According to a trusted source (ahem, our friends), we are all super busy and hardly have time to take a breath some days, let alone cook a healthy dinner. And don’t even get us started about breakfast and lunch. Meal prep on the weekends? Ha! Luckily for us, there are tons of meal prep services out there. The downside is a lot of them only send you the ingredients – you still have to chop and cook everything. So what can you do if you don’t even have time for that? Order your meals from Pittsburgh Fresh, of course!
Ling started Pittsburgh Fresh in 2013 after her coworkers would comment on how healthy and delicious her packed lunches looked. She worked in finance, but was able to take culinary classes at night as part of her work compensation (um, how cool is that?!) It started slowly, with catering, becoming a personal chef for a handful of clients, and creating a lot of paleo meals for a local crossfit gym. Eventually, she bought Pittsburgh Fresh’s current home on Brookline Boulevard, and it’s continued growing ever since. They’re meal prepping over 2,000 meals each week now! Not to mention the catering they offer as well.
So what can you expect with a meal subscription from Pittsburgh Fresh? First, a seriously awesome menu. Hello, braised beef with butternut squash spinach gnocchi, Thai chicken salad, or even steak and eggs for breakfast! Everything is heat-and-eat, no meal prep involved. If you have a dietary restriction, Pittsburgh Fresh has your back. They clearly mark which items contain dairy, gluten, eggs, nuts, and soy. They also mark dishes that are vegetarian, vegan, and paleo. The menu changes every week, so you will never get bored.
You can order the entire meal if you want, but they also offer a la carte items in case you don’t like an aspect of a meal or want to pair things differently than they suggest. You can even get breakfasts, snacks, desserts, and Pittsburgh Juice Company juices. Most of their dishes are freezer-friendly in case life comes up, just use common sense for what to freeze (like, maybe don’t freeze the salad).
If you’re wondering how it all works, Pittsburgh Fresh couldn’t have made things easier – they are extremely focused on the customer experience! Go online to order your fully prepared meals any time Monday through midnight Friday. If they’re delivering everything to you, expect it on Sunday. If you’re picking up at one of their pickup locations around the city, get your meals Sunday through Tuesday, depending on the location.
And that’s all there is to it! If you’re as excited as we are, get ready to be *even more* excited…Pittsburgh Fresh has given us an exclusive discount to share with you! First time customers can get a whopping 20% off your individual meal order (*not* valid on subscription purchases or juice) with the code MadeinPGH20! So, what are you waiting for? Save yourself some time and eat healthier with Pittsburgh Fresh!This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.