If you enjoy cooking but dread grocery shopping and searching your fridge and pantry for ingredients, a couple of Atlanta-based services will deliver all the pre-measured ingredients you need to create a healthy meal. The companies use many locally sourced ingredients and offer some vegetarian options, and you'll also be able to enjoy dishes created by local chefs:
3528 Browns Mill Road SE, Atlanta. 404-939-1860. peachdish.com.
PeachDish works with many local farms, and Southern chefs create new recipes each week for the company, so many dishes have a down South flavor.
The standard PeachDish box has two servings of two dishes for $50, although you can add additional servings if you subscribe.
A subscription also entitles you to free shipping in most states, including Georgia. If you'd like to try a one-time delivery, check out as a guest and pay $7 for shipping.
Meal kits include everything you'll need to prepare your meal, except salt, pepper and oil. Dishes include options such as SuperFood Flatbread with sweet potatoes, mushrooms, goat cheese and balsamic drizzle and Pork Chops with hoecakes and bacon snap beans.
Choose from eight dishes each week, four of which change weekly and four of which change seasonally. You'll have two vegetarian options each week.
Garnish & Gather
1123 Zonolite Road, Suite 11, Atlanta. 678-701-8030. garnishandgather.com.
Garnish & Gather features five new recipes each week, many of which are created by local chefs. You can choose to have your meal kits delivered (check with the company to see if your home or workplace is in its delivery area), or you can pick it up at over 35 locations throughout metro Atlanta.
Everything you'll need to prepare a meal (except oil, salt and pepper) is included and can be kept refrigerated for four to five days.
The majority of your meal will be locally sourced, and most meals are also certified organic or certified naturally grown. All farmers who work with Garnish & Gather follow ethical and humane practices, and at least one vegetarian or pescatarian option is offered weekly.
Membership is free, and you'll select whether you want meals every week or every other week. You can pause, change or cancel your membership any time.
If you'd like to try Garnish & Gather without a membership, you can select a one-time order. Future orders will cost an additional $5 per order if you're not a member.