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The 9 Best Meal Kits For Singles + 8 Other Meal Kits to Consider

Kat Giuffrida
ByKat GiuffridaMar 22, 2023 | 1 comment

Meal kits are an absolute game changer when it comes to streamlining the meal planning process. Whether you choose heat-and-eat meals or a meal kit that comes with freshly prepared ingredients and easy-to-follow recipes, both options save time and can help improve your eating habits. You can tell fast food to take a hike while also saving yourself from making an extra trip to the store - now that's a major win-win!

However, a lot of meal kits and meal delivery services are designed for couples and families, not individual diners. While it can be great to have extra meals on hand for later, we all know that leftovers end up turning into food waste too often. If you only need a meal delivery service for your own meals and want to avoid wasting both money and food, then we've got just the list for you!

Here, we'll take a look at the 9 best meal kits for singles in 2023. Our list includes meal kit services that offer ready-to-eat meals as well as easy-to-cook meals with options available for most dietary restrictions. Some meal delivery services send a certain number of meals per week, whereas others let you customize your meal plan completely. You're bound to find the perfect match for your dietary preferences and needs that assists with your weekly meal-planning process in a fun, tasty way. We've also thrown in some extra meal delivery services toward the end of this article that offer meal kits with multiple servings in case leftovers aren't a problem for you.

The 9 Best Meal Kits For Singles + 8 Other Meal Kits to Consider

We've compiled a list of meal delivery services that offer heat-and-eat meals, traditional meal kits that require cooking, as well as those that assist with grocery shopping and meal prep. The first half of our list is specifically dedicated to single-serving meals, whereas the second half contains brands that offer two servings or more per meal. Many of the brands below are super popular among our readers and have been featured in articles like The 15 Best Prepared Meal Delivery Subscriptions in 2023 and The 22 Best Food Subscription Boxes of 2023.

Meal Delivery Services that Offer Single-Serving Meals

1. Factor

Factor meal plan featuring vegetarian prepared meals and wellness shots.

Image from our review.

The Cost: $10.99-$13.49 per serving. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!

ACTIVE DEAL: Limited Time Only! $130 Off
CODE: MSA130N

Meals Per Week: 6-18

About the Subscription: Factor is a popular meal delivery service that offers healthy, single-serving prepared meals. It's best known for its keto and paleo options, but also has plant-based meals as well. Each meal contains organic, non-GMO ingredients and is free of sugar, soy, and gluten. In addition to its meal kits, you can also order add-ons like snacks, sides, or food and drink bundles.

Dietary Accommodations: The entire Factor facility is preservative-free, gluten-free, and soy-free. They offer a variety of meals that can work for paleo, ketogenic, vegetarian, vegan, and dairy-free diets.

Example Meals: Ground Beef and Thyme Cottage Pie, Slow-Roasted Turkey with Cauliflower Stuffing, Keto Poblano Bowl with Green Beans and Sour Cream, Meatless Walnut Cauliflower Bolognese with Fresh Zucchini Noodles

Check out our Factor reviews to learn more! Ships to the U.S. and shipping costs vary by location.

 

2. Sprinly

Image from our review.

The Cost: Starts at $109.00 per week (6 meals per week at $18.17 per meal). Sign up here!

Meals Per Week: 6-18

About the Subscription: Sprinly offers freshly prepared meals that are vegan, gluten-free, and made with organic ingredients. Some meals need to be heated in the microwave and others are ready to eat cold, but they're all perfect for those dining alone.

Dietary Accommodations: All of these healthy meals are plant-based and gluten-free. Sprinly also offers meals that are free of soy, refined sugar, oil, nuts

Example Meals: Mediterranean Veggie Kofta Crumble with Vegan Tzatziki and Cucumber Tomato Salad, Hearty Mushroom Bourguignon with Red Potato Mash, Macaroni & “Cheese” with Steamed Broccoli, “Parm” & “Bacon” Bits

Check out our Sprinly reviews to learn more! Ships to some U.S. states & cities for free. This includes Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, New Jersey, Delaware, Washington DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Nashville, Buffalo, and Chicago.

