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Freshly
9.7
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A Ready-to-eat Meal Delivery Service For A Healthy Lifestyle

Overview

Freshly is a ready-to-eat meal service for anyone who wasn’t to subscribe to a healthy meal plan. Their meals are prepared by professional chefs, and while being healthy are also delicious and nutritious. They offer four meal plans with varying pricing. They also offer a diverse menu that the user can select from, keeping the idea of healthy meals fun and exciting. All their meals are gluten and peanut-free, and they also are conscious of the sugar content, keeping it to just 8 grams per meal.

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Pros

  • Ready-to-eat meals
  • 24/7 customer support
  • Chef-cooked meals

Cons

  • Not economical
  • No recycling program for their plastic packaging
  • No military, senior, student discount

Key features

  • Limited sugar content
  • Using whole foods
  • Ingredients with high nutrients
  • Gift meals
  • Fresh ingredients

Who is it for?

  • Those who don’t have the time and energy to cook
  • Those looking for ready-to-eat healthy meal options

How Freshly works?

The first step is to enter your email address and zip code. The next step involves choosing a meal plan that suits you. There are four options to choose from: 4 meals/week for $12.50/meal, 6 meals/week for $9.99/meal, 9 meals/week for $9.99/meal and 12 meals/week for $8.99/meal. Once you have selected from the above-mentioned meal plans, you can move on to choosing the delivery date. After selecting the date, browse through the menu and select the meals that you would like to be delivered on the selected date. It will calculate the order and show you the summary of the pricing. The next step to complete the order process is to finish creating your account by entering basic details like your name, email address, and password. Also, add the delivery address and phone number. Once you press “next” you will be taken to the checkout page where you can pay for your meals that will be delivered at your doorstep.

Features at a glance

  • High-quality ingredients
    Freshly sources nutritionally dense ingredients to give their customers the best possible meal. They ensure that all their meals, even the non-vegetarian ones have the recommended amount of vegetable intake for their clients.
  • Sugar conscious
    It is noted that an average American consumes 100 grams of sugar a day and Freshly aims at reducing this number to just 8 grams per meal making it a healthy choice for all.
  • Fewer processed foods
    They use fresh, whole foods that are easy to digest and give the most amount of nutrients to the body, unlike junk food.

Meal options

There are 4 different meal options for you to choose from. These are weekly meal plans, and they will be delivered to you at your registered address.

Here are the details and the pricing:

  • 4 meals per week are available for $12.5 per meal, so the weekly costing is $49.99
  • 6 meals per week are available for $9.99 per meal, and the weekly meal will cost around $59.99
  • 9 meals per week are available for $9.99 per meal, making the weekly cost of the meals $89.99
  • 12 meals per week are for $8.99 per meal and the weekly costs come up to $107.99

Their menu has different categories like Freshly Faves, Rotating Specials, Seasonal Selection which keeps their recipes interesting. All their meals are enough to feed an average adult and they also ensure that the calorie intake is balanced – somewhere between 300 to 650 calories. While the first three options can be great for individuals, the 12-meal program can benefit a family of 4 looking for 3 meals per week. You can also subscribe to multiple meal plans.

Freshly meals are delivered fresh and are not frozen, so you simply need to put it in the microwave and heat it. Each meal comes with an “expiry date” at the back, and while they advise finishing the meal before that, you can also freeze it if needed. The meals have a refrigerated shelf life of about 3-5 days since no preservatives are used in its preparation.

Dietary and nutritional preferences

All Freshly meals are 100% certified gluten-free by the Gluten Intolerance Group. They also do not use any peanuts in any of their recipes. If you want to view ingredients or the nutritional value in your meals, you can simply find that out by clicking on the “Ingredients” and “Nutrition” tabs when browsing through the meal options.
Some may have specific requirements regarding aspects like fat, carbs, calories, and sodium. Freshly has a tool that sorts the meals out by nutritional attributes. Look out for tags on each meal that indicate if it is soy-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, fewer than 500 calories, 35 grams of carbs or contain high-protein ingredients.

Mobile App

Their app is available on both Android and iOS phones. You can simply download the app on your smartphone and manage your account and deliveries on the go.

Contact and Support

Freshly has a 24/7 convenient customer service support system that can cater to all customer queries and complaints. You can call or text on 1-844-373-7459.
You can also go to the website and submit a form putting in your query/request. Their average response time for support requests during business hours is 30 minutes.
You can also visit their support center which has detailed FAQs on all possible queries a customer may have. There is also an option to reach out to an expert by emailing at Wellness@Freshly.com

Our Verdict

Freshly has several healthy meals to choose from, and its meal plans are also varied, making it easy for users to choose what suits them best. While their meal plans are convenient and nutritious, they can be expensive for some people, so it would be best to understand your budget before you start the subscription. Having said that, it is a convenient option for all those who do not enjoy cooking, and/or also do not have the time and energy to be involved in the process of cooking.

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