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Our Story


From Our Founder

We created Artichoke out of our need for a convenient, high quality alternative to meal subscriptions and restaurant takeout. As my wife, Lindsay, and I juggled our busy work schedules, we found that cooking dinner from scratch every night was almost impossible.  We tried frozen dinners, meal kits, meal prepping on Sundays for the week and ordering takeout. At the end of the day, all these options left us either exhausted from the amount of work or questioning the quality/convenience/cost tradeoffs. As a result, we decided the best solution was something different. We wanted to focus on being local, not having food shipped across the country; offering restaurant quality food and encouraging people to eat together by serving all dishes family style. Great food should not be compromised for convenience. We want to help you have more time to do what is important to you whether that is having extra time to relax and read or do yoga; grab a drink with a friend or play outside with your family.

~ Anthony Vipond, Artichoke Dinner Club, Whiskey Bird & Little Bird 

Our Mission

Food is better enjoyed when shared. Our increasingly busy schedules, however, make time around the table, eating a nutritious dinner feel like an impossibility. Grocery shopping is prep-intensive, takeout is expensive and unhealthy, and other meal delivery options cater only to individuals or restrictive diets and require a subscription.

Artichoke was created to fill that gap in meal solutions by creating wholesome, family-size prepared dinners you can have delivered right to your door. Whether you share your meals with a roommate, a partner, or a large family, at Artichoke, we want to make it easier to eat together.

Our Approach

We have one philosophy: dinner should be delicious. To us, that means combining the comforting, wholesome, unfussy quality of a homemade dinner with the know-how of a chef. Our process? We simply handcraft menu items that we want to serve our own families, meaning our locally prepared dinners are truly from our kitchen to yours. 

 


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