The 75 in Factor 75 stems from the notion that "75 percent of your fitness comes from what you eat," which is why each and every dish on the rotating daily menu is designed (by certified nutritionists, no less) to fill you up and replenish vital nutrients bodies need to perform at their best. All dishes taste great and the standard for quality of ingredients borders on obsessive: everything is organic- and hormone-, gluten-, soy-, and GMO-free. Meal plans operate on an automatic renewal subscription system, though you can opt for an entire day's worth of meals, or just one or two.
22 Days Nutrition
We’ve been fans of Marco Borges and his 22-Day Revolution program from day one. What's special about these clean meals is that they are surprisingly filling considering it's all strictly plant-based—in fact, the program's main objective is to introduce the masses to the joys and health benefits of veganism. While you can receive your meals—which range from hearty breakfast bowls to flavorful curry dinners—on a daily or weekly basis, according to Borges, the most beneficial route is to take on the 22-Day Challenge (the number is based on the theory that it takes 21 days to make or break a habit).
Freshology has been in the gourmet meal plan business for over a decade, making it the unofficial OG of "field-to-fork" meal delivery. As evidenced by the sheer scope of targeted programs on offer (weight management, prenatal, gluten-free, non-dairy, performance, the list goes on), they've used their time wisely. All that said, they've stayed true to their original model of preparing flavorful, healthful, hyper-personalized menus and delivering right to member's doorsteps at lightning speeds for optimal freshness.
While it's not exactly a full-on meal delivery service, what Daily Harvest does—deliver pre-measured organic smoothie and/or soup ingredients and super-food add-ons that you store in the freezer until blend time—is just as useful to anyone looking to take their eating habits to a healthier place. And don’t let the freezer bit trip you up: fresh fruits, vegetables, and berries retain both their taste and nutritional value better when cryogenically frozen at their ripest point, which is exactly what these guys do best.
This one is for anyone curious about clean eating but too busy/cooking-averse to do the goop detox from scratch. As gorgeous as the presentation may be, it’s what’s inside Sakara's pretty packaging that counts: expect to find three or five day’s worth of 100-percent clean, organic, nutritionally sound meals—water and detox tea included. A menu might read something like this: gluten-free bagel with cashew cream cheese for breakfast, mango veggie burger for lunch, and vegan chopped salad for dinner. The program was launched in NYC by ex-Wall Streeter Whitney Tingle and Danielle DuBoise, a former model, and has quickly expanded to offer deliveries across the country.
There’s a growing community of people who’ve come to rely on Munchery’s (ever-expanding) services for most, if not all, of their weekday meals.
For people who don't necessarily take a skiing trip every year, Get Outfitted is a complete game-changer. The web-based service delivers rental clothing and equipment (literally everything from skis and boots to jackets, mittens, and helmets) directly to your hotel or condo. When you're finished with your trip, pack everything up in the boxes they arrived in and drop it all off at FedEx on the way to the airport. There are plenty of options for summer, too, when you can order tents, sleeping bags, coolers, mountain bikes, and more. It's also ideal for littles who outgrow expensive equipment all too quickly.
Brook Farm General Store
We were bummed when Brook Farm General Store—a long-standing Williamsburg go-to full of deeply American home goods—shuttered. But thrilled when we discovered it was to move a bit out of the city and focus on their online shop. The array is better than ever, from cutting boards to checkered aprons, to the perfect teapot.
Rockett St. George
Here you'll find unusual and affordable home goods with just the right amount of quirk and character—it all has a slightly gothic, but gorgeous, sensibility. There is a by-appointment showroom, should you want to see some of the bigger pieces in person.
As its name suggests, the focus here is on brain games, from backgammon to chess, to marbles.
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