Marley Spoon Vs. Purple Carrot

UPDATED Jun. 2018
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Wish you could eat great, healthy food every day without all the cooking, cleaning, and grocery shopping? That is exactly what Marley Spoon and Purple Carrot offer! If you are not sure whether to pick Marley Spoon or Purple Carrot, check out this comparison and find out which one can better meet your needs.

Marley Spoon
Home Cooking With Martha Stewart
VS
Purple Carrot
Vegan Meals For A Healthy Lifestyle

Highlights

Marley Spoon
Marley Spoon provides unique meal kits crafted in cooperation with Martha Stewart, suitable for both vegetarian and omnivorous foodies, competitively priced, and designed with all cooking skill levels in mind.
  • Average Price Per Meal: $9.00
  • Shipping Cost: $0
  • Delivery Area: 48 states
Purple Carrot
Purple Carrot offers reasonably priced natural, plant-based meal kits designed for fitness enthusiasts, athletes, and vegans who want to eat healthily and cook effortlessly.
  • Average Price Per Meal: $11.33
  • Shipping Cost: $0
  • Delivery Area: 48 states

Compare Features

Marley Spoon
Best For
Best for people who want to cook like Martha Stewart
Menu/Meal Plans
Marley Spoon has opted to include one menu in its offer, which is further divided into the 2-People and 3-4 People boxes based on the number of servings you would like to order.
Recipes/Meal Options
Each week, Marley Spoon offers 10 new recipes on its weekly menu.
Meal & Recipe Variety
Marley Spoon offers easy dinner recipes for couples and families. Its menu includes gluten-free, vegetarian, omnivore, and kid-friendly recipes. Most dishes are ready in 30-40 minutes. The recipes are highly innovative.
Food Quality
Marley Spoon provides the freshest, sustainably sourced produce, high-quality fish, grass-fed beef, Berkshire pork, antibiotic-free chicken, and artisanal products made by small-batch producers who use local ingredients.
Nutritional Value & Portion Size
The meals you make with Marley Spoon are highly satisfying and usually contain 650 to 900 calories. They are rich in nutrients and nutritionally balanced in accordance with the rules of healthy eating.
Subscription Flexibility
With Marley Spoon, you can switch between boxes, change your order, and skip, pause or cancel your delivery anytime, but you must inform the company of your changes 5 days before your next delivery is due.
Refunds
Marley Spoon boasts an awesome freshness and quality guarantee, so if you are not satisfied with your order, you may either recieve a credit or a partial or full refund.
Purple Carrot
Best For
Best for vegan home cooks with an active lifestyle
Menu/Meal Plans
Purple Carrot features 2 menus: 1-2 Person and TB Performance Meals
Recipes/Meal Options
Both menus offered by Purple Carrot feature only 3 meal options per week.
Meal & Recipe Variety
Purple Carrot offers vegan meals suitable for lunch and dinner. Its selection includes both everyday, healthy-eating meals and performance meals for active individuals. The meals are usually inspired by Moroccan, Chinese, Italian, and Spanish cuisines and include veggie stews, risottos, pastas, quesadillas, and grain bowls. The prep and cook time is around 30-45 minutes.
Food Quality
Purple Carrot delivers fresh, nutrient-packed ingredients that are sustainably sourced. All ingredients are of high-quality, chosen in accordance with the season, and completely natural.
Nutritional Value & Portion Size
Purple Carrot meals come in medium-sized portions and contain 500-800 calories on average. They are nutritionally balanced, with the right quantities of healthy fats, lean proteins, and complex carbohydrates.
Subscription Flexibility
With Purple Carrot, you can skip or cancel your order anytime. You must inform the company about any changes to your order by Tuesday night at 11:59 PM EST the week before your next delivery is due.
Refunds
For information about returns and refunds, you must contact Purple Carrot within 7 days of your delivery.

Compare Plans & Pricing

Marley Spoon
Marley Spoon Plans & Pricing
Two Person Plan (2 servings)
Meals per weekMeal kit pricePrice per serving
2$48.00$12.00
3$61.50$10.25
4$76.00$9.50
3-4 People Plan (3-4 servings)
Meals per weekMeal kit pricePrice per serving
2$76.00$9.50
3$106.80$8.90
4$131.20$8.20
Purple Carrot
Purple Carrot Plans & Pricing
Purple Carrot (2 servings)
Meals per weekMeal kit pricePrice per serving
3$72.00$12.00
TB12 (2 servings)
Meals per weekMeal kit pricePrice per serving
3$78.00$13.00

Suitable For

Marley Spoon
Meals For Families
Meals For Kids
Meals For Seniors
Meals For One
Purple Carrot
Meals For Families
Meals For Kids
Meals For Seniors
Meals For One

