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Meal Kit & Grocery Subscriptions: Shipping & Delivery Schedules

Meal kits & grocery deliveries - how soon can you get these popular subscription boxes?

Many MSA readers have let us know that they may be trying out a meal kit or grocery subscription for the first time this week as a way to get fresh produce and food delivered without having to leave their homes. We wanted to keep a list of all subscriptions in one place as a reference. We’ll be updating this list daily with delivery windows so that you can plan meals for the next few weeks accordingly.

Below are all Meal Kit Delivery & Grocery Subscriptions that are still accepting new subscribers. I’ve included the soonest delivery date for my zip code (Pittsburgh, PA), so your soonest delivery date may vary slightly. I will keep this list updated on a daily basis so you can use it to plan out your grocery/meal needs for the next few weeks.

Last Updated: May 5th, 2020.

Delivery Schedule

As of May 5th, if you sign up for any of these boxes, you can expect to receive your first box the following week (typically within 7-10 days). All of the boxes on this list clearly message your delivery date in the checkout process, so you can confirm when you’ll receive your first box before you pay for anything.

This list contains both meal kits (typically weekly deliveries of packaged ingredients to complete 2-5 recipes of your choice) as well as online grocery services (which range from meat boxes to membership sites that include a variety of pantry foods and other household goods).

Jump to: Meal Kit Boxes | Online Grocery Services

Meal Kit Delivery Options

Home Chef

All contents of the Home Chef Box

The Cost: Meals start at $9.95 per serving, and delivery is free for orders over $45. Sign up here!

COUPON: Save $80 off your first four boxes! No coupon needed - just use this link.

What kind of food do you get?: Home Chef takes familiar meals and inserts hints of excitement, making this a two-thumbs-up option for families! The flavors are familiar-meets-fun, and the portions are plentiful. We love that Home Chef offers protein packs, slow-cooker options, meals for a crowd, and smoothies! 

Which special diets do they cater to?: Vegetarian, Milk Free, Carb Conscious, Calorie Conscious, Soy Free, Wheat Free, Nut Free

Example recipes: Shrimp Fra Diavolo Farfalle, Panko-Crusted Boom Boom Chicken, Strawberry Colada Smoothie, Blueberry Balsamic Salad

Check out our Home Chef reviews to learn more! Ships to most of the US (you can check to see if Home Chef delivers to your zip code at checkout).

Splendid Spoon

all items in the splendid spoon february 2018 order

Image from our review.

The Cost: Plans start at $65.00. Save with longer subscriptions. Sign up here!

COUPON: $60 off - $20 off first 3 boxes of Breakfast and Lunch, Breakfast, Lunch & Reset, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Reset plans. No coupon needed - just use this link.

What kind of food do you get?: Splendid Spoon is a meal delivery service specializing in nutrient-rich smoothies and soups. Better yet, their products are made to be enjoyed cold—even the soups—so that there’s no cooking required.

Which special diets do they cater to?: All of their dishes are plant-based, vegan, gluten-free, and made with GMO-free ingredients.

Example recipes: Power Greens Smoothie, Brown Rice Taco Bowl, Garden Minestrone

Check out our latest Splendid Spoon review for more details. Ships to the lower 48 US states.

Sun Basket

Sun Basket Subscription Box Review March 2019 - CHICKEN SOUP INGREDIENTS

The Cost: Most plans are $11.99 per meal + shipping ($6.99 shipping fee per order). Sign up here!

What kind of food do you get?: Those who know of San Francisco’s famed Slanted Door restaurant and its chef Justine Kelly may be familiar with her passion for sustainable eating. It’s Justine who created Sun Basket, and fittingly, the dishes are wholesome, fresh, and deliciously straightforward. Their simple recipes feature organic vegetables, antibiotic and hormone free meats, and sustainable seafood, all of which come pre-portioned and ready to be cooked! 

Which special diets do they cater to?: Gluten-Free, Paleo, Lean and Clean, Vegetarian, Mediterranean, Vegan, Pescatarian, and Diabetes Friendly.

