eat meals that are free from refined sugar, wheat and dairy. The protein cleanse, for example, includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, pudding, plus one juice, one ginger shot, one snack and one teabag that total about 1500 calories – we're talking spiced Ceasar salad, king prawn ramen, goji granola and more.
Prices start at £31.45 per day, visit detoxkitchen.co.uk
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Restaurant meal delivery kits
Côte at Home
Côte is up there with our favourite high street restaurants and now you can enjoy the taste at home with their home delivery meal boxes. As well as a host of mains, including this delicious looking date night menu, you can pick and mix with starters and desserts.
The latest addition to Côte at Home is the Luxury BBQ Box. Available until September 30th, it's perfect for making the most of these last summer days by hosting a garden soirée (with minimal effort!). Packed with a selection of premium hand-cut meats from the Côte Butchery, you can also choose from a selection of sides and wines, and there's even the option to add a birthday cake.
For more information visit coteathome.co.uk
Can't decide which restaurant to order from? Restokit has you covered. The online platform has a wealth of places to browse, such as Bocca di Lupo, Shoryu, and Japan Centre. But fans of butter chicken have to try Goila restaurant's signature dish and mouthwatering offering - the Goila Butter Chicken. Each component of the delivery kit is very clearly labelled and comes with short and easy-to-follow instructions, which basically just requires heating each dish on the hob, in the microwave or in the oven depending on what the food is. The butter chicken comes with dal makhani, jeera rice, sourdough naan and toppings such as coriander chutney and pickled shallots. Expect a creamy, velvety and flavoursome curry with a kick of heat. Vegetarians will also love Goila's butter paneer while the butter turkey kit is available to order for 23 December.
To see the restaurants, visit restokit.co.uk
This fab meal delivery service literally does what it says on the tin! The website has a whole bunch of restaurants to choose from that offer delicious eat-at-home kits, including cult favourites Pizza Pilgrims, Mac & Wild, Dirty Bones, The Cheese Bar and Shoryu Ramen.
We sampled the Venimoo Burger Kit for two from Mac & Wild, which takes away all the fuss of sides and focuses on just the whopper of a burger - a beef patty and venison patty stacked on top of each other. The instructions on how to cook and assemble the burgers were straightforward and within a few minutes, our burgers were ready to chomp on. With American cheese, Bernaise sauce, Red Jon sauce and caramelised onions, these dirty burgers were just perfection and ideal for a messy date night.
Venimoo Burger Kit for two costs £19.90, visit Restaurant Kits.
Plateaway is an online meal delivery service that has a whole roster of restaurants to choose from, including Patty&Bun, The Little Pasta Company, Bancone and Dirty Bones. Or if you're just looking for a little sweet treat to finish your meal at home, they have dessert-focused options too. The concept is simple and stress-free. Choose your favourite meal kit from a restaurant, wait for it to be delivered to your door (some venues only deliver on certain days of the week), and then follow the few step-by-step instructions on how to prepare and plate up your food.
We sampled The Little Pasta Company's date night meal box for two, consisting of mouthwatering pappardelle with beef and red wine ragu. Fresh pasta makes all the difference, and accompanied with burrata, a rocket and pine salad and a selection of cured meats, it really did feel like we were tucking into a restaurant-quality dish. There was limited cooking and washing up and the whole meal was ready in five minutes (and devoured in the same amount of time!)
Prices start at £4.60 per meal, visit plateaway.com
Whether you're a seasoned chef or a total novice, Ceru (Eastern Mediterranean in South Kensington and Soho) offers the most beautiful cookery boxes that can be prepared in under half an hour. You can choose from vegan, lamb, beef fillet, or chicken, and each option comes wrapped in stunning, sustainable, packaging (so it's like a gift to yourself!), as you can reuse the silk cloth as a tablecloth or scarf. The range focuses on local products and is a scrummy way to sample Levantine cuisine - it's just hard to decide which one!
