Good Things Come to Those Who Crate

Local Crate Carne Asada Bowl with Chimichurri and Grilled Zucchini with Box Flat (2)

Are you in a dinner rut, making the same things day after day? Are you simply stumped when you try to come up with a grocery list for the week? Are you after a divine, high-quality home-cooked meal that doesn’t take hours to make? Are you committed to eating more local foods in the New Year? Look no further than New Pi, and our friends at Local Crate.

St. Paul-based Local Crate creates unique meal kits from fresh, locally sourced ingredients and chef-inspired recipes. They use local and regional ingredients from Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota to make these easy and creative dinners. The meal kits each serve two people, and range in price from $14.99 to $19.99.

New Pi is here to help you make eating local easier. Now you can get all the fresh local ingredients you want for recipes your family will love, all in one simple meal kit. Try one of the many varieties of Local Crate meal kits today, now available at all three New Pioneer Food Co-op locations.

It’s convenience food with a conscience. Now that’s delicious.

Try something new for dinner with Local Crate at New Pi:

Beef Pot Roast with Roasted Vegetables & Rosemary Jus, $19.99
This gluten-free, cozy winter recipe comes from James Beard Award-winning Chef Gavin Kaysen of Minneapolis, and is inspired by his grandmother, Dorothy. Pour some Cabernet and enjoy.

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajita Tacos, $15.99
This easy, gluten-free flavor feast can be made in just 30 minutes, and uses just one pan. With so little to clean up, you’ll have more time to sit back and savor the smoky taco flavors.

Red Curry Coconut Chickpea Bowls with Kale & Jasmine Rice, $14.99
A vegan, gluten-free delight, this hearty, aromatic bowl is steeped in delightful, fresh red curry paste made by St. Paul Chef Yia Vang and his mother, Paj Her Vaj. You’ll love this tasty ode to Hmong cuisine and culture.

One-Pot Dijon Roasted Chicken with Carrots & Potatoes, $14.99
Try your hand at yummy French cuisine with this simple, gluten-free, one-pot meal based on a flavorful pan sauce. You’ll discover why Local Crate calls it a “miracle dinner.”

Kimchi Fried Rice with Buttered Vegetables & Fried Egg, $15.99
Chef Ann Kim of Minneapolis designed this vegetarian, gluten-free rice dish full of crispy vegetables, sweet and savory sauce, and the unmistakable taste of kimchi. This crate is the perfect meal for fans of Korean fare.

Local Crate Char Siu Chicken Tacos with Sesame Slaw with Box Flat (2)

3 thoughts on “Good Things Come to Those Who Crate”

  1. Heather says:

    This is a great idea! I can't wait to try these.

  2. K Ruffin says:

    I am a bit skeptical about these services - it seems to me that locally grown and sourced food is not only better but better for Cedar Rapids.

  3. Been waiting and open for a another or new update of your Local Crate. Thrilled on the different delicacies of different countries. Wanting to taste all of this in one dinner, but I guess can't do that so what I'll pick first is the Red Curry Coconut Chickpea Bowls with Kale & Jasmine Rice. Look delicious, thanks!

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