The 35 Best Meal Delivery Service to Cut Down on Prep Work in 2022: HelloFresh, Sunbasket, Blue Apron

Cost: Plans start at $13 a meal for six meals per week. 

Availability: CookUnity ships to most of the United States. You can check to see if you’re within standard delivery zones here. 

Customer Review: “The crispy chicken milanese was among the most satisfying, enjoyable meals I ever had in my life. I realize this sounds like hyperbole, but I’m not at all a foodie. I would not let my partner talk after I finished the meal because I just wanted to sit with the memory of the taste. It really was that good.” —Howard

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Snap Kitchen

Best for: The person who eats gluten-free

Why It’s Worth It: Austin-based company Snap Kitchen works with dietitians, chefs, and personal trainers to flesh out breakfast, lunch, and dinner options that are delicious and require absolutely zero prep. Pick from high-protein, keto-friendly, paleo, dairy-free meal kits, and more—or choose a flexible build-your-own option that lets you dabble.

Everything ships to you in a container with a recyclable plastic lid and compostable bottom, and meals come ready to plate and serve. Most meals require less than 20 minutes in the oven or microwave for reheating, so they’re sort of like an elevated version of television dinners. As an added bonus, all meals are also gluten-free. Popular meal options include chicken chile enchiladas, chimichurri beef, and almond-butter pancakes.

Cost: $14 per meal for six meals per week; $11 per meal for 12 meals per week.

Availability: Snap Kitchen is 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.

Customer Review: “Always so good and love the constant change-ups of the menu, they always keep me on my toes and I love trying the new recipes!” —Sarah

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Best for: The person who wants reliably high-protein meals

Why It’s Worth It: Prepared meal delivery service Flex Pro’s menu is centered on protein, and all of its protein-packed, chef-prepped meals arrive premade and ready to go: All you have to do is pop them into the microwave for two to three minutes, and voilà, dinner (or lunch, or breakfast) is served. 


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