At the last ECMeetup, every attendee received a voucher for a local company called Daily Dish. I was curious about a company that claimed they could deliver all the fresh ingredients you need to cook a selection for recipes weekly; a company in Cape Town that could deliver ingredients to my home in Port Elizabeth every Monday, and guarantee that every ingredient would be fresh and delicious. I didn’t buy it – until I signed up and received my first dinner box.
What is Daily Dish?
Daily Dish is a South African dinner box company – an online subscription service that delivers fresh ingredients and new recipes to your door weekly. The goal is to make your life easier – the time spent in the shops or deciding on a menu for the evening can be spent in the kitchen cooking for your family and catching up on the happenings of the day over a delicious meal.
When you sign up to the service, you’ll be billed every Wednesday for your Daily Dish dinner box, and the following Monday, your dinner box, filled with fresh ingredients and recipe cards, and (almost) everything you need to make your meals for the week ahead, will be delivered to you. The best part about the subscription? You can pause and resume the service whenever you want to (the subscription must be paused before 11am on Wednesdays to avoid being billed, or renewed before this time to ensure your dinner box arrives the following week).
How can I order my own Daily Dish dinner box?
To start your own Daily Dish subscription, visit the Daily Dish website and click the ‘sign up’ button to get started. Once you’ve signed up, you can choose from a selection of dinner boxes, including family, classic, banting, vegetarian and pork-free boxes. For our family of two, I ordered the classic box, and I signed up for the box with three recipes per week.
Our dinner box included the following recipes:
- Thai Red Curry Chicken Broth with Noodles (Monday night)
- Honey Butter Pork (Tuesday night)
- Sweet Potato Cottage Pie (Wednesday night)
What’s in the box?
When you order a Daily Dish dinner box, you’ll receive:
- A refrigerated box with ice packs to keep the ingredients fresh
- Every ingredient you’ll need for the recipes you’ll be preparing, including vegetables, meat, spices and sauces*
- Recipe cards
*Excludes items from your pantry like olive oil, salt and pepper and butter. Daily Dish will let you know which items you’ll need before your box arrives.
Daily Dish believes in providing dinner box chefs with the freshest ingredients, which is why they’ve sourced the finest food for their meals from the best local farmers. The company has partnered with a number of incredible local suppliers known for their high-quality produce, including Fairview Wine and Cheese in the Western Cape.
Daily Dish was an absolute hit in our home! Arnold was hesitant when I told him about ordering ingredients online. He was worried that the vegetables wouldn’t be fresh and that the meat would not survive the journey from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth. He also wasn’t impressed when I showed him the normal price of the order (we received a voucher from ECMeetUp for our first Daily Dish box). But after I prepared the first meal, he was in foodie heaven! He loved every meal, and was so impressed with the quality of all the ingredients and the refrigerated delivery box.
As the chief cook at home, I was impressed with the quality of the ingredients and I loved the recipe cards we received in the box. I also had so much fun cooking each one of these recipes! I was nervous when I saw the recipes – they seemed a little bit too ambitious for me. But, thanks to the organised team at Daily Dish, there was no way I could make a mess of the meals, as each recipe card was so detailed, and every ingredient is meticulously labelled.
Will I order Daily Dish again?
Yes! I can’t wait to order my next Daily Dish dinner box. I have paused my dinner box subscription for now, but I plan to renew my subscription for special occasions and the holidays when I have time to cook and enjoy the Daily Dish experience. The company also offers wine boxes – something I would love to try next time. The wine box includes wine from Fairview Wine Farm in Paarl in the Western Cape.
Fast facts about Daily Dish
- You can order a dinner box with 3 or 4 meals per week
- There are 5 different menus available – family, classic, banting, vegetarian, and pork-free
- Daily Dish will reuse the ice packs and recycle the box your order came in if you hand them over to the courier when they deliver your next dinner box
- Each dinner box contains every item you’ll need for your meals – all you need are a few basic items
- There’s no contract involved
- You can pause or resume your subscription at any time
Do you have a Daily Dish dinner box subscription? Have you ordered a Daily Dish dinner box before? I’d love to know what you thought about your box and if you’d continue your subscription with the service. Let me know in the comments below or send me a message on social .