15 Best Prepared Meal Delivery Services That Ship to Your Door
Gone are the days of frozen dinners that simply “get the job done”; here we have a whole list of subscriptions serving up healthy prepared meals that offer as much in terms of nutrition and flavor as they do ease and immediacy. With a range of dietary accommodations like vegetarian, vegan, paleo, keto, gluten-free, and more, plus all sorts of options for delivery frequency, these meal subscriptions will make dinner (and, in some cases, breakfast and lunch) a cinch. Ready to find the right prepared meal delivery service for you? There are plenty of frozen meals and fresh options to choose from, so go ahead and dive in!
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Updated 8/19/20 to add Splendid Spoon.
Best Frozen Meal Delivery Services
1. Mosaic – Quick meal solutions for plant-based lifestyles
The Cost: $79.92/delivery. Choose to have your meals delivered every week, 2 weeks, or 4 weeks. Sign up here!
Ships to: Some parts of the eastern US. Enter your zip code here to check if they serve your area.
COUPON: Use code FIRSTBOX to get $15 off your first box!
What 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 dietary restrictions do they cater to?: All meals are vegetarian, some are vegan.
What’s the shelf life?: Meals are chilled in transit using dry ice, so your box can sit unopened for up to 12 hours. They keep in the freezer for 3+ months.
Example Meals: 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
What we love about Mosaic:
“The vegetarian meals I tried were some of the best, most filling lunches I’ve had, packed with plant protein and fresh-tasting vegetables I felt good about eating.” – Emily, MSA reviewer
See her full Mosaic review here!
2. Daily Harvest – For superfood smoothies on the go
The Cost: Starts at $7.75/cup, with discounts for longer subscriptions. Sign up here!
Ships to: The US.
COUPON: Use code GOODFOOD4U to get $25 off your first box of 9, 12, or 24 cups!
What do you get?: Daily Harvest offers nutrient-packed, pre-portioned superfood smoothies, soups, bowls, and other snacks that all come in frozen cups. You can subscribe weekly or monthly, and you can customize your own box or choose to be sent a shipment of their best-sellers. To eat, you just have to heat or blend your frozen cup, and you’ll be enjoying unrefined, vegan deliciousness in no time!
Which dietary restrictions do they cater to?: All recipes are dairy-free and gluten-free, some are soy-free, nut-free, and paleo-friendly. Note, however, that all Daily Harvest offerings are made in a facility that processes dairy, nuts, soy, and gluten.
What’s the shelf life?: Everything arrives frozen and can be stored in the freezer for up to 30 days. Leftovers can be refrigerated for 12-24 hours and should not be re-frozen.
Example Meals: Chocolate + Almond Chia Bowl, Mushroom + Miso Soup, Watermelon + Dragon Fruit Smoothie
What we love about Daily Harvest:
“This subscription is an excellent way to add […] beneficial ingredients into your routine, even if it isn’t for every single meal.” – Megan, MSA reviewer
3. Veestro – Nutritious dishes for busy vegans
The Cost: Starting at $229 with shipment every 2 weeks. Sign up here!
Ships to: The continental US for free.
What do you get?: Plant-based frozen meals designed around a 1200 calorie-per-day diet! Unlike heat-and-eat meals of the past, Veestro’s dishes are all organic, plant-based, dairy-free, preservative-free, and non-GMO, and they offer a gluten-free option, too. Choose to subscribe to 18, 30, or 42 meals every other week depending on your needs.
Which dietary restrictions do they cater to?: All foods are vegan, meaning they’re free from meat, chicken, fish, dairy, eggs, and honey. They offer some gluten-free options.
What’s the shelf life?: Veestro recommends storing meals in the freezer and moving 1-2 days’ worth of food to the refrigerator to thaw before heating. Meals last up to 8 weeks in the freezer, and up to 1 week in the fridge.
Example Meals: Carrot Osso Bucco with organic crimini mushrooms, carrots and onions slowly cooked in a herbaceous red wine, vegetable bouillon; Red Curry Tofu with veggies; Baked Mac & Cheez Dinner
4. Freshly – For heat-and-eat gourmet meals with a healthy spin
The Cost: Meal plans cost $49.99 (4 meals), $59.99 (6 meals), $89.99 (9 meals) or $107.99 (12 meals) per week. Sign up here!
Ships to: The continental US for free.
What do you get?: This weekly meal delivery service sends healthy pre-made meals that are free from additives, chemicals, artificial ingredients, and refined sugars. When possible they use organic and non-GMO ingredients, and every meal is certified gluten-free.
Which dietary restrictions do they cater to?: All Freshly meals, and their entire facility, are certified gluten-free. You can also use their filters to find dishes that are dairy-free and soy-free. They do not offer vegetarian meals at this time.
