19 Best Healthy Food Delivery Services for Painless Meal Prep

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Healthy food delivery services are a major game changer, especially if you’re easing into a healthier lifestyle as we ring in the new year. The best ones make meal prep painless and use good-for-you ingredients to keep you feeling your best, which makes resetting your wellness routine easier than ever. (And we’re guessing after one heck of a year, you’re in need of that.)

One quick search will pull up dozens of options to choose from, and we’ve tested them all to help you find your food-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, vegetarian, or just looking to expand your palate and skills in the kitchen in 2022.

So what’s for dinner? Read on to discover the 19 best healthy food delivery services.

1. Home Chef

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Courtesy Home Chef

Perfect for: Serious foodies.

Details: There are 13 meal options each week with Home Chef (we’re currently eyeing an incredibly delicious-looking scallop and corn chowder with crispy jalapeños), making it ideal for those looking to please picky, high-brow 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, especially during the pandemic.

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.

What customers are saying: “Been a loyal customer for almost two years and love the customer service and quality of the products! It has been a lifesaver for a busy working mom. So happy when I get home on Friday night and don’t have to hit the traffic and stores to get dinner for the family. Thanks, HC.” —Audrey E.

2. Sun Basket

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Perfect for: People with dietary restrictions.

Details: Sun Basket offers fresh meals for vegans, vegetarians, and pescatarians—plus for those who are managing diabetes or adhering to gluten-free and paleo diets. Whatever your preferences, you’ll find a Sun Basket healthy-food bundle for your particular diet. It offers organic produce and antibiotic and hormone-free meats and seafood, and everything comes in recyclable, enviro-friendly packaging. But the best part is Sun Basket promises each recipe (you can mix and match from 18 weekly) can be thrown together in 30 minutes or less. And they even have already-prepped meals that require zero cooking at all—just heat them up in the oven or microwave. 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.

Cost: $36.94 for your first box, which provides three meals for two people.

Availability: You can check Sun Basket service availability here.

What customers are saying: “I’ve been using Sun Basket for about five years both in California and when I moved out to Georgia, and I love the quality of the organic ingredients and the variety of Asian dishes that they have.” —Lindsay H.

3. Green Chef

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Courtesy Green Chef

Perfect for: The all-organic-everything eater.

Details: This is the first-ever USDA-certified-organic meal kit—free of synthetic pesticides, growth hormones, antibiotics, and GMOs. You can order vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, omnivore, keto, 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 from Green Chef: 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.

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.

What customers are saying: “I love Green Chef. Finally got me cooking good meals, three times a week, without wasting a bunch of food. I’m all in.” —Erik W.

4. Blue Apron

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Courtesy Blue Apron

Perfect for: The traditional cook.

Details: Blue Apron is the O.G. healthy meal delivery service, and it continues to be one of the best for a reason—the recipe curators are 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.

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.

What customers are saying: “I can’t say enough about how Blue Apron has improved our lives. My husband can follow simple directions to make meals. The variety of food is great, and it has forced us to try so many different grains and spices we never would’ve discovered on our own. We’re very happy with the meals and the quality of the ingredients.” —Karen

5. Gobble

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Perfect for: Busy parents who have less than 15 minutes to make dinner but still want a home-cooked meal.

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. This service also has 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.

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.

What customers are saying: “I’ve been a Gobble subscriber for the past six months and am still excited to see what recipes are coming up for the next few weeks. Gobble provides quick, delicious, cuisine-diverse options that make cooking during the work week a breeze.” —Olivia W.

6. Freshly

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Courtesy Freshly

Perfect for: Extremely busy people.

Details: The big promise with Freshly’s premade meals is that you can have lunch or dinner ready in two minutes or less—something we hadn’t heard promised outside 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 lowdown. 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 use for schlepping your leftovers for lunch the next day. One of our favorite things about Freshly is that the company distributes any food left over 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.

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.

What customers are saying: “We love Freshly because it takes two minutes to prepare, the food is great and we don’t have to spend time cleaning up.” —Sheri

7. Martha Stewart & Marley Spoon

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Courtesy Martha & Marley Spoon

Perfect for: The future lifestyle guru.

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 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.

Cost: Two meals per week for two people costs $56.95 per week; four meals for four people costs $152.83. Both kits include include $8.99 shipping.

