9 Paleo food delivery services that help you save time

• You are moving, started a new job, have a new baby or are currently working through health issues that you hope the Paleo Diet will help improve over time. During these life transitions, it can be difficult to make time to find Paleo friendly ingredients and cook. To avoid falling back on fast food and takout, choosing a paleo delivery service for a fixed period is an investment in your health..

• You are finding it difficult to get grass fed, grass finished meats, wild caught fish and organic vegetables from local farms in your area. The best of these companies spend their time researching and finding the best local paleo ingredients.

Depending on where you live and at certain times of the year, this can be tricky to pull off yourself.

• If you live in an expensive city or are cooking for one, in some cases it can actually be cheaper to buy paleo food online from one of these services than buying all the ingredients and making it youself, even when factoring in delivery charges. For example the paleo delivery service may operate out an area where the cost of living is lower and access to high quality produce and meats is more readily available. Some of the below companies (although not all) try to offer cheap paleo meals. Paleo on the go put together a great infographic to give an example of when this can be the case.

The Good Kitchen, formerly modPALEO before a recent rebranding, has specialized in Paleo since 2011. TGK was started by a husband and wife team based on their own goal of incorporating Paleo principles into their own life. The company has expanded over the years to offer a nationwide meal subscription service. They offer a weekly changing menu that allows you to mix and match various styles of Paleo meals, such as: Paleo/Primal beef entrees, Paleo/Primal Seafood/Pescatarian entrees, Paleo/Primal pork entrees, Paleo/Primal vegetarian (or Pegan) entrees, Paleo/Primal chicken entrees and Keto friendly entrees. Their meals use 100% grass fed and grass finished beef and pasture raised pork, chicken, lamb, turkey and eggs along with primarily organic produce being sourced almost exclusively from small local farms in the Sourthern North Carolina region where they are based, as well as seafood watch compliant seafood. Their menu is seasonal, changing weekly and by season based on what is currently being harvested and available at the small farms they work with. An extensive listing of the farms they work with is available on their website. Although they encourage setting up a recurring meal plan, they also offer one-time orders with a minimum order of just 5 meals – with every order including free shipping anywhere in the U.S.

Paleo on the Go is a popular Paleo delivery service based out of Florida, delivering meals nationwide. They are both “Certified Paleo” and “Certified Paleo Friendly” and use a dedicated gluten free kitchen. They offer a complete line of meals confirming to the AIP (Autoimmune Protocol) specifications, a line of Strict 30 meals (no maple syrup, honey, carrageenan, sulfites or alchohol) as well as a line of 48 hour homemade Paleo bone broths, Paleo soups, Paleo breakfasts, Paleo cooking fats, Paleo bacon, Paleo veggie sides and Paleo deserts. They also offer a line of recipes created by the celebrity blogger The Paleo Mom, that they cook and deliver. All their meals are gluten free, grain free, dairy free (except for ghee), soy free, legume free and contain grass fed, pastured or wild proteins.

Ingredient Features: Grass Fed Organic Beef, Lamb, Pork (Blackwing Quality Meats, Mountain Valley Farm), Wild Caught Seafood (Sammys Seafood), Antibiotic/Hormone Free Chicken (Springer Mountain Farms), Olive Oil, Coconut Oil and Grass Fed Organic Ghee (OMGhee), Organic Vegetables if part of the 15 “Dirty Dozen” vegetable/fruit list, other produce conventional to keep prices down

The Trifecta Nutrition meal delivery service was initially founded by a veteran of the Paleo community in partnership with Dr. Loren Cordain. Although Trifecta has a few different gluten free meal plan offerings, their Paleo meal plans follow the traditional definition of the Paleo Diet as outlined in the oldest books on the Paleo Diet. Some unique features of Trifecta include offering free nationwide delivery with all of their meal plans. They also offer weekly 30 minute consultations with a nutrition coach included as part of several of their weekly meal plans, to help you set goals, review your progress and provide tips and suggestions. All Trifecta meal plans are one hundred percent Organic, dairy free, gluten free, and soy free. One other nice aspect of the Trifecta meal delivery service is an emphasis on reducing the environmental footprint of their operations and packaging and a goal of using Animal Welfare certified ingredients at or above level 5.

Ingredient Features: According to the company, their Paleo meals use all organic ingredients. They purchase as many ingredients as they can from local family-run suppliers with sustainable practices. Fruits and vegetables are naturally grown and livestock and fish are naturally raised. They use very little oil but when they do, they use coconut oil, grape seed oil, and sesame oil. They do not use any sugar in their food. Sugar content comes from the ingredients themselves. For some meals they use maple syrup as a sweetener.

