When you’re looking for a health conscious delivery option, there isn’t much to choose from. We have a special love for greasy takeout, but sometimes the way you feel afterwards isn’t so great. We recently decided to check out Grateful Plate who strive to deliver convenience, nourishment and long lasting results for the Philadelphia and help create a healthier, happier community through cooking and coaching. The business started as A Mindful Me, focusing on Personal Chef and Holistic Health Coaching services. Soon meal delivery was added as the business grew and they continued to share their mission to support and encourage love for health supportive foods and cooking methods  which further customer’s health goals and desires. The name “Grateful Plate” also comes from it’s founders Beth and Mike Strauss who always share what they are grateful for before a meal.
While growing up, Beth realized she had more of a love affair with vegetables than your typical meat and potatoes. She also loved to cook for her friends and family throughout high school, and shortly thereafter, attended the Natural Gourmet Institute in NYC, a culinary school that focuses on using food as medicine and creating wonderful flavors with all natural ingredients. With a love for all types of foods, customers will find a variety of cuisines the Grateful Plate menu, with a heavy focus on local and seasonal whenever possible.
“I love food – the tastes, smells, shopping, cooking, creating, and of course, eating! I am a Professional Holistic Health Coach and a Natural Foods Chef who wants to share my knowledge and passion for food with you through coaching, meal delivery and personal chef services.”
Customers with dietary restrictions will also rejoice in that more than half of the menu options from Grateful Plate are gluten-free or can be substituted. All ingredients are clearly listed next to each menu item and Grateful Plate is happy to accommodate to individual dietary needs and preferences whenever possible! Each week there are atleast 4 Vegetarian and/or Vegan entree options, including soups and specialty salads. Grain and vegetable sides (mostly vegan) are also available for sale by the pint.
Frittata - with Greens Cherry Tomatoes and Side Salad (8)
New on the menu at Grateful Plate are breakfast items, including a Turkey Sausage, Peppers & Onions Frittata. Keep an eye out for other varieties of frittatas too. Strawberry Chia Seed Pudding is another new addition to the menu with its delightfully rich and satisfying breakfast option, that can really be eaten anytime of day, including for dessert!  The most popular Soups and Sides rotating on the menu include:
  • Ginger Turmeric Carrot Soup
  • Chicken Lentil Soup
  • Vegan “Creamy” Broccoli Soup
  • Millet, Kale, Sundried Tomato & Lentil Salad with Lemon Miso Dijon Dressing
  • Three Bean & Toasted Walnut Salad with Maple Balsamic Dressing
  • Smashed Chickpea Salad

 

One of the things that customers love most is that Grateful Plate can transform classic dishes into fresh, healthy delights that remind many of their childhood favorites. We tried the crunchy Almond Crusted Chicken which is a great example of this. We also enjoyed the Turkey Meatballs with Whole Wheat Orzo and Coconut Red Curry Shrimp with Vegetables. Recently the Salmon entrees have been very popular as well, with different variations like Maple Dijon Salmon, Teriyaki Glazed Salmon, and we tried the Apricot Miso Glazed Salmon. Other entree options include:

  • Artichoke, Almond, Spinach & Parmesan Stuffed Chicken Breast with Parsley Lemon Pesto over Farro
  • Eggplant Rollatini with Tofu Ricotta & Tomato Sauce over Zucchini Noodles
  • Pulled Pork Italiano with Broccoli Rabe & Long Hot Peppers over Wild Rice
  • Apple Cider Baked Chicken with Turkey Bacon & Yukon Gold Potatoes
  • Mojo Pulled Pork with Black Beans over Farro with a side of Balsamic Roasted Golden Beets
  • Sunflower Seed Crusted Korean BBQ Tofu over Roasted Sweet Potato

Currently, boundaries for delivery are about 20 miles from Center City in any direction. Customers can check online to make sure they are within the delivery zone. Grateful Plate also offers a personal chef style service, whether to a customer’s homes to prepare a meal for a small gathering of 6-10, or more. They also provide drop-off catering options. They also offer cooking classes in their commissary kitchen or someone’s home, where they can create a custom menu. Whether its planning a fun night out with some friends or a more intensive learning experience- these classes allow for personal growth in the kitchen and experiences that fun and delicious!

So be sure to log onto https://orders.gratefulplatephilly.com/menu by 9 am Sunday to make your menu selection for the upcoming week. On Monday evening, your meals will be delivered by a delivery driver. Keep your meals in the refrigerator until you’re ready to eat and follow the reheating instructions on the entree labels on each container to enjoy! With the exception of seafood entrees, all other meals are fresh and good to eat when kept in the refrigerator until dinner on Friday. Seafood dishes should be enjoyed by dinner on Wednesday.

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