FAQs

Frequently Asked

Questions

What do you offer?

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 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.

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.

Past menus can be found here.


How do I order?

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.


HOW DO I PICK A PLAN?

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 seven meals (soup, salad, vegetarian, poultry, beef/pork/fish, freezer, and breakfast) you’d like each week. Order one of each or five of just one kind. It’s up to you! Same for the extras (side dish, dessert, snack and/or breads) – order at least three, but pick whatever you’d like.
  2. You can now vary the serving sizes throughout your order. If you know the family will snarf the poultry dish, but you’re the only one in for breakfast, you can now order accordingly.

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”.)


HOW DO SUBSCRIPTIONS WORK?

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.)


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 check out this page.


The Real Good Life Delivery MapWhere do you deliver?

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.

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?

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. 🙂

Single serving dishes can come to you already done and ready for lunch in the cubicle. All other options come to you in recyclable containers ready for the microwave or oven.


Will I have to do any cooking?

This depends on your selection, but most entrees are ready to roll. We like to say they are 90%-98% done when delivered.


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 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.