 

3. Tovala

The Cost: Starts at $9.99 per serving after purchasing the Tovala Smart Oven Pro or Air Fryer. The Tovala Smart Oven Pro costs $299, or $199 if you order at least 6 weeks of meals within your first 6 months. The Tovala Smart Oven Air Fryer costs $249, or $49 for the 6-week commitment. Sign up here!

Meals Per Week: 4-16

About the Subscription: Tovala is a meal delivery service that consists of a smart oven, an app, and meal kits that make cooking as simple as scanning a QR code. Basically, you purchase the Tovala oven which cooks Tovala meals via WiFi. You choose a meal kit based on how many meals you want to receive each week and each meal is designed to perfectly pair with the smart oven.

The ease of having a smart oven do the cooking for you while you go do something else cannot be overstated and the Tovala oven's "scan to cook" function even works with other popular brands.

Dietary Accommodations: Gluten-free and vegetarian.

Example Meals: Italian Sausage Meatballs with Cauliflower Rice, Jamaican Jerk Pork Chop with Coconut Beans & Rice, Eggplant Parmesan Lasagna with Roasted Broccoli & Balsamic Vinaigrette

Check out our Tovala reviews to learn more! Ships to the contiguous United States. (They do not yet service Hawaii or Alaska.)

 

4. Snap Kitchen

Snap Kitchen plate of spinach with chicken, sauce, and veggies.

Image via Snap Kitchen.

The Cost: $83.04 for 6 meals, $136.08 for 12 meals. Sign up here!

ACTIVE DEAL: Get 50% off your first Snap Kitchen subscription box!
CODE: MSA50

Meals Per Week: 6 or 12

About the Subscription: Snap Kitchen offers freshly prepared meals made with dietician-designed portions, macros, and ingredients. All the food is free from hormones, antibiotics, GMOs, artificial flavoring, and gluten, and arrives in compostable packaging. Meal plans are available for a wide range of dietary preferences and restrictions, and you can also build your own meals through their custom plan option!

Dietary Accommodations: You can choose meals that are free of eggs, fish, gluten, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, pork, sesame, shellfish, and soy.

Example Meals: Cauliflower Satay Bowl, Chicken Chile Enchiladas, Chimichurri Beef, Chicken Salad Protein Pack (snack)

Ships to the U.S. for free. Local pickup & local delivery are available within 7-10 miles of store locations.

5. Meal Pro

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The Cost: Pricing starts at $6.99 per meal. Sign up here!

Meals Per Week: 18 or 20

About the Subscription: Meal Pro specializes in customizable, pre-cooked meals. Portions can be adjusted to feature extra protein or double veggies, and entrees are labeled by weight. Meals take just a few minutes to heat up and are great if you're on the go. Something that sets apart this meal delivery service from other options is that a subscription is not required to try it out.

Dietary Accommodations: Vegetarian.

Example Meals: Steak Teriyaki, Cuban Chicken, Lean Beef Lasagna, Shrimp Stir Fry, Taco Bowl

Check out our Meal Pro Reviews to learn more! Ships to the continental U.S. and Canadian British Columbia.

 

6. Veestro

Four sample dishes offered by vegetarian meal subscription, Veestro, set on a linen tablecloth with glasses of wine.

Image via Veestro.

The Cost: $13.99 per meal. Sign up here!

ACTIVE DEAL: GET 25% OFF + $25 in future credit
CODE: GET25

Meals Per Week: 8-15

About the Subscription: Veestro is a meal delivery service that sends high-quality, single-serving vegan meals straight to your doorstep. Its chef-prepared, tasty meals are made with organic ingredients and are designed to feed both body and soul.

Dietary Accommodations: Vegan and gluten-free.

Example Meals: Carrot Osso Bucco with Organic Crimini Mushrooms, Carrots and Onions Slowly Cooked in an Herbaceous Red Wine, Vegetable Bouillon; Red Curry Tofu with Veggies; Baked Mac & Cheez Dinner

Check out our Veestro Reviews to learn more! Ships to the continental US for free.

 

7. Sun Basket

Check out my review of Sun Basket for May 2017!

Image from our review.

The Cost: Starts at $4.99 per serving for Fresh and Ready meals, and $5.66 per serving for Meal Kits + $7.99 shipping per order. Sign up here!

