With a shiny, new meal delivery service popping up nearly every week, family dinnertime hassles should be a thing of the past, right? But if your family eschews meat, gluten, peanuts or other specific ingredients, knowing that your meals are delivered right to your doorstep and safe from allergens and cross-contamination can be a hard pill to swallow. So we’ve rounded up the best services that accommodate every type of special dietary need for you and your gang to try, so you can find healthy and delicious family meal delivery services to suit your lifestyle. Click through to see them all!
Luke's mantra is: It's all about helping busy people eat well. Let's face it, in a perfect world, dinner would be pre-planned and pre-prepped, and cooking and eating it would cure the day's stress, not cause it! The Mealbox is a sort of hybrid mashup between a CSA (community supported agriculture) program, personal catering, and an artisan food shop. The website is easy to use and has a handy sidebar menu so you can easily select your dietary preferences: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegetarian, Vegan, even a category for certified organic as well as Sugar Free. All Luke's meals are prepared by local chefs, all the produce comes from local farms, and the artisan items are all locally sourced (like bread or granola for snacking!). The best part? You get to choose which items go in that box for every order: pick both farmers’ market produce and enough pre-prepped meals made by local underground chefs to last your family a week.
Cost: Prepared foods range from $5 (breakfast burrito) to $75 (family meal bundle). Delivery available in San Francisco, East Bay, and South Bay for $3.99; orders over $50 receive free delivery.
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