Life in Chula Vista, California, involves lots of sunshine and beach time. With all the potential time outdoors, you might just want to make your meal prep easy and take a gander at this list of the 9 best meal delivery services in Chula Vista.
I’ve analyzed the data, sorted through all the offerings, and done all sorts of contrasts and comparisons – so you don’t have to. And my verdict is in. Home Chef gets the nod as the top meal delivery service on this list.
Home Chef provides a great deal of variety, which can easily be tailored and customized. Its meals are top quality and cover a wide range of skill levels. Both newbies and pros will find stuff they like. Try out Home Chef and see for yourself. You’re in for a treat!
Home Chef – A great customizable option for Chula Vista
Green Chef – A great keto & paleo service in Chula Vista
HelloFresh – A great service for Chula Vista families
Purple Carrot – Best vegan option in Chula Vista
Marley Spoon – A great celebrity-endorsed service for Chula Vista
Fresh, pre-portioned ingredients
Easy-to-follow recipe cards
Weekly recipe rotations for all skill levels
Current deal: Get 18 Free Meals (50% off your first 4 boxes)!
Home Chef has the art of meal customization down to a science. First, it offers three different dietary options: Carb-conscious, Calorie-conscious, and <30 min. But from there, Home Chef provides a Customize It tool that allows you to upgrade, swap, or double up on your choice of proteins.
To learn more about this company and its incredible versatility check out this expert review on Home Chef by one of my colleagues. Home Chef also offers six different types of meal kit options: regular meal kits, 15 Minute Meal Kits, Oven-Ready Kits, Grill Ready Kits, Culinary Collection, and Fast & Fresh.
So, if you’re rushing to go kayaking on the San Diego Bay, or even if you just need some hardcore fuel, check out Home Chef. It may have just the thing you’re looking for: a great, tasty meal at a reasonable price.
Pre-measured, prepped ingredients
24 unique recipes per week
Five dietary options – Keto & Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian, Mediterranean, and Gluten-Free
Current deal: Get $250 off + free shipping
A key part of Green Chef’s offering is its Keto & Paleo menu. This makes it a great meal delivery service for fitness aficionados and health gurus alike. It’s often difficult to find a meal delivery service that caters to the keto & paleo crowd. But Green Chef fills that role nicely.
If you want to learn more about the company, you can read this excellent Green Chef review by one of my colleagues. Green Chef is also well known for its easy-to-follow recipes and its offerings of prepped food, sauces, and seasonings.
There are plenty of things to keep you busy in good ol’ Chula Vista and if you’re big on fitness and the keto or paleo diets, Green Chef is well worth a look. It can provide all the fuel you need for your next visit to Chula Vista Bayside Park and all its activities.
High-quality ingredients direct from the farm
30+ unique recipes per week
Four dietary options – Fit & Wholesome, Pescatarian, Meat & Veggies, and Veggie
HelloFresh is a meal delivery service that’s upping its game. It’s brought on Neil Patrick Harris as a celebrity endorser to promote its latest culinary endeavor: Chef David Burtka’s Creations – a collection of simple, family-friendly meals that promise to satisfy you, your significant other, and your munchkins.
HelloFresh is a fabulous meal delivery service with a great reputation. You can find out more about it in this HelloFresh review by one of my fellow writers. HelloFresh has also added its HelloCustom service which allows you to change, upgrade, or swap out 12 or more proteins & sides every week.
So, if you’re planning a family outing to Sesame Place San Diego, you can make it complete with one of Chef David Burtka’s Creations!
Both meal kits and prepared meals available
20 unique recipes per week
Offers vegan and vegetarian extras in its Plantry selection
Purple Carrot is a company that knows its niche – plant-based foods. Whether you’re a vegetarian or a full-blown vegan, Purple Carrot is your Chula Vista go-to. It offers no meat products. None. It’s on a mission to make plants a bigger part of your diet.
If this has piqued your curiosity, then check out this dedicated Purple Carrot Review by one of my fellow writers. You’ll learn all about Purple Carrot and its environmental mission. The company isn’t your run-of-the-mill meal delivery service. It’s an entirely new lifestyle!
In the spirit of all things plant, check out the Chula Vista Lemon Festival on your travels. Then, go home and treat yourself to a nice vegetarian meal from Purple Carrot. Yum!.
Easy-to-follow recipes with step-by-step instructions
Offers 45+ unique recipes per week
Five diet categories including Health & Diet, Vegetarian & Vegan, Meat & Fish, and more
One of the first things you notice about Marley Spoon is that it’s endorsed by Martha Stewart. And in the world of culinary endeavors, Martha Stewart is a pretty big name. She adds her expertise to a number of spice blends as well as a multitude of exquisite recipes.
You can learn more about the company and all that Martha adds to it, if you check out this outstanding Marley Spoon review written by one of my dedicated colleagues. You’ll be pleased to find out that Marley Spoon provides an app to manage your account, change orders, and lots more.
So, if you come back from the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center with a growling stomach – watching is hard work, after all – you can fix yourself up a hearty meal kit and dig in. Marley Spoon is sure to satisfy!
