Green Restaurant Certified
773.916.MEEZ (6339)
5 pm to 8 pm, every day
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Where the heck does the name Meez come from?

The name Meez Meals was inspired by the cooking philosophy of Mise En Place – French for having everything ready to go when you’re ready to cook. We love the idea, but our French is challenged. So we went phonetic: Meez.

What’s so special about cooking dinner from scratch?

We believe dinnertime is about more than the food.  When you cook dinner from scratch, life slows down for a minute.  The house smells great. The kids hang out in the kitchen.  And the chore of cooking dinner has suddenly become quality time.

How does Meez make it easy?

We deliver the ingredients for dinner prepped and ready to cook so you cook from scratch, now matter how busy your day.  The carrots are peeled, the onions are sliced, the peppers are diced and the spices are measured. And because there are no knives, kids can help every step of the way, turning a daily chore into fun family time.

Where do you deliver?

We deliver to 1,000 square miles around Chicagoland, including downtown Chicago, the North Shore, Waukegan, Schaumburg, Naperville, Hoffman Estates, Downer’s Grove, and everywhere in between.

Is there an obligation?

There’s no commitment or subscription with Meez.  Order what you like, when you like.

Will I like the food?

We sure hope so!  You choose from new fun and unique recipes each week. They’re built around what’s in season and what we love to eat ourselves. Then we pack them with power veggies and lots of whole grains.  You see everything that goes into the dish, and you get to discover recipes and ingredients you didn’t know you loved.  From re-imagined classic comfort food to cross-cultural fusions and traditional classics from other countries, you’ll find new favorites every time you cook with us.

Is it green to cook with Meez?

Yes!  Meez is the country’s only Certified Green Restaurant®  DIY meal kit service.  From composting our kitchen waste to choosing recycled paper for our office, we are committed to being green.  We reuse delivery coolers and gel packs, source from local Chicago companies, cook with seasonal ingredients and even built our kitchen close to major transit to keep our environmental footprint small.

How are the meals delivered?

We have a team of friendly messengers who deliver meals in reusable insulated cooler bags.  Everything is packed to stay cold, so you have time to get things into the fridge.  We reuse the bags and cold packs, so you can just leave them out when you’re expecting your next delivery, and we’ll take it from there. 

Do I need to be there for my delivery?

Absolutely not. We can leave the cooler at your door, inside your gate or with a doorman. Some folks even give us a key to their vestibule or ask us to delivery to a back deck.  Just let us know what’s best for you.  And don’t worry.  Everything is packed to stay cold, so there’s no need to rush home.

How long do the meals take to prepare?

Most meals are on the table in about 20 or 30 minutes.  You can see the details of each recipe in the hover box that pops up over the menu.  You’ll see the cook times are based on the time from when you start cooking until the meal is on the table.  The two things it doesn’t include are the time to preheat ovens or get water boiling.  Do those as soon as you think about dinner, before you get into cooking mode.  

What if I need help?

We include step-by-step instructions with every recipe.  If you have questions as you cook, you can call the Dinner Hotline.  We’re standing by every night from 5 to 8 at 773.916.6339 (MEEZ). 

How many people do the meals feed?
We offer meals sized just right for 2, 3, 4 or 8 people. Whether you're serving the family, want some extras for lunch or having some friends over for dinner, we've got you covered.
Where can I find nutritional information?

Look for the Health Snapshot in the hover box for each recipe, and check out the Lighten Up Tips for preparing recipes around 500 calories or less.  When you start cooking with Meez, you’ll see our recipes are packed with vegetables, and it’s the ideal way to kick start a healthy diet.

How is everything packaged?

We peel, slice and dice all the ingredients, then package them in compact, airtight bags. We researched a lot of packaging options, and these have less packaging waste than other containers and keep ingredients fresher, longer.  Pretty great when it turns out that way, right?

How long do the ingredients stay fresh?

Everything is packed to stay fresh for a week.  That means that you’ve got until Sunday night to cook everything up.  So whether you like to cook on weeknights or weekends, we've got you covered.

What do I do with the cooler bag?

We re-use the cooler bags and gel packs, so hold onto them until you’re expecting your next delivery.  Then just leave them out us and we’ll swap it out for you.  (Don't worry if there's a gap between orders.  We'll swap it out whenever you're ready to cook with us again.)

Can I modify the meals as I cook?

Of course! We provide the components for the meal, but you can customize them as you’d like. Add extra vegetables. Hold back some of the spice. Use extra garlic.  We expect every member’s dinner will be a little different. It’s your meal, so make it the way you like.

Do you use organic ingredients?
Most of our ingredients are conventional. We use all local suppliers and certain items like our tofu are organic and artisan.
Where are you located?
Evanston, IL.
Do you have gluten-free meals?

Yes!  Just let us know you’re gluten-free and we’ll swap out wheat pasta for gluten-free pasta, include rice instead of couscous and use gluten-free soy sauce in your dishes. Just look for our gluten-free friendly dishes in the menu.

Do you have vegan or dairy-free meals?

Absolutely!  We love vegan recipes and feature 3 to 4 each week which are vegan or can be made vegan without losing the magic of the dish. Look for our vegan-friendly dishes in the menu and let us know you’re vegan or dairy-free when you sign up.

Do you take other special requests?

Of course! Whether you’re avoiding nuts, hate onions, dislike blue cheese or anything else, just let know when you sign up so we can keep these ingredients out of your meals.

Can I add meat to the meals?

No problem. Each week we feature recipes that can incorporate meat and some tips on how to do it. Just look for the “Omnivore’s Options” on each week’s menu.

Where do you prep the ingredients?

Our commercial kitchen is in Evanston. We have Illinois Food Sanitation Licenses and are inspected regularly by the Health Department. We take food safety very seriously and have a A+ rating with the Evanston Health Department.

