Food Delivery Services in the NY Metro Area
By Katelin Walling

Food Delivery Services in the NY Metro Area

April 22, 2016   |   Food Services & Catering  

A roundup of grocery, meal, restaurant, and make-your-own meal delivery services available in the New York metro area, plus snack box subscription services.
 

Whether you loathe the thought of dragging your kids through the grocery store—how many times do you need to say no to the sugary breakfast cereals before your kids stop asking?—or are not totally kitchen savvy and don’t know where to start with meal planning, this guide is for you! We’ve compiled a list of the grocery, make-your-own meal, pre-made meal, and restaurant delivery services available in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, and Westchester, Rockland, and Fairfield counties. Plus, a list of snack box subscriptions to expose you to new tasty treats.
 

Grocery Delivery Services

Amazon Fresh
Available In: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, and Westchester and Fairfield counties—search for specific availability by zip code
$229 annual charge for free delivery on $50 or more orders
Most items available for next-day delivery
Offers fresh fruits, vegetables, deli items, prepared meals, breads, dairy and eggs, meat and seafood, frozen foods, beverages, and canned and packaged foods, plus meal kits, organic options, household items, and health and beauty products.


Farmbox Direct
Available In: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, and Westchester, Rockland, and Fairfield counties
Organic Boxes: small box: $39-95, medium box: $50.95, large box: $61.95. All-Natural Boxes: small box: $35.95, medium box: $40.95, large box: $45.95
You’ll receive an email each week letting you know what produce is being harvested by Farmbox’s 100-percent organic farmers——think CSA shares ordered online and delivered to your door. You can customize your box with up to five substitutions, and boxes are delivered via FedEx PeriShip.


Fresh Direct
Available In: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, and Westchester, Rockland, and Fairfield counties
$30 minimum order, plus $5.99-$9.99 delivery fee
2-hour delivery window as early as the next day
Boasting that it's the smarter way to shop for food, Fresh Direct offers more than 3,000 varieties of high-quality, fresh food from the sources of the season, including fruit, vegetables, meat, seafood, diary, cheeses, coffees, and breads and pastries, plus frozen foods, household items, canned goods, and cereals.
 

Go Organic NYC
Available In: Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens
Small box: $35; medium box: $55; large box: $75
Queens: Tuesday; Brooklyn: Wednesday; Manhattan: Thursday
Another CSA-type option, this organic food service delivers produce to your door. Go Organic NYC offers three box sizes, with the option to create your own box or have the service create a box for you.


Instacart
Available In: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and Nassau and Fairfield counties
$10 minimum order; delivery fee depends on size of order and delivery time chosen
Delivers in as little as an hour
Personal shoppers pick up groceries from your favorite local store and deliver them to you.


Max Delivery
Available In: Manhattan
$20 minimum order, plus $5.95 delivery fee
1-hour delivery windows as early as same day
Offers seafood and meat, eggs and dairy, beverages, bakery items, frozen foods, fruits and vegetables, pantry items, and prepared meals, plus wines and beer, Best of NY products, organic foods, drug store and household items, and specialty and holiday items.


NY Grocery
Available In: Manhattan
$25 minimum order; no delivery fee, but tips are appreciated
Delivered within 60-90 minutes of order
A virtual marketplace that aims to provide speedy service and deliver quality products. Offerings include meat and deli items, bread, beverages, frozen foods, dairy, fruits and vegetables, household items, pet care items, and organic and natural food items.


Peapod by Stop & Shop
Available In: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, and Westchester, Rockland, and Fairfield counties
$60 minimum order, plus $6.95-$9.95 delivery fee
2-hour delivery window as early as the next day
Offers more than 12,000 products including meat and seafood; deli items; prepared foods; natural, organic, and Kosher foods; seasonal items; pet items; health and beauty; and wine, beer and spirits, plus private labels from Stop & Shop.
 

Thrive Market
Available In: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, and Westchester, Rockland, and Fairfield counties
$59.95 annual membership fee; free shipping on orders more than $49
Touted as the first socially conscious online store that aims to make healthy living easy, affordable, and accessible, Thrive Market offers the world’s best-selling natural and organic products at wholesale prices. It carries more than 2,500 high-quality food, supplements, home, personal care, and beauty products from more than 400 of the best brands on the market at 20-50 percent off retail prices.
 

Your Grocer
Available In: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and Westchester and Fairfield counties
$9.95-$14.95 delivery fee
Deliveries available as early as next day
Touted as “The Warehouse Club that Delivers,” it specializes in delivering economy sizes of popular grocery products, including beverages, snacks and candy, produce, deli items, dairy, pastas and rice, canned and packaged foods, and frozen items, as well as household and pet items.
 
