15 Meal Kits That Are Great For Two People

Turns out cooking isn’t so bad when you don’t have to grocery shop or research recipes 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Home Chef is a customizable subscription-based meal kit that caters to both couples who *love* to cook and those who *loathe* cooking.


Home Chef

How is that possible, you ask? Well, you can choose from the OG Home Chef box (meals that take 30+ minutes), the Fresh and Easy box (which requires little to no prep at all), and the Fresh Start box (carb- and calorie-conscious options approved by a dietician). Before placing your order, you can also check off if there are any meats you don’t eat or anything you’re allergic to. After that, you’ll have 30+ meals to choose from every week from things like garlic parmesan-crusted filet mignon with roasted parsnips to cauliflower, kale, and chickpea skillet with Pomodoro sauce and garlic bread.

Promising review: “I have tried every boxed meal kit. Home Chef is by FAR the best quality products.” —Jan K.

Get it from Home Chef for 6.99+/per serving.

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Gobble promises meals in 15 minutes (!) or less so you and your boo have more time to curl up on the couch and watch whatever true crime doc just landed on Netflix.


Gobble

When signing up you can choose between Classic Dinners (exactly what it sounds like) and Lean & Clean Dinners (600-calorie or less meals that are low carb). But how in the ~world~ could the recipes take less than 15 minutes to make?? Well, thank you for asking! The secret is that Gobble’s chefs peel, chop, and measure all ingredients ahead of time so there’s basically no prep on your end.

Promising review: “We have been with Gobble for over a year now and love the convenience of home delivery with great packaging, easy-to-follow recipes, minimal preparation, and minimum cooking time.” —Audrey

Get it from Gobble for $11.99+/per serving.

3.

Purple Carrot is a commitment-free meal subscription that delivers plant-based vegan meals right to your door. Eco-conscious consumers will also appreciate that the service lowers their carbon footprint as on average, each meal results in 72% ~less~ carbon being released into the atmosphere.


Purple Carrot

Customize your plan by choosing between Quick & Easy, High-Protein, Gluten-Free, or Chef’s Choice dinners. If you could use help with breakfast, lunch, and snacks as well, those are also available as add ons! There’s no membership fee and you can pause or cancel your plan any time.

Promising review: “Purple Carrot has long been our favorite meal delivery service because every meal is literally a 10/10! We feel like we are eating at a restaurant when we cook their meals because they are THAT good!” —@raffinee

Get it from Purple Carrot for $9.99+/per serving.

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Blue Apron keeps things interesting in the kitchen with an ever-changing menu of gourmet meals you’d never think to make on your own.


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Blue Apron offers Signature and Vegetarian meals including diabetes-friendly and WW-approved options. This week, subscribers have their pick of 13 recipes including pasture-raised roasted chicken with rosemary-lemon sauce, crispy pancetta, and pear salad as well as ponzu-sesame tofu and veggies over brown rice.

Get it from Blue Apron for $7.49+/per serving.

5.

Freshly is for couples who don’t want to spend more than three minutes making dinner. There’s ~no~ cooking involved since every (nutrient-rich) meal comes pre-made and fresh, not frozen. Just reheat and eat!


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Every week the service offers 30+ OG Freshly and FreshlyFit (low-carb, high-protein) meal options. Each pre-made dish comes in a sleeve with heating instructions (microwave or oven) right on the back. The current menu includes salsa verde pork bowls, oven-roasted chicken pilaf, and turkey meatballs over zoodles.

Promising review: “We love Freshly because it takes two minutes to prepare, the food is great and we don’t have to spend time cleaning up.” —Sheri

Get four meals per week from Freshly for $8.49+/per serving.

6.

Daily Harvest makes eating easy with fruit- and veggie-based smoothies, harvest bowls, flatbreads, soups, chia bowls, lattes, and even ice cream!! Basically, if you have five minutes and the ability to work a microwave and blender, you’re in business, baby.


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When you sign up, you’ll choose if you want your meals delivered weekly or monthly and nine, 12, or 24 at once. You’ll always have more than 80 options to choose from and you can swap your selections, skip a week, or cancel your subscription at any time — there are no hoops to jump through.

Get it from Daily Harvest for $5.99+/per item.

7.

HelloFresh is a no-commitment service that saves you serious time and money by delivering chef- and nutritionist-devised recipes straight to your door so you and your better half can skip any last-minute grocery store trips.


HelloFresh

When you first sign up, you can personalize your plan so the 25+ meals you have to choose from each week are either meat and veggie-centric, fully veggie focused, family-friendly, calorie smart, quick and easy, or pescatarian.

Promising review: ““Every night of the week we can have something different. It’s like boop, boop — you’re done!” —Val and Ryan

Get it from HelloFresh for $7.49+/per serving.

BuzzFeed editors seriously love this kit — check out our full HelloFresh review to see for yourself.

8.

Splendid Spoon delivers ready-to-eat plant-based smoothies, soups, grain bowls, and noodles that are satisfying and absolutely fuss-free.


Splendid Spoon

Each week, you have more than 50 low-sugar and sodium options from quick-and-easy dragon fruit smoothies to filling red beet Buddha bowls and butternut squash ratatouille. Plans include Breakfast; Breakfast, Lunch, and Soup; and Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Soup.

