Eat Local: Meal Delivery Services

May 22, 2016 | by Denise Thomas

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What’s for dinner? It is the crushing, age-old question that seems to be harder and harder to answer. The combination of hectic work lives, children’s busy activity schedules, and a lack of motivation creates the perfect storm for lack-luster meals. Dinner thrown together in a fury of hunger. There has to be a better way, right?

Lucky for us, there a several meal delivery services that will bring dinner right to your door step. They are locally-owned and helping to feed families across the Puget Sound area. Imagine sitting down together for a family meal on a Thursday night without all the stress and guess-work. No recipe search, no grocery shopping, just a meal together. How nice would that be?

We have done a bit of the work for you and created a round-up of local meal delivery services that deliver to Mercer Island. Support a local business and eat in the comfort of your own home.  {Please note that delivery day and fees are specific for Mercer Island.  Other zip codes in the area may have a different delivery cost and day.}

PaleoFamily Paleo Kitchen

About:  A gourmet meal delivery service that specializes in Paleo, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Vegetarian, Therapeutic, and Allergy Sensitive lifestyles.  Owned by Mercer Island resident, Tamara Hobson, with delivery exclusive to Mercer Island.  The ultimate source for clean eating!

Style: Heat & eat

Order Deadline: 5pm daily for next day delivery

Delivery Day: Exclusive to Mercer Island | Daily {Monday – Friday} between 4-6pm

Delivery Fee: None

Options: 1 lunch option and 1 dinner option each day | Add-ons include bakery items, homemade ghee, and bone broth


About: In-house chefs create dishes that get delivered right to your door, ready to heat and eat when you are. Order online or using their mobile app. Filters available on the website to search for vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free, vegan, and egg free meal options.

Style: Heat & eat

Order Deadline: As late as 6pm every day

Delivery Day: On demand {same day delivery} or up to a week in advance.  You choose delivery window.

Delivery Fee: $2.95

Options: 10 options daily | Add-ons include desserts, sides, nonalcoholic drinks, and kids’ meals

Fresh and Ready Made Meals {FARM}

About: Fresh and Ready Meals is about putting the freshest meats, seafood, and produce onto your table.

Style:  Heat & eat  {Preparation of pasta/rice/quinoa required}

Order Deadline: Saturday at Midnight

Delivery Day: Tuesdays

Delivery Fee: Delivery included

Options: Set weekly menu | Choose to have 3 or 4 meals delivered | Kid-sized portions available

Kitchen Door

About: Delicious and satisfying prepared meals, made from the freshest, healthiest ingredients. Allergen information listed with each meal description.  Gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegetarian meals are available.

Style: Heat & eat

Order Deadline: Saturday at 9pm

Delivery Day: Tuesday

Delivery Fee: $8

Options: Breakfast  and 7 dinner options | Add-ons include salads, sweets and kids’ meals

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Maven Meals

About: Nutritious meals made from scratch using the highest quality, fresh and natural ingredients, delivered. Filters available on the website to search for vegetarian, pescetarian, and gluten free meal options.

Style: Heat & eat

Order Deadline: Sunday at midnight

Delivery Day: Wednesday

Delivery Fee: $4.25

Options: Breakfast, 4 lunch options, 11 dinner options | Add-ons include sweets and locally sourced pantry items

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ACMEACME Farms + Kitchen

About: Carefully curated array of fresh, local, seasonal food paired with recipes and a meal plan to turn our region’s bounty into dinner for your family. Gluten-free, dairy-free, and paleo meal options are available.  The ultimate farm-to-table eating!

Style: Ingredients and recipes delivered.  You prepare.

Order Deadline: Sunday at Midnight

Delivery Day: Thursday between 2-6 pm

Delivery Fee: No delivery fee

Options:  Locavore Large Box {5 meals} or Locavore Small Box {3 meals}, Basics Box {Staples} , Ready Made Box {heat & eat meals}

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Do you have a favorite meal delivery service?  We would love to hear from you in the comments!
Image courtesy of ACME Farms + Kitchen