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9 of the best nationwide delivery meal kits

Publisher - Great British Food Awards
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Nov 26, 2020
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One of the main food trends to come out of lockdown is the amazing variety of meal kits now available! Frankly there’s never been a better time to treat yourself to a quick and indulgent supper delivered straight to your door - here are some of our favourites that offer nationwide delivery

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Stein’s at Home

The Stein’s at Home recipe boxes bring fresh Cornish seafood and Rick’s classic authentic dishes straight to your door to enjoy at home. Each box serves two people, with a starter main and dessert, along with cooking and plating instructions, plus wine pairing suggests should you need them There are currently six boxes available on the website, including The Lobster Box, The Indonesian Curry Box and The Steak Box, plus the option to buy a fresh Cornish seafood box too. We tested out The Hake Box and were thoroughly impressed with the freshness of the ingredients - the sticky toffee pudding with clotted cream was a particular highlight.

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Caravan at Home Brunch Boxes

Famous for its excellent coffee and hearty weekend brunches, small restaurant group Caravan have just launched two innovative ‘brunch at home’ boxes for £36; simply place an order by midnight Sunday for delivery the following Friday. The Baked Eggs kit includes freshly baked sourdough along with ingredients for the restaurant’s famous jalapeno cornbread muffins, while the Kimchi Pancake with Slow Roasted Pork Belly box (our favourite) includes Caravan’s kimchi pancake mix with Gochujang ketchup and garnishes, cooked pork belly with their cold pressed carrot, orange, ginger and turmeric juice to wash things down. Both brunch boxes include a freshly roasted 250g bag of Caravan’s brand new Xmas BRÜ blend.

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Hello Fresh’s Christmas Box

If the thought of heading to the supermarket to do your Christmas food shop fills you with dread, worry not as HelloFresh has designed a hassle-free Christmas box filled with pre-measured ingredients and easy-to-follow recipes. The delivery boxes contain everything you need to create a delicious Christmas dinner including a butter basted roast turkey, pigs in blankets, irresistible veggies and make ahead gravy. There’s also the option of adding on an artisan cheese platter too! Find out more at

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Noble House Prepared

This brand new food delivery company aims to provide Michelin-standard cooking in the comfort of your home. Thanks to the fine dining credentials of the brand’s executive chef, who has spent many years leading the restaurants of Michelin star chef Gordon Ramsay, Christmas in a Box is everything you’d expect to find if you were eating out at a top gourmet eatery. And the real bonus – an entire full Christmas feast can be cooked in under an hour! There are meat and plant-based mains to choose from, including a free-range turkey joint, fillet of beef, chateaubriand, and a vegan leek and sage stuffing pie, available with all the trimmings and dessert if you like.

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The Gentleman Baristas

This very special, expertly crafted Afternoon Tea for 2 menu from The Gentleman Baristas - a small coffee house group in London specialising in serving a superb cup of coffee in creative and inspiring surroundings - includes some of the company’s most-popular cakes, coffees and slices, and scrumptious sandwiches made from the finest locally-sourced ingredients. On the menu you’ll find delights such as prosciutto, rocket and shaved parmesan on slice brown bread, Millionaire’s shortbread bites, scones with jam and Cornish clotted cream, plus the shop’s signature single origin coffee (ground to order) and bags of Chash English Breakfast tea.

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Japes Deep Dish Pizza Kit

Soho ‘deep dish’ pizza stalwart Japes has just unveiled a range of nationwide delivery kits for its popular pepperoni or veggie pizzas. Each kit comes with at least two pizzas and includes tin foil pans for getting that all important deep dish texture and crunchy, yet buttery crust, plus Japes’ ‘secret tomato sauce’ and all the cheese and toppings too. You will get everything you need to make the pizzas and each pizza takes minutes to assemble and about 15 minutes to cook in a hot oven. Orders can be made on any day via with day slots to choose from - and shipping is free.

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Birtelli’s Pizza Kits

Family-run Royal Leamington Spa-based pizzeria Birtelli’s have created a gourmet make-your-own pizza kit which is now available for delivery nationwide. Delivered fresh to your door, in environmentally-friendly packaging, Birtelli’s pizza kits give you the chance to craft your own stone-baked Birtelli’s pizza at home, using the same restaurant-quality dough, and premium British ingredients used by the chefs on site. For the toppings there’s a big focus on British artisan producers, so expect incredibly creamy fiore di latte mozzarella produced by award-winning Yester Farm Dairies in East Lothian. Birtelli’s have also partnered with independent award-winning breweries including Purity and Tiny Rebel to offer the option to add craft beer to your pizza kit.

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Feast Box

For something a bit different, Feast Box specialises in genuinely innovative international recipes; it’s a a great way of expanding your repertoire of exotic dishes and shaking up your weekly meals, while trying exciting ingredients you may never normally buy. There are 12 new recipes available each week, including Korean Fried Tofu, Lamb Pepper Fry, Turkish Gozleme, Tandoor Paneer Sizzler, Miso Aubergine, Chicken Chettinad and lots more. We were particularly impressed with the simplicity of the recipes, especially considering how rich and flavourful the dishes are.

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Gousto’s Festive Menu

Gousto is one of the UK’s best known meal box companies, delivering innovative meals direct to your door with precise ingredients and easy-to-follow recipes. For the festive season it has launched a selection of enticing alpine and Christmas-themed dishes, including Melty Alpine Raclette-Topped Potatoes With Winter Slaw, a Festive Double-Stacked Bacon Cheeseburger and Turkey Christmas Dinner With All The Trimmings. Of the meals we tried, a festive brunch of Candied Bacon With Cheesy French Toast was the biggest hit.

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