From £40 for a box for two, visit cerurestaurants.com/cook-at-home-kits
Gaylord at Home
You can't beat a takeaway curry, but trust us, Gaylord at Home really is an elevated Indian dining experience. The delivery menu is based on the original Gaylord restaurant that opened in the sixties in the West End. Famed for its signature chicken tikka masala, you can't not order the Murg Malai Tikka to start your Indian feast. The mild chicken tikkas are tandoor roasted and marinated, and beautifully succulent that you'll wish you'll have ordered more. Everybody's favourite go-to, the Butter Chicken and the Dal Bukhara (black lentil dal that's cooked overnight on charcoal), are just some other exemplary dishes we can recommend, while the Palak Paneer flavoured with ginger and cumin is a winning vegetarian option. Every dish was a real delight and cliché as it sounds, a feast for the senses. We couldn't fault a single dish, so it's safe to say whatever you order will be a winner. Prepare for your kitchen to be filled with the rich fragrances of spice and tandoor-cooked meats as you tuck into your restaurant-quality fare.
For more information visit gaylordathome.co.uk
The new spring menu is in at one of our favourite Italian restaurants and takeaways, Zizzi. The Little Soul Breads with dips, and the Mushroom Brindisi, are both dreamy to start, then you've got your moreish Rustica Pizzas – the new Rustica Veggie vs. Veggie with two halves of different ingredients is brilliant to share – and the classic Lasagne with six layers of beef ragù and béchamel, topped with riserva cheese and breadcrumbs is a must-try. For pudding, the Zillionaire's Slice is totally divine, and vegan too.
Order online via Zizzi Click & Collect (currently offering a 10% discount) or with Deliveroo
For those who may have used up their monthly takeaway quota but are still craving that PERi-PERi fix, turn to Nando's who have announced the latest addition to its mouth-watering home-cooking lineup, with the arrival of PERi-PERi Wrap Kits.
The kits are now available to purchase from Morrisons, Co-Op, and Iceland priced at £3.20.
One of the largest Japanese stores in Europe, Japan Centre has announced the launch of its easy to make DIY at-home kits, perfect for those wanting to replicate Japanese cuisine in the comfort of their own home. As well as their sushi meals, they are now launching a DIY Katsu curry kit! Consisting of a top-secret curry sauce blend of different herbs and spices, crisp and juicy panko-coated chicken katsu cutlets, fluffy Japan-grown rice, umami Japanese pickles and fresh carrot and potato, the DIY kit has everything you need to recreate Japan Centre's food halls' most popular comfort food.
The DIY Katsu Curry Kit is now £15 will go to £20 on 20 June, Japan Centre
Ormer at Home
Want to eat restaurant-quality food but don't feel like going out? Mayfair-based Ormer at Home has started delivering to addresses in London (zones one to three), made by the restaurant's executive chef and Great British Menu finalist 2020, Kerth Gumbs.
One menu highlight is the cote de boeuf, perfect for two to share, which is accompanied by truffled wild mushrooms, caramelised shallots and triple cooked chips. The fresh yellowtail ceviche is another must-try, while the Ormer Mayfair apple crumble is perhaps the prettiest dessert you'll ever eat in the comfort of your home. The signature dish, as featured on MasterChef 2017, comes with a mixed spice sauce. Simply heat it up, pour it over the deconstructed apple crumble and watch the white chocolate melt. Delivery is available through Supper or Deliveroo, from Wednesday to Saturday 12pm – 9pm and Sundays from 12pm – 7pm.
For more information visit flemings-mayfair.co.uk
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Japanese noodle restaurant, Shoryu Ramen, is releasing DIY kits so you can make their signature Ganso Ramen at home. The kit, which serves two people, includes 12-hour tonkotsu soup, original ramen noodles, char siu BBQ pork belly, beni shoga red ginger, and spring onion and kikurage mushroom garnish, while there is also a vegan option available. Delivery is either on a Wednesday or Friday and can be booked up to 2 weeks in advance.
Meal kits cost £20 each, visit japancentre.com
Winner winner, chicken dinner. If good old-fashioned wings are what you're craving at the end of a working week, then check out WingShack Co's meal delivery kit. Each kit, which is good for four people, comes with 1.5kg of marinated raw chicken wings that you simply have to pop in the oven, then drizzle with buffalo or honey and sesame sauce and serve with chives or chillies. Put your oversized WingShack bib on and you're ready to get stuck in! Deliveries take place every Friday.
