Fabulous Food & Drink delivered Direct to your Door #Review

Fabulous Food Deliveries delivered Direct to your Door #Gifted

Home food delivery services have increased in popularity due to the coronavirus pandemic.  However, with restrictions slowly easing it is important not to forget all those brilliant brands that made our lives so much easier with their commitment and dedication to deliver us some amazing doorstep deliveries.

With ever increasingly busy lifestyles, a home delivery can take off some of that pressure and strain of having to head out to do the supermarket shop.

In no particular order here are my personal recommendations…

Direct From the Farm

Direct from Farm to plate, these three brands bring quality produce direct from the farm for you and your family to enjoy in the comfort of your own home.

Pikt

Pikt founded by Matt are an independent family-owned business who values people and the planet before profit.  They focus on treating everyone fairly which I absolutely love.

The Pikt team specialist skill set and continuing commitment to bring organic to the people means that Pikt have impressively attained Plastic-Free Trust Mark Certified, Soil Association Certified and B-Corp Certified. 

An amazing achievement that demonstrates their ethics and values meaning that they are actively committed to social change, taking care of both our planet and people.

All their fabulous fresh fruits and vegetables are delivered in environmentally friendly, presented in plastic free fully recyclable wrap, and are 100% Organic too.

Eversfield Organic

Ellacott farm located in the Devon village of Bratton Clovelly on the edge of Dartmoor is the home of the amazing Eversfield Organic founded by Mark.

Now Eversfield Organic has seen continued growth and produces a whole range of fabulous foodie goodies including their fresh fruit and vegetable boxes, that are delivered direct to your door, perfect for delicious and delightful meals at home.

Organic is better for our planet and people, Eversfield use sustainable organic farming measures and are continually working to reduce their environmental impacts by reducing waste, you can even return your packaging for free!

Using organic farming systems eliminate all synthetic and petroleum-based pesticides and fertilisers which reduces soil and water contamination helping to achieve a natural balance so that nature and wildlife can exist and thrive alongside commercial organic farming.

Fairfield’s Farm

Fairfields Farms families have been farming in East Anglia for three generations on scenic and stunning farmland across the Colne Valley just north of Colchester in Essex.

From field to farm, the lovely Laura & Robert work hard to produce their delicious homegrown potatoes and their yummy hand cooked crisps offering nationwide delivery anywhere on the British mainland.

Now, Fairfields farm have an exciting range of super subscription packages so you can get a regular delivery of your favourite potatoes and crisps.

Crisps are hand cooked on the farm to make sure that they meet the highest standards which is why they are BRC Grade AA accredited.

The Fairfields Farm potatoes are perfect for Baking, Roasting, Chipping, Boiling and Mashing, so you can get creative in the kitchen creating great value family meals.

Easy Meal Kits

After a busy week sometimes you just want to sit back, relax and chill, so make your weekend cooking easy with these three marvellous meal kits including brilliant burgers, perfect pasta and pizza.

Honest Burgers at home

Bag yourself some of the burger brilliance, but in the comfort of your home with the Honest Burgers at Home service, yes you heard me right!  The legends over at Honest have managed to create a burger bonanza that is delivered directly to your door, perfect for a cosy night in.

They have a range of kits to suit all tastes such as meat, vegan and gluten free buns if needed, so bring on those burgers! And if that’s not impressive enough you also get an Honest canvas tote bag thrown in for good measure too.

Their burgers are stuff of dreams and they cover a range of dietary requirements such as vegetarian and vegan, so once you have gone Honest you won’t want to back to burger normality. 

Pasta Evangelists

Pasta Evangelists a London based business headed up by co-founder Alessandro CEO and Chris head of Operations & finance with their team of lovely Pasta enthusiasts offer Pasta subscriptions and gifts with delivery direct to your door.

The brand chave three food heavy weight who are official Evangelists and also co-founders in their business including, the Times restaurant critic and columnist Giles Coren, founder of Leith’s School of Food & Wine and Great British Bake-off celeb Prue Leith and food critic & MasterChef judge William Sitwell.

