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Reviewed April 2023

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What is HungryRoot?

HungryRoot is more of a grocery delivery service than a meal kit program, but they do offer meal kits. You can get snacks, desserts, produce and meats in addition to receiving all of the ingredients that you need for your meals. When you sign up, you answer a questionnaire, and they automatically select foods that they think that you will like. For the meal kits, you select how many servings, and what meals you want (breakfast, lunch and dinner).

HungryRoot kit

Who is HungryRoot best for?

HungryRoot is great for people who don’t have time to grocery shop. With other meal kit programs, they send you the ingredients for the meals, but they don’t offer too much else. HungryRoot can bring you all the food that you need for the week.

What are some examples of HungryRoot meals?

Here are a few meals that we tried.

Thai Coconut Chicken + Jasmine Rice

Chicken breast in a Thai coconut curry sauce served over seasoned Jasmine rice

Thai Coconut Chicken

Alfredo Chicken-Sausage Pasta

Creamy alfredo sauce with sweet Italian chicken sausage and fresh baby spinach served over gluten-free elbow pasta

Alfredo Chicken-Sausage Pasta

Red-Sauce Tortellini with Browned Sausage

Four-cheese tortellini with tomato marinara and spinach garlic chicken sausage

Red-Sauce Tortellini

Does HungryRoot taste good?

The meals were not as good as the other meal kit programs that I’ve tried, but they were ok. The marinara sauce was quite bland. I could have bought a better sauce at the grocery store. Also, some of the recipes were so simple that I couldn’t believe that they included it in the meal kit program. For example, one was basically a ham and cheese sandwich. Another was a “cheesy burrito” that included just ground beef with taco seasoning rolled up in a flour burrito with shredded cheddar. When I saw that, I decided to use the ingredients to make something else.

How long does it take to prepare a HungryRoot meal?

The meals were super simple to make. Most of their meals take less than 15 minutes.


Does HungryRoot save you time?

HungryRoot saves you lots of time by not having to plan meals or grocery shop. Since you can get a wide variety of foods from them, you don’t have to go to the grocery store at all.

Is HungryRoot easy?

The recipes are super simple. A lot of the food is partially or completely prepared already. For example, the Jasmine rice, chicken and curry sauce were already cooked and just needed to be reheated.

The recipes for HungryRoot are not on printed cards like with other meal kit programs. They are available on the website or app.

HungryRoot recipe cards

How much is HungryRoot shipping?

As of the writing of this article, the shipping fee is $6.99 for plans that cost less than $70 and free for plans of over $70. That’s much less than most meal kit programs.

HungryRoot box

Where is HungryRoot available?

They deliver to most places in the 48 contiguous states and Washington D.C. They deliver to Alaska or Hawaii.

What packaging does HungryRoot use?

Everything comes in a big cardboard box, just as it does with all meal kit programs. Some loose ingredients are stored inside of a smaller cardboard carrier inside the big box. The food is kept cold with two large ice packs and insulation.

HungryRoot packaging

Can I recycle HungryRoot packaging?

HungryRoot uses more environmentally friendly packaging than many other meal kit programs. The Climacell insulation is curbside recyclable, and the ice block gel is biodegradable. The cardboard is also curbside recyclable.

Does HungryRoot have dietary options?

The questionnaire that you fill out when you sign up with let them know about any dietary restrictions. The main dietary options are . . .

  • Omnivore
  • Pescatarian
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Besides these main categories, you can also select one or more of the following options.

  • Dairy-free
  • Gluten-free
  • Soy-free
  • Tree nut-free
  • Peanut-free
  • Egg-free
  • Shellfish-free

Can you lose weight with HungryRoot?

HungryRoot is not really designed for weight loss, but you could keep track of your calories. The recipes list the total calories.

Is HungryRoot healthy?

The main focus of HungryRoot is time-savings, not necessarily health. You could try to select recipes that sound healthier.

How do you order from HungryRoot?

The sign-up process is similar to any other meal kit program. You provide your basic information such as name, address, credit card, etc. You also specify how many meals you would like a week and how many servings. In addition to this, they have a questionnaire to try to determine your food preferences. Unlike other meal kit programs, you will need to select any other foods that you want to order (snacks, desserts, veggies, etc.).

HungryRoot website

How much is HungryRoot?

When you sign up, you register for a certain number of credits each week. Different meals and foods are worth different numbers of credits. For example, a steak is worth more than a pasta meal. If you want more bang for your buck, you could try to select less expensive meals. I registered for 54 credits a week. With this I was able to get three meals of four servings. If I selected a cheaper meal, I could even get a soup or snack.

Does HungryRoot save you money?

To be honest, I felt like I could get many of the same items that they sent me at the grocery store. I don’t think you’re really saving money, but you are saving time.


  • Free items – When you sign up, you select if you want a free vegetable, snack or sweet each week.
  • Environmentally friendly packaging – The insulation is curbside recyclable, and the ice block gel is biodegradable.
  • Free shipping – There is no shipping charge if you order more than $70 worth of food each week.
  • Quick prep time – The meals were quick and easy to make.
  • Many dietary options


  • Bland and boring - Unimpressive meals like ham and cheese sandwich, ground beef burrito and tortellini with marinara.
  • Complicated system – The credits system is more complicated than the system that other meal kit programs use.


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