Marley Spoon Review
Who is Marley Spoon?
Marley Spoon began in 2014 with founders Fabian Siegel and Till Neatby setting off with the intention of providing people all over recipes and pre-portioned seasonal ingredients in one convenient box, making it easy to cook a delicious dinner at home. Since then, their meal delivery kit service has grown drastically.
To this end, Marley Spoon partnered with Martha Stewart and Sequential Brands Group, Inc. in June of 2016 to launch Martha & Marley Spoon, a meal kit delivery service that would greatly emphasize Martha Stewart’s award-winning recipes and smart cooking techniques.
According to Marley Spoon’s website, their global 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.”
What is Marley Spoon Like?
Marley Spoon offers a robust selection of seasonal ingredients packaged with recipes for their customers to make the most of. Combined with a selection of meal delivery customizations, customers have the ability to choose recipes for two to four people from a new menu each week.
Choose how many people you want to cook for and how many days each week. Martha and Marley Spoon has two plans available: one for couples, and one for a family of four. For a meal delivery service of such high quality, they even manage to keep prices low: Marley Spoon boasts on their website that to buy ingredients for the same meals at a regular supermarket costs more than their service, and they’ve done the math to back it up.
The secret, they say, is working directly with farmers rather than dealing with middlemen to keep costs low and quality high. They also only send you what you need — so not only are you paying less, there’s no food waste either.
So How Much Does Marley Spoon Cost?
Marley Spoon offers a variety of options for anyone looking to spice up their meals. Marley Spoon’s meals start at plans for either 2 people or 3-4 people. Either plan gives you the option of having meals delivered to your home between 2 to 4 days a week.
Once you have selected the meal plan that is right for you, sign up at Martha and Marley Spoon with your zip code (so they will know where to send the meals) and your email address. If you don’t want to receive email notifications or newsletters from Martha and Marley Spoon, simply cancel the newsletter subscription free of charge.
From here you will need to provide your information to Martha and Marley Spoon, including when you would like the meals delivered to you, your address, telephone number, and any other necessary information to make sure you get the delivery schedule you would like. There is also a text field for you to give any additional instructions for the delivery if you would like, such as to “leave the meal kit package on the porch”.
You will then be required to pay for the week’sservice and will be automatically charged on a weekly basis. As of 2018, Marthaand Marley Spoon accepts only credit card and paypal. The credit cards thatthey accept include Visa, Mastercard, and American Express.
Finally, you can select the type of meals that you would like to have delivered to your home. This includes the recipe cards for preparing the ingredients, presented in a clear and easy to understand fashion, and the majority of the ingredients you will need. Typically, you will have to have salt, pepper, and oil ahead of time, as well as the kitchen equipment, in order to make the meals.
What's Different About Marley Spoon Meals?
The main difference between Marley Spoon and other meal delivery services is its target audience. Other meal services often market themselves toward beginners or those whose cooking confidence could use a boost. Marley Spoon, and Martha Stewart’s recipes, are for the more advanced cook who is looking to expand their repertoire or get themselves out of a cooking rut.
While all the kits come with instruction cards and photos which break every recipe down to six simple steps, you should be aware that each one might take a little longer to prepare than you are expecting. It’s essential to read each recipe carefully before you select it for your menu, as you will need to make sure you have all the necessary equipment in your kitchen.
That said, if you want to step your cooking up to the next level then you should definitely try your hand at a Marley Spoon menu, as this is the service’s strength: restaurant quality meals at home. And who knows? Maybe all you needed to kickstart your cooking prowess was the right ingredients and a little instruction.