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Martha & Marley Spoon

Updated: Jul. 20, 2018

Ranked 2nd of 10 meal kits with a Quid Score of 85.

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Martha & Marley Spoon

Ranked 2nd of 10 meal kits with a Quid Score of 85.

Product Details

Product Details

Ranks 2nd overall.

Key Information
  • Type: Meal Kit
  • Meals Per Week: 1 - 7
  • Servings Per Meal: 2 - 4
  • Cooking Skill Level: Beginner
  • Subscription Options: 2
  • Average Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Product Specifications
  • Extras: N/A
  • Packaging: Cardboard box, ice packs, paper bags containing ingredients for one meal (all recyclable)
  • Shipping Fee: Free
  • Included in Package: Recipe cards, pre-measured ingredients sorted by meal, ingredient sourcing information, company biography, “Get Started” guide, handwritten thank-you card
  • Weekly Meal Options: 10
  • Ingredient Specifications: Partners with small-batch producers and source responsibly-raised meat, poultry, and fish (each delivery comes with information on where the ingredients came from)
  • Additional Dietary Options: Vegetarian, kid-friendly, gluten-free, dairy-free, low-calorie, and healthy options available

Expert Rating: 89%

Ranks 3rd among competitors.

Expert Rating: 89%

Ranks 3rd among competitors.

Martha + Marley Spoon makes the meal prep process simple with just 6 steps. The service sources sustainable ingredients and can accomodate most dietary needs, although not vegan. It only offers dinner options, and the meals can run higher in calories than some competitors. The company does not provide tracking numbers.

Full Expert Breakdown
  • Taste - Above average
  • Freshness - Average
  • Preparation Difficulty - Average
  • Flexibility - Above average
  • Cuisine Variety - Below average
  • Delivery Service - Average
  • Amount of Packaging - Below average
Notable Positives
  • Flexible subscription service
  • Accommodates most dietary restrictions
  • Only 6 steps
  • Can review and favorite recipes on the app
  • Sustainable ingredients
Notable Negatives
  • No breakfast/lunch/dessert options
  • No vegan options
  • High calorie meals
  • No shipping/tracking info provided
  • Not enough organic ingredients
Full Expert Breakdown
  • Taste - Above average
  • Freshness - Average
  • Preparation Difficulty - Average
  • Flexibility - Above average
  • Cuisine Variety - Below average
  • Delivery Service - Average
  • Amount of Packaging - Below average

Customer Rating: 83%

Ranks 2nd among competitors.

Customer Rating: 83%

Ranks 2nd among competitors.

Martha + Marley Spoon meals are tasty, easy to make, and feature generous portions. Some customers report low quality poultry. The meals can be high in calories and somewhat unhealthy.

Ideal for people:

Those who want flavorful dishes but don’t have the time to prepare them during the week.

Not ideal for people:

Those who are vegan or very health-conscious.

Notable Pros:
  • Free delivery
  • Tasty meals
  • Easy to make
  • Generous portions
Notable Cons:
  • Somewhat unhealthy
  • Low quality poultry
  • High calories

Brand Score: 60%

Ranks 8th among competitors.

Brand Score: 60%

Ranks 8th among competitors.

Martha + Marley Spoon dedicates itself to providing fresh ingredients that are not only premium quality but also sustainable. The company partners with local, small-batch producers and sources proteins that are raised free of antibiotics and hormones.

Heritage - 3/5

Marley Spoon launched in 2014 and rapidly expanded in Europe and Australia. In 2016, it launched in the United States as a partnership with Martha Stewart called "Martha + Marley Spoon."

Innovation - 3/5

The company partnered with AmazonFresh in 2017 to offer same-day deliveries of meal kits in NYC, San Francisco, Dallas, and Philadelphia. Customers can manage their account on the app.

Reliability - 3/5

Marley Spoon produce stays fresh for up to 4 days. The company provides credit for sub-par quality meals or orders ruined during delivery.

Social Good - 3/5

Marley Spoon uses SFI-certified boxes, which means its paper comes from sustainably managed forests.

Relevance - 3/5

Martha Stewart is promoted as the spokesperson on the brand’s website and across all social platforms. On Facebook, the company shares discount meal kit codes.

Retail: Best Price $61.50

Ranks 2nd in value among competitors.

Retail: Best Price $61.50

Ranks 2nd in value among competitors.

Martha + Marley Spoon guarantees food will stay fresh up to 4 days after delivery, and allows people to skip meal orders a minimum of 5 days and maximum of 7 weeks ahead of time. There’s an option to switch delivery dates and meal options 10 days in advance of a package being shipped out.

Best Purchase Options
Marley Spoon - $61.50
Best Purchase Option
Marley Spoon - $61.50

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