Many meal delivery services deliver to Indianapolis, so whether you're an omnivore craving Indian or Mexican food or a vegetarian yearning for Italian or Middle Eastern food, you have several options.
All the services on my list use high-quality ingredients and employ experienced chefs to prepare tasty meals or craft recipes you can cook at home. Some of them even allow customers to customize dishes to some extent by replacing or removing certain ingredients. Their delivery's punctual, and several providers let you choose your exact delivery day.
After careful examination, I found that Factor is the best Indianapolis meal delivery service. It has various diet plans, offers good value for money, and is quite convenient. Besides a great variety of prepared meals, it also sells a wide range of extras and add-ons.
Factor – Best prepared meals in Indianapolis
Green Chef – Best organic food provider in the Indiana capital
HelloFresh – Best for Indianapolis families
Home Chef – Great for building a long-term meal plan
Fresh and Easy – Quick-prep meals for busy Indianapolitans
Balanced, weight-loss, and vegan dishes
Nutrition coaching sessions available
Factor specializes in fresh, prepared meals for various diets. If you're a carb-conscious, vegetarian, or vegan dieter, you'll find dozens of options on Factor's menu. The service's ready-made food caters to high-protein and keto foodies, too.
The menu features around 35 recipes, and it’s easily navigable despite having no filters. Instead, tags helped me distinguish keto, calorie-smart, and protein-rich recipes. "Top-Rated" tags mark popular dishes and new recipes are labeled, too.
There are also 40+ extras, including treats, side dishes, and drinks. Our reviewer was really impressed by the options available such as pancakes, small bites, cakes, juices, and smoothies.
You can choose meals from 5 categories when creating a plan:
Chef's Choice – balanced meals catering to various lifestyles
Keto – high-fat, low-carb recipes
Calorie Smart – dietitian-approved meals with less than 550 calories per serving
Vegan & Veggie – meat-free dishes
Protein Plus – meals with at least 30 grams of protein per serving
Factor has strict standards regarding ingredient sourcing, and its chefs prepare healthy food according to dietitians' recommendations. For this reason, you won't be able to replace or remove ingredients, so check each meal’s ingredients carefully if you have an allergy.
The menu offers various international cuisines. You'll find Thai, Italian, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and Indian dishes besides American. Factor publishes its menu 2 weeks in advance. If you like to plan your meals ever further ahead and don’t mind meal kits, check out Home Chef, which publishes its meal selection 6 weeks in advance.
Most of Factor's dishes stay fresh for up to 7 days in the fridge. Check the "Enjoy by" date printed on the package when you receive the order.
If you have any dietary concerns, you can chat with one of Factor's certified dietitians. You'll get a free 20-minute coaching session with a nutrition coach who’ll give you personalized tips and assistance with setting nutrition goals. According to customer testimonials, these sessions proved helpful.
You can order 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, or 18 prepared meals per week. The price per serving starts at $6.19 for the largest order. Note that the price per meal increases the fewer meals you purchase. You'll also need to pay a $9.99 shipping fee per order.
USDA-certified meal delivery service
Options for keto, vegan, and vegetarian dieters
Gluten-free, dairy-free, and protein-packed dishes
Current deal: Get $250 off + free shipping
Green Chef is a popular, certified-organic meal delivery service. The company is the first organic meal kit provider certified by California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF). Owned by HelloFresh since 2018, Green Chef is a premium brand offering recipes made from organically sourced and sustainably produced meat, produce, and seafood.
Most of Green Chef's ingredients are organic, but not all. When the company can't source organic components, it'll inform you about non-organic elements via in-box communication and labeling. Even so, the service sources only top-quality ingredients that go through rigorous quality checks.
There are more than 45 dishes per week on the Green Chef menu.. On the website, each recipe features an image, ingredients list, prep time, and basic nutrition info.
Green Chef offers a few dozen add-ons as well as its main dishes. These include ground meat, cutlets, fillets, and pizza. There are also sweet treats like muffins and pancakes. If you want to order drinks with your weekly meals, you'll be better off with Factor's menu, which includes smoothies and juices.
