During Step 1 studying season, I pretty much ate only cafeteria food (since I studied on campus from morning to night), with the occasional restaurant date with Khoi. And the only food I would cook would be from subscription boxes, since I pretty much stopped grocery shopping altogether. I collected pictures from some of the dishes I experienced and overall, I would definitely utilize these services again and again whenever I anticipate a rough week.
Least favorite - Plated. My beef with this one is that everything tasted too...healthy. And I like healthy, but I don't want to compromise taste because I want to love what I eat. This one just didn't do it for me.
Miso ginger pollock - pollock is a type of fish
Pork with beets - I learned that beets is my least favorite vegetable
Ricotta corn empanadas - needed more flavor
Middle Ground -- HelloFresh. I thought this service was alright, as a lot of the dishes were hit or miss. I saved the recipes for the dishes that I liked.
Brioche shrimp rolls - this was top notch
Smokey adobo chicken tacos - also good, I liked how fresh everything was
Poached cod in chorizo fennel broth - this tasted awful and took forever to make, which defeats the whole purpose of subscription boxes :(
Favorite - Home Chef. This is a Chicago-based company and people there understand good food. I loved each dish.
Blue cheese crusted sirloin steak - beautiful and flavorful
Shrimp and grits - simple and tasty
Cajun blackened chicken - my least favorite of the three but 'twas fine
I haven't ordered a subscription box in awhile, but when I do again in the future, it'll be Home Chef or another company I have yet to try (Blue Apron and PeachDish are at the top of my list :D)