Whether you’re busy hopping between craft breweries, browsing the largest independent bookstore in the world, or you’re simply juggling work, school, family, and life, all Portlanders can benefit from the convenience of meal delivery services. But with so many out there, choosing the right one for your lifestyle can feel overwhelming.
We’ve sorted through the best to bring you a comprehensive list of the top 10 meal delivery services in Portland, exploring everything from packaging and price tags to ingredient quality and special dietary needs.
Whether you’re looking for meal kits to whip up in your kitchen a few nights a week, or prepared meals to keep you fueled all week long, we’ve done the research with your precious time in mind.
Meal and food delivery services deliver all the deliciousness to your door, but they work very differently. Meal delivery services include both meal kits and prepared meals. Meal kits, like those offered by Blue Apron, deliver all the ingredients and recipes you need to make your own meal.
Prepared meals, such as those provided by Freshly, are delivered either frozen or refrigerated, ready for you to heat and eat in minutes. For both kinds of meal delivery services, you sign up to a plan directly with the company and get regular deliveries, usually once a week.
Food delivery services, however, are the middleman between hungry people and the restaurants or retailers here to feed them. Grubhub, for example, partners with restaurants, while Postmates also delivers groceries and other items from supermarkets and convenience stores.
Simply place your order through the company’s app whenever you want – no need to sign up for a subscription service.
While both meal and food delivery services are a wonderful way to get what you need without much effort, meal delivery services are definitely the better option if you’re looking for a long-term solution for healthy, balanced meals.
Customizable – swap, upgrade, or double-up on protein
Good variety – around 20 meals to choose from each week, plus extras
Pick up in store – at 15 Fred Meyer locations across Portland
Delivery Rank special discount available – Save $90 Over Your First 3 Orders
Often described as one of America’s “best overall” meal delivery services, Home Chef is perfect for the folks of Portland who want choice. Want to swap your chicken for shrimp? Your turkey sub for the veggie version? Maybe you want to double-up on the steak in your House Caesar Salad… Consider it done.
From the super-speedy 15-Minute Meal Kits to Grill- and Oven-Ready options, there are plenty of dishes that work for a tight schedule, too. If you’re feeling more indulgent, take a look at the Culinary Collection of recipes that take around an hour to prepare. Everything is clearly labeled in terms of prep time and difficulty level. See all the options in our full-length Home Chef review.
If you have any dietary restrictions, Home Chef has a few vegetarian options each week, plus a selection of Calorie-Conscious meals (which come in at less than 625 calories) and Carb-Conscious recipes (with up to 35g of carbs).
Dedicated Wellness plan – diabetes-friendly and WW-approved
Free shipping – on orders of three or more meals per week
Wine and dine – optional wine deliveries with pairing instructions
Delivery Rank special discount available – $110 off across your first 5 boxes!
With around 14 recipes on its menu each week, Blue Apron has a number of plans suited to different lifestyles, including its Signature plans, a Vegetarian plan, and its nutritionist-designed Wellness plan. Find out more about these in our expert Blue Apron review.
All Blue Apron’s dishes are as exciting and diverse as Portland’s food cart scene, incorporating flavors and ingredients from around the world into familiar, family-friendly classics, like the Middle Eastern style Grilled Dukkah-Spiced Pork Chops with Lemon Yogurt. These gourmet meals are surprisingly simple to prepare, with easy-to-follow recipe cards and the expected prep time clearly labeled on each.
Portlanders can enjoy Blue Apron’s meal kits up to four times a week, and order fun extras from the online market, including wine, kitchen utensils, branded spice blends, and more.
Lots of choice – more than 25 recipes on the menu every week
Family-friendly – quick meals for four that even the kids will love
High-quality ingredients – farm-to-table produce and responsibly sourced proteins
Focused on reducing food waste – no more throwing out food past its best
Delivery Rank special discount available – 16 Free Meals + 3 Gifts + Free Shipping
HelloFresh takes into account a variety of dietary needs and lifestyles, offering Vegetarian, Pescatarian, Calorie Smart, Family Friendly, and Quick & Easy plans. You can choose from more than 25 delicious meal kits every week, up to six times per week. Find out more about the meals in our HelloFresh review.
Those feeding families will love the recipes available, with crowd-pleasing classics like Beef & Cheese Tostadas and Shrimp & Chorizo Paella. There’s also a range of sheet-pan recipes for minimal cleaning up!
