Pure Market Express

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I love raw foods–and adore the way they make me feel–but am generally too lazy to actually *prep* delectable, delicious raw meals for myself. Enter Pure Market Express, a new raw food delivery service based in Minneapolis. They were kind enough to send me a days worth of treats to sample. They offer super fast, nationwide shipping, so it arrived the day after I got my confirmation order email! (See here for their take on why raw is good).

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It arrived around 3pm at my office, which was perfect timing because I was starving but had forgotten to pack a snack. I impatiently opened the box only to discover four lovely dishes, all individually packed and kept cool with dry ice.

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I decided to immediately dive into the chili-lime crackers with cilantro jalapeno “cheese”. My colleagues came in to see what all the commotion was about and got to sample them as well!

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Everyone loved them and they didn’t last long! The crackers had a nice texture and the cheese tasted surprisingly like actual cheese dip! The jalapeno gave it a nice kick and the cilantro was nice and tangy. My colleagues are definitely *not* health foodists and kept asking — but how can this be raw? it tastes like cheese and crackers! Definitely a hit.

Next up were the donut holes, which I had seen online and eagerly anticipated trying.

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(It’s a terrible picture, I know, but they went quickly). These were AMAZING. My favorite of all the dishes. They were moist and rich — and tasted just like Dunkin’ Donut Munchkins. I was totally floored at how delicious and donut hole-like they were.

The next day for lunch, I decided to have the lasagna, which was good — but not as good as that at Pure Food and Wine. (Though maybe I’m biased because I do love that one).

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(Again, a terrible picture, but it was quite delicious.) This is all I had for lunch and felt quite full — though not uncomfortably so — for most of the afternoon.

When I finally was ready for a snack, I busted out the chocolate cheesecake. My colleagues who had seen it the day before kept stopping bu to see if I had opened it yet.

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This was delish. Very rich and coconut-y. I gave everyone a bite or two, which was plenty! It was almost like eating a truffle — on my own, this definitely would have lasted for at least three meals.

Even though I only ate raw for two meals, I felt like I had extra energy those days and didn’t experience any cravings. I also felt more hydrated.

Final verdict: I would totally try Pure Market Express again. They have a weekly rate that is $175 for 25 dishes — which I think is reasonable for a splurge. I’m sure it would cost that much, if not more, to make your own organic, raw dishes. I’ll definitely try it again if I decide to go raw for a week to help my body detox!

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3 thoughts on “Pure Market Express

  1. Lauren says:

    How cool is that? I’ve seen a few bloggers post about this. My main problem with raw foods is making it taste good. I love raw food from restaurants, but the prep work is too much for me at home. I wish they’d send me some samples!!

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