Has your two-minute noodle fetish, along with your takeaway fries started to affect your belly? Let’s face it, even before the coronavirus hit the Sunshine Coast, grocery shopping and meal prepping was never the most exciting job of the week. Well, we reckon it's time to break-up with your chicken flavour sachets and give your local drive-thru a rest—you deserve better.
Here’s our roundup featuring some of the best meal delivery services on the Sunshine Coast, for nutritious and delicious meals delivered to your doorstep.
Deliciously Clean Eats
Conceived by three crossfit enthusiasts, Meagan, Sarah and Emma, these three all shared a passion for maintaining a healthy lifestyle, with a strong focus on eating a nutritious diet. Together they created Deliciously Clean Eats, providing people with convenient, fresh food delivered right to their door. With two of the three owners qualified dieticians, all the meals are nutritionally balanced and incorporate a wide variety of flavoursome wholefoods.
Each meal contains all the essential goodness you need, serving up protein, carbohydrates and vegetables to keep you satiated and sustained. Forget about flavourless, uninspiring meals, Deliciously Clean Eats use an abundance of herbs and spices, making them flavoursome while still being full of nutrition. Dietary problems? No problem. These guys offer a range of gluten free, dairy free and low carb options so the whole household can be covered. Plus, the menu is changed weekly so you can be sure to keep things new and fresh each week.
If you’re more of a comfort eater, Mumma's Sugo is for you, serving up premium and authentic handmade Italian food. As a mother of two, Mumma Sugo understands the need for convenient, delicious and wholesome meals for themselves and their families.
To receive these delightful meals all you need to do is join their order list and you’ll receive a text message each Sunday with their weekly menu. Then simply text back your order and specify pick up or delivery, bellissimo! Prices range from $9 to $30 and you can expect delicious Italian ragus, sauces and meals made using high quality free range meat, Capriccio Italian tomato products and locally sourced herbs and produce.
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—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?
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.
The Rolling Dolmade
Creating a menu that features seasonal and organic local produce, The Rolling Dolmade believes in the beauty of a home cooked meal and plate up dishes from every corner of the globe. Offering a fortnightly delivery service, these guys know how to make meal time a breeze, with meals delivered to your home or work, you can eat them fresh or freeze them for a later date.
To jump on board, simply join their mailing list and look out for their menu sent out every fortnight on a Friday. All that’s left to do is make your selection by Tuesday for Friday delivery. So it’s time to say goodbye to copious cooking, ditch the dishes and enjoy a night off the tools thanks to the deliciousness from The Rolling Domade.
Harnessing on the full potential of plants, Soulara creates ready made meals packed full of superfoods, legumes, nuts, seeds, wholegrains, fruits and vegetables bursting with vitamins and minerals. Eating the rainbow has never been so easy, with each meal providing the energy and nutrition you need to live your best life.
Designed by expert chefs and nutritionists, there’s a range of delicious meals to choose from. Our favourites? We can’t go past the Golden Coconut Dahl and the Sunkissed Pesto. Providing their services on a weekly subscription basis, it’s easy to choose a plan to match your lifestyle. Meals range from $11.50 to $8.50 (depending on your subscription), so it’s hard to resist getting their mouth-watering dishes delivered straight to your door.
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.
Previously running two cafes from the Sunshine Coast—Little Boat Espresso and Winnie—Sara started up Tuckshop alongside a team of others who love food and cooking just as much as her in order to bring more good food to good people. Providing custom made menus to cater for guests and events, Tuckshop recently just unveiled their meal delivery services which have left us drooling.
With a flat delivery fee of $10 (or free with orders over $150), make sure to keep an eye out on their Instagram where they’ll reveal their weekly menu, serving sizes and prices. Expect delicious dishes like slow cooked beef brisket, Nona’s Lasagne, chilli con carne and sweet potato laksa, heaven.
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.
Don't have time to hit the supermarket, or find it a bit daunting in the age of COVID-19? Can't decide what to have for dinner, but need to curb your UberEats habit? HelloFresh is here for you. It's the country's most popular home-delivered meal plan set up, shipping fresh produce and a huge variety of quick, simple recipes straight to your door to ease the stress of mid-week meal-making.
One of the greatest things about HelloFresh is the convenience factor—great, healthy produce delivered to your door. But it'll also get you fired up in the kitchen and cooking recipes you may never have thought of trying. No doubt, you'll wind up a better cook as time goes on. On the sustainability front, HelloFresh's fruit and veg is sourced direct from Aussie suppliers, and as your produce comes pre-portioned, you'll be reducing food waste too. Basically, it's a win on all fronts.
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