To order a kit visit greatfood2u.co.uk
This delivery kit requires a little more time, effort and preparation, but you end up with a very special, authentic Spanish feast at home. The London-based restaurant is renowned for its traditional wood-fired paellas created by Michelin-starred chef Quiqui Dacosta. With their at-home paella kits, you can recreate Quiqui's masterpiece at home. The delivery comes with a 40cm premium paella pan, Arros QD paella spoon, 1kg traditional bomba rice and 2.5L of vegetarian stock, which is enough to produce three paellas, each of which will feed two people. You'll just need to buy your ingredients to recreate this month's vegetarian paella (listed in the instructions), or pick toppings of your own.
Kits are £76 and feed two to three people, visit arrosqd.com/online-shop
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Drake & Morgan
Fancy a boozy brunch at home? Featuring classic brunch dishes, music and games, Drake & Morgan's kits are available to order within the M25. Choose from three menus, from smashed avocado on sourdough through to the Full Works, washed down with cocktails including Bloody Marys and Aperol Spritz. We loved the super speedy cooking time, simple instructions and the fact the eggs come par-boiled to help you achieve the perfect poached egg in just one minute!
The Merry Weekender Brunch Kit starts at £35 for two. Find out more at drakeandmorgan.co.uk
Farmison & Co.
When you go to a restaurant, do you usually lick your lips over the steak menu? Now you can learn to cook your own steak dinner at home with the help of Farmison & Co. With plenty of boxes on offer, you're in for a treat - there's sausage roll kits, Kentucky fried chicken and more, and the saucepan ready sauces are divine!
Boxes start at £14.95, visit farmison.com
Launched during the pandemic, Oro Sushi's mission is to deliver restaurant-quality dishes to your door. A giveaway from its name, the menu is centred on sushi and other pescatarian meals made from sustainable fish. Classics like salmon sashimi, salmon and avocado maki, and bluefin tuna nigiri are all available, as well as sides such as prawn tempura, and prawn and ginger gyoza. Bigger, signature dishes include nori crumbed lemon sole and Dorset crab soba noodles, while there's also a big focus on plant-based options, such as the spicy tofu donburi and the kimchi fried rice. So if you want fresh, healthy, flavoursome sushi and sashimi at reasonable prices for a high-end home experience, check out Oro Sushi's menu stat. The business is currently only delivering to Wimbledon and the surrounding SW18 areas but has plans to expand delivery to other parts of London soon.
To see the menu visit oro-sushi.square.site
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Luxury meal delivery services
A Cook's Tour
Luxury London caterer Rocket has launched 'A Cook's Tour', offering you the chance to go around the world on a virtual culinary adventure. Tune in to live fortnightly cookalongs with top chefs, creating a restaurant-worthy meal for two with the ingredients delivered to your door for just £60. The Tour has so far been to countries including Norway, Italy and Vietnam, with chefs including Thomasina Miers and James French from Nonna Tonda – and Ottolenghi's Executive Chef, Calvin Von Niebel is coming up soon!
For more information, visit acookstour.co.uk/pages/how-it-works.
Finish & Feast
Fancy a Michelin-starred worthy meal? Finish & Feast offers meal kits from a number of celebrated chefs and restaurants, such as this one by Hervé Deville, who made his name as the executive chef of trendy London hotspot, sketch. One for the seafood lovers, this indulgent kit begins with a Dorset crab meat and Bergamot dressing starter, followed by a truly showstopping half lobster thermidor. Beautifully rich and succulent, it's served alongside seaweed mashed potato and broccoli. Finish off with a vanilla cheesecake tart drizzled with raspberry coulis and passion fruit caramel. The big plus with these kits is there's minimal cooking required - you simply have to heat up and plate up. It's as easy as one, two, three.
To order, visit finishandfeast.com
One Fine Dine
Got a special occasion to celebrate? Then One Fine Dine is your answer. The online catering company specialises in delivering Michelin-star quality food straight to your door with no fuss. Dishes are pre-cooked and only require warming up in the oven or microwave. The fun bit is channelling your inner Masterchef and presenting all the ingredients like a pro. The pictorial flashcards give clear instructions on how to plate your food so there really is no way of getting it wrong! And as you would expect from Michelin-style food, dishes are extremely rich, creative and full of flavour. This is a home-making kit for a truly special occasion. One Fine Dine is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and now delivers nationwide.
