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22 postpartum meal delivery services for 2022


Perhaps you’ve experienced the cruel irony of the postpartum period before? You’re absolutely ravenous, your body in overdrive working to heal itself while supporting a newborn, but you don’t have TIME (or more to the point, any spare hands) to cook. Nutritious food isn’t just about satisfying postpartum hanger – it’s vital in helping you recover from birth, and it can even support your breastfeeding journey (if that’s how you choose to feed your babe). 

So, how in hell does a postpartum mama get a decent meal?!

Of course you can hit up your friends to drop food over, or you can plan ahead and meal prep to your heart’s content. But there’s a lot to be said for meal delivery services too. That’s why we’ve written a whole article about them! 

If you’re looking for the best postpartum meal delivery Sydney (and beyond) has on offer, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s what you need to know.

What’s a ‘meal delivery service’?

It’s your new BFF, mama. Generally, you’ll order your food online, and it can either come pre-prepared and ready to heat up, or as a box of fresh ingredients to cook up yourself. 

In this day and age, meal delivery comes in all shapes and sizes. You can have hearty family-sized freezer meals dropped off for you just as easily as you can sign up to perfectly portioned, plant-based meal delivery plans (because vegan mums need that postpartum nutrition too!). 

Take a look around at what suits you, and maybe try a few different ones.

What’s better – meal kits or ready-made meals?

This totally depends on your preference. You might love the home-cooked vibe of meal kits that you assemble yourself. Or, you might have zero culinary ability, making a heat-and-eat option the clear winner.

Pros of meal kit home delivery

  • Cuts out time spent grocery shopping and planning recipes.
  • Feels (and is) more fresh and ‘home-cooked’.
  • May be more generously portioned than pre-packaged meals.
  • Might make food assembly a nice reprieve from baby duties.


Pros of ready-made meals home delivery

  • Simple and convenient AF.
  • No cooking skills required.
  • Can be prepared one-handed – just pop it in the microwave or oven.
  • Can often be frozen and stored for desperate times.



Our top picks: best meal delivery services in Australia

Best meal kits for postpartum

1. Marley Spoon

Highlights: 

  • New, yummy recipes are released regularly. (#variety)
  • Special options for low-calorie, family-friendly and vegan meal delivery.
  • Contributes points to your Woolworths Everyday Rewards card (so you can save on other groceries and fuel).

Perfect for: Mums that love a home-cooked meal but don’t want to brave the supermarket.

Delivers to: NSW, VIC, ACT, QLD, SA, NT and TAS.

Marley Spoon meal delivery meal kit

Source: Marley Spoon AU Instagram

2. Pepper Leaf

Highlights: 

  • Focused on sustainability. (Minimal plastic and food waste.)
  • Recipes are quick to whip up – only 20 mins of prep.
  • Free fruit box with your first order – yay!
  • You can download an example of their recipes to see what they’re like before you commit.

Perfect for: Sustainability-conscious mums.

Delivers to: Major cities in NSW, VIC, ACT, QLD and SA.

Pepper Leaf meal delivery meal kit
Pepper leaf meal kit delivery lentil burger and chips

Source: Pepper Leaf Instagram

3. HelloFresh

Highlights:  

  • As one of the more established meal kit services on the market, there are HEAPS of options and flexibility with how you order.
  • They offer a discount on your first few boxes, and you can gain free boxes when you refer your friends.
  • Huge, varied menu with vegetarian and low-carb options.

Perfect for: Mums that want to try their hand at some new recipes on mat leave.

Delivers to: SA, VIC, NSW, ACT, QLD and NT (but their reach is growing!)

HelloFresh meal delivery meal kit

Source: Hello Fresh

4. Dinnerly 

Highlights: 

  • Apparently ‘Australia’s most affordable meal kit’ because they cut out unnecessary costs like printing recipe cards. 
  • Plenty of options for vego mums.

Perfect for: Mums after a low-cost meal kit.

Delivers to: NSW, VIC, QLD, SA, NT, TAS, ACT and WA. (The rest of Australia coming soon.) 

Dinnerly meal delivery meal kit

Source: Dinnerly

5. Every Plate

Highlights: 

  • Super affordable (we’re talking $4–$6 per plate!)
  • Simple recipes with only four steps.
  • Yummy and familiar foods – nothing too ‘out-there’!

Perfect for: Mums that are okay to do some simple meal prep, and don’t want to spend too much.

Delivers to: “the vast majority of NSW, VIC, ACT, QLD and WA with more locations in the pipeline!”

