London Baby Food Meal Deliveries: A Cost and Convenience Comparison

Will G
February 25, 2024
5 min read

What’s the deal with baby meal delivery services then?

Baby meal delivery services in London have been blowing up in recent years. It seems like there is more choice for your baby than for yourself sometimes!It’s so great to see the baby food industry take positive steps forward to try and improve their food offering for parents and babies, as well as trying different approaches to try and make the most nutritious and convenient option possible!However, this can leave you wondering…which is the best?The two main things that most parents consider when choosing between baby meal delivery services are of course:How much does it cost?and…Which is the most convenient?In this blog, we’re going to break it all down for you in simple terms and try and give you all the information you need to make the most informed choice!

First of all, how do these baby meal delivery services work in London?

Most of the options in London pretty much do exactly what the name says on the tin.They deliver meals for you baby!But, there are some important distinctions to make between the type of meals they deliver, the frequency of delivery and the convenience factor that comes with it all!You’ve got old-school pouches and jars which most people buy in the supermarket but you can also get regular boxes delivered to your house. Then there are the frozen baby meals which usually let you “build a box” of your favourite meals and they arrive frozen ready to be on standby in the freezer.Lastly, there are actual fresh baby meal companies like V&Me who deliver freshly cooked meals to your doorstep, straight from their kitchen in Battersea.

So, which of these types of delivery companies is the most convenient?

Convenience is top of the list for many parents for obvious reasons. Having a baby can be one of the most stressful periods of your life. Between the sleepless nights and endless nappy changes, parenthood can leave you wanting things to be as convenient as possible. Trust us, we know what it’s like!So let’s break it down as simply as we can…Pouches and jars:

  • Ultra-convenient packaging makes them ideal for chucking in the buggy ready to use in an emergency. Their long shelf lives also mean no worrying about the food going bad!
  • As with most things that are ultra-convenient however, there are some drawbacks to them. For example, the nutrient level of the pouches is a lot lower than homemade food due to the high-temperature heat treatment they go under during their manufacturing process.
  • Another tip is to try to avoid opting for overly sweet-flavoured meals. This is because they often contain very high levels of free sugars and can get your baby accustomed to sweet flavours early on, which can make them less keen on bitter vegetables in the long run!

Frozen pots:

  • As we mentioned, these are loved by parents for their ease and convenience. If you often find yourself needing a healthy option as a backup and you have ample space in your freezer, then these are definitely the best choices for you!
  • The best ones tend to be the more “saucy” style meals as they keep in the freezer best and are less affected by the deep freezing.
  • The fact that these get delivered in boxes with multiple meals is also handy as there is only one delivery to anticipate. But, if your freezer is already tight for space then this might be a tricky game of freezer-tetris for you!

Fresh baby meal deliveries like V&Me:

  • Companies like V&Me are the latest evolution in baby meal delivery services. The aim is to try and combine the convenience of frozen and pouch baby food with the nutrition and freshness of homemade food!
  • One of the most convenient things about fresh meals compared to frozen ones is that there is no long defrosting session (followed by cooling down!). Pop it in the microwave for a few minutes and voila! Fresh mealtime!
  • There is also a totally flexible subscription service for busy parents to take advantage of. This means that you can pause, edit or cancel your deliveries whenever you want to suit your hectic and changing schedule.

So how much do these London baby meal delivery services actually cost?

Now, you might be thinking, "Hold on, how much does all this cost?"Going for pouches and jars is the budget-friendly route, especially if you grab the own-brand versions. You're looking at prices ranging from 60p to £2 per meal when bought as part of a multi-pack.But here's the kicker – the gap between fresh and frozen baby meal delivery companies is surprisingly narrow.A standard frozen baby food pot will set you back around £3.50 - £4.00, plus delivery. Now, compare that to a freshly cooked baby meal from V&Me, clocking in at about £3 (part of the £9.99 for a daily trio of meals), and standard delivery is already factored into that price.So, if you're after freshness, convenience, and bang for your buck, V&Me's fresh baby meal delivery service is the one for you!

How to sign up?

If you’re a London parent and you want to join the growing number of mums and dads getting fresh baby food deliveries to their doorstep, click the link below and get your first delivery now!We are now delivering to almost all central London postcodes, including popular areas like Notting Hill, Hampstead, Muswell Hill, Stoke Newington, Hackney, Canary Wharf, Canada Water, Nunhead, Brixton and Clapham.

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About the author
Will G
February 25, 2024
Will is our very own in-house baby food expert! He is the go-to for anything baby, weaning, or product related. Working directly with experts, professors and paediatric dietitians, our content aims to keep you up to date on the latest tips, advice and opinions, giving you and your little one the best start for developing healthy eating habits.
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