From being so close to Lake Tahoe to seeing the beautiful Truckee River every day, living in Reno, Nevada, sure is exciting.
Luckily, there’s an easy way to spend less time in the kitchen and more time doing what you love. I’ve compiled a list of the best meal delivery services in Reno – taking into account a range of diets and budgets, so there’s something for everyone.
Depending on your lifestyle, you can learn to cook fun new recipes with meal kits or skip the cooking process altogether with prepared meals and food delivery options. Whichever you choose, you’ll save time on meal planning and trips to the grocery stores – and you can save money, too.
Meal delivery services, like Blue Apron, bring you prepared meals or meal kits in a cool, insulated box. You receive those boxes regularly based on the plan you choose, usually once a week.
Food delivery services, like Grubhub, work to deliver one-time orders from your favorite local restaurants. As the food is prepared on the spot, you get to enjoy it fresh and hot, with absolutely no cleanup.
Family-friendly – feed up to eight people with one order
Great value – starting at $6.99 per serving
Customize your meals – swap out or upgrade your proteins
Special Deal: Get 16 Free Meals!
Home Chef is at the top of our list of the best meal delivery services in Reno, and for good reason.
Home Chef offers vegetarian, carb-conscious, and calorie-conscious dishes. You can choose from more than 20 recipes each week, like the Cheddar & Crispy Potato Crusted Chicken or the vegetarian Cheesy BBQ Cauliflower Mini Flatbreads with Pickled Shallots.
Unlike some other services, Home Chef makes customizing its meals easy, with many recipes offering straightforward protein swaps, including vegan Impossible Burger options.
Market extras – order kitchen utensils, spice blends, and more
Eco-friendly mission – from recyclable packaging to local suppliers
Wine subscription available – learn how to pair wine perfectly with your meals
Blue Apron offers a menu of American classics, such as craft burgers, side by side with more international dishes, like the Miso Butter Steaks with Bok Choy & Carrot Rice.
It's super easy to get food on the table, as each meal kit comes with detailed instructions and pictures to follow. You can see how our reviewer got on in their in-depth review.
Blue Apron offers Signature, Vegetarian, and Wellness plans. The Wellness plan has been developed with WW points in mind and is designed to help you stay in shape with its low-carb and protein-heavy meals.
As for the Vegetarian plan, you’ll find various Beyond Burger recipes among the Asian-inspired dishes. Yum!
No delivery fee – regardless of order size
Healthy plant-based meals – keep sugar and cholesterol in check
“Plantry” extras – find vegan pantry items, such as chocolate tahini
Special Deal: Get $30 Off with code carrot30
Purple Carrot is a great choice for all Nevadans – not just those who keep to a plant-based diet. With both easy meal kits and heat-and-enjoy prepared meals, you can get a veggie-forward meal on the table quickly, no matter how much time you have to spare.
Meal kit dinners are ready in around 30 minutes and include dishes like the Spicy Buffalo Tofu Bowls with Celery Carrot Slaw & Herbed Ranch. The breakfast and lunch kits only take five minutes to assemble. Our expert review goes into more detail about the cooking process.
You can also choose from 15 single-serve prepared meals like the Jackfruit Cacciatore with Mushrooms & Herby Orzo or the Black Pepper Seitan with Broccoli & Vegetable Fried Rice.
Whether you opt for a kit or a ready meal, expect to fill your weeks with a range of internationally inspired dishes that celebrate veggies. Many of the recipes are gluten-free, as well as being vegan.
Ethically sourced – only premium ingredients
Large menu – around 25 weekly recipes to choose from
Plan ahead – see six weeks of menus at a time
HelloFresh delivers nutritious meals with ingredients fresh from the farm.
You can order up to six meals for four people each week, which means you can easily feed a small family. Plus, all recipes have been tried and tested to make sure they’re easy to follow and turn out great, every time.
Plans cater to the most popular diets out there, including Veggie, Pescatarian, Meat & Veggie, and Calorie Smart. Read more on HelloFresh's plans in our detailed review.
If you hate cleanup, look for Easy Prep tags and one-pot dishes that will make your time in the kitchen a breeze.
On the other hand, perhaps there are nights where you want to make something special. Look out for the Gourmet tag highlighting that week’s premium recipes, like the Garlic Herb Butter Steak & Lobster Tails with Lemony Broccoli & Chive Crème Fraîche Mashed Potatoes. They’re just as approachable as the rest of HelloFresh’s recipes, but you’ll feel like a pro chef!
Premium produce – 99% certified organic ingredients
Special plans for health conditions – like Diabetes-Friendly or Gluten-Free
Sides and snacks available – sauces, smoothies, egg bites, and more
Special Deal: $90 off Plus a Free Gift!
Sunbasket offers Reno residents a healthy menu of over 40 weekly meal kits and ready-made meals.
The huge range of plans includes Paleo, Carb-Conscious, and Vegetarian, as well as a Mediterranean plan, with dishes like Spanish-Spiced Steaks with Farro-ed Pepper Salad and Queso Fresco. Our in-depth review explores the menus even further.
Most of the meal kits are ready in 15-40 minutes and you can eat them for lunch or dinner. The same goes for the ready-made meals, which only take a couple of minutes to heat.
If you fancy breakfast or snacks too, don't worry. Sunbasket's extras have got you covered – and they're just as healthy.
