Where to Order Healthy, Pre-Made Meals in Boston
The Foodery, Mama Sezz, and plenty of other companies are ready to feed you all week long.
It’s way past 5 p.m. and you’re late getting out of work…per usual. You run to the gym, scurry through an hour workout, land yourself on the T for about thirty minutes, and finally make the ten minute walk back to your apartment. Next thing you know, Bam!, it’s 9 p.m. and you’re finally thinking about what you’re going to eat for dinner. Maybe you’ll whip up something real quick with the two eggs and three leaves of spinach you have in your fridge, maybe you’ll order takeout. Maybe you’ll just finish off the box of cookies sitting on your counter?
We’ve all been there.
There’s never enough time to cook, not enough money in the bank to dine out all the time, and clearly not enough patience to make it to the grocery store when hanger feelings set in. In the Boston area, luckily you have some options when it comes to no-cooking-necessary meal prep services promising delicious and nutritious meals.
Check out these 10 meal prep services, serving you, your family, and even the neighbors next door—if you’re nice enough to share.
Cooking from the Heart: This spot has been in operation since 1989, making it Boston’s oldest meal-delivery service, and one of the cheapest. At just $8 a meal, with a $45 minimum delivery fee, you can choose from homemade classics like Shepherds pie and baked ziti, all made fresh on a rotating menu. cookingfth.com
The Foodery: This Malden spot prides itself on only using locally-sourced, sustainably-grown food. With a rotating weekly menu and an easy zip code function to check if they deliver to your neck of the woods, meals for two start at about $24.50. fooderyboston.com
Fresh ‘n Lean: Whether you’re looking for something plant-based, low-carb, or low-calorie, this national meal prep service offers it all. Weekly meal plans offer options that fit whatever dietary needs you’re trying to meet, whether you’re eating high protein and low carb or low calorie and plant-based, so you can ensure whichever one you pick, all your meals will be tailored to that theme. Choose from a one-meal per day option starting at $14.99 or choose their standard plan with three meals per day at $27.99. Customize your order, order breakfast, and add in snacks as well. freshnlean.com
Macro Mediterranean: Combining the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet with principles of macrobiotic eating to construct its menu, Macro Mediterranean lets you choose a program based on your goals, whether that be accelerated weight loss, meals and counseling, or dinners you can serve the whole family. Located in Medford, they’ve been serving up all-vegan dishes that change out weekly to the greater Boston area, and now nationally, for 18 years. macro-mediterranean.com
Mamma Sezz: Order one of the bundles from plant-based food suppliers Mamma Sezz with portions suitable to your needs so you won’t have a ton of leftovers going bad in your fridge. Choose a family bundle or a bundle just for you starting at $99/week. Or try out different a la carte items, like their veggie loaf and pasta with marinara sauce. mammasezz.com
Meal Pro: High-protein with a rotating menu, Meal Pro’s boxes are prepared with 10-15 fresh meals, and if you order more than 15, you’ll receive free shipping. No fixed menus make this service completely customizable. They’re cooking up meals every day, so expect to receive your food within 2-5 days, depending on your location. Meals start at $7.99. mealpro.org
Metabolic Meals: Choose your meals, or let Metabolic Meals’ team of chefs and nutritionists select for you. Pick your own meals and order from 8-21 meals per week, which starts at $10.65 per meal. Or make someone else pick out your meals, and the chefs will pick for you three, five, 0r seven days per week, which starts at $26.56 per day. Or choose a family plan, with 22-28 meals per week, at $10.65 per meal. mymetabolicmeals.com
Nomsly: Did you know that most packed lunches fall short of nutrition guidelines? Make sure you are getting a nutritious and delicious lunch every day. On Monday you’ll receive your snack packs or lunches for the week with the option to order a fridge to keep them cold, if you’re getting them delivered to an office. Choose from things like chicken pita pockets, ham and provolone pin wheels, and ants on a log starting at $125/week. nomsly.com
Prepped Gainz: Hop on the email list for this Everett-based service, which sends out weekly meal menus from their Instagram. Be on the lookout for their website launching soon. The company offers meals individually, ranging from $9-$13 per meal. Don’t miss their apple cinnamon protein pancakes or kung pao beef. instagram.com/preppedgainz
Soulfu3l: Choose from four different meal plans starting at $84 or customize your own from this Boston-based meal-prep service. Single meals start at $8. Their most popular plan is their three pack plan, which comes with three breakfasts, three lunches, and three dinners. Choose from things like peanut butter and chocolate oats, grilled buffalo chicken tenders, and Mexican taco salad. Their meals are always dairy-, gluten-, and refined sugar-free. soulfu3l.com