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Our 8 Favorite Meal Kits — What’s on the Menu Next Week?

Lindsey Morse
ByLindsey MorseJan 17, 2022 | 49 comments

Meal Kit Comparison

Meal kit subscriptions are a great way to jazz up your dinner plans, simplify meal prep, and enjoy chef-designed recipes in the comfort of your own home. But with so many different options available, it can be tricky to decide which boxes are right for you. Today, I'll outline what’s on the weekly menu at Home Chef, HelloFresh, Sprinly, Factor, Green ChefPurple Carrot, Gobble, and EveryPlate, so you can hone in on the recipes that look extra scrumptious. Eager to skip your next trip to the grocery store? Let's dive in and see what delicious offerings are on the menu next week.

Want to browse all available meal kits? Need help picking the best meal kit for you? Visit our Meal Box Subscription Directory.

What's on the Menu the Week of January 24th?

Jump to:

HelloFresh
Home Chef
Green Chef
Sprinly
Factor
Purple Carrot
Gobble
EveryPlate

...or continue reading below.

1. HelloFresh

Image from our review.

About this Meal Kit: HelloFresh offers quality pre-portioned ingredients and easy-to-follow recipes that you can choose week by week. Their plans include Veggie, Meat & Veggie, Low-Calorie, and Family-Friendly, and their menu rotates weekly.

The Cost: Subscriptions cost between $8.74-$9.99 per serving depending on your plan, plus shipping. Sign up here!

ACTIVE DEAL: Limited Time Only! 16 Free Meal + Three Surprise Gifts + Free Shipping. No coupon needed - just use this link.

Ships to: The U.S.

Order Cutoff: Menu selections and changes need to be made by 11.59 pm PST 5 days prior to your next scheduled delivery.

Here’s what’s on the HelloFresh menu next week:

Menu image via HelloFresh.

  • Balsamic Tomato & Herb Chicken over Buttery Garlic Spaghetti
  • Sweet Chili Pork Bowls with Bell Pepper & Candied Peanuts
  • Meatloaf à la Mom with Potatoes, Broccoli & Gravy
  • Beef & Cheese Tostadas with Green Bell Pepper, Tomato Salsa & Hot Sauce Crema
  • Honey Thyme Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Potatoes and Green Beans
  • Sesame-Crusted Chicken Salad with Mandarin Orange & a Peanut Dressing

Menu image via HelloFresh.

  • Chicken in Dijon Sauce with Balsamic Greens, Walnuts & Grapes plus Garlic Bread
  • One-Pan Trattoria Tortelloni Bake with a Crispy Parmesan Panko Topping
  • Glazy Sweet Potato & Snap Pea Bowls with Ginger Rice & Sriracha Soy Mayo
  • Bavette Steak in a Demi Glace Sauce with Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes & Roasted Green Beans
  • Lobster-Filled Ravioli & Shrimp in a Tomato Cream Sauce
  • Zucchini, Mozz & Sun-Dried Tomato Panini with Herb Sauce & Italian-Seasoned Sweet Potato Wedges

Menu image via HelloFresh.

  • Shrimp Spaghetti with a Kick with Garlic Herb Butter & Zucchini
  • One-Pot Pork Sausage & Red Bean Chili with Corn, Pickled Jalapeño & Sour Cream
  • Griddled Onion Cheeseburgers with Special Sauce & Garlic Potato Wedges
  • Chicken Ramen in a Shoyu-Style Broth with Carrots, Chili Garlic Oil & Crispy Onions
  • BBQ Ranch Chicken Flatbreads with Double Cheese
  • Pork Al Pastor Bowls with Fajita Veggies, Pico de Gallo, and Cilantro
  • Plant-Based Protein Ragù Rigatoni Bake
  • Steakhouse Mushroom Kale Salad with Kale, Bell Pepper, Tomato & Horseradish
  • One-Pan Smashed Black Bean Tacos
    with Creamy Slaw, Pickled Onion & Smoky Red Pepper Crema

Menu image via HelloFresh.

