Cooking Dinnerly & Marley Spoon
My full review, here’s what happened!
If you are thinking about givingDinnerly or Marley Spoon a go, then you are considering a good option. But the real question is “which is better? Dinnerly or Marley Spoon?” I’ve ordered both services and done comprehensive review for you, so that you can save your time deciding which is right for you!
- Price Comparison (Winner – Dinnerly)
- Flexibility Comparison (Winner – Marley Spoon)
- Meal Quality Comparison (Winner – Marley Spoon)
If you don’t have a time to read the whole article, here’s my key verdict:
Cost: In the long run, Dinnerly will save you money. If you are thinking about committing to a meal box service more than two weeks and is budget conscious, then Dinnerly Australia is one to choose. Use our code C3BSTMEAL15F to get total of $45 off ($37.45 per box)!
Quality: If you are real foodie and want to use wide range of ingredients and enjoy cooking meals, then choose Marley Spoon. Not only you get more options with meal box sizes, you get to choose from over 20 recipes per week! Using our exclusive discount, you will only pay $43.95 (2 people x 3 meals – Code: C3F15EEVIE10F).
Dinnerly vs Marley Spoon Comparison Review
1. Dinnerly vs Marley Spoon: Price Comparison
If cost is the most important factor, then Dinnerly Australia is the winner. For 3 meals a week for 2 people, you only pay $52.45, which is $17.45 cheaper than Marley Spoon. Bestmeals can offer you exclusive discount deal for Dinnerly Australia, where you would only pay starting from $37.45for the first three orders (get total of $45 off).
2. Dinnerly vs Marley Spoon: Flexibility
If having a greater flexibility is important, then Marley Spoon is the winner. Marley Spoon provides 2, 3, 4 & 5 meals per week for a couple or family (4), while Dinnerly provides weekly 3, 4 & 5 meals. So if you are couple, then Marley Spoon is the one to choose. Marley Spoon also offers largest selection of weekly recipes of 27 to choose from, while Dinnerly offers 20 weekly recipes to choose from. In comparison, HelloFresh offers 18 and EveryPlate only 8. So, if you have children or fussy eater in your family, then I would definitely recommend Marley Spoon. For further information on Marley Spoon, please read our full cooking review here.
3. Dinnerly vs Marley Spoon: Meal Quality Comparison
If quality is important to you, then I strongly recommend Marley Spoon Australia. Compared to other meal boxes, Marley Spoon offers more exotic feel to their recipes and packaging. Many customers have expressed that they enjoyed eating Marley Spoon recipes which are designed around seasonal fresh ingredients. Marley Spoon meals are delicious and great way to get back into cooking and enjoy gourmet meals. This is not to down play the quality of Dinnerly Australia, but you will definitely get more ingredients in Marley Spoon meals. One of our recommendation we have made for Dinnerly, is that you add extra serve of vegetables as per recommendation made by the Department of Health and National Health and Medical Research Council (make vegetables take up at least one third of meals and half the meal if you are trying to lose weight).
My Cooking with Dinnerly
First, let’s check out my cooking experience with Dinnerly. I’m going to share with you Indonesian Tofu Stir-Fry I cooked with Dinnerly. Also, just a quick but important reminder that all Meal Boxes will require you to have essential pantry items such as flours and cooking oils for any meal box services (these are always mentioned in your recipe card).
If you like gado-gado (Indonesian popular meal), then this Indonesian Tofu Stir-Fry is perfect for you! This vibrant stir-fry ditches the heavy sauce and instead uses roasted peanuts and satay tofu for a quick, flavoursome dinner.
Nutrition per serving
Calories 465kcal, Fat 35.6g, Proteins 23.7g, Carbs 7.8g
Gluten (1), peanuts (2), Sesame (3), Soy (4). May contain traces of other allergens.
First, you will need to sort your ingredients with your recipe.
The veggies were very nice and fresh. Simply chop them all up into small-medium sizes!
Mix sesame oil (included), white vinegar and soy sauce together.
Stir-fry broccolini and peanut satay tofu together.
Add diced cucumber, totatoes and sauces all together!
Drum roll please… my first attempt at Indonesian meal! What do you think? My family loved it!
My Cooking with Marley Spoon
Next, I’m going to share my cooking experience with Marley Spoon, Chimichurri Minute Steaks with Wedges and Baguette Toast.
We cooked Chimichurri, thin beef steaks served with an uncooked condiment of chopped herbs, chilli, garlic, vinegar and oil, evolved in meat-loving Argentina among ex-pat Basques. Endlessly versatile, it can be used as a marinade, sauce or even brushed on bread for grilling!!
Nutrition per serving
Calories 590kcal, Fat 23.1g, Proteins 46.7g,Carbs 44.3g
Gluten, Soy and Sulphur dioxide and sulphites. May contain traces of other allergens.
Ingredients & Recipe Card
First, let’s unpack and digest the recipe steps.
Simply follow the recipes and prep the veggies.
Cook the veggies and bake banquette and roast potatoes.
Boombayah! Here’s our Chimichurri Minute Steaks!
I must say that cooking process was really simple to follow. All you had to do was prep the veggies, cook or bake them and plate it all together! What I enjoyed most about cooking Marley Spoon was trying out different spices and ingredients. This was my first time cooking Argentinian or Chimichurri spice, which was super delicious. The meal looked just like the recipe card and tasted like I was eating at local restaurant.
As you can see from the comparison above, Marley Spoon offers more exotic ingredients for you to enjoy the meal (e.g. steak with side dishes like Wedges and Baguette), where the price difference between the two starts to show. Dinnerly on other hand offers more simple single dish. In the end, I recommend that you make your decision based on two key findings from this review:
- Cost: In the long run, Dinnerly Australia will save you money. If you are thinking about committing to a meal box service more than two weeks and is budget conscious, then Dinnerly Australia is one to choose. But remember, you will get less recipe options and ingredients (e.g. vegetables) compared to Marley Spoon.
- Quality: If you want to use wide range of ingredients and enjoy cooking exotic meals, then choose Marley Spoon Australia. Not only you get more options with meal box sizes, you get to choose from over 20 recipes per week! Using our exclusive discount, you will only pay $43.95 (2 people x 3 meals – Code: C3F15EEVIE10F) for your first box which makes it as cheap as Dinnerly to try the box. This will be perfect as you can experience high quality meal box and decide if you want to continue or not.