Best Fruit & Vegetable Delivery Boxes
Avoid supermarket queues with our pick of the best fruit and vegetable delivery boxes on the market. Fresh, seasonal and fuss-free, these encourage you to try new things – all while supporting small businesses.
Chelsea Farm was launched by friends Yoav and Pouria, who recognised the urgent need for fresh fruit, vegetables and essentials shortly after the first lockdown was implemented. The pair set the business up in just a week, combining their collective expertise in bakery and technology and working with local businesses and producers. There are a number of boxes to choose from, including the colourful Chef Fruit & Veg Box, which is filled with 20 different types of fresh fruit and veg alongside pasta and olive oil. Fruit and vegetable boxes from £32, chelseafarm.co.uk
On a mission to cut food waste, OddBox works closely with farmers to rescue seasonal surplus fruit and vegetables that are at risk of going to landfill due to minor imperfections. This not only reduces food waste, it saves carbon dioxide emissions and unnecessary water use. The subscription box company also donates 10 per cent of its produce to charity, including food redistribution charity City Harvest. Some boxes contain both fruit and veg, others just one, with a variety of sizes to choose from including boxes to suit individuals, couples and families. From £9.45 per box, oddbox.co.uk
Enjoy delights from Daylesford’s organic farm straight to your door with their newly launched vegetable delivery box. In keeping with the brand’s core farm-to-table values, the contents of The Daylesford British Vegetable Box will always be organic, British, and picked, washed and dispatched within a matter of hours. The vegetables vary each week according to what’s in season, but each box will contain six different types of produce from the Market Garden, which sits over 25 acres of organic farmland. Head Gardener Jez and his team grow many unusual heritage varieties here so expect some unique inclusions. £15 per box, daylesford.com
You probably know them for their mouth-watering cakes, but Lola’s Cupcakes have branched out into the healthy sphere with their new fruit and vegetable delivery service. Whether you go for one of the pre-determined boxes or build your own, you can guarantee it will be jam-packed with fresh produce from some of the capital’s best markets. Vegetable Box from £16.99, Mixed Fruit and Vegetable Box from £32.99, lolascupcakes.co.uk
Abel & Cole
Having been in the business for over 30 years, Abel & Cole knows a thing or two about seasonal food delivery. The much-loved brand offers a variety of different fruit and veg boxes, all of which contain only organic produce from British farms. The origin of each product is then listed within the box, allowing customers to rest assured they’re supporting small, homegrown farms. There are numerous boxes to choose from, varying in size and selection – all delivered to your door in recyclable packaging. Boxes from £16, abelandcole.co.uk
Riverford began as one man and a wheelbarrow delivering home grown organic veg to friends. Thirty years on, it stands as one of the UK’s most successful vegetable box schemes, delivering the goods to around 50,000 customers a week. Ethics are fundamental to the brand: self-confessed veg nerd Guy Singh-Watson has always believed that organic food should not be elitist, but accessible for everyone – and he built the business to give a fair deal to all: growers, staff, customers and the planet. All Riverford boxes are filled with organic freshly picked produce, with various different types to choose from including a seasonal box and a zero-packaging box. Boxes from £12.65, riverford.co.uk
When restaurants shut down back in March, grocery wholesaler All Greens saw its sales plummet 80 per cent overnight. But instead of saying goodbye to the business, owner David Josephs set up an online delivery service, which includes fruit and veg delivery boxes. Orders shot up following a recommendation on Instagram from none other than Yotam Ottloenghi, whose restaurants use All Greens supplies. The Big Family Fruit & Vegetable Box (£60) will feed a family of five for three to four days, while the Berry Plus Box (£35) is packed to the brim with fruit. Boxes from £30, allgreens.co.uk
Food delivery service Kurami is all about nourishing the body – so it’s no surprise fruit and vegetable delivery boxes were added to its offering during the previous lockdown. Each box contains two or three root vegetables, four or five other vegetables, three fruits, garlic, onion and some fresh herbs – as well as some eggs thrown in for good measure, which are notoriously hard to get a hold of at the moment. £36 per box, kurami.co.uk
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