  • Sweet Ginger Pork Chops with Buttery Rice & Roasted Broccoli
  • Crunchy Curried Chickpea Bowls with Golden Raisins & Pickled Cabbage
  • Pecan-Crusted Trout with an Apple-Studded Salad & Thyme-Roasted Potatoes
  • One-Pan Sweet Chili Turkey Lettuce Wraps with Bell Pepper & Candied Peanuts
  • Sweet Chili Turkey Bowls with Bell Pepper & Candied Peanuts
  • Honey Thyme Chicken with Roasted Potatoes and Green Beans
  • Trout in Dijon Sauce
    with Balsamic Greens, Walnuts & Grapes plus Garlic Bread
  • One-Pan Turkey & Tortelloni Bake with a Crispy Parmesan Panko Topping
  • Glazy Sweet Potato & Shrimp Bowls with Ginger Rice & Sriracha Soy Mayo
  • Chicken Al Pastor Bowls with Fajita Veggies, Pico de Gallo, and Cilantro
  • Steak & Mushroom Kale Salad with Kale, Bell Pepper, Tomato & Horseradish
  • One-Pan Chicken & Black Bean Tacos
    with Creamy Slaw, Pickled Onion & Smoky Red Pepper Crema

What's your top pick? 

Check out our HelloFresh reviews to learn more! Have you tried HelloFresh? Leave a review for the community! 

 

2. Home Chef

Image from our review.

About this Meal Kit: Home Chef is a meal kit subscription that delivers a weekly box of the pre-portioned ingredients needed to make two to six meals that feed two, four, or six people. Recipe cards are easy to follow, and meals can be made in about 30 minutes. For those with dietary restrictions, Home Chef points out recipes that are calorie-conscious, carb-conscious, and vegetarian. Picky about your protein? Most meals allow you to customize whether recipes include chicken, steak, or seafood; some recipes can even be made vegetarian-friendly by opting for Impossible (meatless) meat!

Cost: Meals start at $6.99 per serving depending on the current menu options. Sign up here!

ACTIVE DEAL: 50% Off First Box
CODE: LD50

Ships to: 90% of the U.S. (You can check to see if Home Chef delivers to your zip code here.) Shipping is $7.99 for most orders. If you order their smallest package (two meals for two people), shipping is $13.99.

Order cutoff: Be sure to finalize your menu selections before 12pm (CST) on the Friday prior to your scheduled delivery day.

Here’s what’s on the Home Chef menu next week:

Images via Home Chef.

  • Skinnytaste Peruvian-Inspired Steak with lomo saltado sauce
  • Chicken Breast and Garlic Demi Sauce with cheesy bacon mashed potatoes and roasted vegetables
  • Ahi Tuna and Lemon Garlic Butter with green beans and roasted rosemary red potatoes
  • Shrimp Campanelle Primavera with zucchini and Parmesan cheese
  • Skinnytaste Basil-Parmesan Crusted Salmon with spring mix salad
  • Pork Shumai Meatballs with ponzu dipping sauce and snap peas
  • Sherry Glazed Roasted Chicken with Asiago-stuffed tomatoes
  • Pepperoni Pizza Crusted Pork Chop with Parmesan potatoes and peppers
  • Ranch Chicken Quesadillas with corn and jalapeño salsa
  • Sweet Chili Ginger Chicken Lettuce Cups with pickled carrots and roasted peanuts
  • Roasted Cauliflower Tostadas with corn and bean salsa
  • Goat Cheese-Stuffed Portobello with tomato and spinach risotto
  • One-Pan Italian Sausage Pepperoni Pizza Sloppy Joes with Parmesan peppercorn slaw

In addition to the standard meal kits, Home Chef has these 15 Minute Meal Kits available:

Images via Home Chef.

  • Walnut-Crusted Chicken with Basil Pesto Sauce and Green Beans
  • Crispy Prosciutto and Broccoli-Cheddar Soup
  • Beef Meatloaf Sliders with BBQ Red Potatoes

For those looking for quick meals with minimal prep, Home Chef is offering these Easy Prep Meal Kits:

Images via Home Chef.

  • Fire Roasted Tomato Beef and Bean Chili
  • Creamy Pot Roast Pasta Bake with Peppers and Peas
  • Fajita Chicken with Mexican-Style Rice
  • Skinnytaste Crispy Chicken Piccata with Garlic Pepper Veggies

Ready to sign up? Make sure to use our coupon code to score some free meals!

Want more info? Check out our Home Chef reviews. Have you tried Home Chef? Leave a review for the community! 

 

3. Green Chef

Image from our review.

About this Meal Kit: Green Chef designs flavorful, healthy recipes that are built around fresh, sustainable, organic ingredients. Recipes are designed with amateur cooks in mind, and Green Chef offers several different meal plans to suit a variety of lifestyles: Keto + Paleo, Balanced Living, and Plant-Powered. (Note that the Keto + Paleo meal plan is certified gluten-free through the Gluten Intolerance Group’s Gluten-Free Food Service program. Visit Green Chef's FAQ section to learn more about this certification.) Regardless of which meals you pick, you can rest assured that, whenever possible, everything you receive will be GMO-free, USDA certified organic, and sustainably-sourced

The Cost: $11.49-$12.99 per meal, depending on your preferences. Sign up here!

