Peasy Prepared Meals Feature Local Chefs, GoodiesBy Megan Giller
September 5, 2013
Lately there have been a spate of local to-go places to grab prepared meals (Snap Kitchen, Mel’s Meals, My Fit Foods), but the new trend seems to be meal kits that you put together yourself. Beetnik Foods, for example, just celebrated its one-year anniversary with a chef throwdown between owner David Perkins and Barley Swine chef Kyle McKinney. And the Austin Chronicle has just reviewed Peasy prepared meals:
“Megan Clark, inspired by Michael Pollan and her own week night time crunch, brainstormed her own remedy for boring, quick fix meals, and opened Peasy. This service aims to assist home cooks boost nutrition and enjoyment and still save time by gathering and prepping all the ingredients for a ‘foodie-worthy’ meal to be prepared in 30 minutes or less.”
The roast pork pizzaiola dinner kit holds its own. The dish was designed by Vespaio sous chef Jesse DeLeon and features corn polenta, a pizzaiola with burgundy pasture pork shoulder, Creminelli Calabrese Salumi from Antonelli's Cheese Shop and dried herbs from Savory Spice Shop. Plus, the meal ended up costing about $8 per serving.
The menu changes weekly, and this week you’ll find chicken chilaquiles verdes with smashed black beans as well as Morrocan chicken tagine with eggplant, almonds and tomatoes. Pick up the meals by preorder or walk-up from Peasy’s food trailer at Rosedale Market in East Austin.