The 16 Best Food Subscription Boxes (So You Can Skip a Grocery Run This Week)
Spending time at home is the ideal opportunity to get the whole family cooking with a delivery service that provides ingredients and recipes. But if that's not your thing, there are also easy, pre-prepped and cooked meal kits that just need to be opened, heated and enjoyed. No matter your dietary preferences, there's a food subscription box for you (yep, even vegan, paleo and keto). But the very best part? You don't have to wait in line at the grocery store. Here, we rounded up the 16 best food subscription boxes to try ASAP.
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1. Purple Carrot
Cost: From $72/week ($12/serving) or two people, or $82/week ($10/serving) for four people
What you get: A flexible, weekly subscription of vegan meals that come freshly prepared and ready to cook (just add salt and pepper to taste)
Why we love it: Unlike other subscription food boxes that have a vegan option, Purple Carrot is exclusively vegan, so delicious veggies are their specialty. Plus, the brand offers breakfast, lunch and snack options in addition to dinner, making it easy to eat plant-based all day long with minimal effort.
2. Green Chef
Cost: From $60/week (or $10/serving)
What you get: Portioned ingredients to make two to three meals per week for two to four people, plus cooking instructions
Why we love it: Green Chef creates meals based on diet. Going Keto, Paleo or plant-based? This delivery service does all the hard work for you, so all you have to do is open the box and start chopping.
3. Home Chef
Cost: From $40/week (or $10/serving)
What you get: Portioned ingredients sent once or twice a week to make up to eight servings, plus cooking instructions
Why we love it: Dinner options are a must, especially when it comes to picky kids (and picky husbands). Home Chef not only lets you pick the number of meals you'll receive per week, but it also lets you customize each one to upgrade, double up or add or swap a protein. You can also choose meals based on cooking time, from five minutes to 30+ minutes.
Cost: From $72/week (or $12/serving)
What you get: Portioned and prepped ingredients to cook three meals per week for two to four people, plus cooking instructions
Why we love it: Pro chefs do all the chopping and marinating for you, so your meal is ready to cook right out of the box—no prepping necessary. The best part: Each meal will only take you 15 minutes from start to finish.
Cost: Ranging from $69/week for six meals (or $11/serving) to $96/week for 12 meals (or $8/serving)
What you get: Chef-made, gluten-free meals that are ready to eat within two minutes of opening—no prepping or cooking required
Why we love it: You get to choose from over 30 healthy, gluten-free meals that are cooked and delivered fresh (not frozen). Meaning all you have to do is unwrap and heat to put dinner on the table in a mere two minutes. It just doesn't get easier than that.
6. Hello Fresh
Cost: From $54/week (or $9/serving)
What you get: Portioned ingredients to cook three to four meals per week for two to four people, plus cooking instructions
Why we love it: Choose from plans that include meat and veggies, just veggies, low-calorie and family-friendly options. Plus, you get to select the meals you want to make based on the recipes being offered that week.
Cost: From $59/delivery and options for one, two or more than three people
What you get: A handpicked lineup of groceries and recipes to help you make healthy, nutritious meals
Why we love it: We typically go into the grocery store and pick items blindly. But Hungryroot helps us shop for groceries that can easily be combined into healthy meals. But sometimes we get excitement out of picking things ourself. We also love that we can customize our order every week, adding on the essentials we can't live without.
Cost: Starting at $30/day or $150/week for a recurring subscription
What you get: Plant-based, gluten-free and organic, fully prepared meals delivered to your door for all three daily meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) or any combination of the three
Why we love it: Sakara takes the guesswork out of eating plant-based, gluten-free and organic with expert, ready-made meals delivered on a weekly basis. Unlike other subscription services, you have the option to include three pre-prepared meals per day, so you don't have to spend valuable time cooking (aside from heating up a dish or two).
