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FAQs

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How do I order Scratch Prepared Meals?

It's simple, just select the meals you would like to order, add these to your cart, and checkout when ready.

 

Are Scratch Prepared Meals already made, or do I have to meal prep them?

All of our meals arrive fully prepared in microwave safe containers and ready to heat, just crack the lid and heat to desired temperature. Unlike your standard meal kit, we do all the work for you! With Scratch there is no measuring, cooking, dishes, etc.

 

Do you deliver?

We offer local delivery to the Columbus area and shipping throughout OHIO! Check out the Shipping and Delivery section to learn more.

 

How much do pre-made meals cost?

We aim to keep our meals affordable. Most of our options are between $8-$12 dollars.

 

How often and when are the meals delivered? 

We deliver every Sunday evening and ship on Fridays for next day delivery. Shipments will arrive on Tuesday.

 

Is there a minimum order amount for the premade meals? 

There is no minimum, but shipping rates do apply. We recommend ordering 4 or more meals when choosing delivery or shipping to make it worth the added transportation cost.

 

Is there a delivery fee for the meal delivery?

Introductory rates for a limited time - $5 Columbus Delivery, $10 Shipping anywhere in OHIO. Pickup at our location on Sundays is always FREE!

 

How long will my MREs retain their freshness?

We recommend consuming most meals within 5 days to maximize flavor and freshness, although we will suggest that you eat seafood items earlier in the week. If planning to hold longer than 5 days, freeze within 2 days of receiving.

 

How do I reheat my ready-to-eat meals? 

Our meals come in microwaveable containers. If you want to avoid dirty dishes, simply reheat your meals in our containers. Ordering meals for family dinner or date night? Just replate your meals, heat them up and eat! 

 

Are Scratch meal containers microwaveable, dishwasher safe? 

Yes, our meals are packaged in microwave and dishwasher safe containers. We like to reuse these for leftovers and to-go plates when we host dinners. They have many uses!

 

What if I’m not home during a scheduled delivery? 

You can always make arrangements to pick up from our facility on Sunday from 2-5 PM or Mondays from 11 AM - 1 PM. If delivery is still desired, we HIGHLY recommend customers leave a cooler on their porch with suitable amount of icepacks and we will place your order inside. Please instruct the driver (they will text you on their way) We do not assume the risk if people steal your tasty meals. 

 

Do you deliver in Columbus? 

We offer delivery on Sunday evenings to most parts of the Columbus area. For a list of areas please visit the shipping section of our site.

 

Are these ready to eat meals okay for weight loss, whole30 and special diets? 

Whether you are on Keto, Paleo, Whole30, or something else - we offer a wide variety so that we can cater to almost any need.

 

Are the premade meals safe for someone with food allergies? 

All ingredients are clearly listed for each menu offering to avoid any potential concerns.

 

Are the ready-to-eat meals non-GMO? 

We are proud to source fresh, organic ingredients from local farms whenever possible and all of our proteins are all natural and non-GMO!

 

Do you offer gluten free meals?

We offer a wide selection of gluten free options.

 

Can I get premade vegetarian meals delivered to me? 

Absolutely, we offer a variety of vegetarian premade meals with tofu, mushrooms and other meat substitutes.

 

Are Scratch Prepared Meals keto? 

We do offer a wide selection of keto options along with many other lifestyle categories.