Between visiting craft breweries and concerts and 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.
To help, I’ve prepared a comprehensive list of the top 10 meal delivery services in Portland, exploring everything from packaging and price tags to ingredient quality and dietary needs. I’ve done the in-depth research with your precious time in mind, so you don’t have to.
While Home Chef came out on top thanks to its customization options, every meal service on this list has something to offer busy Portlanders. Whether you’re looking for meal kits to whip up in your kitchen a few nights a week, or prepared meals that take zero effort, there’s something for everyone.
Lots of options for low-prep meal kits
Over 30 recipes per week, plus extras
Menu includes vegetarian and carb-conscious dishes
Current deal: 75% Off Your 1st Box + 60% Off Your 2nd and 3rd Boxes!
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 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, the Culinary Collection recipes take around an hour to prepare – ideal for dinner parties or date nights.
The recipes are really easy to follow. When our reviewer tried Home Chef, she was able to cook salmon to perfection for the very first time!
Home Chef caters to several mainstream diets with 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).
Inspiring meals incorporating cuisine from around the world
19 meal kits and prepared meals weekly plus add-ons
Menu options include Diabetes-friendly and WW-approved recipes
Current deal: Enjoy $130 off across your first 6 orders
With around 19 meals on its menu each week, Blue Apron has a number of plans suited to different lifestyles, including a Vegetarian plan, and its nutritionist-designed Wellness plan.
Find out more about these plans 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 and a limited number of prepared dishes up to four times a week, and order fun extras from the online market, including wine, kitchen utensils, branded spice blends, and more. Each week, there’s also a selection of add-ons including breakfast, desserts, protein packs, and salads.
Great for vegans, and anyone who wants to eat more plant-based foods
Choose from eight meal kits and eight prepared meals each week
Dietary options include gluten-free, high protein, and low-calorie
Current deal: Get $30 Off with code carrot30
There are lots of vegan restaurants in Portland, but eating out all the time is expensive. If you want to improve your vegan cooking game, Purple Carrot can provide you with plenty of new, delicious, plant-based recipes.
Why live on veggie burgers when you can eat meals like Chile Coconut Butternut Squash with Brown Rice and Kimchi? Our reviewer wasn’t vegan but loved his experience cooking with Purple Carrot, which helped him introduce more plant-based dishes into his life.
While Purple Carrot’s menu includes adventurous recipes and maybe even some unfamiliar ingredients, its meal kits can generally be prepared in 30 minutes or less. And if you’re pushed for time, the prepared meals take just a few minutes to heat and enjoy.
In addition to its dinner items, Purple Carrot also offers plant-based breakfast and lunch dishes and a selection of pantry items from its “Plantry.”
Each HelloFresh recipe is tested over 200 times
Choose from 30+ meals each week
Plans include Veggie, Family Friendly, and Quick & Easy
Current deal: Get 25 free meals + free shipping + 3 surprise gifts
HelloFresh takes into account a variety of dietary needs and lifestyles, and is particularly great for families. As well as the Family Friendly plan, look out for favorites like the Pescatarian and Fit & Wholesome plans.
You can choose from around 30 crowd-pleasing meal kits every week, and select as many as 24 servings per week (six meals for four people). Find out more about the meals in our tried-and-tested HelloFresh review.
Those feeding kids will love the recipes, with comfort-food classics like Beef and Cheese Tostadas and Shrimp and Chorizo Paella. There’s also a range of sheet-pan recipes for minimal cleaning up!
And if you can’t get enough of Portland’s spectacular urban forests, you’ll appreciate HelloFresh’s commitment to the environment. All its ingredients are responsibly sourced and packaged in recyclable materials, plus the company focuses on perfect portion sizes to minimize food waste.
USDA certified organic
Choose from 24 different recipes each week
Dietary options include Keto + Paleo, gluten-free, and plant-based
Current deal: Get $250 Off + Free Shipping
A great choice for larger families, Green Chef allows you to order four meals for up to six people, every week. And considering how varied the dishes are, you’ll be pleasantly surprised that each recipe takes just 20 to 40 minutes to prepare and cook.
Green Chef caters to a range of healthy diets, which we cover in more detail in our in-depth Green Chef review.
The founders are committed to using organic ingredients wherever possible, responsibly sourced meat and seafood, and environmentally friendly packaging. While Green Chef may be the Lake Oswego of meal delivery services, its premium per-serving price can often be reduced with a great discount such as Get $250 Off + Free Shipping.
Martha-approved meals the whole family will love
Over 45 recipes to choose from every week
Menu categories include Health & Diet, Vegetarian & Vegan, and Under 30 Minutes
Current deal: Get $190 off Your First 4 Boxes!
Marley Spoon’s recipes may include some advanced cooking techniques, such as browning meats or reducing sauces, but all the ingredients are prepped and measured to make cooking a breeze, and the instructions are easy to follow.
When our reviewer tried the meal kits, they were nervous that they wouldn’t have the skill to follow a Martha Stewart recipe, but found that the recipe cards made the whole process foolproof.