What’s the shelf life?: Meals can be refrigerated for 3-5 days, or put in the freezer before their expiration date.
Example Meals: Sicilian-Style Chicken Parm with Broccoli, Steak Peppercorn with Sautéed Carrots & French Green Beans, Super Pepper & Sausage Fusilli
What we love about Freshly:
“When I first tried this subscription […] I remember being really amazed at how good the meals were and how I didn’t feel like I had to sacrifice taste at all for being ‘healthier.’ I still feel this way!” – Megan, MSA reviewer
5. Home Bistro – Restaurant-quality dishes that just require a heat-up
The Cost: Individual meals start at $14. Meal combos start at $101.99. Sign up here!
Ships to: The US (no PO boxes), free for orders over $149.99
What do you get?: Home Bistro offers gourmet meals sold both individually and in 6-20 meal boxes. Most can be reheated in the microwave, some can be boiled in their packaging, and all are promised to be restaurant quality. Choose from individual healthy meals or purchase a combination box of multiple meals from several options of dietary preferences!
Which dietary restrictions do they cater to?: Vegetarian, paleo, diabetic-friendly
What’s the shelf life?: Not listed, but most frozen meals can be stored in the freezer for about 3 months.
Example Meals: Mediterranean Chicken with Orange Honey Sauce, Lemon-Caper Picatta Steak with Gratin, Zesty Tofu Vegetarian Feast
6. Magic Kitchen – Prepared meal options for all sorts of dietary needs
The Cost: Starting at $11.70/meal. Choose from 1, 2, or 3 meals per 7 day period. Sign up here!
Ships to: The US. Shipping costs start at $18.95, but vary per location. Enter your zip here to calculate shipping costs and delivery schedule to your location.
What do you get?: Magic Kitchen offers healthy, wholesome meals without the cooking. Among their hundreds of meal options are many suited to dietary restrictions, never sacrificing flavor and variety. This frozen meal subscription offers complete meals, a la carte menu items, and options for any time of day. You’re sure to find something to suit your specific dietary needs!
Which dietary restrictions do they cater to?: Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, low-carb, low-calorie, and they also have options suited to dialysis, diabetic, and kidney-renal dietary specifications
What’s the shelf life?: May be kept in the freezer for 6+ months. They recommend defrosting in the refrigerator prior to heating.
Example Meals: Turkey Chili with Brown Rice, Basil Chicken with Rice & Zucchini Saute, Eggplant Parmigiana and Polenta with Spinach & Roasted Peppers
7. Paleo on the Go – Deliciousness (including sweets!) for AIP diets
The Cost: Starting at $9.50/entree + $24.95 flat rate shipping. Subscribe and save 5%. Sign up here!
Ships to: The contiguous US for a flat rate of $24.95. Local pickup is available in Largo, FL. Note that this subscription requires a minimum purchase order of $99 to justify shipping costs.
COUPON: Use code MSA to save $15 off your first box.
What do you get?: Paleo and Autoimmune Protocol-friendly meals that were prepared by chefs and frozen for delivery. They use humanely raised meat, and cook with organic produce when possible. Most of their meals are low in sugar, using honey, maple syrup, molasses, coconut palm sugar, or fruit as sweeteners. They also have an entire section of their website dedicated to AIP-friendly desserts such as Carob Delight Slim Mint Cookies, Apple Cinnamon Paleo Tarts, and some savory options like empanadas, tortillas, and biscuits.
Which dietary restrictions do they cater to?: Every Paleo on the Go meal accommodates an Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) and paleo diet; some options are available for keto diets. The entire Paleo on the Go kitchen is gluten-free.
What’s the shelf life?: Meals can be stored in the freezer for up to 6 months, or in the refrigerator for 5 days.
Example Meals: Stuffed Pork Loin with Creamy Brussels Sprouts, Spinach and Mushroom Beef Lasagna (Whole30 approved), Smoked Chicken with Butternut Squash Stuffing, Spiced Apple Butter and Collard Greens (keto friendly)
8. Clean Eatz – For the serial meal-prepper
The Cost: Starts at $38 per week (5 meals per week at $7.60 per meal). Sign up here!
Ships to: The continental US for free. Pickup is available in some locations, search for a location near you here.
What do you get?: It is with the merits of meal prep in mind that Clean Eatz delivers perfectly portioned, frozen meals that are planned with a balance of protein, carbs, and fats. Every meal they carry is under 500 calories for ease of meal planning. Catering to various fitness needs including weight loss, weight gain, and bulking, Clean Eatz offers the option to add extra protein to any meal for an additional $1.50 per meal.
