Your Ultimate Guide to Meal Prep Services in Boston
For those who don't fancy cooking.
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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 train for about thirty minutes, and 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.
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 definitely not enough patience to make it to the grocery store when hanger sets in. Luckily, you have some options when it comes to no-cooking-necessary meal prep services.
Check out these 10 companies, serving the Boston area, promising delicious and nutritious meals for everything from breakfast to dinner.
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 options per week, which starts at $10.65 per meal. If you have a chef do the choosing, those start at $26.56 per day. Or choose a family plan, with 22-28 meals per week, at $10.65 per meal. mymetabolicmeals.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. Try their apple cinnamon protein pancakes or kung pao beef. sendbottles.com/preppedgainz.
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6AM Health: This Waltham-based purveyor of fresh salads, juices, overnight oats, and bowls makes eating healthy easy by delivering your food selections to your doorstep between 10 p.m. on Sunday and 6 a.m. on Monday in thermal bags. If you don’t like your choice, or want to make a change, you aren’t locked in to a commitment so you can easily modify your oder if you do it before 9 p.m. on Thursday. Juices start at $8 and salads and bowls are around $10. 6amhealth.com.
Food and Figure: This fitness-focused meal delivery service was created in 2014 by personal trainer Scott Caponi after he realized all of his clients were running into the same issue when it came to nutrition—no one has time to make healthy meals for themselves. By signing up for Food and Figure, the first step in the process is to discuss your likes, dislikes, schedule, nutritional concerns, and goals during an initial consultation. From there, you’ll be set up with a meal plan unique to your lifestyle. They also offer personal chef services as well. foodandfigure.com.