They carry a few items that we legitimately have a hard time finding in stores so that has been a huge bonus. All Rights Reserved. They also have add ons of pantry items like coffee, grains and seasonings etc. Misfits Market now offers customization up during a 2 day window before you are charged for your delivery. And ohhhh those USDA averages seemed so impossibly low when I first looked at them , Yes, customization is key. Enjoy! I have been frustrated with Imperfect Foods lately because my food quality has been low I’ve had to throw a few things in the compost as soon as I pull them out of the box. I got several straight-up rotten items this time, I’ve had orders with things missing or with tiny portions (like 1 little boiler potato in the big box, where I’m supposed to get “2-4 portions” of normal potatoes), and they just kind of give me whatever consolation prize they feel like regardless of the size of the inconvenience caused by their mistake. Jessica. Their packing seems to be a hit careless. These cookies will be stored in your browser only with your consent. Imperfect Foods was started in 2015. This is interesting. For example, they only deliver to my area on Tuesday afternoons. We have taken steps to improve. The food is great but we get our deliveries via FedEx and have had all the problems others have mentioned — inadequate packing and ice packs in the box, boxes arriving late or not at all. I’m so glad it’s working for you! On their website it looked like Imperfect has a $30 minimum order? It comes reliably on the day that we chose and its packed very well. I’m sorry to hear this. I am trying imperfect foods for the first time and they didn’t deliver the day they said, gave me an updated date in which the food didn’t arrive THEN gave me a different day. I saw someone else’s comment asking about the $30 minimum for Imperfect Foods and I just wanted to clarify: yes, this is true. I eat a lot more vegetables than fruit. Your friend gets $10 off their first box, and you get $10 off your next box. These items will be delivered unless removed. Misfit did reimbursement me and I cancelled my membership. I haven’t been disappointed yet. Since Imperfect Foods has its own delivery services, delivery windows are more limited. If we do like it(we plan on moving), can we cancell and when we get situated sign up again? I think Misfits does allow you to make a list of foods that you are allergic to and they won’t put them in your box. Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. Choose the distance you want to search for a pickup location: Due to increased demand during Covid 19, we have adjusted our delivery days for non-organic delivery customers in Northeast Ohio. The tea bags absorbed the liquid as well as the other extras and food. © 2020 The Fioneers - All Rights Reserved. One of the two of the melted ice packs broke and saturated everything. Someone mentioned that they save money by using a CSA (community supported agriculture). I canceled my subscription immediately. The box was dripping. Your friend gets 25% off their first box, and you get 25% off your next box. They are the secondary markets. Because I spend about $60 a week, I get free delivery. My first box was three days late (they didn’t ship in time) and my second one day late (FedEx issues). Last names A - L are delivered on Wednesdays and last names M - Z are delivered on Thursdays. It’s so crazy. If you continue to use this site, you consent to our use of cookies. I’m sorry Imperfect didn’t work for you. In the united states, approximately 40% of our food is wasted. Or you can return to the market to browse our products. Your email address will not be published. I usually buy about $60 worth of groceries because we live in rural Kentucky, with one car, no public transportation and my husband works a schedule that makes grocery store visits difficult. It isn’t only consumers who are wasting food. The average box was 50.00 including the extras. Following up to say that Misfits does now allow both customisation and offers a ton of various add ins each week (coffee, oils, grains, chocolate, etc). Although these companies are seeking to solve the same problem, they are also different in a few ways. If I get a Misfits Market box with more fruit, some of it usually goes bad before I eat it. Thanks for sharing Talaena. I even skipped several boxes in a row when money was tight and there were no repercussions. I’m sorry to hear this. However, I definitely thought that Imperfect was a better value, since I don’t feel like I need to eat all organic, and I could customize my box. I know that’s kind of the point, but I mean, really, this counts as ugly veg? This needs some updating! Interesting article. We deliver to the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, Midwest, East … You specify your delivery day - ships via FedEx. Not being able to reach them is also so disappointing. The boxes come via FedEx on Friday. Enjoy! I know people who choose to do every other week, which is another option. I’ve tried and tried over the last week to reach out to Imperfect and I get auto replies. When I stopped using them several months ago, they did not allow customization. Apparently, this is true for certain areas of the country, where they don’t do their own delivery. I also love the ability to customize. Love the idea, but Imperfect Foods was far too imperfect in Los Angeles. There are many benefits to buying your produce through a company like Misfits Market or Imperfect Foods. It really helps us cut down on our grocery bill! For me, mine always comes and the ice pack is still completely frozen, and I wonder why they even needed to have it in there in the first place. They are based in Philadelphia and New Jersey. Your email address will not be published. They set you up with an online account and you can cancel at any time. I have never heard of Imperfect but have been using Misfit for several weeks. 1 box completley canceled because it was damaged by delivery service. The food has been fantastic and service wonderful. You could definitely try Misfits Market. One of the first things that we realized was that we spent way too much on groceries. If you use one of these services, there are certain drawbacks. You can also add many other food, beverage, and snack items other than fruit and vegetables. If Misfits is better for you, I’d love to hear about it. But opting out of some of these cookies may have an effect on your browsing experience. I’ll have to give them another try. Even if you don’t choose an all organic box, you have the opportunity to add organic items when you customize. Guess that tells you how bad the experience was with imperfect that I’m willing to pay for food I’m allergic too rather than order from imperfect again. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. After your 1st order, you CAN customize your boxes and you CAN add on a huge variety of exceptionally high quality pantry items.