— Best Meal Kit Delivery Services for 2018 —
Our Top 5 Meal Kit Delivery Services were selected based on their ingredients, recipe creativity, price and of course, their final products. We've taken the time to scrutinize and test each of these meal kit delivery services to bring you what we feel are the very best. We’re confident you’ll be impressed with our choices – and find the perfect kit to satisfy your dinner craving.
Living the vegetarian lifestyle is nothing new, yet you may find it is still unreasonably complicated to find meal kit delivery services that cater to your no-meat needs. To help narrow down the choices, our editors have looked through the options, personally tested the vegetarian fare and found a list of our favorite five Best Meal Kits for Vegetarians. These companies were selected not just for having a vegetarian menu, but the quality of the ingredients, creativity of the recipes and of course, the flavor.
Finding a meal kit service that works within your vegan diet isn’t easy. We get that. This is why we looked at all of the options out there to see who brought the best variety of dairy-free, meat-free foods just for vegans. These services were picked not just because they had a true vegan plan, but for their creativity, heartiness and high-quality ingredients.
Those on a gluten-free diet have a lot of options these days, but it is still hard to identify which meal delivery kits cater to the no-gluten crowd. Some will claim they offer gluten-free options, but they cannot guarantee their products are 100% gluten-free. That is why we personally tested and scrutinized companies with gluten-free menus to bring you the best five that deliver fun, tasty recipes that are still gluten-free and exciting to eat.
You want meat. You appreciate meat. The word “vegetarian” or “meatless” is nowhere in your repertoire. Therefore, you need a meal kit delivery service that caters to your steak-loving ways. Our editors understand your passion for a good cut of meat, which is why we have devised a list of our top five favorite Best Meal Kits for Meat Eaters. These companies offer excellent quality, prime cuts and recipes that bring out the natural capabilities of those proteins.
Unfortunately, not all of the meal kits you see online are family-friendly – and definitely don’t have kid-approved recipes to serve up. That is why we personally tested the meal kit delivery services out there to bring you the five best that will satisfy everyone’s appetite. Each of these companies have plans devoted to families including child-sized servings. Even better, they are affordable on their per serving price – so you aren’t paying a fortune to give your family a fun twist on dinner.
You have a budget and we get that. That is why we looked for the companies that offered extreme affordability with their deliveries. Each of our Most Affordable Meal Kits come with a low per serving price, free shipping (or affordable shipping) and still a good meal to put on the table. Whether you’re feeding two or eight, you’ll find these companies surprisingly budget-friendly.
Looking for flavorful, fun and romantic meals just for two? While most meal kits come with a standard of two servings, not all of them have the creativity and gourmet cuisine that you would expect on a dinner date night at home. That is why selected our five favorite Best Meal Kits for Date Nights. While some will have a higher per serving price, they are worth every penny. They use the best ingredients, restaurant-style recipes and always deliver on flavor.
You are not a one-size-fits-all. If you are going to pay for a meal kit, you want something that is going to knock your socks off. You are brave, adventurous and you live to experiment with food. While there are plenty of kits out there that have “off-the-wall” ingredients, you don’t have time to sift through and see who actually delivers, but we do! We picked our five favorite that deliver excellent flavor, use unique ingredients and even combine flavor profiles that you would have never conceptualized on your own.
The Paleo diet has been around for a few years now, but meal kits are still catching up. Not all of the services out there can accommodate Paleo diets – and some that claim they do just tell you to omit the non-Paleo ingredients that arrive. You don’t need to waste your money on ingredients. Instead, pick one of these Best Meal Kits for Paleo Diets. Each of these companies were selected for their Paleo-specific meal plans, quality of ingredients and creativity – so you can stick to your diet and try something new.
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Let’s face it; some meal kit delivery services are not bred for weekly delivery. While they offer excellent recipes, their lack of options, servings and seasonal change-outs make them more of a “treat” than a weekly thing. Our editors scoured the options, taste-tested and kept an eye on the menu to bring you our top five Best Meal Kits for Weekly Deliveries. These companies were selected for their affordability – they won’t break the bank with weekly orders – their menu rotations, limited constraints and of course, their flavor.
Tips for Selecting the Best Meal Kit Delivery Service
Two People or More?
Not all meal kits can accommodate more than two servings and if you need more, you’d have to double up. So, consider how many servings you need per week to narrow down the choices.
Are you on a vegan diet? Need gluten-free? Looking for Paleo? Perhaps you want the best cuts of meat? All of these issues can drastically narrow down your choices.
Where You Live:
Not all services deliver to the entire continental U.S. – so your zip code could be a factor in availability.
If you’re ordering on a weekly basis, you’ll want something with a low per serving rate. For the occasional treat, higher per serving prices will give you better quality and more unique recipes.