Freshly Review

flag Chef-cooked & ready in 3 minutes
  • Flexible pricing plans to cater to many needs

  • Free of refined sugars

  • Manage your orders easily from the app

  • Vegetarian meals available every week

Pros & Cons

  • Live chat support also provided
  • Flexible pricing plans
  • Meals come pre-cooked to save you time
  • Soy-free options provided
  • Nationwide shipping
  • Each meal is a single portion so you may need extra subscriptions to feed a family

Plans & Pricing

Freshly delivers healthy, chef-cooked meals to its customers. Unlike other meal delivery services, you don’t even have to worry about cooking your favorite meals with Freshly. They pride themselves on their ability to source the healthiest ingredients so you can prepare wholesome meals.

When you take into account the fact that the people at Freshly actually cook the meals before sending them over to their customers, it’s easy to see that their pricing policy is very reasonable, especially compared to their meal delivery counterparts.

Freshly offers the following 4 packages:

Four meals per week

With this package, you’ll receive 4 meals costing $11.49 per meal, amounting to $45.96 per week.

Six meals per week

If you want to order 6 meals a week, your weekly charge will come out to $56.94 per week ($9.49 per meal).

Ten meals per week

To order ten meals per week, you will be charged $8.99 per meal or $89.99 for the whole week.

Twelve meals per week

If you want to up the ante and order 12 meals per week, a meal will cost you $8.49, with a total cost of $101.88 per week.

 

Four meals per week
$11.49 / meal
Six meals per week
$9.49 / meal
Ten meals per week
$8.99 / meal
Twelve meals per week
 $8.49 / meal

Overview

Freshly delivers healthy, chef-cooked meals to its customers. Unlike other meal delivery services, you don’t even have to worry about cooking your favorite meals with Freshly. They pride themselves in their ability to source the healthiest ingredients to cook the healthiest meals. Freshly has the distinction of offering its customers meals without any gluten or refined sugars. Freshly currently delivers to only a select areas of a select number of states. The states include California, Texas, Nebraska, Kentucky, Wisconsin, Georgia, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Oklahoma, Alabama, Indiana, Louisiana, Nevada, Arkansas, Kansas, South Carolina, Tennessee, Oregon, Missouri, New Mexico, Mississippi, Iowa, South Dakota, Illinois, Washington and Idaho.

Rating

  • "Price"
    8 /10
  • "Features"
    9 /10
  • "Ease of USe"
    9.5 /10
  • "Help and Support"
    9.5 /10

Special Features

Freshly has the following features:

Specialized videos

There are a few videos present on the Freshly YouTube channel, including an overview of the whole service, testimonials, and delicious recipes. Even though they haven’t uploaded a new video in the past few months, the already uploaded ones can be a good source of information.

Forward your basket

A brilliant feature that Freshly offers is that they allow you to forward your basket in case you are not at home. For example, if you are travelling to a different city for a weekend, you can use the meal planner to update your address for the specific weekend and the meal will get delivered to the updated address.

Specialized packaging

Freshly strives to keep the delivered meals fresh for the longest possible time. Specially modified atmospheric packaging is used which is responsible for changing the composition of the package’s internal atmosphere. This increases the shelf life of the meals by 200%. This also ensures that the package can withstand up to 60 hours of travel without running the risk of developing any microbial growth.

Environment friendly

Another one of Freshly’s top objective is to keep the environment as green and clean as possible. The boxes, plastic meal containers and cardboard meal sleeves are all easily recyclable. The majority of the denim insulation is biodegradable, and the plastic bags around the denim and the ice packs themselves are also recyclable.

Mobile applications

Freshly also has beautifully designed, incredibly user-friendly mobile applications which have really positive reviews on both Google Play and Apple’s App store. They provide all the features that the website has including meal ordering, meal management, and address changing.

Ease of Use

The registration process begins with the user entering their email address and zip code. The best part about Freshly’s registration procedure is that you don’t have to waste your time getting registered if they don’t deliver to your neighborhood; enter a zip code they don’t deliver to and you will be told Goodbye! If however your zip code is supported, you will be asked to select one of the pricing plans and once you do, you will have to select one of the delivery slots (can vary depending on location). Then you will have to add the weekly meals you want delivered which is really easy using the intuitive interface. Finally, you will be asked to add contact information, delivery address and payment information before your registration process will get completed. You will not be allowed to sign up completely without entering your billing information. Once you are all set up, the website is really easy to browse and using the main functions of the service is also fairly easy, even for first time users.

Suppliers

Freshly only uses the healthiest ingredients sourced from the most reliable suppliers from across the country. They don’t add any artificial flavors or refined sugars. This meal delivery service also has the distinction of being completely gluten-free.

Variety of Food

Freshly offers food for a lot of different people. If you are gluten intolerant, or if you enjoy a plant-based diet, Freshly has got you covered. Every week many meals are offered across different categories. Here are some of the categories across which weekly meals are added:

Less than 500 calories

If you watch what you eat and are very critical about the nutritional information of your every meal, then the less than 500 calorie meals are ideal for you.

Less than 35g carbs

If you have low carb tolerance or are trying to lose weight or just don’t want there to be a high quantity of carbs in your meals, then the <35g carbs category is ideal for you.

High in protein

Protein is highly beneficial for muscle growth and the maintenance of a healthy lifestyle in general. If you are a gym buff, then this category is the right one for you.

Gluten free

All the recipes on the Freshly website are gluten-free which ensures that you don’t have to worry about cherry-picking the right one for yourself.

Spicy

If you like it hot, then don’t worry because Freshly takes care of you as well. The spicy category gets laden with meal choices every week

Paleo friendly

If you follow the paleo style of living then you can check the paleo friendly category out.

Vegetarian

More and more people are shifting to the vegetarian style of living because of differing reasons and that’s precisely why Freshly also includes vegetarian recipes in its weekly updated meal lists.

Soy-free

If you are allergic to soy or just don’t want it in your meals then you can keep a look out for the soy-free recipes.

Food Allergies

All of the Freshly meals are made within a facility that also processes 6 (milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, soybeans and tree nuts) out of the 8 major allergens; they don’t store or handle any gluten-containing ingredients, peanuts or wheat. The aforementioned is why they recommend that users suffering from serious allergies consult a physician regarding their meals prior to ordering and eating them.

Customer Support

The Freshly support team can be reached via phone, live chat or email during business hours. They also have a FAQ section, a blog and a YouTube channel which contains a few informative videos.

Delivery Time:
Depending on your location, Freshly meals can reach you anytime from 8 AM to 9 PM.

  • Phone Support
    The company offers support via phone.
  • Live Online Chat
    Live chat support is also available.
  • Email
    Contact customer service by email at your own convenience.
  • Video Tutorials
    A few videos are present on the company’s YouTube channel.
  • FAQ
    A FAQ section is present on the company website.
  • Blog
    The company maintains a blog on their website.

Final Word

Freshly is a market leader when it comes to the pre-cooked meal delivery niche. They provide healthy meals that have been prepared from healthy ingredients sourced from the most reliable of suppliers. They offer something for everyone: whether you are a vegetarian or have gluten intolerance, you will be covered.

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Author-Bio-2-Dave-Conti
Dave Conti
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Dave Conti grew up in the food industry. His family owned an Italian restaurant that Dave grew up in. From waiting tables to peeling potatoes and eventually running the kitchen as head chef, Dave learnt the ropes of the food business inside out. Dave joins the Top 5 Meal Delivery Services and gives valuable information where food and meal delivery services are concerned.

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