Grocery stores are crowded, and many shelves are barren, but there are other options to feed your family. The Centerville area is fortunate to have an array of meal prep businesses that offer the convenience of tasty dinners ready to put in the oven as well as restaurants that provide carryout containers ideal for heating up at home.
Here are “8 Great Centerville-Area Meal Prep Companies” that are open and awaiting your business:
Owned by entrepreneur and clean eating enthusiast Kate Kennard, Kate’s Plate is located in Washington Township and makes fresh meal kits stocked with organic and local chopped veggies, organic or grass-fed meats, and their signature hand-made fresh dressings. Recipe cards are included.
According to Kate, “As a food delivery service, we are in full operation mode. Menus are up for the remainder of March as well as April.
Our service delivers meal kits to your doorstep once per week (on Mondays). The kits come in two or four portion options, and contain everything you need to pull together a healthy meal with minimal effort, using fresh ingredients.
Ingredients are fresh, not frozen.
We prep the grains, make the sauces, pre-chop some of the veggies (if they are able to be done ahead of time), and trim and prep all proteins.
We make all of our dressings and sauces in-house each week, so there are no preservatives (and they just taste better that way!).
We use many local vendors as well as a local courier/logistics service for deliveries.
Dinner comes together in a snap at home, and you get to sit down to a real meal, cooked at home. With all the time at home together, you make just want a few meal kits to spice things up, or make life less stressful so you don’t have to run out to the store!”
To order, visit www.katesplate.com/order.
Created by fitness and wellness enthusiast William Foster, Picnk offers a macro-conscious menu for people pursuing specific fitness and weight loss goals, and a wide range of other culinary options. BBQ chicken, the loaded Southwest baked potato, penne pasta with roasted veggies and chicken, sack lunches with sandwiches and chips, a stir fry, and lemon garlic chicken with roasted asparagus and cherry tomatoes are among the selections. Picnk even offers a kids menu, breakfast, and desserts.
Picnk is committed to providing an exceptional culinary experience that is beneficial to not only the customer but the environment as well. The company’s meals are packaged in compostable materials derived from plants, not petroleum.
They recycle the plastic, aluminum, paperboard, and glass their food inventory arrives in. They also compost the food scraps.
As written on Picnk’s Facebook page, “We are providing free delivery all month long. We highly encourage our customers to choose to have their meals delivered to their doorstep to minimize in-person interaction. If you have chosen pick-up for this week but would like to change to delivery, please contact us directly.
At this moment, we are still highly capable of fulfilling orders and will do our absolute best to ensure we get everyone all of their meals this week. If we cannot fulfill a portion of your order due to shortages, we will contact you directly.
We have had over 1,700 meals purchased to be donated to those in need during this time! If you or someone you know could benefit from this, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, visit www.picnkdayton.com.
Located in Washington Township and founded by chefs, Scratch Food offers traditional meals, Keto-friendly meals, and vegan options.
Homestyle meat load, chicken pad Thai, pulled pork, lasagna, chicken parmesan and black cherry teriyaki chicken are among the traditional meals. Texas beef brisket, Southwestern pulled chicken, Southwestern beef, a mushroom Swiss burger, and chicken cordon bleu are some of the Keto meals.
According to the Scratch Food Facebook page, “For at least the next two weeks, we are offering free local delivery within 30 miles of our Centerville location.
To set up your in-store pickup or free local delivery, visit www.scratchfood.com.
From your cart, select either ‘in-store pickup’ or ‘local delivery’. When you complete your purchase, you will receive a confirmation email that your order was received.
If you are picking up, you will receive a second email when your order is ready.
If you selected our free local delivery, we are immediately expediting orders to be delivered within two business days!”
Flavors Eatery Centerville
Wrap-a-ritos, flaky bakes and quesadillas are among the specialties at this family-owned restaurant near Centerville High School.
According to the Flavors Eatery Facebook page, “We offer delicious take out orders. We can help you stock up on meals by doing what we call “take n bakes.” We prep the food and you take it and bake it at home.
One dinner option is a 16-ounce container of shredded homemade chicken, salsa and garlic sauce. You can take it home for meals throughout the week, and the prices are budget-friendly:
House sauce: 5$
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/mealsbyflavorseatery.
Owner Heather Zook is a renowned pizza artist. She has a passion for bringing quality gluten-free options to the Centerville community. In her pursuit, she has placed first and second in national pizza competitions, and she is a two-time top 20 honoree in the World Pizza Competition, which is held in Parma, Italy.
Sinfully Gluten-Free offers a variety of pizzas as well as sandwiches, chicken wings, chicken nuggets, cheese bread, and french fries. Heather also makes cupcakes, cakes, pies, breads, and cookies.
Currently, customers can order pizzas online, and they will be delivered via Grub Hub. This excludes most baked goods.
For more information, visit www.sinfullygf.com.
Dream Dinners Centerville
Located at Cross Pointe Center, Dream Dinners Centerville is running a Made for You special in March.
Dream Dinners favorites include Pub Style Chicken with Mashed Potatoes, Classic French Dip with Homemade Au Jus and Sizzling Sirloin Beef Fried Rice to stock your freezer.
To order, visit www.dreamdinners.com, click Get Started and choose Made For You as your session type. Use the promo code MarchMFY* during checkout to get your Free Made for You pick up.
Currently, Dream Dinners Centerville offers Made For You with Curbside Pick-up for the remainder of March.
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/dreamdinnerscentervilleOH.
Dorothy Lane Market
Getting a ready-to-go meal as Dorothy Lane Market is so convenient that some customers actually eat there every day of the week.
There are $9, $11 and $13 meals that offer a main course and two sides available as well as the deli and soup area.
According to the Dorothy Lane Market website, “By making the food we sell in our own kitchens at each store, this enables us to taste our food every day and constantly assess it, talk about it, and sell it with pride and passion.
We use local free-range eggs for our egg salad, which are boiled and cracked by hand
We make our soups entirely from scratch, including making the stock
We create custom sandwiches to order and serve them up hot off the panini press with chips and pickle chips for lunch and dinner
We hand pull the meat off the chickens to make our chicken pot pie”
For more information, visit www.dorothylane.com/departments/deli.
Carvers Steaks & Chops
Carvers is set to debut its Rolling Indulgence food truck for drive-thru lunch service. Chef Drew will he serving until 5:00 today. Carry out is also available. The restaurant has a 20 percent off special for all orders.
According to the Carvers’ Facebook page, “We are working on packages for raw ingredients if you are looking to make a meal plan for at-home cooking. Our entire beer and wine inventory is also available at retail pricing.
For more information, visit www.carversdayton.com.