Online food delivery services have never been more important, and there are plenty that are still taking on customers. To help you out, we decided to pull together this list of the best health-conscious ingredient boxes on the market right now – all sent straight to your door, and all tried-and-tested by Esquire editors.
im电竞官网-Whether you're after heaps of organic meat, an abundant weekly shop, or even a fitness meal-plan to ensure maximum swole-ness in self-isolation, there's a recipe box out there for you. Check out our favourites below.
Reader, I had never heard of a lamb noisette before last week. But now I’ve got some. They’re big, and they’re beautiful. The Ethical Butcher’s particularly strong on lamb. A huge, boned, rolled lamb shoulder from them has been rubbed in anchovies, seared and roasted, and is still being reworked four days later, and there’s neck fillets too. Sure, they do top quality beef, chicken, pork and game from farmers across the country who care about looking after the countryside – as well as curated boxes big enough to cover you for the foreseeable future – but buddy, this lamb is something else.
im电竞官网-School friends Giles, Myles and Rob set up Mindful Chef in 2015 with a focus on fresh ingredients, local farming and healthy recipes. The aim is to get you to reduce your intake of sugar and refined carbs – good luck lads, I'm eating a Nutella sandwich as we speak – so you’ll never find any pasta, bread or white rice in your big box of neatly packed ingredients. Instead, you’ll get to rustle up organic meat dishes and experiment with plant-based alternatives that you’ve long shunned on supermarket aisles (shout-out to tempeh). The recipes are straight forward and well explained, the portion sizes are surprisingly generous and, what’s more, the team donate a school meal to a child living in poverty for every meal sold.
KBK, best known for its fitness-based meal plans, has reacted to the ransacking of supermarket shelves with an ‘Essentials Box’. It’s a whopping great assortment of all the fresh ingredients every chef needs for a healthy and varied diet – meats, fruits, veg, carbs, milk, you get the deal – as well as some much-needed non-perishables. Think of it as the ultimate big shop delivered straight to your door. (Yes, we realise you can do that on a supermarket website. No, there still aren’t any slots available.) But if you’re looking for something tailored to you, they also offer fitness and diet-based meal preps, from muscle building proteins to fuss-free macro meals to plant-based vegan food.
im电竞官网-Wandsworth-based event caterers Social Pantry have announced a new delivery service, separated into fresh and practical breakfast (£32), lunch (£38) and dinner (£38) boxes designed to give two people three days of good eating. It’s all lovely sounding stuff – lamb tagine, wild garlic risotto etc – but it is founder Alex Head’s work with charity Key4Life, through which she employs ex-offenders throughout her business (making up 10% of the workforce) that is the winning ingredient. Fruit & veg and snack boxes are available too, as well as wine and beer (so you can finally stop ordering crates from that sketchy-looking ‘BOOZE’ shop on Deliveroo).
im电竞官网-Pasta Evangelists, founded by Italian-British entrepreneur Alex Savellia and backed by Giles Coren amongst others, has been making waves ever since it arrived in 2017. It’s easy to see why. Proudly made “by Italian hands every day”, the pasta is fresh (as it can reasonably be), the ingredients are largely sourced from the motherland, and the authentic recipes are simple to make. Now, to help out elderly people who are struggling under this period of self-isolation, they’ve created a special care package alongside Age UK. For every purchase, £5 will be donated straight to the charity.
Simply cook? If only it were that easy. The supermarket shelves are slowly returning back to normal, sure, but now kitchens across the land have been turned into bread-making labs by bored flatmates. That's why it's important to make the cooking you do do as fuss-free as possible. This letter box-size delivery service contains four ‘recipe kits’ (dry ingredients in pots, including pastes and seasonings) that you can use on your own ingredients, along with straightforward recipes. Simple.