Between lockdown restrictions and long queues at the supermarket, mealtime options have become limited. After all, there is only so much you can do with canned goods and pasta. Thankfully small businesses continue to adapt to the times with a variety of meals, grocery, and lifestyle portals giving you the options to make the most of your time with their hassle-free delivery services in Joburg. We’ve broken down a list of convenient and cost-effective meal and grocery delivery services to consider for fresh produce, prepared meals to help ease the lockdown experience at home.
Hot Ginger is a food catering company that has been delivering wholesome and indulgent dishes to Joburgers, having built a reliable catering service to the public for the past six years.
Business owner Shelley Manning says, “If you can eat it, Hot Ginger can cook it.” This re-inforces by her mission to share home delivery selections of hearty meals, easing the need for people to slave away in the kitchen. Hot Ginger’s Family Specials highlights their cooking style perfect for all foodies and any dinner table, the team also offers all other catering services ideal for any occasion.
Vegetarian selections range from tasty ratatouille, vegetable pie or avocado pasta with vegetables or salads. You can select Hot Ginger’s everyday food menu or treat yourself to one of the designated dishes of the day.
The menu items include delectable creamy chicken boscaiola, spicy chickpea & spinach ragu, chilli beef with polenta dumplings among other selections.
To place orders email email@example.com or contact Shelley and the team on 062 577 5039.
Hot Ginger homestyle cooking is delivered every day of the week, regular customers also receive discounted specials including weekly specials on pre-cooked meals and freshly prepared portions.
iFresh refines better living through healthier eating providing everyone with daily grocery needs. They deliver the freshest produce allowing you to fill up the pantry.
The team aims to bring produce straight from the farm by ensuring all customers receive quality service while maintaining their nutritional values. The aim is to retain as much of the nutrients in the food as possible with products supplied for organic-based cooking that can be used in each and every home-cooked meal.
iFresh has a quick and direct delivery service where consumers can order from the iFresh online store with little hassle. Creating an account enables faster shopping, keeping users up to date with the status of their orders. Delivery is weekdays till 6pm and currently free of charge. During these difficult times, iFresh is also lending a helping hand by supplying unsold produce to local charities.
Their products include fruit, vegetables, herbs and a pantry section that stocks everything from the Basic Fruit Mix package, range of mushrooms and eggs to herbs such as basil or origano.
Customers also have the choice of purchasing popular Combos. These allow you to stock up on a variety of products that includes the Berries Mix, Mixed & Mini Mixed Combos and more. iFresh also offers Reward Points as an added feature for customer interaction.
For more information please contact 063 093 9754 or email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Spending quality time with your family around the dinner table, tucking into a delicious meal, enjoying a glass of wine (if you have it) and heartily laughing together. Ask any great chef why they love cooking, and they’ll say the same thing.
This is the philosophy behind Flava & Co, the Fresh Meal-kit and Frozen Food delivery service that is taking Joburg and Pretoria by storm. “I’m a huge foodie but I know it can be a mission to first find a recipe, to go to the shops (especially when it’s a lockdown), find all the ingredients you need and then still find the time to make it”, says Jeanie Erickson, Director of Flava & Co. “That’s why we created our company, so families can have healthy, tasty recipes with ingredients conveniently delivered to them”.
“We’re so used to quickly popping into the shops on the way back from work to pick up dinner, but now our customers are finding they have that extra 30 min a day to spend with their kids, or do some exercise or do something for themselves. When people first start to order Flava they think they’re going to try some new meals but they are also getting their time back.” Says Dee Gullan, co-owner of Flava & Co.
Most of the meals from the Fresh-Meal kit range can be made in 30 min or less, and the recipes are inspired by global cuisines. Think Pork Souvlaki Pita with Tzatziki to Chakalaka Rice & Prawns to Chicken Cashew Stir Fry. Flava & Co have also introduced a plant-based range that is proving to be hugely popular. “We’ve had great feedback regarding our plant-based range – most of which is coming from regular meat-eaters.” says Jeanie.
How does it work?
Customers can order Flava & Co by logging onto the website www.flavaand.co and selecting their meals. There is no minimum order and no monthly subscriptions. Fresh Flava Meal-kits (pre-measured ingredients with a recipe card) is delivered on Tuesday while the Frozen Meals are delivered on Tuesday and Fridays. The Fresh Meal-kit menu changes monthly, while the Frozen Menu is consistent with regular additions being added to the menu.
To receive 20% off your first Flava & Co order, use the promo code LoveCooking20
Plated Convenience brings you a healthy lifestyle, one delicious meal at a time. Whether you’re an athlete looking to keep your nutrition levels at their prime or a busy mother wanting to serve her family delicious, healthy food Plated has the solution for you.
All their meals are produced from scratch, with locally sourced ingredients and flavoursome spices. And yes, their meals means no cooking and fewer dishes.
