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    If You Want To Simplify Making Dinner In 2022, Try One Of These 20 Meal Delivery Services

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    1. Blue Apron was one of the OG meal delivery services and it still continues to, well, deliver, with a constantly changing menu that can satisfy all dietary preferences and cooking abilities.

    Blue Apron

    You can choose between Signature, Wellness (nutritionist-approved recipes) and Vegetarian meal plans, between 2–4 recipes/week, and 2–4 servings for each meal. Each recipe notes what dietary preference it can adhere to and how long it takes. You can also order wine delivery to pair with your deliciously cooked meals.

    Promising review: “I would never have tried these combinations in the meals. This has opened me up to new taste experiences.” —Beverly H.

    Price: $7.49+/per serving

    2. Daily Harvest will make eating more veggies and fruits easier and more delicious. All their produce is frozen at the perfect time to lock in the maximum amount of taste and nutrition, and almost all the ingredients are organic. Plus, no dishes! Everything comes in a container you can eat right out of.

    various daily harvest meals - smoothie, bites, bowls, and flatbread
    Daily Harvest

    You can schedule or skip your deliveries weekly and decide if you want nine, 14, or 24 items each. Then choose between smoothies, bowls, harvest bakes (oven-ready meals), bites, lattes, flatbreads, soups, mylk, and scoops (frozen treats). Everything is free of dairy, gluten, and artificial flavors.

    Price: $5.99+/per item

    3. Purple Carrot is a plant-based, vegan meal subscription service. The meals are good for you and the planet — Purple Carrot meals release 72% less carbon into the atmosphere and require 51% less water than standard American meals.

    black sesame gnocchi
    Purple Carrot

    Depending on how much effort you are up for, you can decide between Meal Kits (most ingredients are pre-portioned and measured but you have to do some prep work) and Prepared Meals (just heat 'em up in the microwave). Meal Kits come in breakfast, lunch, dinner, and plantry options.  

    Promising review: I love cooking Purple Carrot recipes. The meals are exciting but easy enough to make them on a busy weeknight. Plus the food is DELICIOUS, even to my very-much-a-meat-eater husband. — @Alice C.

    Price: $9.99+/per serving

    4. HelloFresh delivers easy meals created by chefs and nutritionists and is made with responsibly sourced ingredients, so you can eat healthier without even thinking about it (or running out to the grocery store).

    three pork tacos on a wood board
    HelloFresh

    You can personalize your plan by dietary preference and size. Choose between meat and veggie, veggie, family-friendly, fiand & wholesome, quick and easy (can be made in 20 minutes or less), or pescatarian recipes, and either two or four services/meal and 3–6 recipes per week. 

    Promising review: "Love this! It has saved us money and has actually helped me to enjoy cooking again. We have liked every recipe!! —Karen

    Price: $7.49+/per serving.

    5. Home Chef offers weekly recipes, many of which allow you to customize what protein you want included, because sometimes a ribeye steak will hit the spot more than a chicken breast. And all meals can be made in about 30 minutes or less.

    A salmon meal
    Home Chef

    Home Chef has 30+ weekly choices categorized into different options depending on how much time you have and what you feel like eating, including Meal Kits (~30 minutes), 15-Minute Meal Kits, Oven-Ready (no prep), Grill-Ready, Culinary Collection (adventurous flavors, and Fast & Fresh (cook fast in a microwave or oven.

    Promising review: "I have tried every boxed meal kit. Home Chef is by FAR the best quality products." —Jan K.

    Price: $6.99+/serving

    6. Sunbasket has delicious meals from award-winning chefs you can savor in the comfort of your home. The meals contain high-quality, organic, and responsibly sourced ingredients and you can either pick one type of meal plan or mix and match recipes each week to keep your tastebuds stimulated.

    plate with three sloppy joes with cole slaw
    Sunbasket

    There are meal plans for every type of eater: Paleo, Carb-Conscious, Gluten-Free, Lean & Clean (< 600 calories/serving), Diabetes-Friendly (approved by the American Diabetes Association), Chef's Choice, Vegetarian, Pescatarian, Mediterranean, and Fresh & Ready (just heat and eat in as little as 4 minutes). You can have seasonal recipes, breakfast, lunch, pasta, proteins, and snacks.

    Promising review: "We have been ordering Sunbasket for more than two years now and have always been impressed with the quality of your produce and proteins the unique deliciousness of your healthy recipes and your unwavering commitment to serve your customers promptly and fully." —Lisa M.

    Price: $9.99+/per serving

    7. Martha Stewart & Marley Spoon lets you enjoy popular recipes from none other than Martha herself, using curated ingredients and her favorite spice blends. And if you think that means you need to be a pro in the kitchen, don't worry — the recipes only require six steps.

