Meal delivery services are the perfect solution for a busy Nashville resident. There’s a range of options to suit you, whether you are looking after a family or have a specific dietary restriction. The only problem is deciding which to choose in a sea of options.
I've done extensive research and compiled a list of the 10 best meal delivery services in Nashville. As a food lover myself, I understand the importance of convenience and variety when it comes to meal delivery services.
After careful consideration, I can confidently say that Factor is my top pick. Nashville residents will love its high-quality ingredients, quick-prep recipes, and customizable meal plans. Keep reading to explore other fantastic options on my list.
Factor – Best prepared meal delivery in Nashville
Green Chef – Best healthy meal kits in Nashville
HelloFresh – Best family-friendly meal kits
Home Chef – Best for customized recipes in Nashville
Fresh and Easy – Best low prep meal options in Nashville
30+ recipes per week
Dietary options include keto, high protein, and more
Current deal: Get 50% OFF your 1st box + 20% OFF the next 4 boxes!
Factor offers high-quality, prepared meals that are both delicious and healthy. If you're someone who struggles to find the time to cook healthy meals or are looking for a way to switch up your meal routine, Factor might be just what you're looking for.
Factor focuses on quality. The company prides itself on creating “restaurant-quality” meals. The company works with professional chefs to create dishes that are both delicious and satisfying. My colleague certainly agreed with this and believes Factor lives up to the hype.
Another great feature of Factor is its dietitian support. The company employs a team of registered dietitians who are available to answer any questions you may have about your meals or dietary needs. This means that you can make healthy choices and get the nutrients you need.
If you're following a keto diet, Factor offers a dedicated Keto plan that is designed to keep you in ketosis while still providing you with delicious meals. This plan is perfect for anyone who wants to stay on track with their keto goals without having to spend hours in the kitchen.
Whether you're a fan of classic comfort foods or more adventurous flavors, there is something for everyone on the menu. I like the look of the Peruvian Shrimp dish and the spicy Mexican-inspired Vegetarian Tamale Bowl.
If you're watching your calorie intake, Factor also offers a Calorie Smart plan that averages around 600 calories per meal. This plan is perfect for anyone who wants to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight without sacrificing flavor or variety.
Factor also offers a variety of add-ons that you can include with your meals. These include snacks, protein bars, and even cold-pressed juices. These add-ons are a great way to round out your meals and keep you feeling satisfied throughout the day.
Unlike most prepared meal delivery services, Factor never freezes its meals. This means you’ll need to make enough room in the fridge to store them as soon as they arrive. It also means you can enjoy fresh-tasting meals that are ready in minutes.
For those looking for an extra special meal experience, Factor offers Gourmet Plus options for an additional cost. These meals feature premium ingredients and more complex flavors and are perfect for special occasions or when you're in the mood for something a little fancier.
One downside to Factor is that there are only a few plant-based options available each week. The meal options are fairly limited for vegan or vegetarian diners, even on the Vegan & Veggie plan. However, if you're open to eating meatless meals occasionally, you might like the Flexitarian plan. Vegans will be better off with a dedicated service like Purple Carrot.
The minimum order is 4 meals per week and prices start at $6.19 per serving. This makes it quite pricey, but definitely worth it if you want to eat healthy, quality meals without the hassle of cooking.
Certified organic meal kits
45+ recipes per week
Dietary options include gluten free, plant-based, and protein-packed
Current deal: Get $250 off + free shipping
Green Chef offers healthy and delicious meals that are easy to prepare. If you're looking for a way to eat healthier and save time in the kitchen, Green Chef might be just what you need.
One of the standout features of Green Chef is its focus on organic, non-GMO ingredients. The company prides itself on using only the highest quality ingredients, including sustainably sourced proteins, fresh produce, and wholesome grains. This means that you can feel good about what you're eating and where it comes from.
Green Chef offers a variety of meal plans to choose from, Keto, Protein Packed, and Plant-Based. This means that you can find a plan that fits your dietary needs and preferences. Plus, with a rotating menu of over 45 meals to choose from each week, there is always something new and exciting to try.
I love Green Chef’s easy-to-prep meals. The ingredients come pre-measured and sometimes even pre-prepared. As long as you follow the step-by-step instructions, you’re practically guaranteed a healthy, delicious dinner no matter your skill level in the kitchen.
Another great feature of Green Chef is its eco-friendly packaging. The company uses 100% recyclable and compostable materials for its packaging, so you can feel good about reducing your carbon footprint while enjoying delicious meals.