ACTIVE DEAL: Limited Time Only! $130 Off Plus Free Shipping. No coupon needed - just use this link.

Ships to: Most of the contiguous U.S.

Order cutoff: Menu selections and order changes must be made by 11:59 pm EST, 7 days before your delivery day.

Here's what's on the low-carb, high-protein Green Chef Keto + Paleo Menu next week:

Menu image via Green Chef.

  • CHEDDAR CHICKEN WITH CREOLE DIJONNAISE sauteed yellow squash & bell pepper, pecans, Cholula
  • TURKEY EGG ROLL BOWLS zucchini, cabbage, carrots, boom boom sauce, cashews
  • PORK CHOPS WITH SOUTHWEST CREMA sautéed zucchini & bell pepper, cotija, toasted pepitas, Cholula
  • BOOM BOOM SHRIMP BOWLS green leaf lettuce, stir-fried cabbage & red bell pepper
  • SMOKY CHICKEN & KALE BOWLS cauliflower “rice,” dates, toasted walnuts, Parmesan cheese
  • PORK TENDERLOIN WITH CREOLE DIJONNAISE braised collard greens, squash & bell pepper
  • CHICKEN WITH CREAMY BACON SAUCE green beans, mushrooms, tomato, almonds, chives
  • CHICKEN WITH LEMON-BASIL PISTOU red peppers, artichokes, cauliflower “rice” with chard & dates
  • SHAWARMA-SPICED BEEF PATTIES lemon aïoli, salad with olives, cabbage, dates & almonds
  • SESAME-GINGER GLAZED BARRAMUNDI coconut cauliflower “rice,” slaw, cilantro

Here's what's being offered on the Green Chef Balanced Living Meal Plan:

Menu image via Green Chef.

  • CHEDDAR CHICKEN WITH CREOLE DIJONNAISE sauteed yellow squash & bell pepper, pecans, Cholula
  • TURKEY EGG ROLL BOWLS zucchini, cabbage, carrots, boom boom sauce, cashews
  • CHICKEN WITH CREAMY BACON SAUCE green beans, mushrooms, tomato, almonds, chives
  • SESAME-GINGER GLAZED BARRAMUNDI coconut cauliflower “rice,” slaw, cilantro
  • GREEK CHICKEN PITA POCKETS cucumber-tomato salad, sour cream with lemon & dill
  • BEEF ENCHILADAS corn, Southwest crema, toasted pepitas
  • PORK SAUSAGES WITH MUSHROOM SAUCE roasted red pepper couscous, peas, Parmesan cheese
  • SALMON WITH BASIL PISTOU orzo, chard, roasted peppers, artichokes, dates, pine nuts
  • CHICKEN WITH CREAMY MUSHROOM SAUCE jasmine rice, kale, walnuts
  • KIDNEY BEAN CHEESEBURGERS Monterey Jack, creamy chimichurri, roasted potato wedges
  • BBQ-RANCH CAULIFLOWER BOWLS kale, quinoa, tomato, pecans, cheddar cheese frico
  • MEDITERRANEAN BLACK BEAN SALAD olive, feta & tomato topping, bell pepper, honey almonds

Here's next week's Green Chef Plant-Powered Menu:

Menu image via Green Chef.

  • THAI PEANUT NOODLE STIR-FRY baby bok choy, red bell pepper, carrots, shiitakes
  • MUSHROOM, ARTICHOKE & PESTO FLATBREADS kale salad with dried apricots & roasted almonds
  • BLACKENED TOFU WITH SPICED AÏOLI couscous with veggies, apricot-glazed green beans, almonds
  • GREEN GODDESS SANDWICHES squash, bell pepper, kale, olives, ciabatta, potato wedges
  • BELL PEPPER & CHICKPEA BULGUR BOWLS dates, grape tomatoes, mint, schug sauce, almonds
  • KIDNEY BEAN CHEESEBURGERS Monterey Jack, creamy chimichurri, roasted potato wedges
  • BBQ-RANCH CAULIFLOWER BOWLS kale, quinoa, tomato, pecans, cheddar cheese frico
  • MEDITERRANEAN BLACK BEAN SALAD olive, feta & tomato topping, bell pepper, honey almonds
  • WHITE BEAN SOUP WITH BASIL PISTOU toasted Parmesan bread

What are your thoughts about this week's menu?

Check out our Green Chef reviews to learn more! Have you tried Green Chef? Leave a review for the community! 

 

4. Sprinly

sprinly all items

Image from our review.

