Human-grade dog food delivery services offer the very best for your pet's health, but there are dozens on the market. I’ve done the research to find the top 10 for you and your pup.
Each dog food delivery service on this list meets the highest health standards as set by the Association of American Feed Control Officials. Some are processed in USDA-certified human-grade kitchens and follow food preparation processes that ensure nutrient integrity in each food product.
Ollie is my top recommendation for human-grade dog food since it meets all the highest standards for its food preparation process and human-grade ingredients. Plus, for the quality of food you receive – Ollie is pretty good value.
Ollie – Best fresh and dry human-grade foods
The Farmer’s Dog – Best fresh human-grade dog food delivery service
Nom Nom – Best science-based human-grade dog food recipes
Spot & Tango – Best fresh high-protein human-grade dog food
We Feed Raw – Best raw human-grade dog food variety
Mix both wet and dry meals in one order
Flexible plans and half-plans
4 fresh recipes and 2 baked recipes
Current deal: 70% Off your first box + FREE bowl and jerky strips
Ollie's ingredient quality and preparation process is one of the best on the market. You’ll get the highest quality, human-grade, fresh ingredients cooked at low temperatures in a USDA Process Verified facility.
Board-certified vets design Ollie's recipes, and you can customize them for your pup's health needs. Ollie's food is slightly more protein-packed than TFD's, for those pups who need a little extra power. The bulk of each recipe is meat-based, plus minimally processed, fresh ingredients like the carrots, blueberries, corn, and kale you'll find in Ollie's Turkey dish pictured above.
I love that you can pick both fresh and dry recipes for your pup. The fresh recipes feature chicken, beef, turkey, and lamb, while the baked recipes have chicken and beef as the main ingredients. You can also add clean treats and supplements like probiotics to your cart.
What's fun about this service is that it includes a portion-serving spoon and an air-tight storage container for free! Also included is a feeding guide to ensure that your pup's transition into fresh eating is smooth and successful.
Our reviewer found that Ollie’s meals contain 35-44% protein by weight. The rest of the meals are made up of healthy vegetables like kale, carrots, cranberries, and pumpkin. These ingredients are packed with the nutrients your pet needs to thrive.
Prices start at $4-$8 per day and vary depending on the size of your dog and the portions they need. 2 weeks will cost you about $40-50.
Plan options include Fresh, Half Fresh, and Mixed. Half Fresh is a budget-friendly way to round out your pup’s current diet. The Mixed plan includes a combo of both fresh and baked/dry food. You can schedule weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly deliveries.
Wallet-friendly for a human-grade service
DIY Nutrient mix available for home-cooked dog food
Current deal: Get 60% off on your first order!
The Farmer’s Dog (TFD) offers high-quality food at a great price point. A team of board-certified veterinary nutritionists designed the recipes that are cooked in a USDA-certified human-grade kitchen.
Recipe ingredients are simple and wholesome – like the beef liver, kale, sunflower seeds, and salmon oil you'll find in TFD's Beef Recipe pictured above. Meals are gently cooked at low temperatures to preserve nutritional integrity and are made a few days before delivery.
First, you take a quiz about your pup, then TFD customizes your meals. Food arrives in individual portions that you’ll need to defrost to serve. Meal plans are based on several factors, including your pup's weight, breed, palate pickiness, activity amount, and more.
If your dog doesn’t like the meals, The Farmer’s Dog will send you new recipes to try or give you a full refund. Our reviewer was impressed with TFD’s quality guarantee, which just asks that you donate any remaining food to a local animal shelter.
Prices start at $2/day, which includes customized and individually packaged meals for your pup. Prices change based on your pup's size, age, and health concerns. Your first order price total will be between $30-35 plus tax for 2 weeks of food.
If you're interested in DIY pup meal prep – TFD offers a DIY Nutrient Mix to add to home-cooked meals. It also provides a newsletter with recipes and tips. A 7-week supply of DIY Nutrient Mix comes out to about $30.
There’s a 2-week minimum order for any plan. You can get your food delivered every week or any number of weeks with a frequency of up to 8 weeks.
Extras include gut health home testing kit and probiotic supplements
4 fresh recipes to choose from
Nutritious supporting ingredients like mushrooms and eggs
Nom Nom provides human-grade fresh meals for dogs, carefully cooked in USA kitchens. You can order plans for one or multiple dogs in the same order and even get a multi-pet discount if you’re the happy pet parent of more than one pup.
