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August 31, 2015

Dinner delivered: 4 healthy, homemade meal delivery businesses

Dinner Deliveries
Grateful Plate Grateful Plate/Facebook

Grateful Plate says it will deliver convenient, health-supportive meals to your door.

As the hustle and bustle of back-to-school season revs up, your weekly meal prep and home-cooked dinner routine may be bumped off the to-do list by carpooling, PTA meetings and homework.

But don’t succumb to a diet of the drive-thrus and pizza delivery. There are several local health-focused meal delivery options that bring homemade dinner to your door.

Grateful Plate

Grateful Plate says that all of its groceries, from produce to seasonings to the meat, poultry, fish and dairy, are locally sourced and organic whenever possible. (Grateful Plate)

How It Works: Every Wednesday, Grateful Plate emails its customers the upcoming week’s menu to place their orders. Then, on Monday, the meals are prepared and delivered fresh in pre-packaged meal portions.

Real Food Works

Real Food Works' mission is to create a healthier world by helping people eat more real food. (Real Food Works/YouTube)

How It Works: Customers have the option of three different programs, all with meals prepared by real restaurant chefs and delivered to your door via FedEx in insulated, chilled boxes.

Miss Rachel's Pantry

Delivery is $3 to Center City, South Philly, University City, Fishtown, Northern Liberties, Graduate Hospital, Rittenhouse and the Art Museum area; $10 to the western suburbs; and $12 to Cherry Hill. (Miss Rachel's Pantry/Facebook)

How It Works: Each week by Thursday morning, Miss Rachel's Pantry posts a new menu to choose from, then customers have until Saturday at midnight to place orders for pickup or delivery the following week. 

Herban Quality Eats

To Herban, healthy means food that is natural, nutrient-rich and thoughtfully prepared. (Herban Quality Eats/Facebook)

How It Works: Delivery service is currently suspended until the launch of Herban's store at 3601 Market St. in the fall.