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Imperfect’s Summer Grocery Preview

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We’ve got a big wave of new arrivals coming soon to shore at Imperfect this summer. So drop anchor, swim-up in your pool floaties, and join us as we open the treasure chest of items we’re stoked about. 

Totally tube-ular 

Imperfect sunscreens

There’s no bigger summer bummer than a sunny day spent in the shadows because you forgot to pick up a tube of sunscreen. Safely catch some rays with our new SPF 30 Mineral Spray Sunscreen and SPF 15 Face Lotion. They’re great for your face and for the fishes, too, as they’re made without chemicals that can harm marine life. So hang ten, take a dip in the big blue, and go to snorkel city without harming any of our friends with fins. 

Have your cake and eat it outside, too

vegan grapefruit cake

We’re totally blue-crushing on bakery treats for summer. Sure, sweater weather is over, but why should that mean we have to stop being cozy? Enjoy breakfast in the backyard with our warm and gooey Blueberry Muffins, have a posh party in the garden with our lemony drizzled Teatime Raspberry Scones, or enjoy a perfect picnic with our Classic Lemon Tart. 

But wait, there’s more! We’ve got a sweet summer mystery afoot going by the name of Daisy, Daisy Cupcakes. Our Noir Daisy Cupcakes are on their way and seem to go missing suspiciously fast. Dressed to the nines in a variety of chocolate and vanilla, you’ll have to taste a little of each to figure out just what makes these cupcakes so unexplainably good.

sun shining

Now back to your regular programming.

Bread-y for summer

Japanese fruit sandwiches on whole wheat sliced bread

Locals know that the best spot for a sandwich is at the rusty old cooler you dragged across the beach. But to help you get ahead of the summer crowds, we’re bringing in loaves of sandwich bread perfect for diagonally cut PB&Js or picnic-perfect veggie-packed sandwiches. We’ll have 7 Sprouted Whole Grain, Whole Wheat, and Multi-Grain loaves in somewhat unconventional shapes that grocery stores consider unsellable. But we were like, wait, is that not what “artisanal” means?

You dip, I dip, we dip

Tzatziki, Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, and Chocolate Hazelnut Hummus Dips

Even if you live nowhere near the ocean, a lake, a river, or even a really big puddle, you can still take a dip this summer. We’ll have flavors for little dippers and big dippers alike like creamy Tzatziki, Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, and the highly anticipated Chocolate Hazelnut Hummus. All dips are made by a family-owned and women-run business that started on Clement Street in San Francisco, not too far from the Imperfect HQ. 

Summer fruits to brighten your day

golden kiwis illustration

Riding in on the new arrivals wave are summer fruits like golden kiwis and cherries. Our golden kiwis are palm-sized balls of sunshine that are a little smaller than what grocery stores prefer. But we think that just makes them sweeter. And unlike regular kiwis, their skins aren’t fuzzy, making the whole fruit a delight to eat! 

And speaking of delight– cherry season is heating up and will be hot hot hot for the next few months. Our cherries come in all sorts of unique shapes and sizes. Some come in doubles, and others have nose-like “spurs,” which means grocery stores won’t buy them. But seeing as we’re always on the hunt for triple cherries, we’ll take them all!

single cherry with leaf illustration

After the longest year on record, summer is here at last, and we can’t wait to make it an epic one.


  • Tracey G
    May 26, 2021 at 7:26 pm

    What do i do w/leaking gel packs?

    • Imperfect Foods
      May 31, 2021 at 10:56 pm

      If you happen to receive a leaking ice pack, we’d recommend emptying the contents as the packaging instructs (either down the drain or into the trash) then rinse the bag out and recycle where soft plastics are accepted!

  • Barbara
    May 26, 2021 at 7:45 pm

    Gluten free bread and cake would be very welcome!

    • Imperfect Foods
      May 31, 2021 at 10:57 pm

      Thanks for the suggestion! We’ll totally pass it along!

      • Cynthia Robinson
        June 30, 2021 at 10:17 am

        Gluten Free would be awesome!!!

  • Sarah
    May 26, 2021 at 7:48 pm

    What is the packaging for the sunscreen? Will it be something that is commonly recyclable?

    • Imperfect
      June 16, 2021 at 10:02 pm

      The tube, cap, and in-mold are made with polypropylene, and are 5 recycle ready! 💚

  • Cheryl Gafner
    May 26, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    Kiwis with no fuzzy skin?!?
    That is AH-MAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Imperfect Foods
      May 31, 2021 at 10:58 pm

      Crazy cool, right!?

