Fort Collins has a rich history and between exploring the iconic old town and keeping up with everyday life, planning healthy, tasty meals can get overwhelming.
That’s where a meal delivery service can really save the day. Meal delivery can save you time and energy when it comes to shopping, cooking, and finding delicious recipes.
To help you find your perfect meal delivery service, I’ve researched and compiled this list of the 10 best meal delivery services in Fort Collins today. Want even more options? Head over to our list of the Best Meal Delivery Services of 2023.
Meal delivery and food delivery sound pretty similar at first, but they’re two very distinct types of service.
Meal delivery is a service like Home Chef that delivers either ingredients or prepared meals to your door on a regular basis (usually weekly). The meals are bought and shipped in larger amounts and are designed to last several days. You’ll need to do some element of meal preparation with a meal delivery service.
Food delivery, on the other hand, is a much more casual arrangement. It involves using a service like Grubhub or Postmates to order a meal from a restaurant on the spot. The meals arrive hot and ready to eat so no preparation is required whatsoever. It’s great for spur-of-the-moment meals, but delivery can get expensive fast.
Low-carb and calorie-conscious options
5-minute meals for busy nights
Buy meals and kits in Kroger grocery stores
Special discount – 75% Off Your 1st Box + 60% Off Your 2nd and 3rd Boxes!
Home Chef is the number one meal delivery service on this list for a reason. One thing that really sets it apart is the option to customize your recipes, which you can read more about in our Home Chef review. You can choose your favorite protein sources, add or remove servings, and swap out ingredients to create the perfect meal for you.
Home Chef has both prepared meals and meal kits which you can order online or buy in-store in certain locations. Home Chef recipes fall into several categories, and you can choose the right one for you based on how much prep you’re willing to do.
While Home Chef can’t guarantee complete allergen safety, it does offer recipes that are free of some major allergens. These include nut-free, soy-free, wheat-free, and milk-free.
Sustainably sourced seafood
Most recipes only use 1-2 pots or pans
Meals start at $7.49 per serving
Special discount – Enjoy $130 off across your first 6 orders
Blue Apron was one of the first meal kit delivery services to break into the market and it’s kept a good reputation for many years.
When it comes to recipe variety, Blue Apron has options for vegetarians, diabetics, and people looking to lose weight with the WW-approved line. However, only those following a vegetarian diet will find a dedicated separate plan. For more details on its plans, check out our dedicated Blue Apron review.
Another perk with Blue Apron is its wine pairing service. When you sign up for the wine program, you get access to 500ml bottles of wines picked especially for the recipes you’ll be cooking that week.
Each wine also comes with a booklet that explains where it’s from and why it’s a good pairing with your meal.
Recipes include plant-based twists on classic dishes
Prepared meals and meal kits
Grocery items available in the Plantry section
Special discount – Get $30 Off with code carrot30
Purple Carrot is a plant-based powerhouse of a meal delivery service. It focuses on making vegan food innovative and delicious, without relying too much on processed meat alternatives that are often used in vegan recipes.
Purple Carrot offers both prepared meals and meal kits, making it a great option for busy students or young professionals whose schedules may vary week by week.
And speaking of busy students, Purple Carrot has a very helpful student discount to make it more affordable. For a full price breakdown, check out our expert Purple Carrot review.
Unlike some other meal delivery services, Purple Carrot also has options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as groceries and vegan snacks in its Plantry section!
Most popular meal kit delivery service in America
Skip or add deliveries easily
Student discount available
Special discount – Get 25 free meals + free shipping + 3 surprise gifts
If meal delivery services had a popularity contest, HelloFresh would be the winner without a doubt. It has the most five-star reviews from Trustpilot and was voted #1 for customer service by readers of USA Today.
HelloFresh has quite a few plans catering to most mainstream dietary requirements. When you sign up, you’ll choose from six options: Meat & Veggie, Veggie, Family Friendly, Calorie Smart, Quick and Easy, and Pescatarian. For details on HelloFresh’s meal plans, check out our expert HelloFresh deep-dive!
All of the produce used by HelloFresh is sourced directly from farms, and the pre-portioned ingredients are shipped to your door in mostly recyclable packaging. You’ll just need a few basics from your cupboards like oil, salt, and pepper to finish some of the recipes.
Certified organic meal delivery service
10 different meal plans to choose from
Supports food banks with weekly donations
Special discount – $90 off Plus a Free Gift!
Sunbasket is focused on providing healthy meals to everyone in America, regardless of their dietary needs and preferences. It has one of the widest ranges of meal plans, which covers 10 different diets, including Mediterranean, paleo, pescatarian, gluten-free, diabetic, and low-carb. You read more about what diets are covered in our Sunbasket review.
Fresh, high-quality ingredients are at the heart of Sunbasket’s meals. With ever-changing ingredients based on what’s in season at the time of your order, you’re guaranteed to get a fresh selection every time.
There are two types of meals available. Depending on how much cooking you want to do, you can get either meal kits or prepared Fresh & Ready meals that are ready to pop in the oven or microwave.
Choose from 29 recipes every week
Ingredients shipped in a chilled box
Committed to sustainability and carbon neutrality
Special discount – Get $190 off Your First 4 Boxes!
