Meal services have become extremely popular in the last 5 years. So popular, that it can be overwhelming to choose between them. We broke down our 5 favorite meal services here!
Cook Unity offers personalized restaurant-style meals from successful and even Michelin Star chefs. Recipes are developed with the guidance of a nutritionist. Each meal is individually portioned which makes this meal service a great option for a single person who may not want to cook dinner nightly. Appetizers, desserts, and pantry goods can also be included in this meal plan! Cook Unity gives users flexibility when it comes to pausing or rescheduling the meal plan.
Examples of meals include Honey Mustard Salmon, Tomato Basil Cod with Asparagus, Chili Roasted Shrimp, and Stuffed Delicata Squash.
Trifecta, which is delivered from California, provides customers with organic, Paleo options including wild-caught seafood and grass-fed meats. Customers can be in control of their meal plan by choosing the exact carbohydrates, proteins, and veggies for each meal. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner options are available to choose from. Trifecta is very flexible, but the amount of meal combinations one can create may seem overwhelming.
Examples of meals include Fiesta Veggies and Chicken Breast, Salmon and Asparagus, and Santa Fe Peppers and Flat Iron Steak.
Have a private chef cook affordable, weekly meals for you! Olivia Williamson is a classically trained, Brooklyn-based chef. She delivers to the NYC and Brooklyn area weekly and her meal plan has no commitment. You can cancel, pause, or reschedule at any time. Her meals are microwave and oven safe and just require simple reheating! She uses the same suppliers as those you would find in the grocery store, which keeps the cost down. She varies the menu weekly and they always include vegetarian, pescatarian, and meat-based options.
Examples of meals include Spicy Shrimp and Chorizo with Rice, Organic Soba Noodles with Organic Vegetables and Creamy Sesame Dressing, Grass Fed Ribeye Steak, Mashed Organic Potato, and Parmesan Roasted Asparagus, and Crispy Kale Salad with Garlicky Organic Chickpea, Corn, and Cilantro Salad with Shredded Organic Carrots.
Provenance offers ready-to-eat meals that are created by wellness experts that target specific issues such as gut health, inflammation reduction, and increasing energy. These meals and snacks are described as “gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free” and composed of organic and local foods. This Brooklyn-based company offers meat-based, vegetarian and vegan meals, snacks, smoothies and other beverages to its customers.
Examples of meals include Vanilla Chia Pudding with Chocolate Avocado Mousse, Lemongrass Chicken Ginger Soup, and Red Lentil Mac and Cheese with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto.
Portable Chef provides customers with fully cooked meals using ingredients purchased directly from small, locally-based farms. Their meals are ready to be eaten after warming. This meal service offers flexibility in terms of food preferences and dietary requirements as well as portion sizes. Portable Chef regularly delivers to Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and Bronx as well as Hudson Valley and parts of New Jersey. Farm-to-table breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks are available to choose from. These meals look delicious, although the portions seem small.
Examples of meals include Sweet Potato Pasta with Kale and Mushroom. Dijon Chicken with Farro and Root Vegetables, Corn Jalapeno Soup, and Quinoa Patties with Purple Cauliflower.