Let's be honest—keeping yourself well fed each week is hard. And it's not just the actual cooking part, it's the planning, the grocery shopping, the ensuring your spice cupboard is stocked, and having all the equipment in the cupboard. All that AND we have to try and make sure we're getting enough fruit, veg, protein and all that jazz? It's enough to have us opening Uber Eats. But if you're tired of the takeaway life and ready to eat better this year, we've got the answer one of the many meal delivery services in Brisbane.
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 planning, shopping and even cooking. 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). 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. 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, chicken katsu curry and creamy mushroom tortellini. Bonus, we've got an epic discount for you—use UL200 for $200 off your first five boxes.
My Muscle Chef
Whether you’re counting calories, bulking or fueling a high impact lifestyle (and no, we don’t mean running to the bus of a morning), My Muscle Chef can cater to your needs. Created by a chef and nutritionist, their meals are full of flavour, with a menu that covers everything from comfort food like butter chicken and lasagne to green-loaded dishes like chia-crusted salmon with broccolini and Mexican superfood bowls. The meals come vacuum sealed to keep them fresh for longer, but you can even put them in the freezer if life gets in the way of your healthy eating plans. Check out the menu and order here.
After a feed that’s good for you and even better for your wallet? If you want meals that are fresh, customisable and easy to prepare, then read on. Skip those supermarket lines and hours spent playing tetras in your cupboard with all those jars of ingredients you bought, only used once and may or may not use again – ‘coz ain’t nobody got time for that. With Hello Fresh, the shopping, packing and measuring is all done for you. All you need to do is take delivery of your flexible, customisable box, assemble the ingredients, and you’ll have a delicious dinner in as little as 15 minutes. Yes, technically there is cooking involved with this Brisbane meal delivery service—but trust us, even the most inept home chef can handle these recipes.
Launched back in 2008 by a former AFL premiership player and a practising dietician, Dineamic was first created to feed top-performing athletes. By 2014, founders Jason Johnson and Karen Inge expanded the concept to everyday humans keen to dial up their nutrition without spending hours each night in the kitchen. These days, Dineamic is the only ready-made meal delivery service that incorporates ethical ingredients, environmentally responsible practices, nutrition, flexible purchasing options, and accessibility for Australia's disability community through a partnership with NDIS. Their kitchen is 100% carbon neutral, ingredients for each meal are sourced from Australian farmers using ethical practices , and, just casually, they are the Official Supporting Partner of The Australian Ballet.
If heat and eat is more your style, then Macros might just be your jam. Macros pride themselves in delivering fresh meals that are never frozen or vacuum packed. The meals are specially formulated by dietitians to ensure you’re putting the healthiest possible ingredients into your body—because really, who’s got the time or inclination to count calories? With Macros, the counting, preparation and packaging is all done for you—literally all you need to do is heat and eat. For the vegos among us, you’ll be pleased to know there are plenty of plant-based options such as black bean chilli, and for the meat-eaters you can order favourites like comforting beef lasagne or spaghetti bolognese. Another thing to note is that Macros also cater for dietary requirements—so if you’re after paleo or dairy free options, they’ve got you covered.
The St Food Co
A Brisbane meal delivery service born out of covid, the creators of The St Food Co were missing their favourite street foods during lockdown—so they decided to make their own. Fast forward a few years and they've now got a menu absolutely stacked with delicious pre-made meals like beer and bacon nachos, Brooklyn BBQ brisket, chipotle chicken, gnocchi with serrano ham crumb and even breakfast options for the truly lazy among us. The meals rrive fresh, though you can freeze them if you need to, and there's no lock in contracts—just order what you need when you need it.
Marketed as Australia’s most affordable meal kit, Dinnerly offers easy, tasty recipes for as low as $4.85 per portion. Six ingredients, five steps (yeah you have to cook this one too, but you'll still have dinner on the table in under 20 minutes)—that’s all you need when you sign up with Dinnerly. From sweet soy chicken noodles to beef burgers, there’s plenty of variety and enough to satisfy even the pickiest eaters. It's so good (and so budget-friendly) that even our editor gets it weekly—do you need any more of a reccomendation?
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.
Marley Spoon’s chef-designed menu has options for all tastes and lifestyles, including vegan, low-calorie and family-friendly options that’ll leave you wanting more. Marley Spoon also sources the best, seasonal produce from trusted Australian suppliers, so you know that whatever you’re getting is legit. Plus the meals are varied and totally drool-worthy, too—think spicy chicken Rendang curry, pomegranate-glazed chicken, roasted hemp seed barramundi and loads more.
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.
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