The outdoors is always inviting when you’re living in an all-season outdoor paradise like Utah. Even more so with warm weather, bright sun, and a whole host of activities to enjoy. Free time is best spent cycling, trekking, climbing, or merely strolling around to take in all the Utahn beauty.
But just because you don't want to be holed up in the kitchen, doesn't mean that you can't have healthy, delicious meals. This is where meal delivery services have got your back.
Whether you want microwavable ready meals or a fun-to-cook recipe, there are plenty of prepared meal and meal kit delivery services to choose from.
Our Delivery Rank experts have put together this list of the 10 best meal boxes in Utah so you can be sure to find one that suits your taste, dietary preferences, and budget.
You probably already know this but just to be sure that we’re on the same page – meal delivery services aren’t the same as food delivery services.
A meal delivery service delivers fresh or frozen prepared meals or a meal kit with all the raw materials and instructions required to cook meals at home. Often, though not always, a subscription service, meal deliveries are relatively cheaper and far healthier than your regular “order in” food. It’s the perfect option for anyone who doesn’t have the time, interest, or culinary expertise to create meals from scratch every day.
A food delivery service, on the other hand, doesn’t actually prepare food, it merely delivers it from local restaurants that have partnered with the respective service. And we threw in a couple of food delivery services – Postmates and Grubhub – on the list too, just to have you covered for some cheat night indulgence.
Large portions (up to 12 servings) are perfect for bigger families
Protein in any recipe can be swapped, upgraded, or doubled
Special Deal: Get 16 Free Meals!
Home Chef is a meal kit delivery service that equips you with everything that you need to cook a tasty meal at home including recipes, pre-portioned ingredients, and easy-to-follow instructions.
Each week, there are over 20 recipes to choose from, which also include options for vegetarians and pescatarians. These can be sorted by cooking time and dietary preferences. The Fresh and Easy and Oven-Ready options are great if you lack time or cooking expertise. Additionally, you can also opt for the Fresh Start plan which is a dietitian-designed, carb- and calorie-conscious plan.
Read more about the plans and pricing in Home Chef review
Where Home Chef really earns itself some serious points is in its protein swap options – swap salmon for ahi tuna steaks or boneless, skinless chicken breasts. In addition, you can also double your protein or upgrade it to an organic or antibiotic-free version for a small cost.
Home Chef’s affordable prices – starting at $6.99 per meal – and the availability of large portions makes it perfect for bigger families.
Delicious recipes for all skill levels
Clear and easy-to-follow cooking instructions
Decent wine collection with suggested food pairings
Blue Apron is another affordable meal kit delivery service that delivers neatly packed pre-portioned, quality ingredients along with clear cooking instructions for every recipe. You can order two, three, or four recipes per week depending on your selected plan with each recipe serving two people.
The exception here is the Signature for 4 plan, where each recipe serves four people. Starting prices are $5.74 per serving and you can even get free delivery if you order three or more recipes per week on any plan. For a better understanding of the plans, menu, pricing, and more, check out our detailed review of Blue Apron.
As well as the Signature and Vegetarian plans, Blue Apron also offers a Wellness plan that includes WW-approved carb-controlled recipes.
In addition to its recipes, Blue Apron offers an exclusive wine selection that comes with suggested food pairings. Its 500ml bottles are perfect to serve two.
Fresh, farm-to-table ingredients
Family/kid-friendly recipes available
Well-estimated prepping and cooking time
True to its name, HelloFresh is a meal kit delivery service that provides farm-to-table ingredients so you can be sure that your meats and produce are fresh. The good thing is that it does so without being too heavy on the pocket with a starting price of $3.79.
For all the pros and cons of the service, read our HelloFresh review.
Known for its delicious recipes and generous portion sizes, HelloFresh ensures that its menu has a good assortment of vegetarian, pescatarian, and kid-friendly recipes each week. Although, if you’re a vegan or you have strict dietary restrictions, this isn’t the service for you.
The price and meals aren’t the only tempting thing about HelloFresh, it also comes with attractive first-time discounts.
Like other meal kit services, HelloFresh’s recipes are designed to suit different schedules and skills. But unlike other services, you’ll find that the time estimation is the most precise with HelloFresh.
Offers meal kits as well as prepared meals
Serves an interesting mix of cuisines
Packaging is 100% recyclable and compostable
Special Deal: $90 off Plus a Free Gift!
