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.

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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.

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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.

Marley Spoon Meal Recipes


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.

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Delivery Areas

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

Sample Dishes

Bottom Line

Marley Spoon is a meal delivery service with plenty of unique qualities and hardly any downsides. It works together with Martha Stewart, who is a true food goddess. It offers meals for various dietary needs and preferences and dishes especially suitable for the sensitive tummies of children. The prices are more than reasonable and the shipping is always free. The subscription is incredibly flexible and you can change your order, switch between plans, skip a delivery or cancel whenever you wish. Every single time, you get exactly what you want and exactly as much as you need. The only problem is that it does not deliver all across the US, but we hope that this will change in the future.

The company is also working on introducing breakfasts, lunches, and desserts into its offer, so there is even more deliciousness to look forward to. All in all, if you are looking for the highest-quality ingredients and amazing recipes at a good price, with no strings attached, this may be the meal delivery service you’ve been looking for.

Marley Spoon Rating

Our ratings are the result of an objective and independent evaluation of Marley Spoon, generating the final rating that reflects the overall quality of the company. Ratings may change as the service changes.

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Final Rating 9.7/10

User Reviews (45)

    Marley Spoon user rating based on 45 user reviews.

    The reviews listed below reflect the opinions and experiences of real users and are in no way influenced by the meal delivery companies. Before publishing each review, our team checks whether it was submitted by an actual user in an effort to prevent false or spammy reviews.

