Going to the grocery store is no longer a risk-free proposition. Especially for older adults who aren’t cooking for themselves, meal delivery services can be a great way to get delicious meals with no fuss while staying at home.

There are a few different kinds of meal delivery services.

Fresh meal delivery services deliver fresh ingredients. The delivery usually comes packed in an insulating container with a cold-pak inside. The meals themselves are often vacuum-packed for maximum freshness.

Frozen meal delivery services deliver meals that have already been prepared and then frozen.

Meal kit delivery services deliver fresh ingredients that require some preparation, but can then be assembled into a delicious meal without worrying about chopping and cooking, or having too much or too little of any ingredient.