Making It Easier To Eat Consciously

Busy work schedules often leave you with grab-n-go lunches that aren't the best options.
We knew there had to be a better way and started Green Tiffin to reconnect to food, to offer healthy choices
so you know exactly what you're eating, where it came and how it got there.

The Beginnings

Adrian founded Green Tiffin in fall of 2013 in San Francisco, although the idea seed was planted early in his childhood. He grew up in a working class family in Malaysia with parents busy at two full-time jobs - making and preparing nutritious home-cooked meals a challenge. That's where tasty and healthy meals delivered in tiffin boxes came to save the day. Adrian's after-school tiffin lunches were always eagerly anticipated, a delightful surprise of a meal waiting to be uncovered.

Inspired also by his travels in India which encouraged his becoming vegetarian, Adrian had the vision for Green Tiffin: a sustainable food company delivering lunches in eco-friendly reusable tiffins on electric bicycles through the streets of San Francisco. At its core is the simple idea that sustainable food is the way forward for a healthier you and a healthier planet.

At Green Tiffin, we want to provide an easy and delicious answer to your question 'What's for lunch?' We offer a conscious choice of appetizing and nutritious plant-based meals that is green in more ways than one.

We want you to feel good about what you're eating - inside and out. We make sustainable food convenient so you can make wholesome choices. We are excited to have you join us on this culinary adventure.

What We Stand For

GREEN /gren/
The color of nature, the environmental movement, plants, living, growth, sustainability, spring, and renewal. The color of balance and harmony, a great equilibrium between the head and the heart. It is the color of sanctuary away from the stresses of modern living, restoring us back to a sense of well being, giving us ability to love and nurture ourselves and others. There is so much of this relaxing color on earth and we need to keep it that way.

TIFFIN /'tifin/
A British english slang term of second breakfast or lunch. Originated in British India, it is derived from the obsolete English slang tiffing, for 'taking a little drink or sip'. In many part of South Asia, tiffin refers to a packed lunch of some sort. Reusability of the tiffin is a fundamental concept of Green Tiffin's proposition. Tiffin lunches are delivered by tiffin-wallas, and the lunch boxes are themselves called tiffin-boxes or just tiffins.