How to Try Almost Any Meal Kit Delivery Service for Free

Before picking a meal delivery service, you can “try it” for free by grabbing recipes off of their site. You won’t get the convenience, but it will help you decide if it’s right for you.

Cauliflower Steaks from Purple Carrot

If you’re thinking about taking the plunge and signing up for a meal delivery service, you’re in luck. Most of these services have a full “cookbook” or at least their current week’s recipes available on their website.

So, assuming you’re in a place with good grocery options, you can “try out” all of these meal delivery services for free to see what their recipes all about.

Of course, there’s no shortage of recipe sites, so let’s take a look at the top three benefits of meal delivery service recipes:

  1. Easier to Prep & Cook 
    Unlike some of the more popular recipe sites, the recipes on most meal-kit delivery sites tend to be easier and faster than recipes on traditional recipe sites, with fewer ingredients and more well-written directions.
  2. Higher Quality Recipes 
    Nearly all meal delivery service recipes are created by chefs and nutritionists, so you know they’re going to taste great and meet your dietary needs. Plus, they tend to be focused on a particular style so there’s less garbage to wade through.
  3. A Great Evaluation Tool 
    Meal delivery service recipes are a great way to “try out” the service without committing to a subscription. You’ll get a feel for how much prep is involved, see if you’re down with whatever that service is cooking, and you might even find a new favorite recipe.

Ready to see some recipes? Click any of the top meal delivery services below to see their online recipe collection:

Whatever service you choose, you’re sure to find at least one recipe that’s perfect for you and your family.

Happy cooking, and bon appétit!

P.S. This post originally appeared on, where you can also find a collection of some of the best meal-kit recipes that you can browse by service and diet.