What we offer

Theory Foods is a meal plan and catering service designed to help you and your teams eat well consistently, and discover healthy locally-crafted food. Our restaurant and food partners include CAN CAN Health & Wellness, Josey Baker Bread, Nourish Cafe, Toasty, and The YES Bar. There are no markups on prices, nor fees. We help you plan and place your personal meal plan or catering orders from our restaurant partners. We also offer corporate and personal healthy kitchen stocking, and exclusive wholesale options for retailers.


Placing orders + process

To place an order, please reach out to us via phone at 415.494.9850 or email at orders@theoryfoods.com


PERSONAL Meal Plan DETAILS

Enjoy ready-to-eat meal plans made by your favorite local restaurants. Our plans range from light fare to nourishing and are 2 or 3 day. We help you design your own plan based on your unique preferences. All orders are fulfilled by our restaurant partners. We can accommodate most diets including gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, and more. Recurring orders can be arranged. Theory Foods does not mark up our restaurant partner's prices, nor charge any fees for using our service. We work with our restaurant partners to work for you, and help you eat well.  

What you will receive:
Meal plans may include breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and beverages. Our service is meant to provide food to cover the course of more than one day, and specifically help individuals plan out and receive 2 to 3 days worth of ready-to-eat, healthy meals from our restaurant partners. Unlike typical carry out or delivery, we have worked with our partners on meal plan-specific menus for offerings that will last for up to two to three days. Orders are provided in a manner so that everything can be refrigerated upon receiving and enjoyed through that time. There is variety to each, and regular updates include offerings not always found on our partners' in-store or online menus. 72 hours notice (business-day) needed for meal plan orders. We will accommodate when possible for orders that are less than 72 hours notice.

There is a $135 minimum on orders. One purveyor per order, or $135 per purveyor. Deliveries are available from select restaurant partners at an extra set cost. 

The process
1. Send us an order request for a meal plan with more information about what you’re looking for to orders@theoryfoods.com
2. Once we receive your order request, we will schedule a brief phone conversation between you and one of our holistic health coaches to better understand your dietary preferences, and we’ll put together a personalized plan for you. Plans start at $135 and food is chosen from one of our partners per plan.
3. Your meal plan will be put together for you, and available for pick up or delivery at a scheduled time after your order is confirmed. You'll receive your personal meal plan of ready-to-enjoy meals, carefully created for you by our restaurant partners.
4. You enjoy freshly prepared meals and beverages made just for you. 
 


HEALTHY CATERING DETAILS

Theory Foods assists with planning and placing catering orders for groups large and small from San Francisco's CAN CAN, Nourish Cafe, Toasty, and The YES Bar. There is no additional cost to order catering via Theory Foods, and no markup on prices. We'll help you plan out a menu and schedule your order of quality, nourishing, healthy food for your next catering need.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, event fare, holiday fare, beverages, coffee service (hot or cold-brewed), tea service (hot or iced), fresh raw juice, baked goods, hand-baked desserts and more are all available. 

The latest catering menus can be found via the catering page, including an order form for download. To place your order, you can email us at catering@theoryfoods.com or call 415.494.9850. Once an order is made through Theory Foods, the restaurant will fulfill and deliver the order.

 

How is Theory Foods different from other meal plan services? 

Theory Foods a highly personalized meal plan service, helping people eat the way they'd like to eat based on their own unique dietary theory, with food from select top local restaurant partners. Your meals are planned and prepared for you based on your preferences. We have worked with our restaurant partners on meal-plan specific menus, and offer the same in-store pricing on every item -- there are no mark ups nor fees for using Theory Foods. When ordering your meal plan through Theory Foods, your plan may come packaged/sealed to last longer than simply a "to-go" order. All items are provided cold and will need to be enjoyed or refrigerated upon receiving. We aim to make it easy for you to eat well consistently, and help our partners get their healthy food to you. 

 

Why use Theory Foods to place your orders vs going directly to the restaurants?

