Avoid socially distanced grocery shopping and de-stress at least one aspect of your life – food prep – with meal delivery services. Meal kits can take the hassle out of choosing meals and prepping ingredients, while premade meals can simply be reheated and enjoyed, ensuring you can tuck into healthy meals all week long.
With so many options out there, we’ve curated a selection of the best meal delivery services to help you choose, including national services as well as Denver-based companies.
Home Chef – Best overall meal delivery service in Denver
Sunbasket – Best organic delivery service in Denver
HelloFresh – Most diverse menu for meal delivery to Denver
Meal delivery kits, like Home Chef and Blue Apron, provide pre-measured ingredients and recipes to help you cook tasty meals in your home kitchen quickly, easily, and with no stress. Some companies, like SupperBell, go a step further by cooking the meals for you, so all you have to do is reheat and enjoy!
A variety of meal choices – Home Chef offers weekly recipe rotations for all cooking skill levels and dietary preferences.
Appeals to most tastes and dietary needs – Upgrade, double-up, add, or swap proteins on select meals.
Ingredients conveniently packaged by meal – The ingredients come with easy-to-follow instructions, including a helpful “before you begin” section.
Home Chef offers high-quality ingredients, well-written recipes, and fantastic flavors. You may just impress yourself with how good your Home Chef meals turn out.
In addition, while Home Chef offers a veritable smorgasbord of meals, ordering from the menu is a simple and well-organized process. For even more insights on how Home Chef works, my colleague tried out Home Chef and wrote about her experience in this dedicated review.
Home Chef delivers from coast-to-coast so there should be no problems delivering to Denver. Just enter your zip code to confirm that you can get a Home Chef meal kit to your address.
On average, you can expect to pay around $9.99 per serving for main dish meals, plus shipping.
Organic ingredients – We all deserve good food made from clean, high-quality ingredients and organic produce.
Multiple plans to suit your lifestyle – Sunbasket offers a wide variety of healthy, fresh meals.
Orders come in cold-packed home delivery packages – Meal kits come with pre-portioned organic produce and all the seasonings, sauces, and protein needed to cook each dish.
Sunbasket is an ideal choice if you follow a stricter diet, like vegan or paleo. The company is committed to organic, non-GMO, and sustainably and responsibly raised ingredients, packaged in 100% recyclable materials.
These meal kits fill a niche for those who want to eat healthy, organic, sustainable food, but struggle to find the time for meal planning and shopping. The recipes are flavorful, interesting, and easy to follow. Seafood is sustainably caught and meat is free of antibiotics and hormones and from sustainably managed farms.
Not only does Sunbasket offer premium meal kits, but now you can order organic prepared meals, too. Learn all about it in our expert Sunbasket review
Pricing starts at $10.99 per serving. There's also a $5.99 delivery fee each week.
Wide-ranging menu – HelloFresh offers a huge variety of recipes.
Flexible options – HelloFresh meal deliveries accommodate almost any appetite, household size, and schedule.
Minimal food waste – HelloFresh delivers the perfect amount of ingredients, resulting in less food waste.
Simple, quick, and delicious recipes make HelloFresh a favorite for busy families. Helping to ease that dinnertime stress, the step-by-step instructions and pre-measured ingredients allow you to whip up dishes that the whole family will love in around 30 minutes – all with little cleanup and waste.
My colleague wrote about her experiences cooking HelloFresh meals in this detailed review.
If you have no specific dietary needs and enjoy cooking at home, HelloFresh is for you. It sends high-quality ingredients alongside detailed recipe cards, all for a fair price. HelloFresh enables you to customize your meal plan by selecting protein settings (e.g., no beef, no pork), and meal choices are clearly labeled, so choosing them is a breeze.
Pricing starts at $7.49 per serving, plus $7.99 for shipping unless you meet a minimum order amount.
Flexible service – Cooking with Blue Apron is always on your terms and based on your schedule.
Good value – Blue Apron may be a more affordable option than dining out.
Plenty of choice – Blue Apron promises a wide range of options to suit everyone.
Easy-to-follow recipes – Learn new skills, try new tastes, and make delicious meals for your family.
Every Blue Apron ingredient is measured, portioned, and packaged, and the step-by-step recipes are easy to follow. It’s worth noting that some meals can take a bit longer than others, but the menu is second to none, with high-quality and flavorful dishes.
