Ever wonder what it would be like to not have to take time out to plan every meal, especially when you’re on a health kick? For those of us with super busy schedules, who hate grocery shopping or don’t have confidence in the kitchen, planning three meals a day can be daunting. Lucky for us, clean-eating meal delivery services are popping up all over Hong Kong, tailored to every diet under the sun.
Eatology is a scientific-based meal delivery plan that is designed for calorie-control, muscle-building, and weight loss. The meals here are balanced, nutritious and all created by an in-house dietician. Eatology provides the most customizable experiences of the meal plans in Hong Kong, using healthy and fresh ingredients. It is also the only meal delivery plan that caters to vegans. Daily packages come with three meals and two delicious snacks. Meals are delivered daily all over Hong Kong early in the morning, alongside a menu detailing total calories and macronutrients. Each meal is tasty and just the right size: a real treat when dieting. Another plus is the use of environmentally friendly packaging, Vegware, which is made entirely from plants and is 100% compostable. The average price per day is around $388, and $1,990 for a one-week meal plan.
Unit 4/G, Hong Kong Industrial Building, 444-452 Des Voeux Road West, Hong Kong, www.eatologyasia.com, 2368-6891.
Biorna Quantics provides a comprehensive wellness plan, including a healthy meal delivery service that’s tailored to fit serious gym schedules and all types of dietary requirements. Signing up to Biorna Quantics means a one-on-one session with one of the knowledgeable and friendly team members — an added bonus for those who need extra help with all of the scientific information.
With Chef Mike Boyle from restaurant ALTO creating all the dishes here, Biorna Quantics meals are not only inherently healthy but also seriously delicious: think Kerala Ostrich Curry and Kung po turkey. Daily meal plans include meals, protein bars, and shakes. A huge benefit is the science behind the Brain Power Prebiotic Breakfast which optimizes good gut bacteria, allowing the body to stay in a fat burning state for the rest of the day. A great addition to Biorna Quantics is the “meal exclusion” form that is sent after you have signed up, allowing clients to exclude any dishes they do not eat. All meals clearly display macronutrients and nutritional information and are delivered every three days – clients can choose their specific macro breakdown. Meals are made fresh and can be frozen if there isn’t enough space in the fridge.
Biorna Quantics is the most expensive delivery meal plan on our list: the most basic meal plan starts at $4,400 per month and can go up to anywhere close to $20,000. Biorna Quantics also have DNA tests on offer to tell clients of any food intolerances which foods serve the body best. All packaging is made from bamboo and is recyclable.
5/F Cheung Hing Industrial Building, 12P Smithfield, Kennedy Town, www.biorna-quantics.com, 2882-6239.
NOSH by Secret Ingredient
NOSH prides itself on being Hong Kong’s first meal delivery concept specializing in healthy meal options, using cooking methods backed by a unique operation model specifically designed for delivery and takeaway. All meals are prepared by chef Kevin James and contain under 550 calories. Dishes are made with quality ingredients hand-picked from all over the world and new recipes are debuted every week. Offering individual orders as well as two-day to five-day meal plans, clients can choose their desired caloric intake to eat healthier throughout the week with ease, all delivered in eco-friendly packaging. NOSHers can choose from the Muscle Building Plan to the Signature Lean Plan and the Low Carb Plan, to name a few. Meals are delivered to your doorstep every morning between 7am to 9.30am with prices ranging from $1,640 for a four-day Muscle Building plan to $1,800 for a High Protein five-day plan.
NOSH has also recently launched salad, soup and beverage vending machines in collaboration with HKUST in Clearwater Bay, as well as vending machines for corporate clients.
21 Robinson Road, Unit 3A, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong, www.NOSH.hk.
Owned and run by personal trainers, Nutrition Kitchen aims to help clients achieve optimum results alongside their training and work-life schedules. Partnered with Swire Hotels and Restaurant Kitchen, Nutrition Kitchen has access to a range of state-of-the-art production materials, allowing the team to cure ham in-house as well as sous-vide its own salmon and pork to allow the proteins to remain moist after reheating. NK offers up “clean” and healthy foods, with a clear breakdown of the nutritional and macronutrient contents of each meal. Clients can choose from a five-day, 10-day and 20-day meal plan with small and large options available. Meals are delivered daily to your doorstep each morning, with an additional charge is placed for delivery to the New Territories. Prices range from $632 for a very basic five-day package to $2,346 for a basic 20-day plan – add-ons are available, including two types of salads as well as assorted protein balls. Nutrition Kitchen comes up to be the most affordable of the plans available.
Paleo Taste follows the paleo diet (natch), focusing on whole and natural foods, unprocessed foods and foods without refined sugars. The menu at Paleo Taste changes every week. Delivery takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with new menus debuting every Friday, giving clients something tasty to look forward to. Orders must be placed online on Sunday or Tuesday night. Meals are reasonably priced here, with main meals going for $80 and side dishes and desserts for $40. Paleo Taste doesn’t offer the typically structured meal plan, but clients can order up to 10 meals and create their own.
Tip: try the chocolate brownies! They’re made with almond flour, honey and grass-fed butter, and are totally delicious and (almost) guilt-free.