Instead of Flowers

(404) 351-7171 insteadofflowers.com

1331 Marietta Boulevard NWAtlanta, GA 30318 map it »

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Business overview

Catering Types

  • Bartenders
  • Boxed Meals
  • Buffet
  • Casual Dining
  • Corporate Events
  • Full-Service
  • Gift Baskets
  • Party Trays

Catered Events

  • Award Ceremonies
  • Bar & Bat Mitzvahs
  • Casual Events
  • Christenings & Baptisms
  • Company Gatherings
  • Concerts & Recitals
  • Conventions
  • Dinner Dances
  • Fashion Shows
  • Formal Events
  • Fundraisers
  • Funerals & Memorials
  • Graduations
  • Luncheons
  • Meetings
  • Parties
  • Photo Shoots
  • Picnics & Barbecues
  • Proms
  • Quinceaneras or Cotillions
  • Receptions
  • Rehearsal Dinners
  • Retreats
  • Reunions
  • Seminars & Workshops
  • Themed Events
  • Weddings

Kudzu's "Best Of" Winner

2012, 2013

Hours of Operation

  • MON
  • 9:00am
  • 6:00pm
  • TUE
  • 9:00am
  • 6:00pm
  • WED
  • 9:00am
  • 6:00pm
  • THU
  • 9:00am
  • 6:00pm
  • FRI
  • 9:00am
  • 6:00pm
  • SAT
  • SUN

Payments Accepted

  • American Express
  • Cash Only
  • Debit Card
  • Discover
  • Mastercard
  • Visa

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Awesome for Anniversary, 5/11/2014

My parents had this delivered to us for our anniversary because we have a newborn at home and were not able to go out. It was so nice to come home from work and have a fresh meal ready. The food was... packed neatly in a cool pack, with cute little ribbons and card. Everything was delicious.

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Wonderful food/great convenience/excellent gift!!, 4/30/2014

I have been fortunate to receive multiple meals from Instead of Flowers. Every time every part of the experience has been exceptional. The initial call from the office notifying us of the meal gift... is a friendly and helpful representative. The food is delivered exactly at the time promised. The presentation is excellent. It all looks as good as it tastes. Preparation instructions for warming & serving is well written and easy. And most importantly the food is absolutely wonderful!!! It is amazing how creative and delicious a delivered meal can be. The ingredients are of excellent quality. The flavors and recipes are outstanding. I will use this company in the future when an opportunity to give the gift of a delicious meal presents itself.

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mpratt009

Reviews: 1

Awesome for Anniversary

My parents had this delivered to us for our anniversary because we have a newborn at home and were not able to go out. It was so nice to come home from work and have a fresh meal ready. The food was packed neatly in a cool pack, with cute little ribbons and card. Everything was delicious.

Instead of Flowers replied on 05-14-2014

Thank you for the wonderful feedback! We are so pleased that you enjoyed it.

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jdcobb

Reviews: 3

Wonderful food/great convenience/excellent gift!!

I have been fortunate to receive multiple meals from Instead of Flowers. Every time every part of the experience has been exceptional. The initial call from the office notifying us of the meal gift is a friendly and helpful representative. The food is delivered exactly at the time promised. The presentation is excellent. It all looks as good as it tastes. Preparation instructions for warming & serving is well written and easy. And most importantly the food is absolutely wonderful!!! It is amazing how creative and delicious a delivered meal can be. The ingredients are of excellent quality. The flavors and recipes are outstanding. I will use this company in the future when an opportunity to give the gift of a delicious meal presents itself.

Instead of Flowers replied on 05-05-2014

Thank you so much for your kind review! We are so happy that you enjoy our service.

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gardener

Reviews: 3

Excellent Meal

I had surgery and was pleasantly surprised by a meal upon my return home post-surgically. We weren't expecting the quality to be as high as it was-frankly we were just glad to not have to think about dinner one evening. The pork tenderloin was prepared to perfection, the mashed potatoes were great! The entire meal was satisfying without being highly salted or oily. A very nice service.

Instead of Flowers replied on 04-30-2014

Thank you! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your meal. Hope you are feeling better soon!

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katlamb

Reviews: 1

wonderful dinner

We received this as a gift and what a treat it was! Our meal was delicious. It was such a treat for us.

Instead of Flowers replied on 03-25-2014

We are so pleased that you enjoyed it! Thank you!

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Baba2U

Reviews: 1

Wonderful Thoughtful Gift

The food was wonderful and the concept was even better. We now have a new favorite gift idea when we are at a loss of what to get others!

Instead of Flowers replied on 03-18-2014

Thank you! We are pleased that you enjoyed it and look forward to your business!

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robtnelson

Reviews: 3

Save the Flowers

This is a great idea and a welcomed surprise after a long day of work. We received this lovely gift and what a treat.

Instead of Flowers replied on 03-10-2014

Thank you so much!

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cindimorton

Reviews: 1

Great Idea!!!

