The Good Kitchen VS FreshDirect

UPDATED Jun. 2018
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Bring some freshness and creativity to your everyday meals by picking a great meal delivery service. Both services offer innovative and healthy meals at reasonable prices. Check out our comprehensive The Good Kitchen VS FreshDirect comparison to learn more about both services and choose the best option for your family.

The Good Kitchen
Tasty, Healthy, & Stress-Free
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FreshDirect
More Options Than You Ever Imagined

Highlights

The Good Kitchen
The Good Kitchen offers healthy meals for the whole family, allows you to freely customize your meal plan, and lets you save cash by ordering meals in bulk.
  • Average Price Per Meal: $10.00
  • Shipping Cost: $0
  • Delivery Area: 50 states
FreshDirect
FreshDirect is a huge marketplace filled with fresh food items, ranging from meals and meal kits to groceries, baked goods, and treats of all sorts, all natural and reasonably priced.
  • Average Price Per Meal: $20.00
  • Shipping Cost: $6.99
  • Delivery Area: 6 states

Compare Features

The Good Kitchen
Best For
Best for singles, couples, and families who don’t want to compromise on food quality or taste
Menu/Meal Plans
With The Good Kitchen, you can opt for Adult Meals, Kids Meals, and Bulk Boxes, as well as a la carte ordering.
Recipes/Meal Options
The Good Kitchen provides 10, 14 or 21 meals with its plans for adults, 7, 14 or 21 meals with its plans for kids, 40 meals if you opt for bulk ordering, and 25+ meals on its a la carte menu.
Meal & Recipe Variety
The Good Kitchen offers a lovely selection of meals for both kids and adults. Its meals are always 100% clean and gluten-free, there are plenty of low-carb, diet, Paleo-friendly, and vegetarian-friendly items. Kids meals are all colorful, healthier versions of classics like burger sliders and chicken nuggets while the adult menu features a perfect combination of classics and exotics.
Food Quality
The Good Kitchen exclusively uses wholesome, natural, non-GMO, and organic ingredients. It uses grass-fed and grass-finished beef, pasture-raised poultry, pork, and lamb, and Seafood-Watch-compliant seafood. Its meals are always free from gluten, soy, and processed sugars.
Nutritional Value & Portion Size
The Good Kitchen meals mostly come in 6 oz. and 12 oz. servings and usually contain between 400 and 750 calories. They are nutritionally balanced but may have a rather high cholesterol content.
Subscription Flexibility
You can modify, pause or cancel your subscription from The Good Kitchen at any time, just make sure to do it before the date when you are to be charged for your next order.
Refunds
If you are not happy with your order from The Good Kitchen, you can contact the company within 10 days of your delivery and you may either get a credit or refund.
FreshDirect
Best For
Best for individuals looking for a one-stop shop for all their dietary needs
Menu/Meal Plans
Fresh Direct provides its customers with several ordering options, including meal kits, ready-made meals, and various food items.
Recipes/Meal Options
With Fresh Direct, you have thousands of food items, hundreds of dishes, and around 40 meal kits at your disposal.
Meal & Recipe Variety
FreshDirect offers omnivore, vegetarian, vegan, organic, low-calorie low-carb, low-fat, and gluten-free meals and meal kits. Its ready-made dishes include breakfasts, entrées, sides, appetizers, and soups, as well as a variety of sauces, marinades, salsas, dips, salads, pizzas, sandwiches, wraps, marinated meats, kabobs, and even sushi. You can also purchase groceries, pastry, and beverages.
Food Quality
Although FreshDirect offers a vast variety of different products, what they all have in common is that they are fresh and generally made of high-quality, natural, and organic ingredients.
Nutritional Value & Portion Size
As FreshDirect offers over 3,000 food items and hundreds of meals, nutritional value and portion size vary significantly. However, since the company uses natural and organic ingredients, the products are generally healthy and rich in nutrients.
Subscription Flexibility
If you wish to modify or cancel your order with FreshDirect, you can do it at any time, but you must notify the company before the cutoff date, which depends on your location.
Refunds
If you are not happy with your order from FreshDirect, contact the company straight away and you will either get a replacement or refund.

