Not much of a cook, or your resident chef needs a break? Looking for a freshly-prepared meal (not-frozen) for dinner at home? There are some fairly cheap options out there; here are the quality ones:

Fresh 5 Bendigo 0419 960 712
Started by two passionate local foodies who love to eat healthily but don’t always have the time to prepare healthy meals. They provide the option of purchasing the full menu, or just buying lunches and dinners. They also have a vegetarian menu option. The menu changes every week, with different meals every day, so you are always eating healthy, fresh and exciting meals.
Order online by Wednesday for the coming week.

Peppergreen Farm cateringPeppergreen Farm Catering 5445 9890
Dedicated to providing people living with disability in the Bendigo area employment opportunities and skill development by providing customers with healthy, fresh, homemade foods and excellent service at competitive prices.
Meal Orders must be received by 2:00pm Monday for Thursday pick up or delivery.
Order online.

Edwards Providore 5444 2244
Shop 7 & 8, 150 Condon Street, Kennington
Stop by Edwards on your way home; vegetable or beef lasagne, or how about a chicken and leek pie or shepherds pie? Ready to go, made fresh in store, along with many other home-made take-home meals to choose from. You can order online here.
Open ’til 6pm Monday to Friday and 4pm Saturday & Sunday.

Bendigo Food Store 5442 3460
44 Strickland Road
A wide selection of superior quality rustic southern Italian style food; pasta sauces, lamb shanks and Italian-style meals to be taken home and enjoyed.
Open 7:30am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

The Epicurean Delicatessen 5443 2699
79 Mitchell Street
You can fill a large tub of delicious Italian-style homemade food at The Epicurean. A large tub will easily feed two people.
Tuesday – Friday 8am-5pm, Saturday 8am-3pm.

Dining Delights  0439 396 433
12 Craig St, Long Gully 
You can choose from a wide selection of nutritious homestyle meals prepared fresh every day. You can choose your favourites from their menu, treat yourself to the gourmet menu for a little bit extra, or bulk buy bargain packs of 7 or 10 meals. All meals are well priced and they can deliver straight to your door. Give Liz a call to order.

Crooked Kitchen  0410 253 838
3/287 Lyttleton Terrace
Healthy, house made foods to take away. They cater to lots of dietary requirements with Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy Free & Fructose Free options available. Everything is made from scratch, all meals are $11 and everything is pretty delicious-looking – we are yet to try this for ourselves.

Updated May 2019