Green Chef also offers the option to add snacks and sides to your shipment, which is a great way to round out your meals and keep you feeling satisfied throughout the day. Plus, with the option to pause or cancel your deliveries at any time, you can easily adjust your subscription to fit your needs.
One thing to keep in mind is that Green Chef meals do require some basic cooking skills. While the recipes are easy to follow, you will need to know how to chop vegetables and use a stove and oven. However, with a little practice, you'll be whipping up delicious meals in no time. Our reviewer was a big fan of the easy-to-follow recipe cards.
Prices start at $9.99 per serving and shipping is set at $9.99. A minimum order is 3 meals for 2 people per week, but you can order up to 4 meals for 6 people so it’s a good option for families.
Quick recipes for busy weeknights
70+ recipes per week
Dietary options include vegetarian, low carb, and more
Current deal: 18 free meals + first box ships free + 3 surprise gifts
HelloFresh provides a wide variety of delicious and healthy family-friendly meals that are easy to prepare. If you're looking for a convenient way to eat well and feed the whole tribe without having to spend hours in the kitchen, HelloFresh might be just what you need.
One of the standout features is its emphasis on fresh, high-quality ingredients. The company sources its produce and proteins from trusted suppliers and farmers, so you can be sure that you're getting the best possible ingredients in your meals. My colleague was impressed with the taste of the meals and how easy they were to prepare.
There’s a variety of meal plans to choose from, including vegetarian, family-friendly, and low-calorie options. This means that you can find a plan that fits your dietary needs and preferences. Plus, with a rotating menu of over 70 meals to choose from each week, there’s always something new and exciting to try.
I love how easy HelloFresh’s meals are to prepare. The company workshops and tests each dish extensively, so you know you have an expert-approved recipe. Simply follow the step-by-step instructions for an almost fool-proof meal.
Another great feature of HelloFresh is its commitment to sustainability. It uses recyclable and compostable packaging for its meals, and works to reduce food waste by sourcing only the ingredients it needs for each meal. This is an important consideration for anyone who wants to make healthy choices that are also good for the environment.
HelloFresh also offers the option to add on snacks and sides to your meals, which is a great way to round out your meals and keep you feeling satisfied throughout the day. Plus, with the option to pause or cancel your deliveries at any time, you can easily adjust your subscription to fit your needs.
It’s not the best choice if you suffer from allergies. You need to research all the ingredients and may need to make substitutions at home. I recommend Green Chef as an alternative, especially if you need a dedicated gluten free menu.
Being able to order up to 6 meals for 4 people makes it an ideal choice for families. Prices start at $3.32 per serving, and you can order a minimum of 2 meals for 2 people making it a good option for couples too.
New family menu with 10 recipes per week
40+ recipes plus extras each week
Dietary options include low calorie, low carb, and more
One of the things I appreciate about Home Chef is its emphasis on customization. With over 40 meal options to choose from each week, including vegetarian and low-carb options, you can find a plan that fits your dietary needs and preferences. Plus, with the option to customize your meals, you can swap out proteins, and even double up on your favorite ingredients.
Home Chef gives Nashville residents a convenient way to enjoy home-cooked meals. The extensive protein options are all of impressive quality, making it a good choice for carnivores. The recipes are also streamlined for easy, stress-free weeknight meals.
During the sign-up process, you can choose to avoid certain ingredients by selecting them from a list of options. For instance, if you have an allergy or simply do not enjoy certain ingredients such as mushrooms, shellfish, or pork, you can simply exclude them from your meals.
I appreciate the flexibility of Home Chef. You can easily pause or skip a delivery if you're going out of town or need to take a break, and you can also adjust the number of servings you receive each week. This makes it easy to fit the service into your busy schedule.
You also have the option to add on smoothies, breakfasts, and other snacks to your order. This is a great way to round out your meals and keep you feeling satisfied throughout the day. Plus, with pre-portioned ingredients and easy-to-follow recipes, it's easy to make healthy, delicious snacks at home.
While the recipes are easy to follow, some of the meals may require more prep work than others. Our expert reviewer found that most of the meals they tried were quick to prepare and tasted delicious.
A minimum order is 2 meals for 2 people per week and prices start at $7.99 per serving. There’s even the option to earn credit if you encourage a friend to sign up and place and order too.
Great for novice chefs
20+ recipes per week
Dietary options include vegetarian, low carb, and more
Fresh and Easy is a convenient way to enjoy quick, fresh, and delicious meals without the hassle of grocery shopping and meal planning. As part of Home Chef, you can access the full menu for even more options and flexibility when it comes to meal planning.
