Whether you’re a busy person who has little or no time to cook or someone who just wants to explore more food options, there are food & cooking subscription boxes for you! There are meal kits that include recipes and the main ingredients, saving you a lot of time and money in the long run. No more need to go to the grocery and to come up with a meal plan from scratch! While there are meal kit subscriptions that help you easily prepare lunch, breakfast, and dinner meals, other food subscriptions focus only on sending meats or vegetables that you can easily incorporate into your daily dishes.
With all these great options, it could be tough picking the right meal kit that matches your needs and your taste! We totally understand, so we asked for the help of our readers to come up with a list of the best food & cooking subscriptions for 2020! See which boxes made it to the cut!
The Top 24 Food & Cooking Subscription Boxes According To Our Readers!
Here are the best meal kits and cooking boxes for the year:
1. Hello Fresh
Quick and easy – Gini T
Helps to ease into learning how to cook and leaves you with the recipe so you can buy the ingredients at the store! Delicious meals that are perfect to feed the entire family – Curly Lamb
What you get: Hello Fresh continues to wow subscribers with their selection of healthy and delicious meals approved by dieticians! Their recipes only take 30 minutes to finish, and you don’t even have to be a pro to be able to do so. You can get a 2-person meal plan or a 4-person meal plan, depending on your household size. The number of recipes per box depend on you as well. Each box has step-by-step instructions, along with individual meal kits containing all the pre-measured ingredients. On a diet? No problem because they offer vegetarian and low-calorie options. Family-friendly meal plans are available as well.
Read Hello Fresh Reviews and see previously featured recipes!
Price: Boxes start at $69 per week.
Deal: Get $20 off your first box! Deal applies automatically, just visit and subscribe.
2. Blue Apron
Loved the freshness of the food and the recipe cards are fantastic! – Ida G.
Simple, tasty, and a dinner for 2 – no one leaves hungry – Janet
What you get: Blue Apron subscribers get their hands on chef-designed recipes, which may include meals inspired by international cuisine, one-pan dishes, and classics! Step-by-step instructions and responsibly-sourced ingredients are packed in every box, along with recyclable ice packs and eco-friendly packaging that keep your food at their best condition. 2-Person recipes and 4-Person recipes are available, as well as options for those who have dietary preferences!
Check out Blue Apron Reviews page to see past recipes featured in our boxes!
Price: Plans start at $59 per week.
Deal: Save $30 on your first two boxes - that's $15 off each box! Use this link to get the deal.
They have a variety of meals to choose and they taste really good. – Deb
What you get: Freshly lives up to its name by sending premade and prepackaged food which are never frozen! They offer an array of healthy meals including those that are free from gluten, refined sugars, and artificial ingredients. Subscribers can select the exact meals and the number of meals they want each week to fully customize their plan! The meals arrive at your door fresh and all you have to do is to heat them up for 3 minutes!
Learn more by visiting the Freshly Reviews page!
Price: Boxes start at $69 per week.
Deal: Get $60 off your first FOUR orders! Use coupon code launch60.
Best Value! – Anon
What you get: Each EveryPlate box contains 3 recipes and most of the ingredients you’d need. All you will need from home are a few pantry items like salt and pepper. Ingredients are carefully packed and insulated to ensure they arrive at your doorstep at peak freshness. They offer plans for 2 and 4 people, and you get to pick the dishes you want in your box as well! From meat to veggies, they have it all here!
Price: Weekly boxes start at $29.94.
Deal: Get your first week of meals for $3.99 each Deal applies automatically, just visit and subscribe.
5. Butcher Box
I signed up with a promotional add-on that lasts for life of the subscription! -TiiBone
What you get: Butcher Box delivers a selection of premium quality meat enough for about 15-20 meals in each box! Everything has been carefully cut and prepared, saving you a lot of time compared to when purchasing from butcher shops. Their 100% grass-fed beef is top-notch, and they also offer pork, chicken, and other meat products. You can also have the box delivered every two or three months depending on your needs.
See Butcher Box Reviews to learn more about their offerings!
Price: Boxes start at $129 per month.
Deal: Check for the latest special offer for Butcher Box! Use this link to get the deal.
6. Home Chef
What you get: Home Chef offers a diverse selection of food, from Asian, Indian, African, and South American inspired dishes to classic American meals. Every week you get to choose from a variety of recipes and have all the ingredients and preparation instructions delivered to your door. Expect at least one oven-ready meal a week, as well as protein packs and seafood samplers.
Take a peek at our Home Chef Reviews page to know more!
Price: Boxes start at $60 per week.
Deal: Get $30 off over your first two boxes! Deal applies automatically, just visit and subscribe.
