WHEN DO YOU DELIVER THE FOOD?
We deliver once every week on Tuesday. Our delivery route changes every week and so does the delivery time to your location. Normally, we deliver in between 10am - 4pm (however, it might deviate depending on traffic/weather conditions).
Do I need to be home to receive my raw food delivery? Does the food get packaged to stay fresh/cold?
You don't have to be home to receive our delivery. If nobody's home to receive the delivery we'll leave the food at your front door (unless otherwise instructed by you). The food is packaged in a reusable box with ice-packs that will keep it cold for at least 12 hours.
If you live in a gated community or apartment building with coded doors/security guards and you will not be home to receive your delivery please make sure to provide us the necessary information (gate code, contact person, etc. or inform the security person about the delivery).
The sooner the better! Early orders are always appreciated as it helps us to be more organized and prepared to fulfill each and every one of your orders. However, we always welcome new clients and take even last minute orders when we can. If you’re a regular client please make sure to place your order by Thursday or Friday. If you’re placing your order on Sunday please contact us first to make sure we have all of your desired menu selections available. You can contact us at email@example.com
Do I need to return the box that the food came in?
The box that the food comes in is reusable and we'd appreciate if you could return it back to us (including the foil-bubble lining and ice-packs).
If we meet you at the time of delivery we'll kindly remind you about the box. If you're not home at the time of delivery, we'll be happy to pick it up next time you order from us. If you're not planning to order anytime soon we could also schedule a pick-up on Tuesday (let us know in advance that you'll be leaving the box on Tuesday at your front door).
Can you deliver food to my workplace?
Yes, we can deliver food to your workplace. Please make sure to provide us all the necessary information, especially your business hours and your phone number so we can call you upon delivery.
Can I pick-up my food?
Currently, we don't have any pick-up locations. However, we deliver the food to all locations in San Diego County. Prices on our website include delivery to your door.
It’s my first time ordering your service, where do I start?
If you're new to raw food cuisine/lifestyle and feel unsure what to do feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org) and we'll be more than glad to answer your questions and give our advice depending on your lifestyle and/or goals.
We deliver the food only once a week and we keep rotating our menu every week. You can always find our menu for the next delivery day posted on the first page of our website www.RawFoodSanDiego.com
Each menu item represents one meal/dish whether it's a gourmet raw food entree or a 32oz green smoothie. All menu items are valued the same.
To place an order please click "ORDERING" on our website menu. The minimum order is 8 menu items. Once you choose your desired number of menu items please proceed with your payment. Make sure to enter correct address for delivery and your phone number. At the end of your checkout you will see a field that says "Please enter your menu selections". Just click on it and enter your menu selections. Remember, you can select any items that are posted on our menu for that week (for example, it could be 2 soups, 1 garden salad and 5 green smoothies if you're ordering 8 meal package).
If there's any other important information regarding delivery to your address, food allergies or if you have any doubts/questions please feel free to contact us any time.
How do I select my menu items?
When you're making a payment for your chosen number of menu items at the very end of checkout you will see a field that says "Please enter your menu selections". Click on the field to enter the names of your selected menu items.
If you've missed the field to enter your information, no worries, send us an e-mail with your menu selections at email@example.com
If you're ordering first time and are not sure which menu items to select feel free to contact us for advice.
Also, notice that the first 3 top items on the menu are always gourmet raw vegan entrees. These dishes are perfect for lunches and dinners. These are savory satiating dishes that are mostly made with veggies with some nuts/seeds and may include some dehydrated items. We also have a dessert, a soup, and a garden salad on our menu every week. Besides that, we have a variety of delicious fresh squeezed juices and smoothies that can make a perfect breakfast or even become the staple of your cleansing diet.
Are you able to modify some of the dishes? For example, “I don’t like olives” or “I’m allergic to peppers”.
We might be able to modify some of the dishes, especially, when it's just the toppings or items that go on a side of the dish that you want to avoid. For example, if you don't like olives we could easily modify your dish. However, if you have any specific food preferences or allergies it's always best to talk to us first.
What are the portion sizes?
If you have tried gourmet raw food dishes before you probably know that most of the dishes come in servings smaller than regular cooked foods, except for salads! All the food has been made using fresh organic raw produce and is naturally packed with nutrients. Most people agree that raw food dishes are more satiating than regular cooked and processed foods ("empty calories").
Most of our raw food entrees are packaged in 24oz containers. Our Garden Salad comes in 32oz container with a 4oz raw vegan dressing on the side. All juices, smoothies and almond milk come in 2x16oz containers except for the Thunder Milk that comes in 2x8oz container.
If you're new to raw foods and are used to eating big portion meals, you can accompany most of our raw entrees with fresh greens (like spinach, baby greens, lettuce, sprouts) on the side, that way you will have a well balanced satiating meal!
How many days does the food stay fresh?
Most of our raw food entrees stay fresh up to 3-5 days. Desserts, most of the time, can last all week. Soup and Garden Salad are best to be consumed in 4 to 6 days. We recommend to have your juices and smoothies in 3 days.
Each food container will have a label with our suggested day for expiration.
Do you provide nutritional value (calories, protein, carbs, fats, etc) for each dish?
No, we do not provide nutritional value of our dishes as that would be quite complicated having in mind that we keep rotating our menu every week, and modify some of the dishes depending on available seasonal produce. Most entrees have ~200-350cal depending if they are mostly veggie based or have some nuts/seeds.
If I eat your food, will I get enough protein?
Proteins are chains of amino acids. Veggies, fruits, nuts, and seeds are the best source of amino acids.
It's been shown in many studies that less than 10% of calories from protein are more than sufficient for our bodies. And it is impossible to have a protein deficiency on a whole food plant based diet that provides sufficient calories.
Do any of the dishes have legumes or grains?
No, we don't use any grains or legumes for our raw food dishes, only nuts and seeds. Some dehydrated items might include buckwheat, but it is actually a seed and, in spite of it's confusing name, buckwheat is not related to wheat and is gluten free.
Will eating raw food help me to lose weight?
Yes, it can definitely help you lose weight in the most natural unharmful way. Eliminating processed foods (like sugar, flour, etc), preservatives, and animal products will help your body cleanse, detox and come to its natural balance (whether you need to lose or gain weight).
Also, make sure to breath plenty of fresh oxygen, drink filtered or spring water, exercise/play, and avoid any stress by appreciating life in all unlimited ways :)
Can I warm up the food?
If you're new to raw foods and feel uncomfortable eating your raw meals cold there are a few ways how you can slightly warm up the food but still have it raw.
One option is to plan in advance what you will have for lunch or dinner that day and take that meal out of refrigerator a few hours before serving, that way the food will be at least room temperature by the time you serve it. If you have a food dehydrator you can use it to warm up your meal (make sure to keep the temperature below F115-118). You can also use your oven at a very low temperature for a few minutes.
You can warm up a raw soup in a small pot on a stove (low heat). As long as you can stick your finger in the soup and it doesn't hurt, it's raw!
Can I freeze the food?
We don't recommend freezing any of our gourmet raw food dishes.
However, you could freeze some of our desserts, especially the ones that are cheesecake like.