If you’ve taken up residence in a new locale and are looking for the best meal delivery services in Scottsdale, AZ, look no further. I’ve done all the research and analysis required to compile this comprehensive list for you.
At the top, you’ll find Home Chef. Not only does it offer a great selection of meals that can be tailored to fit the needs of every taste and lifestyle, but it’s also a great choice if you’re looking for flexible and customizable service.
Read on to find out who else made the cut!
Home Chef – Tailored meals in Scottsdale, AZ
Blue Apron – WW-approved recipes in Scottsdale, AZ
Purple Carrot – Scottsdale’s best vegan meals
What’s the Difference Between Meal Delivery and Food Delivery?
A meal delivery service like Home Chef sends either meal kits or prepared meals. In the case of a meal kit, you’ll receive the ingredients and a recipe so you can fix the meal yourself. In the case of a prepared meal, you just heat the food in a microwave or an oven.
A food delivery service, such as Grubhub, however, has nothing to do with meal preparation. It acts as a go-between for you and the restaurant of your choice. You order via Grubhub, a driver will pick the meal up and deliver it to you.
Allows you to swap, upgrade, or double-up on protein
Customize your plan and edit the number of servings easily
Choose from classic meal kits, oven-ready dishes, and more
Special discount – Save $90 Over Your First 3 Orders
The name of the game for Home Chef is flexibility. It offers four plans: Carb-Conscious, Calorie-Conscious, Vegetarian, and < 30 minutes. However, it also offers a number of ways to tailor your meals, including the Customize It tool where you can switch up the protein.
You’ll find more information about personalizing your plates in this Home Chef review by one of my colleagues.
There are plenty of options when it comes to choosing a meal type to suit your schedule, too. Alongside its classic meal kits, Home Chef offers speedy 15-Minute Meal Kits, Oven-Ready Meals, and even a Culinary Collection of recipes for special occasions. So, even after a long day of hiking at the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, you can have dinner on the table before you know it.
Dedicated Wellness plan and WW-Approved recipes
Optional wine pairing subscription
Easy-to-follow recipes that are a snap to prepare
Special discount – $130 off across your first 6 boxes!
You can choose from four plans when you sign up to Blue Apron: the Signature (for two), Signature For 4, Wellness, and the Vegetarian plan. Across all you’ll find a range of balanced meat, fish, and veggie recipes largely inspired by the Mediterranean diet, with diabetes-friendly offerings, too.
Finally, Blue Apron’s wine pairing subscription is the perfect way to give your weekly meals the wow-factor. With food-pairing tips and bottles perfectly sized for two people, you get to choose the wines you love – and skipping or canceling is easy.
Completely plant-based meals
Free shipping on every order
Inspiring, international vegan cuisine
Special discount – Get $25 Off & FREE Delivery
Vegans and vegetarians looking for an exciting and convenient meal delivery service will be thrilled with Purple Carrot. The company only offers plant-based meals, including both meal kits and prepared dishes.
The vegan menu means that most dietary requirements are covered anyway – but Purple Carrot also offers gluten-free, soy-free, and high-protein meals. Additionally, you can add breakfast, lunch, and store-cupboard items to your box, too.
The number of calories per meal ranges between 500 and 800, and each dish is perfectly balanced to include complex carbs and healthy fats found in seeds, fruits, legumes, and more. Good for you – and good for the planet!
Six specialist plans to choose from
25 or more dishes on the menu each week
High-quality ingredients, including Villari Brothers meat, and more
Special discount – 16 Free Meals + 3 Gifts + Free Shipping
If you’re looking for healthy, crowd-pleasing dinners for the whole clan, HelloFresh may be the service for you. Not only does the company stick to using seasonal, top-quality ingredients, it also offers a dedicated Family Friendly meal plan where you can order up to six meals per week.
You can find out more about how simple the recipes are to follow (and how they taste!) in our HelloFresh review.
Whether you’ve had a busy day at work or you’ve just come back from a trip to Butterfly Wonderland with the munchkins in tow, HelloFresh makes it easy to get dinner on the table in less than 40 minutes. The recipes come with different difficulty levels – and there are basic ones that require little prep and minimal cleanup.
The kid-friendly recipes, rated by other families, are perfect for even the pickiest of eaters.
You can even get the little ones involved in the cooking!
10 plans to suit almost every diet and lifestyle
Uses only organic produce where possible
Offers both meal kits and prepared meals
Special discount – $90 off Plus a Free Gift!
Sunbasket’s biggest claim to fame is the enormous variety it offers. There are 10 meal plans to choose from, including Mediterranean, Diabetes-Friendly, Paleo, and more. Plus, you can mix and match classic meal kits and its Fresh & Ready prepared dishes.
You can learn a whole lot more about what’s on the Sunbasket menu in this tried-and-tested review.
What impressed me the most was how well-organized the website is and how simple it is to navigate. The main menu is clearly divided into sub-menus – and just to give you an idea, not only does it have the standard meals (dinner, breakfast, and lunch), it also includes snacks, proteins, and pasta, and sauces.
Provides perfectly portioned ingredients for faster prep
40 recipes to choose from every week
Pick up Martha’s signature spice blends
Special discount – Get $120 off Your First 5 Boxes
Martha Stewart draws on her wealth of foodie expertise to provide more than 40 recipes every week over at Marley Spoon. Not only do the meal kits make cooking super easy with prepped and measured ingredients, but you’ll also find some of Martha’s signature spice blends in your box to help dazzle the palate.
The Marley Spoon site is also a hub of information, with recipes and blog posts packed with cooking tips for beginners. Plus, it has a handy app to make managing your account simple.
