Best Gluten-Free Meal Delivery Services

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It can be more challenging to find a variety of meal options if you’re gluten-free. Restaurants don’t always have a varied selection, recipes aren't always able to be modified without testing, and meal delivery services can have few to no gluten-free options (so you are left with the same one or two options for every meal). Thankfully, however, meal delivery services are getting better about supporting gluten-free customers. Some even provide certified gluten-free menu options so that those with celiac disease or gluten intolerances can feel less apprehensive about trying them out. 

The gluten-free meal delivery services on this list all offer gluten-free recipes, either prepared or or pre-portioned, have step-by-step instructions when preparation is needed and are designed to make gluten-free meals easier to enjoy. While they’re not inexpensive, depending on your budget, the quality and efficiency they provide can make them worth the investment. Here we rounded up the best gluten-free meal delivery services.

Our Top Picks

Our Top Picks

Best Overall: Green Chef

Green Chef

Green Chef

Key Specs

  • Cost: Meals start at about $12 per meal, $8 per delivery

Why We Chose It:  Green Chef is a great option for family-style meals, and offers plans suitable for several dietary needs.

Pros
  • Meals for a wide range of dietary needs

  • Family-friendly

  • Certified organic

  • Environmentally-friendly

Cons
  • Limited meal choices per week

  • Can only choose meals from chosen plan

  • Charges separately for shipping

  • Cooking and prep required

Green Chef is certified organic and has Gluten-Free Certification through the Gluten Intolerance Group’s Gluten-Free Food Service program. They also offer at least one vegetarian meal option each week, give the option to get multiple servings/family-style meals, serve a variety of cuisines, and use a creative assortment of fruits, veggies, and whole grains. The packaging is primarily recyclable, reusable, or compostable and the company offsets 100% of its carbon emissions from operations and shipping.

Best Budget: EveryPlate

EveryPlate

EveryPlate

Key Specs

  • Cost: Starts at about $5 per serving, $9 for shipping

Why We Chose It:  Inexpensive service that offers impressive, diverse food options.

Pros
  • Low cost

  • Crowd-pleasing recipes

  • Environmentally-friendly packaging

  • Student discounts

Cons
  • Not certified gluten-free

  • No consistent vegetarian options

  • Can’t filter menu options for dietary needs

EveryPlate offers the lowest pricing per serving of any of the major meal kit companies and they still manage to offer up an impressive assortment of menu options. The company is not fully gluten-free, but they do offer options on each week’s menu that do not contain gluten. While they do label allergens, they do not always provide detailed ingredient lists. For example, if teriyaki sauce is used in a recipe, the ingredients in the sauce may not be listed. This means that some ingredients will need to be substituted with options that are guaranteed gluten-free.

Best for Families: Home Chef

Home Chef

Home Chef

Key Specs

  • Cost: Starts at about $9 per serving, shipping is free if order is over $40

Why We Chose It: You can easily plan your weekly meals five weeks out with its app.

Pros
  • Easy to follow recipes

  • Wide variety of meals

  • Customizable five weeks in advance

  • Pausable at any time

Cons
  • No option for single person

  • No options for specific dietary needs (vegetarian, gluten-free, etc.)

  • Excessive use of packaging

Home Chef’s website and app allow you to plan and schedule weekly meals five weeks in advance. This is great for busy families who are juggling multiple social, academic, and extracurricular activity calendars. While this service is not completely gluten-free, the company does label allergens and provides full ingredient lists for each meal. One note: Wheat is labeled in the allergen listings, but since gluten is also found in other grains, it’s important to check the ingredient lists carefully in advance to ensure that the meal is indeed gluten-free.

Looking for more ideas? Read our roundup of the best gluten-free pastas.

Best for Two or More: Martha & Marley Spoon

Martha Stewart & Marley Spoon

 Martha Stewart & Marley Spoon

Key Specs

  • Cost: Starts at about $7 per serving, $9 for delivery

Why We Chose It: We chose Martha & Marley Spoon because it offers plans featuring the perfect amount of food for just one or two adults.

Pros
  • Great for one or two people

  • Pause anytime

  • Lots of variety

  • Easy to follow recipes

Cons
  • Not certified gluten-free

  • No specific dietary preference plans

Martha & Marley Spoon offers two-person plans that come with the perfect amount of food. You'll still get a variety of meals each week. Worried you'll have too much? You can pause deliveries from week to week as you need. This service is also great for one person: enjoy dinner and then have delicious leftovers for lunch the next day!

Interested in reading more reviews? Take a look at our selection of the best meal kits to buy.

Most Environmentally Friendly: Sunbasket

SunBasket

SunBasket

Key Specs

  • Cost: Starts at $9 per serving, shipping cost based on location

Why We Chose It:  Sunbasket stands out because it’s highly considerate of its packaging and food sourcing.

Pros
  • Plans for multiple dietary needs

  • Lots of variety

  • Pause anytime

  • Sustainable packaging

Cons
  • Prepared in a facility that handles wheat so not suitable for people with celiac disease or a severe gluten intolerance

  • Limited options for many dietary restrictions

Not only does Sunbasket offer a gluten-free meal plan, they consider the planet in every aspect of their meal kits. They use organic ingredients, ensure that their meats are both antibiotic and hormone-free (which reduces the number of antibiotics used in the food system), and their seafood is chosen based on recommendations by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Program, which takes ocean health into consideration. Their care for the earth goes beyond the food: the company uses compostable or recyclable packaging.

