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8 Best Family Meal Delivery Services Melbourne Families Need to Feed the Fam Stress-Free

Finding the time to prepare nutritious and delicious meals for the whole family is no easy task! 

That’s where meal delivery services come to the rescue. 

With an array of options tailored to meet diverse dietary preferences and needs, these family meal delivery services provide a stress-free way to enjoy a variety of family-friendly dishes. From traditional favourites to innovative plant-based creations, there’s something for every palate. 

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Melbourne’s Best Family-Friendly Meal Delivery Services

1. The Dinner Ladies

Dinner Ladies stands out for their meal delivery services by focusing on what families need most: nutritious and delicious frozen meals that you can stock in the freezer for the times when you don’t have time or energy to cook from scratch.

Our family are fans of Dinner Ladies’ hearty lasagna, Butter chicken and Italian meatballs! 

Dinner Ladies has a flexible no-contract policy, allowing families to order at their convenience without any long-term commitments. Shipping is free for orders over $200 so we buy a stash when our freezer runs out of meals.

If you use my Dinner Ladies referral code you get $25 off your first order (I get $25 credit too). 

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2. Hello Fresh

HelloFresh is a game-changer for busy families seeking a balance between fast and nutritious meals. Everything is delivered to you, properly packaged and portioned, and you just have to provide pantry staples like oil or salt. 

With options like Juicy Lucy Burgers and Creamy Mushroom Pasta, there’s something for every palate, including picky eaters. 

What sets HelloFresh apart is its commitment to flexibility and variety. They offer a wide range of options, from vegetarian to family-friendly meals, that change weekly, and there is no minimum contract. You can pause or cancel at any time. 

HelloFresh often runs promotions – at the moment you can get up to $200 off when you sign up for a new, no-commitment subscription. 

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3. Dinnerly

Dinnerly brings the joy of cooking back to your home without the hassle. 

Perfect for busy families, Dinnerly delivers pre-portioned ingredients for simple, fuss-free and quick family dinners like Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce and Cheesy Tacos. 

Dinnerly markets itself as one of the most affordable meal delivery services in Australia, with meal kits starting at $3.99 per person. 

They also pride themselves on ‘keeping it simple’ and include fewer ingredients per dish (maximum 6 ingredients), which means less prep (under 30 minutes) and less cleanup! It also means that kids can get involved in the kitchen helping to prepare dinner too. 

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4. Marley Spoon

Marley Spoon is a meal delivery service from the same folks as Dinnerly, offering a more gourmet family meal experience.

Their chef-designed recipes are both nutritious and flavoursome, while still keeping things simple. The pre-portioned ingredients mean there’s less food waste too. 

With a diverse menu including everything from Honey-Mustard Chicken to Veggie-Packed Pasta, there’s something for every palate. 

Marley Spoon’s biggest drawcards are their commitment to high-quality ingredients and the flexibility of their no-lock-in contracts. They allow families to choose their meals and delivery schedules with ease, ensuring that each dish is high quality.

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5. EveryPlate


EveryPlate stands out as the go-to for families seeking both value and variety in their mealtime routines. Their meal kits start at $4.44 per person.

Renowned for its budget-friendly options without sacrificing taste or nutrition, EveryPlate offers an array of family favourites like Hearty Beef Tacos and Creamy Chicken Pasta Bake. 

EveryPlate dishes also require less prep with 4 steps and fewer ingredients compared to other meal kits. 

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6. Youfoodz

Youfoodz makes family dinners a breeze with a ready meal food delivery that caters to both little and big appetites. Crowd-pleasers include the Classic Beef Lasagna and Honey Mustard Chicken!

Their commitment to fresh, never-frozen meals, ensures that families enjoy both convenience and quality. 

Youfoodz offers a no-lock-in contract option, allowing families the flexibility they need.

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7. My Muscle Chef

My Muscle Chef caters to people striving for a balanced diet with a variety of high-protein, nutritious meals. Their ready meals are delicious and convenient – ideal for active families. 

Their family-friendly selections, like the tender Slow-Cooked Lamb with Roast Potatoes and the hearty Chicken Stir-Fry with Hokkien Noodles, are a hit among parents and kids alike.

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8. Garden of Vegan


Garden of Vegan stands out for its exclusive range of whole food and plant-based meals. Favourites include the hearty Lentil Bolognese and the nutrient-packed Rainbow Salad Bowl. 

Garden of Vegan is strongly committed to sustainability and wellness, offering only organic, gluten-free, and oil-free options with no minimum subscription.

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About Joyce Watts

Joyce Watts is a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned serial entrepreneur.

As well as being the founder of TOT: HOT OR NOT she helps businesses with their SEO, email marketing & social media as BrightSmart.com.au; she owns an online bike store CycleStyle.com.au and develops and produces creative experiences for families via WheelieGoodFun.com. She used to publish another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne.

She lives in inner-city Melbourne with her husband, two children and seven bikes.

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