12 10, 2018

Munchery Review

Munchery is a meal delivery system that offers both meal kits and pre-made meals right to your doorstep. This is unique in the meal delivery world, as many companies do not offer both of those options at the same time.  There are no special allergen options to choose from with Munchery such as Gluten free, Vegan, or Paleo so the meals are straight forward and come as is. The company prides itself on creating fast 15 minute meals (if they come in a kit) that the customer can prepare, just like its competitor Gobble. Unlike Gobble, you cannot add on any special items such as soup, dessert, or a kids option and there are no vegetarian options either. [...]

3 10, 2018

Feed My Fit Review

Feed My Fit is a meal planning system that is based out of Meridian, Idaho. Unlike other food subscription services that offer delivery of groceries to your door, the meals come already made so you do not have to spend time inspecting a recipe or learn to create a new dish. The owner of the company is Baron Hollowell, and he says “All you have to do to lose weight is eat.” [1] While this is not a “weight loss” product per say, they do offer a variety of healthy meals that will be geared toward helping someone be more health conscious such as the turkey chili or Montreal Steak with sweet potatoes. Baron is a lifelong athlete [...]

1 10, 2018

Plated Review

Founded by Nick Taranto in 2012, Plated is a meal kit delivery service that provides the customer with the exact ingredients and instructions they need to prepare a meal quick and easy at home. As with many of the meal services, you will pay per meal or through the specific plan that you choose. Plated offers the customer the choice to choose the exact recipes they want sent to them (finally), as well as a flexible subscription schedule that can be cancelled, skipped, or swapped when needed. The dishes come in two, three, or four serving sizes and can be obviously adjusted if needed. Plated was recently sold to the grocery store chain Albertsons for over $300 million [...]

28 09, 2018

Freshly Review

Freshly is a meal subscription service that compares to many other meal kit services out there today such as Blue Apron, Hello Fresh, and Purple Carrot. The big difference between Freshly and the others is there is no cooking involved. The meals come right to your doorstep already made, and all you have to do is heat them up. They deliver to 27 states, and when you go to sign up you will be asked what zip code you live in to see you if qualify for delivery. CEO and co-founder Michael Wystrach founded Freshly when he felt he was not in his best physical shape and was not able to eat healthy meals with his busy lifestyle. [...]

27 09, 2018

Blue Apron Review

Blue Apron is a meal delivery service that provides the customer with a variety of fresh ingredients in order to create new and exciting meals. It is suitable for those who feel they are in a cooking rut and need new recipes to try out, or those who are simply short on time to grocery shop. The company was started in the summer of 2012 by three men living in New York City (Matt Salzberg, Ilia Papas, and Matt Wadiak). They cooked select recipes in their homes to try them out for taste, and ultimately felt they had a great idea. They boxed the ingredients themselves and delivered to friends and family first, and then the business took [...]

21 09, 2018

Home Chef Review

Home Chef is a meal kit company that was started in 2013 by Pat Vihtelic. The ingredients are shipped in a brown box with a recipe card. Please note, the meals are not pre-made for you. Cooking is required with Home Chef (hence the name of the company). There are a variety of options offered, however Vegan options are scarce. Meal subscription services are not for everyone, but convenient for some. They provide a way for those lacking time to cook and enjoy a healthy meal at home. There are many different meal services to choose from nowadays.  The difference between companies comes down to instructions, ingredient sources, and the recipes that are offered. How Does Home Chef [...]

18 09, 2018

Fresh N Lean Review

Fresh n Lean is an organic meal delivery and subscription service that supplies the customer with meals right to their doorstep. It is specifically aimed toward individuals that follow a plant based diet, as well as a gluten free diet entirely. Vegans, seniors, paleo lovers, and vegetarians are some of the known customers to order Fresh n Lean meals on demand. Please note these are pre-made meals that come in a microwaveable safe package, so there is no cooking required when you order Fresh N Lean meals. The company is based out of Culver City, California but they have meal delivery service locations all around the country. How Does Fresh N Lean Work? As with many of the [...]

17 09, 2018

Purple Carrot Review

If you have tried to eat strictly Vegan meals, then you are well aware at the time and prep work it takes to be successful day in and day out. Vegan food is hard to find when dining out, and believe it or not the grocery store can seem daunting too if you do not know what you are looking for. There is good news. Purple Carrot is a meal kit subscription service that specializes in bringing Vegan food right to your front door. Similar to other meal kits, depending on how many meals you pay for a week, determines the amount of food the company ships out to you. Founder Andy Levitt started Purple Carrot after he [...]

10 09, 2018

Hello Fresh Review

Hello Fresh is a meal service which offers a variety of food options that are delivered to your front door. These are not pre-made meals and it will require you to actually cook the ingredients in the box. As you probably already know, healthy meal services are popping up everywhere you look. If you are on social media, you have probably seen multiple adds for different companies trying to lure you into a purchase. There are also a variety of celebrities paid to flaunt their home cooked meal in hopes that someone will want to purchase because of popularity. Anyways, back to Hello Fresh, and how it all came to be! In 2011 Hello Fresh first originated in [...]

11 05, 2018

Do Meal Delivery Services Deliver?

I like cooking, generally. I’m not a great cook, but adequate. And I’ll try new recipes on occasion, but usually it’s the same fare. With lots of chicken. Shopping at least twice a week (often daily), trying to make good, healthy choices, then preparing meals, is a lot of work. If I could afford delivery from my favorite local restaurants, I can assure you we’d be eating several Thai, Mexican, Italian, or Indian suppers a week. But dinner “kits” delivered nowadays—a trend that began in 2012, although Schwan’s has been delivering frozen foods and meals since the early 1950s—is the golden mean between shopping/cooking and take-out/delivery. Meal kit delivery services allow everyone from single urbanites to busy families [...]