Amazon breathing down your neck wouldn't make life easier. But if Blue Apron is already struggling to acquire loyal, revenue-generating consumers at reasonable costs, Amazon's entry into the grocery business shouldn't be the firm's most dire concern.
The basic idea behind Blue Apron—instead of schlepping to the grocery store, you get a box with portioned-out ingredients and some cooking instructions—has fueled a cottage industry of meal-kit startups. The appeal has been obvious: If you really enjoy cooking but can’t spare the time to go grocery shopping for fresh ingredients, subscribing to Blue Apron makes a lot of sense. The meal kit company now delivers about 8 million kits to U.S. homes every month.
Blue Apron has the largest share of sales among U.S. meal kit companies, but individual consumers are spending more money with its competitors, according to new data from Second Measure, a company that analyzes billions of anonymized debit and credit card purchases.
Options range from meal kits to dishes prepared by well-known chefs, no ‘cooking’ required.
In the span of a few short years, more than 100 companies have jumped into the meal kit game. Millions of cardboard boxes arrive on urban and rural doorsteps every month, holding everything one needs to cook dinner, down to the rice wine vinegar and panko.
Of course it would be easier to eat your vegetables (and other healthy treats) if someone else cooked them for you and then delivered them right to your doorstop. Several food delivery services now make it more convenient than ever to eat clean by delivering a variety of nutrient dense meals that actually taste pretty good.
Meal kits promised to make cooking easy enough that people would actually do it. But Americans don’t want to cook and never really have.
From Blue Apron to Plated, the definitive ranking of meals delivered in boxes.
Stumble in the front door at 8 p.m. after a long day at work, and the last thing you want to do is spend an hour making a mess in the kitchen. In a perfect world, dinner would always be pre-planned and pre-prepped, and cooking and eating it would cure the day's stress, not cause it. Luckily, these 13 companies have our backs. From pre-packed dinner boxes delivered to your front door, to perfectly portioned and cut ingredient boxes that minimize prep time, there's something here to make healthy dining easier for everyone.
Who knew that diet food could look like this? At bistroMD, we reject the idea that healthy food must be bland and boring. We are passionate about delivering healthy and delicious entrees that are perfectly suited for weight loss. BistroMD diet delivery is weight loss without the sacrifice.
Get farm-fresh ingredients and delicious recipes delivered weekly, right to your door.
We decided to roll up our sleeves, sharpen our knives, and do something about it. That’s why Daily Harvest delivers real, unprocessed, unrefined foods in the most convenient format possible: frozen.
Diet-to-Go is a meal delivery company focused on making healthy eating both easy and affordable. Our goal is to change perceptions of what it means to eat healthy and help our customers achieve and maintain a healthy weight for life. We want to help people establish a common sense approach to healthy eating, an approach that can be sustained so that making smart food choices becomes a way of life.
Factor 75 delivers chef-crafted, nutritionist designed meals to your home, office or hotel.
Forks Over Knives empowers people to live healthier lives by changing the way the world understands nutrition. Forks Over Knives was launched in 2011 as a feature documentary.
Every Freshly meal saves you at least an hour that you would've spent shopping, cooking and cleaning. Spend more time doing what you love, with people you love.
At your doorstep, when you want it.
You choose the delivery day.
No commitments ever. Skip weeks when you want to.
Food is carefully packed in a refrigerated container;
no need to be home when it arrives.
We deliver delicious recipes and the exact ingredients to your door every week.
Home Chef is a meal delivery service supplying weekly deliveries of fresh, perfectly portioned ingredients and chef-designed recipes.
Our mission is to unleash the flavor of vegetables, bring them to the center of your plate, and make them craveable.
For busy people who want to eat clean on weekdays without having to cook, Methodology puts healthy eating on auto-pilot
Plated delivers fresh, pre-portioned ingredients to your door so that you can relax and enjoy the cooking experience.
At Purple Carrot we empower you to cook
delicious plant-based meals that are good for you and good for the planet.
We believe that what you put into your body forms the building blocks for the rest of your life and affects your relationships, career, happiness, and ability to create. We believe in fresh meals, prepared with loving hands using the healthiest, most hydrating and nourishing ingredients possible.
Organic produce, clean ingredients, and delicious recipes delivered weekly.
Paleo, Lean & Clean, Gluten-Free, Vegan, and more
Vegin’ Out, based in Los Angeles, offers Southern California customers a healthy dining option that is more affordable and convenient than takeout, with all the environmental and wellness benefits of a plant-based diet. Vegin’ Out provides a week’s worth of freshly prepared, healthy, delicious vegan meals, delivered to its customers’ homes or offices. Each Vegin’ Out dish is low fat, cholesterol free, trans-fat free, dairy free, cruelty free, and prepared with all the organic and locally grown ingredients as possible.
22 Days Nutrition products inspire through taste, attitude, and a global conscience. The belief is that foods made of the best ingredients should satisfy not only the body, but also the spirit. We believe that the right attitude and approach to healthy living can positively affect the world.
DoorDash enables delivery in areas where it was not available. Our mission is to empower small business owners to offer delivery in an affordable and convenient way. We are achieving this mission first by enabling restaurant food delivery.
Order delivery food online from nearby restaurants.
Seamless is simply the easiest way to order food for delivery or takeout. Whatever you’re in the mood for, wherever you’re in the mood for it, you’ve got it. No menus, no phone calls, no repeating yourself.