You’re doing nearly all your shopping online, or you can’t always find what you want at your local supermarket. Or maybe you can’t get delivery in your rural area. Many companies that always ship food online are stepping up to serve hungry consumers during this times. You can get everything from a good steak dinner to ugly produce to coffee to fruit to chocolates delivered.
While most of these services are not cheap, they provide options for people who can’t cook, have special diets, try to eat organic or are just looking for a treat.
Here are 21 companies from which you can order food shipped.
Buona Coffee. This Georgia-based artisan coffee roasting company has been named one of the top indie coffee shops in America and features coffee equipment as well as a variety of blends offered ground or as whole beans. We personally know the owners of this small business and have been very happy with their coffee.
Cost: $11.99 to $15 plus shipping for a 12-ounce bag
How to order: Visit their website
Swiss Colony. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, try Swiss Colony. Expect to find cookies and brownies, cheeses, nuts, cakes and cheesecakes, candy and chocolates, and more.
Cost: $15 and up
How to order: Visit the website
Hickory Farms. Shop gift baskets and boxes, featuring sweets, meats, and cheeses, or check out the food options, which feature steaks, burgers, prepared meals, sides, and more.
Cost: $20 and up
How to order: Visit the website. Orders may experience delays.
Meat and seafood
Omaha Steaks. This mail-order meats company helps you bring the steakhouse home. Specializing in steaks, burgers, seafood, and more, Omaha Steaks also offers prepared and ready-to-heat meals, sides, and more. Currently, they’re offering stock-up specials alongside free shipping combos and prepared meal bundles.
Cost: $35 or more, with many orders offering free shipping
How to order: Visit their website
FarmersBox. Specializing in organic meats, this delivery service offers pasture-raised and grass-fed chicken, beef, and more, as well as bundles and ready-to-eat meals. All of their meat is raised and processed in the United States and is subject to the highest levels of safety and cleanliness, ensuring that you’ll get only the highest quality meat.
Cost: Meat products are priced individually, and meals start at $169 for 12 meals
How to order: Visit the website
Fruits and vegetables
LocalHarvest. This service helps connect people looking for fresh food to local farmers. Browse products from your local farmers, or sign up for a CSA (community-supported agriculture) service that delivers seasonal boxes of fresh produce automatically.
Cost: Cost varies depending on location and product
How to order: Visit the website, and sign up for a CSA plan or shop local products
Misfits Market. This subscription box service features organic “ugly” produce that may not sell at farms or stores because of its appearance. Whether the produce is lumpy, has cosmetic blemishes, is slightly unripe, or is a bit too small, the produce you’ll receive is still good to eat. They offer two box sizes, both featuring a mix of seasonal fruits and veggies.
Cost: $22 to $35 per box, with a flat shipping rate of $4.50
How to order: Place your first order through the website, and all subsequent orders will be placed automatically based on your subscription. Please note that, because of current high demand, new orders will not be shipped before the week of April 12.
Edible Arrangements. This purveyor of fruit and candy gifts and treats is offering fresh fruit delivery in selected locations. You can order a box of mixed fresh fruit, sliced fruit or desserts.
Cost: $24.99 for a box of fresh fruit or $29.99 for fruits and veggies, with free next-day delivery in some lcoations. Other options available.
How to order: Place your order through the website.
Harry & David. This gourmet food gift delivery company features gift baskets for all occasions, including bakery items, fresh fruit, chocolates, and more. The company also offers heat-and-serve dishes, including premade meals, charcuterie and cheese boards, meats and seafood, and gourmet pantry items. The company also will be offering special Easter meals.
Cost: $30 or more
How to order: Visit the website
Imperfect Foods. With a mission of helping reduce food waste, this subscription, grocery delivery service offers imperfect produce, pantry items, and eggs and dairy. Plus, their items are offered at up to 30 percent less than the cost at national supermarket chains. Pick from select produce to start, then add in your grocery staples, snacks, and more.
Cost: All items are priced individually like a typical grocery store. A delivery fee of $4.99 to $5.99 is charged for each order.
How to order: Visit the website and build your order. You can choose your deliveries to be made weekly or biweekly, although they automatically start with a weekly subscription.
Instacart. This grocery delivery service is the most well-known right now and probably already works with the grocery stores in your area. For a small fee you can order all of your groceries on the Instacart app and have them delivered to your door. One thing we like about Instacart is that it’s possible to compare prices from different stores, which will help you save money.
Peapod. Grocery shop from home and enjoy next-day and same-day delivery. Build your usual grocery cart, including fresh produce and household items, and your order will be delivered by professional drivers. They also offer meal solutions, including meal kits and prepared entrees.
Cost: Groceries are priced individually and depending on location, while meal kits are usually around $5 per serving. Delivery costs range from $6.95 to $9.95 for each order
How to order: Visit the website to place your order. Their minimum order size is $30
Boxed. Boxed is an online, wholesale store without annual membership fees. Stock up on larger sizes of all your non-perishable favorites, household essentials, and health and wellness items, or shop fresh and perishable products with Boxed Express.