As well as adventurous meals like Berbere-Spiced Beef and Couscous Stew with Sour Cream and Mint, Marley Spoon also offers family-friendly favorites like Garlic-Rosemary Chicken and Potatoes with Roasted Broccoli.
Look for tags like Vegetarian & Vegan, Low Carb, and Dairy Free to find the meals that suit your dietary needs. And if you need to stock up, the protein packs are perfect for a classy cookout amidst Portland’s summer greenery. There are even desserts and smoothies available.
And while you might expect Martha Stewart’s meal service to cost an arm and a leg, it comes in at a very reasonable starting price of $2.99 per serving.
Healthy, gluten-free dishes, ready in three minutes
More than 40 meals to choose from
Browse categories such as FreshlyFit and Purely Plant
Current deal: Get $175 off your first 7 boxes!
You know what’s better than 700 food trucks? A delivery of 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 three 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. After trying Freshly’s creative meals, our reviewer found Freshly strikes ”a good balance between health and convenience.”.
If you’re trying to up your protein intake and limit your carbs, you’ll enjoy Freshly’s healthy menu. There’s also a good selection of plant-based meals for vegans.
$1.49 per serving
18 recipes to choose from each week
Plans include FamilyPlate, VeggiePlate, and EasyPlate
Current deal: $1.39/meal On Your 1st Box
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 keeps prices low by sticking to basic recipes and simple ingredients, as well as minimal packaging.
Our reviewer tried EveryPlate twice, and found it a ”fantastic budget option for any household.”
Despite the low price, there are still 18 options on the menu each week. And while the meals definitely don’t cater to those with specific dietary requirements, if you’re an American family looking for delicious and filling dinners on a budget, you should look no further.
Portlanders can order three, four, or five meals per week for two or four people. If you’re a busy college student, make sure you use the student discount!
Meals delivered to your door ready to eat
Choose from Portland’s finest restaurant menus
Lots of cuisines and dietary options available
While the companies listed up until now fall into 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 and scroll until you find your dream dish. The app has a search function that allows you to filter by dish, location, cuisine, and more.
While Grubhub is as convenient as it gets for one-off orders, it’s definitely not the most affordable way to incorporate regular, healthy eating into your lifestyle.
Seasonal, sustainable ingredients, always organic where possible
Around 20 meal kits and 13 prepared meals per week
10 meal plans, including Paleo, Mediterranean, Gluten-Free, and more
Current deal: $90 off Plus a Free Gift!
If you want Sunbasket for dinner, you have the choice between its exciting, organic meal kits (which both include 20-minute recipes and one-pot meals) and its prepared Fresh & Ready meals that you just need to heat and serve.
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, granola bars, and fresh proteins. It’s a one-stop shop for tasty, dietitian-approved treats!
Explore all your options in our detailed Sunbasket review.
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 ingredients, as well as recyclable and compostable packaging.
$5.74 Per Serving
$6.99 Per Serving
$3.32 Per Serving
$1.49 Per Serving
$5.99 Per Serving
$8.50 Per Serving
$6.90 Per Serving
$2.99 Per Serving
2 meals for 2 people
2 meals for 2 people
2 meals for 2 people
3 meals for 2 people
3 meals for 2 people
3 meal kits for 2 people/6 prepared meals
4 prepared meals
2 meals for 2 people
20 - 60 min. meal kits
Kits, speedy kits, oven-ready, prepared
20 - 30 min. meal kits
30-minute meal kits
30-minute meal kits
30-minute meal kits
30 min. meal kits
If you’re trying to decide which meal delivery service is best for you, here are some things to consider:
Does it meet your dietary needs? If you’re a vegan, does the service offer a good selection of plant-based recipes or, ideally, a dedicated vegan menu? You might be able to cobble a week’s worth of meals together with a less focused service, but you’ll be happier with a company that caters to your needs.
How big is your household? How many people are you feeding? A large household will benefit from family-friendly plans that offer four- or even six-serving meals. Individuals may do better with convenient single-serving prepared meals.
Are you getting your money’s worth? An extra $1 per serving adds up to an extra $6 a week on a six-serving subscription. If $6 is the difference between meals you love and meals you tolerate, it may be worth it.
Why not shop around? The “best” meal delivery service is the one that’s best for you. It may take a few tries before you find exactly the service you want. Fortunately, I’ve highlighted a current coupon for each service to make sampling new services cheaper than ever!
Meal delivery services are an excellent solution for anyone wanting to spend less time planning meals and more time cooking new and healthy recipes the easy way.
Obviously, convenience has a price tag, but when you factor in all of the time and money spent on meal planning, grocery shopping, cooking, and cleaning up, it's easy to see why these great-value meal delivery services are 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 range of Keto + Paleo meals ranked highly on my list. Choose from 9+ recipes every week that suit the keto or paleo diet (or both), which is a good selection for a niche diet.
Purple Carrot is the best exclusively vegan service on my list. It’s a dream come true for vegans, offering an array of plant-based meal kits and prepared meals.
If you’re looking to spend as little time cooking as possible, Freshly is my number one choice for prepared meals. Order up to 12 single-serving meals to your door each week – delivered fresh.