Everything You Wanted to Know About Hungryroot

I’m answering everything you wanted to know about Hungryroot like plans, food, and more! Plus, I’m sharing a special discount code for new customers!

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I’ve talked about Hungryroot a lot over the past few months!  When this pandemic started and I was avoiding the grocery store as much as possible, I became incredibly grateful for my weekly Hungryroot delivery!  I was a fan of their service before, but now even more!  Not only has Hungryroot allowed me to get great, healthy groceries delivered right to my door, but I’ve been able to discover new products through them. 

Over the past few months, I’ve received a lot of questions on social media about Hungryroot.  I’ve tried to answer them individually to the best of my knowledge.  But today, I’m answering all of your questions about Hungryroot in one, big post.  If you have any other questions that I didn’t get to, make sure to leave them in the comments!  There’s also a discount code at the end of the post so you can get $50 off when you sign up! 

Everything You Wanted to Know About Hungryroot


What size box do you get?

The size of your box is based on the amount of meals/groceries you want per week.  But if you want to talk in terms of small, medium, or large, the box I get is probably considered medium in size.  My plan includes 4 lunch servings, 4 dinner servings, 0 breakfast servings, 2-4 snack servings and 0 sweet servings.  

It might not seem like much just looking at the numbers, but we get a lot of food in our weekly delivery!  I’m able to freeze the meats, some of the pastas, sauces, and get a nice variety of fresh veggies, snacks, and beverages! 

Do you set your Hungryroot delivery for a certain amount of people?

Yes and no.  Again, your plan is basically based upon the amount of groceries you want to receive each week.  Going through Hungryroot’s weekly selection of groceries is like virtually going down aisles at the super market. 

So if you know how much your family consumes on a weekly basis, you can factor that into your meals, snacks, and other groceries. Also, there are serving sizes on each grocery item to make meal planning easier! 

How much is it a week? 

Cost is also determined by the amount of food you order.  You can always go into your account settings and play around with the amount of meals and snacks you want to receive.  There will be a total at the bottom to let you know how much you’ll be spending per week.

If you find that you are getting too much or too little food, you can go back into your plan and tweak the meal amounts. I actually just went into and changed my plan to get one less meal (the plan I listed above is my current plan).  We’re still getting a lot of food in our box! 

By the way, when you shop for your weekly groceries, you choose items by the amount of credits you have.  Every meal and grocery item costs a certain amount of credits.  Your weekly payment is turned into credits for the week. 

Can you choose a certain amount of items in each box?

Yes!  Each week, Hungryroot hand selects the items in your box.  However, you can go in, clear those selections, and choose your own items and meals.  You will see your allotted credits for the week on the bottom of the selection page.  You can use those credits to shop for your weekly groceries.   

If you’ve been getting weekly deliveries from Hungryroot and have some new favorite items, you can choose to get multiple of the same item!  This has been a great way to stock up on things like pasta and rice to keep on hand.  I’ve also been able to grab an extra item or two to drop off to my parents.  Or you know, just grab a few of my favorite desserts! 

Could Hungryroot replace grocery shopping for a single person?

Absolutely!  I think this is a great option for a single person who is trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle and cook wholesome meals.  It’s also great for meal planners since everything is already prepped for you.  All you have to do is cook it – or in some cases – just heat it up!   

If you’re a fan of leftovers, I find that most of our Hungryroot meals allow us to have leftovers for lunch the next day, too!  You can definitely stretch these meals!   

Is it meals or is it just a bunch of different ingredients?

It’s both!  Unlike other services, Hungryroot isn’t considered a meal subscription.  Sure, there are meal options that are prepped and ready for you to cook (and done within minutes!).  But you have the option to just shop for grocery items, which is what I usually do. 

When I go into my weekly list of what I’m receiving, I clear out the list completely.  I’ll browse the meal section, but I usually head straight for groceries and pick and choose from that list to create my own meals (like the zoodles with portobello mushroom balls and tomato sauce pictured above). 

Tip: check in close to the Thursday 12PM cutoff.  Hungryroot usually adds a few new grocery options to the list per week. 

I’m allergic to certain foods.  Can I speak to someone about that?

When you set up your food profile, you will have the option to personalize your dietary needs.  So if you have nut, dairy, gluten, soy, or other allergies, you’ll be able to set it up so your food availability will reflect that.  

Plus, you can click on any of the food options available for the week and see the ingredient list, nutritional facts, and ways to cook the item. 

Do you have a referral code?

Yes!  If you want to give Hungryroot grocery delivery a try, you can use the code 25OFF2HOLOKA at checkout.  You’ll get $25 off your first two deliveries!  That’s $50 in free groceries!  Not a bad deal!  

If you try Hungryroot and decide it’s not for you, you can cancel anytime. You can also skip grocery weeks and pick your delivery day.  If you have any questions (that I can’t answer here), Hungryroot’s customer service is awesome!  They’re super friendly and always get back to you in a timely manner!


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