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3807 East University Avenue
Gainesville, FL, 32641
United States

352-240-6308

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OUR MISSION

The Real Meal provides meal-time solutions for busy professionals, senior citizens, multi-member families, college students, and anyone on a health-restricted diet.   We assist individuals seeking a culinary life-style change and create wholesome, healthy meals using locally sourced organic foods whenever possible.


WHO WE ARE

The Real Meal is a meal plan delivery service designed to suit individual needs. Meals are priced by food cost and portion size.

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 accommodate clients with a variety of illnesses that restrict them from eating a regular diet. 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 dishes, The Real Meal provides delicious, healthy meals for almost any occasion.


HOW WE WORK

Our menu is posted to order one week in advance and pick/delivery is on Monday of the following week. (Details provided under “Delivery Info”.) Our entrees change weekly for an 11-week cycle.

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 5:00 PM on Tuesday for pick-up/delivery the following Monday.

MEAL PLAN ORDERS: Due by 5PM Tuesday, for pickup or delivery after the following Monday.

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

DELIVERY fees

$3.00 GAINESVILLE CITY LIMITS

$5.00 ALACHUA COUNTY

$7.00 DUVAL & ST.JOHNS COUNTY

FREE WHEN 20 OR MORE ITEMS ORDERED

PICK UP FEES

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

PICK UP HOURS

MONDAY 8AM - 5PM BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

PICK UP LOCATIONS

THE REAL MEAL 3807 EAST UNIVERSITY AVENUE, GAINESVILLE, FL

FRESH CORNER 16 NW 18th STREET, GAINESVILLE, FL

LUNCHEON ORDERS

DUE: 72HRS BEFORE DELIVERY

FEES: PRICED PER PERSON

REQUIREMENTS: VARIES, AND IS DEPENDENT UPON NUMBER OF GUESTS AND CHOICE OF MENU

DELIVERY FEES: NORMAL DELIVERY FEES APPLY 

PORTION SIZES

SMALL: Suitable for children, elderly seniors, small appetites, bariatric surgery patients, and some weight-loss clients. Contains 3 ounces of protein. $8 per meal

MEDIUM: Suitable for average appetites, and some athletes. Contains 4-6 ounces of protein. $10 per meal

LARGE: Suitable for larger appetites, body builders and some athletes. Contains 6-8 ounces of protein. $14 per meal

CUSTOM: Any meal appropriately portioned which varies from our established portions. $14 or more


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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 Real Meal’s Managing Partner and is an entrepreneurial restauranteur. His personal goal is to change the way the world views food and to help others achieve their personal nutritional goals.

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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.