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Cooking and baking are fun and relaxing activities, but recipe websites and large stores with endless ingredients can be intimidating for anyone, let alone a beginner cook.
These boxes take the stress away and will have you making meals like a pro in no time! Most boxes have a theme, so no matter what food you are in the mood for, it is sure to be on this list.
These are all great boxes worth looking at, no matter their place on the list or their contents. Check out this list of the best 32 cooking boxes according to FiveBoxes. Let your inner chef come out!
“Take the stress out of mealtime.” – HelloFresh
Well known and very popular, HelloFresh is a name that we already featured twice in previous articles, including in the list of the best food and snack subscription boxes.
HelloFresh has many options. With over seventy-seven meals to choose from each week and over fifty marketplace options, every meal can be made quickly and easily with pre-portioned ingredients and an easy-to-follow recipe card.
Each meal is expertly selected before being put on their list. If you are vegan or have specific allergies you can adapt your menu and select the box that fits your needs better: meat & veggies, veggie-only, family-friendly, or calorie smart.
It’s also quite flexible, so skip weeks if you need it without any added cost.
“Perfectly-portioned ingredients have everything you need to prepare home-cooked meals in about 30 minutes” – Home Chef
With over thirty weekly choices that are sure to leave you drooling, this box is a serious contender for the best cooking subscription out there.
One of the best things about this box is that you can choose whether you want a regular meal or one that takes very little prep time.
With these great options and the ease of switching between them, making tasty meals has never been easier. Similar to the previous one, Home Chef also has vegetarian and carb-conscious options, so you can adapt your delivery to your tastes and needs.
“Either if you are in the mood for cookies or tart, you can now make them all in the comfort of your own home.” – The Bake Club
- £3.99/month ($5.54 USD) – Recipe Club Subscriber
- From £19.88/month ($27.60 USD) – Box Club Subscriber
For people who prefer baking over cooking, The Bake Club box is perfect. The only downside of this easy, family-oriented kit is that it UK-based. It’s not clear if they ship abroad, but you can still get access to their recipes through their official app (that is totally FREE!).
With kid-friendly instructions and organic ingredients, this kit is definitely one to consider, especially if you and your child love to bake together.
There are 3 subscriptions, including the minimum one which is completely free: it includes the baking club app and a free set of guided recipes. Then, for a simple quantity of $5 per month, you unlock all recipes and get special discounts and offers.
Meanwhile, with the Box Club Subscriber, you receive the ingredients at home, individually packed, including special gifts like whisks and other cooking tools. You can also have access to the live streams of exclusive cooking shows with professional chefs.
4. Blue Apron
“Delicious recipes delivered to your door.” – Blue Apron
Another cooking subscription box that you may have already heard of is Blue Apron. They offer a wide variety of options, so if you like premium foods or are on a strict diet, this box is sure to have something that fits your needs.
They allow you to pick the number of servings per week (including the number of people it serves). So, some boxes are more focused on families, others on people who live alone or with a significant other.
They also have different menus, from vegetarian to balanced, nutritionist-approved kits and you can shift your menu whenever you want.
Their packaging is also recyclable. Blue Apron also has a wine subscription box, which we already mentioned before. Check it out.
5. Every Plate
“Make affordable, crowd-pleasing meals at home.” – Every Plate
$4.99/serving, $8.99 shipping
One of the cheapest options out there, Every Plate brings you meals for only five dollars. Everything is pre-portioned, so you don’t waste excess ingredients.
This is how it works: you choose from 14 delicious recipes that change every week, the ingredients are shipped and served at your door, you cook in 30 minutes and enjoy.
Their recipes really contain just six steps or less, so you can get your food on the plate quickly and easily. This is not for the ones who desire to become a chef, but for the ones who want to spend less time cooking and more time-efficient.
“The meal kit that tastes like no other.” – Marley Spoon
$6.99/portion, $8.99 shipping
With twenty-nine different recipes to choose from each week, each handcrafted by expert chefs and tested by Martha herself, this box is definitely one to try.
Since it includes many different dietary options like carb-free and vegetarian, it’s no wonder that this is a popular monthly cooking box.
Marley Spoon is also an active brand in terms of sustainability, with emphasis on creating a carbon-neutral meal kit and delivering recyclable packages, made from sustainably managed forests.
Also, a friendly reminder that Martha also has a wine subscription box, don’t forget to check that one too.
7. Sun Basket
“Get healthy meal delivery featuring fresh, organic produce & clean ingredients delivered to your door.” – Sun Basket
3 recipes a week for 2-4 people @ $11.99/serving + $7.99 shipping
With organic ingredients and fresh produce, Sun Basket cooking subscription box is sure to help you eat healthily. You can pick 9 different options, including Mediterranean and Pescatarian.
