Top NZ Food Delivery Recommendations

Top NZ Food Delivery Recommendations

While supermarkets are reserving their online shopping and delivery services for vulnerable people during the lockdown, there are thousands of independent Kiwi businesses who are offering direct food delivery during the lockdown.

To support you in navigating your way through the food delivery options in New Zealand, we’ve curated a list of our top picks for a healthy lockdown.

Skip to the recommendations by clicking the items in this list:

Pantry Essentials

Most of the items included in our Plant-Based Diet Grocery Shopping List can be purchased online from Ceres Organics - New Zealand's first and largest organic food distributor. You can find a good selection of their organic pantry staples in supermarkets and health stores across New Zealand, but they also have their own online store, making it easy to get everything you need in one shop.

Craft Breakfast

  • Pre-portioned Superfood Breakfast Pouches - enjoy as an instant porridge or easy bircher
  • Super convenient, 100% portable and ready 2 minutes
  • Crafted in New Zealand from 100% plant-based ingredients and the world's most nutrient dense superfoods
  • Choose from 5 flavours or try a Variety Box to sample the full range
  • Same day dispatch for all orders before 2pm - delivery is only $5 within the North Island and $10 to the South Island

Ceres Organics

  • Find everything you need for your plant-based kitchen, including our go-to for pantry staples like apple cider vinegar, quinoa, coconut aminos and tahini
  • Free NZ delivery for orders over $175 (see shipping rates for orders under $175)

Forty Thieves Nut Butters

  • Award-winning collection of nut butters 
  • In addition to peanut butter, almond butter and cashew butter, they have an epic range of more indulgent butters like Salted Macadamia with Maple and Vanilla or Scorched Almond with Organic Cacoa (with no refined sugars)
  • Nut butter is a key pantry staple - not only can you use nut butters on toast, on top of smoothie bowls or in cooking and baking, they're also super handy for making instant nut milk. We love using cashew butter in our turmeric latte recipe
  • From $7.99 for a jumbo 500g of Peanut Butter
  • Free shipping NZ wide on all orders over $40

Gut Health Boosters

Stressful times can have a direct impact on your gut health so it's essential to make sure you're eating a wide variety of colourful fruit and vegetables to help maintain a healthy gut flora profile. Here are a few of our favourite food delivery options to support optimal gut health.

Be Nourished Organic Sauerkraut

  • Organic saurekraut and kimchi, prepared in small batches using organic ingredients and loaded with beneficial live cultures
  • We love the Dill Pickle for an alternative to gherkin and Kimchi for a spicy kick to any meal 
  • $13.50 per jar
  • $5.57 for delivery or free North Island delivery on orders over $50

Honest Goods - Ahi Cider Tonic

  • Apple cider vinegar base, infused with roots, and inspired by a traditional gut loving and immune-supporting brew
  • Excellent digestive aid and is loaded with anti-microbial and antibacteria roots and herbs to support your immune system
  • Best enjoyed first thing in the morning or before a meal - we love it with mashed avocado for a tasty guacamole
  • $34.95 per bottle
  • Free delivery NZ wide

Free Range Meat and Seafood Delivery

If knowing where your food comes from is important to you, we can personally recommend the good folk at Green Meadows Beef and Egmont Seafoods to deliver the goods. 

Green Meadows Beef

  • Export-quality, grass-fed angus beef boxes 
  • Boxes start at $129 for the 5kg Quartlet Box
  • Customise your box by swapping out standard items with similar cuts
  • Free delivery NZ wide

Egmont Seafoods

  • Fresh-of-the-boat seafood 
  • Supplier to many local restaurants in the Taranaki region so you can expect the freshest fish
  • Free North Island wide delivery for orders over $50

Bread Delivery 

When you're working from home, having a quality loaf of bread on stand-by will ensure you can whip up a quick lunch so you have more time to get outside on your lunch break (our smoothies are also great for this)! Whether avocado and tomtato or peanut butter and banana are your jam, these bread delivery options will have you covered.

Wholegrain Organics

  • All proceeds from the sale of the bread sponsors a youth education program called Hands-On Food which aims is to connect the students and their education with the community
  • 100% vegan with gluten free options
  • Sourdough and sprouted bread options - we love the rosemary and olive sourgdough and buckwheat with walnuts sprouted loaves
  • From $10 per loaf
  • Spend over $29 for free delivery
  • Order on Thurday for delivery on Tuesday


  • Organic wholefood breads and bread mixes
  • Gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free, paleo and vegan
  • From $10 per loaf
  • $10 for North Island delivery (bread freezes well so you can buy in bulk to bring down the average delivery cost per loaf)

Billow Bread

  • Iconic New Plymouth sourdough bakers now offering a local delivery service
  • Gluten free option available (and it's the goods)!
  • Orders for next week's bread will open on Saturday - head to the online shop to place an order

Meal Kits

Like the supermarkets, My Food Bag has experienced unprecedented levels of demand, and have been unable to take new orders. If you've been hanging out for My Food Bag, you're in luck - they're now able to accept orders from new customers. Or if you're looking to try an alternative food subscription box, WOOP is a trusty local alternative - just make sure they deliver to your area if you live outside of the big cities. Hello Fresh is another meal kit option that offers nationwide delivery and although it's not NZ-owned, we've kept it in the mix as it's becoming an increasingly popular option for Kiwis.

My Food Bag

  • Best range of options, including Fresh Start and Bargain Box, as well as plant-based and gluten-free food bags
  • Options start from $8.50 per serve (meals ready in 30-50 minutes)
  • Free delivery NZ wide


  • Most efficient meal kit option with pre-prepared ingredients
  • Options start from $10.00 per serve (meals ready in 20 minutes)
  • Free delivery (check they deliver to your area here)

Hello Fresh 

  • Budget-friendly meal kit with simple, no-fuss meals
  • Options start from $7.75 per serve
  • $9.99 for delivery NZ wide

Ready Made Meals

Finding pre-made meals in New Zealand using wholefood ingredients and no preservatives is no longer out of the question. Now you can get your hands on ready-made meals using ingredients you can trust.

    We'd love to know which food delivery services are keepinng you and your family healthy - send us an email at to feature your recommendations.

    As an essential food delivery service, our Superfood Smoothie Boxes are still available during the lockdown - just place your order before midnight on Sunday for delivery on Tuesday.


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