    Grilled Steak with Pesto&amp;amp; Marinated Zucchini-Green Bean Salad
    Martha Stewart & Marley Spoon

    There are 40 recipes every week in five different categories: Health & Diet, Vegetarian & Vegan, Meat & Fish, Under 30 Minutes, and Family-Friendly. You can choose meal plans for two or four people, 2-6 recipes a week, and you can make your box vegetarian, too.

    Promising review: ""I love it when I wake up and don’t know what’s for dinner and then, like magic, it arrives at my doorstep." —Grace Kim

    Price: $8.49+/per serving

    8. EveryPlate will basically make it cheaper and easier to eat in than any other option you have. Meals are ready in 30 minutes and cost under $5, which is basically less than a fancy coffee from the cafe in your neighborhood.

    White Bean Tomato Stew
    EveryPlate

    There are 17 different meals every week. You can choose between ClassicPlate, VeggiePlate, FamilyPlate, or EasyPlate options, 3-5 meals per week, and meals for two or four people.

    Promising review: "The dishes are delicious, easy to prepare, and not expensive. The ingredients are fresh and of excellent quality" —Reba Jacobs

    Price: $4.99/serving 

    9. Hungryroot is for anyone who loves cooking a meal from scracth but doesn't love grocery shopping. This service sends you groceries every week based on your preferences, and can adjust recommendations based on your ratings, so you never have to wander aimlessly around the store again.

    overhead shot of various groceries on a table
    Hungryroot

    Take a quiz about your dietary needs and preferences, and a grocery list is generated for you. You can add or remove items before your order is sent, and you'll get recipes you can make in under 10 minutes with every delivery to help give you some quick meal inspiration. There are also over 4,000 recipes online to browse through.

    Promising review: "Saves me so much time each week.”—Sara M.

    Price: $65+/per delivery

    10. Splendid Spoon sends you plant-based meals that are ready-to-eat using whole, unprocessed ingredients. The recipes are developed in partnership with chefs and nutritionists to make sure they have the right mix of protein, fiber-rich complex carbs, and healthy fats, which means you don't have to spend the time to figure it out yourself.

    Tofu &amp;amp; Veggie Noodles
    Splendid Spoon

    Each week, there are 50+ meals to try, including smoothies, soup and grain bowls, noodle bowls, light soups, and extras. There are four different plans: Breakfast; Breakfast + Lunch; Breakfast, Lunch + Reset; and Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner + Reset.  

    Price: $65+/per person per week

    11. Freshly is great for anyone who literally can't stand cooking for more than a few minutes. The meals are already cooked and delivered to you fresh in a chilled box, so all you have to do is heat them up and dig in. Dinner is served...in just three minutes or less.

    plate of chicken cordon bleu on a table next to wine and utensils
    Freshly

    Every week, there are 30+ meals, including gluten-free, dairy-free, plant-based, and low-calorie options.The meals contain no artificial preservatives or added refined sugars. You can opt for anywhere from 4-12 meals a week.

    Promising review: "With Freshly, we don’t have to go anywhere or wait for delivery, and our monthly food bill has been cut nearly in half. We love it.” —Dave

    Price: $11.79+/per serving.

    12. Gobble meals come to your door with all the prep work already done — it's almost like having your own sous chef. Because all the peeling, chopping, and more is already done, you can have a home-cooked dinner ready in 15 minutes.

    chicken piccata with broccolini
    Gobble

    Choose between Classic Dinners, Lean & Clean Dinners (600 calories or less and low carb), or Vegetarian Dinners. Some meals can be personalized with protein swaps or upgrades, too.

    Promising review: "We have been with Gobble for over a year now and love the convenience of home delivery with great packaging, easy-to-follow recipes, minimal preparation, and minimum cooking time." —Audrey

    Price: $11.99+/per serving

    13. Green Chef, like its name implies, is focused on being and helping you be green. All of the produce and eggs are certified organic, and the other ingredients have no GMOs, pesticides, or antibiotics. The packaging is eco-friendly, too, and made from recycled, reusable, or compostable materials.

    beef and cheese stuffed pepper on a plate with kale salad
    Green Chef

    Whether you prefer your meals Keto + Paleo, Balanced Living, or Plant-Powered, there's a plan for you. The ingredients are pre-measured and prepped, and each meal takes about 30 minutes to cook. Choose if you have two, four, or six people eating, and 3-4 meals per week.

    Price: $5.75+/per serving.

    14. Sakara is designed for anyone who loves clean eating, or wants to do more of it without constantly checking labels or going to multiple specialty food stores. There's no prep or cooking required with Sakara's fresh meals, which are organic, plant-based, gluten-free, dairy-free, and non-GMO.

    burrito bowl with pink pitaya rice, cilantro dressing, corn, tomatoes, lettuce, and beans
    Sakara

    Sakara offers a number of different meal programs, including their Signature Nutrition Program (two, three, or five-day plans), 30-Day Reset, 10-Day Reset, Level II: Detox, and Bridal Meal Program. In addition to meals, Sakara has snacks and supplements.

