Are Meal Delivery Services Worth It?

Cooking for yourself is something that should be done as much as possible. There are simply so many benefits that come from preparing a meal for yourself.

But not all of us have the time, energy or skill sets to meal plan, prep, and cook on a daily.

This is why meal delivery services have absolutely taken off lately. Especially over the last decade or so, these meal delivery services have been getting better and better, and more people are realizing that they are certainly worth it.

You can pretty much find a meal delivery subscription for any and all diets—from meat lovers to vegans and everything in between.

While ultimately the value of these meal delivery services will vary based on individual preference and the provider you choose, we think that overall the services are absolutely worth it.

Whether you are on a shoestring budget or want to simply explore new cuisines and recipes, there is the perfect range of options out there or you to choose from and find meals that you will be craving and enjoy cooking daily.

Here is everything you should consider when it comes to meal delivery services and all the reasons we are adamant it is totally worth it.

Are Meal Delivery Services Worth It

1. The Cost of Convenience

While you obviously putting in all the grunt work to search and source ingredients at a grocery store will ultimately result in lower costs, the convenience that these meal delivery services offer simply outweighs the few dollars you might save.

Not only are professionals curating these boxes for you, but you will also avoid the temptations of buying food items you really do not need.

Time is money too. And if you can get a professional to create your meal plans for you instead why wouldn’t you be willing to pay a bit more?

The meals will be creative, and delicious and use organic ingredients that minimize your food wastage too. The money that you spend on these meal delivery services does not just fund the actual food.

They also fund the sourcing of the ingredients, the wisdom of those creating the meals, and the delivery costs themselves.

2. The Quality and Taste

Another important factor to consider when it comes to determining if meal delivery services are worth it for you are the quality and taste of the meals.

Of course, this will likely be a largely personal thing, but in general, you should enjoy the end product of what you make.

While you will likely enjoy some recipes more than others, you know that it is worth it if you are content after every meal you make.

Because these meals are being designed by professionals who have very high standards when it comes to taste and meal experience, you should expect nothing short of that with your end result.

You do not need to be a professional yourself to get a delicious tasting meal as the end result of these food boxes.

In fact, these are designed to be dummy-proof and even the most novice level chefs should be able to easily follow along and have great tasty meals as an end result.

3. The Ability to Skip Orders

While the ease of subscriptions makes it simple to get your weekly box at your door without having to actually order every week, it is also good to know that you can pause or skip your orders at any time.

While we are all creatures of routine, we are likely not going to be at home every single week of the year. Some weeks we may be away on holiday. Some weeks we may want to go eat out instead.

You will know that your meal delivery service subscription is worth it if you are able to stop and start your subscription with ease and without getting penalized for it.

Flexibility also makes these subscriptions so great and convenient. You just need to be a bit organized and remember at least a week out of what weeks you do and do not want your boxes delivered.

4. The Eco-Friendliness of it All

As we have already alluded to, the meal delivery services benefit you in an eco-friendly way as well.

Because you are only given the exact portions of ingredients needed for your recipes, you do not end up having any food wastage. This means everything you get delivered to you will be consumed and nothing gets tossed in the trash.

But in addition to this, the packing of these meal kits is also recyclable and eco-friendly.

Some studies are even finding that those that use meal delivery kits regularly are able to cut down drastically on their own carbon footprint. Being an eco-friendly chef has really never been so easy.

Julie Higgins
Julie is a Staff Writer at She has been working in publishing houses before joining the editorial team at momooze. Julie's love and passion are topics around beauty, lifestyle, hair and nails.