Like other delivery services discussed on the Mealfan blog, Splendid Spoon is a meal subscription service. Once you choose a plan, the meals start arriving every week as per the specifications of the plan.
You can choose between four different plans. The lowest-priced plan delivers 5 meals/week and the top-priced plan delivers as many as 20 meals.
The cost for each meal is about $9. After you zero down on a plan, pick smoothies, grain bowls, soups, and noodles depending on your subscriptions. All meals are delivered chilled and they’re never frozen. You get deliveries every Wednesday or Friday of each week. For deliveries on Wednesday, place an order by the cut-off time which is 1 pm on Thursday. For deliveries scheduled on Fridays, the cut-off is 1 pm on Sunday.
Splendid Spoon delivers to all 48 states in the USA. Not everyone is on board with the idea of paying for recurring subscriptions. For everyone who dislikes the subscription fees, but still wants meals from time to time, there’s the option of on-demand boxes. These are one-time orders. Pick from different bundles that offer smoothies only, soups and bowls only, wellness shots, or mixed bundles that pick an item from everything.
The food is 100% vegan. The recipes are made of assorted fruits and vegetables featuring greens like spinach, kale, avocado, coconut, and whole grains. The site claims 95% of its food to be organic and 100% are non-GMO.
The dishes you see on Splendid Spoon are picked from all over the world. You get to taste global cuisines. There are plant-based meat replacements in the recipes but these meat replacements aren’t made of soy. They use pea protein instead which is an isolate of ground-up pea.
Also, you can’t call the portions generous but they’re not tiny either. The smoothies contain 16oz fluid. It’s equivalent to two snack portions.
Before you choose any meal, you see the ingredient list and its nutritional information. You can filter the meals for your dietary needs, choose high-fiber foods, and if you’re calorie conscious, go for low-carb foods.
A few different subscription plans list the meals you’re going to get for the day.
Splendid Spoon meals are vegan, low on sodium, and free of added sugar, sodium or gluten, and soy.
Splendid Spoon offers several choices for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You can use these options to build a customized menu for your dietary needs.
They offer a rotating menu with over 50 different meals and smoothies that you can customize to your liking every week. Don’t want that many? Make a few tweaks to your profile to set filters for ingredients or flavors based on your likes and dislikes.
Breakfast choices include smoothies made of cacao, cherries, almond butter, or avocado with no added sugar.
Lunches are whole grain bowls and proteins like lentils and beans. There’s an assortment of vegetables to pick from.
For dinner, you can pick rice noodles with multiple vegetables and seasonings.
Plus, there’s an interesting concept on Splendid Spoon that doesn’t seem to have caught on with other similar sites. A reset day that has light soups for meals and snacks that you can relish the entire day.
You also get two wellness shots for an extra payment. Order these shots in odd-number packs of 1, 3, or 5.
Splendid Spoon uses fresh, high-quality ingredients for all that they prepare be it meals or smoothies.
The smoothies are made of organically sourced fruits and vegetables and make use of non-GMO ingredients.
They don’t claim that all their ingredients are 100% organic though.
For the grain bowls or noodles, most of the ingredients that are used are fully organic. Foods belonging to the “dirty dozen” which is a collection of fruits and vegetables most likely to come with pesticide or fertilizer residues are 100% organically sourced.
For anyone who wants organic fare, a list of ingredients for each meal shows the origin of the ingredients and shows which of the ingredients are sourced locally. The recipes are all derived from plants, have low sodium, are gluten-free, and come without added sugars.
The meals are prepared in New York and sent to 4 different fulfillment centers across the U.S.A.
How do they keep these ingredients fresh? They flash-freeze soups, noodles, and grain bowls. As a result, they stay fresh for longer. The smoothies can stay refrigerated for up to a month in your home.
Smoothies are refrigerated and shipped with insulation made of recyclable materials.
They always come fresh off the pack. There are very few complaints regarding the freshness or quality of ingredients Splendid Spoon uses.
The meals rotate every week. However, the core focus is on smoothies, soups, and grains.
Splendid Spoon generates recommendations for you based on your profile. This simplifies things. You can change the meals just before the cut-off time. However, if you’re not able to choose a meal or smoothie you can let Splendid Spoon pick an assortment of smoothies and soups for you.
Splendid Spoon meals require very little cooking. All the cooking you may ever do is reheat the soup. The soups and smoothies are all made of high-quality ingredients. The soups have interesting flavors but if you’re looking for true variety, the smoothies are the top choice. They’re pricey but they also integrate flavors that you won’t find on regular store shelves.
Splendid Spoon speaks to the health-conscious among us and it’s evident in their recipes and food packaging. The soups and smoothies list the nutrition information on the packaging. The recipes are about high-protein meals with low calories
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