14 Meal Delivery Services To Know

14 Meal Delivery Services To Know


For lots of us Ocado is not much more than a distant memory at the moment, but there are plenty of other food delivery services that are ready, willing and able to supply households with top-quality produce. From restaurant-worthy veg, meat and fish boxes to knockout ready meals for special occasions, here are 14 of the best…

BEST FOR MEAT: Turner & George

Richard H Turner – the acclaimed exec chef behind Hawksmoor, Pitt Cue, Blacklock and Foxlow – and butcher James George formed East London Steak Company in 2010 and launched Angel butchery Turner & George shortly after. Its online shop sells meat boxes covering everything from weekend breakfasts to Sunday roasts. The Staples box is the one to go for: for £65 you’ll get a whole herb-fed chicken, four pork loin chops, four lamb T-bones, six ‘Breakfast Pig’ sausages, 250g of back bacon and half a kilo of ground beef. Come the weekend, we suggest the eight-person BBQ Box, which is filled with eight burgers, eight brioche buns, six ‘Le Pig’ sausages, six ‘Spicy Pig’ sausages, two pork loin ribs, a kilo of bavette steak and a bottle of South Carolina BBQ sauce.
Visit TurnerAndGeorge.co.uk

BEST FOR FISH: Secret Smokehouse

Secret Smokehouse follows a long line of east London fish smokers that dates back to the 1800s. Cured to traditional techniques, its fish can be found in multiple Michelin-starred and top London restaurants including Claude Bosi at Bibendum, Ellory and The Clove Club, as well as Fortnum & Mason. Among its myriad delivery options for consumers, we’d urge you not to miss the tubs of Secret Smokehouse pâté, best served on rye bread or a Peter’s Yard sourdough cracker. Other standout items include the fish pie mix and a selection of hot-smoked mackerel, trout and salmon.
Visit SecretSmokehouse.co.uk


Inspired by founder Monika Linton’s early years on Spain’s east coast, Brindisa is a celebration of that country’s many, varied food cultures. It has been sourcing and supplying high-quality Spanish products to restaurants, delis and food halls since 1988, and now has a shop and chorizo stall in Borough Market, a cheese and charcuterie shop in Balham and five restaurants. Currently delivery only, its website is the place to head for authentic tapas ingredients and gourmet snacks: think Iberico ham, gordal olives, high-end olive oil and truffle-flavoured crisps. Its at-home paella kits – complete with pan – are ideal for fuss-free weekend cooking.
Visit Brindisa.com​


Previously operating in the hospitality sector, Pale Green Dot has upped its home delivery service by adding meat from HG Walter, cheese from The Cheese Merchant and dairy boxes. The new boxes contain selections that should last a week in a household of two people. Check out the meat box, which offers produce from small farms rearing free-range native breeds, including Hereford and Aberdeen Angus cattle and Hampshire Duroc pigs. For £60, it gets you sirloin steaks, chicken supremes and legs, lamb chops, sausages, beef mince and bacon – all vacuum packed and ready for the freezer. 
Visit PaleGreenDot.co.uk

Gladwin Brothers
Gladwin Brothers
Coal Rooms
Coal Rooms


Every week, Pasta Evangelists releases a new menu of ten dishes, each one bringing a taste of Italy into British homes. Delivered to your doorstep, each box includes fresh handmade pasta, an authentic Italian sauce, garnishes and instructions on how to prepare the dish in minutes. Choose from popular dishes such as wild boar and red wine ragu; wild mushroom ravioli; and cacio e pepe. Responding to Covid-19, the team has organised a special care package developed in partnership with Age UK. Order it for yourself – or for a loved one who needs it to make mealtimes easier – and £5 from each package sold will be donated to Age UK.
Visit PastaEvangelists.com​


The Gladwin boys usually spend their time running Sussex in Soho, The Shed in Notting Hill, Rabbit in Chelsea and Nutbourne in Battersea. For lockdown, they’ve opened an online store to help Londoners create farm-fresh meals at home. The shop is filled with treats from the family's farm and vineyard in Sussex: think English wine, organic hand-reared pork and various family roasting boxes, designed for households of different sizes. It’s rich pickings all round, but the beef wellington and Sussex beef pie are particularly outstanding – and both ready to serve two-four people.
Visit GladwinBrothers.com


