Marty and Megan Bowden first started making ready-made meals to help one of Marty’s personal training clients eat well whilst training. That client loved it and told another client, then the ladies at the gym found out and wanted to know what they were missing out on too. The word quickly spread and what was a little side hustle turned in to Activate Foods as we know it today.
Activate Foods, who produce healthy and delicious ready-made meals, is the culmination of 2 passions for Marty and Megan – eating well and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Head Chef Marty, a chef of 24 years, made a career change in 2011 to be a personal trainer. A choice that indulged his passion of physical activity that, funnily enough, lead him straight back in to the kitchen. He quickly realised that people were ignoring the vital key to a healthy lifestyle – their nutrition. Whilst it was easy for him to prepare interesting meals quickly, it wasn’t as easy for someone with less experience or little interest in cooking.
They officially started Activate Foods in 2016 working from a commercial kitchen in Somersby and operating entirely online. They soon outgrew that space and moved to a larger and more central location of 222 The Entrance Rd Erina, in the iconic Caesars Coffee Building. Here they have been able to expand their offering and provide a retail store for customers to come in and purchase meals in person. They deliver over the Central Coast, Newcastle and Sydney every week on a Monday.
Activate Foods has a range of healthy and delicious ready-made meals including Beef and Red Wine served with mashed sweet potato and broccoli, Moroccan Lamb with brown rice and roast pumpkin tossed with parsley and Chicken, Bacon and Potato Salad. There are fresh and frozen options and all meals are single serve. All products are gluten free and they have vegan & vegetarian options available too.
Everything is made from scratch, using natural ingredients and skill to create delicious flavours. With over 40 meal varieties available at one time, you’re spoilt for choice.
You can order online at activatefoods.com.au for a Monday delivery or drop in to the Erina store – 7 days a week.
222 The Entrance Rd, Erina 2250
Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 6am-1pm Sat: 6am-11am Sun: 6am-12pm