    Promising review: "Sakara deliveries are an important part of my self care routine. Those white boxes on my doorstep at the beginning of each week are the best (self) care packages ever!" —Azeezak Goodwin

    Price: $349+/week

    15. CookUnity will upgrade your dinner table by delivering meals from a diverse group of culinary experts and Michelin-starred chefs (e.g., Jean-Georges Vongerichten of The Mercer Kitchen). Meals are hand-crafted and arrive fresh in compostable packaging, ready to provide you a fine dining experience.

    mozzarella pizza with basil
    CookUnity

    The menus vary by region and are available two weeks in advance, and you can either choose your own meals or let CookUnity select for you based on your preferences. Each meal is designed to serve one person, and you can choose whether you want four, six, eight, 12, or 16 meals/week. 

    Promising review: "I couldn't be more pleased with CookUnity. The meals are delicious, fresh, and the perfect portion. I look forward to coming home after a long work day and having restaurant quality meals in minutes. —Christine

    Price: $10.49+/meal

    16. Dinnerly calls its product an "affordable meal kit," and affordable it certainly is. At under $5/serving and with recipes that are just five steps, dinner will be one of the easiest parts of your day.

    Black Bean &amp;amp; Corn Chimichangas with Guacamole
    Dinnerly

    Each week, there are 28 recipes, including gluten-free, dairy-free, and under 30 minute choices. Dinnerly keeps its prices low by using fewer ingredients in each dish and digital recipe cards. You can choose between a two-person box or a family box, with 3-6 meals per week. Vegetarian boxes are also doable.

    Price: $4.69/serving

    17. Thistle will make sure the food you eat is colorfully healthy. The fully-prepared, plant-forward meals feature superfoods like turmeric, ginger, moringa, maca, reishi, matcha, and burdock that will brighten both your plate and palate.

    Banh Mi Salad Bowl
    Thistle

    Decide if you want breakfast, lunch, or dinner (or all three), how many meals you want per week (3–10), and then your food preferences (type of protein, any food allergies) and then you'll get to choose from a weekly menu. All meals are gluten-and dairy-free and use organic produce where possible. They are also juices and sides.

    Currently, Thistle is West Coast only and ships across California and parts of Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.

    Price: $11.50+/meal

    18. Veestro is for anyone who wants to eat more fresh vegetables but is too busy to figure out interesting ways to cook them. The meals are pre-cooked and sent frozen to you, so you can quickly heat and eat them on your own schedule.

    hearty bowl with beans, squash, rice, and broccoli
    Veestro

    You can choose between 10, 20, or 30 meals in the A La Carte Plan (food preferences include high-protein, kosher, gluten-free, nut-free, and more). Veestro also offers a five- and seven-day Weight Loss Plan where you'll get three meals/day that total around1,200 calories.

    Promising review: "Not only is every dish from the chefs at Veestro absolutely delicious, and unique, (all dishes are impossible to make at home), the variety, and options to fine tune your menu on a weekly basis is ideal. All meal plans and dishes are a simple click away on their user friendly website. " —Jerry G

    Price: $11.03+/meal

    19. Mosaic emphasizes whole-foods ingredients, which means all your plant-based meals will have will fresh veggies and fruits and whole grains, mindfully sourced from farms and distributors around New York’s Hudson Valley. For every box sold, Mosaic works with nonprofit City Harvest to distribute 2 pounds of nutritious food to New Yorkers in need.

    Ginger sesame noodles
    Mosaic

    The menu has a selection of veggie bowls, family meals (bake and serve entrees with 2.5 pounds of food), soups, Mosaic+ (chef-created meals), oat bowls. The meals are cooked by chefs and shipped frozen to your door in recyclable packaging.

    Promising review: "As a consummate carnivore I was blown away by how good these meals are. I tried them on a whim but have continued to order again and again — it's hard to argue with the taste and convenience. Far better than any frozen food I've had before." —Nate P

    Price: Meals are $4.99+, and there's a $70 minimum order size (to minimize packaging waste)

    20. Omaha Steaks sells amazing steaks, unsurprisingly, but they also have easy, all-in-one meals for those days when you're craving protein and don't want to make a trip to the butcher.

    bourbon brisket single serve meal
    Omaha Steaks

    Omaha Steaks has options for Comfort Food, Single Serve Meals, Slow Cooker Meals, and Skillet Meals (cooked in under 15 minutes). You can order everything individually, or you can stock up with a box of different meats (steaks, chicken, pork, and more) as well as starters, sides, and desserts. All products are shipped frozen.

    Price: $9.99+

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