Home of Texas Tech and birthplace of Buddy Holly, Lubbock is a real hidden gem. Despite the burgeoning restaurant scene in the city, any household can benefit from a quality meal kit or prepared meal delivery service.
With so many options available, it’s no easy feat to pick out the best subscription for your household. This is why I’ve done all the hard work for you.
I’ve analyzed ingredient lists, compared shipping costs, and consulted with colleagues to compile this list of the ten best meal delivery services for Lubbock residents.
While Home Chef wins my top prize, every meal delivery service on this list has something for hungry Lubbock residents. Whether you follow a niche diet or simply want to explore some new recipes, you can’t go wrong with any of these options.
“Customize It” option lets you change up the protein in many recipes
Add extras like bread, desserts, and breakfasts to your weekly shipments
Fresh and Easy line includes low- and no-prep recipes
Current deal: 75% Off Your 1st Box + 60% Off Your 2nd and 3rd Boxes!
Home Chef is my favorite meal delivery service. One of the largest of its kind, it offers a wide-ranging menu that includes easy-prep and oven-ready meal kits. I’m also a big fan of Home Chef’s Culinary Collection, which lets you enjoy premium meals like this cowboy-approved steak dish, for a small surcharge!
Home Chef’s secret weapon is its “Customize It” feature. Want to swap ground beef for vegetarian Impossible Burger, or replace pork chops with chicken breasts? No problem! Home Chef makes it easy for your household to get exactly the meals you want.
My colleague’s dedicated Home Chef review goes into more detail about the various plans Home Chef offers. Whether you want just a few meals a week for yourself or need to feed a big family, Home Chef offers plans of all sizes.
Optional wine subscription for the perfect pairings with your meals
New Heat & Eat meals are ready in just five minutes
Marketplace lets you purchase meal kits, ingredients, and cookware à la carte
Current deal: Enjoy $130 off across your first 6 orders
Blue Apron is one of the most exciting meal kits for gourmands. Instead of focusing on crowd-pleasing classics, this service isn’t afraid to spice things up with unique flavor combinations.
You can check out my colleague's dedicated Blue Apron review for more insight into this company, but you don’t need a review to see just how tasty these meals look. Blue Apron offers a few different plans, including the WW-approved Wellness menu, but rest assured that you’re in for a treat no matter what plan you choose.
Internationally inspired recipes, like the Japanese-influenced shrimp and noodle dish above, combine bold flavors with convenient one-pot cooking techniques, meaning you don’t have to dirty every pan in your kitchen just to make dinner.
“Plantry” lets you order plant-based ingredients à la carte
Breakfast and lunch plans make for fully plant-fuelled days
Free shipping on all orders
Current deal: Get $30 Off with code carrot30
You can read all about my experience with Purple Carrot in my in-depth Purple Carrot review. Plant-based diets aren’t the most common in Texas, but you don’t have to subscribe to a vegan diet to enjoy delicious meatless meals.
With creative recipes like the Roasted Carrot Hummus Bowl shown above, Purple Carrot is a top-tier meal delivery service that even omnivores will love. And if you love veggies but hate to cook, Purple Carrot also offers 100% plant-based prepared meals.
Purple Carrot is one of the absolute best meal services for delicious, plant-focused recipes. What sets it apart for me is the way it celebrates the ingredients for what they are rather than simply offering processed vegan meat substitutes.
Order anywhere from four to 24 servings each week
Well-organized meal kits designed to be put together with little fuss
Dedicated to sustainability in its packaging and ingredient sourcing
Current deal: Get 25 free meals + free shipping + 3 surprise gifts
HelloFresh is one of the absolute biggest meal kits on the market, and the company you’ve likely heard the most about. The extra features offered by some of its competitors kept HelloFresh off the top spot on my list, but it’s without a doubt one of the best choices for families.
HelloFresh offers a number of meal plans, including a Family Friendly menu, which is full of kid-approved dishes that are sure to satisfy the whole family. My colleague’s dedicated HelloFresh review tells all.
