Happy Tuesday, y’all! What’s for dinner tonight?
If you follow me on Snapchat (katie.urban) or Instagram, you know that last Monday, I tried out Munchery for the first time. If you’re unfamiliar, Munchery is a food delivery service similar to Blue Apron, Plated, or Hello Fresh, but unlike all of those services the food comes ready to eat. All you have to do is add heat!
That’s right. No time spent prepping. No cooking. No cleaning up the kitchen after.
And also unlike the other food delivery services, Munchery lets you order as much or as little as you want, whenever you want. This is huge for me, as I often don’t eat three meals at home a week, and since it’s just me, I don’t need those meals for two people, either. With Munchery’s model, there’s no food waste, and I can pay for just the meals I know I’ll eat.
As a full disclaimer, though Munchery gave me a credit to order some food, I wasn’t required to write a blog post about their service. But they recently launched here in Washington, DC, and I want to make more of an effort to share what’s happening in my city here on TOT. In addition, I loved how much time Munchery saved me without breaking the bank—each meal was only between $8-11. I know a lot of you are also living the boss betch life and don’t have time to cook, so I thought this was a winning solution to still eat home cooked, delicious meals without the cooking part.
The logistics of ordering Munchery were an absolute breeze. I logged onto their website, looked at the menu for the week, and ordered the food I wanted. I selected the time I wanted the food to be dropped off and Munchery brought the chilled food right to my door. Each meal had heating directions right on it along with the nutrition information.
Since I was only home during the delivery windows—between 5 and 8 pm—one night that week, I ordered all my food in one fell swoop. But, you could easily have Munchery deliver your dinner to your house each night, which could be fun since the menu changes daily.
For my first order, I opted for three entrees—Cuban-style roasted chicken, shrimp and andouille jambalaya, tomato and bacon pasta, a side—tri-color potato salad with bacon, and, of course, two desserts—blueberry pie in a jar and a national flags sugar cookie kit.
That’s right—I got to decorate sugar cookies while watching the Simones SLAY.
Though I wasn’t home for dinner most nights that week—classic—these meals were also so easy to take to work, and lasted extremely well throughout the week.
This definitely won’t be my last time enjoying Munchery. Just so you know, they do have a membership fee of $85/year. They don’t bill you for your first month, and you can cancel at anytime. Essentially, the membership fee helps you save $2-3 off every meal, so as long as you buy a couple of meals a month, it pays for itself.
I’d love to know if y’all have tried it before or if it’s in your city, too!
If you have any questions about Munchery or about my experience, I’d be happy to answer them! Thanks to Munchery for the food credit and for the BOGO offer. Use the code MUNCHERYDC at checkout or click here for $20!