We might all be adjusting to our new (for now) normal lives, no thanks to COVID-19, but that doesn’t mean we have to adjust the expectations of our tastebuds too.
While most of us will be eating breakfast, lunch and dinner at home for a little while, we can still enjoy delights from some of Perth’s best foodie establishments thanks to their heat and eat and meal kit delivery options.
Whether you’re keen to fire up the stove or you just want to press a few buttons on the microwave, you can save yourself a trip to the supermarket all thanks to these Perth legends who are delivering dinner to your door.
When You Want To Heat And Eat
The Heritage has well and truly risen to the COVID-19 challenge and while they've decided not to do takeaway, they are now preparing ready to cook and ready to bake meals that you can pick up (in a physically distant way) or have delivered (within 30km). On the menu, you’ll find wagyu steak and mushroom pies, beef wellington, roast heirloom veggies and fluffy, butter loaded mashed potatoes—a few of which come with a bottle of vino. They’re also doing grocery boxes filled with fruit, veg, eggs and meat so you don’t have to tackle the supermarket. Definitely grab a loaf of their freshly baked sourdough for brekky too. Orders are ready for pick up or delivery on Fridays and Wednesdays, just make sure you sneak in before the order window closes.
Showcase Events WA
You can take your tastebuds on a world tour from the safety of your home thanks to Showcase Events WA. Providing fresh or frozen ready-made meals for four people (or more if you have self-control), chow down on Malaysian chicken curry, chicken and chorizo gumbo, saffron seafood pie, Indonesian rendang curry and more. Add some steamed rice, couscous or mashed potato to your order and you’re golden. Orders are ready within 24 hours and can be delivered to people in the Perth metro area for an extra fee. If you’d prefer to pick up, they offer contactless payment.
If you’ve always wanted a live-in chef, the crew from Dingo Sauce Co is offering up the next best option to help ease the pandemic stress. Chef Leigh Nash is busy preparing delectable heat and eat meals using fresh produce direct from local farmers. Order before 6pm and you can get delicious meals for one, two or four delivered the next day. Delivery is free for anyone living in Freo or if you spend over $50. We love the sound of this week’s menu; a Resolution Bowl with pickled papaya, house-made kimchi, green soybeans, miso tahini dressing and Thai red rice, slow-cooked lamb massaman curry, BBQ chicken noodles and Vietnamese turmeric and lemongrass curry.
C Si Bon
We might not be able to travel to France right now, but thankfully we can still eat the wonderful French food whipped up by C Si Bon. Legends when it comes to heat and eat meal delivery, you can load your freezer with delights like boeuf bourguignon, cauliflower gratin, coq au vin and quiche, as well as tarts, cheesecakes, chocolate mousse and pastries. And babies won’t need to go hungry either, with their range of fancy, yet affordable baby food packaged in convenient pouches. Delivering on Tuesdays from South Fremantle to North Karrinyup, definitely grab a slab of French butter to see you through your isolation.
Vegans don’t have to miss out on the heat and eat phenomenon thanks to Soulara. Delivering seven to 24 snap frozen meals to your door each week, all you have to do is decide how lazy you want to be (the lazier the better in our opinion). Starting at $8.50 per meal, dishes include the likes of laksa and carbonara to golden coconut dahl and mushroom bourguignon with black garlic mash. Add on a few treats like bliss balls and peanut butter cups, breakfast bowls and juices and you won’t need to battle it out in the canned bean aisle of the supermarket for a while yet.
Fresh Clean Eats
With Fresh Clean Eats you can keep healthy with their fresh lunches and dinners every day of the week. Perfectly portioned depending on your requirements, the menu changes on the regular and you can choose whether you want meals sorted from Wednesday to Friday, Monday to Friday, Monday to Saturday or the whole week. Orders need to be in the system by noon on Friday of the previous week for delivery in the Perth metro area on Monday or Wednesday.
The kind people at Wholistically Healthy have gone and increased their delivery area during this strange time to help more Perth people get fed. You can choose individual meals or opt for a meal pack including a few raw treats to keep you full throughout the week. There are loads of plant-based options, as well as meals for meat-eaters, and you can even order some Kommunity Brew water kefir. Orders close midnight on Sundays for contactless delivery the following Wednesday.
Kale & Co
Known for their healthy, wholesome eats and cleanses, Kale & Co is on hand to make your self-isolation simpler and more enjoyable. The family meals are where it’s at, choose your favourite dish from the weekly menu and you’ll also get a green garden salad and four mini choc chip, almond and chia cookies. Everything is perfectly portioned and made with top-notch ingredients and superfoods. Kale & Co deliver on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, but you can also pick up from their Osborne Park kitchen, from a safe distance of course.
If you're looking for nutritious and delicious, look no further than the team who creates ready made meals for the regular F45 challenges. Active Eating whips up wholesome meals like green chicken curry or cauliflower fried rice, so there's no need to feel guilty about adding a raw vegan caramel slice to your order.
Ready Made Meal Delivery
There’s a new meal delivery service on the block and they’re making sure you won’t go hungry for breakfast, lunch or dinner during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ready Made Meal Delivery is whipping up faves like bacon and scrambled eggs, cottage pie, veggie lasagne and chicken parmy. You can enjoy these comfort food classics from just $9.95 per serve.
Chillin' Out In WA
Chillin' Out In WA is cooking up tasty meals and freezing them so you can order bulk amounts and heat and eat on those nights when you just can't be bothered cooking. Think chilli con carne, burritos, tacos and nachos with options for vegos and vegans too. Minimum order is $50 and the delivery fee is $8, but it's waived if you spend over $100 so go on, stock up.
When You Want To Be The Chef
Hello Fresh is a super affordable meal kit delivery service offering veggie, classic and family plans to suit your eating habits from $7.49 per serving. Choose whether you want the ingredients for three, four or five meals delivered each week and whether you want two or four servings (always double it if there’s two of you because then you get leftovers). The recipes are easy to follow and everything is colour coded to make life simpler.
This Little Pig Went To Market
Cooking can be calming in a crisis, but if your brain is too frazzled for meal planning or hitting the local supermarket then a meal kit delivery service like This Little Pig Went To Market is going to be just what the doctor ordered. Whether you’re cooking for two or four they’ll deliver portioned ingredients and carefully crafted recipes that you can whip up in your own kitchen. Choose from two, three or four meals delivered weekly and you can even up your protein if you’re bulking. Orders close Tuesdays and are delivered the following Monday. Looking to make Easter in lock-down a little more special? Order one of their Easter feasting packs before 1 April and have it delivered in time for the big day.
While we’re all safely hidden away in our homes the crew at Dinner Twist is carefully crafting boxes of quality ingredients and delicious recipes for delivery to people all over Perth. Choose from their express, family, wholesome or plant-based boxes, upsize your protein or add on some fruit and the crew will deliver it all to your door on a weekly or fortnightly basis, depending on how much cooking you’re up for.
My Foodie Box
Spice up your life during quarantine with My Foodie Box’s mystery box. You’ll receive everything you need to cook four or five chef-created meals per week, aside from pantry staples like salt and pepper, olive oil, milk, eggs, butter, flour and balsamic vinegar. If you don’t have these items, no big deal, you can purchase them on the My Foodie Box website too. They’ve also created a classic box recommended for omnivores, a family box which will suit even the fussiest eaters and a vegan box for the compassionate eaters out there.
You Plate It
Another great meal kit delivery service in Perth, You Plate It delivers on Sundays so you can enjoy your weekend and be prepared for the week ahead. Their recipes are tried, tested and switched up weekly and most meals can be created in 35 minutes or less. Kits start at $68 and suit households of two to four.