Finding the best meal delivery service in Memphis is anything but simple. There seem to be hundreds of options out there nowadays, so you may be wondering how to make sense of it all. Whether you’re looking for specific cuisines or can’t decide between meal kits or prepared meals, there’s something out there for you. Let’s dive in deep.
Fortunately, I’ve looked at all the major meal delivery services today. I’ve checked each one out extensively and have done all the groundwork to save you time. Between menu variety, pricing, meal kits, prepared meals, dietary options, allergies, and more, there’s something for everyone.
Overall, my top pick goes to Factor for this year. It offers a large selection of fully prepared meals across many cuisines. The meals are nutrition- and fitness-focused with lots of high-protein options as well. It offers plans like Keto, Calorie Smart, Protein Plus, and Vegan & Veggie.
Factor – Best prepared meals in Memphis
Green Chef – Best organic meal kits in Memphis
HelloFresh – Best family-friendly meal kits
Home Chef – Best for customization options
Fresh and Easy – Best fast meal kits
Prepared meals that support your fitness goals
30+ options meals each week
Dietary options include keto, low-calorie, plant-based, and more
Factor offers a hassle-free option for busy folks with its range of prepared meals. You'll find a broad variety of dishes catering to various palates and diets, but it's especially renowned for its top-notch keto offerings. In a matter of minutes, you can warm these meals up, which is ideal for a quick lunch break or after a workout session.
You're also not limited to protein-rich choices. There's an array of veggie, vegan, and low-calorie dishes available. Upon joining, you can tailor your plan to fit your diet and lifestyle or pick different dishes from the extensive menu. Since all meals are single-serving, it's a fitting option for individuals as well.
With Factor, you're not just getting any old regular meals. The meals are prepared using eco-friendly ingredients by chefs. This means your meals are always fresh and taste great. This was something my coworker found out firsthand when they gave Factor a go.
Factor stands out for those with particular health and fitness goals. Upon joining, you receive a complimentary 20-minute virtual chat with an in-house nutrition expert. If you're keen on refining your diet, there are optional nutrition guidance programs available for an additional fee.
You can also choose from a large variety of extras and add-ons every week. Think along the lines of smoothies, cold-pressed juices, protein-rich breakfasts like Sticky Pecan Pancakes, and even keto-friendly desserts.
If you're aiming for added protein, there's always a good selection of that. Options include bratwurst, seared salmon, chicken wings, shrimp, and chicken breast, among others. These are perfect for those looking to gain muscle or desiring extra servings to last the week.
The pricing for Factor's dishes starts from $6.19 each. That’s if you're going for the biggest package of 18 meals weekly.
Your choices range from 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, to 18 meals weekly. Note that selecting fewer meals could raise the price per meal. Yet, if top-tier ingredients and convenience are high on your list, you might find the expense justifiable.
Pre-prepared ingredients and sauces
40+ recipes per week, plus lots of extras
Dietary options include keto, low-calorie, plant-based, and more
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Green Chef offers meal kits for many dietary and cooking preferences. Plan options include Keto, Plant-Based, Mediterranean, Calorie Smart, Gluten-Free, Quick & Easy, and Protein Packed. You also get the freedom to combine various recipes from the broad menu to align with your eating habits.
Green Chef commits to delivering certified organic ingredients. In your box, you'll see organic veggies, eggs, hormone-free beef and chicken, and seafood that's wild-caught. Green Chef sources all these directly from local farms and small-scale producers, so you're getting meals that have a minimal environmental impact.
The meal choices are diverse and filled with a mix of familiar and novel flavors. Preparing these dishes is straightforward because of the detailed recipes and the prepped ingredients. This includes vegetables that are already cut and seasonings that are ready to use. Many of these meals can be made in 30-40 minutes, while Quick & Easy meals take under 25 minutes.
Each box comes with recipe cards that you can also find online. These cards detail the nutrition facts, organic ingredients, needed pantry items, and both preparation and cooking times. One of my colleagues who tried Green Chef was satisfied with their meal results. Find out more in their official review.
There are also additional items available each week on top of the primary meals. For breakfast, there are options like Southwest Potato Breakfast Bowls and Blueberry Oatmeal. Other add-ons include salads, keto-friendly snacks, and more protein choices like salmon and beef.
