12 Meal Delivery Services To Know

Securing a slot on Ocado might feel impossible for now, but there are plenty of other food delivery services out there ready to tide you over. From healthy veg boxes to dinner party-worthy family meals, here are 12 of the best...

Peardrop London

Premium catering company Peardrop London is on hand to deliver weekly frozen meals and delicious treats to those based in London. ‘The Big Freeze’ is a selection of hearty family meals including tomato and red lentil shepherd’s pie and sweet potato and coconut dahl, plus confit chicken legs with truffled parsnip puree and beef lasagne. Each meal feeds four adults or two adults and three children. Those looking for an extra treat can add salted Rolo brownies or roasted cashew, date and coconut energy bars to their order.

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Detox Kitchen

Detox Kitchen has created a range of food boxes using goods usually sold to restaurants such as vegetables, fruit, eggs and dry ingredients. The ‘Veg & Essentials’ box will feed two-four people for a week and includes sweet potatoes, potatoes, onions, garlic, broccoli, aubergines, tomatoes, cucumber, mixed leaf salad, rice, pasta, eggs, Oatly oat milk, bananas, apples, salad, mixed herbs and dressings. The box costs £40 including delivery, with 50% off for over-70s and NHS staff.

Visit DetoxKitchen.co.uk

Eight Food

Eight Food is a frozen ready-meal business from the team behind Tophat Catering. The recipes are designed by a nutritional therapist and a Leith’s teacher and chef. Its current range of eight meals are focused on boosting immunity and are all gluten free and contain at least five vegetables. Family favourites on offer include fish pie, lentil shepherd’s pie, Sri Lankan dahl and Moroccan lamb tagine.

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Social Pantry

Social Pantry has been working around the clock to create care packages for delivery. Based in Wandsworth, anyone living within a six-mile radius will be able to purchase one. The team is delivering breakfast, lunch and dinner supplies including eggs, fresh fruit and veg, homemade granola and a complimentary loo roll. 

Visit SocialPantry.co.uk

Bistro Union

Adam Byatt has turned his Clapham restaurant into a community store offering free local delivery to those in isolation and discounts for the elderly. The shop is open from 8am, offering a wide range of everyday items, from dry and tinned goods as well as pulses. Fruit and fresh produce are also available, along with a selection of wine and cleaning products.

Visit BistroUnion.co.uk

Wild & Game

Following the success of its isolation packs, Wild & Game has launched a new family isolation pack of frozen meals chosen to appeal to children as well as adults. The aim is to make life easier for families in lockdown and get more people to try game for the first time and make it a regular part of their diet. The pack provides a family of four with dinner for seven days at £1.79 per person per day and includes dishes such as burgers, pies and lasagnes.

Visit WildAndGame.co.uk

Archie’s Food

Caterer Archie’s Food has put together a new menu which can be pre-ordered for delivery or picked up from its kitchen in Fulham. Dishes include a selection of homemade stews, pies and curries which can be stored in the fridge or frozen, ready for the oven. Look out for the team’s dinner party delivery service, where home-based special occasions can be celebrated with a fully prepped menu alongside ingredients and cooking instructions.

Visit ArchiesFood.com

Mindful Chef

Healthy recipe box service Mindful Chef is offering support and quick delivery slots to new and existing customers. Providing cooks with all the tools needed to cook delicious, nutritionally balanced meals that will help them to feel healthier and happier, all Mindful Chef recipes are free from dairy, gluten and refined carbs. Plus, for every fresh or frozen meal sold, Mindful Chef donates one school meal to a child living in poverty through the One Feeds Two charity and is currently offering all NHS staff a 30% discount.

Visit MindfulChef.com

Daylesford Delivered

With Daylesford Delivered, you can get any groceries sold on the farm shop shelves delivered to your door – from fresh fruit and vegetables to organic cheese, fresh meat and fish, artisan bread and pastries and award-winning ready meals. Look out for its bespoke food baskets, all filled with fresh, seasonal organic ingredients ready to be transformed into delicious home-cooked meals.

Visit Daylesford.com

Forman & Field

Forman & Field has been supplying top restaurants with Michelin-quality ingredients for over 20 years. When ordering with Forman & Field, customers are able to enjoy the same dishes they would find in their favourite restaurants, for a fraction of the price: black cod in miso – which is usually sold for over £30 a piece – is just £12.50, while lobster and salmon fishcakes are £4.50 each. The team also delivers comforting family favourites, such as truffle and leek macaroni cheese and vegetarian shepherd’s pie, plus a selection of meat, charcuterie, cheese, patisserie and English wine. 

Visit FormanAndField.com

Wild By Tart

Wild By Tart is now selling four different hampers – and each comes with complimentary loo roll. The hampers span ‘essentials’, ‘breakfast’, ‘snacks’ and ‘survival’ and all are stocked with goodies to keep you and your family happy at home.

Visit WildByTart.co.uk

The Cheese Truck

The Cheese Truck has hit the road to sell DIY fondue kits and cheese and charcuterie boards. Parking up throughout the week in varying areas of London (locations and timings are communicated via social channels beforehand), the trucks will be filled with pre-ordered kits for collection for those who want a slice of The Cheese Bar at home.

Visit TheCheeseBar.com

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