Top 10 Healthy Meal Prep Delivery Services in London

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There are a lot of reasons to eat at a restaurant, to socialize, to take a break from one’s busy schedule, for convenience and a delicious taste, of course. However, it’s neither cheap nor healthy. According to experts, restaurants can charge about 300% markup on the items they serve, because they have to pay rent, labor and to make a profit. A £15 meal at a restaurant can be made at home with only £5. Cooking at home, one can also have strict control over the nutritional contents of food. People eat at restaurants mainly for convenience though, and meal planning at home can be a hectic task. Enter, meal prep London companies, which take care of the planning, groceries, delivery and even the recipes. The only thing that’s left is to put all the ingredients together and cook them. Meal prep delivery is not as cheap as cooking entirely at home but it’s still significantly cheaper than dining out with little food wastage (Amy, 2019).

Top 10 Healthy Meal Prep Delivery Services in London

Here are the top 10 meal prep delivery companies operating in London along with details of their menu ranges, delivery options, prices, and nutritional value to help you pick one next time you decide to prepare your food to save up some money and eat healthier.

  1. PrepBox Nutrition

Healthy Meal Prep Delivery Services in London

PrebBox is one of the more well-known brands when it comes to meal prepping in London, as they customize the food for you. Their website is simplistic and easy to use. They offer variety of food in their menu that shows are the calories in their food and even give a detailed nutrition breakdown. This prepared meal service is ideal for people who are calorie conscious. There are various options for vegetables, carbs and proteins accordingly.

12 meals for 6 days15 meals for 5 days18 meals for 6 days
£ 66 (2 meals a day)£ 77 (3 meals a day)£96 (3 meals a day)
20 meals for 5 days24 meals for 6 days40 meals
£ 99 (4 meals a day)£ 108 (4 meals a day)£172 (for 2 person)

Pros:

  • Simple website
  • Easy to cook
  • Good pricing
  • Vegan options
  • Customized meal

Cons:

  • Limited vegan options

 

  1. Gousto:

Founded by two friends, Timo and James, in 2011 because they loved cooking but lacked time. If you like your food a bit spicy then gousto’s meal prep delivery service has got you covered. There are over 40 recipes to choose from every week, which are refreshed regularly. There are some exotic and innovative options available too. All the necessary ingredients come in a brown box in the right amount with very little waste.

2 meals for 24 meals for 2 adults & 2-3 childrenDelivery
£ 6.25 / meal£ 2.98 / mealFree

Pros:

  • Tasty & exotic food
  • Good pricing
  • Fresh organic ingredients
  • Environment-friendly

Cons:

  • Cluttered website
  • No rapid option
  • Limited vegan options

 

  1. Riverford:

Healthy Meal Prep Delivery Services in London

A 100% organic and fresh vegetables and meat delivering company with organic farms all over England. Besides the weekly available 12 recipes with vegan and non-vegan options, Riverford has a wide range of raw organic vegetables, fruits, salads, and grass-fed meat boxes available too. The deliveries are fresh, often still muddy, subject to availability dependent on postcodes. They have similar vegan and non-vegan options.

Vegan meal for twoPrime cuts meal for twoDelivery
From £ 11.20 / mealFrom £ 15.70 / mealFree

Pros:

  • Vegan options
  • Include fruits, salads, and dairy
  • Fresh 100% organic
  • Eco-friendly
  • Add-ons available

Cons:

  • Cluttered website
  • Deliveries dependent on postcodes
  • Expensive
  • Limited number of recipes(12 only)

 

  1. Mindful Chefs:

If you are a particularly “woke” consumer who is health and social justice conscious then mindful chefs might be the best option for you. They offer natural and organic meal recipes from 5 recipes a week for a single person to 4 recipes for 4 adults in a week. They have around 16 recipes available every week. They work with nutrition experts to make sure their food is healthy and free from processed carbohydrates. For every meal bought they also donate one meal for a schoolchild living in poverty with the help of charity One Feeds Two. Their website is simple and displays the calorie content and prices with each meal along with the cooking time it would take.

