Review: Pete’s Paleo (Fresh Organic Ingredients In Each Dish)
Pete’s Paleo is a meal kit specialty service with all the regular convenience factors of a food subscription service plan along with the added ease of sticking to a specific diet (whether you are trying Paleo out for the first time or already on the diet).
The plan, although paleo focused, also offers vegetarian and pork-free options if desired.
With a staff of over 40 years of experience and sous chef level expertise and higher, this is definitely a reputable company that we were excited to try out for the first time and compare to other specialty meal service delivery companies.
The menu revolves on a weekly seasonal basis, and the menu even changes based on what local farmers are growing and harvesting out of the ground every week the company cooks it. Pete’s Paleo definitely takes fresh and locally sourced to a whole new level, and every dish is shipped gourmet to your door and ready to eat.
All produce is organically grown and non-GMO, meat is grass-fed and pastured, and every dish is free of all soy, dairy, and gluten. Those with any allergies can also specify for different preferences if needed, and the options selections always seem limitless even for picky eaters.
With Pete’s Paleo, the interface is really easy to use and ordering is a breeze. You simply place your order by Monday night, farmers deliver produce harvested the same day, seasoned chefs cook meals fresh, and they are shipped right to your home or office at your convenience.
So how does Pete’s Paleo compare to other delivery services we have tried in the past and does it really “bring dining back to your cave” as per the company slogan?
We tested it out and reviewed to find out more.
Pete’s Paleo: Meal and Menu Options
All of Pete’s Paleo Meals are fully prepared and only require reheating and are still incredibly fresh, so you can toss your knife and kitchen supplies away, and save on time with the added convenience factor while still enjoying extremely fresh quality dishes.
Classic plan menu options include Chicken Chili with Roasted Cauliflower and Butternut Mash, Garlic Tri-Tip with Roasted Kale and Rutabaga, Al Pastor Pork with Sautéed Spinach and Cilantro Spaghetti Squash, Curry Roasted Chicken with Sautéed Broccoli and Roasted Yams, Gyro Greek Lamb with Cucumber Sauce, Cauliflower rice with black pepper arugula and potatoes, Smoked Pulled Pork with Baby Bok Choy and Braised Carrots, Herb De Provence Duck with Lemon Zest Asparagus and Purple Potatoes, Pork Cheeks with Plum & Celery Slaw, Mashed Yams and Fennel, Braised Brisket with sauteed greens and roasted butternut squash, and S+P chicken with Sautéed Swiss Chard and Parsnips with Chives.
All meals come complete with 5 ounces of protein and 7 ounces of fresh vegetables per serving, and you can also opt for extra sides, extra protein, if you would like pork or not (for those who do not consume pork products), and delivery options- either on a weekly or biweekly basis. You can also pick anything from 5 meals per week to a family plan of 5 meals with 4 servings, and you can select a vegetarian plan if desired.
Pete’s Paleo: Price Structures and Plans
Using Pete’s traditional subscription service, you can order 5 meals per week for $123.00, 10 meals per week for $189.00, 14 for $249.00, a family plan of 5 meals with 4 servings each for $324.00, or a vegetarian plan of 10 meals for $129.00.
It’s important to note you can have these sent weekly or opt for a biweekly option as well, so if you’d like to break up a plan system for extra savings, or start with a 5 plan meal at a biweekly rate just to try out the service and save, that’s also an option.
As a side note, if you order extra protein add ons or extra side dishes, there are additional fees not included in the prices listed above.
If you’re interested in the 21 day sugar detox plan, a 1 time purchase of 7 dinners (which can be delivered at a rate of every 1, 2, 3 or 4 weeks) costs $163.50, 14 dinners will run you $268.50, and 21 dinners comes to $350.00. Not bad, considering the quality, convenience, and specifics of the plan- which is quite difficult for most to do alone, especially with any ease of preparation.
Pete’s Paleo Lite Plan is a one time purchase of 7 meals, which comes to $99 and can be shipped at a rate of one week or biweekly.
Pete’s bacon single purchase options range from 4 pounds for $47.56 to 10 pounds for $118.90 (with many options in between), and can also be shipped once per week or every other week.
Using the “Eat What You Love” plan, you can pick 5 or more of any meals at a single one time purchase rate, and fees depend upon selections, with most servings in the $15+ range.
Pete’s Paleo: Specialty Plans and Diets
Pete’s Paleo has a lot of specialty options to pick from if you are not a fan of the classic menu, like the Lite Plan, with options with 3.5 ounces of protein and 5 ounces of fresh vegetables per serving, with this plan you can also select specific dietary preferences and avoid any potential allergens to specific food products.
Using the “Eat What You Love” option you can pick a minimum of 5 meals of your choice, which are delivered frozen but still taste delicious and fresh and can be reheated within minutes and you can still filter and specify with any given dietary preference.
You can also purchase Pete’s Paleo Bacon, with no added nitrates, sugars, or nitrites. The bacon sourced from Pete’s is not comparable to your local grocery store, is cured rather than brined, no sugars of any kind are used, and the meat is sourced pastured from quality local ranches.
Pete’s also provides ready to eat dinners for their 21 day sugar detox journey diet, all free of gluten, dairy, soy, corn, eggs, legumes, preservatives, GMOs, artificial sweeteners, and natural sweeteners. Thawing them in the fridge overnight prior to eating is recommended.
Pete’s Paleo: Worth It?
If you’re looking for a great option for Paleo friendly meals with a large variety of options to pick from and fresh options that are easy to prepare on the go and quickly, Pete’s Paleo is definitely a winner with plenty of variety and even vegetarian options- a rarity in the specific category.
The price points are extremely reasonable in comparison to the amount of food and servings, the fresh quality of each dish, and the specific category. Plus there are so many different other options on the menu, so if you’d like to try out the 21 day sugar detox, order fresh bacon, or pick and choose for yourself as you go with specificity in mind, this is an ideal option.
In terms of Paleo on the go meal kits, this is likely the tastiest and most convenient meal service offering we’ve tested to date, and we’ve yet to encounter another service with so many additional exclusive offerings.
Whether you’re an individual, couple, or looking for family options, this works if you’re looking for quick and easy high-protein enriched meals that save on any kitchen time or cleaning, with added bonuses like specifying your own dietary concerns and preferences. It even works for vegetarians!
Beverly joined MFS with a diverse breadth of experience in writing and digital marketing. Throughout the years of placing recipes on MFS, I’ve noticed an uptick in the number of “subscription boxes” for the cooking/food market. It was then that I decided to also include my own personal review of these subscriptions on MFS.