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What's included in the subscription box?
We help answer the question “what’s for dinner?” We're not your usual "of the month box." We pack together a carefully curated box of recipes, sauces and spices to help you cook a dinner that’s less challenging to prepare and able to take you away from your routine.
Our products are non-perishable, branded specialty food products that have been carefully selected and tested for quality.
Instead of culinary tourism, try a tour of cuisine!
How many people does it serve?
We design our kits to serve four. You may have spices leftover that you can use again with recipe ideas added to Recipes and More.
Do I need to buy groceries?
Yes, we believe in using the very best fresh and non-perishable ingredients. Typically, this is fresh produce, meat or items you probably have in your pantry. We want members of our World Dinner Club to get value for their money and get products they won’t find in mainstream retail stores.
Who makes the products?
We choose an ever-changing mix of products and flavors, selected from the best emerging and renowned brands in international cuisine. We read everything, visit special trade shows, food trucks and culinary incubators to find great producers. Not ordinary monthly food club, these include many not well known companies. Many have won awards from the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade and impressed us with the quality of their products.
How long will it take to cook this meal?
This varies by meal, but our goal is to have you spend less than one hour to prepare a meal (except for when the recipe calls for marinating time). We want to make it easy and fun to cook at home. For example, in a customer survey, we found that people took 45-50 minutes to cook the September 2012 South Indian Sampler. So much for Indian food being time consuming!
Do I need to know how to cook?
These meals are perfect for anyone from novices who want to prepare something simple to experts who want something special without investing several hours of their time. We make sure we provide easy cooking recipes, with prep tips and strategies to get you to the table faster to enjoy your dinner party or special family meal.
Can I view the recipes on my tablet or phone while I cook?
Our website is tablet and smartphone accessible. Feel free to use those over the recipe cards if that's easier for you. Please search for old recipes using the search function on the bottom right of any page on our site.
How can I buy it?
US residents can subscribe to the World Dinner Club by clicking on the SIGNUP button on the World Dinner Club page. This sets up a recurring payment that is securely managed by Chargify. All major credit cards are accepted. You can cancel at anytime. Please also keep us updated of your current address. (We hope to serve non-US residents easily buy international food online in the near future).
Can I pay for this and future months with a credit card?
All major credit cards are accepted.
If you established a subscription with us before 11/11/12, using PayPal, you have the choice of using a bank account linked to PayPal or using a credit card. (This may not be your default setting in PayPal). At the bottom of the section called "Payment Method" you will see the option to "Change Payment Method." You can enter your information here and PayPal will charge your card rather than access your checking account. Future payments will be made with your default payment method unless you select a preferred payment method. To make a change, go to My Money in your Profile, then update the “My Pre-Approved Payments” section where you can "Set Your Own Funding Sources."
Do I need to renew the subscription?
Yes, your subscription rate is locked in for 12-24 months. After this you can renew your subscription with a couple easy clicks as before. An email will be sent notifying you of this expiration.
When will it arrive?
We ship our subscription boxes on approximately the 15th of the month. So if you sign up in July, you'll receive your first box in August. Boxes are sent by USPS or Fedex, which takes 4-9 days, and is already included in the price of the World Dinner Club and Heat Seekers Club subscription.
How can I give one as a gift?
Based on World Dinner Club member feedback, we will have gourmet gifts available, such as the South Indian Sampler, begining in September 2012 for US residents. If you love one of our subscription boxes, let us know using our Idea Board and we’ll turn it into a gourmet global gift box. Know an adventurous cook or someone who wants to learn to cook and just needs a place to start? Our gourmet Global Gifts can help.
Can I put my subscription on hold?
Please enter a request on the customer service tab prior to the start of the month that you wish to skip to place your subscription on hold. For example, if you need to put your subscription on hold for September, just tell us by August 30th.
How can I find out about next month’s subscription boxes?
Our newsletter gives a heads-up of what to expect. Many of our members love the surprise of getting something new in the mail, especially international food. They say it’s like Christmas morning once a month. However, you can sign up for Spoiler Alerts for more advanced warning before the newsletter is sent.
I signed up for a pay-as-you-go subscription, but now I can't login to my account.
If you subscribed to pay-as-you-go, no account is necessary.
Need help? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll take care of it!
Do you have a referral program?
We do have a referral program, which allows you to get a rebate on your recent orders. It's a great way to share Hungry Globetrotter... check it out here.
Vegetarian? Allergies? Kosher? Gluten-Free?
We include vegetarian ideas and flexible meat/poultry/fish substitutions. Please read ingredients carefully for allergies and dietary restrictions as you would with any other retail product . You can sign up to receive advanced notice of our subscription box ingredients. For additional details, please ask a question on the customer service tab on the left side of our home page.
What if I don't like hot food?
Many foods are spicy, without being overly hot. We aim to provide medium and not particularly hot recipes and sauces. You should be able to taste great flavors rather than burn your taste buds. We want the best possible experience for all kinds of palates. However, if you like some heat, these are optional additions to our recipes.
Do you partner with any other companies?
We’re developing partnerships with wine, fresh food and other companies with complementary services to help you discover new foods. If you have any suggestions, please let us know how we can help.
I have a suggestion. How do I tell you?
Please enter a request on the customer service tab on our home page.