Our reviewer was impressed with Nom Nom’s impressive team of pet health experts on staff, with not one but 2 board-certified veterinary nutritionists and even a microbiologist who specializes in researching the factors that contribute to healthy digestion and fecal quality (yes, your dog’s poop is important).
Nom Nom is dedicated to helping pet owners find the ideal recipe tailored to their dog's specific needs, taking into account factors like diet history, food sensitivities, and even picky eating habits. You just need to answer a short quiz with your pup’s details.
The company then meticulously mixes and pre-portions each meal to align with the dog's unique health objectives, ensuring that every serving is carefully calibrated down to the individual calorie.
There are 4 fresh recipes to choose from: Beef Mash (pictured above), Chicken Cuisine, Pork Potluck, and Turkey Fare. The supporting ingredients range from eggs to mushrooms, each adding nutritional value to the mix. Apart from whole veggies and real meat, the recipes have added vitamins and minerals to round your pup’s diet.
Nom Nom starts at $2.40 per serving. Shipping is always free, and you get a discount for multiple dogs, which is awesome. You can also add chewable probiotic supplements to your order (this is where the microbiologist comes in), as well as a gut health kit you can use at home.
Nom Nom is subscription-based, but you can order a variety pack first to test the food. Plus, if you subscribe and your dog is not satisfied with the food or fails to experience any health benefits, Nom Nom offers a refund for your initial purchase.
Locally sourced natural ingredients
3 fresh recipes and 4 dry food recipes to choose from
Topper plan available
Spot & Tango uses high quality ingredients in all its products. All of Spot & Tango's produce is certified non-GMO and US-sourced. Meats are USDA-approved human-grade and are humanely raised and free from hormones and antibiotic treatments.
Spot & Tango offers Fresh wet food and UnKibble dry food, and you can purchase a mix of both. You can choose from grain-free or grain-inclusive options. All Fresh food is gently cooked at a low temp in USDA kitchens, and dried foods are prepped using a unique Fresh Dry™ process developed by a team of scientists and board-certified vets.
The fresh recipes include Turkey with Red Quinoa, Beef with Mille, and Lamb with Brown Rice. None have the usual grains (like wheat) that can cause digestive problems or allergies in dogs. Spot & Tango takes care to offer gentle and inclusive recipes for all pups.
All fresh recipes have a very high protein content, especially the Turkey recipe at almost 14%. This is great if you want your dog to build healthy muscles or if you have a growing puppy that needs an extra kick.
Our Spot & Tango reviewer was pleased with the extras on offer. Your first order comes with a free Fresh clip to reseal meal bags and an UnKibble serving scoop for your dry dog food! There are also non-GMO, preservative-free snack options available with prices starting at $12 per bag.
Spot & Tango’s pricing starts at $7 per week and varies depending on which recipe you choose and how much food your dog needs. Dry meals are cheaper and start at $1/day, while Fresh wet meals start at $2/day.
You can choose from a regular plan of 3 meals per day or the Topper Plan to purchase meal toppers only. There are many flexible delivery options ranging from every week up to every 2 months.
Nutritionist-formulated and reviewed raw recipes for dogs
6 recipes, including novel protein like venison
One-time purchase available, as well as bulk orders
We Feed Raw (WFR) is the best human-grade delivery service for raw food. The protein comes from USDA-certified human-grade muscle meat, organ meat, and finely ground bone.
We Feed Raw comes with helpful instructions to easily transition your pet to a raw diet. This is useful if your dog has never eaten raw food and was previously eating conventional dog food, as you’ll want to take the right steps to introduce it.
WFR’s raw meats are all treated with a cold-pressure process that neutralizes harmful bacteria such as Salmonella, E. Coli, and Listeria. So you can rest assured that it’s safe for your pup to eat and enjoy.
There are 6 recipes you can choose from, with chicken, beef, turkey, lamb, duck, and venison as the main proteins. I appreciate the inclusion of more unusual proteins like duck and venison, as some dogs are allergic to common proteins like chicken and turkey.
Our reviewer loved the inclusion of extra vitamins and minerals, including flaxseed and vitamin E. A Ph.D. animal food nutritionist – with over 30 years of experience in raw feeding and animal nutrition – formulated and reviewed each of WFR’s recipes.
When it comes to subscriptions, one-time purchasing is available, and you can customize your pup’s meals with a short quiz or purchase premixed recipes. Prices start at $6.59/lb, but can cost up to $16+ per day for larger dogs.
