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The Top 5 Best Premade
Meal Kit Delivery Services

1. Home Chef

Top Meal Kit Value and Rated Best for Convenience

✔ What’s in the box? – 2-6 meals, 2,4 or 6 servings each

✔ Dietary needs – Vegetarian, soy-free, dairy-free and more

✔ Pricing – $7.99 or $9.95, per serving

Home Chef gives customers a “taste profile” to match dinners most appropriate to them. Every week Home Chef offers 18 distinct dishes to choose from, including brisk, 5-minute lunches and entrées, additionally, Home Chef offers add-ons like smoothies. Also, there are selections for a wide range of dietary needs, including nut-free, gluten, and dairy-free. Home Chef meal options are simple and require little to no preparation and some ingredients even show up pre-cooked, this saves a ton of time in the kitchen!

As the name proposes Home Chef’s meals do have a friendly vibe to them, which means they’re not excessively outlandish or aspiring, which may be a con to some of the more daring home cooks. That said Home Chef definitely meets its guarantee to spare you time, diminish food squander, and unite individuals around the dinner table.

ProsCons
✔Helps you build a “taste profile” to match you with recipesx Limited range
✔Convenience of 5-minute lunchesx Unambitious recipes
✔Lets you choose meals a month in advance 

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2. HelloFresh  

Best for convenience 

Whats in the box – 3-5 meals, 2 or 4 days per week

Special diets – Vegetarien-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free

Price – $7.87 or $8.99, per serving

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HelloFresh is one of the easiest and most convenient meal kit delivery services. With straightforward recipes and pre-portioned ingredients, all of its meals are done and dusted in 6 steps or less, allowing you to sit down and enjoy your dinner within 30 minutes. What’s more is that the convenience doesn’t end with the meals: HelloFresh’s website is extremely user-friendly, and modifying, cancelling or reactivating a subscription is as easy as pie.

There are 3 different meal plans: the Classic Box, Family Box and Veggie Box, with 17 recipes overall but a somewhat limited choice for the vegetarian option. However, if you’re an omnivore, there is plenty of variety, with an array of proteins, fresh produce and grains. Dishes range from zucchini flatbread to lobster ravioli and Korean beef Bibimbap, offering something to suit everyone’s tastes. Plus there’s a recommended wine pairing with each recipe, which we felt was a nice touch.

The diversity of meal plans may not be as great as other meal kit delivery services but the quality, ease and convenience of HelloFresh is second to none

ProsCons
✔Fresh ingredientsxFresh ingredients need to be used in a timely fashion
✔Simple and time-efficient recipesxSmaller, less diverse menu
✔Easy to manage subscriptions 

3. Sun Basket 

Organic, clean eating

Whats in the box – 2-4 meals, 2-4 servings each

Special diets – Vegan, quick and easy, lean and clean and many more

Price – $10.99 – $11.99, per serving 

If you’re looking for innovative, healthy, tasty and sustainable meals, then Sun Basket is undoubtedly the service for you. The company caters to a variety of diets, including vegetarian, paleo, gluten-free and pescatarian, with 18 different recipes to choose from each week for all of its special plans.

Developed by award-winning San Francisco chef Justine Kelly, Sun Basket’s menus showcase ingredients and flavors from around the world. You may be eating Okinawa flaked tuna and egg stir-fry with arugula-mango salad one night, and Tex-Mex chicken fajitas with sweet-pepper tomato salsa the next. But while seductive and exotic, the recipes are neither gimmicky nor overly complex, but rather they are simple to follow and easy to prepare.

The variety of meal plans and dishes as well as the high-quality of ingredients and focus on sustainability sets Sun Basket apart from many of its competitors. There is a higher price tag for this premium product, but when it comes to interesting, easy-to-make meals and clean, organic eating, Sun Basket won’t let you down.

ProsCons
✔Organic ingredientsxMore expensive than other services
✔Chef driven menus 
✔Eco-friendly packaging 

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