Tovala Meals: Cost, Reviews, and the Oven

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Tovala Menu

The Tovala menu changes each week and is crafted by professional chefs. They use fresh ingredients in their dishes to ensure the highest quality.

Some of the entrees you can expect to see on the menu include Shrimp and Truffle Mushroom Risotto with Parmesan and Parsley Caper Sauce, Mediterranean Almond Crusted Salmon with Lemony Spinach and Artichoke Couscous, and Tandoori-Spiced Chicken Breast with Sweet Pea Turmeric Rice and Mint Cilantro Chutney.

There are also breakfast options such as Apple, Cinnamon, and Brown Sugar Oatmeal with dried Cherries and Sliced Almonds and Sausage, Bean & Veggie Breakfast Burrito.

Each week they typically offer one dessert you can pair with a meal for $5 extra.

tovala lava cake

Lava Cake

Tovala sticky toffee cake

Sticky Toffee Cake

Dietary Options

For those with various dietary needs, Tovala has options to meet some of the most common ones. On the Tovala menu, you can find entrees that meet special diets such as Calorie Smart, Carb Conscious, Gluten-Free, and Vegetarian.

 

Calorie Smart

Calorie Smart

Carb Conscious

Carb Conscious

There are also ways to customize some of their meals by changing the sides or proteins, which can help to meet dietary needs and preferences as well. For instance, you can get Smoky Coffee-Rubbed Salmon or Chicken Breast.

Tovala meal customization protein

Meal Prep

tovala ingredients in the box
Tovala preparation steps

Each of the fresh meals come with a few ingredients and preparation steps to make one meal. And, if you are cooking for two, order two of the same meal and you’ll cut down on the prep time. The Tovala Smart Oven easily fits two trays. 

These are not like your average meal prep kits with extra chopping or cooking. The prep here takes a minute or two, and needs no special cooking skills. The Smart Oven takes care of that for you!

 

Meal Cost

Tovala Meal Cost

With Tovala, you can choose between four and sixteen meals per week. The four-meal plan starts at $51.96 per week, while the sixteen-meal plan is $207.84 per week. The average Tovala meal cost is $12.99/serving, but you can choose their lowest price meals at $9.99/serving, and they have special meals at $17.98 at the highest. There are no price breaks for ordering more meals.

It is important to note that each meal is only a single portion. Tovala is no longer offering free shipping, so you’ll need to add $9.99 to each weekly cost for shipping.

Meals Per Week

Avg Cost Per Serving

Estimated Weekly Cost

Meals Shipping Cost

4 Meals/week

$12.99

$51.96 + tax

$9.99

6 Meals/week

$12.99

$77.94 + tax

$9.99

8 Meals/week

$12.99

$103.92 + tax

$9.99

10 Meals/week

$12.99

$129.90 + tax

$9.99

12 Meals/week

$12.99

$155.88 + tax

$9.99

16 Meals/week

$12.99

$207.84 + tax

$9.99

The Tovala Smart Oven is usually $299, but currently, it is on sale for $49 plus free shipping through 11/28/22, when you commit to order meals for at least 6 weeks in a 6 month time frame. You can also buy gift cards

Tovala Smart Oven

Tovala Meals and Oven

The Tovala Smart Oven is what makes the Tovala meals so easy. The Tovala Smart Oven is connected to Wifi and has scan-to-cook technology. This means that you can scan the recipe card from Tovala meals, press start, and it will cook them perfectly without you having to enter any settings.

You can also scan more than 850 grocery products like frozen foods or a frozen meal from Trader Joe’s that are registered to cook perfectly in the Tovala Smart oven when scanned. Of course, you can also use the oven to make your own food or use the Tovala recipe library and cook from scratch with your own ingredients. 

Tovala smart oven scan bar code

Tovala Meals Bar Code

Tovala scannable groceries

Scan Groceries

tovala preset recipes

Library of Recipes

Its versatility is one of the biggest benefits. You can steam, bake, broil, toast, air fry and reheat with one appliance. These multiple cook modes are the secret to how the Tovala meals come out perfectly every time.

Each recipe uses specific cooking cycles, each using different cook methods. Using the barcode, the oven already knows which cook methods to use and for how long so that you get a tasty, perfectly cooked meal every time.

Air Fry Option

I wanted to make a special note about the air fry option in the Tovala Smart Oven. It really does replace a separate air fryer, and puts out fantastic, crispy foods. I like it better than my solo air fryer.