Example recipes: General Tso’s Tofu with Green Beans and Brown Rice, Italian Sausage and Vegetables in Marinara with Soft-Cooked Eggs, Puerto Rican Arroz con Pollo

Check out our Sun Basket reviews to learn more! Currently ships to most zip codes in the United States, excluding AK, HI, MT, and parts of NM.



Image of Every Plate subscription with ingredients for multiple meals shown.

The Cost: Meal plans cost $4.99 per serving + shipping ($8.99 shipping fee per order). Sign up here!

What kind of food do you get?: EveryPlate meals are nothing fancy, and we think that can be a good thing! Simple and filling, they make dinner an uncomplicated delight, with emphasis on chicken, beef, sausage, and pork-centered comfort meals. This is an awesome low-cost meal kit delivery option for those on a budget.

Which special diets do they cater to?: To keep costs low, EveryPlate doesn’t offer any preferences or special diet recipes, though they do offer one or two vegetarian recipes per week.

Example recipes: Chicken Sausage Stuffed Peppers, Skillet Apple Pork Chops, Bacon Mac & Cheese, Honey Balsamic Chicken

Check out our EveryPlate review to learn more! Currently ships to most zip codes in the United States for $8.99.



Dinnerly subscription and all ingredients.

The Cost: $4.99 per portion + $8.99 shipping. Sign up here!

What kind of food do you get?: With Dinnerly, it’s all about simple, crowd-pleasing meals at affordable prices. Take a gander at their digital recipe cards and you’ll find that the meals are made with minimal ingredients, which means quick prep time for these family-friendly dishes.  

Which special diets do they cater to?: Vegetarian, but not consistently.

Example recipes: BBQ Chicken & Broccoli, Pesto Meatloaf, Bistro Steak Sandwich, Shrimp & Rice Noodle Stir-Fry

Check out our Dinnerly review and Dinnerly details to learn more! Ships to the US only.


Martha & Marley Spoon

Martha Stewart & Marley Spoon Grilling Recipes Review June 2017 - Fully unboxed Marley Spoon box on picnic table.

The Cost: Meals start at $8.20 per serving + free shipping. Sign up here!

What kind of food do you get?: By subscribing to this meal kit box, you’re benefitting from Martha Stewart’s honed-in tastes! Sending quality, artisanal ingredients for some of her favorite dishes, this subscription offers a wide variety of classic and creative recipes to choose from.

Which special diets do they cater to?: Vegetarian, other special diets, but inconsistently

Example recipes: Butter-Basted Steak & Fries, Tomato & Pesto Tortelloni Bake, Tandoori Salmon, Mediterranean Sumac Chicken Thighs

Check out our Martha & Marley Spoon reviews and Martha & Marley Spoon details to learn more! Ships to most of the contiguous US.



Meat, mashed potatoes, and mixed veggies from Gobble prepared on a plate.

The Cost: $11.99 per serving + $6.99 shipping. Sign up here!

COUPON: Get 6 meals for $36. No coupon needed - just use this link.

What kind of food do you get?: Does your schedule require a turn-around for dinner? No problem—Gobble offers 15-minute dinners made from fresh ingredients! Meals arrive with much of the portioning, chopping, and marinating already taken care of, so cooking is super-simple and doable in a time crunch. We love that their menu options can be sorted to show kid-friendly dishes to help plan for successful family dinners!

Which special diets do they cater to?: Vegetarian

Example recipes: Honey Mustard Chicken Tenders with Carrots & Green Beans, Chimichurri Salmon with Broccolini & Saffron Rice, Greek Pita Wrap with Roasted Vegetables & Hummus, Ahi Tuna with Ohitashi-Style Swiss Chard & Furikake

Check out our Gobble reviews to learn more! Ships to the continental US only.


Daily Harvest

Daily Harvest box shown with 9 cups of frozen food.

The Cost: Ranges from $7.75 per cup for 9 per box, to $6.99 per cup for 24 per box. Sign up here!

COUPON: Use this link and coupon code GOODFOOD4U to save $25 off your first order!

