You’ve probably seen the commercials, received invites from your friends or even tried a meal delivery kit for yourself. Whether you have or not, these services are on the rise — and there are so many to choose from! They can make shopping and cooking easier than ever because they handle much of the work for you!
And better yet, services that deliver ready-to-eat meals from local restaurants allow you to kick back and relax after a long day of work with your favorite Lincoln grub.
So, whether you’re into local eats from down the street or meal kits you can prepare at home, here’s a rundown of the best options in Lincoln. Get your lunch delivered to work, by bike, or get a full family dinner dropped off on your doorstep. Whichever you choose, you’re in for an easy meal!
Ready to Eat Meals
Source was born right here in Lincoln, Nebraska from a desire for clean, healthy meals despite our busy day-to-day lives. Each meal is fresh, never frozen and often what you see in the coolers was created that very same day. Stop by the Pine Lake or Pioneers store to peruse the ready-to-eat meals or get your breakfast, lunch and/or dinner delivered right to your door! It’s as simple as scrolling through the menu, adding to your cart, and choosing delivery at checkout.
Photo courtesy of Picnicker and JP Davis
Picnicker is another Lincoln original. The team delivers food by bicycle from downtown restaurants in and around the area — and they promise to have your food in front of you within 30 minutes! With 16 partner restaurants, you can get something quick to satisfy your every craving. Get a coffee from The Coffee House, then check out the menu from Yia Yia’s or Grateful Greens!
Errandbug is a family-owned delivery and errand service that works with your schedule for whatever you need. Essentially, if you’ve ever felt in desperate need of an assistant or a clone, they’re your new go-to aid! Need someone to swing by the grocery store? Take your car to get an oil change? Bring you lunch from a local restaurant on a busy work day? They can do it all. They’ve been serving Lincoln and the surrounding area since 2008 and are growing every day. Learn more online.
A locally owned and operated business, Metro Dining Delivery brings your favorite dishes from Lincoln restaurants to your dining room table. You can browse their recommended menus and order online or choose any unaffiliated restaurant for an additional cost.
Fresh n’ Lean is a national meal delivery service that delivers ready-to-eat meals right to your door. In addition to serving healthy, nutritious and individually specialized meals, every item on the menu is organic and plant-based, though their high-performance meal plans do have animal proteins. Not only can they prepare diabetic-friendly and athlete specific plans, they do it all with farm-fresh, vegan ingredients. Test it out with the A La Carte option or dive in with a Meal Plan today!
Metabolic Meals takes the stress out of meal planning and preparation by delivering personalized meals made with fresh, gluten-free ingredients. Your fully prepared entrees are fresh, nutritional and high-quality to help you improve your overall health. In addition to being gluten free, their meals have minimal glycemic loads and use no soy, gluten, high-fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oils or artificial ingredients!
Meal Kit Delivery
HelloFresh makes cooking healthy, delicious meals fun and easy for the whole family. Pick a plan based on your dietary preferences, schedule and household size, and the perfectly portioned ingredients are delivered to your front door on the day and time of your choosing. Peruse the weekly menu to get excited about your upcoming dinners!
Green Chef, out of Boulder, Colorado, offers Vegetarian, Omnivore, Vegan, Carnivore, Gluten-Free and Paleo meal plans for individuals, as well as Omnivore and Carnivore family plans. Certified organic by CCOF, their meals have no synthetic pesticides, genetically modified organisms, artificial ingredients, growth hormones or antibiotics. And because of their refrigerated boxes, there’s no need to be home when your ingredients and recipes arrive!
Sign up today to get two free meals in your first week!
Blue Apron chefs work closely with farmers so the ingredients for your dinners are always the highest quality. Each delivery includes farm-fresh, seasonal produce, meat with no added hormones, sustainably caught seafood, and everything else you need for a healthy and delicious meal. You’ll also get recipe cards, how-to videos, and the story behind the ingredients!
Learn more via The Kitchn and get your first two meals for free!
Take it up a notch with Blue Apron Wines! Along with your dinners, you can sign up to get six premium wines hand-selected to pair with Blue Apron meals.
Meal Delivery Apps
Order takeout or delivery with the click of a button! These food delivery apps make ordering from your phone quick and easy. Each one offers a few Lincoln favorites so you can get barbecue, Chinese, or Greek no matter where you are.
EatStreet offers the most Lincoln restaurant options of all the apps on our list. There are 7 options from gyros to cupcakes, so choose wisely and get ready to eat! Or, order takeout and choose from 11 Lincoln locales.
GrubHub provides delivery from six Lincoln favorites and pickup from two. From Boss’ Pizza & Chicken to LaMar’s Donuts, you can get a meal for every occasion.
Enjoy your meals
Have a fun (and easy) meal and let us know which Lincoln delivery service is your favorite!