If you’re trying meal kits or prepared meal delivery for the first time, don’t even think about paying full price. There are meal kit signup offers that allow you to try nearly all of the top services for as much as 70% off. Even if you have dipped your toe into the convenient waters of modern meal delivery, there’s nothing stopping you from trying a new service at a massively discounted trial price and seeing if you like it better.
To help you score some healthy food-by-mail for cheap, we’ve rounded up the absolute best meal delivery deals for March. This month’s offers include some of our favorite premade meal and meal kit services such as Fresh N Lean, HelloFresh and EveryPlate, available at enormous discounts.
Besides meal delivery discounts, there are also excellent deals on meat delivery and online grocery services if you’re inclined to make your weekly meals from scratch. Each service is different and so are the deals, but most amount to some seriously cheap meals that are either ready to eat (prepared meals) or preportioned and ready to cook (meal kits). We’ve scoured the web to find the best meal delivery deals for March 2023. And check back as we’ll continue to update this story as new meal delivery deals go live.
And, in case you’re wondering, all of them allow you to pause or cancel after the promo is up just in case the food is not to your liking. But you do have to cancel or they’ll continue to send meals and charge you the full price.
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What are the best meal delivery deals right now?
If it’s the lowest possible cost, EveryPlate, HelloFresh, Purple Carrot and Gobble will send meal kits that are ready to cook, with some for under $2 a serving. Other popular prepared meal services such as Splendid Spoon, CookUnity and Fresh N Lean are ready to send premade, ready-to-eat dinners to your doorstep, at per-serving prices that are far cheaper than takeout.
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Best meal delivery deals for March
Good Chop definitely has the chops — pork, specifically — along with excellent cuts of beef, organic chicken and a range of seafood options. Good Chop is a subscription meat delivery service with shipments starting at $149 per month for 36 portions of quality meat. But you can try it for much cheaper than that.
If you’re new to Good Chop and want to give the service a trial run, you’ll get a whopping $120 off, spread across your first four deliveries, including $50 off your first order. You can pause or cancel your Good Chop subscription at any time.
Blue Apron is the original and still one of my favorite meal kit services. Plus, it’s one of the cheapest with meal plans starting at $8 a serving and most plans under $10 a serving.
You can real my full Blue Apron review here and then try it for yourself for even cheaper than normal. Blue Apron is offering $110 off spread across your first five boxes and free shipping on the first order for new customers.
Fresh N Lean
This signup offer is for one the best meal healthy delivery services we’ve tried. Fresh N Lean has nutritious meals that are tasty and a subscription won’t totally break the bank, with some meal plans clocking in at around $9 a serving. Want to see how much I liked it? Read our Fresh N Lean review.
Sign up now for any Fresh N Lean plan (offerings include keto, protein plus, vegan, Mediterranean and Whole30) and get $20 off your first order at checkout. You can opt for an order of a la carte meals or sign up for a subscription and save more per meal.
EveryPlate is already our pick as the best meal kit service for families on a budget, but it’s bordering on ridiculously cheap when you sign up now. Depending on the meal plan you choose, you’ll score up to 72% off of EveryPlate’s already cheap meal kits when you try it in March. That’s between $1.39 and $2 per serving depending on the plan you choose.
You won’t see a ton of haute cuisine in EveryPlate’s weekly menu, but there are plenty of satisfying dinners for the cold weather ahead. I tried its pork sloppy joes and the chicken and linguine in a tomato cream sauce. All the meals I made were great, easy to prepare and, best of all, light on the wallet. Read our EveryPlate review.
For those eating plant-based or looking to add more vegetarian recipes to the weekly menu, Purple Carrot is the service to try. I tried Purple Carrot’s meat-free meal kits, and all the recipes I made were a big hit in my house.
Purple Carrot doesn’t usually have a signup deal, but if you try this plant-based meal kit service in March, you’ll get a flat $20 off your first box of either three or four meals.
Of all the prepared meal services I’ve tried, CookUnity was right up there in the top two or three with a massive selection and a high overall hit rate. Many of the menu offerings have been created by restaurant chefs and cooking personalities such as Einat Admony (Taïm, Balaboosta), John DeLucie (Waverly Inn, Lumaca) and Jean-Georges Vongerichten.
The service is a little pricey, but if you sign up to try CookUnity, it’ll knock 30% off the first order. That means meals as cheap as $7, depending on the total number you order. Read our CookUnity review.
