Eating organic guarantees you’re getting top-quality food, but it can also be a hassle to source.
You want the assurance of organic, non-GMO produce and hormone and antibiotic-free meats, but sometimes companies play fast and loose with labels and certifications. So how do you know which meal delivery services are actually organic?
With the help of my team of professional meal delivery service analysts, I’ve sampled meals, compiled ingredient lists, weighed and measured prices, and scoured the small print to determine the best meal delivery services for organic produce.
In a world full of pesticide-laden produce and dubious farming practices, my list will help you and your family find the cleanest, healthy food.
My top choice is Green Chef because it was the first certified organic company – all of its produce and eggs are certified organic as standard – and its weekly changing menu covers the most popular health diets. Read on and eat better!
High-quality ingredients – no GMOs, pesticides, antibiotics, growth hormones, or steroids
A variety of plans – for omnivores, vegans, veggies, keto, and paleo dieters
Easy to cook – many recipes involve premade sauces and pre-prepped ingredients
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Green Chef is a trailblazer as the first-ever USDA-certified organic meal delivery service. All of its eggs and produce are certified organic and its animal proteins are raised with the highest animal welfare standards out there.
Where there’s no organic certification available (for example sea salt and wild salmon can’t be organic), Green Chef still extensively screens its suppliers to find the best quality out there.
There’s a Keto + Paleo plan for low-carb dieters and a Plant-Powered plan for those interested in vegan and vegetarian meals. If you don’t adhere to a specific diet, the Balanced Living plan is perfect if you just want to enjoy healthy, organic food.
No matter which plan you choose, each meal comes with a decent helping of organic veggies. Find out more about the type of meals you’ll be cooking in our Green Chef review.
The recipes are easy to follow, and most take about 30 minutes to make. These meal kits don’t have the fastest prep time on the market, but they’re designed so all the prep and hands-on cooking happen at the start, so you can relax while it finishes cooking in the oven.
High-quality meal kits – all meats and seafood are antibiotic and hormone-free
Dietitian-approved – recipes comply with the latest USDA dietary guidelines
Flexible meal plans – select a preset plan or choose your own recipes
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Not only does Sunbasket cater to a range of diets but it also offers speedy meal kits and prepared meals for busier days. You’ll find more detail on Sunbasket’s meal types, pricing, and plans in my colleague’s dedicated Sunbasket review.
From its partnership with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch® Program to its commitment to providing free-range and antibiotic-free meat, poultry, and eggs, Sunbasket goes to great lengths to guarantee top-quality produce.
Its fresh produce, milk, yogurt, eggs, and tofu are all 99% organic – and Sunbasket is transparent and will let you know if any of the ingredients are swapped out for anything non-organic.
All-day menu – opt for dinner only or add in breakfast, lunch, and snacks
Two or four servings – great for couples and families
Free shipping – no need to worry about hidden costs
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Vegan choices can be limited with other meal delivery services. Not so with Purple Carrot! You get 12+ plant-based meal kits to choose from each week covering all three daily meals, plus snacks from the Plantry.
If cooking’s not your thing, you can also choose from 12 prepared vegan meals each week. Learn more about Purple Carrot’s plans and how to edit your order in our full length Purple Carrot review.
Purple Carrot strives to make its meal kits as organic as possible. Most of the non-produce items are organic (beans, tofu, nut milks, tempeh, vegan cheeses, and yogurts) but due to logistics, it’s still not able to provide fully organic produce on a regular basis,
Purple Carrot meal kits take around 30 minutes to put together, while the prepared meals take just a few minutes to heat and enjoy.
Diverse menu – includes internationally inspired dishes
Comprehensive menu – 19+ options that change weekly
Veggie friendly – separate plan available for vegetarians
Special discounts – $130 off across your first 6 boxes!
While some of the companies on this list serve smaller niches, you’ve likely already heard of Blue Apron. One of the most popular meal delivery services in the United States, Blue Apron offers a wide variety of restaurant-quality meals to suit almost any palate.
Our in-depth Blue Apron review goes into more detail about this popular company.
While only some of the ingredients are USDA-certified organic, Blue Apron is committed to sustainable farming practices and all of its ingredients are non-GMO. With over 100 family-run farms in its network, Blue Apron is dedicated to ensuring its ingredients are responsibly sourced.
