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Whether you’re pressed for time, don’t know how to cook, or just don’t want to, meal delivery services can take a little—or all— of the preparation out of planning the week’s menu. What’s best for you may be determined by dietary preferences, price points, or the time it takes to get food on the table—most likely, it'll be a combination of all three.
With meals as inexpensive as $4.99 per serving, Dinnerly may be the most cost-effective nationwide delivery service. However, local delivery services may offer lower prices in your area.
Freshly is our top pick for flexible, ready-made meals, offering options for gluten-free, vegetarian, and meat-eaters alike.
The Purple Carrot offers both pre-made meals and meal kits, and earns high marks for nutrient density. With delivery in 48 states and plans starting at $9.99, we bet you’ll love it, too—whether or not you’re vegan.
Little Spoon has offerings for babies, toddlers, and kids alike, as well as smoothies, vitamins, and at-home remedies. This service helps instill healthy habits with balanced plates, plenty of veggies, and nutrient-dense smoothies for snack time.
A meal delivery service can help meet your nutritional needs. If you struggle with time, planning, or execution of meal prep, a meal delivery service may be the answer. Whether it’s for a short period of time or for the long haul, meal delivery services can meet different budget and dietary needs.
A meal pattern that eliminates all animal foods and foods derived from animals, including all meat, dairy, eggs, fish, and honey.
This term encompasses a wide variety of eating patterns that are based largely on non-animal derived foods. Unlike vegans, vegetarians may eat eggs, dairy, and honey.
The process of preparing food, and commonly recognized as being completed well ahead of consuming the meal.