  • Submitted By Rob Wasnick on 01/17/2018
    We’ve been using Marley Spoon for 18 months now- most weeks 4 meals- sometimes 5. Meals take generally 30- 40 minutes to prepare as promised. I can count on one hand the number of times an item was missing, or produce/meat wasn’t up to standards. They have great variety, in terms of taste and cooking technique. And it’s seasonal. I very much appreciate the service.
  • Submitted By Brian Hamm on 01/04/2018
    The food is excellent, but the Marley Spoon struggles to deliver food on-time or at all. We've had the service for 6 weeks. Twice the food was delivered to the wrong address, once it was delivered a day late, and this week I received an email at 8:15 p.m. the day the food was supposed to arrive saying that the food will be delivered tomorrow at the earliest. When I called customer service 15 minutes after receiving the email I received an answering service. Their customer service is terrible because they are not friendly and show little sympathy when your food fails to arrive. Marley Spoon's inability to deliver on time is really unfortunate considering the quality of the food, the portions, and the price are all good.
  • Submitted By EmilEmEmily AEmily AnnEEEmily on 10/30/2017
    The 5 star reviews here REALLY surprise me. I've tried all the major meal delivery services and generally rotate between the company whose meals sound the best that week. I saw an add for a deal to try Marley Spoon and decided to add them to the mix as well. I scheduled the meals to come on a Tuesday. Tuesday morning I get a notification that my box was rescheduled and would actually be coming on Wednesday. I hadn't planned a meal for Tuesday evening because I planned to use Marley Spoon so I immediately e-mailed them to find out what the problem was. I didn't hear back from them until 2 days later on Thursday. At that point I messaged them to let them know I was disapointed in the service and bad communication surrounding my box delivery. I also let them know I was also missing a primary ingredient and my herbs were very low quality and wilted. It's now been 4 days since that communication and I haven't heard a peep. The meals in general are very simple and not quite as exciting as some of the other services I've tried. The portions are reasonable and the recipes are easy to follow. . . But if you have a problem with your box don't expect the 5 star service you get with the other meal delivery services out there because you won't get it with Marley Spoon!
  • Submitted By ronni on 10/27/2017
    terrible customer service. i do not normally post a negative review before contacting the company itself. I contacted Marley two days ago, after cooking Chorizo Chili Spiced Chicken with quite a few disappointing comments. They never replied. My comments for that meals to them were: 1) the garlic was incredibly difficult to peel. i don't understand why b/c i have peeled approx 1,000,000 cloves of garlic in my adulthood and am an avid cook. 2) the recipe note to "leave one garlic clove whole" (to later rub across toasted bread) would have been better if it said to CUT clove in half and then rub across toasted bread. rubbing a whole clove on bread did nothing. 3) the cheese was extremely difficult to "grate" b/c it was four small thin slices of cheddar. it would have been better to have a 3 oz chunk of cheese which would have grated much easier (and safer). 4) there was only 1 teaspoon of the chorizo chili spice blend when the recipe called for 2 teaspoons ( one teaspoon in 2 different steps) - I had to halve each step and the dish was less tasty than i was expecting. 5) there was no need to put chicken breasts into oven after cooking 4 minutes per side in pan. it overcooked the chicken. I will NOT be continuing my subscription (I cooked the steak with potatoes and warm spinach salad tonight and have another list of disappointing notes. I'll got back to Hello Fresh or Blue Apron. At least they respond to customers.
  • Submitted By Christopher Werkmeister on 10/21/2017
    We ordered a trial box and were disappointed by the low quality and lack of ingredients. The Black pepper beef was missing oyster sauce, the chicken stew was bland and the slim burger recepie called for two people sharing one bun between us and the onion had already started sprouting. I can see how this service is very convenient for someone who doesn’t have time to buy all these ingredients themselves, apart from this and the great delivery service, it can be hit and miss. Overall, it’s not worth it for us.
  • Submitted By Lisa Shambaugh on 08/23/2017
    I used Marley Spoon for several weeks, in a rotation with other meal kit services like Plated, Blue Apron, Hello Fresh, and Home Chef. Once in a while the ingredients or packing are not up to par, and you have to notify them for a resolution, which for all of the other services generally means that they will credit your next order. I finally cancelled Marley Spoon after receiving rotten vegetables for a souvlaki dinner which meant that I was unable to make the tzatziki sauce or the salad, which was the only side dish. They offered me a $9.00 credit for a $30.00 meal that was ruined, which I felt was unacceptable. I'm now disputing the $30 meal charge with my credit card company. The customer service at Marley Spoon is the worst in all of the meal kit delivery services.
  • Submitted By Nick Sands on 08/18/2017
    Possibly the best one around. It used to take me forever to pick the recipes, but I finally learned to stop worrying, once I figured out I really can’t go wrong.
  • Submitted By Janet Hillenbrand on 08/12/2017
    their food was fairly good but their customer service was abysmal.  The delivery i was supposed to receive on 6/27/17 never made it out of their facility due to damage.  I was promised a refund that would take 7 to 10 business days.  Lo and behold, i did not receive a refund in 10 business days and contacted the company and was again promised that they would take care of it.  The refund was not issued. I have contacted them a third time and still have not received the refund.  what's up with this?
  • Submitted By Deborah Balsbaugh on 08/05/2017
    the food is great and the choices are varied, but what sets it apart is the communication. I am told a day ahead that the box will be arriving, reminded of what I ordered, and of any ingredients that may be needed(usually just oil, salt, etc., but a nice touch). They have never forgotten an item and the produce stays fresh for a few days in case I want to go to a restaurant and skip cooking. If I make changes to the upcoming menu, the changes are sent to my email.
