Food Drink

A guide to Adelaide’s heat & eat meal options

As SA’s COVID-19 surge continues, several Adelaide eateries and caterers have done the hard work for us and created fantastic heat and eat packs to enjoy at home

With so many of us staying home to avoid the crowds, isolating, or contracting covid, eating out is at an all-time low. This doesn’t mean that we have to miss out on enjoying our favourite eateries and meal options.

Heaps of cafes, restaurants and caterers are offering take home/delivery packs so you are able to eat their delicious food in the comfort and safety of your own home.

It’s also important to continue supporting these businesses that are doing it tough under the current covid capacity restrictions.

By enjoying these heat and eat packs, not only are you able to eat from your favourite venues, but you are helping them stay afloat in these uncertain times.

HEAT AND EAT

Apoteca

The CBD bar and restaurant makes preparing restaurant quality food at home simple. Apoteca are offering some amazing heat and eat hampers where you can enjoy Apoteca favourites, including beef cheek ragu with orecchiette or braised lamb shoulder and potato dumplings, from your own home.

Click and collect is available as well as delivery is available within 5km of the CBD.

Call 08 8212 9099 to find out more, or visit their website to see the full range.

Chefs on Wheels

Image credit: Chefs on Wheels

Born out of the pandemic, Chefs on Wheels is an amalgamation of some of Adelaide’s top chefs who are passionate about delivering the best-quality meals to your door.

The company offers an extensive range of products that suit every type of dietary requirement, so whether you are gluten-free or vegan you too can tuck into these fantastic pre-made meals.

Meals include a range of pasta, rice dishes, hearty meat options, sides and even desserts to end the delicious feast.

The service also delivers to regional South Australia, see if your address is listed here.

Shipping is $15 flat-rate delivery across SA, with free shipping on orders over $150. Free click and collect from their Glynde store Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

To see the full range, visit the Chefs on Wheels website.

Pizza E Mozzarella Bar

This CBD pizza bar is welcoming you to get messy in the kitchen and recreate their delicious pizzas. For $30 their Kit Di Casa includes four fresh dough balls, sugo, Fior Di Latte and basil.

To order the packs, contact Pizza E Mozzarella Bar on 08 8164 1003 and find out more through their website.

The Meal Pantry

The Meal Pantry is a collaboration of friends who are food and beverage managers or chefs bringing their skills into your kitchen. Born out of COVID-19, business uses home recipes played, refined, developed, tasted and collaborated until they have made the perfect meal.

The dishes include pasta sauces and curries that they would choose to cook and eat at home.

Dishes include chicken and chorizo ragu, osso bucco, shepherd’s pie, and more. There’s vegan options and a variety of sizes to choose from.

With pickup and delivery options available, you can order online here. The Meal Pantry are located at 178 Frederick Rd, Grange SA.

Cucina Classica

Offering the classic Italian experience, Cucina Classica’s ready-made pasta dishes and sauces have you covered. Simply heat and eat their ready-made pasta dishes or cook your own pasta and leave the sauce to them – either way, you’ll be enjoying delicious meals that bring a piece of Italy into your home.

Authentic, full of flavour, delicious, convenient and mess-free, the team at Cucina Classica have you covered.

Grab your favourite Cucina Classica products from your local Woolworths, Coles or independent retailer – perfect for the fridge to heat and eat as you please. 

To see the full range, visit the Cucina Classica website.

Fleurieu Pantry

The 100% gluten-free café in Port Noarlunga is serving up some tasty and healthy heat and eat meals that you can stock up on. While the menu is coeliac friendly, the Fleurieu Pantry promises that you won’t be able to taste the difference!

This week’s menu includes a Thai green vegetable curry, pork taco bowl, schnitzels and more. The full menu can be found on the Pantry’s Facebook page. All meals are made fresh in-house daily and can be altered to meet other dietary restrictions.

Meals are $14 each or 11 for $140 and are available to pick up from the café between 3pm and 4pm Tuesday to Sunday. Delivery is available in the evenings. Delivery is free within a 5km radius of the cafe (2 minimum order) or within a 20km radius with the 11 pack of meals.

To place an order simply email Trudy at [email protected], message them on Facebook, or call 0467 159 355
20 Gawler Street, Port Noarlunga, SA, 5167

George’s to Go

Image Credit: George’s on Waymouth

Popular CBD restaurant, George’s on Waymouth are offer mouth-watering George’s to Go hampers, bringing the fine dining Mediterranean cuisine to your front door.

They are an extension of the restaurant’s dining room – a simple, delicious way to enjoy some of their locally prepared produce.

The handy heat-and-eat hampers are $225 and comfortably feeds four people. Place your orders online or call 08 8211 6960 by Wednesday to collect your order Saturday.

George’s to Go hamper includes:

  • 12 hour braised lamb shoulder (only 30 minutes heating required)
    Rosemary & potato sourdough loaf
  • Tzatziki dip
  • Roasted pumpkin, harissa, wild rocket, chèvre cheese
  • George’s rosemary salted potatoes
  • Walnut & rye chocolate brownies with double cream
  • Your choice from 2021 Mazi Grenache Rose from McLaren Vale or 2020 First Drop ‘Mother’s Milk’ Shiraz from the Barossa Valley.

