Frequently Asked Questions
What makes Mando different from other meal prep delivery services in San Diego?
Everything! We operate under the idea that good food should be enjoyed as a connection between you and ingredients, and not a way to punish yourself with a diet.The Mediterranean lifestyle is meant to be enjoyed, relished, and to be healthy 7-days-a-week without you having to worry about “cheat days,” or diets.
We are a locally-owned San Diego meal delivery service and love our city. Plus, our food is restaurant-quality and was created so that you have more time to connect with the people, places, and hobbies you love. Eat to live.
How often does your menu change?
Our meals are seasonal so that we can get you the freshest, most vibrant ingredients of the season. So, expect a full menu change 4 times a year. But, our chefs will be swapping out dishes throughout the season so that you can try something new and exciting with your order.
What is the minimum order amount?
To qualify for meal delivery, our minimum order amount for meal delivery service in San Diego is $75.
Where can I find the nutritional information for my meal?
Part of the Mediterranean lifestyle is to enjoy food without stressing. So, we take pride in using the freshest, seasonal ingredients as we prepare your food from scratch. We aim to provide you nutritious meals that your body needs. You can find detailed nutritional information on our website next to each meal.
How many calories are in my meal?
Our meals contain about 500 to 600 calories per dish. This isn’t your typical meal prep delivery, though. You can find out more information on the nutritional value of our restaurant-quality meals on our menu page.
How much protein, starch, and vegetables are in my meal?
For our original protein-driven entrees (with meat or fish), we serve 5 to 6 ounces of protein.
Each meal at Mando has about 4 ounces of starch and 4 ounces of vegetables to help you have a healthy and balanced plate.
Do you have vegetarian and vegan meal delivery?
Of course! Click on the vegetarian and vegan menu to find meals that fit your needs. If you have opted for vegetarian meal delivery, we will serve you the same amount of food.
You can find more details on our menu page for an accurate count on the nutritional value. Our vegan and vegetarian meals are always rich in grains, seasonal vegetables, and plant-based proteins and fats.
How is your meat raised?
All of our meat is hormone and antibiotic-free and comes from California ranchers. You can even find some dishes made with grass-fed cuts.
Is the fish locally-sourced?
We buy our fresh fish locally when it is available. Our jumbo shrimp is sourced from Baja, Mexico and our salmon comes from Scotland.
Is your produce locally-sourced?
We purchase our seasonal produce from local farmers as often as possible. All of our produce is sourced from the state of California.
Do you offer keto or paleo meal delivery in San Diego?
Some of our delicious entrees can be customized to fit within either the keto or paleo lifestyle. We made this really easy for you! Filter by "Keto Option" or "Paleo Option" on our menu, and when you are ordering your item simply select "Make it Keto" or "Make it Paleo". We have you covered.
Delivery, Storage, & Reheating
Where is Mando available?
We deliver to most of San Diego County and hope to expand in the future!
What days of the week do you deliver?
We deliver on Wednesdays and Sundays between noon and 5 p.m. *Delivery times may vary depending on weather and traffic.
What is the delivery cut-off?
You can order your meals up to three days before the delivery at midnight:
- ALL Wednesday delivery orders must come in by Sunday at 11:59 pm.
- ALL Sunday delivery orders must come in by Thursday at 11:59 pm.
How will my meals be delivered to my home?
Our reusable thermal bags will arrive right to your door, maintaining the proper temperature for your food. To hold to our environmental standards, we do ask that you return your bag. Please leave it outside of your door at your next delivery so that we can sanitize it and use it to deliver delicious meals again and again.
How do you suggest storing my meals?
Make plenty of space in your refrigerator for your meal delivery. Mando meals last around 3-5 days from their arrival date. If you wish to keep them a little longer, our meals can be frozen for up to 30 days.
How do I reheat my meal?
Our eco-friendly containers are microwaveable. However, you must remove the lid before reheating. Most meals will take about 2 to 3 minutes in a full-power microwave.
Some of our dishes are delicious if consumed at room temperature. If this is what you prefer, remove them from the refrigerator about 45 to 60 minutes before consuming.
Of course, you can reheat each of our meals on a stovetop or in an oven if you prefer. Make sure to move your meal from the provided container into a stovetop or oven-safe pan before reheating in this way.
Can I recycle my containers?
Our meal containers are eco-friendly, compostable, and help us meet our mission of being an environmentally-friendly meal delivery service.
When are the meals cooked and prepared for delivery?
We prepare the base of each meal the evening before your chosen delivery date. The completed meal is then prepared and packaged on the day of your delivery.
Where are the meals prepared?
We prepare all of your meals at our production kitchen on Morena Boulevard in San Diego, California.
Can I pick up my meal?
We hope to add this option in the future! For now, though, we are offering delivery-only services on Wednesdays and Sundays.
Can I change my order after I placed it?
Once your order is submitted on our website it cannot be changed or cancelled. However, we will do our very best to accommodate requests when it is needed.
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