** COVID-19 Update on Delivery Foods listed below Updated 4/20/20:**
- Thrive – Delayed Shipping Times
- Farm Foods – Currently running as expected
- Butcher Box – Waitlist Only
- Splendid Spoon – Currently running as expected
- Superfat – Currently running as expected
- SunBasket – Currently running as expected
- Berkey – Out of inventory, adding some back in weekly, so sign up for notifications
- Aquasauna – Currently running as expected
We all have learned a lot more about food delivery recently. The truth is, I love food delivery even when the grocery stores are not high risk. Not only does it allow me to cook the way I want for my family, I have access to better quality ingredients at often comparable or better pricing than my local grocer. I have compiled my list of must have food delivery options and broken them down by category:
- General Grocery Delivery
- Protein Delivery
- Quality Snacks and Smoothies
- Clean Water (ok, not quite delivery, but it’s so important and easy to provide high quality, clean water for your family!)
General Grocery Delivery
Thrive market is an online retailer selling healthy foods at wholesale prices. Yep! You heard me right. I, too, was skeptical at first, but I’ve actually found that it really is that much cheaper. Read my full review of Thrive Market Here. The best way I can describe it is like a virtual Whole Foods, but with consistently lower prices. There is an annual membership fee of $59.95. but use this link to get a FREE 30 day trial! If that’s not enough, you also get free shipping on orders over $49.
** Sitka is offering $25 off your order for my readers when you use discount code AHSL **
Sitka Salmon is a fresh seafood delivery service. What makes Sitka Salmon unique is how you buy “shares” of the fisherman’s catch. This determines how much seafood you will receive over the course of 3-9 months and also ensures that the fisherman doesn’t catch more than they need to! You can pay this amount in bulk or through monthly installments. You can, of course, cancel at any time and receive a refund If you decide it is not for you!
Salmon isn’t all they have either. Each share includes a specific selection of the species they harvest. They have king salmon, sockeye salmon, coho salmon, keta salmon, lingcod, black bass, black cod, pacific cod, yelloweye, rockfish, spot prawns, Dungeness crab, albacore tuna, and halibut.
From there, the seafood is prepared at the dock in Alaska, blast frozen, vacuum sealed, and shipped off to you straight from the arctic! The company’s motto “from boat to doorstep” really does ring true.
Check out this recipe for Bourbon Glazed Salmon to try out on your 1st order!
Farm Foods is a meat delivery service, and they most likely have every meat you’re looking for. They have beef, pork, chicken, seafood, elk, and lamb. I love Farm Foods because you can read about the farm that the meat you pick is coming from, which makes it a little more personal for me! An awesome perk of Farm Foods is that delivery is FREE. You do, however, have to order a minimum of 10 pounds. Like most other delivery services, it ships straight to your door in a dry ice container that keeps for up to 12 hours.
Farm foods is much like a grocery store where you put the meat you want in your cart and checkout. They have some specialty items as well like paleo sandwich bread and chocolate chip cookies!
Butcher Box specializes in grass fed beef, free-range chicken, heritage pork, and salmon. There are so many options to choose from, which I love. Use this link for FREE Bacon and $10 off your order! All boxes range from $129-$270 a month; here is what they offer:
- Custom Box (You select the meats)- Includes options from 21 different cuts. You get 20% more meat than Butcher Box’s pre-curated box too! Options for a classic box or big box.
- Curated Boxes- (ButcherBox selects meats) with small box or big-box options.
- All Beef Box – An 8-10lb box including 2lbs Ground Beef, 2 NY Strip Steaks, 1lb premium steak tips, 2+ lbs of Chuck Roast, and 4 sirloin steaks!
- Beef & Chicken Box – 8.5-11lbs box including 2 lbs of ground beef, 2 NY strip Steaks, 4 Top Sirloin, 3lbs of boneless skinless chicken breast, and 3lbs of chicken drumsticks.
- Beef & Pork Box – An 8-11lb box including 2 lbs ground beef, 2 NY strip steaks, 4 Top Sirloin Steaks, 4 Boneless Pork Chops, and 2 lbs of Whole pork Tenderloin
- The Mixed Box – 8.5-11lb box including 2lbs ground beef, 2 NY strip Steaks, 4 Top Sirloin Steaks, 1lb Pork Tenderloin, and 3 lbs of Boneless skinless chicken breast.
