Home & Garden Home The Best Organic Baby Food Delivery Services Fresh, high-quality baby food delivered to your door By Amber Nolan Amber Nolan College at Brockport, State University of New York Amber Nolan is a freelance writer for Treehugger who is passionate about sustainable living, nature, and outdoor adventure. Learn about our editorial process Published January 8, 2021 Share Twitter Pinterest Email Home & Garden Pest Control Natural Cleaning DIY Family Green Living Thrift & Minimalism Sustainable Eating Our editors independently research, test, and recommend the best products; you can learn more about our review process here. We may receive commissions on purchases made from our chosen links. a_namenko / Getty Images The first three years are an important time for children’s growth, and the food they eat plays a critical part in their development. Giving little ones quality, healthy baby food can be challenging, since many store-bought products are loaded with preservatives, and making it from scratch can be time-consuming. The lack of organic options on store shelves have led several companies to launch organic baby food delivery services, and the trend has caught on. We’ve sorted through the options and compiled the best baby food delivery services. Our Top Picks Best Overall: Little Spoon Best Meals: Tiny Organics Best Purées: Yumi Best Custom Boxes: Cerebelly Best for Adventurous Eaters: Raised Real Best for All Ages: Once Upon a Farm Best Overall: Little Spoon Little Spoon Learn More Why We Chose It: All of Little Spoon’s packaging is recyclable, and parts of it are also made from recycled items. The blue plates are dishwasher safe, so they can be reused. From organic baby food blends and small plates to natural remedy sticks designed to help with your child's overall well-being, Little Spoon has a variety of options suited for your little one's needs. The organic baby food blends have a rotating menu with more than 100 ingredients and 30 different purée choices, from basics like butternut squash, apple, and mango to more complex mixtures like pitaya blended with coconut oil, banana, spinach, and pineapple. The small dinner plates are quick, heat-and-eat options for toddlers, with options like spaghetti and turkey meatballs with kale pesto and broccoli, or chicken potstickers with quinoa stir-fry and edamame. There’s an easy search option that can help you find the right foods for the matching age and meal habits of your child—including picky eaters or kids with allergies. Blends run from around $24 to $60 per week depending on frequency (or around $3 to $4 each). Meal pricing for plates ranges from around $5 per meal (24 per delivery) to about $7 (eight per delivery). In addition to the incredible meal options they offer, Little Spoon has an online community giving advice for new parents and answers to common parenting questions. Best Meals: Tiny Organics Tiny Organics Learn More Why We Chose It: Not only is the outer box packaging recyclable, the green interior insulation is biodegradable. Recommended for ages eight months to three years (or more), Tiny Organics' products are mini-meals that are plant-based, completely organic, and free of the most common allergens. The idea behind Tiny Organics is to let little ones feed themselves, which can help with hand-eye coordination and decrease the chance of them being picky eaters later on. Created by a chef-led team of nutritionists, each bowl has solid food items that can be eaten with utensils or by-hand as messy finger food. Meals include both savory and sweet ingredients and are packed with nutrients. For example, the sage and thyme stuffing comes with mushrooms, quinoa, fennel, and carrots, and the ratatouille combines tomato, eggplant, bell peppers, zucchini, and basil. Boxes come with 12 or 24 meals that arrive frozen, ready to heat and serve. You can choose any combination of items and delivery occurs in one-, two-, or four-week increments. Meal prices range from around $5 to $6 each (depending on how many items you select). Best Purées: Yumi Yumi Learn More Why We Chose It: All of Yumi’s packaging—including the ice pack— is recyclable. If you’re looking for blended baby food in a jar (rather than a pouch), Yumi has an array of options. Each jar is 100% fresh and organic, plus it contains no gluten, dairy, allergens, or added sugars. Orders arrive chilled (not frozen), and deliveries are available weekly, with several meal plans to choose from. For babies aged four to six months, there are classic, one-ingredient purées (like beets, zucchini, or squash) created for first-time eaters. The “mashables” jars are designed for babies seven to nine months and have a wider variety of ingredients. For this group, choose from blends like cauliflower soup (cauliflower, coconut milk, onion, Japanese sweet potato, garlic, thyme, and rosemary) or beat hummus (beets, chickpea, quinoa, lentil, and mint). In addition to the more than 40 types of blended baby food, Yumi also offers limited edition and holiday flavors. The 10-month pack, for example, introduces a new jar flavor each week based on your baby’s stage of development and costs around $65 per week for 16 jars. Yumi also sells plans for toddlers that bundle more solid food products. Best Custom Boxes: Cerebelly Cerebelly Learn More Why We Chose It: Cerebelly’s products are organic, non-GMO, and