Munchery Review

In a Nutshell

Munchery is a meal delivery service offering a more convenient way for people to eat. Whether you’re trying to diet or just don’t have the time to cook, Munchery provides you with delicious, healthy, and varied prepared meals at a reasonable price. This service has lots of benefits to it like appetizing variety and a smart mobile app.

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Pros

  • Same-day delivery
  • Large portion sizes

Cons

  • Limited service locations
  • Not all food options available in every location

Ideal For

  • Dieters
  • Parents, working people who don’t have time to cook
  • People looking for flexibility and convenience

What’s Unique About Munchery?

Munchery has a lot going for it including positive customer reviews and an easy-to-use website. What makes it really stand out though is the quality of the food. All meals are prepared with fresh, local ingredients and it uses healthy alternatives like olive oil, antibiotic and hormone-free chickens, and farmer’s market vegetables. All of the packaging is either recyclable or biodegradable. Everything is made by professional chefs employed by Munchery. Not too many other delivery services offer that kind of quality and freshness.

Munchery’s mobile app is another thing that sets it apart. The app is nicely designed, easy to use, and has lots of functionality. You can track your orders to see when food will arrive and browse through the menu to place new orders.

Finally, in select cities, Munchery offers on-demand delivery. You can have your meals delivered fresh within 20-60 minutes. This makes Munchery as convenient as ordering take out with the added benefit of discounted prices and guaranteed fresh ingredients.

How It Works

You can order your Munchery meals from your computer or mobile device using the mobile app. Here’s how:

1. First, choose between 4 or 6 meals. You can also purchase meal kits that give you all of the ingredients you need to make a full, delicious meal in only 15 minutes.

2. Next, go through the meals available (varies depending on your area).

3. Lastly, add your information and pay for the food to complete the order.

Munchery’s meal plan delivery has 2 options: same day and bulk orders. The same day deliveries come ready-made so you can just warm them up in a few minutes. The bulk orders are delivered chilled so they can be frozen and stored, and eaten later in the week. All the meals are deep frozen immediately after cooking to seal in the freshness. Food stays frozen with gel packs (non-toxic and recyclable materials). This means that you can order food in advance and have it ready to eat whenever you want.

Munchery also has recurring orders, a feature that lets you automatically schedule your deliveries in advance for several weeks. This feature is convenient for someone who wants to make sure they have food every day without the headache of having to constantly reorder. Additionally, this feature gives you a discount on all food packages, nice savings for something you're buying anyway.

Munchery delivers to several cities around the US, including areas in NY, California, Washington, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Maryland, and Virginia. There are no shipping charges, but there is a delivery fee to cover the drivers.

Meal Options

Munchery has a good variety of meal options from light salads like its chicken, farro, and kale salad, to heavier meals like pork adobo gravy and ramen noodles. A drawback is that you can't get every dish in every area. Because items are locally farmed and homegrown, some ingredients aren't available everywhere.

There's also a decent selection for varying dietary needs, including gluten-free and dairy-free options. The food is of especially high quality, and always fresh.

Favorite Munchery Meals

1. Herb Roasted Chicken Breast

Cost per serving: $3.65-$2.15
Cook time: 16-20 minutes in the oven or 2-3 minutes in the microwave
Calories: 590-700 calories per serving depending on if you use the sauce or not

This dish is made with garlic, thyme, parsley, sage, rosemary, olive oil, and cream. It comes with a juicy piece of white meat chicken that is packed with herb flavors. It has Italian farro and black rice on the side, along with baby carrots and delightful sauteed crimini mushrooms that are locally farmed.

2. Classic Beef Stroganoff

Cost per serving: $3.65-$2.15
Cook time: 14-16 minutes in the oven or 2-3 minutes in the microwave
Calories: 1070-1130 depending on if you use sour cream or not

This dish comes with buttered noodles as a bed for lightly simmered ground beef. Everything is topped with a delectable creamy mushroom sauce. Hormone-free black Angus beef and local button mushrooms are used to make this a hearty meal.

3. Salmon and Ginger Miso Sauce

Cost per serving: $3.65-$2.15
Cook time: 14-18 minutes in the oven or 1.5-2.5 minutes in the microwave
Calories: 440-600 calories depending on whether or not you use the sauce

This dish uses sustainable Atlantic salmon covered in ginger-miso sauce. The fish is combined with herb crusted potato slices and roast turnips, topped with grilled scallions for a mouth-watering finale.

Pricing

Munchery’s pricing plan varies depending on how much food you order, what type of food, and where you're located. It also has a membership that gives you the same meals at a discounted price, 15% less. The membership fee should pay for itself in just 3 orders, so if you’re happy with the service, then it’s worthwhile to join. A membership will also give you a 60% discount on marketplace items. Membership costs $4.95 per month and is billed annually. Meals range in price as do the kits.

Breakfast$4.95-$11.75
Main Dishes$5-$19.95
Sides$6.95-$15.25
Kids Meals$9-$10
Desserts$2.25-$7

Help & Support

If you have a questions or concern, you can contact Munchery by email, phone, or live chat. You can even send Munchery an SMS for a faster response.

Bottom Line

Munchery delivers delicious food, made from ingredients that are healthier and fresher than what you will get almost anywhere else. Still, the prices are comparable to others in the industry. The smart mobile app makes ordering and checking deliveries convenient and easy, and the account area makes navigation a breeze. If you live in one of Munchery’s delivery locations, it’s definitely worth checking out this service.

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