What kind of food do you get?: You may know Daily Harvest for the smoothies, but this blender-friendly brand has become so much more! Superfood categories include smoothies, harvest bowls, soups, lattes, oat bowls, chia bowls, and even plant-based gluten-free bites for a sweet treat. These healthy-ingredient cups come completely stuffed with fruits and veggies, and most simply require adding liquid and heating or blending. That’s it!

Which special diets do they cater to?: Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, plant-based, dairy-free, paleo

Example recipes: Chocolate + Blueberry Smoothie, Brussels Sprouts + Lime Pad Tie Harvest Bowl, Mango + Turmeric Chia Bowl, Coconut + Lemon Bites

Check out our Daily Harvest reviews to learn more! Ships to the US only.



Mosaic Shipping Box with Meals

Image from our upcoming review.

First Delivery Date: Within 1 week, with deliveries on Tuesdays and Fridays.

The Cost: $79.92/delivery. Choose to have your meals delivered every week, 2 weeks, or 4 weeks. Sign up here!

COUPON: Use code MSA30 to save $30 off over your first two boxes ($15 off each box)

What kind of food do you get?: Healthy, flavorful meals made from real ingredients. They feature veggie-heavy noodle bowls, risottos, and veggie bowls packed with plant-based protein, fiber, and flavor. Each meal can be heated in 5 minutes or less in the microwave, or you can remove the food from its tray to heat it in the oven or stovetop.

Which special diets do they cater to?:All meals are vegetarian, some are vegan.

Example recipes: Ginger sesame noodles with trio of green vegetables, an al dente buckwheat soba, and a savory miso peanut sauce; Golden beet orzo with rainbow chard and capers; Greek jackfruit bowl with roasted red peppers, pickled onions, chickpeas with parsley and mint, feta crumbles, and tahini

Ships to some parts of the US. Enter your zip code here to check if they serve your area.


Purple Carrot

Purple Carrot

Cost: $11.33/meal. Sign up here!

Ships to: The US.

COUPON: Use code CARROT30 to get $30 off your first box.

What You Get: Purple Carrot is the leading vegan subscription meal kit, so if you’re vegetarian and would like to take things a step further by trying out eliminating dairy, this would be a great option for you! Their ingredients are 100% plant-based, and their meals represent a world of unique cuisine. From cozy comfort foods to refreshing salads, the Purple Carrot recipes are sure to broaden your vegan repertoire. Get 3 meals per week, or skip weeks according to your needs.

Check out our latest Purple Carrot review and our Purple Carrot details for more information on subscribing. 

Online Grocery Options


Image via Rastelli’s

First Delivery Date: Expect 7-12 business days for delivery

Cost: Starts at $27. Save 5% with subscriptions. Free US shipping for orders $200+. Subscribe here!

Ships to: The US.

What You Get: Rastelli’s may currently be only shipping boxes of specific meats a-la-cart; check their site to see what is currently available for chicken, ground beef, steak, salmon, shrimp, tuna, and/or sausage.

Good to Know: All meat from Rastelli’s is antibiotic, steroid, and hormone free.


Thrive Market

Thrive Market

First Delivery Date:  Orders ship in 1-4 days depending on location. (Wine-only orders ship in 1-2 days).

FYI: Thrive is also limiting orders to just certain hours during the day in order to keep shipping times reasonable, although it looks like the reduced hours will start to lift in early May. Check their blog for the latest updates.

COUPON: Use this link to get $20 in shopping credit when you sign up for an annual membership ($60 a year).

Thrive Market is somewhat similar to the Costco model but online only. You pay an annual fee ($60) to get access to shop their market at prices that are lower than you would likely find in your local supermarket. All orders of $49 or more ship free. Basically, their goal is to make living healthier easier and cheaper. Their inventory covers non-perishable grocery items, home items (like cleaning products), personal care items, and beauty items. (They offer wine and meat and seafood, but I haven’t had a chance to try those categories out yet!) And everything is ingredient-conscious: organic & non-GMO brands.

Check out our Thrive Market review to learn more!