Quality Snacks and Smoothies Delivered
If you’re craving healthy, nutritious, plant-based breakfast and lunch, but don’t have the brainpower to pull them together, then Splendid Spoon is your answer. All their meals are plant-based, gluten-free, and low sugar! This is best for breakfast and lunch, so it’s more of grain bowls, smoothies, and soups. Stick with their weekly menu or customize and pick your meals! They have over 40 options including Wellness Shots! This is the closest thing to the Immunity boosting wellness shots I make for us at home, without the mess and hassle!
After you order, Splendid Spoon cooks up your meals and delivers them right to our door in insulated packaging. Your food will arrive chilled or partially frozen. Check out their Sweet Potato Quinoa Bowl!One unique thing about Splendid Spoon is they genuinely care about the mental health of their customers rather than just their physical health. They encourage all their subscribers to drink more water and think about how they’re eating as well as what. I love that!
Full of organic produce and delicious flavors, this is my favorite meal delivery kit for dinners. They have options for all kind of diets (paleo, diabetic, etc), you can swap proteins if you’d like, and their recipes are creative and varied.
If you want to eat healthy but are frustrated trying to seek out and find a wide variety of nutritious ingredients, this is the answer. It’s all delivered to you with everything you need and with simple, easy-to-follow directions. Sun Basket brings back the creativity and fun to dinner in a delicious and easy way!
If you’re a nut butter fanatic, you’re going to like this one. SuperFat Nut Butters are made with a blend of macadamia and almonds and coconut butter along with some other science-backed ingredients such as MCT, probiotics, plant protein, and more.
This addition of plant-based fats to your diet is beneficial in controlling weight, metabolism, and healthy brain function. This company is so transparent, and I can assure you no matter what diet you’re on, you can probably eat these! They are gluten-free, kosher, keto, certified vegan, paleo, and non-GMO! There is no added sugar either!
They have a plethora of on-the-go single-serving nut butters to choose from (I like to eat them right out of the squeezable pouch) and also just launched their new SuperFat keto chocolate chip cookies! If you’re looking for a new healthy snack – these are a must-try!
*Bonus* Clean Water Systems
If you’ve been following me for some time, you already know I can’t stop raving out about my Berkey Filter – read my full review HERE. Clean water is so important for your families health – we use it for absolutely everything from coffee, tea, soups, and more. The Berkey is a charcoal water filter that uses nothing but gravity to filter out contamination in drinking water. I won’t list off all the things it removes because it would take all day, but a few notable things are fluoride, heavy metals, pesticides, bacteria, and viruses. You can find the full list of contaminants it removes HERE on my blog! A popular question is, can you tell the difference? The answer is YES! The water tastes clean and fresh.
Berkey filters have a 3,000-gallon life before you need to replace the filter! That’s roughly a year and a half. Berkey filters are an investment but I’m telling you, it’s been one of the best investments my family has made!
** Use code AHS5 to take 5% off your purchase of any Berkey Water Filter and Accessories!**
Aquasana is another at-home water filtration system we use. They do it all; from drinking water filters, shower filters, whole house filters, and more. Before I get into the options, let’s talk about why clean water is essential. Although SOME chemicals are taken out of tap and well water, there are still 91 water contaminants that the EPA regulates. Some of these include lead, copper, sulfate, nitrates, pesticides, herbicides, to name a few. Aquasana filters remove contaminants, and adds nothing, leaving you with clean and contaminant-free water. We bought it because we are on a community well system and we have hard water, but we didn’t like the idea of increasing our salt intake through a traditional softener and they have a salt-free softener that takes no maintenence!
Here are some options to consider:
Countertop pitcher or dispenser filter, this is a great option. They run at around $129, and you still get great tasting water without all the installation.
Under Sink filters are a great option if you don’t want to take up the fridge or counter space. You’ll be able to use this water for cooking and drinking and decrease your contaminant consumption. There are a plethora of options that range from $200-$400. The ‘RO’ (Reverse Osmosis) system is excellent!
Whole House Systems are great if you’re looking to invest in exceptional water. My family has the 1,000,000 Gallon Rhino installed in our house, and we love it! My husband was able to install it himself in about 2 hours, and said it wasn’t too complex. These filters run from around $1,200-$5,000. Redoing your entire home will ensure clean water while you drink, shower, cook, and do laundry – a water softener can even improve the lifespan of your appliances!
Happy ordering! Have you tried food delivery yet? What worked best for you?