Marley Spoon Review - UPDATED Jul 2017
Watching Martha Stewart cook is watching a genius at work. If you have ever dreamed about recreating her masterpieces in your kitchen, this is your shot. Marley Spoon and Martha Stewart have come together to make every dinner you make finger-licking good and a pleasure to behold. Not just that, they let you boil, sear, broil, and grill like a real expert, with pre-measured ingredients and simple yet incredible recipes. If you are interested in channeling your inner Martha and mastering the art of effortless pro cooking, take a look at this Marley Spoon review.
How Marley Spoon Works
Marley Spoon is a subscription service. However, it is as flexible as it gets. By subscribing to Marley Spoon, you get pre-measured ingredients and amazing recipes for dishes of your choice every week. You get to pick the meals you like from the weekly menu and decide how many of them you wish to receive, as well as how many people will be joining you for dinner.
The menu changes every week and you get to choose from 10 delicious meals every time you order. You can order for 2 people or a family of 4. If you change your mind after placing your order, you can make alterations by accessing your account and choosing different meals. You can also switch between the 2-person and family plans whenever you wish. If you do not like the meals on the current menu, you can skip a delivery. You can also cancel your subscription at any time.
Marley Spoon makes ordering extremely easy and lets you have full control over your orders. It lets you tailor your subscription to your needs, so you never feel stuck or unhappy with the service.
What Makes Marley Spoon Different
Having Martha Stewart on your side is pretty much enough to be several steps ahead of the competition. Martha’s experience, love for food, and sheer talent guarantee that every dish that comes out of her mind and kitchen is a real work of art. Now, she has partnered with Marley Spoon, making haute cuisine a breeze with hand-picked, pre-measured seasonal ingredients and amazing recipes broken down into only 6 simple steps. Cooking like a pro has never been easier.
What is interesting is that, according to Marley Spoon’s calculations, getting premium-quality ingredients from Marley Spoon costs less than buying the same ingredients at your local supermarket. Plus, there are no shipping costs and you do not only get the ingredients but also the carefully crafted, unique recipes that allow you to hone your cooking skills, expand your horizons, and delight your taste buds.
Speaking of ingredients, Marley Spoon sticks to the farm-to-table method of ingredient sourcing. They only pick high-quality meat and produce responsibly grown by farmers they personally cooperate with, making sure they get the freshest and best ingredients every time. On top of that, they pre-measure everything, meaning there is no waste, while making sure the portions are ample and ultimately satisfying.
Apart from taking great care that you get exactly as much food as you need, so none of it ends up in the trash, Marley Spoon helps you reduce your carbon footprint by using recyclable packaging. It also offers tips on how to recycle every part of the packaging, from paper bags and boxes to plastic bags and ice packs. You can work on saving the planet while eating and cooking better than ever.
What is also unique about Marley Spoon is that it is a company that truly cares about its customers and wants to make meal kits available to everyone who dreams of an easier and more convenient way to cook at home. That is why Marley Spoon has recently launched the most affordable meal kit service in the US called Dinnerly. That means that now you can enjoy an even wider range of Marley Spoon meal kits and switch between the two services depending on what you are craving and how much you want to spend on your meals. We cannot say that any other meal kit company out there offers such a varied service that caters to the needs of nearly every hungry American.
Meals And Recipes
We have mentioned previously in this Marley Spoon review that the meals this company offers come in two sizes: intimate dinners for 2 and fun dinners for a family of 4. The 2-person meals are more than enough to satisfy 2 adults while the family meals are perfect for 2 adults and 2 hungry children. It is important to note that Marley Spoon takes special care that the family meals are perfect for kids, keeping in mind both the suitable portion size and appropriate recipes.
Meals on the Marley Spoon menu are not divided into categories based on their suitability for different dietary needs and preferences. However, the helpful tags allow you to easily find just what you need. While there are not too many items on the menu (10 dishes per week), there are plenty of options to choose from. You can go with one-pot dishes or meals that are ready in under 30 minutes. You can opt for red meat, poultry, fish or vegetarian meals. There are also gluten-free, dairy-free, low-carb, and low-calorie meals. Meals suitable for children are labeled as kid-friendly.
Marley Spoon strongly believes that the customer knows best. If you particularly like a recipe, you can rate it, either on the website or through the app. That way, you increase the odds of that dish reappearing on the menu as a customer favorite.
In order to allow you to have enough time to pick the meals or skip a week in case there is nothing that suits your taste, Marley Spoon allows you to look into the future. You can see meals planned for the upcoming weeks, up to a month in advance, so there are no surprises and you can make decisions about your order on time.
Finally, we would like to focus a bit on the recipes themselves. What we love most about them is how truly simple they are. No matter how intricate a dish may seem, there are only 6 easy steps, with nothing unclear about them. As soon as you order, you receive information about the basic ingredients and tools you need in order to prepare the dishes and the same information comes neatly packed into your delivery. You also get to know whether the meals contain any allergens. Nutrition facts are available for every dish, including calorie, fat, protein, and carb content.
The prices of meals at Marley Spoon differ depending on the number of meals you want to order and the plan you choose. With the 2-person plan, 2 meals per week cost $48 ($12 per serving), 3 meals cost $61.50 ($10.25 per serving), and 4 meals per week cost $76 ($9.50 per serving). With the family plan, 2 meals per week cost $76 ($9.50 per serving), the price of 3 meals is $106.80 ($8.90 per serving), and 4 meals per week cost $139.20 ($8.70 per serving).
As you can see, the more you order, the less you pay for each serving. Another way Marley Spoon lets you save money on your orders is by offering free shipping on all orders.
Marley Spoon has made its flavorful ingredients and delicious recipes available in the USA, the UK, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Australia, and Austria. However, it does not ship to all locations in the countries listed above. It is available in most of the contiguous US. In order to check whether your city is on the list of Marley Spoon delivery areas, you can contact the friendly staff through live chat.
Delivery times and days vary depending on the location. You can check the delivery times and days in your city via live chat or by choosing a plan and entering your zip code. The good news is that you do not have to be at home when your food arrives, so you do not have to stress about not being able to fit the time of the delivery into your schedule.
- Martha Stewart’s recipes and techniques
- Extremely flexible subscription
- Easy-to-follow recipes
- Kid-friendly meals
- Meals for special dietary needs
- Free shipping on all orders
- Rather affordable prices
- Not available in the entire US
- No breakfast, lunch or dessert ideas