My co-workers bought me two gift meals from Instead of Flowers after my Total Knee Replacement surgery. This was the best thing they could have done for me. My Fiance is awesome at taking care of me, but is lost in the kitchen. I had stocked up on frozen entrees and basically not very exciting but easy to microwave stuff to get us through the first couple weeks. The meals from Instead of Flowers were delicious, easy enough even for him to heat and serve, and both were enough for each of us to eat two dinners, so we got four meals. The food was very tasty, as good or better than any top restaurant in Atlanta. I will definitely think of Instead of Flowers for anyone recovering from surgery, childbirth, or any special occasion calling for food.

Instead of Flowers replied on 02-20-2014

Thanks so much! We are so happy that we could be of help to you & your fiance during your recovery. We hope you are feeling better each day and look forward to your business.

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Cmertz

Reviews: 1

Superb!

I was given the gift of Instead of Flowers after getting home from a hospital stay. What a terrific idea! And the food was so delicious. I enjoyed every bite of the Salmon meal and it actually increased my appetite which I had lost several days before due to my illness. Great job!

Instead of Flowers replied on 02-20-2014

Thank you for the review! We are glad you enjoyed the Salmon and hope you are on the mend!

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leschreiber

Reviews: 11

Incredible Convenience, Outstanding Food Quality

I love to cook, and do so almost every night, but I can't believe how amazing it is to come home and not have to cook dinner every now and then. Especially when the quality of the food from Instead of Flowers is so high! The amount of food is incredible, and lasts much longer than just dinner. And the freshness, uniqueness and great taste of the dishes makes it a wonderful treat. This is such a wonderful, and unexpected, gift, and I can't recommend it enough! It's an absolutely fantastic way to show someone how much you care (and take some of the cooking burden off them when they could use it most, as was the case with us)!

Instead of Flowers replied on 02-07-2014

Thank you so much! We are so happy that we could be of service to you when you needed it.

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Gardenkeeperwithdogs

Reviews: 1

Loved the food, can't eat flowers!!

The convenience of good quality food was superior. Received after hospital so easy to prepare, taste excellent, and quality met my standards. Only wish they included more salad dressing as the 1/3 of a container was not enough. Called and gave feedback to them, kind and receptive. Would definitely recommend instead of flowers that we could not eat nor had time to prepare food!! Thank you for your services!!

Instead of Flowers replied on 12-30-2013

Thank you for your kind review! We appreciate your feedback.

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Cavender

Reviews: 1

Beyond my wildness dreams

Received as a gift. From ordering on-line to delivery to the table to the taste absolutely fantastic! The jambalaya was delicious. I will certainly order again.

Instead of Flowers replied on 12-30-2013

Thank you! We are so happy that you enjoyed it.

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tmkatz

Reviews: 1

A Big Disappointment

The food came beautifully packaged. My husband was home from the hospital and this was a gift from friends. We were so looking forward to it. Our meal was not edible - Vegetarian Lasagna - very little vegetables, very heavy on the oregano and it was so watery we had to use a spoon - we threw it away. My son's chicken tenders were fine, our salad was fair. Would not recommend .

Instead of Flowers replied on 11-22-2013

We are so sorry for your unpleasant experience. The quality of our food is very important to us, and we are sorry that your meal was not up to par. We hope that you will give us another chance in the future.

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Robinjohnsey

Reviews: 1

Perfect experience

We received a gift card to Instead of Flowers and recently redeemed it. It was very easy to call and "order" and it was delivered exactly when stated the next day. The quality of the food was excellent and the delivery method and packaging flawless. The salmon was slightly dry but I think it's very difficult to achieve moist fish when reheated. I do think its a little pricey when compared to cooking and bringing a meal to someone yourself but the convenience is what you pay for and sometimes that's priceless. We'll done IOF, you have a great service and a great company!

Instead of Flowers replied on 12-30-2013

Thank you for your review!

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megking25

Reviews: 1

The perfect post-baby gift!

My husband and I recently welcomed our first child, a baby girl. As any new parent knows, you'll feed the baby but forget to feed yourself. We were so fortunate that someone sent us a meal from Instead of Flowers. We got to choose what we wanted to eat and when we wanted it to arrive. The food was fantastic (I won a national cooking contest last year, so I can be critical) and was delivered right on time. The delivery driver even knew to knock instead of ringing the doorbell so as not to wake the baby. We'll definitely be sending Instead of Flowers in the future, well, instead of flowers!

Instead of Flowers replied on 09-26-2013

Thank you so much! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience!

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Jamekaty

Reviews: 1

Best idea in Town!

My family received a meal from the school I work for after my recent surgery. The food was fantastic! All of the packages arrived wrapped in ribbon and with explicit directions for warming. Each of the items were fresh and absolutely delicious. I would highly recommend Instead of Flowers whenever you want to do something special for a friend or colleague.

Instead of Flowers replied on 06-27-2013

Thank you so much for your kind review! We are having trouble identifying you for the drawing. If you would like to enter, please email us your information at sales@insteadofflowers.com .

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