There are more options than ever for the 3.1+ million Americans who follow a gluten-free diet. Yet, for celiacs and people with gluten sensitivities, it can still be difficult to find the right meal delivery service for their needs.
Cross-contamination is one of the biggest concerns. It can be hard to distinguish between services that offer gluten-free meals but can’t eliminate the risk of cross-contamination and those which have entirely gluten-free facilities (a must-have for celiacs and those with severe sensitivities).
I’ve researched and reviewed some of the biggest services out there to understand the differences. As a result, I put together the 10 best gluten-free meal delivery services available right now.
My top choice is Green Chef because it has a specific Gluten Free plan and was one of the first meal delivery services to be certified organic by the Gluten Intolerance Group. Many of its ingredients are organic, too.
Green Chef – Best certified organic gluten-free meal kits
Factor – Best dietitian-approved gluten-free meals
HelloFresh – Best for families with diverse tastes
BistroMD – Best gluten-free meals for weight loss
Purple Carrot – Best plant-based gluten-free meals
Simple, easy-to-follow meal kits for couples and families
45+ weekly recipes
Other dietary options include keto, low-calorie, plant-based, and more
Current deal – Get $250 off + free shipping
Green Chef has a dedicated Gluten-Free plan that features 19 chef-crafted recipes each week – many of which are keto- and paleo-friendly, too. It’s also one of the first meal delivery services to be certified organic by the Gluten Intolerance Group, with a strong focus on healthy, balanced dishes.
Its certification means that every ingredient contains 10 ppm (parts per million) or less of gluten. The company still advises that you check the nutritional label to make sure each meal meets your dietary needs, though.
It offers tons of other dietary options and you can mix and match between plans. My colleague’s tried-and-tested Green Chef review goes into more detail on what you can expect from the weekly menu.
Green Chef is great for couples and families since you can order meal kits for up to 6 people per week. The color-coded recipes make it easy to identify the right bag of ingredients, which arrive in separate, clearly labeled paper bags. Plus, the recipe cards come with written instructions and pictures, so there’s no way you’ll miss a step or use the wrong pan or pot.
However, I recommend adding an extra 10 to 20 minutes to the cooking time mentioned in the recipe card or on the website (especially if you're a beginner). Sometimes it takes a bit more time to prep the ingredients and clean everything once the cooking is done.
Green Chef puts a lot of care into making its packaging as eco-friendly as possible. For instance, the ClimaCell lining that keeps the food fresh in transit is plant-based and curbside recyclable. Still, I think the company should look for an alternative to the plastic wrapping used for the ingredients.
This is a premium service and the price per meal starts from $9.99. You’ll get the best value per serving for the largest order of 4 servings for 6 people.
Prepared meals, ready in minutes
35+ dishes on the menu each week
Other dietary options include paleo, keto, and plant-based
Current deal: Get 50% OFF your 1st box + 20% OFF the next 4 boxes!
Factor’s prepared meals cater to a number of different diets, from gluten-free and plant-based to keto, low-calorie, and low-carb. You can either pick the meals yourself each week or – for ultimate convenience – allow Factor to pick for you based on your taste profile.
The meals are made with top-quality ingredients that promise to be free from GMOs, artificial preservatives, hormones, and refined sugars. Unfortunately, though, they’re not suitable for celiacs due to possible cross-contamination.
You can’t filter the meals to show only the gluten-free options, but if you follow the keto, protein-plus, and vegetarian labels, you should find a good selection of meals for your dietary needs. Each dish comes with detailed information on nutrients, ingredients, and allergens, so you can see which suits your diet best.
Factor serves up a range of cuisines. Look out for tasty dishes like Keto Ranch Chicken with Cheesy Broccoli “Rice” and Roasted Mushrooms or Shrimp Alfredo with Zucchini Noodles. There’s also a good selection of breakfasts, smoothies, juices, healthy desserts, extra protein, and snack items, too. Find out what my colleague thought of the menu when they put Factor to the test.
Factor’s packaging is mostly recyclable, but the smoothie and juice bottles and the food containers are made of plastic. You can also reuse these containers, but if you order from Factor on a regular basis, it may not be a sustainable practice.
