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Just a bit about us, we have been delivering fresh, three course gourmet meals in the Atlanta area for over 20 years. As of 2018, we now have a location in the Tampa Bay area. Instead of Flowers is a great gift alternative to show you care enough to send the very best. IOF is the perfect gift for new moms, to say get well soon, thinking of you, condolences, congratulations, happy birthday, happy anniversary, or just simply bon appetit. We prepare all meals fresh on site daily. Therefore, we are able to accommodate special needs on menu preparations and do allow substitutions.

In the Atlanta and Tampa markets we hand deliver our meals but, we also ship overnight via UPS throughout the US.

Are you are looking to send a meal?

Although our menu is vast and offers quite a variety of meals, as the sender of a dinner who probably doesn’t know what your recipient(s) would like to eat, we have found the most common purchases are either the “Recipient’s Choice” or a “Gift Certificate.” These two options are very similar. The Gift Certificate, as with any other, you simply purchase a monetary amount while considering the tax and delivery fee that will be in addition to the cost of the meal. Upon submission of your order, the recipient will automatically receive the Gift Certificate via email with a redemption code to copy and paste and use immediately if they choose on our website.

The Recipient’s Choice is almost the same. However, you would simply set the parameters of the meal you would like to give. You would select the Recipient’s Choice option, the type of meal you would like to send (Standard or Deluxe), then select the number of people you would like to feed. Then again upon submission, your recipient will automatically receive an email (if an email address is provided) with a redemption code to use on our website to select their meal and delivery date. We also call the recipient to notify them of the gift. *Please note: the emails are sent automatically from our website upon submission. We cannot determine if the email was blocked by a firewall or if the email is filtered out as spam. If a phone number is provided, we will follow up with the recipient with a phone call.

Are you looking to redeem a Recipient’s Choice or Gift Certificate that was given to you?

To redeem a Recipient’s Choice, please go to our website and click on redeem Recipient’s Choice tab, copy and paste your Recipient’s Choice code and follow prompts. Unfortunately, you must redeem your Recipient’s Choice for exactly what was purchased for you. No changes or substitutions can be made on the order form when redeeming this way. However, please feel free to note any changes that you would like to make in the order comments or reach out to us by phone and we will be happy to make any changes you would like.

To redeem a Gift Certificate, please go to our website and choose what you would like, the number of people you would like to feed, then add it to the cart. You will then choose your delivery date. You can paste or type your Gift Certificate code on the view cart page before proceeding to the checkout page or you can enter the code at the top of the checkout page. Since you are purchasing the meal using a Gift Certificate, you will enter your information into the “Billing Details.” If you are receiving the meal to your address, make sure to uncheck the box that reads “Ship to a different address.” If you would like to send the meal to someone else, enter their information below the billing details. If additional money is owed, enter a credit card, then click place order.