How To Still Order Food Delivery During The Coronavirus Pandemic

If you are planning to stay home because of the current pandemic, you might be thinking about the best way for you to eat while you undergo your social distancing and self-isolation. Is food delivery safe and what hygiene practises are being kept?

For now, the answer is a most definitely yes, it is still safe. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and the Australian Government’s Health information kit regarding COVID-19 “food-borne spread is unlikely when food is properly cooked and prepared. With good food preparation and good hand hygiene, it is highly unlikely that you will become infected with coronavirus through food.”

However, in response to the growing concern, food delivery services are employing a contactless drop off protocol to ensure that social distancing is used during this time.

With the health issues out of the way, let’s talk about some great ways to get your meals and support these businesses while this crisis is occurring.

The Nourish Box – Home Meal Kit Delivery

After speaking with Jess & Shan directly, they have assured their community of happy customers that all safety protocols are being taken at their HQ to ensure they can continue to deliver nourishing & fresh plant-based meals.

Like most meal kit companies, The Nourish Box does not require a signature for delivery and the delivery team are ensuring good social distancing practises are being adhered to.  The Nourish Box is the best meal kit we’ve tried for plant-based meals, with simple recipes that taste amazing and flexible plans.

At this time, you can get $25 off your first box with them by using the code MV25 at checkout.

Check them out here.


If you are looking for meals that are already prepared for you, there are a number of your favourite restaurants & cafes that are changing up the way they do business and offering take-home packs.

Good Love – St Kilda

You can grab your favourite Good Love meals ready to go, just heat and serve. Which you can get 7 meals for $80 delivered.


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The Vegan Shack – Richmond

Not wanting you to miss out on any delicious noms, The Vegan Shack is making sure all the highest hygiene practises are in place and getting you your orders efficiently.


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Chelles Soulfoods – Officer

Soulfoods take-home meals are now available to order with pick up Saturday or Tuesday from the cafe in Officer.


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Smith & Deli – Collingwood

Teaming up with @northsidefruitandveg to provide you all with the most beautiful fruit and veg boxes available, filled with all local produce. Single box price is $35 or double for $50 if you have a large crew to feed.


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Serotonin Dealer – Richmond

Their whole menu is available to take home and you can stock up to eat all week! You can pick up from their takeaway window and they will even run it out to your car.


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This list is by no means exhaustive, as there are many locations across Melbourne who need support and are putting in safe practises to ensure you remain safe. Restaurants like Shop225 and Il Caminetto on the North are also using their own drivers to ensure contactless delivery systems, while other restaurants and cafes do the same.

Remember to support your locals so they too can continue to operate through this time.



For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website and Australian Government Health.

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