Meals are delivered within 2-5 working days and the main meals vary between 250g – 300g depending on nutritional values. The Weight Loss Package is sustainable as Plated Convenience believes that the key to long-term weight loss isn’t in small portions, instead it’s the quality and nutritional value of the meals that will help you keep off those stubborn kilograms.
They can help you curate a weekly menu that will set you up for success. Packages include a 21 Day Banting Friendly Package, Diet Doctor Protocol meals and a Plated Black Series that compliments gym routines. The 21 Day Challenge is the ultimate starter pack to a healthier you or you can try the #mybuddychallenge with a friend.
With every Plated dish, you’ll start a chain reaction of happiness – from your tummy to your time, your family and your wallet.
Fresh Earth Food Store values healthy and conscious eating signified by their diverse meal selections, allergen-friendly food and grocery provisions that are ideal for every home-cooked occasion.
Sustainable food and business practices are key to the store, with a steadfast commitment in making the most of modern world creations combined with the reintroduction of forgotten principles. Emphasis is placed on the customer’s well being. Natural and organic ingredients are prepared by the team to ensure it is free of artificial additives, sweeteners, colourants and preservatives.
The categories are vast and varied, consisting of organic vegetables, cheese, yoghurt, milk, coffee and butter available from their online catalogue.
Fresh Earth Food Store provides various categories, such as the Fresh Organic Produce, Frozen Home Meals and Groceries sections. Appealing to all cooks and food-lovers, fresh groceries provide creative and colourful cooking on traditional and modern dishes. You can also opt for the ready-made meal options on their Joburg Fresh page.
To order visit Fresh Food Store on the Mr D Food and Uber Eats platforms or send a WhatsApp to the store on +27 82 761 9795.
Bryanston Organic & Natural Market has been leading light in all things organic and natural for the past 43 years. The eco-conscious market in Johannesburg now also runs an online collection and delivery service within 20km radius of the market.
Their online store offerings are many and varied fridge and pantry stock including freshly baked bread, vegan-friendly meals and products, Braeside Butchery’s certified free-range grass-fed meats, tea from Nigiro Tea Merchants, a selection of prepared dishes. Their fermenting specialist, Kraut & Krunch get your gut health in peak form, and The Keto Kitchen offers delectable treats to support your paleo or banting eating plan. This is just a taste of all the other delectable deli and baked treats on offer, as well as a range of organic fresh produce, the cornerstone on which the market was established all those years ago.
And in response to the current crisis, Bryanston Organic & Natural Market offer their customers the opportunity to donate a vegetable box to NOSH Food Rescue NPC, a feeding scheme that supports people in urgent need of food and meals. Each donated vegetable box is packed with organic vegetables from farmers at the market.
To browse their selection or consider donating a vegetable box, visit their online store.
Jacksons Real Food Market and Eatery is a small family run business, showcasing local farmers and producers. The founder, Gary Jackson, is an advocate for the real food movement and is partners with small-scale suppliers who specialise in honest and organic produce containing zero chemicals. The goal is simple: nutrition for you and your family at an everyday low price. Jackson’s Real Food Market and Eatery pairs with suppliers for food based on taste, quality, nutritional value, and price.
The market recently set up an online store for delivery or pick-up in order to continue thriving Joburg’s slow food scene. You can look forward to essentials such as free-range and organic eggs, long-fermented sourdough bread, fresh tomatoes and figs, and MILKLAB milk. And for those who are craving for some of the Eatery’s classics, prepared meals like the Rainbow Health Bowl, Free Ranger toastie, Beyond Burger, and other guilt-free options are also available for online order. See here for the full range of items available.
Gary Jackson and his team also created ‘A Little Realeaf‘, an outreach programme that helps people in need to access food, clothing, and blankets. You can do your bit by donating old or new clothing and blankets at the Kyalami or Bryanston eateries. Direct EFT donations are also welcome, every R20 helps the foundation to provide food for one person in need.
Where: 300 Bryanston Dr, Bryanston, Sandton | Kyalami Corner Shopping Centre, Crn Main and R55, Kyalami, Midrand
The Munching Mongoose is a young passionate company ‘bringing the farmer’s market to your door’ every week. This innovative grocery subscription service promises fresh fruit, vegetables, and dairy deliveries weekly, fortnightly, or monthly.
Founder Brad Meiring and his team do not only focus on the well-being of your family and that of our planet but also fair practices with their suppliers. All of their produce comes from local farmers, giving the consumer an opportunity to support them and their communities. Their produce includes veggies, bread and baked goods, eggs, Mooberry dairy products, meat products, and other staples.
You can order a variety of different produce boxes – their Mini Bag, Midi Box, Maxi Box, Low-Carb Box, and their No-Veg Bag all supplied in reusable or eco-friendly packaging. After choosing your box, you can set up an account in order to customise your box, choose your delivery schedule, and make an online payment. Depending on where you live, you can then expect delivery on either Thursdays or Fridays.