With Blue Apron, expect to cook and eat familiar ingredients you might find at your local grocery store. You can set your dietary preferences to ensure you won’t receive anything you don’t eat. You can learn more about that in our in-depth Blue Apron review.
Price per serving starts from $7.49, with options to receive two to four recipes per week and two or four servings per recipe. If you order three recipes a week, shipping is free. Otherwise, shipping is an extra $7.99.
Sustainable proteins – Green Chef commits to using sustainable sources for its organic ingredients.
Options for specialized diets – Choose between the Keto + Paleo, Plant-Powered, and Balanced Living menus.
Quick and clear recipes – Every package comes with clear instructions to prepare your meals in about 30 minutes.
Green Chef’s mission is to provide organic, sustainable meals that taste delicious and are good for the planet. The service believes strongly in the idea that organic and well-sourced ingredients are not only better for your body, but also better for the environment. This meal kit delivery service is the perfect option for Denverites working to stay green!
Rather than offering a complex array of diet options, Green Chef keeps things simple with three main menus. The Keto + Paleo plan is high in protein and gluten- and grain-free. The Plant-Powered plan is totally plant-based and ideal for vegetarians and vegans. Finally, the Balanced Living plan is a diverse and flexible menu, including plenty of meat, seafood, and veggies.
Green Chef makes it easy to adjust your meals to fit your schedule: at the touch of a button, you can change your delivery frequency from weekly to every two or four weeks. It is equally painless to skip one – or several – weeks if you ever need to take a break.
Prices start at $10.49 per serving, and shipping is available anywhere in the continental US, starting at $8.99.
Supremely affordable – Meals are just $4.99 per serving.
Diverse dishes – EveryPlate provides a new menu every week, so you’ll never get bored.
No commitment necessary – Skip a week or pause your subscription at any time.
Delivers nationwide – Available anywhere in the continental US, including Denver.
EveryPlate’s self-proclaimed goal is to provide tasty, convenient meals at an incredible price. EveryPlate keeps its service streamlined and affordable by providing just one menu for you to choose from.
This is great if you’re on a budget, but it also means EveryPlate isn’t the right choice for anyone with special dietary needs, like gluten-free or vegan. You can learn more in our in-depth EveryPlate review.
Denver’s rent is infamously high, so the notion of affordable meals every week is easy to love! EveryPlate is the perfect option to take the guesswork and planning out of your dinners, providing tasty, simple meals without the expense of takeout or the effort of grocery shopping.
Meals start at $4.99 and shipping is a flat $8.99 per week, making EveryPlate one of the most affordable meal kits on the market. You can skip, pause, or cancel your subscription at any time.
Diverse options – Get groceries and other household goods delivered.
Get your food faster – Postmates has one of the fastest delivery times available.
Unique restaurants – Some restaurants deliver exclusively through Postmates.
While meal kits and premade meal delivery services can be great ways to cook and enjoy food from the comfort of your kitchen, sometimes you just need to satisfy that craving right away. Food delivery services like Postmates can deliver fresh, hot food from your favorite Denver restaurants, like The French Press or Wake & Bake.
Postmates tops the other food delivery service on this list, Grubhub, thanks to its greater diversity of delivery options. If you’re in the mood for a Slurpee from 7-Eleven or you need some dry goods from Walgreens, Postmates can deliver those right to your door alongside your lunch order.
Five-star rating system – See ratings and reviews of each restaurant before you order.
Great user interface – Restaurant menus are clear and well-organized.
Group orders – Grubhub allows for group orders – great for when you need to split the bill.
Grubhub is Postmates’ biggest competitor in restaurant delivery. Grubhub only delivers food, so it can’t save you a trip to Walgreens, but when it’s lunch or dinner time, Grubhub makes it easy to find the perfect meal to satisfy your craving.
Grubhub’s interface is more user-friendly than Postmates’, giving you easier access to ratings and other information about available restaurants.
Delivery fees are usually a little higher than you’ll find at Postmates, but it’s still just a few dollars to get hot meals delivered straight to your door from your favorite Denver eateries.
Diet specialization – CavemanChefs is dedicated to servicing a specific range of diets, including Paleo, Keto, and Whole30.
Environmentally conscious – It champions sustainable sources for all its ingredients.
