I tried EatFirst and here’s what happened.

The other week I was sent a box of vegan delights from a brand new premium delivery service called EatFirst. I received: Vegetable Udon Noodles, Teriyaki Tofu, Edamame and the most delicious juices. The team at EatFirst asked me to give an honest review so here’s what I think.

There are lots of food delivery services these days, so what makes EatFirst different? EatFirst is aimed at discerning foodies looking for healthy alternatives to takeaways, offering restaurant quality ready meals for delivery anywhere in the UK Sound good? I thought so too.

EatFirst was created by Chef Benn Hodges (who has an impressive Michelin Star restaurant background) as an antidote to the mass-produced meals on offer to time-poor foodies looking for high quality wholesome meals at home or work (sounds like me!)

The food is cooked using high-end cooking techniques, with ethically sourced fresh ingredients, with no additives. Each dish is hand finished and packed into eco-friendly boxes to create healthy and fresh guilt-free meals.

The food
The thing that stands out most is the freshness. The vegan dish I tried was given 4 stars in The Times last week. The meals and ingredients are all impeccably sourced and they come with easy to follow instructions. I don’t have a microwave (4 minutes) so they went in the oven (8 minutes).

Vegetable Udon Noodles
A combination of barbecued vegetables with thick udon noodles, crunchy mooli, edamame and pickles.
I found it delicious, they only thing I was missing was an element of crunch for texture.

Teriyaki Tofu
The great thing is that the tofu is locally sourced in London and made from GM-free soy beans.
Again this dish cooked perfectly, with gooey sushi rice and a generous portion of tasty tofu.
I absolutely loved the pickled radish, a great addition.

I’ve got to mention the juices because I absolutely loved them, such unique and fresh combinations packed with fruit, veg and extras.

In their words

“I started EatFirst with the mission to create the world’s finest ready meals, which busy people actually felt good about eating. I believe in hand finished dishes, unique fresh ingredients, no additives and sustainable, eco-friendly packaging.” EatFirst Culinary Director and 2017 ‘Chef of the Year’ Benn Hodges

The new Benn Hodges Signature Collection was inspired by Benn’s travels to Asia and his passion for sourcing the world’s most innovative ingredients. Each meal contains a unique element to enhance the flavour and bring the dish to life. He uses ethically sourced meats, fish and vegetables and is committed to producing delicious gluten free, dairy free, vegan and vegetarian options.

● New Signature Collection of six Asian Meals from Head Chef Benn Hodges
● Easy to prepare at home with simple 4-minute microwave or oven reheating
● No additives, preservatives and served in 98% compostable packaging
● Available now from EatFirst.com for delivery across the UK

Would you like to EatFirst? The team have kindly given my readers an exclusive voucher code – 50% off your first food order. Interested? Use the code REBEL at the checkout


  1. silvia on March 21, 2018 at 9:38 pm

    Sounds amazing honestly! I wouldn’t mind every now and then a veg treat to do not cook!

    • Niki on April 4, 2018 at 11:22 am

      Hi Slivia
      Exactly. I was super impressed with the quality and taste!
      Niki x

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