Which dietary restrictions do they cater to?: They offer gluten-free and keto options, and none of their meals include fish or shellfish, however, meals are not prepared in an allergen-free facility.
What’s the shelf life?: 6 months in the freezer.
Example Meals: Chicken Scampi with, asparagus, spinach and tomatoes in a creamy sauce over orzo; Sliced Prime Rib with garlic mashed red potatoes, Keto Meat Lovers Pizza: ground beef, bacon and pepperoni in pizza sauce over cauliflower rice with a sprinkle of mozzarella cheese
Looking for more meal delivery services? These subscriptions send prepared food that’s fresh rather than frozen:
9. Factor – Filling meals for paleo & keto diets
The Cost: Starting at $15/meal for 4 meals/week. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!
Ships to: The US. Shipping costs vary per location.
COUPON: Save $40 off your first two boxes ($20 savings each box)! No coupon needed - just use this link.
What do you get?: Factor prepares organic, non-GMO dishes so that the only thing standing between you and a healthy meal is a quick 5-minute reheat in the microwave. Everything Factor offers is sugar, soy, antibiotic, hormone, gluten-free; it’s easy to filter their site to show keto and paleo options.
Which dietary restrictions do they cater to?: The entire Factor facility is preservative-free, gluten-free, and soy-free. They offer paleo, ketogenic, vegetarian, and dairy-free meal options.
What’s the shelf life?: Factor meals will stay fresh in the fridge for 7 days. If you don’t anticipate eating your meal within the first 7 days of arrival, it can be frozen.
Example Meals: Slow-Roasted Turkey with cauliflower stuffing, celery root puree, mushroom gravy and green bean casserole; Keto Poblano Bowl with green beans and sour cream; Meatless Walnut Cauliflower bolognese with fresh zucchini noodles
What we love about Factor:
“I found these meals to be delicious and I was pleasantly surprised by the quality.” – Marne, MSA reviewer
See her full Factor review here!
10. Splendid Spoon – Healthy, ready-to-eat smoothies and bowls
The Cost: Starts at $65.00 for 5 bowls delivered weekly. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!
Ships to: Residences and businesses in all lower 48 US states.
COUPON: Save $25 off your first box! No coupon needed - just use this link.
What do you get?: Healthy smoothies, bowls, soups, and wellness shots that are filled with nutrients and free of GMOs. Everything is made to be consumed cold (including the soups), so there is zero prep time for these delicious drinks and meals. Everything Splendid Spoon creates is great for breakfast, lunch, and healthy snacking, and when you sign up you can choose what comes in your box from a rotating weekly menu or let Splendid Spoon do the choosing for you.
Which dietary restrictions do they cater to?: All of their smoothies and bowls are plant-based, vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, and soy-free.
What’s the shelf life?: Grain and Soup Bowls taste best if eaten within 1-2 weeks of being in the refrigerator or if kept frozen for 1-3 months. Smoothies and wellness shots are printed with an “enjoy by” date to guarantee optimal freshness.
Example Meals: Carrot Ginger Smoothie, Coconut Curry Rice Bowl, Channa Potato Stew, Aloe & Moringa Detox Shot
What we love about Factor:
“I found Splendid Spoon to be a really helpful and easy way to eat healthy when I was super busy going to work and night school. […] And I found the meals to be DELICIOUS. Like, really good. And I love their smoothies.” – Marne, MSA reviewer
11. Yumble – For sneaking veggies into picky kiddos
The Cost: Starts at $47.94 per week (6 meals per week at $6.99 to $7.99 per meal). Sign up here!
Ships to: Most of the East Coast, Texas, California, and parts of the Midwest for free.
What do you get?: Yumble sends pre-prepared meals for kids ages 12 months to 12 years (their specialty is children ages 3 to 6 years old). The meals include the stuff kids want to eat, but with healthy ingredients hidden in each dish. Their food is cooked using seasonal, fresh, natural, and nutritious ingredients, including organic produce and humanely-raised, antibiotic and hormone-free meats when possible. Each meal comes ready to heat in the microwave, or transferred out of its recyclable tray to be heated stovetop or in the oven.
Which dietary restrictions do they cater to?: All Yumble foods are free of peanuts & tree nuts, but they are not made in a nut-free kitchen. Some meals are marked as being free of milk, gluten, soy, eggs, or are vegetarian, but the kitchen is not entirely free of these ingredients.
What’s the shelf life?: Meals should be refrigerated upon arrival and enjoyed within 7 days.
