12 ready meals delivered to your door for £30 (norm £35)

12 ready meals delivered to your door for £30 (norm £35)

Plus other delivered food offers to help you eat in for less

Eating healthily and quickly isn't always easy at the best of times, but being in lockdown with fewer trips to the supermarket can make it harder. Online supermarket deliveries are extremely popular at the moment with many reporting difficulties booking a slot – see our Coronavirus Lockdown guide for the latest info.

To help, I've compiled some deals where companies are offering ready meals delivered to your door - some fresh, some frozen. The first few are from so-called 'healthier' outlets, though ultimately you'll need to make your own judgement on just how healthy they are. I know some people are against making online orders right now, but if you're unable to go out, here's how you can eat in for less...

12 Soulful Food chilled meals for £2.50 each (total £30, norm £35) - matching supermarket prices

Use the MSE Blagged code MSE5 at vegan sustainable ready meal company Soulful Food*, and you can get £5 off its 12-meal box, making it £29.99 delivered (norm £34.99).

This deal is ongoing, and there's no limit to the number of codes. Soulful Food has told us it's shipping orders on time and has plenty stock available.

Each meal, eg, Thai red vegetable curry, is normally £2.92 delivered, but with our code it works out at £2.50 each - the same price as they are at Tesco, but here you've the convenience of having them delivered to your door.

  • The box includes: Sri Lankan Cauliflower & Kale with Quinoa (Gluten Free); Butternut, Lentil & Spinach Hotpot (Gluten Free); Mexican Bean & Sweet Potato with Quinoa (Gluten Free); West African Peanut & Chickpea with Red Rice (Gluten Free); Brazilian Tomato & Black Bean with Cashews & Quinoa (Gluten Free); North Indian Vegetable Dhal (Gluten Free); Thai Red Vegetable Curry (Gluten Free); Pulled Jackfruit Smoky BBQ Chilli (Gluten Free); Persian Tomato, Lentil & Chickpea (Gluten Free); Thai Green Jackfruit Curry with Brown Rice (Gluten Free); Moroccan Seitan Tagine with British Spelt; and Cajun Spiced Jackfruit Stew with British Spelt.


    All meals are vegan, but some contain gluten, peanuts and other allergens so be sure to check the website if you have any allergies or intolerance. All the ingredients are listed on the page linked above.

    • This is a one-off payment with no subscription - click 'One time purchase', add to basket, then add the code to 'Discount Code' at checkout.
    • Your order will be delivered in the post in the normal way your post is delivered, left outside your door in a contactless delivery.
    • The code isn't valid on subscriptions.
    • You can freeze all or some of the meals if you want to.

Six Vibrant Vegan frozen meals for £4.50 each, norm £6 (total £27, norm £36)

Use the MSE Blagged code MSE-VIBRANT at vegan sustainable ready meal company Vibrant Vegan*, and you can get £9 off your first four subscription boxes of six meals. You can choose the meals and delivery every one, two, or four weeks, for £27 delivered each time (norm £36). The discount is equivalent to one 'free' normal-priced delivery.

There's no limit on the number available, or end date, and Vibrant Vegan says it's not struggling to meet demand.

Important: This is an ongoing subscription offer which gets you regular deliveries of food every one, two, or four weeks. If you don't want to continue receiving meals after your fourth box, see how to cancel.

To get it, go to Vibrant Vegan* and select your choice on the right in the pink circles, then 'continue' in the yellow box. Add the code to 'Discount or Voucher Code' on the right by selecting the yellow box.

Each meal is normally £6, but with our code it works out at £4.50 each. Similar vegan ready meals we could find - at supermarkets, in plastic non-recyclable packaging - are about £4-£5 at Tesco, so this is a good alternative if you can't go out or get a delivery slot.

    • All meals are vegan, but some contain gluten, peanuts and other allergens so be sure to check the website if you have any allergies or intolerance. All the ingredients are listed on the page linked above.
    • Your order will be delivered in the post in the normal way your post is delivered, left outside your door in a contactless delivery.
    • The code isn't valid on one-off purchases.
  • You can cancel your subscription at any time by clicking through the Vibrant Vegan website on your own dashboard when logged in - you won't need to call or email Vibrant Vegan to cancel.

    What if I want to change the meals I receive? You can change which meals arrive in your account up to three days before your next delivery is due on the website.

Graze - 30% off online

These aren't technically ready meals, but they're pre-prepared snacks, and you can buy one-off purchases of larger packs online at Graze. Enter the code together30 at the checkout to get 30% off one-off orders. There's no set end date - Graze says it will be valid until 'further notice'.

    • Your order will be delivered in the post in the normal way your post is delivered.
    • The code isn't valid on subscriptions.

Pasta Evangelists - 20% off your first order

Again, not technically ready meals but fresh pasta and sauce retailer Pasta Evangelists delivers the ingredients you need to your door, ready to cook and serve. You can get 20% off your first order with the code PASTA20. You can either order a one-off box, or subscribe.

    • Boxes fit through standard letterboxes - but at checkout you can designate a safe spot for your box to be left if you've no letterbox.
    • You can earn further discounts if you refer your friends.
    • You can freeze the meals.

What if I'd prefer a takeaway?

If you'd rather order a takeaway, or fancy something a little less virtuous (no judgement here, I'd love a pizza but I can't get takeaway where I live!), MSE Laura F found the following deals & discounts:

Uber Eats - free delivery from 1,500+ restaurants

If you order through Uber Eats, you'll now find that more than 1,500 restaurants have no delivery fee (normally around £3.50). When we browsed, we found it was the smaller chains and the independent restaurants that had free delivery, while some larger franchises still had a delivery charge on top.

    • Uber Eats says it is working to provide drivers with disinfectants to help keep their vehicles clean. 
    • Your delivery person will leave your food at the door in a contactless delivery.

Las Iguanas - 20% off takeaway

Latin American restaurant Las Iguanas is offering 20% off all takeaway from 21 of its restaurants. Order online, or over the phone. See which locations are open for delivery. There's no end date set - Las Iguanas tells us that it will try to maintain the offer for as long as lockdown continues.

Have you been ordering more meals online? Let me know in the comments below, or on Twitter.