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    19 Food-Related Subscription Boxes You Might Want To Try Out

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    1. Nick's build-a-box subscription, so whenever the craving for ice cream calls out to you like a siren (ahem, every night) you'll be more than prepared.

    arms around a bunch of pints of ice cream

    When founder Niclas “Nick” Luthman was diagnosed as prediabetic, he set out to make an ice cream that he could still enjoy while making sure he was taking care of his health. As such, his Swedish-style pints have no added sugar and are instead sweetened with plant-based ingredients like soluble corn fiber. 

    They currently have 23 flavors from classics like mint chocolate chip and vanilla to more uncommon flavors like Swedish lemon bar. 

    Get it from Nick's for $37.47+ (originally $84.93+; available in boxes of 6, 12, 18, 24, 30, or 36 pints). 

    2. Murray's Cheese of the Month membership, which you won't find *cheesy* in the slightest once you see how delicious your mail suddenly becomes. It even comes with suggested wine pairings!

    A selection of cheeses from November 2019 with a tasting card

    Get it from Murray's for $63+ (available as a 1-, 3-, 6-, or 12-month subscription).

    3. A Trade Coffee Subscription that'll provide you with new beans to try that have been personally selected just for you — you won't even have to leave the house!

    to the left: coffee being poured into a mug, to the right: cold brew coffee in a glass
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    My husband has said this is the best thing I've ever gotten for him — and he's verrrrrry snobby about his coffee. He looks forward to the monthly deliveries and loves that he gets to test out different beans all the time. This site will ask you a series of questions like "How do you usually make your coffee at home?" and "What is your coffee experience level?" and then pair you with a coffee Trade thinks you'd be best suited for. It's like having a barista customize your drink for you all the time! You can choose "The Classics" subscription in which you'll get one to two 12-oz bags per order or "The Hookup" which gets you one pricier 12-oz bag.

    Get it from Trade Coffee starting at $12.50/month.

    Psst: if you prefer iced drinks (ahem, me) check out their cold brew coffee subscription!

    4. Candy Club, which will make anyone with a sweet tooth jump for joy the moment the box arrives on their doorstep.

    Candy Club

    Each month you'll receive a box of candy from small artisans and more well-known candy producers from all over the world. The standard "fun box" kit comes with six different candy cups each month.

    Get it from Candy Club for $29.99/month (also available in a party-sized option).

    5. Goldbelly, aka a foodie's dream subscription box — they ship all kinds of comfort food and treats from across the US to your front door. Magical, honestly.


    Each month you'll receive a new tasty food item from a restaurant known for that dish, based on your subscription which could include: pizza, pie, ice cream, bacon, sandwiches, and more. I've personally used Goldbelly to ship Magnolia's banana pudding from NY to my parents in NC for the holidays and it was a hit!

    Get it from Goldbelly starting at $45/month.

    6. EveryPlate, an excellent subscription that'll make sure when you get home after a long work day you'll never have to think about what to whip up for dinner.

    Moo Shu beef bowls

    When signing up, you can choose how many people you're looking to feed (two or four) and how many meals you'll likely want per week (three to five). Each week, you'll have 16 meals to choose from. So you have an idea, some recent options have included crispy Caesar chicken with roasted carrots and garlic mashed potatoes, Cuban-style bean and rice bowls, and thyme-seasoned steak with garlic ciabatta and roasted green beans.

    If you're going away for a week or know you won't have time to cook anything, you can always skip a week, too. It's truly that flexible.

    Get a subscription from EveryPlate for $4.99/serving + shipping.

    7. Pig of the Month, which will be the subscription box of any carnivore's dreams and provide you with deliveries of mouthwatering BBQ selections and sides.

    Pig of the Month

    Pig of the Month — aka POTM — is a woman-owned small business from Lea Richards. After paying a small fortune for a disappointing mail-order BBQ box, she set to work creating her own incredible selections that could be delivered straight to her customers' doors.

    Every month you'll receive a themed box (think: Texas-style, old-school NYC deli–style, and breakfast) of BBQ meats, sauces, and sides.

    Promising review: "Wife bought the package for my birthday and it's a favorite of mine. Highly recommend. Extra 🥓 please 😎." —Tiny

    Get it from Pig of the Month for $255+ (available in 3-, 6-, 9-, and 12-month subscription lengths).

    8. Sips By subscription box, perfect for any tea drinker who wants to *mix up* their go-to flavors with personalized, carefully selected options each month.

    sipsby / Via, Sips by

    Personalization is key! You'll create a free profile, answer some questions, then enjoy the four curated teas that have been selected just for you! Sips by has over 150 tea brands in their line up, so you'll always get a chance to enjoy something new. I've also personally tried out this subscription box and can confirm it is *delightful*.

