Was your New Year’s resolution to eat less meat? Eat less fast food and more home-cooked meals? Or maybe you’re looking to support small, local businesses with the food you choose.
Meal prepping is one of the changes that could help you achieve your eating goals, especially if you don’t make time to cook every day. Let local metro Phoenix chefs take care of the ingredient shopping, cooking and even delivery straight to your home.
Whether you’re trying to diversify your diet or simply remember to eat breakfast, here are seven companies in metro Phoenix that offer meal prep services. Contact the businesses for delivery and pickup options, as well as the most up-to-date pricing.
This meal prep service advertises itself as “locally sourced produce meets Southern Vegan classics.” Everythang Vegan works with growers at Spaces of Opportunity to source organic food. A sample of some of the meals they’ve offered include fried chicken made with oyster mushrooms, jerk jackfruit and blackened soursop with rice and beans. Everythang Vegan also tailors to specific dietary needs, such as counting macros.
Run by Salvadoran chef Bridget Quijano, this meal prep service based in Ahwatukee Foothills offers a variety of dishes, plus protein bowls with basmati rice or steamed vegetables. Recent meals have included roasted poblano with shrimp and cauliflower fried rice. Bibi’s Kitchen also offers breakfast options. Orders must be placed by Sunday 10 a.m. for delivery the following Monday or Tuesday.
Flavors Plant Based Cuisine
Flavors offers Asian, Italian, Mexican, soul food using plant-based ingredients. All dishes are soy free, and the majority are gluten free, low sodium and made with little to no sugar, according to the company’s website. Meals include alfredo pasta, Cajun dirty rice and smoked barbecue jackfruit. Meals come in individual portions or pan size.
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This catering company based in Goodyear offers an extensive menu of Filipino dishes by the tray or weight, such as baked red snapper, pancit palabok and chicken arroz caldo with boiled eggs. Vegan and vegetarian platters are available. People can also contact Ging’s Kitchen to ask about the availability of single-serve combo plates.
Ms. C’s Home Style
Pamela Coleman wants to take the stress out of finding time to cook quality, home cooked meals every day. Her meal prep company serves mostly Southern comfort foods made from scratch, such as turkey meatloaf with collard greens. Specialties include baked catfish and Maryland-style lump crab cakes. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options are also available.
Courtney Fuller, a nutritionist and graduate of Le Cordon Bleu in Sacramento, started Nutrition Thyme to help people “find their individual healthy food path and journey.” Nutrition Thyme offers meals personalized to people’s dietary restrictions. Meals have included thyme and white bean pot pies, pumpkin lasagna and fennel meatballs in tomato sauce.
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This eco-conscious meal prep service specializes in meals that use organic, grass-fed and pastured ingredients, according to its website. Meals are available as individual servings or family size. Recent meals have included ahi tuna with risotto, citrus chicken with garlic cilantro rice, and frittata with seasonal vegetables. Witnessing Nature also uses Next Gen plant-based meat for some of its offerings.
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