About this Meal Kit: Sprinly sends organic, plant-based meals that are ready to eat in three minutes or less. They advertise honestly healthy, nutritionist-approved meals that are prepared fresh and delivered to your door each week. Just choose your favorite dishes from their weekly menu and follow simple directions to heat and serve your meal within minutes. Meals come in eco-friendly packaging that is safe for the microwave, oven, and freezer and is 100% recyclable. Their flexible plan allows you to pause or skip weeks as often as you'd like. Looking to eat healthier but don't have a lot of time to cook? Sprinly could be the subscription for you.

The Cost: Choose six meals per week for $109.00, 12 meals per week for $199.00, or 18 meals per week for $289.00. All plans include free delivery. Sign up here!

Ships to: The U.S. East Coast, Midwest, and South. Check here to see if Sprinly delivers to you.

Order Cutoff: Menu selections and changes need folto be made by Tuesday at 11:59 pm EST.

Here’s what’s on Sprinly's menu next week:

Image via Sprinly.

  • Burmese Lemongrass Noodles with Jade Pearl Ramen
  • Zucchini Noodle Pesto Pasta with Italian Garbanzo Bean Patties
  • General Tsao's Tofu with Broccoli and Red Peppers
  • Smoky Bun-less Beet Burger with Cilantro Lime Dressing
  • Amalfi Lentil Bolognese with Gluten-Free Pasta and Cashew "Parm"
  • Chipotle Sweet Potato Hash with Plant-Based Chorizo Crumble and Chipotle Aioli

What you do think about the menu this week? Did any of these Sprinly recipes catch your eye?

Check out our Sprinly reviews to learn more! Have you tried Sprinly? Leave a review for the community! 

 

5. Factor

Factor

Image from our review.

About this Meal Kit: This meal-delivery service sends dishes that are already cooked, so rather than unpacking ingredients for a meal you make yourself, all you have to do is pop 'em in the microwave for 5 minutes or less. Factor ingredients include grass-fed meats with no antibiotics or hormones, and organic and non-GMO produce. Meals options include keto, plant-based, low-carb, and/or low-calorie.

The Cost: Starting at $15.00/meal for 4 meals/week. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!

ACTIVE DEAL: Save $90 off your first three weeks of FACTOR!
CODE: MSA90OFF

Ships to: The U.S. Shipping costs vary per location.

Order cutoff: All changes must be made by 11:59 pm CT on Wednesdays for delivery the following week.

Next week, Factor is offering the following meal options:

Meal images via Factor.

  • Keto Ranch Chicken with Cheesy Broccoli Rice & Roasted Mushrooms
  • Jalapeño Popper Burger with Cauliflower "Popper" Rice, Zucchini & Squash
  • Creamy Parmesan Chicken with Roasted Broccoli & Tomatoes
  • Keto Chorizo Chili with Shredded Cheese & Scallion Sour Cream
  • Herb-Crusted Chicken with Mashed Cauliflower & Toasted Almond Green Beans
  • Spicy Turkey Poblano Bowl with Roasted Broccoli Rice & Scallion Sour Cream
  • Creamy Tomato & Herb Turkey Ragu with Zucchini Noodles & Herbed Ricotta
  • Creamy Dijon Pork Tenderloin with Celery Root-Cauliflower Mash & Roasted Broccoli
  • Ground Beef & Thyme Cottage Pie with Parmesan-Buttered Zucchini
  • Peruvian Shrimp Bowl with Red Pepper Cauliflower "Grits" & Roasted Broccoli
  • Ricotta Meatballs with Zucchini Noodles & Roasted Broccoli
  • Stuffed Pepper Casserole with Roasted Green Beans
  • Chive & Garlic Chicken with Creamy Cheddar Mash, Green Beans & Mushrooms
  • Green Chile Chicken with Mexican Cauliflower Rice & Queso Blanco
  • Shredded Chicken Taco Bowl with Roasted Corn Salsa & Cilantro Lime Sour Cream
  • Smoky Maple BBQ Ground Beef with Roasted Green Beans & Parmesan Creamed Corn
  • Greek Lemon Chicken with Roasted Potatoes & Haricot Verts with Red Onions
  • Apple Mustard Pork Chop with Sweet Potato Mash & Brussels Sprouts

Meal images via Factor.