Birtellis

The brilliant Birtellis Pizza geniuses have got together to produce a Pizza at Home service, with a range of dietary options such as gluten free and vegan, so you can now enjoy crafted artisan pizza made from the finest natural British ingredients in the comfort of your home.

As a family owned independent, they are a passionate bunch who prepare and bake good, honest and natural using quality producers and suppliers who fit with their greener and ethical ethos.

Impressively 96% of their packaging is plastic free and they are making continued efforts to get the other 4% onboard too.  Everything delivered can be eaten, reused, recycled and composted.

Pantry & Treats

Get those cupboards stocked and enjoy some super scrummy treats at home with an afternoon tea, pies, hampers and Vegan pantry must haves.

Piglets pantry

Piglet’s Pantry, founded by Jo, is an amazing Award-Winning food producer, who make hand filled pies, handmade sausage rolls, cakes, and biscuits, based in Worthing West Sussex.

Piglet’s delivery brilliantly boxed Afternoon Teas direct to your door in their signature pretty pink Piglet’s packaging, they cater for a variety of dietary needs such as vegetarian and Vegan afternoon teas which will delight and definitely not disappoint.

Piglets also offer pies and rolls galore, impressively, Piglet’s beat over 100 pie makers in the UK and several exciting pie-offs to win the contract to supply Brighton & Hove Albion FC, moving into the American Express Community Stadium to hand-make 2,500 pies per game!

The Vegan Pies, rolls and Vegan Tear and share roll with the lush dipping sauce are all absolutely amazing and make for some scrummy comfort food.

Clearspring

Clearspring have been in the industry for over 25 years, they are a fabulous family-owned business, with a particular expertise in sourcing authentic Japanese foods.

Offering delivery direct to your door, Clearspring products help sustainable agriculture by supporting organic farmers and artisan food producers.  By caring for the eco-system and enriching the soil, Clearspring work towards protecting the world for future generations to come.

Clearspring products are all Vegan, dairy and refined sugar free and a selection of products are also gluten free too, so you are in good hands.  The extensive range of fabulous foodie items on offer is impressive stuff and introduces customers to a range of Vegan foodie loveliness.

Prestige Hampers

Prestige Hampers have been in the business a while, so know their stuff and when it comes to all things gifting. They offer delivery direct to your door so make gifting easy.

Hampers are a perfect way to gift to family, friends, employees and of course our loved ones, so they can enjoy a bit of indulgence at home.


Offering a variety of hampers to suit a range of dietary needs such as Gluten free, Vegan, non-alcoholic and so much more,

Now whether you are after some farm fresh produce, a fun and easy meal kit, a sweet treat or to simply stock up the pantry, I am sure that you will agree these nine brilliant brands, that all over delivery direct to your door, have you covered.

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Melanie xx

Help the People, the Planet and get Healthy with Pikt Fresh Organic Fruits and Veggies #Review

Help the People, the Planet and get Healthy with Pikt Fresh Organic Fruits and Veggies #Gifted

Pikt’s founder Matt has a wealth of knowledge, expertise and experience, in 2011 Matt started SunFresh Produce ltd, that still supplies organic fruits and veggies to the leading UK supermarkets.  The reason for Pikt is to have that personable direct relationship with people like you and me delivering all these healthy gorgeous goodies direct to your door.  

By supporting Pikt you are supporting an independent family-owned business who values people and the planet before profit.  They focus on treating everyone fairly which I absolutely love.

In the summer of 2018, Pikt went along to the food festival in Battersea Park, London, Matt went along with his better half Sam photographed in their converted Rice horse trailer aka ‘Battle Wagon’, and the asked the people what they need/want hence the ‘ORGANIC FOR THE PEOPLE’ event tag.

The Pikt team specialist skill set and continuing commitment to bring organic to the people means that Pikt have impressively attained Plastic-Free Trust Mark Certified, Soil Association Certified and B-Corp Certified.  An amazing achievement that demonstrates their ethics and values meaning that they are actively committed to social change, taking care of both our planet and people.

All their fabulous fresh fruits and vegetables are delivered in environmentally friendly, presented in plastic free fully recyclable wrap, and are 100% Organic too, so I am confident that you will agree their produce looks lovely, it tastes pretty lush too.  

