Health & Fitness

Healthy, Ready-To-Eat Delivery Service Launches in NYC

New York Smash Magazine  

A new company may make healthy eating more convenient for on-the-go New Yorkers.

GoodMeal, a healthy, ready-to-eat delivery service, officially launched last week in New York. 

The company caters to those with fast-paced lifestyles who seek fast, healthy eating options at an affordable price. No cooking is required – dishes are delivered to customers quickly, freshly-prepared with sustainable ingredients.

For example, the meal pictured above is GoodMeal’s Grilled Chicken with Butternut Squash and Edamame, a low-carb, gluten-free dish made with all natural grilled chicken breast brushed with rich soy-sauce, a touch of mirin and a pinch of brown sugar, served with roasted butternut squash and steamed edamame. The dish contains 584 calories, 20.9 grams of protein, and 5.3 grams of fiber. 

According to GoodMeal, here are the details on this unique healthy delivery service…

How it works: Order received, meal prepared, bike messenger sent out to deliver in under 20 minutes

Delivery times: 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Prices: From $10-$15 per meal

Healthy ingredients: Meals include fresh and seasonal ingredients – locally sourced whenever possible, and can be vegetarian, paleo, low carb, nut-free, dairy-free, gluten-free or low-fat

Company Facts…

  • The concept was built around a mobile app that allows users to order and receive fresh meals quickly
  • Meals are developed out of a commissary kitchen in Chelsea (no restaurant affiliation)
  • A rotating menu of meals for the week is developed by NY-based Chef Michael Sherman (former owner and chef of The Riverdale Garden) and nutritionist Gloria Cervantes
  • Additional kitchens will open around NYC in the coming year to keep delivery times under 20 minutes – the goal is to serve all of Manhattan and parts of Brooklyn by the end of 2015
  • Sustainable company from the start – compostable, plastic-free packaging that minimizes non-biodegradable waste, contributing to New York’s goal of becoming a “Zero Waste” city by 2030
  • Developed by the team responsible for international start-up company Cookapp