Suitable For

The Good Kitchen
Meals For Families
Meals For Kids
Meals For Seniors
Meals For One
FreshDirect
Meals For Families
Meals For Kids
Meals For Seniors
Meals For One

Compare Meal Options

The Good Kitchen
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
FreshDirect
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

The Good Kitchen
FreshDirect

Compare Extras

The Good Kitchen
A La Carte Menu
Gift Cards
Marketplace
FreshDirect
A La Carte Menu
Gift Cards
Marketplace

Compare Ratings

The Good Kitchen
FINAL RATING
9.6/10
Meal Options
Variety
Nutritional Value
Portion Size
Flexibility
Price
FreshDirect
FINAL RATING
8.0/10
Meal Options
Variety
Nutritional Value
Portion Size
Flexibility
Price

Compare User Reviews

The Good Kitchen
  • Submitted By Bob Arnaud on 03/10/2018
    I'm a busy single working professional, I wanted the facility to have a healthy meal at lunch (work) and late at night when I come home. The meals come refrigerated thus it is convenient, 2-3min is the microwave and you are good to go. The choices are ok, there are a lot of exotic dishes (just an opinion), which means a lot of weird spices, sometimes you just want a good simple piece of protein and some vegetables. They deliver on a Tuesday or Wednesday, for me that wasn't convenient because I required meals during the work week. However, the worst criticism I have to deliver, and why it only got a one star, is the meat quality. I found myself chewing on bits of cartilage (chicken meat ball and Italian sausage) or worst a long piece of fat/intestine in a beef meal, it was very disgusting. Perhaps, to some people that might not be a problem but for the "hand-made" claims they advertise, this appears to be more industrial food preparations. This was a huge disappointment as I was going to continue their subscription, you can choice meals that week (though don't wait until Friday because all the good stuff is gone), packaging is good, easy to use but all that doesn't matter if the meal is uneatable.
  • Submitted By Kelly C on 01/31/2018
    I can't believe how many good ratings this has received. I ordered from the Good Kitchen. The order arrived 5 days early which would normally be nice but threw off my weekly plans. It was from my understanding the meals for 2 adults. They must think they are adults with an Ethiopian appetite. Not only disappointed in portion size, as that would be overlooked if it was good, but not one meal was tasty. One was even thrown away after one bite. SO if you are rich and lazy, with no taste buds, this is for you! Otherwise the $3 TV dinner at the grocery store is better than this.
  • Submitted By JennyM on 01/26/2018
    The Good Kitchen has been a life saver for me and my family. My husband and I are fairly conscious of what we eat and try to stick to organic, non-GMO, whole food whenever possible. With working full time and raising a family, dinner planning used to be such a chore. But not anymore, thanks to The Good Kitchen! Now, there is no more sacrificing nutrition or time on a busy weeknight. It is truly the next best thing to having a personal chef! I can understand some saying the cost is a bit high, but when you factor in the quality of food you’re getting with the convenience - it’s a no brainer!
  • Submitted By Linda Connor on 09/30/2017
    The whole family loves the meals, I only cook on weekends, if I’m in the mood, haha. Seriously, great meals.
FreshDirect
  • Submitted By Henry Giles on 07/22/2017
    I’m a lazy guy, so this kind of store is exactly what I need. Groceries – they’ve got ‘em, meals – so many options, beer – hell yeah.
  • Submitted By Laura Forbes on 05/05/2017
    Sure, it’s convenient, but it’s not as good as it’s hyped up to be.
  • Submitted By Hannah Rogers 3.5 on 03/14/2017
    The food’s awesome, but it’s too pricy if you ask me.

Winner

The Good Kitchen is a meal delivery service that exclusively offers tasty meals that are 100% good for you. Made of clean, organic, and non-GMO ingredients, cooked by professional chefs, and frozen fresh, this company’s meals are a great solution for busy people who want to eat healthily. Learn more about this service in our The Good Kitchen review.

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