By Taylare Maddern
With everyone’s lives becoming busier and social fun-times (and sleep-in deprivation) trumping weekly trips to the farmer’s markets, these home delivery food services pick, pack and drop off ready made meals or ingredients to your doorstep to make life that little bit easier, while still being super healthy.
Wholesomeness prides itself on providing nutrient-dense, whole foods to busy people on the go. Their varieties of fresh and ‘freshly-frozen’ meals, as well as cold-pressed juices and protein balls can be mixed and matched to suits your needs. Whether you just want lunches for work, or you’re starting their 30-day reset plan to kick start the new healthy you – they have a tasty, healthy meal plan for everyone. Wholesomeness only uses fresh and local ingredients (no preservatives!) and is inspired by the paleo lifestyle, but for those of you who are carb-addicts, you can add roasted vegies or wild rice sides to your meals if you need that extra energy. Head to their website to check out their menu. wholesomeness.com.au
Perfect for anyone, singles or families and those who live a life on-the-go. Grocery stores always closed when you get home? Rather catch up on the zzz’s on a Sunday morning then face a cold winter morning at the farmers market? No problemo. Charlie’s Fruit Market delivers their fresh fruit and veg right to your door to ensure you’ll never have to say you didn’t have an apple today (damn doctor!). From boxes for juicing, jumbo families, or even shredded veg and ‘ugly’ boxes for the pets (or bulk chutney-making days), there’s literally a box for everything and everyone. www.charliesfruitmarket.com.au
Struggling to find a home delivery service for real people who still eat pasta and pancakes? Youfoodz is your answer to delicious, balanced meals that still include carbs and sugar, in moderation of course. Choose from meals like tomato sugo + toasted walnut tortellini, blueberry baked pancakes + honey ricotta, grass-fed Thai beef + vermicelli salad and peanut butter protein balls (YUM!). You’ll always be spoilt for choice. And with a range of meal plans to choose from, you can order as much or as little as you like. Happy eating!
If you want super tasty, gourmet style meals but don’t have the time to think about what you want to eat each night and shop accordingly – Tastebox is for you. They deliver fresh ingredients and chef-designed recipes each week to provide everything you need for a Masterchef-style cook off. Whip up incredible meals for one or a whole family, and you can choose whether you want to keep your secret weapon a secret or not… we won’t tell ;)
The Well Nest Kitchen
Aside from being gloriously gorgeous, The Well Nest's food is delicious - and good for you. Their meals are plant based, and can be delivered to your home, office or business, helping you to eat healthy without the hassle. You'll discover tasty dishes like bliss balls, kale chips, raw choc brownies and ever shepardless pie which can be delivered Wednesdays and Thursdays. The food is organic and wholesome - guilt-free stiff you might need to hide from colleagues and/or housemates...
As the name suggests, Caveman Kitchen provides all paleo dishes right to your doorstep. From soups and stews, fajitas and schnitzels, your everyday meals have been modified to paleo perfection for a meal-plan fit for a caveman king. For every meal they offer, they also provide all nutritional information, perfect for those looking to loose weight or those with allergies or specific dietary requirements. You can also choose between standard or large size meals, so you’ll never go hungry again! Check out their five and ten meal packages on their website.
Gourmet Dinner Service
Another eat-local philosophy follower, Gourmet Dinner Service uses the freshest foods from markets and farms to create the best quality, seasonal meals available. As well as their mains, sides and desserts, Gourmet Dinner Service also provides meal plans specifically for diabetics, cocktail food and catering options, plus a range of specialty hampers for all occasions – including one for first-time parents (awesome gift idea!). Their Executive chef, Sebastien Houillon, comes from a Michelin starred restaurant background and he and his team cook everything from scratch, then flash freeze or vac-pack your meals for you to simply heat and eat. Easy! www.gourmetdinnerservice.com.au
Originally specialising in only corporate catering, Mahlzeit Catering has expanded into at-home service as well, with a special menu for ‘mummy meals’. Providing a fresh, seasonal menu from ingredients sourced locally, Mahlzeit Head Chef, Steven Herold aims to provide healthy and nutritious meals for even the busiest of us all. You can choose from the standard size, or go a little larger, and vegetarians and coeliacs are also catered for. Contact them directly for their special home delivery menus. www.mahlzeit.com.au
This company understands that not everyone cares about red wine jus and bacon mousse. Hello Fresh shops around for ingredients for you to cook up “idiot-proof” recipes for easy-peasy dinners for two or four people (omnivores and herbivores included), and even includes the herbs and spices for a simple flavour injection. The recipes change around each week, with meals such as Fisherman’s wharf spaghetti, hearty Shepard’s pie and Aztec vegetarian tortilla bowl. They also provide fruit boxes and juice boxes for super-convenience. You’ll never visit Woolies again!