Instead of Flowers

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1331 Marietta Boulevard NWAtlanta, GA 30318

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  • Instead of Flowers - Atlanta, GA -  Abrady

    Reviews: 1

    Great idea & great food!!
    Abrady (1 review)
    4/20/2017

    The delivery was great, the packaging was very nice & cooking instructions were spot on. I really was impressed & recommend this to everyone!

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    Instead of Flowers replied on 4/21/2017

    Thank you for your feedback! We are so happy that you liked it!

  • Instead of Flowers - Atlanta, GA -  mickbok

    Reviews: 1

    Awesome Meal
    mickbok (1 review)
    4/18/2017

    While recovering from surgery, my co-workers provided us a deluxe meal for 4 from Instead of Flowers. I received a phone call and was given the choice of several different meals (they all sounded amazing) and asked when I would like the meal delivered. It arrived exactly when promised in an insulated cooler bag with complete instructions. It couldn't have been easier or more delicious. The portion sizes were generous and we even had a few leftovers. Even my boys who are picky eaters raved about it. We selected the pork tenderloin, spinach salad, sesame snow peas, mashed potatoes, french bread rolls, and butterscotch bars. I know I will use Instead of Flowers when I need to send a meal to someone.

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    Area Marietta, GA

    Date April 2017

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    Instead of Flowers replied on 4/18/2017

    Thank you for the amazing review! We are thrilled that you & your family enjoyed the meal!

  • Instead of Flowers - Atlanta, GA -  AMMill

    Reviews: 1

    Thank you for a very good meal
    AMMill (1 review)
    3/12/2017

    During the recovery from my husband's heart surgery, we were glad to be given two meals from Instead of Flowers. This week we chose the mango chicken on yellow rice. It showed up on time, was nicely made and accompanied by broccoli (that was not overcooked:), salad, rolls, and a good desert. We appreciated being able to make a few alterations in the suggested menu and the clear instructions for the final heating up of the food. Thank you!

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    Instead of Flowers replied on 3/14/2017

    Thank you for the great review! We are so happy that you enjoyed our service!

  • Instead of Flowers - Atlanta, GA -  CandAnn

    Reviews: 1

    Heaven on Earth
    CandAnn (1 review)
    11/12/2016

    I had surgery this week and someone gifted me with a dinner. What a treat, the service is personal...they called me to let me know that I could choose a dinner from their website. Then I called back to order from a friendly person and right on time my dinner arrived the next day. There were almost too many choices. We went for Lasagna, with a Caesar Salad, with rolls, and zucchini and squash topped off with cheesecake! Two of us couldn't finish what they sent. Dinner came packed beautifully, with instructions on everything, In short, it was easy, well done and delicious. I've found a new way to help friends who are ill, or had a baby or lost someone....if you can't be there send "Instead of Flowers" you won't be disappointed.

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    Area Atlanta, GA

    Cost Less than $250

    Date November 2016

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    Instead of Flowers replied on 11/16/2016

    Thank you for the positive feedback! We are so happy that we could help ease some of your stress, especially after a surgery. Hope your recovery is well and we look forward to hearing from you in the future!

  • Instead of Flowers - Atlanta, GA -  Cheryl12

    Reviews: 2

    Unexpected Delight!
    Cheryl12 (2 reviews)
    8/31/2016

    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!

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    Area Dunwoody, GA

    Date August 2016

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    Instead of Flowers replied on 11/04/2016

    Thank your for the wonderful review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your Instead of Flowers experience.

  • Instead of Flowers - Atlanta, GA -  JRatly

    Reviews: 2

    Great Food
    JRatly (2 reviews)
    7/22/2016

    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!

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    Area Roswell, GA

    Cost Less than $250

    Date July 2016

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    Instead of Flowers replied on 8/11/2016

    We are so happy that you have enjoyed the meals!

  • Instead of Flowers - Atlanta, GA -  huntal1

    Reviews: 2

    Great treat
    huntal1 (2 reviews)
    7/18/2016

    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

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    Instead of Flowers replied on 8/11/2016

    Thank you for the wonderful review!

  • Instead of Flowers - Atlanta, GA -  rtwoods

    Reviews: 2

    Healthy and Awesome!
    rtwoods (2 reviews)
    7/01/2016

    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.

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    Instead of Flowers replied on 8/11/2016

    Thank you for your business! We are so glad you enjoyed the Flank Steak!

  • Instead of Flowers - Atlanta, GA -  MaryMud

    Reviews: 1

    Mouth-watering Seared Salmon!
    MaryMud (1 review)
    6/22/2016

    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!

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    Date June 2016

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    Instead of Flowers replied on 8/11/2016

    Thank you for the amazing review! We are thrilled that you & your family enjoyed the meal!

  • Instead of Flowers - Atlanta, GA -  88chopin

    Reviews: 1

    Patrica Wallace (Classical pianist)
    88chopin (1 review)
    5/25/2016

    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.

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    Area Atlanta, GA

    Cost Less than $250

    Date May 2016

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    Instead of Flowers replied on 6/10/2016

    Thank you for the wonderful review! We are so happy you enjoyed it.

  • Instead of Flowers - Atlanta, GA -  nancyv

    Reviews: 1

    Nancy
    nancyv (1 review)
    4/14/2016

    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.

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    Instead of Flowers replied on 4/15/2016

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

  • Instead of Flowers - Atlanta, GA -  missieg

    Reviews: 1

    best delivery dinner in town
    missieg (1 review)
    3/02/2016

    Highly recommend Instead of Flowers! Their food is delicious...you will NOT be disappointed. Try it soon!!!

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    Instead of Flowers replied on 3/03/2016

    Thank you!

  • Instead of Flowers - Atlanta, GA -  Jackiereviews

    Reviews: 1

    So glad to receive Instead of Flowers!
    Jackiereviews (1 review)
    2/22/2016

    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.

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    Instead of Flowers replied on 2/23/2016

    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.

  • Instead of Flowers - Atlanta, GA -  NancyJo

    Reviews: 2

    Wonderful meal for the entire family
    NancyJo (2 reviews)
    2/15/2016

    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.

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    Instead of Flowers replied on 2/16/2016

    Thank you for your kind words! So glad you enjoyed our service!

  • Instead of Flowers - Atlanta, GA -  noliverpcc

    Reviews: 1

    Fantastic food to send to others!
    noliverpcc (1 review)
    1/14/2016

    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!

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    Instead of Flowers replied on 1/15/2016

    Thank you. We are so pleased that you enjoyed our service! Hope that your husband's recovery is going well!


Business details

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, 2014, 2015, 2016

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