Quick Fix: The New Local Meal Delivery Service for Busy D.C. Parents

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A mom stands in her kitchen refilling milk cups, picking up chicken nuggets off the floor and sneaking bites of mac and cheese from the pot on the stove. Sound familiar? It’s hard for parents to eat well when you’re always worried about making something your kids will actually consume. Enter… Galley Foods. It’s a new way to eat healthy, delicious meals without the hassle of cooking them or dragging your family to a restaurant. And, it’s only in D.C.!

What you get
With Galley, you can order one of three options from their website or app and have it delivered to your door—all for $14 or less. That includes tax, tip and delivery! Roasted Red Pepper Salmon, Cuban Shredded Beef and Herbed Goat Cheese Chicken are a few examples of dinner selections. And there are plenty of vegetarian items, too—like Mexican-style Stuffed Zucchini and Spinach Lasagna Bianca.

Heat and eat
All of the meals are created fresh daily by a chef and are between 600-800 calories. Lunch comes ready-to-eat and dinner just needs to be heated, either in your microwave or oven. The food even comes with plating instructions to make your meal even more fabulous. This service isn’t ideal for your typical picky-pants kid, but if your little one has a more adventurous palate there’s no reason you can’t order for the whole family.


Things to know
Galley currently only delivers in the District but they are planning to expand. Lunch is only served in Downtown, Foggy Bottom, Dupont. You used to have to place your dinner order before 5 pm, and select a half-hour delivery window—but they’ve just added an on-demand feature that allows you to order anytime between 5-8:30 pm.

Online: galleyfoods.com

Have you tried Galley yet? What did you think?

—Besa Pinchotti

Photos: Galley On Demand