Photo by: Zoë Nguyen
So last week, I had my typical Friday morning routine:
7:30am Wake-up again, and actually roll out of bed
7:35am Put on clothes
8:00am Get onto the crazy 71 Noriega-Haight bus to my RPS internship.
But once I got into the office, a surprise awaited me; I was greeted with a giant loaf of bread from Katie, “Here, we got a Luke’s Local Meal Box today!”
Last week, our friends at Luke’s Local sent us a personalized meal box. Their box is a customizable combination of produce, pre-made meals, and local snacks and pastries. We were able to select what we wanted in the box and sent to our office. It’s sort of like Mary Poppins’ bag with whatever food you desire instead of medicine.
The bread Katie handed me was a nice alternative to the usual Sausage, Egg & Cheese McGriddle I grab on Eleventh St and Market. I’m too groggy to even consider making myself something when I wake up in the morning before I stumble out the door.
After I got settled into the office, we sat down outside on our little red stools and started chowing down on the chef’s meal of the week: Dungeness Crab Mac & Cheese and Stewed Beef prepared by Jesse Manuel.
Even when it came to working outside of the office, the box was a useful treat. It provided on-the-go snacks during the Dungeness Crab House last Saturday when we were in a time crunch; Josey Baker Bread and Nana Joe’s Granola came to our rescue after Valerie swooped them up as we rushed out of the office. It was great to be able to pull something different out of the box when we were craving something quick.
Now that the holiday rush is replacing our office hustle, my friends and I are all about the Secret Santa gift exchange. The meal box is definitely something I’m considering to personalize for my friends.
— Zoë, the Intern