For more information on packages visit onefinedine.com
Missing quality restaurant food? Then order one of celebrated chef Rick Stein's meal kits, Stein's at Home, which has recently launched its new vegetarian box. Serving two, the kit starts off with pau bhaji, a delicious chopped vegetable curry to be mopped up with Cornish warm, buttery bread rolls. The mains, cashew nut curry and chickpea curry, are wonderfully fragrant, rich in flavour and are enjoyed alongside pilau rice, a tomato and red onion salad and mango chutney. And for dessert, you can't beat the wickedly indulgent sticky toffee pudding that comes with Cornish clotted cream from Trewithen Dairy. This is a truly indulgent veggie meal at home and you'll be more than satisfied by the end of it. And with minimal preparation, there really is little fuss in the kitchen beforehand.
Stein's at Home kit for two, £40, visit rickstein.com
Burger meal delivery services
Patty&Bun DIY Kit
Patty&Bun launched a home DIY kit during lockdown and it's absolutely divine! The set includes all the ingredients that they use in their shops to make the burgers, all you need to provide is the lettuce and tomato! The beef is free-range, the buns are made to a bespoke recipe, and everything in between is lovingly produced in their Hackney-based kitchen.
The DIY Kit is priced at £25, visit pattyandbun.co.uk.
Thunderbird Fried Chicken
If you're in need of a fried chicken fix, look no further than Thunderbird Fried Chicken. The fast food joint, which has six locations around London but also offers home delivery and takeaway, is known for its mouthwatering American-inspired fried chicken dishes. From burgers to wings to strips and dips, it's the ultimate heaven for fried chicken lovers. There are BBQ, cheese and original flavours on offer but you'll want to check out their signature Chipuffalo, made up of a chipotle and buffalo sauce.
Prices for burgers start from £8.75, visit thunderbirdckn.co.uk
Shake Shack DIY
If you're based in London or Cardiff, you're in luck. You can now create your own Shake Shack burger at home. For the first time ever, UK Shack fans can order ready-to-cook kits so they can recreate the classic ShackBurger within the comfort of their own homes. The best part? Shake Shack will donate a portion of sales from every kit to Action Against Hunger to benefit the Disasters Emergency Committee’s Coronavirus Appeal.
Priced at £25, each Shake Shack DIY ShackBurger Kit features ingredients to make 4 signature ShackBurgers. Available on shakeshack or Deliveroo.
If you're a big fan of dirty burgers and haven't checked out Warwickshire-based company Libertine yet, you need to do so stat. The National Burger Award winner delivers their make-your-own- kits nationwide, offering four delicious burgers for a very reasonable price of £25. The kits are extremely easy to use, with all ingredients individually packed and the streaky bacon already pre-cooked. The only amount of cooking you'll have to do is flipping the beef patties on your grill for four minutes on each side. Then stack each burger with American cheese, pickles, ketchup and mustard. The dirty burgers are some of the best you'll try at home, plus when they're served on a Libertine graffiti greaseproof sheet of paper, you really will feel like you're dining in a burger eatery.
For more information visit libertine-burger.myshopify.com
Italian meal delivery services
La Tua Pasta
La Tua Pasta supplies many of the country’s best-known restaurants with delicious fresh pasta. After branching out into home delivery at the start of the first UK lockdown, it's now a permanent offering! Choose from filled pasta, fresh pasta sauces, antipasti, desserts (Chocolate Tortellini anyone?), and easy meal kits – including vegan-friendly options too – all delivered nationwide.
Prices start at just £3.00 for a 250g bag of fresh pasta and go up to £63.50 for 12-portion family meal kits. Find out more at Latuapasta.com
Who doesn't love a good pasta dish? Pasta Evangelists offers a weekly menu of ten recipes to choose from, which take as little as five minutes to prepare. Choose from dishes such as gnocchi with lamb ragu or wild mushroom triangoli, with plenty of vegetarian and gluten-free options available. Homes across the UK can have the chilled recipes delivered not only to their door but even through the letterbox!
Prices start at £6.75, visit pastaevangelists.com.
Nexba, the UK's favourite kombucha brand, has teamed up with Dough-Re-Me Pizza Kits for a sugar-free spin on the nation’s most-loved fast food. With many hidden sugars typically found in pizza toppings and sauces, Nexba is helping everyone to enjoy everyday dishes free from added sugar - without compromising on taste.
The limited-edition pizza kit includes a charcoal activated dough, which boasts good for the gut and immune-boosting qualities, completely sugar-free tomato sauce, and mozzarella cheese toppings. With step-by-step instructions, everyone who purchases a kit will receive two cans of complimentary Nexba Mixed Berry or Mango Kombucha.
