How it Works

We design incredible cooking experiences.

Recipes

Each week, our chefs craft delicious recipes that are inspiring, healthy and easy to prepare.

Deliver

We source all the ingredients from local producers and send you a box, bursting with all the fresh ingredients and easy-to-follow recipe cards to make 2 or 3 meals.

Cook

You discover new recipes, flavours and techniques, impressing friends with newly acquired skills, and cooking up the freshest possible meals from scratch.

What do I get with each delivery?

Your box contains the recipe cards and all the raw ingredients, in just the right portions, to make 2 or 3 meals a week. Each recipe has been hand crafted and tested by chefs to ensure they are inspiring, healthy and easy to prepare. You will also learn some closely guarded chef secrets that will help you to take your cooking to a new level.

Do I need any equipment and ingredients at home?

All you need is a few basics - salt, pepper, olive oil - and standard pots, pans and knives. We'll provide you with everything else.

How long does each dish take to cook?

Each dish is designed to take about 30 minutes to prepare.

How many calories are in each meal?

Our meals are crafted by expert chefs to be both delicious and healthy. Each serving is approximately 500 to 700 calories.

Do you cater for people with special dietary requirements?

Yes. We can now offer wheat-free meals and can also cater to people who don’t eat certain meats or other ingredients. Just email us with your requirements and we’ll ensure this is noted in your account. In some cases certain ingredients may still be included if they don’t make up the main part of the meal and in these instances you can simply omit it or replace it with something else. Unfortunately we cannot yet cater to vegan diets.

Can I order for just one person?

Our recipes are designed to make 2 or more portions of each dish. If you're ordering for just yourself then why not take the other portion into the office for lunch the next day!

What recipes will I get in my first box?

Our chefs create new recipes for you each week. During the sign-up process you will see the recipes for the current week. You can also see examples of past receipes on Our Recipes page.

How much does a box cost?

Boxes cost £32 for two meals for two people (£29 vegetarian only) or £42 for three meals for two people (£39 vegetarian only). Your first box is 25% off.

Are the meals easy to cook?

Yes. We provide easy-to-follow recipe cards that make interesting and unusual dishes seem like a breeze to make. Each dish can be prepared in around 30 minutes.

How long does the food last?

Around 1 week if kept in the fridge.

Can I choose my meals?

Our chefs love to be able to use a bit of creative licence when planning your meals. However you do have the opportunity to change our choices. Simply log in to your account from 5 days before delivery (and up to lunchtime 2 days before delivery) and you’ll see all the meals on the menu. If we’ve allocated something that you’d rather not receive you can swap for something else.

Do you offer vegetarian meals?

Of course! Simply choose the vegetarian only option during sign up to receive 3 delicious vegetarian meals each week.

Do I receive the same meals each time?

No, our chefs change the meals each time, to give you an interesting variety.

FOOD

Where do you deliver?

We currently deliver to London postodes but will be expanding to other areas soon. If you'd like to be alerted when we reach your area then simply register your details in our sign up process.

What time do you deliver? Do I need to be at home?

We have 6 delivery slots to choose from. You don't need to be at home - in fact, most of our customers are out when we deliver. We do this to maximise efficiency and reduce food miles. Our boxes are also specially insulated to ensure they stay fresh until you get home.

Where will you leave my box if I'm not in?

During the sign-up process you can provide us with instructions on what to do if you're not at home to accept your delivery. Customers ask us to leave their box in all sorts of places - in front of their door, with a neighbour or porter, in their garage, behind a wall or even under a hedge or recycle bin. We'll always do our best to make sure it works for you. Our boxes are also specially insulated to ensure they stay fresh until you get home.

How much does delivery cost?

Delivery is free.

Can I get my meal box sent to me at work?

Yes. You can order your meal box to be delivered to any address that suits you.

Is your packaging recyclable?

Absolutely. Seeing as we insist on our food being good for you, we also want our packaging to be good for the environment. So we will send you minimal packaging, and the packaging you do receive will be fully recyclable.

DELIVERY

Are you a subscription service?

Yes, we offer a flexible subscription service where you can change or pause your service ... just let us know no later than 5 days before the following week’s delivery (7pm for emails and midnight online) so we can let our suppliers know.

Is there a mimumum subscription length?

No, there is no mimumum length.

How long do I have to commit for?

You can cancel your subscription at any point, with no strings attached – you just say the word, and we'll do the cancelling.

What if I go on holiday?

We completely understand that. That’s why you can pause your subscription at any point, without paying an additional fee. Just let us know the days you’ll be away. Our service works around you. You can also do this online. Just remember the 5 day rule.

What if I want to cancel?

There’s no commitment: you can cancel anytime before the weekly cutoff (5 days before the following week’s delivery). Simply call us on 0800 978 8756 or email us at info@housebites.com.info@housebites.com.

ABOUT YOUR ACCOUNT

How does Housebites compare to other box schemes?

We go beyond convenience. Our mission is to inspire you in the kitchen, giving you interesting and exciting dishes to cook. With Housebites you'll explore different cuisine styles and flavours, learn new skills and get the inside secrets that chefs rarely share outside the professional kitchen.

How does Housebites compare to supermarkets?

Our ingredients are sourced locally, which means they are fresher and higher-quality. We also offer you unique and inspiring recipes, sometimes using ingredients that you couldn't normally find in the supermarket, and perfectly portioned for each meal so that there is no waste. We also deliver free of charge.

WHAT'S DIFFERENT ABOUT HOUSEBITES?

Have another question you'd like answered?

Please call us on 0800 978 8756 or email us at info@housebites.com and we'll get back to you right away.

Ready to be inspired in the kitchen?