You can subscribe to any product or customized WFR meals based on your quiz, with a minimum of 30lbs for each order. Bulk order options of 30lb, 60lb, 90lb, or 120lb bags are available. Delivers can be weekly or at weekly intervals of up to 6 weeks.
Dehydrated dog food for quicker meal times
Lots of different recipes, including wet stews and dry clusters
Discounts on recurring orders
The Honest Kitchen offers human-grade dog food made with only the best ingredients. Specifically, this means whole foods that are minimally processed. You won't find any artificial preservatives or fillers here!
The Honest Kitchen's dog food comes in a variety of flavors and formulas to suit your dog's needs. Whether you have a picky eater or a dog with specific dietary needs, there's a formula for everyone. For example, the grain-free line is perfect for dogs with sensitive stomachs, while the limited ingredient line is great for dogs with allergies.
Not only is The Honest Kitchen's dog food healthy, but it's also convenient to prepare. Our reviewer liked the ease of using the dehydrated food. All you have to do is add water, and it will rehydrate into a delicious and nutritious meal for your pup. The menu also has more conventional dry and wet meals.
The dry clusters come in chicken, beef, and turkey varieties, with formulas with whole grains as well as grain-free. What’s more, there are special clusters for small breeds and puppies.
The wet food, like the Chicken recipe pictured above, comes in the form of slow-cooked stews. There are also Butcher Block Pâtés if you want to treat your pup with something more gourmet. The pâtés feature cage-free turkey and duck as the main proteins, plus root veggies.
The cost per meal depends on the size and activity level of your dog and starts at $5.99 for dry food. While Honest Kitchen's human-grade dog food is reasonably priced, feeding a big dog on the wet or dehydrated plans can be expensive.
The Honest Kitchen provides both one-time purchases and subscription options. By scheduling recurring orders, not only can you save 5%, but you can also guarantee a steady supply of the wholesome food your dog enjoys.
Unlike some other services on my list, The Honest Kitchen doesn’t make you take a quiz. Instead, it offers nutritional information and recommended life stages to help you select the best meals for your furry friend.
Sustainable and ethically sourced ingredients
Lots of recipes, plus extras like broths and snacks
Special products for puppies and senior dogs
Open Farm is one of the few Certified Humane pet food services on the market. Open Farm sources humanely-raised, hormone-free meat and antibiotic-free produce from US family-owned farms. Fish is sustainably sourced and wild-caught.
Local sourcing is of utmost importance to Open Farm. Up to 40% of veggies are grown within the same town as the manufacturing facility, and 90% of fruits and veggies are grown in-state or in a neighboring state.
This service offers an excellent product variety, including wet food, dry food, broth, snacks, toppers, freeze-dried, gently-cooked, and more. You can shop by food and protein type, and you can bundle meals and snacks to save on your purchase!
It's important to note that Open Farm’s entree foods are the only human-grade option. The service’s dry, freeze-dried, raw, and treat recipes aren’t human-grade. This isn’t due to ingredient quality but because they are produced in a pet food facility rather than a human food one.
The human-grade fresh food recipes include Grass-Fed Beef, Homestead Turkey, and Harvest Chicken. There’s also Surf & Turf (a combination of humanely-raised beef and sustainable wild-caught salmon) and Puppy (humanely raised chicken, pork, and wild-caught salmon). Each recipe is gently cooked to ensure optimal retention of essential nutrients.
The human-grade wet recipes are made in the style of a rustic stew and include a Herring & Mackerel recipe, along with some more traditional protein sources.
Our reviewer found that Open Farm is also gluten-free. The brand’s recipes don’t contain gluten – a common food sensitivity in pets. However, I should note that its facilities aren’t certified gluten-free.
Prices start at $7/lb without auto-shipment. As with most services, Open Farm’s dry food is cheaper than its wet food. Bone broth and treats range from $6.64 to $11.99 and up.
You can make one-time purchases for all items or subscribe for regular deliveries. Subscribing gives you a 5% discount, and you can choose to receive deliveries every 1-8 weeks.
High-quality, human-grade ingredients
10 fresh recipes, plus 6 sample packs
Includes a vegan fresh recipe for dogs
Just Food For Dogs (JFFD) is backed by a panel of 13 board-certified vets and only uses tried and tested recipes, restaurant quality ingredients, and transparent preparation processes. It offers an excellent variety of fresh and dry recipes as well as nutrient add-ins, treats, and supplements.
