Simply place your order by midnight every day, Sunday through Thursday for very next day fresh dinner deliveries. Please be aware the sooner you order, the better your chance of guaranteeing your order for the next day. We do sell out, so ordering in advance is recommended.
Village Kitchen fresh delivered dinners & other delicious offerings are available to order online up until midnight each day, for next day delivery (Monday to Friday). If you need any support with ordering from our website, please get in touch with our friendly customer service team, who can help you set up and get your delicious dinners under way.
Place your order for your fresh delivered dinners for the week by midnight, Sunday through Thursday, for next day deliveries Monday to Friday. We are also always happy to help out with last minute meal solutions from our freezer range. Check out our Shop range or give us a call to find out more.
If you wish to pause your subscription for the coming week you will need to do that by 4.00pm on a Sunday. Simply go to your ACCOUNT and manage your weekly subscription in the SUBSCRIPTION tab. You can pause and reactivate here.
Just like pausing, this is really simple. You can resume your sub for the coming week any time before 4.00pm Sunday. To do this go to your ACCOUNT and manage your SUBSCRIPTION.
If you are a subscriber, your payment will be processed at 4.00pm each Sunday. If you order on a casual basis, payment will be processed at the time of placing your order.
There is no additional delivery charge if you add extras, such as frozen meals, gourmet hamper packs, sweet slices or other items from our range, to your order. We have a flat rate of $4 per day, per delivery address.
Our service doesn’t allow for specific delivery times just yet. Our daily delivery window is between 2.30pm and 7.00pm, and because most of our customers order night after night, our route varies little, & you’ll soon see a pattern around your time of delivery. We encourage you to add special instructions to your order so our drivers know where to leave your meal if you are not going to be home. We strongly recommend that you leave a cooler bag out to have your order placed into. This will ensure your dinner is in the best possible condition for you to enjoy when you arrive home.
All city/office deliveries are made by 5.30pm, adding extra drivers as needed. You’ll soon come to see a pattern in the daily delivery time – most of our customers are regulars. Very occasionally a weather or traffic event may disrupt delivery times, but we’ll always let you know if there’s an unexpected delay & will always do our best to get your dinner to you!
We love hearing feedback on where we should next grow our delivery zone. Remember, the more demand we have in any certain area, the more likely we are to deliver there – so get a bunch of friends & neighbours in on the daily delivered goodness, then get in touch with us.
You can! At this stage the vast majority of you opt for home or office deliveries, but please get in touch to arrange a pick up from our production kitchen, based in Patiki Road, Avondale – just a hop from the city – between 1-2.30pm, otherwise you can trust our fantastic delivery team will get your delicious meals to your door each day between 2.30-7pm, so you don’t need to worry about rushing around town to collect anything.
Absolutely. Our frozen meals are handmade in our own kitchen in small batches each week, ensuring best possible flavours & the highest level of quality control for every single meal that goes out the door. Looking for frozen meals delivered for the elderly? Here’s your perfect solution. We also ship across the country; same day courier costs apply. Our frozen meals are best consumed before 6months.
Our delivery team will deliver your frozen meals and other SHOP items on your chosen day, Monday to Friday. Please note, we are not able to offer same-day delivery with SHOP items, so be sure to place these orders at least a day in advance.
We offer three DIETARY TYPES and Regular is one of these. Our Regular meal option is our standard daily meal recipe. You will see in detail the Regular serve outlined as the featured meal type in next week’s menu.
Our Vegetarian & Paleo DIETARY TYPE options are variations of the Regular daily serve. We include a summary of these changes in the next week’s menu.
If you have any further DIETARY TYPE questions please get in touch with the Village Kitchen customer service team.
Our menus always offer a vegetarian and paleo options in our SINGLE & DOUBLE meals. This allows family members to eat the way they wish. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide customised options for specific allergy requirements as we are not set up to be a completely allergy-free kitchen. We have a number of customers unable to eat certain foods due to allergy & religious reasons. In these instances they adjust their order as needed for daily menus that don’t suit. Our meals are made in a kitchen where gluten-containing cereals, nuts and fish are present & some meals do contain these ingredients. It is important to be aware that all meals may contain traces of these.
