Okay, we admit that Meez Meals is not exactly carryout: the company delivers insulated packages of ingredients (washed, pre-sliced) to your front door. It’s your job to compile and cook it all for dinner. We give kudos for original and tasty menu items with easy-to-follow directions and accurate projected preparation times. Meez Meals may not appeal to everyone. However, for those who are at the apprentice-stage of the kitchen arts, these ready-to-make culinary care packages are an excellent way to accustom oneself to making excellent and essentially vegetarian grub from scratch. And it’s possible you might become, in the process, a better home chef. The time-pressed will appreciate that preparation and clean-up are quick and painless.
Audience Choice: The Green Gourmet, 71 W. Hubbard, 773.442.2879, thegreengourmetchicago.com
Best of Chicago 2014