You can sign up for a consultation with one of JFFD’s menu specialists before you order. The specialist will work with you and your vet to design a custom recipe that will optimize your pet's health. You can also view exactly how JFFD preps all its food by visiting the company's kitchens, which are open to the public in several locations.
JFFD offers the widest recipe variety with 10 human-grade fresh food options and 6 sample packs. You can choose from recipes such as Chicken & White Rice, Fish & Sweet Potato, or Venison & Squash. There are also specialized recipes for Joint & Skin Support or Large Breed Support.
Our JFFD reviewer liked that it offers a 100% vegan fresh recipe with Tofu & Quinoa. This can be a good choice for dogs with particular dietary needs or owners that follow a plant-based lifestyle.
Prices start at $6.45, and shipping is $19.99 or free if you order either dry or frozen products worth over $99. While customized food is more pricey than most, Just Food For Dogs' fresh and dry food is rather affordable. There’s also a money-back guarantee, so there’s no risk to try out this service.
You can make one-time purchases or auto-delivery as much or as little of each food as you need for delivery to your home or pick up in a nearby pet store. Each fresh recipe is sold in different sizes, while shelf-stable recipes are mostly the same package size. Custom diet portions will depend on your menu specialist and vet consultations.
6 recipes, including 2 special pork and venison options
Add supplements or organic treats to your order
PetPlate is a dog food delivery service that prides itself on providing kettle-cooked, human-grade meals for dogs of all ages. Like the rest of the top dog food delivery services, PetPlate cooks their meals in USDA-approved kitchens, ensuring that your furry friend is getting the best possible nutrition.
While PetPlate's recipes are not customizable, the website offers a comprehensive quiz to help you determine which recipe is best for your dog based on their specific health needs. It offers 6 different recipes to choose from, which is a better variety than many of its competitors.
The service’s Signature Entrees include beef, chicken, turkey, or lamb, which are all protein-rich and sure to satisfy even the pickiest eaters. It also offers Supportive Entrees, which are designed for pups with sensitive digestive issues. These fiber-rich, low-fat options are packed with heart-healthy protein from novel protein sources like pork and venison.
PetPlate also offers 4 different supplement options and an organic snack that can be bundled together to create a complete meal and treat plan for your pup. The treat contains limited ingredients (mainly chicken and apple), while the supplements are soft and easily chewable and help with digestive problems, joint health, skin and coat, or relaxation.
Our reviewer loved the variety of healthy, human-grade food options and vet-developed recipes. They were also impressed with PetPlate’s customer service.
Plans start at $2.85/day and vary based on the recipes you choose and the amount of food your dog needs. There are multiple subscription options, including the Full Plan and the Topper Plan.
The Full Plan includes 21 containers for 3 weeks of daily feedings. The Topper Plan comes with 6 containers, which is enough for 4 weeks’ worth of food. PetPlate gives you the option to add organic treats and supplements to either of these plans.
Fresh food prepared using restaurant-quality sous-vide method
4 wet recipes and 4 dry recipes to choose from
Recipes include grain-free options as well as grain-inclusive
A Pup Above is committed to providing you with only the best quality ingredients, including non-GMO vegetables, high-protein recipes, and meats that are free from antibiotics, steroids, and hormones. Additionally, all meals are slow-cooked in USDA-approved human-grade facilities, ensuring that your dog's food is not only delicious but also safe.
All recipes are formulated and reviewed by board-certified vet nutritionists with 10+ years of experience. This ensures that each meal is nutritionally balanced and tailored to meet your pup’s specific needs.
While meals are not customizable, A Pup Above offers 4 different recipe options for both wet and dry food lines. This provides some variety and allows you to find the perfect recipe that your dog will enjoy. If you want customizable dishes, try We Feed Raw.
The company also offers sampler packs, so you can try out different recipes and discover which one your dog likes best. Both grain-inclusive and grain-free options are available, providing even more variety for your pup.
A Pup Above even offers the unique opportunity for your pup to sample recipes at select stores before you subscribe. Just visit the website to find a location near you.
Our reviewer was impressed by the meals, which are practically restaurant-quality. A Pup Above uses sous vide technology, which is usually only found in fancy restaurants. This technique, where ingredients are simmered in water at precise temperatures, preserves nutrients and flavor.
