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The 8 Best Meal Delivery Services for Families

The last thing that busy parents need is a never-ending grocery list to keep track of. We've found the best meal delivery service for families of all shapes and sizes.

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Imagine pulling up at home after a long day and finding a perfectly-portioned dinner right on your front porch. Suddenly the soccer car pool and late Zoom meeting don’t seem so overwhelming because you’re about to have a family meal ready in 30 minutes.

The best meal delivery services for families can take away the stress of meal planning, grocery shopping and all the chopping. This leaves more time (and energy!) to gather around the table together.

Here’s what to consider when choosing a meal kit:

  • Price: If a meal subscription kit is going to work for your family, it needs to fit your budget.
  • Familiarity: Each subscription kit on our list offers kid-approved recipes with familiar foods and easy flavors.
  • Taste: Even though the recipes are kid-approved, they’re flavorful enough for the adults in the house, too.
  • Ingredients: We searched for companies that offer fresh, responsibly sourced ingredients.
  • Flexibility: Life happens, especially when you’re responsible for other humans, so each meal kit needs to be flexible. Feel free to pause your subscription, skip a week or cancel at any time.

Looking for more meal kit options? These are the best meal delivery services for every lifestyle.

Yumble

Yumble is a meal subscription kit designed especially for kids and families. It even offers a picky eater option! We love this idea because the meals are simple and familiar while adding in fun surprises and healthy options.

Each dish is fully cooked and can be heated up in the microwave. Use these meals for dinner or keep on hand for easy snacks and weekday lunches. You even have the option of texting your questions to one of Yumble’s in-house nutritionists or live-chatting with a chef. And we can’t get enough of the special extras like sticker sheets and conversation cards!

Some favorite meals include chicken marinara and chicken Alfredo, plus a bean burrito with organic corn.

Price: Starts at $6.99 per serving

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EveryPlate

If you’re looking for a simple, affordable way to try meal subscription kits, check out EveryPlate. It’s a super-flexible option with simple recipes. Perfect for the new chef, EveryPlate offers classic, vegetarian, family or easy meal plans.

The app is easy to use and allows you to skip weeks or cancel without hassle. The pre-portioned ingredients are always fresh, and the colorful recipe cards make following the recipe easier than ever. And we love that you can add on extra protein like ground beef or chicken breasts to keep on hand for busy nights.

Some family-friendly options from their menu include French onion chicken with roasted carrots and mashed potatoes, and chicken sausage orzo marinara with roasted tomato and Parmesan.

Price: Starts at $4.99 per serving

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Dinnerly

Not sure you can fit a meal kit into your family’s tight budget? Start with Dinnerly. This affordable option is flexible enough for any family and helps you to save money with its pre-portioned, fresh ingredients. (No food waste!)

Dinnerly is able to keep costs low with digital recipe cards and fewer ingredients per recipe.

We’re betting your kids won’t be able to resist popular recipes like cheesy beef enchiladas and “you’ve got a pizza my heart” pizza for Valentine’s Day.

Price: Starts at $4.69 per serving

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The Good Kitchen

The Good Kitchen is a go-to meal delivery service for families with food allergies. You can feel confident trying this service as every meal is 100% free of gluten, peanut and soy. They also list out every ingredient, including common allergens, on their packaging.

These fully-prepared meals are ready in 4 minutes and can be ordered weekly, every other week or monthly. The cost is a bit higher than other companies, so consider starting with a one-time order to try it out.

The Good Kitchen’s healthy meals combine interesting flavors for families looking to branch out from their usual rut. Try some customer favorites like pastured bison burgers with creamy gypsy cabbage and sweet potato mash or BBQ shrimp with cauliflower rice and Caribbean carrot slaw.

Price: Ranges from $11 to $15 per serving

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Home Chef

Home Chef offers both meal kits with recipes and premade meals. You can even find their meals in Kroger grocery stores. Home Chef is ideal for the family looking for more variety. They offer new recipes each week!

They also allow you to fully customize your box based on how much you want to spend. Just fill out their questionnaire about your tastes, serving needs and dietary preferences; then you’ll receive personalized menu choices. You can also choose between 30-minute prep, 15-minute prep or ready-to-eat meals.

We love their oven-ready and grill-ready meal kits that go straight to cooking with no chopping or prepping needed. The menu of kid-friendly meals includes recipes like saucy chipotle BBQ cheddar turkey meatballs with mashed potatoes.

Price: Starts at $8.99 per serving

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Yumi

Yumi is a meal delivery service for babies and toddlers. It offers a customized organic menu based on your little one’s stage of development. This super-convenient option introduces 3 to 4 new flavors each week as your child tries new foods and textures.

The custom meal plans are designed by Yumi’s in-house nutritionists and pediatric experts. The ingredients are even sourced from organic farms.

If you have ever made your own baby food, you know how time-consuming it can be. This simple service takes care of all of that chopping, steaming, slicing, boiling and baking. And you can skip a week any time you need.

Price: Starts at $5 per day

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HelloFresh

HelloFresh offers seriously delicious meals that can be thrown together in 30 minutes. Each meal is tested over 200 times to make sure it’s delicious and easy to prepare. As a former recipe tester for HelloFresh, this writer can attest that the company is tireless when it comes to making sure that chefs of any experience level can easily follow their recipes and create something tasty!

The meal plans are flexible based on your lifestyle and can be easily canceled or skipped. You can even tell them which foods your family (or let’s be honest, your kids) won’t eat to ensure that each meal is a winner.

Some kid-friendly favorites include one-pot Mexicali black bean soup with the works, turkey and zucchini pomodoro penne bake with mozzarella and herbed ricotta, and BBQ meat loaves with roasted broccoli. See what one Taste of Home editor thought in her HelloFresh review.

Price: Starts at $9.99 per serving

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Blue Apron

Blue Apron is one of the OG meal kit delivery services. They offer everyday favorites, health-conscious choices and premium dishes for special occasions. The meals all take about 30 minutes to prepare.

Blue Apron has customizable meal plans too, with options like plant-based, WW-approved, diabetes-friendly and carb-conscious. We love that ingredients are responsibly-sourced—and that the seafood options are recommended by Seafood Watch.

Each of their recipes is simple enough for kids to want to try and flavorful enough for the parents to savor each bite. Some customer faves include the crispy BBQ chicken sandwich with roasted sweet potatoes and pepper ranch, sheet pan meatball pita sandwiches with tzatziki and poblano pepper, and vegetable fried rice with fried eggs and togarashi.

Price: Starts at $7.49 per serving

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Carrie Madormo, RN
Now a freelance health and food writer, Carrie worked as a nurse for over a decade. When she isn't hunched over her laptop with a baby in hand, you will find her cooking her grandmother’s recipes, lacing up her running shoes or sipping coffee in the bathroom to hide from her three young children.