Those around Tauranga can let Cantina Lunches fuel them through the work day. Picture / Supplied

7 Places Doing Food Delivery Differently

Around the country, there are creative businesses adding something special to the food delivery scene

Cantina Lunches
Wholesome grain bowls are keeping workers in Tauranga and Mount Maunganui healthy and happy thanks to delivery service Cantina Lunches. They come in sustainable packaging and without cutlery to minimise waste, and all the ingredients used are organic and/or spray-free. Choose from Buddha, Japanese Soba Noodle or Mezze bowls, which can be vegan or have toppings like eggs, halloumi or chicken added to them. 
— Available Tuesday-Thursday. Order by 4pm for delivery the following day. Visit

Angel Delivery
These hampers are designed to gift to people who need a pick-me-up or a hand getting through a tough or busy week. Choose from lovingly made comfort food, wellness hampers, study fuel or luxurious treats that will be delivered when needed most. 
— Place orders before 1.30pm Monday-Friday for next day delivery. Visit

Home-style comfort food is a speciality of Angel Delivery. Picture / Supplied

Delivereasy has drivers covering suburbs across Auckland, Tauranga, Hamilton, Wellington and Lower Hutt, and are about to set up shop in Dunedin. Chances are the restaurants you love most will be partnered with them, meaning you can have amazing food at your door without leaving the comfort of home. 
— Visit

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Meatball Monday 
Because who can be bothered cooking on a Monday night? Christchurch is very lucky to have a special meatball delivery service feeding the inner suburbs each week. There's always a veggie option to choose from, and both options come on a bed of pasta and topped with a delicious tomato sauce, crunchy breadcrumbs, parmesan and herbs. They're on a break at the moment but will be taking orders again in a couple of weeks. 
— Delivered from 1.30pm-4.30pm on Mondays. Email or visit

No Car Cargo
As the name suggests, this service (who works mostly business to business) does away with cars, and therefore nasty emissions, instead delivering goods by bike. No Car Cargo is making the most of Wellington's relatively flat CBD and don't have a need to use plastic wrap, bags, or courier stickers. They are currently working with businesses such as Nikau Cafe, Fix & Fogg, Wellington Chocolate Factory and Peoples Coffee.
— Couriering Monday-Friday. Visit

No Car Cargo offers a sustainable delivery solution to Wellington businesses. Picture / Supplied

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The Kai Box
If you're put off plant-based food because of how tricky it seems, The Kai Box might be for you. Choose from a couple or family box (with a gluten-free option available for both) and they'll supply all the ingredients and recipes needed for four weekly meals. There's a new menu each week and you can order a one-off box or subscribe to have it delivered weekly. 
— Orders are taken two weeks in advance. Visit

With more than just food available on this handy app, LazyAz is designed to make many aspects of life easier. They currently have almost 140 food offerings which can be delivered around central Auckland, with everything from noodles, to fish and chips to artisan doughnuts available as you crave them.
— Available everyday 11am-9pm. Delivers in 30-60 mins. Visit


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