You’re looking at a calendar filled with practices, meetings, and playdates, and you’re clean out of ideas for dinner. Don’t panic! These local meal delivery services come to the rescue with the ring of a bell, with fresh meal kits that you can whip up faster than you can load everyone in the car for take-out. Keep reading for our favorite Atlanta meal delivery kit services.

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Garnish & Gather

With a weekly menu of 7 different dinner kit options—as well as 3-4 à la carte kits—and a delivery zone both ITP and OTP on Thursdays, Sundays, and Mondays (plus multiple pick up locations), Garnish & Gather is as big on offering their customers options as they are on offering quality local ingredients. They work with Atlanta's best chefs for meal kit recipes, recently featuring menus from the chefs of Miller Union, Banshee, Revival and Tiny Lou's.

Prices:  Dinner kit prices run $28 for a meal for 2 and $50 for a meal for 4

One Cool Thing: While Garnish & Gather has always offered local groceries as part of their meal delivery kits, they also offer prepared foods, including salads, handmade pasta, quick dinners and even dishes from Sweet Auburn BBQ.

Online: garnishandgather.com

 

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The Dinner Shoppe

Owner Carol Rice's goal has always been to help families of all sizes get supper on the table. Expect family friendly meals—you add the desired amount of spice to all entrees from the included bag yourself—that are totally customizable for your family. If you want something left out or put on the side, or low sodium, or vegetarian or gluten free, or want to switch meats, all you have to do is make a note of it during check out. Menus include 16-20 choices that change monthly, and delivery is all of metro Atlanta. 

Prices: All dinner kits come with sides, and run $95 for three meals to feed 4-6 people at each meal. You may order less than three meals and The Dinner Shoppe will prorate the cost.

One Cool Thing: The owner of The Dinner Shoppe knows what it means to be a busy parent of younger kids. She used to have her children's friends over to taste test upcoming menu items! Meals from The Dinner Shoppe are crafted with the family table in mind. 

Online: thedinnershoppe.com

Saige

This local Atlanta meal delivery service begins by creating an individual taste profile for each of its customers before building personalized menus (you can always review and make changes as needed). Weekly Sunday deliveries between 12-2 p.m. are always free, and unlike other meal kit delivery services, Hey Saige comes completely prepared for you to just heat and enjoy.

Prices: Meal kit delivery starts at $11.99 for adults and $6.99 for kids. 

One Cool Thing: When choosing your meals, you have the ability to select from the Adult Menu, the Kid Menu, or order meals Family Style. 

Online: heysaige.com

 

Peach Dish

Sourcing local & organic produce first, 80% of Peach Dish's farmers are within 40 miles of their distribution center in Atlanta. Their fresh meal kits don't include products with artificial colors, artificial flavors/sweeteners, high fructose corn syrup, trans fats, hydrogenated fats or artificial preservatives. And their meals? They're created by local chefs 

Pricing: 2 meal kits start at $25; a minimum order of $45 is needed for delivery.

One Cool Thing: You know the exact suppliers who contributed to your box. Don’t recognize a name? Head over to the Farmers & Suppliers page, where Peach Dish offers a profile for each producer.

Online: peachdish.com

Instead of Flowers

This Atlanta meal delivery service offers ready-made dinners for diners who prefer to leave the prep work to someone else. With meal delivery from Monday to Friday between 3-6 p.m., Instead of Flowers guarantees you'll have a hot meal on the table before the last one gets home from practice. Choose between complete meals or a la carte options, and be sure to check out the special kids' menu, as well.

Pricing: Complete meals (typically with entree, salad, side, bread, and dessert) start at $47 for two people. A la carte items (entrees, sides, salads, bread, or dessert alone) are also available for purchase. 

One Cool Thing: When you gift a meal from Instead of Flowers, they contact your recipient, take their preferred order and delivery date, and even include an enclosure card letting them know that the dinner came from you. 

Online: insteadofflowers.com

Gobble

While this meal kit delivery service isn't exclusive to Atlanta, it only preps and delivers gourmet three-step recipes (fist bump!). Their one-pan cooking with zero prep required means you cut down on the clean-up time, too. Plus, menu items are marked as "Certified" Gobble Kid Friendly, making it easy to pick the most foolproof meal for your little foodies.

Cost: All-inclusive price of $11.95/meal if you order six or more meals and $13.95/meal if you order four meals. Shipping is free for all orders.

One Cool Thing: Gobble sends meal kits with the intent of 15 minutes or less of prep time, so you can spend more time hanging with your little gobblers—instead of stirring away over a hot stove. 

Online: gobble.com

 

 

—Shelley Massey

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