The lockdown may have given us more time to experiment with our cooking skills, but as life becomes more fast-paced coupled with hectic work schedules, these meal subscription services are coming to the rescue, offering everything from keto-friendly bites and dosas to protein-packed salads and more. Bengaluru, take note of these meal services for your daily healthy fix.
8 meal subscription services in Bengaluru
Established in 2014, this startup was born out of Harsha Thachery’s pregnancy cravings for nutritious yet tasty meals. Since then, the platform has grown and now has a network of more than 300 home chefs in Bengaluru, delivering homemade, wholesome fare. The additive and preservative-free meals range from a fiery Chettinad curry to steamed idlis and Malabar parathas. You can subscribe to their mini, classic, deluxe or trial meal plans, which start with five meals for ten days and include North or South Indian delicacies like aloo jeera, uttapams, steamed rice, pickles and a range of desserts. You can also stock up on spice blends, jams, preserves and butters from their pantry. Feeling indulgent? Choose from the list of biryani specials, including the Hyderabadi gosht Biryani and the Kolkata chicken biryani. Not only will Masala Box cater to your everyday meals, but their party menu also curates customised meals for large gatherings. Monthly plan from Rs2,200. Order here.
Set up in 2014, Chefkraft offers a weekly-changing menu of gourmet meals that are whipped up fresh. The keto meal plans are apt for those sticking to the ketogenic diet with options like the spicy almond tofu stir fry, chicken enchilada with spiced mayo and basil cauliflower rice. You can also pick fresh salads ranging from the teriyaki noodle salad to the peanut-based Thai-style salad or indulge in the five-mains-pack, including smoked salmon sushi and other global fare such as pesto spaghetti and cheesy quesadillas. Five-day plans start from Rs1,300. Order here
Similar to the dabbawalas of Mumbai, this delivery service seamlessly drops and picks up your meals and dabbas serving hot, freshly cooked food. On offer are monthly and weekly subscriptions with fare whipped up by a team of over 20 home chefs. Opt for fuss-free meals with the South Indian thalis with a changing list of dishes such as stuffed chilli fry, palya and pickles or their North Indian meals with toor dal, parathas and chane ki sabzi. Students can also opt for their specially-curated and cost-effective student meal plan with gravy, rice, dal and rotis. Monthly subscriptions from Rs1,950. Order here.
With the idea of empowering women homemakers, this online aggregator launched in 2014 brings together a network of 4,000 home chefs with a passion for cooking and consumers looking for healthy, nutritious meals. One of the most sought after features of the portal is that you can customise your order based on your dietary or health-related needs. Choose to pre-order or subscribe for meal options by filling a form based on your location and preferences, after which a home chef near the area will contact you. And if you’re looking for something specific, you can place a request to order from a home chef near you. Meals include everything from North Indian favourites like parathas, korma and dal makhani, to South Indian fare like vegetable palya, steamed idlis, or even a fruit bowl and sandwiches. Order here
Founded by Rishi Shoorik, GoHomely works to conveniently deliver homemade food to your doorstep. Whether it’s a simple chicken curry or noodles, all the meals and dishes as the name suggests, are homemade. You can opt for the fixed menu that offers breakfast including idlis and upmas or dinner with dishes like fried rice, dal fry or vegetable curries. Apart from these menus, the company can also customise your meal plan based on your preferences and charge varying rates depending on the ingredients used. Monthly subscriptions start from Rs 6,000. For more details click here or call 8899022022.
Maa Ka Dulaar
After Shekhar Mittal moved to Bengaluru and struggled to find suitable alternatives that matched up to his favourite North Indian meals back home, he realised the need for tasty home cooked fare and decided to do something about it. As the name suggests, this food service company provides a range of fresh meals that you can order for lunch, dinner or both. You can opt for meal subscriptions that range from regular meals, mini-meals, surprise meals and non-vegetarian meals with everything from parathas, wholesome rotis, paneer makhani, jeera rice and chole bhature, among other dishes. You can start with a trial one week plan or subscribe for up to three months. They’ll even fix you up with an assortment of pickles, laddoos and cookies as snacks. Order here or call 8618330924.
Founded in 2017 by Anik Bhandhari, Anirudh Ganeriwal, Devaj Jhunjhunwalla and Siddhant Bhargava, Mumbai-based Food Darzee, which also has operations in Bengaluru, was launched with the aim of making consumers eat healthy food with custom meals that are specifically tailored to one’s needs and body type. The process starts with a nutritionist who factors in your lifestyle, gender, weight and other dietary requirements and then curates a diet best suited for you. Whether it’s a high-protein diet or a ketogenic one, you’ll receive four meals a day, and you can opt for a subscription with a duration that can go on for five days or ninety. Think dishes like teriyaki grilled fish, vegan pesto spaghetti, choco hazelnut mousse, or baked fish marinara, among others. Monthly subscriptions from Rs29,400. Order here
The Tradition Kitchen
Founders Hecktor, Parizaad and Natasha who co-founded Fresh Pressery, a Bengaluru -based food services company, began this venture in 2019, using their collective culinary experience over the years. The Tradition Kitchen’s superfood salad meal plans will have you covered whether it’s a high protein grilled chicken, chickpea and feta salad, a leafy green salad with nuts and seeds, or a vegetable salad with pomegranate and broccoli. From grilled chicken and fish to haloumi steaks, their dishes showcase Middle Eastern and Western flavours without compromising on your daily dose of carbohydrates, protein and vegetables. The meal subscriptions vary from seven to thirty days. Monthly subscriptions from Rs14,000. Order online here or via Whatsapp on 9731338621