  • Red Chile Ground Beef Tamale Bowl with Spicy Black Beans & Cilantro Rice
  • Mango Salsa Salmon with Coconut Lime Rice & Black Beans
  • Sage Chicken & Butternut Squash Macaroni with Garlic Green Beans & Apple Cranberry Crumble
  • Spicy Italian Roasted Pork Ragu Pasta with Herb-Roasted Butternut Squash & Garlic Broccoli
  • Vegan Mushroom Marsala with Onion Risotto & Roasted Garlic Green Beans
  • Three Bean Vegan Chili with Cornbread Casserole & Tofu-Based Crema
  • Italian Chickpea Bowl with Red Pepper Basil Pesto & Corn-Zucchini Salad
  • Blackened Tofu with Cajun Broccoli, Peppers & Remoulade
  • Potato, Bacon & Egg Breakfast Skillet with Roasted Peppers & Onions
  • Apple Cinnamon Pancakes with Apple Compote, Cinnamon Butter & Chicken Sausage

What looks good to you? 

Wanna learn more? Check out our Factor reviews for more info! Have you tried Factor? Leave a review for the community! 

 

6. Purple Carrot

Image from our review.

About this Meal Kit: Calling all vegans! Purple Carrot features meals that are 100% plant-based, so it's a great option for diners who avoid meat and are dairy-free (and for those looking to incorporate more meatless meals into their diet). Each week's menu features a creative selection of unique recipes inspired by everything from comfort food classics to global staples. In addition to the standard meal kits, subscribers can also add breakfast, lunch, and snacks to their weekly order.

The Cost: $12.00 per serving. Sign up here!

Ships to: The U.S.

Order cutoff: The deadline to finalize your menu selection is 11:59 PM EST the Tuesday before your next expected shipment.

Here's what's on the Purple Carrot menu next week:

Image via Purple Carrot.

  • Seitan Asada Tacos with Lime Rice & Radish Salsa
  • Ancient Grain Bowls with Crispy Chickpeas & Pistachio Cashew Cheese
  • Miso Coconut Ramen Bowls with Charred Broccolini & Radishes
  • Cavatappi Bolognese with Rosemary & Parmesan
  • Okonomiyaki-Style Brussels Sprouts with Black Quinoa & Citrus Mayo
  • Black Pepper Tofu with Chinese Broccoli & Brown Rice
  • Crispy Bombay Potatoes with Cilantro Cauliflower Salad & Tahini Yogurt
  • Minted Spinach Soup with Ras El Hanout Carrots & Yogurt

What's your favorite meal on the menu?

Check out our Purple Carrot reviews to learn more! Have you tried Purple Carrot? Leave a review for the community! 

 

7. Gobble

Gobble Box Unpacked

Image from our review.

About this Meal Kit: Gobble specializes in streamlined meal kits that will help you get dinner on the table in 15 minutes. When you sign up, you’ll choose between the standard “Dinner” plan and the “Lean & Clean” plan. Both offer the same convenience and flexibility, but “Lean & Clean” recipes feature lean proteins, healthy fats, and are under 600 calories per serving.

The Cost: Meals cost $11.99 per serving + $6.99 shipping. Sign up here!

ACTIVE DEAL: Get 6 meals for $36. No coupon needed - just use this link.

Ships to: Most states in the contiguous United States. They do not deliver to Montana, Hawaii, or Alaska, and there is currently limited service in Nebraska and New Mexico. Enter your zip code on the sign-up page to see if they deliver to your area.

Order Cutoff: The deadline to skip or modify upcoming orders is Wednesday at 11:59 pm for the following week’s delivery.

Here's what's on the Gobble menu next week:

Menu images via Gobble.

  • Mushroom Marsala Chicken with Orzo Pasta & Broccolini
  • Sirloin Steak with Creamed Spinach & Loaded Potato Wedges
  • Chimichurri Salmon with Broccolini & Saffron Rice
  • Potato & Cheddar Pierogi with Sautéed Spinach & Caramelized Onions
  • Greek Pita Wrap with Roasted Vegetables & Hummus
  • Butter Chicken with Basmati Rice & Naan Bread

Menu images via Gobble.

  • Korean Barbecue Pork Rice Bowl with Broccoli & Carrots
  • Korean Sweet Potato Noodles with Barbecue Broccoli & Tofu
  • Chimichurri Fish Tacos with Shredded Cabbage
  • Seared Chicken with Parmesan Cauliflower Mash, Mushrooms, & Brussels Sprouts
  • Seared Steak with Basil Pesto-Roasted Squash & Tomatoes
  • Honey-Harissa Shrimp with Cauliflower & Broccoli "Couscous"

Do any of this week's menu items look good to you? 

Check out our Gobble reviews to learn more! Have you tried Gobble? Leave a review for the community! 

 

8. EveryPlate

Image from our review.