ACTIVE DEAL: Get $90 off and 4 free gifts on first-time order of $65 or more. No coupon needed - just use this link.

Meals Per Week: 4-10 for Fresh & Ready, 4-20 for Meal Kits

About the Subscription:  This meal delivery service features farm-to-table recipes with organic vegetables, antibiotic and hormone-free meats, and sustainable seafood, all of which come pre-portioned and ready to be cooked with each meal delivery kit! Meals are dietician-approved and typically fall into the 500-800 calories range. And for those in a time crunch, as an alternative to the classic meal kit, the Fresh & Ready heat-and-eat offerings make delicious meals!

Dietary Accommodations: Gluten-Free, Carb-Conscious, Paleo, Healthy Heart, Lean and Clean, Vegetarian, Mediterranean, Vegan, Pescatarian, Diabetes-Friendly, Seasonal Recipes, and Quick and Easy Meals

Example recipes: Chicken Marbella, Pork Sausages with Cabbage "Steaks" and Pineapple Slaw, Korean Beef Bulgogi Salad with Daikon and Cucumber, One-Pot Chicken and Spanish Rice, Filet Mignons with Roasted Garlic, Root Vegetables, and Lemon Aioli

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

 

8. Purple Carrot

purple carrot plant-based meal kit with all items

Image from our review.

The Cost: $11.00-$13.25 per serving + shipping. Sign up here!

Meals Per Week: 6-10 for Prepared Meals, 6-16 for Meal Kits

About the Subscription: Purple Carrot is one of the best meal delivery services for vegans and offers both prepared meals for singles as well as traditional meal kits. Meals range from dairy- and meat-free takes on staple dishes to adventurous fare inspired by worldly cuisine.

Dietary Accommodations: Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, nut-free.

Example recipes: Sweet Potato Flatbread, Japanese Gnocchi, Tofu Peanut Stir-Fry, Coconut Chia Pudding, Green Goddess Bowls, Chili & Lime Lupini Beans

Check out our Purple Carrot reviews to learn more! Ships to the contiguous U.S.

 

9. Hungryroot

Hungryroot plant-based grocery delivery.

Image from our review.

The Cost: Starting at $65.00 per delivery (depending on preferences and selections). Shipping is $6.99, or free with weekly orders over $70.00. Sign up here!

About the Subscription: You can think of Hungryroot as a grocery trip in one click. If traditional meal kits aren't quite your thing, and you like the flexibility of selecting pre-planned meals AND adding grocery store items into your box, Hungryroot might just be the meal kit for you.

There are three plan levels varying in cost and each issues credits that can be used to scoop up fully-planned meals or a la carte items in the grocery section. Each healthy meal is designed to include a protein, pasta or grain, a veggie, and usually a sauce or dressing. There are also desserts, ready-to-eat snacks, sides, breakfast foods, and more that can be chosen.

Dietary Accommodations: Dairy-Free, Peanut-Free, Tree Nut-Free, Egg-Free, Soy-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescatarian, and Gluten-Free

Example recipes: Veggieful Curry Wrap, Fresh Start Salad, Peanutty Protein Power Bowl, Pesto Turkey Burger, Hearty Harvest Plate, Chickpea Pesto & Chicken Sausage Flatbread

Check out our Hungryroot reviews to learn more! Ships to most zip codes across the continental U.S.

 

Meal Delivery Services that Offer Two Servings or More Per Meal

10. HelloFresh

hellofresh delivery showing box contents posed around box

Image from our review.

The Cost: From $8.99-$12.49 per serving + shipping. Sign up here!

ACTIVE DEAL: Limited Time Only! 10 Free Meals Across 7 Boxes + Free Apps for Life + First Box Ships Free; Applied as discount across 7 boxes, for new subscriptions only, varies by plan
CODE: MSA10A

Servings Per Week: 4-24

About the Subscription: HelloFresh is a meal delivery service that offers largely crowd-pleasing classics, with a few unexpected options mixed in. Each meal kit's ingredients are pre-measured and bundled by recipe, and their easy-to-follow recipes are time-effective and fun.

Dietary Accommodations: Vegetarian, pescatarian.

