5. How long does the food last?
Food is guaranteed for five days from the “Made On” date.
6. Can meals be frozen?
Many meals can be frozen. In particular, soups, chili, and stews can be frozen. Pasta dishes, eggplant parmesan and stuffed peppers will also freeze well. Protein heavy dishes like lemon chicken and barbecue pork chops will freeze as well, although the vegetable sides may not hold up as well in the freezer. The containers meals are packaged in are safe for the freezer, but tend to result in freezer burn fairly quickly. For best results, switch to a sturdier container.
It may go without saying, but “raw” dishes – salads, for example, are not able to be frozen.
7. How do I reheat my meals?
All meals can be reheated in the microwave. We get this question often at Eat Smart, and usually answer with a very unsatisfying “It depends.” It does depend both on the meal, on how hot you like your food, and on the microwave you are using.
8. Where is food prepared?
Food is prepared in a commercial kitchen in Richmond. We have a current health inspection, and take food safety very seriously.
9. Do you use organic produce?
We use organic vegetables where practical. We would love to use all organic, but we are also mindful that our customers are both health and cost conscious. We strive to find a balance.
10. Do you use local produce?
We are thrilled to have a few meetings on the books with local farms to discuss moving to local, seasonal produce. Stay tuned for more info!