Firstly what is a meal kit you may ask? A meal kit is a box packed with everything you need to make a delicious meal at home, including pre-weighed ingredients, and detailed instructions.  Since the outbreak of COVID-19, when restaurants were forced to shut, they began to create their own take on meal kits with all the ingredients to make their signature restaurant dishes at home! Here is a list of reasons they are the next best thing … 


Meal kits have been around for a while now and people seem to love them! They’ve given people the tools to improve their culinary skills and experiment in the kitchen, whilst saving them money and time on figuring out their meals for the week and simplifying the meal preparation process. 

Only recently have restaurant meal kits been available and are seen to be EXTREMELY popular! They’ve allowed people to recreate their favourite restaurant meals and satisfy their cravings whilst being in the comfort of their home! All kits have been properly thought out to save customers as much time as possible on food preparation. But rest assured – none of the restaurants sacrifice taste for simplicity!! Everything is pre-measured and portion-ready, meaning you can say goodbye to the days of measuring or weighing out ingredients.

Quality of Food 

Arguably you might spend as much as you would on a takeaway, but let’s face it – takeaways are never as good as they taste in a restaurant! With a meal kit you get much higher quality food and the satisfaction of cooking it yourself. This goes for restaurant meal kits too – you get the resources to make a restaurant-standard meal with the fresh ingredients so you can cook it from and it won’t be cold or soggy when it arrives!


Another reason restaurant meal kits have become  increasingly popular is down to the fact you can have restaurant meals you may not have access to in your area. If you can’t make it into London to visit your favourite Japanese restaurant or know from experience that ramen doesn’t exactly travel well (we’ve all been there), then meal kits are the perfect option! Same goes for university students who are living away from home and may not have access to their favourite restaurant at home – these kits allow people to eat from their favourite restaurant no matter where they are!

Variety of choices

Restaurant meal kits are great for big groups where there is guaranteed to be lots of different dietary requirements. From a wide range of cuisines including middle eastern, japanese, italian, drinks and desserts, there is always something for everyone. There are also lots of gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian options too! 

Something different 

Takeaways exist for a reason – YES we all know that going to a restaurant isn’t only about the delicious food, it’s all about the experience and ambience that it brings. But when you just can’t be bothered to go out, or fancy a different spin on your night, takeaways will often do! But with meal kits, it’s all about the food AND the experience. Be it date night, girls night, family night, or a birthday, anniversary or celebration – these kits give the chance for people to have fun in the kitchen as well as have a delicious meal to follow! They also are a great idea for a gift to a colleague, a friend, a family member etc.  

We know it’s easy to order food to your door, and now it’s even easier to order something exciting too! So if you’re looking to order something a little different from your go-to this weekend – Plateaway have you kitted out!