Meal planning and shopping for ingredients can turn cooking into a burden, especially when you’re taking care of the entire family. While restaurants are a good alternative – and Pearland does have many good options – this may not always be the right choice.
If you’re looking for healthy and delicious at-home alternatives, I’ve compiled this list of the best meal delivery services in Pearland that can accommodate the needs of a busy, modern family. What’s more, all the vendors on this list work with fresh ingredients and professional chefs to deliver the best dining experience. To learn more, keep on reading!
Home Chef – Best meal kits delivery service in Pearland
Blue Apron – Affordable meals and bold options for Pearland families
Purple Carrot – Introducing Pearlandites to delicious plant-based meals
Even though they sound similar, there’s a clear difference between meal delivery vendors, such as Home Chef, and food delivery vendors, such as Grubhub.
Meal delivery services send you several meals in one delivery and offer both meal kits and prepared meals. Meal kits come with all the ingredients you need, plus detailed cooking instructions so you can prepare the meal at home, and prepared meals just need a few minutes in the microwave to heat up.
Food delivery services are designed for food on demand. The order will normally arrive less than an hour after placing it and the food arrives ready to eat. One delivery usually includes enough food for one (or two meals if you’ve got leftovers).
Home Chef’s low carb Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps with Water Chesnuts and Sesame Dripping Sauce
Easy to customize meals for picky eaters
Weekly recipe rotation for increased diversity
A wide variety of meal kits and preparation methods
Special discount – Get 18 Free Meals (50% off your first 4 boxes)!
Home Chef’s menu offers Carb-Conscious, Calorie-Conscious, and Vegetarian dishes. However, if you’re on a strict plant-based diet, you may prefer to look elsewhere as there are less than five vegetarian options each week out of 30+ recipes.
Meat-eaters should have no problem finding something delicious they can cook following easy-to-understand instructions. Recipes like Picadillo Pork Stuffed Peppers from the Calorie-Conscious menu or Asian-Style Turkey Lettuce Wraps from the Carb-Conscious menu are perfect for the entire family and bring diversity to your table.
Learn more about the menu options in our in-depth Home Chef review.
With a starting price of $7.99 per serving, Home Chef is one of the most affordable meal kit delivery services on the market. Overall, Home Chef is hard to beat when you consider its flexibility, ingredients, and costs.
Blue Apron’s Grilled Cheese works as a satiating breakfast or a light lunch
Deliveries most days of the week
Responsibly sourced, quality ingredients
Special discount – Enjoy $180 off across your first 6 orders
Pearland has a few great restaurants, but most offers include American cuisine. If you want to diversify your pallet, recipes like Cajun Shrimp and Zucchini Bake or Pork Ragù and Fresh Basil Fettuccine ought to convince you to give Blue Apron a try. To learn more, see our Blue Apron review.
At Blue Apron, there’s something for everyone, especially if you like to pair healthy and delicious meals with good wine (check out Blue Apron’s separate wine menu). Also, if you want to keep a close watch on your diet, the Wellness plan features balanced, nutritionist-approved recipes that help you lose weight.
In terms of price, meals start at ($5.74 per serving), Blue Apron isn’t a budget service, but it’s on a par with other meal kit delivery services like HelloFresh. Overall, I think the value it provides fits the cost.
Purple Carrot’s plant-based dishes come in easy-to-use, microwave-safe containers
Great for small and large families
The menu changes on a weekly basis
Most ingredients are organic and non-GMO
Special discount – Get $30 off with code carrot30
Purple Carrot has a diverse plant-based menu that features recipes inspired by Asian, European, and American cuisine. You can also enjoy vegan versions of classic dishes such as vegan Creamy Mac n' Cheese or a vegan Fettuccine Alfredo.
You can choose between meal kits and prepared meals with options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Plus, for meal kits subscribers, there’s a new section called the Plantry where you can find plant-based foods for your pantry like Lemon Hummus or Almond Cashew Butter. You can read about this and more in our detailed Purple Carrot review.
Pearland has quite a few vegetarian and vegan restaurant options. However, if you want to follow this type of diet, eating out every day can get very expensive! That’s where Purple Carrot comes in, with prices starting at Price: Missing price for Product undefined and free shipping with every order.
HelloFresh’s clear guidelines allow even beginners to cook amazing-looking recipes
Environmentally friendly – 25% less food waste than grocers
Fresh ingredients, shipped directly from the supplier
25+ new recipes every week
The promise of a fun cooking experience, even for beginners, and careful planning of each recipe are the main elements that made HelloFresh popular.
And, yes, the planning includes in-depth research of the best ingredients and flavors paired with a thorough testing process – each recipe is tested 200 times! More about this in our in-depth HelloFresh review.
Each box comes with pre-portioned, farm-fresh ingredients and easy-to-follow recipes with clear nutritional info. Plus, HelloFresh features six different plans that you can use to create your perfect meal box. The Family Friendly plan comes with kid-tested recipes that are easy to cook and enjoy.
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A well-balanced meal option with the right ratio of protein and fibers
A USDA organic certified company
Responsibly sourced meats and seafood
All sauces and spice blends are prepared in-house
With a large menu and a diverse offer, Sunbasket’s a great option for families with a range of dietary requirements. The menu can easily accommodate the needs of someone who follows the Paleo or Mediterranean diet, but it can also keep a vegetarian or pescatarian happy.
