Those who know me (or read this blog regularly) will not be surprised to see a post about a food delivery coming from me. I work with food almost all day; setting up events, plating food for photos, and collaborating with chefs, so when I get home I usually have no desire to cook. And while I love a good pizza or potsticker night, sometimes a girl does need to eat healthy. Finding a good, healthy, food delivery service is tough though! Luckily for me, Eat Purely has arrived in Chicago, and on my doorstep, with the solution to the problem.
Eat Purely is a Chicago start-up, which made me love them right off the bat. They’ve only been around for about six months and have already expanded to cover 20 neighborhoods in the city (so you know I’m not the only one who loves them). They serve up chef-crafted organic meals that are delivered in around 20 minutes or less, or delivered in a time frame you select when you order.
They use locally sourced ingredients and all meals are made without cream, butter, chemicals or preservatives. Some dishes are served cold, while others arrive chilled and ready with instructions on how to reheat. One of their Windy City co-founders, Jeremiah Green explained their goal simply.
“Our mission is to inspire healthy living through healthy eating, and we take pride in doing so through chef-crafted meals of unrivaled taste that we are making more accessible and convenient across Chicago.”
Delicious. Healthy. Convenient. Okay, let’s give this a try!
My first order was Grilled Romaine Salad, which held up impressively well even in delivery. The lettuce was still crunchy and I loved the vinaigrette. Next came Venetian Chicken with blistered tomatoes and prosciutto. All I can say is “Yum!” And my roommates, who both snuck a bite or two, definitely agreed. I also loved the Soy Salmon with wheat pasta. It was even big enough for me to eat leftovers for lunch the next day!
Other dishes you can find are Asian BBQ Steak, Quinoa Superfood Bowl, Blackened Shrimp, Grilled Peach Salad and more!
Overall, my experiences have been seriously seamless. The drivers are on time and friendly (one even beat me home when I was running late!). The food is safely and cutely wrapped and the food is bomb. My roommates crowded around every dish I ordered, waiting for an extra bite and hoping I couldn’t finish. If you’re prepping for a beach vacation, have a new sense of health and wellness, or just don’t want to eat another fast food burger…this is for you.