About this Meal Kit: EveryPlate is a simple and wallet-friendly meal kit subscription that sends classic and tasty meals aimed at budget-conscious diners. While this subscription does not cater to those with dietary restrictions, it does offer meals at a fraction of the price of the competition.

The Cost: Meal plans start at only $4.99 per serving and you can choose between a two-person or a family plan. Boxes ship for $8.99. Sign up here!

Ships to: Most of the contiguous U.S. for $8.99. Check here to see if they deliver to your area!

Order cutoff: All changes must be made by 11:59 pm ET 5 days prior to delivery.

Here's what's on the EveryPlate menu next week:

Menu images via EveryPlate.

  • Crispy Buffalo Ranch Chicken with Honey Roasted Carrots & Mashed Potatoes
  • Gooey Stuffed Pork Burgers with BBQ Onion & Crispy Potato Wedges
  • Creamy Coconut Chickpea Curry over Garlic Basmati Rice
  • Herby Pork Chops in Tomato Cream Sauce with Zucchini Rounds & Lemon Couscous
  • Herb Butter Steak with Roasted Broccoli & Cheesy Potatoes
  • Chicken Shepherd's Pie topped with Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  • Pork Sausage Stuffed Peppers with Pepper Jack
  • Southwest Pork Flautas with Zesty Crema & Pico de Gallo
  • Sweet ’n’ Tangy Cherry Meatballs with Roasted Zucchini & Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Menu images via EveryPlate.

  • Apricot Dijon Chicken Legs with Roasted Carrots & Lemon Garlic Couscous
  • Garden Herb Chicken & Cavatappi with Tomato in a Creamy Sauce
  • Roasted Bell Pepper Flatbreads with Creamy Tomato Sauce & Mozzarella
  • Spiced Barramundi a light, flaky, buttery fish with lemon green beans
  • Creamy Penne Primavera with Zucchini, Mushrooms & Peas
  • Cajun Mushroom & Tomato Stew with Spiced Garlic Rice
  • Mediterranean Veggie Sandwiches with Feta, Creamy Hummus & Lemon Herb Potatoes
  • Chicken Cobb Salad with Spinach, Bacon, Croutons & Buttermilk Ranch

What do you think of the menu? 

Check out our EveryPlate reviews to learn more! Have you tried EveryPlate? Leave a review for the community!


That wraps up next week's menu offerings from the 8 top meal kit delivery services! See anything that strikes your fancy? Let us know which recipes you'll be cooking next week!


 

Lindsey Morse
Lindsey Morse
Lindsey is a professional baker, cold brew coffee addict, and rosé aficionado who loves writing about food and wine. When she’s not sharing her love of subscription boxes with the world, you’ll find her in the podcasting studio, perfecting her cake decorating techniques, or cursing her way through the New York Times daily crossword puzzle.

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49 comments

Linda

Has anyone tried What a Crock? I placed a one time order that’s supposed to be here Thursday. It looks good and easy. If we like it, I’m going to send some to my father-n-law to try along with a 2 quart crock pot and some liners. He’s been ordering From The Schwan man for a few years. He’s 90 and lives by himself.

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June

Could you do a post that talks about meal kits that are friendly for dietary issues? I’m gluten free and my BF needs to be dairy free, so between the two of us it makes picking a meal kit complicated! Would love an easy to read post broken out by dietary restrictions etc… thanks!!!

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Samantha @ MSA

Hi June! Thanks so much for dropping this comment! Your request inspired us to create a post (with charts!) to help our community easily find the meal kit that meets multiple dietary needs. You can check it out here: https://www.mysubscriptionaddiction.com/best-meal-subscriptions-for-dietary-restrictions-and-allergies

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Em

I’m gluten free and dairy free. I have found Marley and Spoon to be the best and tastiest for my needs.

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Lindsey

This is a great request, June! Absolutely!

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TK

We signed up for Factor a few weeks ago and it’s great! My son has after school sports and I’m the “taxi”. It’s almost impossible for us to cook a meal those evenings. We’re very impressed with the quality and quantity of the meals.

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Kelly

We can’t get Marley spoon in northern Minnesota and they’ve been saying “coming soon” for over a year. Would like to try it.

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Lindsey Morse

Sorry to hear that, Kelly! That’s a bummer. Hopefully, they’ll open up subscriptions to your area soon. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you!

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Kelly

Thanks!!

Tiffany

I usually just buy $100 worth of Chinese food take out and eat on that for several days. You can even freeze it.
I mean that’s $10 for Rice $10 for Chow Mein and 7 $10 entrees.

It feeds 2 people for several days lunch & dinner and you don’t even have to cook.