The standout feature of Fresh and Easy is its emphasis on low-prep meals that are ready to cook or heat up in just a few minutes. It’s perfect if you have a busy lifestyle but don’t want to be stuck with just microwaveable prepared meals.
Fresh and Easy offers both prepared meals that are ready to heat up and quick meal kits that include pre-measured ingredients and easy-to-follow recipes. My colleague appreciated the easy recipes that made cooking a breeze.
Signing up for Fresh and Easy is easy and straightforward, with pricing and options being the same as Home Chef. You can select items from either label to customize your weekly meal plans based on how much time you want to spend on meals.
Fresh and Easy offers a few options for different dietary needs, including vegetarian and low-carb options. It occasionally has plant-based items like Impossible Burger available as a custom ingredient, but I can’t recommend it for strict vegan dieters.
It’s a great option for new or novice chefs who are looking to expand their culinary skills and try new recipes. It provides step-by-step instructions and pre-measured ingredients, making it easy for even inexperienced cooks to create delicious and healthy meals at home.
If you don’t need to worry about dietary restrictions, Fresh and Easy is a good option. However, if you do, I recommend Factor, which has a selection of prepared and healthy meals to suit different requirements.
As with Home Chef, a minimum order is 2 meals for 2 people per week. Prices start at $7.99, and you can order up to 6 servings for 6 people per week.
Comprehensive weight loss program
150+ recipes on rotation
Dietary options include vegan, diabetic-friendly, and more
BistroMD is a meal delivery service that specializes in doctor-designed meals, with a range of programs for specific health conditions, and a new vegan weight loss program with 13 grams of protein per meal on average. For Nashville residents looking for a healthy and convenient way to eat, BistroMD has a lot to offer.
One of the key benefits of BistroMD is the wide range of over 150 meals to choose from, making it easy to find something that fits your taste and dietary preferences. The meals are designed by doctors and are tailored to help you achieve your health goals, whether that's weight loss, managing diabetes, or dealing with menopause.
The new vegan weight loss program is a welcome addition to BistroMD's offerings. It averages 13 grams of protein per meal, making it a good choice if you want to lose weight on a plant-based diet without feeling hungry all the time.
In terms of the meal options, BistroMD offers prepared meals that arrive frozen and need to be stored in the freezer until you're ready to eat them. The prep is simple, as you just need to heat and eat. Having easily accessible meals is key to a stress-free weight loss journey.
It also offers specific programs for menopause, diabetes, and other health conditions, making it a good option for those looking for meals that are tailored to their specific needs. In addition, you have the option to add snacks to your order, which can help make the diet feel less restrictive.
One thing that our expert reviewer noted is that the packaging is eco-friendly, which is a nice touch for those who are concerned about the environmental impact of meal delivery services.
In terms of signing up and pricing, it's a straightforward process that is similar to other meal delivery services. You choose your plan and the number of meals you want per week, and then the meals are delivered to your doorstep.
One downside to BistroMD is that there is no option to customize your ingredients, although you can edit your preferences to suit your taste. Another potential drawback is that the meals arrive frozen, which means you'll need to have space in your freezer to store them.
Prices start at $8.24 and you get free shipping with your first order. Choose to follow the 5 or 7 day plan and whether you want 3 or 2 meals per day.
Some organic ingredients
20 entrees per week + breakfast, lunch, and add-ons
Dietary options include high protein, gluten free, and more
If you're looking for a plant-based meal delivery service, Purple Carrot might be just what you need. As a 100% plant-based service, it's perfect for those who follow a vegan or vegetarian diet or simply want to incorporate more plant-based meals into their lifestyle.
Plant-based diets are usually healthy, reducing risk of heart disease, diabetes, and more. Whether or not you consider yourself a vegan, incorporating plant-based meals into your diet can have substantial health benefits.
One of the standout features of Purple Carrot is its creative and inspired recipes from a range of cuisines. From Thai-inspired curries to Mexican-style burrito bowls, there's something for every taste preference.
You can choose from meal kits, prepared meals, less prep, or frozen meals. This is a great range of meal kit types, which makes it easy to find something that suits your needs and lifestyle.
One thing I particularly love is that you can now mix and match prepared meals and kits. So, if you want to try your hand at cooking but don't have a lot of time, you can opt for a prepared meal one night and a kit the next. And if you're in a hurry, less prep or frozen meals are a great option too.
It's also worth noting that you don't need to be vegan to enjoy Purple Carrot. The meals are flavorful, satisfying, and packed with protein and other essential nutrients. If you enjoy a variety of cuisines and flavors, I've found that Purple Carrot has new ingredients and flavor combinations that you may not have tried before.
