Right now, 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.
The biggest problem is distinguishing between meal delivery 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).
To understand the differences and find the best services, I’ve done the research, tested some of the options, and put together the 10 best gluten-free meal delivery services available right now.
My top choice is Green Chef because it has a dedicated gluten-free meal plan that’s packed with exciting recipes and high-quality ingredients. But there are plenty of other quality options, too. Read on to find out more about their costs, menu variety, active deals, and more.
Simple, easy-to-follow meal kits for couples and families
Around 14-15 gluten-free options per week
Other dietary options include keto, paleo, plant-based, and more
Current deal – $5.99 per meal on your First Box, First Box ships free!
Green Chef has a dedicated Gluten-Free plan that features around 15 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.
This certification ensures that every ingredient contains 10ppm (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, too – and now you can mix and match between plans. My colleague’s Green Chef review goes into more detail on what you can expect from the weekly menu.
Green Chef is great for couples, but since you can order meal kits for up to six people per week, it’s also ideal for families. The color-coded recipes are easy to follow, with many of the ingredients arriving sliced, diced, and ready to cook.
In fact, it couldn’t be easier to have a delicious gluten-free meal on the table, in less than 30 minutes…
Perfectly portioned ingredients and simple, six-step recipes
40+ recipes per week – 12 to 15 of which are gluten-free
Other dietary options include vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free, and more
Current deal – Get $177 off Your First 4 Boxes!
While Marley Spoon doesn’t offer a dedicated gluten-free plan, there are many recipes on the menu labeled with No Added Gluten. In fact, all the allergens in Martha Stewart’s meal kits are clearly marked.
Despite its celebrity status, adventurous menu, top-quality ingredients, and dedication to carbon neutrality, Martha Stewart & Marley Spoon starts at just $2.99 per serving when you order six meals per week for four people, so it’s great for families.
You’ll also find a selection of meals that are labeled kid-friendly, including Pimento Cheese Smash Burgers with Steak Fries, and Mini Meatloaf with Crispy Potatoes. Find out what my colleague’s favourite 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, the meals that take less than 30 minutes to get on the table are clearly labeled for your convenience.
Prepared dishes certified by the Gluten Intolerance Group
Around 40 gluten-free meals on the menu
Other dietary options include dairy-free, plant-based, and low-carb
Current deal – Get $175 off your first 7 boxes!
Celiacs and those with gluten sensitivities can enjoy almost any meal on Freshly’s menu of more than 40 dishes with zero risk of contamination, thanks to its GIG-certified kitchens. The facilities are entirely peanut-free, too.
All the dishes on the menu are single-serving portions, and you can order up to 12 meals per week, making them great for individuals who want quick and easy lunches or dinners to hand.
Freshly also has options for anyone on a low-carb or low-calorie diet, as well as gluten-free plant-based meals. Enjoy healthy dinners like the Veggie-Loaded Burrito Bake or Thai Green Curry Bowl, all of which promise to be low in sugar and packed with protein. Find out more about the menu in this Freshly review.
Currently, Freshly delivers across the entire continental US. The meals are shipped chilled and able to be kept in the refrigerator for up to five days. Prices start from a super-reasonable $6.90 per serving.
Snacks and celebration boxes, as well as dinner
Around 16 dishes per week – about nine of which are gluten-free
Other dietary options include high-protein, soy-free, and nut-free
Current deal – Get $30 Off with code carrot30
Finding gluten-free meals can be difficult as it is – finding plant-based gluten-free meals even more so! Whether you’re strictly vegan or just want to cut out meat and dairy from your diet, Purple Carrot is foodie heaven, plus, the price is pretty reasonable too, from $8.50 per serving.
And the meals? They’re delicious – as my colleague reveals in this Purple Carrot review.
When you sign up, just select the Gluten-Free preference and you’ll find a range of exciting new meal kits or prepared meals to try. Look out for dishes like Kimchi Mushroom Fried Rice, or Harissa Roasted Eggplant with Butter Beans and Herbed Tomatoes.