Tags such as Keto, Mediterranean, and Fast & Fit help you shortlist your favorite food. You'll also find Veggie, Gluten-Free, and Protein Packed tags. The entire keto menu is gluten-free, too, so gluten-free keto dieters will have a lot of choices.
You can build your meal plan by selecting from the 8 following categories:
Keto – low carb meals suited for keto dieters
Plant-Based – vegetarian and vegan meals
Mediterranean – combining vegetables and beneficial fats
Quick & Easy – gourmet meals in 25 minutes or less
Calorie Smart – meals of 650 calories or under
Gluten Free – allergy-friendly dishes free from gluten
Protein Packed – high-protein options
You can mix and match meals from across all categories. The categories you choose simply re-order the menu so the recipes that meet your preferences appear first. You'll still see unselected options when browsing the menu, too. Be mindful of this if you have allergies.
Green Chef's meals are usually fresh up to 5 days after delivery if you put them in the fridge. However, you should eat seafood within 3 days of the delivery.
The menu features recipes inspired by American, Chinese, Middle Eastern, Italian, and Mexican cuisines. Our reviewer was impressed by the flavors when they tested the dishes for themselves, although they didn’t find the service as family-friendly as HelloFresh.
Green Chef is a premium service, but it can still work out as good value. The cost per serving starts at $5.99 for the maximum order of 4 weekly meals for 6 people. The minimum weekly order is 3 recipes for 2 people.
Easy meal kits
Pescatarian, spicy, and low-calorie dishes
See the menu up to 6 weeks in advance
HelloFresh has a huge weekly menu of meal kits. It advertises 30+ weekly dishes on its website, but I’ve found over 60 recipes on its menu for some time now. These could be variations of the same meal, such as Zucchini & Tomato Flatbreads and Roasted Garlic & Zucchini Flatbreads, or the same meal with a different protein.
There are lots of options if you eat a balanced, low-carb, pescatarian, or low-calorie diet. There are also kits for lovers of spicy food, too.
You can personalize your plan from any of the following 6 meal categories:
Meat & Veggies
Quick and Easy
Fit & Wholesome
You'll also find many useful tags while browsing HelloFresh's menu. These include:
Hall of Fame – the most popular dishes among customers
Best Recipe – top meals of the year
Premium Picks – recipes with premium ingredients
10-Min Lunch – easy cleanup specialties
You can customize some HelloFresh recipes with HelloCustom. This useful feature is available with every plan, and it allows you to upgrade or replace sides and proteins for selected meals. You can swap potatoes for broccoli or chicken for steak, for example.
HelloFresh features high-quality ingredients. Its team pre-measures each ingredient before packing them in the meal kit, as noted in our tried-and-tested review. Some ingredients are organic, but most aren’t. If you prioritize organic food, try Green Chef instead, which is a USDA-certified organic company.
HelloFresh's menu offers various international cuisines besides classic American fare. You’ll find Thai, Chinese, Italian, Mediterranean, and Mexican recipes, among others. Note that HelloFresh specializes in main dishes only. Check out Factor or Home Chef if you're after appetizers, desserts, and drinks.
The price per serving starts at $3.32 and applies to the maximum order, which is 6 weekly dishes for 4 people per week. The minimum order, which incurs the highest cost per meal, is 2 servings for 2 people per week. Note that shipping is added at checkout.
Meal customization tool
Pescatarian, carb-conscious, and calorie-conscious options
Family-Friendly, Fresh-Start, and Easy-Prep meals
Home Chef is an excellent option for people that plan their meals ahead. The service designs and publishes its menu 6 weeks in advance. It has a wide selection of main dishes and add-ons, so you'll have lots of options to build your meal plan each week. You'll always find well over 30 meals and dozens of extras on the menu.
Home Chef offers meal kits and prepared meals. Meal kits are best if you're willing to spend time cooking and prepared meals are ideal if you prefer the heat-and-eat approach. Its range of low-prep meal kits can be ready between 10 and 60 minutes. The longer recipes are still simple – they’re usually dishes that are ready to be heated in the oven.
Extras comprise appetizers, sides, and desserts for the most part. Home Chef has a huge range, which can help limit trips to the grocery store. Soups, salads, steaks, and more are on offer, too.
