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This Chef-Inspired Meal Delivery Service Is The Next Best Thing To A Personal Chef

Delish Logo By Abigail Abesamis Demarest of Delish | Slide 1 of 15: Figuring out what to eat for weeknight dinners can be a drag, especially if you’re already mentally and physically exhausted from work, kids, and all of the other things that pull you in one direction or the other. And yet, the average person can only handle doing so many dishes and so many nights of takeout in a row. Traditional meal delivery kits, with pre-portioned ingredients and simple steps, are great and all, but they don’t solve the issue of having to cook and clean up.Enter premade delivery services. They send prepared foods to your door and require little to no prep. Simply pop a meal into the microwave, and bam! A complete meal that’s ready in minutes. But not all premade meal delivery services are created equal. The market is vast and filled with a variety of options to suit different tastes, schedules, and dietary preferences. You can sign up for a service that includes a week’s supply of main meals, or choose one that supplies a handful of dishes to have at the ready. There are chef-created meals for hardcore food obsessives, and protein-packed picks for gym-goers that require zero meal prep.We've done the hard work for you, sussing out the best options for a wide range of eaters. Our pitch for the category? You’ll save money, do less dishes, and maybe even find some extra time for the things that you love: spending time with loved ones, binge-watching Bridgerton, or even sleeping. The choice is yours.Our top picksBest Chef-Inspired: CookUnityBest Variety: Daily HarvestBest Overall: FactorBest Portable: Farmer’s FridgeBest For Active People: Fresh n’ LeanBest Microwave-Ready: FreshlyBest Oven-Ready: Home ChefBest Freeze-Dried: Kencko Best Vegetarian: MosaicBest Paleo: Pete’s PaleoBest Health-Focused: Sakara LifeBest Dietitian-Approved: SunbasketBest With Smart Oven: TovalaBest Holistic: TrifectaHow we picked these meal delivery servicesWith the sheer number of meal delivery services on the market, we wanted our list to reflect the diversity of offerings. These include meal services that cater to a range of dietary restrictions and preferences (vegan, keto, paleo, etc.) and offer flexibility in the number and frequency of meals you receive. There are meal delivery services that have options for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and all of the above, plus companies that allow you to mix premade meals with traditional meal kits for those nights when you have time to actually make a meal.

Figuring out what to eat for weeknight dinners can be a drag, especially if you’re already mentally and physically exhausted from work, kids, and all of the other things that pull you in one direction or the other. And yet, the average person can only handle doing so many dishes and so many nights of takeout in a row. Traditional meal delivery kits, with pre-portioned ingredients and simple steps, are great and all, but they don’t solve the issue of having to cook and clean up.

Enter premade delivery services. They send prepared foods to your door and require little to no prep. Simply pop a meal into the microwave, and bam! A complete meal that’s ready in minutes.

But not all premade meal delivery services are created equal. The market is vast and filled with a variety of options to suit different tastes, schedules, and dietary preferences. You can sign up for a service that includes a week’s supply of main meals, or choose one that supplies a handful of dishes to have at the ready. There are chef-created meals for hardcore food obsessives, and protein-packed picks for gym-goers that require zero meal prep.

We've done the hard work for you, sussing out the best options for a wide range of eaters. Our pitch for the category? You’ll save money, do less dishes, and maybe even find some extra time for the things that you love: spending time with loved ones, binge-watching Bridgerton, or even sleeping. The choice is yours.

Our top picks

How we picked these meal delivery services

With the sheer number of meal delivery services on the market, we wanted our list to reflect the diversity of offerings. These include meal services that cater to a range of dietary restrictions and preferences (vegan, keto, paleo, etc.) and offer flexibility in the number and frequency of meals you receive. There are meal delivery services that have options for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and all of the above, plus companies that allow you to mix premade meals with traditional meal kits for those nights when you have time to actually make a meal.

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