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Written by: Roxana David on Dec 18th, 2022

10 Best Meal Delivery Services in Fresno 2023 Plus Discounts!

Living in Fresno, California means you get to enjoy perfect weather all year round. When it’s so sunny outside, why waste precious time with meal planning, chopping, and cooking? Instead, you can go explore the outdoors alone or with your family, like taking a stroll in the beautiful Shinzen Japanese Garden or watching the birds at Woodward Regional Park.

To help you out, my team of experts and I have researched and compiled a list of the best meal delivery services in Fresno in 2023 so you can save time and, of course, money. Eating healthy home-cooked meals has never been easier, and you’ll save both on groceries and by reducing takeout.

My top choice on the list is Home Chef because it has a customizable menu and an affordable price, making it great for small families, couples, and singles alike.

I included services on this list to appeal to a variety of tastes and unique dietary needs. Many of them cater to different diets, so you can feed your picky eaters in one order. All in all, I’m sure that no matter what your final choice is, you’ll be pleased with the meals (and more relaxed).

Short on Time? Here Are the Best Meal Delivery Services in Fresno

  1. Home Chef – The best all-around meal delivery service for Fresno

  2. Blue Apron – The best gourmet meals and wine in Fresno

  3. Green Chef – The best organic & sustainable meals kits in Fresno

  4. HelloFresh – The best comfort recipes for Californian families

  5. Purple Carrot – The best plant-based dishes with authentic recipes

See 5 more meal delivery services in Fresno

Quick Comparison Table

FAQ

The Best Meal Delivery Services in Fresno Reviewed

1. Home Chef – The Best All-Around Meal Delivery Service for Fresno

Home Chef's Chipotle BBQ Beef Quesadillas with Lime Crema

I love how you can customize these Chipotle BBQ Beef Quesadillas with Lime Crema and even turn them vegetarian

Key Features

After all of my research, Home Chef came first of all meal delivery services available in Fresno. The meals are both convenient and affordable, which makes them a great choice for most couples and families. Plus, you won’t have to spend hours for dinner to be ready, as most ingredients come pre-prepped.

The many quick recipes on the menu include 15-Minute Meal Kits and Oven-Ready meals ready to assemble and pop into the oven. Instead of being trapped in the kitchen, you can go have a blast at Island Waterpark with your friends or family.

That doesn’t mean you can’t order something more elaborate or gourmet. Home Chef’s Culinary Collection is perfect for when you’re looking to expand your culinary horizons or simply crave a fancy dinner. The good part is you don’t have to be an experienced chef to be able to get one on the table, since all recipes are so clear and detailed.

Clearly, Home Chef has something for everyone and knows how to keep things interesting. But that’s not just because the menu changes every week. You can also customize most of the recipes to fit your personal needs or preferences.

For example, you can swap the beef in the BBQ Quesadillas pictured above for chicken breasts, ground turkey, steak strips, or even double-portion steak strips if you’re looking to get that extra protein. Conversely, you can make it vegetarian by changing the meat with an Impossible Burger.

You can check out my colleague’s review to see more about Home Chef’s offerings, from the Carb-conscious to the Calorie-conscious categories.

Apart from these plans, I also like that you can order extras like breakfasts, soups, salads, and desserts. Pizza and salad bundles are also available, and who doesn’t love some garlic bread too?

2. Blue Apron – The Best Gourmet Meals and Wine in Fresno

Blue Apron's Orange-Glazed Meatballs with Vegetables & White Rice

If you're looking for an exotic dinner, these Orange-Glazed Meatballs with Vegetables & White Rice from Blue Apron are perfect

Key Features

  • You can also order kitchen tools, unique spice blends, and other Market items

  • The cuisines vary from local to exotic

  • 19+ meal options plus 9 add-ons available each week

  • Current deal: Enjoy $130 off across your first 6 orders

Blue Apron’s menu consists of mostly meal kits and three prepared meals each week. Fresno residents can choose between the two-serving Signature, Wellness, and Vegetarian plans. There’s also a Signature plan for four people. More on how they work in our expert review.

You’ll find all sorts of meals on the menu, from meat to fish and seafood to Beyond Meat™. Like in Home Chef’s case, some recipes are customizable so you can get the meals to align perfectly with your tastes.

