Frequently Asked Questions

Vita Kitchen is for anyone who understands that food and diet directly influence your health, work performance, energy and interpersonal relationships. It is for anyone who feels overwhelmed with decisions on a daily basis and wants peace of mind having nutrient-dense foods delivered to their door. It is for anyone who wants to feed their family healthy foods but feels they don’t have the time. It is for anyone in recovery from sickness or injury who wants to eat foods that will aid in the body’s natural healing. Vita Kitchen is for anyone who wants to feel at their best, and wants to amplify their positive impact on the world.

We currently deliver to all of San Francisco + Alameda counties. We deliver to most parts of San Mateo county (excluding Pacifica + Half Moon Bay), parts of Contra Costa County (Orinda, Lafayette, Moraga, Walnut Creek, Danville, San Ramon), and parts of Santa Clara county (Palo Alto + Los Altos).

We deliver on Mondays and/or Wednesday afternoons between 11am – 2pm. We ask that someone be present during delivery time, or that you grant us access by providing a key, door code, etc. We package meals in insulated bags with one ice pack each. It is not recommended that meals be left unrefrigerated more than 4 hrs.

All of our meals are packaged zero-waste. Meals are packaged family-style in glass pyrex containers and sauces, condiments, etc. are packaged in small jars. All meals are labeled with ingredients and heating/serving suggestions. All we need you to do is wash containers afterwards and we’ll pick them up with your next delivery!

When you begin services with us we ask for a $100 non-refundable deposit on the glass containers.

 

If the standard delivery times do not work for you we can arrange an alternate delivery time for an additional fee.

If you need a flexible delivery schedule that changes weekly we recommend signing up for one of our elite packages. Please contact us at elyse@vitakitchen.com to discuss this option in more detail. 

  • All proteins are organic and/or grass-fed/pasture raised.
  • All vegetables are either certified organic, or from a local farm that uses best practices.
  • All seafood is Monterey Bay Seafood Watch approved.
  • None of our meals include any: refined sugar, artificial ingredients, canola oil, vegetable oil, processed ingredients, whey protein, carrageenan.

For more on why we don’t use canola oil or any other refined vegetable oils see our blog post here.

Contact us at elyse@vitakitchen.com if you have any further questions on ingredients used.

Yes, although at this time we only offer two plant-based meals/week. We hope to be expanding this offering in the near future.

Yes, we offer a pescatarian meal plan subscription at four meals/week.

Yes! We do accommodate these diets, although they fall under our elite services packages. 

Contact us at elyse@vitakitchen.com for more information on this offering.

Yes, we can accommodate many common food allergies under our basic plans. However please be aware that we are not a nut-free and/or gluten-free cooking facility.

No, our meals are not calorie controlled for one simple reason : we don’t believe in counting calories when you are eating clean, whole foods on our weekly meal plan. All of our meals are nutrient-dense, and appropriately portioned for your family size, precisely so you don’t have to worry about counting calories. 

We are subscription based service for two reasons. The first (and primary reason), is that we believe the biggest health changes come when eating clean, nutritious food on a consistent basis.

Secondly, cooking for you on a regular basis also ensures that we get to know your tastes and preferences to best serve you, and your family.

 

You will receive the menu by email on the Wednesday of the previous week. You will then have 48 hours to comment and request any changes, which we do our best to accommodate.

To pause the subscription we require at least five days notice prior to delivery day to avoid being charged. Each client is granted five weeks to pause the service per year (not including the last two weeks of December when our kitchen is closed).

To cancel the subscription we simply require five days notice prior to delivery to avoid being charged.

Yes! Of course. As long as the person you are gifting to lives in our delivery range.