Why It Rocks:
If there’s a company that knows a thing or two about delivering food to hungry humans, it’s Fresh Direct. They make it simple by listing meal kits like any other product on their site. Choose one, select the quantity you want (most meals serve two, some serve a family), then add it to your cart and schedule your delivery. It’s kind of like meal planning without any planning at all. Pick from crowd pleasers like stir-fry and tacos, then whip up your dinner in as little as 20 minutes—one of the fastest prep times we found. (As you scroll through the available options, you can see how long each one will take.)
Cost: $ 10 and up for one serving; each meal kit serves two.
Availability: Only in the northeast
Try It: freshdirect.com
14. Snap Kitchen
Why It Rocks:
Austin-based company Snap Kitchen works with dietitians, chefs, and personal trainers to flesh out breakfast, lunch, and dinner options that cater to your lifestyle. Pick from high protein, keto-friendly, paleo, dairy-free meal kits, and more, then select a calorie goal, from 1200 calories to 1800 calories—or, choose a flexible “Build Your Own” meal kit option that lets you dabble. As an added bonus, everything is also gluten-free, if you’ve been struggling to find gluten-free restaurants that meet your needs during the week.
For people with unpredictable schedules, one of the biggest perks is that you can actually pick up your kits in person at one of Snap Kitchen’s locations if you live in Texas or Philly. Popular meal options include chicken chile enchiladas, grilled steak, and almond butter pancakes.
Cost: Depending on what type of meal plan you select, expect to spend between $ 29 to $ 39 per day, which includes three meals and two snacks.
Availability: It’s currently available in select states, including Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Kansas, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, New York, Massachusetts, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Try It: snapkitchen.com