At 6:45 a.m., breakfast always seems like a non-essential, but by 8:00 am, that neglect usually becomes a regret. Breakfast is important, and sitting down to eat it is a beloved routine — but the time it takes to prepare, cook and clean often outweighs our willpower. No more. Breakfast subscriptions, available at many outlets online, are catering to the busy person who still wants their brekkie. You can get good beef online, and you can get a good breakfast — here’s a roadmap to the morning meal (coffee not included).
Best for Athletes: Fuelfood’s nutrient-dense menu is ideal for the active person; the menu is designed with the help of athletes, trainers and coaches. Fuelfood meals would take about an hour to make from scratch, but they take only minutes to heat up at home. Sample items include: two eggs, turkey bacon and sweet potato hash, french toast sticks crusted in cinnamon, and cornflakes with fresh berries.
Fresh n’ Lean
Best for Health: As its name suggests, Fresh n’ Lean provides healthy meals. They’re high in fiber, plant based, protein filled, organic and gluten free. Fresh n’ Lean offers several options: subscribe to a weekly delivery, a one-day plan, or pick a la carte items separately. It’s a convenient way to ease in, if you don’t want to commit to a whole week of breakfasts. Sample items include: banana almond muffins, mixed berry oatmeal and mixed berry chia pudding.
Farm to People blends the curated gift box experience with the foodie experience. Instead of completely preprepared meals, you’ll get three to four artisanal products to try. You may end up with raw maple syrup, dark chocolate rosemary peanut butter, granola, Sriracha or other products. Choose your own gift box and fill it with the items you’d like to try, or email their gifts department to curate a personalized box of breakfast goods to be delivered monthly. farmtopeople.com
Best for Variety: Freshly’s chefs create pre-portioned meals with ingredients screened by their in-house doctor. Then, the meals are shipped in refrigerated boxes to arrive on your doorstep. The menus change monthly, so you don’t have to worry about eating the same breakfast every week. Samples items include green chile bacon frittata, BLT omelette and the meat lover’s omelette with sausage, bacon and ham.
Healthy Chef Creations
Best Personal Chef Replacement: Healthy Chef Creations has an extensive menu of breakfast meals and sides, and their meals arrive fresh, never frozen. They boast dishes such as frittata with spinach, basil, feta and tomato, a steak and egg burrito and seared apple chicken sausage over eggs, onions and veggies. Sides range from fresh fruit to trail mix and yogurt.
Best for a Morning Routine: Factor 75 is a healthy meal subscription plan that sends its meals freshly cooked in cold packs. Their breakfast menu is small, but dishes like their Sunrise Omelet with house-made breakfast sausage are the kinds of dishes you can repeat without getting bored.
Best for Music Fans: Turntable Kitchen offers tasting box subscriptions accompanied by recipes and paired with vinyl records. There is no breakfast subscription option, but their one-time breakfast box — with two kinds of artisan maple syrup and micro-lot coffee — is worth re-ordering. Many of their tasting boxes feature breakfast foods and accompaniments.