Meal Delivery FAQ
What Types of Foods Can I Expect Each Week?
We believe in giving you the freedom to make your own meal choices during the week depending on how hungry you are, so each meal delivery contains eight, flavor-packed dishes that you can portion, savor or shovel as you see fit.
- 3 protein-centered dishes (melt-in-your-mouth chicken or pork, all-day braised beef or lamb, plate-licking seafood)
- 3 vegetarian dishes (leafy greens, crunchy grains, color-rich sautees, luscious curries)
- 1 belly-warming soup
- 1 hearty salad
While our cuisine is global, we try to use as much local and organic produce as possible, in company with heart-healthy grains and loads of fresh herbs. Pomegranate seeds, miso, lemongrass and curry leaves will also grace your fridge regularly. We invite you to check our our recent menus (below) to get a better sense of your upcoming food adventure.
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MOLE-STYLE BEEF SHOULDER
with Ancho-Adobo Broth, Coriander, Cocoa & Butternut Squash
with Spiced Lamb Meatballs, Zucchini, Eggplant, Coconut & Saffron
with Plum Tomatoes, Chorizo, Thyme & Harissa
SMOKY CUABAN STEW
with Plantain, Chorizo, Cassava, Bell Peppers & Lime-Shallot Salsa
MOROCCAN CAULIFLOWER “RICE”
with Tahini Dressing, Caraway Seeds & Raisins
MANGO CAPRESE SALAD
with Fresh Mozzarella, Endive, Basil & Truffle Vinaigrette
ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH
with Parmesan, Dandelion, Caramelized Onions & Cranberry-Date Relish
TURKISH MUSTARD GREENS
with Apples, Rhubarb, Dill, Mint & Cayenne
SEARED PORK TENDERLOIN
with Figs, Rosemary-Caramel & Whipped Celeriac
MALAYSIAN CHICKEN CURRY
with Tamarind, Kaffir Lime, Cardamom & Fenugreek Seeds
GRILLED FLANK STEAK
with Cambodian Lemongrass Sauce, Curried Pineapple & Pickled Radish Salsa
COCONUT CARROT SOUP
with Ginger, Lemongrass, Turmeric & Dill
ROASTED PUMPKIN & ASPARAGUS
with Cumin Seeds, Lime Oil, Toasted Pepitas, Radicchio & Feta
SAUTEED GREEN BEANS & CAULIFLOWER
with Toasted Coconut, Curry Leaves & Mango Powder
BLACK HEIRLOOM RICE SALAD
with Kale, Lemon-Cinnamon Dressing, Apricots & Pistachios
CUCUMBER, SPROUT & THAI BASIL SALAD
with Shaved Kohlrabi & Indonesian Peanut Dressing
WINE-BRAISED LAMB SHANKS
with Tamarind, Dates, Rosemary & Sesame Oil
SMOKY “NOT YOUR MOTHER’S” MEATLOAF
with Veal, Beef, Dates, Bourbon & Rosemary-Whipped Potatoes
with Plum Tomatoes, Capers, Orange, Annato Seeds & Oregano
ROASTED RED PEPPER SOUP
with Ouzo, Saffron, Basil & Corn-Chorizo Salsa
CRUNCHY CARROT & KALE SALAD
with Figs, Dill, Pumpkin Seeds & Smoky Cashew Butter Dressing
with Pomelo, Mint, Thai Basil, Crushed Peanuts & Dashi Vinaigrette
Tahini-Yogurt Dressing, Mint & Pomegranate Seeds
AVOCADO & GRILLED CORN SALAD
with Basil, Tarragon, Watercress & Pomegranate Vinaigrette
Are Your Meals Frozen?
No, all of our meals are delivered fresh in glass containers, tucked into an insulated Bites by Bre tote.
What is the Shelf Life of a Bites by Bre Meal?
Our meals are made same-day, lovingly packed and individually labeled with an “Enjoy by” date. While most meat dishes, vegetarian dishes and soups are delectable for 6 days, we ask that for your safety, you consume seafood dishes within one day of receipt. Occasionally, there will also be an avocado or fruit salad dish that will be prettiest towards the top of the week.