Talk about going the extra mile, Pikt are also committed to being NETZERO 3030 and they provide provide Carbon Netural delivery with DPD.

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Know Where Your Food Comes From with Eversfield Organic #Review

Know Where Your Food Comes From with Eversfield Organic: March 2021 #Gifted

We should care about not only what we eat, but also the providence of our food.  Having a healthy transparent food relationship and understanding the farming process shows care, respect and an appreciation for how our food goes from farm to plate.

Ellacott farm located in the Devon village of Bratton Clovelly on the edge of Dartmoor is the home of the amazing Eversfield Organic founded by Mark.

The farmland had suffered the effects from years of intensive farming, so Mark with the help of his family dedicated and devoted all their energies and efforts into nurturing the farm back to an abundance of natural healthiness just as nature intended.

Two years later after laying fencing, replanting miles and miles of hedgerow and impressively planting over 30,000 trees the farm was given organic certification and is 100% traceable.

Now Eversfield Organic has seen continued growth and produces a whole range of fabulous foodie goodies including their fresh fruit and vegetable boxes, that are delivered direct to your door, perfect for delicious and delightful meals at home.

Organic is better for our planet and people, Eversfield use sustainable organic farming measures and are continually working to reduce their environmental impacts by reducing waste, you can even return your packaging for free!

Using organic farming systems eliminate all synthetic and petroleum-based pesticides and fertilisers which reduces soil and water contamination helping to achieve a natural balance so that nature and wildlife can exist and thrive alongside commercial organic farming.

Soil is a non-renewable energy resource and healthy soils store high levels of carbon, so if all UK farming was converted to organic, more than 1.3 million tonnes of carbon could be stored in the soil each year, I think this says it all really.

Eating organic produce benefits our bodies too, as current research shows that eating organic produce provides a superior nutritional quality and reduces intake of pesticides, so clearly is the only choice for you and your family.

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A Vegan Food Home Delivery Service with Clearspring #Review

A Vegan Foodie Home Delivery with Clearspring: February 2021 #Gifted

Clearspring have been in the industry for over 25 years, they are a fabulous family-owned business, with a particular expertise in sourcing authentic Japanese foods.

Offering delivery direct to your door, Clearspring customers can have fun experimenting in the kitchen and enjoy delicious dining within the comfort of their own homes thanks to the lovely bunch over at Clearspring.

Clearspring products help sustainable agriculture by supporting organic farmers and artisan food producers.  By caring for the eco-system and enriching the soil, Clearspring work towards protecting the world for future generations to come.

Clearspring products are all Vegan, dairy and refined sugar free and a selection of products are also gluten free too, so you are in good hands.

The extensive range of fabulous foodie items on offer is impressive stuff and introduces customers to a range of Vegan foodie loveliness.

Instant Miso Soups are perfect for a light lunch, a comforting supper and are easy to do literally pop in a cup and add water they are that simple but taste great and without any of those nasties.

The brilliant Bio Kitchen Veggies, lentils & beans jar range and plant-based alternatives such as soya chunks, mince and Japanese silken tofu, made with pure spring water from Mount Fiji, are ideal to mix things up a little for even extra yummy family mealtimes.

Clearspring also have a range of rice noodles, pastas made with ingredients such as brown rice and red lentils, lovely pasta sauces and a staple in anyone’s kitchen soya sauce.

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Piglet’s Pantry Vegan Winter Sparkle Afternoon Tea Review

Piglet’s Pantry Vegan Winter Sparkle Afternoon Tea Review: February 2021 #Gifted

Piglet’s Pantry is an amazing Award-Winning food producer, who make hand filled pies, handmade sausage rolls, cakes, and biscuits, based in Worthing West Sussex.

Started by founder Jo , who left the corporate world and went on a mission to set up her dream bakery.  In November 2011 Piglet’s HQ was set up, and over the last seven years business has tripled and now Piglet’s employs 25 people.

Piglet’s perfection can be enjoyed, as they have produced some amazing Afternoon Teas including the Wonderful Winter Sparkle Vegan Afternoon Tea.