A Pup Above starts at $7.50/lb. Price varies based on the amount of food your dog needs, what size bags you buy, and whether you sign up for a subscription.
You can make a one-time order or subscribe. Ordering with a subscription is cheaper than one-time orders. You can choose the amount you want to order based on the website’s feeding guidelines and order enough to cover all your pup's meals, or as a supplemental plan to your pup's current food.
|🥇Ollie||$4-$8 per day||2-Week Starter Pack||Fresh||Free||70% Off your first box + FREE bowl and jerky strips from Ollie|
2-Week Starter Pack
Fresh, DIY Nutrient Mix
Get 60% off on your first order! from The Farmer’s Dog
2-Week Starter Pack
Take 60% Off Your First Order from Nom Nom
|Spot & Tango||$7 per week||2-Week Starter Pack||Fresh, Dry, Snacks||Free||Get 50% + FREE Chicken Bites on TWO orders from Spot & Tango|
$30 off each of your first 4 boxes, $120 total from We Feed Raw
$5.99 for dry food
Clusters Dry, Dehydrated, Wet, Supplements, Broths, Toppers, Treats
$5 or free for orders over $49
Up to 60% Off! Code: FALLSALE. from The Honest Kitchen
$7/lb without auto-shipment
Dry, Wet, Wet and Dry Toppers, Snacks, Supplements
$5.99 or free on orders over $50
Save 15% Off Your First Order With Code: HELLO15 from Open Farm
Fresh, Dry, DIY Nutrient Mix, Supplements, Treats, Snacks
$19.99 or free on dry or frozen orders over $99
Save 40% off your first order and 5% off recurring autoship orders! from Just Food For Dogs
$15 or free with 3 or more bags
$50 Off your 1st Order with code TRYNOW from A Pup Above
Selecting the best human-grade dog food requires some research. I've collected tips to help you choose the ideal dog food delivery service for you and your canine companion(s).
Think about your puppy's health status: Does your puppy have delicate digestion, unusual excrement, lack of energy, or a problem you're unsure of how to pinpoint? Your puppy may require a particular mix of nutrients to alleviate these issues. All of my suggested services disclose all the ingredients of their recipes on their websites, enabling you to buy the most suitable product for your puppy.
Consider the food prep process: Food prep processes affect nutrient density and bioavailability of nutrients for your pup. If you want to order fresh food, ensure the delivery service slow-cooks its food at low temperatures – preferably in small batches – in USDA-approved kitchen facilities. You also want to ensure that no preservatives, fillers, or artificial flavors and coloring are used to process your pet's food, which are all extremely common in pet foods.
Consider your price point: Each human-grade dog food delivery service on this list charges different prices depending on the recipe you choose and the amount of food your dog needs. You can find dry food for as low as $1 or raw food for up to $16 per day. Fortunately, shipping is usually free for pet food delivery services. Double-check pricing before you finalize your order, and don't forget to apply one of our discount codes!
Consult with a vet: If your dog has a chronic condition and severe food sensitivities, consult your vet before choosing any of these services – particularly if you're opting for fresh or raw food! Transitioning your dog to human-grade fresh or raw food might lead to changes in stool, energy, and other areas, for better or worse. Many of these services provide transition guides, but it's best to speak with a vet before you start serving your dog to prevent any health issues.
Human-grade means that food ingredients are considered “edible” for humans according to USDA guidelines. At the time of this writing, there’s no legal definition or guidelines for what “human-grade” must include or exclude. While human-grade dog food ingredient quality is edible for humans, recipes formulated by my shortlisted services are still dog food and are optimized for dog rather than human health.
Keep in mind that human-edible food isn’t always edible for animals, like macadamia nuts, chocolate, artificial sweeteners, and heavy preservatives.
Humans can safely eat human-grade dog food, but it’s not advisable on a normal basis. Dogs digest food differently than humans do and thus need a different nutrient formula.
When meals are created in a human-grade facility, they’re created to be nutritionally suitable for dogs and not humans. For example, the quality of Ollie’s ingredients is human-grade, but the final product is not formulated for human digestion and health.
You may want to first consult a vet if you're considering transitioning your pup from the traditional canned wet food or long-term-shelved kibble brands to human-grade dog food. Each pup has different needs and may not initially respond well to a human-grade diet.
The services on this list have transition guidelines and educational information on their websites. Still, your pup may need a little more attention or a specific human-grade diet to optimize its health!