Green Chef starts at $5.99 for each serving. You have the flexibility to get 3 or 4 dishes every week for groups of 2, 4, or 6. This flexibility makes it suitable for households. Additionally, there's a choice to get 2 dishes weekly for the 4-person package.
Family-friendly service with classic American dishes
50+ options every week
Plans include Veggie, Pescatarian, Fit & Wholesome, and more
HelloFresh provides a vast selection of wholesome and tasty meals that cater to diverse tastes. Every week, it presents over 50 meal kits, with some dishes open for personal touches.
You can pick from 6 different plans, which include:
Fit & Wholesome
Quick & Easy
Meat & Veggies
You don’t have to lock yourself into 1 single plan, either. Regardless of your chosen plan, the entire menu is always open for your selection. My colleague tried HelloFresh and was quite impressed by its combination of nourishing and appetizing meals. Check out what they found out in their HelloFresh review.
The service ensures that various dietary preferences get attention, offering dishes for vegans, vegetarians, pescatarians, and those watching their carbs or calories. However, if you have severe allergies, you should note that all HelloFresh kits are prepped in a shared environment.
A majority of the meals bring a fresh twist to American classics. You'll see options like Cheesy Smashed Burgers with Roasted Asparagus or a Chicken Sausage Pomodoro Penne Bake sprinkled with Mozzarella and Herbed Ricotta. But if you fancy international flavors, there's also a mix of Japanese, Middle Eastern, and French-inspired dishes on offer.
The HelloCustom feature makes things even more flexible. It lets you change or drop the protein in specific main courses or replace the sides. So, if you want broccoli instead of potatoes or feel like adding steak to vegetarian pasta, you can. This customization is available for over 12 dishes per week.
HelloFresh doesn't stop at meal kits. Through the HelloFresh Market, subscribers can buy grocery essentials like fresh meat, veggies, spices, and even desserts. When you buy from HelloFresh, you’ll likely be spending less time traveling to your local grocery stores, which is a huge positive in my world!
As for the cost, HelloFresh's rates begin at $3.32 for each serving on the most extensive plan, which offers 6 meals weekly for 4 people. You can also opt for 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 meals each week for 2 or 4 family members. Despite the choices, it remains one of the best-priced options in the meal delivery arena.
Home Chef provides a great option for those looking for easy-to-cook, popular meals. The extensive variety of meal types allows you to experiment with a Culinary Collection recipe or opt for something straightforward like an oven- or grill-ready meal or an Express meal kit on busy nights.
The menu presents a collection of appetizing dishes. They range from pasta and meatballs to rice bowls and burgers. After trying multiple Home Chef dishes, our reviewer found it to be one of the most adaptable meal delivery options available.
The Customize-It feature from Home Chef is really handy to have. For instance, if steak isn't to your liking, it's simple to swap it out for options like chicken thighs, chicken breasts, or even Impossible Burger. In some meals, you’ll have the option to upgrade to organic or USDA-choice meats, although these generally come with a surcharge.
There's also often the flexibility to add extra protein for those wanting more substantial portions. This customization is possible with almost every Home Chef entree, ensuring you get the meal that suits your preferences.
However, Home Chef isn't exactly the best at catering to specific dietary requirements. You’ll see filters for calorie-conscious, carb-conscious, and vegetarian offerings, and a recent addition is a keto-friendly tag on 3 or 4 recipes per week. There are no vegan options, but many vegetarian meals can be made vegan through at-home swaps.
It's possible to exclude specific ingredients from a set list during sign-up. However, be aware that many dishes include common allergens such as gluten and dairy. If you opt to exclude these, your menu options might become limited. Still, most people without specific dietary restrictions will find the meals consistently pleasurable to eat
You also get a good selection of sides, snacks, and desserts. Items like Belgian Waffles, garlic bread, pizza, lattes, protein packs, and soups. A significant portion of the menu caters well to younger tastes.
Home Chef recently added a small selection of Lunches to the menu. There are around 5 to choose from each week, and they arrive fully prepared. Just heat them up in the microwave or oven using the instructions provided.
Pricing for Home Chef begins at $7.99 per serving, but this serves as a general guide. Unlike some other meal delivery services, each Home Chef meal has its own price, which means the total weekly cost can differ. The minimum commitment is ordering 2 meals for 2 people each week, but options exist for up to 6 people.
