So, you’ve recently moved to Salt Lake City. There’s so much to see and do – whether it's seeing the State Capitol or checking out Temple Square – you barely have time to think, let alone plan and prepare meals.
A meal delivery service could be just the thing to help you save time on cooking and meal planning. Fortunately, you’ve come to the right place. Below you’ll find my compilation of the 10 Best Meal Delivery Services for Salt Lake City.
After careful analysis, the nod for first spot goes to Home Chef for its great flexibility. I looked at everything – from family-friendly meal kits to services that cater to specific diets. I’ve even looked into a food delivery service for comparison.
So, let’s dig in.
Fully customize your meals
Upgrade and swap proteins on selected meals
Offers oven- and grill-ready meal kits
Current deal: Get 16 Free Meals!
Flexibility is king at Home Chef. It offers multiple types of meal kits including 15-minute kits for those in a hurry and Culinary Collection kits for special occasions. And don’t forget the extras like protein packs and cakes. They’ll serve you well on busy Salt Lake City days.
You get to choose from four different types of meal plans, as well. These include: Calorie-conscious, < 30 minutes, Carb-conscious, and Vegetarian.
Check out my colleague’s Home Chef review to see what they thought of one of the oven-ready options.
Home Chef also has a bricks-and-mortar presence at many physical stores like Kroger, Baker’s, and more. So, if you want to try it out before subscribing, you have the option of picking out the meal of your choice in person.
Lastly, Home Chef’s allergen filter is worth a mention. It gives a list of eight common allergens that are easily excluded with a click.
Offers WW-approved meal options for healthy dining
Pair wines as add-ons to dinners for two
Find high-quality kitchen tools and more in its Market section
Blue Apron offers broad menus packed with chef-designed recipes for two or four people. There’s also a Vegetarian for 2, and a Wellness plan. Blue Apron goes the extra mile to add in tags on the meals for easy identification (Wellness, WW-approved, and Vegetarian). Read our in-depth Blue Apron review to learn more about the four plans available.
There’s an app to help manage your account and the website includes a wealth of useful information. The Food Safety section gives you info on safe food handling and preparation, including useful health tips like the minimum temperature required for meat.
Fun fact: the company’s called “Blue Apron” because, by tradition, that’s what a cook wears when they start out. It’s Blue Apron’s mission to train you, and train you right!
Healthy food that’s good for the environment
Internationally inspired vegan meals
Choose from meal kits and prepared meals
Current deal: Get $30 Off with code carrot30
The entire Purple Carrot menu is devoted to plant-based food, with both meal kits and oven-ready prepared meals.
Purple Carrot also has a small collection of plant-based pantry items, referred to as the Plantry. This offers snacks to complement Purple Carrot’s meals, with items like Chocolate Tahini and Sea Salt Cauliflower Snacking Crackers.
Protecting the environment is a key part of Purple Carrot’s identity. Our expert Purple Carrot review goes into more detail on the environmental impact of the company’s meals as well as its sustainable packaging.
So, the next time you’re soaking up the beauty of the Twin Peaks, keep Purple Carrot in mind. It’s a company on a mission!
Easily change your meal plan or delivery schedule
Variety of plans including Meat & Veggie, Veggie, and Pescatarian
Easy Prep range takes 20 minutes or less
HelloFresh is a meal delivery company with a conscience. Not only does it offer a variety of menus and meal plans at a reasonable price (see the full list in our HelloFresh review), but it’s also set up several programs geared toward social responsibility goals.
First, there’s the Beyond the Box program, which strives to increase food security in communities that need it most. There’s also a Meals with Meaning program that gives free meal kits to people in the United States who are suffering from food poverty.
HelloFresh is a great choice for families of all sizes thanks to its weekly changing menu that caters to a range of diets and tastes. Look out for its Hall of Fame tag, which highlights users’ favorite recipes.