Compare Meal Options

Marley Spoon
Vegetarian Meals
Vegan Meals
Paleo Meals
Keto Meals
Low-Carb Meals
Low-Fat Meals
Meals For Diabetics
Gluten-Free Meals
Organic Meals
Weight Loss Meals
Purple Carrot
Vegetarian Meals
Vegan Meals
Paleo Meals
Keto Meals
Low-Carb Meals
Low-Fat Meals
Meals For Diabetics
Gluten-Free Meals
Organic Meals
Weight Loss Meals

Compare Sample Meals

Marley Spoon
Purple Carrot

Compare Extras

Marley Spoon
A La Carte Menu
Gift Cards
Marketplace
Purple Carrot
A La Carte Menu
Gift Cards
Marketplace

Compare Ratings

Marley Spoon
FINAL RATING
9.2/10
Meal Options
Variety
Nutritional Value
Portion Size
Flexibility
Price
Purple Carrot
FINAL RATING
8.4/10
Meal Options
Variety
Nutritional Value
Portion Size
Flexibility
Price

Compare User Reviews

Marley Spoon
  • Submitted By John Tuhey on 06/13/2018
    Simply put, poor quality ingredients, missing ingredients, and terrible customer service. Used Blue Apron for a year prior to trying Marley Spoon and they are night and day in terms of quality.
  • Submitted By Liz Neff on 06/11/2018
    The main problem with meal kits – they rarely arrive fresh. I’ve tried 4 or 5 services over the years and almost gave up. 3 months ago I decided to try Marley, mainly because of Martha and also because a couple of colleagues mentioned it was good. I’ve been ordering every week ever since. Not once have I received spoiled veg or watery meat. They pack it fresh and it arrives fresh. Plus, I like the recipes, always something new and easy to cook.
  • Submitted By Lily Figgs on 06/10/2018
    It is a shame that such a great service has disappointing customer support. We all love the meals, plenty of greens, even garlic, which most meal kit services I’ve tried don’t offer (we love garlic!), and now both my husband and I enjoy cooking, so I don’t have to do it all by myself. But the staff is not as kind as I expected it to be. I had trouble canceling an order, and the guy I spoke to wasn’t really helpful, although in the end, I did manage to cancel it. TLDR; great service food-wise, needs to hire nicer staff.
  • Submitted By Tom Donahoe on 06/10/2018
    One, the ingredients really are fresh, two, when MS says 30 minutes, it really is 30 minutes, not 30 minutes chopping veg. Really happy with this one, not thinking about switching to another service soon, as long as the quality remains this good.
Purple Carrot
  • Submitted By Kimberly Zeh on 06/05/2018
    Do not order Purple Carrot. Unlike listed on their website, or in this review of their food. Purple Carrot does not have 100% plant-based ingredients. Some of their recipes include High Fructose Corn Syrup. When I approached them about it, here's what they told me: "I just wanted to take a moment and share with you that we are not and do not claim to be a health service, a dietary service and have never made claims that we source specifically non-GMO or Organic produce. While I do understand the wants for more "whole foods" as you put it, I just want to ensure you that we have always and will always stick to our mission of providing delicious, hassle-free plant-based meals for our customers to prepare in home." I too received boxes of food perished or main ingredients missing - and they have been nice about refunding me. However, I cannot and will not continue my service with them because I feel cheated from their false advertisement. For those of us looking for healthy options, MAKE SURE you read all the packages before you use. Also, their spices, pastes, dairy substitutes come in containers that label the name of the ingredient - you don't actually know what the stuff is made up or what brand it is from. Anyway folks, BE CAREFUL.
  • Submitted By David Herring on 05/19/2018
    1st meal delivery for me . WOW!! Talk about good. 5 stars is not enough. Purple Carrot is the best.
  • Submitted By jennifer Hughes on 04/09/2018
    I’m reading reviews and I havent experienced any of the bad they speak of. I’m going on 6 months of getting weekly deliveries and I’m blown away more with every recipe I make. Absolutely delicious meals incorporating ingredients I’ve never tried before. Eating plant based has never been so easy!
  • Submitted By stephenie on 03/04/2018
    I was so excited to try Purple Carrot meals! Our first delivery of meals was very enjoyable. Our second delivery was the beginning of the end. The food box arrived upside down and OPEN! Liquid had leaked throughout one of the packaged meals, the recipe cards were missing, the eggplant was not fresh, and garbanzo beans were substituted with kidney beans (for a hummus recipe). I did receive a full refund, but I find it annoying that customer service is via email only. I was billed for a third box, 3 weeks has gone by and the delivery hasn't come! I really am very sad to have had such a poor experience. I have canceled my subscription.

Winner

Marley Spoon is a meal kit delivery that brings you world-famous recipes created by Martha Stewart, transformed into 6-step instructions everyone can follow. Along with the recipes, you get flavor-packed, farm-fresh, pre-measured ingredients. Discover more in our honest review of the service and 50+ customer-written Martha and Marley Spoon reviews.

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