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Eat well, Spend less, Waste nothing

We at Slow Meals on Green Wheels believe that the food we eat should be healthy, taste good and should be affordable; that it should be produced, cooked and delivered in a clean way that does not harm the environment.

The food we offer

Authentic regional Italian food from the kitchen of native Italian local chef Nelly Capra. Healthy, nutritious, tasty home-made meals. We use the freshest local, seasonal, organic whenever possible, ingredients. All herbs and some vegetables and fruits are home-grown.

A Slow Meal is a three-course meal cooked from scratch
Each standard Slow Meal includes three items, plus an occasional  surprise item (focaccia, an extra vegetable or sample of future menus).

  • Primo: pasta, rice, gnocchi, polenta or focaccia
  • Secondo: meat, chicken, fish or  other vegetarian entrée
  • Contorno: a vegetable side

Meals are prepared following for the most part traditional Italian recipes and are ready to eat. They only need to be gently warmed up.


  • 6 Slow Meals: $ 120
  • 4 Slow Meals: $ 96

Slow Meals subscription is $ 120 which includes 6 Slow Meals (one SM serves one adult person). These 6 SM can be ordered in any of these combination (6 altogether, 3+3 or 2+2+2) Every additional SM beyond the first 6 cost $ 17.00 only. Additionally we offer a mini-subscription for 4 (ordered altogether) at $ 100.00.

Substitutions/Dietary and special needs

We accommodate some dietary needs (wheat-free, dairy-free, low-salt, low-fat, vegetarian, no onion, no beans) at no charge, unless they require special preparations. Menu items can be added for $ 7.00  per item per person. Substitutions: $ 3.00. Contact Nelly for more details.

How to order

At the beginning of each month, we publish online – and send by email, a new monthly menu. Each week features three options for every category and one dessert option.

Choose one item in each category (first course, second course, contonri-in the appropriate week). Communicate by email or phone the day in which you would like to receive or pick up your Slow Meals.

Missing meals? Here are some ideas

"We love the spontaneity of Slow Meals! If produce in the market doesn't live up to Nelly's standards, she surprises us with an even tastier, fresher choice."

~ A. Promessi

Every month featured items are available to order in addition to subscription meals. You are welcome to enhance the set menu of the day by adding these additional items.


  • Dessert: $ 8.00 for 2 (minimum order)
  • Lasagna
  • Tiramisu
  • Panettone Genovese
  • Mandorletti

No waste policy

We stand for creating no waste. The food will be delivered in pyrex or other kind of containers acquired by customer and reused for each meal.

Delivery/Pick up

Delivery  is available for addresses in Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View at $7.00 per location. For other locations (Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Los Gatos, etc.) delivery fee is $8.50 per location. Other locations tbd. Delivery time is between 2pm and 5pm. Orders can also be picked up at our Los Altos kitchen between 5:30 and 6:30pm. If you need to pick up earlier or later, call us and we’ll make a special arrangement.

Gift certificates

Consider replacing store-bought presents with the gift of home-cooked meals. Surprise someone with a Slow Meal subscription gift certificate.
Ideal for house warming, baby shower, graduation gifts, and other special occasions.


Slow Meals on Green Wheels Menu Archive