5 Food Delivery Services that Bring Fresh Meals to Your Doorstep

In today's fast-paced world, who has time for meal planning and grocery shopping? These five meal delivery services are making dinner plans a lot easier for millions of Americans by delivering fresh meals to subscribers' doorsteps. ...

Craving home-cooked meals without the stress of planning and grocery shopping? Enter meal delivery services. The food delivery phenomenon has been sweeping the country over the last 5 years, and now there are literally dozens of companies making home-cooked, fresh food more accessible for the busy American. Here are five of the top food delivery services in the U.S. market:

1. Blue Apron

Blue Apron delivers nationwide and offers farm-fresh meat and produce to your front steps along with easy-to-make recipes. Personalize your meals with either a two-person plan or a family plan, which feeds four. With the two-person plan, you receive all ingredients necessary for three dinner recipes for less than $60 a week. Alternatively, you may choose to receive ingredients for either two or four recipes to feed your family for less than $9 per serving. Shipping is always free, and you may cancel anytime. Get $30 off your first Blue Apron order when you redeem this offer! Read our complete Blue Apron reviews here.

2. Hello Fresh

Prepare healthy meals quickly and easily with recipes and pre-measured ingredients from Hello Fresh! This European-based meal delivery service delivers within the continental United States and offers three weekly plans, which include classic, veggie, and family plans, to suit many dietary restrictions for less than $10 per meal. Although they do not offer specific meals to accommodate food allergies, you may omit certain ingredients from your plan. Additionally, each ingredient is individually wrapped and does not contact other ingredients during the packing and shipping process, making it easy to remove any unwanted items. Pause or cancel Hello Fresh service anytime. For a limited time, receive 50{2646a176311491570739a13dd319592155ac9cdba4632368aea58c38c45c78aa} off your first box.

3. Purple Carrot

Purple Carrot offers plant-based meals that take less than 40 minutes to cook and eat! Each weekly shipment comes with easy-to-follow recipe cards and picture instructions. In addition to two plans designed to feed either two or four people, they also offer a high-protein, gluten-free TB12 Performance Plan, which is named after the legendary Tom Brady. Simply select your weekly plan to receive ingredients for two or three meals each week and let Purple Carrot do the rest! Purple Carrot shipping is always free, and you can manage your orders to suit your delivery preferences. Sign up and receive a $25 discount!

4. Green Chef

Green Chef specializes in organic, sustainable ingredients and meals that are ready in under 30 minutes! The company even uses eco-friendly packaging to ship the ingredients. Choose from their diverse family, paleo, omnivore, and vegan menus. Based on the meal plan that you choose, each meal costs between $10 and $15. Shipping is $9, and Green Chef delivers across the United States, except to Alaska, Hawaii, and parts of Louisiana. They offer a flexible delivery schedule, so you can choose when to have your food delivered. Take the prep work out of your meal planning and get $50 off your first order here! Be sure to check out our comprehensive Blue Apron vs. Green Chef comparison.

5. Sun Basket

Sun Basket offers an array of organic meals, including family, gluten-free, paleo, and vegetarian menus. They even offer breakfast options! Family meals cost less than $10 per serving, and classic meals less than $12 per serving. Enjoy Sun Basket’s grass-fed and antibiotic-free meats, which are sustainably sourced. The ingredients for your meals arrive weekly and are pre-measured. You can cook and eat in about thirty minutes, and prep includes only a few basic ingredients (salt, pepper, oil) from your own kitchen. Although they are expanding their delivery services, they currently do not ship to eight states (AK, HI, KS, MN, MT, ND, NE & SD). Get three free meals when you sign up for your first order!