Its plans allow you to choose between 6 and 18 single-serving meals per week, with prices starting at $6.19 per serving. This puts Factor at the pricier end of the scale, but if you want healthy, prepared dinners that are ready in minutes, this service lives up to the hype.
Plus, you have the option to book a free 20-minute virtual nutrition coaching session with an expert dietitian if you have any questions regarding your dietary needs or Factor’s dishes.
Tasty recipes even the kids will love
60+ meal kits on the menu each week
Other dietary options include veggie, pescatarian, and low-carb
Current deal: 18 free meals + first box ships free + 3 surprise gifts
HelloFresh does a great job in labeling allergens, even though there isn’t a dedicated gluten-free meal plan. You can’t filter the menu by dietary needs either, so you’ll have to check through the menu yourself to find the meals that don’t contain wheat. The weekly menu is large enough that there are usually a fair amount of choices, though.
On the menu, you’ll find categories such as Quick, Easy Prep, and Easy Cleanup, so there are plenty of options when it comes to choosing meals that suit your needs beyond being gluten-free. For more details, my colleague’s tried-and-tested HelloFresh review offers a complete breakdown of the menu.
I like that each recipe is tested 200 times to ensure the taste is perfect and the prep time is on-point. Although in my experience, it’s always best to leave an extra 10 to 15 minutes if you’re new to cooking. I love the new 10-minute lunch recipes because they’re incredibly easy to assemble due to the pre-measured ingredients. This is why HelloFresh is one of the most popular meal kit delivery services on the market.
The price point is very reasonable at $3.32 per serving, and you can order up to 6 recipes per week for 2 or 4 people. It also helps that the recipes include quality ingredients, with produce that’s farm-sourced and organic where possible, as well as sustainably sourced proteins.
Portion- and calorie-controlled meals
100+ gluten-free options
Other dietary plans include keto, heart-healthy, diabetes-friendly, and more
Bistro MD’s doctor-designed meals are perfect if you’re gluten-free and trying to lose weight. That’s because BistroMD has a dedicated gluten-free program that’s even suitable for celiacs, as there’s no risk of cross-contamination. This can give you real peace of mind when ordering.
The meals included in this plan are tested to fit the FDA gluten-free standards. None of these meals contain wheat, rye, or barley. BistroMD doesn’t use synthetic gluten substitutes, either, and guarantees only natural ingredients.
The service lets you choose meals for 5 or 7 days a week from a set gluten-free menu. This means you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks that fit your preferences without worrying about whether you’re going overboard on your portions. My colleague’s BistroMD review reveals more about how these dishes taste.
BistroMD makes it easy to find info on macros, calories, and ingredients. Also, each meal is designed for 1 person to consume in 1 sitting. This way, the company helps reduce food waste and controls the amount of food you eat, which is great for weight loss. Single servings are also handy if you’re the only one in your household who is gluten-free.
Your meals will arrive frozen and just need to be heated up. If you prefer to cook your own dishes or want the freedom to make changes to a recipe, then a meal kit service like Green Chef might suit you better.
I also like that you have access to professional dietitians (via email) for one-on-one consultations. You can also connect with the BistroMD community and find people on a similar dietary journey.
The price per serving depends on the exact program you choose. It starts at $8.24 for the largest plan that covers 7 days a week.
Meal kits and ready-made meals
Around 16 dishes per week
Other dietary options include high-protein, soy-free, and nut-free
Purple Carrot is the best choice for gluten-free vegans or dairy-free dieters. Plus, the price is pretty reasonable despite the fact it caters to a niche diet, starting at $8.50 per serving.
The menu combines a diverse collection of recipes inspired by international cuisines. When my colleague tried the meals in their Purple Carrot review, they found them delicious.
The menu changes weekly, and so do the available gluten-free options. When I checked, I found 5-6 gluten-free meal kits (including lunches and breakfasts) and around 4 gluten-free ready meals per week. Note that you can’t mix between meal kits and prepared meals, they’re separate plans.