Example Meals: Chick N Casserole with organic broccoli and organic chicken meatballs, Say Cheese! Nuggets and veggies with organic and gluten-free chicken nuggets, Vegetarian Bean Burrito with organic corn and organic tomato sauce
What we love about Yumble:
“The quality was 100% there. No artificial-tasting cheese sauces, the meat was juicy and not rubbery, and the hidden veggies were very well-hidden.” – Christen, MSA reviewer
See her full Yumble review here!
12. Sprinly – For super-fast plant-based, gluten-free noms
The Cost: Starts at $109 per week (6 meals per week at $18.17 per meal). Sign up here!
Ships to: Some US 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.
What do you get?: This plant-based meal subscription ships fresh, pre-prepared meals that make it easy for you to eat healthy on a tight timeline! Some menu items can be enjoyed right out of the fridge; others require a quick heat-up in the microwave. All meals made by Sprinly are organic, dairy-free, 100% gluten-free, and contain no refined sugars.
Which dietary restrictions do they cater to?: All meals are plant-based and gluten-free. Sprinly lists ingredients in every weekly meal selection form so that you can avoid anything you wish to when choosing your meals.
What’s the shelf life?: Meals keep in the fridge for 5-6 days, and may be frozen to extend shelf life if needed. Sprinly does not recommend freezing salads.
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
What we love about Sprinly:
“I appreciate that the ingredients are as healthy and wholesome as they are, and the prepared items I tried […] were suuuuper tasty. ” – Anna, MSA reviewer
See her full Sprinly review here!
13. Snap Kitchen – For those counting macros
The Cost: $69.99 for 6 meals, $114.99 for 12 meals. Sign up here!
Ships to: The US for free. Local pickup & local delivery available within 7-10 miles of store locations.
What do you get?: Snap Kitchen makes fresh meals with dietician-designed portions, macros, and ingredients. All food is free from hormones, antibiotics, GMOs, artificial flavoring, and gluten, and arrives in compostable packaging. Plans available for various lifestyles including low-carb, high-protein, paleo, keto, vegetarian, and Whole30 lifestyles. You can also build your own custom plan!
Which dietary restrictions do they cater to?: Gluten-free
What’s the shelf life?: Meals keep for 4-6 days in the refrigerator.
Example Meals: Cauliflower Satay Bowl, Chicken Chile Enchiladas, Chimichurri Beef, Chicken Salad Protein Pack (snack)
14. Trifecta – For the athlete who’s tight on time
The Cost: Starts at $108.43/week (7 meals per week at $15.49 per meal). Sign up here!
Ships to: The continental US for free.
What do you get?: Trifecta offers no-prep meal plans with various lifestyles in mind. Each of their pre-made meals uses organic ingredients, and grass-fed meat and wild-caught seafood where applicable. When signing up, you’ll choose a plan between Keto, Clean, Paleo, Vegan, Classic, and Vegetarian, and within each plan you’ll find the average macronutrients per meal, sample meals, and more. You’ll be sent chef’s choice meals with every plan except Classic (with Classic you’ll have a say).
Which dietary restrictions do they cater to?: Keto, paleo, vegetarian, and vegan. All meals are gluten-free. All plans include dairy-free meals except the keto plan; all include soy-free meals except the vegetarian and vegan plans. You can indicate that you’d like your meals to exclude shellfish, white fish, salmon, mushrooms, turkey, or game meat.
What’s the shelf life?: Meals will stay fresh in the fridge for 10 days, or in the freezer for 3 months.
Example Meals: Beanless Chili Con Carne (keto), Tangerine Chicken And Mixed Veggies (paleo), Shitake Mushroom Wild Rice (vegan)
15. Real Eats – Yummy dishes that make it easy to calculate calories
The Cost: Starts at $60 per week (4 meals per week at $15 per meal). Sign up here!
Ships to: Some US states, for free. This includes Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia & West Virginia.
What do you get?: Real Eats delivers healthy pre-made meals that are meant for lunch and dinner. They also offer add-ons suitable for breakfast and snacks, such as Chia Seed Pudding and Huevos Rancheros Frittata. Each dish is less than 600 calories, and you can rest assured that on their menu you’ll find no artificial ingredients, binders, fillers or artificial preservatives added. Everything is non-GMO and they use organic ingredients when possible. Meals can be heated in boiling water or microwaved.
Which dietary restrictions do they cater to?: Plant-based, dairy-free, gluten-free, and paleo
What’s the shelf life?: Meals keep in the fridge for up to 7 days, or can be stored in the freezer if frozen prior to expiration date.
Example Meals: Beef Bourguignon with cipollini and white bean mash, Velvety Daal Bowl with garlicky supergreens and brown basmati rice, Pulled Short Rib Tacos with onions, peppers, and butternut crema.
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Which of these prepared meal delivery services looks best to you? We’d love to know in the comments!