Here Are The Best Ingredient-Focused Meal Delivery Services Out There
Let’s be real. If we’re going to cook, we basically want everything handed to us. Sometimes you don’t have time to run out to the grocery store and grab an extra bunch of scallions or a new bottle of paprika. And you don’t want the stress of browsing the internet for that perfect stir-fry recipe. This is where meal kit services come into play. Depending on your diet preferences, there’s the perfect meal delivery kit service out there for you. Here are the best meal kit services for all of your pre-cut needs. As long as you have the right kitchen tools, you’ll be good to go.
You can have Martha Stewart-inspired meals every day of the week with Martha and Marley Spoon. This meal-delivery service has a bank of thousands of recipes that’ll get delivered right to your door, each one reflecting seasonal and sustainable ingredients. You’ll find everything from grass-fed beef to Berkshire pork to American-caught shrimp to artisanal cheeses. Every week you’ll choose 10 recipes to fit your dietary or personal preferences. For two people, it’ll be $61.50 per week and for three to four people you’ll end up paying about $106.80 per week.
When it comes to HelloFresh, you can rely on a wide variety of recipes and a ton of options for anyone who needs to customize a meal plan based on dietary limitations. While meals aren’t 100 percent organic, most of the ingredients are. However, the prices are a bit steep in the world of meal-kit companies. The two-meal plan retails at $79.95 per week and the three-meal plan is $105 per week. But HelloFresh is awesome with customer service and it’s easy to cancel if you decide it’s not working for you.
The home chef can rely on Blue Apron for high-quality ingredients. This well-known meal-kit delivery service works with more than 100 family-run farms to source its ingredients. The two-person plan will run you about $59.94 per week and the family plan will be a weekly charge of $71.92. With Blue Apron, you can skip weeks and you won’t have to worry about a time commitment. The food is easy to prepare, but if you have heavy dietary restrictions you may want to go another route.
If you’ve lived on the East Coast your whole life, PeachDish is an awesome delivery service for trying Southern-infused and seasonally inspired recipes (with a few Asian-inspired meals mixed in). Each order comes with a detailed step-by-step instruction card for two dinners, each with an option for two or four servings. You can subscribe weekly or pay on a one-off basis depending on where you’re order is being delivered. You’ll get four servings for $50 or $12.50 per serving. But keep in mind there are eight meal options each week and only four of those will change weekly. The rest will only change seasonally, so there will be some repetition. You’ll see vegetarian menus, superfood menus and ingredients sourced from local farmers surrounding the PeachDish’s Atlanta home base, although PeachDish ships to the entire United States.
For someone with a rigid gluten-free diet, Green Chef has three Certified Gluten-Free Menus including Paleo and Keto. It’s also the first meal kit company to receive Gluten-Free Certification through the Gluten Intolerance Group’s GFFS program. Green Chef takes the cake for being the most approachable with anyone who has dietary restrictions. You’ll choose your meal plan and all of the organic pre-portioned ingredients come ready to go with instructions. You’ll be able to cook these meals in about 30 minutes. The two-person plan gives you three dinners on a weekly basis, starting at $10.49 per meal. The family plan gives you two dinners for a family of four at $11.35 per meal.
For anyone on a plant-based diet, Veestro is 100 percent plant-based with fully prepared, preservative-free and organic ingredients. You’ll get to choose from breakfast, entrees, soups, desserts and juices. It can be a la carte, meal pack-style, weight-loss style or a juice cleanse. All of the chef-prepared meals come prepared and will arrive on your doorstep in eco-friendly packaging. All you’ll have to do is heat it up and dig in. Depending on which style you choose, these meal plans range from $6 to $10 per meal.