Availability: Available in almost all of the contiguous U.S. states; just enter your zip code at checkout to confirm the company delivers to you.

What customers are saying: “The Argentine steak with chimichurri! Wow. It was better than dinner at my favorite steakhouse.” —Jon W.

8. Hungryroot

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Courtesy of Hungryroot

Perfect for: Picky eaters (you know who you are).

Details: All the meals picked by Hungryroot are nutritious and made from whole 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.

Cost: Pricing plans average from $60 to $100 per week, with minimum weekly deliveries starting at $59.

Availability: Hungryroot delivers to most zip codes in the contiguous United States (so, not Alaska or Hawaii).

What customers are saying: “Not only has Hungryroot allowed me to get great, healthy groceries delivered right to my door, but I’ve been able to discover new products through them.” —Jessica

9. EveryPlate

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Perfect for: Someone looking for the best value.

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.

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.

What customers are saying: “I’m pretty impressed with EveryPlate. The meals are delicious and the recipes offer a bit more than just barebones cooking.” —Lindsey

10. Purple Carrot

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Courtesy Purple Carrot

Perfect for: Vegans, vegetarians, or plant lovers.

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-plus 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 good for you and the environment. Everyone wins!

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.

What customers are saying: “Purple Carrot reignited my excitement around healthy eating. It showed me veganism doesn’t have to be boring or lack flavor, and continuously mixed it up to keep things interesting from week to week.” —Erin Parker

11. Sakara Life

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Courtesy Sakara Life

Perfect for: The person who considers every meal an Instagram-worthy moment.

Cetails: Sakara Life is a vegan supplier that offers a different menu every week with plant-based, superfood-heavy meals like seasonal salads, sandwiches, and protein bagels with cashew cheese spread. There are 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.

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 depends on your delivery zone, which you can check here.

What customers are saying: “The meals were delicious, diverse, and incredibly easy to prepare. Breakfast was especially yummy as they al fulfilled my sweet tooth. All meals are loaded with lots of veggies and vitamins. Plus, they provide a detox tea and probiotics with each box. I no longer feel bloated, my pains have decreased immensely, and my skin and hair are glowing!.” —Kim D.

12. Dinnerly

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Courtesy Dinnerly

Perfect for: The chef on a budget.

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, it’s affordable, at just $5.89 per adult serving. Fewer ingredients and digital recipe cards are two ways they help keep costs down, and whether you’re an adventurous eater or someone whose palate isn’t the most devil-may-care, there are a ton of recipe options to choose from. We love the chicken satay noodles, BBQ chicken flatbread, and pimento cheese veggie melts.

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 $44.33 per week.

Availability: Dinnerly delivers to most of the contiguous United States.

What customers are saying: “Dinnerly has given me the opportunity to try new food that I would not have been exposed to otherwise. It also saves me money and time from having to make trips to the grocery store.” —Drusilla B.

13. Daily Harvest

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Courtesy Daily Harvest

Perfect for: Workaholics who can’t stop skipping lunch.

Details: Daily Harvest meals range from bowls to desserts to soups—but its bread and butter are smoothies. They each come fully prepared in a cup that only sometimes requires you to add water (or your favorite version of milk) 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 freezer when things go back to normal, 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 (or ordering from) a nearby Sweetgreen every afternoon. The millennial-friendly branding doesn’t hurt, either.

Cost: Daily Harvest charges by the meal, and you can have them shipped on a weekly or monthly basis. It’s $5.99 for oat and chia bowls, $7.99 for smoothies, soups, bites, and lattes, and $8.99 for harvest bowls, flatbreads, and scoops.

Availability: You can find out if Daily Harvest delivers to you by clicking here.

What customers are saying: “If you’re like me and are trying to eat less junk food but don’t want to take the time to cook (or to skip out on things that taste good), Daily Harvest could be the service for you. It didn’t magically turn me into a healthier eater overnight, but it certainly made it easier for me to feel good about what I was eating. The one-step prep is convenient enough, and my insides have never felt fresher. Let’s face it, chip bags are always out there, but when you’re trying to be healthy, it’s hard to beat fresh food in a cup.” —Shanna Shipin

14. HelloFresh

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Courtesy HelloFresh

Perfect for: Newbie chefs

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?” Entrée 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?

Cost: Three two-serving meals starts at $55.

Availability: Delivers across all of the continental United States.