Unique ingredients – Martha’s favorite spice blends guarantee a distinct taste
Pledge on sustainability – including carbon neutrality and recyclable packaging
Varied menu – vegan, vegetarian, seafood, and meat dishes
Special Deal: Get $120 off Your First 5 Boxes
Marley Spoon is also known as Martha Stewart’s Meal Delivery Service. But aside from its celebrity partnership, this meal kit service has plenty to offer.
Each week, there are 29 recipes to choose from, divided into five plans: Health & Diet, Vegetarian & Vegan, Meat & Fish, Under 30 Minutes, and Family-Friendly. Our detailed review goes into the whole ordering process.
You can order up to six meals for two or four people, so a maximum of 24 portions per week, which is great for families.
Each kit comes with pre-portioned ingredients for recipes varying from simple, kid-approved meals like meatloaf to gourmet-style dishes like Scampi-Style Shrimp with Cheesy Grits and Arugula Salad.
All meals are organic – 100% certified
Only the best ingredients – no GMOs, antibiotics, or pesticides
Everything comes premade – including sauces, marinades, and spice blends
Special Deal: Get $135 Off + Free Shipping
Green Chef is an ethical, 100% certified organic meal kit delivery service – in fact, the only one on this list. All of its ingredients are sustainably sourced and suppliers are carefully selected.
Green Chef offers a Balanced Living plan, a Plant-Powered plan, and a gluten-free Keto + Paleo plan. The nutritionist-crafted recipes are designed to be ready in just 35 minutes or less, and the flavors cater to diverse palates.
The vegetarian Plant-Powered plan also includes many vegan meals, like the Spicy Middle Eastern Plant-Based Bowls.Our expert review will help you decide which plan is right for you.
With prices starting at $10.49 per serving, this service is at the higher end of our list, but this reflects the quality ingredients and care put into every aspect of these meals.
The best value meal kit – only $1.49 per serving
Kid-friendly meals – please even picky eaters
Protein add-ons – order chicken breast and ground beef packs
Special Deal: Get $1.49/meal + 20% off your next 2 boxes
EveryPlate is the most affordable meal delivery service on this list, at only $1.49 per serving, regardless of the plan or size of your order.
There are, however, a few weekly premium recipes that cost a bit extra, for when you’re feeling fancy. And don’t forget the $8.99 weekly delivery fee, which can add up. My colleague breaks down EveryPlate’s pricing in their tried-and-test review.
EveryPlate offers 16 weekly recipes to choose from, plus two protein sides. There are three plans: ClassicPlate, VeggiePlate, and FamilyPlate. Regardless of which plan you choose, each meal kit can be made in six easy steps, so they’re suitable for even beginner cooks.
Local restaurants and pubs – explore Reno’s culinary scene
Food is ready to eat – no cooking required
With GrubHub, you can order food from your favorite restaurants and pubs in Reno, including Lakeside Bar & Grill.
You can use the app or the Grubhub website. Simply browse the menu, search for the cuisine or dish you crave, select, and hit order. Then, you can track the food from the restaurant directly to your door.
Depending on the restaurant, you'll pay $3-$6 for delivery, but you can also use the free pick-up option if you happen to live nearby.
You can, however, sign up to Grubhub+ for $9.99 per month to get unlimited free delivery on orders of at least $12. If you’ve ordered in a lot during lockdowns, I think it's worth it. There’s a 14-day free trial if you want to try it commitment-free.
Not just food – you can also order convenience items
Reliable company – with more than a decade of experience
Postmates is another great food delivery service for Nevadans, but it doesn't just bring you food. From milk to toilet paper, order anything you need and you'll get it quickly.
Use the app or the website to order any time. You have the option of contact-free delivery, which can be super helpful during a global pandemic.
Signing up to Postmates Unlimited costs $9.99 per month and gets you free delivery on all orders over $12. You can also try it for free with the seven-day trial.
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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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3 meals for 2 people
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4 prepared meals
Kits, oven- & grill-ready, prepared
20 - 60 min. meal kits
30-minute meal kits
20 - 30 min. meal kits
Fresh & Ready meals, 30-Min Meal Kits
30 min. meal kits
30-minute meal kits
30-minute meal kits
Yes! With a meal delivery service, you’ll spend less time stressing about food and more time doing what you love. Imagine going horseback riding or hiking on the Tom Cooke Trail instead of planning and prepping meals.
Whatever you choose to do, a meal delivery service can help you to live your best life. Take a look at our full list of Today’s Best Meal Delivery Services for an even broader range of options.
The most affordable meal delivery service in Reno is EveryPlate. Servings start at $1.49, and you can also use our special discount to save $80 on your first three deliveries.
Home Chef also offers affordable meal plans. Its menu features vegetarian, low-calorie, and low-carb dishes. You can use our code to get an $80 discount over your first four orders.
The best healthy meal delivery service in Reno is Sunbasket. It has special paleo, carb-conscious, and diabetes-friendly plans, and its varied menu is full of fresh, organic produce.
You can also check out our full list of the Best Healthy Meal Delivery Services for more options.
Home Chef’s low-calorie and low-carb dishes are perfect for your weight-loss journey. And you’ll get a great deal too, especially with our special discount of $80 over your first four orders.
For even more options, see our full list of Best Weight Loss Meal Delivery Services of 2022.
Another great option is Green Chef’s gluten-free Keto + Paleo plan. It’s certified organic, too.