OK, so ButcherBox isn’t exactly a meal delivery service, but you can certainly make some excellent meals with what this online butcher service sends in its monthly boxes. ButcherBox is an online meat subscription service specializing in Australian grass-fed beef. But you can also have heritage pork and organic chicken in your monthly box, depending on the subscription you pick.
Customers who sign up during ButcherBox’s March sale you’ll get gluten-free chicken nuggets in every box for the first year of membership. You can pause or cancel anytime.
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I tested Home Chef last year and loved its highly customizable meal kits and comfort-food recipes with a healthy bent, all of which were easy to prepare. Home Chef is also one of the more affordable meal kit companies, starting at $7 per serving, and is even more so if you sign up using this offer.
New subscribers will get 60% off the first three deliveries of kits. If you’ve been wanting to try a meal kit subscription, Home Chef makes it easy (and cheap). You can pause or cancel at any time, so the risk is low. Read our Home Chef review.
HelloFresh has more total meal kit selections than any other service and most of them are pretty easy to prepare. You can check out my deep-dive review of HelloFresh to learn more about the easy meal delivery service.
HelloFresh is offering a signup deal worth as many as 16 free meals across nine deliveries and free shipping on the first box. That nets out to about $3 or $4 per serving, but know that you will have to commit to more than two months of meals, discounted as they may be.
Daily Harvest sells easy-prep vegan meals, including smoothies, grain bowls, flatbreads and soups. It’s one of the healthier meal delivery services and it’s also rather affordable with most meals clocking in under $10. There’s also no subscription necessary if you want to give it a quick tryout.
Try the service now with promo code FRUITVEG and Daily Harvest will give new customers $25 total off any nine items, $25 off a box of 14 meals or $35 off any order of 24 or more.
Thrive Market is less of a meal kit or prepared meal service and more of a specialty online market with excellent snacks, pantry staples, beauty supplies, pet food and loads more. Thrive has a $5 monthly membership fee but if you have a taste for high-end groceries or seek organic foods, you won’t likely find them cheaper than on Thrive. Plus, Thrive Market will price match anything you do find cheaper at another retailer.
Sign up for a Thrive Market membership in March and you’ll get a grocery gift worth $60 in your first order of $25 or more.
Splendid Spoon specializes in deliveries of quick smoothies, soups, rice bowls and other noshes that are great for breakfast and lunch. Some work well for dinner too, but I like this service better for those first two meals of the day. The meal delivery service is a little pricey for what you get but has some inventive recipes along with classics, so there’s a little something for everyone.
If you want to give Splendid Spoon a try, you’ll get $110 off spread across each of your first three boxes and a free smoothie in your first box. Read our Splendid Spoon review.
Gobble is quite similar to the other services, except that many items come already chopped, peeled, marinated and so on — which can definitely save you some prep time. The two meals I received, Yankee pot roast and cacio e pepe, were terrific. Dinner prices are normally a flat $12 per serving, however, so you do pay a bit extra for that convenience.
Gobble will send your first six easy meal kits for $36 total. That’s about as cheap as you’ll find high-end meal kits anywhere. For more, read our Gobble review.
So which meal delivery service is the best?
I’ve tried most of them and they’re all pretty solid, with differences to consider depending on your budget, diet, taste and kitchen skill level. You can check out CNET’s roundups of the best meal kit delivery services and best healthy food delivery services for a more detailed, er, taste. And remember, nearly all of these meal kit companies let you pause or cancel anytime, so the risk and commitment when signing up for a meal kit service is minimal.
Whether you’re looking for ways to eat healthily, learn to cook new recipes or just make fewer trips to the grocery store this winter, a healthy, versatile and budget-friendly meal delivery deal can help you do it on the cheap.
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My advice: Take advantage of each and every one of these offers (making sure to pause or cancel after, unless you want to continue). You can see which service you like best and get super cheap takeout-style meals for weeks at a time.
Do meal kit signup deals have commitments?
Nope. Virtually all of them allow you to pause or cancel any time just in case you don’t love it, so there’s almost no risk after the deal is up. Although you may have to unsubscribe from their email blasts. The point is, most brands just want you to try out the meals and see if you dig them and those brands are willing to make it very easy (and cheap) to do that. To make things easier, we already tried the top meal kits and meal delivery services so you’ll know exactly what to expect and you can pick the best food delivery deal for you and your tastes.
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