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Frequently Asked Questions

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What is CompareMeals?

What do we do?

CompareMeals makes it easy to find and compare the meal delivery services that deliver to your area.

What fees do CompareMeals charge?

We do not charge any fees at present. We also do not earn anything from sharing meal delivery services’ deals.

Why is meal delivery service [x] not listed?

The most likely reason is that we don’t know about this meal delivery service yet. Although we have tried to include all Australian meal delivery services, there may be a few we have missed. If you know a service that we do not list please contact us.

Why does meal delivery service [x] have incorrect information?

Although we have tried to accurately collect all information for the meal delivery services listed, there may be a few cases where we have missed some information or entered the data incorrectly. If you think that we have made a mistake please contact us.

How can I get a sponsored slot for my meal delivery service?

Please contact us.

How can I ask a question?

Please contact us.

How are the services on CompareMeals different from those on UberEats/Foodora?

The services list on CompareMeals aim to provide customers with a few days supply of healthy meals. Meals are packaged, priced and prepared accordingly. In contrast, the services listed on Ubereats and Foodora provide meals that are ready to be eaten on arrival rather than kept and consumed at a later date.

Can I order meals on CompareMeals?

You cannot order meals on our website.CompareMeals is a comparison website - if you want to order from a service please follow the link to their website on their details page to visit the website directly.

Why are there no results for my postcode?

There may not be any services that deliver meals to your area. New services are always being added so please check back in a few weeks.

How do you work out average meals cost?

Average meal cost is calculated by examining the average cost that a meal delivery service charges for the full meals it sells, for example, dinners, breakfasts and meal replacement drinks.

How do you ensure that information is accurate?

We are confident in the accuracy of our information. All information t is based on what is listed on the meal delivery service’s website. We also contact each service to give them the opportunity to assess and change their information.

Meal delivery services

What do you mean by a 'meal delivery service'?

We focus on meal delivery services that allow individuals to outsource meal preparation at relatively low cost. More specifically, this involves affordable services that focus on selling multiple healthy meals that can be prepared and eaten over extended time periods.

Why should I order from meal delivery services?

To save money. The meal delivery services we list aim to sell multiple meals so their individual meals are much cheaper than restaurants or meal delivery services such as Ubereats or Foodora. We find that meals of the same quality can be 25 to 50% cheaper. Additionally, delivery fees per meal are greatly reduced when you order in bulk.

To save time. Using any of our meal delivery services we will save you a considerable amount of time that would be spent shopping and cooking. On average people in Australia spend more than 10 hours per week shopping, cooking and cleaning up. You can save more than 6 days per year!

If you would like to learn more about the benefits of ordering from meal delivery services then please see our are here[link].

Would I save money using the meal delivery services listed on CompareMeals?

Yes, if the alternative is eating out. We find that meals of the same quality can be 25 to 50% cheaper.

Yes, if you are comparing it to ordering from services like Ubereats or Foodora. Meals of the same quality can be 25 to 50% cheaper and delivery fees are reduced when you order in bulk.

Buying and cooking your own food will usually be cheaper than ordering from a one of our listed meal delivery services, but will require significantly more time, effort and cooking ability.

If you would like to read more about this topic then please see our are here.

Are many people ordering from meal delivery services?

Yes, meal delivery service are rapidly growing in popularity (both in Australia and worldwide) and expected to be a huge industry in a few years. Many people think that, just likeaning and babysitting, a vast number of people are going to outsource their cooking entirely in the future.

You can read more about trends in food consumption in our are here [link].

Are meal delivery services safe to use?

Yes, meal delivery services have been around for many years and are a well established type of business. In Australia, services like Jenny Craig, Home Chef, Lite n' easy and Weight Watchers have been delivering ready made and home cooked meals for over 20 years.

Meals

Do you have vegan and vegetarian meal delivery services?

Yes, we list more than 20 vegan friendly meal delivery services and more than 45 vegetarian friendly meal delivery services. These services cover most of the major urban locations in Australia. Please check our search page for more details on the options for your area.

Do you have halal meal delivery services?

Yes, we list more than 10 meal delivery services that sell halal meals. You can view these by selecting the halal filter in the dietary section. Please check our search page for information on the options for your area. Before ordering, please check with the service that their meals will satisfy your dietary requirement.

Do you have gluten free meal delivery services?

Yes, we list more than 40 meal delivery services that sell gluten free meals. You can view these by selecting the gluten free filter in the dietary section. Please check our search page to find the options for your area. Before ordering, please check with the service that their meals will satisfy your dietary requirement.

Do you have meal replacement drink delivery services?

Yes, we have 9 options for meal replacement drinks. Meal replacement drinks, like Ozsoylent, Aussielent and Joylent, supply a powder that mixes with water to make a quick and easy meal. The powder is formulated to ensure that it has all of the necessary nutrients and minerals needed for a full nutritious meal. Please check our search page to find the meal replacement drinks available to your area.

Do you have meal plan delivery services?

Yes, we have identified 75 services that provide meal plans. A meal plan is a set of meals that you can order together. For example, services like Pepper Leaf and Lite’n’easy offer sets of meals that are intended to be consumed over a number of days. Other services, like Five Point Four, offer meal plans that provide multiple meals per day over extended periods of time. There are even meals plans for 30 days or longer.

Do you have meal delivery services that sell breakfasts and lunches?

Yes, over 50 of our services sell lunches and/or breakfasts. Please check our search page for more details.

Can I choose the meals that I get in my meal plans?

Some meal delivery services allow you to change the meals that are offered in their meal plans. You can find these services by looking at their information on the services page.

Can I tailor the content of the individual meals that I get?

This is possible for some services, like Workout Meals and Hexey. However most services provide preset meals that cannot be varied. You can find services that allow you to tailor individual meals by checking this filter on the search page.

Do you have meal delivery services that sell high protein meals?

Yes, we list many meal delivery services that sell high protein meals. Some examples are Gym Food Australia, My Muscle Chef and Bondi Meal Prep.

Delivery

How long does meal delivery usually take?

This depends on the meal delivery service, the day of ordering, and your location. Most services have a date when meals are delivered in a specific location. In our experience, meals are usually delivered within a few days. Some services can take up to a week or more however.

What happens if you live in a location that is hard to access?

Most meal delivery services will allow you to leave instructions or to instruct the person delivering to leave the box outside your door.

Can I pick up meals from the meal delivery services listed?

Yes, Be Fit Food, and several other suppliers provide pickup options. You can view these by selecting the pickup filter. Please check our search page for details of your options.

How much are delivery fees?

These vary across meal delivery services. Generally, delivery fees are low or delivery is free if the cost of your order is above above a minimum order threshold. Please check our search page for more details.

Do any meal delivery services offer free delivery?

We have over 25 services that offer free delivery including Marley Spoon and others. You can view these by selecting the free delivery filter on our search page.

Ordering

How do I pay?

Most meal delivery services accept credit and debit cards. Several support PayPal. Some support EFT and cash. Most meal services require payment prior to delivery but some, like Dietlicious also accept payment on delivery however you may need to arrange those options in advance.

Can I order a single meal or a small number of meals from the meal delivery services listed?

Several of the services we list allow customers to purchase a small number of meals, for example, to try the meals out. To find services that allow single meal purchases, please use our search page.

Can I automate my ordering so that I don’t have to manually select meals every week?

CompareMeals lists more than 50 services where you can set up automatic ordering. This means that every week, or billing period, the service will withdraw a payment and send you a predetermined selection of meals. This saves you having to return to the website to order. Please check our search page to find relevant services.