How Long Should I Heat Up My Meal?
For single portions (round glass containers), we recommend heating each meal in the microwave for 60-90 seconds, with an understanding that seared meats, cooked to a medium temperature in our kitchen, can become overdone with prolonged time in the microwave or oven.
For 2-eater-portions (rectangular glass containers), we recommend heating each meal between 2 and 3 minutes.
Do You Accommodate Specific Diets or Food Allergies?
We do! Our weekly meals are diabetic-friendly, low-carb and, upon request, gluten-free. We do our best to accommodate additional dietary restrictions (hey, not everyone loves brussel sprouts), but we ask that you email us before your first delivery to make sure we can give you exactly what you’re craving. If we can’t meet your specific needs, we’ll be happy to refer you to another local chef or nutritionist.
Unfortunately, due to the range of our global suppliers, we cannot accommodate eaters with life-threatening food allergies.
Do Your Provide Nutritional Facts for Your Meals?
Every week, our dish descriptions include a complete list of possible allergens, including dairy, wheat, eggs, shellfish, beans, peanuts and tree nuts. We also include our chef’s personal cell phone number on all packages in case you have an additional ingredient inquiry.
Do I Need to Be Home for a Delivery?
While we prefer to see your beautiful face each week, we understand that life is unpredictable. So, we’re happy to leave your insulated meal tote in a hidden area (porches are perfect), where it will stay cold for 3-4 hours. Please just shoot us a text in advance, if possible, (especially in the summer months) so we can ensure that our driver brings enough ice packs.
When Do You Make Deliveries?
We make deliveries on Monday evenings from 4:30-8:30PM, with a north-to-south route that zeros in on Providence around 6:30. If you need a delivery made during a certain window, such as before you leave the office, please email us or text us (401-829-9313) and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.
How Do I Pay?
Payments can be made via cash, check or credit card at the time of delivery, or online through Paypal invoicing, with secure recurring payments available for your ease.
Is There a Delivery Fee?
If you live on the East Side of Providence, the West Side or downtown, congratulations, your delivery is absolutely free!
Due to the infrastructure involved in delivering meals safely and completely chilled to the far reaches of the state, a small delivery fee is assessed for regions beyond Providence. When you sign up, we’ll be happy to provide you with an exact quote, with our general rule being:
- 5-10 miles from Providence = $5-10
- 11-20 miles from Providence = $15
- 20+ miles from Providence (South Kingston, Narragansett, Newport, North Attleboro, Wrentham, Foxborough) = $20.
As we grow in size and hire more drivers, we look forward to lowering these fees. We are also thrilled to talk to you about grouping deliveries and discounting fees if you have a party of prospective clients in your neighborhood.
Can I Skip a Delivery?
Absolutely! If you need to skip a week, or a month, just contact us by the Wednesday prior to your delivery day, and we’ll take you off the list. If you have a travel schedule for work and want to share the calendar with us, we’ll sync you up!
If, for any reason, you miss the deadline to notify us about skipping your delivery, please just let us know as soon as possible. If we’ve already begun preparing your food, we can work with you to find another home for your meals (pay it forward to a friend?) or freeze them for a later delivery date.
Can I “Gift” a Meal Delivery?
Absolutely! We’d love to help you surprise a hard-working friend, healing family member or new parent with some “me time.” Just contact us with the lucky recipient’s name, address and any known dietary needs, and we’ll make it happen.
What if We Have Company?
Wonderful! We’d be honored for you to share our meals with your friends. Just contact our chef by the Wednesday prior to your delivery day and we can tweak the portions for you. We’re also happy to provide pricing on larger/custom food bundles, if you’d like to play the hero for an upcoming dinner party, book club meeting or corporate event.
We are here to help. You can email us, call or text us (401-829-9313) anytime to discuss dietary concerns, portion sizes, ingredient information and delivery conundrums.