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3807 East University Avenue
Gainesville, FL, 32641
United States

352-240-6308

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About

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OUR MISSION

Our mission is to change the relationship between people and food.  To offer meal-time solutions for busy professionals, senior citizens, multi-member families, college students, and anyone on a health-restricted diet.  All the while creating an avenue to culinary life-style changes by providing individual wholesome, healthy meals and catered events using locally sourced organic foods whenever possible. 


WHO WE ARE

The Real Meal is a prepared meal delivery service designed to suit individual needs. Meals are priced by portion size both individually and catered.

WHAT WE DO

The Real Meal puts the gourmet back into any restricted diet. We offer a variety of choices addressing issues for those with diabetes, heart conditions, bariatric surgery, anorexia and other eating disorders, as well as gluten and other allergies.  We have a dietician on staff and have working relationships with a variety of medical personnel.

We use organic, free range, and locally sourced ingredients whenever possible.  Most importantly, we provide accurate portion control for weight management whether it be weight loss, weight gain, body building, or athletic maintenance. Using standard dietary guidelines, published and recognized diets, along with expert culinary techniques, The Real Meal provides healthy and delicious meals at affordable prices with convenient pick-up and delivery options. From school lunch boxes to family-dinner-table meals, The Real Meal provides delicious, healthy food for almost any occasion.


HOW WE WORK

Our posted menu rotates on an 11-week cycle, and we ask that you order on Tuesday for delivery the following Monday. 

Each weekly menu contains an "Entree, Vegetable, Carb, and Chef's Choice" category.  In addition, you can pick a protein option to pair with a weekly sauce under the "Pick Your Protein" category. Protiens for almost all entrees can be substituted with Tofu upon request. Some "Chef's Choice" options fulfill vegetable and carb requirements. Entree's are noted with all inclusions.   

Click below to set up a brief consultation, which is required before beginning a specialized meal plan with us. Once your consultation is complete, all orders must be placed by 11:59pm Tuesday for pick-up/delivery the following Monday.

INDIVIDUAL MEAL ORDERS: Due by 11:59pm Tuesday, for pickup or delivery for the following Monday.

DELIVERY: Scheduled based on the customer’s availability on Monday only.

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$3.00 GAINESVILLE CITY LIMITS

$5.00 ALACHUA COUNTY

$7.00 DUVAL, ST. JOHNS, VOLUSIA, and MARION COUNTIES

No charge for delivery when 20 or more meals are ordered.

Catering fees vary.

NO CHARGE FOR PICK-UP OF MEALS WITH PRIOR ARRANGEMENT FOR EITHER LOCATION.

PICK UP HOURS

MONDAY BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

PICK UP LOCATIONS

THE REAL MEAL 3807 EAST UNIVERSITY AVENUE, GAINESVILLE, FL 32641

FRESH CORNER 16 NW 18th STREET SUITE 105, GAINESVILLE, FL 32603

Catering ORDERS

DUE: A Minimum of 72hrs before scheduled arrival.

FEES: Customized and priced per person. 

PORTION SIZES

SMALL: Contains 3 ounces of protein. $8 per meal

Suitable for children, elderly seniors, small appetites, bariatric surgery patients, and some weight-loss clients. 

MEDIUM: Contains 4 ounces of protein. $10 per meal

Suitable for average appetites, and some athletes. 

LARGE: Contains 6 ounces of protein. $12 per meal

Suitable for larger appetites, body builders and some athletes.

EXTRA SMALL and EXTRA LARGE meals available upon request.

Meals are delivered in microwaveable containers. Containers suitable for microwave or traditional oven are available an additional cost of 50 Cents per container. All lids should be removed before heating.

 

MEAL DISCOUNTS: Meal price is discounted by quantity ordered per person.

DISCLAIMER
Our store offers products with peanuts, tree nuts, soy, milk, eggs and wheat. While we take steps to minimize the risk of cross contamination, we cannot guarantee that any of our products are safe to consumer for people with peanut, tree nut, soy, milk, egg or wheat allergies.*
CONSUMING RAW OR UNDERCOOKED MEATS, POULTRY, SEAFOOD, SHELLFISH OR EGGS MAY INCREASE YOUR RISK OF FOODBORNE ILLNESS, ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE CERTAIN MEDICAL CONDITIONS*

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KITTY HERDA

EXECUTIVE CHEF

Kitty began her culinary career as a personal and private chef, cooking for dignitaries, politicians, and celebrities around the world and has owned three restaurants prior to opening The Real Meal. She is the former owner of Catering to You, a full service catering and event production company, based in Jacksonville, Florida. Chef Kitty has cooked for health restricted diets for the past 22 years, and specializes in providing weight-loss assistance.

EGAN HERDA

MANAGING PARTNER

Egan is the Operating Partner at Fresh Corner located in the heart of Gainesville, Florida. He is also a founding partner at The Real Meal and see's himself as an entrepreneurial restauranteur. 

His personal goal is to change the way the world views food and to help others achieve their personal nutritional goals, while providing the best quality food possible. 

JODI BRINDISI

LICENSED DIETICIAN

Jodi is a registered and licensed dietician with a passion for wellness and helping people. Originally from Philadelphia, Jodi is an avid sports lover, and a triathlete currently training for Ironman Maryland. Jodi believes every food fits and her personal favorites include pizza and dark chocolate! Jodi completes the nutrient profile, analyzing all the ingredients in each recipe and offering alternatives based on the client’s goals.