I discovered EatFirst at one YFood's events, where the founder Rahul Parekh told us how he started his high-end food delivery company and the most challenging things he's overcome and goals for the upcoming year. EatFirst are a like an online takeaway, except they only serve wholesome dishes, which are all created by chef Benn Hodges in their big kitchen. There are meals that are ready to eat but some you can warm up in minutes at home. These change weekly and seasonally so keep checking back for new things to eat!
Unfortunately, my commute home made it difficult to keep the box flat so my photos would not have been the best - so here are some from EatFirst's website.
How does it work?
After checking that they could deliver to my work address in London, I browsed their website and decided to go for the Grilled baby chicken and Loch Duart salmon teriyaki. It'll ask you to create an account before you pay and then you can select your address for delivery at a specific time slot or a few days in advance. Then sit back and wait for your yummy food to arrive. Each dish arrives with a separate instruction and ingredient sheet so you can't go wrong.
Grilled baby chicken
From the first bite, it is clear that every ingredient has been thoughtfully chosen. The chicken has been marinated with an aromatic chilli and lemon glaze before being chargrilled for a smokey BBQ flavour. There are two ways of cooking the chicken - either warming it up in the microwave or oven. I chose oven but either way would still give you the most tender and tastiest chicken wings. The aubergine, sauce and bonito flakes that accompany it, compliment it perfectly. It is no wonder that it was awarded Great Taste 2017.
Loch Duart salmon teriyaki
This is their most popular dish. Hand filleted and marinated with teriyaki sauce, soy, mirin and a hint of chilli. Served with jasmine rice, quinoa, bok choy, baby corn and shiitake mushrooms, it's a must try. You can cook the meal in the oven or simply heat it up in the microwave for 4 minutes. Unfortunately I didn't get to taste this one but my mum really enjoyed the salmon as it was seasoned perfectly and there was a good amount. She would happily reorder this one again!
So if you're tired of cooking but don't want the usual takeaway grease or if you're looking to try something new, give EatFirst a go.