Get Answers to Common Questions

How do I order?

Visit our order now page, at the top of the menu you will notice a sliding calendar, choose the date you wish to receive your meals for delivery or pick up.  Select the meals you would like and proceed to check out.  Order Now!

Do you offer gift certificates?

Yes we do! In any amount, gift certificates are perfect for clients, new moms, housewarming gifts and much more.  Order yours now.

Do you deliver to my area / What's the delivery charge?

We deliver to over 300 zip codes in the Greater Houston area.  So if you live within an hour of Houston we likely deliver to you.  Our delivery charge is only $15 per delivery. Enjoy FREE DELIVERY with any order over $80! There is a $5 bag fee added to every delivery.  The bag fee will be credited back to you when you return your bag.

Do I have to order a minimum number of meals?

Order as much or as little as you need.  Our meals are prepared fresh, so we recommend you to order 3-4 days of meals to avoid having to freeze any of your meals.

How long will my meals last?

Our meals are prepared fresh and without preservatives. Always note the "enjoy or freeze by" date located on your meal's label. Expect to receive meals with a freshness of 3-5 days in your delivery.  

Can I store my meals in the freezer?

Many of our meals freeze well, however freezing raw vegetables or seafood is not recommended. However, for the best quality, we recommend enjoying your meals fresh.  

Can I visit the store to choose my meals?

Absolutely. We welcome our customers to our store Monday through Friday from 10am to 6pm, and Saturdays from 10am to 4pm. Additionally, you may ORDER NOW online to pick up in-store today.

 What is the hCG diet and how does it work?

The hCG protocol is a physician assisted rapid fat loss treatment. For nearly 10 years, The Dinner Dude has prepared meals specifically tailored to the HCG diet in addition to its regular, healthy gourmet meals. To find out more about the HCG protocol, please visit our “About our Meals” page.

Do you offer gluten-free meals?

Yes, since our meals are carefully prepared from scratch, we are able to avoid adding foods with gluten and offer numerous meals that are gluten-free. For instance, instead of using common bouillon, we use our own homemade chicken stock in our recipes. However, The Dinner Dude is not a gluten-free facility so there is the chance for cross-contamination. This is important for people with celiac disease or severe sensitivity to gluten.

Do you have a question that's not answered here?

Use the contact form on our site, or give us a call during regular business hours.