Central California is filled with lush farmland and incredible food options, but most people aren’t able to eat out at restaurants for every meal. If you’ve been looking for an easy way to enjoy healthy, restaurant-quality meals at home, I’ve rounded up the best meal delivery services for the Santa Rosa area to help you make a decision.
Whether you’re following a specific diet or just looking to improve on your kitchen skills, there’s a service that’ll be perfect for your household. Home Chef made it to my top spot thanks to its variety of meal options and healthy ingredients, but there are nine other great options as well.
Meal kits with simple instructions for each recipe
Choose from two, four or six servings per meal
Easy Prep options available, including 15 Minute Meal Kits and Oven-Ready
Current Deal: 75% Off Your 1st Box + 60% Off Your 2nd and 3rd Boxes!
If you’re searching for a meal delivery service that’ll work for a larger family, look no further than Home Chef. You can get up to six servings delivered each week. In addition to the 20 different weekly meal options, there’s also the Customize-It feature which allows you to swap proteins for something different, like a plant-based option.
Select one of the Easy Prep meals if you don’t have a lot of time to prep ingredients. You’ll find meals that are ready in 15 minutes and even oven-ready options. Read more in our dedicated Home Chef review. You can even add a course or two with the salad and dessert options.
The user-friendly website allows you to sort by the different collections, like the Culinary Collection, Greatest Hits, and Fresh Start. Choose traditional meal kits or the Easy Prep kits to fit your schedule for the upcoming week. Add in the salad and bread bundles, or extra protein or desserts, and you’ll have everything you need to throw a little dinner party and enjoy the warm California evenings.
Over 18 meal options to choose from each week
Restock your wine rack with add-on wine deliveries
Select either prepared meals or traditional meal kits
Current deal: Enjoy $130 off across your first 6 orders
Blue Apron has a great collection of unique flavor combinations, inspired by all kinds of international cuisines. There are a few prepared meals that you can just heat and eat. Others come with all the ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions to help you put them together.
The online menu has helpful tags, so you can quickly locate the easy prep meals and the premium options. These help you choose the best fit for your household each week. Read more in our Blue Apron review.
Living in Santa Rosa, you’re surrounded by great California wines, but if you want to expand your palate a little more, take advantage of the wine add-ons from Blue Apron. Professionals pair wines with particular meals and offer tasting notes. These bottles are perfect for two people to share.
Gluten-free and high-protein options available on the menu
Choose from eight different meal kits and 12 prepared meal options each week
Add in vegan breakfasts, lunches, and snacks
Current deal: Get $30 Off with code carrot30
Have you been keen to try a plant-based diet, but never gotten round to it? California’s known for its many vegan restaurants, but now you can try a vegan diet at home too. Purple Carrot offers a selection of different meals that are completely vegan and delicious. You’ll be able to test out vegan living without having to do any meal planning or recipe hunting. Read our Purple Carrot review for more details.
Its website is easy to use and you’ll find meal options that are free from certain allergens, as well as some high-protein options. Try comfort food like the cassoulet pictured above or learn new ways to prepare a wide range of vegetables.
Purple Carrot offers eight traditional meal kits with additional breakfasts, lunches, and snacks. If you want to try the prepared meals, you’ll have 12 meals to choose from. Take advantage of the health benefits a plant-based diet offers and try Purple Carrot.
Great variety of menus cater to different dietary needs
Choose from 35 different recipes each week
Easy-to-follow recipes for all cooking skills
Current deal: Get 25 free meals + free shipping + 3 surprise gifts
HelloFresh has 35 different meal options each week, so it’ll be easy to find something that your whole family will love. You’ll receive all the ingredients, and instructions that are easy to understand. Choose the easy prep or oven-ready options if you want to avoid spending too much time in the kitchen.
Choose from six different plans including Fit & Wholesome, Veggie, Pescatarian, and more. Our HelloFresh review goes into more detail about each of the different plans.
Learn how to cook your favorite restaurant meals with the Takeout Favorites or elevate your dinner plans by selecting one of the Gourmet Plus options. HelloFresh is a great option for families in Santa Rosa looking to change it up a little bit and avoid the grocery store.
Pick from traditional meal kits and Fresh & Ready prepared meals
Select your meals from over 30 different options
Add options like smoothies and snacks
Current deal: $90 off Plus a Free Gift!
If you have dietary requirements or follow a specific diet, Sunbasket is a great option. It offers plans that cater to paleo, vegan, diabetes-friendly, and more. The ingredients are organic and Sunbasket partners with local growers around the United States.
Our full Sunbasket review breaks down all the different menu options. In addition to dinners, Sunbasket has a selection of breakfasts, lunches, proteins, and snacks.
By supporting Sunbasket, you’re also helping to give back. The company puts a lot of focus into sustainability and contributing to the community. It’s a mission-based company that gives to nonprofits like Second Harvest.
Cook with Martha Stewart’s own spice blends
More than 40 different recipes to choose from
Under-30-minute meals available when you’re short on time
Current deal: Get $190 off Your First 4 Boxes!
You’re probably familiar with Martha Stewart and her incredible culinary skills. She’s partnered with Marley Spoon to deliver some of her incredible flavor combos, spice blends, and recipes, packaged up so you’re able to make them yourself at home.