Brilliantly boxed in this pretty pink Piglet’s packaging, the Vegan afternoon tea will delight and definitely not disappoint.

The Afternoon Tea can be delivered direct to your door, so make sure that you are not late for this incredibly tasty tea date.

The Vegan Winter Sparkle Tea for 2 includes x2 scrummy scones with lashings of wonderful whipped vegan butter and tasty tiptee jam.

As if things could not get any sweeter, you also receive x4 cute cake slices including x2 Rich chocolate cakes with gold glitter dust and x2 spiced caramel apple cakes with pieces of caramelised apples and biscuit on top.

Also included are some smashing savouries x4 spiced chickpea and quinoa pastry rolls, x2 mushroom, garlic, and breadcrumb tarts and x2 vegan scotch eggs filled with a chickpea and vegetable medley and beautiful beetroot centre.

Your much needed thirst can be quenched, as Piglet’s Afternoon tea includes Earl Gray and Breakfast Teapigs teas, so sip, eat and enjoy.

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Fairfields Farm New Flavour Launch: Roast Rib of Beef Crisps and Homegrown Potatoes Review

Fairfields Farm New Flavour Launch: Roast Rib of Beef Crisps and Homegrown Potatoes: January 2021 #Gifted

Fairfields Farms families have been farming in East Anglia for three generations on scenic and stunning farmland across the Colne Valley just north of Colchester in Essex.

From field to farm, the lovely Laura & Robert work hard to produce their delicious homegrown potatoes and their yummy hand cooked crisps offering nationwide delivery anywhere on the British mainland.

Exciting happenings have been taking place over at Fairfields farm, as they have just launched and introduced a new addition to their hand cooked crisp range; Roast Beef and impressively they are Vegan too!

Crisps are hand cooked on the farm to make sure that they meet the highest standards which is why they are BRC Grade AA accredited.

The Fairfields Farm potatoes are perfect for Baking, Roasting, Chipping, Boiling and Mashing, so you can get creative in the kitchen creating great value family meals.

My fav cooking method is the classic baked potato with butter, cream cheese and chives served with some fabulous Fairfield Farms Roast Rib Beef crisps and a pretty rainbow crunchy salad.

Why not use a potato for dessert, yes you read correctly! Using the Fairifields potatoes, I made these super scrummy mash potato chocolate truffles, yes, they may sound a bit wacky, but they are actually really good, and my family could not tell that these truffles contained potato instead of double cream…

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Get Healthy with Pikt Organic, Plastic Free, Fruit & Veggies Delivered Direct to your Door #Review

Get Healthy with Pikt Organic, Plastic Free, Fruit & Veggies Delivered Direct to your Door: January 2021 #Gifted

The last 10 months have been challenging times for everyone, so now more than ever it’s important to keep healthy and with Pikt’s fresh organic fruit and veggie box delivery service you can go from farm to plate in no time.

Pikt are Soil association and B corp Certified meaning that they are actively committed to social change taking care of both our planet and people, 100% Organic, as well as having a Plastic free trust mark, impressive stuff!

All your yummy fresh organic produce is delivered in environmentally friendly and presentable plastic free fully recyclable wrap with cute card tubs for smaller produce like their beautiful blueberries.

Pikt provide flexible delivery options carried out by carbon neutral DPD, an easy online user-friendly platform with an amazing chat system, if you have any queries or questions.

The Homey Box is a particular favourite of mine, as it provides the ultimate flexibility to choose exactly what you would like to enable effective meal planning and prevent any waste.

Sometimes simple is best, good honest wholesome family food using Pikt organic ingredients really tastes gorgeously good.  Using the Sweet potatoes, garlic, charlottes, mushrooms, tomatoes, carrots, broccoli, brussel sprouts, along with a few cupboard essentials, I created this Veggie Sweet Potato Cottage Pie.

Get a good dollop in a bowl with some side veggies, perfect comfort food to enjoy, beside the fire, after a wonderful walk out with your family bubble.

Fancy a lovely light lunch, well these quinoa lettuce cups are just the thing, easy to make using gem lettuce, blocky peppers, spring onion, tomato, cucumber with quinoa and the garlic, ginger and lemon with virgin olive oil for the dressing.