And if you’re a nature lover who can’t get enough of Portland’s spectacular urban forests, you’ll appreciate HelloFresh’s commitment to the environment. All the ingredients are responsibly and locally sourced, packaged in recyclable materials, and the company focuses on using the right portions to minimize food waste.
Food for every lifestyle – paleo, keto, veggie, gluten-free, and more
More than just dinner – shop breakfast, lunch, snacks, and store cupboard staples
High-quality ingredients – organic produce, antibiotic-free meat, wild-caught seafood
Meal kits and prepared meals – spend as much time in the kitchen as you want
Delivery Rank special discount available – $90 off Plus a Free Gift!
If you want Sunbasket for dinner, you have the choice between its regular meal kits (which include 20-minute recipes and one-pot meals) and its prepared Fresh & Ready meals that you just need to heat and serve. Explore all your options in our detailed Sunbasket review.
If you want Sunbasket all day long, you can choose from lots of quick and healthy fridge fillers and snacks, including veggies and dips, overnight oats, fresh pasta, grain bowls, nuts, cheese, granola bars, and fresh and pre-cooked proteins. It’s a one-stop shop for dietitian-approved healthy, tasty treats!
Based in San Francisco, this company is also up there as one of the most eco-friendly meal delivery services. Sunbasket is careful to only use high-quality, responsibly sourced, organic-where-possible ingredients, as well as recyclable and compostable packaging.
Huge variety – choose from 40+ meals
Peanut- and gluten-free – eat well without the stress
Up to 12 meals per week – have healthy, fresh food to hand
Delivery Rank special discount available – Save $100, Promo Code: CYBER25AFF
You know what’s better than 700 food trucks? A delivery of freshly prepared meals to your door that’s enough to last the whole week long! Freshly delivers its tasty dishes in microwave-safe containers, ready for you to heat and eat in just 3 minutes. Just grab one from the fridge whenever you’re hungry.
What Freshly does particularly well is put a healthier spin on your favorite comfort foods. It even has an entire menu called Takeout Twists, with dishes like Chicken Tikka Masala and Enchiladas. Check out the rest of Freshly’s creative menus in our review.
If you’re trying to up your protein intake and limit your carbs, you’ll enjoy Freshly’s menu. If you’re on a vegetarian diet, however, look elsewhere – of the 41 options on the menu at the time of writing this review, not one was meat-free!
Feel-good food – certified organic ingredients wherever possible
Eco credentials – committed to animal welfare and recyclable packaging
Caters to many diets – Keto + Paleo, Plant-Powered, and more
Delivery Rank special discount available – Get $130 Off + Free Shipping
Green Chef offers three basic meal plans – Keto + Paleo, Plant-Powered, and Balanced Living. Although each caters to a unique diet, all of them are full of healthy, adventurous recipes made using high-quality ingredients. Find out more about each plan in our detailed Green Chef review.
A great choice for large families, Green Chef allows you to order meals for up to six people, four times a week, more than many other services on the market. And considering how fancy and exciting the dishes are, you’ll be pleasantly surprised that each recipe takes just 20 to 40 minutes to prepare and cook.
While Green Chef may be the Lake Oswego of meal delivery services, with meals starting at $9.99 per serving, the price may be justified by the founders’ commitment to using 100% organic ingredients wherever possible, responsibly sourced meat and seafood, and environmentally-friendly packaging. If these factors are important to you, without a doubt, this service is worth the hype.
Budget-friendly – just $4.99 per serving
Great for families – protein-pack add-ons available
Comfort-food classics – always filling, always tasty
Delivery Rank special discount available – $40 OFF throughout your first 3 boxes
If one of your favorite things about Portland is the tax-free shopping, you’ll be a huge fan of EveryPlate and its affordable meals. The company manages to keep prices low by sticking to basic recipes and ingredients, and minimal packaging. Check out all the details in our EveryPlate review.
The low price means EveryPlate has just one menu with 14 choices per week. While the meals definitely do not cater to those with specific dietary requirements (there aren’t even that many veggie options), if you’re an American family looking for delicious and filling dinners on a budget, you should look no further.
Portlanders can order meals for two or four people up to five times a week. If you’re a busy college student, make sure you use the student discount!
Meals to suit your lifestyle – high-protein, gluten-free, kosher, and more
Dedicated weight loss plan – includes three meals per day
Lots of choice – more than 50 entrees and seven breakfasts
Delivery Rank special discount available – undefined
If you prefer a plant-based diet but are sick of cooking or jumping over to the Blossoming Lotus, Veestro could be your new best friend. The company delivers prepared vegan meals that have been flash-frozen to maintain freshness. While this type of convenience is always appreciated, those on a vegan diet will love it even more than the average diner!
