FOODvember: Food boxes

That’s right, FOOD boxes, today we feature a few South African foodie initiatives which is taking the country by storm.

Whether you are looking for a foodie-treat or to spoil someone this festive season, take a look at the below suppliers for a novel gift idea.

Zestly – Premium Themed Gifts For Every Occasion

Zestly was started by couple Gino Martini and Tamlyn van Rensburg. Entrepreneur’s with a growing love for food and discovering new tastes. Both having day jobs at the time, Tamlyn, started selling sourced gourmet products to family and close friends. Gino encouraged her to turn the love of sharing foods and snacks into a business by selling to more than just family and friends, this is when their journey started.


Zestly offers once-off boxes as well as monthly subscriptions to the wonderful world of gourmet products.  If you are feeling adventurous, opt for the Mystery Box and be surprised with the content of that specific month.

What you can expect:

Monthly Foodie Club: R239.00/month

Mystery Box: R330.00

Each box includes a variety of products that can be anything from jams, popcorn, biscuits and cooking additions. Want to gift someone or spoil yourself, we think you’ve earned it.
Each Mystery Box includes 5-6 thoughtfully curated gourmet products, sourced locally, beautifully packaged and hand-packed.

New to the collection is the Coffee Lover Box: Launch Price of R365.00

Coffee lovers, finally a gift for you! We have sourced five local, complimenting coffee related products that are guaranteed to impress. Hand-Picked and hand-packed in a beautiful box ready to gift or enjoy yourself. This is the ultimate coffee lover gift.
Includes 5 thoughtfully curated products, a “Meet the Makers” leaflet with product details.

To order:

Pantry Box

Pantry Box is all about unleashing your inner chef. Cooking should be exciting yet simple. Embark on your cooking adventure today with meal kits delivered to your door.

What’s in your box of deliciousness?

  • All the fresh pre-portioned ingredients that you need to recreate delicious meals.
  • Step-by-step recipe cards.
  • Ice packs to keep all your ingredients at their freshest.

The Pantry Box offers a unique cooking experience:

No Subscriptions – order when it suits you.
Delicious Chef Inspired Recipes – the menu changes every week (and our repertoire is nearing 350 recipes).
They offer multiple delivery options for midweek and weekend dining.
They’re all about choice – we know you’re an individual, so we won’t put you in a box.
They offer breakfasts – let’s be honest, it really is the most important meal of the day.
They offer desserts – satisfy that after-dinner sweet craving with a decadently delicious dessert.

What you can expect:

We particularly love the BUDGET option of meals, they still offer a range of exciting options like Coriander Chicken with Sweet Corn and Coconut Puree (with all the ingredients and a professional recipe card with instructions – cooked in 30 minutes) starting at R100.00.

To order:

Having “deliciousness” sorted is as easy as 1,2,3 at

1 – Customise your flavours: choose the recipes that appeal to your palate (or diet – they cater for Banting/LCHF, Vegetarian, Fit, Seafood etc).

2 – Customise your portions: choose between 1,2,4,or 6 portions.

3 – Customise your delivery: Order 4+ dinners and receive FREE delivery (Gauteng only).

Gauteng Deliveries:  Order by Wednesday 10pm to receive your box on the following Monday.  Dinner Parties and Special Events have their own cut-off and delivery days, refer to the specific dinner party theme to see these.


If this is your first order at Pantry Box, you can get up to 30% off your first order.  Use the first-timer code at checkout and redeem your 30% off.

The Delight Box

The Delight Box is a monthly gourmet surprise box packed with delicious goodies from independent South African artisans.  Join the club for R499 a month, or buy a once-off box to try it out.

They travel South Africa in search of the best artisanal producers, family farms, and small-batch makers. Every month they choose their favourite flavours and curate a unique Delight Box to give you a taste of something special.  Then they pack your box lovingly by hand and deliver it to your door on the 20th of the month.

What you can expect:

Each monthly box contains 6 – 8 products; coffees and teas, artisan chocolates, jams and preserves, balsamics and oils, condiments and other yummy treats downloadmade by small-batch artisans from around South Africa. Experience new flavours while reading the stories behind the products and the makers.    You’ll also find a surprise foodie gift as well as beautiful product cards which tells you more about the products and producers from that month’s inclusion.

For every Delight Box you buy, The Delight Box donate 30 meals to someone in need. Subscribe for a year and you feed someone for an entire year. Let’s make a difference together.

To order:



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