The 5 Best Gluten-Free Meal Delivery Services of 2021

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Our Top Picks

Best Overall: Sunbasket

"An exceptional option for families, especially if picky eaters are involved."

Most Popular: Green Chef

"The first meal kit company to receive a Gluten-Free Certification through the Gluten Intolerance Group’s Gluten-Free Food Service program."

Best Budget Meals: EveryPlate

"Affordable, healthy meals that cater to the busy crowd that still wish to eat well without breaking the bank."

Best for Meals in Under Three Minutes: Freshly

"Let Freshly do all the washing, chopping, dicing, cooking and cleaning while you sit back and relax."

Best Comfort Food: Eatology

"Full of dishes that will satisfy cravings if you find yourself missing the glory glutinous days."

Best Overall: Sunbasket

Sunbasket

 Courtesy of Sunbasket 

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Established in 2014, Sunbasket has remained a go-to in the meal delivery service industry and strives to bring a wide variety of meal plans with dietary restrictions to busy folks on the go—who still wish to eat great meals. It’s an exceptional option for families, especially if picky eaters are involved, as tabs allow customers to sort by food allergies and preferences, meat or no meat preferences, and much more, so it’s easy to pick awesome options that go beyond just gluten-free. 

Meals change frequently and include sumptuous delights such as harissa-rubbed chicken with artichoke tapenade and seared romaine and Mongolian beef and spinach stir-fry over rice. Keeping family top of mind, Sunbasket sources meat and produce meticulously, ensuring produce is organic, meats are antibiotic and hormone-free, and seafood is wild-caught.

Availability: Sunbasket ships to most of the United States (excluding Hawaii, Alaska, Montana, and parts of New Mexico).

Pricing: Prices vary depending on how many meals you order per week (two, three, or four) and how many servings per recipe (two or four). Meals start at about $9 and increase from there.

Most Popular: Green Chef

Green Chef

Green Chef

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Green Chef was the first meal kit company to receive a Gluten-Free Certification through the Gluten Intolerance Group’s Gluten-Free Food Service program, making it a sought-after service for those seeking gluten-free options that are also downright tasty. They also source quality ingredients that are sustainably grown and arrive at your door in eco-friendly packaging. 

Paleo and keto meals are available in the two-person plan and include seasonally-driven ingredients that satisfy both gluten-free eaters and those with dietary preferences. Think dreamy recipes like balsamic steak with creamy mushrooms, beef shakshuka with sautéed kale cashew “Parmesan,” and Spanish chicken and cauliflower rice. Recipes are developed by a professional chef and rotate weekly. Ingredients come color-coded and match recipe cards, making it easy to pull out ingredients, assemble and cook, all in under 30 minutes. 

Availability: Green Chef delivers across the United States (excluding Alaska, Hawaii, and parts of Louisiana).

Pricing: Starting at $7.49 per meal for family options.

Best Budget Meals: EveryPlate

Every Plate

Every Plate

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Meal delivery services can be spendy, as there’s always a price to pay for convenience, but not when subscribing to EveryPlate. The company strives to offer affordable, healthy meals that cater to the busy crowd that still wish to eat well without breaking the bank. 

Each delivery includes three to five recipes (depending on your subscription), and all the ingredients to whip up complete meals. While the company doesn’t cater to dietary restrictions as other companies do, it’s easy to assess recipes and they also list out allergens on the side online, including wheat and more. Some ingredients will also need to be substituted on occasion, so it’s important to know what you can and can’t eat with this brand, but the affordable price is well worth it. 

Sixteen simple, delicious meals rotate on a weekly basis and involve dishes such as Southwestern chicken skillet, pork carnitas bowls and more. 

Availability: EveryPlate delivers to most of the United States; enter your zip code online to see if it's available in your area.

Pricing: Starting at $4.99 per serving. 

Best for Meals in Under Three Minutes: Freshly

Freshly

Freshly 

With over 30 gluten-free, chef-driven meals each week, Freshly is a trusted source for those seeking quality meals without having to worry about ingredients. Plus, take the labor out of cooking and let Freshly do all the washing, chopping, dicing, cooking and cleaning while you sit back, relax and dive into a memorable meal.

Dishes perfect for lunch or dinner arrive fresh, never frozen, and are ready to be devoured in three minutes (their claim to fame). Meals are free of artificial preservatives and refined sugars, and there’s no second-guessing as the entire menu is gluten-and peanut-free and made in a gluten-free certified safe facility. 

Menus rotate weekly so there are always new dishes to test out, such as cod cakes with chipotle sauce and succotash, a tempting Low Country boil, and chicken tikka masala (there’s a great vegetarian version of this, too). “Top rated” flags won’t lead you wrong, as there’s always time for cauliflower-shell Bolognese with ground beef and Italian cheeses. If further preferences or allergies are part of the equation, a filter allows customers to filter out ingredients and such based on personal preferences. 

Availability: Freshly currently delivers to a wide variety of cities and throughout the continental U.S.; enter zip code online to find out if your area is included. 

Pricing: Starting at $8.49 or $101.88 per week, plus $11.99 shipping (for twelve meals); customers can easily pause to skip a week if they want.

Best Comfort Food: Eatology

Eatology

 Eatology

Eating gluten-free may sound limiting when it comes to meal delivery services, but not with Eatology. Their menu is full of dishes that will satisfy cravings if you find yourself missing the glory glutinous days—and often fool customers as eating meals is reminiscent of comfort food. Best of all, recipes are chock full of healthy ingredients and all completely paleo so there’s no second-guessing if you’re able to eat something or not. 

Between dishes like bacon ranch pizza, chili cheese fries, and Greek beet burgers, you won’t even realize that gluten isn’t a part of the plan. And for the more sophisticated at-home cook, there are dishes like chicken tikka masala and beef Bourguignon that will surely impress the entire family—even if said family members are not gluten-free.

Plans are sorted by size, including medium (two blocks), large (three blocks) and family platter menu. Note: A block refers to their portion-controlled method and each block contains a balanced ratio of protein, carbohydrates, and fat. 

Pricing: Meals start at $10.50 each, and there's a 20% discount for recurring subscriptions.

Available: Nationwide (shipping is an additional fee); Eatology meals can also be delivered via GrubHub, if available in your city.

FAQ

What Does Gluten-Free Mean?

Gluten is a protein found in certain grains such as wheat, barley, and rye. Those with gluten sensitivity may be mildly affected by gluten, whereas those with celiac disease or other medical conditions associated with gluten must avoid it completely. A gluten-free diet is one in which foods containing gluten are not consumed.


What Is a Gluten-Free Meal Delivery Service?

A gluten-free meal delivery service is tailored for those with gluten sensitivity and allergies and delivers meals free of gluten.


How Much Does a Gluten-Free Meal Delivery Service Cost?

Prices vary by company and by number of servings ordered. At EveryPlate, prices start at $4.99 per serving. Sunbasket and Eatology average about $11 per serving, with other companies ranging in between these prices. 


How We Chose the Best Gluten-Free Meal Delivery Services

We chose companies based on the necessity of offering gluten-free options, a variety of meals, and meals that are quick and easy to put on the table.

We chose Green Chef because of its Gluten-Free Certification through the Gluten Intolerance Group’s Gluten-Free Food Service program. We chose Sunbasket for its family-friendly options, and EveryPlate for its affordable yet healthy meals.

Important:

The Spruce Eats does not provide medical advice, so before signing up for any of our gluten-free meal delivery recommendations, it's best to consult with a healthcare professional to make sure it's a service that fits your dietary wants and/or requirements.

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