Frequently Asked Questions
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Where do you deliver?
We deliver to most of San Diego County, Riverside County, and Orange County.
How will I know if I'm in your delivery area?
Send us an email to email@example.com and we'll let you know.
When do you deliver the meals?
We deliver on Sundays between 8 am and 5 pm, and on Wednesdays between 4 pm and 10 pm. Delivery day is selected during your checkout process.
What if I'm not home when the delivery is made?
The meals are packed in an insulated bag on ice. The food will remain on ice for 2-4 hours depending on weather conditions.
Do you deliver all of my meals on one day?
Yes we deliver on the day you select when you check out. If you are ordering 15 or more per week, we suggest enrolling in two meal plans. This lets you have 10 ordered on Sunday, and then another 5 on Wednesday, giving you fresh meals all week.
How do you keep my food fresh during delivery?
Our meals come packaged and sealed in an insulated bag on ice. They will remain fresh for about 5-6 hours after delivery.
Do you have live tracking available during delivery
At this point we do not, but it is something we are working towards in the future.
How do I order?
Click 'ORDER NOW' on our homepage or click 'ORDER' from our navigation menu on the top right. You will be guided through a few simple steps.
How do I increase or decrease my meals per week?
You would have to cancel your current plan and enroll in a new meal plan.
Do I have to enroll in a reocurring weekly meal plan?
Yes, but you can cancel right after you get your first delivery so you won't be charged ever again. Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to cancel after your first order.
Do I have an option to select what meals I want?
We don't offer specific meal selection. Instead we offer protein selection which means you get to select how many chicken, beef, fish, turkey, and vegetarian meals you'd like every week. You can always update those numbers at any time by logging into your account online.
What if I have very specific dietary needs?
You can select the "Personal Chef" option when you are checking out. This option allows our customers to indicate any food allergies, and/or dietary restrictions they may have. However, if you have single ingredient requests, such as a personal dislike for onions, or cilantro, we cannot accommodate your needs because it just isn't possible for our chefs to change the meals. If you like to avoid broccoli or brussels sprouts, we may be able to accommodate those types of requests, but can't guarantee it every week.
What if I don't like brussel sprouts or cauliflower?
You would select the "Personal Chef" lifestyle optoin when you checkout. Once you are there, you will be prompted to indicate specific meal preferences. We can't guarantee that we can avoid every vegetable you dislike, but we will try our best to accommodate all of your needs within reason.
Do you provide vegan/vegetarian meal options?
Yes, during the checkout process, you will have the option of signing up for a specific dietary lifestyle. Vegans and vegetarians would select the "Vegan/Vegetarian" option. We never use dairy in our entire menu or kitchen. However, we will use pasture-raised eggs in select meals, and vegans have the option of not including eggs in their meals as well. We never use soy or soy based products.
Do you have keto or paleo options?
Yes, we offer both Keto and Paleo meal plans. When you are on the order page, you will select which meal plan is best for your needs.
Are your meals gluten free?
Our entire menu is always gluten-free, sugar-free, and dairy-free. However, our kitchen has not been gluten-free certified as of yet.
Are your meals sugar-free?
Yes, our meals are free of any refined white sugars. We may sometimes sweeten some sauces with coconut sugar, or a tiny bit of agave.
Are your meals dairy-free?
You may love cheese and milk, but we do not use any form of dairy in any of our meals, sauces, and ingredients.
How long will the food stay fresh?
We work with our suppliers to source local ingredients for you! Our organic produce does not spend much time on a shelf—we generally get our ingredients into your home in less time than a grocery store could. Since organic ingredients have no artificial preservatives they have a shorter shelf life. Most meals will remain fresh to consume within 5 days of arrival. You may extend shelf life by a few more days by freezing meals. Note: Please consume seafood and fish as soon as possible, typically within 3 days is best practice.
Is your food healthier than food I can eat at a restaurant?
Yes absolutely. We offer pasture-raised chicken, grass-fed beef, wild-caught fish and local organic produce. We only cook with heart healthy oils like coconut, avocado, and olive oil. Restaurants tend to use cheap vegetable oils like soy, canola, and other cost-efficient oils like soy and peanut. These oils have tremendous consequences on our bodies and we want our customers to be aware of the benefits of clean eating. You'll feel the difference in just a few short weeks, we promise!
What makes your food better?
Simply taste and nutrition. All of our meals are nutritionally dense, with no fillers, no gluten, no refined white sugar, and no dairy, ever! We guarantee we taste better than any other local meal prep. We encourage you to a taste challenge!
Do I have to cook the food?
No, all of our meals are pre-packaged, cooked, and delivered ready to eat. Just heat and eat!
How do I warm up the food?
We suggest removing the food content from the food tray and warming it up for 3-5 minutes in a skillet on the stove-top. However, you may also warm up the food in a microwave. Please remove the paper sleeve from the tray, place the tray with the top opened on the corner, and microwave on medium for 1:30 - 2:30 minutes.
Heating the food on the stovetop
Please remove all packaging. Oil the skillet with a teaspoon of your favorite heart healthy oil. We suggest avocado oil for a healthy neutral taste. Heat on medium for 3-5 minutes.
Heating the food in the microwave
Remove the paper sleeve around the food tray. Place the tray with the lid on in the microwave. Heat on medium for 1:30-2:30 minutes.