Extensive selection of organic meals
Environmentally conscious mission statement
10 meal plans to fit a range of lifestyles
Current deal: $90 off Plus a Free Gift!
Sunbasket has something for everyone. In addition to the dinner menu, it offers breakfasts, lunches, pastas & sauces, proteins, and snacks. And each one of those menus gives you a range of further choices. Lunch, for example, has six subcategories. To learn more about the 10 plans available, see my colleague’s expert Sunbasket Review
Sunbasket also prioritizes farm-fresh, natural ingredients. It uses only organic produce, responsibly raised meats, and sustainable seafood that come together to form diverse, dietician-approved meals.
If you’re planning to hike up Ben Lomond or Mt. Olympus, Sunbasket is a good way to fuel up beforehand with a healthy breakfast. It’s even got your snacks covered – everything from nuts to oat bars!
Meals and ingredients backed by TV legend Martha Stewart
Includes Martha’s own spice blends
Pre-measured ingredients save you prep time
Current deal: Get $120 off Your First 5 Boxes
Marley Spoon offers a huge 40+ meals every week across a range of categories. While it doesn’t cater to niche diets like keto, it has plenty of useful categories to help you find meals that suit your taste and lifestyle, including Vegetarian & Vegan, Meat & Fish, Health & Diet, Under 30 Minutes, and Family Friendly.
To learn more about Marley Spoon and its services, check out this dedicated Marley Spoon review by one of my colleagues.
One of the most striking features of Marley Spoon is its partnership with TV cooking legend Martha Stewart. Of course, that’s all well and good, but what does she add? Is she just a famous face?
In this case, I think Martha really helps Marley Spoon stand out from its competitors. The recipes start with ingredients specially selected and organized with Martha’s hands-on expert knowledge, and her impact is further felt in the recipes themselves, with her exclusive, signature spice blends.
30+ meals available on the menu
Meals perfectly portioned for one person
Ready to eat in three minutes
Current deal: Save $125, Promo Code: SAVE125AFF
Freshly is a company that delivers quick, one-person meals, made with all-natural ingredients, to the Salt Lake City region. The fully-prepared meals are delivered fresh for your enjoyment. They’ll last between three and five days in the refrigerator but, of course, you can toss them in the freezer to extend their shelf life.
The plans offered range in size from 4 to 12 meals per week. You can choose from three different meal plans (Purely Plant, the Signature Collection, and FreshlyFit) as well as from a fourth option for Proteins & Sides.
You can find out more about the company in this expert Freshly review by one of my colleagues.
As far as allergens are concerned, a large selection of the meals offered by Freshly are gluten-free. There are also dairy-free options, and peanut-free, low-calorie, and carb-conscious choices as well.
So, don’t worry. Freshly’s got you covered.
A wide variety of meal plans for different diets
Pre-measured, prepped ingredients for meals
USDA-certified organic ingredients
Current deal: Get $135 Off + Free Shipping
As its name implies, Green Chef is a company with a focus not only on feeding its customers but also on its own impact on the environment. Most meal delivery services have some kind of recyclables scheme/environmental awareness, but Green Chef goes the extra mile.
Green Chef provides USDA-certified organic meals across a range of diets, including Balanced Living, Keto + Paleo, and Plant-Powered. Our full-length Green Chef review goes into more detail on what you can expect to find on each menu.
Green Chef reduces food waste through pre-portioning ingredients, has a thorough recycling/reusing program, and even practices a 100% carbon/plastic emissions offset for every ounce of plastic used.
So, if you want an environmentally conscious meal delivery company, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better one.
Affordable meals, starting at just $1.49 per serving
Meals that can be prepared in about 30 minutes or less
Easy recipes with six simple steps
Current deal: Get $1.49/meal + 20% off your next 2 boxes
EveryPlate is, by far, one of the least expensive meal delivery services. It keeps costs down by offering fewer, simpler dishes than many other services (although still a respectable 17 per week) and doesn’t cater to alternative diets like vegan, keto, or paleo.
