Grocery stores are intermittently running out of certain items as the nation braces itself for school, business, and civic shutdowns. Plus, many restaurants are shutting down for the next few weeks. So, we wondered where moms can turn to for nutritious, healthy meals for their kids if the local market is running low on pantry staples (or if the idea of going to the grocery store isn’t all that appealing right now). Enter the meal kit delivery service. We found a few stellar companies that will create personalized meal kits for you and your family and deliver them to your door. We were careful to choose companies that offer services nation-wide and that are affordable for parents. Many of them are offering deep discounts for first time customers.
Here are our top meal kit delivery picks for every diet and budget.
Meals start at $6.99 per serving, which is a great deal right off the bat. You can choose from different menus like Classic Meals, Slow Cooker Meals, and even Ready in 15-Minutes meals as you build your box. Orders over $49 enjoy free delivery
Blue Apron is the OG meal kit service. Unlike most of their competition, though, they focus on sustainably harvested foods and environmentally friendly packaging. You can personalize your boxes and cancel any time totally hassle-free. The cost works out to be $60 per week for three meals for two people or $96 a week for three meals for four people.
Green Chef is an interesting option as it allows you to custom build keto, paleo, and plant-based meal kits that are delivered right to your door. Green Chef is on the pricier side of the meal kit universe with boxes starting at $79 per week and work their up from there.
Hello Fresh seems to be everywhere these days especially on Instagram. Meals start at $7.49 per meal but the mom in me is most excited about their Kid-Approved meal section, which looks absolutely delicious and simple to make.
Yumble Kids’ tag line is “meals kids love, no cooking required,” which might explain why they have more than 25,000 five star reviews. The two basic meal plans are Best For 1 Kid, which is six meals per week at $7.99 a meal or their most popular plan, Best for 3 Kids, which is 12 meals per week at $5.99 per meal.
Martha Stewart has created a meal kit delivery service that is perfect for families with special dietary needs. Plans start as low as $46 per week and are totally customizable.
Walmart has joined the meal kit revolution and is beginning to offer prepared meals that can be delivered to your home. While it does not appear to be as robust a service as others in this niche market space, it is worth checking out and keeping tabs on.
Target also offers meal kits that can be ordered and shipped to your home. Unlike subscription-based meal kit companies, Target allows you to order al la cart.
Amazon is now offering an impressive line of options for groceries and meal kits as well as household items and even toys and games to be delivered directly to your door, you can even choose a two-hour delivery window.
Note: With the recent increased demand for groceries and delivery, some services might have less stock or temporary changes in delivery practices.