Theory Foods is a service for our restaurant partners to put forth their healthy, quality food in personal meal plan and catering formats. For personal meal plans, we have crafted meal-plan specific menus with and for each restaurant partner that includes their healthiest fare, and with food that will last for up to two to three days (our typical recommendation for a meal plan). Theory Foods serves as our restaurant partners' meal plan service to make it easy to eat well consistently with quality, nutritious, locally-made food.

Unique to our meal plan service:

  • you'll have one point of contact for all of our restaurant partners

  • no markup on prices nor fees: you'll receive the best pricing on our restaurant partner's offerings (same as in-store)

  • our food purveyors are known for their nourishing, healthy, locally-crafted fare

  • we have worked with our restaurant partners to curate meal plan-specific menus from their offerings

  • our meal plan-specific menus may include additional items that are not available on our restaurant partners' in-store or online menus

  • when placing your meal plan order through Theory Foods, your order is specifically created as a meal plan by our restaurant partners and packaged for lasting up to two to three days

  • we are an exclusive meal planning service for our restaurant partners, and are able to take the time to help you plan out an order that works for your unique preferences

  • we provide planning services that include personalized copies of orders, copies of receipts, and recurring order assistance

 

How is Theory Foods different from other catering services? 

Theory Foods assists with planning and placing catering orders for groups large and small from San Francisco's CAN CAN, Nourish Cafe, Toasty, and The YES Bar. There is no additional cost to order catering via Theory Foods, and no markup on prices. We'll help you plan out a menu and schedule your order of quality, nourishing, healthy food for you next catering need. We provide planning services, customized electronic order forms and receipt copies for each catering order. We serve as an extension of our restaurant partners to help you plan and place your orders. All orders come directly from the restaurant that you'd like your catering from once an order is finalized.

Unique to our catering service:

  • you'll have one point of contact for all of our restaurant partners

  • no markup on prices nor fees: you'll receive the best pricing on our restaurant partner's offerings (same as in-store)

  • our food purveyors are known for their nourishing, healthy, locally-crafted fare

  • community-curated: we work directly with top restaurant partners for your catering needs

  • we are a catering planning and ordering service for our restaurant partners, and are able to take the time to help you plan out an order that works for your unique needs with a focus on healthy, nutritious, nourishing fare for your groups

  • we are able to assist with catering orders for 10 people to events for over 500 people

  • we provide planning services that include personalized copies of orders, copies of receipts, and recurring order assistance

Do I have to cook the food in the meal plans?

Your food is freshly prepared, specially-packaged, and ready-to-eat. Once you receive your order, please refrigerate everything immediately and enjoy by the end of the duration of your plan.

 

Why do I have to order in advance?

72 hours advanced notice for orders allows time to finalize your menu and work directly with you. Next, we work with our restaurant partners on your final order and make arrangements for when your catering or meal plan can be picked up or delivered. Once you try Theory Foods and find out if it works for you, a subscription option is available so that you don't have to skip days without this service. Subscription options are available by emailing orders@theoryfoods.com

Payment + delivery

We accept all major credit cards. A final order form and order total will be provided, and will need to be paid in-full via credit card for final order confirmation. Deliveries or pick-ups may be arranged for both meal plans and catering orders. When delivery is available, delivery areas include San Francisco proper. All downtown deliveries must have building parking access (freight entry) that allows access to park. This can usually be easily arranged with building services and security, and will need to be confirmed in advance of the delivery. Deliveries are offered from select restaurant partners. Minimum orders are required, and set delivery fees apply. 

Your order is delivered right from the restaurants that we work with to you. Please refrigerate your meal plan order immediately upon receiving. 

 

Modifying orders

Orders cannot be modified after they are confirmed. Delivery addresses may be modified 48 hours prior to the next delivery date and time. 

Returns + refunds

All orders are final sale once the order is placed. If you don't like a certain item in one of your meal plans, please make note and we won't include that offering in a future plan. 
 

