Best Keto Meal Delivery Services of 2024 – CNET

Meal kit versus prepared meal delivery

The first big decision you’ll make is whether you want meal kits, which require some prep and cooking, or a prepared meal service that sends fully cooked meals that are ready to heat and eat. Meal kits will demand more of your time and energy but they’ll also cost a little less per serving. Prepared meals require almost no time and energy, other than what it takes to eat the food, but typically run a few bucks more per serving.

Fresh n' Lean meals

Fresh N Lean is the best prepared keto meal delivery service we tried.

Fresh n’ Lean


After you’ve picked between meal kits or meal delivery, you’ll want to find a service within your budget. There are meal kits with recipes for as cheap as $5 a serving with basic menus and no-frills recipes. More expensive services include recipes with more exotic ingredients, high-end cuts of meat and organic produce but can cost as much as $15 or $20 a serving. Here we’ve outlined all the best cheap meal delivery services right now.

How keto do you want to go?

There are different levels to keeping keto. One decision you’ll want to make is whether to choose a meal service or meal plan that includes only or mostly keto or one that has options for non-keto meals such as Fresh N Lean or Green Chef.

home chef meal kit in bag

Most meal kit services offer a range of keto recipes each week.

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Number of meals per week

Lastly, you’ll want to hone in on exactly how much food you’ll want sent to you per week. If you can’t imagine yourself cooking more than twice per week, don’t order more than two meal kits because they typically won’t last more than a week in the fridge. 

Most prepared meals either arrive frozen or can be frozen after unboxing. That means it’s less of an issue if you order too many meals on your first go around. Most services allow you to change the number of meals or servings in your plan even after you’ve started.

With nearly every service, the more meals your order per delivery, the cheaper it is per meal.