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Looking for fresh/home cooked meals delivered to my home

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B.Levin Jun 11, 2002 01:34 PM

I've read about this type of service but now I can't find it. I would like to have fresh meals (dinner) delivered to my home for a week (post baby) but I can't afford/don't want a personal chef. I am looking for better/healthier food then the takeout I can get in my neighborhood. Does anyone know of such a business?

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    bryanj RE: B.Levin Jun 11, 2002 02:04 PM

    good question! my house cleaner comes in once a week and cooks me three meals for the week. actually, two meals and brings tamales, which i eat as snacks all week. it's very cheap, i buy the ingredients, so i know what's in it, i love spanish food, and she's a great cook! i don't know if this would work for you.

    i know there's a 'zone diet' delivery service, too.

    i'm looking forward to hearing others suggestions.

    bryanj

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      sourpatch RE: bryanj Jun 11, 2002 06:00 PM

      yes, the zone does this service...supposedly gourmet meals....but it will cost you $75 a day, ouch!

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        Iron Frank RE: sourpatch Jun 12, 2002 02:28 AM

        When my parents investigated the Zone meals it was only 35 dollars. There are multiple providers of meals that fit in the Zone so shop around!

        Frank

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      tigerwoman RE: B.Levin Jun 11, 2002 06:38 PM

      what you want is a personal chef type service. Otherwise the costs would be too high for a business that had to have their own kitchen space - by using your kitchen that savings is passed on to you. I was recently looking into this and I think Linda charges about 250 - $300 for 10 meals (that serve 2 people) and that includes the food - cann't really beat that because takeout can easily run in that range.

      Her number is 718-396-8276 or 516-983-4683 email to

      olindarola@yahoo.com

      She lives in the city - I don't know her food but she sounded like she knew what she was doing and she was very personable. Good luck.

      try this woman:

      Linda

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        chumley RE: B.Levin Jun 12, 2002 10:24 AM

        There once was a prepared meal service
        called Delicious Catering that delivered fresh cooked meals. Two course meal for $16, healthy low-fat menu, professional quality and extremely tasty.

        Menu came out Friday with eight or nine entree and six or seven soups and apps. Delivery was Monday at 5pm.
        Not sure if it still exists.

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          bryna RE: B.Levin Jun 24, 2002 11:09 PM

          Since posting my original question I've found many services and sampled a test meal from two of them. Both were terrible and very costly for what was delivered. Beware!

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            gutsofsteel RE: B.Levin May 25, 2010 04:57 PM

            Have you considered just asking a couple of local restaurants you like, that deliver?

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              jamar RE: B.Levin Feb 7, 2011 06:03 AM

              There's a Westcheter based company that my husband has been using as a nutritous alternative for his lunches. It's very affordable and since you can choose what you want you can make you meals zone friendly.

              Check them out: www.topchefmeals.com

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                Hey19 RE: B.Levin Feb 9, 2011 12:54 PM

                May not be what the op had in mind, but there is this service Tiffin NYC, that delivers "home cooked" indian food, a weeks worth at a time. I have been curious about it for a while, I love indian food, and am trying to eat less meat, and less restaurant food.

                Anyone have any experience w them?

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                  BROOKLYNDINER RE: Hey19 Feb 10, 2011 11:38 AM

                  You would be surprised how many places deliver now--Use seamlessweb.com.

                  It is so much more than just pizza, deli, chinese etc.

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                    Hey19 RE: BROOKLYNDINER Feb 11, 2011 05:24 AM

                    I use seamless web 1x a week, more depending on how hungover I am. I think what the OP and I are looking for is more like home cooking, than restaurant food.

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                  bottomlespit RE: B.Levin Feb 13, 2011 03:14 PM

                  You should try TheCateringRoom. Their number is (917)841-2029. I highly recommend them.

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