Hungry Root

Hungry Root

First Delivery Date: Order now for delivery in about 7- 10 days. (Note you have to go to the very last step in the checkout flow after entering credit card info to see your delivery date, but you can see the date before you place your order.) Sign up here!

COUPON: Use code MSA20 to get 20% off your first two boxes, or get 30% off your first delivery of $99+ (no code needed).

Currently Hungryroot offers products in the following categories:

  • Fresh Cut Vegetables (Shredded Brussels sprouts, beet “noodles”, butternut squash ribbons, and more.)
  • Grains & Pastas (Think pastas made from non-wheat flours or rice + alternative grain combos.)
  • Sauces (Thai Peanut Sauce, Kale Pesto, Beet Pesto, Superfood Tomato Sauce, and more.)
  • Proteins (Prepared meat, fish, tofu, and more.)
  • Grab-and-Go Foods (Oatmeals, soups, grain and bean salads, etc.)
  • Sweets (Plant-based treats, such as their famously popular Black Bean Brownie Batter and Almond Chickpea Dough.)
  • Jazzy Extras (Things you might sprinkle on top of a salad or snack on throughout the day, like Crunchy Bean Toppers.)

Check out our review of Hungry Root to learn more!

Let me know if you have any questions about these subscriptions.



Winc subscription with four bottles of wine

Earliest Delivery Date: About 5-10 days. From Winc’s FAQ:” “Your order will ship within 2 business days of processing, and shipping typically takes 3-7 business days depending on your distance from our fulfillment center.”

The Cost: Prices start at $13/bottle with free shipping for orders with 4+ bottles. Sign up here!

COUPON: Get $20 off your first order! No coupon needed - just use this link.

About the Box: Your Winc journey will begin with a fun and easy survey where you can indicate your preferences. If you’re not sure what your preferences are, or aren’t super knowledgeable about wine, not to worry: the questions are designed to be easy for both newbies and seasoned vino enjoyers to answer. Winc then takes your answers to match you with unique, affordable wines that you’re sure to love. If you’re not feeling one of Winc’s recommendations, you can totally make changes to your box, or skip the month entirely.

Read our Winc reviews and check out our Winc info to learn more. Ships to most of the US.


Crowd Cow

First Delivery Date: Up to 8 days. From Crowd Cow’s FAQ: “Exact shipping time varies depending on your location but for many regions can arrive in as few as 2 days. We will give you an estimated delivery date when you place an order. Orders ship in less than 5 business days and take about 1-3 days to arrive.”

Cost: Starts at $89/delivery + free US shipping.

COUPON: Save 5% off every box when you subscribe. No coupon needed - just use this link.

What You Get: Farm-to-table craft meat. Choose from boxes including Ground Beef, Lean Protein, Farmers Market (a variety of meats including chicken, beef, bacon, sausage, and more), Japanese Wagyu, Farmers Market Reserve (premium cuts of items described in Farmers Market option), and Steak Lovers. With each shipment, Crowd Cow sends information about the animal’s breed, how it was raised, and the independent ranch where the meat came from.

Ships to the continental US. Check out our Crowd Cow review for more info! 


Porter Road

Porter Road meat subscription box shown with a display of steak, sausage, bacon, baked potatoes, and other ingredients.

First Delivery Date: “You can anticipate your order to leave our facility 5-7 days after shopping, with it arriving on your doorstep 2-3 days later.” Shop now for delivery next week.

Cost: Subscription boxes start at $70 + free US shipping. Sign up here!

What You Get: Porter Road is a purveyor of 100% pasture-raised beef, pork, lamb, and chicken, from farms in Kentucky and Tennessee. They raise their animals humanely and sustainably, and all their processing—from harvesting and dry aging to hand-cutting each and every piece—is done in-house. You can purchase meat a la carte or subscribe to one of five box options.

Good to Know: Due to the natural environment and organic, vegetarian, non-GMO diet Porter Road’s with which animals are raised, you may notice their pork, lamb, and beef are darker in color, and their chicken has a golden yellow tone to it. That deeper color represents deeper flavor, which comes along with the territory of humane, healthy raising.

Ships to the continental US.

