9 Ready to Eat Meal Delivery Services in Chicago Area

2/22/2016 8:31:23 PM
9 Ready to Eat Meal Delivery Services in Chicago Area - KidTrail Pick
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With busy lives and busy families, cooking a healthy meal for your family can become a chore and take away from family time. Many meal delivery companies are popping up throughout Chicagoland.  These companies simplify one aspect of your life by delivering fresh, chef made meals. Whether you want vegan, organic or diet, there is something here for everyone.  And, most do not require a contract or commitment, you can cancel anytime.  The list below are companies that deliver prepared meals, not just ingredients with the recipe. They are fully prepared, ready to eat! Check out the list below!

Kitchfix

What: Kitchfix is the solution for when you’re too busy to make a meal, in need of a healthy option, craving something scrumptious, or all of the above. Enjoy foods that are chef-crafted, made from scratch, sourced as locally as possible, approved by their in-house registered dietitian and hand delivered by a team ready to take care of your every need.

Type of Food: All of their foods are Gluten, Soy and Dairy Free.  Paleo options are also available. Variety of foods available from Mexican, American to Indian. Organic, grass fed beef, pasture raised chicken.

Meal Plan: Menu changes each week. You can pick and choose your preferred meals as well as how many meals you want for the week.  The entire weeks’ worth of meals are delivered at one time which is delivered to you on a scheduled day. If you live in the city, you can also pick up at one of their Hubs or KitchFix Kitchen.

Delivery Zone: Currently serves Chicago and select suburbs.  Please check website to see if your suburb zip code is in their delivery zone.

How to order: Currently, Kitchfix does not have an app.  You can register and place all your orders on their website at:


Radish (On Demand Daily Menu)

What: Radish delivers healthy, customizable meals, on demand. The Radish App allows you to build a completely customizable meal that meets your personal health and taste preferences. A meal is any combination of items from their daily menu of 3 proteins, 2 vegetables and 2 grains. Food is delivered in under 20 minutes, arrives hot, and is ready to eat. 

Type of Food: Variety of healthy meals from Mexican to American. They don’t always use organic but try to when they can. The company uses naturally raised meats that are completely hormone-free and antibiotic-free, and whenever possible feature 100% Grass Fed.

Meal Plan: Order meals on demand via their app.  7 healthy options to choose from daily.

Delivery Zone: Currently serves the following neighborhoods in Chicago with plans to expand: Lincoln Park, River North, Gold Coast, West Loop, South Loop, Bucktown, Wicker Park and Old Town.

How to order: Use the Radish App. Get link to their app on their website at:

www.goradish.com

Cooked Chicago

What: Cooked is a great way to get a break from cooking. They pride themselves on being affordable, while still being foodie-approved. Cooked Chicago has a holistic approach to cooking that brings them back to their organic values as a company. They use hormone-free and antibiotic-free animal protein and cook with pasture raised eggs. They roast, bake and steam with coconut, olive and grape seed oil. 

Type of food: Healthy frozen/chilled meals with no preservatives, recommended that you enjoy your meals within 3 days of delivery. They have plenty of vegetarian, vegan, paleo, and kids' options as well!

Meal Plan: You pick and choose how many meals you want for the week. Their weekly menu plan is released each Thursday and you can pick the meals you want for the following week. You schedule a delivery date and a cooler is left at your door if you are not at home.

Delivery Zone: Currently delivers to Chicago, the North Suburbs and the Northwest Suburbs.

How to order: 
Order online at

Sprig (On Demand Daily Menu)

What: Sprig, a San Francisco transplant, features a daily rotating menu of three seasonal, sustainable, and delicious meals designed and crafted by their executive chef. Order meals on demand by the day for lunch, dinner or weekend brunch!

Type of food: Sprig believes in “doing what’s right and that means buying as many organic and sustainably-raised and -grown ingredients as possible. Sprig chefs work hard to create delicious food with at least two servings of fruits and veggies, and the protein and nutrients you need every day. They use the best ingredients to create dishes that are high on flavor, and low on butter, oils and sugar.
 
Meal Plan: Order on demand daily via the Sprig app. Your meal arrives in around 20 minutes - like a home-cooked meal without the effort!

Delivery Zone: Currently serves city of Chicago.

How to order:
Download app at


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Eat Purely (On Demand Daily Menu)

What: Chef made locally sourced organic healthy meals delivered in 20 minutes.

