Marley Spoon Review

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Last Updated: September 2021

Our Summary

Marley Spoon was founded in 2014 in Berlin and entered the US market in 2015, partnering with food and entertainment entrepreneur, Martha Stewart. The company offers subscription food boxes designed to include everything you need except for staples like salt and olive oil to make healthy, tasty meals. Their stated mission is "to bring delightful, market-fresh and easy cooking back to the people while building a sustainable supply chain for a waste-free world".

Martha & Marley Spoon delivers their meal kit boxes to most of the contiguous United States. Marley Spoon boxes are also available in Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, Australia, Sweden and Austria.

Marley Spoon was founded in 2014 in Berlin and entered the US market in 2015, partnering with food and entertainment entrepreneur, Martha Stewart. The company offers subscription food boxes designed to include everything you need except for staples like salt and olive oil to make healthy, tasty meals. Their stated mission is "to bring delightful, market-fresh and easy cooking back to the people while building a sustainable supply chain for a waste-free world".

Martha & Marley Spoon delivers their meal kit boxes to most of the contiguous United States. Marley Spoon boxes are also available in Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, Australia, Sweden and Austria.

Meal Plan Options

Martha & Marley Spoon lets you choose from 22 menu options each week, more than most other food box companies. There aren't any specific categories from which to choose, you simply choose the food you'd like to eat that week. In addition to the regular meals, there are optional protein variety packs and pantry staples that you can add to your box.

Menu choices include breakfast recipes and lunches as well as dinner entrees. There are also seasonal options, such as grilled items and Thanksgiving menu options.

Boxes are sent each week on your designated day, unless you notify the company to skip a particular week. Available delivery dates vary according to your region of the country. The cold pack and insulated packaging is designed to keep the box cold until the end of the day, so you don't have to worry about not being home when the box is delivered.

To make it easier, menu items are listed in five categories, Health & Diet, Vegetarian & Vegan, Meat & Fish, Under 30 Minutes and Family-Friendly. Menu items change each week. Recent menu items have included Japanese BBQ salmon with stir-fried vegetables and rice, pulled pork tacos with warm tortillas and slaw, and vegetable pot pie with parmesan herb drop biscuits.

Cost of the Subscription

The cost of Martha & Marley Spoon boxes varies with the number of meals and the number of people you choose. For example, the cost is $62.93 for three meals for two people each week and $98.97 for three meals for four people each week. Shipping is an additional $8.99 per box.

Martha & Marley Spoon currently offers a $80 introductory offer for $20 off the cost of your first four boxes.

How to Order

To sign up, you simply go to marleyspoon.com and follow the prompts. You'll choose how many people you want to serve and how many meals you want each week. Then you'll be asked to enter your contact and payment information. Once you are signed up, you can choose your delivery date (within set parameters) and select your meals. You'll have the option to select all vegetarian (but not vegan) meals. Each recipe has no more than six steps and is designed to be completed in 40 minutes or less. The minimum order is two meals for two persons (or four portions).

You can skip a box or pause your subscription at any time. You just have to notify the company (via their website) at least a week in advance.

Unpacking the Box

Martha & Marley Spoon boxes are kept cold with ice packs and insulated packaging material. The company recommends unpacking the box and refrigerating the necessary items as soon as possible.

Your box will include recipe cards and everything to make the menu items you choose, except for common staples like salt, pepper and oil. Ingredients are pre-measured and labeled to make it easy to find the ingredients you need for each meal.