Sunbasket is one of the few meal delivery services that has something for everybody.
If you want to cook fresh meals, you’ll find meal kits. Or perhaps you want something that can be devoured after a few minutes of heating? That’s where the Fresh & Ready prepared meals come in. You’ll also find on-the-go breakfast items, soups, or snacks as well as an extensive range of carb-controlled, diabetic-friendly, vegan, vegetarian, and other diet-specific meals.
In addition to the many customization options, Sunbasket also boasts an extensive menu featuring a wide range of cuisines.
Check out this Sunbasket review to get a clearer idea of whether this service is for you.
With its USDA-certified ingredients, Sunbasket isn’t just a healthy option for customers but is also great for the environment, thanks to its 100% sustainable packaging.
A completely peanut- and gluten-free meal subscription service
Healthy meals ready to be eaten in as little as three minutes
Single servings perfect for solo diners
Special Deal: Save $125, Promo Code: SAVE125AFF
For us busy folk, Freshly is a great way to eat right. Freshly is a prepared meal delivery service that delivers four, six, 10, or 12 freshly prepared (not frozen) meals portioned perfectly for one person.
Our review of Freshly tells you all you need to know about the service.
Choose from 30+ options weekly, including a variety of popular world cuisines like Korean and Indian. Choose from dishes such as K-Town Pork with Purple Sticky Rice and Chicken Tikka Masala with Spiced Veg Biryani.
All the meals are prepared in a peanut and gluten-free facility. These can be heated in three minutes or less in the microwave or 25-30 minutes in the oven depending on your preferred method of heating and the time you have.
Though there aren’t many dietary filters, the dishes are clearly marked to highlight allergens such as soy and dairy. There are also carb- and calorie-controlled meals under the FreshlyFit segment.
Since the focus of the service is to help people eat right, the meals are prepared with minimal use of sugar and processed ingredients and include a healthy portion of veggies.
Responsibly sourced, fresh, and organic ingredients
In-house sauces and seasoning for added flavor
Special Deal: Get $135 Off + Free Shipping
Of the many meal kit delivery services, there are only a few that cater to keto, paleo, and plant-based diets and Green Chef is one of them. The service offers 27 entrees evenly spread across its Balanced Living, Keto + Paleo, and Plant-Powered plans. You can select three or four recipes every week that can serve up to six people.
Check out our Green Chef review for more on the plans, pricing, packaging, etc.
USDA-certified, Green Chef offers fresh organic ingredients that come mostly pre-prepped – saving you time. While the ingredient freshness is a contributing factor, it isn’t the only reason Green Chef recipes turn out so flavourful – the in-house sauces and seasoning have a huge part to play.
Living up to its name, Green Chef is through and through a green service with not just responsibly sourced ingredients but also eco-friendly packaging that’s almost entirely recyclable.
First-time discounts can bring down the per-meal price even further
Decent weekly spread of 14 recipes and two protein packs
Special Deal: Get $1.49/meal + 20% off your next 2 boxes
Meal delivery services don’t get more affordable than this! EveryPlate offers the lowest price in the meal kit market. The amazing thing is that it does so without compromising on the quality or freshness of the ingredients, though they aren’t organic.
To understand if this service is right for you, we recommend you check out our detailed review of EveryPlate.
The meals start at an unbelievable price of $1.49 per meal to begin with and then there’s an added discount for first-timers that brings the cost down to $1.99. It offers a good weekly spread of 14 new dishes and two regular protein packs. You can choose two or four portions of two, three, or five recipes every week.
The recipes are interesting yet not too complicated and come with precise instructions. You can also cancel or pause the subscription at any time if the menu is not to your liking.
Ingredients aren’t separated into individual meals when they arrive, so you might have to spend some time sorting through them – but for that price, the few extra minutes are worth it.
It's all about plant-power
Lets you order a la carte
No delivery charge for subscribers
Special Deal: Save 35% Off! Code: EAT35
Plant-based options can be hard to find with meal delivery services, and it’s even harder in Utah. If you’re a vegan, Veestro is your knight in shining armor. It’s a prepared meal delivery service with an entirely plant-based menu crafted using more than 96% of organic ingredients. Since the meals are prepared fresh, there are no added preservatives either.
Read our Veestro review to get a better idea of the pros and cons of this service.
