The 6 Best Gluten Free Meal Delivery Kits of 2021

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Our Top Picks

Best Overall: Green Chef

"Green Chef is a great option for family-style meals."

Best Budget: EveryPlate

"Offers impressive diverse food options."

Best for Families: Home Chef

"You can easily plan your weekly meals with their app."

Best for Two or More: Martha & Marley Spoon

"Has plans with the perfect amount of food for two adults."

Most Environmentally Friendly: Sunbasket

"Highly considers the planet in their packaging and food sourcing."

Best for Last-Minute Meals: Takeout Kit

"Contains all ingredients without needed refrigeration."

Our Top Picks

Best Overall: Green Chef

KETO

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Green Chef is certified organic and has Gluten-Free Certification through the Gluten Intolerance Group’s Gluten-Free Food Service program. They also offer at least one vegetarian meal option each week, give the option to get multiple servings/family-style meals, serve a variety of cuisines, and use a creative assortment of fruits, veggies, and whole grains. The packaging is primarily recyclable, reusable, or compostable and the company offsets 100% of its carbon emissions from operations and shipping.

Best Budget: EveryPlate

Chicken

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EveryPlate offers the lowest pricing per serving of any of the major meal kit companies and they still manage to offer up an impressive assortment of menu options. The company is not fully gluten-free, but they do offer options on each week’s menu that do not contain gluten. While they do label allergens, they do not always provide detailed ingredient lists. For example, if teriyaki sauce is used in a recipe, the ingredients in the sauce may not be listed. This means that some ingredients will need to be substituted with options that are guaranteed gluten-free.

Best for Families: Home Chef

Salmon dill, Home chef

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Home Chef’s website and app allow you to plan and schedule weekly meals five weeks in advance. This is great for busy families who are juggling multiple social, academic, and extracurricular activity calendars. While this service is not completely gluten-free, the company does label allergens and provides full ingredient lists for each meal. One note: Wheat is labeled in the allergen listings, but since gluten is also found in other grains, it’s important to check the ingredient lists carefully in advance to ensure that the meal is indeed gluten-free.

Looking for more ideas? Read our roundup of the best gluten-free pastas.

Best for Two or More: Martha & Marley Spoon

Dinner

?Courtesy of Marley Spoon

Martha & Marley Spoon offers two-person plans that come with the perfect amount of food. You'll still get a variety of meals each week. Worried you'll have too much? You can pause deliveries from week to week as you need. This service is also great for one person: enjoy dinner and then have delicious leftovers for lunch the next day!

Interested in reading more reviews? Take a look at our selection of the best meal kits to buy.

Most Environmentally Friendly: Sunbasket

Steak with Salad and Vegetables

Courtesy of Sunbasket

Not only does Sunbasket offer a gluten-free meal plan, they consider the planet in every aspect of their meal kits. They use organic ingredients, ensure that their meats are both antibiotic and hormone-free (which reduces the number of antibiotics used in the food system), and their seafood is chosen based on recommendations by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Program, which takes ocean health into consideration. Their care for the earth goes beyond the food: the company uses compostable or recyclable packaging.

Best for Last-Minute Meals: Takeout Kit

chicken curry

?Courtesy of Takeout kit?

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Takeout Kit is pausing operations and are therefore unable to process new orders, due to strain on product availability and fulfillment. 

Takeout Kit offers shelf-stable meal prep kits, featuring flavors from around the world. The kits serve four, contain all the ingredients you’ll need to make the meal (even the oil, salt, and pepper), and do not need to be refrigerated—making them the perfect kit to have on hand for unexpected company or those nights when the fridge and pantry are looking bare.

These kits are not a weekly subscription service and all the offerings are not gluten-free, but the company makes it easy to find what meals are gluten-free on their website.

Want to take a look at some other options? See our guide to the best grocery delivery services.

What Is a Gluten-Free Diet?

A gluten-free diet is an eating plan that eliminates gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. Some people follow a gluten-free diet because they have celiac disease, a condition where gluten triggers white blood cells to attack the lining of the small intestine.

Individuals with non-celiac gluten sensitivity? or wheat allergies may go gluten-free to avoid uncomfortable gastrointestinal discomfort and other symptoms caused by eating gluten.

People on a gluten-free diet can still eat some gluten-free grains including quinoa, brown rice, wild rice, sorghum, tapioca, millet, amaranth, and oats. In addition, naturally gluten-free foods include fruits and vegetables, seeds, beans, legumes, and nuts in their unprocessed form.

Eggs, unprocessed meats, fish and poultry, and low-fat dairy products are also gluten-free. Even products that typically contain wheat, such as bread and cookies, can be made with other grains to be gluten-free.  

How Can I Start a Gluten-Free Diet?

Eliminating gluten may seem challenging, but there are lots of resources and options available to help. With a wide variety of gluten-free products and meals available at supermarkets and restaurants, it's possible to shop and dine out.

Start by researching and learning more about gluten-free foods, getting the proper nutrients, food shopping, gluten-free cooking and dining, and setting up a gluten-free kitchen. From appetizers and soups to entrees and desserts, you can find lots of gluten-free recipes online and in cookbooks.

A gluten-free diet can be tricky because gluten is present in some unexpected foods. You’ll need to pay careful attention to your choices and read food labels and menus closely to determine the ingredients and processing.

In addition to bread and pasta that have wheat, barley, or rye as the primary ingredient, many processed foods add wheat or wheat gluten as a thickening agent or flavoring. Foods that contain wheat, barley, or rye must include the name of the grain on the label. Look for foods that are specifically labeled “gluten-free.”

If you're not sure what to eat on a gluten-free diet or want to ensure that you’re getting essential nutrients, talk to your doctor or a registered dietitian for advice.

What’s Included in a Gluten-Free Meal Delivery Kit?

Gluten-free meal delivery kits include gluten-free recipes and all fresh, pre-portioned ingredients needed to prepare meals. The recipes have detailed step-by-step instructions, sometimes with visual clues, to make preparation as simple and easy as possible.

How Much Do Gluten-Free Meal Delivery Kits Cost?

The cost of gluten-free meal delivery kits varies depending on the ingredients, meal types, number of meals, dietary restrictions, and other factors. Organic ingredients or compostable packaging may also increase the overall cost of the kits.

Meals are usually in the range of $5 to $14 per serving. For the most part, as you increase the number of meals you order, the cost per serving drops. Some plans include shipping, while other companies charge an additional fee.

Important:

Verywell Fit does not provide medical advice, so before signing up for any of our gluten-free meal delivery recommendations, it's best to consult with a healthcare professional to make sure it's a service that fits your dietary wants and/or requirements.

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