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How to choose the best ready meal delivery service in 2023

Added 887 days ago. 9 January 2022

What should you consider when choosing a ready meal delivery service? Read our guide to help you make sense of the options.

What should you consider when choosing a ready meal delivery service? Read our guide to help you make sense of the options. 

We all know that eating well means living well and that mealtimes should be a moment of joy in any day. Tucking into a delicious meal is often the best part of the day.

But sometimes cooking from scratch can feel too stressful and complicated. There are times when you just want to take the hassle out of it, and that’s where ready meal delivery services come in.

They provide home delivery ready meals to your door, perfect for days when you don’t feel like cooking. You’ll want delicious meals that don’t cost the earth and a reliable service that always brings home cooking straight to your front door. In this article we look at how to find and choose the best ready meal delivery services for your needs.

Hot, fresh or frozen?

There are three basic types of ready meal delivery service. Those delivering hot ready meals, those delivering fresh foods and those delivering frozen ready meals. You’ll need to decide which one suits your requirements best:

The next factor in choosing a ready-made food delivery service is the menu range. You’ll want a service with a broad range of tempting dishes so you can enjoy a varied and tasty range of meals.

Selecting the best ready meals: Menu Choices

Convenient delivery

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  2. Cottage Pie
    380g
    £4.39
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Nutrition and dietary requirements

Provenance

Costs of a home delivery ready meal service

The cost of the ready meals can be used as an overall quality indicator. Generally speaking, very cheap ready meals will use cheap cuts of meat and lower quality ingredients to keep costs down. It doesn’t follow that expensive is always better, but it’s worth using your judgement, especially with meat products.


Also look out for add-on costs such as delivery charges and minimum order spends – these should always be clear upfront and not added to your bill at the end.

With all these pointers, you should be able to compare the different ready meal delivery services to find the one that’s right for you.

Summary

In summary, when you’re looking to choose the best ready meal delivery service you should consider the following:

  • Decide on whether you want hot, fresh or frozen ready meals
  • Look at the range of ready meals available on the menu
  • Check your delivery options
  • Always read the labels and check the nutritional values
  • Find out where the ingredients are sourced from

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