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Originally published by Jenny Leung. Last updated by Jen Paolini.
Are your kitchen cupboards crying out to be refilled, but the thought of tackling the supermarket crowds is too much to handle? Don’t worry, because grocery delivery services are flourishing in Hong Kong, and we are here to ease the burden in one simple click. Whether you’re looking to order set ingredients for a slap-up meal to cook at home, restock your shelves with the basics, or simply fill up your wine cabinet for the weekend, they’ve got you covered.
We’ll have to get the big three out of the way first, and amongst them is Deliveroo. Similar to Foodpanda and UberEats (but yet so different), Deliveroo allows you to search for restaurants in the area based on cuisine, location, and delivery time. Before you place your order, be sure to make a note of any food allergies for the restaurant to be aware of, as well as delivery instructions for the riders. You’ll find that Deliveroo covers a huge selection of restaurants, so rest assured that something on there will catch your fancy. Download for free on the App Store or Google Play
How much: Delivery costs change based on factors like distance and time to deliver
Delivering meals from all your favourite local restaurants straight to your door, Foodpanda helps you find the best restaurants near you. Whether you’re craving some spicy Thai food, or in need of a healthy salad fix, their wide network of eateries means you’ll easily find something that can help tame your growling stomach. The best thing is, you can pay however you like—credit card, Paypal, or even cash on delivery. Download for free on the App Store or Google Play
How much: Delivery costs vary depending on the restaurant. Minimum spend applies
As the food delivery arm of multi-national ride-hailing company Uber, UberEats needs no introduction. Although their Hong Kong platform has slightly fewer restaurants than competitors Deliveroo and Foodpanda, a good portion of their partners are exclusive, and they also represent smaller eateries that you may not have seen on other platforms. UberEats frequently offers super deals and special offers for new and existing users, so it’s worth browsing through on a regular basis! Download for free on the App Store or Google Play
How much: Delivery is $20 but varies on courier availability
Rather than outsource to a city-wide food delivery service, Black Sheep Restaurants took the full process in-house with GO, offering guests a premium delivery and pick-up experience. 13 of their restaurants are covered, so you can take your pick of Hotal Colombo’s casual Sri Lankan fare, Artemis & Apollo’s Athenian classics, Tacqueria Super Macho’s caliente tacos, and much more. Their network covers Kennedy Town to Tai Hang and all the way up to the Peak as well. Download for free on the App Store or Google Play
How much: Free delivery!
If you’ve ever longed for a bite of Duddell’s excellent dim sum in the comfort of your own home, you’ll be delighted to know that venerable JIA Group is introducing JIA Everywhere, a brand-new catering and delivery service covering a selection of their restaurants. Serving up exclusive family-sized sets, you can tailor-make your own catering menu or choose from curated options. Whether it’s a Thai feast from Chachawan, a porchetta-focused set menu from 208 Duecento Otto, or a Cantonese barbecue assortment from Meen & Rice, you can ditch the spatula and oven mitts and just sit back and enjoy restaurant-quality eats at your next family meal or gathering. All orders must be paid and placed 48 hours in advance.
How much: Delivery is $200, applicable to Hong Kong Island only. Minimum spend of $1,500 applies
When the idea of a conventional al-desko lunch just isn’t cutting it for your next boardroom meeting or lunch get-together, you can now turn to Le Comptoir for their catering and delivery service. Browse through three-course menus from restaurants like Poem, Piqniq, and Silencio, and even hearty bento boxes from Djapa for an elevated lunch experience. To celebrate their launch, they’re even throwing in complimentary door-to-desk assistance so you can feel truly pampered. In addition to delivery, Le Comptoir’s team will set up your dining table with exclusive tableware and collect all the items once the meal is over. Talk about service!
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With over 100 unique gourmet recipes, Eatology can satisfy all your specific health needs. Customers can choose from various meal plans, such as a low-carb and gluten-free plan, an Asian-inspired menu, a guilt-free vegetarian programme, or even tailor-made meal plans that can be customised to suit what works best for you. Meal plans even come with a free consultation session with Eatology’s in-house dieticians!
How much: Delivery is free for Hong Kong Island, $25 for Kowloon, and varies for New Territories and Outlying Islands
Seasonal ingredients? Check. Delicious concoctions of vegetables and free-range meats? Check. Direct delivery to your desk? Check. With biodegradable and compostable packaging, Nosh is not only healthy for you, but for the environment too. Plus, all meals clock in at under 550 calories, which makes it a winning choice every time. Whether you’re after a two- or three-person combo to share with your workmates or buddies, or fancy tucking into one of their seven signature meals, you’re guaranteed to satisfy your appetite with a few clicks of the mouse.
How much: Delivery costs vary with different delivery services
Gym buffs who are looking to supplement their gains with healthy and nutritional meals need to look no further than YOUNI. Providing a combination of Asian- and Western-inspired dishes and holistic nutritional advice, as well as customisable sets depending on your health and fitness goals, you can test the waters with one-week meal plans, commit to an eight-week plan, or dive right in and subscribe for a full 24 weeks.
Menus change on a weekly basis, and no two meals are the same from one day to another to ensure a variety in your diet. You can also check ahead for next week’s menu before placing your meal plan order. From Salmon Fillet with Italian Herbs & Romesco Sauce and Chicken & Sundried Tomato Omelette to Red Wine Beef Stew with Roasted Seasonal Vegetables and Frittata with Asparagus, Cherry Tomato, Smoked Salmon & Baby Potatoes, you’ll find no boring meal plans here.
YOUNI also offers catering services for all corporate and private occasions, with an expansive selection of energy bowls, wraps, sharing trays, salads, pasta, mains, desserts, and canapés.
How much: Delivery costs vary
Take your pick from Crave Healthy Food’s online menu, and simply choose whatever dish you fancy. Freshly made with the best organic products around, you don’t have to worry about long-term meal plan commitments and rigid set meals that don’t suit your taste. Crave allows you to eat whatever and whenever you like, while still keeping to a healthy, nutritious diet.
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Keeping things plain and simple, Mealthy makes your healthy eating habits that much easier. Simply select a meal plan scheme, fill in some standard questions, then Mealthy’s chefs will select the best and season ingredients with adjustments according to your requests. Once that’s done, meals will be packed into accurate portions to help control your nutritional intake, which can be stored in a freezer to keep things safe and fresh. All you need to do is heat the meal up and enjoy!
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