Fresh and Easy is a Home Chef brand and offers a selection of Home Chef's quickest meals. While Home Chef provides a variety of meals, Fresh and Easy focuses on the easiest and fastest ones to make. This is ideal if you're regularly pressed for time but still want nutritious, homemade meals.
The kits are labeled as Express, Fast & Fresh, or Oven-Ready on the primary Home Chef menu. This is how you know you’re getting Fresh and Easy meals.
It also offers a variety of salad entrees with pre-cooked proteins. All you need to do is put it together and serve. If you have extra time in the kitchen, especially on weekends, you can select from Home Chef's extensive menu. It’s simple to mix and match any Home Chef item with Fresh and Easy ones.
You also get to enjoy Home Chef’s well-liked extras. Options include snacks, desserts, side dishes, protein packs, and beverages – a detail noted by our reviewer who tried Fresh and Easy at home.
Keep an eye out for tags like Plus and Family. They signify meals made with premium ingredients and bigger portions. It uses the same top-notch ingredients as the standard Home Chef, ensuring quality isn't sacrificed.
The Customize-It option from Home Chef is available for most Fresh and Easy meals as well. You have the flexibility to change, enhance, or increase the protein based on your preferences. However, the Fast and Fresh microwaveable dishes don't offer this since they're already set and ready to go.
Fresh and Easy's prices begin at $7.99 for each serving. But as with Home Chef, each meal has its own price, so the total might differ each week. The smallest order you can place is 2 meals for 2 individuals each week, but you can also order for up to 6 people in a household.
Optional wine box delivery and seasonal boxes
19+ meal kits per week, plus a few prepared meals
Diets include vegetarian, low-calorie, and diabetes-friendly
Blue Apron provides chef-crafted meal kits with a mix of familiar comfort foods and unique international tastes. You can enjoy dishes like craft burgers, tacos, and Indian-Style Paneer Wraps, along with Honey-Ginger Shrimp and Rice. Some dishes let you add your own touch. There are a tiny handful of prepared meals, too. If you need more than 3 or 4, check out Factor.
Every recipe has easy-to-follow directions, and you can find additional help on the website and app. Cooking typically takes between 30-40 minutes, but Blue Apron also offers ready-to-eat meals perfect for quick lunches or busy nights. You can expect about 6 of these options every week.
Each week, you have a choice of 4 to 5 vegetarian dishes and a special Wellness menu, which includes low-calorie and low-carb meals. The company also has meals that cater to families. However, if you're catering to very selective eaters, you might find a service like HelloFresh a better fit.
Blue Apron stands out for its quality ingredients. Meals contain sustainably raised, hormone-free proteins, and the company sources all items from small, family-owned farms. Everything is delivered fresh and ready to be stored in your fridge.
You can also upgrade your meals with Blue Apron’s wine delivery. As one of our reviewers noted, this subscription provides you with handpicked wines, complete with tasting instructions and pairing advice for each bottle.
Apart from the main dishes, Blue Apron offers a variety of extras. It updates its add-ons weekly, offering brunch options like PB&J-Stuffed French Toast, desserts, sides, protein packs, and more. The online Market is a one-stop shop for seasonal bundles, wine packages, spices, pantry staples, kitchen tools, and other items.
Blue Apron's pricing aligns with many meal delivery rivals. Prices start at $5.74 per serving. The smallest order requirement is 2 meals for 2 people each week. Remember, adding extras and making customizations might change your overall expense.
Doctor-designed diet plans for weight control
Large variety (150+) of breakfast, lunch, and dinner items, plus snacks
Diets include gluten-free, diabetic, heart-healthy, and more
BistroMD provides meals tailored for weight loss. If you've had issues with dieting or calorie tracking, especially due to a health condition, this might be a good fit for you. The food it delivers is precooked and flash-frozen, making it hassle-free, as our reviewer pointed out.
It has options for either 5 or 7 days a week. So, you could have meals for the whole week and skip grocery shopping altogether. With the 7-day option, you still get a free evening every week to choose your own dinner.
The food focuses on being calorie-conscious while still being nutrient-rich. The menu, created by doctors and dietitians, rotates over 150 dishes weekly. If there are meals you don't fancy, you can switch them out. Offerings include American staples like meatloaf and turkey, as well as protein-packed breakfasts like omelets and waffles.
