Meal plan delivery is fast becoming a crowded space in Hong Kong. The newest kid on the block is Voila, a company that offers restaurant-quality, calorie-counted meals for those craving both great taste and convenience. Personal trainer Hugo D’Almeida and chef Bertrand Jubault lead the Voila team, designing the thoughtful menus with their years of experience in the wellness and restaurant industry.
Each meal, vacuum sealed to ensure freshness, comes with a label printed with nutrition data, including calories, carbohydrates, protein and fat. But don’t let that intimidate you—Voila’s meals, inspired by international cuisines, are as much for the health conscious as they are for the gourmand who loves everything from Thai-style curry to ratatouille to chicken teriyaki.
Voila sent Coconuts a five-day plan consisting of breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our verdict? Color us impressed—we found the meals filling, balanced, and most importantly, reliably delicious.
One of our favorites was the African spice blend chicken with quinoa and tomato salad. We loved the tenderness of the chicken and the rich, warm sauce that complemented the quinoa.
The veal sausage with provincial tomato tagliatelle was another highlight. Cooked al dente, the pasta had a nice, springy texture, and the lightly salted sausage didn’t have the the unsavory taste often associated with processed meat.
The breakfast dishes also did not disappoint. With its assortment of fresh fruit, the colorful oat bowl with fruit was a tasty and bright start to our day. Another breakfast item we had, a ham and Emmental cheese wrap, was also a favorite. The cheese melted slightly once heated up, and we loved that the thin crepe-like texture of the wrap.
We expect that the only gripe one might have with Voila’s meals is that they take slightly longer to prepare compared to the average meal delivery that you might just throw into the microwave. Vacuum sealed in plastic, it does require more time to heat up, cut open the bag and plate the food. But for the added freshness and locked in nutrients, we think the preparation is worth it.
If you want to save the food for a rainy day, the meals can be stored in the freezer for up to three months. Otherwise, it is recommended that meals put in the refrigerator are eaten within ten days.
Voila offers five-day meal plans with options for two, three or four meals a day (customers can double up on breakfast or dinner). Deliveries are down twice a week on Monday and Thursday morning, though no delivery is available in the New Territories and outlying islands.
Editor’s note: Our writer received a five-day meal plan from Voila. However, Voila had no editorial involvement or oversight in this article. Read our Editorial Policies here.