Looking for the best Whole30 meal delivery service? Your search ends here. I’ve done extensive research, so you don’t have to. After comparing a variety of different meal delivery services, I present to you my top ten.
Unfortunately, there aren’t a lot of specific Whole30 diet plans to choose from among meal delivery services. As a result, I searched through a lot of paleo menus (and a few others) that included Whole30 options as a kind of overlap.
My top pick is Sunbasket – largely because of its enormous selection. Its paleo menu has a good sampling of Whole30 foods. Also, since Whole30 entails adding certain foods back in after the first 30 days, you’ll be spoilt for choice with all of Sunbasket’s options.
You can try Sunbasket out, safe in the knowledge that, if it isn’t for you, there are plenty of other companies in this list, such as Fresh n’ Lean or Snap Kitchen, which also offer dedicated Whole30 menus.
Offers breakfast, lunch, and more
Focus on organic certified ingredients
Provides both meal kits and prepared meals
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Sunbasket covers an enormous variety of dietary preferences and menu selections. Although it doesn’t have a Whole30 plan per se, it does have a paleo plan. Since about 75% of the meals in the paleo plan are Whole30 compliant, this is a great option if you’re looking to do Whole30.
You can read more about Sunbasket and its assortment of dietary options in my colleague’s dedicated review. Keep in mind that you can mix and match from the main menu, so even if you don’t find what you’re looking for in the paleo menu, you can try to find a Whole30 compliant meal in another plan’s menu, like Lean & Clean, for example.
The last thing to note is that a Whole30 diet starts to taper off after 30 days. At that point, you begin adding excluded ingredients back in one at a time. Sunbasket’s large selection, flexibility, and its array of filters make it a good candidate to handle such a process.
Easy step-by-step instructions with photos
USDA-certified organic ingredients
Nine or more recipes per plan per week
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Green Chef offers three different meal plans: Balanced Living, Plant-Powered, and Keto + Paleo. Obviously, none of these are Whole30, but I found a number of items on the Keto + Paleo menu that satisfied Whole30 requirements.
You can learn more about the company and its other enviro-friendly activities in my colleague’s dedicated Green Chef review. You’ll find many interesting nuggets, including Green Chef’s commitment to using organic ingredients.
One of the best things about Green Chef is that it pre-measures and preps most of the ingredients before sending them to you. This includes premade sauces, spice blends, and marinades. It saves a lot of time, so you can spend more time enjoying your delicious meal.
Meals are ready in under three minutes
12 unique Whole30 recipes per week
High-quality organic ingredients
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Fresh n’ Lean uses gluten-free, top-tier organic ingredients for all its meals and its Whole30 menu is no exception. The meals come fully-cooked. They can be heated in a microwave or a conventional oven as soon as you’re ready to eat.
If you don’t want to eat the meals right away, you can freeze them for up to six weeks. You can read more about Fresh n’ Lean in my colleague’s dedicated review. Meals in its Whole30 plan average 31g of protein and 430 calories.
Fresh n’ Lean delivers to any address anywhere within the 50 United States – even a hotel or a gym, if need be. Fresh n’ Lean has five other meal plans that start at $7.53 per serving. The Whole30 price, at the time of writing, is a little more expensive.
Recipes are designed by a registered dietician
14 unique Whole30 recipes per week
High-quality, responsibly sourced ingredients
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Snap Kitchen offers a wide selection of options and its menu allows you to filter according to calorie, carb, protein, and sodium content. Combined with its six meal plans (one of which is Whole30) and a few extra options, it provides a highly-customizable service.
Although you can tailor the content of your subscription, you’re limited in choice to a six-meal-per-week subscription and a 12-meal-per-week subscription. The meals last from four to seven days, depending upon their ingredients.
The meals are shipped fresh and prepared without preservatives, hormones, artificial sweeteners, and antibiotics. Calorie content of meals ranges from 250 to 600.
Nutritionist-designed recipes and plans
Track your delivery via the app
Free shipping on every order
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Trifecta offers five dietary meal plans and four “control” meal plans, where the chefs cook the food and you build the meals. One of the diet plans is paleo in which there’s a sub-choice for making the diet “Whole30 Approved.” This makes Trifecta a strong contender in the Whole30 competition.
Trifecta meals are prepared and vacuum-sealed. They’ll stay fresh for up to 10 days in the refrigerator or three months in the freezer. And every meal is made from scratch.
Trifecta offers a flexible delivery schedule. You can skip one, two, or even three weeks between orders. You just have to give the company one week’s notice.
Food free from fillers, gums, and harmful oils
Ingredients are carefully grown and selected
Plans are constructed from individually selected items
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Daily Harvest is an unusual meal delivery service in that it doesn’t cater to specific diets. Instead, it constructs its menu around organic and whole foods – primarily fruits and vegetables.
So, Daily Harvest doesn’t have a specific Whole30 plan but you can build your meal kit by selecting Whole30 compliant foods. You just have to go through the ingredient list for the meals you’re interested in.
Daily Harvest also freezes its ingredients on the day they’re harvested, to maximize the nutritional benefit. For example, blueberries contain 200% more vitamin C when frozen the day they’re harvested, compared to non-frozen berries three days later.
Only uses grass-fed wagyu beef
Chicken and pork is antibiotic- and hormone-free
Plenty of seasonal, organic vegetables
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Caveman Chefs offers seven different dietary plans, from Paleo to Vegan and, of course, Whole30. It also offers gluten-free, dairy-free, and soy-free meals as well as meals tailored to exclude a large number of other allergens.
One of the cool things about Cavemen Chefs – although it doesn’t necessarily relate to Whole30 – is that it offers an AIP plan specifically designed for people with auto-immune disorders. Prior to Caveman Chefs and Pete’s Paleo, I’d never come across that before. And I just think that’s pretty neat.
