Cooking at home – simplified.
We help eaters to cook creative and delicious meals at home from fresh seasonal ingredients by eliminating planning and shopping. No more shopping lists, carts or checkout lines - Tomato Sherpa gathers everything you need in exact amounts, and delivers to you. Our produce is locally sourced and farm fresh, our meats come from ranchers who meet our stringent standards, and our recipes are crafted and tested to ensure delicious results every time.
Whether you're a new cook who wants to learn as you create, a busy family looking for delicious quick solutions, or home cooks on a mission to entertain more, Tomato Sherpa is with you as your mentor, guide and porter.
Who are the Tomato Sherpas?
A small but mighty band of devoted Bay Area dwellers call themselves “Sherpas” – In tribute to the Nepalese people who are local guides and porters to climbers in the Himalayas. The Tomato Sherpa team works to assist eaters in the daily feat that is getting a wholesome meal on the table. We work tirelessly to create menus, source fresh ingredients, plan logistics, engage communities, and crunch numbers.
The Tomato Sherpas envision communities of cooks simply feeding themselves and the people they love wholesome food. It’s not that complicated, but small steps like this will change the world.
Why the Tomato Sherpas need your support
Tomato Sherpa is ready to grow! We have our systems designed, recipes banked, sources vetted and secured. Our delivery process is established and the reusable packaging system is ready to go. Our 4+ month beta launch is complete and website launched. Check, check, check and check!
What you get in return
If you have been considering trying a subscription with us, now is the time. If you have tried our kits and understand the value, please purchase into the future – knowing that doing so guarantees a fun, easy and delicious meal every week.
The perks we offer are mostly our actual products. You can order one meal to try it out, or become one of our first subscribers with a one-, three-, or six-month subscription of one two-portion meal once a week. Or, if you'd like to get four- portion meals instead of two-portions, or get more than one kit per week, just double your order and leave a note for us in the comments section. For supporters outside of the San Francisco Bay Area, please consider our Out-of-Towner kit, consisting of an apron, tote bag, and recipe book.
About ½ of your contribution will go to covering the costs of fulfilling your “order” and the other ½ covers our operational expenses. So you can see why buying into the future provides the operational funds needed to help setup our longer term operations.
Selecting your meal kits
We're ready to deliver your meal kits beginning Tuesday, September 3. After you choose your level of support, we'll send you a purchasing code in an email. You'll redeem this code on our website and choose your meal plan. Easy.
For this campaign, we'll deliver kits for free to your office in select areas of San Francisco Bay Area on Thursdays (see the list of zip codes below to see if your office qualifies). Simple.
Alternately, you can choose to pick up your orders from a variety of convenient locations in San Francisco, Mill Valley, Oakland, and Berkeley on either Tuesdays or Thursdays (see list of pick up locations below). Home delivery is also available through our partners at Good Eggs (for an additional fee) and Zaarly.
Unfortunately, we're unable to deliver outside of the San Francisco Bay Area, but please consider backing us at the Out-of-Towner level and get an apron, a bag, and recipes to aid you in your cooking adventures.
Office Delivery Zip Codes
94111, 94105, 94109, 94108, 94133, 94102, 94103, 94107, 94129, 94110
95014, 94043, 94128, 94404, 94065, 94043, 94305, 94025, 94401
94608, 94710, 94703, 94609
94606, 94607, 94610, 94612
Pick Up Locations
The Hub SOMA, 901 Mission St, San Francisco
Tuesday and Thursday, 3pm – 6:05pm
Presidio Graduate School Admin Office, 36 Lincoln Blvd, San Francisco
Tuesday and Thursday, 4pm – 5:30pm
Tomato Sherpa HQ, 2533 Seventh St, Berkeley
Tuesday and Thursday, 4pm – 5:30pm
Horse Hill, 57 Meadow Drive, Mill Valley
Tuesday and Thursday, 4pm – 6pm
GROW, 254 Shoreline Hwy, Mill Valley, CA 94941
Tuesday and Thursday, 4pm – 6pm
Cafe Sappore, 790 Lombard St San Francisco, CA 94133
Tuesday and Thursday, 5pm – 8pm
Inside Hook: Tomato Sherpa: one part recipe book, one part personal shopper, every bit the day-saver of the busy gentlefellow in need of some at-home cooking assistance.
The San Francisco Chronicle: Grocery delivery has been around forever, CSA (community supported agriculture, in which food is home delivered straight from the farm or ranch) membership is on the rise and ready-made meal services are popping up all over the Bay Area. Recipe kits are the next wave. For Stacey Waldspurger, founder and CEO of Tomato Sherpa, which recently launched, the service is more than a convenience - it's about providing healthful meals to friends and family.
Q: How many people does a kit feed?
Our kits are designed to feed either two or four adults per kit. The perks are for two person kits; if you'd like four portion kits just double the amount and let us know in the notes when you check out on Indiegogo!
Q: How do subscriptions work?
You'll set your preferences for meal type and choose delivery or pick-up options just once. Then you'll get fresh, delicious Tomato Sherpa meal kits weekly. What could be easier? (Don't worry though, if you ever need to make a change we make that easy too.)
Q: What if I need to put my subscription on hold?
Just login to your account on our site and let us know how long you want to take a break. We'll pick right up where you left off when you're ready!
Q: What if I have dietary restrictions?
No problem. We offer a variety of choices every week, including omnivore, vegetarian, gluten free and vegan options.
Q: How will my order be delivered to me?
You have some options. We can deliver it for free to your office on Thursday's to select locations in the San Francisco Bar Area (see list of zip codes above). Or, you can pick it up from one of our convenient pick up locations (see list of pick up locations above). If you'd like to have it delivered to your home, you can order through our partners at Good Eggs (for an additional fee) or Zaarly. Unfortunately, we're unable to deliver recipe kits outside of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Q: Can I give a Tomato Sherpa gift certificate to a friend or family member?
Of course. Just select any perk and let us know the name and email address of the person it's for in the comments. We'll let them know you sent them a gift!