9. Splendid Spoon
Cost: $65/week ($13/serving) for five lunch bowls; $95/week ($9.50/serving) for five smoothies and five bowls; $135/week ($9/serving) for five smoothies, five bowls and one full-day reset including wellness shots
What you get: Ready-to-eat, plant-based smoothies, soups and grain bowls that are ideal for a healthy breakfast and lunch
Why we love it: Sometimes it's easier to reach for a sugary protein bar than blending up a superfood-packed smoothie. Luckily Splendid Spoon offers a simple, quick solution for keeping your health goals on track: Nourishing, plant-based, clean meals that are ready to eat within seconds—or grab as you're running out the door.
10. Martha & Marley Spoon
Cost: From $50/week ($10/serving + $9 shipping) for two people or $77/week ($8.49/serving + $9 shipping)
What you get: Gourmet-made easy dinners created by Martha Stewart and shipped straight to your door. Choose from traditional or vegetarian options
Why we love it: If you aspire to be Martha Stewart, but don't have nearly enough time to whip up intricate feasts every night, her meal delivery service makes it more accessible. Plus you can choose from 22 new meals every week, only selecting those that look the most delicious to you and your family.
11. Fresh Meal Plan
Cost: $72/week for six meals, $109/week for ten meals or $140/week for 14 meals
What you get: Six to 14 meals from your preferred menu of traditional, paleo, keto, vegan or lean and mean categories
Why we love it: Every meal is made fresh to enjoy without any cooking or prepping, so all you have to do is crack the seal on the heat-ready packaging, pop it in the microwave and dig in. Don't want a weekly commitment? Fresh Meal Plan also offers an à la carte menu for individual orders on demand, when you need them.
12. Sun Basket
Cost: From $44/week (or $11/serving)
What you get: Portioned organic ingredients or oven-ready dishes for two to four meals per week for two to four people, plus cooking instructions
Why we love it: All of Sun Basket's meals are chef-crafted and dietitian-approved, so you never have to worry about the logistics of whipping up healthy meals for the whole family. Plus, you can choose from three different methods: classic cooking, pre-prepped (no slicing and dicing necessary) or oven ready (just heat in the oven or microwave and serve).
13. Daily Harvest
Cost: $6 each for oat and chia bowls, $8 each for smoothies, soups, bites and lattes and $9 each for harvest bowls and flatbreads
What you get: Anywhere from six to 12 convenient, pre-portioned and frozen superfood smoothies, soups, harvest bowls, oat bowls, chia bowls, flatbreads, bites and lattes per week, or 24 per month
Why we love it: We can't live without our morning smoothie, but we can do without the cost. Daily Harvest makes healthy living a no-brainer by packing essential smoothie, soup, grain and veggie bowl ingredients into convenient, pre-portioned and frozen meals that are easy to make—just make sure to have a blender handy for smoothies, a stovetop or microwave for the bowls or an oven for the flatbreads.
14. Blue Apron
Cost: From $48/week (or $10/serving) for a two-person plan or $72/week (or $9/serving) for a four-person plan
What you get: Portioned ingredients to cook two to three meals per week for two or four people, plus cooking instructions
Why we love it: Blue Apron is ideal for kitchen novices who want to learn new skills (you've got to check out those handy video demos!). The OG food delivery service has remained best-in-class due to their inventive, seasonal recipes and focus on quality ingredients.
Cost: From $27/week (or $4.49/serving)
What you get: Portioned ingredients to cook three to five meals per week for two to four people, plus digital cooking instructions
Why we love it: Dinnerly is by far the most affordable meal kit on the market at just under $5 per serving. How do they do it? By using digital recipe cards instead of paper, fewer ingredients per dish (which means the meals are easier and faster to make) and shipping all the fresh ingredients in a simple, no-frills box.
16. Mosaic Foods
Cost: Order minimum of $70 (cost varies by subscription)
What you get: Frozen, chef-crafted, plant-based veggie bowls, soups and oat bowls that are ready to eat in five minutes or less
Why we love it: There are breakfast, lunch and dinner options, all vegetarian or vegan. So, this service makes getting your daily veggies in a total breeze. But if you end up having a change in dinner plans one night, you won't have to feel bad about wasting the meal—it'll stay safe in the freezer until you're ready to dig in. We also love the flexible subscription plan and the recyclable packaging the meals arrive in.