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Munchery: For Nights You Don’t Want to Cook

Munchery: For Nights You Don't Want to Cook

Before I became a parent, takeout wasn’t really a word in my vocabulary: either we went out to eat to a nice restaurant, for an occasion or to socialize, or we cooked at home. I realize this might be a unique point of view, especially if you live in a place like New York, but I never understood the benefit of getting food delivered to my house.

What I quickly realized after I became a mom was that takeout can be the ultimate indulgence: no cooking, no prep times, very few dishes/cleanup, and more time spent as a family (not to mention, a longer evening to myself after the kiddo goes to bed). Nowadays, we still try to primarily cook at home, though we’ve started getting takeout about once a week, just to give ourselves a break. We have a few favorite neighborhood restaurants on heavy rotation, but because takeout has become more of a routine, I’ll often get sick of getting the same thing over and over. Enter Munchery. We recently had an opportunity to try out their service and share it with you.

Munchery: For Nights You Don't Want to Cook

Munchery offers chef-made dinners every weekday, which are available for same day delivery to your house (the kind folks at Munchery are offering Turntable Kitchen readers a $15 credit towards your Munchery order. Grab your credit here.*). One thing I find super impressive is the variety of dishes available on their daily menus: from sushi and ramen to steak and meatloaf.

Munchery: For Nights You Don't Want to Cook

Munchery offers several kids’ options which, for us, is a game changer since it’s not infrequent that I have to cook two meals in our house (one for us and one for Neko). But there’s more! Munchery lets you order drinks like beer, wine, sake, juices, and freshly-made nut milks AND a bevy of desserts. Woah.

Munchery: For Nights You Don't Want to Cook

The thing is, I’ve often associated takeout with greasy, unhealthy food like fried dumplings, pizza, and noodles. That’s all fine and good except when what you really want is some healthy salmon and vegetables (for example). Munchery’s aesthetic makes you feel good about getting takeout; everything comes in an oven-safe container, ready to be heated in minutes. Unlike traditional delivery, which often comes lukewarm, and isn’t ideally suited for reheating, Munchery’s food is made to be heated in a matter of minutes, and the dishes are created by a variety of chefs, so there’s always something to please a variety of palettes.

Munchery: For Nights You Don't Want to Cook

One recent evening, we decided we’d feast. Matt got the bavette steak while I got an Asian-style sesame-seared salmon with loads of healthy vegetables. We also ordered a spicy albacore maki roll, rosemary and sea salt focaccia, kids’ pasta, and a chocolate nut milk to split for dessert. Needless to say, we were FULL. One of the most fun parts about being into food and having a kiddo is watching her grow to love food. When the delivery came, she buzzed around the bag, asking what everything was, “Noodles? Salmon? Bread?” It made prepping dinner fun. We sat Neko on the counter while we preheated the oven and went over all the dishes we’d be eating, and since we had a little extra time to take photos on a weeknight, I decided to get her involved in that process, too (she loves watching mama with the camera). I was a little nervous about having her hold a plate full of pasta on her own but she was such a good sport about it. The next morning, she demanded a redo. Luckily, she had some leftover noodles but we’re already looking forward to our next Munchery meal as a family. We’d love to hear what you think of it.

Munchery: For Nights You Don't Want to Cook

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Posted by Kasey

Kasey is the food editor and co-founder of Turntable Kitchen. She loves dark chocolate, warm crusty bread, and traveling to new places. She speaks Russian, but does not like vodka.

  • I’ll tell you we were in the same boat. Honestly it wasn’t until baby #2 arrived in August that we really found ourselves turning to takeout. I do 95% of the cooking in our house and after a day at home with a toddler and baby I found myself ordering takeout for my husband to pick up on the way home. One of our New Years resolutions was to break this habit and we have been doing so much better. Maybe it’s because we finally hit our groove or maybe it’s because our favorite takeout spot moved across town and is no longer on the route home. Either way it’s been better for our waistlines and our budget. I will say though that this type of service would be great for us – but unfortunately I often find them a bit of challenge for our dietary needs.

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  • Kate Ramos

    Wow! What a treat! Do you think they’d make a delivery to North Dakota? Just for me? 🙂

  • Thanks, Lindsey! I just updated it. It should be working!

  • I’m sure they’ll be expanding to new markets. Hopefully ND is on the list 🙂 x

  • Virgoblue

    Code didn’t work for me. Is this for first time customers only? Love Munchery, especially on days when I’m traveling for work and I can order meals for my family back home!

  • DK

    Hola, have yet to try munchery but want to!!! But getting error that the code isn’t working. “Could not find code “TurnTableKitchen””

  • DK

    Munchery explained that you have to enter the code at check out to get the $15 off!

  • Maria V

    Thank you so much for this great promo! My delicious lunch is on its way and I have a feeling my lil one is going to like it 🙂

  • Ah, thanks for clarifying! I’ve reached out to our contact and will update the post.

  • Hi! We were just informed you need to enter the code at checkout. Give it a try!

  • Katie @ Mom’s Kitchen Handbook

    I’m not a big fan of traditional takeout and was delighted to discover Munchery …it’s become my “go to” when I can’t get to the stove. I love that they have “kids meals ” that aren’t your typical chicken nuggets and buttered noodles.

  • Awesome! Enjoy your lunch!

  • Munchery actually lists the ingredients in their dishes, and notes when something is gluten-free, or nut-free, for example. It’s so nice to have options, esp. as a parent, to take a break when you need it 😉

  • Totally! Though, in our house, noodles are beloved and since it was a treat for all, we thought there should be a treat for Neko, too. 🙂 That said, I do think Munchery’s kids’ meals are pretty varied and feature lots of healthy ingredients.

  • Stephanie

    I love that Neko has now graduated to being a food model on TK! So cute.

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