Select the Gluten-Free preference during sign-up to only see gluten-free meals on the menu. However, this option is only available for the 2-Serving Plan. So you’ll have to look through the menu on your own with the 4-Serving Plan and the single-serving ready-made meals.
Even though the meals are gluten-free, the facilities in which they’re prepared aren’t, and the company can’t guarantee that cross-contamination hasn’t occurred for those who have a more serious allergy.
When it comes to packaging, Purple Carrot uses plastic containers and bags to keep the food fresh and safe during transit. Plus, there’s plastic in the insulation liners, which isn’t always easy to recycle. Still, Purple Carrot makes real efforts to cut down on the amount of plastic and encourages everyone to reuse the containers whenever possible.
Purple Carrot lets you order a minimum of 3 meals for 2 people per week with a maximum of 3 meals for 4 people. The price for meal kits starts at $8.50 per serving. Single-serve prepared meals can be bought as bundles of 6, 8, or 10 meals. The price per meals stays the same no matter the size of your order.
Simple, 6-step recipes
100+ recipes per week
5 dietary options including health-conscious, vegetarian, and dairy-free
Marley Spoon marks all its gluten-free recipes with the label No Added Gluten. These are dishes that don’t contain wheat, barley, or rye. Since the menu changes weekly, the number of available recipes for gluten-sensitive dieters changes as well. I counted between 24 and 45 each week.
However, the company can’t guarantee protection from cross-contact since most major allergens are used in its facilities. Therefore, it’s up to you to make an informed decision about the meals you order. For a service that guarantees no cross-contamination, try BistroMD instead.
The menu is large, varied, and designed to suit mainstream diets, with options for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and sweets. Find out what my colleague’s favorite Marley Spoon dishes were when they gave this service a try!
Each recipe is ranked on a scale of Easy to Difficult based on the level of cooking expertise required. Plus, meals that take less than 30 minutes to get on the table are clearly labeled for your convenience. Since the produce arrives whole, you should set a few minutes aside for washing, peeling, and chopping.
I also like that the packaging is minimal and that you get physical recipe cards in the box. I like to collect mine, and it’s easier to follow the instructions than if you had to read them from your phone or tablet.
Marley Spoon also prides itself on being carbon neutral and sustainable, so most of the packaging elements are recyclable and/or reusable, which I always like to see.
Marley Spoon starts at just $2.99 per serving when you order 6 meals per week for 4 people. This means that, despite its celebrity status, adventurous menu, and dedication to carbon neutrality, this is an affordable service for larger families.
Dairy-free and peanut-free options
9 classic meals plus separate proteins, carbs, and veggies
Other dietary options include paleo, keto, and plant-based
The entire Trifecta menu is gluten-free, while also catering to several specialized diets such as keto and paleo, and Whole30 Approved. None of its meals contain any wheat, rye, barley, or processed gluten ingredients. Instead, you’ll find whole food ingredients that are naturally free from gluten.
Meals are formulated with the help of a registered dietitian and cooked by nutrition-trained chefs. This way, each recipe has the right amount of nutrients for its assigned diet. It’s a great choice for gluten-free athletes or those with active lifestyles.
All the meals are ready-made, portion controlled, and provide essential micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) and macronutrients (protein, carbs, and fats). Also, you can choose between breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a third entrée to cover every meal of the day.
Trifecta doesn’t use any oils or butter while cooking the meals. All the proteins and vegetables are baked, and the carbs are steamed. For snacks, the chefs use almonds as a fat source. However, this doesn’t mean your meals will be bland. Trifecta chefs use a combination of onion, garlic, parsley, salt, or pepper to lightly season each recipe.
Trifecta makes it easy to stick to a healthy diet with dietary-specific meal plans. You can learn more about the plans in this review written by one of my colleagues. If you choose to go with a pre-set meal plan, your menu can either be decided by a Trifecta chef or you can pick your own meals if you prefer.
A Trifecta subscription comes with an app that you can use to track daily calories, macronutrients, and activity levels. Plus, through the app, you can connect with the Trifecta community and discover other people on the same gluten-free journey as yours. It’s a great way to share tips and discuss the challenges of eliminating gluten from your diet.
