App of the Month: HomeFood

App of the Month: HomeFood - Lovefone, London

London is a melting pot of different cultures, but despite the huge range of restaurants and street food markets dotted around the capital, sometimes what you really want is an authentic taste of home. HomeFood is an app that can provide exactly that, letting you order food from the city’s best home cooks which is hot, ready to eat and delivered straight to your door.

HomeFood lets you sample meals from around the world that have been cooked at home by more than 30 chefs who have been picked by hand. The chefs are first vetted by the HomeFood team – what a tough job that must be - then, if approved, they have to apply to their local authority for registration and their hygiene and food safety certificates. The cooks on the roster include everything from former Michelin-stared chefs to amateurs who are incredibly passionate about their food.

The ‘Uber of Home Cooking’ 

While delivery firms such as Deliveroo and JustEat bring restaurant meals and takeaways to the homes of Londoners, HomeFood does the same with home cooked meals. This gives people access to more niche food choices than they’d potentially find in a restaurant.

HomeFood is the brainchild of two Danish management consultants called Jacob Emil Opstrup and Kristian Hald, whose vision for the app is to make quality, fresh and nutritious homemade food readily available to hungry and busy Londoners.

Currently the app, which is available on iPhone and Android, makes four meal elements available to users for a price of just £7.99, with an extra £3 for delivery. For that, you get a starter, a main, a side and a garnish or sauce. Your order must be placed by 2pm on the day to give the chefs the chance to source their ingredients. The meal is then cooked by the chef at their home and delivered in packaging supplied by HomeFood.

The healthy alternative to takeaways

We’ve all been there. After a long day at work, all you want to do is put your feet up, relax and recover. The thought of cooking is too much to bear, so there’s nothing for it. Out come the takeaway menus and before you know it, you’re sat in front of another calorific, cholesterol-heavy takeaway that, although probably delicious, is certainly not doing anything for your health.

At HomeFood, everything is made from scratch using fresh, nutritious ingredients. There’s less salt, saturated fats and sugar than typical takeaway meals, so you can eat a wholesome and delicious meal that you don’t have to cook and won’t harm your health.

Have you tried the HomeFood app? If so, what did you eat and how was it? If not, do you think it’s something you might like to try? Share your thoughts with our readers in the comments below.  

December 05, 2017