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After testing meals from more than 20 companies, Factor is our pick for the best prepared meal delivery service. See which other ones made our list.

Disclaimer: All the services tested below were tried by Healthline writers or editors, who received the meals for free. All opinions are our own.

Meal delivery services can be an easy way to add more variety to your diet while saving time on meal prep.

Prepared meal delivery services are especially convenient. Many offer premade meals delivered directly to your door — no cooking, cutting, or cleaning required.

However, not all prepared meal delivery services are created equal.

Healthline writers and editors tested more than 20 of the most popular prepared meal delivery services to find out which ones are worth your money.

Here’s a quick look at how our top picks compare:

(Healthline score)
Price per servingShippingMenu options per weekGood for
$10.99+$10.9935+healthy meals and specialty diets, like vegan or keto
$11.09+$9.99200+restaurant-quality meals
$10.99+$19.95150low calorie, portion-controlled meals
Home Chef
$9.99+$10.9935+family-friendly, oven-ready meals
Trifecta Nutrition
$13.79+• $9.99 for contiguous U.S.
• $49.99 for Alaska, Hawaii
25+fresh, plant-based meals
Splendid Spoon
$9.99+• free for orders with 14 or 21 meals
• $12.99 otherwise
40+plant-based smoothies and light lunches
$16.05+$10–$156high protein, low calorie meals
Snap Kitchen
$11.88+free100+low carb diets, like keto
Mosaic Foods
$5.99+• free for boxes with 12 or 18 items
• $9.99–$19.99 otherwise
50+plant-based single-serve and family-sized entrees
Magic Kitchen
$5+calculated at checkout250+senior-friendly meals
Territory Foods
$10.95+ $9.99–$17.9950+specialty diets, like Mediterranean or Whole30

Here’s a quick rundown of six additional fully prepared meal delivery services that we tested:

  • Daily Harvest (3.6 out of 5): This plant-based service is similar to Splendid Spoon in terms of the types of entrees offered: smoothies, grain bowls, soups, etc. While we appreciated the creative ingredient combinations and high quality ingredients, many of the items we tested fell flat in terms of texture and satiety power.
  • Diet-to-Go (3.6 out of 5): Designed for people trying to lose weight, our tester found Diet-to-Go’s meals a bit too mushy and lacking in flavor for her taste. Still, for people trying to lose weight (especially if you’re following a specialty diet like keto), Diet-to-Go may be worth it for the convenience.
  • Epicured (4.1 out of 5): Following a low FODMAP diet isn’t easy, so the convenience factor alone makes this service worth considering. However, our tester was also pleasantly surprised to find that the service delivered on taste and texture too. Just keep in mind that Epicured isn’t cheap.
  • Fresh N Lean (3.8 out of 5): Catering to a variety of specialty diets, Fresh N Lean is a favorite service among many. However, our tester wasn’t wowed, noting that the meals just weren’t flavorful enough to justify the cost — especially with so many other options to choose from.
  • ModifyHealth (3.4 out of 5): ModifyHealth is similar to Epicured in that it’s designed to make following certain diets, like low FODMAP and heart-healthy diets, easier. However, during testing, we found that the meals had a watery taste and texture that was hard to get over. We also experienced an issue with our order: Instead of receiving four different meals, we received doubles of just two entrees.
  • The Good Kitchen (3.6 out of 5): While there were some aspects of the service we didn’t love — the website isn’t the most intuitive to use, and the meals needed additional seasonings — our tester found The Good Kitchen’s ingredients to be impressively fresh-tasting.
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Sprinly delivery box | Photo provided by Kelli McGrane, MS, RD

At Healthline, we know that meal delivery services are an investment, so we’ve taken the time to test more than 20 of the most popular prepared meal delivery services on the market. Testers select a week’s worth of meals from multiple menus to get a well-rounded view of the types of flavors and ingredients offered.

During testing, we consider several factors, including the ease of the sign-up and meal selection process, the variety and nutritional composition of the meals offered, ingredient quality and freshness, how easy the meals are to cook, and, of course, the taste. You can learn more about how we test meal kits.

Why you can trust us

Every meal delivery service on our list has been reviewed by registered dietitians and vetted to ensure that it aligns with Healthline’s brand integrity standards and approach to well-being. Each service in this article:

  • complies with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) food safety and manufacturing regulations
  • uses a trusted shipper to handle its food products
  • lists all ingredients, allergens, and nutrition facts on its website or product packaging
  • promotes a healthy approach to well-being
  • does not make unsupported health claims on its website or marketing materials

You can read more about our vetting process.

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Here are several factors to consider when selecting a prepared meal delivery service that’s right for you:

  • Menu selection: Look for a company that offers a diverse menu, with a variety of options to fit your specific food preferences and dietary restrictions.
  • Ingredient quality: In addition to freshness, some people may prefer a service that uses organic or sustainably sourced ingredients.
  • Nutritional quality: Opt for services that prioritize meals containing lean proteins, whole grains, healthy fats, and plenty of vegetables. When possible, try to avoid meals that contain artificial additives or large amounts of sodium or added sugars.
  • Cost and availability: As they vary greatly in price, be sure to select a service that fits your monthly budget, including shipping. It’s also important to check whether the service is available in your area.

Fully prepared meal delivery services provide ready-made fresh or frozen meals, which require little to no cooking or preparation. These meal delivery services are designed to help you spend less time in the kitchen and can be a convenient alternative to meal kits or buying ingredients and preparing meals at home.

Meal delivery services might be worth the investment if you’re looking for a convenient way to save time on cooking each week. Prepared meals can also be a simple way to enjoy nutritious foods and include a wider variety of ingredients in your weekly menu.

Factor and Trifecta Nutrition are two of our favorite healthy prepared options because many of their meals are crafted to be nutritionally balanced, featuring lean proteins, complex carbs, and plenty of vegetables. They also feature menus to suit certain diet patterns.

However, if you’re looking for whole foods and plant-based services, Sprinly, Daily Harvest, and Splendid Spoon all feature vegetable-forward meals with plant-based protein sources.

Splendid Spoon is one of our favorite fully prepared meal delivery services for singles, thanks to its wide selection of vegan meals and snacks, creative flavor combinations, and nutritional quality of the dishes.

That said, there are many great prepared food delivery service options catered to individuals. The best choice for you depends on your dietary needs, budget, and food preferences.

Factor is our favorite prepared meal delivery service, thanks to its diverse menu and innovative flavor combinations.

Home Chef is another popular service that offers an assortment of oven-ready meals and meal kit options, depending on your preferences.

For frozen meals full of flavor, consider other services like Mosaic.

Home Chef offers an assortment of meal kits as well as oven-ready meals that are fully prepared and ready to heat and enjoy. Home Chef also has several lunch options available, which require no prep work and can be made in the microwave.

Many meal delivery services are available and can help you enjoy healthy meals at home.

There are options for many specific diets and food preferences, including services tailored to older adults, vegetarians, athletes, and more.

When picking a prepared meal delivery service, be sure to consider factors such as cost, availability, variety, and quality.