7. Sun Basket
What you get: For those who want to start eating healthy, Sun Basket is a great subscription to try. This healthy meal kit service sends easy-to-follow recipes along with organic ingredients every week. They offer Paleo, Gluten-free and Vegetarian options, plus healthy breakfasts. Add-ons are also available!
Read Sun Basket Reviews to find out more!
Price: Prices start at $68.94.
Deal: Get $35 off FIRST box! Deal applies automatically, just visit and subscribe.
I like the quick on-the-go access to high quality food. – Shana
What you get: Daily Harvest uses fruits and vegetables to make their food offerings, which include smoothies, harvest bowls, soups, bites, oat bowls, chia bowls, and lattes! Subscribers can choose how many recipes they want to receive (9 to 26) and if they want it delivered weekly or monthly). You can also take their quiz and get started with a custom taster box!
Check out Daily Harvest Reviews for more information!
Price: Boxes start at $47.94.
9. Nurture Life
What you get: Nurture Life takes note of your kids’ age and dietary preferences before preparing your orders, ensuring that they get exactly what they want and need! Subscribers can pick either the Chef’s Choice Menu or meals from their Seasonal and Favorites menus. To keep things fun, they change menus weekly! Each insulated box contains a week’s worth of ready-to-eat meals. When it’s mealtime, parents just have to warm the meal in your microwave or oven and serve!
See Nurture Life Reviews for more information!
Price: Weekly boxes start at $35.
Deal: Get free shipping with a $59 order, save 5% with a $79 order, and 10% with a $99 order, only when you subscribe. Deal applies automatically, just visit and subscribe.
What you get: Delicious plant-based meals, teas, and supplements are just some of the things you can expect from Sakara! Subscribers can choose between their signature organic meal delivery programs with the option to do a one-week trial program or a recurring subscription program. They also have a Bridal Meal Program to help brides-to-be prepare for their big day without any crash diet involved!
Price: Meal plans start at $169.
11. Imperfect Foods
What you get: With an aim to help reduce food waste, Imperfect Foods sources food items that might otherwise go to waste and deliver those right to your door. You get to pick which items you’d like to receive and you even get to save because the items are priced 30% less than grocery store prices! Filled with affordable, delicious fresh produce and grocery staples, this is a great subscription for any cook who wants to save!
Go to Imperfect Foods Reviews to learn more about this box!
Price: Boxes start at $11 weekly.
Deal: Save $10 on your first box! Deal applies automatically, just visit and subscribe.
What you get: Baketivity combines fun, learning, and delicious treats in one box. Each box is designed to be kid-friendly and includes easy-to-follow recipes with pre-measured ingredients. To make things more fun, there are also colorful lessons and educational games for kids to enjoy! Some of the most popular kits include cupcakes, pies, and even pizza!
Visit our Baketivity Reviews to know more!
Price: Boxes start at $34.95 or less for longer subscription plans.
- Get 15% off your first box! Use coupon code subscribe15.
- Get 10% off your first box! Use coupon code hello10.
13. Misfits Market
What you get: Misfits Market sends “misfit” fruits and vegetables, or those produce that look weird but are definitely ideal for consumption. They source these from organic farms and offer to subscribers for a much lower price than grocery stores. They currently have two offerings: Mischief Box which is good for 1-2 people and Madness Box which is good for 3-5. Everything is organic is non-GMO!
Hop on to Misfits Market Reviews to know more about this subscription!
Price: Mischief Box is $22 per box and Madness Box is $35 per box.
Deal: Get 25% off your first order! Use coupon code COOKWME-ZD6KQM.
What you get: Home Chef Fresh & Easy is a meal delivery service and everything they send is prepped, portioned, and ready to cook – which means less effort and less mess for you! Also, they promise that each meal can be cooked for as quick as 15 minutes! For those who are looking for healthy dinner options, they have fresh veggies and proteins that you just need to combine and then enjoy!
Price: Weekly meal plans start at $49.80.
Deal: Get $30 off over your first two boxes! Deal applies automatically, just visit and subscribe.
What you get: The Purple Carrot is for those who are looking for easy-to-prepare and delicious vegan meals for dinner. You can get either a 2 Serving Plan with 3 meals of your choice or a 6 Serving Plan with 2 meals chosen by their team. They also offer High-Protein, Gluten-Free, Quick & Easy, and Chef’s Choice meals. Breakfast and lunch meals are available as add-ons!
Check out The Purple Carrot Reviews to know more!
Price: Boxes start at $71.94 per week.
Deal: Get $30 off your first order! Use coupon code carrot30.
What you get: Sending every other month, CrateChef‘s curated boxes are filled with chef-approved kitchen items, gourmet food products, and great recipes you can try at the comforts of your home. Each box also features a luminary from the culinary world to inspire the subscribers!
