Life gets in the way. Luckily, these local meal prep companies have your next dinner covered with home-cooked entrees largely sourced from local Northeast Ohio farmers and food purveyors. Before drafting your next shopping list, check out these three local meal prep services.
Gourmet Guy Fresh
This West Side meal prep collection is an extension of chef Matt Barnes’ Manna Food Truck and Gourmet Guy Cafe offerings. Each week, you can choose from any one of four dishes ($10 each) to be picked up on Tuesday such as a steak rice bowl with quinoa, pickled red onions and spinach slathered in a Sriracha sauce. “We’re just doing our best to create good meals for people that are just trying to eat healthy,” says Barnes. 20253 Lake Road, Rocky River, 440-799-4083, gourmetguycatering.com/fresh
Dietary restrictions are no problem for this Medina-based company. In addition to carnivorous classics such as tacos and chicken potpie, Partake has vegetarian picks, such as a vegetable ratatouille over Parmesan risotto, and an entire anti-inflammatory menu of dishes free of gluten, dairy and sugar. Available for pickup Mondays and Wednesdays, the meals go for $8-$12. “It’s a worry-free, hassle-free solution for your busiest night of the week,” says owner Laura Kanieski. 236-A N. State Road, Medina, 330-461- 9998, partakekitchen.com
If you’re striving to eat healthy but unsure where to start, look no further than Sprinly. The Cleveland-based company offers a weekly six-, 12- or 18-meal subscription service ($109-$289) that delivers vegan-friendly, plant-based meals to doors across the Midwest and East Coast. “Eating healthy is a habit that you have to grow into,” co-founder Mary McCann says. 800-686-8036, sprinly.com