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Make-Your-Own Meal Delivery Services


Blue Apron
Available In: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, and Westchester, Rockland, and Fairfield counties
$8.74-$9.95 per serving; free shipping
Choose your own delivery day based on your zip code
Geared toward developing a more sustainable food system and setting the highest standards for ingredients, Blue Apron offers six meal choices in the two-person plan and four meal choices in the family plan. The two-person plan includes one shipment per week with three seasonal recipes of your choosing and all the ingredients needed for those recipes. The family plan has two options: two meals (one shipment per week) or four meals (two shipments per week). Each family plan comes with recipes and all ingredients needed to make those recipes.


Hello Fresh
Available In: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, and Westchester, Rockland, and Fairfield counties
$59-$129; free shipping
Changes must be made by Monday for Saturday delivery, or by Wednesday before the following week’s delivery for Monday-Friday delivery
Partnered with Naked Chef and Food Revolutionary Jamie Oliver, Hello Fresh helps get people cooking nutritious and tasty food from scratch, using top-quality ingredients and quick and easy recipes created by Oliver. Choose the vegetarian (three meals) or classic (three to five meals) box for two or four adults, or the family box (two or three meals) for two adults and two children—all boxes come with all ingredients needed for the recipes supplied.


Home Chef
Available In: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, and Westchester, Rockland, and Fairfield counties
$9.95 per serving; $10 shipping fee for orders less than $40, free shipping for orders more than $40
Order must be placed by 12pm Friday prior to your scheduled delivery day
Boasting variety with 10 dinner options, plus a breakfast, fruit, and smoothie option each week—including meat and seafood, gluten-free, and low-carb dishes—flexibility, and simplicity, Home Chef ships the fresh ingredients and instructions needed to cook restaurant-quality meals for two, four, or six people.


Plated
Available In: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, and Westchester, Rockland, and Fairfield counties
$42-$168; $6 shipping, free shipping on orders more than $50
Changes to deliveries must be made six days prior to scheduled delivery day
Choose from nine original recipes inspired by the season, get exactly what you need to make the recipes you select (except staples such as salt, olive oil, vegetable oil, eggs, and pepper), and follow the simple steps to create exciting new dinners. Dessert can be added anytime after your first order for $4 per serving.

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Pre-Made Meal Delivery Services


Foodkick by Fresh Direct
Available In: Brooklyn and Queens
$20 delivery minimum
Unlike its parent company Fresh Direct, Foodkick allows customers to order same-day delivery for meals, groceries, and drinks in as little as an hour after it is ordered on the app. Users can receive a free month of delivery when they first sign up.


Maple
Available In: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, and Westchester, Rockland, and Fairfield counties
$12 lunch; $15 dinner
Backed by restaurateur and chef David Chang, this is a delivery-only restaurant catering those based in Manhattan. The menus change daily with seasonal choices for lunch and dinner.
 

Munchery
Available In: Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Nassau County
Prices vary by menu
In-house chefs prepare a daily rotating menu of ready-to-eat meals with options for kids, too.


Nurturie
Available in: Manhattan
$1.79-$8.95; $2.95 delivery fee, free delivery on orders more than $59 
This meal delivery service focuses on healthy foods for kids (infants to pre-teens). Menu items include purees for infants, sneaky mac-n-cheese with cauliflower, turkey spinach quesadilla, sweet potato pancakes, steel cut oats with blueberry, and beet and berry smoothie. 
   

Portable Chef
Available In: Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens
$8-$92; $22 delivery fee in parts of Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens
Choose what type of meal plan you would like, from a full day of breakfast, lunch, and dinner to only breakfast or only a salad. Children’s meals are also available.
 

Provenance Meals
Available In: Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens
$28 entrees
With a weekly changing menu, all meals are prepared from scratch, sourced from local, organic farms, and delivered on Monday and Wednesday mornings between 6-8am, 8-10am, and 10am-12pm. The menu is released for the following week each Tuesday morning.
 

Top Chef Meals
Available In: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, and Westchester, Rockland, and Fairfield counties
$2.95-$13.75 a la carte
Order already-made breakfast, lunch, dinner, and desserts with options for paleo diets. The website also offers a diet plan for $118.50 with five days of meals, low calorie snacks, and desserts each day.


Veestro
Available In: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Isand, and Westchester, Rockland, and Fairfield counties
$35 delivery minimum
All of the meal options are plant-based, from breakfast to lunch, dinner, and everything inbetween. Choose from a la carte items to meal plans, such as the 21-Day Kickstart or Protein Power Pack of preservative-free, natural foods.

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Snack Box Subscription Services


Bestowed
Available In: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, and Westchester, Rockland, and Fairfield counties
$16-$20; free shipping
Each month, you’ll receive seven to 10 of the best health snacks, beverages, and lifestyle items. A team of experts lead by Heather Bauer, R.D., New York state-certified dietitian-nutritionist, carefully selects every product featured.
 

