Kitchen Ready Grab & Go Meals Now on the Shelves at Two Asheville Retail Locations


Green Opportunities is thrilled to announce that Kitchen Ready Grab & Go meals are now for sale daily at two local retail locations: Eco-Depot Marketplace in the River Arts District and the French Broad Food Co-op in downtown Asheville.


These new Grab & Go offerings build on an existing partnership between GO and the French Broad Food Co-op. Kitchen Ready Industries has been preparing egg sandwiches, scrambles, and sweet potato hash for the Co-op’s hot breakfast bar for several years. We are proud to be newly partnering with Eco-Depot Marketplace to make healthy, affordable meals accessible to residents and workers in the Southside neighborhood and River Arts District.


“Eco-Depot Marketplace has found a perfect partner in Green Opportunities because we are perfectly situated to serve several diverse audiences,” says Shelley Schenker, Eco-Depot owner. “First of all we have tourists that come through, we have those who work in the District and then we have those who live in the River Arts District. These ready made meals a great alternative to lengthy and expensive restaurant meals and a heck of a lot better than the corner gas station!”


Both retail locations are now offering their customers an assortment of Kitchen Ready wraps and salads, including vegan and gluten free options. Popular items currently available at both locations include Waldorf chicken wraps, vegan spring rolls, avocado BLT wraps, and vegan breakfast burritos. The Co-op offers an additional vegan item, a tempeh-avocado wrap, while Eco-Depot carries a selection of  salads. Eco-Depot Marketplace is located at 408 Depot Street, and the French Broad Food Co-op is located at 90 Biltmore Avenue.


Kitchen Ready’s signature line of Grab & Go meals are prepared in Southside Kitchen by graduates of our culinary training program employed in our social enterprise, Kitchen Ready Industries.


If you’re interested in carrying Kitchen Ready Grab & Go meals at your business, please contact our Social Enterprise Assistant, Sarah Hart, at or (828) 398-4158 ext. 115. Learn more about Kitchen Ready grab & go meals, catering services, and value-added products here.