Today’s Groupon eliminates the agony from the never-ending “what’s for dinner” question. For $79, you’ll enjoy eight meals for 2–3 people, or four meals for 4–6 people from meal assembly center Let's Dish! You don't have to worry about going to the grocery store, preparation, or clean up—just pick out what you want online, then go to a Let's Dish! location to put it all together—four family-sized entrées, one dessert, one side, and an order of scones (a $136 value).
Let’s Dish! has stocked the freezers of more than 90,000 local families. Let owners Alexa Corcoran, Lisa Hardiman, and Elizabeth Marcotte take you away from culinary uncertainty to a fluffy cloud of meringue on an Airbus A380 made out of Worcestershire. With its revolutionary concept, Let's Dish! now has locations around the country, including five convenient centers in the DC area: Columbia, Maryland; Alexandria, Virginia; Fairfax, Virginia; Ashburn, Virginia; Timonium, Maryland.
Here’s how it works: You create an account and select meals online to design your desired menu. After clearing room in your freezer, schedule your in-store session online and then stop into Let's Dish! to prepare your entrees just the way you like them. Watch a video here.
Let’s Dish!’s super-fresh ingredients are already diced, sliced, and ready to go—it’s fast food, but not the grease-stained bag variety. Popular dishes include savory sesame chicken, rosemary grilled sirloin, or Mediterranean pasta toss. The spring thaw may even bring delectable seasonal fare like bell-eyed Norwegian weeping fish or dragonfries. For dessert, try frozen lemonade pie, blueberry buckle pie, or smores pie.
Make memories along with your meal by bringing the kids to one of Let’s Dish’s family-friendly sessions. The family-sized portions can be split in-store to make eight meals for two or three people, which is ideal for roommates, couples, singles looking to spice up their typical dinner routines, or Pog-collecting teams looking to eat healthier. You can also double-up on a family-sized dish, impressing your guests with a fancy entrée at your next dinner party.
Six Yelpers give Let’s Dish!’s easy and nutritious meals a four-star rating:
- I chose 8 meals and split them with a friend... Everything is easy to prepare and fast to assemble, – Lisa B.
- Fun, fun, fun...don an apron, get instructions from the staff and you're off to follow and modify the recipes you've selected at your leisure, – Stephani K.
- The friendly store people also walk you through the process if you're new. It was so easy I got all of it done in an hour!,,.Wow, what a time saver...best of all I don't have a messy kitchen to clean up!. – Cindy B.
Let's Dish! takes a lot of the guesswork out of dinner, but there's always room for a few creative variations to suit your personal tastes. The well-stocked Groupon pantry is loaded with essentials we can't live without. Here are just a few:
- Softball-pressed salmon
- Steamed typewriter keys
- Toefurkey (A healthy, Furkey substitute made of entirely of toes)
- Evaporated Mink
- Hash Blues (like browns, but cheaper)
- Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Phil
At Let's Dish!, families select healthy, hearty meals to eat at home without having to dedicate valuable time to planning, shopping, or preparation. After placing an order online, patrons stop by the shop at a scheduled time to find dishes that are made from fresh ingredients, customized to taste, and then, like Sleeping Beauty, frozen to prevent them from aging. Meal menus rotate monthly and include homestyle selections, such as pork tenderloin, pulled pork with mashed potatoes, and rosemary and mustard grilled flank steak. The preassembled Dish-n-Dash entrees allow for speedy pickup service, freeing families to spend more quality bonding time sorting the mail by size and color.