Meal planning is not my idea of a good time – when I have time to do it. I love browsing food sites and cook books but when it comes to deciding what to make, figuring out what ingredients I need and determine when I have time to go to the store, I’m exhausted – and I’m already exhausted. That’s why I use a food delivery service. It makes dinner a lot easier for our family and we can all use more easy in our lives. Here are our awards for the best kits for budget + menu.


Best DIY Budget-Friendly Option: Hungry Harvest

  • $15 – $34 per produce box


Best for Dietary Restrictions: Sun Basket

  • $10.99 – $12.99 per serving
  • $87.92 – $175.84 per week


Best for Healthy Options: Green Chef

  • Family Plan: $10.99 per serving
  • $94.91 per week


Best Budget-Friendly Option: Hello Fresh

  • Cost: $7.49 – $8.99 per serving
  • $79.91 – $97.87 per week


Best for Easy + Fast Meals: Gobble

  • $11.99 per serving
  • $155.87 per week


Best Kid-Friendly Meals: Yumble

  • $5.99 – $7.99 per serving
  • $47.94 – $71.88 per week


Best Budget-Friend Meals: Dinnerly

  • Family Box: $4.29 – $4.99 per serving
  • $68.87 – $111.95 per week


Best Family-Focused Meals: One Potato

  • $8.72 – $10.13 per serving
  • $76.78 – $104.70 per week


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Ashley Porter is a Chicago native who now calls Birmingham home. Ashley and her husband Mike and son Jake love attending local festivals, exploring Detroit’s diverse food scene, and venturing outside of Metro Detroit to enjoy the natural beauty of Michigan. With a background in Early Childhood Education, Ashley loves connecting with and supporting families in her community, which is why she is so excited to be a part of LittleGuide Detroit.