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Locally Rooted 


About Us

Your Essential Meals is simply what it implies: meals crafted for your essential well-being.

We believe food is more than just sustenance. It is the life force that nourishes not only the body, but the mind and soul as well. 

That's why our meals are made with a unique blend of wholesome ingredients that start locally to ensure the freshest quality, highest nutritional content, and optimum flavor. We source from neighboring farms and markets where we know our farmers and their families on a first name basis,  We are so dedicated to eliminating harmful chemicals from the foods we eat that we are a scratch kitchen. Nothing is processed, nothing is frozen--everything is hand crafted--fresh. From local farms ---> our kitchen to your table. That’s a promise.


We use fact based methods of dietary and clinical research in addition to carefully curated global flavor profiles to provide delicious, healthy, nutritionally balanced freshly prepared meal selections. With over 80 years of combined experience, we are confident you will not just taste the difference, but feel the results in your daily activities. From improved cognition, focus and mood to increased energy and stamina--the results speak for themselves.

I feel like I’ve tasted food again for the first time! You can taste the freshness. Certainly makes a difference compared to other services I’ve tried.“

Your Essential Meals is comprised of a diverse team of chefs, educators, healthcare practitioners, researchers, community leaders, and restauranteurs that are as passionate about eating and cooking delicious, healing food as they are about sourcing it from trusted, reliable local farmers. Our collective purpose is to change the availability, affordability, and accessibility of fresh, wholesome foods to our most vulnerable and/or underserved individuals from the communities in which we live. We specialize in serving well-balanced, exceptional quality meals to people of varying ages and physical limitations. We know the importance of adhering to different dietary needs ranging from our impressionable, rapidly growing youth, our cherished older adults, and the sensitive needs or restrictive diets for individuals or caregivers seeking to manage chronic or acute illnesses. 

Our goal is to create meals that inspire individuals to be the best version of themselves every day by unlocking their inner creator, innovator, mover, and shaker.We embrace the food as medicine philosophy and hope to be your partner in achieving your dietary goals. 

From our personal experiences, we know that caregiving can be challenging, and taking care of our elders has always been top priority.  As families age, their needs increase and difficulties arise. Helping to make that task easier is a part of our mission!

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" I am impressed at how easy it is to get refrigerated, home-delivered meals that are ready to heat, eat and enjoy!

True comfort food after working 10-hour shifts."

- Andrew Turner, Nurse Practioner 

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