The 10 Best Baby Food Delivery Services

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These days, there’s a delivery service for nearly everything, and baby food is no exception. Subscribing to a baby food delivery service will save you time from running to the grocery store. Plus there are plenty of organic and trustworthy companies out there making food your baby will love. 

Before starting your baby on solid foods, you’ll want to speak with your pediatrician. Your baby’s doctor will be able to help you determine if your baby is ready for solids and they’ll guide you on how to start. 

You should also be cognizant of any possible allergies your baby may have when trying new foods. Some pediatricians recommend waiting 2 to 4 days between new food introductions so that you can determine if anyone's food may be causing a health issue.

The 10 Best Baby Food Delivery Services of 2021

Best Overall : Yumi


Yumi

Yumi

Why We Chose It: Yumi introduces little ones to their first foods in an eight-step process, from single-ingredient purees, to granulated single-ingredient foods, to more complex foods with more ingredients and different textures. The meals avoid gluten, dairy, the most popular allergens, preservatives, and added sugars.

Pros
  • 8-step food introduction plan

  • No gluten, dairy, preservatives, or added sugars

  • Certified USDA Organic

  • Created by chefs

  • Free shipping

Cons
  • A lot of packaging

  • Yumi is prepared in a facility that processes peanuts, which increases the possibility of cross-contamination. People with peanut allergies should be aware

To make the best overall category, a company needs to deliver more than just baby food. It must also offer quality, variety, freshness, and a simple way for busy parents to organize all their meals. That’s why Yumi is so popular with parents.

With new seasonal recipes each week, classic favorites, and the ability to choose from a pre-made assortment of meals or the option to pick your own, Yumi offers parents a variety of choices to fit their family’s needs. Their stage one smooth singles consist of single-ingredient purees appropriate for ages four to six months, with flavors such as beet, blueberry, and spinach.

Stage two moves to multi-ingredient purees for ages seven months and older and includes fan favorites like strawberry basil pie and cauliflower soup. Stage three transitions to textured multi-ingredient mixes for ages nine months and up, while stage four chunky combos are best for babies older than 10 months.

Yumi offers three pricing plans. One meal a day is around $35 a week, two meals a day is about $65 a week, and three meals a day costs roughly $90 per week. All plans come with free shipping.

Best Finger Food Meals : Tiny Organics


Tiny Organics

Tiny Organics

Why We Chose It: This brand is 100% organic and the soft finger foods are compatible with baby-led weaning. It’s allergy-friendly and plant-based.

Pros
  • 100% organic, plant-based

  • Avoids biggest allergens

  • Compatible with baby-led weaning

  • Free shipping

Cons
  • Some prep required with a microwave or stove

  • Not advised for babies under 8 months

Once your baby reaches eight months old, you’ll want to give the soft, finger foods from Tiny Organics a try. The meals from Tiny Organics are 100% organic, plant-based, and do not contain the Big-8 allergens: milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, or soybeans.

Meals come frozen, so make sure to store them in the freezer until you are ready to feed your baby. When you’re ready to serve up some wholesome deliciousness, simply pop the container in the microwave or warm it up on the stovetop. Tiny Organics' meals are compatible with baby-led weaning, which believes that all healthy babies—beginning at six months of age—can feed themselves.

This means no more airplane maneuvering to get your little one to open their mouth for the spoon. Unlike purées, their meals are considered textured finger goods that are extra soft and chewable. With choices like Southern Grits and Greens, Strawberry Fields Forever, and Coconut Curry, don’t be surprised if you find yourself sneaking a bite or two.

Tiny Organics offers 12- and 24-pack meal options with a delivery frequency of one-, two-, or four-week intervals. Prices start at about $5 per meal.

Best USDA Certified Organic : Little Spoon


Little Spoon

Little Spoon

Why We Chose It: This plan is easily customizable to your child’s needs. The foods are made fresh weekly in small batches, using more than 100 organic ingredients to make baby’s first tastes delicious.

Pros
  • Rotating menu of both single ingredient foods and complex blends

  • No preservatives, additives, added sugars, fortifiers, or fillers

  • USDA-organic certified, OU Kosher Certified, and Cold-Pressure Protected

  • Avoids big 8 allergens

Cons
  • Since foods are fresh, they need to be used or frozen within 14 days

  • Must be refrigerated

  • Little control over food options once the customized plan is made

  • No return options for food your baby refuses

Made with USDA-certified organic ingredients, Little Spoon’s plant-based Babyblends are free of preservatives, GMOs, additives, and added sugar. Plus, when you first sign up, you’ll complete a questionnaire about your baby’s needs and preferences, which Little Spoon will use to customize a meal plan for you.

