Entrepreneurs are always on-the-go. When you’re time-crunched, searching out healthy and delicious food alternatives can be a hassle. This often means sacrificing healthy and high-quality meals for what’s available.
Here’s a look at five meal delivery services that even the busiest entrepreneur will love – meal delivery that is easy on your waistline and your bottom-line.
Plated, a New York-based startup founded by Josh Hix and Nick Taranto, delivers everything you need to create chef-designed recipes. They aim to make it simpler and more fun to cook at home.
A weekly box of fresh and seasonal ingredients, pre-portioned for the recipes you choose are delivered to your door each week along with step-by-step recipe cards. Plated currently offers a 3 dinner subscription (for two people) with prices starting at $72.00 per week and free shipping.
Blue Apron, founded by Matt Salzberg and co-founders Ilia Papas and Matthew Wadiak, provides all of the ingredients you need to make a delicious meal in exactly the right proportions. Best of all they offer options that could suit you, your family or your startup team.
The New York-based food delivery service keeps it simple by offering a 2-Person Plan and a Family Plan, starting at $59.94 per week (for 3 meals). They offer free delivery nationwide and their ingredients arrive in a refrigerated box so food stays fresh even if you’re not at home. Bonus: They even offer a free interactive cookbook along with ingredients, meal prep instruction guides and videos.
Hello Fresh, founded by Berlin-based entrepreneur Dominik Richter, is a meal planning and shopping platform, that sends recipes and the required ingredients for subscribers to prepare them.
Hello Fresh offer recipes to cook three delicious meals for 2 or 4 people. You can choose from their classic or veggie box – starting at approximately $10 per person/per meal.
Pete’s Paleo, founded by husband and wife co-founders, Peter and Sarah Servold, delivers gourmet ready-to-eat Paleo meals, Paleo recipes and more. Pete, a classically trained chef from Le Cordon Bleu, has worked in the restaurant industry for over 15 years. All of their meals are completely gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free and they don’t use sweeteners of any kind (even natural).
Their weekly meal plan, derived from locally sourced farms and ranches starts at $15.60 per meal. They also offer a 21-Day Sugar Detox, a comprehensive program of 21 meals to help break the chains sugar and carbs may have on you, for $332.50.
Ritual, founded by entrepreneur Marisa Smith in 2012, is a meal kit delivery service that lets you define “healthy” your way. They offer a selection of omnivore, pescetarian, vegetarian, vegan and paleo meals that are chopped and prepped, for healthy dinner recipes designed by a team of in-house chefs.
It’s clean, restaurant quality food in the comfort of your home with meals starting at $17.50 per person. The downside: They currently only deliver in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
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