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Amazon Meal delivery entered the growing meal kit industry, only recently, in the middle of 2017.

Pricing: $15.99 to $19.99 for a 2-person meal 

(Updated to February 2018)

Quick Introduction to Company

The Amazon Meal Kits service is a new service from Amazon that was launched in the middle of 2017. Initially it was only available in the Seattle area but it is expanding rapidly and is now being offered in many other locations. Even though there appears to be little online information regarding the available locations for distribution, I am very excited to say that the Amazon Meal Kits service recently became available in New York in January 2018. You can easily find out if the service is available in your area by searching the term “meal kit” in the Amazon Fresh search bar, just like in this link here

Thai Curry by Amazon meal kits
Thai Curry by Amazon meal kits
Amazon Meal Kits box
Amazon meal Kits inside box
Amazon meal Kits inside box

The Amazon Meal Kits service seems to be quite different to all the other companies in that it offers its customers considerable flexibility. You are not required to subscribe to their service and there are no plans that you must sign up for. The new service is available for orders through the Amazon Fresh system and you can add as many meal kits as you would like to your Amazon Fresh cart and receive these 2-3 days later. The Amazon Meal Kits service offers a good selection of about 8 meals that seem to change regularly. These meal kits include some vegetarian, meat and seafood options. Another thing to note is that, Amazon Meal Kits put a high priority on the preparation time of their kits and they make sure that all their dishes take no longer than 30 minutes to prepare. The meals I ordered were very easy to make and are suitable for busy people who don’t want to spend a large amount of time in the kitchen but still want to eat home cooked meals with fresh and healthy ingredients.

The Amazon Meal Kits service is ideal for people who don’t want to commit to a large amount of meal kit orders on a weekly basis and who value flexibility and spontaneity as part of their lifestyle!

One more important thing to note is that Amazon Fresh also offers the meal kits of other companies such as Martha, Marley Spoon and Tyson Tastemakers.

How It Works?

The Amazon Meal Kits model is very simple – all you need to do is add the meal kit that you would like to your Amazon Fresh cart. It is simple to use and it allows you to combine your meal kits with your other grocery shopping. Each meal kit contains a 2-person portion, and the dish will usually arrive within 2-3 days

For you to buy Amazon Meal Kits you must be registered for the Amazon Fresh service, and like all other Amazon Fresh shopping, for the shipping to be free of charge your order needs to be a minimum of $50.  You can of course combine Amazon Fresh groceries with your meal kit purchase, which makes it easy to get to this minimum amount, even if you only want one or two meal kits per week.

Another great thing about the Amazon Meal Kits service is that every meal comes in its own individual labeled carton box. This makes it easy to store in the fridge, and you will always know which ingredients belong to each dish regardless of how many dishes you order for delivery.

Plans You Can Choose

Amazon keeps everything as simple as it can be – no plans and no subscription requirements means that you don’t need to provide any commitment to this meal kit service. Again, if the service is available in your area, all you need to do is simply add the dishes you would like to the Amazon Fresh cart and order.

Weekly Recipes Available

The Amazon Meal Kits service offers a variety of 10-12 original dishes for you to choose from (can be changed based on your location) – including some vegetarian, meat and seafood options. Their meal kits, which cater for 2 people, are priced from $15.99-19.99.

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