U.S. meal kit delivery services have collectively raised more than $650 million in venture capital, according to research from Packaged Facts. The industry may only be five years old but already there are over 150 meal kit services to choose from, Blue Apron, one of the more established companies recently went public, and it appears that Amazon is throwing its hat into the ring.
According to the NPD Group, about 3% of the U.S. population have tried a meal kit and it’s expected that this will jump a further 2% in 2017. If you haven’t yet experimented with pre-packaged ingredients delivered straight to your door, which service should you try? We rank seven of the most popular meal kit delivery services by ratings, price, popularity (based on Twitter followers), and other factors to help you decide which is best for you.
- Thrillist ranking: All the major meal delivery services, tested and ranked
- Year founded: Crunchbase
- Equity raised: Crunchbase
- Number of Twitter followers: Twitter
- Cost of 3 meals for 2 people: According to the organization's website.
- Number of 5-star Yelp reviews: Yelp
- Menu flexibility: Subjective score out of ten, based on menu flexibility, options, and accomodation of different dietary needs.
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