Convenience is still king in 2021, and there’s nothing more convenient than having delectable meals (or the ingredients for those meals) delivered to your home. We’ve compiled a roundup of our favorite meal and meal kit delivery services, with some holdovers from last year’s list as well as some newcomers. These 21 brands will let you spend your time this summer basking in the sunshine rather than worrying about grocery shopping and meal prep. Bon appétit!
Have 15 minutes to spare? That’s enough time to prepare a fresh homemade dinner thanks to Gobble, whose chefs do all the prep work so you don’t have to spend precious time peeling, chopping, marinating and the like — so you can cook a delicious meal for your family and even spend some quality time with them, too.
Twin Cities foodies can enjoy delivery from this local company with an emphasis on organic ingredients and sustainable practices. Homegrown Foods was designed for home cooks by a home cook, meaning cooking better-for-you meals is easy and enjoyable. Inventive options include baby back ribs, margherita pasta salad and miso-glazed salmon sandwiches.
This Ohio-based brand dishes up plant-based, protein-rich meals. It’s the brainchild of chef Joshua Ingraham, a specialist in both food and fitness. He’s on a mission to create the world’s most affordable and accessible functional plant-based food program while building stronger communities. Prepared meals range from taco Buddha mac to Cajun sweet potato quinoa hash to a Hawaiian BBQ tofu bowl.
Clean Eatz has cafes across the United States serving up healthy, properly portioned entrées and snacks. The meal plan offers the same nutritious, ready-made dishes with a balance of protein, carbs and fats, letting you live like you have a personal chef (but without the price tag). Eating well never tasted so good.
One-size-fits-all meal plans are so 2020. Daily Dose is all about customized nutrition based on your individual health and lifestyle needs. The company has teamed up with industry leaders to curate ever-evolving meal plans like ketotarian, protein-forward and acid-kicking. Each comprises a selection of perfectly portioned ready-to-eat meals. You can also shop the market for à la carte items.
Freshly fans who love the ease of the brand’s heat-and-eat offerings and are looking to eat cleaner will love FreshlyFit, a new line of carb-conscious, protein-packed meals. They’re as nutritious as they as delicious, available in options like paleo-friendly pulled pork, crave-no-more shepherd’s pie and a keto-friendly chicken bowl.
If you think simply smoothies when you hear the name Daily Harvest, you’re living in the past. Sure, that’s how the company got its start, but today, it features a wide variety of meals and snacks, including flatbreads, soups, harvest and forager bowls, oat and chia bowls, and scoops (plant-based ice creams). It’s ideal for anyone who leads a busy lifestyle but cares about what they’re putting in their body.
Chefs Mary Drennen and Tiffany Vickers Davis saw a need for fresh, creative direct-to-customer fare. So they founded Nourish Foods, which ships Southern-influenced chef-prepared meals — think redfish étouffée, smoked pork tenderloin, and low-country shrimp and grits — direct to your door.
Convenience has always been the name of the game with Sunbasket, but now there’s an even easier option. You can opt for meal kits when you’ve got some time to spend in the kitchen or choose fresh and ready meals when you’d prefer to just heat and eat. Plus the menu is fully customizable to accommodate dietary preferences and needs, from gluten-free to carb-conscious to diabetes-friendly.
The name of this Kansas City–based company is an apt one, since it helps you evolve your food choices and habits with its healthy premade meals. Owned by a medical doctor and a classically trained chef, it began as a personal chef service and over time evolved (get it?) to encompass cafes across the Midwest as well as a meal delivery service.
Are you vegan-curious? Veestro will make you vegan-obsessed, with its chef-crafted dishes that are both flavorful and filling. Breakfast, lunch and dinner options are available as part of a weekly plan and can also be purchased à la carte. Trust us: Veestro will make you believe in the power of plants.
Based in the Twin Cities, Origin Meals delivers delectable fully prepared meals to major metro areas across Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois. The company makes its meals from scratch using the best ingredients available, like grass-fed beef, free-range turkey and wild-caught salmon. And sustainability is a top priority for Origin, which uses 90% less packaging than most meal delivery programs.
Designed by dietitians and crafted by chefs, the fresh, nutritious fare from Factor_ makes healthy eating simple. The menu changes weekly and features tasty dishes like pesto salmon, grilled chicken Parmesan and a BBQ chickpea bowl. Optional add-ons include keto shakes, wellness shots and energy bites to keep you powered all day long.
There’s a reason why you know the name HelloFresh: It’s America’s most popular meal kit. Each week, you get pre-portioned ingredients straight from the farm along with easy-to-follow recipes that empower you in the kitchen. That means you might take a chance and try cooking something unique like cherry ancho duck breasts or sweet potato fajitas.
Ready to reclaim your dinner time? Meez Meals does all the busy work — chopping, prepping, portioning, etc. — so you can cook and savor a scratch-made meal. You and your family will look forward to creative and delicious dishes like New England shrimp rolls, Bangkok basil crunch salad and turtle molten bundt cake. The brand delivers to nine states across the Midwest.
If you’re seeking an uber clean eating program, look no further than Provenance. The women-owned and -operated company offers a variety of options made with sustainable animal proteins and organic or beyond-organic ingredients that are gluten-, dairy- and refined sugar–free. Plus health coaching is available as a complement to the meal programs.
A healthy, happy lifestyle should be within reach for all people. That’s the idea behind Sprinly, a mission-driven brand that not only serves up delectable plant-based meals but also partners with nonprofits like Veggie U and Wholesome Wave. The company even snagged an Inc. Best in Business Award for Biggest Positive Impact on Society earlier this year.
Looking to lose weight? BistroMD is the food delivery service for you. This revolutionary program is doctor-designed and chef-prepared, meaning you can meet your goals while still enjoying mealtime — achieving weight loss without the sacrifice. And it doesn’t get boring, with more than 150 options to choose from.
Splendid Spoon’s plant-based offerings range from smoothies to soups to grain and noodle bowls. They’re all designed to take the guesswork (and the stress!) out of the question What’s for lunch today? We’re big fans of the red curry noodles and the lemon wild rice and broccoli bowl.
If you’re all about family, One Potato is your meal kit match made in heaven. Organic, seasonal produce sourced from the country’s top farms is chopped, measured and ready to be put to use in kid-approved recipes. One Potato just debuted vegan options as well. Bonus: Every order comes with gourmet organic cookie dough gratis.
America’s original butcher has expanded its meals to encompass one-step, single-serve, skillet and slow cooker options. All feature the company’s trademark flavor-packed premium meats and come complete with complementary ingredients and deceptively simple recipes.