Sweet & Sowers delivers healthful and thoughtfully-constructed two course meals on Thursday of each week (note: we will be adding additional Drop-Off Meals as soon as we can!) to clients in San Francisco, Marin County and the South Bay.
Our clients often find that with leftovers and add-ons, like our monthly market bag and fresh pasta, our services can cover many of your dinner and grocery needs for the work and school week. We provide options you won't find at your typical grocery store or through a meal kit service, with home-finished dinners that are healthier and more elevated than carryout.
Sign up for our weekly email list here— every Wednesday, we’ll send you our menu for the following week with a link to our order form. You can order as often, as much, or as little as you like. Here you can specify any requests (e.g. no raw onion, no garlic) or allergies with your order. We understand plans and needs vary from week to week, so we offer you the flexibility to participate as you’d like.
On the day of your Drop-Off Meal, a member of our fully-vaccinated team deliver between the hours of 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. We'll provide the components of your meal in labeled Rubbermaid containers stored inside an insulated bag. Leave these items in your refrigerator until you’re ready for dinner.
Our drop-off meals require only light cooking or reheating. Typically, we leave all proteins raw to preserve quality in the finished meal (unless the menu features a braised item). Preparation usually takes no more than 15 to 30 minutes from start to plating. You can always email or text us with any questions that arise.
We'll send you step-by-step preparation instructions on the day of your delivery. In addition, we often post video instructions to our YouTube channel. Following along can be a rewarding family activity, encouraging kids to get involved in the process and learn about cooking.
After your meal, simply remove the labels from your Rubbermaid containers and wash them in the dishwasher. On the day of your next delivery, place them back in your insulated Sweet & Sowers bag and leave them outside your door. We’ll replace them with a fresh meal and you can get another delicious dinner on the table. We triple-sanitize each container that is returned to us before reusing it.
Once a month, we put together a bag of the best local produce we can find, typically with a minimum of 8 items. We religiously attend San Francisco farmers markets and showcase that season's bounty. The cost of a market bag works out to be about the same price as if you went to, say, the Ferry Building Farmers Market and shopped the produce yourself, thanks to our valued relationships with local purveyors and the discounts they provide us.
We take great pride in the creation of our fresh pasta every week (an art we've perfected over years of training) available as an add-on option with your order. You can also add the sauce of the week, giving you an additional meal on deck or a more kid-friendly option.
We offer additional add-ons each week. Think farm fresh eggs, Sweet & Sowers jams, and frozen items like marinated meats and soups.
We believe in transparency, so here is exactly what you're paying for:
$80 for labor*
Food cost (varies based on market prices, typically around $20/portion)
$5-10 for delivery ($10 outside city limits)
2.5% billing fee
*$25 added per portion if 4 or more
Food cost for 3: $60
Labor for meal: $80
Market bag: $65
2.5% Billing Fee: $5.25
We bill electronically through PayTrace. If you set up an account with PayTrace, we can auto-bill the credit card you place on file each week.
Paying through PayTrace incurs a convenience fee of 2.5%. If you wish to skip this fee, we are happy to accept a check by mail, monthly prepayments (a house account with Sweet and Sowers), or cash.