Famous for its food, especially its Mexican cuisine, it’s no surprise that Tucson was the first American city to be honored as the UNESCO Capital of Gastronomy.
Tempting as it is to eat out all the time, you need a long-term solution that honors your budget and health goals. Meal delivery services allow you to create healthy, delicious meals in your own kitchen without the need to plan or shop.
We’ve researched the top meal delivery services today and compiled this list of the 10 best in Tucson. So keep eating out for those special occasions, and dig into these.
Meal delivery services, like Home Chef and Blue Apron , send you all the necessary ingredients and instructions so you can cook a meal at home. Some services offer prepared meals that just need to be heated, while others come with all the ingredients that you prepare from scratch.
Food delivery, on the other hand, offers cooked meals from your favorite restaurants. Services like Grubhub deliver food on demand, rather than being a subscription service.
Customize the protein in almost every meal
Different meal kit types to suit your schedule
Around 20 recipes on the menu each week, plus add-ons
Home Chef is our best meal delivery service for Tucson because of its variety and customization options. Our Home Chef review details the menu options available.
Most recipes let you swap, upgrade, or double-up on protein, as needed. For example, make your Sunday Supper Pot Roast Meatballs vegetarian, or swap the beef for pork. Decisions, decisions!
From microwavable meals and oven-ready meals, to premium recipes, there’s a lot to choose from. Had a long day at work or hiking in Saguaro National Park? Throw an Oven-Ready meal to bake, and enjoy nutritious food in under 30 minutes – no chopping required.
Diet-friendly options, including WW-Approved recipes
Easy to follow, diverse dishes – ready in 30 minutes
Optional wine pairings available
Blue Apron serves up some great international dishes, perfect for both beginners in the kitchen and those who want to get a little more experimental. Its plant-based, Korean-style Gochujang burger, for example, helps you eat less meat during the week. There are plenty of “classics” with a twist… Read our detailed our detailed review for more about the menu.
In addition to the global flavors, there’s also the option to add wine to your meals. The bottles come with information to help you learn more about wine and how you can pair it with something fantastic. It’s a unique offering that can elevate your meal delivery experience.
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Responsibly sourced, farm-fresh ingredients
Recyclable and reusable packaging to minimize waste
More than 25 recipes to choose from each week
HelloFresh offers a collection of popular, tried-and-tested recipes that are perfect for families, couples, and single people alike. Its plans include Veggie, Family Friendly, Quick & Easy, and more – simply choose based on your needs and HelloFresh will suggest meals that fit the bill.
Read our in-depth review for a closer look at the menu.
The meal choices include fan-favorites, from burgers and burritos to wholesome veggie bowls that receive five-star ratings from customers, mixed in with brand-new recipes. And all the ingredients are sustainably sourced and local where possible.
Caters to a huge variety of diets and lifestyles
Both meal kits and prepared meals to choose from
Gives back to food banks and other non-profit organizations
Sunbasket offers a wider range of plans than any other meal delivery service, with options including Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Diabetes-Friendly, Paleo, and more (see the full list in our Sunbasket review ).
With 20 meal kits and over 20 Fresh & Ready prepared meals each week, you really are spoiled for choice. There’s even an online marketplace offering store-cupboard essentials like pasta, dips, bread, and snack bars.
It’s easy to filter the menu based on your needs and you can also mix-and-match between plans. Even more impressively, all Sunbasket’s ingredients are of the highest quality, sustainably sourced, and organic where possible.
All meals are gluten- and peanut-free
Packaged as single servings for convenience
40+ meal options available each week
Freshly offers prepared meals that are gluten-free and ready to eat in just a few minutes.
All the meals are made with no added sugar, fewer processed ingredients, and more nutrients in mind, plus everything is gluten- and peanut-free. Read our in-depth review to learn more about the menu.
Flexibility and convenience are key with Freshly – you can order between four and 12 meals each time, and this can easily be changed from week to week, depending on your needs.
This is probably one of the tastiest things to come out of your microwave!
Easy to follow recipes, with measured and prepped ingredients
Specific plans available for keto, paleo, and vegans
Organic produce, always locally sourced where possible
With plans that include Keto + Paleo, Plant-Powered, and Balanced Living, Green Chef caters to more diets and lifestyles than some of its competitors. Each plan offers nine weekly recipes though keep in mind that you can’t mix and match.
Read more about the company in our detailed review .
If high-quality ingredients are on your list of priorities, you’ll be pleased to know that all Green Chef’s produce is USDA-certified organic, and all its meat and fish is sustainably sourced and non-GMO.
