Founded: 2010
Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
Price: varies


Whether you follow a vegetarian, paleo or gluten-free diet, Munchery helps cut the time you spend in the kitchen. Their cooking kits can be transformed into a full dinner within 20 minutes thanks to the prep work that happens behind the scenes. In addition, ready-to-eat meal delivery is available in some areas. These dishes arrive 30-40 minutes after an order is placed and only require short heating.

Meal Plans

Munchery is a subscription service without a fixed weekly plan. Therefore, you need to take both the monthly membership fees and the actual order totals into account to calculate your individual spending. The costs for a ready-to-eat dinner range from $8-$20, kids’ meals are priced at $5-$8, and cooking kits come with a price tag of $10-$15 per serving.

You can also sign up for Munchery Weekly. This supplies you with either 4-6 prepared meals or 2-3 cooking kits for two. Thus, your weekly totals will vary depending on how you use your account. Availability and prices will depend on your location.

Membership fees cover the weekly shipping costs, however, same-day deliveries will cost additional $3-$5. Munchery currently operates around 1,000 US cities (most of them concentrated near the West and North-East coasts). They ship on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and you may narrow down the delivery window to one hour.

The diet plans include options featuring vegetarian/vegan meals, as well as a variety of meats and seafood. Ready-to-eat dishes can be sorted to accommodate dietary restrictions (e.g. gluten-free, egg-free, nut-free or more). No information about the nutritional value of their offerings is provided.


Packaging and recipes

Munchery delivers meals and kits that make restaurant-worthy dishes possible without the extra hassle. Step-by-step recipes were developed by chefs, reviewed by nutritionists and are on your table within 15 to 20 minutes in the kitchen. The on-demand meals offer a great culinary variety from relatively standard Asian or Mexican cuisines, as well as more exotic dishes from Malaysia or Russia. This San Francisco-based company couples responsible sourcing with eco-friendly packaging that is reusable, recyclable or bio-degradable.

Navigating the homepage and finding the necessary information is not an easy task. Prices have to be assessed during check-out for the first time or you have to refer to the FAQs for approximate values.


Customer service

Munchery’s customer service team is reachable by phone, live chat or email, 7 days a week. Weekly subscribers have the option to skip delivery days. Both this recurring subscription and your general membership can be cancelled online or with the help of the support team.


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