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

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Comments (26)

  1. There used to be a subscription for a big box of pantry foods. I can’t remember the name but I think it was $20 and always had non perishable food, new brands or products. I am trying to find something along those lines. I can’t afford these prices and many of them do not ship to where I live anyway.

    We are putting up chicken coops and getting vegetables in the ground around here. Our state is one of the 9 that refuses to shelter in place so who knows how buck wild it’s going to get in Oklahoma once they realize how far the virus has spread. Better to be prepared than not have anything in our pantries and freezers.

    • You do realize that grocery stores are open during this right?! Even the shelter in place states are allowing grocery stores to stay open so please don’t panic buy and hoard.

    • Ah, I think you’re thinking of Degustabox? Sadly it’s gone now (at least in the US).

    • I just got my first Gobble order and I dont know if they have changed since the reviews or if I got the wrong meals but the food for the price is outrageous. The chicken with polenta meal for 2 had only one chicken breast to half. The chicken pot pie with biscuits was a small thigh about 2 inches wide each with 1 biscuit a person. I have tried Home Chef, Green Apron, etc. and always found enough food for two. very disappointed.

  2. FYI-EveryPlate currently has a delivery delay (at least in Chicago area). Our Thursday box came Saturday.

  3. I just received my Green Chef Box. I tried 7 meal kits (each for about one month) before deciding on which one to get on a regular basis and Green Chef won out…hands down. The other kits were all pretty good but Green Chef was by far the best. A huge bonus is that they have the best customer service ever.
    I don’t know why Green Chef isn’t listed in this article but I do know that MSA has reviewed Green Chef in the past in case someone wants to read it.

  4. The Blue Apron link says $60 off three deliveries, not $80 off of four.

  5. FYI, Blue Apron has about half their meals listed as out of stock for the next month or so. Definitely take that into consideration before purchasing, as I did not know that, and they have no options I like. I was able to skip those few weeks, but it seems the good meals sell out quickly.

    • Thanks for the heads up – we’ll try to check meal availability when we update this page too.

  6. My Marley Spoon didn’t ship today and meat is impossible to find here 😢

    • Oh no! They haven’t had any messaging about delayed shipments. Are you supposed to get a box this week? Please keep us posted!

  7. I get Misfits Market delivered every week, fabulous organic produce right to my door. LOOOOVE it!

    • Can you tell us more about Misfits? I got one of the other similair ones and I wasn’t sold. It was pricey and some produce went bad before I could use.

  8. I subscribe to Marley Spoon and also received an Email, this is what they said:

    My name is Fabian Siegel, and I am the CEO & Founder of Martha & Marley Spoon. I wanted to reach out to you personally regarding the outbreak of COVID-19 coronavirus and reassure you that the safety of our customers, our team and our community is, and always has been, a top priority. We are closely monitoring the news as it develops and are dedicated to upholding our strict safety standards that ensure the health and well being of our Martha & Marley Spoon community.

    We understand—now more than ever—how important it is that your meals are delivered safely and reliably every week, which is why I’d like to share with you what we’re doing to make sure that continues to happen.

    Food and Employee Safety – We have Food Safety and Quality Assurance experts on site at our facilities and are reinforcing our stringent sanitation and hygiene procedures. As part of these procedures, we adhere to Good Manufacturing Practices (the legal protocols food manufacturers and sellers must comply with to be certified by food regulators) and have sealed non-essential entrances and exits at our facilities. We are tracking the situation as it evolves and will continue to follow best practices put forth by global and local health authorities.

    Delivery Direct to Your Door – Receiving your fresh groceries at home is as much about staying healthy as it is about saving time. All the ingredients you receive from us come from a controlled environment in our fulfillment centers. We are working closely with our partner carriers to ensure these ingredients move from packing to shipping quickly and arrive safe, sealed, and delivered direct to your door.

    Uninterrupted Service – While we can’t predict what will happen in the coming weeks, we can make plans that safeguard against service disruptions. We are stocking our shelves with products and ingredients from vetted and approved suppliers, and we are taking steps to provide appropriate ingredient substitutions if and when necessary. This will enable us to reliably deliver your meals so that you are free to focus on what matters most: the health and safety of your loved ones.

