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Why Should You Order from a Gourmet Meal Delivery Service?

It seems like every time you turn on the news or open the Facebook app, there’s another announcement about a beloved local restaurant closing its doors. Restaurants, coffee shops, bakeries, cafés, grocery stores, farmer’s markets, specialty food stores–no business is safe in the time of COVID-19. With rapidly dropping sales, difficulty in obtaining ingredients, and increasing rent prices, many businesses have no choice but to shut down permanently. The ones that stay open find themselves frantically trying to drive up sales, wondering if their turn will be next. Delivery and take-out can sustain a business temporarily, but will it keep them alive for the next several months?

While our business has done well thus far, we have no idea what the future holds. We have been dealing with challenging food chain issues, such as food shortages, increasing prices, and delayed shipments. As the food chain starts to break down, prices go up, ingredients become scarce, and customers go back to the chain grocery stores. When you buy one of gourmet meal kits, you are not just buying a gift for yourself–you are helping our business weather this

1. You’ll Be Helping a Local Business

It is easy to grab some food from the local chain grocery store, but they are not the ones suffering. If anything, they have seen an increase in sales from people buying large quantities of canned food, toilet paper, and cleaning supplies. Meanwhile, local businesses are draining profits, cashing out their life savings to pay rent, and wondering if they will have to make the difficult decision to close their doors altogether.

2. You’ll Be Treating Yourself (Or Someone Else)

In these unprecedented times, everyone needs to take time to relax and de-stress. But when you’ve got dishes in the sink, piles of laundry in the basket, and a hungry family to feed, it’s hard to find time for yourself. Why not let us do the cooking? Simply place an order on our website and we will ship out a delicious gourmet meal that requires little effort on your part. No stress, no cooking, no shopping for ingredients. You’ll enjoy a restaurant-quality meal at home that allows you to take your mind off your worries for a while.

3. You Won’t Have to Worry About Food Safety

If you’re a consumer, you’re probably justifiably concerned about food safety. You miss going out to restaurants, but how do you know that the food wasn’t contaminated? Even going to the grocery store can give you anxiety, as you have no idea who has touched the produce. Occasionally you will hear a news story about a restaurant that shut down because one of the employees contracted COVID-19. Think about all the customers they could’ve potentially infected!

4. You Can Enjoy Restaurant-Quality Food Without Leaving the House

You’ve tried mixing it up with new recipes and different ingredients, but you’re starting to get tired of cooking at home every night. You have made a few trips to the local fast food restaurant, but you cannot help but worry that you will end up infected, even when you go through the drive thru. Wouldn’t it be easier to just have the food delivered right to your house?

5. You Can Try New Dishes and Expand Your Palate

Sick of having pizza and hamburgers every night? Maybe it’s time to expand your horizons a little. When you order one of our gourmet meals, you’ll get a meal that was designed and prepared by one of the top chefs in the industry. You will be able to try new foods and ingredients that you have never tasted before, and you might even surprise yourself. Who knew that these rare ingredients were so delicious?

6. You’ll Save Money on Groceries

Buying groceries during a pandemic isn’t just risky–it’s also expensive. The prices of basic ingredients have skyrocketed due to food shortages and high levels of demand. When you shop with us, you’ll skip the grocery store altogether. You will save money on groceries by paying only for food that you are going to eat, not bulk ingredients that sit in your fridge for weeks until you finally throw them out. And no more wasting gas money by driving back and forth to the store because you forgot a couple of ingredients. Your package in the mail has everything you need for a hearty, home-cooked dinner that will not break your budget.

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Why Choose Instead of Flowers for Your Next Gourmet Meal Delivery?

For both business owners and consumers, it has never been more important to support your locally owned businesses. We have been in this business for over twenty-one years, and while we’ve weathered some tough times, we’ve never seen anything quite like this. Our customers have helped us stay afloat, but supplies are getting harder and more expensive to obtain. When this pandemic is over, we want to be able to welcome our customers and thank them for supporting us during COVID. If you or a friend or family member needs some cheering up, here is why you should order one of our three-course gourmet meals.

Our gourmet meals are also a great gift for special occasions. Birthdays, graduations, new babies, weddings, engagements–whatever the occasion, everyone loves celebrating with food. And when you give someone the gift of a gourmet meal, you are not just giving them delicious food–you are also giving them time. The time that would have been spent cooking and shopping can be spent on more important things, like getting ready for college or spending time with the new baby.

And make no mistake: this is not a frozen dinner that you will reheat in the microwave. When you place an order, you will receive a three-course gourmet meal that was hand-prepared by an expert chef. Each course is fully cooked and ready to eat; all you need to do is heat it up according to the instructions. Our meals are made from fresh (not frozen) ingredients. We did all the work for you–all you have to do is sit back and enjoy.

When you shop with us, you can rest assured that we’ve taken every precaution to ensure the safety of our products. We use safe, sterilized equipment and keep contact with the food–and each other–as minimal as possible. We enforce strict handwashing and sanitation procedures, and our employees are regularly monitored for any sign of the virus. We know that the safety of you and your family is paramount, and we are committed to delivering a safe, healthy, and hygienic product.

When you order from us, you will not have to drive anywhere. You won’t even have to leave your doorstep, except to collect the delivery. You can order, pay, and pick up your food from the comfort of your own house. No more driving into town and risking contaminating yourself–or worse, your entire family. You’ll have everything you need to enjoy a hot, delicious meal right in your own kitchen.

When you order from us, you will not have to drive anywhere. You won’t even have to leave your doorstep, except to collect the delivery. You can order, pay, and pick up your food from the comfort of your own house. No more driving into town and risking contaminating yourself–or worse, your entire family. You’ll have everything you need to enjoy a hot, delicious meal right in your own kitchen.

You will also know that you are paying for a top-quality product. While we’ve been dealing with challenging food chain issues, our commitment to quality hasn’t changed. Our meals are made from fresh, natural ingredients that come directly from the source, not processed foods full of preservatives. If we have trouble finding a certain ingredient, we locate another supplier that offers the same level of quality–or better. And if we do not think it is possible to prepare a dish with the finest ingredients possible, we scrap the dish and move on to another recipe altogether.

Sound good? Browse our selection of meals today and see how we can make your life a little easier during COVID. Each meal arrives fully cooked and ready to eat; just heat it up according to the instructions, and you’ve got a full three-course dinner on the table. And we ship nationwide to anywhere in the United States!