Best Meal Delivery Deals in December: Blue Apron, Fresh N Lean, Purple Carrot and More – CNET

To help you score some healthy eats for cheap, we’ve rounded up the absolute best Cyber Monday meal subscription deals happening now. Current offers include some of our favorite premade meal and meal kit services, such as Fresh N Lean, HelloFresh, Blue Apron and EveryPlate, available at massive discounts. 

Read more: Here’s How to Get Months of Meal Kits for Next to Nothing


EveryPlate is already our pick as the best meal kit service for families on a budget, but it’s bordering on ridiculously cheap when you sign up now. Depending on the meal plan you choose, you’ll score up to 72% off of EveryPlate’s already cheap meal kits when you try them in September. That’s between $1.49 and $2 per serving depending on the plan you choose.

The deal: You won’t see a ton of haute cuisine in EveryPlate’s weekly menu, but there are plenty of satisfying dinners for the cold weather ahead. I tried its pork sloppy joes and the chicken and linguine in a tomato cream sauce. All the meals I made were great, easy to prepare and light on the wallet. Read our EveryPlate review.

Purple Carrot

For those eating plant-based or looking to add more vegetarian recipes to the weekly menu, Purple Carrot is the service to try. I tried Purple Carrot’s meat-free meal kits, and all the recipes I made were a huge hit, earning it a CNET Editors’ Choice award.

The deal: In a rare pre-holiday sale, Purple Carrot is offering 60% off your first two boxes, plus free shipping.


HelloFresh has more total meal kit selections than any other service and most of them are pretty easy to prepare. You can check out my deep-dive review of HelloFresh to learn more about the easy meal delivery service. 

The deal: HelloFresh is offering a signup deal worth 16 free servings. You’ll also get free shipping on the first box and a free breakfast item in each box for life.


Dinnerly is one of the cheapest meal delivery services even without a discount code. The quick and easy Meal kit company sends all the fixings for hearty and healthy meals, and the price comes to about $6 a serving for the cheapest plan. Read our full Dinnerly review.

The deal: If you take advantage of Dinnerly’s most popular discount voucher, it’ll slash the cost of your first five boxes. The bigger the meal plan you choose, the more you’ll save. Opt for the largest plan — 24 servings a week (definitely good for families) — and you’ll see savings of $140 over the course of the first five deliveries, plus free shipping on the first.

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Gobble is quite similar to the other services, except that many items come already chopped, peeled, marinated and so on — which can definitely save you some prep time. The two meals I received, Yankee pot roast and cacio e pepe, were terrific. Dinner prices are normally a flat $12 per serving, so you do pay a bit extra for that convenience.

The deal: Gobble will send your first six meal kits for $36 total. That’s about as cheap as you’ll find high-end meal kits anywhere. For more, read our Gobble review.