One thing to keep in mind is that all ingredients come prepackaged, which means there is a fair amount of plastic packaging involved. This may not be ideal for those looking to reduce their environmental impact. However, our expert reviewer notes that Purple Carrot has made efforts to use eco-friendly packaging where possible, such as with its meal kits.
There is no customization of meals in terms of individual ingredients. That being said, you can edit your preferences to ensure that you're getting meals that suit your tastes.
In addition to its meal plans, Purple Carrot also offers a variety of add-ons through its "Plantry" marketplace. This includes items such as plant-based milk, vegan cheese, and protein options. I like this marketplace as a resource for people who don’t have local access to vegan products.
Prices start at $8.50 per serving for the prepared meals. You can order meal kits from a minimum of 3 meals for 2 people or between 6 and 10 prepared meals per week.
100+ options per week
Dietary options include balanced, vegetarian, and more
Dinnerly is the ultimate budget-friendly option for those who want to enjoy home-cooked meals without spending too much time or money. It's a great option for Nashville residents who are looking for convenience and simplicity when it comes to meal preparation.
As one of the most affordable meal kit options on the market, it’s an excellent choice for families or those on a tight budget. Despite the lower prices, Dinnerly doesn't compromise on the quality of the ingredients or the taste of the meals.
The recipes offered by Dinnerly are simple and easy to follow, with only 6 steps to create each meal. This makes it the perfect option for beginner chefs or those who are short on time.
There's a range of over 100 options to try, with the menu changing weekly, which means that there's always something new to try. I especially love the family-friendly recipes that are offered, which are sure to please even the pickiest eaters.
Another great feature of Dinnerly is the ability to customize recipes to your liking. You can adapt proteins or ingredients to suit your tastes, making it easy to create meals that you and your family will love. I like that you can choose gluten-free pasta for the One-Pot Tortelloni Florentine pictured above.
Dinnerly also offers fancier recipes called PremiYUM options for an additional charge, which are perfect for special occasions or when you want to impress your guests. Read our review for more details on this.
While the standard recipes have limited ingredients, this can actually be a benefit for those who are new to cooking. It makes it easy to create delicious meals without having to worry about buying a lot of different ingredients. However, if you're looking for more complex recipes, Dinnerly may not be the best option for you and I recommend Hello Fresh instead.
One downside of Dinnerly is that the recipe cards are only digital, and there are no pictures to accompany them. This can make it a bit more challenging to visualize the finished dish, especially for those who are new to cooking. However, the recipes are still easy to follow, even without pictures.
The smallest plan offered by Dinnerly is 2 meals of 2 servings per week, which may not be enough for larger families. Prices start at $2.12 per serving and it's important to note that you will have to pay shipping on every order, which can add up over time.
250+ recipes on rotation
Dietary options include keto, low carb, and more
Diet-to-Go offers a range of healthy meal plans to help you achieve your weight loss or health goals. One thing to note about Diet-to-Go is that its menu is on a 5-week rotation, so you'll get a new set of meals to try each week. This can be a great way to keep things interesting and prevent boredom with your diet.
One of the standout options is its Mediterranean plan, which is designed to promote heart health and includes foods like fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein. This holistically healthy diet has been linked to a lower risk for heart disease and stroke.
The service provides 2 or 3 meals per day, depending on whether you want breakfast. It also offers a diabetes-friendly diet plan, which is designed to help you manage your blood sugar levels while still enjoying delicious, satisfying meals.
The meals from Diet-to-Go come fully prepared and are packaged in single servings, so there's no need for any meal prep on your end. You simply need to heat them up and enjoy. While you can't customize individual meals, you can easily edit your meal selection to suit your tastes or dietary restrictions.
One downside my colleague experienced was that the meals were rather unappetizing. While this may not be the case for everyone, it's important to keep in mind that taste preferences can vary.
It's also worth noting that Diet-to-Go requires a minimum order of 10 meals per week, which covers lunch and dinner. This may be a bit more than some other meal delivery services, but it's important to remember that you're getting fully prepared, healthy meals that can help you achieve your health goals. Prices start at $4.60 per serving.
Market items available as add-ons
16 options per week plus extras
Dietary options include low calorie, vegetarian, and more
Blue Apron has made a name for itself due to its high-quality ingredients, easy-to-follow recipes, and customizable meal plans. As a busy resident of Nashville, you may be looking for a convenient way to enjoy delicious and nutritious meals without the hassle of grocery shopping and meal preparation. That's where Blue Apron comes in!