However, if you want to eat well on a tight budget, EveryPlate may be just the service for you. My colleague covers the three basic plans available in their expert review of EveryPlate.
Imagine coming back from a bike ride through Salt Lake City. You’re hungry. You want something to eat. So, you whip up an EveryPlate meal, throw in some extra steak from one of the protein packs, and voilà! You have a perfect post-ride meal at a bargain price.
Search the app or site by cuisine, restaurant name, or menu item
Join Grubhub+ for free delivery and more
Grubhub comes with its own special Perks program that offers several benefits for its customers. With Perks, you can look through a complete listing of all the restaurants Grubhub partners with and see every deal offered.
Grubhub food also comes with both lowest-price and on-time guarantees. If you find a lower price, you’ll get the difference, plus $5. And if your order’s late, you’ll get $5 to compensate.
So, if you’re craving food from Knickerbockers Deli or Bites Cafe, Grubhub could be your answer. You should get your food in less than an hour and maybe even a few discounts to sweeten the deal.
$6.99 Per Serving
$5.74 Per Serving
$8.50 Per Serving
$3.79 Per Serving
$4.27 Per Serving
$2.99 Per Serving
$5.99 Per Serving
$1.49 Per Serving
$6.90 Per Serving
2 meals for 2 people
2 meals for 2 people
3 meal kits for 2 people/6 prepared meals
2 meals for 2 people
2 meal kits for 2 people/4 prepared meals
2 meals for 2 people
3 meals for 2 people
3 meals for 2 people
Varies by supplier
4 prepared meals
Kits, oven- & grill-ready, prepared
20 - 60 min. meal kits
30-minute meal kits
20 - 30 min. meal kits
Fresh & Ready meals, 30-Min Meal Kits
30 min. meal kits
30-minute meal kits
30-minute meal kits
Here are some pointers to help you decide which meal delivery service in Salt Lake City best suits your needs:
Customizability: The ability to customize your menu is a big plus for any meal delivery service. Swapping out items you don’t fancy for those that you do means an all-around winner dinner!
Selection: A wide variety of options allows for a diverse diet and a greater opportunity to find something you really like.
Healthiness: Most meal delivery services do a good job at providing top-quality food, but be sure to look into the quality and sources of their ingredients, as well as the nutrition information of each meal.
Price: Last, but not necessarily least, is price. With some services, ordering more meals can give you a lower cost per-serving price and better value overall. With other services, you’ll pay the same no matter the size of your order.
Meal delivery services can be a godsend for all kinds of busy lifestyles in Salt Lake City. Who has time to cook when there’s so much to see and do?
They can also save you money. A lot of the meal delivery services listed here beat most restaurants or regular takeouts on price – with room to spare.
Not only are home-cooked meals healthier than eating out, but you’ll also save money by only getting the groceries that you need each week. You’ll never have to throw a half-eaten bagged salad in the trash again!
For even more inspiration, check out our list of the best meal delivery services of this year.
Everyone’s health goals are different. Blue Apron is great if your focus is losing weight or controlling diabetes.
Sunbasket has a wide range of healthy options, too. Not only does it have Carb-Conscious and Diabetes-Friendly plans, but it’s also got Paleo, Lean & Clean, Pescatarian, and more.
For even more healthy choices, check out our list of the 10 Best Healthy Meal Delivery Services.
My winner here is Home Chef. It offers a good range of carb and calorie-conscious meals each week, with its Fresh Start menu focusing exclusively on these dishes to help you stay on track.
It’s also priced per meal and the lighter dishes can be less expensive. For example, prices start from $6.99for entrée salads.
This is another category where Sunbasket shines. It has an entire meal plan devoted to paleo eating. Plus, Sunbasket provides a filter that allows you to customize the ingredients you want to include (high protein, high fiber, etc.) or exclude (shellfish, pork, etc.).
An honorable mention goes to Green Chef for its Keto+Paleo plan.