Meal Kit & Grocery Subscriptions: Shipping & Delivery Schedules
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.
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).
Meal Kit Delivery Options
The Cost: Meals start at $9.95 per serving, and delivery is free for orders over $45. Sign up here!
COUPON: Use code LD50 to 50% Off First Box.
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).
The Cost: Plans start at $65.00. Save with longer subscriptions. Sign up here!
COUPON: Limited Time Only! Save $60 on your first three months. 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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
The Cost: Ranges from $7.75 per cup for 9 per box, to $6.99 per cup for 24 per box. Sign up here!
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.
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: Use code LABORDAY25 to 4 bottles of wine for $24.95
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.
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!
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.