HungryRoot Grocery Delivery Review

In a Nutshell

HungryRoot is not your typical healthy eating solution. A cross between a meal delivery service and online grocery store, HungryRoot provides you with all the ingredients you need to eat healthy, delicious meals every day. Every week, you’ll receive a personalized box jam-packed with all sorts of healthy goodies from cauliflower linguini to spiced tofu and beyond.

pros

  • All-natural, high quality ingredients
  • Customized to your “food profile”
  • Weekly deliveries

cons

  • Recipes are relatively simple
  • Deliveries need to be picked up on the day of arrival

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HungryRoot at a Glance

Number of meals offered: 100’s of possibilities

Price per serving: Ranges based on ingredients, averages $8.49

Meal options: Breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks, dips

Subscription options: 1, 2, or 3+ people

What’s Unique About HungryRoot?

HungryRoot is based on a simple premise: if you have healthy food around, you're more likely to eat healthy. So, by filling your pantry with whole, fresh, nutritious food, HungryRoot is making it easier for everyone to eat and live healthier. 

A grocery service that delivers fresh, healthy foods is already a novel concept. Here’s what else makes HungryRoot stand out:

  • Tailor-made plans

People are different, and what healthy means to you might not be the same as what it means to your friend, neighbor, or cousin. HungryRoot is unique insofar as it provides healthy options regardless of what healthy means to you. So, whether you are strictly vegan, a completely keto, HungryRoot has a selection that fits your needs.

Besides that, HungryRoot gives you 2 delivery options. If you don’t have the time, interest, or knowledge to pick out the food items yourself, you can let HungryRoot go grocery shopping for you. The service will select ingredients based on the preferences you set out on your customer profile page. You can select things like gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, vegan, etc. Of course, if you like to hand-pick your produce, then that’s another option, too. HungryRoot lets you decide which food items look appealing to you and delivers that in your box. So, there’s a ton of personalization potential in these boxes.

  • Ten-minute recipes

HungryRoot offers plenty of fast and easy meal options. In fact, you can have your meal ready to eat in just 10 minutes using the recipes on the HungryRoot website and the ingredients you receive in your weekly packages.

  • Quality

HungryRoot provides you with fresh, delicious produce every single week. In fact, every item stocked in their pantries is free from all the things that are bad for you, including partially hydrogenated oils, artificial sweeteners, high-fructose corn syrup, artificial colors and flavorings, and preservatives. There’s none of the junk that makes eating healthy harder, like refined sugars or trans fats.

How It Works

HungryRoot makes food delivery easy. You have 3 subscriptions from which to choose

  • Small, good for 1 person
  • Medium, good for 2 people
  • Large, good for 3 or more people (families)

Then, you’ll answer a few quick questions to let HungryRoot better understand your eating habits and preferences. Questions include what type of food do you eat throughout the day, which meals (based on pictures) look the most appetizing to you, and what kind of snacks do you like to munch on.

Once you’re done, HungryRoot will recommend a plan for you, and you can customize it further by choosing the meal quantities you want. Then, you’ll finalize your plan, pay for your delivery, and wait for your food to arrive. You can also hand-pick your groceries if you prefer a more hands-on approach.

Meal Options

HungryRoot offers its subscribers tons of healthy and delicious recipes. The idea is to make the meals recommended with the food items you receive in your HungryRoot package. There are meal options for every meal of the day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), as well as snacks, dips, and desserts.

Plus, HungryRoot caters to specific dietary needs, including:

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescatarian
  • Dairy-free
  • Gluten-free
  • Soy-free
  • Tree nut-free
  • Peanut-free
  • Egg-free

Favorite HungryRoot Meals

As mentioned, HungryRoot doesn’t deliver actual meals. But it does give you recipes for meals you can put together based on the ingredients you’ve purchased. We were impressed both with the quality and quantity of the recipes provided by HungryRoot. Basically, they were filling and delicious. Here are a few of our favorites:

1. Seven Veggie Stir Fry

Cost per serving: Appx. $849

Prep cook time: Less than 10 minutes

Difficulty level: Easy

Calories per serving: 40

Other available info: This delightful medley of color and taste includes yellow onion, broccoli, green bell pepper, baby carrot, zucchini squash, red bell pepper, and snow peas for an explosion for your eyes and mouth.

2. Wakame and Brown Rice Veggie Ramen

Cost per serving: Appx $8.49

Prep cook time: Two minutes

Difficulty level: Easy

Calories per serving: 300

Other available info: These brown rice flour and organic wakame noodles are just the thing to warm your heart and fill your stomach. The soup packet comes with a zesty spice blend to keep things exciting, and the seaweed is rich in omega-3 fatty acids.

3. Dark chocolate almond butter cups

Cost per serving: N/A

Prep cook time: None

Difficulty level: Easy

Calories per serving: 150

Other available info: This gluten-free, vegetarian snack will satisfy your sweet tooth without derailing your healthy lifestyle. Made with dark chocolate, organic blue agave, almonds, and organic coconut flour, these butter cups will quickly become a favorite.

Pricing

HungryRoot has customized pricing plans. The price you pay per serving will drop the more meals you order per week. So, there isn’t a fixed rate that everyone pays. Here’s are there average rates:


Small delivery
Medium delivery 
Large delivery
Price
From $69
From $99
From $129

HungryRoot lets you customize everything on your order, so you can choose how many breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks you get in your shipment. You can also pause or even cancel your subscription at any time.Plus, all HungryRoot shipments get free shipping, which is a nice bonus that not a lot of grocery or meal delivery services offer. 

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Help & Support

HungryRoot has customer support available via phone, email, or SMS. You can reach someone during the  hours of 10am - 6pm ET 7 days a week. HungryRoot also has an excellent FAQ center that has answers to most questions regarding orders, subscriptions, food, menus, etc.

Email: lettuce@feedyou.com

Text: 855-222-5704

Bottom Line

HungryRoot is a revolutionary idea that is quickly picking up speed. It’s an easy way to eat healthier on a more consistent basis. And what’s more, it makes healthy, home-cooked meals more convenient and affordable than other alternatives. HungryRoot’s focus on premium quality ingredients, earth-friendly packaging, and flexible subscriptions make it a pleasure to work with. This is why HungryRoot comes highly recommended by our reviewers.

Sarah Pritzker is a content writer with years of experience and a keen interest in the vast world of online consumer products. She enjoys helping readers make sense of the options on the market in a variety of fields.

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