5 of the most effective meal units for a contented January – in London and past
All over the world, bans due to the Covid-19 pandemic would have called your cooking skills into question. Perhaps you realized that you had hidden culinary talents that you never knew existed, or you have confirmed your suspicions that serving up gourmet dishes every day just isn’t in your repertoire.
Thankfully, some astute chefs, restaurant owners, and business owners have quickly developed interesting meal sets for you to eat at home. Gourmet food freshly made at home? It is possible!
With a new nationwide lockdown in the UK, it’s time again to use the stove and all it can offer and luckily we are blessed with a number of exciting meal sets to help us with this. Whether you’re looking for the best meal sets for weight loss, craving a Michelin-starred meal in your home, or prefer a vegan diet this month, we’ve got you covered.
Read on for five of the best meal sets to get in London and beyond this month.
Vegan home cooking with Dirty Vegan
Dirty Vegan, the sister company of London’s most popular New York comfort food brand, Dirty Bones has developed an exclusive plant-based kit in collaboration with Beyond Meat, Vida Bakery and MEDA CBD Drinks. The Ultimate Vegan Comfort Kit is available nationwide for just £ 42 (for two). With its introduction, Dirty Vegan aims to cement the idea that clean eating doesn’t have to be limiting.
The kit for two contains everything you need for a dirty vegan spread: two vegan chili cheeseburgers (Beyond Meat patties) with vegan American cheese, vegan bread rolls, relish, pickled jalapenos, jalapeno dressing, red onions, pickles and lean fries. The drinks for this epic meal set include a bottle of Espresso Medatini and two cans of MEDA Functional CBD drinks. For sweets, a pack of Vida Bakery, Cookie Tho ready-to-bake biscuits, which means that guests can sit back and enjoy vegan biscuits with a clear conscience that come out of the oven hot.
Each box includes instructions and recipe cards to help you prepare for the ultimate vegan feast in January.
Michelin-starred restaurant with Aquavit London
Aquavit London’s brand new DIY delivery sets will be available nationwide from January 7th. You can choose between a meat, fish, or vegetarian Nordic feast delivered right to your doorstep.
Chef Jorjon Colazo has put together three exciting seasonal menus that are sure to impress. Designed for two to share, choose between the Meat Box (£ 80), the Pescatarian Box (£ 90) or the Vegetarian Box (£ 60). Simply heat, cover and present and you’re ready to go. Expect delicacies like black pudding with lardo and pulled venison bao buns. Aquavit’s signature Swedish meatballs with cranberries and pickled cucumber; Houghton Springs Trout with Sandefjord Sauce; and braised chicory with chestnut puree and warm quinoa salad.
Orders must be placed by 11pm on Tuesdays and dispatched every Wednesday to arrive on Thursday. As a reward for 2021, those who order in January have the chance to win a set lunch for two when the restaurant reopens for dinner.
Positive physical and mental well-being with The Pure Package
London’s leading gourmet food delivery service, The Pure Package, launched a special menu for January aimed at promoting physical and mental wellbeing. Created by award-winning chefs and nutritionists, the package offers a personalized and daily changing menu for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks that is rich in prebiotics, probiotics and fiber to help keep the digestive tract microbiome healthy.
The Positivity Pack is based on a scientific approach to ensure that customers are getting the right balance of proteins, carbohydrates, and essential fats to meet their health goals. It includes dishes like raw buckwheat, mixed berries, walnut, and apple puree. Scrambled eggs, roasted tomatoes and chives with organic rye bread; Fry miso cod with sesame wild rice, kale and carrots while stirring; and chocolate beetroot hazelnut brownie with crème fraiche.
The Pure package offers a 10, 30 and 90 day dining program from £ 39.95 per day with daily deliveries to all postcodes on the M25 as well as a few select postcodes.
Weight Loss Encouragement With Love Yourself
Love Yourself delivers nutritious and balanced foods right to your doorstep, using only the freshest, finest and most seasonal ingredients. The menus are constantly changing to keep you excited, inspired, and focused on your health goals. They are prepared by a Michelin trained chef.
With a range of menus available from gluten-free, dairy-free, halal, balanced, performance, keto, and more, the choice is never yours. A big plus is that all menus are synchronized with MyFitnessPal. This means that you can track calorie consumption and thus maintain your goals.
Love Yourself has a range of menus from just £ 15 a day and meals are delivered freshly cooked daily – all you have to do is warm them up. They currently only deliver within London, but plan to expand nationwide later this year.
A rich vegetarian brunch with haya
HAYA Restaurant, the Mediterranean restaurant with Israeli influence in Notting Hill, has launched a new vegetarian pancake brunch kit. The kit uniquely includes everything needed to make a lahooh pancake with the option to include a Bloody Mary cocktail for a full brunch at home.
The Lahooh pancake base is a colorful feast of flavors, pillow-soft, combined with coarsely roasted vegetables, silky smoked labaneh and green tahini with sweetly pickled onions and paprika tapenade. It’s easy to put together; just heat and build!
This vegetarian brunch kit includes a pancake base, mixed roasted vegetables (cauliflower, sweet potato, broccoli), mixed herb salad, smoked labaneh, green tahini, paprika tapenade, pickled red onions, pomegranate seeds, all for £ 20 or with a Bloody Mary cocktail Total price of £ 30. The brunch kit is currently available within London.