When you think about food delivery, you probably don't imagine a balanced, well-rounded meal—more like pizzas and Pad Thai, right?
But healthy food delivery services are out there, and there are a lot of them, with a slew of options that make food prep painless (and good-for-you ingredients too). So we're here to help you sort through the bunch to find your delivery soulmate. These healthy subscription services, which offer either prepped ingredients or premade wholesome recipes and meals, are easy to pull together, taste damned delicious, and are available to be dropped at most doors nationwide—some even deliver internationally. It's practically impossible to not find the perfect healthy meal kit for you whether you're gluten-free, a vegetarian, or open to anything and everything.
So what's for dinner? Read on to find out the 16 best healthy food delivery services.
1. Home Chef
Perfect for: Serious foodies
The details: There are 13 meal options each week with Home Chef—for example, there's currently an incredibly delicious-looking scallop and corn chowder with crispy jalapeños—making it ideal for those looking to please picky, highbrow palates or those who love the finer things in life. And the service makes it far more affordable (and convenient!) than it would be to shop for these ingredients on their own.
The cost: $59 for three meals for two people; includes all sauces, salts, and oils.
Availability: Home Chef delivers to 98% of the United States. To check if it delivers to your area, go here.
2. Sun Basket
Perfect for: Dietary restrictions
The details: With meal planning options for vegans, vegetarians, and pescatarians, plus for those managing diabetes or eating paleo or gluten-free, Sun Basket has the healthy food bundle for your particular eating yen. It offers organic produce and antibiotic and hormone-free meats and seafood—plus, everything comes in recyclable, enviro-friendly packaging. And the best part: Sun Basket promises each recipe (you can mix and match from 18 weekly) can be thrown together in 30 minutes or less. If you've got food rules to manage but not a lot of time to cook, this is the healthy meal delivery service for you.
The cost: $36.94 for your first box, which provides three meals for two people.
Availability: You can check Sun Basket service availability here.
3. Blue Apron
Perfect for: The traditional cook
The details: Blue Apron is the OG healthy meal delivery service, and it continues to be one of the best for a reason—they're good at what they do. Every ingredient is measured, portioned, and packaged, and the step-by-step instructions are easy to follow. It's worth noting that some meals can take a bit longer than others, but the menu is second to none, with incredible meals inspired by the Mediterranean diet. On the menu in past weeks? Sesame kale and quinoa bowls, pappardelle in tomato sauce, and Tuscan-spiced cod, among many other things. You can add a wine pairing to your order too.
The cost: Two-person plans, with three meals per week, start at $60.
Availability: Blue Apron is available nationwide in the United States, but different delivery options depend on your area, which you can check here.
Perfect for: Extremely busy people
The details: The big promise with Freshly's premade meals is that you can have breakfast, lunch, or dinner ready in two minutes or less—something we hadn't heard promised outside of a frozen-foods aisle. Nothing's frozen, though, and you can pull up all the nutritional stats on Freshly's website to get the quick down-low. Every single meal is gluten-free, packed with protein, all natural, and free from refined sugars. All meals are kept insulated in biodegradable, recycled denim totes—an eco-friendly alternative to foam—which you'll want to schlep your leftovers in for lunch the next day. And the company distributes any food leftover from its packaging process to local food banks and shelters, ensuring there's limited waste and that as many as possible benefit from the nutritional goodness.
The cost: Four meals per week for one person starts at $50. Also, if you refer a friend, you'll help them get $40 off their order and $40 off your next two orders.
Availability: Currently delivers to the continental U.S.
Perfect for: The future lifestyle guru
The details: Created by America's most trusted home cook (and Snoop Dogg's BFF), Martha & Marley Spoon is bringing more than 18,000 of Martha Stewart's recipes to your home. Designed with easy weeknight cooking in mind, this meal delivery service lets you select from 10 new recipes every week. With incredible dishes like a buttery garlic chicken, General Tso's cauliflower, and two-cheese polenta, there is no reason not to sign up ASAP. You can plan up to five weeks ahead and skip a week when the timing isn't perfect.
The cost: Two meals per week for two people starts at $48 per week; four meals for three to four people starts at $131.20 a week. All include free weekly delivery.
Availability: Available in almost all of the contiguous U.S. states; just enter your zip code at checkout to confirm it delivers to you.
