Frequently Asked Questions
How it Works
Everything we make at Provenance is designed to transform your health, deliciously. Our nutrient-dense, balanced meals are 100% gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free. Select from our 2-7 day meal programs, which allow you to choose your prepared meals from our weekly rotating menu, or one of our cleanse programs, designed to kick start weight loss and reset your digestive system for a healthier gut. Optional subscription plans auto-renew your order each week to make achieving better health easy and convenient.
+ When is your order deadline?
We require at least 72 hours notice for deliveries because we make everything to order. Thursday at midnight is the order deadline for Monday deliveries. Saturday at midnight is the deadline for Wednesday deliveries and Monday at midnight is the deadline for Friday deliveries.
+ What is your cancellation policy?
We have a 48 hour cancellation policy. If you can't receive your scheduled delivery, please notify us at least 48 hours in advance and we will credit your account for the amount of the order. Because everything is specially made to order, we also require a minimum 48 hours notice for any changes to an order, including but not limited to, paused delivery, delivery address changes, allergy changes, and delivery window changes. All purchases are non-refundable, but eligible for store credit if modified or canceled 48 hours before scheduled delivery. For more information, please see our terms and conditions.
+ How do I order for two people?
If both want to order the same meals you can simply add a meal plan to your cart and change the quantity to “2” before checking out. Alternately, if you each want different programs or dishes, you can add one plan to your cart, click “continue shopping”, and add a second (or third) plan to your cart before checking out.
+ Where and when do you deliver?
We deliver to Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx in New York City. Delivery times vary by location but include 7-11pm the night before, overnight by 5am, and 6-9am on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
To find out if we deliver to you, or to be the first to know when we expand to your area, enter your zip code and email here.
+ Can you tell me when my delivery will be made within the delivery window?
You should be prepared to receive the delivery at any time during your selected window. If you are on a tight schedule, we suggest selecting our overnight delivery window. Your delivery can be left at a location of your choosing outside your door or with a doorman for you to collect in the morning. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are having trouble finding a delivery window that works best for your schedule.
Please be advised that we can not be responsible for orders delivered late due to unforeseen circumstances such as traffic, weather, and street closures.
+ What if I am not home during my delivery window?
If you have a doorman or other secure place to leave the delivery you do not need to be present during the delivery window. Drivers will follow the delivery instructions indicated on your order. If they are unable to reach you by buzzer, phone, or text message within 10 minutes of arriving, your delivery will be placed at a location outside of your door, at their discretion. You will receive a text message or email alerting you of this location. If we can't deliver your meals as instructed you will still be charged for them and may be subject to fees for redelivery.
+ How are meals delivered?
Everything is packed into an insulated compostable bag with frozen ice packs and delivered via courier. They are designed to stay chilled for several hours, but should be refrigerated as soon as possible. To ensure freshness, 2-3 days of meals are delivered at a time.
+ How do I change my delivery address, time, or instructions?
Contact us at email@example.com at least 48 hours in advance of delivery to make any changes.
+ How do I return bags and ice packs?
Please leave tote bags and ice packs out for our driver to pick up with your next delivery.
+ Where do you get your ingredients?
We've established relationships with local growers and producers to bring you grass fed meats, wild sustainable seafood, and local seasonal vegetables. Most of our farmers are within the Hudson Valley region and Lancaster County, PA.
+ How long will my meals stay fresh?
We recommend enjoying your meals within 3 days of delivery.
+ Where is the food prepared?
All meals are made from scratch in our Grade A licensed commercial kitchen on the beautiful Brooklyn waterfront.
+ How is the food packaged?
Most meals will arrive in compostable containers made of bagasse, a by-product of sugarcane processing, which is a tree-free renewable resource. When you're done enjoying your meal, you can compost the container as you would food waste. The lids to the containers are recyclable, please remove them and put them into your recycling bin.
Soups and stews are cooled and put into BPA-free plastic containers. New York City recycles hard plastics, so you can add them straight to your recycling bin, or wash and reuse.
+ What's the best way to reheat my food?
All our meals come with heating instructions. Depending on the meal, we prefer the oven or stovetop for reheating.
Bagasse fiber container bottoms can go directly in the oven or toaster oven. Preheat to 350°F, remove the lid and any plastic containers, and warm for the time suggested on the label (8-15 minutes depending on the dish). In general, dishes requiring heating will be packed with greens that can be warmed along with the rest of the dish.
On the stovetop, add 1-2 Tbsp. water, cover and gently warm your dish. If it's a curry, soup or stew, place your meal in a saucepan and bring to a gentle simmer. Simmer for a few minutes until warm.
If you're using a microwave, the bagasse fiber containers can go directly in the microwave (remember to remove the plastic lids), and check frequently to prevent overcooking.
+ I have a food allergy. Can I still order from Provenance Meals?
All of our meals are gluten-free and dairy-free with no refined sugar.
When ordering an organic meal plan you may view full ingredient lists by moving your cursor over a dish’s title so you can order according to your own dietary preferences. If choosing a subscription or cleanse program you can let us know if you have egg, shellfish, pork, peanut, or tree nut allergies and we will modify your order as necessary. Please note our meal delivery and cleanse programs are not intended for people with severe allergies.
If you have other allergies and would like to know if we can accommodate them, contact our team to discuss our Concierge Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
+ Can I order meals if I am pregnant/breastfeeding?
We frequently have pregnant and breastfeeding mothers order from us, and they can be great options for busy moms to get the nutrition they need. Just note that because of the unique energy needs of those pregnant and breastfeeding, please be sure to listen to your body and supplement with additional snacks if necessary. We do not recommend the Provenance Detox during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.
+ Will I lose weight?
The Provenance Detox is great way to kick start weight loss. Moreover, if you stick to a whole foods diet, of which Provenance Meals is a part, then weight loss is typical.
There are many factors that go into weight loss, so if you've been sticking to a whole foods diet and not seeing the results you’d like, then our nutrition counselors are ready to offer you personalized, individual support.
+ Do you provide nutritional information?
We do not provide nutritional information and calorie counts for our meals as we believe true health, and even weight loss, goes far beyond calories in and calories out. How your body digests food is always going to be more important than calories or recommended daily allowances of specific isolated vitamins. In addition, our meals are cooked from whole ingredients that don't contain any gluten, dairy and refined sugar, so they are free of the common ingredients that can promote inflammation and weight gain in many individuals. By eating a whole foods diet based on grass fed meats, wild fish, and organic local vegetables, with moderate portions of whole grains, calorie counting often becomes unnecessary. You can learn more on our blog about why we don't count calories.
+ What is a subscription plan?
As a subscriber, you choose the days and types of meals you’d like to receive, and your order will automatically repeat weekly until you pause or cancel. Subscribers can still choose which dishes they’d like to receive, or we will send you a selection of our meals that fit your dietary preferences. Subscribers receive 10% off each order and there is a four week minimum to receive the special pricing.
+ How do I manage my subscription?
To select your meals:
- Sign in by clicking "My Account" at the top of the homepage.
- Select “Order Details” for the upcoming week.
- Click “Change Meals” and make your selections.
We understand that schedules change, so you can pause your deliveries at any time. Just be sure to make any changes at least 48 hours before your next delivery.
To pause your meals:
- Sign in by clicking "My Account" at the bottom of the homepage.
- Click "Pause Upcoming Deliveries"
- Click a day to pause delivery. Dates available to pause are listed in pink.
To make any changes to your plan (number of days, delivery times, etc) or to cancel your subscription please email us at email@example.com.
My question wasn't answered, how can I contact you?
Send our Client Services Concierge an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our client services hours are Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm.