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Written by: Roxana David on Nov 22nd, 2022

10 Best Meal Delivery Services in Wichita 2022 + Deals!

Wichita is a wonderful place for active people, no matter if you like to learn new things at one of the many museums, watch a Broadway-worthy show at the Music Theater, or go biking alongside the beautiful Arkansas River. So why waste your free time in the kitchen?

We’ve put together a list of the best meal delivery services in Wichita in 2022 to help you save time (and money). These meal services bring together affordability, taste, and convenience, not to mention a great diversity of diets and cuisines.

Home Chef is my top choice thanks to its flexible menu and great price that can feed singles and small families alike.

Take a look at the whole list to see which service is best for your unique dietary needs and preferences. No matter which one you choose, you’re going to love having so much time to spend on things other than food.

Short on Time? Here Are the Best Meal Delivery Services in Wichita

  1. Home Chef – The best overall meal delivery service for Wichita

  2. Blue Apron – The best meals + wine combo in Wichita

  3. Green Chef – The best healthy & organic meals kits in Wichita

  4. HelloFresh – The best recipes for Kansas families

  5. Purple Carrot – The best plant-based dishes with exotic flavors

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Quick Comparison Table

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The Best Meal Delivery Services in Wichita Reviewed

1. Home Chef – The Best Overall Meal Delivery Service for Wichita

Home Chef's Parmesan Crusted Beef Meatloaf with Garlic Bread and Brussels Sprouts recipe

Parmesan Crusted Beef Meatloaf with Garlic Bread and Brussels Sprouts

Key Features

  • Great value – from $6.99 per serving

  • Family-friendly –  feed up to six people with an order

  • Holiday Bundles – recipes for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and more

  • Current deal: Get 16 Free Meals + Free Gift!

Home Chef is my top choice for Wichita residents out of all meal delivery services I’ve researched. The meal kits are a balanced mix of convenience, variety, and affordability. And it’s so simple: fresh ingredients come pre-prepped for you and your family to enjoy in little to no time.

That’s because the menu features many quick recipes – including 15-Minute Meal Kits – that’ll help you save precious time. Why not connect with nature at the Great Plains Nature Center instead of being trapped for hours in the kitchen?

Sure, crafty cooks and gourmands can have a blast too with Home Chef’s Culinary Collection. The recipes take a bit more time and skill to make and make use of fancier ingredients, but they’re totally approachable by a kitchen novice thanks to the detailed and clear instructions.

The menu rotates weekly to keep things exciting for your taste buds, but you can also customize the recipes if you wish. Want to swap pork for chicken? Or maybe you want to try something more exotic and switch to shrimp? You can do that and more, including doubling the protein in the dishes if you’re the type to hit the gym a lot.

My colleague’s review goes into more detail about Home Chef’s options, including the Carb-conscious and Calorie-conscious plans.

But the plans aren’t everything Home Chef has on the table: you can also order extras like breakfasts, protein packs, soups, and desserts. Pizza and snacks are also on the menu, and you can even order sourdough bread!

2. Blue Apron – The Best Meals + Wine Combo in Wichita

Blue Apron's Ginger Pork Meatballs with Bok Choy & Sushi Rice recipe

Ginger Pork Meatballs with Bok Choy and Sushi Rice

Key Features

  • Market option – kitchen tools, unique spice blends, and more

  • Different cuisines – from local fare to exotic dishes

  • Lots of fun recipes – 19+ options per week plus add-ons

  • Current deal: Enjoy $180 off across your first 6 orders

Blue Apron offers meal kits and prepared meals for singles, couples, and small families in Wichita. The plans are called Signature for 2, Signature for 4, Wellness, and Vegetarian, and you can read about how they work in our in-depth review.

Suffice it to say, the menu has recipes to satisfy everyone in the family. Meat, fish, Beyond Meat™, the choice is yours. The cuisine includes international dishes like Ginger Pork Meatballs with Bok Choy and Sushi Rice as well as classic American fare.

Blue Apron also promotes healthy eating habits and a holistic approach to food. You’ll find WW™-recommended and diabetes-friendly meals on the menu, and an emphasis on seasonal produce and nutritious ingredient combinations.

The add-ons aren’t only healthy, but also very convenient as well. Add breakfast, protein, snack, salad, or dessert to your cart each week. Have a bite on the go when you go to relax at the Botanica Gardens, Blue Apron took care of it all.

The Market section is another pleasant surprise. You can get à la carte bundles of meal kits or prepared meals, and, hear me out, wine boxes. Wine subscriptions are also available independently from the meal plans, but they’re curated to fit perfectly alongside your meals.

3. Green Chef – The Best Healthy & Organic Meal Kits in Wichita

Green Chef's Pecan-Crusted Sockeye Salmon with Creamy Kale, Shallot, and Roasted Carrots recipe

Pecan-Crusted Sockeye Salmon with Creamy Kale, Shallot, and Roasted Carrots

Key Features

Health nuts and clean eating enthusiasts of Wichita, rejoice! Green Chef brings you sustainably-sourced ingredients with its 100% USDA-certified organic meal kits. You’ll get to experience authentic flavors coming from carefully selected farmers.

The menu consists of 30 recipes that change every week and cater to keto, paleo, vegan, vegetarian, Mediterranean, and gluten-free diets. You can mix and match meals from the whole menu in your order, so you’re not limited to a single plan.

You’ll be glad to hear that even the sauces and spice blends are made to fit into your strict diet, be it vegan or keto. And there are plenty of them because, let’s be real, just because you’re on a diet, it doesn’t mean you have to eat bland food.

That’s why you’ll also find fancier meals on the menu each week, like the Pecan-Crusted Sockeye Salmon pictured above. The Chef Select tag says it all: you’ll be able to brag about your restaurant-level meals to all of your friends and learn some new cooking skills along the way.

Check out my colleague’s review to decide if Green Chef’s organic meals are worth the price tag. If your budget allows it, my vote is clearly a yes.

4. HelloFresh – The Best Recipes for Kansas Families

HelloFresh's Edamame & Cauliflower Fritters with Roasted Broccoli Slaw & Sweet Chili Mayo recipe

Edamame and Cauliflower Fritters with Roasted Broccoli Slaw and Sweet Chili Mayo

Key Features

  • Customizable menu – change, swap, or upgrade 12+ sides and proteins

  • Easy to plan ahead – six weeks of menu available in advance

  • Hall of Fame recipes – the most beloved dishes come back to the menu

  • Current deal: Get 21 free meals + free shipping + 3 surprise gifts

HelloFresh is a great option for couples and small families thanks to the vast menu of over 30 unique weekly recipes that cater to the taste of adults and kids alike. You’ll get to make crowd-favorites like burgers, pasta, and tacos, but in healthier versions than the usual takeout.

Many of the recipes, including the One-Pot Wonders, are made to be easy to prep, cook, and clean up after, and they usually take around half an hour to make. Yep, that’s right, you can feed your whole fam in half an hour!

An order can fit up to six weekly recipes for two or four people, so your dinners are all set for the week. Or lunches. It’s all very flexible.

Our in-depth review sheds more light on the plans, but they’re not set in stone. Be it Family Friendly, Fit & Wholesome, Quick and Easy, or Veggie, you can mix and match meals from all categories in your order.

I like that the Veggie plan offers plenty of options for vegetarians, like the Edamame and Cauliflower Fritter pictured above. No matter what your family’s preferences and needs are, HelloFresh’s experienced chefs have you in for a feast.

5. Purple Carrot – The Best Plant-Based Dishes with Exotic Flavors

Purple Carrot's Crispy Sheet Pan Tofu with Midnight Grains & Miso Power Dressing recipe

Crispy Sheet Pan Tofu with Midnight Grains and Miso Power Dressing

Key Features

  • Quick breakfast and lunch – less than 15 minutes to make

  • Plantry add-ons – vegan pantry essentials like cookies and spreads

  • Allergy-friendly menu – many soy-free, nut-free, and gluten-free recipes

  • Current deal: Get $30 Off with code carrot30

If you follow a plant-based diet or simply want to eat more veggies, Purple Carrot is the perfect service for you. Forget bland, boring plant-based diets. This menu will introduce you to some of the most courageous combinations of ingredients and authentic tastes.

Take this Crispy Sheet Pan Tofu in the picture above. It features visually stunning midnight grains and a dressing made with miso powder, taking more than just a little inspiration from Asian cuisines.

The nutrition side is also on point. The recipes focus on quality protein from plant sources like tofu, seitan, beans, and legumes. Most meals are easy on your stomach (and waist) with under 700 calories per portion.

Most meal kits take under 35 minutes to make, and there’s an entire menu of prepared meals. You can find out more in my colleague’s review. They’re microwave-friendly and you can enjoy them in just a few minutes.

You can also order Celebration Boxes from Purple Carrot for holidays or birthdays. Vegan Thanksgiving? You don’t have to worry about it! The menu’s already planned.

6. Marley Spoon – Well-Tested Recipes from Martha Stewart’s Collection

Marley Spoon's Greek Chicken Gyro with Chopped Salad & Garlic Sauce recipe

Greek Chicken Gyro with Chopped Salad and Garlic Sauce

Key Features

  • Family-oriented – adult- and kid-friendly recipes

  • Lots of choices – 45+ different meals kits on the weekly menu

  • Sustainability projects – to offset the carbon footprint

  • Current deal: Get $177 off Your First 4 Boxes!

