Instead of Flowers

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1331 Marietta Boulevard NWAtlanta, GA 30318   map »

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, 2014

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

Reviews

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Wonderful Idea and Good Food, 3/06/2015

A friend sent me a meal from Instead of Flowers and not only was it a welcome gift, the food was terrific. They have several choices of entrees from which to choose. I chose the jumbo shrimp scampi... and was delighted! It was more than enough for two people. The salad was fresh and crisp. The veggies were perfect. The rolls were homemade. The cheesecake was heavenly. The shrimp was great and the pasta was some of the best I've had. I will be ordering for myself in the near future as the price of the entree only is not much more than if I prepared it myself. Presentation was special - Each container was tied with little ribbons and all was delivered to my front door in a quilted tote bag worthy of future use. Highly recommended!

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Recuperating from Surgery, 2/19/2015

I received this wonderful gift from my co-workers while home recuperating from surgery. After reviewing all the choices I selected my option and it was delivered right on time. What a brilliant idea.... It was absolutely delicious! I can't wait to "pay it forward" by selecting Instead of Flowers for my next gift choice for friends and family. Thank you again for a delicious meal.

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cchotlanta

Reviews: 1

Wonderful Idea and Good Food

A friend sent me a meal from Instead of Flowers and not only was it a welcome gift, the food was terrific. They have several choices of entrees from which to choose. I chose the jumbo shrimp scampi and was delighted! It was more than enough for two people. The salad was fresh and crisp. The veggies were perfect. The rolls were homemade. The cheesecake was heavenly. The shrimp was great and the pasta was some of the best I've had. I will be ordering for myself in the near future as the price of the entree only is not much more than if I prepared it myself. Presentation was special - Each container was tied with little ribbons and all was delivered to my front door in a quilted tote bag worthy of future use. Highly recommended!

Instead of Flowers replied on 03-12-2015

Thank you for the wonderful review! We are so happy that you enjoyed our service and we appreciate your feedback!

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Dlsmithy

Reviews: 1

Recuperating from Surgery

I received this wonderful gift from my co-workers while home recuperating from surgery. After reviewing all the choices I selected my option and it was delivered right on time. What a brilliant idea. It was absolutely delicious! I can't wait to "pay it forward" by selecting Instead of Flowers for my next gift choice for friends and family. Thank you again for a delicious meal.

Instead of Flowers replied on 02-24-2015

Thank you! We are so pleased that you enjoyed or service and we hope that your recovery is going well.

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Mtrotter

Reviews: 2

Amazing gift and a wonderful meal!

A sweet friend sent my family a gift from Instead of Flowers when we were going through a difficult time. I received a phone call from Anna at Instead of Flowers letting me know of the gift and that I could check out the menu online and get back to her on what I'd like to order. The menus look fantastic, and ordering a meal for my family was very easy to do. The meal was delivered the next day on time, and it was incredible! Superb quality of food, packaging tied up with ribbons, and a beautiful cooler made this feel like a true gift. It was truly the perfect gift and just what we needed at that time. With busy lives, children, and families, it is often difficult to coordinate meals or other supportive gifts that you'd like to send to your friends during their challenging times in life. Yet, Instead of Flowers made it so easy to receive love and support without any inconvenience to anyone. I plan to use them again for my own family and friends in the future during their times of need or perhaps just for a delicious meal delivered! Thank you to all at Instead of Flowers!

Instead of Flowers replied on 02-16-2015

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

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IntegratedTherapyLLC

Reviews: 1

Comfort food for the soul

Instead of flowers was sent by close friends when my husband's dad passed away. The food was delivered on time and was delicious. We had plenty for everyone with enough for seconds. The generosity of friends coupled with a yummy meal brought us much comfort! Thank you, Instead of Flowers!

Instead of Flowers replied on 01-13-2015

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

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LoveThisAlternative

Reviews: 1

Love This Alternative to Flowers

Had surgery on my dominant hand recently and my husband was having to do all cooking and cleanup for weeks. Dear friends sent us a meal from Instead of Flowers. What a Godsend! The meal was extraordinary, delivered when we wanted, and we chose what we wanted. The perfect gift. We recommend Jumbo Shrimp Scampi - included salad to dessert. Instead of having to take care of flowers and me my husband got a break too. I highly recommend this as an alternative to flowers for every occasion.

Instead of Flowers replied on 12-30-2014

Thank you for the wonderful comments! We are so glad that you enjoyed our service.

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Monkey024

Reviews: 2

Fantastic Service

My Mother-in-law ordered us two meals after our daughter was born. Initially I thought, "I hope she didn't spend too much money." After we received our meals, though, I realized it was worth every penny. The food was delicious and each meal was large enough to work for two nights. They hook you up from salad through dessert so you don't need to do anything except throw stuff in the oven and/or microwave. (The containers the food comes in can even go straight into the oven) Also, our meals had been put on a credit card so we could call & order whatever we wanted & the girl I spoke with couldn't have been nicer. She also helped me upgrade a Standard meal to Deluxe. I would definitely recommend these folks to friends!

Instead of Flowers replied on 10-17-2014

Thank you for your wonderful comments! Congratulations on the arrival of your daughter!

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saracdickens

Reviews: 1

Delicious food, great gift!!

I loved having a meal delivered after we had a baby but didn't have to worry about having company every night. It was great to have delicious food but not have to get ready for people to be over. I would highly recommend gifting this to new parents!

Instead of Flowers replied on 08-05-2014

Thank you! We are glad you enjoyed it. Congratulations on your new arrival.

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one4joy

Reviews: 14

Great concept that WORKS!!

We received "Instead of Flowers" meal and LOVED it! Perfect for us and our needs. The food was fresh and was super easy to call to receive. Thank you!

Instead of Flowers replied on 08-05-2014

Thank you for your kind words!

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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: 4

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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