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Since 1981, Jessie and Laurent has been delivering delicious gourmet food handmade from high-quality local ingredients to our customers. It has never been easy for working professionals or busy families to fit cooking fresh, nutritious meals into overcrowded schedules, and that challenge has only become more difficult over the years. As a result, more and more food delivery competitors have entered the market, giving people a confusing variety of options to decide between.

When you’re trying to simplify putting dinner on the table, what do you choose? Food delivery services like DoorDash, Grubhub, or Uber Eats, which can deliver restaurant takeout from nearly anyplace?  A meal kit service such as HelloFresh or Blue Apron that delivers ingredients and instructions, saving you a trip to the market? Or do you opt for a meal delivery service that provides oven-ready meals? For our customers in the Bay Area, North Lake Tahoe, and the Sacramento to Auburn area, we think there’s only one real choice that offers the convenience of fresh, prepared meals combined with the quality of chef-crafted food—Jessie and Laurent. Here’s why.

Meal Kit Services

Meal kit services like HelloFresh and Blue Apron do give you the advantage of having recipes you pick from their lists and the required fresh ingredients ready to go for a selected number of meals per week for either 2 or 4 people, delivered weekly in a box. You save the time of coming up with menus and going to the grocery store, but unfortunately, you still have to cook the meals and these kits are mass produced with ingredients that have varying quality at best. At the end of a demanding day, you may find that you don’t have the time or energy to cook, and there’s no guarantee the dish will turn out the way you’d hoped. Such kits are certainly not nearly as easy as having fresh, expertly prepared meals ready to go with minimal effort.

Online Food Delivery

How do online food delivery services like DoorDash and Grubhub compare? True, it’s now possible to get nearly any kind of cuisine brought to your door, but those companies charge potentially high fees for bringing your order to you. In addition, your food may leave the restaurant table-ready, but it loses that freshness in transit, often arriving lukewarm and past its prime. Jessie and Laurent meals are brought to you refrigerated, without any delivery fees. They’re specifically designed to be heated in the oven quickly on your schedule so you can enjoy them at their peak of flavor.

Prepared Meal Delivery Services

Of course, there are other companies that offer prepared meal delivery services. One example is Freshly, a national company that ships meals made in huge facilities in Arizona and Maryland to all 48 continental U.S. states. They mass manufacture individually sized meals packaged to be reheated in the microwave—not ideal if you’re looking for family-style fare to share around the dinner table. Our a la carte meal delivery service is more flexible and customizable, with most dishes available in three sizes and a variety of entrees, sides, salads, and more that allow you to create individualized menus whether you’re feeding two, four, or more. Just as important is our attention to the quality of our locally sourced ingredients and our customized preparation. We make our own fresh stocks, sauces, and spice blends, so everything we cook daily is genuinely handmade, not mass-produced.

Quality, Convenience, and Nutrition, Delivered!

For people who don’t want to compromise on quality, convenience, or nutrition, Jessie and Laurent’s fresh, delicious, oven-ready meals are a great alternative to our competitors in food delivery. We offer dairy free, wheat free, and vegetarian options for clients with specific dietary needs, such as Mom’s Vegan Plant Based Meatloaf with Marinara Sauce, alongside dishes inspired by world cuisines like our Chicken Teriyaki “bowl” with Miso Ginger Quinoa, with constantly changing selections every week to tempt your palate. Place your order online a week at a time or plan several weeks in advance on our website. Your choices are delivered to your home once a week on your regular delivery day, without delivery fees, contracts, or long-term commitments.

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