Freshly Review

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In a Nutshell

Freshly is a fully gluten-free meal plan, offering up to 3 meals per day. All food prepared by Freshly is protein-rich, and made in a peanut and gluten-free environment. Meals arrive to your door, pre-prepared and ready for the fridge. Just heat up the food when you’re ready to enjoy.

pros

  • Choose from 4, 6, 9 or 12 meals per week
  • Completely fresh, never frozen
  • No shopping, prepping or cooking work required

cons

  • Does not deliver to all 50 states
  • No desserts or snacks available
  • No speciality diets other than gluten free/weight loss

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This gluten-free meal plan offers up to three meals per day and works well if you’re looking to imitate a paleo style diet. There are no options for vegetarians or many specialities here, but the food they have is protein-rich, and made in a peanut and gluten-free environment. Meals arrive pre-prepared and ready for the fridge. Just heat and eat when you’re ready to enjoy.

What They Offer

  • Gluten Free meals delivered direct to door
  • Over 30 options every week to choose from
  • Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners
  • Free Shipping

Ideal For

  • Men and women on a gluten-free diet or with a peanut allergy
  • People who want a managed way to eat healthier and lose weight
  • Anyone who wants an alternative to unhealthy grocery store prepared meals

Why Choose Freshly

Nutritionally Aware

Freshly has done a whole lot of research into what makes food healthy and nutritious. The Freshly blog, and many of the articles on the website FAQ section help to unpack Freshly’s philosophy in crafting their menu. Simply put, the core focus is:

  • Gluten Free.
  • High Protein and Low Carb. The protein rich foods on the Freshly menu will make you feel full for much longer, burn any fat quicker, and give a boost of energy which won’t leave you reaching for a calorie laden snack before the next meal.
  • No Processed Sugars. Fructose and Sweeteners are both out. This means that Freshly helps you keep to a healthy diet and lose weight.
  • All Natural Foods. No chemicals, no hormones, no additives or preservatives. Because the Freshly food is picked, cooked and sent out without the need for lengthy storage or freeze times, no extras are needed to keep it healthy, fresh, and tasty.

Environmentally Conscious

Freshly works hard to ensure that they have as little impact as possible on the environment. Obviously with the amount of deliveries they send out, packaging has to be a #1 concern. Here are just some of the practices they put into place.

  • Outer packaging. This is made from biodegradable recycled denim insulation, and never Styrofoam.
  • Inner containers. All the paper, plastic and cardboard is fully recyclable.
  • Portion control. Much less waste thrown away at the end of the week, as all food is prepared with the exact portions each person needs.

How it Works

Freshly currently delivers to only 28 states, so before you get started you’ll be prompted to enter your zip code. Once this has been confirmed, you can choose from one of the 4 meal plans, offering between 4-12 meals per week. Deliveries are once a week.

The Menu Planner shows what meals are on offer that week, including Entrees and Breakfast items. There are no options to pick and choose between side dishes, and no desserts or snacks available.

Skipping weeks is also available up to 4 weeks ahead. 

Variety of Food Offered

Freshly offers a rotating menu of over 30 different meals every week. These are breakfasts, lunches and dinners, but not desserts or snacks. All food is completely gluten free, high in protein and low in carbs, without any processed sugars.

If customers have certain foods which they would like to avoid, this can be marked using the dietary preferences tab in account settings. Here, customers can let the chefs know that they avoid:

  • Dairy
  • Eggs
  • Pork
  • Beef
  • Chicken
  • Tree Nuts
  • Turkey
  • Fish
  • Soy
  • Shellfish

The entire Freshly kitchen is a non-gluten and non-peanut environment, so these allergies do not need to be flagged up. If you have a medical condition, Freshly recommends you speak to your physician before ordering a subscription.

Pricing Options

Choose between 4, 6, 9 and 12 meals per week. These can be a mixture of breakfast meals or dinner entrees. Of course users can choose more than one of a certain meal if they want to plan a meal for two.