Example recipes: Mozz-Stuffed Caprese Burgers, Rajas Quesadillas, Spicy Maple Chicken, Creamy Dill Pork Tenderloin, Mushroom & Chive Risotto

Check out our HelloFresh reviews to learn more! Ships to the U.S. only.

 

11. Green Chef

Green Chef November 2020 Contents

Image via our review.

The Cost: $11.99-$13.49 per meal (depending on your preferences) + shipping. Sign up here!

ACTIVE DEAL: Limited Time Only! Get $250 off + free shipping
CODE: MSA200

Servings Per Week: 6-24

About the Subscription: Green Chef is all about using fresh, sustainable, organic ingredients in their healthy meals— and they don't skimp on flavor, either! Their meal kits include a variety of options from fresh twists on classics to globally inspired ideas. Rest assured that everything you get is GMO-free, USDA-certified organic, sustainable and traceable, and best of all, designed with amateur cooks in mind. Even if you're new to the kitchen, you'll be able to make these flavorful dishes!

Dietary Accommodations: Vegetarian, Vegan, Ketogenic, Paleo, Plant-Powered, Balanced Living, Gluten-Free (Green Chef is actually Certified Gluten-Free, so it's a fantastic option for celiac customers!)

Example recipes: Southwest Fajita Cheeseburger, Zesty Salmon with Wasabi Crema, Green Pea & Feta Falafel, Veggie & Bean Stuffed Peppers, Baked Penne with Sausage

Check out our Green Chef reviews to learn more! Ships to most of the contiguous U.S.

12. Blue Apron

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The Cost: Subscriptions cost between $7.99-$11.99 per serving, depending on your meal subscription plan, plus shipping. Sign up here!

Servings Per Week: 4-16

About the Subscription: Blue Apron has a bit of a reputation for coming up with recipes that are surprising and delicious, so it's a great choice for adventurous foodies who are dining solo at home! Their balanced meals are globally influenced and use seasonal produce that comes pre-portioned. The company takes sustainability seriously and aims to use responsibly farmed meats and produce as often as possible. Blue Apron has also done fun, limited-edition menus with programs like Whole30, Weight Watchers, Chrissy Teigen, and Bob's Burgers. If you don't mind a bit of meal prep, this meal delivery service is worth a shot.

Dietary Accommodations: Vegetarian, Carb Conscious, Mediterranean Diet, Plant-Forward, Diabetes-Friendly, Weight Watchers Approved, 500 Calories or Less Diet

Popular recipes: Curry-Peanut Chicken, White Bean & Pepper Flautas, Mexican Turkey Meatballs, Mango Chutney Grilled Cheese, Steak and Brown Butter Sauce, Creamy Chipotle Chicken

Check out our Blue Apron reviews to learn more! Ships to the U.S. only.

 

13. Home Chef

Image via our review.

The Cost: $9.99-$11.99 per serving + shipping. Sign up here!

Servings Per Week: 4-36

About the Subscription: If you tend to crave comfort foods and classic dishes that would be at home on Grandma's table, check out Home Chef. The flavors are familiar-meets-fun, and the portions are plentiful. We love that Home Chef offers protein packs, slow-cooker options, and smoothies in addition to their meal kits.

Dietary Accommodations: Vegetarian, Milk Free, Carb Conscious, Calorie Conscious, Soy-Free, Wheat-Free, Nut-Free

Example recipes: Rockefeller Salmon, Scallops with Lemon-Caper Pasta, Steak Frites and Marsala Sauce, Chicken Breast with Cilantro Butter, Wood-Fired BBQ Chicken Pizza, Sweet & Savory Butternut Squash Risotto

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

 

14. Dinnerly

Image via our review.

The Cost: $1.77-$2.50 per portion + shipping. Sign up here!

ACTIVE DEAL: Use code PBYYGREZ to get 57.5% off first box and 20% off the next 3 orders
CODE: PBYYGREZ

Servings Per Week: 6-24

About the Subscription: Dinnerly offers one of the most affordable meal kits on the market, so it's great for solo diners who are on a budget. This meal delivery service can also work for big eaters who want to double up on portions without breaking the bank. Each meal kit is made with minimal ingredients, which means quick prep time.

