Babeth's Feast Meal Delivery Review
Babeth's Feast - Overview
Based in New York City, with store locations on the Upper East and West Side, Babeth's Feast sells a wide variety of frozen foods, both in-store and online for nationwide delivery. Included in their offerings are flash-frozen complete meals, cooked using the sous-vide method with fresh, high-quality ingredients for great flavor as well as easy preparation.
Babeth's Feast was founded by Elisabeth, a French transplant to Manhattan who noticed New Yorkers shied away from frozen food in favor of cooking with fresh ingredients. Over the years, frozen food had become synonymous with a lack of quality. But while living in Paris, the entrepreneur discovered that, although the French also enjoyed cooking from scratch, they didn't share the stigma attached to frozen foods. In Paris, frozen food specialty stores offer prepared dishes of more complexity than the average home cook typically has the time to make. What's more, these stores offered flash-frozen foods made with ingredients of the very highest quality. So Elisabeth decided to bring this quality and convenience to New York.
Babeth's Feast offers main courses, side dishes, appetizers, desserts, baked goods, and food for those with dietary restrictions. The majority of the dishes are prepared using the Sous-Vide method of cooking, then flash-frozen to retain freshness and flavor. The Sous-Vide method allows the food to be cooked low-and-slow in individual vacuum-sealed pouches, which simmer in a water bath. This innovative style of cooking allows all of the ingredients to cook evenly and, because the food is vacuum-sealed, there is no need for preservatives.
Ingredients and Preparation
Babeth's Feast carefully sources the best local farm-fresh produce and high-quality proteins to maintain the highest quality when crafting their dishes. A team of world-class chefs prepares artisanal dishes in small batches using French-inspired recipes as well as exciting global flavors. Babeth’s Feast dishes are all natural, made with antibiotic-free proteins, and include gluten-free and lactose-free options, too.
Babeth's Feast's flash-frozen, vacuum-sealed pouches are easy to prepare. Simply reheat each pouch in water for 15 minutes or less, and then serve.
Meal Plans and Shipping
Babeth's Feast's website, which is extremely intuitive and easy to use, offers both a la carte selections as well as a meal subscription service. A la carte main courses range from $8.99 to $24.99, with side dishes from $2.99 to $9.99. With The Babeth’s Feast Subscription, customers can customize 6 or more complete meals (includes main course and side dish) for $9.99 each, with weekly or bi-weekly delivery, with Free Shipping on all subscription orders.
Babeth's Feast uses FedEx or UPS Ground Shipping. For a la carte ordering there is a flat ground shipping fee of $15 for orders $50 and over, and $35 for under $50. Shipping for The Babeth’s Feast Subscription is always free.
Here is a look at just a few offerings from The Babeth’s Feast Subscription:
Babeth's Feast is reachable by phone, email, and online form.
Babeth's Feast - Final Thoughts
The most attractive thing about Babeth's Feast is the ease of preparation considering the quality of ingredients. Also, the pricing structure is a lot more straightforward than other meal delivery services, which can be, frankly, confusing. Babeth's Feast does not deluge you with page after page of items and plans that require certain amounts of meals per week. The company provides great quality dishes, with both French inspiration and a variety of global flavors, in an easy-to-order format with two simple ordering choices, a la carte and subscription. And most importantly, the ingredients are top quality and the food tastes great!
- Sous-Vide cuisine
- Flash-frozen and vacuum-sealed
- French and Italian-inspired dishes
- Free shipping with subscription service
- Highest quality ingredients with no preservatives