I just wasn't feeling Freshly. I can see how it might work out for a very select group of people – if you need completely pre-made that are supposedly cooked “fresh” that week, have very little time for meal prep, live alone or only have maybe one other person eating at home, and need a very low caloric intake, this might work out for you. But in so many ways, it just didn't work for our family.
This did not go down as my favorite meal service. As I did with the other services, I tried two weeks; the first week, I received half of my box on time and half a day later, with everything in the box melted and at outside temperature when I received. Obviously, I had to trash those items. I did email the company, where I was directed to a Google form to fill out any order issues (which leads me to believe that this wasn't a one-off issue for them). I did receive credit for that week, which I used on the second week of service.
Sunbasket is the priciest meal planning service on this post, and to be honest? I don't know why. I did test this one towards the end of 2021, when food prices had jumped, so maybe that had something to do with it (note: as of publish time, they were still abnormally high) – but I honestly didn't see a big quality difference between this one and a few of the mid-range priced meal plans I tried.
Hungryroot is a little bit different than your traditional meal delivery service. With Hungryroot, you're still picking meals, but you're sent full-sized packages of ingredients to make those meals instead of just what you need. I both liked and disliked this – of course it's nice to get extra ingredients, but I think one of the things I like about meal delivery services is not having a ton of food waste after cooking a meal. The meals are incredibly easy to prep, usually taking 15-20 minutes just to warm everything up.