Perhaps, like me, you were seduced into trying out Marley Spoon because of its big-name tie-in with the one and only Martha Stewart. While Martha’s brand might entice you to give it a whirl, she might not be enough to get you to stay. This is especially true if you have specific dietary needs, and could benefit from a more specialist menu like those at Sunbasket.
I tried out Marley Spoon’s 2-person plan and found there wasn’t enough flexibility when it came to the types of meals and recipes you can choose.
Home Chef takes the prize there, with meal kits ranging from oven-ready ingredients to easy salads. My schedule changes from day-to-day, and I prefer meal kits that fit better with my lifestyle. More on that below!
If you’re looking for guidance on how to eat better, maybe even dabbling in Weight Watchers’ approach to eating, then the ever-popular Blue Apron may be a better fit.
But for now, let’s get onto stopping your Marley Spoon orders.
Canceling your Marley Spoon plan is very straightforward and you can even cancel your first order if you get immediate buyer’s remorse. Just make sure you do it five to seven days before your scheduled delivery date (depending on where you live).
Open Account Settings – Sign in to your account and open the Settings tab. Note that you’ll have to contact customer support directly to get a refund for an order that’s already been processed.
Select Stop Subscription – You can stop orders altogether or pause your subscription until a certain date.
Confirm your cancellation – Hit the confirm button and fill out the survey. Look out for the confirmation email to be sure your request has been processed.
To find out more about my experience with Marley Spoon, especially in dealing with its customer service team, take a look at my full-length Marley Spoon review.
Here’s the good news: life after Marley Spoon doesn’t have to go back to the same old hectic process of thinking about what to eat, schlepping to the grocery store, doing all the prep, and then doing all the cleanup.
It can definitely take time to find the right meal delivery service for you, and given how easy they are to cancel – Marley Spoon included – there’s no reason not to give them a whirl. So, here are three alternatives to Marley Spoon, which might be just what you’re looking for.
The best thing is that you’re not stuck with just one menu. You can choose from different menus to cater to other members of your household or to simply explore all the options available. Try keto meals to up your protein, then move on to the lean, weight loss meals on your less active days. It’s up to you!
Another unique feature of Sunbasket is its organic certification and emphasis on sustainable sourcing. I write about it more in this full-length Sunbasket review.
It may be the most expensive option on the list, but considering the quality of the products and recipes, it could be worth checking out.
Like Marley Spoon, Home Chef doesn’t have diet-specific meal plans but instead offers some good filters to make sure you only receive what you want to eat. If that means keeping meat to a minimum, it’s easy to do. When you sign up, you can select from a comprehensive list of foods that you can’t or don’t want to eat.
You can also upgrade almost any of your protein to organic, antibiotic-free meat or poultry, or “Impossible” vegan meat. With its broad range of upgrades, Home Chef lets you make each meal your own.
My colleague recently tried Home Chef and wrote about it in this in-depth Home Chef review. You’ll learn more about Home Chef’s Customize-It tool, and how the plans work.
Since writing our review, Home Chef has added new Fast and Fresh options to its menu, which can be cooked in the microwave in less than five minutes. They’re ideal for quick meals with minimal mess!
Let’s face it, Blue Apron and Marley Spoon are VERY similar. Blue Apron also offers plans for 2-4 recipes a week for 2-4 servings.
and a vegetarian plan for two. The pricing is also very similar, often with only $1 difference.
But here’s what I think sets Blue Apron apart: its brand new Wellness meal plan that gives you recipes geared toward lower calories and healthier eating habits. What’s more, the recipes with the WW icon feature Weight Watchers’ advice on how to make that recipe even lower in calories. (For the full rundown on how Blue Apron works, check out this expert Blue Apron review.)
That means you can still order the recipes everyone will love, and you can be in control of how you prepare meals to better suit your wellness goals.
But don’t worry, you’ll still have access to a world of recipes, from classic American favorites to Asian and Indian-inspired delights you may not have had the courage to cook before.
Marley Spoon has a great selection of delicious, high-quality meals to try. It’s also surprisingly affordable. However, it’s definitely a meal kit service for people who like their food to be pretty straightforward and don’t have too many dietary restrictions.
If you decide that Marley Spoon isn’t the meal kit delivery service for you, don’t despair. It’s really easy to cancel, and there are so many other services on the market you can try.
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