Whole30 devotees, you can now get meals delivered from Grubhub and Lettuce
Good news for Chicagoans who have latched onto the Whole30 diet (or lifestyle, if you prefer). Now you can get Whole30-compliant meals delivered, thanks to a partnership between Grubhub and Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises.
Whole30 Delivered is a delivery-only restaurant concept by Lettuce, and the food is prepared by Lettuce. The dishes — 10 entrees and four side dishes, for now — are available exclusively through Grubhub.
“Our goal is to create delicious food that happens to be Whole30-compliant,” said LEYE divisional president Scott Barton. “Hopefully, people will enjoy it.”
Whole30, for those unfamiliar with the term, is a short-term diet (for 30 days, thus the name) in which participants steer clear of alcohol, all added sugars (including artificial sweeteners), grains, legumes (some exceptions here), dairy, soy and baked goods. It is similar in many ways to the Keto Diet, but is slightly more restrictive.
The idea is that, after 30 days, the benefits of the diet will be so obvious to participants that they’ll stick with it.
Whole30 Delivered launched very quietly one week ago, and is just now reaching out to what Barton called the “Whole30 community.”
“So far, we’ve been very pleased,” he said. “The chicken coconut curry soup and the spaghetti and meatballs have really stood out.”
The “spaghetti and meatballs” entree, it should be noted, is made with spaghetti squash, rather than pasta, along with chicken meatballs, tomato sauce and a “Parmesan” topping made with cashews and garlic.
Other menu items include lamb kefta with vegetables, pomegranate and tahini dressing; chicken tikka masala with fried rice and mango chutney; roasted salmon with cauliflower “rice” and beef; and vegetable skewers with chimichurri and almond romesco. Entree prices range from $13.95 to $22.95.