True Fare (formerly Pre-Made Paleo) was created by Chef Richard Bradford, recipe author for the #1 NYTimes bestselling Whole30 Book. He is also the chef behind the “Ask Chef Richard” column on the Whole30 website. The Whole30 program officially endorses True Fare as a recommended meal delivery service and all meals and products sold by True Fare are Whole30 approved. Some unique offerings from True Fare include meals incorporating exotic meats such as Venison, Elk and Wild Boar. In addition, they offer a wide selection of meals based on various wild caught fish, such as wild grouper, wild snapper and Alaskan Halibut. They also produce their own homemade Paleo snack products such as their Galactic Hog Skins brand Paleo Pork Rinds. Meals sold by True Fare are delivered frozen prepared in their kitchens in Atlanta Georgia. They cover one of the largest delivery areas of any of the Paleo food delivery services, serving not only all 50 states including Hawaii and Alaska, but also Puerto Rico and Canada. All vegetables sourced in their premium True Fare meals are 100% Certified Organic.

Pete’s Paleo, the creation of Pete and Sarah Servold, is a Paleo Certified and REAL certified San Diego based Paleo delivery service focusing on produce from Southern California. Meals are shipped refrigerated in vacuum sealed packaging and are good for a week or can be frozen. One interesting feature is they do not use any sweeteners at all in their meals (no Paleo maple syrup or honey) using vegetables and fruits to sweeten dishes. In addition to paleo meal subscriptions they offer a 21 day sugar detox program, as well as a Paleo meal plan tailored specifically to those doing the Wahl’s Paleo program for MS or other autoimmune conditions. In addition, they produce an in-house Paleo bacon product with no added sweeteners.

Ingredient Features: All produce from “Suzie’s Farm” a local organic farm and other local farms and ranches. Sustainable, pastured protein (where appropriate) and grass fed. All meals are free of glnjkmuten, dairy, soy, corn, eggs, legumes, preservatives, GMOs, artificial sweeteners, and natural sweeteners (e.g. honey & maple syrup). They cook with avocado oil, animal fat, coconut oil, and olive oil (below the smoke point). They do NOT cook with butter or ghee.

Sample prices: Prices on the website are quoted by the month. For example, 40 “medium” meals for $550 = 10 “medium” meals per week for approximately $137.50 + shipping, They currently are offering a trial package at $100 where they set a new client up with 4 fresh meals, 2 frozen and both of their bottled sauces (Paleo Chipotle BBQ, and Paleo Sriracha)

History/Mission Statement: CavemanChefs was founded in 2014 by Chef Owners David Kenney, Edward Coulombe, and Partner & Operations Manager Zach Kopp. We have been friends, more like family, for over 25 years! As a Colorado native, our Sous Chef Johnny Hurley is happy to be based out of Denver! Here at CavemanChefs, we love to eat, and know you do to! That fact is what drives us. We are champions of environmental stewardship, sustainability, and humanely raised meats. We offer pasture raised beef and lamb, 100% antibiotic and hormone free pork, and chicken, and the worlds best Verlasso Salmon. We do our very best to buy local, organic, and seasonal vegetables, while also providing the variety and quality our customers demand

Grandcestors (formerly Noble Savage) is a Paleo frozen meal company based in the Colorado region. Their meals are available in the freezer section on Whole Foods in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Kansas as well as online grocery services in the region. They offer nationwide delivery of their meals to homes or businesses anywhere in the continental U.S. via their website. Their microwave ready Paleo meals look largely like other frozen entrees in the grocery store freezer section, but focus on whole food paleo friendly ingredients, in addition to maintaining a macronutrient balance of roughly 40% paleo friendly carbs, 30% protein and 30% fat. They vaccum seal all meals within the microwavable packaging, in an attempt to eliminate freezer burn and resulting in an expanding self vented plastic film that when microwaved keeps the steam in and cooks the food evenly.

Ingredient Features: According to the company, the only ingredients in a GRANDCESTORS meal are vegetables, high quality proteins, spices, and healthy fats (coconut and olive oil). All frozen and paleo delivery meals have all ingredients and nutritional info listed on the front of the package, as well as being available from the meals page of the Grandcestors website.

Beetnik foods offers a line of Paleo frozen entrees certified as Paleo friendly by The Paleo Foundation. This is in addition to their line of frozen grass fed beef, wild caught seafood and free range organic poulty ingredients. Beetnik organic frozen meals and products are available at select health food stores across the U.S. as well as available via nationwide delivery by purchasing from their website. Note that not all of the meals in their organic frozen meal line are Paleo, so be careful to select only those meals marked paleo friendly when choosing meals.

So there you have it, some great and in many respects different paleo meal service options to consider. Depending on whether you live in a major city, you could choose a local provider in your city for paleo to go meals. However for everyone else, the above companies ship anywhere, so you can choose based on taste, food restrictions, price, fresh versus frozen or any number of factors that are best for you and have them deliver to your door.

Although the options for paleo pre made meals in your community might be limited, everyone in the US has the option to purchase from these companies and get paleo diet meals delivered – some of the above companies are now even offering to ship individual meals rather than subscriptions as in the past. As you can see from the amazing options above getting grain free, gluten free, organic paleo meals delivered is easier than ever.

Have you tried one of the paleo diet pre made meals services above? More than one? Is there a particular meal you absolutely love from one of these paleo delivery food companies? Is there another delivery company we should add to this list? We would love to hear about your experience getting paleo delivered meals! Please leave your feedback in the comments below.