Food & Drinks, Life

10 food subscription boxes you desperately need to try

From healthy meals to artisan chocolates, these services will make your stomach grumble at the sight of your mailbox.

They say you are what you eat, and if you’re a student or busy young professional who never quite mastered your grandmother’s famous eggplant casserole recipe, what you eat is probably not the greatest.

Fortunately, there are plenty of subscription services ready to fill the gap between your lifestyle and in your stomach. Take a look at the 10 we think you should check out.

1. Graze


Graze is a weekly healthy snack box subscription that lets you pick the snacks you like and sends them to your home or workplace. Every snack comes with one of their health badges, such as whole grain, source of protein, or 150 calories, so you can munch away without guilt. YouTuber Dina Tokio is a fan: she mentioned Graze in her Ramadan Favorites video last summer. $11.99/week

2. Try the World


Try the World brings you gourmet items from a different country every two months curated by celebrity chefs from around the world. The boxes also come with notes and recipes to guide you in a fun cultural experience from the comfort of your own kitchen. They also have a shop where you can buy individual products included in the boxes. $39/two months

3. Treatsie


Because dessert is the best part of any meal, Treatsie sends you artisan sweets from all over the country every month. Each box contains products from three different vendors. You can also check out their shop, where you can order individual portions of treats like Red Velvet Marshmallow Cookie Sandwiches or Espresso Shortbread; just try not to drool on your keyboard. Remember: if you short-circuit your computer, you won’t be able to order. $19.95/box

4. Hello Fresh

Meal delivery service Hello Fresh does all the hard work for you – putting together easy recipes and all the ingredients you need, along with step-by-step instructions, and sending them right to your door every week. Bonus: they offer veggie and family plans. Check out YouTuber Irene Mahmud Khan’s video on the service. $69/week

5. Tea Sparrow

Do you love tea? Of course you do. Who doesn’t? Tea Sparrow sends you four different teas from around the world every month. Check out their website for their unique blends and the awesome health benefits that come with them. $20/month

6. Love with Food

More snacks! Love with Food sends natural or organic snacks based on seasonal themes. With every box sold, they donate a meal to several national food banks. Andrew Zimmern of Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods is a fan. $7.99/month

7. Vegin’ Out

The L.A.-based Vegin’ Out is a vegetarian and vegan meal delivery service with organic, gluten-free and other special options available. You can get about 9 meals out of each box. Best part: their vegan orders come with cookies! $120+/week

8. Project Breakfast


It’s the most important meal of the day, and you’re having coffee and a candy bar you grabbed off the counter. Not anymore! Project Breakfast delivers two original granola recipes once a month so you can start your days off right. Bonus: For every box purchased, the company also donates one meal to help feed the hungry. $25/month

9. Plated

Plated meal kits are great for the cook who is getting a little bored with their repertoire and wants to shake things up a bit. The service sends pre-proportioned ingredients and professional recipes created by chefs from a variety of cultural and professional backgrounds. Plans and pricing depend on where you’re located.

10. Cocoa Runners

Let’s face it, all we really want is chocolate. And the London-based Cocoa Runners is giving the people what they want, sending subscribers artisan chocolate bars from all over the world every month. They even come with information about the different types of chocolate, for the true connoisseur. About $27/month