Keep in mind that while the meals are gluten-free, the facilities in which they’re prepared are not, and the company can’t guarantee that cross-contamination has not occurred for those who have a more serious allergy.
Tasty recipes even the kids will love
45+ meal kits on the menu each week
Other dietary options include veggie, pescatarian, and low-carb
Current deal – Get 21 free meals + free shipping + 3 surprise gifts
HelloFresh is one of the most popular meal delivery services out there right now, in part because it offers so much variety for a very reasonable price point – with dishes starting from just $3.32 per serving.
And though it doesn’t have a dedicated gluten-free plan, there are so many dishes to choose from each week that you’re sure to find a fair number that don’t contain wheat. You might have to browse each recipe, but the allergens are clearly labeled.
You’ll also 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. My colleague’s HelloFresh review offers a complete breakdown of the menu.
The company also prides itself on using quality ingredients, with produce that’s farm-sourced and organic where possible, as well as sustainably sourced proteins.
Healthy prepared meals, ready in minutes
29+ dishes on the menu each week
Other dietary options include keto, plant-based, low-carb, and more
Current deal – Get 60% Off Your First Box + 20% OFF the Next 4 Boxes!
Factor’s prepared meals cater to a number of different diets, from keto and plant-based to low-calorie, low-carb, and gluten-free. You can either pick the meals yourself each week, or – for ultimate convenience – allow Factor to surprise 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.
Look out for tasty dishes like Keto Ranch Chicken with Cheesy Broccoli ‘Rice’ and Roasted Mushrooms, or Shrimp Alfredo with Zucchini Noodles. There are limited breakfast, smoothies, and snack items, too. Find out what my colleague thought when they put Factor to the test.
Its plans allow you to choose between four and 18 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 is a service that lives up to the hype.
Portion- and calorie-controlled no-prep meals
100+ rotating weekly menu options
Other dietary plans include keto, heart-healthy, diabetes-friendly, and more
Current deal – Get 25% Off + Free Shipping
Meal delivery services can be great if you’re trying to lose weight, and Bistro MD’s doctor-designed meals in particular are perfect for anyone who’s trying to both shed the pounds and stick to a gluten-free diet, thanks to its dedicated gluten-free program that’s suitable for celiacs.
The customizable service allows you to order meals for five or seven days a week. It means you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks without worrying about whether you’re going overboard on your portions. My colleague’s BistroMD review reveals more!
Look out for comforting yet balanced dishes such as California-Style Beef Sliders or Turkey Breast with Gravy and Mashed Sweet Potatoes, plus yummy omelets and frittatas for breakfast.
Around 60 meals to choose from each week
Other dietary options include keto, paleo, plant-based, and more
Current deal – Get Up to $150 Dollars Off This Black Friday!
Fresh N Lean offers a wide selection of gluten-free, macro-balanced meals with plans that cover breakfast, lunch, and dinner five or seven days a week. Made in a gluten-free facility, the dishes are safe for anyone that’s allergic, too.
It also has a la carte options, with protein and vegetable packs available to add to your box for anyone who’s training or trying to bulk up.
The prepared meals feature seasonal produce and promise no added sugar or artificial ingredients. Considering these factors, the overall cost is quite affordable (from $7.53 per serving).
You can find out more about what’s in the meals in my colleague’s Fresh N Lean review.
Each meal takes just two to three minutes to be heated in the microwave before it’s ready to eat, and should be stored in the fridge. It really couldn’t be simpler to have certified gluten-free dishes to hand.
Crowd-pleasing meals to suit all tastes
45+ recipes per week – around 15 of which are gluten-free
Other dietary options include veggie, vegan, dairy-free, and more
Current deal – Get 57.5% Off Your First Order!
For a budget-friendly meal delivery service (with prices starting from just $2.12 per serving), Dinnerly offers up a brilliant menu, with tons of variety, and a solid number of meals labeled No Added Gluten.
