Tired of cooking? I know I am! But often I’m scratching my head for what to order that’s different from what I’ve had so I’ve been researching and happy to share with you to help inspire you to try something different!



While road trips to the Peninsula are on pause, Jackalope Hotel is bringing the best of the region’s food and wine to Melbourne, with Rare Hare ready-made meals delivered to your door. Designed to heat and eat, for $45 per person you get freshly baked bread, two set sides, a choice of three mains and the option to add dessert, wine and even pre-mixed Curatif cocktails. The menu changes each week; orders need to be placed by midday Wednesday for Peninsula-wide and Melbourne metro delivery (Fridays and Saturdays). Rare Hare has also partnered with Black Star Pastry – its St Kilda store will also serve as a Saturday pick up point and you can also select its famous Strawberry Watermelon Cake for dessert.

 To order visit: https://www.rarehare.com.au/product-category/rhhome/



Available now, the Roll’d Meal Box is a ready-made kit that will include all the pre-portioned essential ingredients for FOUR different fresh, tasty Vietnamese soups for your friends and family. The best bit? You don’t need to shop or think. The Roll’d Meal Box is available for pick up from your local Roll’d store or can be dropped straight to your door via contactless delivery. A QR code on the box will take customers to a range of cooking demonstration videos, available in multiple languages, hosted by Roll’d’s Quinnie Hoang. Customers will be shown a step by step guide on how to make and assemble traditional, fresh Vietnamese food at home.

A vital aspect of the Roll’d Meal Box, is that it will be available to people from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds. This is because it will be translated into multiple languages for a range of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Roll’d is intent on educating Australia on the Vietnamese principal of eating fresh and sharing truly great food that transcends geographical borders.With FOUR different boxes to choose from, bring the delicious Vietnamese flavours of Roll’dhome and impress family and friends every single night of the week. Follow along with Quinnie to assemble a perfectly balanced tender beef Phở topped with fresh herbs and a squeeze of sour lemon. Get crafty with the kids and gather together for a step-by-step DIY guide to assembling Roll’d’s NEW soups Bún Bò Huế, Bánh Canh Cua or Mì Tôm Thịt. Pick and choose from fresh, pre-cut, raw ingredients, season to your liking and tuck in.

Visit www.rolld.com.au to order



Dragon Hot Pot is NOW delivering special DIY Hot Pot kits to Melbourne during lockdown. With their unique patented, specially sourced Ma
La Tang spice blended stocks and endless choice of delicious ingredients to make the most satisfying Hot Pot experience south of Sichuan.Or you can order a cooked Ma La Tang Hot Pot. Either way, you get to select online from 85 delicious ingredients! Easy to order in four simple steps; check your postcode eligibility, place your order before 8pm for the following day, select your date and time of delivery (note that there is a minimum spend of $50), receive your confirmation email. Then get ready to roar with a succulent, steaming bowl of delicious Ma La Tang broth for you, family and friends to enjoy and share.

A limited time FREE delivery is on offer across 200 Melbourne suburbs for Dragon Hot Pot orders above $50!




Kiss boring home-cooked meals goodbye with MakeOut Meals – a new Melbourne-grown meal kit company that offers mouth-watering recipes crafted by Melbourne’s best venues including Bomba, Tipico, Babajan, ISH, Fancy Hanks,  La Tortilleria and more. Founded by Melbourne-marketer Billy Green, MakeOut Meals is taking on internationally owned meal kit companies like Hello Fresh and Marley Spoon to deliver weekly meal kits packed full of fresh ingredients from local suppliers for people to create quick and easy restaurant-quality food at home, every day.  Different from finish-at-home meal box services, each meal kit comes with fresh pre-portioned ingredients from local suppliers and easy-to-follow recipe cards. Customers can also cook along with the restaurant chefs via instructional video tutorials available for some of the recipes such as Bomba’s skirt steak, Tipico’s pumpkin risotto or ISH’s eggplant curry.

Customers have the option of subscription or a once-off meal kit (limited time only). They first choose the number of people (two or four) and the number of meals (two, three or four) per week, before selecting from a collection of restaurant dish recipes and exclusive recipes by chefs that have been crafted just for MakeOut Meals.  A great option for those that love cooking at home and wanting to enjoy takeaway more often without the cost, MakeOut Meals also gives back to the restaurants by sharing a cut of the revenue each time their recipes are chosen.




In Melbourne, you can order your Chin Chin favourites for delivery and pick up seven days a week, but for this week coming Chin Chin Melbourne is headed to the Mornington Peninsula for the first time ever, delivering its popular ‘Make Me Feed Me’ packs for the ultimate Chin Chin feast at home for one day only – Friday 18 September. . The Melbourne icon has done all the hard work and packed all your favourite dishes so you can enjoy Chin Chin at home. Peninsula locals in lockdown can get their mitts out and whip up delicious dishes including Penang Curry of Duck Maryland, Slow Cooked Lamb Shoulder, Whole Roast Eggplant and more. Those feeling thirsty can make it a party and add cocktails for some extra fun, with bottled cocktails including Chamomile Collins, Radio Silence, Soju Bomb, Pineapple Penicillin and Apricot Negroni.

More details and pre-orders are available via www.chinchin.melbourne/whats-on/mornington-mmfm-delivery/, with orders cut off on Wednesday 16 September at 11:59pm. The packs will be delivered on Friday 18 September between 7am and 6pm, with SMS tracking provided for all orders.

Chin Chin ‘Make Me Feed Me’ packs are available for $69.50 per person (minimum two people) and bottled cocktails are available for $10 per person. Delivery is a flat fee of $15.


About The Author

Katherine Ng

Katherine is not your typical Beauty Editor. Finance consultant by day and beauty and fashion addict at all other times, Katherine spends her hard-earned money helping the Australian and international economy with her never ending pursuit of everything pretty. A keen traveller, Katherine still holds dear her Melbourne roots with an overflowing wardrobe filled with black clothes, shoes and handbags. Katherine also has a deep love of food and wine, and you can find those adventures on instagram at @thegreedykat Email: kath@couturing.com Twitter: @kath_couturing Instagram: @kath_ng

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