6 Amazing Meal Delivery Services in Los Angeles

In LA there are many fantastic meal delivery services. Signing up for one can help you save time, lose weight and better equip you to face your daily demands. But of the myriad of meal delivery options in Los Angles, which ones are the best? To facilitate your decision, we have performed a detailed review on the best services available to you.

For each of the top services, we provide an overview, a description of the food, an outline of plan options and pricing, define their service area, show you what others have to say about them, explain what makes them different and provide their contact information.

 

1. Paleo Delivers

 

Overview

You didn’t think we’d create a list of amazing meal delivery services without mentioning ourselves, right? As explained above, the Paleo diet consists of the foods available to our early human ancestors – i.e. what our bodies evolved to eat. It mostly lean meat, veggies, fruit and excludes dairy, grain, and processed foods. So naturally, it’s a low carb, high protein nutritional diet that gives you more energy, a better mood, and helps you to lose weight without additional exercise.

Yelp Reviews

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Website

http://www.onepaleodelivers.com

Phone Number

(310) 795-7750

Type of Food

Paleo Diet – i.e. the food that was available to us as “Paleolithic” humans (our ancestors hundreds of thousands of years ago). Gluten free, grain free, bean free, dairy free and refined sugar free.

Plan Structure and Pricing

  • Two or three meals per day plus one or two snacks delivered to your door daily.
  • Plan lengths are 3 days, 7 days, 14 days, 21 days, 31 days.
  • Customers can also choose the size of the meals (small, regular, large, extra large)
  • Delivery is 6 days per week between 8pm-3am and guaranteed before 6am (Saturday and Sunday are delivered together on Friday).
  • The service can be 100% customized to meet your specific needs (e.g. if you are allergic to tomatoes, we can exclude those).
  • You can suspend or cancel at any time.

The meal calories are roughly as follows:

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Pricing starts at $40 / day for two meals. Here is pricing of some sample plans:

  • 31 day plan, lunch and dinner, zero snacks, regular size: $40/day (+ delivery)
  • 14 day plan, breakfast lunch and dinner + 1 snack, small size: $58/day (+ delivery)
  • 7 day plan, lunch and dinner, 2 snacks, regular size: $53/day (+ delivery)

Service Area

Virtually any city in Southern California

What Makes Them Different

Paleo Delivers is the only meal service that delivers gourmet, super high quality Paleo food in Los Angeles. Customer service is highly attentive and they have almost unlimited capacity to accommodate individual requirements. Finally, the company prides itself on creating dishes that seem like comfort / cheat food, but in fact are 100% Paleo. For example – a Paleo Bagel, or a paleo turkey burger with sweet potato fries.

Sample Dish

Paleo Bagel and Lox

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2. Paleta

 

Overview

Paleta’s approach is a “healthy twist on haute cuisine”. They prepare and deliver customized meals designed for your dietary needs, with ingredients from local, sustainable, cruelty-free, and responsible sources.

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Website

http://paleta.com

Phone Number

(310) 673-7820

Type of Food

Healthy Farm-to-table cuisine, including vegan and vegetarian. Ingredients sourced from local farms, cruelty-free ranches and responsible fisheries.

Plan Structure and Pricing

Paleta offers multiple plans, including:

Market Menu
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack each day, chosen for you. Not customizable.
  • Pricing:
    • $46/day + delivery (1,200 kcal)
    • $54/day + delivery (1,600 kcal)
    • $59/day + delivery (2,200 kcal)
Perfect Plate
  • Customizable. Contains, breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, snack, but you can pick and choose which you would like
  • Pricing:
    You can choose to eliminate certain items (e.g. remove breakfast and lunch) and reduce your price

    • $57/day + delivery (1,200 kcal)
    • $67/day + delivery (1,600 kcal)
    • $76/day + delivery (2,200 kcal)
Vegetarian/Vegan
  • Vegetarian and vegan only versions of either “Market Menu” or “Perfect Plate”
  • Pricing is the same as Perfect Plate / Market Menu
Pregnancy plan
  • A plan aimed at to-be mothers. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert snacks containing items that support baby development
  • Pricing is as follows:
    • $59 / day + delivery (1,350 kcal)
    • $69 / day + delivery (1,750 kcal)
    • $79 / day + delivery (2,350 kcal)

Service Area

California, Phoenix/Scottsdale, Las Vegas (service areas for meal delivery. Paleta also provides other services, such as smoothies and snacks, which they offer nationwide.