Type of food: All organic meals. Vegetables are fresh, organic, and seasonal. Animal proteins are raised, not grown. Meals are made without chemicals, preservatives or GMOs. 

Meal Plan: Order on demand daily via the Eat Purely app. Selection of meals changes daily. Your meal arrives in around 20 minutes. Meals arrive chilled so everything stays fresh. A few minutes in your oven or microwave and dinner is piping hot when you're ready to eat.

Delivery Zone: Currently only serves Chicago

How to order:
Order via the Eat Purely app, enter phone number on their website and they will send you a link to download their app: 


Raw

What: Raw strives to deliver only the highest in quality of fully uncooked, 100% plant-based products. Chicago Raw was started by two savvy foodies at a small farmers market in New Buffalo, MI. Founders, Carole Jones & Polly Gaza, have joined creative forces and set out to raise awareness about the wonderful health benefits of incorporating raw foods into your diet! Raw has 3 Chicago locations in Gold Coast, French Market and Whole Foods Streeterville.

Type of food: Raw, fully uncooked 100% plant based

Meal Plan: RAW offers a Weekly Takeaway Program, for your convenience! The idea of this program is to provide busy customers with food for an entire week! 

Delivery Zone: Pick up your meals at one of their 3 Chicago locations.  Or, you can schedule delivery within 2 miles of the French Market for $10 delivery fee.

How to order:
Check out their Takeaway Menu on their website.  Call to place an order or fill out an online order form.

312-831-2729

Meal Village

What: On demand meal delivery company, Meal Village’s goal is to deliver fresh, high quality, and delicious meals right to your doorstep. Currently, Meal Village offers only dinner entrees.  The menu for the week is posted on their website or app with 3 dinner options for each day.  Simply order the meals that you would like and they deliver to your home (or office) that day. You can order up to 5 days in advance. Meals are delivered the same day they are made for dinner.

Type of food: Fresh, homemade meals made every day from fresh and raw ingredients, delivered chilled, so that meals are ready to eat in 2 minutes.

Meal Plan: Meal Village offers 3 dinner items for each day that you can choose from.  You can choose a single entrée or a family size entrée. Order for one day or for the whole week, up to 5 days in advance.

Delivery Zone: Currently serving the following towns in the West Suburbs: Warrenville, Naperville, Carol Stream, Elmhurst, Glen Ellyn, Lombard, Villa Park, Wheaton and Bolingbrook (partially).

How to order:
You can order via the Meal Village App or on their website.

www.mealvillage.com

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Factor 75

What: Factor 75 plans, prepares, and delivers nutritionist-designed, chef-crafted meals so you can focus on enjoying life. The name Factor 75 is based on research showing 75% of your fitness results come from what you eat. Factor 75 is about outsourcing your nutrition so you can spend more time doing the activities you love while still enjoying what you eat. Factor 75 is not a diet, it is about Performance Eating.
 
Type of food: Every meal is free of gluten, soy, GMOs, hormones, antibiotics, and preservatives. Meats are pasture-raised and grass-fed. Many of their recipes are based off the comfort foods you know and love. Their chefs swap processed ingredients for whole, clean ingredients to create healthy, mouth-watering creations. You will see weekly menus that highlight everything from American classics like Grass-fed Burger, to Italian favorites like Butternut Squash Lasagna, and everything in between!

Meal Plan: 5 meal minimum required each week. The 5 meal minimum includes breakfasts, extra veggie sides, and snacks. You can always pause or skip a week. 

Delivery Zone: Based in Northbrook, IL, Factor 75 delivers Nationwide. They can deliver to your work or home address. If you are traveling for work or vacation, you can have your meals delivered to your new destination! 

How to order:
Order online at


Fresh Diet

What: If you are interested in weight loss, you can expect to lose about 1-2 pounds each week with the Fresh Diet meal plan. The company focuses on long-term solutions instead of short-term fixes. They deliver 3 freshly-made, perfectly portioned meals and 2 nutritionally balanced snacks directly to your doorstep each day. Food is never frozen or freeze-dried.

Type of food: Flavorful ingredients, perfectly portioned meals, delivered fresh to your doorstep.

Meal Plan: Choose a weekly plan or monthly plan. 

Delivery Zone: Fresh Diet delivers nationwide.

How to order:
Register and place order online at
www.thefreshdiet.com

Photo Credit: Kitchfix

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