You’ll mostly find a variety of international and American favorites, and classic twists on home cooking, but the meals are divided up into categories to make browsing the menu easy. Look out for tags such as Vegetarian & Vegan, Health & Diet, Kid-Friendly, and more.
Single-serving meals, perfect for individuals
Add extra proteins and sides to your box
Most dishes are certified gluten-free
Special discount – Save $100, Promo Code: CYBER25AFF
The noteworthy thing about Freshly is convenience. Its chef-made meals are ready to heat and eat, and can be stored in the refrigerator or frozen, so you’ll always have quick, healthy food to hand. The dishes take around three minutes in the microwave (slightly longer if you choose to heat them in the oven).
This expert review, compiled by one of my colleagues, reveals more about Freshly’s service – including its speedy customer support and what to expect when you receive your box.
You can browse Freshly’s menu via categories such as Purely Plant, FreshlyFit, Signature Collection, and others. It also has an app, which allows you to make meal selections, skip weeks, change your delivery day, and so much more.
Prepared meals are great for people who have busy lifestyles. You’ll find this service ideal at the end of a long day when all you want is to just nuke a meal in minutes. Et voilà!
Offers discounts to nurses, first responders, teachers, and others
Uses seasonal, USDA certified-organic ingredients
Sustainable practices, including recyclable packaging
Special discount – Get $130 Off + Free Shipping
One of the central features of Green Chef is how easy the meals are to prepare thanks to its prepped ingredients, which include ready-made marinades and spice blends. The meal kits also come with color-coded recipe cards that are easy to follow.
This Green Chef review was written by one of my colleagues, who reveals more about the quality of the ingredients and what you’ll find on the menu.
Additionally, Green Chef has three health-oriented meal plans – Keto + Paleo, Balanced Living, and Plant-Powered. Though it’s a small selection, they’re targeted to very specific needs. The Keto + Paleo recipes, for example, are all designed to be high in protein and low in carbs, so great for dieters and anyone needing help to stick to a paleo plan.
Starting price of $4.99 per serving
Easy-to-follow recipes ready in six steps
Hearty, no-frills comfort food the whole family will love
Special discount – $40 OFF throughout your first 3 boxes
Of all the services in Scottsdale, EveryPlate is the cheapest I’ve found. It offers meals for as little as $4.99 per serving and can do so because it has a more streamlined service with basic packaging, simple ingredients (cooked deliciously!), and it doesn’t cater to specific dietary needs.
But does cutting back on costs affect the taste of the meals? Find out in this EveryPlate review by one of my colleagues.
EveryPlate offers four plans – the ClassicPlate, VeggiePlate, FamilyPlate, and EasyPlate. You’ll find around 17 meals on the master menu every week, but these are cut (sometimes significantly), depending on the plan. VeggiePlate, for example, has only around five recipes per week.
But perhaps the next time you want to head out to check out Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, you can begin the evening with a quick and inexpensive EveryPlate meal. Then you’ll have a little extra cash left over for whatever else the night might hold…
Fast, reliable service
Search cuisine type, restaurant name, or specific menu item
Sign up to Grubhub+ for additional perks and savings
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Grubhub has a number of benefits that make it a more attractive option than all the other food delivery services throughout Scottsdale. The first is its in-app Perks program, which allows you to peruse a list of all of Grubhub’s restaurant partners and view their exclusive deals.
Hosting a get-together or corporate lunch? Grubhub also offers a catering service. Via the app, you can order platters, individually boxed meals, and other goodies from local eateries to make group dining easy.
Maybe you’ve had a long day shopping at Fashion Square, or maybe you’re late home from work… on those days when only takeout will do, just log into Grubhub and place your order!
Calorie-Conscious, Carb-Conscious, Vegetarian
Meal Kits, Prepared Meals
Vegetarian, Wellness, Diabetes-Friendly, WW-Approved
Vegan, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, High-Protein
Meal Kits, Prepared Meals
Veggie, Fit & Wholesome, Pescatarian
Paleo, Carb-Conscious, Gluten-Free, Lean & Clean, Diabetes-Friendly, Vegetarian, Pescatarian, Mediterranean
Meal Kits, Prepared Meals
Health & Diet, Vegetarian & Vegan
Meal Kits, Prepared Meals
FreshlyFit, Purely Plant
Keto + Paleo, Plant Powered
Bottom Line: Are Meal Delivery Services in Scottsdale Worth It?
Meal delivery services are well worth the investment for most people. As a general rule, they help save you time, money, and effort. They can certainly make your life easier, especially if you have a busy schedule or you’re feeding a young family. You’ll find that to be particularly true in Scottsdale, too, since there is so much happening locally.
If you’re interested in finding out more about other meal delivery services, you can check out our general list of the top services. You may find it worth your while!
The most affordable meal delivery service in Scottsdale is – without doubt – EveryPlate. For an easy, low-cost, homecooked meal, EveryPlate can’t be beat.
There are multiple healthy meal delivery services in Scottsdale, but our top choice is Home Chef. With vegetarian, and carb- and calorie-conscious meal plans combined with the exceptional ability to tailor your meals to your specific needs, it’s hard to beat.
However, we should also mention Sunbasket, HelloFresh, and Green Chef, all of which are dedicated to using only top-quality, seasonal ingredients and offer balanced recipes with some specific dietary options.
This is another category in which there are multiple contenders. Indeed, you’ll find that most meal delivery services offer a diet-friendly plan in some form or another. However, if your primary interest is weight loss, Blue Apron’s WW-Approved Wellness plan is a solid choice.
This one is a tossup between Sunbasket and Green Chef as both services have meal plans tailored for paleo dieters. However, since Sunbasket offers more meals on the menu each week, it might be the better choice if you want more variety in your diet.