Rebecca Meeker, previously the executive chef of both Clarksville restaurants Jeffrey’s and Josephine House, launched her own food delivery service, Lucky Lime. The focus is “healthy happy” food, which, to her, means “eating a superfood salad with a bottle of rose,” she said.
Meeker, who is also a certified holistic health coach, wanted a change from the restaurant, “and I wanted to cook healthy happy food for myself and others,” she said of her job switch. So she decided to create Lucky Lime, drawing culinary inspiration from Earthbar and Moon Juice in Los Angeles.
The dishes, which range from bowls to wraps to vegan desserts, include a whole lot of superfoods (think spirulina, turmeric, chia seeds, raw cacao). “It’s just so much better than what they can get at other grab-n-go places,” said Chris Duty, Meeker’s business partner who comes from RetailMeNot. So far, it seems like lunches are what customers crave. Popular dishes are the poke salad and the curry chicken salad wrap.
The way Lucky Lime works: Every week, Lucky emails a menu to its customers, who choose what they want by Friday at 5 p.m. They pick when they want everything delivered as one big package, from Sunday evenings or the weekdays before lunchtime. Entree prices tend to range from $10 to $16.
Because Lucky can’t dictate exactly when each customer will eat their meals, Meeker creates dishes that are meant to last for the week. Each item is packaged in such a way that everything stays fresh. Take the onigiri roll, where they’re trying to figure out how to create a pull tab so it stays new. One thing they haven’t worked out: how to make avocado work for dishes.
Along with those individual meals, Lucky Lime also offers what it calls “mindful lunches” for office catering. Meeker describes it as “lunches that make you feel good and not stuck at your seat.” This includes some highlights from the regular menu, like salads and wraps. See the full options below.
Lucky Lime tries to be as sustainable as possible. This means using recyclable plastic and offering a green option where customers can return their containers for reuse.
For now, it’s just Meeker and Duty on staff, which means the pair delivers everything themselves. Duty comes from RetailMeNot with some time spent abroad in London and Shanghai. There are plans to scale up, with more customers, more orders, and expanding with a larger staff.