Get it from Splendid Spoon for $65+/per person per week

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Green Chef works with farmers to source sustainable, certified organic ingredients that make it simple for you and your boo to eat balanced meals. Whether you prefer keto- and paleo-friendly dishes or vegan and vegetarian meals, you have plenty of options.


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Each box comes with easy-to-follow recipes and all ingredients are color-coded so you know exactly what you’re looking for. Every week, you have nine meals to choose from (based on your meal plan be it Balanced Living, Keto + Paleo, or Plant-Powered). On the menu this week is Japanese vegetable fritters with ginger-sriracha aioli, broccoli, edamame, and rice as well as Italian caprese burgers with a side kale caesar salad.

Get it from Green Chef for $11.99+/per serving.

10.

Dinnerly is a deliciously affordable option with recipes that follow just five simple steps. It also caters to picky eaters (no shame in that game!) with familiar flavors.


Dinnerly

Pick from 16 different meals each week and arrange deliveries around your schedule. This week’s simple recipes include skillet pesto tortellini with broccoli and falafel and eggplant sandwiches with garlic sauce.

Get it from Dinnerly for $4.69+/per serving.

11.

Sunbasket is a *super* customizable meal plan you can mix and match every week to keep things ~fresh.~ Depending on how involved you wanna be, you can even choose heat-only meals that require no prep on your part.


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When I say super customizable, I mean super customizable. You can choose to follow one of the following meal plans or mix and match: Paleo, Carb-Conscious, Gluten-Free, Lean & Clean, Diabetes-Friendly, Chef’s Choice, Vegetarian, Pescatarian, Mediterranean, and Fresh & Ready.

Promising review: “This is night three of making your meals and we are literally floored. Everything has been so fresh and flavorful and the directions are set out perfect. My girlfriend, who has done multiple pre-prepped food deliveries, said this by far is her favorite.” —Matt

Get it from Sunbasket for $8.99+/per serving.

12.

EveryPlate guarantees you can forget about time-consuming meals after a long day at work and enjoy a homestyle dish for less than five bucks.


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Each week, you’ll have 16 meals to choose from. Options this week include crispy Caesar chicken with roasted carrots and garlic mashed potatoes, Cuban-style bean and rice bowls, and thyme seasoned steak with garlic ciabatta and roasted green beans. If you’re going away for a week or know you won’t have time to cook anything, you can always skip a week or cancel your subscription altogether. It’s truly that flexible.

I have personally been using EveryPlate for ~three or so months now and I really love it. Before, my boyfriend and I struggled to cook more than we ordered in and this helps tremendously. The meals are delish, easy to make, and we’re very pleased with the portions. I’m a somewhat picky eater (I only each chicken + turkey — no seafood or other meats) and I’ve had no trouble finding new meals to try every week so I’m v happy with that!

Promising review: “It takes all the work out of having to meal plan and grocery shop. It not only saves me so much time, but it also saves me so much money!” —Kelsey Brackett

Get a subscription from EveryPlate for $4.99/serving + shipping

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Hungryroot is different from others on this list as it’s actually a ~grocery~ service, not a meal kit. You start by taking a quiz that details what you like to eat, any dietary restrictions you may have, and your goals, and then they create a grocery list and a set of recipes to go along with it!


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Once your grocery list is generated, you can edit it to remove/add items. Plus, you can always search Hungryroot’s 3,000+-recipe database for chef-crafted meals you can make with whatever you have on hand. Like traditional meal kits, though, your delivery *does* come with suggested recipes and step-by-step instructions to make things easy on you.

Promising review: “”Hungryroot is awesome! Convenient, healthy, and delicious. I work multiple jobs and am always on the go, so it’s such a pick-me-up to have nutritious and satisfying meals I can throw together quickly. The versatility is great, too. You receive a few core ingredients like sauces, grains, and pre-cut vegetables from which you can make a variety of dishes using their suggestions or your own recipes.”—Emily C.

Get groceries from Hungryroot for $59+/per delivery.

14.

Martha Stewart & Marley Spoon sends you a box of perfectly curated ingredients so you can make the cookbook author’s most popular 30-minute recipes in just six easy steps.


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Each week, you’ll have your pick of 29 different recipes (they can be made vegetarian, as well). To get an idea of what Martha has cooking, this week’s menu includes bacon skillet meatloaf with garlic mashed potatoes and mushroom fried rice with chili-garlic vinaigrette.

Promising review: “”I love it when I wake up and don’t know what’s for dinner and then, like magic, it arrives at my doorstep.” —Grace Kim

Get it from Martha Stewart & Marley Spoon for $6.39+/per serving.

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And last but not least, Factor is a meal delivery service that drops off chef-prepared meals you don’t have to prep, cook, or even clean up after.


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Dishes fall under Ketogenic, Low Carb, Low Calorie, and Plant-Based meal plans but you can always mix and match to create your perfect menu. Though every dish is crafted with input from both culinary experts and registered dietitians, they aren’t missing any flavor. Example meals include stuffed pork tenderloins with roasted carrots and green chili enchilada bowls.

Get it from Factor for $11+/per serving.

When you get your groove back in the kitchen:


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