Sometimes, I’m too tired to cook for dinner and I don’t want to drive out for take out.
So I found a solution – Munchery.
They deliver freshly cooked gourmet dishes to your house, created by local chefs. Most entrees are under $10, which is quite a bargain when you compare them to other meal services which charge $20 per person to cook your own food!
Munchery entrees arrive cold so you can warm them up quickly in the microwave, stovetop, or oven. The delivery fee is nominal. Mine was $2.95 but you can join their delivery subscription, Munchery Plus, for $39 a year and take advantage of the 30 day the free trial, which is what I did.
For my first delivery, I used a $10 off code so it was like getting an entree for free.
My first order was Julia Child’s Chicken Fricassee, Nasu Maki (marinated eggplant sushi), and the Can Can chocolate almond milk.
I chose my order to be delivered between 5pm-6pm. But they called me letting me know that the delivery driver would be late, probably at 6:30pm and they offered me a $10 credit! Wow! I don’t mind them being late if they keep offering me free credit.
My meals arrived at 6:10pm, not that late. And I was excited to try my food.
There was a hand written Thank You note from Munchery and 2 free chocolate chip cookies for first time customers! That was a nice touch.
The cookies were amazingly good. I could tell that it was freshly baked that day and had a healthy helping of butter baked into it.
I wasn’t too happy with the chicken entree as it wasn’t well seasoned. However, when I got to the thigh portion, it tasted better. No wonder this dish didn’t sell out like the others.
The Nasu Maki (marinated eggplant sushi) was hearty and savory, not what I expected from a vegan sushi. The eggplant was well marinated with a soy sauce concoction.
The Can Can chocolate nut milk was specatcular! Upon seeing the bottle, my 3 year old daughter exclaimed,”This is good!” She hadn’t even tried it yet.
And the chocolate almond milk was creamy, rich, smooth, very much like chocolate milk without the side effect of lactose. I would definitely order it again!
The next day, I placed another order. I was hooked!
I ordered the Farfelle with Sage-Cashew Cream, Jerk Chicken, Salty Sweet Chocolate Chip Cookie, and the Holiday Spice Nut Milk.
This time my meals arrived on time. The Farfelle had a the perfect balance of sweetness from the butternut squash and dried cranberries and the creaminess of the cashew cream with a hint of spice. Dairy-free!
The Jerk Chicken was a generous portion of full flavor spices, grilled to perfection.
The Holiday Spice Nut Milk is supposed to be resemble eggnog without the egg or milk. It had good spices with a touch of Bourbon but I wasn’t impressed. I yearned for the chocolate almond milk I had the day before.
To try Munchery, use this $20 off coupon off your first order! (Ends 4/30/15)