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Sue

Yikes! That’s so unhealthy.

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Angel

I recently signed up for Factor and I’m in love! Everything I’ve tried has been delicious (except the chipotle black bean soup, which was a bit bland for me and I wouldn’t spend that much on it again). It’s incredibly convenient and the quality of the ingredients they use is fantastic. I was very pleasantly surprised, because I don’t do diets and I’m definitely a foodie. The only downside is that it’s pricey, especially if you’re feeding more than one. I order the 6 meal plan, and eat them for lunch (price is comparable to takeout), and cook regular dinners for my family.

I also get Home Chef, and I really appreciate the oven-ready selections they have. I don’t have a ton of time to spend in the kitchen, and Home Chef does most of the prep work in their oven-ready & 15 minute meals. They taste good and the portion sizes are generous.

I got Hello Fresh for about a year prior to discovering Home Chef. Their meals are good and I liked them, but they require more prep/ time in the kitchen than I’m usually able to spend.

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BB

Agreed! Factor is the best! I’ve been subscribed to the 6 meal plan for three months or so and rarely is there a dish I’m not fond of. I wish MSA would do some reviews. I think they did once but I would love to see more.

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Jessica Hapak

I was ready to try gobble, but they’re at capacity in my area. Hopefully soon that changes!

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Rochelle

Thank you for this run down!

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Kristin

Was notified Sunday night my Marley won’t be coming Tuesday, would have been nice to have known Saturday before the snow/ice storm hit. I understand weather delays but more advanced noticed would have been helpful. I will have to dig deep to come up with dinners this week.

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Tiffany

I’ve recently switched from Marley Spoon and Hello Fresh to Purple Carrot. I am so impressed! The quality of ingredients is great. The recipes are simple, but with a few components to make them balanced and interesting. I am always amazed by the large quantity of food when I’m finished cooking, too!

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cheryl

There servings are HIGH in calories

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Bridget

I’ve tried Every Plate, Hello Fresh, Dinnerly, Blue Apron, and Home Chef. Liked best and stuck with Hello Fresh however I’ve noticed decreased quality in produce recently and smaller portions. I got a box that should serve 4 and the Ramen recipe had one small bag of Ramen noodles…have they ever seen a serving of Ramen? Barely fed my 9 year old boys and husband…I didn’t get any! Never used to be this way…portions actually used to be too big at times. Very disappointed lately.

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Am2cents

I have noticed that too! I subscribe to blue apron, hello fresh, dinnerly, Martha and spoon, and everyplate, home chef and I noticed since COVID most of the portion sizes shrunk. I even noticed that with the protein. They would like 10oz on the recipe card but actually only send 6-8oz on the package!. I thought I was the only one…

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zo

If that happens you should give them a call and they will give you a credit. It happened to me once with Marley Spoon. They sent an email saying the card said 10 oz. but they only had 8 oz. portions so they were sending 2 meat portions for 16 oz. total. I only received one portion and they credited me $15 back.

Lauren

Same here…was very fond of Dinnerly for most of last year and thankful to find an affordable option to shopping during our pandemic…but the last 2-3 months I have been skipping weeks because I’m no longer satisfied with some of the produce and portion sizes. Has to be because we are all jumping on the band wagon and maybe stressing the system. Understandably, this week’s box was cancelled due to weather.

Laurie

Blue Apron is my favorite but it’s not included 🙁

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Lindsey Morse

Hi Laurie! Thanks for chiming in to let us know you love Blue Apron! I used to feature Blue Apron on this weekly roundup post, but I took it off the list last week to give a couple of new boxes some airtime. Glad to know it’s your fave; I’ll keep that in mind for future posts. 🙂

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Svetlana7e

Why is this post re-listed as new but comments from 2-3 months ago?

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Lindsey Morse

Hi Svetlana7e! This is a recurring post that’s updated every week to showcase current menus. The content is new every week, but some of the comments are from past postings.

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BG

Old content pushed to the top. At least 1 of these has not been reviewed in 2.5 years (June 2018) yet it’s still got the MSA stamp of approval. Seems like another example of the complaints people feel constantly advertised to with your affiliate links. 👎

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Lindsey Morse

Factor and Trifecta have been on my radar for a while, but Pete’s Paleo is new to me. I’ll do some research and discuss with the team. (Please feel free to chime in any time with suggestions for boxes you’d like to see reviewed. I’m all ears.) And thanks for voicing your preference to see kits reviewed multiple times; that’s helpful to hear. 🙂

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Lindsey Morse

Hi BG, thanks for taking the time to comment. I know it’s time for new reviews of some of these boxes, and we’re on it! (I actually had a Sprinly meal for lunch today. Review coming soon!) I recently rejoined the MSA team to focus on food and beverage boxes, and I’m excited about what’s coming in 2021.

