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Gobble Review: The Quickest Pre-Portioned Meal Delivery Service?

Gobble Review: The Quickest Pre-Portioned Meal Delivery Service?

Dan Scalco

Are you wondering how you can spend less time in the kitchen, while still being able to put tasty, healthy dinners on the table? It might sound impossible, but it’s not thanks to the variety of meal delivery services available today. One of those services that we recently tried out is called Gobble.

Gobble takes the stress out of cooking by preparing meals and sending them right to your home. They provide you with easy-to-follow instructions that guide you along the way as you prepare a gourmet meal in your own kitchen. And the best part? It’ll only take you 15 minutes! Their meals are designed for one pan cooking as well, which means there’s very little mess for you to clean up afterwards. When you can have a delicious dinner on the table in so little time and without the hassle, you’ll be less likely to head to the fast food drive-thru when you’re in a pinch.

There’s no need to spend ages meal planning your dinners every week because Gobble does all the hard work for you. You’ll be able to choose which dinners you’d like to receive from a list of high-quality, flavorful recipes. Plus, everything will be perfectly portioned, which helps to eliminate food waste and prevents you from over-eating.

Does that sound like exactly what you need to make dinner easier? In this post, we’re sharing how you can join and order your first box, plus the wide array of amazing meals you can expect to find when you sign-up with Gobble. This is one meal delivery service that’s worth checking out!

How to Join & Choose Your Items

To join and place your initial order, you’ll have to first put in your email address and your zip code. Upon putting in your zip code, Gobble will let you know if you are within their delivery area. If you aren’t, you can always check back in the future because they are looking to expand to more areas across the United States.

Next, you’ll be prompted to select your preferences. They’ll begin by asking you how many people will be eating the Gobble meals. You can choose between two people or four people. The two person plan receives six meals per week, while the four person plan receives 12 meals per week.

After that, you’ll have the opportunity to choose what you’d like to eat. You can select all available meat options (beef, pork, lamb, poultry, fish, shellfish) or eliminate any you’d prefer not to receive. There is also a vegetarian option if you choose not to eat meat.

Once you’ve made those selections, you’ll be presented with a few different options for your delivery window. You can select what day you’d like your order to arrive, which will either be on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday. Those are the only days of the week Gobble meals are delivered.

To wrap things up, you’ll input your delivery information and your payment details. After you’ve submitted your order, you can sit back and wait for your very first Gobble order to arrive on your doorstep. It won’t be long before you’re able to chow down on some delicious food!

Types of Food They Offer

Gobble provides customers with a wide array of classic and creative dinner dishes you can choose from. It’s a great opportunity to enjoy your favorites, but also expand your palate with new options. You’ll never get bored with the dishes they have for you to choose from!

When checking out the menu, it’s going to be hard to make a selection. You’ll find dishes such as: Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Lemon Basil Orzo, General Tso’s Chicken with Asian Stir-Fry Vegetables & Brown Rice, Miso Glazed Salmon with Soba Noodles & Snow Peas, Crispy Avocado Tacos with Roasted Corn & Poblano Salad, and Southwestern Chipotle Pesto Pasta with Vegan Sausage.

If you have little ones that you’re planning to feed with the Gobble meals, they have clearly labeled which ones are kid-friendly. This will make it much easier for any parents to pick out the meals that are going to be ideal for their family.

It’s worth noting that Gobble does not have specific plans for people with specific dietary needs. This means that if you cannot consume dairy, nuts, or gluten, there is no designated plan for you. They do, however, provide dairy-free, nut-free, and gluten-free meal options each week. There are also ways you can make substitutions to avoid any allergens you may have. You can also see the full ingredients list when choosing your meals, so you can pick out what’s acceptable for you to eat.

Delivery

If you’re not home at the time of delivery, there’s no need to worry. Your Gobble order will be left on your doorstep by the delivery courier. Because the package contains insulated liners and ice packs, everything inside will remain fresh and cold. It’ll be fine for a several hours, which means your ingredients will still be good by the time you arrive at home later in the day. Gobble does recommend refrigerating your meal kits by 9 PM at the latest on the day of delivery.

You can expect Gobble orders to be delivered on Tuesdays, Wednesday, and Thursdays. Everything will arrive in one package and will show up on whichever day you chose when placing your order.

Packaging

Gobble Packaging

Since you don’t have to be home upon delivery, Gobble wants to make sure your meals are still fresh and cold by the time they make their way to you. They’ve designed their packaging to do just that. With the help of insulated liners and ice packs, your food will stay fresh for several hours. This means that everything will be okay if your package has to sit outside for a couple hours before you’re able to get home.

As mentioned above, they do recommend unpacking your box and refrigerating all of the meal kits by 9 PM (at the latest) on the day of delivery. This is going to ensure nothing has the chance to spoil before you’re able to eat it. This should eliminate any worry you may have about the freshness of your meals!

Freshness of Food

Our first Gobble box.

Even though these meals are already prepared, you don’t have to worry about anything spoiling before it arrives to you. Nor do you have to worry about them not being full of flavor. Gobble works hard to source local ingredients that are fresh and high-quality. Their website states they work with the same purveys and famers that local Michelin star restaurants do.

Once the meals are put together, they’re placed in special packaging and then vacuum sealed. This helps to preserve freshness and keeps everything at its optimal flavor, so you know you’re getting the best when it arrives at your door.

