FAQs

Meal Delivery Questions

Yes! Most notably, please know your health is always our most important concern. To that end, we always work with food safety first in mind, but have added additional changes to our services while under the stay-at-home order from Governor Evers. Please go to this page to see what's new.

If it's between Wednesday at 10 am and Sunday at noon, you can find our current menu here. In case the store is closed, you can see some of our past menus here.

We deliver to your home or office between 2 and 5 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Average Prices to Help You Figure Out a Good Amount

Serves 1

Salads, Soups – $7.50
Entrees – $11.50
Desserts, Breads, Snacks and Sides – $5.50
Weekly Basket – $54

Serves 2

Monday Delivery – $47
Salads and Soups – $14
Entrees – $20
Desserts, Breads, Snacks and Sides – $8
Weekly Basket – $95

Serves 4

Monday Delivery – $65
Salads and Soups – $26
Entrees – $31
Desserts, Breads, Snacks and Sides – $13
Weekly Basket $160

Serves 6

Monday Delivery – $106.50
Salads and Soups – $39
Entrees – $46.50
Desserts, Breads, Snacks and Sides – $19.50
Weekly Basket $230

We deliver within roughly 15 miles from our kitchen in Wauwatosa. There is a $35 minimum per order. Consider combining with neighbors or coworkers to get the most bang for your buck.

Here are the zip codes were we deliver.

***If your zip code starts with 532__, then we deliver to you.***

The Real Good Life Delivery Area

Unlike the other guys, there are no subscription requirements with our service. Woo woo! Instead, check out our A La Carte plan if you'd like to come and go. We do have a minimum of $40 per order.

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. Otherwise, we also offer Gift Certificates.

Unlike the other guys, our dishes are ready to roll. All of the chopping, sauce-making and assembly is done for you. Just pop in the oven or microwave and go! Every now and then we'll have something marked as "KIT", but even that will just have a step or two.

While we strive to have at least one vegetarian, dairy-free, nut-free, and gluten-free thing on the menu each week, we do not customize other dishes to reflect special diet or tastes. (I get it - that's why you'll rarely see mushrooms on the menu. 😉 ) We are able to keep our services most cost-effective this way.

If dietary restrictions are an issue in your household, may we suggest our meal planner. That would give you creative ideas to customize exactly what your family wants.

To place an order, you’ll now have to pick a plan. For most of y’all, you’ll want the A La Carte option. Order as much or as little as you want with a $35 minimum per order.

If you’d like to set up a subscription so you don’t have to remember to order every week, please consider the Order the Week Basket Subscription or the Two Meals Per Week Subscription. The Two Meals Per Week Subscription is pretty self-explanatory. The Order the Week Basket Subscription is similar to our old subscription with two big changes:

  1. You can pick which of the eight meals you’d like each week. Order one of each or five of just one kind. It’s up to you! Same for the extras  – order at least three, but pick whatever you’d like. Enjoy a 25% discount over a la carte pricing.
  2. You can now vary the serving sizes throughout your order.

The Monday Delivery Basket Subscription replaces our old Monday Basket. This is still considered a subscription to help you set it and forget it, but you are welcome to come and go as you please. (If you want to skip a week, simply follow the link and select “SKIP”.)

If you have a food allergy in your family, please consider contacting us before your first order. While we would love to be of service, we are in a kitchen that uses common allergens. If we can't help you, we'll help you find someone who can.

As always, you are welcome to come and go with your subscriptions. Going forward, all subscribers will receive at least one text reminder. If you want to skip a week, simply follow the link and select “SKIP”.   After you place your first order, you don’t have to do anything. We’ll use last week’s order to set up this week.   I.E. If you ordered four servings of the poultry dish, two servings of salad, and one serving of dessert last week, we’ll give you that same thing this week. If something else strikes your fancy this week, just log in and follow the prompts to make changes. Couldn’t be easier!   If you order from the A La Carte Plan, your order will NOT be saved for future orders. You’ll have to start fresh each time. (For the menu selections. The rest of your info lives in our secure third-party system.)

Most dishes are offered in four sizes – individual, serves two, serves four and serves six. We like to say these are somewhere between what nutritional guidelines suggest and what our Midwestern eyeballs expect. All other options come to you in recyclable containers ready for the microwave or oven.

We release our new weekly menu every Wednesday. You’ll find it here, in our email, and in our Instagram stories. You can order any time before Sunday at noon for delivery the following Wednesday* between 2 and 5 pm. (*Or Monday between 2 and 5 for the Monday Basket Subscription.)

We can deliver to your work, home, daycare, or other location of your choosing within the delivery area. You’ll receive a text message when we are en route.

Each week you will have the opportunity to select from a salad, a soup, three dinner entrees, a breakfast entree, a side dish, and two breads, snacks and/or desserts. Additionally, we offer one meal, one soup, and one cookie dough ready for the freezer each month. Finally, we do offer a basket for Monday delivery. This includes a vegetarian entree, a poultry entree, and a side dish. Unlike Wednesday, you are only able to pick your serving size with this basket. There is not an a la carte option for Mondays. 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.

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 turned into other food (homemade veggie stock, breadcrumbs, etc.) or composted via Compost Crusaders.

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.

We are so proud of our community friends, including the dudes behind Vennture Brew. Their coffee is the best in town and we wanted you to know about it! Order a bag of freshly ground beans as one of your extras and you'll enjoy the real good life all hours of the day.

Yep! You can pick up anything off the Wednesday delivery menus at our kitchen between 2 and 6 pm on Wednesdays.

At this time we do NOT offer a pick up option on Mondays.

Your food will be delivered in an insulated cooler bag with a reusable ice pack or two, depending on the weather. Is it not required that you have your own cooler waiting, but some folks like to have one in case of squirrels.  You do NOT need to be home to receive your delivery.

Meal Planner Subscription Questions

Each week we will send you an email at 3pm on Friday with recipes for three entrees and one treat that are fully customizable to serve your family best. You will also get a grocery list and all the nutritional info for the recipes. Additionally, you will receive special tips, tricks, and hacks to get dinner on the table quick the rest of the week.

Our emails will come from hello at the real good life dot com (put that way so spammers don't kill our inbox, sorry!). Be sure that address is in your contact list. If that doesn't work, try checking your junk folder. If that still doesn't work, contact us and we'll see if it's something behind the scenes.

Get excited! The first email will come out on Friday, December 27th at 3pm Central.

Other Questions

We sometimes do very small make-ahead catering orders that are customized to the person purchasing the food. To inquire about your own event, please contact us.

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