Is Theory Foods for you?

Theory Foods' meal plans may be ideal for you if:

  • you are looking to have ready-to-eat healthy food and beverages to enjoy over the course of more than one day, vs a one-off lunch or dinner

  • you consider yourself a selective eater

  • high quality food is important to you

  • eating well is important to you

  • eating nourishing foods is important to you

  • you are working with a personal trainer, nutritionist, or preventative care doctor and you want to compliment that with eating well

  • you are on a new diet as prescribed by a personal trainer or nutritionist and don't know where to begin when it comes to preparing food

  • you want to learn about the foods that make you feel good

  • you do not eat processed food nor chemicals 

  • you are comfortable with investing in good food

  • you believe that eating well is one of the most important ways to feel good and live a healthy life

  • you want to eat regularly and have food available at home or at work when you want it

  • you don't like to or don't want to prepare food

  • you don't like to or don't want to clean up after cooking

  • you don't like to or don't want to grocery shop

  • you are looking to supplement your home cooking with this meal plan service for a few days out of the week

  • you anticipate a busy week with little time to cook, and this service will help you eat well and consistently during that time

Eating well is a journey that will last your lifetime. We encourage you to experiment and see what kinds of foods work for you. Perhaps you'd like to eat healthy and consistently, and keep it as simple as that. The more you use this service, it is our hope that you'll discover what works best for you. 

Theory Foods' catering service may be ideal for you if: 

  • you'd like your catering orders to be healthy and nourishing, and taste good

  • high quality, local food is important to you

  • you'd like assistance with planning and placing your orders

  • you'd like the added service of having electronic copies of your orders, and receipts sent electronically

  • you like the added benefit of having a point of contact for all catering needs, and variety for your orders

 

Why 2-3 day meal plans?

Our goal is to have you enjoy amazing food throughout your week. You can enjoy this for two or three full days, or set up orders through the week by ordering more than one plan. You'll simply need to schedule your orders back-to-back. We offer a 2-3 day plans because the food provided is always fresh, not frozen, and is not made with preservatives. If you have food left over after the days of your plan, we recommend discarding it.


Why aren’t your meal plan menus published?

We are a high touch service and help you put together a meal plan based on your specific preferences. Our meal plan menus often change, have seasonal items, and sometimes include items not found on our partner’s in-store menus. Our goal is to make it easy for you to order a plan and enjoy amazing food throughout your week. Our health coaches simply assist you with suggestions and your order at the time you place your order. In the age of apps, we add back the personal element.

Frequency + recurring orders

This program works for those who'd like to order one time here and there, or have a recurring order. We can easily arrange for recurring orders, and can provide different menu suggestions for variety. 
 

Couples + roommates + children

Meal plans are made per person, yet we can easily accommodate more people living in the same household. Each person will simply need to have their own separate orders created. The cost will be priced out based on an individual's specific plan. 
 

Your diet

Theory Foods is an ideal meal plan program for those who want to explore what foods help them feel good and energized, or know how they'd like to eat, have high standards, want the taste and quality of chef-prepared food, and want to save time. 

We each thrive on different kinds of foods. Maybe you're just now exploring what works for you, or you've been recently diagnosed with a food sensitivity. Your diet is personal. We want to help you eat the way you'd like to with quality food made by top local purveyors. 
 

Dietary theories

There are hundreds of dietary theories. If you really think about it, there is a dietary theory for each of us as we each have our own unique way that we like to eat. Some foods work better for us than others. We appreciate that and are here to support you however possible. You don't have to follow a strict plan to benefit from our service. One thing will always be a constant: you'll receive good, nutritious, nourishing food from some of the best restaurants and food purveyors in San Francisco.
 

Disclaimer

We are a meal plan and catering planning and ordering service and do not provide medical nor nutritional advice. Please consult your doctor or nutritionist should you seek medical or nutritional advice.