The recipes lean more into the gourmet side, with quality ingredients and exotic recipes like Orange-Glazed Meatballs with Vegetables and White Rice. However, you’ll also find classic American fare and a lot of Italian meals that are a safe bet for dinners with the family.

Blue Apron is also known for its focus on healthy eating habits. The menu includes WW™-recommended and diabetes-friendly meals which are great if you want to stay fit or simply eat fresh, in-season produce in nutritious recipes.

But what really makes Blue Apron stand out are the wine subscriptions you can get. Even though they’re separate from the meal plans, they’re made to complement the recipes in your order.

You can also get à la carte wine boxes from the Market section for special occasions, as well as bundles of meal kits or prepared meals, including desserts. Easy to get a party started with Blue Apron, I’d say.

3. Green Chef – The Best Organic & Sustainable Meal Kits in Fresno

Green Chef's Sesame-Ginger Bavette Steak & Shrimp with Cauliflower “Rice”, Spicy Ginger-Lime Aïoli, and Green Beans

This Sesame-Ginger Bavette Steak & Shrimp with Cauliflower “Rice”, Spicy Ginger-Lime Aïoli, and Green Beans is keto, paleo, and gluten-free at the same time

Key Features

  • Gluten-free certified plan with tons of recipes

  • USDA-certified organic produce

  • Recipes designed by professional chefs

  • Current deal: Get $250 Off + Free Shipping

We’ve talked about healthy meals, but Green Chef takes it to another level with its 100% organic ingredients and a focus on sustainable sourcing. So, this is great news if you live in Fresno and are very particular about eating clean recipes from ethical suppliers.

Authentic flavors combine in health-forward dishes on Green Chef’s menu. You can choose from 30 weekly-changing recipes that are made for people following keto or paleo, vegan or vegetarian, Mediterranean, and even gluten-free diets. And don’t worry, you can add meals from all these categories to your cart, so you’re free to explore.

I think Green Chef’s excellence shows in the smallest details. The sauces, marinades, and spice blends are made in-house to strictly adhere to your diet, from vegan to keto. And the fact that so many recipes come with those pre-prepped aromatic explosions just shows that strict diets don’t have to mean boring food.

The Sesame-Ginger Bavette Steak and Shrimp pictured above are the perfect example of a flavorful meal that’s still keto, paleo, and completely gluten-free. My colleague’s review goes into more detail about how the meals really taste. This particular dish is in the Chef Select collection and costs a bit extra, but it perfectly captures Green Chef’s vibe.

4. HelloFresh – The Best Comfort Recipes for Californian Families

HelloFresh's Mushroom & Mozzarella Hoagies with Dijon Mayo & Seasoned Broccoli

These Mushroom & Mozzarella Hoagies with Dijon Mayo & Seasoned Broccoli are a beloved veggie recipe from HelloFresh's Hall of Fame

Key Features

With HelloFresh, you get over 50 unique weekly recipes that are designed to be enjoyed by adults and kids alike. You and your family can dig into comfort food like burgers, pasta, and tacos, without the downsides of takeout. Yes, that’s right: you can make healthy versions of all of these at home really quickly with HelloFresh.

The One-Pot Wonders, for example, have really easy prep, cooking, and cleanup. Like most of HelloFresh’s recipes, they take around half an hour to be ready. Putting food on the table for the whole family in just half an hour? Yes, yes, and yes.

Speaking of whole families, you can order meals for up to six recipes for two or four people every week. It’s perfect for couples or small families in Fresno, and you can eat the meals as lunches or dinners, your choice.

Our expert review gives more details on the menu, but it includes categories like Family Friendly, Fit & Wholesome, Quick and Easy, and Veggie. And similarly to Green Chef, you can mix and match meals from all categories in your box.

If you have vegetarians at home, you’ll be happy to hear that HelloFresh has plenty of veggie options, like the Mushroom and Mozzarella Hoagies with Dijon Mayo and Seasoned Broccoli (pictured). It’s good to know that couples and families with diverse tastes can get a bite of HelloFresh’s wide array of offerings.

