chop, stir, cook
Meal kits that include
and recipes are delivered
to the customer’s door
through companies like
The GLC meal plans are weekly or monthly and
they also feature breakfast items including sweet
potato pancakes and egg-white omelets, and offer
delicious sounding protein muffins and bars, like
One of the unique things about GLC is the many
pickup locations they offer in the Wilmington area,
many of which are gyms that provide the service
to members only. They also deliver meals to many
cities in eastern and central North Carolina. GLC was
founded in Washington, N.C. in 2016. Owner Jaryd
Acheson opened the location at 7316 Market Street
MEAL DELIVERY KITS
For those who enjoy cooking but may not have time to
research recipes and buy ingredients, meal preparation kits like
Blue Apron and Hello Fresh are affordable options. Each service
provides a wide variety, with around 20-25 different meals to
choose from each week.
Wilmington resident Tara Brook has tried both delivery ser-vices
and initially preferred the flavors and cooking techniques
of Blue Apron. She has become a fan of Hello Fresh for their
packaging and organization.
“Blue Apron throws all the ingredients for the meals in one
big box, so you have to figure what goes with what recipe. With
Hello Fresh, each meal is in its own brown paper bag with the
items labeled and separated,” Brook says. “We get four meals a
week from Hello Fresh, so we only have three nights that we have
to figure things out. It is pretty affordable, it’s about 80 bucks a
Another perk of following the Hello Fresh recipes has been to
spice up her cooking.
“It has helped my cooking skills. I’m a boring cook; doing these
menus helped me learn how important the sauces are to put on
top of chicken, pork, etc.,” she says.
Produce needs to be washed,
dried and chopped, and
occasionally an import-ant
omitted from the
order so some
need to be done.
Both Blue Apron
and Hello Fresh
that can be sus-pended
at any time.
“There have been
instances with both
companies where we didn’t
receive an item in the order, and
we would report the mistake and
receive a discount. The customer
service for both companies is
excellent,” Brook says.
Customers rave about the quality
of the fresh ingredients and the
variety of new and rotating recipes.
“The best part of the service is
being able to taste so many differ-ent
types of cuisine,” Brook says. “It really is restaurant quality.
There are a lot of times when we’re sitting here at home, and we
say this is better than what we would have ordered at a restau-rant,
and it would have cost twice as much.”
Jaryd Acheson of Green, Lean, Clean prepares a wide
variety of meals for delivery in Wilmington.