Provides pre-portioned meals
Prepped meals are ready for the microwave or oven
Five different kinds of meal kits including Fast & Fresh, Grill Ready, Oven Ready and more
Fresh and Easy is a special line developed by Home Chef. It offers several different kinds of meals, all of which are designed with easy prep in mind. Its Fast & Fresh meals, for example, can be microwaved in minutes or heated in the oven. Its Grill Ready meals just go in a bag and are then tossed on a grill to cook.
Check out this insightful Fresh and Easy review written by one of our reviewers to get the full skinny. One of the best things about Fresh and Easy is that you’ll rarely, if ever, have much clean-up to do. Nope. You can skip to the best part: eating. Yum!
Imagine, you’re in a hurry to get to a show at the OnStage Playhouse Production in Chula Vista, but you’re feeling hungry. No problem. You can whip up a Fresh and Easy meal. And you’ll be good to go!
50+ weekly options
Vast cookbook of off-menu recipes
Wide range of dietary choices: Vegetarian, Meat, Fish, and more
Blue Apron is highly regarded for its health-conscious meals. Its menu is divided into four plans: Signature (for two), Vegetarian, Wellness, and Signature for Four. There are also add-ons available.
And, when you come back tired from your day-long lobster tour to Puerto Nuevo, rest assured that Blue Apron has a number of prepared meals to make dinner easy. It also offers a selection of wines that go great with a meal.
10 different dietary plans: Paleo, Vegetarian, and more
Uses the best farm-fresh ingredients
Offers both meal kits and prepared meals
If you’re looking for a meal delivery service with a wide variety and enormous selection, Sunbasket is the way to go. Not only does it have ten different dietary plans, but it’s got a host of add-ons like Breakfast, Lunch, Pasta & Sauce, Proteins, and Snacks. And each of these has its own sub-categories as well! It’s enough to make you dizzy!
Find out more in our great Sunbasket review. You’ll get the whole shebang! Oh, and Sunbasket is also a certified organic meal delivery service and it offers both meal kits and prepared meals. Choices. Choices. Choices.
So, after an exciting day at Gunpowder Point in Chula Vista, you can come home to a Sunbasket meal to make the day complete.
Offers pick-up and delivery from virtually any restaurant nearby.
Almost unlimited options every week
Wide range of dietary requirements covered
Grubhub is actually a food delivery service, rather than a meal delivery service. So, instead of preparing food, it’ll pick up your food order from your chosen restaurant and deliver that food order to your hungry stomach.
Basically, with Grubhub, you can order almost anything from almost anywhere. The sky’s the limit! Grubhub also has a few special programs for its regular customers. These programs include Grubhub Perks and Grubhub+. Grubhub Perks gives you access to a slew of special restaurant deals. And Grubhub+ does the same but adds in free delivery for meals over $12.
So, if you check out Bay Bridge Brewing, a beer brewing company in Chula Vista, you can round out the adventure by placing an order through Grubhub at one of your favorite restaurants.
$7.99 Per Serving
$5.99 Per Serving
$3.32 Per Serving
$8.50 Per Serving
$2.99 Per Serving
$7.99 Per Serving
$5.74 Per Serving
$4.27 Per Serving
2 meals for 2 people
3 meals for 2 people
2 meals for 2 people
3 meal kits for 2 people/6 prepared meals
2 meals for 2 people
2 meals for 2 people
2 meals for 2 people
2 meal kits for 2 people/4 prepared meals
Varies by supplier
Kits, speedy kits, oven-ready
30-minute meal kits
Meal kits, speedy kits, prepared meals
Meal kits, prepared meals
30 min. meal kits
Oven- & grill-ready, kits, prepared
20 - 60 min. meal kits
Fresh & Ready meals, 30-Min Meal Kits
Here are my top tips to help you choose the best meal delivery service that suits your needs in Chula Vista.
Customizability: The first feature to look at for a meal delivery service in Chula Vista is customizability. You want a service that’s flexible and versatile so it’ll suit your changing needs.
Selection: Another great feature to keep an eye out for is the selection offered by a given meal delivery service. For most people, a larger selection is a plus. You’re less likely to get bored with the offerings and find it easier to find meals you like.
Dietary Options: This feature can be critical if you have a medical condition affecting your diet. Naturally, this will influence what meal delivery service you choose. If it’s only a personal preference, though, the weight you give this feature is entirely up to you.
Price: Certainly, we all want to save money where possible. With the cost of living on the rise, we're all trying to dine within our budgets without sacrificing quality.
So, after careful analysis and review, Home Chef tops my list of best meal delivery services in Chula Vista. The company has perfected the art of customization as far as meal kits are concerned. You can switch proteins in and out, upgrade, and do all sorts of other things to get the meals that you want.
You can check out the Home Chef meals yourself if you still need convincing. If, for some reason, Home Chef doesn’t appeal to you, I invite you to look at any of the other services listed above. They’re all top quality.
The best meal delivery service for vegan food in Chula Vista, CA is Purple Carrot. Although other companies have vegan plans, Purple Carrot is dedicated exclusively to plant-based meals. It offers only vegetarian and vegan plans. Nothing else. As a result, it makes the top choice for that kind of fare.
The meal delivery service in Chula Vista with the best food for families would be HelloFresh. It has an entire plan devoted entirely to family meals. The meals are ranked according to difficulty and the food offered covers a wide range of diets and preferences. It’s perfect for even the pickiest of munchkins.