The Customize It feature lets you personalize selected dishes. Our reviewer found that this option was available for most of the menu. It allows you to upgrade or change your protein. For example, you can swap ground turkey with ground pork, or replace shrimp with scallops. However, you can't replace vegetables and side dishes, like you can with HelloFresh’s HelloCustom.
You can choose certain ingredients to avoid while personalizing your recipe selection. Sesame, mushrooms, tree nuts, and various types of meat are a few food types you may choose to leave out. You can also specify if you prefer carb-conscious or calorie-conscious dishes at this stage.
Home Chef caters to omnivores, vegetarians, and pescatarians as well as low-calorie and low-carb dieters. High-protein eaters and fans of spicy food will find suitable options, too.
Besides American, Home Chef delivers various international cuisines. You’ll find Italian, Middle Eastern, Chinese, Mexican, and Caribbean recipes on its menu.
The price starts at $7.99 per serving although you’ll often find you pay more than that even for the maximum order of 6 recipes for 6 people. This makes Home Chef great for large families. The price per serving will be the highest for minimum orders containing 2 meals for 2 people.
Home Chef's line of quick-prep recipes
Prepared meals and meal kits
Vegetarian, pescatarian, and low-calorie dishes
Fresh and Easy specializes in quick meals requiring near-zero preparation. It offers quick-prep meal kits, prepared meals, and salads. Depending on the kit type, you might not need to clean up after eating. Fresh and Easy is part of the Home Chef brand so you’ll get the same fresh, high-quality ingredients.
You can prepare Fresh and Easy dishes within 30 minutes. Choose speedy meal kits if you like experimenting with ingredients and have a little time. But if you struggle in the kitchen or have no time, pick prepared meals. You can also order salads for a quick and healthy meal.
Most Fresh and Easy recipes come pre-prepped as noted in our review. So you usually won't need to slice, chop, or dice. Sometimes even washing ingredients isn’t necessary. Most of the time, you'll only need to mix components, heat food, and serve.
You can heat Fresh and Easy dishes in the microwave or conventional oven. You may grill some of them, as well. You'll get the elements in the oven-safe trays that simplify meal prep and cleaning. Grill-ready recipes come with grill-safe bags. You typically won't need pots and pans to prepare your meals.
Fresh and Easy meals include weight-loss, carb-conscious, and pescatarian options. Dieters looking for spicy and protein-rich food will also find suitable options. But you should check out Factor or Green Chef if you're a keto dieter.
You can mix and match Fresh and Easy and Home Chef meals as you'll still have access to every dish on Home Chef's menu. Specify if you prefer carb- or calorie-conscious dishes and choose ingredients you wish to avoid. Meat, fish, tree nuts, and mushrooms are some ingredients you can leave out, although this will limit your options.
The cost per meal starts at $7.99, and meals are priced individually. The maximum weekly order is 6 meals for 6 people. The minimum order is 2 servings for 2 dieters. Shipping isn’t included and is added on at checkout.
Low-calorie, carb-conscious, and vegetarian options
Kitchen tools, wines, and gift cards
Blue Apron offers meal kits for people with a range of different dietary needs. A team of expert chefs – who have cooked in reputable restaurants around the world – crafts each recipe. You can prepare most Blue Apron meal kits in less than 45 minutes and the prepared meals take just a few minutes.
Blue Apron publishes its weekly menu for the upcoming 4 weeks, so you can plan ahead. Dishes fall into 5 chief categories:
Signature for 2 – featuring meat, fish, and other ingredients portioned for couples
Signature for 4 – featuring omnivorous recipes for families
Vegetarian for 2 – comprising dishes free of meat
Wellness for 2 – encompassing nutritionist-approved meals
Add-Ons – consisting of appetizers, desserts, and side dishes
Our reviewer was impressed by the handy menu tags that help you find the right meal. For example, "Make It Vegetarian" highlights dishes you can make vegetarian by swapping out the meat. "Fast & Easy" indicates a quick recipe. Other useful tags are "Family Friendly" and "Chef Favorites".
