Meal Delivery Services for Seniors

Meal Delivery Services for Seniors

There are a number of reasons why some older adults find it hard to eat well-balanced meals, consistently, as they age. Some seniors struggle with getting out of the house to buy groceries, some lose interest in cooking altogether and others also find it hard to cook for themselves after their grown children move out. Luckily, meal delivery services are a great way to make sure you, or a senior in your life is getting the well-balanced meals they need.

What is a meal delivery service?

Meal delivery services are a convenient way for seniors, and adults with diet restrictions, to get the food that they need without worrying about going out to buy the groceries and prepping all the food themselves. Usually in a form of a subscription, you have the option of tailoring the meals you choose to your specific needs and the meals usually come pre-prepared. All you have to do is pop the meal in the oven and let it cook!

Am I stuck with the same meal every time?

Nope! With these types of subscriptions, you have many food options to choose from. This is helpful for those to stick to a healthy diet while addressing specific nutritional needs and personal taste.

VeryWellHealth has reported their top picks for the best meal delivery services for seniors. Below are their picks:


Best Overall Service: Magic Kitchen

  • Focuses on distributing well-balanced, healthy meals for seniors and older adults. 
  • With a large selection of meals to chose from, created by dietitians, it’s voted best overall because the meals are tailored to those with specific medical restrictions such as diabetic-friendly, heart healthy, gluten-free, dialysis friendly and many more.  
  • Offers meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • No long-term commitments or contracts, so you can stop using it as you please.
  • Meals are packed in dry ice and arrive in less than a week.

More information about Magic Kitchen can be found at

Best Customization: Snap Kitchen

  • Fully ready-to-eat meals
  • Meals can be customized for different taste preferences, dietary restrictions (like low-carb, nutritionally balanced, high-protein and keto-friendly) and allergies.
  • Delivered fresh in insulated containers in single servings.
  • No long-term commitments or contracts, so you can stop using it as you please.

More information about Snap Kitchen can be found at

Most Affordable: Mom’s Meals

  • Designed to accommodate seniors dietary needs and certain health conditions
  • Company works with people on Medicaid and Medicare 
  • Crafted by professional chef and created by registered dietitians. 
  • Meals are shipped fresh and can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or you can freeze them for longer.
  • Can get your meals auto-shipped (saves you 10% on your order)

More information about Mom’s Meals can be found at

Best Meal Kit Service: Home Chef

  • Can order up to 6 different recipes per week.
  • Meals come delivered with a step-by-step recipe card and can be made in less than 30 minutes.
  • Do have ready-to-cook meal choices if you do not want to do the prep work (smaller selection of these types of meals)
  • Great for seniors who like to cook! This meal service helps cut down on grocery shopping and prep time.

More information about Home Chef can be found at

Best Ready-to-Eat Meals: Freshly

  • Company mission promotes less sugar, less processed food and more nutrients; which is great for seniors and older adults.
  • Meals are designed and created by professional chefs and nutritionists.
  • Low-calorie, gluten-free meals
  • Meals arrive fresh and only take about 3 minutes to heat up.
  • Can skip your delivery at any time.

More information on Freshly can be found at

Best Chef-Prepared Meals: Silver Cuisine

  • Can choose from about 100 different breakfast, lunch and dinner meals 
  • Tailored to those 50+ with nutritional needs in mind such as heart-healthy, gluten-free, dairy-free, diabetic-friendly diets and more.
  • Meals arrive fresh and can be put in the freezer for up to a year

More information on Silver Cuisine can be found at

To read VeryWellHealth’s full article and research, click here.