Frequently Asked Questions
|Are you a restaurant?
No. Our business began as a restaurant called New World Café — the first 100% vegan restaurant in Des Moines, Iowa. In 2020, we transitioned into a pop-up, takeout-only business that creates small batch vegan meal prep and products for weekly pick up or local delivery.
|How does your meal prep service work?
We take a limited number of orders on our website every Tuesday-Thursday (or until we sell out). Each weekend, we prepare these orders in a commercial kitchen space and package them for pick up or delivery on Monday evening. Your pick up (or delivery) date and time is always listed when you check out.
|Will my food be hot when I receive it?
No. We are a meal prep service with a minimal staff and limited time in the commercial kitchen space. Heating instructions for all of our plant-based dishes are listed in alphabetical order on our heating page.
What happens if I don’t pick up my meal within the scheduled time period?
What if severe weather prevents me from picking up my meal?
In cases where the National Weather Service issues a warning about severe weather, we will contact you via email or text message to arrange an alternate pick up time with you. Severe weather may also impact our delivery driver's safety, and if so we will inform you of any delays.
Which of your products are vegan?
All of our products are 100% vegan. This means no meat, egg, or dairy products are used. We also do not use honey. For more details, please take a look at our ingredients page to see what's inside every one of our products.
Which of your items are gluten-free?
Most of our products are gluten-free. We mark them in italics at the bottom of each product page. Some products are not gluten-free by default, but we sell a gluten-free option available in the product's drop-down menu. If you have a severe allergy, please note that while we sanitize surfaces thoroughly and use all our own kitchen tools, we cook in a shared use kitchen space, so there's potential for cross contamination.
Which of your items are nut-free?
Many of our products make use of nuts. There are a few products that are nut free. These are marked in italics at the bottom of each product page. For more details, please take a look at our ingredients page.
Which of your items are oil-free?
Most of our products make use of oil, which includes olive oil, sunflower oil, soy-free vegan butter, and/or coconut oil. On rare occasions, when we don't use oil in a product, we will note that in italics on the product page. For more details, please take a look at our ingredients page.
What is your refund policy?
If your order is incorrect, please contact us right away at 515-202-8315. Unfortunately we cannot offer refunds for any other reason. If you have questions or feedback on your order, please feel free to reach out to us.
Feel free to email us and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. If your question is about an order you've placed, please be sure to include your name and order number in the email.