Amy's Kitchen is a family-operated business dedicated to producing nutritious
, delicious frozen food
s made with natural
ingredients. The story behind the company is printed on several of the products' packaging and is provided in detail on their website (http://www.amyskitchen.com/). Rachel and Andy Berliner started their business in 1987, the year that their daughter
Amy was born. Their mission was to create vegetarian
meals that offered convenience to people who were too busy to cook from scratch but who valued nutrition and wanted the taste and health benefits often derived from cooking whole foods oneself.
The people at Amy's Kitchen (many of whom are relatives of the Berliners) have produced several products that cater to people with special dietary needs: some are gluten-free, others are lactose-free or completely dairy-free, and some contain no dairy or honey so that they are suitable for people following a vegan diet. Amy's kitchen does not use GMOs (genetically modified organisms) in any of their products. Their food is either "organic" (containing at least 95% certified organic ingredients or "made with organic ingredients" (containing 70-95% organic ingredients).
Their full line of products includes burritos; enchiladas; pizza; a few "bowls" that combine brown rice, tofu, and vegetables; pot pies; and whole meals unlike any other tv dinner on the market. Many of the more popular products are available at traditional supermarkets, but some can only be found at health food stores and markets.
But how does it taste?
We've been enjoying Amy's products for a couple of years, and we haven't come across anything that we didn't like. We have their pizza almost weekly (theirs is probably the best frozen pizza out there - our favorite is the Spinach Pizza, but we love them all), and their burritos, pocket sandwiches, and Veggie Loaf make up the bulk of what I eat for lunch at work. We just recently found their pasta sauce, and it's one of the best sauces in a jar we've come across (the only one that's better, in my opinion, is Rao's).
Amy's Kitchen simplifies our lives tremendously: there have been numerous occasions when I had intended to cook a whole meal but was held up at work; in the time that it takes to heat up the oven and bake a couple of pizzas, I can make a big salad and we can enjoy a healthful, delicious meal that we can feel good about eating. Yum!