Experience Eat First

A couple weeks ago, Eat First invited me to try out their food delivery service. I jumped at the chance as life was a little chaotic and having one less meal to prepare and think about was a bonus.

It all got arranged, and everything was perfect. of course. But I wanted to know what the experience would be like for everyone else. So I used the service again, and paid for it. Just to ruin the suspense though, everything still was perfect.

Eat First delivery

What is Eat First?

Each day, for lunch and dinner, there’s a choice of two fresh and healthy meals (and a juice) that you can have delivered straight to you. You do need to be within their delivery zone in London though but it has been expanded recently and covers much of Central London including the City Mile.

How Does it Work?

You can either visit their website or download the app to see what is on the menu on a given day. One  choice is always vegetarian – for example, butternut squash lasagne is an option which even as non vegetarian I would choose! On the site, they list the ingredients including any allergens in addition to the nutritional information.

You pay via card and then via the app you can watch your food make its way to you via a motorcycle courier. The system calls you 2 minutes before your food arrives so you can meet your driver on the kerb for the handover.

eat first screenshot

My Final Thoughts?

It really is that simple. My food was hot and came with a full set of cutlery, salt, pepper and a small snack pot of dried fruit / nuts / seeds.

hoi sin chicken

The driver was polite and friendly. My food arrived within 10 minutes of me ordering; I even had to rush back to the office to make sure I was there before them!

The flavour was just right; like your home cooking, where it isn’t over the top and leaves you feeling satisfied. There’s no getting away from your veggies either as each (non vegetarian) meal comes with a generous side of your 5 a day!

Thai green chicken curry

Then of course, the cost. Each meal cost £7 including delivery. Juices are priced at £3. Now when I compare this to how much money I can drop in say, Pret or Itsu if I end up in there, I think it’s a pretty sweet deal.

So, would I use them again?! For sure, it’s a yes!

Update – Want Free Food?

4.12.18 It’s a been a few years since I wrote this post and Eat First has evolved quite a bit. So I’ve added a reminder to myself to update this post asap with some fresh pictures and the current info on how the service works. Till then though, you can use my personal Invite Code RF9HV51K to get some free credit and try the service for yourself! Enjoy!

What’s your fall back when you don’t make lunch at home?! 

Elle 🙂 



  1. Steph Robinson
    March 20, 2015 / 16:36

    That looks like incredible value – I would never expect to pay as little as £7 to have hot food delivered, especially not a healthy, balanced meal! Sadly I'm nowhere near their delivery zone. I currently work near an outdoor market so if I've failed to bring a packed lunch I'll go there and get some Japanese food or a wrap. But if time allows I prepare my own lunch, to save money more than anything else.

    • Elle Linton
      March 26, 2015 / 16:25

      Yes, it is indeed good value which is important these days! Sounds like you're well catered where you work! …I'm with you though! My first choice is always to make my own lunch! Good to know there's a hearty option out there for the days I don't live up to it!

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