Eat Evolve (Closed)
More than anything, the people behind UK-wide meal-delivery outfit, Eat Evolve, pride themselves on the quality of the ingredients used to prep the inspired by—but not restricted to—Paleo meals: No gluten, refined sugar, or preservatives and strictly free-range, grass-fed meats and sustainably farmed seafood. What makes them stand out, though, is the fact that all meals are developed by Michelin-trained chefs, so even the simplest-sounding dish (lemon and thyme chicken or roasted salmon) is guaranteed to taste restaurant-worthy.
Delivered in sheep's wool-insulated bags, these frozen meals lock in nutrients and make for easily re-heatable (and highly portable) meals. Sustainably sourced meats and fish are used throughout the menu, although there are vegetarian options, like stuffed portobello mushrooms with goat cheese and beetroot and apple barley risotto.
Fresh Fitness Food
With plenty of meal plans to choose, ranging from vegetarian to performance, this is a good meal delivery plan if you have a specific purpose in mind. From the start, they assess your goals—and lifestyle—helping tailor meals to your need, and you’re able to call a nutritionist whenever you want to ask questions. Meals here err on the side of simple with a lot of flavor (think harissa marinated chicken breast with artichoke hearts and mixed veggies), with some curveballs thrown in, like matcha protein waffles. They’ll deliver the easy microwaveable (and recyclable) containers to your office or home.
Henrietta Inman Pâtissière
Having worked as a professional pastry chef in some of London's finest restaurants, Henrietta brings the skills of an old-school patissier to her baking. And yet, her cakes, which are free from refined flour, sugar, and dairy are unlike anything else out there. The fact that they are free from those ingredients is, of course, a bonus, but it's the amazing flavors she creates using natural ingredients that's impressive. Her cakes, which she bakes for delivery across London, are sort of mind-blowing, in the intensity of their flavor, the perfection of their texture, and her beautiful decorations, which often include home-grown edible flowers. Henrietta has a lot to show the world about how much further baking can go, and for the curious, she teaches plenty of workshops and one-on-ones. East London based, she delivers across the city.
James Knight of Mayfair
The legendary James Knight of Mayfair stocks incredibly fresh fish—mostly from British and Irish waters. The variety is always outstanding. Sadly, their Notting Hill shop closed after many years of great service, however, you can still catch them at Selfridges or start a home delivery account. It's definitely a worthwhile splurge.
Lunch BXD (Closed)
This is a new-ish concept from two ingenious women who met at cooking school and came up with a healthy lunch delivery service. If you order on the day, there's one wholesome vegetarian salad available which you can then add protein to—chicken, salmon, or pulled pork—though if you order a couple of days in advance you get to pick from five variations. Regardless, the daily specials are great and feel like a hearty meal whether you go vegetarian or not. It's worth getting coworkers in on the deal, as prices are cheaper by the dozen and they'll expand the delivery radius for offices, too.
Nosh offers a variety of cleanse programs that are tailored to your needs and level of commitment. Plus, they deliver their juice-fast packages on a daily basis throughout London.
Really good cold press juice can be hard to come by in London. Plenish offers great organic, cold-pressed juices and cleanses available for delivery to your home or office.
Georgia Cummings started Potage in her mom’s kitchen in 2012, delivering food locally in Notting Hill on her bicycle. Today, her small team delivers to offices and homes across central London, with special attention paid to sustainability: They use no plastic and minimal, fully compostable packaging, and have a commitment to zero food waste. Seasonal, locally sourced ingredients contribute to nourishing, filling meals, like red lentil and spinach dhal with roasted sweet potato and chili saffron marinated chicken thigh with chickpea and pistachio.
With eight different locations scattered all over London, this ingredient-driven salad/flatbread/soup operation makes eating well at work all week long totally effortless and most importantly, enjoyable. Once you sign up for delivery services, you can place the day’s order in the morning (or the night before) and have your lunch—everything from pho bowls to curries to 100% vegan wraps—delivered to your office or home. Get your coworkers in on the action and go in on a group lunch from the extensive catering menu.
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