I had the pleasure of meeting with Melanie from the new fresh, gluten-free lunch delivery service called Petit Pots. Lunches are a bit of a struggle for me (I always seem to plan for dinner but am scrambling for lunch) so I was excited to learn more about their company.
Melanie Villeneuve & Tina Babin are the two Montrealers who came up with fresh concept. Both the ladies are gluten intolerant so it made sense for them to go ahead with gluten free meals. In addition, the meals use local produce which is sourced directly from the farms. They even do their own preserving including yummy pickles and jams.
The meals come in cute jars which can be reused, recycled, or given back to Petit Pots for re-use. In addition to being local, the food is as organic as possible and the recipes are rotated monthly to make sure only the freshest in-season produce is used.
I had the pleasure of trying the Mediterranean Grilled Corn Salad ($10.95) and the Quinoa & Edamame Salad (also $10.95). Both felt fresh and light, but were ultimately filling and the portions are fairly large. The two dishes I tried were vegetarian, but if you see a meat option and prefer it to be meat-free they will make the appropriate substitution for you.
To get your Petit Pots, order them before Friday so that the team can prepare it over the weekend. Meals are delivered Sunday between 4pm – 9pm or on Mondays or Wednesdays at the office during the morning. The petit pots are good for 7 days so you can easily order for the week.
I think this is a great option for all those office workers whose only option is the deep fried food court or bringing in microwaveable meals. I can also see new moms loving this service (gift certificates are available in June!). The pots don’t need any prep and can be easily resealed allowing for grazing throughout the day.
Check out their website and delivery area to order your petit pots!
Thanks to Melanie at Petit Pots for the samples. All opinions, as usual, are my own.