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Feed the whole family!
Feed the whole family!

Yelp reviews:

Oh my goodness! You know when you start raving about a salad at 4:00am, it was good. So GOOD! Everything I got my order has been my “favorite.” The fact that I shared, was supreme act of love towards my husband.

Full Belly Fare is like mana from heaven for a new mom. Or anyone!


My family and I have been ordering from Full Belly Fare for months. They have an eclectic tasty menu. Everything tastes fresh cooked and home made (but with much more flair than your average home cook). It’s great to get home and have delicious, real pre-made food to heat up.


“In a hectic and trying time for my family, Full Belly Fare has been a godsend! We’ve enjoyed enticing entrees and superb sides handcrafted with love from wholesome ingredients. Not only is the quality impeccable, but the flavors Lyla manages to infuse into her gourmet dishes are incredible. The fact she is considerate of numerous allergens, and accommodates various dietary restrictions makes Full Belly Fare our go-to choice for freshly made, healthy meals. We cannot wait for our next delicious delivery!”


“My main attraction from the start has been the emphasis that FBF places on quality ingredients – like local or organic food being a top priority. I’m also the type of person who’s attentive to details, and I get the feeling that FBF definitely ” dots their i’s and crosses their t’s “, as the saying goes. It seems to be a very efficient and organized operation that is apparent from the website order form (if not sooner), to the labels on the food containers.”


“After taking a blood test at a naturopathic clinic, I discovered I am allergic to dairy (no surprise – most Asians are lactose intolerant), soy, wheat/gluten, many types of beans, and eggs — just to name the major ones. Knowing this meant a complete change of diet and lifestyle. I was desperate for food options that would meet my new dietary restrictions. That’s when I came across Full Belly Fare on Yelp!

I contacted Lyla to see what she could do for me and she was willing to create a menu with personalize meals that was gluten-free, nightshade-free, soy-free, dairy-free, nut-free, etc. I named it…she accommodated. She was very kind and responsive to all my questions and always got back to me in a very timely and professional fashion. She was even willing to deliver the food to me at my work.

Although my husband and I are choosing to move forward with cooking our own food at this time to meet my dietary needs, I am still grateful to know that Lyla’s food delivery business exists. It’s a great option for someone who has food allergies like I do. I think the concept is amazing and something like this should be available everywhere. Do not hesitate to contact Lyla to see if she could work with your needs and budget. She’s very helpful in her communication. I will certainly be keeping her in mind for the future.”


“Full Belly Fare has proven to be a delicious and nutritious mid-week treat for my family.  The varied choices are a welcomed addition to our weekly meal plan.  Since receiving meals from Lyla, my family has been exposed to exceptional quality dishes with top notch ingredients and bright flavors.  Food from Full Belly Fare has become my family’s culinary highlight of the week!”


“Chef Lyla Wolfenstein cooks up a mouthwatering array of culinary delights and then delivers it to your door weekly. Does it get any better than that? Her menu is creative and thoughtful, and includes gluten free and vegan or vegetarian options. She’s prompt, and always warm as she delivers with a smile. A welcome addition to the neighborhood. Try it! You’ll be glad you did!”


“What a perfect concept for a family who wants to eat extremely well, but does not want to all of the cooking all of the time; or for a family who just had a baby, or who is having medical issues….You are able to choose items off of an online menu (new each week). Eclectic fare ranging from Gormeh Sabzi to Chicken Marsala, paleo madeleines to lemon curd with butter cookies, creative salads to die for that come heavy with the fixings (one included candied bacon). This really is affordable for the quality of food you are receiving: as much organic and local as possible. Delicious and different enough from what I cook at home to be a refreshing replacement to eating out a few times a week. Love love love Lyla Wolfenstein’s culinary imagination and knack for combining flavors and textures. I’d happily welcome a gift card to Full Belly Fare as a gift for my belly and my soul, any day!”


Direct reviews:

“The Persian stew (Ghormeh Sabzi) we received this week was A. MAZ. ING! (so good ___ didn’t get any)”


“Oh my goodness, the food was spectacular! better than going to a restaurant!”


“The green chile enchiladas and cabbage salad were, quite possibly, the best thing I have ever eaten!”


“Holy smokes! I just received my first order (to my door!) from Lyla Wolfenstein’s Full Belly Fare – Handcrafted Dinners Delivered. I immediately ate one of the enchiladas, a big bowl of her chickpea tomato soup, and now I am second-trimester-eyeing the middle eastern flatbread that came with the order. Super delicious and savory food, at about the price of getting readymade from the chef’s case at Whole Foods. RECOMMEND.”


” We have been absolutely more than satisfied!! As far as we are concerned you are the greatest thing that’s ever happened to us! The food is wholesome and delicious. The verde enchiladas were fantastic!”


“Tried Lyla Wolfenstein’s cooking for the first time yesterday and oh do I recommend you getting some for yourself. Complex flavors, local/organic ingredients, healthful/nourishing food. Taste the love. “


“I just had the Asian chicken salad for lunch. Yum!  I wanted more and more – great textures, flavors, so many components in it and that kicks it up a notch.”


“Loved the frittatas too…my mom and I were completely spoiled by you today. Can’t wait to get more meals next week!!”


“THANK YOU!! Dinner was so delicious! We fed two kids and two adults on 3 servings of chili to raves from the family! With the wonderful cornbread muffins it was hearty and filling. such a treat…”


“I am seriously astonished! I have eaten Lyla’s food many, many times but she has outdone herself with this menu and I was still blown away by how delicious every. item. was. Thank you so much, Full Belly Fare!”


 “We served the chicken marsala to our family last night to rave reviews. “


“I enjoyed one of your cornbread muffins for breakfast this morning. 30 seconds in the microwave made it the equivalent of fresh from the oven. Brilliant!”


“The German potato salad is a new twist on an old favorite. We loved it.”


“So far the broccoli salad is our family’s favorite: the combination of sweet and savory hits the spot. And, of course, there’s BACON!”


“I ate an entire serving of the butternut squash gratin for lunch yesterday. The spicy kick comes in at the end for a nice finish.”


“It was yummy! I especially liked the gratin and am looking forward to next week.”


“And I don’t know how you made the chicken gluten free and tasting so bready!”


 “Yummy! Broccoli salad was just what i had imagined! Perfect for getting home at 6 and not wanting to cook.”


“I have never once had a dish that I didn’t enjoy from Lyla. She has an incredible gift for combining flavors and textures perfectly, yet maintaining the integrity of the tastes of the ingredients themselves. Whether she’s preparing a version of a familiar dish, or one of her delightful and unexpected intuitive creations, I always look forward to enjoying a meal that she prepares!”


“Lyla is an amazingly versatile and imaginative cook. She has a way of adding just the perfect ingredient or perfect side dish to give a dish or a meal that wow factor.”


“Lyla expertly mixes deliciously unique flavors into fresh and amazing food combinations all of which lavish you in layers of complex taste and pure joy. Best chef; every bite is a treat.”


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