5 Best Low-Cost Meal Delivery Services of 2020

Meal delivery services can be a quick and convenient way to enjoy more healthy, home-cooked meals.

However, these services can range quite a bit in price, with some costing even double or triple as much as others.

This can make it particularly challenging for those on a tight budget to find an option that works for them.

The meal delivery services included in this article were selected based on the following criteria:

  • price
  • availability
  • variety
  • quality of ingredients

Here are 5 of the most affordable meal delivery services of 2020.


Dinnerly is a subscription-based service that provides meal kits that are delicious, easy to make, and affordable.

It offers a rotating menu of simple recipes and allows you to select three to six meals per week with either two or four servings each.

Low calorie, kid-friendly, dairy-free, and vegetarian options are available and labeled so on the menu.

Breakfasts, brunches, and desserts can also be ordered for certain special occasions.

Dinnerly is currently available in most of the contiguous United States and starts at $4.29 per serving, along with a flat shipping fee of $8.99 per order.


Martha and Marley Spoon

With just 6 steps and fewer than 30 minutes required for each recipe, Martha and Marley Spoon is a meal kit service that provides high quality, chef-designed meals that can be prepared in a pinch.

Martha and Marley Spoon has a rotating menu with 22 recipes each week, including vegan, vegetarian, kid-friendly, family-friendly, low calorie, and low carb options.

Recipes feature seasonal ingredients sourced from trusted suppliers to maximize the quality of your meals.

You can customize your menu and choose between two to six meals per week, each of which contains either two or four servings.

The company also provides add-ons, including protein packs, coffee kits, and desserts, for an additional cost.

Martha and Marley Spoon costs $6.99–$10.99 per serving, along with a shipping fee of $8.99 per order. The service is available throughout most of the contiguous United States.

Home Chef

Home Chef is a budget-friendly meal kit service that makes it easy to enjoy more healthy meals at home.

Calorie-conscious, carb-conscious, and vegetarian recipes are available on their weekly menu. Many recipes also allow you to choose between several sources of protein to customize your meal.

Plus, they offer meal kits that are ready in 15 minutes or less, as well as fully prepared oven-ready options.

You can order boxes with two to six servings each and select between two to six meals per week.

Home Chef starts at $6.99 per serving, and additional shipping fees are calculated when signing up.

Home Chef can be delivered to 98% of the United States, and you can enter your zip code on their website to determine availability.


HelloFresh is not only one of the most popular meal delivery services available but also one of the most affordable.

The company offers an extensive menu with a variety of family-friendly, calorie-smart, vegetarian, pescatarian, and quick and easy options to choose from.

You can order three to five recipes per week, with either two or four servings each.

Each box includes preportioned ingredients and a recipe card with step-by-step instructions.

HelloFresh starts at $7.49 per serving, and shipping is applied at checkout. Delivery is available throughout the contiguous United States.

Blue Apron

Blue Apron is a meal kit service that delivers fresh, preportioned ingredients directly to your door.

Their signature plan offers two to four recipes per week, which contain either two or four servings each. They also have a vegetarian plan, which provides two to three recipes per week with two servings each.

When creating your menu, you can select from several options, including low calorie, carb-conscious, and diabetes-friendly recipes. They also offer many meals that are approved by Weight Watchers (WW).

Blue Apron starts at $7.49 per serving, and most plans offer free shipping. For certain plans, a flat delivery fee of $7.99 may be applied.

  • julie+medlin
    Posted at 10:40h, 05 January

    thank you

  • Lisa Jackson
    Posted at 12:45h, 04 January

    Will have to look into some of these. Thank you!

  • Sheanie+DeRizzio
    Posted at 18:47h, 03 January

    Thanks for the information

  • Barry+Allen
    Posted at 17:44h, 03 January

    Thank for info

  • Kimber T
    Posted at 14:37h, 31 December

    Good stuff!

  • Randy+Nowlin
    Posted at 12:39h, 31 December

    Sounds good

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    Posted at 12:16h, 31 December

    Good info

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    Posted at 11:24h, 30 December

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  • Greg Boyd
    Posted at 10:40h, 30 December

    Thanks for all the great info.

  • Julie Stanley
    Posted at 10:32h, 30 December

    Great Information!

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    Posted at 08:58h, 30 December

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    Posted at 21:57h, 29 December


  • Lynn Klopfer
    Posted at 19:34h, 29 December

    Would be good if I could afford them.

  • Valentina washington
    Posted at 17:59h, 29 December

    Thanks for information

  • Geraldine McGrady
    Posted at 17:46h, 29 December

    Good information

  • Heather+Weed
    Posted at 17:45h, 29 December

    How do you celebration of past it’s a good service and the food comes out really nice

  • Kimberly+Jackels
    Posted at 17:27h, 29 December

    Nice article

  • Joy Zacharia
    Posted at 17:23h, 29 December

    Thanks for the info!!

  • Emily Lesline
    Posted at 15:50h, 29 December

    Thank you for the information!

  • Jacqueline+McRae
    Posted at 15:26h, 29 December

    Thank you….

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