Dine in with Meal Delivery Services in Marin

August 13, 2017

Munchery meal delivery service

Like many families in Marin, we lead busy lives—so busy that sometimes important things like family meals can get lost in the shuffle. Fortunately, that's where meal delivery services come in! These local culinary life-savers provide you and your family with delicious, healthy meals as well as the opportunity to sit down together at dining table in the evening, without having to resort to fast food or some other quick solution.

Here are some of the meal delivery services that deliver to homes in Marin County. All these services deliver throughout the county (usually with the exception of West Marin) unless otherwise indicated. If we've missed your favorite, please let us know about it and we'll consider adding it to the list. With all of these services, you can place your order online via the web or a mobile app. We've personally reviewed a few of these services, so read our reviews via the links to learn more.

Most of these services offer gift certificates, too, so it goes without saying that they'd make fantastic gifts for new parents or someone else who needs a little mealtime help.

Munchery

San Francisco-based Munchery delivers restaurant-quality meals by some of the best local chefs. All food is delivered in sustainable, eco-friendly packaging, and for each meal you order, they donate one to someone in need! Offerings include main dishes, kids' meals, sides, desserts, snacks, and drinks. Munchery delivers in Marin County as far as San Rafael for a $2.95 delivery charge. Read our review of Munchery. www.munchery.com

Pernilla's Pantry

Pernilla's Pantry is a little different from other meal delivery services in that the food is not prepared for you in advance. Instead, you get a recipe cards and all the ingredients that you need to make four fantastic family meals for the week. Pernilla's Pantry was created by Pernilla, a Marin mom and Swedish native who loves to share her passion for food and good cooking with others. Three-, four-, or five-meal weekly options are available. Read our review of Pernilla's Pantry. www.pernillaspantry.com.

Jessie et Laurent

Run by husband-and-wife culinary team Jessie and Laurent Boucher, their creations are made from fresh local ingredients, and their weekly menus have a huge selection of really delicious sounding entrees for delivery. Minimum order is $70. You can also call them to get started at (415) 485-1122. Read our review of Jessie et Laurent. www.jessieetlaurent.com.

Good Eggs

Good Eggs, based in San Francisco, bills itself as a sort of online farmers market, offering grocery delivery from local farmers and producers, they also offer prepared meals and foods from numerous local artisan producers, ranging from chicken pot pies and lasagne to Indian curries and South American empanadas. Good Eggs offers free delivery to homes and businesses in southern Marin County Monday through Friday. Prices vary. www.goodeggs.com.

Blue Apron

Like Pernilla's Pantry, New York-based Blue Apron delivers refrigerated boxes of fresh ingredients and recipes so you can make quality meals at home. (Their local distribution center is across the Bay in Richmond). Blue Apron offers a family plan with family style meals for four for $69.92 for two meals and $139.84 for four. Shipping is free, and they deliver all over Marin County and the Bay Area. www.blueapron.com

Sun Basket

San Francisco-based Sun Basket offers healthy ingredients and 30-minute recipes with locally sourced ingredients with gluten-free, paleo, and vegetarian options. Organic produce is used when possible. They currently deliver on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and two-, four-, and six-person meal plans, for three meals per week, are available. www.sunbasket.com

Homemade

The newest meal delivery service is Homemade, created by Ayesha Curry, cookbook author, Food Network personality, and wife of Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry. Homemade is family focused—all its meals are designed to appeal to everyone in the family and they even offer a kids' meal kit. They ship nationwide weekly. www.cookhomemade.com

Photo: Munchery