Hong Kong's best meal delivery services to help you maintain your new year's resolution
12 Feb 2020
It’s that time of the year again when everyone’s working on (or trying to, at least) their #summerbod and losing the extra pounds from overindulging during the holidays. But living among the hustle and bustle of the city, it’s easy to fall off the wagon (guilty!). To help you stay on track, here’s our pick of the best meal delivery services in Hong Kong to suit your dietary needs.
Get back on track with your nutritional goals with delivery darlings Nosh, who bring gourmet meals straight to your door every morning. Based on your dietary needs and weekly rotating menus, choose from two or three well-balanced meals per day made using premium ingredients.
Get clean with the macro-friendly Low Carbs Plan (from HK$200 for 2 meals per day) with chef-designed dishes such as Thai yellow chicken curry with steamed vegetables and quinoa, and black olive-steamed tilapia with mashed sweet potatoes. Dishes in this plan are rich in protein and healthy fats to aid with weight loss and managing sugar intake.
Chasing those gains? Go for the High Protein Plan (from HK$250 for 2 meals per day) which includes a variety of calorie-dense and energy-boosting meals like a lemon and herb pulled pork with warm white bean and barley bowl, and chilled coconut and dried fruit muesli with chia seeds.
If you’re cutting down on meat, look no further than the protein and antioxidant-rich Nosh Veggie Signature Plan (from HK$177 for 2 meals per day) which might include dishes like chilled mixed-grain rice pudding with dried fruits for breakfast, and stir-fried Sichuan eggplant with jasmine rice and steamed kai lan for lunch.
Get on the juice and flush out toxins with a HK$399 (plus delivery fee) 6-bottle juice cleanse from 12 Noon, which dubs itself as a healthy ‘fast food’ diner. Go for a Cleanse+ package which includes freshly-made juices like the Golden Veg (HK$38), a blend of orange, carrot, turmeric, green apple and ginger, or the fibre-rich Power Drink (HK$38) with pineapple, lime, turmeric and carrot, and other vitamins and minerals to lower cholesterol levels and control blood sugar. You can also board the green juice train with The One and Only programme, to aid weight loss and help your skin glow.
Save yourself the hassle of weekly meal prep with Nutrition Kitchen’s customisable 5, 10 or 20-day packages that fit a variety of dietary needs. If you’re looking to cut down on calories, the Small Low Carb plan (from HK$1,245 for 3 meals per day) includes portion-controlled and nutrition-filled dishes that are good for the body and the taste buds. Help add muscle mass with the Regular Balanced plan (from HK$1,635 for 3 meals per day), which includes calorie-dense and high-protein dishes. A typical day consists of balanced dishes like a spinach omelette with mushrooms, ham and Gruyere cheese for breakfast, Tandoori chicken with roasted onions for lunch, and a dinner of baked Icelandic cod with chermoula marinade and spiced chickpeas.
Start working towards that summer bod without having to do double time at the gym with Mealthy’s ready-to-heat packages delivered to your door on Mondays and Thursdays. Get lean with the 2-week Swallow Scheme (HK$1,700 for 20 meals; HK$3,200 for 40 meals) filled with portion-controlled and macro-friendly dishes suited for shredding the extra weight. Or go clean with the 2-week, protein-loaded Eagle Scheme ($1,900 for 20 meals; HK$3600 for 40 meals). Sample dishes include lemon-baked salmon fillet with sauteed cauliflower and sweetcorn, or beef meatballs with cabbage salad and green soybean fettuccine. An alternative vegan menu is also available for both schemes at the same price.
Tuck into delicious and nutritious gourmet meals without leaving the comfort of your own home from premium delivery service, Eatology. Champions of healthy living, Eatology carries a wide array of nutrient-filled and dietitian-approved meal plans (from HK$293 per day for 2 meals and a snack) that are tailored to different dietary needs -– from low-carb to paleo, gluten-free, keto and vegan. Recent menu items include grass-fed beef sirloin with taro fried rice, and free-range chicken skewers with avocado.
Since squeezing its first juice in 2011, Genie Juicery has evolved from a juice detox programme to a one-stop health shop stocking everything from nut mylks to raw foods. If you’re looking for a good detox from the busy (read: stressful) Hong Kong lifestyle, take a shot at Genie’s Signature Cleanse (HK$600 for 8 bottles with free delivery) which also includes sachets of psyllium husk and chia seeds for an extra boost, a Genie ice cooler bag, and the Genie Bible to answer all your juicy questions.
After overindulging during the holidays, it’s time to get back into shape – and here to steer you in the right direction is Youni. Staying true to their name, which is a play ‘you and I’, the health food experts not only provide meal prep service but also consultations with a nutritionist to help achieve your nutritional goals.
Whether you’re looking to cut back on the calories or gain muscle mass, the low-carb Get Lean diet (from HK$900 for 10 meals and 10 snacks per week) or the high-protein Build Muscle programme (from HK$1000 per week for 10 meals and 10 snacks per week), are each filled with Youni’s mix of macro-friendly and calorie-controlled recipes, loaded with nutrients and flavours that pack a punch. Recently featured on the menu have been items such as salmon fillet with Italian herbs and Romesco sauce, and a breakfast wrap with eggs, parma ham and feta cheese with a side of kale caesar salad.
For food that tastes like home and minus the labour, give Paleo Taste a try. Choose from an array of available plans based on your desired calorie intake with meals that are 100 percent organic, grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free and sugar-free. Take the guesswork out of figuring out what to have for lunch or dinner with the Paleo Everyday Lunch/Dinner plan (prices start from HK$180 for 2 days) or have all three meals brought to you daily with the 2000Kcal Meal Paleo30 plan (HK$4,725 for 21 days). Sample highlights include chorizo and spinach omelette and Vietnamese ginger beef with roasted eggplant and beans.