  • Linda Case
    May 26, 2021 at 10:21 pm


  • Larry Newman
    May 27, 2021 at 12:14 am

    Do you think you might offer complete keto meals, like Factor?

    • Imperfect
      June 2, 2021 at 8:05 pm

      Our bread and butter is delivering groceries, so we’ll definitely always be happy to supply the ingredients for complete keto meals and we’ll be excited to see what creations you come up with! 💚

  • Victoria Howard
    May 27, 2021 at 1:43 am

    CHERRIES!!! I can’t wait for choc hazelnut, fire roasted pepper hummus, and Tzaziki !!!

    • Imperfect
      June 2, 2021 at 8:07 pm

      Mm, all so great! 💚💚💚

  • Linda Pettis
    May 28, 2021 at 3:17 am

    I need to cancel my order for the next week. What do I need to do?

    • Imperfect Foods
      May 31, 2021 at 10:59 pm

      Hey there, if you ever need to contact someone regarding your account or your orders feel free to give us a ring at (510) 595-6683 or drop us a line here [] so we can help out!

  • Ajile Faust
    May 28, 2021 at 1:03 pm

    It would be great if we could receive delivery on Friday instead of Monday. In my family we work Monday through Saturday. Meal prep and big family meals are Sunday. Now that we’re reopening I do not need delivery Monday, thats too late. Also The sizing is not consistent or realistic. I order two avocados in most orders. last week the avocados were the size of a regular kiwi. Come on? How can we order and meal prep with a Monday delivery and not enough food for the same price. Adjustments should be made.

    • Imperfect
      June 2, 2021 at 8:44 pm

      We group delivery days by zip codes, so unfortunately there’s no way to move your delivery day as of now. And size is an imperfection that some of produce does carry. We always list the imperfections under the descriptions during your customization windows, so you can avoid any wonky sized products if you’d like. With that said, we never want you paying for anything that you weren’t able to enjoy and if that was the case please send us a note here: 💚

  • Louise Hollins
    May 30, 2021 at 6:27 am

    I love imperfect foods. They do their best to supply quality food items at a fair price.Sometimes I can’t afford food. I have many favorites on imperfect but my budget might not allow sometimes not even every 2 weeks. So one month I order snack, pantry and cheese. The next month I order veggies, fish, and cheese. Thank you imperfect.

    • Imperfect Foods
      June 10, 2021 at 8:35 pm

      We’re over the moon reading this, Louise! Thanks so much for your love and support. We’re lucky to be fighting food waste with you!

  • Scott F.
    June 4, 2021 at 5:37 pm

    Canned goods put in the same box as soft produce results in tomatoes and peaches that push the limit on “imperfect” especially when we’re paying a premium to begin with. I love the minimal packaging but there must be a better way to pack. Likewise it’s no fun to open the box to see the carton of cherries has spilled out everywhere. Maybe 2 small boxes instead of a big jumbly one?

    • Imperfect Foods
      June 10, 2021 at 8:56 pm

      Oh no, Scott! We’re really sorry to hear about this. If you’ve recently had an issue with your orders give us a ring at (510) 595-6683 or drop us a line here [] so we can make this right for you. While we strive to pack our orders as efficiently and waste-free as possible, we never want to compromise your food’s quality as a result.💚

    June 10, 2021 at 2:06 pm

    Is there any way to get keto-friendly foods? (bread, cookies, or condiments) Thank you so much! We are loving our Imperfect Boxes!

    • Imperfect Foods
      June 10, 2021 at 8:16 pm

      We love this suggestion and will pass it along! Thanks a ton for being part of our Imperfect family!

  • terrie groves
    June 11, 2021 at 5:46 pm

    I really liked my first box even though it was sent to the wrong house,and I did get it and then box number 2 went to the wrong house,but I didnt get it and havnt recieved my refund,so Im very upset.

    • Imperfect Foods
      June 15, 2021 at 9:04 pm

      Oh no, Terrie, we’re so sorry to hear about your missing order! Give us a ring at (510) 595-6683 so we can help get you reimbursed and make sure this doesn’t happen in the future.

  • Kathy
    June 15, 2021 at 3:37 am

    Can you supply low sodium foods?

    • Imperfect
      June 16, 2021 at 9:56 pm

      We offer some low sodium foods already, and lots of fresh produce for you to create your own ideal low sodium recipes! But we’ll also definitely be passing this wish along to our team too 💚

  • Kris Shepherd
    June 23, 2021 at 8:59 pm

    I would love to see some keto snacks and other keto options.

    • Imperfect
      June 29, 2021 at 7:57 pm

      We occasionally carry some, but will definitely pass the suggestion along to our product team that more keto variety would be appreciated!


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