7 Awesome Meal Prep Subscription Box Services That’ll Save You Time

Want more variety in what you eat and drink without the extra effort? These monthly subscription box services will handle it for you.
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Some people eat to live, other people live to eat. Either way, eating and drinking the same old same old can get a little boring day after day. Feel like you need a little variety?

Fortunately, getting some variety in your diet is easier than ever thanks to the internet. There are countless subscription services that can bring a vast array of foods and beverages right to your door, and that even includes complete meals. Here are a few of our favorite services.

1. Naturebox

If you listen to podcasts, you’ve probably heard about Naturebox. Like, a lot. Don’t let that stop you from trying the service though, as it has some delicious snack options that are often (but not always) healthy.

Whether you prefer salty snacks or sweet treats, Naturebox probably has something you’ll enjoy. The service used to work as more of a traditional subscription service, but it has switched to a membership model, where a $30 per year membership gets you a discount on snack purchases.

2. HelloFresh

You’re probably busy. After all, most people are these days, which is why they’re turning to food delivery services. HelloFresh is meant for busy people who still want a good meal at the end of the day.

The service offers plans for two or four people, with options for three or four recipes per week. You can pick from Meat & Veggies, Veggie, Family Friendly, and Low Calorie menu options. With plans starting at $8.99 per serving plus $7.99 shipping, it’s not that expensive either.

3. Blue Apron

Another full meal subscription service, Blue Apron might be a more recognizable name than HelloFresh. While the menu options are different between each service, the overall services are similar. It mainly comes down to which has the menu you prefer.

Blue Apron might seem somewhat more expensive at $9.99 per meal per person. That said, Blue Apron’s pricing includes shipping, so you’re actually getting a slightly better deal.

4. Blue Bottle Coffee

There are probably literally hundreds of coffee subscription services right now. Blue Bottle Coffee isn’t going to give you the most artisinal, hand-selected beans, but it does have a solid suite of both blends and single-origin varieties.

You can customize your subscription to deliver weekly, twice a month, monthly, or more custom optioms. Because of this, pricing varies, but you’ll definitely get yourself some solid coffee beans at a decent price.

5. ButcherBox

Do you wish you had access to better cuts of meat but don’t have a good local butcher? Give ButcherBox a try. This is another service you might have heard about on podcasts, but with a more singular focus.

As the name implies, ButcherBox is a subscription service for meat. This includes grass-fed beef, free range organic chicken, and heritage breed pork. There is currently a wait list for the service, so if you’re interested, sign up sooner rather than later.

6. Urthbox

Urthbox is sort of a combination of a few of the other services we’ve looked at so far. It offers a box full of healthy snacks, beverages, and more. The difference here is that it’s a surprise.

While all of these other boxes let you choose what you’re getting—at least somewhat—Urthbox is a mystery until you open it. Pricing varies from the Mini plan that offers seven or more snacks for $14.99 to the Large box that offers at least 27 snacks for $44.99.

7. Winc

Alcohol is generally an entirely different story, but we figured we’d include one subscription on this list for those readers who like to imbibe. With Winc, you answer a few questions to help the service determine the type of wine you like and they take it from there.

Once you’ve told them about your preferences, they’ll send you new wines to try every monthly. Pricing starts at $39 per month plus $9 shipping, and that gets you three bottles per month. Not grocery store table wine cheap, but not expensive either.

Looking for More Food Boxes?

This article is just a shallow peak into a vast ocean of subscription services, so only two of the services here cover snacks. If you’re looking for more ideas for snacks that aren’t just chips or popcorn, check out these awesome and unique Japanese snack boxes!