George’s on Waymouth will be launching a new George’s to Go range of dishes to pick up and enjoy at home later in January.

Keep up to date with George’s on Facebook, or a takeaway place an order online.

Out in the Paddock

The event and catering company are offering their OITP at Home service that is chocker-block full of warm and hearty meals.

Tuck into family favourite meals like OITP’s beef lasagna or pick up one of their beef Bolognese or Napoletana sauces to mix in with your pasta. Out in the Paddock also offer homemade arancini packs and delicious iso-graze hampers.

Place your orders online by Tuesday 9am for a Wednesday delivery (fees apply) or pick up available from their Henley Beach store.

To see OITP’s full menu, check out their Facebook or visit their website to place an order.
41 Henley Beach Road, Henley Beach South, SA, 5022

Plant B Life

Born out of a passion for inspiring people to eat more fruit and veg, PlantB Life offers plant-based meal deliveries across Adelaide.

The company has an easy-to-follow meal plan service that lets you select anywhere between 5 and 18 meals to be delivered per week, with vegan versions of the classics such as mac & cheese, lentil dhal and burgers.

PlantB Life also have some great quirky meals like Pumpkin Chocolate Stew with Quinoa and lasagne without the pasta.

Deliveries arrive after 4pm every Tuesday and are available within a 30km zone of their location (1/96 King William Rd, Goodwood SA 5034). PlantB Life is also a subscription service, so fresh home-cooked meals will arrive at your doorstep each week!

To find out more, visit PlantB Life’s website.

The Prep House

The family-owned Prep House is dedicated to creating heat and eat comfort food, filled with love that the entire household can enjoy.

A wide array of meals are available to order online from the company, which can cater up to an impressive 8 people per serve! Serving sizes comes in two family options – 1kg for 4 people, or 2kg for 8 – and come with plenty of vegan and vegetarian options.

Click and collect orders are available Monday to Thursday 8am until 5pm, Friday 8am – 3pm and Saturday 10am ‘til 2pm. Food is packed and ready within a few hours of placing an order, with overnight orders available 10am the following weekday morning. Pick up from their storefront in Edwardstown.

Delivery is also available, with orders heading North of Adelaide on Tuesdays and South of Adelaide on Thursdays.

Keep up to date with The Prep House on Facebook.

The Stirling Hotel

Image credit: Stirling Hotel

The classic pub in the Adelaide Hills is offering a pickup heat & eat service full of indulgent meals that will satisfy all your winter cravings. They are $25 and serve 2 people.

  • The full menu includes:
    Wagyu and three-cheese lasagne
  • Chicken marsala
  • Pork and fennel sausage rolls
  • cottage pie
  • Wagyu bolognese sauce and lentil bolognese sauce

To order, call 08 8339 2345. The packs are also available from the produce fridge in their Cellars & Patisserie. You can find out more information from their Facebook and Instagram page.

Nettle and Knead

The boutique artisan bakery has put together some great homemade meals and DIY roasts that are guaranteed to keep you warm during this wintery week.

The roast includes all the family’s favourite menu items, such as preserved lemon, herb butter and garlic breadcrumbed stuffed chicken, roasted potatoes, pumpkin, carrots and broccoli. The pack retails for $50, but get in quick – there is a limited supply.

If roasts don’t take your fancy, Nettle and Knead are also selling pre-made vegan and massaman beef curries, lasagnas and Moroccan lamb.

To find out more, call 7066 2284 or visit their Instagram page.

Indulgence Food Design

Indulgence Food Design are a catering company that decided to do home meals when covid first hit. They don’t have a set menu but they have loads of variety and they will make anything you please with notice.

Dishes they have made in the past include classic chicken salad with bean sprouts, spring onions and fresh herbs with roasted nuts, together with a zesty lime and chilli dressing – the perfect summer lunch or dinner.

The home meals are $22-$30 with free location delivery with orders over $100. The meals can also be picked up at the businesses address 11 Union Street Stepney. You can find out more and place orders through their Instagram.

Paid 4 U

Paid 4 U is a pay it forward cafe where all proceeds goes towards supporting homeless people in Adelaide. They offer Butter Chicken and rice take home packs for $12.90 to pick up and enjoy in your own home.

Every butter chicken and rice not only satisfies you, but also supports community!

These packs can be picked up from 120 Maxwell road, Ingle Farm. You can find out more through its Facebook here.

Home Fresh Cooking

Home Fresh Cooking is a cooking school that also specialises in ready meals. Available in store only, the business offers fresh home cooked ready meals that serve 6 for $30.00 ($5 each).

There’s no set menu, you can fridge or freeze the meals and there’s a large selection available with vegetarian and meat options.

The meals are cooked from fresh ingredients in-store daily.

