Best Meal Delivery Service (2019)


Americans seem more pressed for time than ever, and a host of meal delivery services are helping save time by getting dinner on the table faster. There are meal kits for all kinds of cooks and diets – paleo, keto, vegetarian, vegan – that cut out the need to go to the grocery store by delivering just what you need for fresh, home cooked meals.

  • HelloFresh


    HelloFresh boxes come with easy to follow recipes and ingredients sourced directly from farms and producers, all packed in meal kits that slide right into the fridge. This company wins with variety – a combination of 20-minute meals, global eats, one-pot wonders, kid-approved meals and gourmet options.
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  • Daily Harvest

    Daily Harvest

    Daily Harvest specializes in fresh produce, frozen within hours of harvest to maximize its flavor and nutritional value. Weekly or monthly boxes include pre-portioned cups to be heated into savory soup or blended into nutrient-packed smoothies.
    Photo courtesy of iStock / Django

  • Home Chef

    Home Chef

    Home Chef offers one of the most customizable meal kit subscriptions, where home chefs can mix and match 26 weekly options while swapping, upgrading or doubling the protein in each recipe. Recipes include handy tips and tricks to help hone key cooking skills.
    Photo courtesy of Home Chef

  • EveryPlate


    Every week EveryPlate dishes up a new menu of five chef-created recipes. This affordable plan includes a range of options, like garlic-rosemary chicken with roasted root vegetables or beef bahn mi bowls with sriracha mayo and pickled cucumber.
    Photo courtesy of iStock / cobraphoto

  • Green Chef

    Green Chef

    Green Chef specializes in delivering organic ingredients to cook easy and flavorful meals. Subscription options can be tailored to two or four people, with flexible delivery days. Ingredients are pre-measured and prepped, so most recipes take less than 30 minutes to prepare. Green Chef offers keto, paleo, omnivore and vegan plans.
    Photo courtesy of Green Chef

  • PeachDish


    PeachDish brings the flavors of the South to your doorstep with a flexible plan that lets you pick your meals, skip weeks, or let the PeachDish experts pick your meal plan for you. Ingredients are fresh and seasonal from local farmers for recipes crafted by cookbook authors, restauranteurs and James Beard-winning chefs.
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  • One Potato

    One Potato

    One Potato makes cooking for the family a breeze with kid friendly recipes and special child pricing. Ingredients are organic, non-GMO and farm-fresh, with options for vegetarians and other dietary restrictions. For those outside the delivery area, One Potato offers a lineup of sauces, dressings and shelf-stable meal kits.
    Photo courtesy of One Potato

  • Snap Kitchen

    Snap Kitchen

    Founded in 2010 in Austin, Snap Kitchen brings real food to busy people with weekly meal plans for a range of lifestyles, including vegetarian, low-carb and keto. No cooking required!
    Photo courtesy of Julie Sofer / Snap Kitchen

  • Purple Carrot

    Purple Carrot

    Purple Carrot makes it easy to add more plant-based meals to your diet with new vegan recipes delivered each week. Meals include 30-minute and high-protein options, as well as add-ons like quick breakfast and lunch dishes.
    Photo courtesy of iStock / merc67

  • Sun Basket

    Sun Basket

    Sun Basket is a certified organic meal delivery service, with 18 weekly recipes to choose from. Meals are designed to be prepared in about 30 minutes, thanks to pre-measured ingredients. Plans include Carb-Conscious, Paleo, Mediterranean, Gluten-Free, Lean & Clean, Vegan, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy, Diabetes-Friendly or Chef’s Choice.
    Photo courtesy of Sun Basket

The top 10 winners in the category Best Meal Delivery Service are as follows:

  1. HelloFresh
  2. Daily Harvest
  3. Home Chef
  4. EveryPlate
  5. Green Chef
  6. PeachDish
  7. One Potato
  8. Snap Kitchen
  9. Purple Carrot
  10. Sun Basket

Congratulations to all these winning meal kits!

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