Marley Spoon brings you meal kits straight from Martha Stewart’s kitchen. You can explore new cuisines with the help of proprietary spice blends or enjoy a simple, but a well-crafted recipe of local fare. All with seasonal ingredients from trusted suppliers.

The main keyword here is simplicity. You don’t need any fancy kitchen equipment or extraordinary skills to bring these meals to life. As our reviewer observes, each meal kit is labeled easy and has only six straightforward steps for you to follow.

Plus, most recipes take less than half an hour to make. Take the Greek Chicken Gyro in the picture above: it only takes 10-15 minutes! It’s perfect for when your kids have zero patience for dinner, and you only have to clean one pot at the end.

You can find Family-Friendly recipes by selecting the category on the website. Other categories include Vegetarian & Vegan, Meat & Fish, and Health & Diet.

7. Freshly Prepared Single-Serving Meals with Flexible Plans

Freshly's Protein Power Sausage Breakfast with Butternut Squash & Potato Hash recipe

Protein Power Sausage Breakfast with Butternut Squash and Potato Hash

Key Features

  • Ready to heat and eat – enjoy in minutes

  • Extensive menu – 40+ meals, sides, and breakfasts

  • Certified kitchens – nearly all meals are prepared in 100% gluten-free spaces

  • Current deal: Get $175 off your first 7 boxes!

Freshly takes convenience to the next level with its single-serving, prepared meals. If you want to have all of your meals covered with a single order and you’re not looking to share them with anyone, this is the perfect plan for you.

That’s because the entrees on the menu can be enjoyed as either lunch or dinner, and you can add breakfasts (like the protein-packed one pictured above) and protein packs to your order as well.

The subscription model is unusual but very flexible. You can pick anywhere from four to twelve meals per week from the entire menu. The price per portion decreases the more you order, like our reviewer points out.

The menu includes a few vegan dishes under the Purely Plant category, and a bunch of low-calorie meals tagged FreshlyFit. You can see the number of calories of each meal directly on the menu, and the detailed nutritional info when you click on each meal imag.

8. Fresh and Easy – Extra Quick Meal Kits for Busy People

Fresh and Easy's BBQ Cheddar Pulled Pork Tacos with Fire Roasted Corn Salsa recipe

BBQ Cheddar Pulled Pork Tacos with Fire Roasted Corn Salsa

Key Features

  • Convenient options – quick meal kits and prepared meals

  • All types of meals – from salad to dessert

  • Suitable for families – kid-friendly recipes and bundles

  • Current deal: Get $175 off your first 7 boxes!

Fresh and Easy is the perfect plan for busy families directly from Home Chef’s well-tested recipe collection. How’s it different? Well, everything is ready super fast, so you only need a few minutes to half an hour to get food on the table.

From the 15-Minute Meal Kits to the Fast & Fresh meals that only need two minutes in the microwave, the choices are many. Take the BBQ Cheddar Pulled Pork Tacos pictured above: the total cooking time is only 20-30 minutes and it serves four people!

Apart from the everyday family-friendly meals, there are some recipes for fancier dinner nights, like seafood or steak. You can read more about the menu in our dedicated review..

Some items can be ordered in bundles so you can save more money. They include pizza, dessert, soups, but also breakfast options. To make a salad, for example, you simply toss the ingredients in a bowl with the dressing and enjoy!

9. EveryPlate – The Most Affordable Meal Delivery Service in Wichita

EveryPlate's Griddled Onion Burgers with Creamy Dijon Aioli & Carrot Fries recipe

Griddled Onion Burgers with Creamy Dijon Aioli and Carrot Fries

Key Features

  • Meals for every budget – from $1.49 per portion

  • Interesting recipes – with exotic seasonings and flavor combinations

  • Diversity – 21 recipes to choose from each week plus add-ons

  • Current deal: $1.49/meal On Your 1st Box

EveryPlate is a great solution for cutting down on costs and time spent in the kitchen, as meals take around half an hour to assemble. It’s the most affordable meal kit delivery service on this list, but that doesn’t mean your taste buds will suffer – the meals are far from boring.

The Griddled Onion Burgers pictured above are surely gonna be a hit with the family, but the Creamy Dijon Aioli is a flavorful and exciting addition. Plus, the potatoes are replaced with carrot fires, which bring a yummy sweetness to the whole dish.

You can read more about the recipes and ingredients in our detailed review. Spoiler: there’re a lot of spices and aromatics there.

The menu is divided into the EasyPlate, VeggiePlate, FamilyPlate, and ClassicPlate plans, and each can feed up to four people each week. But since the portion sizes are for adults, an order can suit a bigger family if you have smaller kids.

