Frequently Asked Questions
How do I eat my food at home? How should I reheat it?
Remove the lid. If it is an entree, the packaging can go directly in the oven.
If frozen, preheat oven to 400 degrees. Heat for 40-50 minutes. Check center midway through, and cover with foil if needed.
If fresh, preheat oven to 350 degrees and heat for 15-20 minutes. Check center midway through.
If soup, remove from packaging and place in a pot. Heat on stovetop until thawed.
If your dish is one of our refrigerated items from our deli case, it only takes a few minutes to heat up in the oven.
Why is canihaveabite food frozen?
The food is frozen to retain the maximum nutritional value.
1) Nutrients are destroyed by heat. Keeping dishes hot in a chafing dish means they would be slowly cooking all day long and there would be little nutritional value left by the time you ate it. We make our dishes fresh. Package them. Place half in our refrigerated deli case for immediate purchase and half in our freezer for eat later purchase
2) Our Food versus Leading Competitors. We insist on quality and purity of our ingredients. Therefore we NEVER use canola oil, soy oil, heat altered oil or blends. We NEVER use corn or soy byproducts. We only purchase from farms that practice humane animal husbandry. We buy from local organic farmers whenever possible and insist on the highest quality of organic ingredients when purchasing organic ingredients from out of state. Our packaging is 100% compostable which means it converts from packaging to compost within 30 days.
Do you accommodate special dietary needs?
Yes! Our menu has options for vegan, vegetarian, paleo, and gluten-free diets. If you have specific allergies or restrictions, please order ahead and we can adjust your order accordingly. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.
1) For those with food sensitivities, we list all food sensitive ingredients on our packaging.
2) For those with life threatening food allergies, we will make special dishes that eliminate dangerous ingredients and are extremely careful about cross contamination.
3) For those with illnesses, we will work with you to create dishes that fit within the guidelines of your special needs during the healing process.
Does canihaveabite deliver?
Yes, we do offer a delivery option if you order online and live within a 16 mile radius of canihaveabite. There is a small delivery fee, starting at $6 (and $1 per mile after that). Below are our delivery times:
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Can I eat at canihaveabite or is it all designed to be eaten at home?
You can do both!
You are more than welcome to sit and eat at our canihaveabite location in Brookside. Each day we offer a selection of sides, salads, soups, sandwiches, bites, beverages, and entrees in our deli case. Items in our deli case take only a few minutes to heat up or can be eaten cold. We make our sandwiches, smoothies, and beverages upon request (approximately 10 minutes to prepare). If you would like any of our frozen entrees, you are welcome to eat them at canihaveabite, although it typically takes 30 minutes for us to prepare.
It is equally easy to stop in, pick up any of our dishes, and take them home to eat at your convenience
What do I do with the packaging my food is in?
We use 100% plant based compostable packaging, meaning that all of the packaging for our food can be composted! It may look like plastic and cardboard, but we promise it can all go in the compost bin. This means zero waste is created when you buy from canihaveabite. All packaging can be dropped off at any MO Organics composting container. MO Organics picks up weekly and within 30 days it is turned into rich compost.
If you don't know where the closest MO Organics composting container is located, feel free to bring back any packaging to canihaveabite and we will compost it for you. We care about your health and the health of the earth.
Do you print out menus?
Because we are a zero waste carryout, we do not print out menus. All of our menus are available online and are regularly updated. As we have a seasonal menu based on local ingredients, this makes it possible for you to view the most current menu without creating paper waste.
What is the 3 Day Detox?
Our 3 Day Detox is a controlled fast that provides a kickstart into a healthier lifestyle. Nutrient dense organic foods will boost your energy, make you glow with health and reduce your waistline. You will be eating foods that aid the body in detoxing. and work with body physiology and energy. You will receive breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack for all 3 days of the detox.
What is the 28 Day Challenge?
It takes 28 days to break a habit. Changing your palette is key to breaking that desire for cravings that keep you from your goals. Each week, nutrient dense organic foods will boost your energy, make you glow with health and reduce your waistline. You will be eating foods that aid the body in detoxing. and work with body physiology and energy. Removing overly processed, sweetened or artificially seasoned foods will shift your appetite and gently transform your body from false cravings and bad habits to cleaner, healthier eating. You receive breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack for five days each week and extensive guidelines on what can be eaten on the days you are free to choose.
Does canihaveabite do corporate box lunches and/or cater?
Yes we do both! We have an extensive box lunch menu that includes both meat and vegan choices and your choice of organic sides. We specialize in catering that provides vegan dishes and dishes for those with food allergies. And since we work with seasonal produce and menus, holidays are one of our favorite times to create traditional dishes with a unique twist. All catering can be either picked up or delivered. We do not offer a catering staff or onsite cooking or serving. Please contact us here for more information.
Why do you not do a calorie breakdown?
Our dishes are primarily made up of vegetables. When you eat real food your body is able to fully digest it and your cells receive more nourishment, making you less hungry. When you eat raw vegetables (as in the Broccoli Kale Salad) you are getting more nutrition as well as digestive enzymes. This means your body will more completely assimilate the nutrients. You will feel more satisfied and have more energy.
It is worth noting that 100 calories of vegetables is a lot of food, and our dishes are a rainbow of vegetables.
1/3 of the fruit
1 & 1/2 cups
4 medium peppers
3 and 1/3 medium peppers
10 (5-inch long spears)
18 (8-inch stalks)
Kernels from two ears
2 (8 1/4-inch cucumbers)
2 & 1/4 cups
Who are your local farmers & vendors?
Our dishes are made from as many local and organic ingredients as possible. During market season it can be as little as 24 hours between the produce being picked and you picking up your food. Now that is Farm to Table service! I love working with farmers. My grandfather was a farmer and I always enjoyed hearing my mother’s stories about growing up on the farm. Here is a list of the local farmers and vendors we use.
Gibb's Road Farm
Heritage Acres Farms
Wood Mood Gardens
Stony Crest Urban Farm