Chicago 🐟 living in downtown: Wife and I are expecting baby in the next month and neither of our parents are gonna make it over from India. Wife and I have been wanting to figure out the meals situation once the baby is here, I plan on cooking as much as I can but In case I need a break looking for options. I have heard Krishna lunch is a good option for fresh vegetarian meals. Wanted to know if there any desi folks preparing home cooked tiffins/meals that one can purchase via cash/venmo?

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Make sure you get a nanny to help out. We were in the same situation 2 years ago and taking care of the baby all by ourselves stressed out my wife + lack of sleep + lack of good quality food => her breast milk supply was affected. Also, there is a possibility of post partin depression. So arrange a nanny to help out in advance. As far as food is concerned, arrange some home made cooking from some older aunties in the neighborhood. Pay premium but get that regular supply for food done.

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If your wife or you are part of any of the desi groups on facebook, there are always posts talking about Gujarati (or other) aunties willing to come home to cook and clean for a few hours every week. You can also post to see if there is anyone available. Chicago Chapter of Brown Mommies Unite is one such local desi mommy group.

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I quit FB couple of years ago. Wife is still on there. Will ask her to join the desi groups and check it out.

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OP you could also freeze meals in advance of the delivery to help you out later when you both will have your hands full with the little one.. there are indian cooks who are willing to come home and cook and do cleaning in the kitchen but may need you to get the raw materials. They charge hourly and not very expensive.. incase you want to check that out.. a friend of mine has a lady who comes in once a week for 2 hours n cooks enough for the full week.. i can find out details if interested ..

Congratulations on the baby! Wishing you both a smooth delivered!!!

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Hi, That is definitely what we plan on doing. chopping up veggies and cooking some stuff and freezing both. Wanted to know options in case I need a break from cooking. I would love to get the details of your friends cook. That would also be a good option. Please DM me when you get their information.

Thank you... we are excited. 😁🙏🏻

dM me - I have a couple of Gujarati aunties whom I called home to cook weekly, they also come daily if possible. Don’t charge a lot- 15 to 20 for an hour.

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I recently started using a Tiffin service from Rajesh shah. He delivers freshly cooked food the following day and literally makes anything under the sun. You can also send him recipes to have something cooked a particular way. DM for his phone number.

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