Last week a bespoke box of a different sort was delivered to my door. Daily Dish is a new on-line service which offers clients the unique service of menu planning, ingredient sourcing and home delivery! Imagine my intrigue when I was offered an opportunity to try out their service. Being an avid cook myself but often plagued by the frustration of not having time to shop on the spur of the moment or not being able to source the necessary ingredients, it was certainly something I was excited to experience.
At Daily Dish, we’re not chefs (or foodies). We were just so frustrated with the last-minute dash around the crowded supermarket after work and bored with the same old meals and sad take-outs every week that we decided to do something about it. So we hunted around for a service that would deliver either fresh ingredients or home cooked meals. On-line ingredient shopping turned out to be a nightmare and “home-cooked meals” looked worse than boarding school fare. ~Daily Dish
My first step was to log on to the Daily Dish website and select my recipe of choice to try; I chose a Sirloin Stir-fry. All that was left to do was to select a day and time for delivery – how simple. My delivery arrived promptly at 3pm last Tuesday in an elegant black box, filled with all the ingredients necessary for me to create the Stir Fry recipe.
I was really impressed with the quality of the ingredients and the fact that items are measured out, which helps prevent waste. All I had to do now was read the recipe and get cooking.
We change the menu every week so you don’t get bored. And we spend loads of time researching and test cooking new dishes to make sure they meet our strict requirement to deliver amazingly tasty dishes in under 30 minutes. Vegetarian options always available. ~ Daily Dish
The recipe was easy to follow, with step-by-step instructions; even the most inexperienced cook would be able to pull it off. Everyone in the family loved the flavours in the dish and it was wonderful to create something different from my normal repertoire.
I think this service is an excellent idea for anyone who enjoys cooking and eating good food but does not always have the time to plan and shop, especially if you feel like whipping up something unique on the spur of the moment. It is also perfect for entertaining and the fact that it is delivered to your door is super convenient.
You can choose from the selection of available dishes on the Daily Dish website and you are able to order up to 3 dishes at a time. Place your order online before 10am Monday to Friday and they will deliver it to you after 6pm on the same day. Daily Dish currently delivers in the greater Cape Town area: City Bowl, Atlantic Seaboard and Southern Suburbs, including Tokai, Westlake and Steenberg.
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