Frozen meals are tasty, convenient and take the stress out of dinnertime. There are healthy and even vegan options available in Bedfordview and surrounds that will keep you going throughout lockdown and beyond. You’ll also be supporting local businesses, many of which have had to adapt their menus during these tough times.
Foodmate is the retail branch of an already established cold storage and distribution entity that supplies frozen and chilled products nationally, and was born out of the need to supply customers with quality products at reduced prices. Their online shop features frozen deli meals like lasagne as well as frozen chicken, fish, meat and vegetables.
Call: 011 609 0562
Delivery: All over Gauteng – visit their website.
Regular options: beef and chicken lasagne, crispy chicken parmigiana, Greek meatball bake, traditional cottage pie, stuffed Tuscan chicken breasts, Persian chicken curry, Middle Eastern chicken pie, lemon, olive and butter bean chicken, Persian Chicken Curry and spaghetti and meatballs.
Vegetarian and vegan options: baked chickpeas and pumpkin (vegan), French onion Pomme de Terre, mushroom ragout with basmati rice, roasted vegetable lasagne, spinach and feta, three cheese mac and cheese and vegan cottage pie.
Call: 011 455 7015
Delivery: Collection or delivery. Minimum delivery order value: R150.
Address: 11 Park Street, Bedfordview.
The Cooking Divas Pantry
Their offerings include: Melanzane alla Parmigiana (grilled brinjals); Lasagne trays (traditional, Melanzane or spinach and butternut) and Cannelloni trays (crèpes filled with spinach and ricotta coated with a tomato based sugo and bechamel). They also sell jars of marinated peppers, marinated Melanzane and caponata.
Call: Simona 083 289 2050 or Paola 084 589 4444
Delivery: Delivery (charges apply) or collection is available in Bedfordview.
Pre-order your meals and collect. Freeze at home and indulge on those nights when cooking is the last thing on your mind. Choices include lasagne, creamy mac and cheese – plain and bacon and sweet corn option – Alfredo, creamy BBQ chicken and bacon, spaghetti bolognaise, curry, melanzane permigiano, chicken a la king and beef bourguignon.
Call: 011 690 4910 or 072 376 6619
Delivery: collect or delivery within a 5km radius of Malagueta, if possible.
Address: 2 Main road, Edenvale
The Catering Lark
They offer healthy and home-cooked freezer meals. All dishes serve four people. Beef dishes include: traditional lasagne; cottage pie; Hungarian beef goulash and rice; traditional bobotie and yellow rice; spicy Durban beef curry and rice; hearty beef stew; rare roasted beef fillet, mushroom sauce and rice; mozzarella and peppadew stuffed beef fillet and savoury rice; slow roasted leg of lamb with gravy and creamy mashed potatoes and Greek style slow roasted lamb chops with creamy mashed potatoes.
Chicken dishes: chicken and mushroom lasagne; Cape Malay chicken curry and rice (mild sweet curry); chicken and broccoli bake with roasted almonds and rice; chicken casserole and savoury rice; grilled chicken breast with creamy mushroom sauce and mashed potatoes; Mediterranean chicken casserole with olives and rice; chicken biryani and spicy Durban chicken curry with Basmati rice.
Vegetarian dishes: macaroni and cheese, vegetable lasagne and stuffed butternut.
Call: 011 452 4490
Delivery: Free delivery in: Edenvale, Greenstone, Modderfontein, Bedfordview and surrounds. Collection is also available.
Address: 122 13th Avenue.
Frozen For You
Chicken: Grandpa’s chicken stew, Karen’s Asian chicken, chicken lasagne, chicken galantine, sticky chicken, chicken bake, sticky chicken, chicken a la king pie, chicken enchiladas, hot and mild butter chicken curry, Thai Green chicken curry, Coq au vin and coronation chicken.
Beef: beef stroganoff, steak pie and traditional cottage pie, bolognaise, fragrant Malay bobotie, slow cooked oxtail, beef lasagne, beef bourguignon, pasta-free lasagne and spicy beef bobotie.
Fish: glazed Norwegian salmon, traditional fish pie, British fish cakes and spicy Thai fish cakes.
They also offer vegan and vegetarian meals such as: Vegan Chilli Con ‘Carne’, Melanzane Parmigiana, Vegetarian Cottage Pie – topped with creamy butternut and sweet potato mash, Vegan bolognaise and more.
Sauces and sides, desserts and soups are also part of their range.
Call: 011 452 4490
Delivery: online and in-store purchases.
Address: Neighbourhood Square shopping centre, Linksfield.