Marley Spoon brings you meal kits and recipes designed by celebrity chef Martha Stewart. You can choose between boxes for two or four people, with the option to make any box vegetarian.
Martha Stewart is known for classic comfort food, so it makes sense that a lot of Marley Spoon’s recipes fit that theme. However, there are also plenty of international options like Vietnamese Soup and Butter Chicken. We’ve gone into more depth on the recipes and diets in our dedicated Marley Spoon review.
One of the best things about Marley Spoon is that the company is 100% carbon neutral. Marley Spoon works to limit its emissions as much as possible and has carbon offset initiatives where emissions are impossible to reduce. It’s accredited by international environmental organizations like Verra.
USDA and CCOF-certified organic
Options for keto, paleo, and plant-based diets
Get premade sauces and marinades as part of your box
Special discount – Get $250 Off + Free Shipping
Green Chef is part of the HelloFresh family, so it gives you the benefits of excellent customer service and high-quality recipes, with a more specific focus on eating healthy and losing weight.
Meal kits from Green Chef are designed to improve your skills in the kitchen as well as teaching healthy eating habits. To learn more about the recipes,, take a look at our Green Chef review.
There are three main plans on Green Chef: Keto+Paleo, Balanced Living, and Plant-Powered. The Keto+Paleo plan has high-protein, low-carb recipes without any gluten, soy, grain, or legumes. Balanced Living is a standard plan with a mix of meats and veggies, while Plant-Powered focuses on plant protein.
Meals start at $4.99 per serving
Flexible meal plans that are easy to cancel
Bonus protein packs available as extras
Special discount – $1.39/meal On Your 1st Box
If you’re looking to try out an affordable meal delivery service, then EveryPlate might be the service for you. Dinners from EveryPlate start at only $4.99 per serving making it the most affordable delivery service on this list.
EveryPlate is focused on providing affordable meals that the entire family can enjoy, including kids and picky eaters. Because it’s focused on keeping prices affordable, EveryPlate doesn’t cater to niche diets. You’ll find some options for vegetarians, but anyone with more specific needs may struggle.
24/7 customer support on the phone
Order from hundreds of local favorites
When it comes to satisfying a late-night craving or getting an easy dinner after a long day of work, there really isn’t anything that can beat a good food delivery service, and that’s where Grubhub can help.
Grubhub acts as the middleman, allowing you to order food from your local favorites, like the Spicy Tuna Roll from Sushi Jooa.
The downside with food delivery, is that it can come with a hefty delivery fee and a service fee for every order. On Grubhub, the delivery fee is simply what the restaurant charges for delivery on its own. So, you’re not actually paying any extra to use Grubhub.
Subscription feature available
Customize orders using Postmates Fleets
Cheaper delivery for Postmates Partner restaurants
Postmates offers a similar service to Grubhub, but it goes about it differently. Where Grubhub is focused on making delivery affordable, Postmates wants to make sure that you have every possible option at your fingertips.
Say, for example, you’re craving a quick snack like the Cheese Sticks from Panino’s Italian Restaurant, but you also need to get your weekly shopping done. Well, with Postmates, you can get both in a single order using a Postmates Fleet.
Even if your favorite restaurant isn’t listed on Postmates, you can still get it delivered provided you pay the extra fee and give the driver specific instructions on how to find the place.
$5.99 Per Serving
$5.74 Per Serving
$3.32 Per Serving
$6.99 Per Serving
$1.49 Per Serving
$8.50 Per Serving
$2.99 Per Serving
3 meals for 2 people
2 meals for 2 people
2 meals for 2 people
2 meals for 2 people
3 meals for 2 people
3 meal kits for 2 people/6 prepared meals
2 meals for 2 people
30-minute meal kits
20 - 60 min. meal kits
20 - 30 min. meal kits
Kits, speedy kits, oven-ready, prepared
30-minute meal kits
30-minute meal kits
30 min. meal kits
Whether you’re looking for help staying healthy, or, like me, want an easy and convenient way to amp up your skills in the kitchen, meal delivery services are here to make your life easier.
At the end of the day, a meal delivery service cuts down on the time and money you spend preparing and cooking your meals, and there’s one for every lifestyle.
Not satisfied with your options on this list? Check out our list of the Best Meal Delivery Services of the year for even more healthy and delicious meal delivery options.
EveryPlate offers the most affordable meals in Fort Collins with dinners starting at only $1.49 per serving. There are also great value options from HelloFresh and Home Chef, as well as the service on our list of the most affordable meal kits.
Green Chef, Sunbasket, and Blue Apron all focus on providing healthy meals to residents of Fort Collins. The right service for you will depend on what dietary requirements you have and your health goals. You can find these services and more on our list of healthy meal delivery services.
Looking to lose weight? Check out the low-calorie options from Blue Apron, Green Chef, and Home Chef. If you have niche dietary requirements, Sunbasket has 10 different meal plans to cater to every diet. Find even more options on our list of the best weight-loss meal delivery services!
Sunbasket is the only service on this list that has a plan exclusively for paleo dieters. However, there are also paleo options from Green Chef thanks to its Keto+Paleo plan. Find these and others on our list of paleo-friendly meal delivery services.