Four Home Delivery Options to Try Now
Whether your local supermarket has sold out of your favourite ingredients or you’re simply bored of cooking, there’s never been a better time to take advantage of a home delivery service. From Italian delicacies to vintage wines, there are a wide variety of online purveyors who now ship straight to your door. Here are four of our favourites!
Bring the Mediterranean sunshine to your kitchen with Pasta Evangelists. Their fresh, artisan kits are pre-portioned, and contain fresh sauces and garnishes as well as handcrafted pasta – allowing you to create a tasty meal in minutes.
Each week, there is a menu of ten new ‘mind-blowingly delicious’ dishes to choose from. You can either subscribe, signing up to receive regular deliveries (with no obligation – you can cancel any time) or simply place a one-off order; the only stipulation is that you choose at least two portions per order. Delivery is free for orders over £25 and prices are affordable – and though Pasta Evangelists are experiencing record sales at present, they continue to operate as normal, meaning that you can place an order for delivery within a matter of days. In addition, the company are now offering ‘pasta care packages’: if you want to send a loved one a delightful treat, you can purchase one of these kits, and Pasta Evangelist will donate £5 per box sold to Age UK. Buon appetito!
Mindful Chef is the nation’s favourite healthy recipe box service. Counting Victoria Pendleton CBE, Sir Andy Murray and Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill among its fans, Mindful Chef’s regular recipe boxes ‘provide customers with the tools to cook delicious, nutritionally-balanced meals that help customers feel healthier and happier’.
Offering a range of options – from gluten to dairy-free – and prioritising British-reared, ethically-sourced meat and fish, Mindful Chef focuses on making healthy food taste delicious. Each week you can choose from 16 dishes, and a range of sizes depending on your family (two to five recipes per delivery for smaller two-person households, up to a family-size box that will feed four or five people). Mindful Chef also operate a charitable giving model: for every meal sold, a school meal is donated to a child living in poverty.
Knock Knock by Smith and Brock
If you live in London or surrounding areas and are on the look-out for outstanding fresh produce, look no further than Knock Knock by Smith & Brock. Originally a wholesale business supplying top-notch eateries and hotels in London, the company now run a delivery service to a variety of postcodes across the South East, dispatching fine-quality produce and groceries direct to private customers.
Knock Knock was invented to give everyone access to the best seasonal fruits, vegetables and other selected groceries; and the company pride themselves on exceptional quality and unusual produce. As such, their supplier base is different: Knock Knock work with specialist, artisanal producers, prioritising products that are ‘grown for flavour [and] not commercial yield’.
Customers can choose from a small selection of boxes, from a ‘perfect’ veg box containing produce that changes with the season, to a ‘large essentials’ box which contains everything from fantastic fresh fruit to free range eggs.
Named ‘Best Online Wine Shop in the UK’ by the Telegraph newspaper in 2020, Winebuyers offers a classy, unique shopping experience, connecting vineyards and merchants directly with wine fans.
Though Winebuyers is technically a club, membership is free; and, once signed up, you can enjoy access to specialist wineries and distilleries in over 40 countries across the globe. With over 50,000 bottles available at any one time, many of which are very affordable – Winebuyers assert that their prices reflect supplier prices, which they do not mark up – you can always find something new and exciting to try. Their ‘offers’ page is frequently updated, and there’s a convenient chat function that provides handy hints from Winebuyers’ sommeliers. Or, if you prefer to sip an old favourite, simply filter your search accordingly (you can narrow your choices by region, vintage, grape variety, and more).
Winebuyers ship across the world - and there’s even an express option for delivery within mainland UK, promising your wine order within one business day. Cheers!