  • 4 meals per week comes to $12.50 per meal, or $49.99 per week.
  • 6 meals per week comes to $9.99 per meal, or $59.99 per week.
  • 9 meals per week come to $9.99 per meal, or $89.99 per week.
  • 12 meals per week comes to $8.99 per meal, or $107.99 per week.

Help & Support

Customers can call to speak to a Freshly representative Monday-Friday 8am-4pm PST. They can also use the contact form on the website, or send a direct email which will then be answered during working hours. There is also live chat available from the Freshly website and an in-depth FAQ page.

What’s Unique About Freshly?

Freshly is focused on redesigning what we put in our bodies, and they have a very clear philosophy to help them craft their dishes.

All of the Freshly menu options are gluten free, and paleo inspired. This means they shy away from common snack food fixes like bread, crackers, cakes and pastries. They also work to reduce the amount of fast food options we opt for, such as deep fried or battered foods, or pasta, couscous and pizza. Other less common sources of gluten are also avoided with Freshly, such as imitation meats and seafood, candy, sweeteners and high sodium products such as soy sauce.

The Freshly food which is sent out to customers is based around the most natural options, which include dairy, fresh fish, meats and seafood, all kinds of seasonal vegetables and fruit, quinoa, rice, potatoes, beans, and legumes. And it’s all chef-prepared, never frozen, and always delicious.

Other elements of the Freshly diet philosophy are:

  • High quality proteins
  • Heart-healthy fats
  • High nutrient carbohydrates
  • Nutrient rich foods without the calorie counting

About Freshly

Freshly was founded in 2012. Co-founder Michael Wystrach is also the CEO of the company, and the idea was born from the need for an antidote to the NY city lifestyle of frequent take-out food and a serious lack of work/life balance. While customers had no time to shop, prepare ingredients and cook, they still wanted healthy and fresh foods on their plate to lose weight and support healthy nutrition. Enter Freshly.

The company currently delivers to 27 states, and is working on expanding this by opening a kitchen facility on the East Coast. The Freshly kitchen currently resides in Arizona, making deliveries to the Northeast and certain other states more difficult.

Address

115 East 23rd St. New York, NY 10010 United States

Contact Details

support@freshly.com

1-844-373-7459 8am-4pm PST

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/freshly

Twitter: https://twitter.com/getfreshly

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/freshlyeats/

Instagram: https://instagram.com/getfreshly/

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Top10.com's editorial staff is a professional team of editors, writers and experts with dozens of years of experience covering consumer, financial and business products and services.

The information on this site is based on research, but should not be treated as medical advice. Before beginning any new diet plan, we recommend consulting with a physician or other professional healthcare provider. Results may vary based on various health factors, individual weight loss plans and adherence to the meal plan.

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Candace, FL
9 months ago

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My husband and I loved the convenience and great tastes of the meals we received from freshly.

Alex, OH
7 months ago

The food was delicious. I like that the meals are easy to make and something different than normal that we'd make. It is a little pricey, but it also takes out the time to shop for food and create meal plans.

Amy, IL
a year ago

Freshly had a great website that is easy to use and understand. The prices are reasonable and I am glad that I can afford to use such a valuable service.

khalid, KY
8 months ago

I like it I thing its the best deal and great idea I love it and I definitely give the advise to every one to try it at once its awesome

Jasmine, CT
a year ago

I love the company and they helped me lose weight. Getgreat value for the price and they care about you and your opinions.

Bella, CA
10 months ago

The foods were great and it was easy to order and prepare the meals. There wasn't a lot of variety though, and many of the meals wouldn't really quality as weigh-loss appropriate.

Elizabeth, CA
a year ago

I did not eat them fast enough and then they were not fresh if I froze them. There was not a lot of choices. I liked some but others had too many vegetables like green beans.

Tima, OK
9 months ago

I liked all the different kinds of foods that were available to me while I was dieting....

Otto, TN
8 months ago

I enjoy that it makes it easier to eat healthy and stay on track, but it is very expensive. It does give you an idea of how to eat healthy and is very convenient for people who don't have enough time to shop and meal plan got themselves.

Gracie, OH
a year ago

It's a great plan for anyone to try to lose weight. Everything is delicious and fresh and so easy to prepare.

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