3 meals for 13 meals for 4Delivery
£ 9.00 / meal£ 6.00 / mealFree

Pros:

  • Gluten-free & dairy-free health conscious options
  • Simple website
  • Brown box packaging
  • Cruelty-free and charitable company
  • Vegan options

Cons:

  • Expensive, especially the single person meals
  • Limited recipes(16 only)
  • Some recipes take longer time than mentioned

 

  1. Simply Cook:

Healthy Meal Prep Delivery Services in London

Simply cook is another one of meal prep London based company with a very simple website and price structure. They have over 100 recipes including diverse dishes such as Indian Chicken Makhani and others from all over the World. The recipes with the lowest ratings are removed and replaced regularly. The website is simply, easy to use with filters such as family friendly, gluten-free and vegan. There is, however, the need for going to the grocery store to buy some fresh ingredients necessary for the recipes.

Trial box with 4 recipesRegular box with 4 recipesDelivery
£ 3.00 per box£ 9.00 per boxFree

Pros:

  • Easy to follow 20 minutes recipes
  • Simple, easy to use website
  • Simple pricing strategy
  • Economical
  • Gluten-free and vegan options available
  • Diverse food options

Cons:

  • Need to buy some ingredients separately
  • Recipes are not renewed

 

  1. Abel & Cole:

Healthy Meal Prep Delivery Services in London

Abel & Cole will only deliver 100% organic and fresh seasonal ingredients to your doorsteps, though delivery dates are dependent on postcodes. They have over 15 recipes each week to choose from with filters such as light(low calorie), simple(quick to cook) and vegan, etc. Apart from recipes, they will also deliver essentials such as organic eggs, milk, and even juices and smoothies kit boxes.

Their delivery is free and pricing is on a per plate basis for each meal ranging from £ 6.00 to £ 7.00 per plate.

Pros:

  • Organic and fresh seasonal ingredients
  • Easy to cook
  • Average 20 mins cooking time
  • Can deliver other groceries such as eggs, milk, bread, etc

Cons:

  • Excessive use of plastic in deliveries
  • Delivery dates subject to post codes
  • Slightly expensive per meal
  • Cluttered website

 

  1. Little Cooks Co. :

If you want your kids to eat a little less unhealthy candy and spend more time in the kitchen to develop healthy food habits, Little Cooks Co. is for you. Through a £8.99 monthly subscription, they will deliver 100% organic, processed sugar-free ingredients along with recipes to make healthy snacks such as lemon & poppy seeds energy balls. They also encourage kids to plant trees by sending seeds in the boxes. If you don’t have kids, they also make a great gift.

Pros:

  • Organic & Eco-friendly
  • Economical
  • Charitable Company

Cons:

  • Only includes snacks and not full meals

 

  1. Box’d Chef:

Healthy Meal Prep Delivery Services in London

If you are looking for a meal prep delivery company, not to save money or be convenient, but because you love cooking then Box’d Chef is the meal prep company in London for you. Each week 6 recipes are available made by Mechilen Star chefs with a generous amount of ingredients.

3 meals for 2Delivery
£ 48.00Free

Pros:

  • Organic generous ingredients
  • Eco-friendly Packaging
  • Simple website
  • Chef-level food

Cons:

  • Expensive
  • Not easy to cook

 

  1. Pasta Evangelists:

If you don’t have an Italian grandmother to make your delicious pasta then Pasta Evangelists will do just that. Each week there are 8 recipes available which are incredibly easy to follow and can be cooked within 5 minutes. There are gluten-free and vegan options too.

Price range (per recipe)Delivery
£6-£16Free(with monthly subscription)

Pros:

  • Very Delicious
  • Healthy
  • Chilled delivery system
  • Easy to cook

Cons:

  • Limited options(8 only)

 

  1. Fish for Thought:

Healthy Meal Prep Delivery Services in London

If you live in Central London and are far from the Thames, don’t worry, Fish for Thought is a meal prep company based in London which has 9 sustainable seafood recipes to choose from each week. The recipes are made simple and the website is easy to use too.

Two meals for twoDelivery
£32.00Free

Pros:

  • Sustainable
  • Easy to use website
  • Simple pricing

Cons:

  • Recipes can be hard to follow
  • Limited options(9 only)

 

Conclusion:

If you plan on decreasing the number of times you dine out for economical or health reasons, there are plenty of meal prep companies available in London. Whether you like your food gluten and sugar-free, cruelty and dairy-free, vegan or non-vegan, seafood or Italian pasta, there’s a company catering to your needs. Companies like Little Cooks Co. make sure your kids have healthy food habits and are conscious of the need to live a healthy and eco-friendly life.

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