Tovala air fry

Customer Service

The customer service is a hit or miss with Tovala. Some customers have great experiences, and others continue to be frustrated. Tovala offers chat, email, and phone support. The chat option seems to be more helpful than the phone, as a common complaint is that all agents are busy when calling by phone.

However, there is a lot that you can accomplish through your account online. You can change your weekly deliveries, including skipping a week, choosing your meals, and changing the number of meals you receive. Additionally, you can also cancel at any time through your online account, so the only time you should need the customer support is if something is awry with the delivery once you receive it.

Reviews

Tovala has a 4.6-star rating with more than 5,000 reviews. Most reviews boast about how easy the meals are to cook, the perfect portions, and the well-seasoned great taste. One Tovala review states, “once you go Tovala, you can’t go back” after trying many other meal services. It certainly seems that Tovala has won the hearts of the masses.

Even large media outlets have discovered the wonder of Tovala. Business Insider claims, “Every dish tasted like a gourmet home-cooked meal but without any hassle or effort.” and the Tasting Table states, “These quick and easy meals beat takeout any night of the week.”. Those are some high praises from some significant sources!

FAQs

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about the Tovala meals.

You can cook Tovala meals in a regular oven, but the recipes are designed to cook perfectly in the Tovala oven, so they do not come with regular oven instructions.

The Tovala meals are portioned for one person.

Tovala meals are healthy and can fit into multiple dietary preferences.

Tovala meals are delivered fresh to your doorstep in recyclable packaging.

Bottom Line

Cook at home with ease using Tovala meals in the Tovala Smart Oven. This is an unstoppable duo that will have a perfectly cooked, well-seasoned meal on your table in under 20 minutes with virtually no work from you. Give them a try and see what you think!

22 thoughts on “Tovala Meals: Cost, Reviews, and the Oven”

  1. Sounds very interesting. Must a meal be purchased every week? For a single person this may be difficult. Is it possible to have three meals very other week?
    Thank you for your answer.

  2. I wish the meals were a bit lower in cholesterol and sodium. True – some are low calorie. I’m on my second week of meals (4 meal plan) and they are delicious.

    1. Jennifer Gregory

      Tovala meals arrive fresh and last 3-7 days in the fridge. You’ll see an “Enjoy By” date on each meal.

      1. Are there instructions on how to operate the oven? Can the oven be used manually for heating up other foods?

        1. Jennifer Gregory

          Yes, instructions are provided with the Tovala oven. You can use the oven to do any cooking you’d normally do in your conventional oven. You can also steam, toast with 5 settings, reheat, cook from the app’s library of recipes, and Scan-to-Cook hundreds of brand-name grocery products—like Eggo Waffles and Pop-Tarts!

  3. Can you cook other things( reg food items) BESIDES your expensive plan meals in this oven? I have a huge family of 5 kids and although this seems like a great ” quick” before game ,concert..etc or when we are in a hurry..in all honesty…just too expensive to be used all the time for our family.

    1. Jennifer Gregory

      Yes you can cook anything in the Tovala oven and their app even has Scan-to-Cook functionality for hundreds of brand name grocery items – not just Tovala.

  4. If I am going to the mountains where there is no internet, the cooking length is provided on each card, but not the temp. Where can I find that info?

    1. Jennifer Gregory

      They have the code and instructions on the Tovala App for each meal, so if you have access to 4G/5G then you should be good to go!

      1. She said she was in area with no wi-fi. And The length of time is on there but not temp. Which makes no sense. Does tovala have any partnership or deal with any wi-fi companies? Lastly what meal plan do you committed to when you get the oven for free?

  5. I am a widow, 82 yrs old and a staunch vegetarian (no meat any kind or gravy) so does your menu offer northern beans,pinto beans or black-eye peas? Do you provide desserts?

  6. This comment is about Tovala as a company. Someone hacked my debit card and ordered meals from Tovala. When I saw the charges, I immediately contacted Tovala and with just a few msgs, they reversed the charges. Less effort than I expected. If I was gonna use a meal delivery service, It would definitely be Tovala.

  7. Johnna Hopkins

    I am so very impressed!! The food is amazing and couldn’t be any easier to prepare. I’ll never cook again!!

  8. Received our Tovala microwave 2 week’s ago. We loved the meals. Just received our 2nd week, can’t wait to cook them. I like the adjustment of skipping meals when not home or not liking the meal preference.

  9. I currently own a tovala oven but have put orders on hold because their selections (without extra charges) we’re very limited. I would like to know how I could re-qualify for another Tovala (discounted new oven )deal delivered to my home again? Would I have to go as far as deleting my account?

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