Don’t waste hours in the kitchen! How to get FREE and discounted food boxes delivered to your door

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Caroline Stronkhorst in Food & Drink

Last updated: 31 January 2020, 04:17 GMT

Most people live very busy lives, not having time to spend hours cooking a healthy, nutritious meal. Often these meals come with complicated recipes and ingredients of which you only need one tablespoon (but you can only buy in a big jar or pot). 

Enter the food box deliveries! They are all the rage at the moment and it’s easy to see why. They are an all-in-one solution for all your cooking problems. The meals contain all the ingredients, including all the spices, in precise quantities. This means you don’t have to throw anything away! Most food box companies cater for every imaginable dietary requirement and they offer cuisines from all around the world. But these food boxes come at a cost! Luckily you can often get a free or discounted trial. Here are our favourites:

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Simply Cook

Simply Cook is the only food box listed that fits through your letterbox. This is especially handy if you work long hours and want your box waiting for you when you come in. The slight downside to this is that it doesn’t contain all the ingredients you need for the meal. The box comes with four ‘recipe kits’, these are dry ingredients in pots that you add to your fresh food items. The pots do really add flavor and they contain sauces and spices that would take quite a bit of effort to make yourself. 

Of course you can see online what you have ordered and they provide you with a handy overview of what you need to pick up from your local shop before you come home to cook. Simply Cook is especially good value if you want to sample some different cuisines but do not feel comfortable making your own sauces. It is also great if you want to customise most of your recipes and add your own twist. 

Simply Cook offer you a trial box for free, for a £3 payment for the delivery charge. A good trial offer!

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Hello Fresh 50% off first and 20% next 3 boxes

Hello Fresh is a perfect food box if you have a lower budget. They offer boxes for £5 per meal. This still seems pricey considering you could make a 4-person pasta Bolognese yourself for a couple pounds, but remember that all ingredients are locally-sources and pre-measured.

With recipes from every cuisine in the world, your taste buds will thank you for this food box subscription. There are options for single people as well as families. They also cater for kids and for those who want quick meals (15 min).

Hello Fresh give you 50% off your first box and 20% off your next 3 boxes. Get the deal here.

Gousto 50% first box and 30% off all other boxes in your first month

Gousto is a favourite with many household who have tried food boxes. With up to 50 recipes to choose from every week (all approved by brand ambassador Joe Wicks) you won’t get bored of the meals. Gousto send you all the ingredients and spices you need for your meal, which you can cook in as little as 10 minutes!

The recipe cards are easy to follow and you can even order a free binder to keep your recipes safe for future cooking!

Order now for your first box with 50% off and all other boxes in your first month with 30% discount.


With these food box subscription services your meal times will be a doddle! Whatever your dietary preference is or whoever you are cooking for, most food boxes offer something for everyone nowadays. Give it a try!

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