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Why You Should Send a Meal as a Gift: Meals that Matter

Why You Should Send a Meal as a Gift: Meals that Matter

Sending a meal to someone is a thoughtful way of showing your appreciation and expressing your care for them. Whether it’s for a special occasion, new baby, birthday, sympathy, or just because you want to show someone you care - sending meals can be an invaluable gift that the recipient will surely love. Let’s explore just a few of the many reasons why sending meals is such a heartfelt gesture.

1. A Convenient Option. Sending meals as gifts is an incredibly convenient option for both the recipient and the gift-giver. The recipient doesn't need to go out and shop for food, prepare anything, or even clean up afterward, and neither will the gift-giver! The recipient can enjoy their delicious meal in the comfort of their own home with no extra effort on their part. Instead of Flowers meals arrive fresh to your recipient’s doorstep. Because each meal is prepared fresh daily, our meals are never frozen. The recipient simply needs to heat and serve using the easy instructions. They can save the recyclable container or simply toss for easy clean-up! For the gift-giver, Instead of Flowers makes sending a meal easy and convenient for anyone’s schedule. Simply choose a meal from our robust menu or allow your recipient to choose a meal of their choice and then leave the rest to us! This convenience makes sending meals one of the best gifting options for both the gift-giver and recipient available today.

2. A Thoughtful Gesture. When you send someone a meal, you are not only showing them how much you appreciate them but also taking some of their burden off them. That kind of thoughtful gesture can go a long way in making someone feel truly special and loved. It's also great for those who don't have time to cook or who don't have access to healthy food choices near where they live. By sending them a meal, you are giving them something they might not otherwise have easy access to and the priceless gift of time around the table. At Instead of Flowers, we love sending kindness from our kitchen. Let us do the cooking, it’s the thought that counts!

3. A Healthy Choice. Meal delivery offers more than just convenience; it can provide nutritious and healthy options too! Not only that, but there are lots of delicious vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options on our menu at Instead of Flowers from which to choose so that everyone can find something delicious that meets their dietary needs. Our in-house chefs use the freshest of ingredients to create a full-course meal made specifically for your recipient. People who are looking for healthier options will really appreciate the thoughtfulness behind your gift! Here are a few of our favorite menu items for dietary restrictions:

Gluten Free Fan Favorite:

Caribbean- Style Flank Steak Caribbean-Style Grilled Flank Steak with Pico de Gallo

Pairs perfectly with:

Mandarin salad with Gluten-Free Balsamic Vinaigrette

Fresh Broccoli with Herb Butter

Black Beans & Rice

Gluten-Free French Bread Rolls

Gluten-Free Brownies

Vegan Fan Favorite:

Vegan Crab Cakes

Handmade vegan crab cakes made with artichokes, hearts of palm & nori with a coconut lemon caper sauce.

Pairs perfectly with:


Fresh Steamed Asparagus with Vegan Herb Butter

Vegan Dinner Rolls

Mandarin Salad with a Balsamic Vinaigrette

Vegan Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache

Vegetarian Fan Favorite:

Asian Tofu Stir-Fry

Asian vegetable stir-fry with tofu is served with our house made teriyaki glaze.

Pairs perfectly with:

Mandarin Salad with House Vinaigrette

Brown Rice

French Bread Rolls (gluten free available)

Butterscotch Bars

Low Calorie Fan Favorite:

Blackened Salmon with Mango Chutney

Our newest menu addition, the Blackened Salmon with Mango Chutney is the perfect healthy dish.

Pairs perfectly with:

Steamed Asparagus

Spinach Salad

French Bread Rolls

Cheesecake Squares

Sending meals as gifts is one of the most thoughtful gestures around! Not only does it take away some of the burden from the recipient, but it also ensures that they get convenient access to healthy and nutritious food choices - something which is invaluable in our current day and age! Plus, it's incredibly convenient - all you need to do is place your order online, add a personal message if desired, and wait for the delivery person to bring it right at their doorstep! Giving a meal has never been easier. So, what are you waiting for? Show someone how much you care by sending them a delicious meal today!

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