Let’s be real – most of us want to eat healthy all week long. But then work, work, gym, work, and work (and work). So we grab take-out and end up eating something that’s not so good for us, which leaves us feeling less than awesome.
But there is a better way. Enter these local grocery, meal, and meal kit delivery services that are based right here in Boston. Some of them bring fresh produce to your door that you have to prepare, while others bring fully prepped meals for you to heat and eat after a long day. Whichever you choose, it’s sure to be better than grabbing a greasy slice of pizza.
Sometimes grocery shopping just isn’t in the cards. Between a busy work schedule, training for races, and squeezing in social time, it’s easy to run out of hours in the day. That’s where Boston Organics comes in. This grocery delivery service brings fresh, organic produce straight to your door so you can cook or snack on the best stuff without wasting time pushing a cart around a crowded store. And Boston Organics has several different box options depending on whether you’re a total veg-head, want to add in things like eggs or bread, or are just totally sick of kale.
If you long for the days when mom or dad put a hot meal on the table every night after school, Cooking from the Heart is the meal delivery service for you. Cooking from the Heart provides healthy, delicious meals that are fully prepared and only need to be heated to eat. So throw out that Chinese food menu, folks. Vegetarians, dairy-free eaters, and meat-lovers will find tasty dishes to choose from each month that are delivered in glass containers…so you’re getting a meal that’s better for you and the environment.
Eating local sounds awesome, but finding something to do with all those root vegetables in the winter can be a challenge. Well, Cuisine en Locale is dedicated to putting them to delicious use in its ONCE A Week food delivery service that provides omnivore, carnivore, or vegevore options. Each week, the chefs at Cuisine en Locale get together to craft a menu that’s seasonally focused and uses all local ingredients. The creative meals they cook up can be delivered straight to your door or picked up at a few Boston-area locations so you can eat local all week long…from the couch.
The two guys behind The Foodery know just how hard it is to eat healthy when you’re a busy urban professional. They quit their jobs in real estate and finance at age 35 to help people just like them – and probably just like you – eat healthier more easily. You can order prepared meals from The Foodery and get them delivered straight to your door every Sunday so you’re ready for the week ahead. This homebody’s dream high standards for the ingredients it uses in its meals and each dish has a calorie count, so you know you’re not ruining all the hard work you just did at the gym.
By now you’ve probably heard of, or maybe even tried national meal kit services like Blue Apron. But did you know there’s a local option? Just Add Cooking was founded by two Boston-area working parents who know just how tough it can be to put a home-cooked meal on the table after work. The dishes only take about 30 minutes to prepare – perfect for a weeknight dinner. And they’re full of ingredients from New England, so you know what you’re getting is local and fresh.
paleo, gluten-free, plant-based, and seasonally inspired. You can order lunches to the office, dinners to your house, or both so you don’t have to dirty a dish all week long.There’s a good reason that “Eat as if your life depends on it” is Nybll’s motto. The founder’s decades of experience with plant-based cooking and a cancer diagnoses at the age of 42 pushed her to start this modern meal delivery service. All of Nybll’s chef-crafted meals are
Lighter is a bit different than the other grocery or meal delivery options on the list. Instead of bringing food to your door, Lighter provides meal plans and grocery lists based on what athletes, health leaders, and chefs are eating – each of which are tailored to your own food preferences. And it’s totally free. If you want even more guidance, sign up for L Club, Lighter’s premium subscription service, which is like having your own personal health and food guru only a text or phone call away.
We’ve all heard that the Mediterranean Diet is probably one of the best out there with its focus on local ingredients, healthy fats, and lots of fresh produce. Combine that with the principles of the macrobiotic diet that’s been tailored to Western palates and you’ve got the Macro-Mediterranean meal delivery service. Choose from a variety of meal plans that can be made gluten-free or even include breakfast and dessert for an easy week of eating that’s super healthy.
This is the meal delivery service for anyone who spends more time at their CrossFit box than their house. Paleo Power Meals are crafted by a trained chef who is also a passionate CrossFitter and paleo eater himself. Paleo Power Meals is committed to sourcing as much organic produce, free-range poultry, grass-fed beef, and line-caught fish as possible. These ingredients are then turned into paleo breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks, so you can eat like a caveman (or woman) every day.
eating vegan to lose weight and get healthier, will probably love The Purple Carrot. Bittman is a part owner of this Boston-based, meal kit service that brings vegan ingredients to your door so you can cook plant-based meals at home. The dishes take only 45 minutes to prepare – even for newbies to the kitchen – so a healthy, delicious dinner is never far away.Those of you familiar with Mark Bittman, who literally wrote the book on
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