14 recipes to choose from each week
Easy to make, crowd-pleasing dishes
Option to add more protein to your box
EveryPlate just cannot be beaten on price.
All its meals cost $4.99 per serving – and prices stay low because the recipes stay simple and the company doesn’t use any unnecessary packaging. You’ll find no exotic spice blends or many diet-friendly options here, just classic comfort food dishes that are filling and delicious.
Choose three, four, or five meals each week for either two or four people. Read more about the process in our review of EveryPlate .
Keep in mind that if you have dietary restrictions or allergies, this is probably not the meal delivery service for you.
Order up to 30 meals at a time
Prepared vegan meals, ready to eat in minutes
Additional diets catered to, including high-protein and gluten-free
Veestro’s extensive menu features 53 plant-based entrees, plus breakfast options. If you’re considering a plant-based diet for the first time, this service is the perfect way to test out meat-free eating. Or perhaps you’re a vegan looking for meal inspiration or simplicity in the kitchen…
See our full Veestro review for a breakdown of the recipes.
In addition to the a la carte menu, where you can simply order the meals that look good to you, there is a dedicated Weight Loss plan. This offers three meals per day that total around 1,200 calories.
User-friendly app and website
Tons of variety and access to great local restaurants
Frequent offers, including free delivery
With the Grubhub app, you’ll find more than 800 Tucson restaurants available to order from. Search for a specific cuisine or even dish – so if you’ve been thinking about Rollies’ Rojo Tacos all day, you can put an order in on Grubhub to deliver to your location whenever you want.
For anyone using Grubhub frequently, Grubhub+ is a membership that gets you free shipping and special deals for a monthly fee of $9.99 . Not ready to commit? Try out the two-week free trial to see how it benefits you. Get online, put your order in, and track the status as it heads your direction.
More than just food – order convenience items too
Easy to use app and website with great search features
Convenience is at your fingertips with Postmates. It’s a one-stop shop for restaurant delivery, plus you have the ability to order grocery items or other goods from local stores as well. Just download the app and sign up to see what places around you are available to order from.
Imagine arriving home from work and having someone drop off a hot portion of ribs, plus your favorite shampoo and the dog food that you needed! Postmates has combined multiple services into one, allowing drivers to grab all the items you need and get them conveniently to your door.
Meal Delivery Service
Dietary Preferences Offered
$6.99 per serving
Vegetarian, Calorie-Conscious, Carb-Conscious
Meal kits and prepared meals
$7.49 per serving
Vegetarian, Wellness, Diabetes-Friendly, WW-Approved
$7.99, or free on orders of three or more meals per week
$7.49 per serving
Vegetarian, Pescatarian, Calorie-Smart
$8.99 per serving
Vegetarian, Paleo, Mediterranean, Carb-Conscious, Diabetes-Friendly, Lean & Clean, Pescatarian, Gluten-Free
Meal kits and prepared meals
$8.49 per serving
Gluten-Free, Peanut-Free, Dairy-Free, High-Protein, Low-Carb
$9.99 per serving
Keto + Paleo, Plant-Powered
$4.99 per serving
Vegan, Gluten-Free, Low-Calorie, Nut-Free, Soy-Free, High-Protein
$9.99, or free with any subscription
Meal delivery services can help save you time and money, and make life a little easier without sacrificing on great-tasting, healthy dishes. Pick a service that will help you meet your diet goals, or one that focuses on high-quality ingredients – or both!
Our list of the top meal delivery services has something for everyone.
Enjoy the convenience of these deliveries and you’ll still have the flexibility to grab some Mexican food from your favorite local spot when you have a craving for tamales.
EveryPlate is the most affordable meal delivery service in Tucson, with meals starting at $4.99 per serving. There is even a promotion offering meals as low as $2.50 per serving on your first few orders right now.
There are many great options for healthy meal delivery in Tucson. Sunbasket offers a great variety of healthy recipes for all kinds of dietary needs. Being able to choose from prepared meals and meal kits makes it a convenient choice, too.
Home Chef is another great option. Choose between its Carb- or Calorie-Conscious meal plans to help you meet your health goals.
Most diets require some form of counting calories and there are a few great plans to help with that. Veestro offers a dedicated Weight Loss plan that keeps your daily intake to around 1,200 calories in three meals.
Blue Apron also has WW-Approved meals that have been evaluated by Weight Watchers and fit within its points program.
Though you might find paleo-friendly dishes on the menus of a few different meal delivery services, it’s best to go with a service that specifies a paleo plan and has plenty of options.