    Like you, I cook Martha & Marley Spoon meals weekly with my family, and sharing healthy, high quality ingredients with the Martha & Marley Spoon community is a privilege and a responsibility I take seriously. Because of this, the health, quality and safety of our products, employees and community is—and will continue to be—our top priority.

    Thank you for your loyalty and your trust in us.

    Fabian Siegel, Founder & CEO

  9. Okay, just got an e-mail from Gobble:

    Gobble is actively monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak towards ensuring the safety and integrity of our food deliveries and protecting our customers, employees, and families.

    As an essential national food service, Gobble does not anticipate any business closure or supply chain disruption. We are working closely with our carrier partners to ensure your deliveries remain reliable and consistent. We will let you know right away if anything changes.

    We always handle all ingredients in alignment with the highest possible standards for health and safety. Here are our existing and new policies, now in place at Gobble locations nationwide, in line with recommendations from the FDA, CDC, WHO, and local authorities:

    Food Quality & Safety:

    Gobble facilities are FDA-certified, which includes scheduled cleaning and sanitization of the warehouse, equipment, and food preparation stations multiple times per day.
    We have reinforced our existing food safety training, including effective handwashing, equipment and warehouse sanitation, correct use of personal protective gear, and proper food handling. Gobble teams use gloves 100% of the time while handling or cooking any Gobble products. In addition, we have a new COVID-19 response team reviewing and further enhancing safety precautions for our team members and our facilities daily.
    Any Gobble Employees who may feel sick are asked to stay home with paid sick leave. This policy has been strictly reinforced. There have been no reported cases of COVID-19 in our offices or warehouses and no reported contact with any COVID-19 cases to date.
    We have limited all non-essential and visitor access to our warehouses. We are prohibiting entry into food preparation areas by non-trained Gobble personnel. We have also moved all employees who can work from home to be fully remote to further safety and social distancing.

    Delivery Assurances:

    As always, Gobble is committed to providing you with the safest possible food delivery service. From the start, we designed our delivery boxes to be safe and tamper proof. The foiler liner inside your box is considered a food-grade surface. It arrives sealed to protect your dinner kits and ingredients inside from any environmental exposure. When your Gobble box arrives on your doorstep, you can be sure the contents are safe, fresh, and direct from our FDA-certified food facilities.
    According to the World Health Organization (WHO), delivered packages are safe to handle, even when coming from or going to locations with confirmed COVID-19 cases.
    The CDC can confirm that, “There is no evidence to support transmission of COVID-19 associated with food.” All of our fresh ingredients are handled in contained and safe environments and then washed and cooked in the safety in your home.

    On behalf of everyone at Gobble, our hearts go out to you during this uncertain and challenging time. Now more than ever, people are relying on Gobble to deliver reliable, easy, and fresh meals to their home, as they participate in social distancing and shelter in place. We will continue to take every precaution to ensure our customers, employees, and partners stay safe and healthy, and can continue to enjoy our meals at home without worry.

    Thank you for your trust in Gobble,

  10. Have any of these companies put out a statement regarding how they’re handling food safety in light of the coronavirus pandemic? I checked social media for a few and haven’t seen anything. Even if it’s just the usual “We’re doing what the WHO and CDC recommend” that would be more reassuring than not saying anything about it.

    • Home Chef sent this yesterday:

      With the growing concerns around the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), I want to assure you of Home Chef’s commitment to delivering top-quality ingredients to your door safely.

      According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) there is no evidence to support the spread of COVID-19 through food or food packaging.

      We are thankful that you invite us into your homes and take seriously our responsibility to your families. Here is how we are ensuring your food arrives safely and on time:

      Food and Employee Safety: Home Chef facilities have rigorous employee safety and food quality assurance programs in place. We are committed to Good Manufacturing Practices, which include regular and frequent sanitization of equipment and require employees to wash hands regularly and wear gloves. We have increased sanitation frequency and are encouraging employees to use CDC best practices in and outside of work.

