ENTER TO WIN! Spade & Spoon Makes it Easy to Cook, Shop and Eat Local

Plus save $20 on your first box!

By Christen Reiner, Macaroni KID Lakewood-Littleton & Macaroni KID Denver Editor and Publisher September 2, 2023

If you are anything like me, you are always on the lookout for easy dinners. Bonus if they are healthy, local, and gluten free (my daughter has Celiac Disease)!

Well, as it turns out, finding easy to make meals with all of those qualities isn't that easy at all. In fact, it can be a downright discouraging search.

Thankfully, I recently heard about Spade & Spoon, a local alternative to the national meal delivery services. Started by local Denver mom, Joy Rubey, Spade & Spoon offers a rotating menu of over 18 meals each week featuring ingredients from Colorado food producers. You pick the meals you want, and they are hand delivered to your doorstep in minimal packaging and with easy to follow instructions. 

Easy? Yes. Delicious? YES!!!!

I had the opportunity to try a few amazing meals from Spade & Spoon. Let me tell you, I'm no stranger to meal delivery services, so it takes a solid effort to impress me. And when I say that Spade & Spoon impressed me... 

Six reasons we love Spade & Spoon

The meals were a huge hit!

Not only were the meals easy and delicious, they were a huge hit with my kids. We tried the Pork and Basil Stir Fry, the Broiled Salmon Donburi, and the Spinach and Artichoke Hand Pies from local bakery, Hinman's. We give the meals 5 stars all around. Highly recommend. We can't wait until next week to order again!

Spade & Spoon offers meals for everyone.

Whether you require a gluten free, vegetarian or vegan, or dairy free diet, Spade & Spoon offers delicious meal options for you. My daughter, who has Celiac Disease, doesn't often get to enjoy meal deliveries because they don't offer gluten free options. Imagine her delight when she had several to choose from!

You can feel good about supporting local.

The Spade & Spoon model nurtures local economies by bolstering the sales of local farmers, ranchers, bakers, and makers with steady streams of reliable income.

Homemade without the fuss.

The worst part of "from scratch" cooking for me is the gathering of the ingredients. Spade & Spoon provides everything you'll need to present an impressive dinner to your family. If a component is not included, they tell you ahead of time so you can prepare.

There are so many choices.

We actually had a hard time choosing our meals because there were so many appealing choices. Don't get me wrong... it's a good problem to have, but narrowing it down was the hardest part of the whole process!

No commitment required!

No membership needed when you order from Spade & Spoon, making it even easier to use the service. Order what you need (or want!) and when you need it.

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A note from Joy

My name is Joy Rubey and I’m a trained architect, wife, mom and I love good local food. I’ve always loved to build things, solve complicated problems, and create quality experiences.

In 2011, I started a locally-sourced meal kit business in WA to solve 3 needs in my life:

  1. My husband was new to farming and I wanted to figure out a reliable way for him to sell food more efficiently.
  2. I was a busy working mom who just wanted help getting seasonal local food on my table with ease.
  3. I knew WAY too many people my age battling cancer and I wanted reassurance that the food I was feeding my daughter wasn’t filled with chemicals, antibiotics, hormones, colors, preservatives, etc.

With 11 years experience under our belt, we are so excited to bring our innovative meal kit model to the Front Ranges.

- Joy Rubey, Founder/CEO Spade & Spoon

Read more about Joy here.

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Macaroni KID Lakewood-Littleton and Macaroni KID Denver are thrilled to be giving away a $125 gift certificate to Spade & Spoon. This is a Macaroni KID contest taking place across multiple Macaroni KID newsletters in the greater Denver Metro area. One entry per email address across all sites; duplicate entries will be deleted.

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RULES: This contest will run from Wednesday, August 30, 2023, through Saturday, September 9, 2023. One winner will be selected from all eligible entries on Sunday, September 10, 2023. The winner will be notified by email and phone and will have 24 hours to claim the prize. If the prize is not claimed within 24 hours, an alternate winner will be chosen. You MUST be a subscriber to Macaroni KID and 18 or older to enter. If you are not a subscriber and enter the contest, you will be automatically subscribed. This is a Macaroni KID contest taking place across multiple Macaroni KID sites throughout the greater Denver Metro area. 

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