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Meal Kit Review Hub
Meal Kits are boxes of ingredients that allow you to cook delicious, healthy meals at home. When you subscribe to a service in Australia, you’ll get weekly deliveries consisting of 3 – 5 detailed recipes and all the key ingredients you need. For more info, see our article “What is a Meal Kit Delivery Service?“
I’ve independently reviewed all the top meal kits in Australia so you can pick the right one for you. Check out my reviews of meal kit services below, see the results of the latest meal kit survey or discover the 10 reasons you should be using meal kits!
HelloFresh manage to deliver an incredibly polished meal kit experience. With exciting and clear recipes, it’s easy for anyone to create restaurant quality food.
Great For: Impressing Friends, Singles or Couples
Marley Spoon excel in providing comforting homemade food with consistent quality. They offer the widest variety of meals including vegan options.
Great For: Picky Eaters, Weight Loss or Food Intolerances
Dinnerly manage to deliver a strong value proposition based on simple recipes and quality ingredients.Very easy to use and create tasty meals.
Great For: Budget Conscious, Families with Kids.
Pepper Leaf provides farm fresh produce and delicious meals, all from local Australian businesses. Available in NSW and Victoria.
Great For: Local Produce, Fresh Ingredients.
Another highly affordable meal kit, EveryPlate provide a great service with simple, tasty meals. With our discount code, you can get meals from $2.99 per portion!
Good For: Cheap Meals, Large Families
Frequently Asked Questions
Meal kits are always sent in chilled boxes. These boxes have any cupboard/vegetable ingredients stored in the box, whilst any meat or dairy is stored in a cold bag with an ice block. This storage method ensures each delivery can last safely for at least 12 hours after being delivered. As a result, it’s perfectly safe to have your box delivered whilst you’re at work and pick it up when you get home in the evening.
This really depends on your priorities and how you measure ‘value’ to you. From a purely monetary standpoint, it’s clear that Meal Kits are going to be more expensive than picking up the ingredients from you local supermarket. However, it’s also important to consider how you value the convenience of Meal Kits being delivered to your front door, bringing variation to your weekly meals, having pre-portioned ingredients and reducing your food waste.
We conducted a full cost analysis to see which meal kit was cheapest, so it’s worth checking that out to help inform your decision.
Yes, absolutely. All meal kits in Australia have what’s called a ‘rolling subscription’ which means you can cancel at any time. This means you can get just one box to try out the Meal Kit and see if you like it. You’ll need to remember to cancel your subscription at least 7-8 days before your next delivery is due.