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The Best Meal Kit Delivery Services to Try in 2019

Cooking a healthy homemade meal is easy with meal kit home delivery services. There's one to fit every family's needs.

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Blue Apron

Blue Apron gives you everything you need to get comfortable cooking in the kitchen. Business Insider named Blue Apron as their “best-composed meal kit” while GQ listed them as their “best standard meal kit.”

With Blue Apron, you choose your meals based on chef-designed recipes, like Caribbean-Spiced Chicken Thighs or Glazed Salmon and Cilantro Rice Bowls. Blue Apron offers two-serving options from their signature, Weight Watchers and vegetarian menus that can be delivered with two or three meal kits per week. They also have a four-serving menu that comes with a delivery of two to four meal kits per week.

Blue Apron meals costs between $7.49 and $9.99 per serving. Shipping costs $7.99 per delivery for those wanting just two recipes delivered per week and free for all other plans. Shipping is free for all of the four-serving plan arrangements.

Sign up for Blue Apron here.

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Hello Fresh

Hello Fresh was rated as Business Insider‘s “best straight forward meal kit.” It was also named as New York Post‘s “new-mom-approved pick.”

Hello Fresh is the best bet for those who are new to meal-kit delivery services or cooking altogether. Their recipes come with step-by-step instructions and nutritional info. You can build your plan based on a meat and veggies, veggies, family-friendly, or calorie smart menu that feeds between two and four people. Hello Fresh delivers between two and three meal kits per week at $6.99 to $9.99 per serving. Shipping costs an extra $6.99 per delivery.

Sign up for Hello Fresh here.

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Purple Carrot

Purple Carrot is among the meal kit delivery services for vegans and vegetarians. GQ chose Purple Carrot as their “Best Meal Kit For Vegetarians and the Performance-Focused” while New York Post chose it as their “Best Healthy Pick.”

This plant-based meal kit delivery service offers two serving meals that are delivered with three recipes per week at $11.99 per serving or six serving meals that are delivered with two recipes per week at $7.99 per serving. Shipping with Purple Carrot is free.

Sign up for Purple Carrot here.

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Are you a foodie or someone who loves to cook but lacks the time to plan meals or grocery shop? Plated is the meal kit delivery service for you.

Business Insider named it as their “Best Meal Kit For Foodies and More Advanced Chefs” while Money called it the “Best Meal Kit Service on the Market Right Now,” in September 2018.

Plated offers a new seasonal menu with 20 original recipes each week for every cooking level and dietary preference. Each Plated delivery comes with responsibly sourced ingredients. Plated offers meals for two to four delivered with two to four recipes per week. The price per serving runs between $9.95 and $11.95. Shipping is free for deliveries over $60. The shipping cost for deliveries of less than $60 worth of meals are calculated based on the destination.

Sign up for Plated here.

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Gobble is one of the meal-kit delivery services that are basically like ordering takeout without ordering takeout. It was on GQ‘s list as the “Best Meal Kit for Delivery and Takeout Converts” and was New York Post‘s “Best Takeout Substitute.”

Gobble’s recipes allow you to basically just throw everything in a pan so you can have a meal ready in just 15 minutes. They offer both dinner and lunch deliveries.

Gobble’s meal kit delivery service offers three dinner recipes for two or four people per week at $11.99 per meal. You can also order two dinner kits per week at $13.99 per meal. You can add more meals to your plan as well.

Four two-serving meals are available per week at $13.99 per meal. Shipping costs $6.99 per delivery.

Sign up for Gobble here.

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D.G. Sciortino
D.G. has more than a decade of experience as a spirited writer, journalist, and digital media specialist. She enjoys writing content that inspires people to love and live their best lives. Visit for more information about her work.

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