5. Purple Carrot – The Best Plant-Based Dishes with Authentic Recipes

Purple Carrot's Thai Tempeh Khao Soi with Swiss Chard & Mint

This gluten-free and high-protein Thai Tempeh Khao Soi with Swiss Chard & Mint brings authentic Asian tastes to your kitchen

Key Features

  • Quick 15-minute breakfast and lunch options

  • Vegan extras like cookies, spreads, and vegan cheese

  • Many soy-free, nut-free, and gluten-free recipes

  • Current deal: Get $30 Off with code carrot30

Purple Carrot is the best solution when you’re looking for a 100% plant-based meal delivery service in Fresno, but also if you simply want to eat more fresh veggies. Purple Carrot’s recipes are a testament to the fact that vegan food done right is anything but boring.

The Thai Tempeh Khao Soi with Swiss Chard and Mint pictured above, for example, is full of authentic Asian flavors thanks to the Thai chile, tamari, and red curry paste that are included in the meal kit. The fresh ginger, garlic, and shallot combine to add even more aroma to the dish.

The meals are well designed nutritionally speaking as well and usually have less than 700 calories. You’ll get quality protein from plant sources including tofu, seitan, tempeh, beans, and legumes. Sure, you’ll find the occasional veggie burger for a change, but not even that clocks more than 800 calories.

Almost every meal kit takes under half an hour to make, but that’s not all. You have a whole menu of prepared meals to choose from, ready to heat in the microwave and enjoy in minutes. You read more about them in my colleague’s review.

Another cool thing about Purple Carrot is the holiday recipes. Yes, you can have a Merry Vegan Christmas, Thanksgiving, or any party, really, with no fuss.

6. Marley Spoon – Popular Recipes Curated by Martha Stewart

Marley Spoon''s Garlic-Lime Marinated Sirloin Steak with Spicy Oven Fries & Spinach Salad

This Garlic-Lime Marinated Sirloin Steak with Spicy Oven Fries & Spinach is kid-friendly, low-calorie, and dairy-free, and is ready in under 30 minutes

Key Features

Martha Stewart is an icon, yes. But she’s an icon thanks to her cooking skills, and her meal delivery service, Marley Spoon, doesn’t disappoint. You’ll get seasonal ingredients from carefully selected suppliers, so you can cook easy recipes full of taste in your Fresno kitchen.

Most of the recipes are super simple and can be done in just six easy steps even if you’re a novice in cooking. No need for complicated equipment or out-of-the-ordinary skills. Our reviewer gives testimony to that.

Apart from being so straightforward, the recipes are also really quick, averaging around half an hour. The Garlic-Lime Marinated Sirloin Steak in the picture above, for example, can take as little as 20 minutes, and some meals only need 10-15 minutes to be ready for when the kids are extra impatient.

I said kids because most of the meals are perfect for picky eaters. Almost all the meals on the menu are tagged Kid-Friendly. Other categories include Vegetarian & Vegan, Meat & Fish, and Health & Diet.

That doesn’t mean you won’t find restaurant-style premium meals or exotic cuisines on the menu. On the contrary, adults can relish the fact that many recipes include Martha’s proprietary spice blends, turning them into a unique experience.

7. Freshly Convenient Premade Meals for Singles

Freshly's Farmer’s Sunrise Scramble with Crumbled Sausage & Sautéed Spinach

This Farmer’s Sunrise Scramble with Crumbled Sausage & Sautéed Spinach is the perfect protein-packed breakfast, at less than 35g carbs and under 500 calories

Key Features

  • No need to cook anything

  • 40+ meals to choose from, including sides and breakfasts

  • Almost every meal is made in a gluten-free certified kitchen

  • Current deal: Get $175 off your first 7 boxes!

Freshly is your best bet if you need healthy food for one person and are super busy working or studying, and can’t be bothered with cooking a full meal, no matter how easy. What’s more, you can get meals for the whole day, including breakfasts like the one in the picture. That’s next-level convenience right there.

The entrees themselves are suited for both lunch and dinner, depending on your mood. Even though the menu doesn’t change entirely each week, there are still a lot of choices so you don’t get bored. You can check out our in-depth review to read more about Freshly’s menu variety.

Apart from the usual recipes, you can get some special vegan dishes from the Purely Plant category or low-calorie meals named FreshlyFit. However, all of the meals on the menu have the number of calories underneath so you can check them out at a glance. You can easily get detailed macros if you click on each recipe.

