Not everyone has the time or energy to come up with dinner ideas after a long day, whether you live alone or have a family to feed. And while takeout and food delivery are great, it can get expensive eating out all the time. Plus, you may have a restricted diet or watch what you eat.

An alternative to coming up with dishes to make or ordering fast food is a meal kit. And of course, you can get these delivered to your door. You can pick the meals you want, receive the ingredients, get instructions for cooking or heating, and you’re set. No more, “What’s for dinner?” or “Would you like fries with that?”.

Check out these terrific meal kit delivery apps for iPhone and then let us know which one you like the best!

Meal delivery apps

Freshly – Food Delivery

Freshly Meal Delivery on iPhone

Freshly offers meal plans to accommodate from four to 12 meals per week, for lunch or dinner. Start by picking a plan and then select your meals. All dishes are precooked for you, you simply heat them up!

  • View nutritional facts for each dish at a glance including calories, carbs, and protein.
  • Tap for complete meal details with a full description, ingredients, and additional nutrition information.
  • Add meals for your plan to your cart, select a delivery date, enter your address, and check out.

With Freshly, you have a nice selection of delicious dishes. You can also look at the FreshlyFit options for meals if you’re watching your carbohydrate intake.

  • Availability: iPhone, Android, and the web
  • Cost: Free to download with paid meal plan subscriptions

Sunbasket

Sunbasket Meal Delivery on iPhone

Sunbasket is similar to Freshly in that you can review the meal options before signing up or spending a dime. See a photo and quick details about the meals available for upcoming delivery dates.

  • View nutritional details and dietary information as you browse the meals.
  • Select a meal kit to view all information including ingredients, instructions for preparing the meal, and helpful tips.
  • Flexible subscriptions so you can schedule weekly deliveries that you customize and you can skip, cancel, or forward your next box.

With Sunbasket, you’ll enjoy fresh organic produce, tasty meal options, and dishes that can be prepared when you’re low on time.

  • Availability: iPhone, Android, and the web
  • Cost: Free to download with paid meal plan subscriptions

Blue Apron

Blue Apron Meal Delivery on iPhone

Blue Apron gives you a great selection of meals available for each week. Sign up for a plan and select your meal kits. You’ll get everything you need from ingredients to instructions to cook delicious dishes.

  • View total prep and cook time along with serving amounts for each dish.
  • See quick and full nutritional details for the meal.
  • Add serving for a meal you choose to the Apple Health app for tracking your calorie intake.

With helpful tips from the app’s community, a searchable recipe section, and how-to videos, Blue Apron might be just the meal delivery app you’ve been looking for.

  • Availability: iPhone, iPad, Android, and the web
  • Cost: Free to download with paid meal plan subscriptions

HelloFresh

HelloFresh on iPhone

With HelloFresh, you pick your plan and get meal kits that you’ll prepare delivered to your door each week. The app starts you off with the dishes you’ll receive, but you can change them if you prefer.

  • View prep time and the total time for creating the meal before you decide.
  • See all the ingredients you’ll receive along with those you’ll need to obtain yourself such as salt, pepper, milk, or butter.
  • Review the cooking steps for making your lunch or dinner with photos and utensils needed.

The downside to this app is that you’ll pay for your first delivery before you can view the meal options. But, if you know you want to jump right into a weekly meal kit delivery plan, take a look at HelloFresh. If you change your mind after your first delivery, you can cancel at anytime.

  • Availability: iPhone, iPad, Android, and the web
  • Cost: Free to download with paid meal plan subscriptions

More meal kit delivery apps

If you don’t mind setting up your account and subscription ahead of time, like with HelloFresh, here are some additional meal kit delivery apps to check out.

Wrapping it up

Sometimes half the battle is deciding what to have for dinner and coming up with new ideas isn’t easy. Looking at recipe apps is fine if the dishes include ingredients that you’re familiar with. But with meal kits, you get everything you need, from ingredients to instructions. They take both the guess work and shopping out of the equation so you can enjoy your meals.

Are you going to give one of these meal kit delivery apps a try? Or do you already use one that you’d recommend? Let us know!