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The Best Cooking + Baking Subscription Boxes for Foodies!

ByMSADec 10, 2018 | 2 comments

The Best Food Subscription Boxes

We’ve just updated this list for 2018! Check out all of the up-and-coming boxes perfect for gifting.

Meal delivery services, meal kits, and food boxes are the perfect gift for any foodie on your list! These top boxes allow your loved one to pick what they want based on their interests and preferences and allows you to quickly check gifts off your holiday list. Meal delivery and baking boxes are literally the gift that keeps on giving all year long– and don't be surprised if you get some delicious treats out of the deal, too.

The Best Subscription Box Gifts for Foodies, Bakers, & Aspiring Chefs

Some of the most popular subscription oxes for people who love to cook, eat, and experiment in the kitchen include:

1. CrateChef: Chef-curated boxes of ingredients and tools that inspire delicious things

Cratechef June 2018 Box

CrateChef is a bi-monthly subscription box curated by top chefs, celebrity chefs, food bloggers & influencers, and more. They send artisan foods, recipes, and kitchen supplies in each box, typically with a cookbook or recipe cards from the featured chef so you can put your items to good use! You can buy a single box for $49 or subscribe for 3 deliveries at $44 each, plus shipping.

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2. Foodstirs: Family-friendly baking with good-for-you ingredients

Foodstirs Bakers Club June/July Unboxing & Review

Foodstirs curates a fun, family-friendly and seasonal baking kit using their healthier baking ingredients, delivered straight to your door every other month! They use organic and non-GMO ingredients, plus natural food dyes, fair trade chocolate, and more. Kits include all dry mixes, instructions, and decorations; subscribers just need to add wet ingredients (like eggs, oil, and milk). $18.99 plus shipping, every other month. Discounts on 3, 6, and 12 box prepaid plans. Check out our Foodstirs Reviews to learn more!

COUPON: Get 20% off site-wide with code MSA20!

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3. Carnivore Club: A monthly artisanal feast for the meat eater in your life

Carnivore Club is a subscription box that sends a curated package of artisanal cured meats from around the world. Each month’s box is themed around a different producer that specializes in a particular style of cured meat. Boxes feature everything from French charcuterie and Italian salumi to Spanish chorizo and South African biltong. $50/month for subscribers; $55/month for one-off gifts. Check out all of our Carnivore Club Reviews to learn more!

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4. Plated: Great for those who want to "skip the 'What's for dinner?' debate"

Plated delivers portioned ingredients and recipes that will bring the fun back to the kitchen! Regardless of cooking level, a variety of recipes is available to easily meal plan each week. You can purchase gift cards here. You'll choose exactly how many servings, meals, and weeks you want to gift, from $56 (for one week of 2 meals with 2 servings each) up to $637 (for 4 weeks of 4 meals/week with 4 servings each). Your gift recipients will be able to apply their gift card balance toward any plan they like. Plans range from $9.95 to $11.95 per serving. Check out all of our Plated Reviews to learn more about this subscription!

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5. Candy Club: A sweet (or sour) treat customized to their tastebuds

Candy Club ships you “Up to 3 pounds of candy” (from classics to contemporary favorites) packed into three of Candy Club’s 16 oz. signature containers. Candies range from nostalgic varieties, to sweet or sour gummies, and even chocolate, jellybeans, and more– and their selection changes regularly. $29.99 + $8.99 shipping per month.

COUPON: Save $15 Off Your First Month's Membership, no coupon required, just use this link

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6. Yummy Bazaar World Sampler: The gift of a global snack adventure each month

yummy bazaar all items

Yummy Bazaar’s Destination Food Club sends authentic and delicious foods from around the globe. The World Sampler Box includes 5-8 products, and it's a fun, low-budget pick for anyone who loves trying new things and exploring world flavors! You can choose a 3, 6, or 12 month prepaid gift subscription on Yummy Bazaar's website$9.95/month, with free shipping to the contiguous US. Read our Yummy Bazaar Destination Food Club Reviews to learn more.

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7. SoBakeable: For the person who relishes in the "joy of baking something spectacular!"