The Freshly subscription model is similar to Home Chef because it’s very flexible. You can pick four to twelve single-serve meals from the whole menu each week. Of course, the more you order, the lower the cost per meal.

8. Fresh and Easy – The Simplest Solution for Quick & Healthy Meals

Fresh and Easy's BBQ and Cheddar Brisket Sandwich with Pasta Salad

You can get Fresh & Easy meals for the whole family, like this BBQ and Cheddar Brisket Sandwich with Pasta Salad

Key Features

  • Oven-ready and grill-ready meals

  • Different types of meals, from salad to dessert

  • Kid-friendly recipes and bundles

  • Current deal: Get 16 Free Meals!

Fresh and Easy brings together the quickest recipes from Home Chef’s trusted collection. What makes them different from the rest is that they only take a few minutes, half an hour max, to be ready. That’s amazing if you want home-cooked meals but lack the time.

The BBQ and Cheddar Brisket Sandwich with Pasta Salad pictured above, for example, can be ready in 25 minutes and is perfect for families with kids. Apart from the quick meal kits, you can also order Fast & Fresh meals that come prepared and only need two minutes to be heated in the microwave.

But Fresh and Easy has more than everyday family-friendly meals. You can order more premium recipes that include seafood or steak. Our dedicated review. leans more into the different types of meals on the menu.

To save money, you can order extras in bundles. What extras, you ask? Well, they’re the same as Home Chef’s, so anything from pizza and salad to soup and dessert. Even breakfast. And making a salad is as simple as tossing ingredients in a bowl with the dressing. Fresh and Easy in a nutshell.

9. EveryPlate – The Most Affordable Meal Kits in Fresno

EveryPlate's Blackened Tilapia with Lime Crema, Pineapple Salsa, Green Pepper & Zesty Rice

EveryPlate's menu includes fancy premium dishes like this Blackened Tilapia with Lime Crema, Pineapple Salsa, Green Pepper & Zesty Rice

Key Features

  • Affordable meals from $1.49 per portion

  • Exotic seasonings and interesting flavor combinations

  • 25 recipes each week and 20+ different add-ons

  • Current deal: $1.39/meal On Your 1st Box

Of all of the meal delivery services available in Fresno, EveryPlate and Dinnerly are the most affordable. But EveryPlate made it on this list and Dinnerly didn’t because EveryPlate’s recipes, even though simple, are complex and bursting with different flavors.

Yes, the ingredient lists may not be as long as Blue Apron’s and the ingredients not as fancy, but EveryPlate manages to create masterpieces even with less. Our expert review goes into more detail on the menu variety, but the options are surprisingly interesting.

Take this Blackened Tilapia with Lime Crema, Pineapple Salsa, Green Pepper and Zesty Rice (pictured) from EveryPlate’s Premium collection. Just the name makes my mouth water and suggests a bunch of different flavor profiles complementing each other.

The plans you can order are EasyPlate, VeggiePlate, FamilyPlate, and ClassicPlate, and you can order between two and six meals for either two or four people with a weekly box.

A great tip is that if you’re a larger family with small kids, you can still order and feed them all since the portions are rather generous.

10. Grubhub – The Best Food Delivery Service in Fresno

A 1/4 Parmesan-Crusted Sourdough Cheeseburger from Farmer Boys via Grubhub

You can order freshly cooked meals from Fresno via Grubhub, like this  1/4 Parmesan-Crusted Sourdough Cheeseburger from Farmer Boys

Key Features

  • Subscribe to Grubhub+ for unlimited free deliveries

  • Get takeout from your favorite spots in town without leaving your couch

  • Enjoy your food warm within the hour

Grubhub is a food delivery service where you can order freshly prepared food from your favorite restaurants and pubs in Fresno. Rio Acai Bowls, Farmer Boys, Arsenio’s Mexican Food? You can order from all of these and many more.

You can use the mobile app to order directly from your phone, or use the desktop website. Either way, you get to enjoy your food warm, straight from the restaurant’s kitchen. It’s especially useful on Friday nights when you don’t want to go outside but can’t stop thinking about that 1/4 Parmesan-Crusted Sourdough Cheeseburger from Farmer Boys.