What Makes Them Different

Focus on farm-to-table ingredients, wide range of meals, fully customizable. Provides the entire gamut of high-protein, gluten-free, soy-free, non-dairy, vegan, Paleo Diet etc.

Sample Dish

Beef steak tomato salad with pickled red onion,gluten free crackers, and herb caper mayonnaise

Paleta image

Image source: https://www.instagram.com/eatpaleta/

3. Z.E.N. Foods

 

Overview

ZEN offers a variety of menu options, mostly geared towards people who want to stay healthy and lose a few pounds. Plans include weight loss, paleo, and vegetarian. They offer “Z.E.N. Spa” cleanse packages complete with juice, raw soup and salad, tea, and himalayan bath salts. Finally, a “family dinner” option provides healthy meals for families at affordable prices

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Website

http://zenfoods.com

Phone Number

(877) 349-1180

Type of Food

Meal plans for health, weight loss, and well-being.

Plan Structure and Pricing

ZEN food offers the following plans:

Weight loss
  • A diet plan to enable you to lose weight quickly
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Snack available
  • 7,20 or 31 days
  • Pricing is $49.95/day to $54.95 / day (+ delivery) depending on plan
Paleo
  • Food that was available to our ancestors – i.e. what our bodies were evolved to eat
  • 7,20 or 31 days
  • Either breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert OR breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert
  • Price ranges from $59.95/day to $69.95/day (+ delivery) depending on plan
Vegetarian
  • Vegetarian weight loss plan
  • Price ranges from $49.95/day to $54.95/day (+ delivery) depending on plan
Family Dinner
  • Healthy and nutritious food for the whole family
  • $9.95 per person (+ delivery)

 

ZEN Juice cleanse
  • 3, 5 or 7 days
  • 6 cold pressed juices each day. The plans are: Rejuvenate, Clean Greens and Pure Pressed Select (select your own)
  • Pricing starting from $75/day (+ delivery) for the 3 day plan
  • For an additional $15 per day, you can have the ZEN Spa experience ( one raw soup and salad, organic turmeric ginger detox tea and Himalayan detox bath salts)

Service Area

Los Angeles, Orange County, Ventura County, San Diego County, parts of Santa Barbara and Riverside County

What Makes Them Different

Z.E.N. Foods’ programs are designed to provide the healthiest, most nutritious, and balanced meals available. They use the highest quality ingredients in their most natural state, and ensure that significant attention to detail goes into the preparation of the dishes.

Sample Dish

Teriyaki Salmon

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Image Source: https://www.instagram.com/zenfoods/

4. Blue Apron

 

Overview

Blue Apron offers affordable, gourmet meals that you cook yourself at home. Recipes are designed by culinary experts and guest chefs; ingredients are delivered weekly in compartmentalized containers, ready to be cooked in about 35 minutes.

Ingredients are all seasonal, fresh, and delivered in a refrigerated box. Shipping is free and the schedule of delivery can be customized to fit your schedule. All meals are 500-700 calories and recipes are never repeated in the same year.

Yelp Reviews

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Website

http://blueapron.com

Phone Number

(888) 278-4349

Type of Food

Cook-it-yourself meals. Gourmet recipes and farm-fresh ingredients from family run businesses.

Plan Structure and Pricing

2 Person Plan
  • Seasonally inspired meals for 2
  • 3 recipes per week
  • $9.99 per serving. $59.95 total per week
Family Plan
  • Family-style meals for four
  • 2 or 4 recipes per week
  • $8.74 per serving. $69.92 or $139.84 total per week

Service Area

National

What Makes Them Different

The fact that you can cook the meals yourself. Blue Apron lets anyone be the master chef without the tedium. You get to still enjoy the relaxing and sensuous process of preparing a meal without any of the planning, shopping, and prepping that can make cooking a hassle.

Sample Dish

Chicken Khao Soi Soup

Blue apron example

Image Source: https://www.instagram.com/blueapron/

5. Nutrifit

 

Overview

Nutrifit offers healthy diet plans customized for any personal needs. Beyond weight management, plans include “Health Management”, “Body After Baby”, and “Sports Specific Nutrition”. There are also customized menus for weight gain, and the company offers Paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan options.

