Six of the most scrumptious food delivery boxes around

Do you find yourself perusing social media and getting serious food envy? Us too! [...]

Do you find yourself perusing social media and getting serious food envy? Us too! However, luckily, with the promise of a food subscription box flying through your letterbox you too can rustle up something swell in the comfort of your own home. After all, takeaways are everyone’s guilty pleasure right? 

In the midst of your hectic lives, these highly desired boxes brim with all sorts of food and, what’s more, you can customise the contents yourself. Bonus! So, here’s a peek at some of the food subscription boxes that’ll have you waiting for the doorbell to ring… 

Pasta Evangelists 

Perhaps Italian night calls? No problemo! Grab yourself a Pasta Evangelists delivery and indulge in some of the tastiest pasta around. The box is brimming with freshly made pasta, delicious garnish and authentic sauce, allowing you to rustle up restaurant-quality pasta from the comfort of your abode. 

Is Tuscan Pici with Wild Boar Ragu tingling your taste buds? Or perhaps you’re a sucker for Truffle Tortellini with Juniper Berry Butter (OMG!) All you’ll need to do is head to their website, select your pasta from a weekly menu of mind-blowing options, and then Pasta Evangelists, as the angels that they are, will provide you with delivery on any day of your choosing. Gino D’Acampo has nothing on your artisan pasta recipe kit! Buon appetito!

Price: Each pasta ranges in price, starting at £6.75 

Hello Fresh Food 

Our mouths are watering already just taking a look at the Hello Fresh Food box, as will yours be, we’re sure. The boxes are brimming with locally sourced ingredients and some easy-to-follow recipes, perfect for families as well as single people. 

What can you expect? Well, Fragrant Chicken Laska and Asian Style Beed and Pork and Apple Burgers are just two of the tempting dishes on the list. So, you choose your meals (and this part is totally customisable), then suit your lifestyle with things like desserts, wines and sides thrown in if you wish. Next, you’ll get convenient weekly deliveries, et voila! You’ll cook using seasonal and fresh ingredients made in the comfort of your kitchen. And, if you’re anything like us, you’ll be papping shots ready for the gram in no time!

Price: From £3.44 per meal 

Abel & Cole 

There’s little that beats a busy box of fresh fruit and veg, which is why Abel & Cole’s delivery boxes are a total must. They have an eclectic array of boxes to choose from, including their Cook’s Ingredients Box which brims with offerings and is their self-proclaimed “Russian roulette of the organic world.” In here, you’ll discover a surprise mix of flavours, from aromatics, herbs and spices to interesting and unusual veg. Nothing beats it! 

You could rustle up a Roasted Jersey Saag Aloo, or try your hand at a Kasha, Date and Honeyed Walnut Bowl using the goodies found inside. Or opt for something a little more seasonal, and try the Summer Salad and Veg Box, which, we’re informed, has been in huge demand over recent weeks. Plus, Abel & Cole are a very planet-friendly service. They map out routes which will operate the lowest mileage and they encourage leaving boxes and ice packs out for collection so that they can reuse them. As well, packaging is “minimal and never unnecessary,” so it’s not only a delicious delivery but a sustainable one too. 

Price: £12.50 upwards 

Mindful Chef 

Mindful Chef does just what it says on the box, with well thought out ingredients delivered fresh to your doorstep. The lip-smacking weekly box contains two to five healthy recipes, and you’ll pick from a list of 16 epic recipes, to impress guests with your diverse cooking skills. Some of the huge advantages of the Mindful Chef box is that it’s 100 per cent gluten and dairy free, and there are a range of vegan options thrown in. What’s more, you can sink your teeth into 100 per cent grass-fed beef, free-range chicken and UK-landed fresh fish, and if you’re not impressed with your lot then no problem, as the non-committal box allows you to cancel at any time. 

Price: From £4.50 per box 

Hobbs House Bakery 

For the bread lovers, you will be in dough heaven if you opt for a Hobbs House Bakery box. This family business was established in the Cotswolds in the 1920s, and the five generations of baking experience sure comes through in the taste of the sumptuous bread on offer. The bakers describe themselves as “born with flour on their fingers,” and their bread boxes make for the perfect accompaniment for meals, from toasties oozing with cheese, to dipping a slice of sourdough into hot soup. 

Bread bundles on offer include the Sourdough Bread Box, Organic Bread Box and Bestsellers Bread Box, all of which come with incredibly generous amounts of delicious bread. The sourdough bread box features an incredible organic Tumeric and Chilli Sourdough which bursts with flavour and is a total must-teat. And if you want to try your hand at making bread like Hobbs House then you could also pop the Sourdough Baking Kit into your basket, which gives you all the tools to whip up hot sourdough using Organic Rye Flour from their local mill. Hungry? We certainly are! 

Price: £14.50 upwards 

Riverford Organic Farmers

Riverford are experts when it comes to seasonal sublimity. The brand produces the highest quality organic produce, delivering it straight to your doorstep, to donate tastes of freshness and deliciousness to the palette. 

Delicious boxes include the Summer Fruit Bag, Zero Packaging Organic Veg Box and Seasonal Organic Veg Box, and oh, so many more. You’ll enjoy the likes of new potatoes, bunched carrots, Batavia lettuce and chestnut mushrooms as just some of the enticing offerings from this forward-thinking company. Some items might change to bring you what’s best on the day, and the box gets delivered the same time the Riverford van is in your area, in a bid to minimise carbon emissions. Oh, and additional kudos go to them for their detailed leaflet which provides instructions on how to recycle every bit of packaging. 

Price: From £7.95 

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