Every recipe is designed with you in mind, only requiring simple tools and a little bit of time. If you don’t feel like cooking at all, they also offer ready-to-eat meals!
Sunbasket also has a special subscription dedicated to vegans, make sure to check it out. Find more vegan subscription boxes here.
“Open the door to unfussy, affordable weeknight cooking.” – Dinnerly
From $4.99/portion, $8.99 shipping
With easy and tasty meals at a great price, Dinnerly is a great option for everyone. Dinnerly offers sixteen different recipes each week, all requiring only five steps to prepare.
It has plenty of household favorites to choose from, so even picky eaters will love this box. Fun and taste for the whole family!
You can pick from the two-person box and the family box and the latter is even more affordable. So, if you are a busy person, instead of ordering a fast-food takeaway, order Dinnerly instead and cook an easy, homemade, healthy meal.
9. Green Chef
“A variety of easy-to-follow meal plans for every lifestyle, like keto, plant-powered, and more.” – Green Chef
From $11.49/serving, $8.99 shipping
With keto, paleo, balanced living and plant-based options, Green Chef is all about making sure you are eating things that are healthy and yummy.
You can choose from their menu a meal that fits your lifestyle, with sustainably sourced ingredients and chef-crafted recipes. Do you have gluten intolerance? No problem, Green Chef also makes sure to take note of that.
Plus, unlike some cooking subscription boxes, Green Chef comes with picture instructions, perfect for the visual learners among us, so you can make sure your plate looks perfect.
“Who says fresh cooking can’t be easy?” – Fresh and Easy
With easy meals that require no prep and only a few ingredients, you should not overlook this cooking subscription box.
It includes different options like grilling bags and one-pot meals, making this a great option for home chefs who don’t have a lot of time.
They have oven-ready and grill-ready meals, so you can have easily roasted or grilled meals, without any hassle of pre-preparing. Also, 15-minute meal kits for those days when you can’t bother spending too much time in the kitchen!
“The first doctor-delivered meal plan.” – BistroMD
$142.46 (standard full program, 7 days)
Losing weight can be hard, but not with BistroMD! Doctors work together to create great-tasting recipes that also help you lose weight.
They cater to a lot of different dietary restrictions and lifestyles: gluten-free, heart-healthy, diabetic, and menopause. It also offers programs for women and men separately, taking into consideration the dietary needs of each gender.
You can choose the number of days you want to receive the meals (5 or 7), as well as how many meals per day you need. The Lunches and Dinners program includes 7 lunches, 7 dinners, while the standard subscription includes 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 Dinners + My Night (a special low-calorie snack).
“Grill Masters Club is a BBQ subscription box dedicated to bringing the best quality barbecue products to your door.” – Grill Masters Club
For people who can’t get enough grilled food, this is the box for you. You might remember Grill Master’s Club from our best meat subscription boxes list.
Each month you’ll receive spices, rubs, sauces, wood chips, and other grilling accessories. Every item is selected by a certified pitmaster, so you can make sure your grilling skills are as good as can be.
For every delivery, you get also some additional cooking tips, as well as a discount code and a leaflet with the history of each product. Grill Masters has a community that incentive to share grilling stories, recipes, and tips for helping others improve their skills.
“Bake the most unique, amazing cookies you’ve ever tasted.” – Fresh Baked Cookie Crate
There are countless cookie recipes out there, and this box brings you a new one to try every month. With pre-portioned ingredients and an easy-to-follow recipe, you are guaranteed a yummy batch of cookies whenever you crave it.
Select between the basic box and the ultimate box. The basic one contains pre-measured gourmet ingredients
to make 2 to 4 dozen cookie crates (24 or 48 cookies in total).
The ultimate box has some surprises added to each delivery. It can be baking tools or simply a recipe book: you never know what you are going to get!
14. Whisk Takers
“Pre-measured ingredients individually numbered and designed to make your baking experience fun, easy, and mess-less!” – Whisk Takers
Another box for those craving sweet baked goods, this one also comes with pre-measured ingredients. However, you aren’t just limited to cookies; they also provide brownies, bars, cakes, pies, and more!
Whisk Takers also come with step-by-step baking cards that make the process much easier. You don’t need to run back to the grocery store because you forget the butter.
With this subscription, you have all the goodies you need to make the perfect cake, pie, or tart. We’re hungry just thinking about it.
“Cook delicious meals from around the world with pre-portioned culinary spice kits” – SpiceBreeze
From $8.99 (2 meals/month)
Exotic spices are what make this cooking subscription box stand out. Each box contains all the ingredients you need, a recipe with pictures, and delicious spices you will be excited to try.
