• After a long day’s work, scoping the pantry and fridge for an inkling of what to make for supper is the last thing I actually want to do. This led me down a wormhole of rethinking my dinner choices. I don’t want to spend my precious time wondering what to have for dinner but I do enjoy cooking – did it have to be such a dilemma?

    Then, I discovered meal subscription kits. I may be a little late to the party but wow, my foodie prayers have been answered and now yours will be too. Here’s my pick of the best meal subscription kits that make life easier, available locally.  I’ve thrown in my fav beverage subscriptions too (because why not outsource literally everything?) Let’s deep dive:

    Urban Foods

    Baby beetroot brinjal chicken and feta linguine anyone? How about Thai style green curry with prawns? Oh..what’s that, you’re vegetarian? Try some tempura greens with ricotta and almonds…or ratatouille with almond flakes and feta cheese? Foodies and health nuts alike will love this one!


    Pick from a selection of mouthwatering, easy-to-follow meal kits available on Urban Foods.


    Be spoiled for choice with their classic, low gi, vegetarian and mixed box options sent out weekly, covering enough food to make four meals with. Recipes and portioned fresh ingredients are included. All you need to do is pop open your box and follow the recipe. Test the waters with a once-off box, or pick a rolling subscription to receive one every week, starting from R760.00. Deliveries are available in Western Cape and Gauteng.


    Expand your culinary horizons and learn to make some winning meals. From spicy pork soup with egg noodles to sweet corn fritters with black bean salsa and keto tex-mex casserole, you’ll never run out of delish dinner options. All TasteBox’s meals are assessed by a qualified and experienced dietician, so you’re guaranteed a well-balanced and varied meal plan to support an overall healthy diet for all ages.


    Bonus? All these meals can be cooked in under an hour with everything already chopped and ready for the pot. Prices from R99.00 pp. They currently deliver to Nottingham Road, Howick, Hilton, Pietermaritzburg, Wartburg, Camperdown, Cato Ridge, Hillcrest, Kloof, and Pinetown. If you’re not sure you fall within their delivery range, get in touch via their website!

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    The Gin Box

    The Gin Box SA

    Receive a box of the best small-batch handcrafted gins, every month. Each monthly box includes one bottle of a single batch, handcrafted gin and a list of quality goodies to complement as well as gin tasting notes. Once you’ve received your box, you’ll be all set for your g&t extravaganza (or just, Sunday afternoon.) Gin Box delivers directly to your doorstep so you don’t even have to leave the house – unless you’re out of ice. Pop onto the site, choose from their three subscription options, enter your delivery details, choose a payment method and your box will be delivered in 4 to 6 working days.  Subscription starts from R789.00, Who knew living your best gin life could be so simple?

    Bluebird Coffee


    I don’t function without my morning coffees, so having Bluebird Coffee fully take care of all my caffeine needs has been amazing. Choose from four subscriptions available – including their Curated, House Blend, Gift and Capsule options. If you’re looking for the best option, their curated selection of single-origin coffees is to-die-for. Nothing quite gets me going like the aroma of a good coffee brewing, and Bluebird definitely delivers! Your order ships within 24 hours and renews every 30 days. Subscriptions start from R229.00 and you can cancel at any time – I haven’t looked back since.

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    Written by Savanna Douglas from Woman&Home.

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