When it comes to making dinner, we crave speed and convenience, but not at the cost of wholesomeness. This is where increasingly popular meal-delivery services like Blue Apron, PeachDish, Home Chef, and Plated come to the rescue. These companies do the legwork: You choose recipes from their menu databases, and they deliver fresh, prepped, and ready-to-cook ingredients. Home cooks aren't the only ones to see the potential here; recent venture capital investments northward of $100 million reflect the perceived value of such services. While each offers its own perks—extensive customizability, hyperlocal produce, free shipping—all provide shopping- and chopping-free dinners that let you focus on the fun stuff: cooking and savoring a high-quality meal.

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