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!
This box rocks! The best of the local Farmer's Market comes right to your front door with seasonal fruits & veggies galore in these curated harvest baskets. Just-picked berries show up ripe as jewels and bursting with flavor, fresh squeezed Apple + Pomegranate cider puts those other juice boxes to shame, and special touches include artisanal honey, an addictive block of Cowgirl Creamery cheese, even half a dozen farm fresh eggs. Baby artchokes just beg to be whipped up into a dip for your munchkins. Ready for a culinary adventure? Padron Peppers from Blue House Farms arrive with a cheat sheet: a simple recipe courtesy of FarmBox co-founder Chako Fairbanks. Here's your week's supply of kitchen essentials. Just mention all your food allergies, intolerances, or preferences and your every wish is their command; the box arrives with a newsletter offering recipes, storage tips plus all the nutritional information included. It's a complete service because buyers get access to a chef and nutritionist to answer questions and address food needs from the beginning. Even cooler: everything arrives nestled in a distinctive, insulated basket that's part style (chic) and part function (reusable). FarmBox also has a charitable component: for every basket delivered, they donate one pound of fresh, organic produce to Leah's Pantry, a San Francisco-based non-profit. Check out the hip pedigrees, too: Heirloom Organic Gardens, Hidden Star Orchards, Dirty Girl Produce, Frog Hollow Farms, Lucero Organic Farms, Regier Farms, and Blue House Farm, among others. Make sure you get in on a slice of the gluten-free Mariposa baguette stashed in the box because it will go very quickly in your home!
Cost: The company offers six FarmBox options ranging in price from $49.95 to $159.95 for a complete box that includes fruits, veggies, meat, and seafood.
Have you found an amazing meal delivery service for your family? What’s your trusted source?