Ready meals, Cape Town, Melanzane Guru

- ARTISANAL SMALL BATCH QUALITY -

MELANZANE

GURU

- INSPIRED BY THE IRRESISTIBLE MELANZANE PARMIGIANA -

NOT YOUR AVERAGE READY MEAL

Our ready made meals are inspired by the Italian classic, Melanzane Parmigiana — We’ve spent years perfecting the finest combination of oven-roasted vegetables and deeply mature parmesan cheese with a rich tomato-based sauce and our unique blend of origanum, garlic, ground peppercorns & basil. Dishes are topped with shavings of mozzarella for delicious stringy cheesiness.

 

aubergine / zucchini

meaty / vegetarian

CLASSIC MEALS

Our 'Classic' ready meals are made with Aubergine or Zucchini for pure vegetarian deliciousness, and the ultimate gluten-free, carb-free meal.​

MET VLEISH

If you love Melanzane Parmigiana, but have always yearned for something more, our 'Met Vleish' meals combine our classic ready meals with ground beef for full umami flavour... EISH!

Ready meals, Cape Town, Melanzane Guru

SMALL BATCH QUALITY

OUR MEALS ARE LOVINGLY HOMEMADE IN SMALL BATCHES USING THE FINEST CORE INGREDIENTS

Ready meals, Cape Town, Melanzane Guru

our core ingredients

  • Parmesan cheese with flinty, fragrant characteristic that has been matured for 12 - 18 months

  • The freshest Aubergines & Zucchini

  • Only the best Italian ripe red whole peeled tomatoes

GLUTEN, CARB & SUGAR FREE

OUR AUBERGINE AND ZUCCHINI MEALS ARE CARB AND GLUTEN-FREE. NO SUGAR IS ADDED TO ANY OF OUR MEALS

frozen is the new fresh 

Our meals are prepared from great ingredients and frozen immediately, sealing in and preserving their depth of flavour &  rich essence. Frozen also provides the convenience of stocking up and enjoying your Melanzane Guru meals for whenever the craving hits.

 

Our meals will dispel any and all preconceptions about frozen  ready made meals — don't just take our word for it, check out our reviews to see what our customers are saying.

Ready meals, Cape Town, Melanzane Guru
 

rewards program

  • SIGN UP AND EARN POINTS WITH EVERY ORDER

  • REDEEM POINTS FOR DISCOUNTS ON MELANZANE GURU MEALS

Ready meals, Cape Town, Melanzane Guru

free delivery

  • ORDERS OVER R250 DELIVERED FREE

  • DELIVERIES EVERY TUESDAY & FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Ready meals, Cape Town, Melanzane Guru

order online

  • HOP OVER TO OUR ONLINE DELI

  • SELECT WHAT EXCITES YOU MOST

  • CHECKOUT & PAY ONLINE

  • DELIVERY EVERY TUESDAY & FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Ready meals, Cape Town, Melanzane Guru
 

our story

Ready meals, Cape Town, Melanzane Guru

I stumbled across Melanzane Parmigiana in pursuit of carb and gluten-free meals to accommodate our low carb lifestyle and a gluten intolerance in our family.

As a keen home cook, I enjoy my time in the kitchen and adapted the traditional Melanzane Parmigiana recipe to meet our needs by simply removing the breadcrumb topping. Voila, a delicious carb and gluten-free meal! Later, I started adding ground beef for variety, and the meaty richness soon made the meal a firm favourite in our home.

When our travel company ground to a halt due to Covid, like many of us, I started spending more time in the kitchen. As one of my culinary experiments, I started messing with my Melanzane recipe, and after some trial and error, I was happy with the balance of flavours and satisfied that I now had a superb dish!

As Covid worsened through 2020 and lockdown deepened, one thing led to another, and Melanzane Guru was born — a home-based artisanal business where every meal is lovingly made by hand.

I've always believed that doing something excellently requires focus, and despite the temptation to expand our range of products, we maintain our obsession for doing one thing really well —  creating the best Melanzane Parmigiana inspired meals around!

How good are our Melanzane meals? We think they're pretty good, but don't just take our word for it, see what our customers are saying...

-Gary Lotter-

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING