Top Ten Meal delivery Services

By on March 5, 2020

Top Ten Meal Delivery Services

If this is the wave of the future in cooking and eating,  I figured I should give you my report on the top ten services I have tried.

I honestly believe this is where meal preparation is going.  You log onto the service that interests you,  choose the meals that appeal to you,  order them and soon a big box lands on your front porch. And voila! You have about 6 meals for the coming week.

Meal kits are popular because people are willing to pay for convenience. The kits do almost all the work for you. this includes choosing the right ingredients, measuring the right amounts of those ingredients, and giving you detailed instructions on how to put them together and then cook.

I’ve discovered the meals and how they are sent to you can vary widely.  The first one I tried,  Freshly.advertises  that it is fresh meals prepared by chefs and shipped to you. I see their ads everywhere.

Each meal serves one hungry person, or two with a lighter appetite, comes in its own container and all you have to do is pass it through the microwave for three minutes and its done.  Think of it as the new millenia’s answer to TV dinners,  except instead of frozen dinners made from sketchy ingredients,  you get ready to heat and serve fresh meal which can heat up in about 3 minutes.

It’s instant joy in the dinner department.  Yes.  I loved this service.

I accidently got two week’s worth because I didn’t quite understand that you have to stop the service or it just keeps coming, week after week.  Reminded me of I Love Lucy  who couldn’t get off the assembly line at the candy factory. Eeek.

But those Freshly meals were delicious.  Ready to heat and eat at something under 10 bucks per meal.  If you think of this as five dollars per small serving,  you can see why people would order this. 

PLANS AND MENU

Each Freshly meal is one serving, for one person, at one sitting – just heat and eat.

PLANS AND MENU

Each Freshly meal is one serving, for one person, at one sitting – just heat and eat.

 

It’s instant joy in the dinner department.  Yes.  I loved this service.

I accidently got two week’s worth because I didn’t quite understand that you have to stop the service or it just keeps coming, week after week.  Reminded me of I Love Lucy  who couldn’t get off the assembly line at the candy factory. Eeek.

But those Freshly meals were delicious.  Ready to heat and eat at something under 10 bucks per meal.  If you think of this as five dollars per small serving,  you can see why people would order this. 

PLANS AND MENU

Each Freshly meal is one serving, for one person, at one sitting – just heat and eat.

Next on our menu will be the service called Dinnerly.

You want to be going from the sublime to the ridiculous,  this is it.

Tune in next week for a Dinnerly treat.

 

About Linda Eckhardt

Linda West Eckhardt, is an award winning journalist, food writer, and nutritionist. Her more than 20 cookbooks have garnered prizes including the James Beard prize for the best cookbook for a text she wrote with her daughter, Katherine West DeFoyd, entitled Entertaining 101, Doubleday. Their follow-up book, Stylish One Dish Dinners, Doubleday, was also nominated for a James Beard prize. Their next book, The High Protein Cookbook, Clarkson Potter, remains a best seller after 12 years. That book was designed to accompany low carb diet plans. Her ground-breaking book, Bread in Half The Time, Broadway Books, was named the Best Cookbook in America by the prestigious IACP, The Julia Child award. Her award winning radio work with Jennifer English, for a national show on the Food and Wine radio network, was nominated for a James Beard Prize for a show called, “I Know What You Ate Last Summer.”

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