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Autumn Amazingness with Pikt Fresh Organic, Plastic Free Fruit & Veggies #Review

Autumn Amazingness with Pikt Fresh Organic, Plastic Free Fruit & Veggies Review: September 2020 #Gifted

With the Autumn weather firmly planting its roots it can be easy to head straight for the snacks and convenience foods.

However, Pikt fresh provide a perfect healthy alternative, as you can stay snug and warm inside, as they deliver plastic free, fresh 100% organic fruit and veggies direct to your door.

Family run, Pikt are a brilliant bunch and work hard to source all this lovely organic produce, so you can simply sit back, relax and wait for the sweet sound of your doorbell.

They have made the ordering process extremely easy.  Their online platform is user friendly, you can see exactly what you are ordering and you are not committed to a subscription, so you can enjoy a non-pressured shopping experience.  

Pikt are all about being healthy and ethical, as they are fully plastic free, deliveries are carried out by carbon neutral DPD and Pikt are B-Corp meaning that they are actively committed to social change taking care of both our planet and people.

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COOK Frozen Prepared Meals Delivered Direct to your Door #Review

COOK Frozen Prepared Meals Delivered Direct to your Door Review: August 2020 #Gifted

In 1997 Ed started COOK as a frozen meal business in a small Farnham shop.  Luckily Dale, one of Eds clients, just happened to be a chef, so Ed persuaded him to quit his job and they joined forces.

Through many trials and tribulations COOK opened more shops and offered more home delivery options.  Fast forward to 2013 and COOK became one of the UK’s first certified B Corps that form part of a global commitment to do business right for people and the planet.

COOK are committed to making the world a better place by giving back to the community with the caring Hands programme, One Feeds Two, FoodCycle.  Also, reducing food waste and acting on climate change, as since October 2017 have been purchasing renewable electricity for their shops and kitchens resulting in their carbon footprint shrinking by a third!

Employees voted COOK one of the top 100 Sunday Times best companies to work for and they have been on the list ever since. COOK have been certified by the living wage foundation since July 2015.

After 20 Years Dale retired in 2017 and Ed now heads the business alongside his sister Rosie as co-CEOs together with their team are still as committed as ever to bring you the absolute best home cooked meals, so you can go from freezer to plate in no time.

No need to queue up at the supermarket, as with COOK you are still able to eat healthy and save time.  Dietary needs are also catered for as they offer a range of Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Vegan and No Dairy options

Pots for One, the sticky veg satay and sweet potato & aubergine Sri Lankan curry are super yummy and perfect if you fancy a light lunch or supper.

COOK agree that every chef needs a night off from time to time, so their range of chef prepared frozen meals, that are delivered direct to your door, made with love using quality ingredients enabling you to enjoy a nutritious home cooked meal in minutes without the kitchen prep.

Offering a whole range of cuisines such as Spanish, Mexican, Italian and Indian you are spoilt for choice.

On every COOK dish you will notice the name and signature of the chef that created your meal which I am sure you will agree is a nice personable touch.

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Shop Ethically and Enjoy Organic, Plastic Free Fruit & Veggies with Pikt #Review

Shop Ethically and Enjoy Organic, Plastic Free Fruit & Veggies with Pikt Review: August 2020 #Gifted

Pikt are an amazing friendly family run business who offer 100% organic fruit and veggies.  Impressive and a great way to eat healthy and look after you and your family.

They are B-Corp meaning that Pikt are actively committed to social change taking care of our planet and people.

Equally as impressive is that Pikt are fully plastic free and all their packaging is completely compostable.

Even the delivery of the boxes have an environmental focus.  Your fabulous fruit and veggies will be delivered by carbon neutral DPD.

Pikt offer fully flexibility and a non-pressured approached, you are not committed to a subscription so you can order exactly when you want anywhere in the UK with a delivery turn around time of around 48 hours.

Want to take control, opt for a Homey Box also pictured, a perfect way to choose exactly what you want perfect for someone who lives alone or have specific needs.

Sweet potatoes, avocado, gem lettuce, plum tomatoes, peppers, lemons, green beans, courgettes and spring onions eat your heart out.

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