You can also get a variety of snacks to curb hunger between meals. With over 45 items to pick from, the snack lineup includes protein shakes, granola, keto-friendly cheesecakes, and more.
The company has truly tailored its plans to accommodate different medical needs and lifestyles. Notable plans adjust for gender-based caloric needs, and there are specific ones like Heart Healthy, Keto-Flex, Vegan, and more.
Prices for BistroMD begin at $8.24 for each serving, calculated on the Full Plan, which gives you 3 meals daily for a week. But there's flexibility. You can go for either 2 or 3 meals every day, for 5 or 7 days, depending on whether you want to include breakfast.
Martha Stewart-approved meal kits
100+ choices every week
Dietary options include pescatarian, vegan, low-calorie, and more
Marley Spoon collaborates with Martha Stewart, securing its spot as a top choice in the US. The company guarantees only the best ingredients, adaptable plans, and meals you can tweak to suit various lifestyles. Because it's budget-friendly and has a slew of kid-approved recipes, many families prefer it.
It also serves meals that cater to a wide range of dietary needs. Options include Vegetarian, Low-Calorie, Dairy-Free, and Nutritious, among others.
On the menu, you'll find beloved American dishes like burgers and barbecue chicken. But there's also a global touch, like the Thai Lemongrass Salmon.
You'll also stumble upon desserts, breakfast selections, and special bundles. There are also quick desserts, such as the Double Chocolate Zucchini Cake and the Cookie-Dough Skillet.
You can expect most Marley Spoon dishes to be ready in 30 to 40 minutes. Marley Spoon makes sure the recipes are straightforward, so kids can join in the cooking fun. The ingredients stand out for being fresh, seasonal, and top-notch.
Some dishes might need standard kitchen items, but these are always listed on the recipe cards. And it's good to know that over 70% of the meals are in the Easy category.
If you want a twist on a dish, look out for Marley Spoon's Customizable tag. When you click on the dish, you'll be shown the choices available. You might be able to select organic meat, switch out the protein, or swap out regular pasta for a gluten-free type. Find out more in our full review.
Sustainability is at the heart of Marley Spoon's operations. Eco-friendly packaging, which includes materials that can be recycled or composted, is the norm. On the website, Marley Spoon shares insights about achieving carbon neutrality.
When it comes to costs, Marley Spoon begins at $2.99 per serving. You can select between 2 and 6 meal kits each week, catering to 2 or 4 diners. It’s certainly not the most affordable service out there, like Dinnerly, but I still find it to be quite reasonable.
Both meal kits + prepared meals available
20+ entrees each week + options for breakfast and lunch
Dietary options include high-protein, nut-free, and gluten-free
Purple Carrot offers an entirely plant-based menu. Instead of leaning on faux meat products like many meal services do, Purple Carrot embraces the beauty of veggies and unique ingredients. With delicious options such as Spicy Buffalo Tofu Bowls with Celery Carrot Slaw and Herbed Ranch, you’ll enjoy an elevated plant-based diet.
The meals don’t just look good; they taste great, as my colleague discovered in their review when they tried them at home. Even the ready-made dishes were a hit, featuring worldly flavors like Thai Peanut Noodles with Gingered Edemane and Braised Tofu.
Purple Carrot also offers meals that require less prep. These strike a great balance between meal kits and prepared dishes. All dishes are ready in no more than 25 minutes. They come with pre-made sauces, pre-chopped vegetables, and fewer cooking stages.
Beyond dinner options, Purple Carrot has you covered for breakfast and lunch. Breakfast options include things like Peach Melba Overnight Oats and Double Chocolate Pancakes. For lunch, you’ll see meals like Green Goddess Bowls with Brocolli and Tzatziki. Plus, the “Plantry” section allows you to add items like donuts, gazpacho, and plant-based protein alternatives.
Purple Carrot is also very accommodating when it comes to dietary preferences. Menu tags include High-Protein, Soy-Free, Nut-Free, Gluten-Free, and <600 Calories to guide you through your choices. Every meal is naturally dairy-free being that it’s a 100% plant-based service.