HelloFresh offers other menus, of course, including Calorie Smart, Veggie, and Quick and Easy options. The consistent theme, however, is yummy, crowd pleasing dishes that’ll ensure nobody in your household goes hungry.
Expansive menu includes meal kits as well as prepared meals
Order healthy snacks, drinks, and more, à la carte at any time
Organic, sustainable, and health-forward meals for a healthy lifestyle
Current deal: $90 off Plus a Free Gift!
Sunbasket is one of the biggest diet-friendly meal services on the market. And when I say diet-friendly, I mean Sunbasket has menus for everything, from paleo and vegan to gluten- and soy-free diets – among several others!
While access to these diets can come at a premium (this is one of the pricier meal kits out there), Sunbasket can be a lifesaver for people with unique dietary needs. My colleague’s in-depth Sunbasket review goes into more depth about how this service caters to multiple diets.
I also appreciate how Sunbasket doesn’t shy away from unique flavor combinations and internationally inspired recipes, like the Japanese-influenced donburi dish with miso, ginger, and squash shown above.
100% carbon neutral, so you can feel good about your global footprint
Signature spice blends and gourmet ingredients ensure delicious meals
Health & Diet category for more wholesome meals that don’t skimp on flavor
Current deal: Get $190 off Your First 4 Boxes!
With her particular northeastern sensibilities, I don’t think anyone would mistake Martha Stewart for a Texan. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy this famous homemaker’s knack for flavor! Marley Spoon is a gourmet meal delivery service providing premium ingredients and Martha-approved recipes for your home enjoyment.
My colleague’s Marley Spoon review touches on its menu and service in more detail, but suffice it to say that with more than 40 recipes on offer each week, there’s something for everyone! The pan-roasted chicken in the above image is just one example of the delectable dishes you can enjoy with a Marley Spoon subscription.
This service divides its recipes into five categories including Vegetarian & Vegan, Family-Friendly, and even Under 30 Minutes, for those nights when you want dinner on the table in short order.
If you’re watching what you eat, the FreshlyFit menu includes lower-carb options
Order anywhere from four to twelve single-serving meals per week
“Takeout Twists” and “Crafted Classics” help keep meals interesting
Current deal: Get $175 off your first 7 boxes!
Unlike the majority of the services on this list, Freshly doesn’t offer meal kits. Instead, this service provides freshly prepared meals, individually portioned and ready for you to heat and enjoy.
As you’ll see in my colleague’s Freshly review, this company puts heavy emphasis on providing lean, healthy meals. These are perfect for athletes and people with active lifestyles, but they’re also a great option for anyone who wants to spend less time cooking and more time living.
Freshly’s menu is entirely gluten- and peanut-free, and it offers several menu categories to help narrow down your weekly selection. Freshly has also begun to expand its plant-based offerings, like the totally-vegan and nutrient-dense Buffalo Cauliflower Mac & “Cheeze.”
One of the only USDA-certified organic meal kits available
Order up to 24 servings per week from multiple tasty menus
Prepped and measured ingredients for stress-free cooking
Current deal: Get $250 Off + Free Shipping
Green Chef is another fully organic meal kit that offers premium ingredients for you to prepare your own delicious, nutritious dinners each week. As my colleague’s dedicated Green Chef review discusses, this service used to only cater to a few dietary restrictions, but has recently begun to expand.
When you sign up for a Green Chef subscription, you can choose between a low-carb Keto + Paleo menu, a vegetarian menu, a vegan menu, and others. While this service is one of the more expensive on the market, you definitely get what you pay for.
I love following Green Chef’s menus over the course of the year and watching as recipes evolve to take advantage of seasonal produce. The exquisitely autumnal dish in the photo includes garlicky chard and roasted acorn squash.
Seventeen menu options each week, including several veggie dishes
Many dishes are designated “30 Min or Less” for busy nights
Low prices and regular discounts make this easily the most affordable meal kit
Current deal: $1.39/meal On Your 1st Box
The cost of living in Lubbock has remained mercifully low, but that doesn’t mean everyone has a ton of room in their budget for premium meal delivery services. Luckily, companies like EveryPlate make it incredibly affordable to enjoy simple meal kits every week.
