Iâ€™ve partnered with Munchery for this post. Youâ€™ll definitely understand why after you read this post!
A few weeks ago I got an email asking if I wanted to check out Munchery, a new meal delivery service that just launched in NYC. As a busy single working professional, the answer was obviously yes!Â
I typically work until at least 7, and by the time I get home and walk Bailey, the last thing I want to do is take time to cook something that takes a long time. Iâ€™ll typically throw together something quickly or Seamless more often than Iâ€™d like to admit. I am Seamlessâ€™ number one fan, and after years of eating healthily, I know how to scan a menu for healthier options, but you still donâ€™t reallyÂ know what youâ€™re getting.
Munchery is a startup that launched in San Francisco last year and delivers fresh, pre-made meals. Thereâ€™s typically about eight to ten meals to choose from daily, and you can select your meal up to a week in advance. They employ their own chefs, so all of their meals are developed in-house, with chefs coming from places like Pure Food and Wine and Daniel.
I know Iâ€™m not alone in having allergies and other dietary restrictions, and their site makes it really easy for you to find whatâ€™s, for example, nut-free or dairy-free.Â
And if your allergy isnâ€™t a typical one, they list out all ingredients, so you know exactly what youâ€™re getting.
Though I donâ€™t count calories, I do like having a general idea of what Iâ€™m eating, so I like that they are very transparent about the nutrition facts of their meals.
The above information, FYI, was for a thyme-roasted striped bass. And the meals and the service are both really reasonably priced, too. Most meals range from $9-15, but with most between $9-12. If youâ€™re a grazer, which I sometimes am, you can also just get a few sides. While the delivery fee ($2.95) is more than Seamless, I think itâ€™s well worth it for fresh, delicious food that I didnâ€™t have to make.
Iâ€™ve so far tried out Munchery for two meals â€” a honey-tea braised chicken thigh and sushi.
This was DELICIOUS! And I was able to prepare it in the microwave within five minutes for less than 700 calories, I believe.
My ONLY gripe with Munchery is that itâ€™s not the best option for a last-minute dinner â€” you do need to plan a little further in advance or things will sell out. The company was kind enough to hook me up with some credit, but there is no doubt in my mind I will be using this on nights that I want a better option than Seamless.
If youÂ live in NYC, San Francisco or Seattle (their current three markets), you can get $15 in credit to try it by using this link:Â https://munchery.com/redeem/PreppyRunnerÂ or just the code PreppyRunner.Â
What are your biggest meal prep/dinnertime hurdles? Would you try a service like this?Â