What is Foodsmith?

Foodsmith is a healthy meal delivery service based in Santa Cruz, CA. Founded by Chef Jamie Smith in June 2013, Foodsmith creates new recipes and meals each week for families, working singles, weight loss, Diabetes control, athletes, Seniors and, well, just about anyone looking for healthy, balanced fresh and locally made meals! Best of all, you don't even have to choose specific meals- we make a new and unique menu each week, so you just choose the meal plan that is right for you, and we do the rest. It's like having a Personal Chef, a Nutritionist/Dietitian and your Mom all in one! Our meals are prepared fresh daily from scratch with organic produce from our local farm partners at Happy Boy Farms and Coke Farm. Our weekly menus are developed for balanced nutrition that follow our proprietary dietary guidelines developed by Jamie and our team of Dietitians and Nutritionists. Foodsmith meals are loaded with nutritious, locally sourced, seasonal organic produce that our farmers harvest and deliver directly to our kitchen. You can’t get closer to the source of Farm to Fork than Foodsmith!

How does Foodsmith work?

Each week, we will create new and exciting menus that are fresh and creative using our trademark “Stealth Health” recipe techniques to add more vegetables and fiber and no unhealthy carbs or fats to your meals. You can choose any combinations of breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as set the number of days you would like meals each week from 2 to 6 days a week. You can also choose strict Paleo, Paleo Plus (the same as Paleo but with an extra carb serving or whole grains for performance fitness and endurance sports) or Vegan meals. We create new menus each week that are fresh, seasonal, local, and organic, so be sure to sign up for our newsletter. All our meals are prepared with nutrient dense ingredients by our founder, Chef Jamie Smith, and our staff Dietician and are portion controlled for weight loss/maintenance, cholesterol/calorie/sodium control and top athletic performance. But more than anything Foodsmith meals deliver convenience and value so you can spend more time doing the things you love!
- Place your order by Thursday at midnight of the week before you want delivery, choose how many days a week (2,3 5 or 6), choose your meal Plan (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner or any combination of the three), choose the type of meals (Vegan, Paleo, or Paleo Plus), what size meals you would like (Regular or Large), and your preferred address for delivery. You can choose a One Time Order or choose a Recurring Subscription for value and convenience. Your plan will continue each week until you change or cancel. You do not need to re-order each week nor choose specific meals- we create new and exciting recipes each week based on what’s in season and your meals will correspond to the plan you choose.
- Meals are delivered twice per week on Monday and Thursday in insulated cooler bags that keep the food fresh and cold for 4-6 hours although we recommend refrigeration as soon as possible. We issue you 2 reusable cooler bags, and after your first delivery, just leave your empty cooler bag on your doorstep and we will pick it up on the next delivery day and exchange it with your fresh bag of meals- super easy! (Just remember to leave your empty cooler out the night before to avoid a $5 restock charge).
- You get to enjoy fresh, chef prepared healthy meals without any worries or the hassle of shopping, preparing, cooking, and cleaning up! The food containers are compostable and biodegradable and are made from plant fiber (there is no plastic in the Foodsmith kitchen!) and our cooler bags are reusable with zero waste. It’s like having a personal chef and nutritionist for less money that you probably spend on food alone each week!

Do you deliver to my area?

We have made it easy to check whether your zip code is included in our service area here. If you are not in our service area, you can choose to pick up your meals at one of our participating locations, which are also listed here.

Who prepares the meals?

All our meals are prepared by our founder Chef Jamie Smith in conjunction with our staff Registered Dietitians and Nutritionists, and are portion controlled for weight maintenance/control, cholesterol/calorie/sodium control and athletic performance, and more than anything for convenience and value!

How do I order?

Simply click here to get started on a path to optimum health while saving time and money. Spend more time doing the things you love!

When is the cutoff to order for next week delivery?

You must place your order by midnight on Thursday for delivery the following week.

When will my meals be delivered?

We make our deliveries very early in the morning on Mondays and Thursdays each week. Most deliveries are made before 8:00 am so that you have your breakfast (and lunch and dinner!) at your doorstep when you get up!

What is the cost for home delivery?

2-Day and 3-Day meal plans cost $5 per home delivery. 5-Day and 6-Day meal plans cost $10 for home delivery.

What is the nutritional content of the meals I will receive?

Regular meals are generally about 350-400 calories and contain ~3 oz. of lean protein, 1-2 servings of complex fiber rich carbohydrates, and 2-3 servings of fresh seasonal vegetables.

Large meals are generally about 430-530 calories and contain ~5 oz. of lean protein, 1.5-3 servings of fiber rich complex carbohydrates, and 3-4 servings of fresh seasonal vegetables.

Can you accommodate food allergies or intolerances?

Absolutely. When placing your order, you'll be able to select from a list of foods that you don't want in your meals. Unfortunately we can only accommodate the allergens listed, but if you have food allergies or sensitivities to any of those items, we'll ensure you don't receive these ingredients. Please note that we may substitute a different meal in place of modifying ingredients within a dish.

How do I cancel or pause my subscription?

It's easy! Simply log-in to your account anytime to make changes or cancel (although we sure hope you don’t!). To cancel, login to your account or click the Manage Subscription quick link at the bottom of the Home Page, then click the big blue Manage Subscription button and click Cancel Order. It's that easy! You can also pause your subscription by clicking the blue Manage Subscription button and then choose Upcoming Orders and you can skip upcoming orders in case you will be out of town. We will automatically resume your subscription when you return. Note that the date or the upcoming order is automatically set for the Friday before the following week's scheduled delivery, so pick the scheduled order dated the Friday before the week you need to skip.

Do I need to be home when you deliver my meals?

Nope! Our drivers deliver your meals in frozen insulated Foodsmith cooler bags that keep your meals cold and fresh for 4-6 hours. We deliver to most locations generally before 8:00 am. If you will not be home at that time, just let us know and we can add an additional ice pack that will keep the meals cold for up to 8 hours. The extra ice pack is reusable and free, but needs to be returned with your cooler bag on your next delivery day or we will charge a $5 restock fee for the ice pack.