Our Mission

At Cafe Spice, our mission is to bring clean, authentic meals right to your table—so you can experience adventurous eating wherever you are.

Finding the balance between doing what you love and making time for delicious, authentic food is a challenge. Having origins in New York City, we understand how valuable your time is. That’s why we want to make it as easy as possible for you to access clean food, and keep living your life.

We prepare all of our meals in our USDA-certified facility in New York’s Hudson Valley which gives us the ability to deliver you the highest quality meals, always.
Our Culinary Director, Chef Hari Nayak, has an extensive travel and culinary background that’s helped us grow our product line from Indian dishes to include more fusion and flavors, as well as a broader range of authentic Asian cuisine—and he works with a team of chefs who are always tasting and creating new recipes.

When it comes to ingredients, our certified gluten-free meals are verified by WFCF (Where Food Comes From). We use expeller-pressed non-GMO oils, rBST free milk, and collaborate with suppliers throughout our supply chain and with numerous other companies in the industry to preserve consumer access to safe, clean, affordable foods.
We’re also passionate about giving back to the planet, and building communities around food. That’s why we work with Whole Planet Foundation and Hudson Valley Food Bank to uplift underprivileged groups through the power of clean food.

Our planet has so much to offer in terms of ingredients, flavors and culture. It’s our mission to bring those exotic flavors and clean foods right to you—so you can add more adventure to your life.

-Sameer Malhotra, Co-Founder of Cafe Spice

Proud to Join the Better Chicken Committment

Our ongoing responsibility to deliver high-quality proteins to our community of home consumers plays a large role in our mission, which is why we have long supported quality standards for farm animal welfare by using only chicken that is certified by Global Animal Partnership (GAP), in our Cafe Spice products. To further our commitment, Cafe Spice is proud to support the growing animal welfare movement by adopting the Better Chicken Commitment, the leading policy for broiler chicken welfare. We will continue to source all of our chicken from farms that are GAP-certified and will commit to sourcing from GAP Certified farms that use CAS, a processing system widely hailed as more humane, by 2024. We applaud our chicken suppliers who have progressively adopted improvements in animal raising systems and will transition to controlled atmosphere processing systems (CAS) at their facilities. Global Animal Partnership (GAP) is an independent animal welfare certification recognized in the ASPCA® Shop With Your Heart program. Cafe Spice is honored to have our chicken and plant-based combo meals listed in the ASPCA's Shop With Your Heart Brand List.

Update: As of October 2021, we are sourcing 100% of our chicken from GAP Step 2-certified farms for all of our Cafe Spice meals, including handhelds; therefore, we will be meeting the Better Chicken Commitment housing standards on litter, lighting, enrichment, and space allowance. We will be in discussion with our chicken suppliers about breed and multi-stage CAS, and will report on our status by 2023 or earlier.