You can come to their Golden Grove store for Homefresh meals and save time and money. You can find out more on Home Fresh Cooking’s website and Facebook.

Meez On Plus Catering

Meez On Plus Catering are passionate about fresh and local produce and love using and growing Australian Native foods. 

While their menu often changes, they are currently offering the following items for pickup or delivery atb$12 each or 10 for $100

  • Salmon & Green Veg & Pesto (GF)
  • Sweet Potato & Feta Filo PIe (Veg)
  • Pork Belly Stir Fry (GF)
  • Lemon Chicken Salad (not suitable for freezing)
  • Creamy Chicken & Pumpkin Pesto Pasta (GFO)
  • Beef Goulash (GFO)
  • Curried Veg Pie (Veg)
  • Prawn & Ramen Noodle Stir Fry

Email orders to [email protected] or send us a message to their Facebook with your order.

Korean BBQ at home

If you love Korean BBQ, a new Adelaide business is offering it AT HOME! Basically, they loan you a grill, and give you all the ingredients – meat and side dishes – so that you can make your own Bulgogi beef, pork dishes and more from the comfort of your own kitchen.

There are 2-6 person packs available from $120, with additional premium add on options.

To order or for any queries, contact [email protected]

Vintage Chef Co

This business offers catering and meal prep while functioning as a cafe.

Subscriptions are available on all of their value packs, they are available for a weekly direct debit and can be put on hold or cancelled at anytime. The packs are available for delivery weekly with a fridge full of fresh food. Meal options include frittata, curry, pasta and more.

There’s no need to leave the house during these uncertain times, have our home cooked goodness safely delivered to your door for a $10 flat rate delivery.

You can check out their website for a menu, delivery map and to order in the shop Www.vintagechefco.com.au/shop. Keep up to date on Facebook.

FROZEN MEALS

Andre’s Cucina at Home

Image credit: Andre’s Cucina

Andre’s Cucina is answering all your foodie desires, offering ready-to-eat dishes that you and the family will love.

Cucina’s frozen range includes chicken cacciatore, lasagna and of course, gnocchi ragu and is designed to generously feed two people. The hearty dishes are already frozen, and simply need to be re-heated before you tuck in.

Order online before Sunday 11pm for a Wednesday collection, or Wednesday 12pm for a Friday pickup.
Collect your meals from Willmott’s Gastronomia: 36 Kensington Road, Rose Park, 5067

To order, simply go to the Andre’s Cucina at Home website.

The Caterers

The Caterers make dinner time easy with an array of delicious home-cooked meals available on their website. Meals vary across every cuisine, so you can dig into a pork and veal lasagne with buffalo mozzarella or chicken laksa soup!

There is easily adjustable sizing for all meals online, so whether you are feeding a family or just yourself there is something for everyone. Meals are both fresh and frozen, allowing you to pick what’s best for you!

Order your meals online by 12pm each Monday for delivery the following Wednesday – or pickup from their Vale Park shop Wednesday to Friday between 9am and 6pm. Running out of time? Pop into The Caterers shop and see what they have in stock.

Keep up to date with The Caterers on Facebook or pick up from their shop: 47 Lansdowne Terrace, Vale Park

SUPERMARKETS

Foodland (Pasadena & Frewville) – use BananaBlue.com.au for their online delivery services. Stay tuned as availability may change.

Drakes Supermarkets – *requesting that you alert them in your delivery request if you are quarantined so that their drivers can place your order in a safe location.

Barossa Fresh Foodland – servicing the surrounding Barossa region for click and collect or delivery

FRESH PRODUCE/GROCERIES

OrganicBox

HelloFresh

Dinnerly

Marley Spoon

Gourmet Basket – *Gift baskets & hampers

Fruit Only – *Fruit hampers

Forage and Feast – *Grazing boxes, free delivery

FROZEN AND FRESH MEAL PLANS

YouFoodz

Lite n’ Easy

Soulara – *Plant based

Dietlicious

ChefGood

Fit Chef Aus

Pepper Leaf

FRUIT AND VEGETABLE

*offering home delivery or call and collect services.

Virgara fruit and veg – Angle Vale

Wagon Wheels – Blackwood

The Corner Patch – (call and collect) Clare

Mellano’s Fruit and veg – Edwardstown

Get Fresh Findon – Findon

Metro Fresh Findon – Findon

Carusos Fresh Foods – Glenelg

Goodwood Fresh – Goodwood

Hanhdorf Fruit & Veg Market – Hahndorf

First Froots (Online)

Fruitabella Marden – Marden

She’s Apples Mt Gambier – Mt Gambier

Metro Fresh North Adelaide – North Adelaide

Metro Fresh Norwood – Norwood

Schinella’s Your Local Market – Prospect

Semaphore Fruit and Veg – Semaphore

Adam’s Apple Westlakes – Westlakes

INDIVIDUAL SA PRODUCERS

If you’re looking for individual producers who specialise in specific produce, check out our Guide To SA Food Producers That Deliver.

Looking for takeaway? Check out our extensive guide here

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