Martha & Marley Spoon Review - Meal Delivery

Sign Up Process
8.0/10
Recipe Quality & Variety
9.0/10
Plans & Pricing
9.0/10
Delivery Service
8.0/10
Organic & Sustainability Focus
8.0/10

About Martha & Marley Spoon

Martha & Marley Spoon was founded in 2014 in the capital of Germany, Berlin. In 2016, the company moved to the United States of America and decided to become partners with the queen of domesticity, Martha Stewart just a year later. This was an important step in their development as it allowed them to offer easy, professional-quality meals that are now available worldwide. 

Martha & Marley Spoon delivers a large variety of dishes right to your doorstep, using seasonal produce that ensure every dish has a distinct and delicious flavor. Martha & Marley Spoon uses high-quality ingredients for its recipes, and the brand continues to impress customers away with its meal diversity and the fact that each recipe is specially created to only have 6 steps for its preparation. This can be a real time-saver when creating effortless dinners for the family.

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Very Good

8.5/10

Pros

  • Vegetarian dishes
  • 6-step recipes
  • Uses high-quality, fresh and seasonal ingredients
  • Offers an array of dishes in their weekly menus

Cons

  • Does not offer dessert, breakfast or lunch
  • Does not cover families exceeding 4 people 

Key Highlights

  • Each recipe is limited to 6 quick and straightforward steps when preparing the meals.
  • Partnered with local suppliers. 
  • Broad range of 22 recipes to choose from per week.
  • Hosts a blog on the website called Spoonful, which shares a lot of tips and tricks for cooking, as well as a few bonus recipes.
  • Offers a mobile app which is easy to navigate with plenty of features to help manage orders and increases convenience for users. This app is available to download onto iOS and Android devices.

Plans & Pricing

Martha & Marley Spoon has 2 meal plans to offer their customers of either 2, 3 or 4 meals per week. The 2-person meal kit (suited for either 1 or 2 people) costs between $8.49 to $10.25 for each portion ordered, while boxes are priced at $41.00 to $67.92. The plan suited for 4 people ranges between $6.99 to $8.49 per portion, whereas the boxes cost $67.99 to $111.84. All payments must be made via credit/debit card i.e. Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or PayPal. 

They offer a separate vegetarian meal kit with a highly competitive price of approximately $10 to $11 for 2 people. The price per meal fluctuates slightly, based on how many dishes and portions are in the order. 

Customers have the option of seeing what dishes will be available in the upcoming month, as well as browse through the website for past meals as their recipes change weekly. The diversity at Martha and Marley Spoon is not limited to kid-friendly options, meals for vegetarians, meat lovers, and low-calorie meals. The company does its best to appeal to a range of different people and lifestyles. Out of approximately 22 recipes each week, it is near impossible to not find the right choice for everyone; they also cover several cuisines such as Mexican, Indonesian, and Middle Eastern. 

One of the main perks of Martha & Marley Spoon is that customers can fully customize the ingredients in their chosen plans. Each recipe also includes nutritional information which makes it easier for you to create the perfect balanced meal plan. Different health diets such as vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free can be easily selected from the recipes available each week. Unfortunately, non-allergenic categories are unavailable. 

Ingredients Quality

Martha & Marley Spoon has joined forces with local suppliers so they can offer a variety of unique ingredients from artisanal producers as well as fresh seasonal groceries. 

The ingredients are guaranteed to help customers with boosting their wellness and improving their immune system. Unprocessed ingredients are much richer in fiber, vitamins, and minerals that are essential in every individual’s overall health. Martha & Marley Spoon only uses the finest ingredients that are rich in flavor and provide the needed daily macro- and micronutrients.

Delivery Service

Everything that you need for your meals will be delivered right onto your doorstep for the price of $8.99. The company delivers to most states, however to check whether Martha & Marley Spoon are accepted in your area, you must enter your zip code onto the website during the sign-up process.

Each box comes with recipe cards that contain all the steps required for the preparation process as well as photos, cook time, and nutritional information. Back-up recipes can also available on the website and mobile app.

In order to protect the environment and reduce plastic packaging, they offer most of the ingredients needed, but not all. Clients are expected to have basic kitchen staples such as salt, pepper, oil, butter, flour, red wine vinegar, and apple cider vinegar. To make things even easier, the preparation time does not take more than 15 minutes, and very little kitchenware is required.

Recipe Variety

Shoppers can pick from 22 weekly recipes, most of which are visibly labeled as dairy-free, low-carb, or under 30 minutes (indicates that it takes no more than 30 mins to prepare). The highest preparation time is 40 minutes, while the lowest is only 15 minutes. Keto, vegan or vegetarian options come around once or twice a week, so those with restricted diets do not have a lot of options. 

As previously mentioned, Martha & Marley Spoon offers a wide variety of meals from different cuisines which also includes Mexican and Vietnamese, as well as all-time favorites with a professional touch. Recipes are visible on both their mobile app and website, but customers cannot print or download them.

Organic & Sustainability Focus

Martha & Marley Spoon demonstrate care for the environment when it comes to waste and plastic, as shown through the reduced use of plastic packaging and replacing it with sustainable products. There is a separate recycling section on the website which details each step regarding the sustainable use of all of their packaging and wraps. 

Boxes and insulation are made from recyclable cardboard or paper instead of any kind of plastic, this being the reason why they do not deliver ingredients such as butter or vinegar as packaging for these would have to be made out of plastic instead. However, this can’t be completely avoided as at certain times of the year with high temperatures, the company utilizes plastic sleeves that are filled with cotton batting and sometimes metallic bubble wraps. Even so, Martha & Marley Spoon has made sure to provide the correct information about recycling options on their website. There is also the choice of reducing paper waste and opt for digital recipes instead of card recipes.

Upon delivery, customers will find that their boxes are very well-organized, making it easy to place the items in the refrigerator and retrieve them when it’s time for dinner. 

Customer Support & Benefits

You can get in contact with a representative from Martha & Marley Spoon via email or live chat. The opening times are not posted on the site. Alternatively, there is an FAQ page which answers a number of popular questions regarding Recipes and Ingredients, Delivery, and Membership.

Martha & Marley Spoon offers a mobile app that is quite simple to use. It is free to download for iOS and Android users. The app has several features that regular customers will find more efficient when planning their next meals such as previously ordered recipes are saved in a ‘Favorites’ tab to be more accessible. Additionally, recipes are fully searchable on the app. This is something that the website lacks and has limited functionality. Some other features include access to preferences such as delivery days and pre-ordering recipes up to 8 weeks in advance. The app also allows you to surprise friends and family by sending them free boxes. 

There is also a blog on the site called Spoonful, which shares plenty of tips and tricks for cooking, as well as a few bonus recipes. It is most resourceful for those who want to improve their cooking skills.

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Very Good

8.5/10

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