With such incredible weather in Florida, it’s hard to want to stay inside and think about what to cook. If you’d rather take a long walk under the tree canopies of Tallahassee or explore the local trails and see the wildlife, we get it.
That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the best meal delivery services that bring dinner to you. From prepared meals that take minutes to heat to super-convenient meal kits that take away the stress of grocery shopping, we’ve picked only the top services available to Tallahassee residents.
Whether you’re looking for organic ingredients, meals to accommodate a special diet, or quite simply new dinner ideas, there’s something for you on this list.
Meal delivery services are subscription-based companies that deliver either meal kits for you to cook from scratch (like Blue Apron) or prepared meals that just need to be heated (like Freshly). The meals are delivered to your door periodically – usually once a week – and the service often requires you to choose from a menu ahead of time.
On the other hand, food delivery services, such as Grubhub or Postmates, bring you one-time orders from your favorite local restaurants. As well as being a commitment-free option, the food arrives cooked and ready to eat from the kitchen.
Perfect for families – order meals for up to six people
Customizable – swap, upgrade, or double-up on protein
Great value – prices start at $6.99 per serving
Spend less time in the kitchen so you can spend more of your day kicking back on Carrabelle Beach, with Home Chef. From 15-Minute Meal Kits to Oven-Ready dishes, there are recipes for even the tightest of schedules.
The 20+ weekly recipes offer great variety – dishes might include Grilled Chicken Fajitas with Crispy Jalapeños, or the plant-based Sesame Teriyaki Impossible Burger. Plans include Vegetarian, Carb-Conscious, and Calorie-Conscious, which you can read more about in our dedicated review.
And if you want to go camping in the Big Oak RV Park for a few days or head off on an exotic vacation, you don’t have to worry about skipping a week of delivery. You can easily manage your orders with the Home Chef mobile app.
Optional wine subscription – pair your meals with recommended bottles
Environmental focus – recyclable packaging and sustainably sourced ingredients
Diet-friendly – dedicated Wellness plan encourages healthy living
Blue Apron has great meal kits for Tallahassee residents, offering up classic American cuisine and internationally inspired recipes that are easy to prep and cook – like Italian Beef & Pesto Rice and the Crispy Onion & Spicy Mayo Burger.
In addition to its Signature and Vegetarian plans, Blue Apron also offers a Wellness plan for anyone trying to eat healthier. These recipes have been approved by WW (formerly Weight Watchers) and are designed to be high in protein and low in saturated fat and carbs.
Read more on what Blue Apron has to offer in our in-depth review. But here’s a spoiler: it includes wine! The company also offers a wine-pairing subscription service with hints, tips, and bottles that are perfectly sized for two people.
Free shipping – on every order
Healthy recipes – plant-based, with gluten-free and high-protein options
More than just dinner – pick up breakfast, lunch, and snacks too
Purple Carrot is our best plant-based meal delivery service in Tallahassee. Not only does it have meal kits perfect for dinnertime, but it also has super-quick breakfasts and lunches, ready in under five minutes. No more stressing about mealtimes when it’s football season – you can use your energy to support your favorite team instead.
With around eight dinner options, two breakfasts, and two lunches on the menu each week, you’re sure to find dishes that take your fancy. Look out for dishes like Buffalo Tempeh Quinoa Bowls with Roasted Peppers, or the Penne Al Pesto with Melted Zucchini and Charred Asparagus. There’s also a new range of prepared meals for busier days. Find out more about the meals in our dedicated review,
Family friendly – tried and tested recipes even the kids will love
Huge variety – 25 or more new recipes each week
Seasonal ingredients – farm-fresh and locally sourced
HelloFresh delivers – you guessed it – farm-fresh meal kits to Tally residents. The six available plans vary from Quick and Easy to Family Friendly or Calorie-Smart, and the choice of recipes each week is vast.
Cooking for your family? Order up to six meals a week for up to four servings each, with tasty and appealing crowd-pleasers like Pork Sausage & Roasted Pepper Pasta or Crispy Maple-Mustard Chicken. Read more about the menu and how the service works in this expert review.
The best thing about HelloFresh though, in my opinion, is the ability to see the menu for the next six weeks – so you can plan your meals in advance. It’s super helpful when it comes to scheduling grocery shopping trips or planning your meals around work and family life.
High-quality produce – certified organic and sustainably sourced
Plans to suit a range of lifestyles – including paleo, and gluten-free
Tons of extras – shop snacks, sauces, dips, bread, and more
Sunbasket is a meal delivery service that offers both meal kits and prepared meals to Tallahassee residents. What sets it apart is the multitude of diets it caters to, with plans that include Gluten-Free, Pescatarian and more. You can also filter the menu of 40+ weekly dishes based on your preferences.
You can eliminate ingredients such as soy, dairy, and gluten – there’s even a filter for vegan recipes, of which you’ll find around seven per week. Want meals that are ready in 20 minutes or less? There’s a button for that, too! Find out more in our detailed review.
Expect to see dishes like Mediterranean Turkey Kebabs with Carrot & Squash Ribbon Salad and Rainbow Quinoa, or Black Bean Tacos with Guacamole and Cabbage Slaw.
Safe for allergies – completely gluten- and peanut-free
Lots of choice – more than 40 meals to choose from each week
No prep required – simply heat and eat
Another notable meal delivery service for Floridians who like to follow a healthy lifestyle is Freshly. With more than 40 dishes on its menu, you can order up to 12 meals at a time to see you through a busy week. Read more about its plans in our dedicated review.
