An Apartment State Of Mind
June 10, 2016
Planning a dinner menu for the week then having to go grocery shopping for the ingredients can get tiring and stressful. Especially after an exhausting day at work! These 5 meal-kit delivery companies will get rid of all that stress, deliver fresh ingredients right to your doorstep, and help you prepare delicious feasts.
Home Chef is one of the more affordable meal-kit services and offers a large variety of options, such as low carb, gluten-free, vegetarian, soy-free, and nut-free. They also offer breakfasts, smoothies, and fruit baskets. They really go the extra mile by providing nutritional information, cooking tips and tricks, and beer and wine pairings.
Green Chef has it all. They offer gluten-free, Paleo, vegan, and vegetarian options, as well as classic omnivorous meals. 100% of their recipes use top-notch USDA-certified organic ingredients (right down to the spices). Their recipes sometimes have several steps and can be a little more “interactive”, but what fun is cooking if it’s not interactive? Am I right?
PeachDish is so great because, unlike other meal-kit services, each meal includes a main dish, a side dish, and a vegetable dish. Their recipes are easy to follow and include all the nutritional information. Unlike other services where you’re limited to the number of meals you receive, PeachDish lets you choose however many meals a week you want (minimum of 2 meals/week). Their price is a little steep compared to their competitors, however, they receive some of the best reviews.
Terra’s Kitchen has come up with an ingenious way to reduce waste when packaging their ingredients; they send them in a mini fridge! Seriously, so clever! Your ingredients arrive in the mini fridge (which they call a vessel) and then, when you’re all done, you put it on your doorstep and it’ll get picked up the next day to be re-used. With veggies coming pre-chopped and seasonings and sauces ready to be squeezed from their packages, their meal-kits are overall very convenient and easy.
Blue Apron is probably the most well-known meal-kit delivery service. Their meals typically have several steps to them but it’s so worth it because they turn out to be DELICIOUS! Their coolest feature is definitely their wine club. You’ll get 6 wines a month and they come with food pairing tips and information on which wines will complement your various Blue Apron meals.