Sometimes it seems like there isn’t enough time in the day for cooking. Between work, commuting, family, friends, a social life, and all-too-elusive time for yourself, whipping up a home-cooked meal can feel like a herculean task. Add into the mix a dietary restriction like being gluten-free, and cooking can feel way too overwhelming.
That’s why the universe invented meal delivery services. Just select a plan and within days, pre-made meals that fit into any diet will show up at your door. All you have to do is eat them. Here are the best of the bunch for gluten-free folks.
Our top picks
- Best Variety: Epicured
- Best Meal Kits: Sunbasket
- Best For The Lazy Eater: Fresh n’ Lean
- Best Frozen: Daily Harvest
- Best For The Solo Eater: Freshly
How we chose these products
To determine what makes a good gluten-free meal delivery service, we looked at a few things. First, we made sure each and every selection offered at least a dozen different gluten-free meals. (Some services are exclusively gluten free!) Second, we looked for variety in the gluten-free meals offered. And third, we picked delivery services that worked for a different types of eaters. Looking for a plan that excels at solo meals? We’ve got you. Crave variety? There’s a plan for that. Looking to do some of the cooking and prep work yourself? You get the idea.
Psst: Want a list of the best prepared meal delivery services with some non-gluten-free options? We’ve got you. Or how about a list of all the healthy meal delivery services? Delish has your back.
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Scroll through the gluten-free section of Epicured‘s menu, and you’ll find a plethora of options. There’s a creamy Thai green curry, bright and zesty spring salad, and hearty vegan chili, just to name a few. Not only are all of these certified gluten-free, but they also low FODMAP, which is great with people for dietary issues. Every month, the meal delivery service adds several new meal options, so you’ll never get bored. Opt for a bundle, and you can get 10 or more pre-selected meals delivered in one box. Options include brunch, vegan, and chef’s choice.
Price: A la carte. Meals start at $6 per serving for soups and go up to about $23 per serving. Bundles start at $88 for 10 meals.
Best Meal Kits: Sunbasket
If you like the idea of doing a little bit of the cooking instead of simply reheating pre-made meals, go with a meal kit like Sunbasket. Sunbasket has a couple things going for it: 1) It organizes its available meals on its website by the time it takes to make them, 2) it offers dishes that fit into any diet (paleo, dairy-free, soy-free, vegan, diabetes-friendly, and so on), and 3) it frequently adds new and delicious offerings to its meal lineup. Try out the Korean BBQ tostadas, eggs in purgatory with spicy turkey, mushrooms, and kale, and Mexican chicken and cauliflower “rice” with sweet peppers. Sick of prepping? Mix it up with the tons of ready-made options.
Price: Meal kits start at $4.82 per serving, and prepared meals start at $4.27.
Best For The Lazy Eater: Fresh n’ Lean
Many meal delivery services will allow (and encourage you) to pick your meals out each week or so. Fresh n’ Lean is a little different. While picking your own meals is an option, Fresh n’ Lean also offers to pick meals for you based on one of their five meal plans: Protein+, Keto, Paleo, Vegan, and Low Carb Vegan. You simply choose how many days a week you want prepared meals, and a box will show up at your door. Oh, and all of their meals are gluten-free including the spiced butternut squash soup, the Southwest beef chili with beans, and the tomatillo shrimp fajitas.
Price: Meals start at $7.63 per meal and fluctuate based on your meal plan and frequency of meals.
Best Frozen: Daily Harvest
All of the meals from Daily Harvest have no dairy or gluten, are organic, and come frozen. Little to no prep work is required—all you have to do is pop these in the oven or microwave or blend everything up to have a delicious meal in no time. All the meals are all packed with fruits and veggies, like the fruity strawberry and peach smoothie with strawberry, peach, banana, raspberry, oats, and goji berry or the rich broccoli and “cheeze” harvest bowl with broccoli, cauliflower, sweet potato, olive oil, tomato, and nutritional yeast.
Price: A la carte. Smoothies and soups are $8.49, harvest bowls and flatbreads are $9.79, harvest bakes are $11.99, and forager bowls are $6.49.
Best For The Solo Eater: Freshly
Before we tell you all about Freshly, let’s just take a minute to appreciate the gluten-free (!!!) beef Bolognese pictured. It features cauliflower-based shell pasta, a marinara sauce packed with veggies, and lots of cheese.
We adore that most of Freshly’s meals are gluten-free, but still look so carb-y and delicious. Plus, they’re perfect for solo diners, since all meals are “perfectly sized for one person to enjoy at one sitting.”
Choose between four to 12 meals a week with lots of options like crispy homestyle chicken and mac ‘n cheese or unwrapped salsa verde burrito.
Price: Meals start at $9 per serving.
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