Cost: Items are priced individually, and shipping fees vary based on location. You can join the Boxed Up service, which offers free shipping on all orders (excluding Boxed Express) and cash rewards, for $49 per year
How to order: Visit their website. Due to current high demands, orders may be delayed
Hungryroot. This health-focused grocery and recipe delivery service is like shopping with an assistant. Tell them about your dietary preferences, and they’ll help curate a list of groceries that will fit your needs. Your order will be delivered to your door, and they’ll include easy recipes using ingredients from your order that can be ready to eat in 10 minutes or less.
Cost: Starts at $59 per delivery
How to order: Visit the website to order
Thrive Market. Thrive Market is a membership-based, online market that focuses on affordable and organic foods. Choose from more than 6,000 food, home, and beauty products to stock up on household and pantry essentials. Plus, with member-only prices, all products are available at up to 50 percent off.
Cost: Memberships start at $5 per month, and you can try a month-long free trial. They also have free shipping on your first order of $25 or more and all orders of $49 or more. Otherwise, shipping is $5.95
How to order: Visit the website, answer a few questions about yourself, and then build your order
Yumble. Yumble is a weekly subscription service that delivers prepared kid’s meals. Each meal is designed with the guidance of a nutritionist and is made to cater to advanced palates and picky eaters alike. Although they have customers of all ages, they’ve found that children ages 3 to 6 tend to enjoy their meals the most.
Cost: $7.99 per meal for six meals a week, with other plans available, and no additional shipping fee
How to order: Visit the website, choose a plan, and then select the meals you’d like to include in your box from their weekly menu
Sun Basket. This meal delivery service focuses on organic ingredients and personalized diets. With options for paleo, vegetarian, gluten-free, pescatarian, diabetes-friendly, and more, there’s something for everyone. Plus, you’re welcome to change your plan or mix things up every week. Currently, you can order your meals in three ways: oven-ready, which can be heated and ready to eat in five minutes or less, pre-prepped, which allows you to cook in less time with no slicing, dicing, or peeling, or the classic cooking option, which allows you to make the meal from scratch with portioned ingredients and easy recipes.
Cost: Meal kits begin at $10.99 per serving, with a $5.99 delivery fee. Your first order comes with free delivery
How to order: Visit the website to choose a plan, then pick a set menu or customize your own.
Blue Apron. The original meal kit service, Blue Apron specializes in easy, no-fuss dinners. With plenty of recipes to choose from, each box includes fresh, portioned ingredients and step-by-step instructions to create a foolproof, sure to please meal.
Cost: $7.49 to $9.99 per serving, with many kits offering free shipping. Otherwise, shipping is $7.99
How to order: Visit the website to choose your kit, and then pick your recipes from their weekly menu
Purple Carrot. Whether you’re a vegetarian or just trying to cut down on your meat intake, Purple Carrot is here for you. Specializing in plant-based meals, the service lets you mix and match breakfasts, lunches and dinners to create your ideal meal kit.
Cost: $9.99 to $11.99 per serving, with free shipping
How to order: Visit the website and choose your plan, then pick your meals from their weekly menu
Dinnerly. Dinnerly offers a more affordable take on meal kit services, with simple and quick meals that are designed to be kid-friendly and that have fewer ingredients per dish (which means fewer dishes to clean). There are 16 weekly meals for you to choose from, each designed to be cooked quickly and easily.
Cost: Starts at $4.49 per serving
How to order: Visit the website, choose a plan, and pick your meals
Martha & Marley Spoon. A meal kit service from Martha Stewart herself. You’ll be able to choose meals from large weekly menus, and each option can be prepared and ready to eat in less than 30 minutes. The service also offers meals for a variety of needs and diets, including vegetarian, vegan, no-dairy, family-friendly, low-carb, and more.
Cost: $6.99 to $10.25 per portion, plus a $8.99 shipping fee
How to order: Visit the website, pick your plan, and then choose your meals. Delivery dates may have to be adjusted because of recent high demand
Home Chef. Home Chef is focused on providing variety within fast and no-fuss recipes. The service offers weekly recipe rotations featuring options for all skill levels, so even those new to the kitchen can approach each recipe with confidence. Home Chef also offers other personalization options, including the ability to filter recipes by preparation and cooking time, add or swap proteins, and edit servings as needed.
Cost: Meals start at $6.99 per serving, with shipping fees varying depending on your meal plan. Groupon is currently offering a deal for up to 68 percent off on selected plans.
How to order: Visit the website, choose your menu for the week, and then select your meals
HelloFresh. Billed as America’s most popular meal kit, HelloFresh aims to offer the most flexibility and variety possible. Their chef-created recipes are tested 200 times before being approved, so each meal is designed to be both delicious and easy to make.
Cost: $7.49 to $8.99 per serving, with a $7.99 shipping fee. Groupon is currently offering a deal for up to 38% off.
How to order: Visit the website, choose your plan, and select the meals you’d like delivered.
Writer Emily Nobles contributed to this report.
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