Food & Drink

12 Sydney Meal Delivery Services To Try This Month

By Ranyhyn Laine – who always has time to go to breakfast, no matter how busy she is.

Put all those weird and wonderful spices you bought in the back of the cupboard, toss away that sourdough starter you got from a neighbour, and put the air fryer (we know you bought one) under the sink, because we've got a better idea—one of Sydney's many delicious meal delivery services. 

Yep, Sydney has a range of local services that are dishing up convenient and healthy meals that can be delivered right to your door, and even save 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. 

Youfoodz 

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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 makes 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.

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Soulara 

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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. 

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Butcher Crowd

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While this one is more produce delivery than full meals, we can't go past the restaurant quality meats and wild caught seafood the crew at Butcher Crowd are delivering to homes around Australia. It's super easy to build your own custom box of sustainable protein depending on your tastes or opt for a box curated by their team if you prefer to treat it like a mystery box challenge.

Both options are super affordable with prices starting from $35 a week and will rock up at your door on the date and day that suits you best. Plus, if you sign up now, you can enjoy a free meat and seafood selection in every box for a whole year. How good.

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Hello Fresh  

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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 are 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. 

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Bondi Meal Prep

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Keen on a meal kit that's all about healthy eating and supporting local businesses? Bondi Meal Prep is for you. Each meal has been designed to have the optimum ratio of protein, fats, and carbohydrates, with high-quality fresh ingredients like free-range chicken, grass-fed cape grim beef, and fresh sustainability-sourced New Zealand king salmon.

Shop by diet—keto, vegetarian, weight loss, and low-carb, and choose from single meals or set meal plans. Easy!

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Providoor


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Don’t scrimp on quality as the weekdays get busier. Providoor is back with a slew of snap-frozen meals delivered straight to your door, dishing up restaurant-quality dishes from big-name chefs like Luke Nguyen and Manu. Choose from their selection of lunches, dinners and desserts covering all dietaries, from vegetarian to gluten-free. Our top picks? Luke Nguyen's Massaman beef curry, tonkatsu ramen, and Silvia Colloca's family-style lasagnes.

Order here.

MACROS

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If heat and eat is more your style, then MACROS might just be your jam. Macros pride themselves on 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 are all done for you—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 to dietary requirements—so if you’re after paleo or dairy-free options, they’ve got you covered.

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Make Out Meals

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Make Out Meals is the newest meal kit on the block here in Sydney, and they are doing things slightly differently. Rather than health-focussed meals designed to help you reach fitness goals, or simple kits for those of us who despise cooking, Make Out Meals has partnered with a growing collection of Sydney chefs so you can play chef at home and have a crack at recreating your favourite restaurant dishes.

Available as a subscription or as a one-off order for dinner parties, you can pick and choose from a raft of Sydney and Melbourne venues like Entrocote, Coda, Lee Ho Fook, Mamasita, and more. 

Subscribe here. 

Dinnerly

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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 one of our editors gets it weekly—do you need any more of a recommendation?

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The St Food Co 

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A  Sydney 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 arrive fresh, handmade by actual chefs, 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. 

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Nourish’d 

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Got a sensitive gut? How does a menu that caters to dairy-free, keto, and nut allergies sound? Nourish’d has 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.

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Marley Spoon

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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.

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Chefgood

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Chefgood is best looked upon as the disrupter of the ready-meal industry. They place emphasis on both health and taste without compromising on convenience—but the best part? Your meals are made from locally sourced ingredients and by real chefs.

There are meal plans a-plenty to suit your tastes and needs. Spanish scrambled eggs for one meal and Japanese beef curry later in the day? You bet ya. Keep an eye out for their chef series meals designed by the likes of Reynold Poernomo and Pierrick Boyer. 

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