There’s nothing worse than coming home after a long day at work with a rumbling belly, and zero inspiration left to plan a meal. Luckily there’s a solution to take the stress out of dinnertime, and that’s ready-made restaurant quality meals. iPantry partners with some of the best cafes and restaurants in Melbourne to provide quality, ready-made gourmet meals delivered straight to your door. \nThese home delivery meals suit a wide range of dietary choices. Ready to cook meals are perfect for busy working individuals and families who want to enjoy tasty dishes made with fresh, high-quality ingredients. Below we’ll explain all the benefits of purchasing ready-made meals, and discuss some of our favourite meals currently available at iPantry.\n\nWhy buy restaurant ‘ready-made Meals’ for your home? \n\nTime Saved! - Enjoy your favourite things\nWhy waste time wearily searching for ingredients down crowded supermarket aisles when you can have food ready to cook and delivered to your home? Rather than stressing out about what’s on the menu, you can sit back, relax and spend quality time with those you really care about.\nThe convenience of having ready-made meals delivered to your door means that you can easily plan your meals in advance within the comfort of your own home.\nFood Budget - Stay under control \nReady-made meals give you the freedom to plan what to eat ahead of time, which allows you to stick to a budget. When you purchase meals, rather than going to the supermarket to pick up ingredients individually it allows you to control your spending more easily. Often we are so stressed when we have to go to the supermarket to plan a meal, that we end up purchasing extra ingredients that we didn’t even need. And we forget what we came to buy in the first place! This can add up to be extremely costly over time.\nHealthy Portion - Healthy You!\nReady-made meals allow us to stick to a dietary routine with more consistent ease. When we aren’t sure what to eat, we tend to pick up the easiest option in front of our nose to save time, but this means we don’t necessarily take into account portion size. This can often lead to unhealthy eating habits. Your meal portions or calorie intake can be easily monitored with ready-made meals, which is often more difficult if you’re shopping for ingredients and preparing meals for yourself at home. \nOur favourite Restaurant Quality ready-made Meals \nReady-Made Meals - Thai Food \nThai cuisine includes anything from gorgeous boiled dishes, spicy salads to curries and fried dishes. Thai food often incorporates colourful vegetables and contrasting, invigorating flavours. It is considered a healthy cuisine overall, which often suits vegetarians and vegans. \nTHAI TIDE - Pineapple Fried Rice\nA gorgeous sweet and salty fried rice with the heavenly fresh flavour of pineapple, and juicy marinated grilled chicken thigh, this meal can be easily heated and ready to serve in less than 5 minutes. \n\n Classic Thai Chilli (Plant-based) Chicken \n\nA full-flavoured meal made with plant-based chicken, and tempeh that utilises the distinct flavours of sweet Thai basil and chilli. This meal comes with a healthy serving of brown rice and is a deliciously healthy meal that will suit both vegetarians and vegans.\nReady-Made Meals - Italian Food\nWho doesn’t regularly crave a hearty Italian meal? Forever popular, Italian cuisine offers an extensive range of delicious dishes, with anything from pizza, pasta, lasagna, and meatballs, all made with fresh, wholesome ingredients. \n\n 400 GRADI - Napoletana Pizza \n\nA restaurant-quality pizza that can be popped into your oven and ready to eat in 5-7 minutes! This traditional Napoletana pizza delicately layers fresh tomato sauce, Fiore Di Latte cheese, olives, anchovies, and oregano for a satisfying and delicious combination. \n400 GRADI - Polpette (Beef Meatballs)\nPolpette are delicious, traditional Italian meatballs. These meatballs are made with scrumptious beef infused with cheese and wholesome herbs and come served in authentic Italian tomato sauce,\nReady-Made Meals - Desserts\nImpress your loved ones after dinner or reward yourself after a busy day with our superb selection of gorgeous, ready-made desserts. These are proudly supplied by some of Melbourne’s most well-loved restaurants and cafes!\n400 GRADI - Brownie\nIt’s impossible to pass up on this decadent chocolate and walnut brownie, made from wholesome, delicious ingredients. This scrumptious, melt-in-your-mouth delight is the perfect treat after a busy day at work. \nBRUNETTI - Oro Eclairs\nA beautifully boxed mignon eclair pack filled with 5 devilishly tasty assorted eclairs. With flavours such as vanilla custard, strawberry custard, white chocolate, pistachio ganache, and rocher, these delights are guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth!\nGet the most out of your ‘ready-made Meals’ \nReheat - the right way\nMicrowaves tend to change the original texture of cooked foods, making them soggy (which is especially true for crispy foods such as lasagna and pizza). To ensure that you enjoy the delicious flavours of each of our ready-made meals to the fullest, you must heat them in an oven set at the recommended temperature.\nStore your food correctly!\nYou should store your restaurant frozen meals at the right temperature to maintain their optimal freshness and prevent possible spoiling. Be sure to check the packaging of each meal, which will clearly indicate the temperature range it should be kept in the fridge, and how quickly it should be consumed after opening. Regularly clearing out your fridge and freezer will also ensure that it’s running at full capacity, which will allow you more space to store other ready-made meals.\nNeed help picking your next meal? Browse iPantry today!\nOur ready-made meals allow you to enjoy Melbourne’s most popular restaurants and cafes within the comfort of your own home! We have amazing restaurant and cafe partners in Melbourne that work with us to supply you with delicious, high-quality meals that really take the stress out of meal time. Our fantastic range of meals can be conveniently delivered to your door, and suit a wide range of dietary requirements. The delivery of restaurant food at home has never been easier! Check out our gorgeous range of tasty ready-made meals today.