Nexba Dough-Re-Me Pizza Kit is available to order nationwide from 27 October until Wednesday 24 November via dough-re-me.co.uk, prices from £18.95.
There's nothing like sitting down to a freshly made, warm plate of Italian food. Delita, which opened during lockdown, focuses on traditional flavours and regional gems. You'll find all sorts of classic favourites on their menu, including lasagna or aubergine and courgette parmigiana, as well as more unusual dishes like chestnut-stuffed guinea fowl and octopus in saffron potato cream. The food comes prepared in glass jars which you can simply pop in the microwave to heat up before plating up.
Prices start from £6.90, visit mydelita.com
Dodo Pub Co
Independent pub group Dodo Pub Co. has launched a brand new Homebake Pizza service. The pizzas are made using a classic Neapolitan recipe and the handmade dough is risen for 48 hours, blasted 'almost-cooked' in wood-fired ovens and then rapidly cooled for ultimate freshness. Once delivered all diners need to do is pop them in the oven for 6 to 8 minutes and enjoy a piping hot, delicious, restaurant quality pizza!
Dodo Pub Co offers a national 48-hour delivery service as well as local Oxford delivery. For more information, visit dodopubs.com/homebake-pizza/
You'll immediately feel like you've been transported to Sicily with Norma's vegan at-home feasting box. Complete with a bottle of Puglian wine, the spread kicks off with homemade focaccia, olives and chickpea panelle (fritter-style street food that's a staple in Sicily), plus roasted beetoots and heritage carrots. For your first plate, you'll tuck into homemade spaghetti with a winter tomato sauce (fresh pasta really is such a nice change to store-bought dried pasta!), followed by braised aubergines served with cous cous and pumpkin. Dessert is spiced poached quince with pistachio and honeycomb. The whole feast is so easy to make and requires a little heating or frying – minimal effort for maximum gains! Delivery takes place every Friday.
Kits are priced at £75 for two, visit normalondon.com
Passo To Go
Fans of Italian cuisine need to try Passo to go, which allows customers to choose pasta or pizza kits that are delivered to the doorstep, ready to cook. Tasty options include three-cheese margarita pizza, pork shoulder and nduja ragu or simply the chef's picks.
Meals start at £10.50, for more information visit passotogo.com
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Dessert meal delivery services
Those who like to eat little and often should take a look at the dedicated snack delivery service, Graze. After you've told them your snack preferences, Graze will personalise your box and deliver it either twice a week, weekly or fortnightly. From cinnamon pretzels to lemon flapjacks, there are plenty of different options available. Boxes cost £4.49 but it's currently offering the first box for half price!
Prices start at £4.49 per box, visit graze.com.
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For some of the gooiest brownies you'll ever try, place an order at Bear's Brownies. Their 'Fill Your Own' boxes offer three flavours for a box of 12, or six flavours for a box of 24. There's a plethora of flavours to choose from, including the company's signature salted caramel, billionaires, blondies, or for the more adventurous, blueberry cheesecake and even Guinness!
Available at bearsbrownies.co.uk
If you're looking to finish off your meal with something sweet, how about Creme London - one of the capital's highly sought after artisan cookie businesses. The cookie connoisseurs have launched a new nationwide 'deliver-to-your-door' service for the mouth-watering, gooey and chocolate-studded giant cookies the brand is famed for. The packaging has been specially designed to help the cookies retain their freshness and signature gooey texture, and there are four flavours to mix and match from to fill your bespoke box.
Available at creme.london.
Now, this is one for the children! Piglets Pantry, based in West Sussex, deliver handmade sausage rolls, cakes and biscuits to addresses in mainland UK, but they've also just launched their kid-friendly packages for the smallest members of your household. Each £10 box is filled with yummy treats, including mini sausage rolls, a scone with clotted cream and jam, and an adorable piglet cupcake. Also included are a gingerbread piglet and shortbread piglet, plus sprinkles, chocolate drops and marshmallows for the little ones to decorate.
Find out more at pigletspantry.co.uk
Fancy making the perfect Tarte au Citron? Mon Dessert is the perfect place to go for dessert making kits and with video tutorials on their website, you really can become a baking sensation! Alongside their stand-alone kits they offer gift subscriptions and personal subscriptions too! It’s sure to delight your tastebuds.