BPA-free, plus, Cerebelly offers a national recycling program for the pouches through a partnership with Terracycle. Developed by a neurosurgeon and a team of registered dietitians and nutritionists, Cerebelly’s organic baby food is scientifically designed to assist with healthy brain functions. To personalize your order, begin by answering a few questions based on your child’s age and developmental milestones. Each customized box will contain specific vitamins and nutrients that enhance healthy brain functions during the corresponding stages of your child’s growth. A build-your-own box option is also available in various sizes, with the most popular being its medium one, containing about 28 to 41 items. Pricing varies depending on box size, but the medium offering costs about $3 per item (with free shipping on most orders). Choose from four-ounce baby food pouches with flavors like carrot pumpkin (loaded with iron, vitamin A, and zinc) or carrot chickpea (with zinc, vitamin B6, and protein). A solid option: The company's new smart snack bars combine ancient grains, fruits, and vegetables and are perfect for toddlers. Orders ship every 14 days (you can modify your orders and change flavors between shipments.) In addition to online, Cerebelly is available at several retailers including Whole Foods, Wegmans, and Target. Best for Adventurous Eaters: Raised Real Raised Real Learn More Why We Chose It: Recycling is a priority for Raised Real, so the cardboard food boxes and metallic shells are all recyclable, not to mention the insulation is biodegradable (made from recycled denim). Made with ingredients from organic, sustainable farms, Raised Real’s baby food locks in nutrients with its signature flash-freezing process. Boxes aren’t customizable (you don’t get to choose the meals), so Raised Real’s plans are ideal for kids who aren’t fussy eaters. That said, you can opt-out of meals that contain certain ingredients. Rotating meals come with six different recipes featuring staples like beans, oats, spinach, cauliflower, quinoa, avocado oil, and more. Although the meals are up to the chef, you can choose how many breakfast or dinner options you’d like in each box. There are two different plan options: 12 meals for around $66, or 24 meals for about $120, with weekly or biweekly meal frequency. Best for All Ages: Once Upon a Farm Once Upon a Farm Learn More Why We Chose It: In addition to growing sustainable produce, TerraCycle uses BPA- and PVC-free packaging, and all of its cups, bowls, and bottles can be recycled curbside. Pouches and caps can be sent to TerraCycle to be recycled. Once Upon a Farm also donates a portion of select orders to the Save the Children foundation. With humble beginnings from a family-owned farm, Once Upon a Farm’s organic food for babies, toddlers, and younger children are now available in most major stores (like Walmart, Whole Foods, Publix, Target). Every ingredient in the easy-to-use pouches is sustainably-grown, USDA Organic, and non-GMO verified. Choose from baby food pouches like apple sweet potato, avocado blend, or green bean and zucchini. For toddlers, heartier options include overnight oats with apple cinnamon or blueberry, as well as pumpkin and banana mixed with oats, coconut milk, and raisins. If your kids are past the toddler stage, Once Upon a Farm offers smoothies and yogurts that are cold-pressed, no sugar added, and dairy-free. Subscribing to Once Upon a Farm's Farm Fresh Club is cheaper than purchasing items individually, plus shipping is free. Boxes containing 24 items of your choice cost around $65, with frequency options ranging from one to five weeks. How We Chose the Best Organic Baby Food Delivery Services To determine the best organic baby food delivery services, we considered the variety of options, farm-fresh ingredients, staff expertise, and the quality of products. Many services, like Cerebelly, have nutritionists and other medical professionals on the team to ensure that kids are getting the healthiest options. While many products are geared toward babies ages six months to a year, Tiny Organics stood out because it offers unique organic meals for toddlers. With a wide range of food options, flexible pricing, and delivery plans, Little Spoon was our overall top choice. All of the delivery services on our list offered entirely organic cuisine (while competitor companies may only offer some organics), and they all placed an emphasis on sustainability—using recyclable packaging as much as possible. What’s in Organic Baby Food? It’s more about what’s not in it. Organic baby food steers clear of GMOs, common allergens, preservatives, or added sugars. It's made fresh, with common ingredients like legumes, fruits, seeds, and vegetables that are rich in vitamins and nutrients needed for healthy growth and development. Can I Change the Delivery Frequency for Organic Baby Food? Most delivery services allow you to pause, skip, cancel or change frequency at any time. You can also adjust the items in your box, so you aren’t locked into the same selections each week. How Much Do Organic Baby Food Delivery Services Cost? The cost of baby food delivery varies with frequency and the number of items in each shipment. In addition, meals for toddlers tend to be pricier than blended baby food jars. Expect to spend anywhere from roughly $40 to $90 per week, or about $3 to $6 per item.