So this week, I tried cookunity.us which is an online healthy food delivery company. Their motto is Healthy meals artfully crafted by local chefs. Ok, so given I want to eat healthy, this would be a good place to start. So I decided ordered three dishes from them on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. A little background on this place first: they only deliver in Manhattan for dinner only. You can pick your delivery time anywhere from 5pm – 9:30pm with 45 minutes increments. The food comes cold with heating instructions which by the way is very easy. You can choose to have the food be left with your doorman or to be delivered to your door. Everyday, there is a different menu with food from different countries. You will see the menu and the flag of the country the dish is from. And for extras, you can order healthy juices. They also have all types of dishes for all types of food restrictions such as nut allergies, gluten free, etc… it will clearly state on the menu. I know you want to know how the food is, so here we go:
Monday – I got the Pan Seared Chicken with roasted brussel sprouts, I asked for deliver for 5-5:45pm. It was delivered a few minutes late no big deal. It came in a regular brown paper bag with my name, delivery time on a sticker on the bag. The food is in a nice container that can be re-heated. Easy enough, 2 minutes later, food is ready to eat! The chicken was really good, not greasy, not dry, and perfectly seasoned. WOW, it is healthy and good!
Tuesday – I got the Pecan Crusted Sole with remoulade and sauteed kale. Now we all know fish is really hard to re-heat so I picked a sole instead of salmon. It either will smell fishy or get tough to eat. This one again, perfectly seasoned, no fishy smell, and the fish was not tough to eat. WOW, two good dinners in a row! NOT BAD AT ALL!!!
Thursday – I ordered Roasted Chicken with Truffle risotto. Anytime there’s truffle in a dish, I will order it. Chef Ruben Garcia did an amazing job with the truffle risotto, first I love the pretty color, but it taste so good!!! The chicken is good as well. It isn’t dry because you know chicken breast can easily be dry. If you take a bit of the chicken and the risotto, it will be an explosion of flavor and texture in your mouth. I decided to also order a fresh watermelon juice. So I don’t know if any of my readers ever had watermelon juice in a bottle. They taste a bit sour because they need to preserve the juice with a bit of lemon/lime. Cookunity actually made them fresh and taste exactly like watermelon juice. I love it!
So a friend of mine tried these dishes with me and before trying these dishes, she said, what is the difference between ordering from them and from a restaurant? Well after eating cookunity, I want to say the difference is their food is healthier and more on the gourmet side. It’s almost like ordering affordable gourmet food for dinner. Why not?! I rather eat their food then order pasta from a restaurant next door to my home because I know one of their goal is to cook healthy. After trying 3 of their dishes, I can say it is healthy and it is good.
Cookunity.us was very kind to give my readers 50% off if you use my code thestylegourmande so check them out! I think you will like it and you won’t have to waste time re-heating your meal.
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