With seasonal menus, you will be sure to get plenty of meal choices using in-season produce. Be an international chef in no time!
This is how it works: you choose your SpiceBreeze box size (2 or 3 meals per month) and you select your personal menu or a seasonal one instead. Then you just have to wait for the fresh ingredients to arrive at your home.
“Bake bread at home like a pro.” – Breadista
Baking bread like a pro doesn’t have to be hard. The hard part of making bread is making sure the dough has a perfect consistency.
This no longer needs to be an issue as everything in the Breadista box comes pre-measured. With each subscription box, you get a bread baking kit for a special German treat, as well as a baking tool and a delicious spread.
Breadista also has customizable bread kits, including ciabatta, country loaf, dinkelweck, wurzerbrot, and some others. Become a bread expert with Breadista subscription box!
17. Roaming Radish
“Global kitchen inspiration, delivered monthly.” – Roaming Radish
With ingredients and recipes from all over the world, this box is sure to help you try a wide variety of foods and get a flavor for international cuisines.
Offering pantry staples and non-perishable foods, this recipe box is sure to get your mouth watering. Get fish crab sauce from Vietnam or the spices needed to make the Moroccan dish Zaalouk.
Roaming Radish has a Big Box that comes with at least eight ingredients and five recipes, while the Small Box comes with at least five ingredients and three recipes.
“Tasty recipes, fantastic learning experiences, and memories you’ll treasure.” – Baketivity
This kid’s baking subscription box comes with pre-measured ingredients, each labeled with a color and number, making it super easy for kids to grab the right ingredient at each step.
It provides easy baking, a recipes book, enjoyable learning, a shopping list, and also a hat and apron! All these will make your junior baker learn quickly and have fun at the same time.
Baketivity is not only a baking box but also an opportunity for a bonding activity between kids and parents or relatives. You will bake delicious goodies together and also develop memories to remember later!
Discover more kids’ craft boxes here.
19. Purple Carrot
“Discover the power of a plant-based diet.” – Purple Carrot
One of the few vegetarian cooking boxes available, this box promotes healthy eating with fresh ingredients. You get to customize your meals and choose what you like best.
You can choose what meals you want in each delivery and they have a large number of meal options to choose from. They also have gluten-free and high protein options.
All their ingredients are sent to you pre-measured and their package is recyclable.
Discover more vegan subscription boxes here.
“Cook a fresh homemade dinner in just 15 minutes.” – Gobble
Gobble makes cooking easy. All meals require only one pan and fifteen minutes of your time to make!
With a diverse weekly menu, choosing yummy meals becomes a lot easier. Since it serves low carb and vegetarian options as well as full-bodied meals, this box is sure to satisfy your appetite.
Their gourmet recipes are easy to follow and you don’t need to measure, chop or peel! The box is also recyclable.
“Enjoy healthy, delicious vegan meals without all the prep – just heat and eat.” – Veestro
Another box with plant-based meals, Veestro gives you pre-cooked chef meals that are easy to prepare.
Everything is organic and contains no pesticides. With regular meals and weight loss options, there is something for everyone.
Their subscription is ‘a la carte’ so you pay per meal. You can subscribe for 10, 20, or 30 meals and they have a wide range of choices for you to select the menu you want.
22. Red Velvet NYC
“Master new gourmet recipes each month!” – Red Velvet NYC
Here we have another baking subscription box. Red Velvet NYC allows you to make gourmet desserts from the comfort of your home.
With ingredients that come pre-measured and easy to follow instructions, you can make complicated goodies like macarons quickly and easily.
Each month you receive 2 baking kits. Learn a variety of seasonal desserts, to improve the number of techniques used. Turn into a baking genius with Red Velvet NYC subscription box.
23. Bake Eat Love
“Share the love of baking!” – Bake Eat Love
Since it has both normal and adult boxes, everyone can enjoy this box. Without measuring and shopping, this box makes it easy for anyone to bake.
Each box contains all the ingredients and decorations needed to make between twelve and twenty servings. Perfect for pleasing hungry families or guests.
Besides, you also get a surprise kitchen item to make the baking process even easier. Bake Eat Love also warns you by e-mail if butter, eggs, and milk are needed, in case you are vegan or intolerant and need an alternative.
“Kits, mixes, and tools to help you make delicious desserts right at home—the easy way.” – Kitsby
Kitsby is a great box that allows you to make gourmet treats like cream puffs at home. With tons of kit options as well as subscriptions, you can make your favorite sweet treats at any time.
Plus, they have Asian-themed options, so you can make some Japanese and Thai desserts, for example.