When I reviewed this budget-friendly meal kit, I was blown away by how tasty the recipes were, at such a low price. The recipes are simpler than you’ll find with more premium services, but I’m always satisfied with my dinners!
The recipes follow a pretty basic format of protein + starch + veggie, but there’s enough variety to keep things interesting. Premium menu options, like the Spiced Barramundi pictured above, are also available, and the small surcharge is easy to stomach with the money you save on this affordable service.
Rating system lets you sort by the most popular restaurants in your area
Exclusive deals and partnerships help save you money with great offers
Easy to see shipping costs and estimated delivery times for your address
No matter what meal delivery service you go with, sometimes you just get a craving for a hot and fresh meal from your favorite local restaurant. That’s where Grubhub comes in.
Grubhub makes it easy to order from almost any local restaurant and have your meal delivered to your door in a matter of minutes. Whether it’s a huge platter of barbecue or simply some dessert treats from La Madeleine (or both), Grubhub's user-friendly app can make it happen for you.
Grubhub’s Perks program gives users Grubhub-exclusive rewards and food deals. Who doesn’t love exclusive deals? And since Grubhub has partnerships with over 150 restaurants in the Lubbock area, you’ll have no trouble spending your customer loyalty awards.
So what are you waiting for? Grubhub’s free app is just a click away.
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$1.49 Per Serving
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$6.90 Per Serving
$2.99 Per Serving
3 meals for 2 people
2 meals for 2 people
2 meals for 2 people
2 meals for 2 people
3 meals for 2 people
3 meal kits for 2 people/6 prepared meals
4 prepared meals
2 meals for 2 people
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
30 min. meal kits
Lubbock is a diverse city and its inhabitants have many different dietary needs. When choosing the meal delivery service that’s right for you, here are some things to consider:
Weigh up both cost and value – We all like to save money. But on a 6-meal plan, an extra $0.50 per serving adds up to $3.00 a week. If $3.00 is the difference between food you love and food you tolerate, it’s money well spent.
Consider your cooking capabilities – If you enjoy cooking and would like to learn tasty new recipes, meal kits are a fun way to improve your culinary skills. On the other hand, if you burn water, you may prefer premade meals you simply pop in the microwave. And if you’re on the fence, consider a meal service that offers both!
Don’t downplay your dietary needs – If you’re on a keto, vegetarian, or other specialized diet, look for a dedicated menu, rather than trying to cobble together paleo-friendly and vegan meals from a generalized plan.
Don’t be afraid to switch – Finding the right meal delivery service can take time. The services on my list have liberal cancellation policies and offer great discounts for new customers. Many customers shuffle between services before finding the one that’s best for their needs.
Lubbock residents have a lot to gain from a good meal delivery service! In smaller cities, it can be difficult to get the ingredients you want. Whether you’re exploring new recipes or catering to particular dietary restrictions, these services can help you get just what you need.
I appreciate the convenience of letting a meal delivery service send me ingredients and recipes each week. Especially when the kits are as customizable as the ones from Home Chef. Once you get used to that, it’s hard to stop! If you still need help picking one out, make sure to check out our full list of today’s top meal delivery services.
EveryPlate is one of the most affordable meal kits you’ll find in Lubbock (and pretty much anywhere in the US). With prices starting at just $1.49/serving – alongside frequent discounts – you won’t find a better deal.
“Healthy” is a relative term, so there’s no one answer to this question. For me, I think the holistic, plant-powered approach of Purple Carrot is a great way to enjoy tasty meals that provide all sorts of fresh, healthy vegetables.
Different meal delivery services have different strengths, but Sunbasket does an excellent job of catering to a wide variety of specialized diets. Whether you need something plant-based or paleo or anything in between, you won’t find a better selection from any single company.
I give the edge to Sunbasket for its dedicated paleo menu. Not only does Sunbasket provide paleo meal kits, it also offers some prepared paleo meals. Many companies lump paleo and keto together in one low-carb category, which may not work for those on strict paleo-only diets.