Dietary Accommodations: Vegetarian

Example recipes: Pan-Roasted Chicken with Mashed Potatoes, General Tso's Chicken Fingers, Steak Quesadilla, Lemony Chicken Linguine, Triple Chocolate Skillet Cake

Check out our Dinnerly reviews to learn more! Ships to the U.S. only.

 

15. EveryPlate

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

Image from our review.

The Cost: $4.99-$7.49 per serving + shipping. Sign up here!

ACTIVE DEAL: Limited Time Only! https://www.anrdoezrs.net/click-6014437-14107231
CODE: MSA149

Servings Per Week: 6-24

About the Subscription: EveryPlate offers meal kit options that fall into the "low-cost" category, so it's a great choice for those who don't want to splurge on dinner. The menu often features comfort foods like pasta, stews, and meatballs, which tend to produce leftovers that hold up well.

Dietary Accommodations: Vegetarian

Example recipes: Chicken Sausage Orzotto, Crispy Bruschetta Chicken, Farmers Market Linguine, Easy Chicken Fajitas, Smoky Oven-Fried Tilapia

Check out our EveryPlate reviews to learn more! Currently ships to most zip codes in the U.S.

 

16. Gobble

Gobble Box Unpacked

Image from our review.

The Cost: $11.99-16.99 per serving (depending on preferences) + shipping. Sign up here!

ACTIVE DEAL: Limited Time Only! Get 6 meals for $36. No coupon needed - just use this link.

Servings Per Week: 4-20

About the Subscription: Gobble is the meal kit that promises to help you get dinner on the table in 15 minutes or less. Meal kits arrive with much of the portioning, chopping, prep work, and marinating already taken care of, so cooking is super-simple and doable in a time crunch.

Dietary Accommodations: Vegetarian, Low-Carb, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free, Gluten-Free

Example recipes: Chimichurri Salmon with Broccolini & Saffron Rice, Pan-Seared Top Sirloin Steak with Loaded Baked Potato, Greek Pita Wrap with Roasted Vegetables & Hummus, Curried Squash with Coconut Rice and Burmese Style Salad

Check out our Gobble reviews to learn more! Ships to the continental U.S., excluding Montana, and limited service in Nebraska and New Mexico.

 

17. Martha & Marley Spoon

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

Image from our review.

The Cost: $3.09-$4.62 per serving (depending on preferences) + shipping. Sign up here!

ACTIVE DEAL: $100 Off For Your First 4 Boxes (40/20/20/20). No coupon needed - just use this link.

Servings Per Week: 4-24

About the Subscription: Martha Stewart is the "Martha" in Martha & Marley Spoon, so if you're a fan of her style of elevated home cooking, you're bound to love the recipes offered by this meal kit delivery service. Sending high-quality, artisanal ingredients for some of her favorite dishes, this subscription offers a wide variety of classic and creative recipes to choose from.

Dietary Accommodations: Vegetarian, and other special diets occasionally

Example recipes: French Onion Chicken Breast, Roasted Citrus Pork with Date Herb Relish, Chile-Lime Shrimp, Take-Out Style Vegetarian Pad See Ew, Veggie Taco Pizza

Check out our Martha & Marley Spoon reviews to learn more! Ships to most of the contiguous U.S. for $8.99.

 


That wraps up our list of the Best Meal Kits for Singles! Do you regularly dine solo? Are you a fan of any of these food delivery or meal kit delivery services? If so, make sure to comment below.

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Kat Giuffrida
Kat Giuffrida

I'm a former TYR Pro qualifier turned Masters swimmer and SAHM who loves sharing about brands that make life easier and keep me going! If I'm not baby-wrangling or typing up a storm, you can usually find me training in the pool, lifting weights, or chugging an extra large coffee.

I've contributed to over 200 articles on My Subscription Addiction including best-of lists, recurring reviews, sponsored posts, and informational guides. I currently subscribe to the following brands: Nutre Meal Plans, StoryCaptain Books, Undiscovered Artisan by NOVICA, and Beli Fertility.

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Gabbi B

Can we get a Real Eats review? I’ve been doing Freshly and love it, but I’m curious on how they compare. Real Eats has some meals that look good but it’s hard to take the plunge with a higher-cost food box when there aren’t any reviews out there. So any would be appreciated please 🙂

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