One of the benefits of subscribing to such an eminent company is the convenience of its deliveries. Blue Apron ships anywhere in the contiguous United States, and you can pick your delivery day although your options depend on your particular zip code.
Prepared meals – heat, eat, and enjoy
Flexible ordering – select 10, 20, or 30 meals at a time
Three healthy plans – choose between A La Carte, Chef’s Choice, and Weight Loss
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Veestro delivers healthy, fully cooked vegan food with ingredients that are 96% organic and preservative-free. The meals arrive packed in dry ice and Veestro recommends they’re kept in the freezer to maintain freshness. Meals keep for eight weeks in the freezer and three to five days in the refrigerator. You can heat your meals in the oven, microwave, or on the stove.
Veestro’s handy menu filters make sure you can easily find meals to suit specific diets, like gluten-free or kosher. My colleague looks into Veestro’s plans and menu in this dedicated Veestro review.
Shipping is free with auto-deliveries, and once your order is shipped, you’ll be kept up to date with tracking information.
Chef-prepared – delicious, freshly cooked meals, whenever you want them
Top-quality ingredients – organic, gluten-free, GMO-free, and locally grown products
Flexible options – select one of five plans or pick meals from the a la carte option
Special discounts – $20 off 1st Box + 15% Off All Orders
Fresh n’ Lean is perfect for busy, athletic lifestyles or anyone who wants to enjoy gluten-free and CCOF-certified organic meals without spending time in the kitchen.
There are five plans to choose from – Protein+, Keto, Paleo, Standard Vegan, and Low-Carb Vegan – and each meal arrives individually packaged to be kept in the fridge (though they freeze well, too). Heat your breakfast, lunch, or dinner in the microwave, and three minutes later enjoy a complete meal.
If you opt for one of the plans, you don’t get a say in which meals are included in your delivery. So if you have a particular food preference, you might be better off looking at the a la carte options. Learn more in our detailed Fresh n’Lean review.
Prepared meals – like fresh smoothies and flash-frozen soups, noodles, and grain bowls
Vegan and gluten-free – controlled allergen cross-contamination
Prepay plans available – get a significant discount on up to 12 deliveries
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Splendid Spoon calls itself “a plant-based wellness brand” and offers ready-to-eat meals designed for detoxing and feeling great. Its ingredients are entirely GMO-free, while 95% of the smoothies are organic.
All choices are gluten-, dairy-, and soy-free and include breakfast, lunch, and a light soup (called a reset). Breakfast is a smoothie, while lunch/dinner is a grain or soup bowl, or a noodle option. Learn more about the plans and menu in our in-depth Splendid Spoon review.
There are more than 50 options to choose from each week to ensure you’re slurping up exactly what you want!
Choose a plan to suit your needs – five meal plans available
Fresh, chef-made meals – blast chilled and never frozen to maintain optimum flavor
Many dietary options – including keto, paleo, vegetarian, and gluten-free meals
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Factor provides fresh, never-frozen meals prepared by chefs using the highest quality ingredients available. Dishes are totally free from gluten, GMOs, hormones, and antibiotics, and organic produce is used whenever possible. Proteins are also responsibly sourced, including pasture-raised pork and grass-fed beef.
For more info on this service, head over to our dedicated Factor review.
Factor is also dedicated to never relying on artificial preservatives. Instead, the service’s blast chilling process cools down freshly prepared meals to seal in nutrition and flavor.
With plans that let you order anywhere from four to 18 meals per week, Factor is a nutritious meal option, perfect for a workday lunch or post-gym dinner.
Healthy meal options – including smoothies, soups, and superfood “bowls”
Ethical and plant-based – responsibly sourced ingredients for clean eating
Flexible plans – weekly and monthly subscriptions available
Snacks and desserts too – sweet bites and ice cream-inspired scoops
Daily Harvest is the perfect meal delivery service for plant-based dieters and vegans who want an organic dining experience. At least 95% of its ingredients are certified organic.
Daily Harvest also uses solely organic farms for ingredients on the Environmental Working Group's "dirty dozen" list, which includes apples, potatoes, spinach, and other pesticide-intensive fruits and vegetables.
Unlike your typical meal delivery service, which often provides dinners in the traditional “main + side” format, Daily Harvest chooses dishes and foods that celebrate the high-quality produce and other wholesome ingredients.