In addition to traditional meal kits, Blue Apron also offers prepared meals that are ready to heat and eat. These meals are perfect for those nights when you're too busy or too tired to cook but still want something healthy and delicious. You can choose from a variety of options, including vegetarian and pescatarian meals.
If you're looking to make healthy choices, it also offers a dedicated Wellness plan. These low-calorie, high-protein dishes are made with healthy ingredients and designed for your holistic health.
Blue Apron works directly with farmers and other suppliers to source the freshest and highest-quality ingredients. All of the meat is antibiotic and hormone-free, and the produce is organic whenever possible. This means you can feel good about what you're eating and where it comes from.
Another great thing about Blue Apron is its menu variety. Compared to most services, I think its weekly meal options include more flavors inspired by different international cuisines. This is great if you like to explore new kinds of dishes.
If you have picky eaters in your family, don't worry. Blue Apron offers plenty of family-friendly recipes that are sure to please everyone. Have a look at our full review for more details on available meal options.
I appreciate how easy it is to pause or skip deliveries. Whether you're going out of town or just need a break, you can easily log into your account and adjust your delivery schedule. This makes it a great option for anyone with a busy schedule or unpredictable routine.
A minimum order is 2 servings of 2 meals per week. Prices start at $5.74 per serving based on the largest order of 5 meals for 4 people. Remember that premium recipes and customizations are at an additional cost and shipping per order is $10.99.
Portioned meals to fit dietary needs
130+ recipes each month
Dietary options include low-calorie, high-protein, diabetes-friendly, and vegetarian
Nutrisystem's meals are designed based on a high-protein, lower-glycemic approach. Designed by expert dietitians, these dishes aim to help you control hunger and maintain steady blood sugar levels. This way, Nutrisystem uses science to help you lose weight and stay energetic throughout the day.
All the meals are ready-made and include breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks. Every dish is precisely portioned to ensure maximum weight loss benefits for you while minimizing food waste.
The menu doesn’t rotate often, and some recipes are available from one month to another. Still, there is some diversity, like a solid offering of diabetes-friendly meals and vegetarian dishes. There are also low-salt dishes (dubbed heart healthy) and a plan specifically designed for women over 55 who want to lose weight.
Nutrisystem is all about healthy weight loss tailored to your specific requirements. The company prioritizes ingredient quality, and there are no artificial flavors or sweeteners in any of the meals. And, based on my colleague’s in-depth review of the company, the dishes are quite tasty.
Most of the entrees are microwave-ready. Whether you're picking frozen or non-frozen meals, each dish is ready in about 3 minutes, which is quite convenient. This not only saves you time but also ensures that you always have a healthy meal on hand.
Nutrisystem’s program is designed to help keep hunger and cravings at bay. You get enough food and snacks for 6 meals a day, every day. The reasoning behind this is that, by regularly feeding your body with nutritious meals and snacks, you'll find it easier to stay on track with your weight loss goals.
Nutrisystem’s prices may seem affordable, but keep in mind that this is a monthly delivery. The basic plan for women starts $8.54 per day, but if you want access to the entire menu, you’ll need the Uniquely Yours version, which is pricier. Luckily, there are plenty of discounts available, which help bring down the cost a bit.
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Here are my 4 top tips for choosing the best meal delivery service in Nashville.
Consider your dietary needs: It's important to choose a meal delivery service that accommodates your specific dietary needs, whether that be gluten-free, vegan, or low-carb. Be sure to check the menu and ingredient list before making a decision and don't hesitate to reach out to the company's customer service team for more information.
Customize your meals: Some services let you tailor your meals to your taste or diet, a great feature if you have specific likes or allergies. Look for ones that allow this kind of customization.
Think about cost: Meal delivery services can have different prices, so think about your budget before you decide. Some services might be cheaper but have fewer choices or lower-quality ingredients. Find a service that balances quality and cost.
Opt for a service with sustainable sourcing: It's critical to back local and ethical farming methods, so think about selecting a meal delivery service that procures its ingredients from local farms and manufacturers. This guarantees you receive fresh, premium-quality ingredients while also supporting your local community at the same time.
There are several great meal delivery services available in Nashville, including my top recommendation, Factor. The best one for you will depend on your individual preferences, dietary restrictions, and budget. Consider factors like menu variety, customization options, delivery frequency, and pricing to help you make your decision.
The cost of meal delivery services in Nashville can vary depending on the provider and the plan you choose. Some services, like Dinnerly, are particularly affordable. It's important to compare the costs of different options to find one that fits your budget.
Yes, many meal delivery services in Nashville offer options for various dietary restrictions, including vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and dairy-free. For example, Purple Carrot is a 100% plant-based option.