Freshly Review - UPDATED Oct 2017
Freshly is one of the latest additions to the meal delivery market. The New York-based company with production facilities in Arizona started out in 2015 with the goal of becoming one of the industry leaders. Their mission statement insists that all their meals are absolutely fresh, never frozen. In the short time that they have been on the market, they have doubled the number of states they deliver to, improved the variety of their offer, and consequently gained an increased number of loyal customers. It is a company that just keeps on improving. Read this detailed Freshly review to learn more.
How Freshly Works
Freshly is in the business of providing fresh and healthy breakfasts and gourmet entrees for fans of the high-protein diet. Every week, there are a couple of dozen of delicious dishes to choose from and even though they focus on meat as the source of proteins, there are always several vegetarian meals available too.
Ordering from them is a piece of cake. All you have to do is choose how many meals you wish to receive weekly – 4, 6, 9 or 12 – and pick the dishes you like the most. Unlike many other meal deliveries that offer fixed meal plans, Freshly allows you to customize your menu, so you get to hand-pick the meals you wish to see on your table.
The menu changes weekly, so there are new breakfast, lunch or dinner options every time you stop by. With dozens of dishes available every week, you always get to try at least one or two new dishes and revisit something you already ordered and enjoyed. If you need some help picking the best dishes, you can check out which meals are marked as Top Rated and rely on the experience of other happy customers.
Even though they are not exclusively an organic meal delivery, their ingredients are all natural and essentially good for your health. All of their meals are gluten-free, contain no processed sugars, and have low carb content. With plenty of protein, their meals keep you feeling full for longer and help your body burn fat much quicker, so you feel light and energized throughout the day.
What Makes Freshly Different
Freshly is unique in its efforts to give proteins the glory they deserve. Their diet philosophy has its roots in the Paleo diet. It highlights the importance of proteins in regard to feeling energized and losing weight more easily. They have done away with everything that makes a person sluggish or overweight. By that, we primarily mean carbs and processed sugars, which seem to be the cornerstone of the modern diet. More protein, combined with fewer carbs and sugar, means more energy, easier fat burning and above all, a healthier body.
Freshly provides you with all the info you may need to know exactly what you are eating. Apart from selecting only the highest-quality natural ingredients, they also let you know exactly what each meal contains. If you would like to know all the nutrition facts, you can check out the detailed info on the fat, cholesterol, sodium, fiber, calcium, iron and vitamin content, as well as on the amount of carbs, proteins, and calories in every meal.
What really impressed us while we were researching for this Freshly review is how extremely eco-friendly they are. Every part of the packaging they use is recyclable or biodegradable, so you can keep your environmental footprint to a minimum. Even the meals they ship are eco-friendly, as each meal is perfectly portioned, so there is no food waste either.
If you like Freshly and wish to spread the joy, you can join the refer-a-friend program. With every successful referral, you get $20 and your friend gets the chance to order the 4-meal plan for only half the regular price. Keep in mind that you can only be rewarded for up to 10 successful referrals every month.
Freshly is incredibly flexible and allows you to skip a delivery, pause your subscription or cancel at any time, as long as you do it before the weekly deadline. Luckily, they send you weekly emails in order to remind you of the deadline, so you do not have to worry about missing it and receiving any unwanted deliveries.
Meals and Recipes
As we have mentioned before in this Freshly review, this company offers delicious breakfasts and entrees that can serve both as lunch and dinner. In partnership with some of the best chefs in the country, they are constantly coming up with new recipes that satisfy their main criteria – healthy, tasty, fresh, and protein-packed.
While they do not offer specialized meal plans for different dietary needs and preferences, all of their meals are created in accordance with the requirements of several types of special diets. Their meals are Paleo-inspired and contain no gluten or processed sugars, which makes them a good option for people on the Paleo or gluten-free diet, as well as diabetics. Being low in carbs and high in protein, they are a good choice for people who are trying to lose weight or just want to keep their bodies in good shape.
Every week, there are around 25 entrees and half a dozen breakfasts on the menu. The breakfasts usually include some tasty and creative omelets and frittatas, as well as lighter options based on grains and fruit. As far as the entrees are concerned, they feature all sorts of meat, with a heavy accent on chicken and poultry in general, as well as shrimps and other delicious seafood. The perfectly cooked meat is complemented by various kinds of healthy and nutritious veggies, which makes for a well-balanced meal beaming with flavor.
The prices of meals at Freshly are quite similar to what we are used to with this kind of service. The 4-meal weekly plan costs $12.50 per meal or $49.99 per week, the 6-meal plan is $9.99 per meal or $59.99 per week, the 9-meal plan is $9.99 per meal or $89.99 per week, and the 12-meal plan is $8.99 per meal or $107.99 per week.
As you can see, the more food you order, the more you save on each individual meal (up to $3.50 per meal), so if you like what Freshly offers, consider opting for a larger plan. You may be happy to hear that shipping is free with all plans, so you end up paying only for what you eat.
One of the major downsides of Freshly is that their shipping range is quite limited. At the moment, they only deliver to 27 states: California, Texas, Illinois, Washington, Georgia, Arizona, Colorado, Tennessee, Oregon, Missouri, Utah, Oklahoma, Alabama, Indiana, Louisiana, Nevada, Arkansas, Kansas, South Carolina, New Mexico, Mississippi, Iowa, Idaho, Nebraska, Kentucky, Wisconsin, and South Dakota. However, even in those states they do not cover all the areas, so you better use the zip code checker to see if they can deliver to you. Nonetheless, considering they have managed to double the number of states they deliver to in such a short time, we have no doubt they will expand the list of delivery areas quite soon.
- All-natural, high-quality ingredients
- Low in carbs, no processed sugars or gluten
- Free shipping on all orders
- Wide range of dishes on the menu
- Few vegetarian options
- Delivers to only 27 states