Graze
Available In: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, and Westchester, Rockland, and Fairfield counties
$6.99-$25, including shipping
Choose a four-snack, eight-snack, or sharing box that is packed with snacks based on your taste preferences. For each of more than 100 snacks offered, mark whether you like, love, or would like to try them, and Graze will curate a box based on your ratings.
 

Healthy Surprise
Available In: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, and Westchester, Rockland, and Fairfield counties
$42.49-$74.99; $4.99-$14.99 shipping fee
Offering vegan and paleo box options, Healthy Surprise will send you 15-21 full-size snacks that are natural and gluten-, GMO-, soy-, and corn-free. And you can choose to receive a box every 30, 60, or 90 days.
 

Love with Food
Available In: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, and Westchester, Rockland, and Fairfield counties
$7.99-$19.99; free shipping
Choose from three plans (tasting, deluxe, or gluten-free) to receive a curated box of eight to 20 new organic or all-natural snacks each month based on seasonal themes. Plus, with each box sold, Love with Food will donate one or two meals to hungry children in America.
 

Mouth
Available In: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, and Westchester, Rockland, and Fairfield counties
$50-$60; free shipping
Each month, you’ll receive a selection of five indie snacks curated by the Mouth tasting team. Mouth also offers 15 other subscription boxes, including bacon, cookies, jerky, pickles, coffee, popcorn, and alcohols.


Nature Box
$19.95-$32.95; free shipping
Available In: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, and Westchester, Rockland, and Fairfield counties
Choose to have five or 10 snacks from the more than 100 unique options sent to you weekly, every two weeks, or monthly. All of Nature Box’s snacks are guaranteed to have simple ingredients; no artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners; no high-fructose corn syrup or MSG; and less than 200 calories per serving.


Snack Box by Try the World
Available In: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, and Westchester, Rockland, and Fairfield counties
$15-$19; free shipping
The Snack Box features five snacks from five different countries—a selection of sweet and savory treats—each month. Plus, you’ll receive a card that includes the story behind each product. Try the World also offers signature boxes ($29-$39), which include seven to eight gourmet products curated by expert chefs from a different country each month, along with a culture guide and product card that explains how to use each item.


Vegan Cuts
Available In: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, and Westchester, Rockland, and Fairfield counties
$22.95-$240; free shipping
Receive seven to 10 vegan snacks each month, ranging from cookies to chips and sodas to teas. Most of the snacks are also gluten-free, and many snacks included are non-GMO project verified, certified organic, and made with healthy ingredients.

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Restaurant Delivery Services


Arcade
Available In: Manhattan
Prices vary by menu
A lunch-specific service, Arcade will text those based in Manhattan the lunch of the day at 10am and the meal will arrive by 1pm if you text “yes” to receive it.
 

Bring Me That
Available In: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, and Westchester, Rockland, and Fairfield counties
Delivery minimum and fees set by restaurants, plus a service fee
Search for restaurants that deliver to you based on your address and preferred cuisine type and order online.
 

Caviar
Available In: Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens
Prices vary by menu
Eat a meal from an independent restaurant that might not usually offer delivery. Order for delivery or pick-up online or on the app.
 

Delivery.com
Available In: Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens
Prices, minimums, and delivery fees set by restaurants
Find the cuisine and restaurant you want to order from based on your zip code. Once your order is placed, Delivery.com works with the merchant to ensure everything is ready for delivery or pickup. For every $1 spent, you’ll receive 25 Delivery Points that you can cash in for rewards.


GrubHub
Available In: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, and Westchester, Rockland, and Fairfield counties
Browse menus from your favorite local restaurants, order what you want to eat, and get the food delivered to your door.


Seamless
Available In: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, and Westchester, Rockland, and Fairfield counties
Prices vary by menu
With all types of cuisines imaginable, satisfy any cravings by simply entering your zip code and scheduling what time you would like your food delivered or picked up by ordering on the website or app. 


Stadium
Available In: Manhattan
Prices vary by menu
If you’ve ever wanted to order from different restaurants at the same time, Stadium gives users the opportunity to do so with different menu offerings every day, including entrees, sides, desserts, and beverages with no delivery fees.


Uber Eats
Available In: Manhattan
Prices vary by menu
Just as Uber offers car service, they will now deliver your meals throughout Manhattan via the app.


Yelp Eat24
Available In: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, and Westchester, Rockland, and Fairfield counties
Delivery minimum and fees set by restaurants
Search for restaurants that deliver to you based on your address and preferred cuisine type and order online. Offers cash back for future orders through CashCoupon and exclusive offers and content through the Yelp Eat24 VIP program.

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