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Spotlight on Add-Ons: Our Favorite Meal Kit Extras

Here at MSA, we’re big fans of meal kit delivery services. Every week, we post a detailed roundup to show you what’s on the menu at some of the top meal kit subscriptions, and we also regularly review our favorite meal kits to show you how they perform and what they’re all about. Maybe you’re also a fan, and perhaps you even regularly turn to meal kits to help you get dinner on the table. But did you know that many of these subscriptions offer more than just dinner options?

From breakfasts and lunches to desserts and grocery items, there are lots of extras out there that you can add to your weekly dinner order. Let’s take a closer look at what some of the best meal kits allow you to add on.


Home Chef

Home Chef recently expanded their add-on offerings to include breakfast, bread, dessert, and protein bundles. In addition to the weekly dinner kits, you can now order things like breakfast burritos, sourdough bread loaves, tiramisu, chicken breasts, and bulk packs of meats that are perfect for grilling.

Meal kits start at $8.99 per serving. You can add on breakfast for $5.98 per serving, bread for $3.98 per loaf, and dessert for $3.98 per serving. Proteins start at $3.99 per serving.


Martha & Marley Spoon

There aren’t a ton of extras available at Martha & Marley Spoon, but each week you’ll find a handful of add-ons that include things like smoothie bowls, desserts, coffee, and protein variety packs. Menu items often have that signature Martha Stewart je ne sais quoi. Expect to see things like Picnic-Perfect Mojito Bars with Pecan Shortbread Crust and Fruity Probiotic Smoothie Bowl with Apples & Honey Glazed Walnuts.

Martha & Marley Spoon plans start at $6.99 per serving, and you can add on additional items for an additional fee.

Sun Basket

If you want to order meal kits each week and would like to stock up on pantry essentials at the same time, Sun Basket has you covered. Their range of add-ons is impressive, and the seemingly endless selection includes cheeses, meats, sauces, snacks, pastas, smoothies, juices, coffees, and soups. The featured brands are frequently high-end, and products are often vegan, gluten-free, and/or organic. If you want to skip a trip to the grocery store, you can easily order the basics from Sun Basket.

Plans start at $10.99 per serving, and add-ons are priced separately. Sun Basket invites you to stock up on the grocery extras you need, or skip the extras and only order meal kits.


Purple Carrot

If you’re looking for vegan fare, Purple Carrot has you covered with a weekly selection of add-ons for breakfast, lunch, and snacking. When you pick out your meal kits, you’ll have the option to also order things like cookies, chocolate, and brownies. Breakfasts feature recipes like Caper Dill Bagels with Everything Cream Cheese (vegan cream cheese, of course), and lunches include options like Crispy Sumac Brown Rice Bowls and Pesto White Bean Melts. 

Purple Carrot’s dinners start at $9.99 per serving. Breakfasts cost $4.49 per serving (minimum four servings), and lunches will run you $8.99 per serving (minimum two servings).



Want meal kits, but don’t have a lot of time to cook? Gobble is the meal kit delivery service that does the prep for you, which helps get dinner on the table in 15 minutes or less. If you also want easy-to-prep breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and desserts, they can help with that, too. The weekly menu includes add-ons like Thai Coconut Curry Soup, Florentine Bruschetta, Spring Vegetable Frittata, Yucca Fries, and Key Lime Cheesecake with Tropical Fruit Compote.

At Gobble, plans start at $11.99 per serving, and add-ons cost extra.



Got a sweet tooth? Dinnerly‘s selection of desserts and sugary breakfast options might be right up your alley. The weekly menu usually has a couple of decadent goodies to choose from, and you can expect to see recipes like Hot Fudge Cupcakes with Mascarpone Frosting and Apple Cinnamon Pancakes with Maple Syrup. In addition, you’ll also be able to add-on packs of proteins that include chicken breasts, shrimp, and ground beef. Depending on the week, you might also be able to add smoothies and sides to your box.

Dinnerly’s meal kits start at $4.69 per serving. Some sweets are charged at the same rate and others may vary. We recommend keeping an eye on Dinnerly’s upcoming menus to see if there are any extras that tickle your fancy.

Have you tried any of these meal kit subscription add-ons? Or do you have a favorite we didn’t mention? Head to the comments section and let us know!

Learn More About Meal Kit Delivery Subscriptions

Check out these additional pages to learn more:

You can also check out our weekly menu post to see what Home Chef, HelloFresh, Green ChefPurple Carrot, Gobble, and EveryPlate are cooking up next week:


Written by Lindsey Morse

Lindsey Morse

Lindsey is a professional baker, cold brew coffee addict, and rosé aficionado who loves writing about food and wine. When she’s not sharing her love of subscription boxes with the world, you’ll find her in the podcasting studio, perfecting her cake decorating techniques, or cursing her way through the New York Times daily crossword puzzle.

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