You can customize selected dishes further by swapping one type of meat for another. I found that you can replace bistro steaks with tenderloin or ribeye steaks in some meals. In others, you can choose between thinly sliced beef and bistro steaks.
When you choose your plan, you can specify your preferences from the following categories:
Chef Favorites – hand-picked by the experts
Wellness – nutritionist-approved recipes
Family Friendly – meals kids love
Fast & Easy – quick-prep and heat-only specialties
Veggies – meat-free options
Dietary accommodations include carb-conscious, calorie-conscious, and pescatarian options, among others. Blue Apron prepares diabetic-friendly dishes, too. But if you're a vegan, check out Factor, another of my top-rated meal delivery services with more plant-based options.
Blue Apron offers various international cuisines as well as traditional American dishes. Among others, you can try Chinese, Korean, Italian, Mediterranean, and Mexican specialties.
Indianapolis customers can also subscribe to Blue Apron wine delivery. You'll find white and red wines from various reputable wineries. And you can buy them for a lower price than in supermarkets because Blue Apron buys wines directly from the wine-makers.
The minimum weekly order is 2 meals with 2 servings, while the maximum order is 5 meals with 4 servings. The price per recipe starts at $5.74 and applies to the maximum order. The fewer dishes you order, the higher the price per serving you'll pay.
5-day and 7-day programs
Over 150 dietitian-approved meals
Diabetic-friendly, gluten-free, and keto plans
BistroMD specializes in weight-loss plans suitable for people with various health conditions and dietary preferences. It hires licensed dietitians who design meals and experienced chefs that prepare them. With BistroMD, you won't have to skimp on meals, and you may see the results within 10 days.
The service has specially-designed programs for women and men. It has 6 plans you can choose from:
Signature – 150+ meals without artificial ingredients
Gluten Free – 100+ dishes lacking wheat, barley, and rye
Heart Healthy – 100+ dishes with controlled sodium and fat levels
Keto Flex – 85+ meals with low-carbohydrate levels
Diabetic – 100+ meals with less than 25 g of carbs
Menopause – 100+ recipes designed to help with hormone changes
Customize your weight-loss diet by selecting a 7-day (Full Week) or 5-day (Work Week) program. The former comprises 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners, and My Night that you can use to treat yourself to anything you want. The latter consists of 5 breakfasts, lunches, and dinners.
You're free to personalize your weight loss by choosing a Custom Program. Select this plan if you wish to have only lunches or dinners, for example. You can call BistroMD's dietary experts to get help with diet customization.
BistroMD is suitable for vegetarians, but there’s less for vegans. If you're a vegan dieter, Green Chef will be a better choice. Besides meals, BistroMD has snacks on offer. These include cakes, juices, cookies, and chips, and they all work with the overall diet plan.
BistroMD prepares mostly American and Italian specialties. You can find out more about the meals in our dedicated review. People who prefer Chinese, Mexican, or Middle Eastern food might be better off with Home Chef.
The provider delivers frozen meals. You can store them in the freezer or put them in the fridge to thaw. Dishes are usually safe to eat for 2 or 3 days following thawing. Most BistroMD's prepared meals take up to 5 minutes to heat in the microwave.
The more dishes you order, the lower the price per individual dish you pay. The price per serving starts at $8.24. The maximum weekly order is 20 meals – 7 breakfasts and lunches and 6 dinners with the Full Week Program. The minimum purchase is 5 lunches and dinners for the Work Week Program.
You'll also have to pay a $19.95 shipping rate, which is quite expensive. FedEx handles delivery, and you'll get the tracking info as soon as the courier takes over your package.
American cuisine specialties
4 meal plans you can personalize
Keto, paleo, vegetarian, and vegan dishes
Trifecta is a versatile meal delivery service allowing you to personalize different meal plans. You can choose between 4 meal plans depending on your dietary requirements. The Trifecta team curates the menu weekly while expert dietitians design each dish.
Trifecta meal plans are:
You can choose Meal Prep and Classics dishes from Trifecta's menu. Meal Prep options typically feature 4 servings of proteins, carbs, and veggies. Classic dishes such as egg scramble and mixed vegetables are rich in protein and feature moderate carb and low-fat levels. Find out more about the menu in our Trifecta review.
