The 7 Best Gluten-Free Meal Delivery Services of 2019

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Our Top Picks

Best Overall: 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 International Fare: Takeout Kit

"Recipes span the world from African to Chinese to Argentinian dishes."

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 for Families: Sun Basket

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

Best Comfort Food: Eatology

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

Best Chef-Driven Meals: Plated

"Crafted with sustainably sourced, antibiotic and hormone-free, organic, and seasonal ingredients."

  • 01 of 07

    Best Overall: Green Chef

    Green Chef

    Green Chef

    Very Good

    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 $12.99 per meal for paleo options.

  • 02 of 07

    Best Budget Meals: EveryPlate

    Every Plate

    Every Plate

    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 different recipes (two to four recipes, depending on 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. 

    Eight simple, delicious meals rotate on a weekly basis and involve dishes such as Southwestern chicken skillet, pork carnitas bowls and more — that can be on the dinner table in 30 minutes or less. 

    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. 

  • 03 of 07

    Best for International Fare: Takeout Kit

    Takeout Kit

    Takeout Kit

    If tired of grain bowls, chicken dishes, pizza night and gourmet macaroni and cheese, Takeout Kit is a solid bet to shake mealtime up. Recipes span the world from African to Chinese to Argentinian dishes, adding a real treat to those seeking more than just a healthy meal on the table. Dietary tabs allow customers to pick preferences, gluten-free included, to tailor to specific needs. And for those who like heat, there’s even a spice level tab. 

    Choose from meal kit options such as Indian Chana masala, Spanish paella, and Italian truffle risotto — all gluten-free, by the way — and be prepared to be wowed. There’s also a specific gluten-free sampler kit containing three popular recipes from around the world. Fun fact: Takeout Kit meals often include imported items such as Italian tomatoes, curry pastes, spice blends, and more, as well as preservative-free specialty sauces and clean herbs and veggies. 

    A notable difference is that kits have a longer shelf life, so you have months to cook vs. a few days. And customers often like that they can order meals a la carte instead of subscriptions, although they’re available for convenience. 

    Availability: Takeout Kit delivers nationwide to the continental U.S., including Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, and military APO addresses. 

    Pricing: Starting at $29.95 per meal.

  • 04 of 07

    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.

    Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are available and arrive fresh, never frozen, and 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-free and made in a gluten- and peanut-free 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 $12.50 per meal or $49.99 per week (for four meals); customers can easily pause to skip a week if they want.

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  • 05 of 07

    Best for Families: Sun Basket

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    Courtesy of Sun Basket 

    Very Good

    Established in 2014, Sun Basket 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, Sun Basket sources meat and produce meticulously, ensuring produce is organic, meats are antibiotic and hormone-free, and seafood is wild-caught.

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

    Pricing: Meals start at $11.99 per serving and ship in increments of three recipes a week for two or four people, depending on the plan. 

  • 06 of 07

    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 30 percent protein, 40 percent carbohydrates, and 30 percent fat. 

    Pricing: $105 for 10 two-block meals. 

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

  • 07 of 07

    Best Chef-Driven Meals: Plated

    Plated
    Plated Meal Kit.

     Plated

    Very Good

    At Plated, chef Elana Karp is on a mission to bring amazing food to the table, one delivery meal kit a time — crafted with sustainably sourced, antibiotic and hormone-free, organic, and seasonal ingredients. Plus, the “no gluten ingredients” tab is a fan-favorite of those who are gluten-free. 

    Some of Karp’s recipes, like blackened tilapia with dirty rice and remoulade, roasted vegetable grilled cheese with scallion pesto and chicken French dip sandwiches with mozzarella and Dijon, are so good, it doesn’t even feel like you’re eating healthy. Twenty new and exciting recipes pop up each week. The best part? Dinner, from start to finish is on the table in just around half an hour’s time, with dessert as an option, too. Recipes are foolproof, ingredients are quality, and dinnertime has never been more rewarding, gluten or no gluten!

    Availability: Plated delivers to 95 percent of the United States; add in zip code online to confirm availability. 

    Pricing: Starting at $9.95 per serving; customers can easily skip weeks, swap recipes and cancel at any time.

Our Process 

Our writers spent 5 hours researching the most popular gluten-free meal kit delivery services on the market. Before making their final recommendations, they considered 11 different gluten-free meal kit overall, screened options from 11 different brands and manufacturers, read over 8 user reviews (both positive and negative), and tested 2 of the gluten-free meal kits themselves. All of this research adds up to recommendations you can trust.