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Story: I’m a huge fan of meal kits, but due to a busy lifestyle I found myself frequently throwing away meal kits or opting out of social events to cook meal kits within a few days. I thought, wasn't the whole point of meal kits to make home cooking more convenient? I started Takeout Kit to address this issue of “meal kit anxiety”. Takeout Kits have long shelf lives (2 months) and can stay in your pantry until you’re ready to cook. We’re focusing on creating global dishes that are fun and exciting to cook and might typically require hard-to-find ingredients.

Kits are ideal for:
- Glamping and vacation homes
- Date nights
- New home chefs and college students
- New parents
- Anyone with an unpredictable schedule
 
What's in each kit? We've curated a full meal experience in each kit starting with the background of the dish, a simple recipe card, high quality and hard-to-find global ingredients, and a list of necessary kitchen supplies. We also give suggestions for optional add-ins and drink pairings. 
 
Meal Kits: 
- Sichuan Mapo Tofu & Jasmine Rice
- Indian Chickpea & Chicken Tikka Masala with Spiced Basmati Rice
- Thai Crab Curry & Jasmine Rice
- Korean Kimchi Soft Tofu Stew (Sundubu Jjigae)
- Burmese Curry Noodles (Khao Soi)
- Ethiopian Spiced Lentils & Injera (Misr Wat)
- Argentinian Empanadas & Sofrito
- Spanish Paella with Chorizo & Artichokes
- Coming soon: Italian Porcini Mushroom Risotto, Vietnamese Chicken Pho, Japanese Spicy Miso Ramen.
 
Pricing/Promotions (each kit feeds 3-4):
  • Monthly subscription plans (subscribers choose their kits each month): $32/month for 1 kit, $62/month for 2 kits, or $90/month for 3 kits. Additional savings on pre-paid 3, 6, and 12 month plans
  • 3-Pack Samplers: bestsellers, vegetarian, meat-lovers, spicy food lovers, adventure-seekers ($85-105).
  • Individual Kits: $30 for vegetarian kits, $35 for meat-based kits
  • 10% Off your first order when you join our email list
  • TK Rewards: earn points towards free food in our generous rewards program!
  • FREE SHIPPING on everything
Company Facts:
- Launched: September 2016
- Location: Playa Vista, CA
- Founded by: Rachael Lake
People
Rachael Lake
Founder & CEO
rachael@takeoutkit.com
Rachael Lake grew up in a small Maine town where international foods were limited. During her first job as an investment banking analyst in Manhattan, exposure to global restaurants opened up an exciting new world. After surviving the financial crisis of 2008, she decided to recharge her batteries by traveling, taking cooking classes, and organizing food tours for friends. Finally, while in business school she discovered her calling - to bring international dishes to friends and family back home. Takeout Kit was born. Rachael holds an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management where she studied entrepreneurship and marketing. She also holds a BA in Economics from Wellesley College. Prior to founding Takeout Kit, Rachael spent 6 years in the finance industry at BNP Paribas, PIMCO, and Capital Group.
Testimonials
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"My girlfriend, who makes fun of my lack of cooking skills, likes that it's 'boyfriend proof' i.e. hard to screw up, no delicate technique required."
Matt, 28
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"I love the idea and enjoyed the mapo tofu kit! I got really busy at work and didn't have time to cook until 1 week later, BUT that is the point of a shelf-stable kit and it worked great! When I got around to cooking I had enough leftovers for a few days which was convenient and saved me $$$. Also loved avoiding the grocery store."
Alyssa, 26
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"Family night hit! As a way to introduce cooking skills and encourage trying new foods to our kids, we purchased the Bestsellers Sampler. So far we have tried out the Chicken Tikka Masala & Khao Soi. Huge hit! First off, the kids loved the cute packaging. Preparation was clear and simple. Most importantly, the quality and flavor were very good and everyone enjoyed. We had fun cooking as a family and it was very nice to be able to whip it of the pantry last minute and have a great meal with zero shopping/planning. We can't wait to try the Thai Crab Curry next. Great product! I think this would make a great gift too. We will definitely order again. Thanks!"
Monique
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"Great for having dinner ingredients ready-to-go for a quick weekend at the beach."
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Forbes - December 02, 2016
"I really liked Takeout Kit. I love food, though I wouldn’t call myself a cook. But after I made this meal, I spent the whole next day telling friends about this amazingly easy (and delicious) this curry I made. It’s encouraging to learn a recipe that you could make again on your own. Plus, $25 gets you 4 servings—for some, that might be a family dinner. For me, that’s two work lunches and two dinners. $6.25 a pop? That’s cheaper than what I’d pay for a way less filling grab-and-go lunch by my office. And did I mention—as is true of all great takeout meals, this was just as tasty (if not more so) after sitting in the fridge overnight!"
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My Subscription Addiction - October 14, 2016
"You really have to nail this kind of idea – and we thought Takeout Kit totally did. It was restaurant quality taste and everything could be stored in our pantry until we were ready to make it – it was just the ticket for a quick meal late at night after running errands."
Takeout Kit August 2016 Subscription Box Review
Hello Subscription - August 27, 2016
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