In quarantine times, we have increasingly resorted to delivery services to avoid leaving home. In addition to the services known as Uber Eats, Deliveroo, and major supermarket chains, there are several new options for delivering food and groceries that you can test during quarantine. Check out:
Hapi Food Co.
In this service, you choose a “weekly meal plan”, which is delivered on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. You just need to heat them in the microwave. The cheapest plan costs € 45 and includes one meal a day for 5 days, but you can also add more meals, as well as options for breakfast and snacks. The menu is healthy and offers vegetarian and gluten-free options. Orders must be placed through the website by 11pm on Thursday to be delivered the following week. The service is only available in Dublin and some areas of Meath.
The company also launched a food delivery service, Hapi Food Coop., which allows you to buy meat, fruits, vegetables, dairy and drinks directly from local producers and distributors. The service costs € 5 and is available for some districts in Dublin, in addition to Clonee and Dunboyne. Orders must be placed 2 days in advance.
The Butler’s Pantry
Another option that offers a meal plan for the whole week, this service sells a package with meals for 7 days (including accompaniment and dessert) for € 90, or a family size package for € 199. Delivery can be made across the country, from Wednesday to Friday, for the price of € 10.
Dublin Meat Company
This “gourmet butcher shop” offers delivery of meats, sausages and hamburgers to most of Dublin. There are also ready and healthy meals for € 4.50 (400g), in addition to other frozen options for those who follow a low carb diet, including pizza. You can also donate 3 dishes to healthcare professionals for just € 10. Orders must be placed on the website, and delivery can be scheduled for the same day.
The Fruit People
This service specializes in delivering fresh products, with more than 1000 companies as customers. On the website you can choose between one of the ready-made fruit and vegetable boxes (small for € 30 or large for € 40), or assemble your own box, choosing which products you want. You can also add extras like milk, eggs and bread.
The minimum order is € 35, and you can choose whether to receive the box only once, or with a defined frequency, such as every week or every month. You can also help healthcare professionals by donating a € 20 fruit box to a Dublin hospital.
The Food Drop
With a new menu every week, this service delivers ready-to-heat dishes with prices between € 7 and € 9. There are even vegan, gluten-free or family-size dishes.
An Essential Box is also available for € 25, with groceries for 2 people for 4-5 days, which includes bread, eggs, ham, butter, fruit, cereal, milk and tea. There are also more complete versions, which cost from € 85 to € 95, which include recipes and all the ingredients needed to prepare them.
This traditional Dublin fish shop is offering delivery for orders of at least € 25. Deliveries are made Monday through Friday. To ensure delivery the next day, you must place your order before noon. There are several types of frozen fish and seafood. The complete list can be checked on the website.
The Rolling Donut
If you need candy, this famous donut shop delivers 7 days a week. Delivery to Dublin 1-2 is free, while in other regions delivery varies from € 10 to € 15. The box with 12 assorted donuts costs € 28, and there is the option of vegan and even unicorn donuts.
Fresh Food Market
The Fresh supermarket, which offers selected and healthy products, also joined the delivery wave. Delivery costs € 7.95 and takes up to 48 hours, Monday to Saturday, throughout the city of Dublin. Through the website, it is possible to buy fresh food, There is a combo of healthy products enough for a week for €60, if you are too lazy to set up your ranch.
This Dublin burger is offering a kit with all the ingredients and instructions for making your own burger at home. The kit costs € 40 and includes enough meat, bread, sauce, cheese and pickles for 8 hamburgers (4 doubles and 4 singles). Delivery can be made in Dublin and parts of Louth, Meath, Kildare and Wicklow.
This service sells a selection of food and home products, with delivery within 48 hours to Dublin, Bray and Greystones. For those who like to cook, there is a kit with ingredients to prepare hamburgers or pizza for the whole family, with all the necessary ingredients. Both cost € 34.99.