Trifecta’s meals start at $6.00 per serving. You can order either 5, 7, 10, or 14 entrees with the option to add breakfasts too. The maximum weekly order is 14 entrees and 7 breakfasts. A flat rate of $9.99 shipping is added to your box. Note that shipping costs more for AK and HI residents.
Crowd-pleasing meals to suit all tastes
100+ recipes per week
Other dietary options include veggie, vegan, dairy-free, and more
Dinnerly offers up a brilliant menu with a solid number of meals labeled No Added Gluten. However, keep in mind that all the meals are made in a facility that handles common allergens, including wheat. So, there’s a risk of cross-contamination even for recipes that don’t contain gluten.
The menu of 100+ meal kits is designed for a mainstream diet, so it doesn’t cater to many dietary restrictions, yet it’s diverse enough for most people to feel satisfied. In addition to simple yet tasty dishes like Honey-Dijon Glazed Steak, and BBQ Chicken with Creamy Mashed Potatoes, you can order extra protein and even dessert.
Plus, Dinnerly has also added a new customization tool on some of its dishes, which can help expand your gluten-free options with swaps. For example, when I checked the menu, there was an option to swap in gluten-free ravioli in the Cheesy Garlic Knot Ravioli dish.
There are kid-friendly and 30-minute meals available, too – find out more about the menu in my colleague’s in-depth Dinnerly review. Dinnerly’s meals are naturally simple as they use fewer ingredients, but this makes them a great choice for families with picky eaters.
Because Dinnerly prioritizes simple food, you won’t find a set gluten-free plan. For menus catering to niche diets, you’ll need to look for a more premium service like Green Chef for meal kits, and Factor for prepared meals.
Even though Dinnerly is a budget-friendly meal kit delivery service (with prices starting from just $2.12 per serving), there’s also a good selection of premium meals (labeled PremiYUM) designed to fulfill the taste of more gourmet-oriented people.
Dinnerly fits the needs of both couples and large families since it allows you to order between 2 and 6 weekly meals for 2 or 4 people. Plus, the price per serving drops with large orders.
100+ meals to choose from each week
Other dietary options include keto, paleo, plant-based, and more
Fresh N Lean offers a wide selection of gluten-free, macro-balanced meals. Its plans cover breakfast, lunch, and dinner 5 or 7 days a week. Also, the dishes are made in a gluten-free facility, so the menu is safe for anyone that’s allergic. You can also highlight any other allergies or preferences at the Customize stage of the sign-up process.
The service only offers prepared meals. These feature seasonal produce and promise no added sugar or artificial ingredients. Considering these factors, as well as the fact that prepared meals are always more expensive than meal kits, the overall cost is quite affordable (from $7.53 per serving).
There are 7 meal plans that cater to athletic diets. These include Protein+, Keto, Paleo, Standard Vegan, Low Carb Vegan, Mediterranean, and Whole30 Approved. If you’re dairy free as well as gluten-free, choose the Paleo plan or one of the vegan options.
Besides the plans, there’s an a la carte option where you can bulk-buy protein and vegetables. To learn more about what’s in each meal plan’s menu, check out my colleague’s in-depth Fresh N Lean review.
The meals arrive fresh at your doorstep (never frozen), so all you have to do is transfer them to the fridge. Plus, each meal needs just 2 to 3 minutes in the microwave before it’s ready to eat. It really couldn’t be simpler to keep up with your gluten-free diet!
There’s free shipping to most states, and Fresh N Lean offers a money-back guarantee, too, for peace of mind. Prices per meal start at $7.53 per serving. You can order from 5 to 21 meals per week.
Good selection of vegan and vegetarian meals
Thousands of recipes to choose from
Wide range of dietary options
Hungryroot is a meal kit delivery service and a grocery store in one. The concept is simple: you choose the recipes you’d like to cook for the week, and Hungryroot sends you all the ingredients. However, unlike some other meal kit services, you’ll have to do all the portioning and the slicing/chopping yourself. Green Chef is a better choice if you prefer some premade elements like sauces and prepped ingredients.
