When you compare the 10 Best Meal Kits by price, you will find that Dinnerly has the lowest starting price per serving at $4.69, with EveryPlate close behind at just $4.99 per serving.
Both Dinnerly and EveryPlate meal kits include a limited number of ingredients and very simple, mostly American-style recipes. With new customer discounts, we’ve seen EveryPlate as low as $1.79 per serving. You can check out the latest Meal Kit Coupons here.
As you move into the middle of the price range, these meal kit delivery services offer more weekly recipes to choose from both in terms of the actual number of recipes available as well as the number of options for specific diets.
In addition, recipes become a little more complex, with more globally-inspired recipes and flavors, and the quality and quantity of ingredients tend to increase as well.
1 Serving Ready to Heat meals, 2 or 4 serving Meal Kits
PRICE RANGE PER SERVING
$4.69 - $5.29
$6.99 - $8.99
$7.49 - $9.99
$6.99 - $10.99
The meal kits on the higher end of the price scale feature more specialized menus and include free shipping, like Green Chef and Purple Carrot, while others offer expansive menus that go way beyond meal kits to include prepared meals, breakfast, lunch, salads, soups, desserts, meat, seafood, and more.
Sunbasket, HelloFresh, and Gobble have so many options that they can almost become your one-stop shop for your weekly food needs.
1 Serving Prepared Meals. 2 or 4 serving Meal Kits
PRICE RANGE PER SERVING
$7.49 - $11.99
$9.99 - $13.99
$11.99 - $13.49
$9.99 - $12.99
Best Meal Kits: Pros and Cons
Every meal kit has its pros and cons and meal kit users love to tell you about their favorites, but it really comes down to personal preference, dietary needs, cost, and at the end of the day… if you like that week’s RECIPES. Our Pros & Cons are below.
Dinnerly and EveryPlate are the least expensive meal kits per serving with simple meals featuring kid-friendly flavors. The low cost combined with American recipes will please even your picky eaters.
Tip: To stretch your meal kit, add a salad, extra vegetable, or add more protein to your order.
Blue Apron allows you to add additional servings of protein to specific meal kits and offers sides as an addon. Sides are a great way to stretch a meal for a lower cost per serving.
With Gobble, you can add proteins, in 2 serving packs, to your order. We are a family of 3 and often purchase the 2 serving meal kits and add more protein to stretch them. This is especially true for recipes with noodles as most meal kit delivery services tend to send more than enough noodles.
And Goldbelly offers subscription-free meal kits from Top Chefs and Top US Restaurants as well as baking kits with many serving 4 – 8+. You can experience a Maine Lobster Roll Kit or a Deep Dish Pizza Kit from Chicago without leaving your house.
In addition, Goldbelly has Goldbelly Live! cook-along classes where you receive a meal kit and then cook along with the chef in a live cooking class. This is one meal kit experience you won’t soon forget!
Best Holiday and Seasonal Meal Kits for Families
Holiday and Seasonal meal kits are designed to feed a crowd.
Dinnerly and Martha Stewart & Marley Spoon have Holiday/Seasonal meal kits, like casseroles and desserts, that can often feed a large family for a very reasonable price. They both even have dessert kits on their weekly menus that are perfect for families.
Best Meal Kits for Singles: Sunday Meal Prep Meal Kit – Blue Apron
Best Meal Kits for Singles: Meal Kits and Single-Serving Prepared Meals – Sunbasket and HelloFresh
Best Meal Kits for Singles: Traditional Meal Kits
We recommend trying a 2-serving meal kit and having half for dinner and the rest for lunch or dinner the next day! If you purchase 2 – 2 serving meal kits each week you will easily have 4 homemade meals.
Best Meal Kits for Singles: Sunday Meal Prep Meal Kit
Did you know that there is a MEAL PREP Meal Kit?Blue Apron is the only company to have a Meal Prep option that allows you to make 8 servings in around 2 hours and then simply heat up the meals during the week.
This is a great option for singles who are low on time throughout the week and want homecooked meals.
Best Meal Kits for Singles: Meal Kits and Single-Serving Prepared Meals
Several of the best meal kits have begun to offer single-serving prepared meals.
Sunbasket has over 15 single-serve prepared meals that are made for 1 person and heat up in minutes in the microwave along with their meal kits, salads, lunches, breakfast items, proteins, and more.
HelloFresh also offers single-serve prepared meals for one, but only offers 1-2 per week and they have to be added to an existing meal kit order.
If you are looking to lose weight and want the convenience of a meal kit and homecooked meals you have several options. Blue Apron has WW recipes, Green Chef has a Keto/Paleo plan, and most of the best meal kits offer low-calorie recipes on every weekly menu.
Best Meal Kit for Weight Loss: Weight Watchers – Blue Apron
Best Meal Kit for Weight Loss: Keto or Paleo – Green Chef
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3. Refer A Friend
Many meal kit services offer a refer-a-friend program to customers with an account. Sign up for this program and share your referral link/code with friends.
When your friends sign up through your link or use your referral code they will receive a discount (usually on their FIRST order) and you will receive “credits” that can be used on future orders. It’s a win-win!
4. CANCEL YOUR SUBSCRIPTION
Meal Kit companies won’t like this tip!
If you are a current customer and would like to save on your next meal kit delivery CANCEL your subscription instead of skipping or pausing. Most companies will try to win you back with a discount via email or text.
The boxes can be given to new customers to entice them to try out the meal kit delivery service. If you have a friend that has been using a meal kit service for a while, chances are they have a free box to give out. Hit them up!
List of Meal Kit Delivery Services
If you are looking for a full list of Meal Kit Delivery Services you have come to the right place! In the MealFinds.com Directory, we have a growing list of meal kit services along with 20 filters to help you find the right meal kit for you and your family.