The meals stay fresh in the fridge for up to 14 days or three months in the freezer. Menus consist of fresh blends and seasonal favorites. The Little Spoon fan favorites include Sweet Potato Apple Red Bell Pepper Turmeric and Pitaya Pineapple Spinach Banana Coconut Oil. If you have a picky eater, try the Sweet Potato Apple Blueberry Flax or Carrot Mango Banana Chia. Or, stick to the basics and opt for one of the brand's single-ingredient simple blends like pear, apple, or mango.

Little Spoon offers three pricing plans, including one, two, or three meals per day. The pricing depends on location. Visit the company's website and click on the “Get Started” button to determine how much it will cost in your area. In general, Babyblends plans start at $2.74 per meal.

Best Science-Backed Company : CereBelly


Cerebelly

Cerebelly

Why We Chose It: CereBelly is mindful of every aspect of the baby food-making process, from where ingredients come from to how each food affects your baby’s growing body and brain. It’s comforting to know so much thought and science goes into each recipe.

Pros
  • Science-backed recipes and ingredients

  • Farm fresh, certified USDA organic

  • Meals are based on babies’ development stages

  • CereBelly was the first baby food to win the Clean Label Project Purity Award

Cons
  • Some parents may not like that there are added nutrients

  • Not as many diverse foods as other baby food subscription programs

CereBelly was created by a neurosurgeon along with world-class pediatricians, nutritionists, and food scientists to create great foods for babies’ brain development. CereBelly considers itself a science-first company, dedicated to getting the best foods into little bodies. 

The company uses farm-fresh, organic ingredients and chooses all of its farmers and suppliers itself, so it knows exactly where each ingredient is coming from. When possible, the company uses farms local to the region.

All purees are packaged in pouches that are easy for little ones to eat from. Take the quiz to find out which foods are best for your baby’s age and development, or build your own box customized to your baby’s tastes.

Orders ship every 14 days, with the option to pause or cancel at any time. Meal subscriptions range from 7 items to 56 items or more per delivery, starting at about $2 per item based on how many items you order. 

Best for Adventurous Flavors : Lil’ Gourmets


Lil’ Gourmets

Lil’ Gourmets

Why We Chose It: Lil’ Gourmets incorporates spices such as curry and cinnamon so that your baby is introduced to different flavors early. Some believe introducing flavors and spices early may help prevent a picky eater. 

Pros
  • USDA certified organic

  • No added sugar

  • Ability to order a-la-carte

Cons
  • Only 6 flavors available

  • Must be refrigerated

Lil’ Gourmets is a vegan, organic baby food company that focuses on fresh foods with global flavors. That’s great because it could help your child become an adventurous eater at a young age.

All recipes feature veggies and beans as the first and primary ingredients, and 75% to 95% of all of Lil’ Gourmets’ ingredients are vegetables. That means each meal delivers one or more serving of vegetables per cup, with no added salt or sugar. 

Lil’ Gourmets brags that their foods are so flavorful that even older kids and toddlers can use their foods as a side dish or a dip. 

Subscriptions start at two or more cases of eight meals monthly, at $3.15 per meal. Meals are delivered every four weeks and can be canceled at any time. You can choose from a sampler or stick to one flavor.

Best Unique : Fresh Bellies


Fresh Bellies

Fresh Bellies

Why We Chose It: Fresh Bellies introduces babies to vegetables, spices, and herbs without sweetening them with fruits, so children become used to how foods taste on their own. Fresh Bellies hopes to prevent picky eaters by avoiding masking food flavors with sugars.

Pros
  • USDA Certified Organic

  • Spoon included for on-the-go feeding

  • Cups are reusable

Cons
  • Only 6 flavors available

  • Not allergen-free. Processed in a facility that also processes nuts, milk, and fish

Fruit and vegetable purées are one of your baby’s first foods. The purées parents feed their little ones are often sweet and flavorful, but they sometimes neglect to expose babies to the savory flavors that come from eating vegetables on their own. That’s where Fresh Bellies comes in.

Designed to give your baby exposure to the taste of veggies, herbs, and spices without being masked by sweet fruits, Fresh Bellies can help your little one avoid becoming a picky eater. Each of their meal cups come in individual 4-ounce servings with a baby-sized spoon tucked in the lid—great news for on-the-go eating and babies who are ready to spoon-feed themselves.

Choices include a four-pack of cauliflower; pears; golden beets; and apple, blueberry, and mint. They also have freeze-dried fruit and veggie snack packs that are perfect for your toddler’s little fingers.

Best Homemade : Smushed Organics


Smushed Organics

Smushed Organics

Why We Chose It: Smushed Organics is truly a small batch, a homemade baby food company. You’ll be able to customize to your baby’s preferred texture, and offer new flavors to your baby weekly, or keep the same flavors each week.