Prices for Purple Carrot start at $8.50 for each serving. You have the flexibility to order 3 or 4 meal kits every week for either 2 or 4 diners. Alternatively, go for the single-serving prepared meals available in sets of 6, 8, or 10 per week. For a tailored plan mixing both prepared meals and meal kits, you'd need to contact Purple Carrot.
Prepare most meals in under 40 minutes
Choose from over 100+ options per week
Dietary options include vegetarian, low-calorie, dairy-free, and no added gluten
If you’re looking for the flat-out lowest-cost meal kits in the US, look no further than Dinnerly. It’s popular for its cost-effectiveness and diverse recipe options, making it a hit among families. But how does Dinnerly maintain such attractive prices?
Well, Dinnerly shares its parent company with Marley Spoon, and you might notice some overlaps in its menus and branding. But while Marley Spoon leans toward gourmet recipes and higher-end extras, Dinnerly focuses on straightforward meals. This means simpler recipes with fewer, but still quality, ingredients.
With Dinnerly, don’t expect paper recipe cards in your package. The packaging is streamlined, too, with no separate wrappings for individual ingredients, as one of my colleagues found out in their full Dinnerly review.
Even with cost-saving measures, the ingredient quality remains on par with Marley Spoon. The menu variety doesn’t disappoint either. Each week, you get to sift through over 100 items that cater to various dietary needs and lifestyles. Expect meals from kid-friendly and vegan to veggie and no added gluten dishes.
Despite being budget-friendly, Dinnerly doesn’t skimp on global flavors, either. Think of dishes like Ramen Carbonara and Falafel Gyros with Sumac Onion-Cucumber Salad. And just like Marley Spoon, there’s room to tweak many meals according to your liking. However, compared to services like Home Chef, customization options might be a bit limited.
But there's more – you also have a good selection of extras like cakes, and desserts. Craving something sweet or savory? Consider options like Skillet Rocky Road Blondie, Toasted Coconut Chia Overnight Oats, or even Bratwurst Corndog Muffins. Occasionally, you might also come across ready-to-eat meals such as Chicken Penne in Mushroom Sauce and Sweet Chili Beef Meatballs.
Starting prices for Dinnerly are a steal, at $2.12 for each serving with the most extensive plan, which covers 6 meals for 4 every week. However, even the smallest Dinnerly order offers great value. You can choose to get anywhere from 2 to 6 meal kits weekly for 2 or 4 people.
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In my quest to find top-notch meal delivery services in Memphis, I prioritized certain things. I recommend keeping these points in mind when you make your selection:
Meal variety: Opt for services with diverse meal choices. I gravitate toward providers with ample selections and those that refresh their menus periodically. Repetition in meals can become monotonous pretty quickly. Factor changes its menu weekly.
Affordability: Identify a service that aligns with your financial means. While there are premium services like Factor, there are equally good yet pocket-friendly alternatives such as HelloFresh. Choose what works best with your budget.
Nutritional needs: Find a service that resonates with your taste and dietary needs. If you have specific dietary needs or preferences, go for a service that honors those. There's a plethora of options available, from gluten-free and organic to keto, vegan, Mediterranean, and beyond. Green Chef provides meal kits for niche diets like keto and gluten free.
Ease of use: Decide if you'd prefer cooking meal kits from scratch or if you'd rather have prepared meals. Some offer oven-ready or even grill-ready options, such as Home Chef. Certain services even offer pre-chopped ingredients for extra convenience.
When you consider services like Factor, it’s easy to see why they’re popular. Factor, for instance, sends you fresh, prepared meals that have never been frozen. The meals come from a wide range of cuisines and are nutritionally balanced for optimal health. Factor’s meals also only take 2 to 3 minutes to heat in the microwave.
If you’re looking for some great meal kits, check out Green Chef. It uses organic produce and eggs. It also offers vegan, Mediterranean, or gluten-free dishes, plenty of add-ons, and its sauces and ingredients come pre-prepared. Green Chef is 1 of my top recommended meal kit delivery services.
Yes, absolutely! I’m a single individual, and I swear by meal delivery services. They just make life so convenient by sending you all the ingredients you need to cook dinner (or lunch) straight to your doorstep.
If you’re just by yourself, you can also eat the meal kits 2 days in a row if you like, which saves you even more money (and time!). Check out HelloFresh for affordable options for singles.