FAQs

Frequently Asked

Questions

What do you offer?

You have two main options to ordering – by-the-entree options or a “buy the week” where you get one of everything and the extras are free option that change each week.

Each week you will have the opportunity to select from a salad, a soup, three entrees, breads, snacks and/or desserts.

We rotate favorite selections in with new offerings, so please let us know if you have a favorite or something you’d like to see.

Please view the current offerings here.


How do I order?

We release our new weekly menu every Thursday. You’ll find it here, in our email, and on our Facebook page. You can order any time before Sunday evening at 8 p.m. for delivery the following Wednesday between 2 and 5 pm.

We can deliver to your work, home, daycare, or other location of your choosing within the delivery area. If you will receive the delivery, please let us know on the order form. You’ll receive a text message at least 15 minutes before delivery and one when we are at your location.

If you won’t be at the delivery location, please leave a cooler out for your order.


Why Didn’t I Get A Confirmation Email After My Order?

It’s come to my attention that the emails sent from the ordering system are getting trapped in the junk folders. Uhoh!

To make sure that doesn’t happen anymore, please save “MAGGIE@THEREALGOODLIFE.COM” and “HELLO@THEREALGOODLIFE.COM” to your email address book. And if all else fails, look for us there between the four-times-a-day-Gap messages and requests from Nigerian royalty.


What if I don’t have a way to keep the food cold?

If refrigeration isn’t available at your delivery location, a large cooler bag can be ordered for $10.


How do I order a gift?

If you know what the recipient would like, you can place a gift order just like a regular order, substituting the delivery address for the recipient’s address.

If you would rather give a gift certificate, please contact Maggie directly.


Delivery MapWhere do you deliver?

We deliver within seven miles of Shorewood, WI for any orders over $24. If you order over $48, we will travel up to 15 miles.

Click on the map to see exactly where we travel.


What if I don’t need that much food this week?

Unlike the other guys, there are no subscription requirements with our service. Woo woo!

The minimum delivery requirements are per location. Consider combining orders with coworkers or neighbors if you don’t need much this round. If you’d like to be an on-going delivery host at your location, please contact Maggie. (P.S. Hosts get discounts on orders!)


How big are your portion sizes?

The entrees in weekly menu is offered in three sizes – individual, serves two, and serves four.

ABOUT SINGLE SERVING ORDERS

This size is available in “lunchbox style” or “make at home” versions. For the lunchbox, I’ll do all the work and include extras, so you’re all set for the brown bag. If you select “make at home”, you get to spend some time in the kitchen. I don’t do your dishes, but I’ve done the rest of your dirty work. Basic time and instructions are included below.

If you order the “lunchbox style”, it comes with fruit and your selection of extra side. Please let me know in the notes if you’d like additional fruit, carrot sticks, or one of the two extras on the side.

The larger portions come to you in sturdy, recyclable dishes ready to pop in the oven (or freezer).


Will I have to do any cooking?

This depends on your selection, but most entrees for two or four servings will require at least a little time in the oven. Some dishes will come to you in components, but everything is ready to roll – sauces are prepped, cheese is shredded, veggies are chopped, etc.


Why do you donate to Hunger Task Force?

Customers of The Real Good Life meal delivery service are blessed in that we don’t have to pick between turning on the heat or feeding our family. Unfortunately, that is not the case for a large number of families in the Milwaukee area. In an effort of good karma we at The Real Good Life want to do our part.

2% of all The Real Good Life sales go directly to Hunger Task Force.

We selected Hunger Task Force for a few reasons. First, they serve families right here in our community. Through a network of over 70 emergency food pantries, soup kitchens and homeless shelters, Hunger Task Force is able to distribute over 50,000 meals per month. Also, we like that the Hunger Task Force does not charge a fee for their services. Instead, families, individuals and seniors are able to use the food banks they stock for free and the food banks can use their limited resources for special projects. Finally, we are happy to see that the Hunger Task Force promotes a healthy, balanced diet appropriate for all needs. Through their farm in Franklin, they grow 24 varieties of fruits and vegetables while educating local children on the importance of a balanced, nutritious diet.


Doesn’t your service create a lot of waste?

Raise your hand if this has happened to you…

You find yourself at the end of the busy week looking in the fridge at a sad-looking zucchini, a hunk of cheese, and thawed chicken breasts that you never got around to cooking. Instead of making something from these ingredients, you order pizza .

Or

You find an interesting recipe you want to try, but it requires a number of specialty spices, two tablespoons of heavy cream, and ½ of an onion.

Waste no longer!

Through The Real Good Life meal delivery service, we ensure you only have the ingredients we know you’ll use. We give you the exact measurement of each ingredient for each dish prepped into minimal packaging. No more moldy food hanging out in your fridge or pantry.

Meanwhile, in our kitchen we do our best to order only what we need for our customers. Food scraps are composted whenever possible or turned into other food (homemade chicken stock, breadcrumbs, etc.)

The majority of our packaging is recyclable or reusable. If it’s not accepted with your home’s recycling (ex. Ziploc bags), we suggest you use the bins at grocery or hardware stores that accept additional plastics.

Food waste and recyclable packaging are important issues to us. If you have any comments or concerns about either topic, please don’t hesitate to contact us.