It’s easy to find gluten-free meals and ingredients due to its advanced filtering system. However, keep in mind that not all of the gluten-free products on the shopping list are certified and may be processed in the same facility as gluten and other allergens. You can learn more about a product’s origins and certifications by clicking on its photo in your Food Profile.
Hungryroot is a great option if you want homemade meals that are ready in 15 minutes or less. All you have to do is choose the meals you’d like to cook, and Hungryroot does the shopping, delivers the ingredients, and gives you the cooking instructions. My colleague goes into more detail on the process in their in-depth review.
The recipe and cooking instructions will only be available online, so you have to use your phone (or another device) to get them. If you’re a fan of recipe cards like me, Hungryroot may not be the ideal choice and a service like HelloFresh might be better.
Prices start from $8.99 per serving. A Hungryroot subscription starts with 6 - 16 servings per week and each weekly plan comes with a set number of credits. Some items, like meat, will cost you more credits than others, so bear this in mind when ordering.
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$6.19 Per Serving
$3.32 Per Serving
$8.24 Per Serving
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$6.00 Per Serving
$2.12 Per Serving
$7.53 Per Serving
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3 meals for 2 people
6 prepared meals
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10 prepared meals
3 meal kits for 2 people/6 prepared meals
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3 meals for 2 people
30-minute meal kits
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Meal kits, prepared meals
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When I was vetting the above meal delivery services, I had a few important criteria in mind. Consider these when you’re deciding on the best gluten-free meal plan for your needs:
Transparency with ingredients: Whether you have a sensitivity or an allergy, understanding exactly what’s in each meal is vital. Look for a meal delivery service with easy-to-navigate menu filters and ingredient lists. Marley Spoon has a great Ingredient Hub.
Variety: Indeed, it's the zest of life! Those who dine gluten-free shouldn't feel more constrained than others. Having a wide array of tastes and culinary styles is crucial. A service that offers a committed gluten-free scheme, such as Green Chef, will deliver the most alternatives.
Quality of fruits and veggies: Fruits, vegetables, and high-quality proteins are key for a healthy diet. Many services work with local farmers to make sure their ingredients are the best quality.
Affordability: The price points for the meal delivery services listed above cover a large range because it’s important to select one that works with your budget. Check out our Quick Comparison table to take advantage of the special discounts, too!
Gluten-free facilities: If you have a serious gluten allergy, it’s important to utilize a service that’s certified gluten-free for total peace of mind, like BistroMD.
Look for money-saving opportunities: Gluten-free ingredients can be costly, so there's no shame in hunting for a good deal. Check out the service’s discounts and locate the ones that reduce the price per serving for larger orders. If feasible, try ordering in bulk and storing meals in the freezer.
Green Chef came top of my list as it’s a great option for anyone looking for varied, exciting, and healthy gluten-free meals. The company offers a dedicated gluten-free meal plan, as well as a Keto plan. Green Chef is also certified organic.
Yes. Most services that offer gluten-free meals also cater to a number of other dietary needs. For instance, Trifecta offers options that are both gluten-free and keto-friendly, while other services also cater to dairy-free or nut-free diets.
HelloFresh offers some wheat-free options on the menu, and all allergens are clearly labeled on the recipe, but it doesn’t have a dedicated gluten-free plan. You can either select meals that contain zero gluten or make some simple ingredient swaps to make your meals gluten-free – this works well if you share the meals with a spouse, family member, or friend who doesn’t have a gluten intolerance.
BistroMD’s doctor-designed meals are aimed at helping with weight loss, and you can order your food for either 5 or 7 days a week to make it even easier. However, many of the meal delivery services listed above can be incredibly helpful for weight loss because the meals fall in a specific caloric range.
Purple Carrot does offer gluten-free meals. However, the facilities that the meals are prepared in are not certified gluten-free, so if you have an allergy, it may not be the best option for you.
Yes, all Fresh N Lean meals are gluten-free and only include fresh and organic (when possible) ingredients. The service also offers several predefined meal plans for specific diets, such as keto, paleo, Whole30 Approved, vegan, and more.