Popular Restaurateur Launches Healthy Meals Delivery Service
New from the folks at the popular Dadeland Asian restaurant Lan Pan Asian: a healthy meal subscription service featuring ingredients that are gluten-free, mostly organic, seasonal local produce and seafood.
Eat Real Food Company was launched by seasoned restaurateur Kazu Abe, who says eating a healthy meal can be a challenge even for someone in the food biz. "As a busy mom, I know how difficult it can be to have something delicious on the table quickly, that pleases everyone and is healthy at the same time. Even working in the restaurant industry surrounded by food all day, I still found myself scrambling at night," she says.
The delivery service focuses on using high-quality ingredients in menus that change weekly. "We have them set up for vegetarians, paleo-inclined, or foodies who enjoy everything. All of the ingredients are gluten free, mostly organic, local from Pinecrest Market in season, use only healthy oils, and free of any refined sugars," she says.
At Lan Pan Asian Cafe, chef Johnson Teh's menu ranges from sushi and sashimi, hotpots, rice and noodle dishes, and flavorful hybrids. Eat Real Food includes Asian items, "but we are also exploring the whole globe," says Abe. "In the last couple weeks we have had offerings ranging from Greek lamb meatballs to a Mexican quinoa bowl to a French chicken stew."
She says diners are more adventurous and more interested in the story of where their food is come from. "Since the beginning, 18 years ago, we’ve always had numerous vegetarian, low-calorie, and low-salt items. Now we are adding gluten-free, paleo, and no-sugar menus. There’s definitely more awareness and desire in eating healthy. We hope to contribute to this continuing dialogue by offering people an exciting and convenient way to eat well."
Eat Real Food Company
Prices range depending on the number of meals and deliveries per week, ranging from $12 to $10.75 per meal. Meals are packaged in tote bags with gel packs to keep food cold until you can store in the fridge. To order, visit their website.