Dinnerly Review - Affordable Meal Kit Subscription Service

dinnerly review

Dinnerly is a meal kit delivery service that features simple recipes. Their recipes have fewer ingredients and shorter cooking time, making it a perfect choice for families with children, busy workers, and even people on a tight budget. Servings start at $4.99 and vary depending on the plan you choose. Each meal box comes with the ingredients needed; members already have the recipes on their computers.

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How It Works

Dinnerly is a meal kit subscription box that delivers easy recipes to your door weekly.  Members can choose if they want 3-5 meals per week in their box. Plans start at $38.93 per week. Each box is delivered on the date & time you choose; available options depend on your location.

Signing up for Dinnerly is simple:

  • Click “get started” on the home page
  • Select your plan
  • Set your location
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    Review your delivery details
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    Insert your payment information
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    Choose your meals for the week

This subscription box comes complete with all the ingredients you need. Every recipe is available online, so members don’t have to worry about losing tiny recipe cards or ruining them. Recipes change every week, so members won’t get bored. There are also plenty of recipes available each week, so members can choose what they are in the mood to make. Each recipe may also be marked with tags such as “low carb,” “fast,” or “kid friendly” for those who are looking for something specific.

What Makes Dinnerly Unique?

Dinnerly boasts quality ingredients for less per serving than many other meal-kit delivery services.  Their subscription box has fewer ingredients than many other boxes as well, making recipes simpler and quicker. Dinnerly also prides themselves on using grass-fed beef, American sourced seafood, and chicken without antibiotics.

This weekly meal subscription box features recipes that change every week. Members will need extras like salt, oil, etc., but Dinnerly includes what you will need at home in the recipes. The recipes are also made to be easy and quick, so they are an option for people of all different lifestyles.

Pros:

  • 30-minute recipes
  • Kid-friendly recipes
  • Digital recipes
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    Vegetarian boxes are available.
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    A wide selection of recipes

Cons:

  • $8.99 shipping
  • Vegetarian box not available on all plans

Pricing & What’s Included

Dinnerly has two meal plan options available: a two-person box and a family box. Each box is customizable and features meals starting at $4.99 per serving.  All the boxes include the ingredients members need to make their recipes.

Two Person Box

  • 3 meals for $38.93 per week
  • 4 meals for $48.11 per week
  • 5 meals for $56.89 per week
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    Vegetarian box available for 3 meals plan
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    $8.99 shipping

Family Box

  • 3 meals for $68.87 per week
  • 4 meals for $84.03 per week
  • 5 meals for $98.79 per week
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    Vegetarian box available for 3 meals plan
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    $8.99 shipping

Dinnerly Reviews

Dinnerly averaged four out of five stars on Trustpilot. Out of almost 450 reviews, 48% of users said their experience was “excellent” and 27% said it was “great.” 

Subscribers who enjoyed their subscription said meals were delicious and convenient. They also said the ingredients arrived cold and fresh.  Others said they enjoyed how quick the cooking time was.

Some Dinnerly reviews reflect issues relating to customer service. Most negative reviews related to issues with missing ingredients and deliveries never arriving. Other customers say customer service is not helpful and often doesn’t fix the problem as they promise.

Dinnerly only has 3 reviews on Highya, but it still got one- star out of 5. The customers said their food was spoiled and that customer service was a “joke.”

Here's a video review from Kerianne's Kitchen: 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few commonly asked questions about Dinnerly’s meal-kit delivery service.

How Can I Cancel My Subscription?

Dinnerly makes it easy to cancel their subscription. You simply go to "my settings," under your account area. All orders must be canceled before 5-6 days before meals ship. If you have trouble or any questions, you can always contact customer service.

How Can I Contact Customer Service?

Customers can call 888-267-2850 or email hi@dinnerly.com. Dinnerly also has a “talk to us” page where you can submit your query as well.

How Can I See the Recipes for the Following Week?

Members can see recipes up to 4 weeks in advance. They can do so by clicking on “current recipes” page of the Dinnerly website. Each recipe also shows nutrition facts such as carbs and protein.

How Long Will Ingredients Stay Fresh?

All the ingredients will arrive in a cold, chilled box. Freshness will depend on the type of protein in your box. Seafood dishes should be made within 1-2 days, ground meat and chicken within 2-3 days, and other meat/ vegetable dishes within 3-5 days.

What is a Flexible Subscription?

A flexible subscription is how Dinnerly makes its subscription box easier and more customizable. Members can decide which weeks they want meals delivered and they only have to pay for those weeks. You can do this under your account area page. Subscribers can plan their weeks up to two months in advance.

Company History

Dinnerly holds the title of the first subscription box to offer meals at $4.99 per serving. The company launched on July 11, 2017, by Marley Spoon. Marley Spoon co-founder and CEO Fabien Siegel said the company aims to make meal-kit delivery services available to a less affluent market.  Marley and Spoon, Dinnerly’s parent company, is the more expensive meal-kit option which is partnered with Martha Stewart.

Today, Dinnerly is available nationwide and delivers to 93% of the U.S. Dinnerly is able to keep costs low by limiting packaging (which also reduces waste), using digital recipe cards, and having a fixed weekly menu. The fixed menu allows Dinnerly to buy their fresh ingredients in bulk. Siegel said he lost customers at Marley Spoon because members could not keep up with the cost. Dinnerly is not for the rich, chefs, or experts, but it is for the every-day person.

Dinnerly also boasts an oven mitt as their logo and it is plastered all over their website. So, what is with the mitt? According to them, it is because Dinnerly has your back.

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