Those looking to make a home-cooked meal but also cut down on the amount of time spent running around grocery stores and farmers’ markets should consider signing up for Green Chef, a USDA-certified organic delivery service that comes with premeasured ingredients, premade sauces, and pre-chopped vegetables. Choose from a wealth of plans—Paleo, plant-powered, keto—for fuss-free entrées at your doorstep.
For New Yorkers and Angelenos looking to indulge (responsibly), there’s no better service to turn than The Culinistas, which will send a culinary-trained chef, with fresh ingredients in hand, to your home to prepare a selection of wholesome dishes from a menu of your choosing—making sure to follow proper safety protocols and, of course, leave the kitchen spotless. Best of all, the fridge will be stocked with six ready-to-eat meals to mix and match throughout the week.
Founded by beauty industry veteran Tatiana Boncompagni, Eat Sunny, which launched in March, provides immune-boosting Mediterranean-inspired breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks designed to leave you—and your skin—satisfied. Choose from vegetarian and “flexitarian” three- and five-day plans that prioritize antioxidants, fiber-rich vegetables, and slow-digesting whole grains—as well as superfoods, like collagen, goji berries, and adaptogenic powders—in a host of heat-and-eat meals.
When even cooking pre-measured ingredients feels too much of a burden on any given night, consider ordering from Ipsa Provisions, which is currently available for delivery in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Helmed by Micah Fredman—a chef who worked at Gramercy Tavern, and Joshua Brau, a former brand director at Blue Apron—the new company is on a mission to redefine frozen food with its hearty meals that need only be reheated on the stove. Lasagna bianca and chicken tortilla soup—all made in New York City with pasture-raised meats and organic produce—are on the seasonal menu, as is a strawberry rhubarb bread pudding that will surely keep you coming back for more.
Make dinner in 15 minutes or less with the help of a Gobble box, which comes filled with the ingredients for a handful of surprisingly simple recipes (sesame-crusted ahi tuna salad; Thai chicken with brown rice and basil) that can cater to meat-eaters, pescatarians, vegetarians, and even picky kids.