      No Contact Deliveries: We are working closely with our national carrier partners to ensure delivery continuity. As always, our deliveries do not require our customers to have any contact with the delivery person.

      We know that bringing your family together around the dinner table is more important than ever in these times of uncertainty. We will continue to take every measure to ensure that our ingredients reach our customers safely.

      If you have any additional questions, our Customer Service team would be happy to assist you. You can contact us at 872-225-2433 or email at [email protected].

      • I really love Home Chef. I have tried every plate, and while it was good, it was extremely simple and a little bit too boring for me. Although the price is almost unbeatable.

        But home chef is just perfect, I really love the options and loved how they packed each meal individually. I would highly suggest it. I got a great deal and also found a 25% coupon so I paid around $3 a meal!

    • I use Hellofresh and Home Chef and have received emails from both of them. It makes me feel *somewhat* better that I received them.

    • I’ve been getting Hello Fresh and Home Chef for quite awhile now. I think I received emails from both companies regarding the extra precautions they’re taking due to the Covid pandemic. I could be mistaken about receiving one from Hello Fresh (I’ve been getting so very many from everywhere recently), but this is what Home Chef sent (they provided contact info at the end of the email, which I have omitted):

      “With the growing concerns around the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), I want to assure you of Home Chef’s commitment to delivering top-quality ingredients to your door safely.

      According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) there is no evidence to support the spread of COVID-19 through food or food packaging.

      We are thankful that you invite us into your homes and take seriously our responsibility to your families. Here is how we are ensuring your food arrives safely and on time:

      Food and Employee Safety: Home Chef facilities have rigorous employee safety and food quality assurance programs in place. We are committed to Good Manufacturing Practices, which include regular and frequent sanitization of equipment and require employees to wash hands regularly and wear gloves. We have increased sanitation frequency and are encouraging employees to use CDC best practices in and outside of work.

      No Contact Deliveries: We are working closely with our national carrier partners to ensure delivery continuity. As always, our deliveries do not require our customers to have any contact with the delivery person.

      We know that bringing your family together around the dinner table is more important than ever in these times of uncertainty. We will continue to take every measure to ensure that our ingredients reach our customers safely.

      If you have any additional questions, our Customer Service team would be happy to assist you.

      Pat Vihtelic
      Founder and CEO”

      Both companies send meat in plastic and the ingredients in bags- HC in plastic and HF in a paper bag (‘sealed’ with a sticker type thing). You can leave the paper bag to quarantine in the fridge for a few days before opening it, and the plastic bag(s) can be wiped down with Clorox wipes/ Lysol.

      Probably no more risky than purchasing at the grocery store, even with home delivery.

    • We subscribe to Hello Fresh and we received an email this week about their safety at this time.

    • I believe all if not most of these companies have sent out emails to their current subscribers about what they are doing to ensure clean and safe working environments for both their employees and their customers. If you’d like me to do a round up of these emails and post for reference, please let me know.

      • Yes please! I haven’t received anything from Gobble or DailyHarvest and would love to get statements from them.

      • I got one from Daily Harvest a few days ago. I posted it.

    • To our Daily Harvest community,

      We thought long and hard about sending this email, because we know you have enough to think about right now. In light of the grocery-store-lines-around-the-block in our hometown of New York City, and around the country, we wanted to share our plan for continuing to deliver your Daily Harvest. We, first and foremost, are thinking about you. We have doubled up on our inventory so you can have what you need in your freezer during this unprecedented time of uncertainty. While there may be disruptions we cannot control down the line, we are confident we are working through as many scenarios as we can imagine to ensure that you’ll get your nourishing food when you need it most.

      And, because we are sure you have this question in the back of your head, here is a little more on our food safety practices: Daily Harvest has always had strict procedures in our production kitchens, which include strict health and hygiene programs. The World Health Organization, Food and Drug Administration, and Centers for Disease Control have confirmed that there is no known risk to food safety in any ingredient supply chain and that applies to us, too.

      We are in this with you and will do everything in our power to help you stay well nourished.

      Wishing you and your family safety and health.

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