3 cheers to Send A Meal!!! The product and service you provide is absolutely top rate!! Twice now your services have aided in the lives of my loved ones during tragic events. Once I ordered the 7 day plan, the other time I ordered the 5 day plan. Both families said having warm and deliscious meals at the ready was a life saver!! Thank you for providing such an exemplary service!!
I sent this to a freind who lives alone and would be recuperating after surgery. She is not the easiest to please - but she said it was DELICIOUS! So I am thrilled. Thank you!
Kennett Square, PA
I received a gift certificate for SendaMeal and my family and I enjoyed it very much. We had quite a selection, but our favorite was the pot roast. It was fantastic!
Atlantic City, FL
Dinner, plus shipping: Are mail-order meals worth it?
By Danielle Braff, Chicago Tribune
November 09, 2008
At a time when 30-minute meals just aren’t fast enough, it’s time to turn to mail-order-meals. Log on to a Web site, choose from hundreds of meals, and two days later, your cooler full of frozen food will be waiting for your microwave.
But the array of meal-order options can be overwhelming. So we ordered dinners from five online meal retailers to help you figure out which service is best for your family. All of the meals—we stuck with chicken selections—arrived safely in coolers two days after we logged on, and each took less than 10 minutes to get from the cooler to the microwave to the table. But that’s where the similarities ended.
We stuck with services that are available throughout Chicagoland (and the U.S.). We also found services with very limited delivery areas or specialty menus. Those might work better for you, and you can compare their offerings to what we found. For pricing, keep in mind that our shipping costs were high because we ordered a single dish from each place. If you order in bulk, the cost of shipping can be substantially lower.
We tested mail-order chicken meals from five online retailers and have the indigestion to prove it. Here’s how they compared.
Sendameal.com, www.sendameal.com , 866-460-6335
Concept: Gourmet-quality meal gifts or comfort food delivered fresh.
Selection: We were impressed that they offer live Maine lobsters and pulled-pork sandwiches on the same menu.
Ease of Web site: Great. Everything is split into categories, including meals for new parents and romantic dinners.
Meal we ordered: Roast chicken Rendezvous. Chicken breasts, a side of broccoli and cauliflower, and a side of garlic mashed potatoes. It was an impressive chicken dish because the breasts didn’t have any skin and weren’t fried but still tasted juicy and well seasoned.
Cost: $33 plus $8 shipping.
Other pros/cons: We were pleased with the high quality of the food.
Best for: Gifts. They had many gift options ranging from sympathy to housewarming.
You were a lifesaver for my parents and neighbors.We were so thankful and blessed to find you online to deliver food ASAP to their area (Spring & Beaumont TX) especially they were ones who was affected by the hurricane Ike.They enjoyed a nice home meal.God bless your company and the hands that have prepared them!!
My mom became ill recently. My father is not use to cooking for himself. Mom does it ALL. I found this website and sent them a weeks worth of meals. The meals feed 4 so they were able to stretch it to almost 2 weeks. They loved the food. Easy to prepare and tasted great. Thanks to these meals I was able to make sure they were eating even though I'm over a 1000 miles away.
Colorado Springs, CO
I sent a holiday meal to my parents and they were able to enjoy it with other family members on Christmas eve. They raved about every single dish, and really loved the molten cake dessert I sent as well. Thank you for sending such a high quality meal.
San Diego, CA
Thank you soooo much for the follow-up (great customer service) I had sent a gift of meals to my son and his family when my daughter-in-law was sick and they loved it..For Thanksgiving THEY ARE COMING HOME TO ME..I have told everyone I know of your website and I will definitely be ordering again...Thank you again...
I ordered the elegant romantic dinner and dessert for a friend for her 92nd birthday. She needs nothing, and because she lives so far away there's little I can do for her. She can no longer get out to to have a nice dinner at a restaurant so thought this would be a nice treat. I was right! She said this was the best gift she could have received! Made me so happy making her so happy that I am now ordering her Christmas gift! Thank you!
I wanted to do something meaningful and helpful for my husband's uncle and cousin after the premature death of a very dear relative. I found your site by pure 'mistake', and was very pleased. I ordered the 5 day meal and know they will be taken care of during their time of need. It's a wonderful thought and a great help. I am sure the food will be very tasty. I am just so happy that even though I am not there, I can still lend a very meaningful hand!!! Thank you!
I just want to say Thank You for the wonderful tasting dinner. I ordered the meal for an intimate birthday dinner for my fiance, and I was a little nervous about the timing of delivery and how the food would taste. I have to say everything was well seasoned and full of flavor. I ordered the marinated salmon and to my surprise it was very tasty. The apple cobbler was just as delicious. My fiance was very please. Keep up the good work. I can't wait to try another meal.
I just wanted to say that I used your service for the second time this week, and sent the Tilapia Fish Dinner to my parents. They just loved it! I sent them a dinner in May and they raved about that one also. But I can assure you they will be raving about the fish for a very long time. Thank you for offering such wonderful and tasty meals. I'll be back soon to order more gifts. This time I will be ordering for myself at the same time! Sincerely,
Just wanted you to know that the recipient of the lobster found them to be "the most delicious ever". And they loved the crab cakes and clam chowder....plus all the gadgets.
Wonderful Company to do business with.
Prof. John C.
OH WOW!!! I just received a phone call from my mother-in-law screaming of DELIGHT! She had never received such a gift, and she's going crazy with joy! She said, her lobsters are so huge and beautiful! Everything came packaged so lovely! I'm so happy to hear her so ecstatic. THANK YOU SO MUCH! THANK YOU -- SEND-A-MEAL!! YOU'RE A MAJOR HIT!!!
Amazing - "a 120% HIT" according to my sister and Italian brother-in-law! Fresh, well presented, and well packaged even to Florida. They raved over the dinner for what amounted to an hour on the telephone. l can't thank you enough and I'll definitely be back.
Just wanted to let you all know that the soup I ordered for my brother was a HUGE success! He can only eat out of a straw for a few weeks because of a mouth injury, and he just LOVED all the soups.
Thanks for doing good work!
I would like to compliment you for this easy-to-use and attractive website and for its promptness in filling orders. I also like very much how easy you make it to track orders. I order a lot of things online, and quite often tracking info is not very good.
I'm sure I will be ordering again in the near future.
Twentynine Palms, CA
Thank you so much for the follow-up. I am glad I found your company and will be sure to spread the word! Great customer service!!
This meal was delish! I wasn't sure sure if I should've had this, especially after my tennis game, but it turned out to be a terrific treat. Thank You so much!!!