You can choose 5, 7, 10, or 14 entrées. The system may allow you to leave out breakfasts, depending on the number of entrées you choose. You can exclude 1 or 2 ingredients from a list of around 10. Some of these include mushrooms, shellfish, salmon, and tree nuts.
Most recipes contain between 350 and 500 calories. You should eat them no later than 7 days after delivery. To extend the shelf-life you can freeze them, but they might taste different once they thaw.
The price per meal you pay depends on the meal plan and the number of servings you select. The more dishes you buy, the lower the cost per serving will be. Vegan and Vegetarian programs are less expensive than others. The price per recipe starts from $6.00. The minimum weekly order is 7 dishes while the maximum purchase is 21.
Indianapolis residents will pay an additional shipping fee. GSO, UPS, or FedEx usually deliver orders on Friday or Saturday.
Over 100 weekly meals
Family-friendly, carb-conscious, and vegetarian options
2-Person and Family Boxes
Dinnerly is one of the best low-cost meal delivery services in Indianapolis. It provides a first-class service in addition to affordable meals. The Family Box for 4 offers the best value.
You can find basic information about every dish by scrolling through the menu. Each recipe breaks down the nutritional information, main ingredients, serving time, and more. Our reviewer was a big fan of the menu tags, including Low-Calorie, Under 30 Minutes, Seafood, and One Pot Meal. You’ll also find labels such as Meat, Veggie, and Fish that indicate the meal type.
Dinnerly's menu is packed with easy main dishes ideal for lunch and dinner. I found options suitable for breakfast, too. But the provider seldom offers brunch and desserts. You may find those options only during special occasions and holidays such as Easter and Thanksgiving. Blue Apron has more sweet treats and bites on its menu if you want to order desserts.
Dinnerly doesn't allow its customers to leave out certain ingredients, although there are some limited customizations available. If you suffer from an allergy, you’ll have to check through each recipe’s ingredients while ordering.
Some of Dinnerly's dishes feature organic ingredients, but not all of them. And its chicken is antibiotic free, too. This is pretty impressive for a budget service. However, if you prioritize top-quality food, check out USDA-certified Green Chef.
You can build a meal plan for the upcoming 4 weeks with Dinnerly. Find the delivery week details at the top-left corner of its weekly menu. The menu updates 3 weeks before becoming available. If you prefer planning mealtimes over a month in advance, check out HelloFresh.
You can find American, Chinese, Indian, and Italian cuisine on Dinnerly's menu. Apart from balanced, weight-loss, and some vegetarian dishes, the service doesn't provide diet-specific meals.
The minimum weekly order is 3 servings for the 2-Person plan (or 3 servings for 4 people if you opt for the Family Box). The maximum order is 6 servings for 4 people. The cost per meal starts at $2.12. A delivery fee will be added at checkout and you can choose your delivery day.
Over 100 weekly meals
Low-carb and low-calorie dishes
Vegetarian, vegan, and pescatarian options
Martha Stewart & Marley Spoon's dishes are a great eco-friendly choice. Many recipes feature a "Climate Friendly" label to highlight the most sustainable options. It also sends its meals in packages offsetting direct carbon emissions.
Its menu consists of main meals for the most part. You can choose between meat-, fish-, and vegetable-based dishes, which are all tagged. Our reviewer found that the menu was easy to navigate thanks to the tagging system – these include Under 30 Minutes, Kid Friendly, and One Pot Meal.
Apart from mains, the meal delivery service offers desserts such as brownies, tarts, and cupcakes. But you won’t find sweet treats separately categorized while browsing the menu, they’re mixed in with the main dishes.
Most Martha Stewart & Marley Spoon recipes remain fresh for up to 5 days. When planning your weekly meals, consider eating seafood-based dishes first because they're only fresh for 1 or 2 days.
Martha Stewart & Marley Spoon has recently introduced customization options. These include some meat and protein swaps, or you could swap pasta for a gluten-free variety, for example. Home Chef has more customizations though and allows you to eliminate certain ingredients when searching the menu, including pork, mushrooms, sesame, and poultry.
