Terra’s Kitchen is the next competitor to dip its toes in the wild and crazy world of quasi prepared meal delivery service that is quickly sweeping millenials, whose only experiencing cooking was microwaving Easy mac, off of their proverbial feet.
Look I get it, as a millenial (begrudgingly) most folks in my generation have an innate lack to prepare food for themselves. Luckily I’m not one of them, as evidenced by said world famous food blog, BUT I do see how some folks would really like it if someone just bought all the ingredients they needed, chopped them up for them, and literally gave them all the instructions as to how to prepare said ingredients. Moreover, I could really get on board with doing all those things without me having to change out of my pajamas!
Terra’s Kitchen is a local Baltimore area company that allows you to pick what meals you’d like for the week and then it sends you all the ingredients you would need straight to your door in a refrigerator style “vessel” that is straight out of a science fiction movie. Basically it’s a decent sized ice box that houses all your tasty ingredients, and they pick it up for you. The entire drop off/pick up process is fairly seamless.
So once I got down to business, I opened up my “vessel” and started cooking, and I gotta say it’s really convenient. Since I’m currently in Whole30 prison, I designed my meals around not having any sugar, grains, and or dairy in my meals. This did limit my options substantially, but the entire Whole30 process can be somewhat restrictive so I don’t blame them, if you’re not in Whole30 prison there’s a plethora of meal options you can choose from.
One of the meals I opted to make was a southwestern skirt steak bowl, and it was GOOD. Although food bowls are ubiquitous now, I still don’t think to eat them, luckily enough this meal was super easy to prepare and it came together in under 30 minutes. My vessel came with enough ingredients for two more meals (more than enough for 2), after everything was all said and done the cost came to $100.00
Now there’s two ways you can spin this, you can either say,”that’s way too much for 3 meals!!” or your in the other camp that says, “my time is valuable to me and $100.00 to $150.00 for all my meals to planned isn’t that bad.” I tend to fall somewhere in between, as someone who cooks (alot) I don’t have a huge need for meal planning help or grocery shopping help. I personally really enjoy going to the grocery store and/or market. That being said, I do sometimes suffer the consequences of said love, by spending way more than I should.
Terra’s Kitchen is fabulous for someone who’s either too busy to shop but wants to cook or is easily swayed by the temptress that is the grocery store and a service like this actually limits the damage done to your wallet and waistline.
If you think Terra’s Kitchen would be fun for you to try, they’re offering a $30.00 discount off my readers first orders, just use the code UNMANLY30.