Top 5 Tasty Meal Kit Services With The Best Value

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We are all living in the age of easy access. Juggling work, school, and home life can leave you with no time to cook quality meals with quality ingredients. That is where meal kit delivery services come in.

There are a ton of companies out there trying to pitch their food and recipes as the best, but we’ve spent time actually trying out their services to see which ones are worth your hard earned money, and which ones you should probably avoid. Keep reading to see our ranking of the top 5 meal kit delivery services available today.

1. Home Chef

Why We Love It: Home Chef has amazing variety in their menu. Each week you get to choose from about a dozen quality meals that fit a wide range of dietary choices. Some recipes can take 30 minutes to prepare, and others come oven-ready so you only have to heat them up.

There are a few cheaper options than Home Chef out there, but the wide variety of choices and quality ingredients puts them the top of our list.

Price: Meal costs start at $7 per serving. You can choose between 2 or 4 servings, and you can customize this for an additional charge.

Availability: United States (Nationwide)

Verified Review: “The food and recipes are excellent. One thing I really like is that there are different difficulty levels to choose from.  You can pick regular recipes which may take 30-45 minutes to make, 15 minute prep recipes, or heat in the oven meals.

We try to choose a variety of them to suit weeknight meals when we are limited on time, and weekend meals when we have more time to cook.” – Candie

Try It: https://www.homechef.com

2. HelloFresh

Why We Love It: HelloFresh allows you to choose curated meals ranging in preparation difficulty on a scale of one to three. Every recipe is totally doable, and HelloFresh manages this aspect without sacrificing quality standards.

Each item is efficiently packaged, so your meals will take up minimal space in your fridge or freezer. Overall, HelloFresh is an ideal choice for people looking to save time throughout their day while honing their coking ability.

Price: $60 per week for two people (three meals each). $96 per week for four people (three meals each.) All prices include shipping, and they offer a few more options for you on their website.

 Availability: United States (Nationwide)

Verified Review: “I absolutely love using this meal service. I have been receiving Hello Fresh meals for over a year now, and it takes so much hassle out of my life. My boyfriend and I use to bicker about “what’s for dinner?” every night. 

I work 60 hours a week and have little to no energy for grocery stores. The hunting for items, making substitutions for items not available, and then over paying for more than what I may use in a week of meals can be exhausting. On top of the convenience the meals are fantastic. We have yet to get a meal we did not like.” – Pamela

Try It: https://www.hellofresh.com

3. Blue Apron

Why We Love It: Blue Apron was among the first companies to bring meal kit delivery services into the American mainstream. Their focus has always been on sustainable farming and minimizing food waste.

Blue Apron’s pricing is right around the industry average, and that’s a great deal considering the high quality ingredients they provide. As a unique feature, they also offer a monthly wine subscription service that pairs you with a small bottle that perfectly compliments each meal you choose.

Price: $60 per week for two people (three meals each). $96 per week for four people (three meals each.) They also offer additional options for you on their website.

Availability: United States (Nationwide)

Verified Review: “I can’t say enough about how Blue Apron has improved our lives. My husband can follow simple directions to make meals. The variety of food is great, and it has forced us to try so many different grains and spices we never would have discovered on our own. We are very happy with the meals, and especially love the quality of the ingredients.” – Karen

Try It: https://www.blueapron.com

4. Sunbasket

Why We Love It: Sunbasket places their standard of exceptional quality above all else, and it truly shows. That being said, it is a little pricier than many of the other meal kit delivery options.

If you are the type of person who prioritizes organic produce, freshly caught wild seafood, and antibiotic-free meat with no added hormones, then Sunbasket may just be the ideal choice for you. Plus, they cater to vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, and paleo diets.

Price: $72 per week for two people (three meals each). $88 per week for four people (two meals each.) Additional options are available for you on their website.

Availability: United States, except Montana, Alaska, Hawaii, and parts of New Mexico

Verified Review: “Awesome. Meal quality is great, easy to prepare, and has accurate time estimates. Ingredients have all been great quality. Delivery issues will happen with anything these days, and compared to my recent experience with another premium tier meal service, Sunbasket was great in resolving any issues. Overall, really well done and by far the best of the several meal kits services we’ve used.” – Jesse

Try It: https://sunbasket.com

5. EveryPlate

Why We Love It: EveryPlate is branded as the affordable meal kit delivery option, and they are not wrong. Prices total out to only $5 per serving on average.

While they don’t compete in terms of quality and variety with some of the more expensive companies, EveryPlate still delivers great food at an unbeatable value.

Price: $39 per week for two people (three meals each). $70 per week for four people (three meals each.) All prices include any delivery fees.

Availability: Delivers to the majority of the United Sates. Enter your zip code on their website to see if they serve your area.

Verified Review: “I’ve received one box and made two of the meals so far. The box was on time, cold, and fresh. The portions are good, and are great for solo eaters. Usually I make stuff and have to eat it for days. Both the dinners were really tasty, and I get the bonus of nice lunches.

The instructions are easy to follow, and I’m a bad cook. I love not having a bunch of rotting food in my fridge anymore. I tally up the wasted food I used to purchased against the price of EveryPlate, and it makes sense financially.” – Juji

Try It: https://www.everyplate.com

Bottom Line

Whether you prefer gourmet recipes every night of the week, or are looking for more of a budget option to save you time at the store and in the kitchen, the American meal kit delivery industry certainly has you covered. 

These services don’t come with huge commitments, so you can try a few out and see which one you think provides you with the best value without sacrificing your own personal standards. Happy hunting!

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Mariah Stolkins

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