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By Libby Curran
January 29, 2019

New App MealPal Gives You $8 Lunches from Local Restaurants

A new lunchtime project from the co-founder of ClassPass.
By Libby Curran
January 29, 2019

No one likes a boring lunch, or spending hours meal prepping — though we all know how quickly the cost of midday food splurges can add up. Those lunch dramas will soon be a thing of the past, with nifty food app MealPal arriving in New Zealand.

The brainchild of ClassPass co-founder, Mary Biggins, and Katie Ghelli (formerly of ZocDoc), the meal subscription service has proved a hit across the USA and UK since first launching in Miami, in January 2016. Now, having dished up over 10 million meals to time-starved office workers, the MealPal concept is heading down under, to give us Kiwis our first taste of the action.

Through the website or app, subscribing members are able to order a daily lunch meal from the huge selection of great local restaurants, schedule a convenient time to skip the queues and pick it up, and enjoy a tasty feed for blissfully minimal effort. Use it Monday to Friday, and the service clocks in at less than $8 per day. More than 100 lunchtime go-tos are already on board, including Ika Bowl, Lowbrow, Better Burger and Besos Latinos in Auckland and Yoshi Sushi and Bento, Hudson on Chews, Kapai, Aroy Thai in Wellington.

Sign up here.

Published on January 29, 2019 by Libby Curran

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