What do you do when you know you’re not going to have any time to get in fresh ingredients for meals, let alone cook what’s already in your fridge? Well EatFirst have got you covered!
They are the UK’s finest gourmet ready-meal company who will deliver fresh and delicious food 24/7 to London and to the rest of the UK with next-day delivery. Gloopy and stodgy meals these aren’t, forget your supermarket ready-meal cannelloni and overly-sweet curry.
I came home to a box at my neighbour’s containing the miso-glazed salmon, the vegetable udon noodles, a portion of tiramisu, some yuzu chilli truffles, a green detox juice and a carrot juice. Everything was packaged with ice packs to ensure that it stays fresh if you can’t be in to take delivery of the parcel. There were also cards in there explaining how to cook or reheat the meals and with ingredient/allergen lists for each dish.
I started with the miso-glazed salmon which I cooked in the microwave according to the instructions. I’m sceptical of cooking fish in the microwave for fear of drying it out but this fish was succulent, moist and delicious when eaten with the sushi rice, edamame, leeks and radish mix. The tiramisu was next which was a big ask as tiramisu is one of my favourite desserts. Thankfully it was of a very high standard with a lovely mix of flavours and a scattering of cacao nibs on top that cut through the sweetness.
The yuzu chilli truffles packed a punch so I’d only recommend these if you like your food spicy! As a spicy food lover I had to put them back in the fridge otherwise I would have eaten them all in one sitting. The vegetable udon noodles weren’t my favourite as I found the sauce a bit sweet and over-powering. I would have preferred less sauce and noodles and more vegetables and maybe some tofu or a mix of grains in there. However, it was still quick, tasty and filled me up at lunchtime.
Overall I was impressed with the quality of the food. It was fresh, truly gourmet and I wouldn’t have been disappointed if I’d been served the dishes in a restaurant. At nearly 8 months pregnant I’m seriously lacking in energy so I’m generally living off salads and food that is quick and easy to make. EatFirst seems like a great alternative, at least for one meal a day.
Main dishes are priced at around £4.99 and the portions are generous. You can order directly from their website at eatfirst.com or via Ocado and these two dishes that I tried are from their Taste of Asia range.