What food fuels fashion models like Lily Aldridge and Erin Heatherton and celebs like Iman, Gwyneth Paltrow and Lena Dunham? According to Twitter testimonials, they opt for an easy and convenient — and scrumptiously satisfying — organic food delivery called Sakara Life. And, locals are in luck, Sakara started delivery in DC this month!
Now, this isn’t just any quick service salad. These superfood filled meals are masterpieces of nutritional design, meant to be a healthy solution to weight loss (or weight maintenance!). Delivery makes choosing health your simplest strategy, and Sakara’s selection keeps you, your stomach and your soul… centered.
Not only did we try a variety of Sakara’s delectable deliverables ourselves for a week, we also got the dish from company owners Whitney Tingle and Danielle Dubois.
KSM: DC’s restaurant scene is booming! The Capital is fast becoming a destination for foodies — and policy networking so often happens here over a heavy (and not alway healthy) power lunch. Why would you say the time is right for Sakara Life here… now?
Sakara Life (SL): People are finally starting to make the connection between the food they eat and how they feel. They realize that the ingredients of a meal affect more then their tastebuds and more than their waistlines – but also their success in their careers, their confidence in their relationships, their likelihood of developing disease, and their overall happiness. Food is no longer something we need for survival, nor something that exists simply to satisfy our emotional needs and cravings… and the Sakara Life is based off of this understanding. We have spent years developing a program that focuses on the nourishment of all aspects of your life. Body, mind, soul., yes, but also taste buds, heart health, cell strength, satiation, happiness, lifestyle, etc.
KSM: I’m glad you mentioned the taste buds, because sometimes we wonder if healthy, hearty food can be as appetizing as we’d love them to be. I was amazed in my personal Sakara experience. I’ve never seen such a variety of salads – tasty and filling with always in-season ingredients – and the dressings!! So… while we’re talking about healthy seasonal foods, let’s talk local as well. Are you partnering with any local growers for your DC deliveries that you can share with us?
SL: We are! Because we are in the very initial steps of the Sakara DC Launch, we are still testing out many local farms in the DC area and seeing how they fit within the Sakara Life. As we move into the spring, we’ll definitely look to spotlight these relationships and the amazing, fresh foods they are nourishing our sakaralites’ bodies with! For us, home is where the farm is and we could not do what we do without them.
KSM: Should we expect the meals offered in New York and other markets to be the same? How important is local to your meal planning?
SL: The quality of our ingredients is of the utmost importance to us because we know that fresh ingredients are not only more nutrient dense, but taste better. The vast majority of the time, that means locally sourced, seasonal, organic whole foods, grown with loving hands. It’s one of the things that makes the Sakara Life unique in the meal delivery field and our clients can taste and feel the difference.
KSM: What is the ONE thing about your program that you think MOST attracts the big names that have become evangelists for your product? (Convenience? Taste? Healthy results??) Do you think this “thing” might be different for your DC clientele? What do you think most matters here… or should?
SL: All three. We know, we know, you said just one… but it’s truly the combination of the 3! We are the first meal delivery program to deliver fresh, nutritionally designed, plant-based meals straight to your door, with love. Not only do our clients not have to think about where their next meal is coming from (and trust us, our clients do not have the time!), but they are also able to totally and completely trust the food in all its capacity – quality, taste, and nutritional integrity. That is hard to come by in this day and age and the amount of stress it alleviates from our clients’ lives is one of the many components that goes into creating such life-changing results!
Five day organic meal delivery starts at $130. Not ready to jump in all the way? Sakara says that’s OK! They offer a one day trial, which they liken to “a spa day for your insides.” With the 1-Day Trial, you’ll receive 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner and 2 detox teas that will help clean out your body. If you sample Sakara, let us know what you think!