What customers are saying: “I have tried three different delivery services, and HelloFresh was by far the most tasty. The recipes actually opened my mind into new ways of cooking and preparing food. Their menu choices were great and always delivered on time with easy-to-read directions.” —Loren

15. Veestro

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Courtesy Veestro

Perfect for: The heat-and-eat person

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, it’s not a big deal. All of Veestro’s meals can be microwaved, heated on the stove, or baked in the oven, but the best part is—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).

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.

What customers are saying: “Being vegan and healthy couldn’t be any easier now that I found Veestro. The Texas Smoky Bowl is filling and tasty. I couldn’t be happier.” —Paul

16. Snap Kitchen

Perfect for: Control freaks

Details: Snap Kitchen says it makes the best-tasting food, made better. That’s pretty appealing, but what we love is that this healthy meal delivery service offers you the freedom of choice. So. Much. 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. If you have specific calorie goals, you can customize those as well. With this degree of customization, it’s no surprise that Snap Kitchen caters to people who follow all sorts of diets (from milk-free to pescatarian). Pro tip: Order the crunchy coconut shrimp and over-easy burger with sweet potato for a transcendent mealtime experience.

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.

What customers are saying: “They have healthy, filling meals that are reasonably priced. I buy a few meals here every week for lunch and occasionally dinner. They have a great variety of meals, and some are labeled if they’re approved for different diets. Their rewards program is awesome, so make sure you sign up!” —Taylor S.

17. Freshology

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Courtesy Freshology

Perfect for: Fans of perfect portions.

Details: Freshology offers four different meal programs: Balance, Balance D (a doctor-approved plan for diabetics), Keto-Carb30 (for those looking to cut carbs and supercharge weight loss), and Vegetarian. Each of them provides portion-controlled, made-just-before-shipping meals with lots of fruits, vegetables, and proteins. Nothing is frozen. Chefs prepare the meals up to a certain degree of cooking, then you pop them in the microwave at home to finish them off. Freshology also helps you better understand portion sizes. Because everything is perfectly portioned, it’s a good reminder that muffins probably shouldn’t be the size of softballs and that a serving of pizza does not equal a third of a large pie.

Cost: $12.20 per meal with a minimum of 10 meals per week, totaling $121.99, plus a $9.99 delivery fee per week.

Availability: Delivers across all of the continental United States.

What customers are saying: “It’s like you have a home chef at your disposal, cooking you fresh and delicious meals. You just have to heat and eat.”—Anna M.

18. Thistle

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Courtesy Thistle

Perfect for: The foodie who doesn’t want to cook.

Details: If you want healthy meals delivered straight to your door with no need for prep, this is the subscription for you. Each of Thistle’s ready-to-eat meals has an average of five unique fruits and vegetables, so you’re always getting a variety of nutrients. Thistle also prides itself on using only complex, protein-packed carbs that are gluten-free. It also uses more than 40 superfoods in its fresh meals, including matcha, ginger, chia, moringa, turmeric, and more.

Cost: Prices range from $11.50 to $17.24 a meal based on the frequency and inclusion of meat. Delivery is free on orders of $25 or more.

Availability: Delivers across all of the continental United States.

What customers are saying: “Thistle is amazing. The food is delicious, they invest in being eco friendly, and they make everything super easy. I cannot recommend them enough!” —Nabil

19. Factor_

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Courtesy Factor 75

Perfect for: The clean-eating enthusiast.

Details: Another one of the best healthy meal delivery services is Factor_ (formerly Factor 75). This food delivery subscription uses only top-shelf ingredients, including pasture-raised, grass-fed beef. All ingredients are gluten-free, antibiotic-free, hormone-free, soy-free, and non-GMO. On top of it all, Factor 75 does not use any refined sugar. If you’re serious about fueling your body with the very best ingredients, this is the food delivery service for you.

Cost: Plans start at four meals a week at $15 a meal and go up to 18 meals a week at $11 a meal.

Availability: Delivers across all of the continental United States.

What customers are saying: “Factor 75, who now goes by just Factor, has been one of the best prepared meal delivery services so far. They did reach out to me and offered to send me this box of six meals to try, but I am honestly just gushing about them because they are truly that great. I already placed another order, entirely on my own dime. I have just never been so impressed by the flavors and freshness from healthy prepared meals like this before.” —Danielle Green

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