Veestro works a little differently from most other meal delivery services. Order 10, 20, or 30 meals at a time, then just pull them out of the fridge or freezer when you’re feeling hungry. You can make one-time orders or sign up for a subscription (for free delivery). Get all the details in our full-length Veestro review.
Along with plenty of international flavors, Veestro also has tons of crowd-pleasing, comfort food dishes that are as family-friendly as Portland, including Chick’n Nuggets and Mac & Cheez.
Veestro’s love for the planet extends beyond its plant-based menu, though. All the meals are made using high-quality, non-GMO ingredients (that are mostly organic), delivered in compostable trays and recyclable pouches.
Endless choice – order from hundreds of Portland restaurants
No commitment – eat what you want, when you want
Easy to use app – search for inspo and track your order
Exclusive offers – including free delivery with selected partners
While the companies listed up until now fall in the category of meal delivery services, Grubhub is different. As a food delivery service, Grubhub connects hungry users with local restaurants. So if you’re craving a Blueberry Bourbon Basil Donut from Blue Star or can’t start your day without The Reggie from Pine State Biscuits, you’ll be in food heaven. If your heart is set on a place that doesn’t deliver, you can also order for pickup.
Instead of signing up in advance, simply whip out your phone when you’re hungry and scroll until you find your dream dish. The app has an efficient search function that allows you to filter through your options by dish, location, cuisine, and more.
While Grubhub is as convenient as it gets, it’s definitely not the best way to incorporate regular, healthy eating into your lifestyle.
More than just food delivery – get groceries, toiletries, alcohol, and more
Available 24/7 – for ultimate convenience
User-friendly app – choose delivery or pickup and track your order
Similarly to Grubhub, Postmates allows you to order from your favorite Portland eateries. However, while Grubhub only delivers from restaurants, Postmates also partners with local retailers, including 7-Eleven, Everyday Needs by Gopuff, Rocket (5459), and Wallgreens, so you can order snacks, groceries, household products, electronics, and more.
The basic app is free, with the option to sign up to Postmates Unlimited for $9.99 per month or $99.99 per year. This subscription gets you free delivery on orders over $12, plus extra deals. Delivery fees vary depending on what you’re ordering, from where, and when – watch out for “Blitz Pricing” delivery fees at busy times.
Postmates is amazing for anyone who has gotten used to ordering all of their everyday needs online. That said, if you don’t want to end up chowing down on Rip City Burgers at 11 pm on the reg, you may want to stick to meal delivery services.
Meal Delivery Service
Dietary Preferences Offered
$7.99 to $13.99
Meal kits and prepared meals
$7.99, or free on orders of three or more meals per week
Prepared meals and meal kits
$3.99 to $12.99
$9.99, or free on all subscriptions
Subject to restaurant
Subject to restaurant and retailer
Meal delivery services are an excellent solution for anyone wanting to spend less time planning meals and more time learning new skills in the kitchen or trying new dishes, while maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Obviously the convenience of meal kits and prepared meals has a price tag, but when you factor in all of the time and money spent meal planning, grocery shopping, cooking, and cleaning up, it's easy to see why meal delivery services have become so popular in Portland and across the US.
Considering how many different companies are out there right now, you’ll definitely be able to find a meal delivery service that caters to your diet, schedule, and budget.
If you’re sticking to a paleo diet, Green Chef’s Keto + Paleo plan, which offers nine delicious recipes every week, is a great choice. You can also order prepared paleo meals and meal kits from Sunbasket by selecting the dedicated Paleo plan.
Veestro is a dream come true for vegans, delivering prepared plant-based meals in bulk or a la carte. If you enjoy spending time in the kitchen and want to learn some new skills, check out Green Chef’s Plant-Powered plan.
If you’re looking to spend as little time cooking as possible, Freshly is the best option for prepared meals. Order up to 12 single-serving meals to your door each week – delivered fresh in microwave-safe containers.
In addition to its meal kits, Sunbasket has a Fresh & Ready menu of prepared dishes, which may be better for those with specific dietary restrictions. If you’re on a plant-based diet, Veestro’s vegan meals were made just for you!
Veestro’s dedicated Weight Loss plan, which provides three prepared vegan meals per day totaling around 1,200 calories, is a great option for anyone wanting to lose weight efficiently. Meanwhile, Blue Apron’s Wellness plan, designed in partnership with WW (formerly Weight Watchers), includes meal kits low in calories, sugar, saturated fats, and high in protein to help keep you on track.