How It Works
We offer pickup, delivery, and grab n go meals
For Pickup and Delivery, click Current Menu and order by Tuesday at noon or Friday at noon.
For Grab N Go, pick up meals without ordering any day of the week.
East Side Tucson Tamale - 7159 E Tanque Verde
Frequently Asked Questions
What safety precautions are you taking during with the COVID-19 pandemic?
We’ve adopted a No Contact Policy with our vendors and delivery drivers. Our drivers will leave your meals outside your door and send a text confirming your delivery allowing you to get your food after he/she has left.
For orders picked up at either location, we offer the option of Curbside Delivery to you in your vehicle. You can now stay in your car, call the store to let us know you are waiting outside, and our team will bring your food to you.
East Side - Tanque Verde: 520-298-8404
North Side - Oracle: 520-403-1888
We are also taking proactive steps to make our prep as safe as possible. It’s important to note the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have no reports of human illnesses that suggest COVID-19 can be transmitted by food or food packaging, but we remain vigilant in working with delivery drivers and crew members to ensure efficacy and safety remain the top priority.
Our standard procedure, since we have opened, is to treat our food surfaces and equipment with industrial strength, food safe sanitizer. Our kitchen staff has always followed handwashing protocols set forth by Pima County Health Department, and we are further following all protocols recommended by the CDC. We’ve since implemented an even more rigorous hand washing policy, as well as installed individual hand sanitizer stations for our crew members.
Read our full COVID-19 Response and Preparedness, including Contactless Delivery and Curbside Pickup
What’s the difference between maintain and gain?
Maintain meal is a medium size serving typically aligned with the 1500 calorie daily intake plan. A great meal size for a moderately active woman age 25-40 for weight loss/management.
Per Severing Macros: 300-350Cals 25-30g Protein, 25-45g Carbs, 8-20g Fat
Gain meal is a medium-large size serving typically aligned with the 2000 calorie daily intake plan. A great meal size for a moderately active, average size male age 25-45 for weight loss/management.
Per Severing Macros: 400-450Cals 40-50g Protein, 45-60g Carbs, 12-30g Fat
These macros are reflective of average meal type therefore might not align with vegan, keto and/or other diet plan based dishes.
Where is the food made/prepared?
All of our meals are made fresh each week in our commercial kitchen, which is fully registered/licensed with the Pima County Health Department.
Do you service all of Tucson?
Yes, we currently offer pickup locations in east, north, and northwest Tucson. We deliver throughout Tucson in a 28 mile radius.
Do you have an order minimum?
Yes, 5 dishes per order.
How/when/where do I get my food?
While completing your order before Tuesday at noon or Friday at noon, you'll select a pickup location or delivery option. Your meals will be available at that location on Wednesday or Saturday at 3pm, or they will be delivered between 3-7pm. New menus are released every Friday afternoon for the following week's order and pickup/delivery.
What time will my meals be ready for pickup?
Wednesday or Saturday at 3pm.
What if I can’t make my initial pickup date?
You can also pickup the following day during open hours.
What time will my meals be delivered?
Wednesday or Saturday between 3-7pm.
What if I can’t be home for delivery?
Our blue delivery bags are not fully insulated for outdoor use, so if you want to food left outside, please provide a cooler with ice packs or something to maintain a cool temperature.
What if I have food allergies or dislikes?
In regard to dislikes, we do our best to offer a wide variety of meals each week in order to give you options. In regard to allergies, we follow Pima County Health requirements for proper handling of food, and our meals are labeled for potential allergens such as dairy, nuts, eggs, shellfish and so on. We do work in a commercial kitchen where many allergens are present at this time, so we are unable to support those with severe allergies.
How do I reheat my meals?
All of our meals are intended for reheating and are packaged in microwave safe containers. Most items are ready to eat within 60-90 seconds in a standard microwave. Some dishes are cooked to a lower internal temperature to allow the reheating process to finish cooking the item. An example is steak, which we cook to medium rare allowing you to heat them for more or less time to reach your preferred "doneness."
How long are my meals good for?
Because we make these meals fresh and don't use any preservatives in our production process, meals are good for ~6 days refrigerated but can be frozen. We recommend you order what you know you can consume within 5-6 days and order more when needed vs. freezing and/or eating food greater than 6 days old.