Perfect for: Picky or, shall we say, particular eaters
The details: All the meals picked by Hungryroot are nutritious and made from whole, trusted ingredients—but they're based on your specific food profile. It's basically a grocery subscription service, not a meal plan, and you can customize your orders depending on what you're into for any given week. Your plan is also based on how much food you think you need during that time period. You can shop for everything from vegetarian staples like cauliflower rice and gluten-free pasta to ready-made meals like overnight oats and three-bean chili. Yes, there's meat too.
The cost: There are three plan sizes: Small ($69 for three or more two-serving meals, plus snacks or other individual items); Medium ($99 for four or more two-serving meals, plus snacks or other individual items); and Large ($129 for five or more two-serving meals, plus snacks or other individual items). You can skip, pause, or cancel at any time.
Availability: Hungryroot delivers to most zip codes in the contiguous United States (so, not Alaska or Hawaii).
Perfect for: Someone looking for the best value
The details: EveryPlate is all about being more accessible and providing great meals for a fraction of the price of other meal subscription services. All its recipes are easy to follow and take around 30 minutes to complete from start to finish. A great bonus is that each week's meals come shipped in recyclable, climate-smart packaging.
The cost: Your first delivery will get you 18 meals for only $3.33 each with free shipping. After that you select three meals from each menu at $4.99 a meal.
Availability: EveryPlate is available in the majority of the continental U.S. After your zip code is entered during checkout, you'll receive a confirmation on whether they ship to your area.
Perfect for: Vegans, vegetarians, or plant lovers
The details: With new vegan recipes every week, Purple Carrot is the most convenient way to eat more plant-based meals. You can choose from three different meal plans: Chef's Choice, which features innovative dishes and seasonal ingredients; Quick & Easy, with a focus on dishes that are ready in 30 minutes or less; and High Protein, which features incredibly satisfying dishes with 20+ grams of protein per serving. Allegedly Gisele Bündchen is a fan, which should be enough of a selling point, but eating a plant-based diet is also really healthy for you and the environment. Everyone wins!
The cost: Each week you choose three dinners that serve two people at $12 a plate, or $72 a week.
Availability: Purple Carrot delivers to the contiguous 48 states; you can check availability here.
Perfect for: Busy parents who have only 15 minutes to make dinner but still want a home-cooked meal
The details: Gobble's chefs are all about doing the prep work for you so you don't have to spend time peeling, chopping, or marinating. They also have options for every kind of diet, including gluten-free, dairy-free, low-carb, and vegetarian. With all of the ingredients ready, each meal takes only 15 minutes to put together, which means it'll taste homemade without all of the additional time usually needed. With options that range from souvlaki-marinated salmon with Greek orzo salad to Parmesan-crusted chicken with lemon-basil orzo salad, there are so many dishes to look forward to.
The cost: The two-person plan provides six meals weekly at $11.99 each, which is $71.94 a week plus $6.99 for shipping. The four-person plan provides 12 meals each week at $11.99 each, which is $143.88 weekly plus $6.99 for shipping.
Availability: Gobble delivers throughout the continental United States. You can check availability here.
10. Sakara Life
Perfect for: The Instagram addict (P.S. You'll probably like this too.)
The details: This vegan supplier offers a different menu every week with plant-based, superfood-heavy meals like seasonal salads, sandwiches, and protein bagels with cashew cheese spread. There's even daily detox teas to support digestion. It's all quite pretty (not to mention gluten-, dairy-, egg-, and seafood-free), so plate it beautifully with some good lighting—and nail your caption, of course.
The cost: Packages start at $99 per person per day for a five-day plan.
Availability: Originally available only in New York, Sakara Life now delivers everywhere, but the number of days available depend on your delivery zone, which you can check here.
11. Green Chef
Perfect for: The all-organic-everything eater
The details: This is the first-ever USDA-certified-organic meal kit—free of synthetic pesticides, growth hormones, antibiotics, and GMOs. You can order vegan, keto, omnivore, vegetarian, omnivore, pescatarian, and paleo meals, which are updated weekly. Ingredients come packaged, labeled, and color-coded for organized cooking, and they all take 30 minutes or less to prepare. This healthy meal delivery service also has a wide range of meal plans for so many different lifestyles, from gluten-free to family carnivore. Other stuff we love: the eco-friendly packaging (the boxes are literally mini fridges, upping the cute factor), the fact that there's no commitment, and the flexible delivery dates. It's probably the most chill meal-prep kit of the bunch.
The cost: Two-person plans, with three meals per week, start at $63.
Availability: Green Chef delivers almost everywhere in the United States except Alaska, Hawaii, and parts of Louisiana.