Most of the meal kits can be prepared in 30 minutes. Marley Spoon sends pre-portioned ingredients and recipes that you’ll put together yourself. The recipes are easy to follow, but do require some prep. If you don't have time for preparation, consider subscribing to Fresh and Easy or Factor, which have low-prep options and prepared meals.
The number of servings you order impacts the price per portion. The cost-per-meal starts at $2.99. The more weekly kits you purchase, the lower the price per dish will be. The minimum order is 2 meals for 2 people, while the maximum order is 6 servings for 4 people. Shipping isn’t included in the price.
Purple Carrot is all about delivering 100% plant-based gourmet meals to your door. These come in the form of both ready-to-eat meals and meal kits. Plus, some of the meal kits take less time to prepare than typical meal kits. Our review explores the global culinary inspirations behind the dishes.
Each week, Purple Carrot gives you a choice of about 16 meals. Every dish pops with colors from vegetable-packed ingredients. Purple Carrot stands out as it doesn't use imitation meat – instead, veggies are the star. Look at the Portobello Tortelloni, for instance, which relies on delicious broccoli and nutritious tofu.
You'll taste global flavors in Purple Carrot's meal options. You could try the Middle Eastern Chickpea Massaman Curry, ready in just 30 minutes. Or you can stick to familiar American comfort foods like Creamy Mac and Cheese. Some of these are also suitable for younger palates.
Purple Carrot has a mix of gourmet meals and more straightforward options. That's what I find most appealing. The company offers plenty to satisfy a range of tastes.
Beyond dinner, Purple Carrot has lots of add-ons. These include breakfast, lunch, and snacks. You can also get extra items like salad dressings, vegan cheeses, oatmeal, cookies, and more.
For orders, Purple Carrot has 2 separate minimums for prepared meals and meal kits. You can order at least 3 meal kits for 2 people each week. For ready-to-eat meals, you need to order at least 6 single servings, up to a maximum of 10, per week.
To get the best bang for your buck, larger orders are the way to go. This strategy will drop the price to $8.50 per serving.
$6.19 Per Serving
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$5.74 Per Serving
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6 prepared meals
3 meals for 2 people
2 meals for 2 people
2 meals for 2 people
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2 meals for 2 people
10 prepared meals
3 meals for 2 people
2 meals for 2 people
3 meal kits for 2 people/6 prepared meals
30-minute meal kits
Meal kits, speedy kits, prepared meals
Kits, speedy kits, oven-ready
Oven- & grill-ready, kits, prepared
20 - 60 min. meal kits
30-minute meal kits
30 min. meal kits
Meal kits, prepared meals
Now you know what the top-rated meal kit and prepared meals delivery services in Indianapolis are. Consider the following steps to figure out which is best for you:
Determine your dietary goals. If you’re physically active then you’ll benefit from high-protein food such as that offered by Factor. If weight loss is your goal then look for a service with low-calorie meals or a dedicated weight-loss plan such as BistroMD.
Assess your availability: If you have ample time to cook, meal kits could be a good fit. However, if you're more of a heat-and-eat type of person with little time, opt for prepared meals. Most of these can be heated in the microwave in a few minutes.
Plan your budget: The meal delivery services in Indianapolis on my list give good value for money. Think about your own budget to pick the right one for you. Don't forget to include the shipping cost if the service you pick doesn't give free delivery.
Check delivery conditions: Some services deliver meals on specific days, while others leave it to their delivery partners. Some even allow customers to select their delivery days. Ask about driver flexibility and if they'll leave the box at your door or with a neighbor when you're not home.
Factor is one of my favorite meal delivery services in Indianapolis. It features 25+ fresh, prepared meals every week that are both fitness- and health-conscious. It also offers a respectable number of extras and add-ons.
For some, yes. If you enjoy the convenience of not having to plan and shop for your meals, that is. Delivered meal plans can help save you a tremendous amount of time and hassle, like the delicious meals available from Green Chef (which also happen to be USDA-certified organic!).
BistroMD is the top diet meal delivery service in Indianapolis. It specializes in weight-loss programs designed by doctors that are suitable for a range of health conditions.