is creating the next great food magazine.

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Shrimp Cocktail
per month

Along with the stuff in the first tier, this one gets you:

  • A subscription to the magazine!
  • A handful of Meal buttons for your jean jacket (new designs annually). 
  • A Meal sticker to deface your favorite bar bathroom with
  • A shout-out in the magazine itself
Happy Hour
per month

In addition to everything in the previous tier, you'll get:

  • A slick Meal t-shirt each year (we'll make a new design annually).
  • A 15% discount in the Meal online store
Prime Rib
per month

You get everything in the previous tiers, and also: 

  • Early bird access to purchase tickets to our more intimate, limited-capacity Meal happenings. These will be creative, strange, wonderful, can't-miss food events – and you'll be able to get a spot before the general public does, fancy pants. 
  • At every Meal event you attend, we buy your first drink.
  • We bump your Meal store discount to 25%

*must be a patron for at least 6 months for these rewards




Meal Magazine is a new, independent print publication featuring thought-provoking food writing and striking art direction. Based in Minneapolis and published bi-annually, Meal Magazine is produced by a team of experienced, award-winning writers, critics, and artists who are passionate about the power of food and drink to bring people together.

Meal features stories from across the world that examine the social life of food through deep investigative journalism, personal essays, colorful profiles, and original art and photography that nods toward the era of avant-garde magazine design. Meal tells provocative stories that will stick with readers for years to come.

And while Meal is a magazine about food and drink, it also looks to challenge the very notions of what “food writing” is, and who “food writers” are. It is a platform for moving and unconventional storytelling that features unique voices, resulting in a publication that uses food as a vehicle for exploring the critical issues of our time. Meal is for food lovers and anybody who enjoys getting lost in a good story.

To subscribe and receive every issue of Meal Magazine along with a bunch of other perks, join up at any funding tier!

The first issue of Meal Magazine is 128 pages of excellent writing and art, and it was published in January, 2020. From now on, Meal will be a bi-annual volume of the best food-centric writing, art, and commentary we can create and curate. We love the tactile, analog quality of a great magazine—it’s something to hold and sink into, to toss in a backpack or place on a bookshelf, to forget about and return to years later. In between each issue of the magazine, we will bring you along for the ride as we share videos, photos, livestreams, public hangouts, and more.

Throughout the year, we'll also be working with our favorite chefs, bartenders, partners and brands to produce knockout food-centric events. Think: a surprise underground cocktail party in an unlikely location. An intimate ticketed dinner with a famous chef in someone's backyard. A game of horseshoes in the park with a local BBQ master helming the smoker. Special behind-the-scenes tours of a mushroom farm, brewery, or sports stadium. We've got some wild ideas, and we're gonna create some special experiences.

Meal Magazine's editorial team is editor-in-chief Peter Sieve; executive editors Joshua Page and Molly Each; editor-at-large Mecca Bos; developmental editor Letta Page; and contributing editor David Doody. Our art team is made up of art director Jake Luck and principal photographer Bill Phelps.

Creating a magazine is a bold endeavor, particularly when we are committed to paying contributors fairly and putting out a beautiful periodical that we—and you—will want to feature prominently in your homes and workplaces. And while we are seeking the support of some like-minded businesses, we really don’t want to fill the magazine with ads. Our patrons are our core financial support, helping us pay contributors and plan the printing and distribution costs of the magazine in advance—which are massive! Besides simply being our collective sugar daddies, we greatly value the community we're building together here. You're always behind the scenes with us.  Being a Meal patron means you're part of our growing community – we want to bring you into our circle, exchange thoughts and ideas with you in person, and give you some cool rewards in return.

Thanks so much for being here—we're excited to continue creating something special with your help!

By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 26 exclusive posts
By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 26 exclusive posts

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