We include ingredient summaries on our menu page, and are always happy to discuss further any questions you might have.
Our kitchen handles gluten containing ingredients at times, however, our founder has coeliac disease, and has a special interest in gluten friendly & paleo diets. We aim to make the majority of our meals without gluten containing ingredients (we understand nothing really beats a hearty Italian pasta or beautiful seed-topped burger bun!), and use ‘gluten friendly’ to identify these. We must stress that contamination may occur in our kitchen environment, therefore we may not use the term Gluten Free under our Food Control Plan with MPI. We accept that PALEO can mean different things to different people, but our paleo meals are completely: dairy free, refined sugar free, with no gluten containing ingredients, grain free; chickpea, dried bean, and pulse free. We choose to include fresh green beans, green peas, fresh sweetcorn, snow peas & sugar snaps in our paleo meals, as well as peanuts on occasion. Please bear this in mind before ordering paleo, as some may prefer to adhere to an even stricter form of the diet. Please also bear in mind that while our paleo/gluten friendly ingredient meals are prepared separately, gluten-containing ingredients are present in our kitchen. Should you have any hesitations around this, we would advise against ordering our paleo/gluten friendly meals.
For the extra hungry, or kids who can’t manage a full sized VK meal, as long as there is a single or double portion in your order, half sizes can be added for just $12.00. Forget having to sort this week’s lunch – tack on a half size & sort not only dinner, but your healthy nourishing lunch too! Or feed the tweens, or your great aunt, or just yourself for extra hungry times. Available in all 3 meal types: regular, vegetarian & paleo.
Absolutely! These are a huge hit, and at only $8.95 per portion, great value. Please note, these meals are around 250-300g. If your child has a more sophisticated palate, just opt for a half size of the day’s regular meal.
We do our very best to provide you with the vegetables or salad advertised on the menu, and stated on the label.
Sometimes we experience unseasonable weather: storms, warmer temperatures, rain deluges, etc. This means that occasionally the produce we require for your meal is not available to us. You’ll notice these availability fluctuations as you wander past the produce section in your local supermarket. Everyone in the industry is affected.
Our bags/labels are printed at the beginning of each week in preparation for the week ahead, which is why you may very occasionally see a discrepancy between what is stated on your label and the vegetable/salad you actually receive.
Please rest assured that we will do our very best to replace the advertised vegetable/salad of the day with a suitably delicious alternative. Curveballs can occasionally come at us at the last minute, and sometimes Mother Nature is a tricky force to reckon with!
Absolutely. We think Village Kitchen meals are perfect to show support or love to your family, friends & work colleagues when their lives get busy or stressful. Simply order online, select an alternative delivery address & add any special notes or instructions for our team.
Yes! Gift vouchers are perfect for celebrating or supporting family, friends & workmates. You can choose the amount you wish to gift using the 3 values of vouchers we offer. Your unique voucher codes will be emailed to you to for you to pass along; we do not send out a physical gift voucher. If you have any questions regarding gift vouchers, please contact our friendly customer service team. Please note, gift vouchers are available for use against casual orders and shop (i.e. non-subscription) items only.
Our SINGLE serve size is designed to satisfy one adult. Our DOUBLE serve size is designed to satisfy two adults. With any single or double portion ordered, you can add a half size portion for just $12.00. Give us a call if you’d like to discuss. Or grab a kids’ meal!
Village Kitchen offers a subscription service for your fresh weekly meals. You can order from just one meal on one day per week, to as many meals on the days you need. Once you have set up your subscription, it will roll over every Sunday at 4.00pm. However by no means are you ‘locked in’. You have complete flexibility around your ordering requirements; you can simply add to, amend or pause your sub any time prior to 4.00pm on a Sunday should your weekly needs change. See more above on pausing and restarting your subscription earlier in our FAQs.
Village Kitchen’s bio containers (excluding lids) are ovenable, microwaveable & freezer-proof. These are the requirements that are important to you, our customers. Our trays are made from sugarcane pulp, a rapidly renewable waste by-product from the sugar refining industry. The energy required to make sugarcane pulp is less than that needed for traditional wood-pulp. Choosing products made from plants, not petroleum, conserves oil resources and supports cleaner production while protecting our health. These products can be recycled in the mainstream paper recycling if not overly contaminated with food and can be composted in a commercial compost facility.
