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LIST: Ready-to-heat meals for when you're too tired of cooking

By Camille Santiago Published Jan 10, 2022 7:53 pm Updated Jan 11, 2022 10:02 pm

Another year, another COVID-19 wave, and that means less eating out to prevent getting infected from the virus. But what if you don't have time or energy to cook a full meal for the whole fam? Or you're saving on take-outs? Or you're sick of fast food? Don't worry, there are ready-to-heat-and-eat meals for you.

We're just gonna stop you here: these aren't those healthy meal subscriptons (although we love them!) that became popular few years back, these are homecooked meal boxes that are tasty, quick, and made to make food decisions a bit easier!

Aside from saving you trips to the store and doing the excessive prep work, these boxed meals are helpful for those who are seeking a quick dinner options, plus a great idea for those who are taking care of their family members who are in isolation—just put it in the freezer and take them out whenever you need them!

Below, check out the best of the best pre-cooked meals you can find online.

Kitchen City

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Kitchen City has over 60 food viands to choose from, we don't even know where to begin! They have everything from beef to pork, chicken, seafood, and vegetables and are all available in 300g and 600g. Their pasta sauces, on the other hand, are available in 300g. Their signatures include the Beef Caldereta, Hawaiian Baby Back Ribs for pork, and Seafood Kare Kare.

If you're isolating from each other, Kitchen City has solo pack rice meals as low as P80 to P130 for viand and rice, or P125 to P160 for viand with rice and veggies—so sulit!

Kitchen City also offers free shipping for a minimum purchase of P1,000. You may call them at 8888-2000 or thru their website.

Lydia's atbp.

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Your favorite Lydia's Lechon ulams are now available in ready-to-eat packs! Get Lydia's Atbp.'s Lechon Paksiw, Pork Dinuguan, and Bopis for only P295 (250g). They also have frozen meats like Pork Tocino, Pork Longaniza, Chicken Longaniza, and Skinless Longaniza for P205 (12 pcs); and Chicken Barbecue, Chicken Teriyaki, and Chicken Inasal for P275 (800g). 

You can message 09171640102 to order or via Facebook and Instagram.

Hot Pot Hooray

Soup is one of the best foods you can eat when you're sick. If the fam misses shabu-shabu, get one of Hot Pot Hooray's packed sets. It already has all the ingredients that you need (including the soup base)—all you have to do is grab a pot and add water!

You can order a small shabu-shabu bag for two or party size for up to 12 pax. Hot Pot Hooray sets are packed and sealed in their signature insulated foil bags "to ensure safety, freshness and quality." Price starts at P750 to P2,650. You can even upgrade your order to add veggies, sauces, utensils and induction cooker with pot!

Message them on Viber at 0917-9614704 or on Instagram.

Yayie's

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What's one easy meal to make in under 5 minutes? Gourmet Tuyo! Yayie's Gourmet Tuyo variants are good as toppings over rice, pasta, or in a sandwich.

Send them a DM or message 0917-6473824 for orders.

Passion Cooks Catering

Comfort foods made accessible for you and your family. Passion Cooks Catering also offers frozen meals good for 3 to 4 pax.

Great Food Solutions by San Miguel Foods Inc.

Great Food Solutions by San Miguel Foods Inc.'s 3-step meals are here! Grab your favorites like Korean Beef Stew, Callos, Chicken Pastel, Homestyle Corned Beef Brisket and more. You can order to eat on the day or store up to 4 months in frozen condition. Available at 500g and 1kg variants.

Fat Asian Deli

Not all take out food are expensive. Fat Asian Deli, for instance, has frozen Filipino homecooked meals as low as P150! 

Commissario by Chef Joseph Viel

Tired of the usuals? Try Commissario by Chef Joseph Viel's homemade Italian offerings! Their menu changes every week and is on a first come, first serve basis. Some noteworthy items on the menu are: Sole Fish in Italian Cheese Sauce (P200), Tuscan Chicken (P180), Cerveza Negra Garlic Pork Belly (P200), and Pumpkin Spice Tiramisu (P300).

Message 0917-8325742 or send a message via Facebook.

Frozen MNL

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If you do miss restaurant food, Frozen MNL has a wide variety of ready-to-heat and ready-to-cook choices from different restaurants like Lugang, Ersao, Dencio's, Max's, Pancake House, Gringo, and so much more!

The Creamery Catering

We do miss catering food a looot! Luckily, The Creamery Catering now have Heat & Serve food packs that you can keep for later consumption. Among the Creamery specialties are: Signature Korean Beef Stew 600g (P480), Beef Pares 500g (P380), Pork Sambal 400g (P550), their Famous Boneless Chicken Barbecue 500g (P350) and more. They also have frozen ready-to-cook packs like the Chicken Satay (P340/10sticks), Vietnamese Lemongrass Pork Belly 500g (P450), and a variety of longganisa.

You may reach them thru Instagram or order here.