Read CrateChef Reviews and see past box contents!
Price: Each bi-monthly box costs $45.
Deal: 10% off your first order! Use coupon code HELLO10.
What you get: Weekly Gobble deliveries include 3 dinner kits, each with 2 or 4 meals. To guide you and to help you make your dinners in a breeze, each dinner kit will include a three-step recipe card with instructions. Ingredients are par-cooked and vacuum-sealed in order to keep them fresh. Every meal is designed to fit within 700 – 900 calories, perfect for those who are watching their calorie intake.
Visit Gobble Reviews page to see past box contents!
Price: Weekly boxes start at $55.80.
Deal: Get 50% off your first box - that's 6 meals for $36! Use this link to get the deal.
18. Green Chef
What you get: Green Chef makes sure you get your healthy dinner fix in just 20 – 30 minutes. Each box comes with recipes and ingredients for at least three meals for the week. The ingredients are fresh and sustainably sourced. They’re even color-coded for easy sorting! For those with diet restrictions, check out their vegetarian, omnivore, carnivore, gluten-free, and paleo meal options. The only thing you need at home is olive oil, salt, and pepper!
See Green Chef Reviews for more information!
Price: Meal kits start at $66.93.
Deal: Save up to $60! Get $30 off + FREE shipping on your first box, $20 off your second box, and $10 off your third box! Deal applies automatically, just visit and subscribe.
What you get: Fresh Baked Cookie Crate makes it easy for you to make delicious cookies right in your own kitchen! Each box includes pre-measured ingredients in vacuum-sealed packaging to ensure their safety and freshness. Subscribers can also choose a 2 Dozen or a 4 Dozen subscription. Sometimes, they even include cookie or baking themed extras in the boxes!
Learn more by reading Fresh Baked Cookie Crate Reviews!
Price: A 2 Dozen subscription is $39.99 per month. 4 Dozen is $49.99 per month.
Deal: Get 15% off Hello Subscription exclusive coupon Use coupon code HELLOCOOKIES.
What you get: Martha & Marley Spoon is a dinner meal kit subscription service with two options: a 2-person and a 4-person box. Subscribers can choose how many recipes they’d like to receive weekly. Expect recipes that include seasonal fruits and vegetables, as well as high-quality fish, poultry, and meat in each box. They also include easy-to-follow recipe cards featuring only 6-steps, precise instructions, and helpful photos. Boxes are chilled and ingredients are already sorted by recipe so you can just grab and cook!
Take a peek at Martha & Marley Spoon Reviews page for more details!
Price: Boxes start at $49.99 weekly for the 2-person box and $76.91 for the 4-person box.
Deal: USA: Save $15 on your first box. Deal applies automatically, just visit and subscribe.
What you get: With Amazon Meal Kits, you no longer have to go to the grocery store to grab what you need for your meals because they deliver recipes and ingredients straight to your door! You’ll get a meal kit for 2 that can be prepped in about 30 minutes. Each meal kit is pre-packaged in a recyclable cardboard box, with novice-friendly cooking instructions on a recyclable recipe card. They also offer fresh groceries!
Price: Meal kits are $8-10 per serving. Shipping is free for orders over $35, and $9.99 for orders that aren’t.
What you get: Real Eats sends chef-prepared meals that are vacuum-packed into food-safe recyclable pouches. This ensures that the freshness, flavors, and nutrients of the ingredients are preserved! Subscribers can personalize their meal plan, by choosing from low-calorie meals with gluten-free, high-protein, and plant-based options. To prepare the meals, you can either heat the pouch into boiling water or empty pouch and heat in the microwave.
Check out Real Eats Reviews to know more!
Price: Meal plans start at $58 per week.
Deal: Get 30% off + FREE Shipping your first order! Use coupon code SAVE30.
23. Snap Kitchen
What you get: Snap Kitchen caters to various lifestyles, offering meals from low-carb to keto-friendly. Subscribers can select their meals and switch them up each week. When the meals arrive at your door, all you have to do is heat them up and enjoy – no cooking involved!
Price: Prices start at $165 per week.
Deal: Get 20% off your first box! Use coupon code SNP-2482.
24. Yumble Kids
What you get: Yumble Kids understand that kids have different tastes and nutritional needs, so they offer meals tailored specially for them. This weekly subscription service sends pre-prepared meals, so parents can just heat them up and then serve. The meals are great for school lunches, and even for an easy weeknight dinner or snack time!
Visit Yumble Kids Reviews page and see past box contents!
Price: Weekly boxes start at $47.94.
Deal: Get free shipping on every delivery + save up to 25% on meals! Deal applies automatically, just visit and subscribe.
That’s all the 2020 winners for the Best Subscription Box Awards for meal kits! Did you find your favorite meal kit subscription?
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