Instead of Flowers was given as a sympathy gift for the loss of my mother by my dear neighbors. We didn't know what to expect, since we had never heard or used this vendor before. What a surprise! I contacted the vendor to place my order. The process was simple and easy, the food was delivered as scheduled and as ordered. We were totally surprised about the amount of food received, and especially the quality and deliciousness of every bite. Our order for 2 selection included: flank steak, salad, black beans and rice, broccoli, and desert. The package was delivered to our home in a lovely 'ice' pack bag to ensure food safety and quality. All we had to do was heat and serve. My husband and I were blown away about the excellent taste of the food! What a special dinner we had that night. A welcome and unexpected delight!
Area Dunwoody, GA
Date August 2016
Posted: 8/31/2016 • Link to this review
This is my fourth time ordering after being given a gift card. I love the easy ordering process on line and the selection. The most recent order was lasagna but I still think I like the salmon the best!
Area Roswell, GA
Cost Less than $250
Date July 2016
Posted: 7/22/2016 • Link to this review
We are so happy that you have enjoyed the meals!
Great food! Treat for me although as a breast cancer survivor going through treatment the selection for. My "plant based" clean eating diet choices were a bit limited. I chose my first of three meals shrimp scampi I love good food and this Was truly a treat. I will tell friends and family about Instead of flowers
Posted: 7/18/2016 • Link to this review
Thank you for the wonderful review!
A friend sent me a gluten free meal. We chose the Caribbean Flank Steak. It was delicious! I highly recommend this service to anyone who wants a break from cooking or to send someone a delicious prepared meal. I have been using them since 2008 when a neighbor sent me a meal.
Posted: 7/01/2016 • Link to this review
Thank you for your business! We are so glad you enjoyed the Flank Steak!
After a recent illness, my work colleagues gave my family and I four deluxe dinners from Instead of Flowers. We had never heard of Instead of Flowers before but the food selection looked mouth-watering on the website. The first dinner we ordered was the Seared Salmon Filet with Lobster Sauce. It came with Garden Salad with house vinaigrette, Steamed Asparagus with herb butter, Wild rice pilaf with dried cranberries, French Bread Rolls, and Rocky road brownies. I expected the food to be good but did not expect it to taste as great as it looked on the website - things are never as good as the picture. Wow, we were wrong - it was even better than we expected!! My 9-year-old said "It is the best salmon I have ever had in my life!" and my 5-year-old said "The asparagus is very very yummy! I Love It!" My 5-year-old kept asking for more of the asparagus and before we knew it she had eaten 12 spears already! She also said to note that she Loves the bread. :-) The food was delivered in a nice insulated cooler tote, with cold packs included, to ensure that everything stayed fresh! The directions were clear and simple to follow and with no effort at all, we had an amazing meal on the table. The meals we ordered were for a family of four and there was more than enough to eat. I expect that I will never order flowers again for someone when they are sick, having a baby, or any other occasion. I will order Instead of Flowers!
Date June 2016
Posted: 6/22/2016 • Link to this review
Thank you for the amazing review! We are thrilled that you & your family enjoyed the meal!
We received a scrumptious dinner last night from Instead of Flowers....from Val, Valda, and Bethany. It was so delicious! the food arrived beautifully packaged and ready to warm. What a wonderful way to make my hubby and me smile. Instead of Flowers is phenomenal! Thanks to my thoughtful piano students for making us feel like a queen and king.
Area Atlanta, GA
Cost Less than $250
Date May 2016
Posted: 5/25/2016 • Link to this review
Thank you for the wonderful review! We are so happy you enjoyed it.
Friends sent us a deluxe meal as a gift. It arrived in the time span given to us. All items kept on ice in the delivery bag. Everything packaged nicely with heating instructions where needed. The presentation and the quality of the food was outstanding....it was as good as anything we could have found in a fine restaurant! A great gift idea for any occasion.
Posted: 4/14/2016 • Link to this review
Thank you for the wonderful review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed it!
Our friends gave us the gift of a delicious meal from Instead of Flowers and we were delighted. The food was delicious: Beef Bourguignon, egg noodles, green beans with herb butter, garden salad, dinner rolls, and the most decadent butterscotch bars for dessert. The portions were very generous, and we were able to feed two adults and three small children for two meals with the "Dinner for four" package. The meal was delivered to us upon arriving home from a funeral, and we were running late getting home. When the meal was delivered, I was contacted by the business and they offered to come back once I was home. I told them I would be home shortly and they could just leave it on my porch. It was waiting for us there in an insulated bag, and all the food was presented perfectly. All I had to do was heat it up. All the preparation directions were included. I am glad to have been a recipient of this gift, and I will most certainly use Instead of Flowers in the future.
Posted: 2/22/2016 • Link to this review
Thank you for the wonderful review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed our service & look forward to doing business with you in the future.
We received a meal for 4 (Shrimp/Pasta - Salad - Roasted Vegetables-Bread & Cheesecake - Absolutely wonderful. Just what we needed to take the choir of cooking off our plate. Not sure what this cost as it was a gift...so I will give it an average rating.
Posted: 2/15/2016 • Link to this review
Thank you for your kind words! So glad you enjoyed our service!
Recently, a friend sent me a Deluxe Dinner for 4 from "Instead of Flowers" to lend support to us since my husband was recovering from serious back surgery. What a treat this! The food was delicious and there were generous portions....enough for 2 meals. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the meal. I could choose from their Deluxe menus and I selected a tasty meal of roast pork, cheese potato casserole, a delicious spinach salad and more! I highly recommend this business to anyone who wants to send a wonderful meal to someone special! Delightful!
Posted: 1/14/2016 • Link to this review
Thank you. We are so pleased that you enjoyed our service! Hope that your husband's recovery is going well!
Thank you! We are so glad you enjoyed it!
I was grateful that several meals were given to us following my surgery. They have been delicious! The meals were delivered exactly when we had been told they would come. There was plenty of really good food - enough to have leftovers. The food was cooked perfectly and easy to heat up to serve. We will be using this service for others in the future.
Posted: 11/10/2015 • Link to this review
Thank you for the wonderful review! We are so glad you enjoyed it and hope you are on the mend.
Thank you! We are thrilled that you enjoyed it!
We received a dinner in honor of our newborn and it was amazing! Not only was the food delicious it was very easy to schedule and customize based on our family's preferences. Would highly recommend this for any occasion!!!
Posted: 9/30/2015 • Link to this review
Thank you for the wonderful review! We are so glad you and your family enjoyed it. Congratulations on your new arrival!
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