How do I add more meals to my meal plan?
You have to cancel and re-enroll in a larger meal plan.
When is the weekly cutoff time to make changes to my delivery or subscription?
The cutoff time to skip a delivery, make any changes to a delivery, or cancel your subscription is 48 hours prior to your next delivery day. For example, if you are set to receive your delivery on Wednesday, your cutoff time will be the Monday prior, before 7:30 PM.
How do I change my delivery address?
To change the delivery address on your account, login to your account by clicking the Login tab on our homepage.
How do I skip a week?
Visit your account by logging into your account on our homepage. Click on "Upcoming Orders". Click 'Skip' for the weeks you don't want food. You will not be charged for the week(s) you skip. Be sure to skip before your cutoff time 48 hours prior to your next delivery day.
How do I change my payment information?
To change your payment information, log into your account. Click Update Card. Remember to make any changes before the cutoff time: 48 hours before your next delivery day.
What if I forgot my password?
Click Login on our homepage. Click Forgot Password to reset and create a new one.
How do I cancel my subscription?
To cancel your subscription log into your account. Click cancel. To avoid another delivery, be sure to cancel before your cutoff time.
How do your meal plans work?
Click How to Order on the top menu. Once you are there, you will be guided through steps that will allow you to choose your dietary lifestyle and delivery preferences.
Are these subscriptions daily, weekly, monthly?
All of our subscriptions are weekly, and customers are charged once a week on the day of their delivery.
Do I have to re-order every week?
No. Your meal plan renews every week until you skip, pause, or cancel.
What if I don't want to enroll in a reocurring weekly meal plan?
We currently do not have an option for one time orders. However, you can always enroll and then cancel right after your first delivery. This way you will avoid any further deliveries and charges.
Is there a commitment I have to make when I purchase a meal plan?
No, we do not force any kind of contractural obligations when enrolling in a meal plan. Even if you only choose to have a meal plan for 3 weeks, and after the first week you decide to leave on a vacation; you can always cancel your meal plan and you won't be charged for the remainder of your meal plan. Make sure to cancel before our 48 hour cutoff time prior to your next delivery date.
What dietary options do you offer?
We offer a variety of menus to cater to different lifestyles and dietary preferences. We offer five different lifestyle choices, and each lifestyle choice allows for dietary preferences. Our standard plan includes all our clean proteins, vegetables, roots, and gluten-free grains. Our other lifestyle options include paleo, keto/low-carb, and vegan/vegetarian. For those of use who have very specific dietary needs, we offer an option called the "Personal Chef." Our meal plans allow for customization of protein preferences. You can opt out of receiving certain proteins, like beef, chicken, turkey, or fish. Note: Our ingredients are processed and packaged in the same facility, and cross-contact with major food allergens may occur. While we follow industry-leading best practices in safe food handling, trace amounts of allergens may exist in your meal. If you have a severe allergy, please use your discretion.
What methods of payment do you accept?
We currently accept all major credit and debit cards including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JCB, Discover, and Diners Club.
When is my credit or debit card charged?
Your credit or debit card is charged on your delivery day every week. If you selected Sunday when you enrolled, you would be charged every Sunday if you have an active meal plan subscription. If you selected Wednesday, then you would be charged on Wednesdays.
How do I change my payment information?
Log in to your account at socalfresh.com/login or directly from our homepage. As soon as you log in, the customer portal loads, and you'll see a link for "Manage Subscription". Click that link to take you to a mange subscriptions page. On the right you'll see a tab that says "Manage" with a drop down. Then click "View/Update Card". You should be able to update your billing information there.
What do I do if my card is declined for my next delivery?
Please contact our customer service team via email at email@example.com or call (951) 479-6522, to speak with a representative about processing your order. If needed, please update the card listed under your account socalfresh.com/login.
Have a promotion code?
If you are enrolling in meal plan, you will be prompted to enter your promotion code right before you check out. Simple type in the promotion code, (which isn't case sensitive), and check out.
What separates SoCal Fresh from other meal prep companies doing the same thing?
We take pride in enthusiasctially believing that we cook the best tasting healthy food. In addition to that, we offer a fully clean menu. That means we source the cleanest protein sources available locally, and we always offer organic produce. We also only cook in clean oils like coconut, olive, and avocado. We absolutely never use canola, processed vegetable, peanut, soy, or any other cheap oils that the restaurant industry uses.
Why choose SoCal Fresh over eating out at a restaurant?
Finding a restaurant that offers pasture-raised chicken, grass-fed beef, and wild-caught fish is almost impossible. Our menu consistently offers these clean protein sources. Additionally, we promise that all of our vegetables, grains, legumes, greens, and basically anything else that we cook is always organic and in season when possible. Now, you tell me what restaurant can offer that, at the same price point we offer?! Oh yea, let's not forget we deliver!
Why not meal prep for myself and my family?
We encourage healthy eating no matter what. We're happy to see you doing your thing and in pursuit of the best version of yourself. However, we'd also like to remind you that it takes lots of time and money to shop, cook, and package your meals. Sourcing all of our premium ingredients, proteins, and local vegetables will cost you more than it does us. It also takes gas and time to find all of the ingredients you will need to prepare the meals we prepare for you. We say let us handle the food, and you pick up a new hobby with all of your free time.