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The Top Meal Delivery Services You Should Try

Amid lockdowns and social distancing, food delivery systems are blowing up. Some deliver food from restaurants, some deliver ready-to-eat meals, and some even grocery shop for you! Let’s take a look at some of the best meal delivery services out there, and see what real people have to say about them. Which one is right for you and your family?


Order from your favorite restaurants using GrubHub. And if you like to give back, this particular app lets you donate your change to the Grubhub Community Relief Fund at checkout. Those donations go to charitable organizations supporting local restaurants and drivers impacted by COVID-19.

Linda Kuwahara says of Grubhub, “[It’s] the best food delivery service out there! They take care of their customers always! Missing an item? Go to their help screen and they will refund you and charge the restaurant back; they do not put you in the middle and I appreciate that. They also always find my front door when other services continuously call me from my garage, which makes me mad.”


Not feeling Grubhub? Maybe Doordash is your thing!

Gini McGrath made the switch because she just felt Doordash was better. In her words, it’s “great service, a super easy app, and easy pay!”

The two services are very similar, so we recommend trying both and seeing which one gives you a better experience in your area.

Hello Fresh

If you’re tired of doing takeout, why not try a meal delivery service that provides you with meals to make yourself? These are great options that will lower your grocery and restaurant budget. You may even discover a love for cooking!

Carey of Allentown, NJ says of the service, “My husband and I love ordering from HelloFresh! The food is definitely fresh. The recipes are easy to understand and taste great! There’s a lot of great variety with the meals as well … I also like the flexibility of only needing to order two meals a week but if you want more you can.”

Blue Apron

Blue Apron and Hello Fresh are very similar. Wonder what people have to say about it?

“Really enjoy the service,” says a verified reviewer named Sandra. “It has introduced me to a variety of ingredients, especially spices, that I had never used before. I also like the flexibility of selecting my meals and/or cancelling when needed…the food choices have not been as interesting in the past 2-3 months – summer slow down, maybe? I will continue to support them, but have reduced my orders form 2-3 per month to 1 per month over the past 3 months.”

Sounds like Blue Apron is good, but not great. There are still more options if you don’t like it, luckily!


Lastly, let’s talk about Freshly. It doesn’t have as big a market share as Grubhub, Doordash, Hello Fresh and Blue Apron, but they’re working hard to get there name out there. Here’s what one reviewer, Ashley, had to say:

“I have been extremely happy with the food and service from Freshly. I’ve been a longtime customer, from the start of this year. Today was the first time I had to contact support, and it wasn’t even for anything Freshly had control over! The shipping company damaged my order and left it at my door, so I emailed support just to let them know the shippers weren’t doing great this week so hopefully it doesn’t happen to other orders. Not even 20 minutes later I get a reply, Miley M. was super helpful and apologetic for my order being damaged. Again, even tho this was not an issue with Freshly at all. So again, I’m super happy with Freshly, and am very pleased to find out that if I do ever have a problem, support is super prompt and very helpful.”

Sounds like it may be worth a shot!

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