SoBakeable includes pre-measured labeled ingredients, step-by-step instructions and kitchen tools to inspire creative desserts. Every quarter they teach you a new decorating technique, with access to in-app video tutorials. $36.95 every other month. Check out all of our SoBakeable Reviews to learn more!

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8. Raw Spice Bar Spice of the Month Club: For the adventurous cook who wants to bring global dishes to their kitchen

Raw Spice Bar Quarterly Spice Subscription - Full Review & Unboxing

Every quarter, RawSpiceBar will send six resealable packets of freshly ground, authentic spice blends and globally inspired recipes to use them in. When you buy, the gift recipient will receive an email with information on how to sign up and redeem their code. Starts at $64 for 6 months (two shipments). Check out all of our RawSpiceBar Reviews to learn more about this subscription!

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9. Home Chef: A meal kit for those who want breakfast + lunch options too

all items that came in the home chef meal kit subscription for vegetarians in november 2017

Home Chef delivers fresh portioned ingredients and easy-to-follow recipes based on your dietary preferences. The key to Home Chef is that the meals you receive take about 30 minutes to prepare! Unlike other meal kits, they also offer easy add-on no-cook lunches and breakfast options, too, making this a great choice if you're looking for a gift to help cover more than just dinner. Starting at $49.80 a week ($9.95 per serving). Check out all of our Home Chef Reviews to learn more! 

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10. Clean.Fit: Healthy pantry staples for wellness-minded eaters

CLEAN.FIT Box November 2018 Review - All Products Front

From grab-and-go snacks to pantry staples like nut butters and supplements, Clean.Fit curates monthly boxes of delicious, health-minded foods from brands big and small. After a holiday of indulgent dishes, this subscription will be a much-appreciated jumpstart into a fit new year! $34.95/month + free shipping. Check out our Clean.Fit reviews to learn more!

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11. Blue Apron: Meal kits that will teach you to cook while serving up incredible food


Blue Apron is one of the most popular meal kit subscriptions for good reason! Its recipes feel like they’d be right at home at a hip bistro, and its pre-portioned ingredients make cooking so easy, fun, and impossible to mess up. It's a great gift for recent grads getting started at adulting, newlyweds, or anyone with an interest in getting more comfortable in the kitchen. Plans start at $47.95. Ships to US only. Check out our Blue Apron reviews!

COUPON: Save $50 off your first 2 Blue Apron boxes here!

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Not sure where to put this, but I randomy came across a pantry/food sub a couple weeks ago called PandaCooking. It is awesome! It’s quarterly – I just bought the year in advance – and it sends 20lbs+ of shelf-stable food in a box. I got my first box pretty quick, in less than a week I think.

There was *tons* of food. I was a little overwhelmed – probably not one for gifting straight as it is! Though I could see making up some gift packs from it.

There were many types of things: spices, including a Slap Ya Mama Cajub spice, very large size, that will last me years; snacks, including some nice cookie/chocolate bars and amazing dark chocolate almonds; pasta, rice, and sauces; honey, even a ‘propolis spray’ for the throat that was actually very handy for helping my throat as it was irritated from allergies; date syrup; oatmeal and cereal, the same Kind cereal I’d had for breakfast, oddly enough; salami; salts; drinks, like tea and coffee pods; a couple non-food things like a beer cozy and bottle opener; and so much more.

There was some stuff to make like a bloody Mary or something with beer (beer not included) – some tomatoey mix in, a few types of flavored salts, and some other chile paste and spices. I’ll probably make a gift bag out of that for my brother. The kids picked the “Hello Kitty” Pasta for dinner, as that was a cute selection. And there was a giant thing of Shortbread syrup I’ve been enjoying in my coffee.

It was a good mix of known brands and niche brands like you might find at themed markets. Most everything was full size, as well, though there were a few one-serving snacks in there and I think a sample of BBQ sauce.

If you are looking for a way to stock up/spice up your pantry, it’s $150+ worth of food for something like $45. I’m pretty happy with it. Just be prepared for a GIANT, heavy box.

I also get ImperfectFoods as a regular grocery box – I do the every-other-week sub, which is great for Fresh produce, meat, snacks, niche items, and even some nice skincare!

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I don’t understand this! but i’m happy to subscribe.

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