Black-Owned Meal Services
On-the-go food for the soul
Making a made-from-scratch meal is a luxury of time few can afford these days. But that doesn’t mean you have to dine out or eat unhealthily. The market is full of meal-delivery and meal-prep services that make it possible to eat healthy meals even your grandma would like—with minimal effort or investment. Several are owned by African-Americans. Check out a few below.
Eat Urban Fresh
Atlanta-based Eat Urban Fresh bills its offerings as “Contemporary, healthy, freshly prepared designer meals for today's urban lifestyle”. In short, owner DeVika Patridge creates weekly Southern-inspired, pre-prepared meal options that range from BBQ turkey ribs to BBQ portabello wraps. Weekly orders include three complete meals and three fresh salads and are available for pick up in one central location. Pre-prepped berries and oats are also available for breakfast.
The breakfast/lunch/dinner meal plans at Simple Grill in Alexandria, VA cover a variety of appetites and lifestyles. Its XTRA Quick Bites options, for example, include 7–8 ounces of protein plus 6 ounces of vegetables for total of 1800+ calories per day, making them ideal for those involved in high-intensity training. Other meal plans range from 1200–1400 calories per day or 1500–1700. All are made from fresh, seasonal ingredients sourced local when possible. Delivery is available throughout the Greater Alexandria area.
Brooklyn-based Figure Friendly relies in organic, all-natural ingredients to brings its delectable menu to life. With a motto of “all dedication, zero deprivation,” the company focuses on delivering high-quality, fresh, flavorful options free of GMOs, refined sugars, and preservatives. Choose from their weekly Signature Menu, which offers entrees such as Mongolian beef and Thai curry salmon, or the Custom Menu, which allows clients to create their own protein/veggies/carbs combos. Check out Figure Friendly’s blog, FF Mag, for bonus recipes and health and wellness tips.
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