One thing to note about Caveman Chefs, though, is that it’s still a pretty small organization. That can have its perks, sometimes. However, at the time of writing, it only delivers to areas within 50 miles of Denver, Colorado, and only on Thursdays.
Prepared food that’s ready to heat and eat
Seasonal menus offered for variety
Food is shipped fresh not frozen
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Yep, Pete’s Paleo has AIP, too. How great is that?
Anyway, as far as Whole30 is concerned, Pete’s Paleo is, not surprisingly, a site dedicated primarily to the paleo diet. As such, you should be able to find some Whole30 meals by examining the recipes individually. With the “Eat What You Love” menu, you can do just that.
Pete’s Paleo meals are free of additives and preservatives. They can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 10 days or placed in the freezer for up to six months. The recipes are made from different seasonal ingredients and change weekly.
Ready to eat in under 10 minutes
Meals are prepared and frozen for nutritional density
Products prepared without waste (no discarded produce or meals)
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Ice Age Meals is primarily a paleo company. The meals it offers follow either the paleo, the paleo + rice, or the keto diets – none of which are Whole30. However, there’s overlap between paleo, keto, and Whole30. You may have to look at the recipes on the chef’s website (paleonick.com) to be sure, but you should be able to construct a Whole30 diet.
The meals are carefully prepared, then flash-frozen to preserve nutrient content. They’re shipped frozen and can be stored for up to six months in a normal freezer and even as long as two years in a deep freezer.
Ice Age Meals ships to all 50 states in the U.S with shipping costs determined by the general region. Meals are delivered on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Weeks can be skipped and subscriptions canceled without difficulty.
No subscription required
75+ unique recipes on a fixed menu
Dietary options including gluten-free, low-carb, and keto
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Again, Top Chef Meals is a meal delivery service with paleo and keto meal plans. There’s no specific Whole30 menu, but if you look through the ingredient lists of the paleo and keto menus, you should find some Whole30-compliant meals.
Top Chef Meals also has seven plans that fall under its Special Diets Category. These run the gamut from renal diets, diabetic diets, to general senior diets. I give them two thumbs up for catering to these specific health concerns. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a renal plan before.
Top Chef Meals uses the FedEx service to deliver its meals throughout the entire United States. The meals it provides are suitable for one adult serving.
$4.27 Per Serving
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$7.53 Per Serving
$9.66 Per Serving
$6.66 Per Serving
$3.70 Per Serving
$13.06 Per Serving
$15.25 Per Serving
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$5.74 Per Serving
2 meal kits for 2 people/4 prepared meals
3 meals for 2 people
5 prepared meals
6 prepared meals
2 meals for 2 people
Fresh & Ready meals, 30-Min Meal Kits
30-minute meal kits
Prepared meals, smoothies
20 - 60 min. meal kits
I took many considerations into account while crafting this list. Here are my top tips to help you choose the best Whole30 meal delivery service for you.
Dietary preference – Whole30 is a difficult dietary preference to find among meal delivery services. However, there’s some overlap between paleo, keto, and Whole30. So, in many instances, you can start with a paleo menu and do some digging to see which of its meals can be used to satisfy typical Whole30 requirements.
Reintroducing foods – As the name implies, the Whole30 diet only lasts for a month before you start adding individual ingredients back in. Because of this, meal delivery services that offer a wide selection have the advantage. It’s just easier to add certain ingredients back in when you have a variety of foods to choose from.
Customizability – Another factor to be considered in the search for Whole30 diets is the customizability of the meals in the meal plan. This goes hand-in-hand with the above point. And flexibility is just a great plus for any meal delivery service anyway.
Price – Of course, the cost of the meal delivery service is always a factor, whether it’s for Whole30 meals or not. Some people can afford really expensive services. Others, not so much. With that in mind, value for money was a real consideration for me when compiling this list.
As I said above, the Whole30 diet isn’t a common plan amongst meal delivery services. As a result, for many delivery services, you may have to scour through the paleo and keto plans (and possibly a few others). Hopefully, I’ve lightened your load by doing a lot of the initial legwork for you.
In the end, the win went to Sunbasket because it’s a large, versatile service that offers an enormous selection. The week I sampled it, 75% of its paleo menu was Whole30 compliant, although this may change week to week. I think its great menu variety will be a particular asset at the end of the 30 day Whole30 diet period, when it comes time to start adding ingredients back into your meals.
Ultimately, though, the choice is yours. There were a lot of strong contenders on this list. Some of them had dedicated Whole30 plans. And that’s a great place to start.
There are a lot of similarities between Whole30 and paleo diets. For example, both avoid dairy, legumes, and grains, among other things. However, they’re not identical. One diet might exclude one type of food, and the other allow it, and vice versa. For example, potatoes, honey, and maple syrup are fine for Whole30 but disallowed in paleo.
All that being said, because they’re so similar, there’s usually an overlap in meal delivery service plans. Sunbasket, for example, has a paleo plan but not a Whole30 plan. However, 75% of the meals in its paleo plan were also Whole30 compliant for the week I tried it (again, that may vary by week).
Any of the services listed above should be able to offer you full-fledged Whole30 meal plans. Of course, if you’re just looking for Whole30 ingredients on their own, your best bet would be to buy them individually from a grocery (on or off-line) specializing in organic food.
Most people use Whole30 diets to, as Fresh n’ Lean puts it, “reset their health” and get a fresh start. Basically, it’s used as a way to cleanse your system of unwanted contaminants before starting a new diet, fitness routine, etc. It’s also used to narrow down foods you may have adverse or allergic reactions to.
However, I would caution you to consult a dietician or other healthcare expert before starting any new diet, including Whole30.