The mission of Misfits Market is to fight against food waste. It offers produce, pantry staples and proteins as well as dairy and baked goods. Often products look funny or non-perishable products may have looming expiration dates, but everything is perfectly safe and usable. This also means that the cost is significantly lower than it would be if you went to the store. You may know Imperfect Foods, which had a similar mission: the service has since merged with Misfits Market.
My delivery consisted mainly of products, all very fresh. Everything was in very good condition and ripe or nearly so – nothing was bruised or no longer in its best condition. The fruits and vegetables were securely packaged, but the packaging was minimal. The items were nestled in plain brown paper rather than plastic. However, if creativity isn’t your strong suit or you’re not a fan of fruits and vegetables, you might struggle to use everything. You also have to personalize your box every week, so if that seems too complicated, it might not be the best service.
After signing up for a free subscription, you’ll have a three-day shopping window each week to explore the selection. Fill your box with whatever you want – options change from week to week, but there will usually be produce, pantry items, and meats to choose from at the bare minimum. You will be billed once the storefront is closed. If you don’t fill your box or meet the order minimum, this week’s delivery is automatically skipped.