In addition to the variety of dinner recipes, Marley Spoon also offers seasonal desserts, breakfast add-ons, and even holiday dishes, so you can host just like the queen of entertainment herself! Read more in our full Marley Spoon review.
Marley Spoon also puts a lot of effort into being a carbon neutral company. Ingredients come from sustainable farms and it works to offset CO2 emissions by partnering with a climate action group. You can eat well while knowing you aren’t increasing your own carbon footprint.
Meals are ready to eat in three minutes or less
Each recipe is nutritious, gluten-free, and peanut-free
Choose from over 50 different recipes
Current deal: Get $175 off your first 7 boxes!
Freshly offers prepared meals that make healthy eating convenient and fast. Meals are certified gluten-free by the Gluten Intolerance Group. Each recipe is chef-crafted and has less sugar and processed ingredients than many other freezer meals.
The 50 different meals available include options for low-calorie diets, low-carb diets, dairy-free diets, and plant-based diets. Our full and in-depth Freshly review breaks down specific meals for more information.
This meal service is great for anyone looking for quick meals that are ready to heat and eat in just a few minutes. Even the ordering process is easy, with an app that allows you to edit each week’s delivery. Choose between four and 12 meals each week to meet your needs.
Recipes take 30 minutes or less to prepare
12 different meals to choose from each week
USDA-certified organic ingredients delivered to your door
Current deal: Get $250 Off + Free Shipping
Green Chef works with local farmers in California and the surrounding areas to provide organic produce for its recipes each week. You’ll be able to cook with top quality ingredients and step-by-step instructions that are easy to follow. Read our full Green Chef review for a breakdown of the process.
Green Chef offers three different menu options: Balanced Living, Plant-Powered, and Keto + Paleo. You’ll easily be able to stick to your diet plans and health goals with this meal delivery service.
Receive everything you need including the sauces, spice blends, and ingredients to make your dinners healthy and delicious.
17 different recipes to choose from each week
Add-on protein packs available
Prices remain the same for any order size
Current deal: $1.39/meal On Your 1st Box
EveryPlate is the most affordable meal delivery service option with servings available at $$1.49. The price stays low because the recipes are simple and have minimal ingredients. The meals are classic recipes that everyone in your family will love.
Recipes are broken down into four different plans. The ClassicPlate is the basic plan, VeggiePlate is a plant-based option, FamilyPlate is filled with kid-approved meals, and EasyPlate is perfect for a tight schedule. Get more information on the options in our EveryPlate review.
EveryPlate is great for Santa Rosa families on a budget. Pick which of the 17 meals you want each week and get the ingredients delivered right to your door.
Meals delivered to your door ready to eat
Order food from your favorite local Santa Rosa restaurants
Check ratings and read other customer reviews on each spot
When you want a meal cooked and ready to enjoy, use Grubhub to get food from a local restaurant delivered right to your door. You can see menus for different restaurants and search for a specific item if you have a particular craving. The website and app are easy to use and you can choose between delivery and pick-up.
Grubhub+ offers exclusive Perks and unlimited free delivery. If you often use Grubhub, this membership will save you money overall. The Perks are offered by different restaurants and may include discounts or free food items with your purchase.
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3 meals for 2 people
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3 meal kits for 2 people/6 prepared meals
4 prepared meals
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20 - 60 min. meal kits
Kits, speedy kits, oven-ready, prepared
20 - 30 min. meal kits
30-minute meal kits
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When it comes to choosing the best meal delivery service for your household and schedule, there are a few things you should consider.
Dietary needs: Pick a meal delivery service that offers options that fit within your dietary needs: including vegan, paleo, keto, or any allergies to ingredients like nuts.
Number of servings: Check the serving options for each company to find one that offers the right amount for your household. Some options have single servings and others can feed bigger groups.
Your schedule: Choose between prepared meals that are ready in minutes and meal kits that require a little cooking and prep work, to see what best fits your schedule.
Optional extras: If you’re hoping to completely avoid the grocery store, choose a service that allows you to add on extras like protein packs, snacks, breakfasts, and more.
Meal delivery services can help you eat healthier and stick to a particular diet. No matter what dietary needs you have, there’s a meal delivery service that’ll fit your diet. There are 100% vegan options, keto and paleo meals, and certified gluten-free meal plans. There really is something for everyone.
Each meal delivery service works with a collection of nutritionists, chefs, and taste-testers, so you’ll receive nutritious and delicious meals. Enjoy the time savings and get meals delivered right to your door.
The most affordable meal delivery service is EveryPlate. Each serving is only $$1.49 and remains the same regardless of how many servings you order. Home Chef also offers options as low as $6.99 per serving if you select a certain number of meals.
If you follow a specific diet like keto or vegan, you could choose Sunbasket because it has a huge selection of different diets to choose from. Green Chef has diet-specific plans as well, such as low-carb and plant-based. If it’s weight loss you’re after, WW has partnered with Blue Apron and created a plan based on WW-approved meals.
All of the meal delivery services on our top 10 list offer healthy and nutritious meals. Home Chef has a great selection of well-balanced meals with lots of vegetables. Blue Apron is a popular choice as well, with both prepared meals and meal kits. Green Chef is completely USDA-certified organic, so you can enjoy high-quality produce in each of its recipes.