Fresh Meal Delivery with Fresh Mint – Maison FreshMint

Maison Fresh Mint

June 4, 2014

in Contest / Giveaway, Food, Old Montreal / Old Port

In a fast paced world full of faster paced food, it was inevitable that food would eventually catch up to the speed of technology and ordering a meal was as simple as three clicks on a smartphone. And by ordering food on your phone, I don’t mean confirming a pizza order by text message; I mean complete, wholesome meals prepared by classically trained hands that have worked in some of the world’s finest kitchens. I had the opportunity to visit the FreshMint Headquarters in Griffintown a while back to sit and chat with the the co-owners and chef of the operation and talk Fresh Mint and fresh food.

FreshMint-4In the FreshMint (http://freshmint.com) kitchen-administrative-distribution nerve centre, I sat listening to co-owner Cherif Habib explain this business model. “We wanted to figure out a way to charge the least as possible while maintaing a viable sustainable business.” It was evident that the sincerity of their main focus and culinary philosophy set precedence over accounting numbers and margins. “You don’t have to go bankrupt to eat healthy,” chimed Chef Marco Barone. They devised an equation which took advantage of seasonal produce mixed with forging relationships with local producers and market distributors to buy (enough for the day’s menu) to minimize costs, maximize production with no waste or leftovers, all in the name of providing the public with more than reasonable prices on gourmet meals delivered to their doors.

FreshMint-2On the edge of Griffintown their windows facing the locks in the Old Port, any passerby can peer into their industrial commercial kitchen where Chef Barone is busy sautéing, mixing sauces, packing food and delegating tasks to his team of kitchen hands and delivery guys. Their delivery zone is focused mainly in the financial district, old port, old Montreal, parts of Griffintown and the Southwest, but their radius is expanding with their growing demand.


FreshMint-5“We provide a healthy alternative to what people may quickly grab during their lunch hour for relatively the same price delivered to their door,” Chef Barone reiterates. “Our menu changes every week (which will always include a vegetarian option); we haven’t repeated any meals so far,” – Barone a graduate of Montreal’s Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec culinary school, whose impressive resume includes time in acclaimed Montreal kitchens at Hostaria, Vinizza, Le Mas des oliviers and Primo & Secondo, as well as at Gordon Ramsay’s Boxwood Café in London – you can imagine the international influence the menus offer.

FreshMintSo what is FreshMint? It’s wholesome and nutritious meals delivered to your door for about the same price as you would spend in a food court or fast food joint.

How does it work? Sign up for their Sunday newsletter which divulges the tantalizing menu for each day of the week, select which day of the week you want your food delivered (lunch or dinner), pay via credit card and your meal is delivered (to the immediate downtown area of Montreal) hot in about 30 minutes.

How much does it cost?With a $10 monthly membership to FreshMint (no commitment) each meal costs $9 plus tax – which INCLUDES delivery and tip – $12 plus tax for non-members.

You want to get on the FreshMint train? The awesome team at FreshMint and Shut Up and Eat are teaming up to give away a FREE three-month membership to the site which will give you access to the reduced meal prices! All you have to do enter the give away is to register via the contest app below and leave a (mandatory) message in the comment section answering this question:

What do you typically eat for lunch?

Although the other options in the contest app aren’t mandatory, they will offer you more ballots and a bigger chance of winning!

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Christina June 4, 2014 at 11:06 am

looks delicious! I’d love to try!!

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Clo June 4, 2014 at 11:10 am

If I can get fresh and healthy meals for the same price and effort as in food courts, I’m IN!

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Liz June 4, 2014 at 11:45 am

I tend to eat my biggest meal at lunch – I’ve been on a kick of foil packs – chicken or fish, and veggies!

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Annie Cheung June 4, 2014 at 11:56 am

My lunches normally consist of the previous night’s dinner leftovers.

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janice warren June 4, 2014 at 1:42 pm

leftovers from night before …i like idea but depends on price over long run …but i would try it…

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MJ Jacksob June 4, 2014 at 8:24 pm

I grab a sandwich or something hot in the food court. This would be nice to try!

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Jeff Scott June 5, 2014 at 10:30 am

Just heard about FreshMint today and can’t wait to try it!

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Olivier June 5, 2014 at 4:15 pm

I will definitely try it! Looks like a great idea!

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