London’s Best Food Delivery Services

London’s food delivery scene has come a long way since the early days of fruit & veg boxes. But with so much choice it can be hard to know where to begin, especially if you don’t want to be tied in to a subscription scheme. These tried & tested food delivery services are all based in London and offer everything from regular groceries to delicious home-made children’s meals:

Best for home-made meals: Potage

With a weekly changing menu, Potage offer just the sort of food you’d cook yourself given the time. Think rainbow salads topped with avocado and toasted pine nuts and homely spaghetti bolognese. The sides are tempting too; everything from rye crisp breads and fresh guacamole to their legendary double chocolate brownies. Available to order for breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon–Fri 7am–7pm up to 3 weeks in advance or on-the-go. Free delivery over £50.

Best for special diets and health: The Detox Kitchen

New Mum? Going vegan? Getting fit? The Detox Kitchen have specially designed meal plans with varying calories to suit your diet. With a focus on health, the menu’s leaning towards plant based foods and lean protein make it easier to stick to your goals. Delivered daily across London between 3am–7am (free) or 7am–9am (£10) so your entire day’s food is on your doorstep when you wake up. From £28.90 per day.

Best for everyday groceries: Farmdrop

The joy of Farmdrop is that it’s as easy as doing a weekly online supermarket shop but all the produce comes straight from British farmers. The meat is particularly good, but you can get everything you might need from a dozen eggs to eco loo roll. New this spring they are offering British-grown flowers from Tregothnan in Cornwall; add 40 stems of narcissi to your order for £25.95. Delivery to your door in electric vans, morning or afternoon (free) or 1-hour time slots from £3.

Best for Kids: Piccolo Plates

Nutritious, homemade, child-friendly meals delivered to the door. The menu features classic nursery tea favourites like cottage pie, fish goujons and berry jelly for pud, all with no added salt or sugar. Dishes serve two children and cost from £5. Free delivery across London.

Best for a treat: Pasta Evangelists

A delivery service for fresh pasta may sound a bit niche, but what could be more of a treat than coming home to find artichoke-filled gnocchi with burro e salvia and pine nuts waiting for you? The fresh pastas take a matter of minutes to cook, so they’re an easy way to elevate a mid-week supper. You can order as a one-off or as a dangerously delicious weekly subscription that arrives through the letter box. Pasta Evangelists change the menu weekly so you’ll never get bored. Delivery across London from £6.25 per serving.




— Daisy Allsup
28th February 2018