Best Meal Kit Delivery Services in San Francisco

meal kit delivery in san francisco

Written by: Natalia S
Natalia I’m a Vancouver-based mom and writer who loves to cook. Hope you enjoy!

San Francisco has long been the land of milk and honey. Now, thanks to the teeming industry of meal kit delivery services, busy Bay Area residents can have their milk, honey, and the rest of their meals delivered right to their door.

If you’re interested in joining the meal kit movement, there are a ton of companies that deliver to SF and beyond. We’re here to give you a shortlist of the top contenders.

Here are the best meal kit delivery services in San Francisco:

CompanyIdeal ForCost Per WeekCost Per Plate
ThistleBuying local but feeling global$42$11.50
Sun BasketFarm-fresh foods$72$12
Marley SpoonFamiliar, gourmet dishes$61.50$10.50
Fresh N’ LeanQuality-conscious athletes$80$13
MethodologyZero-waste champions$54$12-20
DinnerlyBudget-conscious urbanites$39$6.50

Read on to discover our editor’s take on each:

thistle meal delivery

Thistle’s Microgreens Salad

Thistle

Headquartered across the bay in Oakland, this company is a hometown sweetheart. With Thistle’s dedicated customer service and refined tech, it’s perfect for those who enjoy supporting local business but who don’t want the convenience and reliability you expect from larger meal kit companies.

We love Thistle because of their true SFO values and ready-to-eat meals. They deliver healthy, energizing foods that are plant-forward, gluten-free, dairy-free, and organic whenever possible.

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Sun Basket’s Steak Salad

Sun Basket

When you can’t make it to the farmer’s market, Sun Basket is your next best option. They deliver fresh, organic ingredients directly to your door. Sun Basket pulls off a hat trick with healthy, quick, and tasty meals. If you’re uncompromising about what you put in your body (but short on time), this is the meal kit for you.

Choose from dietitian-approved plans like Paleo, Lean & Clean, Gluten-Free, Vegan, and more — all ready in 30 minutes or less. Did we mention they deliver wine?

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Sun Basket

$11.99
Per Serving
Sun Basket's award-winning chef Justine Kelly works closely with local farmers to bring the freshest seasonal ingredients to your kitchen. Each ...
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Delivers to:

United States

Dietary Plans Available:

Diabetic, Gluten Free, Lean & Clean, Mediterranean, Organic, Paleo, Pescatarian, Vegan, Vegetarian

Dinners for:

Two (Couple), Four (Family)

Price per Plate

$10 to $15

Free Shipping?

No

Intro Deal:

No

Sustainability

Recycling, Sustainability

HQ Location

San Francisco

marley spoon meal delivery

Marley Spoon’s Sriracha Shrimp Poke Bowl

Marley Spoon

San Francisco is a melting pot of ethnicities and cuisines. This German company fits right in, offering meal kits for people who like cooking as much as they like eating. Marley Spoon aims to connect farmers and cooks by offering in-season meals.

Popularized by the home cooking legend herself, Martha Stewart helps to craft each week’s artisanal, down-home recipes. These kits are packed with tasty but approachable ingredients like grass-fed beef, artisanal cheeses, American-caught shrimp, and more.

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Martha & Marley Spoon

$10.58
Per Serving
Marley Spoon is a German company that provides meal kits all around the world, including the United States, and Australia. They offer meal kits ...
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Delivers to:

Australia, Europe, United States

Dietary Plans Available:

Diary Free, Gluten Free, Low-calorie, Low-carb, Vegan, Vegetarian

Dinners for:

Two (Couple), Three, Four (Family)

Price per Plate

$10 to $15, $5 to $10

Free Shipping?

Yes

Intro Deal:

No

Sustainability

Recycling, Sustainability

HQ Location

Germany

fresh n lean meal delivery service

Fresh n’ Lean Meal

Fresh N’ Lean

Another California-based company that’s gaining traction, this meal delivery service is perfect for active folks on a budget, who are focused on quick meals with premium quality ingredients. Fresh N’ Lean offers weekly meal plans (starting at $9.33 per meal) and ala carte options.

You can also choose between quality plant-based diets or chef-prepared meals with organic animal proteins. They ship nation-wide, so you can get the Fresh N’ Lean taste of Cali anywhere in the USA.

methodology meal prep

Methodology Chicken Salad

Methodology

One major qualm that many people have with meal kit services is the amount of unnecessary packaging that’s often used. If you’re in that boat, this nearly-zero-waste meal kit company was made just for you! Methodology is super simple and offers more than just lunch and dinner.

Choose from over 4000 menu options, including snacks, toppings, breakfasts, desserts, and more. Everything comes pre-cooked and packaged in reusable glass jars. It’s as close as you can get to a waste-conscious personal chef.

dinnerly meal delivery

Dinnerly’s Mongolian Beef & Broccoli

Dinnerly

It’s no secret that San Francisco is expensive. Why not save a buck on your food with this affordable meal kit delivery option. Budget-friendly doesn’t mean bland. Dinnerly puts a fancy twist on everyday meals. With only six ingredients in every recipe, total prep and cook time is under 30 minutes.

Dinnerly is perfect for busy, tech-savvy urbanites. Deliveries don’t have printed instructions, instead, you’ll use an online guide to quickly whip up your meals with minimal effort and trash.

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Dinnerly

$6.50
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Dinnerly is a fast and affordable meal kit option that is positioned for the busy weekday warrior. They offer a wide variety of recipes that are ...
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Delivers to:

United States

Dietary Plans Available:

Low-calorie

Dinners for:

Two (Couple), Four (Family)

Price per Plate

Less than $5

Free Shipping?

No

Intro Deal:

No

Sustainability

Recycling

HQ Location

Germany

What’s the Best Meal Kit Delivery in San Francisco?

San Fransiscans love to eat. With all these great meal kit companies, you can be well-fed from home. Each of the six companies listed are the best in the biz at what they do.

Methodology is ideal for the waste-conscious, Fresh N’ Lean is perfect for busy athletes, and Dinnerly is spot-on for those who are saving money. If you love farm-to-table fare, Sun Basket is a go; for those keen on eating local, try Thistle; and if you want a bit of flare, Martha’s Marley Spoon will delight. Give them all a shot to figure out which one’s right for you!

Let us know what you think about each of these San Francisco meal kit companies below. What’s your favorite? What service would you add to the list?

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