Every plate meal delivery meal kit

Source: Every Plate

Best meal delivery services for postpartum

6. My Muscle Chef

Highlights:

  • Healthy meals, snacks and drinks offered as part of a plan or as a once-off purchase.
  • CBF choosing your food? Just order a preselected meal pack.
  • Low-carb, keto, vegan and lots of other dietary options available.
  • Specific weight loss plan available, if that’s your vibe.

Perfect for: Mums that just want good food ready to heat up.

Delivers to: 4,500 suburbs across NSW, VIC, QLD, SA and WA.

My muscle chef meal delivery service

Source: My Muscle Chef

7. Youfoodz

Highlights:  

  • Seriously tasty, easy to prep, healthy meals, with 100+ brekky, lunch and dinner options. Boom.
  • Lots of snacks (much-needed when breastfeeding). 
  • Discounts and promotions often available (PSA: you WILL be inundated with texts and emails).
  • Larger meal options for particularly hungry mums.

Perfect for: Mums that love having a stash of food at the ready.

Delivers to: Everywhere (as far as we can tell – yep, even you ladies in Tassie.)

Youfoodz meal delivery service

Source: Youfoodz

8. Macros

Highlights:  

  • Healthy prepared meal delivery, co-designed by dieticians and chefs. Fancy! 
  • Meal options to suit paleo, dairy-free, low-carb, plant-based and nut-free lifestyles.
  • Plans to suit fitness goals, weight loss goals, and just normal, everyday, ‘let’s survive life with a newborn’ goals.

Perfect for: Mums that want tasty, protein-packed meals in the fridge.

Delivers to: Seemingly anywhere.

Macros meal delivery service healthy

Source: Macros

9. The Dinner Ladies

Highlights: 

  • Hand cooked meals to pop in your fridge or freezer. 
  • Choose from hearty, family-sized meals, or smaller portions for just you and your partner. Or forget your partner all together and shop ‘meals-for-one’.
  • Super easy to heat up and serve.

Perfect for: Mums that want proper, hand-cooked meals but don’t want to actually make those meals.

Delivers to: NSW, ACT, VIC, QLD and SA.

The dinner ladies meal delivery service potato bake family meals

Source: The Dinner Ladies Instagram

10. Gourmet Dinner Service

Highlights:

  • Fresh, chef-prepared meals that contain essential proteins and nutrients for tired, time-poor mamas. 
  • Meals can be stored in the freezer.
  • Vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free, nut-free and gluten-free options available.
  • Check out the New Parents Hamper, offering enough food to cover you for a week. (Great idea for that first shell-shocked week out of hospital.)

Perfect for: Anyone and everyone.

Delivers to: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and surrounds.

Gourmet dinner service meal delivery butter chicken

Source: Gourmet Dinner Service

11. Lite n’ Easy

Highlights: 

  • It’s known for its weight loss focus, but Lite n Easy is also great for time-poor mums.
  • You can order a few dinners to get you through the week, or commit to the whole kit and kaboodle, with all your meals and snacks catered for.

Perfect for: Mums that want to shed a few kgs.

Delivers to: Most places, unless you’re in some obscure remote location. Check their delivery areas on the website.

Lite n' Easy meal delivery service weight loss

Source: Lite ’n’ easy

12. Dietlicious

Highlights:

  • Order individual meals and snacks, or dive straight into a preselected meal pack.
  • Check out the pregnancy and breastfeeding pack, packed with protein, veggies and healthy carbs to support postpartum mamas.
  • Food is free from preservatives and nasty stuff, freshly prepared in local kitchens in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

Perfect for: Mums after good, real food that’s easy AF to heat and eat.

Delivers to: NSW, ACT, VIC and QLD.

Dietlicious meal delivery service

Source: Dietlicious

13. Nourish’d

Highlights:

  • All meals are gluten-free, preservative-free and sugar-free, so you know your body is getting the good stuff.
  • Ever-changing recipes, so you can add the spice of life (variety) to your postpartum diet.
  • Dairy-free and vego options available.

Perfect for: Gluten-free mamas!

Delivers to: Most major cities and towns along the east coast – even Tassie, you poor neglected folk.

Nourish'd meal delivery service gluten-free

Source: Nourish’d

14. Soulara

Highlights:

  • Probably the most popular healthy, plant-based meal delivery service on the market.
  • Meals are created with the combined expertise of nutritionists and power of food science, to ensure they’re good for you.
  • The packaging is beautiful, and to be frank, feels a bit boujee. 

Perfect for: Plant-based/vegan mamas who want to feel fancy AND nourished.

Delivers to: Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Brisbane, with delivery areas expanding.

