Bushka's Kitchen Is Making a New Line of Ready-to-Eat Meals — in Oakland

The company now offers two vegan meals and two meat-based meals.


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Bushka's Kitchen is making a new line of ready-to-eat meals — in Oakland.

Seeing a need in the industry for freeze-dried meals so nutritious and tasty that she would happily choose them herself, avid backpacker Deana Del Vecchio founded Bushka's Kitchen last year. 

“Consumers have become accustomed to opening a pouch and seeing a lump of unidentifiable ingredients that reconstitute into a meal that has little depth in flavor or texture. We are changing that with our products," Del Vecchio said in a press release.

"When you open one of our pouches, you can immediately identify an apple or a Brussels sprout — which is how food should be.

“All of our meals are made in small batches in our Oakland kitchen. We chop, cook, and freeze-dry our ingredients and then hand-package each pouch," Del Vecchio said.

The new meals include two vegan choices: Citrus Chia Morning (creamy citrusy chia pudding topped with coconut, pineapple, and kiwifruit) and Zesty Noodles (parsley-avocado sauce with zucchini, pasta, tomatoes, and fennel), as well as two meat options: Unstuffed Pepper (seasoned ground beef in tomato sauce with quinoa, red bell peppers, and green onion, depicted above) and Harvest Bowl (ginger-spiced wild rice and pork with roasted Brussels sprouts, caramelized onion, and apple).

An "obsession with quality and detail allows us to produce the absolute best possible meal-in-a-bag experience," Del Vecchio said.

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