The menu includes everything from smoothies and soups to flatbreads and “harvest bowls” like the Artichoke and Lemon Harvest Bowl pictured above.
Frozen meals – prepared by chefs and delivered to your door ready to heat and eat
EATS – “Essential and Tasty Snacks” like nut mixes, granola bars, and more
Dietitian support – access to a team of registered dietitians to aid in your weight loss journey
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BistroMD is a full-service weight loss program. This means the company’s frozen meals include breakfasts as well as lunches and dinners. There’s even an additional snack menu to help with any mid-day cravings.
You can learn more about what’s on the menu (and how it tastes) in our in-depth BistroMD review.
BistroMD is refreshingly open about its dedication to wholesome, healthy ingredients. Although not all of its ingredients are certified organic, the company is dedicated to using environmentally responsible sources.
BistroMD even published a comprehensive list of the products and chemicals it doesn’t allow in its meals, like high fructose corn syrup, nitrates, aspartame, and many more.
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When I was looking for the best organic meal plans on the market, these were my list of must-haves. I recommend you consider these points when deciding on the best organic meal delivery for you, as well:
Top-quality produce and ingredients – The service should opt for certified organic ingredients (where possible). Meat, poultry, and fish should always be responsibly sourced.
Recipes that work for you – Some meal delivery services guide you through complex recipes, others have a “throw it in the pan and give it a stir” attitude. Many offer plans across a range of skill levels and prep times. For example, Sunbasket offers classic 30 minute meal kits, as well as microwavable Fresh & Ready Meals.
Chilled or frozen meals – Chilled meals will have a shorter shelf life and live in your fridge, while frozen meals will last for longer in your freezer. There’s usually not a huge difference in the quality of nutrients. Meals are now flash-frozen using advanced technology and arrive on your doorstep as fresh and bursting with flavor as when they were made.
Flexible, commitment-free plans – It might take you a few tries before you find the right meal service for you, so make sure you find one that’s easy to edit, pause, or cancel (and don’t forget to read the small print so you know exactly when you need to say au revoir).
Simply put, yes.
Organic ingredients aren’t always easy to find. Farmer’s markets can have a great selection of local, organic produce, but they’re not always affordable. Also, it can take a lot of time out of your busy schedule to scour the market every week just to get some decent produce.
Organic services like Green Chef and Sunbasket are slightly more expensive than your average non-organic meal delivery service, but the ability to reliably access fresh, ethically sourced, quality ingredients makes the extra cost well worth it.
HelloFresh is the most popular meal kit delivery service in the United States, but it prioritizes accessibility and affordability over providing organic options. While it provides meal kits with quality, farm-fresh ingredients, HelloFresh doesn’t claim to be an organic company.
If you’re looking for a meal delivery service that provides organic ingredients, Green Chef is a great alternative. In addition to being USDA-certified organic, Green Chef also caters to low-carb and plant-focused diets.
Home Chef ingredient sources often change depending on what’s freshest. As a consequence of this, its ingredients are only occasionally organic.
Sunbasket is a great certified-organic alternative to Home Chef, as it offers a variety of meal options including both meal kits and prepared meals. Sunbasket also has one of the most comprehensive menus in the business in terms of offering meals for different diets like gluten-free and paleo.
Some – but not all – Blue Apron ingredients are certified organic.
The company claims to provide organic ingredients when possible, and it’s vocally dedicated to using sustainable and non-GMO ingredients. It’s one of the most prominent meal delivery services to be dedicated to responsibly sourced ingredients.
Fresh and Easy is a sub-brand of Home Chef and, like Home Chef, only offers organic produce occasionally. If you’re in the market for an organic meal delivery service, USDA-certified companies like Green Chef and Sunbasket are probably a better bet.
Freshly isn’t an organic meal delivery service, but the company is nonetheless dedicated to quality ingredients and meals produced with little sugar and minimal processing. A good organic alternative to Freshly is Fresh n’Lean.
Like Freshly, Fresh n’ Lean provides fully prepared meals packed with nutrients and free of processed ingredients but is also certified organic.
Our choice for best organic meal delivery service is Green Chef. After all, it was the first-ever meal delivery service to be certified organic. Its menu is streamlined to cater to a wide variety of diets and palates, and the pre-prepped ingredients make it a cinch to cook up its delicious, organic meal kits.