If actually using the kitchen to do cook brings back way too many memories of lockdown right now (remember that time we all started simultaneously baking banana bread?), then don't. Put all those weird and wonderful spices you bought in the back of the cupboard, toss away that sourdough starter you got off a neighbour and put the airfryer (we know you bought one) under the sink, because we've got a better idea—one of Brisbane's many delicious meal delivery services.
Yep, Brisbane has a range of local services that are dishing up convenient and healthy meals that can be delivered right to your door, saving you the effort of cooking and washing up. So instead of braving the supermarket, jump on the bandwagon of meal delivery services that will not only skip the queues, but make your tastebuds jump for joy.
No time to rush around town in search of healthy feed in your lunch hour? Then you need to get on the Youfoodz bandwagon. A clean-eating secret weapon for your fridge, Youfoodz is a totally fresh meal delivery service that’s going to transform your bod and leave your lunch hour wide open for more important things (like stalking people on Instagram). All about the healthy eats they may be, but Youfoodz make nutritionally balanced meals you’ll actually want to chow down on—think kaarage chicken, Korean BBQ beef noodles and tandoori chicken with cauliflower rice. Made specifically so you can stock up in one quick order (everything is made to last between 7-9 days), you can jump on the Youfoodz website and order delivery of YouFoodz for the week and rest easy knowing a healthy, delish meal is waiting for you in the fridge every day. Bonus, we've got some sweet Youfoodz discount codes right here.
Pomelo + Online
If it's restaurant quality meals at home that you're after, scope out Pomelo + Online, a new meal delivery service created by a Sydney-based catering company who needed a way to keep their talented team employed after coronavirus brought about lockdown and restrictions. They've got over 45 hearty family meals available, all of which you'd be more than happy claim credit for when complimented on the cooking. Choose from mains like chicken roulade, beef lasagne and pork sausage ragu and pair them with sides of honey glazed carrots, Paris mash and rosemary focaccia.
Feasts By Dalton Delivered
One of Brisbane's best catering companies, Dalton Catering 'pivoted' to delivering incredible meals right to people doors when coronavirus began, and they've kept it up since. You could never pretend you cooked up these feasts though—they're so fancy no one would believe you. We're talking the likes of sous vide lamb shoulder stuffed with feta, oregano and preserved lemon served with buttered minted peas, confit garlic and white bean puree, and confit duck Maryland with spiced macerated currants, red cabbage and garlic-white bean puree. See what we mean?
If your days consist of four toasted sandwiches, and maybe a handful of nuts as a snack, your body will sing praises for Express Catering. You could be in the mood for a grazing platter, salads, poke bowls or marinated chicken with rice, and Express Catering will have you covered. Fill up on a slow-cooked beef cheek and pan seared gnocchi from the comfort of your own home, or keep it in the fridge until you need a gourmet pick-me-up.
Got a sensitive gut? How does a menu that caters for dairy free, keto and nut allergies sound? Nourish’d has got you covered, with a philosophy that promises good food, and the ability to claim back your health and time. Get chilli cheese fries, off-the-bone lamb shanks, and country style crumbed chicken prepped and delivered while you focus on crafting a new hobby, or getting out into the fresh air. Time = saved.
If plant-powered nutrition is your mantra, then look no further than Soulara, a company that’s putting the fun back into vegan and vegetarian meals, delivered to you. Clear up your environmental conscience with a range of detox bowls, curries and noodle dishes, all guaranteed to send your taste buds into a starstruck frenzy, as they finally meet cardamom, star anise and paprika.
Peer into the world of Wholesomeness, a plant-powered nutrition based company that has created pre-made packs that are all gluten and dairy free, saving you the time and hassle of meal invention and careful product selection at the supermarket. Choose from low FODMAP, vegan or flexitarian packages that are made with quality produce and attention to nutrients, then sit back and relax while experienced chefs and dieticians pay attention to the food that will come right to your door.
The appeal of no shopping, cooking or cleaning is pretty hard to ignore, and the team at FreshMeals2U has got you covered in all corners. Wolf down a gourmet chicken parmy or chinese BBQ pork, or select something lighter from a menu that shows you the macros of the meal and the calorific content as you pick them. With gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options, FreshMeals2U's Brisbane meal delivery service can save your time and diet as you struggle with what to cook.
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