Need quality meals delivered to your door? My neighbor Louise is somewhat limited in her mobility and no longer likes to cook. For years she has tried numerous meal delivery services. Ruthy’s Real Meals is her favorite by a long shot. She says the food is delicious, well prepared and just the right amount for her needs.

Based in Rohnert Park, Ruthy’s specializes in high quality handmade meals with local and organic ingredients. Ruth, a seasoned chef, and her staff offer regular, vegetarian or vegan options comprised of seasonal entrees, soups, salads and a bit of dessert. It is great for busy people, seniors, new parents and people recuperating from surgery.

The fact that the meals are delivered in reusable glass containers is what caught my eye.

A green business, Ruthy’s supports local farmers and ranchers, buys in  bulk, uses organic and/or no spray produce, carefully plans deliveries and keeps waste to a minimum. A healthy food advocate, she is a member of Sonoma County Culinary Guild, Sonoma County Food Access Working Group and Food Systems Alliance, and is willing to speak to groups on food systems or do a food demos.

In a recent interview, Ruth said “It’s great to be part of the food solution providing sustainably grown meals while reducing food miles and food packaging waste. I love the work—planning menus, communicating with customers, developing a team of kitchen and administrative staff, shopping at the farmer’s market, cooking and delivering.“

Are you hungry yet? Ruthy’s website is chock full of menus, ordering information and testimonials. For more information contact Ruth Lefkowitz at 707 888-0128 or

To motivate you further, here are some recent estimonials:

You have transformed my life.  Trying to find the right things to eat and the time to prepare them had become a big problem for me.  Now, with your healthy and delicious food deliveries, I feel like I did when I was young: looking forward to meals and feeling nurtured by food again.  Thank you!! — Joan F., Santa Rosa

I can’t tell you how much I appreciate Ruthy’s Real Meals. This is just the way I hoped it would work out; i.e. good healthy and delicious food in the fridge on demand when I need lunch or dinner.  Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, please! — Michael A., Sebastopol

We’ve been thoroughly enjoying your scrumptious meals! It feels so good providing our family with good, nutritious meals. We appreciate the quality ingredients and attention to detail…including glass containers and itemized ingredient list…thanks and bravo! — The L. family, Santa Rosa

I am so pleased with Ruthy’s wonderfully yummy and healthful meals. My husband and I are both busy professionals and it is so wonderful to come home to ready-to-eat, healthy choices. Her service is a wonderful value—I highly recommend it! – Misty M., Santa Rosa

Delicious dishes very colorfully presented—great eye appeal—and not too salty, too! Your soups are lovely and comforting and desserts are always extra special.– Martie K., Santa Rosa

Love, love, love your food—fantastic, yummy, nourishing! — Renée R., Sebastopol