Meal Delivery Questions
We deliver to your home or office between 2 and 5 pm on Wednesday and Sunday afternoons.
Average Prices to Help You Figure Out a Good Amount
Salads, Soups – $8
Entrees – $12.50
Desserts – $5.50
Weekly Basket – $64
Salads and Soups – $5
Entrees – $21
Desserts – $8
Weekly Basket – $108
Salads and Soups – $28
Entrees – $33
Desserts – $13
Weekly Basket $160
Salads and Soups – $42
Entrees – $49.5
Desserts – $19.50
Weekly Basket $256
We deliver within roughly 15 miles from our kitchen in Wauwatosa. There is a $40 minimum per order. Consider combining with neighbors or coworkers to get the most bang for your buck.
Here are the zip codes where we deliver.
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.
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.
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 $40 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:
- You can pick which of the four meals you’d like each week. Order one of each or four of just one kind. It’s up to you! Same for the extras – order at least two, but pick whatever you’d like. Enjoy a 20% discount over a la carte pricing.
- You can now vary the serving sizes throughout your order.
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.)
Need more info on changing or canceling your subscription? Check out this link.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
For optimal freshness and food safety, we recommend eating our food within 5 days of delivery. For salads, we encourage you to eat them within 3 days of delivery. Some of our entrees are freezable (and labeled as such), so those will last longer if frozen.
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.