About Passanante's Home Food Service

Since 1916, Passanante's Home Food Service has provided families like yours with an incredible variety of healthy, safe and delicious foods. Today we're bringing our savory foods and decades of experience to your neighborhood with our Home Food Service. Our reorder base is over 95% because of our Quality, Convenience and Time Saved in shopping.

Reputation Spotlight – Allison & Erika

A special thanks to customers Allison & Erika. Positive reviews are the primary way that other families find out about our business, so thank you so much for taking the time to write these reviews about your experiences with Passanante’s Home Food Service and sharing them on Facebook!

Some other review sites filter out positive reviews from verified customers leaving a disappointingly unfair representation of who we are and what we do, so we encourage our customers to leave reviews where they count (Facebook & Google) and where they won’t be needlessly filtered out (Yelp). 🙂

5 Star Review

“We have been ordering food with Passanante for 3+ yrs. At first it felt a little on the expensive side but the overall value is so worth it! We never have to throw away meat that didn’t get cooked before it spoiled, or lost due to freezer burn, or even worse, spoiled meat from the grocery store. The air tight packaging is key to keeping it fresh and it defrosts so quickly. One thing to note, the cooking time is quicker with most most meats since they don’t inject extra water into the meat. That also means you are not paying for “water” but rather just the meat. Better quality meat and the ease of having is all in your freezer is worth every penny! I would highly recommend this service for busy families who value home cooked quality meals.

– Allison S. (Facebook)
October 19, 2018

5 Star Review

“We have had Passanante’s Home Food Service for about a year now. We love their food. It is good quality and fresh frozen food without the chemicals, antibiotics and hormones you get in the food from the grocery store. Having great food delivered to our door is awesome! I recommend Passanante’s to all our friends & family.”

-Erika G. (Facebook)
October 6, 2018

Interested in hearing what other Passanante’s Home Food Service customers are saying about us? Visit our Facebook Page where you’ll find hundreds of candid reviews in addition to delicious recipes and helpful food tips. Or feel free to request a Free Gourmet Food Sample and decide for yourself!

Have a customer service issue or suggestion for how we could improve our service? We’d love to hear it. Please fill out this form to share your feedback and don’t forget to let us know if you’d like one of our managers to follow-up with you.

Reputation Spotlight – Kathy, Amanda & Miyun

Thanks to all of our wonderful, loyal customers including Kathy, Amanda, and Miyun for trusting us to feed your families and allowing us to do what we love for the last 100+ years! We appreciate you posting about your experience so anyone who is curious about Passanante’s Home Food Service can see how actual customers feel about us. As always, we’re thrilled to have exceeded your expectations and look forward to your next delivery!

5 Star Review

“We have been purchasing our meat from Passanante’s Home Food Service for about two years. Because there are just two of us at home, having each chicken breast, each hamburger patty, each steak, etc., packaged individually where we can take out only what we need is a wonderful setup for us and saves a lot of waste. I can also see how the packaging would work for a larger family – especially if not everyone is home each night for dinner, etc.

The meat has always been delivered in the window of time we have been given, and arrives frozen and ready to go into our freezer. And I love that they unpack the meat and put it in the freezer for us, moving any meat remaining from a previous order to one area of the freezer, so we know what meat to use up first.”

– Kathy P. (BBB)
September 19, 2018

5 Star Review

“We love working with Passanante’s!!! They not only bring us great food products but they also support local events. Like my son’s hockey team Baltimore Area Special Hockey, Inc. We love buying from companies that support or give back to organizations closes to our hearts.

– Amanda S. (Google)
September 15, 2018

5 Star Review

“We have been placing order[s] for years. Even though we have gone through several representatives to take care of our order, the customer service has always been very easy to work with. They gave us an estimate ahead of time and was always willing to work with our budget. Most importantly, the quality of what we ordered has all been great.

As a fulltime working mom, I love the convenience where I always have good quality products in my freezer. Since products are all individually packaged, we find ourselves wasting less food and eating better. I see many comments mentioned about being overpriced for frozen meats. To us, with the price we paid and the quality/freshness of these products, we have been happy with it. It also gives us an opportunity to try new things. If we don’t like it, they are happy to take it back (even it’s already open) and credited you the $$. At first, the $$ might be overwhelmed with freezer and things you have to purchase, but it pays off in the end. We thank you for Passanante.”