Village Kitchen is one of a very small number of meal delivery services that actually deliver FRESH meals daily. We don’t believe in sending out bulk meals with extended shelf lives; we only work with fresh, real ingredients: no e-numbers, additives, stabilisers or gas flushing here! Just fresh, from our kitchen to yours. You will taste the difference, we stand by that.
The team at Village Kitchen has done extensive market research and worked hard to ensure our meal offerings are great value and competitively-priced. Quality ingredients, cooked fresh each day by industry professionals to create a ready-to-heat, delicious, daily-delivered dinner are very important to us.
Village Kitchen gives you your precious time back, takes away the stress, and feeds you wholesome, nourishing food, all in one go.
Almost best of all? No washing up of pots, pans & other cooking paraphernalia, leaving you time for what you’d rather be doing! Our mission, more than ever, is nourishing busy lives. What value do you put on your precious time?
We’ve been receiving Village Kitchen meals for several weeks and are enthusiastic fans of an excellent service. It’s a pleasure to enjoy such a varied, tasty and healthy range of meals efficiently delivered on time every afternoon. I’ve enjoyed the challenge of matching a different wine to each. Ngā mihi nui Bob
Before my wife went into care over a year ago now, Village Kitchen had established itself as a lifeline for evening meals in a household where the care pressures were considerable. Since then, Village Kitchen has remained my evening meal provider and the impressive variety and quality of its ready to heat and eat meals has been maintained, indeed is even better. I have no hesitation in commending Village Kitchen to all who have busy and demanding lives and appreciate appealing and nutritious meals.
We have been using Village Kitchen for our after hours meals. We have been extremely satisfied with Village Kitchen as they provide fresh healthy daily meals and outstanding service. The service is a great fit with our aim to ensure well-being throughout the workplace.
I just wanted to say a massive thank you to the Village Kitchen team for the meals that have been delivered over the last couple of weeks to my parents in Auckland. I live overseas and recently Mum had a knee replacement. I wanted to give her a break from worrying about preparing meals so found your service online. The feedback from Mum has been exceptional. She’s a fussy eater and both her and Dad have loved the dinners. Amazing variety; beautiful high-quality meat; great presentation; perfect portion size and always delivered on time. It’s rare to find a company nailing it like you are and I’m so grateful for it.
I can’t believe what a difference the dinners have made so far and are also really delicious. Once again, many thanks!
Fabulous meals and service to boot…thanks for the experience…will be coming again.
Consciously sourced ingredients (free range etc) for healthy, delicious meals. Rebecca and her team are gems … working hard all day in the kitchen so we don’t have to! Love our delicious meals, best $ I’ve spent, affording me precious time that I wouldn’t have had otherwise. Give VK a go, you won’t regret it!
We enjoyed all last week’s dinners, it’s a fabulous help to me, not only dreaming up what to have, preparation, all the shopping, but also the guilt of firing out the old veggies etc. from the fridge!!!!
I think you do a great job. I used to be a very loyal supporter of My Food Bag, but now I am working nearly full time, I struggle with all the prep that has to happen after school in between after school activities. I love that your meals arrive ready to pop into the oven and you are so consistent with your delivery times. I also love that your meals are nutritionally great – I see the extra veggies sneaked in there, but the kids either don’t notice or think it’s yummy anyway.
Ten gold stars for Wednesday and Thursday’s dinners last week. Melt in your mouth pork, tasty kumara and lots of greens!! Tasty lamb and mash and great greens!! Husband very pleased.
We also love your frozen meals – I normally try to ensure we have a couple in the freezer for those occasions when you just run out of time or can’t be bothered to cook
Village Kitchen has truly changed our lives, and in particular our evenings which are now stress-free and nutritious! As a busy family with parents both working full time and busy teenagers with school and sport it has made a huge difference to our lives, so thank you! The variety you serve is beyond what we could even imagine doing ourselves, and the fact you do paleo meals was the X factor that brought us to you.