Best Prepared Meals: Freshly

Freshly

Freshly

Key Specs

  • Cost: Starts at about $8 per meal, shipping costs vary depending on location and plan

Why We Chose It: Certified gluten-free meals that are freshly prepared, aka no prep required.

Pros
  • Ready in under three minutes

  • Options for multiple dietary needs

  • Delivered fresh

  • Environmentally-friendly packaging

Cons
  • Limited options for some dietary needs

  • No breakfast or snack options

  • Less emphasis on organic or sustainably sources foods

  • Pre-portioned which means you may need to add more food to boost the amount of food if it's not enough

Freshly is perfect for people who are short on time, but still want fresh food with a lot of variety. It offers a ton of meal options, all of them certified gluten-free, and every meal can be heated up in less than three minutes. For those of you who have been nervous about taking the meal subscription plunge because of the excessive prep, this service is for you. 

And for those who appreciate an environmentally-friendly meal subscription box, Freshly’s packaging contains reusable gel ice packs, and 85% biodegradable denim insulation. Meals are packed in microwave-safe plastic containers that don’t release chemicals that can be harmful to your health. What’s more, all nutritional ingredients are printed on the meal containers, so there’s no guesswork about what you’re eating. The company prides itself on high-quality ingredients.

Final Verdict

There are many things you should consider before choosing a gluten-free meal delivery service that’s right for you. For example, if you have celiac disease or gluten intolerance, you want to be sure the service you choose is certified gluten-free, meaning it produces meals in a facility that is free of non-gluten-free foods so there’s no chance for cross-contamination. With that in mind, as well as the other benefits outlined above, we’ve rated Green Chef as the best gluten-free delivery service overall. 

Green Chef has a Gluten-Free Certification, so you know the company is serious about delivering completely gluten-free meal options to its customers. It offers a wide variety of options for various dietary needs, and all of its meals are easy to prepare in 30 minutes or less and they’re certified organic. While its plans are a tad on the pricey side, you get quality meals that fit your needs, gluten-free certification, and a commitment to reducing environmental effects.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is a Gluten-Free Diet?

A gluten-free diet is an eating plan that eliminates gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. Some people follow a gluten-free diet because they have celiac disease, a condition where gluten triggers white blood cells to attack the lining of the small intestine.

Individuals with non-celiac gluten sensitivity or wheat allergies may go gluten-free to avoid uncomfortable gastrointestinal discomfort and other symptoms caused by eating gluten.

People on a gluten-free diet can still eat some gluten-free grains including quinoa, brown rice, wild rice, sorghum, tapioca, millet, amaranth, and oftentimes certified gluten-free oats. In addition, naturally gluten-free foods include fruits and vegetables, seeds, beans, legumes, and nuts.

Eggs, unprocessed meats, fish and poultry, and dairy products are also gluten-free. Even products that typically contain wheat, such as bread, pasta, and cookies, can be made with other grains to be gluten-free.  

How Can I Start a Gluten-Free Diet?

Eliminating gluten may seem challenging, but there are lots of resources and options available to help. With a wide variety of gluten-free products and meals available at supermarkets and restaurants, it's possible to shop and dine out. If you have access, working with a registered dietitian to help you navigate removing gluten from your diet while still meeting nutritional needs and enjoying your meals and snacks can be really helpful.

Start by researching and learning more about gluten-free foods, getting the proper nutrients, food shopping, gluten-free cooking and dining, and setting up a gluten-free kitchen. From appetizers and soups to entrees and desserts, you can find lots of gluten-free recipes online and in cookbooks.

A gluten-free diet can be tricky because gluten is present in some unexpected foods. You’ll need to read food labels and menus closely to determine the ingredients and processing and practice asking questions about dishes in restaurants.

In addition to bread and pasta that have wheat, barley, or rye as a primary ingredient, many processed foods add wheat or wheat gluten as a thickening agent or flavoring. Read the ingredients carefully and if you have doubt, contact the company to ask. Foods that contain wheat, barley, or rye must include the name of the grain on the label. Look for foods that are specifically labeled “gluten-free.”

If you're not sure what to eat on a gluten-free diet or want to ensure that you’re getting essential nutrients, talk to your doctor or a registered dietitian for advice.

What’s Included in a Gluten-Free Meal Delivery Kit?

Gluten-free meal delivery kits include gluten-free recipes and all fresh, pre-portioned ingredients needed to prepare meals. The recipes have detailed step-by-step instructions, sometimes with visual clues, to make preparation as simple and easy as possible.

How Much Do Gluten-Free Meal Delivery Kits Cost?

The cost of gluten-free meal delivery kits varies depending on the ingredients, meal types, number of meals, dietary restrictions, and other factors. Organic ingredients or compostable packaging may also increase the overall cost of the kits.

Meals are usually in the range of $5 to $14 per serving. For the most part, as you increase the number of meals you order, the cost per serving drops. Some plans include shipping, while other companies charge an additional fee.

Methodology

To create our list of the best gluten-free meal delivery kits, we searched for companies that offered a variety of meal selections, were widely available across the U.S., and were certified gluten-free. Affordability was another factor we made sure to prioritize. We also noted how intuitive each company’s website or app was to use, ease of food preparation, and shipping costs. Finally, companies that were explicitly environmentally friendly were given particular consideration. 

Important:

Verywell Fit does not provide medical advice, so before signing up for any of our gluten-free meal delivery recommendations, it's best to consult with a healthcare professional to make sure it's a service that fits your dietary wants and/or requirements.


Additional reporting to this story by Ally Hirschlag.

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