ALL the Food Bag / Food Box Delivery Services in NZ

Food box subscription services are addictive for 5 reasons:

  1. It removes that agonising question at 5pm everyday “What are we going to have for dinner tonight?”
  2. The enormous pride that comes from preparing a meal from scratch (including the sauces/dressings)
  3. Eating like a king every night. No two meals are the same.
  4. Every meal is healthy, nutritious, and delicious
  5. The convenience of all the ingredients delivered fresh to your door

Some people call it “gourmet home delivered meals”, others call it “healthy meals with home delivery”, others call them “food kits”, and others “food subscription boxes”. There is no standard right now, each player is trying to set the default words and phrases.

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List of Food Box Subscription Services In New Zealand:

This is a list of food delivery services which plan your meals, deliver the raw ingredients to your door, and then you do the prep and cooking.

    • Weekly or Fortnightly Delivery
    • Premium ingredients and recipes
    • 7 options to suit singles, doubles, families and flats
    • Deliver to: NZ Wide
    • Use the code SHELDONN001 for $10 off your first delivery
    • Value priced ingredients, easy recipes, 30min cooking time
    • Deliver to: NZ Wide
    • Most of the prep done for you to speed up your cooking time
    • Deliver to: Auckland, Wellington, Hamilton, Tauranga (with expansion plans)
    • Deliver to: Central Auckland Only
    • Deliver to: Hamilton, Auckland, Tauranga
    • Whole food, plant based ingredients and recipes delivered to your door. You do the prep and cooking
    • Deliver to: NZ Wide
    • Plant based meals planned for you, ingredients delivered. You do the prep and cooking
    • Deliver to: Christchurch only
    • Deliver to: Hawkes Bay only (Napier, Hastings, Havelock North)

Heat-And-Eat Meal Delivery Services

This is a list of food delivery services that delivery fresh (or frozen) pre-cooked meals to your door. Just heat-and-eat.

    • Deliver to: Auckland Only
    • Raw, organic meal plans, delivered
    • Includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, juice
    • Deliver to: Auckland Only
    • Raw ingredients: Meat, vegetables and fruit
    • There is a recipe section, but essentially it’s fresh delivery of high quality items you might normally get from the supermarket
    • Fully cooked meals delivered to people you care about
    • Eg Send a weeks worth of cooked meals to a couple with a new born
    • Or a spring hamper, or a birthday hamper
    • Provide free meals for families with a newborn
    • They deliver a combination of 3 frozen meals (Lasagne, Spaghetti Bolognese, Macaroni Cheese) for as long as they are needed. How sweet!
  5. [Lunch]
    • Deliver to: Auckland Only
    • Lunch Only. No preparation required.
    • Heat-and-eat meals. (Fresh, not frozen)
    • Heat-and-eat french style meals for one. (Fresh, not frozen)
    • Heat-and-eat meals. (Fresh + Frozen options)
    • Only 5 meals to choose from
    • Heat-and-eat meals for one. (Frozen)
    • Frozen meals. They don’t offer subscription
    • Heat-and-eat. (Fresh meals, vacuum sealed, that last a week in the fridge)
    • All the calories and fat/protein are counted so those that like that data have it
    • Subscription  service. 5 new dishes made every week. Heat-and-eat. Pick-up only from Pioneer Woman Hall, Auckland
    • Heat-and-eat (From frozen)
    • Liquid meals. They provide the powder, you add water and mix.
  15. [Lunch]
    • Picnic lunches only. Minimum order: 20 lunches.  They look amazing.
    • Paleo style meals cooked for you and delivered fresh to your door for you to heat and eat
    • Heat-and-eat meals delivered fresh (not frozen) to your door. NZ Wide delivery
    • Heat-and-eat meals delivered fresh (not frozen) to your door. NZ Wide delivery
    • Vegetarian heat-and-eat meals delivered fresh (not frozen) to your door.
    • Deliver to: Auckland Metro Area
    • Heat-and-eat, delivered fresh. Subscription or casual order
    • Deliver to: Auckland only
    • Plant based meals
    • Deliver to: Christchurch only
    • Mostly salads ready to eat, some dishes are heat-and-eat
    • Deliver to: NZ Wide
    • Heat-and-eat, delivered fresh. Weekly subscription
    • For student budgets
    • Deliver to: Auckland only
    • Heat-and-eat, delivered fresh. Weekly subscription
    • Deliver to: Wellington only
    • Optional: Donate a meal to Womans refuge

Raw Ingredient Delivery Services: Meat, Vegetables, Fruit

This is a list of meat, vegetable, and fruit delivery services. They don’t plan your meals for you or provide recipes.

    • Basically a online farmers market with nationwide delivery
    • Only some product lines are available by subscription
    • Recipes are provided in the blog, but not included with deliveries
    • Meat by subsciption
    • Boxes of vegetables and fruit
  4. Vegebox (ChantalOrganics)
    • Boxes of organic vegetables
    • Organic vegetables and fruit

Peak into the future of Food Subscription in NZ

  • Have a look through this mouth watering list of 35 food subscription services in the USA that may be copied in NZ shortly.
  • A leading American food delivery service delivers 3 million meals per month
  • 113,000 NZ households had gourmet meals, recipes and ingredients delivered to their home in the previous month (Nielsen’s March Consumer Media Index Survey)
  • It is estimated that 200,000 NZ homes would be open to gourmet food by subscription (My Food Bay has about 30,000 of those, so there is lots of room for growth)

Your Thoughts?

  • Are you subscribed to one of these Food Box subscription services?
  • How are you finding it?
  • Are your friends/family talking about it?
  • Is it available in your city?
  • Have I missed one from my list?

Let me know in the comments below.

18 thoughts on “ALL the Food Bag / Food Box Delivery Services in NZ

  1. Good write up, cheers. Good compilation of all the services, there are so many! I’m loving Muscle Fuel, big meals that are so easy to heat and go. I’m busy and not so good at cooking so these are ideal.

  2. Loyal subscriber of Bargain Box. Loving the simple, easy to prepare, delicious meals. Occasionally I go away mid-week and I no longer have to plan ahead for my family’s meals – my teenage kids can cook dinner, and I know they have all the ingredients and simple, step by step instructions.
    Love your website Sheldon. This will help keep the food box companies honest, and competitive.

  3. On Your Plate ( is in the Hawke’s Bay and is truly delicious. Meals are designed by top class chef, Kate Lester, and all meat is from the Havelock North-based Village Butcher – plus the produce is sourced locally. Choice of meals for 2 or 4 people and for 3, 4 or 5 nights. And they do a Xmas Box. We used to subscribe to My Food Bag but this is much yummier and it’s good to support local.

  4. Hi Sheldon, really useful website. I liked the USA food subscription services article- intrguing how the ideas are shipping the NZ market. Here’s another ready meal heat & eat food delivery service for Wellington –

    The twist is charity dinners/donated meals that customers get to provide to in need groups like Women’s Refuge etc!

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