How to set up a weekly meal planning/recipe subscription service?
November 23, 2013 9:49 AM   Subscribe

I would like to set up weekly meal planning/recipe/shopping list service. I follow a certain dietary plan -(NOT paleo )and think that that there i a gap in the market for a simple menu/shopping list which arrives in your inbox every week. The problem is that I have no idea how to go about setting it up.I am a very decent cook and have done this for myself for about a year,so I already have a whole set of recipes and tricks that are diet compliant. I need to know if there are any software options that I should be looking at and I have no problem investing the money for someone else to do it-but I'm not even sure who I should be approaching!I would like to be able to modify it and maybe offer add ons/customizations if it was successful. So any help and advice would be gratefully received! Thank you!
posted by hitchcockblonde to Food & Drink (5 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Mailchimp or some such email service would seem to work for something like this.
posted by Rykey at 9:51 AM on November 23, 2013

Someone shared this link with me awhile back and I thought it was really interesting: Food on the Table. It sounds very similar to what you're describing, with the wrinkle that it will pick menu items based on sales at your local grocery store.
posted by feloniousmonk at 10:09 AM on November 23, 2013

This is the sort of thing we do for clients routinely, and it can be done with WordPress, GravityForms, Stripe and/or PayPal, and Campaign Monitor all integrated together!
posted by DarlingBri at 10:25 AM on November 23, 2013 [1 favorite]

There are a lot of apps/sites that do this already for a wide variety of diet options. Emeals is one, but it's probably worth more research to see if yours is offered. If it isn't, I might wonder if the market need is really there for a whole new product.
posted by judith at 1:39 PM on November 23, 2013

I really envy you your focus. I wish I were so clear and focused. I saw something a few months back that I think will help you but did not have time to search for it until today:

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