-Miyun T. (Google)
August 19, 2018

Interested in hearing what other Passanante’s Home Food Service customers are saying about us? Visit our Facebook Page where you’ll find hundreds of candid reviews in addition to delicious recipes and helpful food tips. Or feel free to request a Free Gourmet Food Sample and decide for yourself!

Preparing For Severe Weather

Hurricane Florence is expected to bring heavy rains and high winds to coastal areas in the coming days. It’s always difficult to anticipate the impact of severe and inclement weather, but we wanted to share with you some food safety tips in the event of a power outage or flooding.
If you purchased a refrigerator or freezer from Passanante’s Home Food Service and experience food loss as a result of these storms, please notify our team using the contact information provided below and we will work with you to replace those items.
Please stay safe and remember, two feet of water can sweep away most cars and as little as 6 inches of moving water and sweep you off your feet. Turn around, don’t drown.

Severe Weather Food Safety Tips

  1. Stock your home with water and non-perishable foods.
  2. Move canned goods and other foods to higher areas.
  3. If you lose power, unplug all major appliances to avoid a power surge when the power is turned back on.
  4. If possible, raise refrigerators and freezers off the floor using cement blocks.
  5. In the event of a power outage, keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed.
    • The refrigerator will keep food safe for up to 4 hours. If the power is out longer than 4 hours, consider transferring refrigerated items into a cooler with ice and/or gel packs.
  6. Frozen foods that are still safe to eat following a power outage include:
    • Frozen foods that have thawed, but still contain ice crystals
    • Foods that have remained at refrigerator temperatures – cool to the touch (40 F or below) may be safely refrozen; however quality may suffer from extended periods
    • In our commercially rated freezers, food can be preserved below 40 degrees for up to 3-4 days and longer with external ice methods. If your freezer has room, load it with water to freeze using baggies, plastic bottles, plastic jugs etc.
    • A standard full freezer will hold relatively consistent temperatures for approximately 48 hours (24 hours if only half full). If necessary, 50lbs of dry ice should hold an 18-cubic-foot freezer for 2 days. Do not touch dry ice with bare hands or place in direct contact with food.
    • Foods that don’t actually need to be frozen. These foods may be consumed unless they turn moldy or have an unusual odor (i.e. dried fruits, baked goods, hard processed cheeses, butter or margarine, fruit juices, and nuts)
  7. Discard the following food items if your refrigerator has been without power for more than 4 hours:
    • Raw, cooked, or leftover meat, poultry, fish, eggs and egg substitutes
    • Lunch meat and hot dogs
    • Casseroles, soups, stews, and pizza
    • Mixed salads including chicken, tuna, macaroni, and potato salad
    • Gravy and stuffing
    • Milk, cream. yogurt, sour cream and soft cheeses
    • Cut fresh fruits and vegetables, cooked vegetables, as well as opened fruit and vegetable juices
    • Cream-based salad dressings
    • Batter and dough (i.e. pancake batter and cookie dough)
    • Custard, chiffon or cheese pies
    • Cream-filled pastries
    • Garlic stored in oil
    • Opened mayonnaise, tartar sauce, and horseradish if they were above 50 degrees Fahrenheit for over 8 hours
    • Any food with an unusual odor, color or texture should be discarded
  8. Never taste food to determine its safety. When in doubt, throw it out.
  9. Do not eat any food that may have come into contact with flood water.
  10. Used bottled drinking water that has not come into contact with flood water.

Additional Resources

Passanante’s Customer Service
Phone: 1-800-772-7786 ext. 230

 

Reputation Spotlight – Angela, Tina & Brenda

A big thank you to Passanante’s Home Food Service customers Angela, Tina & Brenda for the great testimonials left across the web! The overwhelming majority of our business comes by way of referrals from happy, loyal customers and reviews are a huge contributor. We’re so grateful to every customer who has taken the time to leave us a review online and we look forward to continuing to impress each of you for years to come!

