“It has been wonderful to know I can get gluten-free food every week. Homemade food that is made with love and care has made my life richer and healthier, and nourished me on a deep level. I like that Beth is always varying the menu and inevitably there is something to surprise my taste buds every week. What stands out are the generous servings of healthy nourishing homemade food, Beth's beaming face when I pick up my food order and the love she puts into her offerings”

 J. H., Santa Cruz, CA

We are celebrating our 10th year.
Come celebrate with us!

Thursday, November 3rd 
5 pm to 9 pm  
Food Lounge
1001 Center Street, Suite One, Santa Cruz

Click here for details.

The Open Hearth

Welcomes you with open arms...

High quality, delicious, gluten-free meals

prepared with love!


The Open Hearth is a Santa Cruz based, healthy meal preparation service that offers tasty, therapeutic and deeply nourishing meals, beverages and snacks. The meals are prepared with love and are always gluten-free. The Open Hearth is committed to using high quality, nutrient-dense, whole food-based ingredients and offers meals comprised of both cooked foods and raw, living and fermented foods. The ingredients are primarily organically grown and plant-based (vegan). They are locally sourced when possible. Soy-based foods are used in moderation. The offerings from The Open Hearth support a heart-healthy, anti-inflammatory, and alkalizing diet and lifestyle. The philosophy and practices of The Open Hearth honor that food is medicine.


Whether you have already been eating healthfully and are now realizing you would like some additional support in maintaining this or you are just beginning the transition to a healthier lifestyle, The Open Hearth can support you in saving time and money with our weekly meal preparation service.  The Open Hearth is passionate about supporting all our clients achieve their goals in health!

One of the things that makes The open Hearth unique is that it offers an affordable option to having your own personal chef. There are many people, who because of dietary restrictions and allergies cannot go without support in this area. This is where The Open Hearth is an incredibly valuable resource at an incredible value. Instead of preparing food for one client at a time (and charging accordingly) The Open Hearth serves all of its clients at the same time. This combination of efficiency and economy is mutually beneficial!