Sakara started out in New York and Los Angeles, but has finally moved to the Bay Area. Yes, it can feel a bit trendy (Gwyneth Paltrow and Chrissy Teigen are prominent fans), but that doesn’t mean the plant-based organic meals aren’t good for you. The only problem is you might not have as much money as Paltrow or Teigen. Each week includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, detox teas, and special water Monday through Friday. Expect to eat things like a protein bagel with cashew spread for breakfast, or turmeric-spiced eggplant with dressing for dinner.
Price: $8-20/item + $1.50 deposit/glass jar + $20 delivery fee
This worker-owned co-op is based in Berkeley, making it a nice change of pace from all the San Francisco- and Silicon Valley-centric companies. As expected, the food is all about sustainability and health. Each week features menu staples and some items that rotate. Adding to the cute/sustainable factor is that all soups, casseroles, chicken confits, stews, sauerkrauts, cheeses, and desserts come in Mason jars. Items note if they’re vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free. You can pick-up your orders weekly (or join a group pickup, which rotates pickup responsibility), but meals can also be delivered via a third party to the East Bay, San Francisco, and Marin for a fee. Return the glass jars for your deposit refund.