Pros
  • Organic

  • Small batch

  • Eco-friendly

  • Texture selection

Cons
  • Only ships to NJ, MD, DE, CT, MA, and select areas of NY, VT, NH, and PA

  • Cannot customize flavors

Refrigerator shelf life is only five days or food must be frozen, in which case it will keep for two months. 

Smushed Organics delivers weekly delicious baby foods that are created in small batches with unique flavors each week. The company prides itself on its homemade creations. Customers can customize their order to different textures: smooth, textured, chopped, or toddler.

Each food is made with just the ingredients in the name of the baby food puree, so you know you’re not feeding your baby any extra additives. 

Choose from the Little Explorer Pack, which features new flavors each week, or the Classic Pack, which features sweet potato puree, apple puree, and asparagus and pear puree

The six-meal plan is priced at about $6 per meal. The 12 meal plan is roughly $5 per meal. Customers can switch packages, skip a week, or cancel at any time. 

Best for All Ages : Nurture Life


Nurture Life

Nurture Life

Why We Chose It: This company can feed the whole family. You won’t have to search for a new food subscription once your baby has outgrown purees. 

Pros
  • Meals are already prepared

  • Organic

  • Great for the whole family

Cons
  • Lots of packaging

  • Pricey

  • Not good for family members with allergies or food sensitivities

Nurture Life is an excellent choice for parents who have a baby, toddler, or older kids. Meal kits are divided into four stages: babies 10 to 24 months old, toddlers 1 to 4 years old, kids 5 to 12 years old, and teens and adults ages 13 and up.

Ingredients are focused on organic produce, antibiotic-free proteins, and whole grains. For the youngest eater, Nurture Life has a baby line that is appropriate for ages 10 to 24 months. These full meals are the perfect starter plate for older babies who are feeding themselves. Selections include Turkey Meatloaf, English Pea and Potato, Egg Bite, Sausage, and Sweet Potato, and Pasta Fagioli. Depending on the plan you choose, you could be serving a delicious meal each night.

Meals are priced individually and start at roughly $7 for baby stage 3 finger foods, around $8 for toddler meals, about $9 for kids' meals, and approximately $11 for teen and adult meals. Not sure if you want to commit to a weekly order? They offer a one-time purchase, but there is about a $35 order minimum.

Best for Flexible Preparation : Raised Real


Raised Real

Raised Real

Why We Chose It: You can prepare the ingredients to however your child needs or is appropriate to their development. This is great for families raising both toddlers and babies simultaneously with different food texture needs. 

Pros
  • Allows for texture experimentation

  • Compatible with baby-led weaning

  • Organic

  • Ingredients sourced from sustainable farms

  • Recyclable packaging

Cons
  • Preparation required

  • Meals can’t be chosen, but ingredients preferences are available

If you’re looking for a delivery service that allows you to feed your baby and toddler from the same meal kit, Raised Real is for you.

Raised Real meals are designed to be flexible for many ages, which means you can use the same ingredients or meals for both your baby and toddler. For example, you can purée the ingredients for a six-month-old, or serve as finger foods to a toddler.

Ingredients are organic and plant-based. Plus, each meal contains less than 5 grams of sugar, is gluten- and allergen-free, and non-GMO. Meal options include breakfast oats filled with strawberries, blueberries, dates, cinnamon, pears, squash, and more. There is also a wide selection of anytime meals with ingredients like veggies, fruit, flax seeds, hemp seeds, avocado oil, coconut powder, and others.

Raised Real offers two meals and frequency plans. Order 12 meals and you will pay around $6 per meal, but double that to 24 and you will pay about $5 each. You have the option of delivery every two or four weeks. Raised Real offers a discount to new members: about $60 off four boxes of 24 meals or roughly $20 off four boxes of 12 meals.

Best Fruit and Veggie Flavors : Once Upon a Farm


Once Upon a Farm

Once Upon a Farm

Why We Chose It: You can choose from more than just purees with this company. Once Upon a Farm has smoothies, yogurt, and overnight oats options, as well as dairy-free options. 

Pros
  • Different stages for differently aged babies

  • Dairy-free options

  • Certified organic

  • Designed in cooperation with a registered dietitian and nutritionist

Cons
  • Toddler flavors are lacking

  • Some parents don’t like feeding babies pouches

  • If the spokesperson and co-founder of Once Upon a Farm looks familiar, it’s because she’s Hollywood actress Jennifer Garner

Parents can choose from age-appropriate smoothie pouches, dairy-free yogurt, overnight oats, applesauce, and fruit and veggie pouches. The pouches are cold-pressed with certified organic ingredients, so you'll need to store them in the refrigerator. With these products, your baby will feast on delicious combinations like Banana Berry Smoothy, Blueberry Overnight Oats, Wild Rumpus Avocado blend, and Magic Velvet Mango.