    Get it from Sips By for $16/month.

    9. iGourmet French cheese subscription, which I don't really think anyone should need any convincing or explanation as to why this should be in their life 🧀.

    a wheel of brie cheese
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    Not only will you receive three unique cheeses each month, but you'll also learn about the specific region in France that they come from and essentially get an in-depth education on cheese. Sounds delightful and delicious!

    Get it from iGourmet for $80/month.

    10. Piquant Post that'll provide you with a *whole new world* of flavor to sprinkle into your already delicious recipes.

    an array of spices
    Piquant Post

    This monthly subscription box will provide you with freshly ground, small-batch spice blends *and* new recipes to try. Fun for all!

    Get it from Piquant Post for $11.99/month (also available for $65.94 for six months and $119.88 for 12 months).

    11. Atlas Coffee Club to bring aromatic, fresh beans from all over the world right to your coffee pot. Mmm, if you take a deep breath you can likely already smell those delectable beans.

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    My fellow BuzzFeed editor Kayla Suazo tried out Atlas Coffee Club and only had good things to say:

    "My first observation after opening the box was the smell. It smells FAN-FREAKIN'-TASTIC. It also comes with sweet postcards from the cities where the batches are from, so the entire experience feels so lovely and personal. As for the coffee itself, it's heavenly. I am used to store-bought coffee — which, yes, is fine — but both of these tasted incredibly fresh and different from each other. The Peruvian coffee has this dark, almost chocolate taste to it, so I imagine it would be delicious with a morning sweet treat (maybe I should start eating pie every day?). The Colombian batch, on the other hand, was a little lighter roast-wise but still had delicious notes of rich sweetness. TL;DR: Both of them were incredible both in taste and quality."

    Not yet convinced? Check out our full review of Atlas Coffee Club here!

    Get a subscription to Atlas Coffee Club for $9+ (available in a half bag, single bag, or double bag and shipments every two or four weeks).

    12. Gobble meal kit subscription that'll deliver all the ingredients you need for a fantastic dinner to your doorstep and provide you with everything you'll need to know to take your cooking skills to the next level.

    Elizabeth Lilly / BuzzFeed

    BuzzFeed editor Elizabeth Lilly tried out Gobble's meal kit and was enamored! She said:

    "Behold my beautiful shrimp dish that I whipped up in a mere 20 minutes and even my southern mama (a tough critic who often feeds me veggies in fritters and bread) raved about! After my Gobble box delivered, I, naturally, was served a Facebook ad about Gobble with a promise of 15-minute meals. This recipe card for Honey Harissa Shrimp didn’t specifically say it would take me 15 minutes to make, but I timed it nonetheless (also I had about a ~45 minute window before my next meeting to cook and then eat). I was able to whip up this meal like a fire was lit underneath me (again, my schedule; plus I was on the verge of hanger) and clean up after myself on the way. The packing of individual ingredients were easy to open (not always the case with meal kits!) and there was plenty of the marinade left to drizzle over my plated lunch.

    I rarely have dressing/sauces/condiments left over in meal kits because I like my food *really* saucy. So this was a wonderful little side benefit! Did I mention that this was my first time marinating shrimp? And this was probably only my third time actually even cooking shrimp! It also made two generous servings of lunch, even though my mom had mentally prepared to have to maybe fix herself something else for lunch. Out of other meal kits I’ve tried, I’ve definitely been left with meager portions (guilty parties rhyme with Stew Bacon). So score one for Gobble in comparison to basically other meal kit I've tried."

    Get six meals from Gobble for $36.

    13. Tea Drop's Tea Club for anyone who likes to feel like they're part of an *exclusive* group (for tea, of course).

    a box of tea bags with a mug of tea next to it
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    Each month you'll get five "drops" of three different kinds of tea, one additional drop for free, exclusive access to the "Tea Club Group," and a free surprise (for example, this month's was a coaster). In case you're not familiar with Tea Drop, their tea is made of finely sourced loose leaves packed into a cute shape.

    Get the Combo Box (filled with decaf and caffeinated tea) from Tea Drop for $25/month.

    14. Foodstirs, an organic baking subscription that'll send you everything you need to whip up a fabulously delicious dessert. Yuuuuuuum 😋.


    Every other month, you'll get a kit (or kits, depending on your subscription plan!) with everything you need to make a delicious treat — no extra ingredients that you'll never touch again. Less waste and a yummy snack? Sounds like a dream to me!