As a bonus, Kitsby has recently started selling a few non-dessert options, like dumplings and hot-pot soup kits.
Kitsby has a physical shop in Brooklyn, NY, so if you are ever nearby make sure to pay them a visit too!
“We’ve reinvented childhood favorites for today’s sweet tooth.” – Foodstirs
Foodstirs promote themselves as a junk-free subscription box. Meant for kids, this box contains ingredients that are low in sugar and is packed with fun activities, so you can be sure to keep your kids entertained and full of yummy treats.
Their ingredients and decorations contain no chemicals, making sure fun is also healthy. Get junk-free baking mixes, natural dyes and sprinkles, easy-to-follow recipe cards, and reusable bakeware!
This box promotes baking together between adults and kids. Why not bake your kid’s birthday cake together?
26. Whisk and Flour
“We deliver the recipes & ingredients, you bake delicious treats & enjoy.” – Whisk and Flour
Whisk and Flour believes that if there is a whisk, there is a way! Each recipe in this box comes with a fun twist in the form of a bonus baking accessory, as well as artisanal ingredients.
All of their packaging is eco-friendly and recyclable, and your delivery also comes with a reusable cloth bag!
If you are a newbie at the baking business, find illustrated step-by-step instructions that are easy to follow for anyone from age 8 to 80.
27. The Bake Off Box
“Recipes developed by The Great British Bake Off, direct to your door.” – The Bake Off Box
Many people have heard of the popular baking show, The Great British Bake Off. It’s one of the most popular baking shows on TV and it has already an American version (of course). So, if you’re a fan of the show, this box might be for you.
Each recipe in this box is carefully curated by The Bake Off team and includes a piece of branded baking equipment too.
You also get exclusive access to subscriber recipes and tips from the team, so you can really immerse yourself into The Bake Off-world.
Unfortunately, for now, they don’t deliver outside the Great Britain territory, due to safety concerns related to COVID-19.
28. Farmbox Direct
“Receive the most delicious fruits and vegetables available with our produce delivery service.” – Farmbox Direct
Worried about GMOs and how many chemicals are used in the fruits and veggies you buy at your local grocery store? If you want freshly delivered produce straight to your door, Farmbox Direct is what you need.
Each box you receive from Farmbox Direct comes with fresh and in-season fruits and veggies. Everything is organic and you get to choose from a wide variety of different types of boxes.
They also have options for people who love juicing fruits and veggies at home. Farmbox Direct delivers all over the continental USA.
“Grass-fed and Grass-finished Beef & Lamb, Pastured Pork & Chicken & Wild-Caught Salmon.” – Moink
Moink is a box designed for meat lovers. They partner with local butchers and family farmers to send you only the best fresh, organic meat.
They pride themselves on ethically sourcing their meat, with grass-fed and pastured beef, lamb, chicken, and pork.
Just choose the types of meat you would like to receive and how often, and Moink will have you covered!
Oh, and did we mention they also deliver fresh fish, like salmon? Definitely worth trying!
30. Try The World
“Receive international gourmet delicacies every month.” – Try the World
This box is designed for people who want to taste something from all corners of the world. Want to try olive oil from Italy or black tea from Japan? Try the World will have you covered!
Each month, Try The World will send you gourmet ingredients and foods from different regions, along with recipes and snacks, making it a great box for those who like to try new things.
Travel abroad without leaving your kitchen and prepare mouth-watering dishes with these gourmet ingredients.
31. Farm to People
“The Farmer’s market delivered.” – Farm to People
Farm to People is all about local produce. Working with farmers and gardeners, Farm to People brings you sustainably sourced and locally grown ingredients.
Through different styles of boxes, including omnivore, paleo, vegan, and more, this box is fit for anyone who loves fresh produce.
Opposite to the previous farm subscription box, farm to people is not only about veggies and fruits. Their boxes can also contain meat and fish products, bread, dairy, and eggs, all locally sourced from organic American farms and bakeries.
32. Carnivore Club
“Brings you closer to the world through cured meats from top artisans.” – Carnivore Club
It’s the third time we include Carnivore Club in the FiveBoxes lists, so you know they deliver quality products.
With this meat lover’s box, you will receive four to six delicious, cured meats. Each month has its own theme, so you always get something new and special.
You can choose how large of a box you want and how often it gets delivered. This box would make a great gift for any meat lover in your life.
We’ve come to the end of our list. There are so many different cooking and baking subscription boxes available on the market, that no matter the occasion or what type of cooking you like to do, there is definitely a box out there just for you!
Most of these boxes can also be gifted, which is a great way to show your favorite foodie that you care. There are boxes for vegans and meat lovers and even ones to cook and bake with kids. Cooking is a bonding experience that should be cherished.
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