If you work from home, like me, you know how annoying it is when delivery fees add up. You can avoid that for any orders over $12 if you subscribe to Grubhub+ for a monthly $9.99 fee. There’s a free 14-day trial to try it out.

You can also try the new Grubhub Perks feature that helps you earn rewards for your loyalty to certain local restaurants. Let me translate that for you: you can get free food just by ordering food from your favorite place. Isn’t that cool?

Quick Comparison Table

Top Plans
Top Plans
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Our Rating
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Starting Price
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$5.99 Per Serving

$5.74 Per Serving

$3.32 Per Serving

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$1.49 Per Serving

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Minimum Order
Minimum Order

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3 meal kits for 2 people/6 prepared meals

4 prepared meals

2 meals for 2 people

2 meals for 2 people

Meal Types
Meal Types

30-minute meal kits

20 - 60 min. meal kits

20 - 30 min. meal kits

Kits, speedy kits, oven-ready, prepared

30-minute meal kits

30-minute meal kits

Prepared meals

Oven- & grill-ready, kits, prepared

30 min. meal kits

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3 mins

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Active Deals
Active Deals

Tips for Choosing the Best Meal Delivery Services in Fresno

Here are some of the most important criteria that helped me in my research for finding the best meal delivery services:

  • Budget: Consider your budget goals. Do you want to splurge on premium meals, pay more for organic produce, or simply want the best value for money? Our list includes options for all of these situations.

  • Diets: If you follow a strict diet, like keto or vegan, you need to see if the meal services cater to your unique needs. If you want to order for your whole family, we listed menus that can accommodate different dietary requirements in a single box.

  • Flavor: If you’re scared that the meals, especially the ones that come prepared, will taste like cardboard, look at the recipes. Many meal delivery services offer a variety of international cuisines and use other seasonings than salt and pepper. We included only services with tons of flavor, including their own proprietary spice blends.

  • Convenience: If you can easily skip, pause, or cancel your plan, then it’s a good service. If you can do all this with a few clicks (and without calling customer service), it’s even better. The services on this list are all excellent in this regard.

Bottom Line: Are Meal Delivery Services Worth It?

Yes, for sure. Subscribing to a meal delivery service is even better than, say, plain meal planning because not only do you no longer have to think about what to eat, but you don’t have to do groceries either. And since the meals are pre-portioned, you can say goodbye to food waste as well.

It’s easier to make healthier choices as well. On one hand, you’ll reduce takeout when you’re too busy to cook with the prepared and low-prep options. On the other hand, the meal delivery services on this list provide detailed breakdowns of all macros and calories for each meal.

If you order more meals, you get to lower the cost per portion, so you can significantly benefit from a meal delivery service if you’re a busy parent. Plus, a single order can include meals for different tastes and dietary requirements.

Instead of cooking all day, meal delivery services allow you to take control of your life and maximize your free time. Next time, you can take your family to the Forestiere Underground Gardens or look at the animals at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo and relax, knowing the food is taken care of.

You can check out my top choice for Fresno locals. If you feel like you want something different, all the other nine services on this list have passed our tests, so you’re in good hands no matter which one you choose.

FAQ

What is the cheapest meal delivery service in Fresno?

EveryPlate is the most affordable meal delivery service for Fresno residents. The meal kits start at just $1.49 per serving, but there are also a lot of add-ons you can choose as well. An order can feed up to four people, but if you have small kids it can easily feed up to six people.

What is the highest-rated meal delivery service in Fresno?

Home Chef is my top choice for meal delivery services in Fresno. Its menu features easy meal kits, but also prepared meals ready to go into the oven or microwave. You can read more about the diversified menu, including the customization options. There’s something for everyone, including vegetarians and picky eaters.

What is the best pre-made meal delivery service in Fresno?

If you’re looking for pre-made meals in Fresno, Freshly is the best choice. It features single-serve dishes that need just a few minutes in the microwave to be ready to eat. What makes it great is that it caters to many allergies and different dietary needs. Most of the menu is certified gluten-free.

About The Author

Roxana David
Contributing Writer, Delivery Rank
Literature graduate with a passion for good food, Roxana is a proud cat mom of two, an aspiring novelist, and a nature enthusiast. What's better than a nice meal? A nice meal with a view.
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