Perfect for: The foodie on a budget
The details: Dinnerly's menu is filled with easy-to-make, delicious, and healthy meals for someone who doesn't have a lot of time but loves to cook. But even more important, they're affordable, at just $4.49 per adult serving. Whether you're an adventurous eater or someone whose palate isn't the most advanced, there are a ton of recipe options to choose from and then all the ingredients necessary will be included in your box. Fewer ingredients and digital recipe cards are two ways they help keep costs down. We love the chicken satay noodles, BBQ chicken flatbread, and pimento cheese veggie melts.
The cost: There are several options including a two-person box, which "serves two hungry people three, four, or five times a week" and a family box, which "serves four hungry people three, four, or five times a week." The least expensive option (including $8.99 for shipping) comes in at $38.93 per week.
Availability: Dinnerly delivers to most of the contiguous United States.
13. Daily Harvest
Perfect for: The desk lunch obsessive
The details: Daily Harvest meals range from bowls to smoothies to soups. They each come fully prepared in a cup that only sometimes requires you to add water and heat it up (in the microwave or on a stovetop). Each meal is also made with fresh ingredients from farmers and is frozen within hours of each harvest to lock in the deliciousness of peak-season ripeness. Since the cups are so easy to store in an office refrigerator and prepare in an office microwave, Daily Harvest meals are great for anyone who always eats their lunch at their desk but doesn't want to spend money or time going to a nearby Sweetgreen every afternoon. Everything is also incredibly delicious, healthy, and fresh.
The cost: The price per cup decreases the more cups you order, and you can choose 6, 9, 12, or 24 cups per week. For 6 cups a week, it'll be $7.99 per cup; for 12, $7.49 per cup. If you choose the monthly plan, you'll get 24 cups per week at around $6 per cup.
Availability: You can find out if Daily Harvest delivers to you by clicking here.
Perfect for: Newbie chefs
The details: There are 15 different recipes offered each week, in either two- or four-person servings. The easy-to-follow, minimal-step meals come in meat and vegetarian options—everything from pork tenderloin with cauliflower mash and snap peas to chickpea- and superfood-laced salads. And now HelloFresh is offering food so nice you can eat it twice, with Dinner 2 Lunch, solving the age-old dilemma of "Seriously, how do you pack lunch ever?" Dinner recipes come with additional ingredients and instructions to tweak your leftovers for a killer next-day lunch: Chorizo beef chili becomes a chili burrito for lunch; sausage and zucchini pizza is reimagined as a salad. If you're new to cooking, this just made figuring out one more meal that much easier. And did we mention it also has a wine club through which you can get six bottles delivered monthly?
The cost: Three two-serving meals starts at $55.
Availability: Delivers across all of the continental United States.
Perfect for: The heat-and-eat person
The details: Everything's ready to go from Veestro—the vegan, dairy-free healthy meal delivery service is all about the heat-and-eat, so if you're slammed at the office, it's not a big deal. Dinner will still be ready in a few, since all of Veestro's meals can be microwaved, heated on the stove, or baked in the oven. But the best part is that unlike other delivery services, which are almost exclusively offered with limited meal-plan choices, Veestro's got all of its offerings à la carte, so you can mix and match its "Plants Please" offerings to customize your perfect menu (because you know, not everyone loves tomatoes).
The cost: Meals start at $10 to $12 à la carte.
Availability: Veestro currently delivers to any physical address within the United States except Alaska or Hawaii.
16. Snap Kitchen
Perfect for: Control freaks
The details: Snap Kitchen says it makes the best-tasting food, made better. That's pretty appealing, but what we love is not just how it caters to lots of different diets, from milk-free to pescatarian, but that this healthy meal delivery service offers you the freedom of choice. Yes, you can choose a low-carb or keto-friendly subscription, but you could also build your own completely from scratch or opt for a balance option that allows you to try an edited selection with a little bit of everything. We're currently eyeing its crunchy coconut shrimp and over-easy burger with sweet potato. If you have specific calorie goals, you can customize those as well.
The cost: Pricing for meal subscriptions is based on how much you spend. Those between $25 and $125 receive a 5% discount off the retail price, meal subscriptions between $125 and $200 receive a 10% discount, and meal subscriptions that are $200 or more per week receive a 15% discount.
Availability: Currently available for delivery in most of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Kansas, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, New York, Massachusetts, Virginia and West Virginia.
Originally Appeared on Glamour