10 Best Food Subscription Boxes for Health-Conscious Foodies
Looking for a food subscription box option for the healthy foodie on your gift list? Check out these nutritionist-approved monthly boxes that work for every recipient's dietary habits and medical conditions.
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What is the best food subscription box?
Talk about a gift that keeps on giving. Food subscription boxes can be the perfect gift for someone special in your life. But before you buy a food subscription box for each of the foodies on your gift list, make sure they’re worth the investment. Then, make sure to choose one that fits the recipient’s lifestyle.
“Consider the receiver’s dietary habits, as well as any medical conditions that might make certain gifts better options than others,” says Lisa Andrews, RD, a registered dietitian in Cincinnati and CEO of Sound Bites Nutrition. For instance, if a family member has a heart condition, a food subscription box of salty snacks may not be the way to go—but a recurring delivery of exotic fruit might be the perfect pick.
Consider, too, whether the recipient is someone who likes surprises—such as a different flavor of coffee each month—or consistency. Some subscription boxes offer a variety of goodies, while others are more of a recurring shipment of delicious eats.
Here are 10 food subscription boxes for every health-conscious foodie recipient on your gift list.
$65 and up, depending on subscription
If your gift recipient loves to travel, this B.I.T.E. Box is for them. Be Inspired to Explore (B.I.T.E.) boxes allow folks to taste the best of locations around the world. Your friend will receive up to four curated boxes a year, each packed with up to seven artisan foods that bring destinations to life.
Gindo’s Hot Sauce of the Month Club
$16 and up, depending on subscription
For foodies who love all things spicy, what better gift to give than a hot sauce of the month subscription box? After all, hot sauces are one of the most delicious condiments out there. Get one or three bottles of Gindo’s handcrafted, small-batch sauces—such as blueberry habanero, jalapeno & pickled red onion, smoked chili lime—delivered monthly.
Harry & David Fruit of the Month Club
$80 and up, depending on subscription
Here’s a fun way to encourage foodie friends to eat healthy. Harry & David offers several options for fruit-of-the month club subscriptions. You can choose niche boxes like pears or citrus—or you can opt in for a variety of fruit. There’s even an organic fruit club option. Want to make the gift truly personal? Send a card to your recipient with a note that the gift is coming—and print out a few healthy fruit-centric recipes.
Brothers Coffee Subscription Box
$19 and up, depending on subscription
For the coffee lover on your list: A subscription to a box of ethically sourced coffee that introduces recipients to a new coffee roaster each month. You can feel good about your gift, as Brothers Coffee only works with roasters that invest in their farmers’ and local communities. Choose from light roast, dark roast, or both varieties. (Here are more great gifts for coffee lovers.)
Shots Box Monthly Cocktail Box
Even health-conscious friends like to enjoy the occasional cocktail. Say hello to a subscription box that delivers all the makings you need to shake up four craft cocktails. The monthly cocktail box from Shots Box includes mini liquors, extracts, syrups, garnishes, and a measuring spoon. Cheers!
Curious Elixirs Cocktail Club
$29 and up, depending on subscription
What about the teetotalers on your list? There’s a subscription box for them, too. Choose a variety of Curious Elixirs eight or 24 handmade, alcohol-free cocktails. Because the drinks contain no added sugar, calories are on the low side—usually no more than 50 per 12-ounce bottle.
Bokksu Japanese Snack Boxes
$37 and up, depending on subscription
For the friend who loves all things Japanese: A food subscription box that delivers portion-controlled Japanese snacks, candies, and teas to your pal’s doorstep. Each Bokksu snack box contains up to 25 goodies, as well as a booklet with allergen info. Plus, sales help support family-run businesses in Japan.
igourmet Olive Oil Subscription
$30 per month
Let’s face it: Olive oil is one of the heart-healthiest foods out there, when used in moderation. Purchase this igourmet subscription box, and your recipient will receive a bottle of unique olive oil each month, plus info on its origin. Oils come from around the world—Italy, Spain, Greece, Australia, and Argentina.
Bubble Gluten-Free Bundle
This Bubble bundle of gluten-free foods and snacks is the perfect buy for the gluten-free eaters on your gift list. Your pal will receive gluten-free bagels, flour, granola, chips, and pasta. The same items are delivered monthly, so you can subscribe for just a month—or arrange for ongoing delivery.
Societa Bona Fortuna Superiore Monthly Subscription
Here’s the go-to gift for foodie friends who love to cook up an authentic Italian night here and there. Each Bona Fortuna subscription box comes with a recipe and all the ingredients you need to make it—including extra-virgin olive oil and other items such as premium pasta, marinara sauce, and seasoned sea salt.
- Lisa Andrews, MEd, RD, a registered dietitian in Cincinnati and CEO of Sound Bites Nutrition.