10. Grubhub – The Best Food Delivery Service in Wichita

Cubano Sandwich from Thrilled Cheese via Grubhub

Cubano from Thrilled Cheese

Key Features

  • Get Grubhub+ – unlimited free deliveries for a small fee

  • Takeout without leaving the house – your favorite local restaurants

  • Quick ordering – get your food within the hour

  • Current deal: null

Grubhub brings you freshly prepared food from your favorite restaurants and pubs in Wichita. Village Inn, Thrilled Cheese, and Jimmie's Diner? They’re all on here.

You can order directly from the app or on the website and get your food warm, straight from the chef’s hands. If you simply can’t be bothered to leave the house on a Friday night but still crave a Cubano, Grubhub’s couriers are there for you.

If you’re studying or working from home like me, delivery fees can pile up. You can avoid them altogether for $9.99 per month if you sign up for Grubhub+. It works for orders of $12 or more and you can test it for free for 14 days with no commitment.

You can also get free food (yes, you read that right) with the new Grubhub Perks feature where you can earn rewards for your loyalty from selected restaurants. How cool is that?

Quick Comparison Table

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Minimum Order
Minimum Order

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2 meals for 2 people

3 meals for 2 people

2 meals for 2 people

3 meal kits for 2 people/6 prepared meals

2 meals for 2 people

4 prepared meals

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Kits, speedy kits, oven-ready, prepared

20 - 60 min. meal kits

30-minute meal kits

20 - 30 min. meal kits

30-minute meal kits

30 min. meal kits

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Oven- & grill-ready, kits, prepared

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Active Deals
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Tips for Choosing the Best Meal Delivery Services in Wichita:

It’s important to know what to look for in a meal delivery service. These are some insights from me and my team’s research:

  • Budget: The first thing to consider is what range the meal service offers and how it fits into your lifestyle. Is it high-end or budget-friendly? Some, including the services on this list, have options for both.

  • Diets: Do you follow a special diet, like keto or vegan? Look for meal services that cater to your specific needs. If you’re feeding your family as well, many services on this list can accommodate different dietary plans in a single order.

  • Flavor: It looks good in the pictures, but how do you know it won’t taste bland? Choose meal services that use plenty of herbs, aromatics, and spices, not just the usual salt and pepper. If the menu features international cuisines it’s usually a good sign.

  • Convenience: Meal delivery should help you, not give you headaches. Skipping, pausing, and canceling your subscription should be easy and hassle-free. Customer service is important, too, so I’ve only selected services that take it seriously.

Bottom Line: Are Meal Delivery Services Worth It?

Yes, definitely. If you’re anything like me, having someone else take care of the meal planning is liberating in itself. No more grocery shopping, food waste, or excuses to order fast food. Plus, you get detailed breakdowns of macronutrients and calories, making it easier to reach your health and fitness goals.

Families can especially benefit from meal delivery services. Not only can you order meals for everyone’s different preferences and dietary needs, but ordering more portions greatly reduces the cost of most plans.

Do you know what else is reduced? Your time in the kitchen. Instead, you can take a stroll with your family along the Arkansas River Trail or take the kids to see the lions at Sedgwick County Zoo.

You can check out my top choice for Wichita residents. If the menu doesn’t click with your lifestyle, I trust that you’ll find something else for you and your family on this list. They all passed our tests.

FAQ

What is the most affordable meal delivery service in Wichita?

EveryPlate takes the crown as the most affordable meal delivery service in Wichita. Meals start at $1.49 per portion so they can fit into any budget. If you use our special discount – $1.49/meal On Your 1st Box – you can save even more.

Home Chef is another affordable choice that helps you save time as well as money with its many low-prep (and no-prep) recipes.

What is the best healthy meal delivery service in Wichita?

Green Chef is the best healthy meal delivery service for Wichita residents. I was impressed with its 100% certified organic ingredients and carefully-sourced produce. The menu is very accommodating to various diets as well, starting with keto and paleo and ending with vegan dishes. Plus, most of the recipes are gluten-free.

What is the best family-friendly meal delivery service in Wichita?

Blue Apron is a great meal delivery service for Wichita families. It offers low-prep meal kits and microwave-friendly meals that appeal to both kids and adults. I especially like how everything on the menu is made with a holistic approach in mind.

From craft burgers to oven-ready casseroles, all family members will find something to love on the menu. The breakfast and dessert are useful add-ons you can order. And for the grownups: you can also subscribe to get special wine bottles to go with your homemade meals!

About The Author

Roxana David
Contributing Writer, Delivery Rank
Literature graduate with a passion for good food, Roxana is a proud cat mom of two, an aspiring novelist, and a nature enthusiast. What's better than a nice meal? A nice meal with a view.
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