Do you offer gift certificates?

We sure do.  Meez makes a great gift for new parents, newlyweds or anyone interested in home-cooked meals.  Send us an email or give us a call and we’ll put together just the right package for you. 

Do you share your recipes?

Yes!  We love to share our members’ favorites.  Visit our recipe blog meezkitchen.com for ideas and inspiration.

What kind of meat do you use in your recipes?
We work with great great family farmer partners to source organic, cage-free chicken and only use responsibly fished salmon in our recipes.
How much do the meals cost/what is your pricing?
Prices vary by entree and depending on how many servings of a particular meal you order - the more servings the lower the price. All entrees are between $9.50 and $14.50 per serving. Our salads, snacks, and sides are usually between $7 and $10. Delivery is always free.
Customer Appreciation Contest Official Rules

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE THE CHANCES OF WINNING.

1. Eligibility: This Campaign is open to those who email a request to be included and who are 18 years of age or older as of the date of entry. The Campaign is only open to legal residents of Illinois, and is void where prohibited by law. Employees of Meez Meals LLC, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and suppliers, (collectively the “Employees”), and immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of Employees are not eligible to participate in the Campaign. The Campaign is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.

2. Agreement to Rules: By participating, the Contestant (“You”) agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and You represent and warrant that You meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, You agree to accept the decisions of Meez Meals LLC as final and binding as it relates to the content of this Campaign.

3. Campaign Period: Entries will be accepted via email to meez@meezmeals.com starting on 10/31/16 and ending 12/31/16 at midnight CST.

4. How to Enter: Anyone whom purchases 5 times from Meez Meals with a purchase value of $30 or more will AUTOMATICALLY be entered. Anyone else wishing to be entered can email meez@meezmeals.com and indicate their desire to enter. The entry must fulfill all Campaign requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of Meez Meals LLC. You may enter only once. You must provide the information requested. You may not enter more times than indicated by using multiple email addresses, identities, or devices in an attempt to circumvent the rules. If You use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules, your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of Meez Meals LLC.

5. Prizes: The Winners of the Campaign (the “Winner”) will receive two tickets to the play Hamilton (face value $200) for one winner and another winner will receive an Amazon Fire Tablet (value $50). Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize award. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by Meez Meals LLC. No cash or other prize substitution shall be permitted except at Meez Meals LLC’s discretion. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of Winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by Winner is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for Meez Meals LLC to use Winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.

6. Odds: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

7. Winner Selection and Notification: Winner will be selected by a random drawing using a random number generator in Excel that picks a number that corresponds to the row number of all eligible entries under the supervision of Meez Meals LLC. Winners will be notified by email within five (5) days following selection of Winner. Meez Meals LLC shall have no liability for Winner’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If Winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 10 days from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and release as required, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate Winner selected. Receipt by Winner of the prize offered in this Campaign is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY WINNER (AT Meez Meals LLC‘S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE CAMPAIGN, AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.

8. Rights Granted by You: By entering this content (e.g., photo, video, text, etc.), You understand and agree that Meez Meals LLC, anyone acting on behalf of Meez Meals LLC, and Meez Meals LLC’s licensees, successors, and assigns, shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the World, without limitation, your entry, name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, statements about the Campaign, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes. without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent. Optional verbiage for Contests: By entering this content, You represent and warrant that your entry is an original work of authorship, and does not violate any third party’s proprietary or intellectual property rights. If your entry infringes upon the intellectual property right of another, You will be disqualified at the sole discretion of Meez Meals LLC. If the content of your entry is claimed to constitute infringement of any proprietary or intellectual proprietary rights of any third party, You shall, at your sole expense, defend or settle against such claims. You shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Meez Meals LLCfrom and against any suit, proceeding, claims, liability, loss, damage, costs or expense, which Meez Meals LLC may incur, suffer, or be required to pay arising out of such infringement or suspected infringement of any third party’s right.

9. Terms & Conditions: Meez Meals LLC reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Campaign should virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other cause beyond Meez Meals LLC’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Campaign. In such case, Meez Meals LLC may select the Winner from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Meez Meals LLC. Meez Meals LLC reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Campaign or website or violates these Terms & Conditions. Meez Meals LLC has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Campaign, to void votes for any reason, including, but not limited to: multiple entries from the same user from different IP addresses; multiple entries from the same computer in excess of that allowed by Campaign rules; or the use of bots, macros, scripts, or other technical means for entering. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Campaign may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such attempt be made, Meez Meals LLC reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.

10. Limitation of Liability: By entering, You agree to release and hold harmless Meez Meals LLC and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such entrant’s participation in the Campaign and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries.

11. Disputes: THIS Campaign IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF Cook County AND State of Illinois, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Campaign, participant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Campaign, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in Cook County, Illinois having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Campaign). Participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

12. Privacy Policy: Information submitted with an entry is subject to the Privacy Policy stated on the Meez Meals LLC website.

13. Winners List: To obtain a copy of the Winner’s name or a copy of these Official Rules, mail your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Meez Meals LLC 1459 Elmwood Ave., Evanston, Illinois 60201

14. Sponsor: The Sponsor of the Campaign is Meez Meals LLC 1459 Elmwood Ave., Evanston, Illinois 60201, Cook County.

15. Facebook: If you use Facebook to communicate or administer a contest or sweepstakes, include the following: The Campaign hosted by Meez Meals LLC is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook.

16. By entering, You, the Contestant, have affirmatively reviewed, accepted, and agreed to all of the Official Rules.

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"I cannot get over how much fun this week has been with Meez! It was delightful to come home from work on Monday and be eating within a half hour of getting home. It was amazing!"
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