Top-quality proteins – Enjoy grass-fed wagyu beef, hormone-free chicken, wild-caught salmon, and other humanely-sourced proteins.
A local choice – CavemanChefs is headquartered in Denver, making it a perfect choice if you want to support a local business.
CavemanChefs was founded to provide high-quality meals to fit a healthy, paleo lifestyle. This Denver-based company offers meal packs and subscription services for premade meals as well as event catering.
The cornerstone of this service is the paleo diet, but it offers several further specializations to suit your needs. The Keto plan, for example, is a low-carb version of the Paleo menu. CavemanChefs also offers Whole30, AIP, and even Vegan plans, all of which are paleo.
Plans start at $41.25 per week and are customizable to your needs.
Ultra-fresh meals for local customers – SupperBell’s meals are only available to customers in the Denver Metro Area, meaning every dish is super fresh.
Local ingredients – SupperBell sources its ingredients locally whenever possible.
Pause anytime, no commitment – You have the option to skip a delivery, pause for the week, or cancel anytime.
SupperBell provides chef-inspired meals to the Denver Metropolitan Area and also makes an effort to team up with Colorado-based food suppliers, sourcing high-quality ingredients from its neighbors.
SupperBell’s meals come premade and only need to be reheated, making it incredibly easy to enjoy restaurant-quality food from the comfort of your own home. For example, it takes just minutes to heat SupperBell’s Braised Short Ribs that have been slowly cooked in red wine for several hours.
Denver locals can take advantage of this exclusive service, enjoying a la carte meals, sides, and desserts for an average of about $13 per serving. There is also a modest $2.95 delivery fee within SupperBell’s delivery area.
Meal Delivery Service
Dietary Preferences Offered
$10 (free for orders above $40)
Meal kits & premade meals
$7.99 (free with minimum order)
Within 30-60 minutes
Varies (usually around $2.75)
Hot meals, snacks, & convenience items
Within 25-45 minutes
Varies (usually around $1.99)
Paleo, Keto, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Dairy-Free, AIP, and more
Weekly or à la carte
Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free, Light
À la carte (new menus weekly)
If you want to free up your schedule and spend less time in the kitchen, meal delivery services are a great option.
Whether you are trying to stick to a special diet or you simply don’t have the time to cook every meal, meal kits and meal delivery services take the stress and guesswork out of planning your own dishes and tracking all your nutritional intake.
Services like Home Chef can help you stay on track with healthy eating, and make time in the kitchen fun again! In fact, Home Chef made it onto our list of the top meal delivery services for 2021!
On the other hand, Denver is a particularly great place to get in on the food delivery trend. With local providers like CavemanChefs and SupperBel, you can easily support local businesses while enjoying delicious dishes and avoiding the stress of cooking.
From our comprehensive list above of the best meal and food delivery in Denver, Home Chef and Sunbasket both provide prepared meals, in addition to their ever-popular meal kits. Home Chef’s prepared meal selection includes oven-ready meals, which are raw and just need to be assembled then baked in the oven.
Sunbasket provides a wide variety of organic meals that are microwave-ready. You can find meals that work for many of today’s top diets - including keto, vegan, and more.
Starting at just $4.99 per serving, EveryPlate is the cheapest meal delivery service on our list. This service, owned by HelloFresh, is designed to provide affordable meals without sacrificing taste.
For more meal variety (from grill-ready meals to gourmet kits for special occasions) and more customizability (upgrade the proteins in your meal kit to antibiotic free meat and poultry), Home Chef offers you the best value. Starting at just $6.99 per serving, Home Chef offers affordable, healthy meal kits and prepared meals that work for your healthy diet and hectic schedule.
Sunbasket is certified organic and offers a dedicated paleo meal plan. Behind its premium meal kits and prepared meals is a company ethos that values locally and sustainably-sourcing all its ingredients, including its seafood and produce.
For something based closer to home, CavemanChefs is headquartered in Denver, and its entire menu is paleo. The company’s commitment to the paleo lifestyle makes it easy to stick with your diet even when you order from its vegan, vegetarian, and other menus.
Sunbasket caters to a wide variety of dietary needs, including paleo, gluten-free, and vegan. Its meal kits also contain organic produce, antibiotic and hormone-free meat and eggs, and sustainably sourced seafood. These factors add up to make Sunbasket one of the healthiest meal delivery services in Denver.