Prices start from £19.95 a month, visit www.mondessert.co.uk
Lola's is your go-to destination for all things sweet. From delicious cupcakes (including cute personalisation options) to beautifully decorated cakes and celebratory hampers, there's something for every occasion. The popular company, which delivers nationwide, also has a new range of afternoon teas including a 'Bake at Home' and delicious vegan option.
To find out more, visit lolascupcakes.co.uk
Rachael's Kitchen offers beautiful, personalised cupcakes via a next-day delivery service. The tasty treats come in over forty flavours. The bestselling cupcakes are the Fill Your Own, allowing you to hand-pick all 12 flavours, or why not try the Lucky Dip tasting selection - and there’s even a new ice cream sundae range! Planning a surprise for a loved one? The company offers edible personalised messages and photos on the cupcakes, as well as including message cards and other gift items like fizz or candles.
They deliver across the UK and the cut-off time for next day delivery is 4pm.
To check out all the yummy flavours, please visit rachaelskitchen.co.uk
Jack & Beyond
You can't go wrong with Jack & Beyond if you love the sweeter things in life. The dog-friendly cafe is open seven days a week for drinks and cakes to eat in or takeaway. The talented team of bakers aim to bring creativity and playfulness to all the cakes which are less sweet than many others on the market and include classics like Coffee & Walnut and Lemon Cake to the more play-ful and unusual Chai Layer Cake or Vegan Coconut Chocolate Cake. Red Velvet Cake is the bestselling cake with its distinctive red hue, it’s irresistibly light in texture with a subtle chocolate flavour. There are also tarts and pies including Cheesecake Crumble topped with seasonal fruit; Mango & Passionfruit Tart; and Peanut & Chocolate Pie.
For more information visit Jackandbeyond.com
Drink delivery services
Create Cocktails @ Home
Be it a refreshing Pornstar Martini, or a Classic Mojito - this kit has all the classics (and some delicious holiday-inspired tipples) to try at home. Hand-crafted and delivered to your door, Cocktail @ Home kits are a great way to show off mixology skills to friends and family. As the nights draw in, why not settle down for a cosy cocktail evening? Don't fear if you're not a natural mixologist! Each cocktail has a corresponding online masterclass to talk customers through the process step by step, and there’s plenty to choose from with a tipple to suit every taste.
Prices range from £33.50 - £38 per kit serving 4 cocktails, with a monthly special available for 25% off, and for those who just can’t choose there are cocktail collections available for £43.50, featuring a combination of 4 different cocktails (1 of each). By using the finest and freshest ingredients they are a great way of achieving cocktail bar quality from wherever the party is!
Order your cocktail kit at createcocktailsathome.com
The Bottle Club
Looking for more of a liquid lunch? Try The Bottle Club - a premium wine, spirits, beers and minerals website offering the finest beverages in the UK. Whether you're after wine, champagne, whiskey or all of the above, The Bottle Club is where it's at.
What to expect: At the time of going to press, there was an epic discount on the Palm Rosé by Whispering Angel. Crafted with grapes from Provence, the world-renowned rosé-producing region in the South of France, The Palm has all the hallmarks of a quality Provençal rosé: dry, light and crisp with a signature ballet slipper-pink hue. Priced at £12.99 instead of £17.99. Bargain!
Get involved at thebottleclub.com.
The Wine List
The Wine List offers a unique subscription service where you can opt to receive two, six or twelve bottles of wine delivered to your door each month (dreamy!). Accompanied with your wine will be handy tasting cards with recommended food pairings, access to the ‘Wine Roots’ learning course and members only tastings.
Prices start at £39 per month & HELLO! users can get a special three-month discount, visit thewinelist.net.
Who doesn't love the convenience of ordering wine online – and NICE have you covered with their new trio of wine boxes. The brainchild of London-based, female-led wine startup, NICE's handy box format means your wine won't oxidise and go iffy, staying fresh for six weeks after opening. The brand's vision is to make environmentally conscious wine products for everyone, and every occasion AKA 'Wine for Whenever' – and we can definitely get on board with that.
Choose between Sauvignon Blanc, Pale Rosé or Malbec. Priced at £21.50 per 2.25L box, it's a bargain as it's equal to three bottles.
To find out more, head to nice-drinks.co.uk
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