Mac & Wild is delivering both hearty Scottish dishes and pre-bottled cocktails during lockdown. Fine Scottish meat reared on independent, family-run farms in the Highlands is available for home delivery, alongside the kitchen’s homemade venison haggis. An array of pre-mixed bottled cocktails includes the ‘Blackwatch Espresso Martini’ – made with Talisker 10 and coffee beans from Edinburgh Roastery, Artisan Roast’s and Janszoon – and the ‘Bonnie Spritz’, with Haig Clubman whisky infused with rowan berries, lime, Rosato vermouth, rhubarb, Peychaud’s bitters and a touch of agave.
Visit MacAndWild.com


Coal Rooms in Peckham has launched takeaway Sunday roasts. Available to pick up – or deliver within a three-mile radius – options include 40-day aged belted Galloway rumps, whole Cotswold chicken and Welsh lamb saddle, all served with beef dripping, potatoes, carrots, cabbage, leeks and Yorkshire puddings. Through the week, the team is operating Fat Boy BBQ on Deliveroo. Serving up American-style BBQ food from Thursday to Saturday (5pm-10pm), the menu features the likes of short rib with Korean BBQ glaze and red chilli pickles; pork belly rib with pineapple and cider BBQ glaze and cucumber pickles; and deep-fried chicken wings with jerk BBQ glaze. Alternatively, customers can order a combo box for £35 made up of two ‘Peckham In & Out’ burgers, a portion of wings, a side and sauce.
Visit CoalRoomsPeckham.com


Premium caterer Peardrop London is now sending out frozen meals and treats across town. The ‘Big Freeze’ is a selection of hearty family meals including tomato and red lentil shepherd’s pie and sweet potato and coconut dahl, plus confit chicken legs with truffled parsnip purée and beef lasagne. Each meal feeds four adults or two adults and three children. For an extra treat, add salted Rolo brownies or roasted cashew, date and coconut energy bars to your order.
Visit PeardropLondon.com

Mindful Chef
Mindful Chef


As well as standard isolation packs, Wild & Game has launched a family selection of frozen meals chosen to appeal to children as well as adults. The aim is to make life easier for families in lockdown and get more people to try game for the first time – and eventually make it a regular part of their diet. The pack provides a family of four with dinner for seven days at £1.79 per person per day. It includes dishes such as venison burgers; chicken, pheasant and mushroom pies; and lasagnes. You can also buy packs of ready-to-cook game, such as partridge, to make your own dishes.
Visit WildAndGame.co.uk


Caterer Archie’s Food has put together a new menu which can be pre-ordered for delivery or picked up from its kitchen in Fulham. Dishes include homemade stews, pies and curries which can be stored in the fridge or frozen, ready for the oven. There’s also a dinner party delivery service: home-based special occasions can be celebrated with a fully prepped menu alongside ingredients and cooking instructions. Dishes on this menu include braised beef cheeks with tangled root veg, creamy mash and salsa verde; and baked tandoori haddock with wasabi mash and watercress.
Visit ArchiesFood.com


Healthy recipe box service Mindful Chef is offering support and quick delivery slots to new and existing customers. As well as providing cooks with the tools to cook delicious, nutritionally balanced meals, all Mindful Chef recipes are free from dairy, gluten and refined carbs. Plus, for every fresh or frozen meal sold, Mindful Chef donates one school meal to a child living in poverty through the One Feeds Two charity. It is also currently offering all NHS staff a 30% discount.
Visit MindfulChef.com


BEST FOR ORGANIC PRODUCE: Daylesford Delivered

With Daylesford Delivered, you can get any groceries sold on the renowned farm shop’s shelves delivered to your door – from fresh fruit and vegetables to organic cheese, fresh meat and fish, artisan bread and pastries, and award-winning ready meals. Look out for the bespoke food baskets, all filled with seasonal organic ingredients and ready to be transformed into delicious home-cooked meals.
Visit Daylesford.com


Forman & Field has been supplying top restaurants with Michelin-quality ingredients for over 20 years. Through its delivery service, customers are able to enjoy the same dishes they would find in their favourite restaurants – for a fraction of the price. Black cod in miso, which is usually sold for over £30 a piece, is just £12.50; lobster and salmon fishcakes are £4.50 each. The team also delivers comforting family favourites, such as truffle and leek macaroni cheese, and vegetarian shepherd’s pie, plus a selection of meat, charcuterie, cheese, patisserie and English wine.
Visit FormanAndField.com



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