In addition to tasty-sounding dishes like Honey-Dijon Glazed Steak, and BBQ Chicken with Creamy Mashed Potatoes, you can order extra protein and even dessert. There are kid-friendly and 30-minute meals available, too. Find out more in my colleague’s Dinnerly review.
The company does state that all its meals are made in a facility that sometimes handles common allergens, including wheat. While everything is worked on in separate spaces, there can be a small risk to those with severe allergies.
Meal kits and prepared meals
Around 20 gluten-free recipes per week
Other dietary options include paleo, vegetarian, diabetes-friendly, and more
Current deal – $90 off Plus a Free Gift!
Sunbasket has a really good range of meal plans – 10 to be exact – including a dedicated gluten-free menu.
Despite not being suitable for those with a serious gluten allergy (the meal kits are prepared in the same facility as Sunbasket’s other meals), the menu is both extensive and exciting, with meals like Spicy Jamaican Jerk Quinoa and White Bean Chili with Mango Salsa, or Sichuan Glass Noodles with Pork, Cabbage and Carrots.
You can find out what my colleague thought when they reviewed this service.
The gluten-free menu also comprises a mix of meal kits and prepared meals, and what’s more, Sunbasket is flexible in terms of allowing you to mix and match across its plans – which is great news for anyone who has a partner who’s not gluten-free.
$5.99 Per Serving
$2.99 Per Serving
$6.90 Per Serving
$8.50 Per Serving
$3.32 Per Serving
$6.19 Per Serving
$8.24 Per Serving
$7.53 Per Serving
$2.12 Per Serving
$4.27 Per Serving
3 meals for 2 people
2 meals for 2 people
4 prepared meals
3 meal kits for 2 people/6 prepared meals
2 meals for 2 people
4 prepared meals
10 prepared meals
5 prepared meals
3 meals for 2 people
2 meal kits for 2 people/4 prepared meals
30-minute meal kits
30 min. meal kits
30-minute meal kits
20 - 30 min. meal kits
30-minute meal kits
Fresh & Ready meals, 30-Min Meal Kits
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.
Variety: It’s the spice of life, after all! Gluten-free diners shouldn’t feel more restricted than anyone else. Having a good assortment of flavors and cuisines is important.
Quality produce: Fruits and vegetables are crucial for a healthy diet, as are high-quality proteins. Many services work with local farmers to ensure the best quality ingredients in their boxes.
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. 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.
Look for money-saving opportunities: Gluten-free ingredients are expensive (sadly), so there’s no shame in looking for a good deal. Check out the service’s discounts and find the ones that lower the price per serving for larger orders. If possible, try ordering in bulk and storing the meals in the freezer.
Gluten-free meal delivery services are convenient and will help you to stay on track with such a specialized diet, but not all of the ones I’ve listed will meet your own personal criteria.
I found Green Chef to be the best, thanks to its varied gluten-free menu and use of healthy, organic ingredients, but if you suffer from celiac disease, it’s best to play it safe with a certified gluten-free service like Freshly or Fresh N Lean.
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 grain-free Keto + Paleo plan. Green Chef is also certified organic.
You’ll find that most services that offer gluten-free meals also cater to a number of other dietary needs, including dairy intolerances. Several on my shortlist have both gluten- and dairy-free options on the menu, including Freshly.
HelloFresh doesn’t have a dedicated gluten-free plan, but I found some wheat-free options on the menu and all allergens are clearly labeled on the recipe. 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.
Many of the meal delivery services listed above can be incredibly helpful for weight loss because the meals fall in a specific caloric range. That being said, BistroMD’s doctor-designed meals are aimed at helping with weight loss, and you can order your food for either five or seven days a week to make it even easier.
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.
Freshly’s meal plans used to be completely gluten-free, but now it calls itself “mostly gluten-free’” so you will have to check the menu – although expect a lot of choice. All its gluten-free meals are cooked in a certified gluten-free facility, with certification from the Gluten Intolerance Group. In fact, Freshly is one of the largest certified companies that offers prepared meals.