Soulara meal delivery service plant based vegan tofu bowl

Source: Soulara

15. Tender Loving Cuisine

Highlights:

  • The food is actually quite tasty (despite the sad-looking website images potentially triggering your hospital food PTSD). TLC even offers a money-back guarantee to seal the deal!
  • Food comes frozen, ready to pop in your freezer and heat when needed.
  • Desserts are on the menu. Need we say more?

Perfect for: Sweet-tooth mums, or anyone after simple and affordable ready-made meals home delivery.

Delivers to: Major towns along the east coast – QLD, NSW, ACT and VIC.

Tender Loving Cuisine meal delivery service

Source: Tender Loving Cousine


16. Chef Good

Highlights:

  • As you’d expect, meals are created by good chefs, and new menus drop each week.
  • Meals can be stored in the fridge and eaten that week, or frozen for a longer shelf-life.
  • Options for all the dietary needs.

Perfect for: Mums that love a smooth online ordering process, and boasting about the fancy chef that cooked their food. (It’s like being in a restaurant! Except it’s your couch, and you’re also burping a baby with one hand.) 

Delivers to: Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Canberra and Adelaide

Chef Good meal delivery service salad

Source: Chef Good


17. The Diet Factory

Highlights:

  • A trusted meal delivery service operating out of Brisbane since 1981 – impressive!
  • Plans for weight loss, high performance, or to save time for families (check out the epic Family Pack to see you through the first month postpartum).
  • Vegan and vegetarian meal options, as well as halal.

Perfect for: Busy families.

Delivers to: Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra and Melbourne.

The diet factory meal delivery service family pack roast chicken and vegetables

Source: The Diet Factory


18. Mr Meals

Highlights: 

  • Meals are affordable (starting at $10) and packed with protein – essential for gym junkies and postpartum mums alike. 
  • While they’re pre-prepared, meals are delivered in two batches across the week so you get it fresh, without the need for freezing.
  • One of the best, local meal delivery services Sydney has to offer.

Perfect for: Sydney locals who are all about the convenience of healthy prepared meal delivery.

Delivers to: Sydneysiders.

Mr Meals fresh healthy meal delivery service

Source: Mr Meals


19. HerbiDoor

Highlights: 

  • HerbiDoor is a Gold coast-based vegan meal delivery service run by a small family. 
  • They’re so vegan, in fact, that they’re held to the stringent standards of a Vegan Australia certification. 
  • Meals are ready to heat, and many can be stored in a freezer for up to eight weeks.

Perfect for: Vegan mums!

Delivers to: QLD, NT, NSW, VIC, TAS, SA and ACT.

Herbidoor plant based meal delivery service vegan

Source: Herbidoor


20. Go! Kidz

Highlights: 

  • Cute, healthy, kid-sized meals to keep your other children fed!
  • Hella convenient for mums with newborns.
  • Just microwave and serve – then figure out what you’re gonna eat.

Perfect for: Mums with hangry toddlers or kids.

Delivers to: NSW, ACT, VIC, QLD, SA and WA.

Go Kidz meal delivery service for kids

Source: Go Kidz Instagram


21. The Nourishing Point 

Highlights: 

  • Local, mum-run business offering healthy prepared meal delivery to Sydney suburbs, with an amazing postpartum/breastfeeding menu. 
  • Check out the Pregnancy and Postpartum Package! Please just do it. Epic.

Perfect for: New mums, or mums-to-be (if you CBF cooking in those last few weeks of pregnancy – hey, we feel you).

Delivers to: Sydney northern beaches region and surrounds.

meal delivery service The Nourishing Point meal prep chicken chipotle salad

Source: The Nourishing Point Instagram


22. Dineamic 

Highlights: 

  • Nutrient-dense, ready-made meals, soups, snacks, smoothies and juices.
  • Subscribe to a meal plan for ongoing deliveries, or just order a few bits and pieces to help out. 
  • Options for gluten-free, dairy-free, low FODMAP, as well as vegetarian and vegan meal delivery.) 

Perfect for: Mums with pesky intolerances.

Delivers to: metro WA, VIC, NSW, ACT, SA, QLD  and regional VIC, NSW and WA.

meal delivery service Dineamic healthy bolognese

Source: Dineamic

A final note on postpartum-specific meal services

We searched high and low for the best meal delivery services specifically for postpartum that deliver Australia-wide, but couldn’t find one company to serve all you Aussie mums! There are, however, some beautiful, small kitchens producing postpartum meals for local mamas. Women in capital cities are more likely to have access to services like these, but we hope to see more postpartum-specific meal delivery services pop up in future. (And obvs we’ll tell you about it when they do.)

Read next: How nutrition can support postpartum recovery

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