Spoonful of Comfort was originally designed as a service to send comfort food to sick loved ones. It has since evolved to offer packages of gourmet soup baskets for anyone who needs some extra TLC, whether it is a child away at college, a new parent, a housewarming gift, or simply as a "get well" gift.
A variety of soups are available including Chicken Noodle, Chicken and Wild Rice, Harvest Vegetable, and Creamy Corn and Potato Chowder. Basic soup packages include a 64-ounce jar of soup, a half dozen dinner rolls, a half dozen cookies, and a ladle with a personalized note and customized packaging for around $80 plus shipping.
Other themed bundles include additional non-food add-ons such as a curated coffee table book for the Housewarming Package and a cozy throw blanket for the TLC Package. Vegan and gluten-free packages are also available.
Soup is prepared and bottled under USDA supervision, blast frozen, and wrapped in a specially designed insulated liner that thaws in transit, so that it arrives cold but not frozen. The products ship from Salt Lake City, Utah, to anywhere in the U.S.
Started in 2015, Ramen Hero is the first company to deliver “honkaku” (meaning authentic) Japanese ramen kits in the U.S. Founder Hiro Hasegawa started Ramen Hero after moving from Tokyo to San Francisco to bring the Japanese ramen experience to people’s homes.
Ramen will arrive frozen in reheatable, BPA-free sous vide bags along with clear and simple preparation instructions. Other than reheating the broth and toppings, just cook the noodles (that takes less than three minutes once in boiling water), and combine them with the warmed broth and toppings.
Each ramen kit comes with its own toppings (nori seaweed plus three others), but Ramen Hero encourages you to add in other ingredients as well. The kits contain all-natural ingredients without anything artificial or MSG and are portioned for a single, full-sized 20-ounce serving.
Ramen Hero posts an online menu of ramen kits including traditional Tonkotsu Ramen, Spicy Tonkotsu, Mushroom Shoyu Ramen, Caramelized Onion Miso Ramen, Dashi Shoyu Ramen, and the more esoteric Matcha Shio Ramen.
While most kits include pork belly, vegetarian and vegan options are also available. Ramen Hero delivers throughout the contiguous U.S. Servings cost around $18, but are discounted for recurring orders. Shipping is free for subscriptions and $8.99 for other orders.
Grandma's Chicken Soup is run by a brother and sister team who have been delivering their bubby's recipe for homemade chicken soup nationwide since 2004.
The soup is simple but delicious, and the company has even been featured on the Food Network series Unwrapped. Ingredients in this chicken soup are as close to being homemade as you can get: water, chicken, carrots, celery, onions, chicken stock base, and seasoning. Plus, customers have the option to order with noodles, matzoh balls, or rice (the gluten-free option). Homemade creamy tomato soup is now also available as a vegetarian option.
All soups are flash-frozen in jars and packed in insulated containers, arriving ready to reheat and enjoy. Orders are sent out three days per week via next day or 2nd-day shipping. Order options include single, half-gallon jars (four to six servings) or gift packages that include multiple jars and add-ons such as challah bread, potato knishes, or non-food gift basket items.
A soup of the month club is also available for gift orders to set up on a three- or six-month subscription, or you can send a gift; half-gallon jars of Grandma's Chicken Soup start at roughly $35.
Daily Harvest is known for its variety of plant-based, frozen meal kits made with organic ingredients, but it offers an extensive soup selection.
Soups come with pre-chopped, farm-frozen fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, "superfoods," and spices that just require the addition of liquid (water or stock) to turn into soup at home. Vegetables are flash-frozen at peak ripeness to maintain optimum flavor and maximum nutritional value.
Instructions for hot, pureed, and chilled soups are provided and can all be prepared in a matter of minutes on the stovetop or in the microwave (pureed soups need to put in the blender after reheating). Instructional videos are also available online as an additional customer resource.
Soup flavors include bold combinations with global influences, such as Mushroom and Miso Soup, Cauliflower and Leek Stew, Green Chickpea and Turmeric Soup, Carrot and Coconut Curry, Tomato and Zucchini Minestrone, Lentil and Mesquite Chili, and more. Each soup is also tagged with different health functions such as anti-inflammatory, immune-boosting, stress relief, and energizing for those interested in their distinct wellness benefits.
Soups come in individual servings at around $8 each; Daily Harvest offers weekly or monthly plans based on a set number of items per box (i.e. nine, 12, or 24 items per week). Shipping is always free.
