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Australia has seen a recent ramp-up of home delivery offerings from grocery chains, from fresh produce suppliers through to diet solutions companies.

Demand has also increased for home-delivered meals that are well-balanced and prepared by chefs – or portioned out with recipes attached so consumers can cook the meal themselves.

Some are still only in available in Sydney and Melbourne, but Brisbane is coming into its own. Operating in Queensland is Hello Fresh, Thomas Farms Kitchen, NutriFresh, A&C Hearty Foods, Gourmet Dinner Service, Youfoodz, Choice Fresh Meals, Muscle Meals Direct and Healthy Meals to your Door.

With nutritional meals a growing priority for Australians, many companies are providing calorie-controlled food that is either ready-made or in the form of a meal kit.


Caveman Kitchen is a Brisbane-only ready-made meal delivery service helping consumers with their fitness. It serves up whole and unprocessed foods with no preservatives to time-poor Brisbanites.


TLC delivers homestyle ready-to-eat dinners weekly to towns and cities throughout Gold Coast and Tweed Shires area. Consumers can choose from an economy, regular, large or mixed selection. The frozen meals are designed to be healthy and nutritious and help people who don’t have time to cook, or need assistance after an illness or injury. The range is also suitable for elderly consumers.


Ready-meals businesses operating out of the Gold Coast include Lean Meals, which caters for sports people and elite athletes, as well as busy people wanting healthier meals. It delivers to Southeast Queensland and Byron Bay.


Fresh Meals 2 U is another Gold Coast-based business providing traditional frozen meal of a “restaurant quality and taste” without the use of preservative or additives, while Gourmet Meals delivers diet-focused, individually portion-controlled frozen meals which are also sold in IGA and Foodworks.

 

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