Somedays, I get home from a full 12-hour day (or even a 24-hour day) and I’m exhausted. It’s great to be able to open the fridge door and see all the ingredients you need to put a meal together — all without having to go grocery shopping!!
Food delivery has been amazing! Who has time to grocery shop and meal plan when you’re already working 60+ hours/week? The down time you do have, you want to spend with friends and family and yourself!
So, I decided to look at various food delivery options because:
- Healthier than restaurant dining
- Cost savings
- Learn to cook
- Share with people you love
My first experience is with Blue Apron. It’s basically $10/meal. I ordered the 3 dinners/week option for two people. It roughly came out to $65/week. The dinners were ethnic, unique, seasonal, and delicious (and 500-700 cals/meal). Portion size was huge — oftentimes enough leftovers to take for lunch the next day! Prep work was roughly an hour per meal (chopping ingredients; no microwave use). I had a very good experience with Blue Apron and highly recommend it to anyone curious to dive into cooking and using new seasonal ingredients. Delivery materials are fully recyclable and fully reusable too!
Here’s another customer’s user experience:
My next experience is with Gobble. Cost is roughly $12/meal. I order the 3 dinners/week option for two people. It is $72.70/week. The dinners again are ethnic, unique, seasonal, and delicious (and 500-700 cals/meal). Portion size is slightly smaller than Blue Apron — so no leftovers for the next day (i.e. the serving size can truly only serve two people with average appetites). Prep work is quick…about 15 minutes (that’s bc some of the prep work involves using the microwave; there was no chopping involved!). I’m a bit saddened by the microwave use, but time is precious and it seems that corners need to be cut somewhere. I would still recommend Gobble to anyone who is extremely short on time and is interested in diving into cooking. Delivery materials are fully recyclable and fully reusable too. In fact, this company offers a recycle pickup when they make a delivery.
Is food delivery service worth it?