    Get it from Foodstirs starting at $25.99+/month (available in other monthly subscriptions).

    15. Tokyo Treat, a must-try for anyone who has either been to Japan and misses it every day or if you've always *wanted* to go but never got around to it. You'll be able to try all kinds of Japanese snacks from the comfort of your home!

    Tokyo Treat

    Depending on the box you select, you'll receive 12–17 treats, one Japanese drink, and other goodies like a party pack, Japanese candy kit, and candy guide book. I've actually tried this box and it was really cool! My husband and I enjoyed trying an array of different snacks we hadn't seen before.

    Get it from Tokyo Treat starting at $22.50/month.

    16. Home Chef's meal delivery service, a must-have for anyone who has been vowing to stop ordering out multiple times a week and would benefit from some at-home cooking guidance.

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    Home Chef has a huuuuge menu of recipes to choose from — and they change weekly so you can *mix it up* and prevent yourself from getting burnt out on eating the same things all the team. You can note dietary restrictions/preferences while selecting your meals and also make choices based on how long the meal will take to cook. When your selections arrive on your doorstep (no trip to the supermarket!) they'll also come with recipe steps, so you won't even need to call your mom for help!

    Get a subscription from Home Chef for $6.99+ per serving (you can choose between two or four servings).

    17. Daily Harvest pre-made smoothie plan that'll let you cut out all the prep work from your preferred breakfast. What will you do with all that extra time???

    a stack of daily harvest smoothies
    Daily Harvest

    If one of your life goals is to live your life to the fullest, that should include eating breakfast! I know you'd probably rather skip it and just get the day started, but Daily Harvest will make it super easy for you to do BOTH! Once you sign up for a plan you'll be able to choose your preferred flavors and check out. They'll even be delivered to your door! Then all you'll have to do is add liquid, blend, and go!

    Get it from Daily Harvest for $6.99+ a cup (available in multiple plans).

    18. A Hello Fresh subscription if you're having a hard time finding groceries, planning meals, learning how to cook, or are just in a "what's for dinner?" rut.

    BuzzFeed / Maitland Quitmeyer

    BuzzFeed editor Maitland Quitmeyer has been using Hello Fresh to get her healthy meal fixes:

    "For me there are three great reasons to try a meal kit like Hello Fresh right now: 1. to reduce trips to the grocery store without having to forgo fresh produce, 2. to get out of the same-dinner ruts, especially when we're cooking at home more than ever, and 3. to learn new cooking skills in a basically foolproof setting.

    Here's how it works: You can select from the four preferences: meat and veggie, veggies, low-calorie, and family-friendly. Recipes come portioned to two or four people (but I find the portions to be generous), and you can get either three or four recipes per week (for the two-person plan) or two or three recipes a week (for the four-person plan). And of course you can skip weeks, upgrade to ~premium~ recipes (think surf and turf) for an additional fee, or change the number of meals at any time. When your box arrives, you get everything you need to make the recipe, chilled to perfection, and portioned accordingly (you just need to provide pantry staples like butter, oil, salt and pepper).

    And the instructions? Totally foolproof. My fave recipe so far exemplifies how helpful Hello Fresh is for trying out new recipes and techniques — say hello to my little friend, tempura shrimp. I have thought about making at-home tempura for like.....years, but it seemed like a lot of work, and I'd burn myself on the hot hot oil.

    But this recipe took all the scariness out of it — turns out I *didn't* need a whole pot of oil to fry these bbs up, a shallow fry worked PERFECTLY. And when I feel done with Hello Fresh, when we're no longer social distancing from the grocery store and I feel like I've learned enough, I will 10000000000% make this again on my own. And I've been thinking about the sauce (an easy mix of mayo, Sriracha, and apricot jam) ever since, and will put it on just every single thing from here on out — including just a spoon. And the portions are IMO, very generous — I could not eat what they'd consider one portion in a single night, and the leftovers always reheated just as deliciously as they were the first night. And the best part = you can access their database of over 2,500 recipes even when you're not a subscriber, so you can just use it as a cookbook when you're done subscribing."

    Get a meal subscription from Hello Fresh, starting at $7.49/serving.

    19. And Winc, so you can finally actually know what you're talking about when you recreate that moment from The Parent Trap where Hallie tastes the wine and says she "prefers the California grape."

    a box that says "winc" flanked by two bottles on each side

    Each month you'll receive four bottles of wine curated based on your preferences — so fun and you'll always be prepared to give a housewarming gift when invited over to someone's home at the last minute.

    Get it from Winc for $13.99+/bottle.

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    Note: Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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