There’s a relatively constant menu of over 50 mouth-watering entrees and seven breakfast items. However, there are often new additions and very few deletions on the menu. You’ll find quite a few world flavors including Mexican, Mediterranean, Indian, and a whole lot of American.
The plant-based dinnertime favorites like the chick’n nuggets and Turkish Meatballs, in particular, are very popular.
You can either subscribe for a bundle of 10, 20, or 30 meals or you can buy a one-off order without subscribing. An advantage of the subscription service is that there’s no shipping charge.
A large network of local restaurants
Frequent promotional offers
Free delivery on orders over $12 and additional offers for members
Easy order-tracking via the app
As promised, we’ve got you covered for those much-deserved cheat nights when you’re just not in the mood for “healthy.” For times like these, food delivery services like Grubhub come in handy.
Grubhub has been around for 15 years now and connects you with the best local restaurants. You can enjoy your favorite meals from partnering restaurants from the comfort of your home. It’s also very easy to track your order via the user-friendly mobile app. Plus, you’ll get some great deals as Grubhub usually has some ongoing promotions.
Typically there’s a delivery fee that ranges between $1 -$10 but for most places in Utah it stays well below $7.
If you order regularly though, you might want to consider subscribing to Grubhub+ for $9.99 per month. Not only is the delivery fee waived on orders above $12, but you’ll also get $10 cashback on every $100 spent. Try the Grubhub+ benefits for free with a two-week trial.
Delivers food as well as convenience store items
Party feature waives the delivery fee
Explore nearby restaurants and shops on the map view
Another established food delivery service with a strong network across the US is Postmates. The delivery fee is generally $1-$10, though it varies based on the time of day.
What sets it apart are two very interesting features. Postmates lets you order more than just food. You can also order grocery items, snacks, or drinks from nearby convenience stores. The mobile app has a “party” feature that shows you trending restaurants. If you order from any of these restaurants before the five-minute timer runs out, you won’t have to pay a delivery fee.
You can also avoid the delivery fee on orders over $12 with the membership that comes for $9.99 per month or $99.99 for a year.
The Postmates website and mobile app are among the easiest to use and the map feature makes it simple to explore nearby restaurants and stores.
$6.99 Per Serving
$5.74 Per Serving
$3.79 Per Serving
$4.27 Per Serving
$6.90 Per Serving
$5.99 Per Serving
$1.49 Per Serving
$7.16 Per Serving
$7.53 Per Serving
$4.60 Per Serving
2 meals for 2 people
2 meals for 2 people
2 meals for 2 people
2 meal kits for 2 people/4 prepared meals
4 prepared meals
3 meals for 2 people
3 meals for 2 people
10 prepared meals
5 prepared meals
10 prepared meals
Kits, oven- & grill-ready, prepared
20 - 60 min. meal kits
20 - 30 min. meal kits
Fresh & Ready meals, 30-Min Meal Kits
30-minute meal kits
30-minute meal kits
No matter how much we love Fry Sauce-dipped wedges, they’re not a staple in a healthy diet.
Opting for meal kits and prepared meal services saves time and money and, most importantly, makes it easier to stick to eating healthily.
So yes, in my opinion, meal delivery services in Utah are absolutely worth every penny. In fact, we’re so happy with these meal delivery services that we added them to our list of today’s best meal delivery services across the US.
The most affordable meal kit delivery service in Utah is EveryPlate, which starts at $1.49 per serving.
For prepared meals, tryFreshly, which starts at $6.90 per serving.
You can see more affordable meal plans in our expert list on the cheapest meal delivery services of the year.
With busy schedules and ill-equipped student kitchens, I’d recommend a service that delivers prepared meals at a reasonable price, like Freshly. If, however, you prefer to prepare your own meals and are looking for easy meal kits, Home Chef, EveryPlate, or HelloFresh might work better for you.
Low calorie and low carb options are available with several meal delivery services in Utah. Freshly and Sunbasket offer low-calorie prepared meals whileHome Chef and Blue Apron offer low-calorie meal kits. Blue Apron has WW-approved recipes as well.
You’ll find paleo meals with Green Chef and Sunbasket. While Green Chef offers meal kits that make preparing paleo meals at home easy, Sunbasket offers both meal kits and prepared meals.
See our experts’ full list of the best paleo meal delivery services for more information.