With a history that dates back to 1888, Katz’s Delicatessen in New York’s Lower East Side has been a landmark food destination for over a century. It has even been dubbed the most famous deli in America.
If you don’t have the opportunity to visit in person, the next best thing is to get its food shipped directly to your home. While Katz's is best known for its sandwiches and meats, this New York City staple also offers three signature soups available for delivery: Chicken Noodle, Matzoh Ball, and Split Pea.
Chicken Noodle Soup is made with a rich broth, fresh vegetables, and "just off-the-bone" chicken. Matzoh Ball Soup includes matzoh balls expertly crafted to be light and fluffy in a distinct flavorful broth (you get two matzoh balls per quart). And Split Pea Soup is chock-full of vegetables, for those wanting some extra vitamins and minerals in their bowl of comfort.
Each order includes one quart of soup for about $15 (meant to serve two people). Free, two-day shipping is available on orders over $100 if you want an excuse to add a whole pastrami to your order!
Magic Kitchen opened with the primary goal of creating healthy, quality meals for busy families and seniors who may also have special dietary needs because of afflictions such as diabetes or renal disease or for people on other types of portion-controlled eating plans.
Dishes are handmade in small batches and flash-frozen. Magic Kitchen provides a variety of items a la carte as well as complete meals and gift packages. The large soup selection is available for order through the a la carte menu. Varieties include California Beef Stew, Tomato Basil Bisque, and Broccoli, Mushroom and Zucchini Soup. The soups are packaged in single servings and shipped in servings of two or four.
Like other dishes offered, soups are labeled with icons for a variety of special dietary needs such as vegetarian, low sodium, low fat, low carbohydrate, dairy-free, and gluten-free.
Prices for most soups are around $12 for two servings and about $23 for four servings (serving size is 10 ounces). Shipping rates are based on weight and distance; packages are shipped from the centrally located warehouse in Kansas City, Kansas. Magic Kitchen boasts an A+ accredited BBB business rating and a customer satisfaction guarantee.
Created by well-known chef Marco Canora, Brodo delivers frozen-fresh bone broth nationwide. Broths are carefully crafted by slowly simmering meaty bones and fresh organic vegetables in small batches for up to 24 hours, each skimmed by hand to ensure high-quality and clarified broths. The bone broths do not contain any concentrates or preservatives.
All beef bones come from 100 percent grass-fed animals, free of antibiotics and hormones. All poultry used is certified organic and pasture-raised, fed a vegetarian diet free of GMOs, antibiotics, chemical fertilizers, and pesticides.
Brodo’s online selection includes 22-ounce portions of chicken bone broth, beef bone broth, hearth bone broth (Chef Marco’s signature blend of chicken, turkey, and beef), and a vegan seaweed mushroom broth (made with organic seaweed, organic vegetables, and shiitake mushrooms).
Epicurious named the Seaweed Mushroom Broth its favorite vegetable broth in 2020. One-time orders are available, as well as discounted bi-weekly and monthly subscription plans.
Broths cost around $13 (22 ounces) for one-time orders. That may seem pricey, but Brodo’s use of high-quality ingredients and a lengthy, meticulous cooking process results in great tasting, nutrient-packed bone broths, making this well worth it. Shipping is free for orders of 10 items or more.
What Is a Soup Delivery Service?
A soup delivery service ships a variety of soup options directly to the home.
Are There Gluten-Free or Vegan Options With a Soup Delivery Service?
Each company follows different practices. For example, Brodo Broth Co. states that all of its broths are gluten free. The company also sells a vegan broth made with seaweed, mushrooms, and organic vegetables. Magic Kitchen lists many specific food preparations, including gluten free, dairy free, low sodium, vegetarian, and other options. While not all soup delivery services offer gluten-free or vegan options, those that do note it clearly on their websites.
Do Soup Delivery Service Orders Arrive Ready to Eat?
The majority of companies ship its soups frozen; however, Katz’s Delicatessen ships refrigerated quarts of soup. The frozen soup can be defrosted in the microwave, or placed in the refrigerator to defrost overnight.
How We Chose the Best Soup Delivery Services
Soup companies were chosen based on the variety of menu offerings, quality of ingredients, delivery services, packaging, pricing, vegetarian/vegan/gluten-free options, as well as customer reviews. Status of current inventory was also reviewed, and any companies that were completely out of stock without indications of restocking in the near future were not included in this roundup.
For example, Ramen Hero was chosen for its authentic ramen, Spoonful of Comfort for its thoughtfully composed gift packages, and Daily Harvest for its healthy, plant-based, globally inspired soups.
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