  • Submitted By Tom Patterson on 07/28/2017
    My wife learned how to cook thanks to Marley Spoon, so I couldn’t be more grateful.
  • Submitted By Matt Roderick on 07/25/2017
    Not bad, but expected more from Martha Stewart
  • Submitted By Lindsay Brix on 07/19/2017
    Wish there was an option like “no greens”. Love the meals, but there’s too much green stuff in them and I’m a meat person. Other than that, real cool meal delivery.
  • Submitted By Ellie Peterson on 07/15/2017
    Not a huge fan of Martha Stewart but Marley is a completely different story. These meals are just phenomenal!
  • Submitted By Peter Keller on 07/11/2017
    I know it sound cheesy but I really don’t know what I’d do without Marley. Martha <333
  • Submitted By Sam Chamber on 07/02/2017
    Awesome meals but not enough options.
  • Submitted By Dallas Barber on 07/01/2017
    I hope Marley will soon offer desserts because I just feel my dinners are incomplete without something sweet to top it off.
  • Submitted By Tiffany Miller on 06/30/2017
    This is the best service ever! There are only 6 steps to each meal, so you can really enjoy preparing meals for yourself and your loved ones and feel like a pro chef every day!
  • Submitted By Ben Riley on 06/22/2017
    I really gotta give it to Martha – she sure knows with food. And with her help, even guys like me don’t have to struggle in the kitchen!
  • Submitted By Tony Baldwin on 06/14/2017
    The portions are just too small, so I don’t think I’ll order again.
  • Submitted By Sienna Burton on 06/03/2017
    My kids love Marley recipes and think their mom is the best cook in the world! Yay!
  • Submitted By Paul Cummings on 05/16/2017
    The meals don’t look anywhere near as the photos! Don’t order from Marley, it’s a waste of money.
  • Submitted By Tina Barber on 05/06/2017
    Ingredients are fresh, recipes are easy to follow, and the end result is just amazing. My 8 year old son loves the food, so I’ll keep ordering.
  • Submitted By Ashley Reeves on 04/26/2017
    To be honest, I expected so much more from Martha. The meals are just tasteless, which is such as shame…
  • Submitted By Bonnie Smith on 04/02/2017
    I ordered chicken breasts and they had this horrible smell even after I washed them, so I had no other option than to throw them away. I cancelled my subscription immediately.
  • Submitted By Diana Garner on 04/01/2017
    Marhta has made my life so much simpler. I really look forward to receiving future meals and trying out her specialities. Thanks Martha!
  • Submitted By Anny Maxwell on 03/30/2017
    I really love Marley spoon but they need to offer more low-carb meals, I just can’t eat so much carbs and reach my weight loss goal..
  • Submitted By Barbara Rodgers on 03/26/2017
    I was a long time customer for Sun Basket bc they have Paleo options but they are very expensive. I am now with Marley and am more than satisfied with the service. It’s cheaper and the recipes are better.
  • Submitted By Anthony Goodwin on 03/21/2017
    Creative recipes and quality food.
  • Submitted By Anna Parker on 03/17/2017
    I’d give it 5 stars if the meals weren’t so caloric.
  • Submitted By Mike Torino on 03/11/2017
    The portions are just right so there’s no waste. The food tastes really good too.
  • Submitted By Rose Patton on 03/05/2017
    I was really satisfied with the service but it’s starting to deteriorate. For instance, when I first ordered, the veggies were super fresh. My last order, however, had veggies that looked like they were sitting on a shelf for weeks.
  • Submitted By Bob Jenkins on 03/01/2017
    When you’re a single guy, a warm meal at the end of the day can make a huge difference. Marley recipes are unbelievably easy to follow; there are just 6 simple steps you have to do before you can eat a delicious meal. The portions are adequate.
  • Submitted By Ellie Stewart on 02/23/2017
    The packaging is bad. Some of the fragile foods like vegetables get ruined during transit. Some of the meats are low quality.
  • Submitted By Archie Plant on 02/16/2017
    After a couple of months with Marley, I do think they need a bit more variety.
  • Submitted By Nathalie Somerset on 02/11/2017
    The food quality is high for a meal delivery service.
  • Submitted By Tom Crown on 02/06/2017
    The seafood is just dreadful. I will never order from this service again!
  • Submitted By Rita Malone on 02/02/2017
    I don’t know why some people here are complaining! For the love of good, if you know how to make better recipes, start your own business! Marley is a great service and cheap too!
  • Submitted By Alexandra Pope on 01/31/2017
    Marley is by far my favorite meal delivery. Maybe it’s because of Martha, I don’t really know, but what I do know is that I’m sticking with it.
  • Submitted By Bruce D. on 01/30/2017
    No breakfast lunch or dessert – this is a joke right? So what am I supposed to eat the whole day??!!
  • Submitted By Robertson Hailey on 01/26/2017
    When my mom told me that the goddess herself – Martha Stewart – has a meal delivery company, I just had to order some food immediately! And oh boy what a treat it was – the recipes are so good and so easy, the food quality is hiiiiiigh, and the dishes are to die for! I loooove Marley!!!!
  • Submitted By Betty Richardson on 01/20/2017
    I’l just tell all you moms out there that my kids lick their fingers after eating Marley food. I feel like a rock n rool star in the kitchen thanks to Martha!
  • Submitted By Megan Hollow on 01/15/2017
    Marley and Martha are awesome but the meals are packed with calories, so I put on a few pounds. I won’t quit Marley, though, just have to eat less I guess.
  • Submitted By Andrea Tyler on 12/19/2016
    Marley is the worst meal service ever! I got rotten vegies and stinky fish on my first order and was so disappointed. And the customer service is just plain rude. Don’t order, you’ll regret it!
  • Submitted By Stokes Elizabeth on 12/10/2016
    Overall good experience but I just felt like something was missing to be excellent.
  • Submitted By Doyle Sam on 11/05/2016
    It definitely beats frozen dinner! Jk, Marley is great if you are a noob in the kitchen and don’t have too much time to experiment with food. The meals are super tasty!
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Marley Spoon Review
Updated : 01.17.2018.
Rating : 9.7/10
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