The baby blends are divided up by age and include stage one fruit and veggie purees for babies over five months old, stage two for babies over seven months old, and textured-blends in stage three for babies over nine months old. The company's applesauce is for all stages. Dairy-free yogurts are an excellent choice for kids 1 year and up, while dairy-free smoothies are best for older tots.

Once Upon a Farm offers an online subscription service for about $65 that includes 24 pouches and free shipping. But you can also make a one-time purchase of items in smaller packs of 12 or 16.

Final Verdict

We listed Yumi as the best overall baby food subscription company because of its wide variety of flavors and customizable options. The ability to customize is important as babies experiment with new foods, as there will be times your baby will refuse certain flavors and textures. But Yumi knows it’s important to keep trying new things, and that’s where the variety comes in. For older babies, we also love the soft finger foods that Tiny Organics offers. It’s a great option if you’re planning to try baby-led weaning.

Compare the Best Baby Food Delivery Services

Best Baby Food Delivery Services Cost Key Specs
Yumi
Best Overall
One meal a day for $35 a week, two meals a day for $65 a week, or three meals a day for about $90 per week. Free shipping. Eight-step food introduction plan. Gluten- and dairy-free. Free of preservatives and added sugars. Certified USDA Organic.
Tiny Organics Best Finger Food Meals Starts at $5 per meal. 100% organic. Plant-based. Avoids biggest allergens. Compatible with baby-led weaning. Free shipping.
Little Spoon
Best USDA Certified Organic
Starts at around $2.74 per meal. Rotating menu of both single ingredient foods and complex blends. No preservatives, additives, added sugars, fortifiers, or fillers.
CereBelly
Best Science-Backed Company 
Starts at $2.17 per meal. Science-backed recipes and ingredients. Farm fresh, certified USDA organic. Meals are based on baby’s development stages. 
Lil’ Gourmets
Best for Adventurous Flavors
Starts at $3.15 per meal. Global flavors. USDA certified organic. No added sugar. Ability to order a-la-carte.
Fresh Bellies
Best Unique
Starts at $3.50 per meal. USDA Certified Organic.
Spoon included for on-the-go feeding. Cups are reusable. Snacks for toddlers and big kids available.
Smushed Organics
Best Homemade
Starts at $5.17 per meal. Small batch, homemade, organic, and eco-friendly.
Nurture Life
Best for all Ages
$7 to $11 based on age. Already prepared meals. Organic. Great for the whole family.
Raised Real
Best for Flexible Preparation
Starts at $5 per meal. Texture selection available. Compatible with baby-led weaning. Ingredients sourced from sustainable organic farms.
Once Upon a Farm
Best Fruit and Veggie Flavors
Starts at $65 for 24-pack. Different stages for different development stages. Dairy-free. Certified organic. Designed in cooperation with a registered dietitian and nutritionist.

FAQs

What is a Baby Food Delivery Service?

Baby food delivery services are regular shipments of baby food that arrive right at your front door. From single-ingredient purees for babies to finger foods for toddlers, the meals are made of high-quality, fresh foods, making it a snap for parents to get their babies proper nutrition. Meal plan deliveries can be weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly, depending on your needs. Some companies also allow you to place a one-time order of food so that you can try it out before subscribing.

Why Should I Use These Services?

Baby food delivery services are usually more expensive than what you would spend if you bought packaged baby food at the store or made your own. However, some parents find the convenience and food quality to be well worth the price. With regular deliveries of high-quality, nutritious baby food, busy parents don’t have to worry about running out of food or whether their baby is getting the right nutrients.

These companies also make it easy to choose foods that are suitable for your baby’s stage and to accommodate any dietary restrictions. Using a baby food delivery service makes a lot of sense for parents who want their baby to eat fresh foods but don’t have a lot of time for baby food shopping and preparation.

What’s Included?

Most services have an extensive menu of fresh, ready-to-eat meals that feature favorite foods and seasonal choices. Some companies use only organic ingredients that are free of preservatives, GMOs, additives, and added sugar. Meals for young babies usually include fruit and vegetable purees, while meals for older babies include more textured blends or finger foods. They often come in pouches or individual serving cups or containers, making it easy to serve them to your baby at home or on-the-go.  

Can They Accommodate Dietary Restrictions?   

Most baby food delivery services can accommodate dietary restrictions, allowing you to choose meals that don’t contain dairy, nuts, eggs, wheat, or other common food allergens, or to select a vegetarian and/or vegan meal plan.

How Much Do They Cost?

The cost of baby food delivery services varies depending on ingredients, meal types, number of meals, and any dietary restrictions. Meals usually start at about $3 to $7 per serving. For the most part, as you increase the number of meals you order, the cost per serving drops. Most services include free shipping, although some companies charge different prices depending on your location.

Additional reporting by Nicole Bonaccorso.

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