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Some meal delivery services offer dedicated Mediterranean diet menus. This diet includes a range of fruit, vegetables, whole grains, and lean meat, which may have important health benefits.

Mediterranean diet meal delivery services may offer meal kits or prepared meals. Although not every service offers a Mediterranean diet menu, people can often find meals suitable for this diet.

People can potentially save money and time with meal delivery services, and these services may help people explore and stick to a new diet.

This article looks at some of the best meal delivery services that offer meals suitable for a Mediterranean diet, compares these top brands, and discusses the benefits of a Mediterranean diet.

A quick look at the best Mediterranean meal delivery services

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  • Nutritional value: MNT chooses meal delivery services that meet the average person’s nutritional needs and promote healthy eating habits.
  • Ingredient quality: MNT chooses meal delivery services that use fresh, high quality ingredients. Some also use organic produce or sustainably sourced ingredients.
  • Variety: MNT chooses meal delivery services that feature a range of flavors and ingredients to suit different taste preferences and diets.
  • Price: MNT chooses meal delivery services with different price points to suit a range of budgets.
  • Availability: MNT chooses meal delivery services available throughout most of the United States.
  • Sustainability: MNT chooses meal delivery services that reduce their environmental impact by using recyclable packaging, carbon-neutral shipping, local ingredients, and other sustainable practices.
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Below, we look at a range of the best meal delivery services with Mediterranean diet menus.

Please note that the writer of this article has not tried these products. All information presented is purely research-based and correct at the time of publication.

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Best for a complete dining experience: Blue Apron

The table below compares the meal delivery services in this article.

Kits or prepared mealsTypes of meal plansShipping Price
Sunbasketboth• Paleo
• Gluten-Free
• Vegetarian
• Pescatarian
• Diabetes-Friendly
• Carb Conscious
• Keto-Friendly
HelloFreshmeal kits• Quick & Easy
• Pescatarian
• Family Friendly
• Fit & Wholesome
• Veggie
• Meat & Veggie
around $9.99 but can vary by plan$8.99–$12.49
BistroMDprepared meals• Signature
• Heart Healthy
• Gluten-Free
• Keto-Flex
• Diabetic
• Menopause
Green Chefmeal kits• Mediterranean Diet
• Keto and Paleo
• Vegetarian
• Fast & Fit
• Vegan
• Gluten-Free
Daily Harvestprepared meals9, 14, or 24 items per week or monthfree$6.79–$11.99
Territory Foodsprepared meals• Mediterranean Diet
• Paleo
• Vegan
• Keto-Friendly
• Whole30
Home Chefbothcustomizable boxes of kits, express meals, and oven-ready meals$13.99$9.99–$11.99
Factorprepared meals• Chef’s Choice
• Keto
• Calorie Smart
• Vegan & Veggie
• Protein Plus
Blue Apronmeal kits• Chef Favorites
• Wellness
• Family Friendly
• Fast & Easy
• Veggies
EveryPlatemeal kits• Meat & Veggie
• Veggie
• Family Friendly
• Nutrish & Delish
• Quick & Easy

Key factors to consider when choosing a meal delivery service include:

  • Dietary needs: People should choose plans that will accommodate any food allergies, sensitivities, or other preferences they have. Typically, brands will specify whether meals are gluten- or dairy-free and whether they contain nuts.
  • Budget: Some plans are much more affordable than others. A person should consider how often they would like deliveries and how many meals they would typically need per week. They should also take note of extra shipping costs that may make a plan more expensive. Often, the bigger a person’s order is, the cheaper each serving is.
  • Ingredients: People may wish to prioritize meal delivery services that use fresh, organic ingredients without artificial preservatives, flavorings, or colors.
  • Packaging: Some brands use recyclable packaging. A person should also ensure that the company they choose packs its meals appropriately so that they stay cold during shipping.

A 2019 review suggests that a Mediterranean diet may have an association with the following health benefits:

However, the authors note that the Mediterranean diet is difficult to implement in some locations for geographical or cultural reasons. Additionally, they write that a limited number of people follow this diet in the U.S.

Below, we answer some of the most frequently asked questions about Mediterranean diet meal delivery services.

Does HelloFresh follow a Mediterranean diet?

HelloFresh does not offer a specific Mediterranean diet meal plan. However, many of its meals include ingredients suitable for this diet.

Are there premade Mediterranean meals?

Yes, several meal delivery services offer premade Mediterranean meals. Options include Green Chef and Territory Foods.

How many pounds a week can you lose on the Mediterranean diet?

The Mediterranean diet is not specifically designed to help people lose weight. It is a generally balanced, plant-based diet, high in fat but low in saturated fat, that has developed from ancient Mediterranean food cultures.

A 2020 review suggests that the diet can lead to weight loss in 6 months but that its benefits may not continue past this point. With any diet, the amount of weight a person can lose per week will vary widely.

Because the Mediterranean diet includes a lot of fruit, vegetables, lean meat, and whole grains, people can try this diet alongside regular exercise to lose weight.

People should aim to lose weight at a safe and sustainable rate. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that people who lose 1–2 pounds per week are more likely to keep it off.

Do doctors recommend the Mediterranean diet?

Multiple scientific studies provide evidence that the Mediterranean diet has a positive impact on cardiovascular health, lowers the risk of obesity and diabetes, and may provide multiple health benefits, particularly when combined with an active lifestyle.

Is there anyone who should not follow the Mediterranean diet?

The Mediterranean diet may not be suitable for people who follow a vegetarian or vegan diet, as it includes meat and fish.

Additionally, it focuses mainly on European cuisine and does not always acknowledge foods from other countries in the Mediterranean region, which some people may find stigmatizing. However, it is a flexible diet and people can include and exclude a wide range of foods to suit their needs.

How do you lose weight on a Mediterranean diet?

Although the Mediterranean diet is not specifically for weight loss, people can experience moderate weight loss on this diet.

However, the CDC recommends that people view weight loss as a result of a healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet and regular exercise rather than a result of adherence to a specific diet or program.

For successful weight loss, people can try:

  • setting a realistic and safe weight loss goal
  • taking in fewer calories than they burn through exercise
  • working with a doctor

Meal delivery services provide meal kits that people can prepare themselves, completely prepared meals that a person can heat and serve, and additional options such as desserts and snacks. A variety of options are available. A person should consider their dietary needs, budget, health concerns, and taste preferences before selecting a plan.