Lunch delivery services are a welcome weekday bonus for those without time or inclination to pack their own each morning. Here are a handful of companies taking the hassle out of your lunch hour by delivering good food.
Lunch Lady Lou
Lady Lou is a holistic health coach whose days working a high-pressured job in the city inspired her to set up this lunchbox delivery service. Delivering to the CBD, Lady Lou’s weekly lunch menu strikes a balance between delicious and nutritious. It offers almond-crusted schnitzel and zucchini and corn fritters. Extras include a snack-pack of Greek yoghurt and raw chocolate topped with almonds and cacao nibs to get you past the mid-afternoon slump.
Delivery is free to the Sydney CBD and North Sydney. That’s anywhere between Central, The Rocks, King Street Wharf, Hyde Park and the North Sydney area. Order online by midday for next-day delivery.
You might have seen its bikes zipping around the CBD: Miss Chu’s Bourke Street tuckshop was among the first to offer a delivery service in Sydney. Call or order online and the tuckshop will deliver quality Vietnamese favourites with gluten-free and vegetarian options available.
The maximum delivery zone from Miss Chu’s Bourke Street tuckshop is 3.5 kilometres, so between George Street and Bourke Street.
Kirsty Lou’s Kitchen
An organic meal-delivery service for the health-conscious worker in the Eastern Suburbs. Bondi-based Kirsty Smallwood combines her love of cooking and knowledge of dietetics to provide high quality, organic, chemical and pesticide-free meals. Smallwood's extensive offering of wholesome meals focuses on plenty of vegetables, lean meats and fish, no refined sugar and minimal dairy.
Deliveries can be made to the Sydney CBD and Surry Hills areas.
Poppy’s Street Pantry
Forgot to eat lunch? Poppy’s Street Pantry has late lunch/dinner covered. The business was started by a former lawyer and banker who knows all about working well into the evening, and the difficulty maintaining a healthy diet while doing so. Orders placed before 10am are delivered between 3pm and 6pm that day in the CBD.
Find a list of locations online or opt to collect from its pick-up location at Scenic Cycle, Aurora Place, 88 Phillip Street, Sydney.
Eat Fit Food
Eat Fit Food founder Bianca Monley promises sustainably farmed and ethical meals delivered across Sydney. Bulk orders can be made to cover a week’s worth of feeds, and if you’re game, you can undertake one of Monley’s cleanse programs. Her nutritionally balanced meals have attracted clients of celebrity status including actor Hugh Jackman, Olympic swimmer Michael Klim and singer Delta Goodrem.
Eat Fit Food delivers all across Sydney.
Mama’s Buoi Catering
Mama’s Buoi, the much-loved Sydney Vietnamese dining destination, now caters to offices of 10 or more employees. Mama’s Buoi’s corporate offering features restaurant favourites, from share plates and fresh salads to hearty stir-fries. For vegetarians, there’s an eggplant stir-fry, served in a smoky chilli, garlic and basil sauce, while for more carnivorous there’s tender Wagyu beef and lemongrass.
Mama’s Buoi will deliver free of charge within a 4-kilometre radius of its Surry Hills and Crows Nest locations, including the CBD and surrounds, North Sydney and the Lower North Shore.