The meals can be stored in the fridge for up to five days after their arrival. If you don’t plan to use all of your meals within that time, they can also be frozen. Gobble recommends freezing within the first few days of receiving your meals. When frozen, the meals will last two to three months.

Ease of Cooking

Our first Gobble recipe — Pan-Roasted Chicken & Fennel over Butternut Squash Risotto

If you don’t have the desire or time to hang out in the kitchen, cooking your dinner, Gobble has come to the rescue. They provide customers with already prepared meals that were made with fresh ingredients, then vacuum sealed to ensure optimal quality. With only the best ingredients, these are going to be much more flavorful than what you’ll pick up at the grocery store.

However, that doesn’t mean they’re more difficult to cook! In fact, Gobble says their meals can be prepare in just one pan in under 15 minutes time. You don’t have to let that intimidate you either because each meal comes with a detailed recipe card with instructions. It’ll walk you through the steps to prepare your dinner so you can have it ready in no time at all.

If you can’t find your recipe cards, you can log into your Gobble account and visit your dashboard. The recipe cards will be linked there. You can also find them in the email you received that stated your Gobble box had been shipped. It’s so simple that you won’t even think about getting fast food again!

Taste

Gobble sent us free cookies!

Not only does Gobble’s food look good in all the pictures on their website, but it tastes incredible as well. You can really tell that they have put a lot of time and effort into crafting the perfect dishes for their customers to dine on. Prepared with only the best ingredients, you’ll in for a real treat when you order their dinners.

One favorite was hands down the Argentinian Style Steak with Patatas Bravas & Charred Vegetables. The tender, juicy steak was perfectly complemented by the zesty chimichurri sauce that topped it. They also took standard Yukon potatoes to the next level with a Spanish twist that included smoked paprika and a sweet, Peruvian-style pepper sauce.

The Crispy Avocado Tacos with Roasted Corn & Poblano Salad was one dish that is ideal for those hot summer days. Corn tortillas were topped with crispy avocado, radishes, cabbage, pico de gallo, and sour cream. It’s a nice spin on a classic taco dish! The roasted corn and poblano salad was topped with a cilantro lime dressing and cheese, making it so refreshing and tasty.

Another great dish was the Southwestern Chipotle Pesto Pasta with Vegan Sausage. This dish is perfect for any vegetarians who want to try Gobble’s meals. It contains a farfalle pasta, vegan chipotle sausage, and sautéed vegetables (corn, cherry tomatoes, zucchini, and bell peppers). The smoky chipotle pesto sauce that topped the pasta was unlike anything else we’ve tried, but still incredibly delicious. You won’t want to forget to add a dollop of sour cream to this one!

Pricing

As with any meal delivery service, the price you pay will ultimately depend on how many meals you choose to order. Gobble has it set up that you’ll pay an all-inclusive price of $11.95 per meal if you order six or more meals. If you choose to order only four meals, the price will be a little more expensive at $13.95 per meal. For example, if you choose to order six meals, you total cost will be $71.70. There’s no additional tax, shipping fees, or gratuity when ordering with Gobble. That means there will be no surprise charges on your credit card!

If at any time you need to skip a week, you are able to easily do so by logging into your online account. This is worth noting in case you’re ever going out of town and need to put a hold on your orders or if you just want to take a break from Gobble’s meals.

Also, you’re not locked into any kind of subscription by signing up. You’re able to cancel anytime, which can be done by logging into your online account. One important thing to keep in mind is that if you want to pause your orders or cancel your subscription, these changes need to be made by Wednesday at 11:59 PM PST in order to cancel delivery for the following week. Make sure you take care of this in a timely manner to avoid unwanted orders.

Final Thoughts

If you’re in the delivery area to receive meals from Gobble, they’re certainly worth checking out. Pre-made meals have never been easier or more delicious, as they allow you to have a gourmet style meal in the comfort of your own home. What’s even better is that they won’t take long at all to cook. In just 15 minutes, you and your family will be gathered around the table to enjoy an appetizing meal that everyone is sure to love.

View Comments (2)
  • I sent an email about my last delivery that had not shown up on July 4th and the tracking information was incorrect. I received the order last nigh and when I opened it all the food was warm. Also the meat packaging had failed and there was blood drippings in the bottom of the box, this in turn attracted ants and my box had several ants in it. SO GROSS!!
    I had to throw away the entire box, such a waste not to mention it took up a huge portion of my garbage container.
    I had received an email in response to my last email and I called Kendry (888) 405-7481 the number provided. NO answer so I had to leave a voice mail once again and here we are another day later.
    I have to say this has been a frustrating and time consuming experience with the lack of customer support and the non existent customer support. I have to wait over 24 hours for any response.
    In answer to my last email Gobbles fix for not receiving my order was to send me this: copy/paste,
    For this major inconvenience, I have credited your Gobble account with $78.93, the full amount you paid for your box.
    Ok great I received a box with warm food covered in Ants and my money back.
    All I really wanted was the food I ordered. Not my money back.
    How can I get the food I ordered for this week?
    Hoping to get a reply this week.
    Thank you,
    PS this Gobble 2 week trial was a gift from my mother because I just got married. I guess Gobble Is trying to teach me a lesson in patience and see if I can control my anger. Also all of this correspondence will be posted on Yelp. I hope you make this right.

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