Dinner at Your Door
Between long hours at the office, jetting to post-work fitness classes and your general daily to-do list, it can be hard to find the time to prepare a nutritious meal. Many services have stepped in to fill this void with a variety of ready-to-eat vegan, paleo and all-organic meals delivered right to your doorstep.
By Angela Bobo / Photos by Mike Ramm
Power Supply offers ready-to-consume meals prepared in small batches by over 10 different local chefs. Each meal is nutritionally balanced and ethically sourced with no dairy, gluten, sweeteners, nitrates or artificial flavors.
Depending on the meal size, Power Supply has calculated the cost per meal and a rough calorie count. The options are:
Boost: 250-400 calories; $9/meal
The Standard: 450-600 calories; $12/meal
XL: 650-800 calories; $15/meal
The pickup option preselects a local place, typically a gym, where you can retrieve your weekly meals, which are available at any time during the business hours of that location. Food is delivered during specific time windows, either between midnight and 7 a.m. or between 8:30 a.m. and noon. All deliveries are either Monday or Thursday.
Each customer has the option to choose from paleo (grain-free), vegetarian or mixitarian (meat, veggies and gluten-free grains) meals for both lunch and dinner options. The website helpfully showcases weekly menu options so you know exactly what you are getting. Lunches and dinners include meals like: chicken sausage & kabocha squash frittata with lemon broccoli, Indonesian basil curry chicken with carrots and snowpeas and mushroom & beef Bolognese over spaghetti squash.
JRINK Juicery was founded by two former Wall Streeters looking to find a way to stay healthy without compromising on convenience. They strive to create nutrient-rich, delicious options for busy individuals without sacrificing luxury. “JRINK is the cold-pressed solution for life-pressed people,” they say. Each juice has 5 pounds of fresh fruit and no sugar or preservatives.
The juices vary from $9-$11, with Reboot meal replacement systems starting at $155 for three days (five-day options also available). Each Reboot comes with three different levels (beginner, intermediate and advanced) depending on juicing experience.
Each of the juices aims to provide a different health benefit. For example: Black Magic (activated charcoal, aloe vera water, grape and lemon) is a detoxifier and digestive aid. Fuel Me Up (pear, lemon, romaine, kale and cucumber) is a good source of plant-based energy. Pick Me Up (beet, orange, apple and carrot) improves circulation and aids in flushing fat deposits. JRINK has between 10-20 different flavors available at any given time.
JRINK is delivered anywhere within the Beltway. Options range from a six-pack to a five-day reboot every day except Saturdays, with delivery windows of 5-8 a.m. and 9 a.m.-noon.
Lifelong friends Danielle DuBoise, a former model and actress, and Whitney Tingle, a former Wall Street employee, teamed up to create the Sakara Life based on the principle that food is medicine. The whole-food, plant-rich diet includes fresh, nutrient-dense ingredients to give clients a higher level of focus, clarity and happiness and encourage nutrients over calories. The Sakara Life allows clients to empower themselves through food and make healthy choices for their bodies because they want to, and it takes the hassle out of clean eating with meals delivered straight to home or office.
Prices range from $99 to $1,400 depending on how many days you request meal delivery and how many meals per day you want.
For five days’ worth of food, meals will be delivered three times over the course of one week with different pre-selected time windows for drop-off.
The website showcases a three-day sample menu with breakfast, lunch and dinner options. Meals include options like Margherita flatbread with rustic tomato macadamia ricotta and truffle kale salad with wild mushroom toast.