5 Star Review

“The food is excellent. It was delivered to my home and packed in the freezer in a organized and professional manner. Everyone I have interacted with has been friendly and welcomed me to the Passanante family. I look forward to cooking at home more and eating out less as the quality of the food is delicious.”

– Angela B. (Facebook)
August 5, 2018

5 Star Review

“We have been with Passanante’s for a couple of years now. We like that we can keep a variety of meats in our freezer so we can make what we are in the mood for, for dinner. I also liked that everything is portioned in vacuumed sealed bags. This makes cooking for two and portion control much easier. We did order their freezer to get the discount because we planned on being with the company long enough to make it worth it. It is a lot of money upfront, however, worth it if you’re staying with the company. Passanante’s is more expensive than buying meat from the grocery store, however, the quality is better and since it is portioned, it doesn’t go to waste. The staff has always been friendly and easy to work with!

– Tina M. (Facebook)
August 21, 2018

5 Star Review

“Our order was delivered promptly and the guys unpacking it were very helpful explaining the the items to us as they unpacked each item. The meats are indeed much better than anything we have purchased in the grocery stores. We are eating healthier because it is so easy to quickly unthaw and cook a great meal. Normally, we’d go out to eat because so eone forgot to thaw out anything for dinner. “

– Brenda W. (BBB)
July 18, 2018

Interested in hearing what other Passanante’s Home Food Service customers are saying about us? Visit our Facebook Page where you’ll find hundreds of candid reviews in addition to delicious recipes and helpful food tips.

Ready to give us a try? Request a Free Gourmet Food Sample TODAY!

Quick & Easy Weeknight Recipes for Busy Families

Nothing symbolizes domestic bliss like a family gathered around the dining table sharing a home-cooked meal. However, getting a tasty and nutritious meal on the table every night is a struggle for many busy families. Cooking from scratch is easier said than done when you’re juggling a busy schedule, but there are ways to make it easier. Keep a well-stocked kitchen with the help of Passanante’s Home Food Service, plan meals in advance as much as possible, and have a reliable list of go-to recipes you can make in a pinch!

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Pasta Puttanesca

Pasta Puttanesca is a flavorsome dish requiring just a bit of chopping and throwing everything into one pan! Sauté garlic, anchovy and red pepper flakes in olive oil. Add diced tomatoes, water, and salt and bring to the boil. Reduce heat, add spaghetti, and simmer until cooked. The sauce will thicken and cling to the pasta. Mix in olives, capers, and fresh parsley — and serve! Leftovers keep in the refrigerator for five days and make a great cold lunch next day.

Roasted Chicken & Beets with Coconut Yogurt Dressing

This satisfying meal comes to together quickly with many ingredients you already have to hand. Roasted beets are the standout ingredient! They add sweetness while offering anti-inflammatory health benefits. On a baking tray, toss chicken thighs with olive oil, paprika, and cumin. Combine beets and olive oil on a separate tray — or add them to the chicken for simplicity. Roast at 425 F for about 30-35 minutes until tender. Meanwhile, cook the quinoa. Prepare the dressing by whisking coconut yogurt, lime juice, and cilantro together in a bowl. Plate up the meal and serve with lime wedges.

One-Pot Bean Chili

Not only is one-pot chili a popular meal, but using one pot means faster cleanup. Sauté onion, garlic, chili powder, cumin, and paprika. Add chopped tomatoes, water, red lentils, corn, and black beans. Black beans are rich in magnesium which supports bone health, while corn boosts the immune system. Simmer for twenty minutes so flavors meld. Serve with brown rice (cook grains in large batches to serve throughout the week). Double the recipe and you’ll have enough for two-dinners worth. Store leftovers in the fridge, or freeze for one month.

Home-cooked meals shouldn’t be complicated — preparation and planning are key! Make sure your pantry is always stocked with staples like rice, quinoa, beans, and chopped tomatoes, and don’t forget to stay on top of your reorders so you’re never short on your family’s favorites!

-Jane Bannister (Freelance Writer)