Nationwide Fresh Delivery
Macro-Mediterranean is a both a fresh meal delivery service and a frozen meal delivery service depending on your location and desired shipping method. Whenever possible we do not freeze our meals for delivery and they are prepared to order each week before they leave our location near Boston, MA. Shipments going to the Western half of the USA can be frozen in order to send them via economical ground shipping but express air shipment is also available upon request to be able to receive a fresh shipment in these areas as well.
We have two methods of delivery. We have a local same-day delivery service in the Boston area (see map below) and a nationwide shipping service via FedEx.
All Our Deliveries Are Carbon Neutral
We participate in a carbon-free offset program to ensure that the impact of all our deliveries is offset at minimum. We also overestimate our impact and do not take into account initiatives by FedEx or our other couriers to offset their own emissions to ensure we always meet or exceed our commitment to providing carbon neutral delivery. For more information about our participation in this program please visit our carbon neutral faq section.
Local Same-Day Fresh Delivery
Orders are delivered on Wednesdays by 6 PM. (we make every attempt to delivery by 5 PM to businesses). This service is currently available in the following areas (see colored zones on map below). Deliveries within the central area (marked in blue) are performed at no charge as long as the order amounts to $55 or more. Deliveries in the other colored areas are generally done for a nominal $6.00 delivery fee as long as the order meets the $55 minimum as well. We reserve the right to quote additional delivery fees if necessary for locations near our outer preimiter or to require shipping to any address.
Nationwide FRESH FOOD Shipping
We have a nationwide ground and air shipping service available via FedEx. We recommend using ground service with FedEx whenever possible to
minimize delivery costs. We ship in a fully recyclable and biodegradable insulated cooler that can maintain refrigerated temperatures for up to 72 hours.
Our main market areas for shipped meals are New England, New York City & the Tri-State area, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Chicago, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina as these areas can generally receive a ground shipment within 1-2 business days (pink and blue zones). We have also now expanded our RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS ONLY fresh food ground service delivery to service 3 day shipping areas indicated in the map above (deliveries arrive on Saturdays to this area and cannot be delivered to commercial addresses that are closed on Saturdays - orange zone). Please also note that there are some rural areas in the orange zone that FedEx will not deliver to on a Saturday. If you are in one of those areas you can request for your package to be held at the closest FedEx location to you for pickup.
Please note that if you want a fresh food shipment but cannot receive a ground shipment within two days from Boston, MA (or three days to a residential address) you must request 1-2 day air shipping to ensure your delivery arrives in good condition.
Central and Western USA FROZEN FOOD Ground Shipments
If you are located in and area of Central or Western USA that we cannot reach with a fresh ground shipment but you cannot, or do not wish to pay for air shipping, we can reach all but the most remote areas of the continental USA via a frozen ground shipment. When you create your account we assume that you would prefer ground shipping to air shipping unless you specifically request air shipping. We will contact you with an air shipping quote upon request or if you require delivery to an area that can only be serviced via an air shipment (examples are Hawaii, Alaska and remote areas of the Western USA).
As indicated in the map below our main service areas for frozen ground shipments are Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego and the rest of California, Phoenix, Seattle, Portland and other metro areas in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and also remote areas of (metro areas in the following are serviced via fresh shipment) Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Wisconsin and Michigan.
Understanding Shipping Charges
Ground shipping charges are quoted when placing an order. If you request air shipping we will provide you with an estimate for your approval. The difference between the ground shipping charge and the air shipping will then be charged based on the exact weight of your package when it goes out. This means that air shipping estimates will not be exact and can vary slightly from the real cost at the time of shipment.