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BB

I would love some healthy meal kits and ready made meals reviewed for the new year! I’m interested in Green Chef and Sun Basket as well as Factor, Trifecta and Pete’s Paleo.

I tried Sun Basket a few times last winter and had issues with produce freezing and arriving wilted and unusable. It’s helpful for me to see meal kits reviewed more than once (ideally at least four times) to account for issues like these. I’m hesitant to try Sun Basket again unless I can see evidence of the product arriving in good condition and I also enjoy seeing pictures of how the recipes turn out.

Laura

What is interesting on Home Chef is that the prices I have for these items is different in my account. For example, the first three items above show $9.95 per serving where my price is $8.99. I wonder if it varies based on location? Or a member vs. non-member price?

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Lindsey Morse

Oh, wow. Huh. That is interesting, Laura. I’ll reach out to Home Chef this week to see if I can get clarification, and I’ll update based on what they say. Thanks for the head’s up!

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Gloria

My Blue Apron box was delayed for 1 day. I received an email letting me know that if the box did not arrived today they will issue me a credit. My box did not arrive 🙁 This caused a major interruption as I did not do groceries on the weekend, so today I had to order takeout. I live in Miami, curious to know if other people have had the same situation due to weather inclemencies.

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Gloria

Blue Apron has a complete Thanksgiving menu under their Meal Prep it has turkey, sides and dessert. I ordered and Im looking forward to it.

I love to cook and for many years I thought meal prep kits were gimmicky. I tried Blue Apron out of curiosity and fell in love with them. I love their wine sub and they pair it with the food. Recently you can add a box of food and/or wine. for next week I have 2 deliveries the Thanksgiving and Signature. That way I can avoid going to the food market that week.

I think is worth to mention that Blue Apron has 3 options weekly. Signature (2 servings), Signature for 4 (4 servings) and meal
prep. There are different options in every menu. Although some of the Signature and Signature for 4 are the same.

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Lindsey Morse

Awww thanks so much, Gloria!! You just put a big old smile on my face. It’s good to be back, and you’ll definitely be seeing more reviews from me! 🙂

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Lindsey Morse

Thank you so much for your comment, Gloria, and for sharing your experience with Blue Apron! I appreciate you pointing out the different menu menus available. I’m going to update this post to reflect those options, and I’ll make sure they’re included in future menus too. Really appreciate the feedback!

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Gloria

Hi Lindsey!!! I’ve always been a fan of your reviews. I remember you
use to do the ones for Raw Spice and other one that I dont recall the name. I do remember there was a Tagine!

Hope to see more reviews from
your part.

Jen

My favorite is Gobble! For the easiest and most consistently delicious recipes. I also use Sun Basket and Blue Apron some weeks.

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Morgan

I love that you started posting all the menus together. I’ve been wanting to sign up for one, just waiting for a good week.

I wish you could post which meals have an upcharge, like the steak and lobster!

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Lindsey Morse

Yay, Morgan, I’m glad that you’re finding these posts helpful! It shouldn’t be an issue to note which meals are more expensive, and I think it’s a great idea to add upchage info. I won’t be able to update in time for tomorrow’s post, but I’ll see about adding it for the next one. Thanks! 🙂

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MissJ

Dinnerly should be added for an awesome value box. You can get 3 meals for 2 a week for $20 less than the others. EveryPlate is the other value box I’ve tried and liked, same pricing as Dinnerly. Marley spoon owns Dinnerly.

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Lindsey Morse

Hi, MissJ! It’s great to hear that you’ve had good experiences with Everyplate & Dinnerly. I’ll do some research and see about adding one or both to future menu posts! Thanks for the feedback!

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Lisa

Just signed up for Sun Basket! Excited about the menu (and the free gift!)

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Lindsey Morse

Nice! Hope you enjoy! 🙂

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Tiffany

So bummed to not see Marley Spoon on this list 🙁

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Lindsey Morse

Thanks for the feedback, Tiffany! I’m working on next week’s menu post today, and I’ll add Marley Spoon to the round-up! 🙂

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Kristin

Marley is one of my favorites and about the only one I use now that Plated is gone.

Tiffany

Great! I’ve tried them all, and Marley Spoon is the one I continuously go back to.

Maren

I thought the same! I also saw a few I’ve never heard of. We have Blue Apron and I have loved the convenience factor. The food however, is always okay to good.

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