Meal delivery kits continue to be really popular these days — and it's easy to see why.
But with so many options out there, it can be hard to figure out which one is truly the best for you. I wanted to find out — so I researched the most popular ones and tested eight of 'em.
Here's how I went about it:
• I only included kits that offered nationwide delivery.
• For most kits, I ordered three meals (for two people) to give myself the best feel for what a weekly subscription box might look like. The costs below reflect that.
• I tried to pick a a wide array of recipes, or things that I don't normally buy and cook for myself. If I'm spending the extra $$ on a meal kit, I want it to be different (and/or better!) than what I might otherwise cook or pick up.
• The most important thing to me was finding a kit that combined quality ingredients + inventive recipes + the feeling that I was still cooking, learning, and improving my kitchen skills along the way. But I also realize that other home cooks might be looking for something else, so I tried to make my reviews as comprehensive as possible, listing pros and cons, and suggestions for who a certain kit might be best for.