Each new customer begins by filling out a survey to indicate their specific dietary needs, which ensures that each meal program is perfect for the individual. Nutrifit also offers a line of spices, mixes, and food bars and can provide Wellness coaching and education.

Yelp Reviews

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Website

http://nutrifitonline.com

Phone Number

(310) 473-1989

Type of Food

Fresh and healthy meals for people of all ages and life stages

Plan Structure and Pricing

 

Weight Management Plan
  • A meal plan to help you lose weight
  • Choose between Dinner, Breakfast + Lunch, Breakfast + Dinner, Lunch + Dinner, Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Prices range from $27.50/day-$51.75/day (+ delivery depending on location)
  • Nutrifit also offers an “Essentials” alternative which is designed to be more economical. Prices range from $15.75/day-$38.95/day + Delivery
Family Meals
  • A cost effective meal range designed to satisfy your entire family
  • The menu includes breakfasts, entrees, lunch box fare, side dishes, salads, soups.
  • Examples:
    • Breakfast: Broccoli & Bell Pepper Quiche ($16.95 for a 3-4 person serving)
    • Entrée: Pork Tenderloin with Garden Herbs ($40.95 for a 6-8 person serving)
    • Lunch box fare: Beef n’ Bean Chili ($40.95 for a 6-8 person serving)
    • Side dish: Summer Squash ($8.95 for a 3-4 person serving)
    • Salad: Fresh Citrus & Onion Salad ($12.95 for a 3-4 person serving)
    • Soup: Courgette Soup ($12.95 for a 3-4 person serving)
    • The prices may have an additional delivery fee depending on your location
Other Plans
  • Nutrifit also offers 3 other meal plan ranges:
  • Health Management – A range of meal plans designed to help you protect and preserve your health. These include: Diabetic Diets, Cancer Protective Meal Plans and Renal Diets
  • Body after Baby – Meals specifically designed to get you back into shape after you give birth
    Sports Specific nutrition – Meal plans directed specifically at athletes

Service Area

Southern California, Los Angeles & Nationwide.

What Makes Them Different

Nutrifit is perfect for someone who wants to change their life through a new, fully-encompassing dietary regime. Nutrifit is endorsed by a slew of A-list stars like Charlize Theron, Uma Therman, Val Kilmer, and Owen Wilson

 Sample Dish

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Image Source: http://nutrifitonline.com

6. California Chef

 

Overview

California Chef prides itself by serving the highest-quality meals, cooked for each client’s specific needs by trained chefs. California Chef’s food “doesn’t taste like diet food.”

They advocate that their service will help you lose weight by eating the food you love. California Chef is perfect for anyone who has specific dietary needs, and has a customizable meal plan for Seniors.

Yelp Reviews

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Website

http://californiachef.com

Phone Number

(818) 993-3631

Type of Food

Deluxe, personalized, calorie-counted meals, that make it easy to lose weight.

Plan Structure and Pricing

 

Diet Meals
  • Diet Food that doesn’t taste like diet food
  • Daily, 5 day and 7 day plans
  • Choose from: Dinners only, Lunch + Dinner, Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 2 Snacks, 4 meals per day
  • Prices range from $25-56 per day depending on which plan you choose
  • A weekly delivery fee of $15 applies to most areas
  • Also on offer is an Organic version of the meals above. For the organic option, prices are $28-68 per day
  • There is also a vegetarian plan and a “senior meal” plan whose parameters and prices are very similar to the above.
Family Meals
  • Healthy meals for the whole family
  • Choose from 2,3,4,5,6 servings and 3-7 night plans
  • Prices range from $132-840, depending on the number of servings and number of nights you choose.
  • A weekly delivery fee of $15 applies to most areas
  • Also on offer is an Organic version of the meals above. For the organic option, prices are $150-1050

Service Area

The Greater Los Angeles and Thousand Oaks area

 

What Makes Them Different

Extensive customization suits folks with specific needs or picky tastes. No other service on this list offers a plan specifically for seniors.

Sample Dish

CA Chef exmaple

Image source: http://www.californiachef.com/

 

 

Some content and images sourced from:

  • paleta.com
  • ZenFoods.com
  • Blueapron.com
  • Nutrifitonline.com
  • californiachef.com
  • Instagram.com

 

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