The meal categories include FreshlyFit, Takeout Twists, and the Signature Collection, and all feature single-serve dishes.
Freshly unfortunately doesn’t offer any vegetarian or vegan meals, but its high-protein dishes promise to be low in sugar and processed ingredients, so they’re great for supporting an active lifestyle. And if you’re looking for extra protein, you can add a variety of meats and sides to your order as well.
Premium ingredients – certified organic and non-GMO
Plans to match your lifestyle – Keto + Paleo, Plant-Powered, and more
Prepped ingredients – plus portioned sauces, spice blends, and marinades
Green Chef offers meal kits that make eating healthily way easier. There are three plans available: Keto + Paleo, Plant-Powered, and Balanced Living.
Choose wisely, though, as Green Chef doesn’t allow you to mix and match. That said, you’ll find tasty recipes across all of them, like the wide variety of meals on the Plant-Powered plan, such as the Baja Cauliflower Bowls.
And good news for celiacs: the recipes in the Keto + Paleo plan are certified gluten-free.
The cost can seem a little pricey at $9.99 per serving, but why not decide if it’s worth it after reading our detailed review? If the guarantee of high-quality, organic ingredients is an important factor for you, then you should definitely give Green Chef a chance.
Great value – just $4.99 per serving
Crowd-pleasing dishes – including some spicy recipes
Protein add-ons available – chicken breast and ranch steak packs
At only $4.99 per serving, EveryPlate is the most affordable meal delivery service on our list. This price stays the same whether you order for two or four people, three, four, or five times per week – so, single or cooking for the whole family, you win anyway!
The company can’t accommodate allergies, there are some vegetarian options – like the Blistered Tomato & Feta Penne with Kale.
You can read more about our EveryPlate experience in this in-depth review.
There’s also an $8.99 shipping fee that comes with each weekly order, so even though the price per portion is low, don’t forget to take this into account before you make your final choice.
Wide variety – partnered with hundreds of restaurants you know and love
Easy to order – check out the user-friendly app
No cooking or prep required – food arrives ready to eat
Grubhub is a well-known food delivery service that brings Tallahassee locals freshly prepared meals from their favorite restaurants. There’s so much choice, with hundreds of eateries to choose from.
It’s really easy to order, too. You can do it via the Grubhub website or the easy-to-use app. Search by restaurant, cuisine, or even the specific dish you crave. After you’ve browsed the menu and selected your order, you can track your food as it moves from the restaurant to your door.
If, however, you tend to order takeout often, you can avoid the fees piling up by signing up to Grubhub+. Get unlimited free delivery on orders of $12 or more – there’s a 14-day free trial if you want to check it out.
Get more than just food – order convenience items as well
User-friendly app – super easy to choose and track your order
Well-established – more than 4,200 cities in the US use Postmates
Postmates is another great food delivery service for the residents of Florida’s fine capital. In addition to meals from local restaurants, it also delivers convenience items such as milk, candy, alcohol, and even toilet paper.
So if you forgot to pick up cat food on your last shopping trip, just log into the website or app and a Postmates driver will bring it to you from the nearest store.
Delivery fees tend to be around $4, but you can get free delivery on all orders over $12 if you sign up to Postmates Unlimited. It costs $9.99 per month, but you can try it for free with the commitment-free seven-day trial.
Meal Delivery Service
Dietary Preferences Offered
$6.99 per serving
Carb-Conscious, Calorie-Conscious, Vegetarian
Meal kits and prepared meals
$7.49 per serving
Vegetarian, Wellness, Diabetes-Friendly, WW-Approved
$7.99, or free on orders of three meals or more
$9.99 per serving
Meal kits and prepared meals
$7.49 per serving
Vegetarian, Pescatarian, Calorie-Smart
$8.99 per serving
Vegetarian, Paleo , Mediterranean, Carb-Conscious, Diabetes-Friendly, Lean & Clean, Gluten-Free, Pescatarian
Meal kits and prepared meals
$8.49 per serving
Gluten-Free, Peanut-Free, Dairy-Free, High-Protein, Low-Carb
$9.99 per serving
Plant-Powered, Keto + Paleo
$4.99 per serving
Yes! Besides saving you money, meal delivery services encourage you to try new foods, learn new kitchen skills, and spend much less time grocery shopping. Imagine being able to explore beautiful Tallahassee, going fishing, hunting, or driving to the nearest beach to relax instead of being trapped in a seemingly never-ending cycle of thinking up new recipes, grocery shopping, and cooking.
Meal delivery services are also a great way to get the rest of the family involved in cooking, without the stress of worrying whether you have the right ingredients or if the recipe is too complicated.
And if you want to see even more options, make sure you check out our full list of today’s top services.
Depending on your dietary needs and the size of your order, the costs may vary. But the most affordable meal delivery service in Tallahassee is EveryPlate at just $4.99 per serving. Home Chef is also a good deal, and offers vegetarian, low-calorie and low-carb plans – plus you can save $80 across your first four orders when you sign up.
When it comes to healthy eating, there are tons of good meal delivery services in Tallahassee. Sunbasket has meals tailored for most dietary needs and offers organic ingredients. Blue Apron has a Wellness plan if you’re looking for low-calorie meals that work in line with Weight Watchers. If plant-based cuisine is your thing, Purple Carrot is your best bet for healthy and exciting vegan dishes.
The best meal delivery service for paleo dieters is Sunbasket, which has a dedicated Paleo plan. And with organic produce and responsibly sourced proteins, you know the meals will be of the highest quality. Another great option is Green Chef – its Keto + Paleo plan is also certified gluten-free.