There’s also a Diabetes-friendly plan as well as gluten-free options.
Read our Sunbasket review, to learn more about Sunbasket and its many plans. However, it’s enough to know everyone can find something to their liking as the menu includes prepared meals, meal kits, and snacks.
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Marley Spoon’s Vietnamese Shrimp cooked Martha Stewart style
40 new weekly recipes
Dishes cooked with Martha's favorite spice blends
Easy to recycle packaging
If you’re a Martha Stewart fan, now you can have her delicious recipes delivered to your door! Marley Spoon is a meal kit delivery service that works in partnership with Martha Stewart and professional chefs to create delicious and easy-to-cook foods (more about them in our well-detailed Marley Spoon review).
The menu gets a refresh each week and you can choose from five different categories including Vegetarian & Vegan, Meat & Fish, Family-Friendly, Under 30 Minutes, or Health & Diet.
Recipes like Garlic-Herb Pork Tenderloin and Chorizo Chili Beef Enchiladas will definitely impress meat-lovers, but there are also great options for people with various dietary restrictions including vegetarian-friendly Quinoa and Lentil Curry with Coconut and Cilantro.
Plus, all Marley Spoon recipes come with detailed instructions, and only take six easy steps to cook!
Green Chef’s varied offer enchants the eyes and the taste buds
All the ingredients in the kit come pre-measured and prepped
The recipes come with well-detailed instructions and chef tips
Green Chef is a USDA-certified organic meal kit delivery service that features a weekly menu of 12 recipes. Most of the ingredients used for preparing each meal are responsibly sourced directly from farmers.
Even though it’s a bit more pricey than other vendors with a starting price of $5.99 per serving, I like that there are options for keto, paleo, plant-based, and balanced diets. In our Green Chef review, you can learn more about their plans.
Green Chef helps you learn how to cook healthy meals that are restaurant-worthy. Plus, there’s plenty of variety with recipes like Chicken and Creamy Zucchini Noodles or Greek-Style Beef Pita Pockets!
EveryPlate’s menu includes affordable and well-balanced meals that look and taste amazing
Weekly rotating menu with 16 recipes
No options for specialized diets such as paleo or keto
Each recipe contains allergen information on the detail page
EveryPlate is one of the most affordable meal kits delivery services on the market with a price of $1.49 per serving. However, according to my colleague’s detailed EveryPlate review, there’s more to it than the price.
I like that it has four plans that can accommodate anyone’s needs. The ones that stood out to me are the generous family-friendly plan with kid-approved dinners (FamilyPlate) and the no-fuss plan that includes easy recipes (EasyPlate). The other two plans are ClassicPlate (standard recipes) and VeggiePlate (veg-forward meals).
If you were to compare it with most Pearland restaurants, EveryPlate is a far more convenient service. You get to choose recipes from a mixture of famous cuisines at a much cheaper price than eating out.
With Grubhub, you can have IOHP’s Jalapeño Kick whenever you want
Access to a wide range of restaurants
Easy-to-use website and user-friendly mobile app
Unlike other vendors on our list, Grubhub is an on-demand food delivery service that lets you order ready-to-eat food from your favorite restaurants. You can use the website or the mobile app to place an order, which makes it easy and convenient wherever you are.
In Pearland, Grubhub is available for IHOP, Subway, Denny’s, and the Lone Star Market. Each of these restaurants has family-friendly options and makes it easier to get something delicious for dinner on an evening when you don’t feel like cooking. Plus, you get to discover new locations and test them out from the comfort of your home.
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3 meal kits for 2 people/6 prepared meals
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2 meal kits for 2 people/4 prepared meals
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Kits, speedy kits, oven-ready, prepared
20 - 60 min. meal kits
Meal kits, prepared meals
20 - 30 min. meal kits
Fresh & Ready meals, 30-Min Meal Kits
30 min. meal kits
30-minute meal kits
30-minute meal kits
Of course! Meal delivery services offer an extra layer of convenience for busy families or for people who don’t want to waste time looking up recipes and shopping for ingredients. Plus, you get the chance to discover new flavors and cuisines, prepared by professional chefs, without having to go to a restaurant!
Pearland is a great city and the right meal delivery service could make it even better. Luckily, you have a long list of options, starting with my top three picks that you can also find on our list of the top meal delivery services ever.
EveryPlate is a great meal delivery service with affordable prices designed for people on a budget. At $1.49 per serving plus shipping, the vendor is one of the most affordable on the market. The menu is varied, the ingredients are always fresh, and there are new recipes every week.
Purple Carrot features a 100% plant-based menu and offers both meal kits and freshly prepared meals. Its meals promote a healthy lifestyle and help you lose weight and lower LDL cholesterol (the “bad” kind). Plus, if you switch to a plant-based diet, you reduce the risk of developing diabetes.
Our Purple Carrot review has more information on how plant-based dishes are healthier, so make sure to check it out!
There are quite a few meal delivery services that offer low-calorie and carb-conscious options, but I always recommend Green Chef as it has diet-specific plans such as Keto + Paleo, Fast & Fit, or Vegetarian. Plus, it’s also USDA organic certified and focuses on choosing only the best, non-GMO ingredients (whenever possible).
Both Green Chef and Sunbasket have plans dedicated to the Paleo diet, but Sunbasket has more options (both prepared meals and meal kits). Plus, it also offers snacks, for those times when the cravings get the best of you.