4th of July Meal Delivery Options to Save You Time

Everyone loves a classic Independence Day cookout, and while hosting your friends and family is a ton of fun, it’s usually a ton of work too! With the sun shining and the kids out of school, we believe 4th of July is best spent outdoors with the people you love – definitely not in line at the grocery store, chopping vegetables, or wondering who was supposed to bring the mac & cheese.

You might be wondering, “What choice do I have?” and we know it can seem that way. After all, the whole point of the holiday is grilling! So what’s the alternative – takeout? No chance. But 4th of July meal delivery might just be the perfect solution for your easiest, most delicious family barbecue yet. From Gobble’s 4th of July BBQ Boxes to Butcher Boxes to assorted delivery Dessert Boxes, there are so many options to enjoy your favorite parts of holiday grilling but skip the rest.

Try These 4th of July Meal Delivery Options

No two 4th of July meal delivery options are exactly alike. Some give you all the tools to help you cook at home like a chef, while others just spare you from the line at the butcher counter or save the hours you’d spend making cookies and pies. Point is, whatever you’re looking to cut back on to make your holiday more enjoyable, there’s probably a 4th of July meal delivery for you! Let’s explore some of our favorite options.

1. 4th of July Meal Kit Delivery

Let’s kick it off with the ultimate, all-inclusive solution for holiday grilling – Gobble’s 4th of July BBQ Boxes. Each box is designed to deliver you every dish your 4th of July guests are craving while saving you hassle and prep at every step. Forget about making a menu, running to the store, prepping marinades and ingredients, and spending your entire holiday putting it all together. Gobble’s meal kits deliver you grill-ready meats, sides ready to heat, plate, and enjoy, plus all the buns, condiments, and sauces you need. You’ll even find an assortment of cookies in every box! Each box feeds 4 hungry people, but order quantities are unlimited (while supplies last). So, if you’ve got more to feed, just order more boxes!

For 2024, Gobble designed not one but TWO unique Grill Boxes. The BBQ Classics Box is a returning favorite, including tender, saucy ribs, seasoned chicken, and classic cookout sides like mac & cheese, cabbage slaw, and pasta salad. Or you could opt for the Gourmet Grill Box, featuring wagyu beef burgers, Italian-style sausages, and an exclusive sweet pepper pepperonata, along with the slaw and pasta salad from the BBQ Classics box. These chef-crafted boxes let you enjoy the best parts of summer grilling – with none of the hassle – while serving your guests a delicious, seasonally-inspired menu. We call that a win-win.

Gobble is a year-round meal kit delivery service (click here to learn more about what meal kits are) that delivers a unique, customizable weekly menu to families around the country. But for 4th of July, they combine their meal kit mastery with the touch of their gourmet chefs to assemble limited-edition grilling boxes, available to subscribers and non-subscribers alike! Click here to learn more about Gobble’s 4th of July meal kit delivery and see what’s inside each box.

2. 4th of July Sweet Treats

Just need a hand with dessert? We totally get it – grilling up the meats is Dad’s job, and tossing together a macaroni salad is no fuss. At least compared to all the time we’ve spent simmering fruits, baking pies, and getting every ingredient juuuust right. Plus, with dessert hitting the table last, it usually forces someone to leave the table every few minutes to check on the oven – and that’s no fun at all.

Enter Goldbelly – a delivery service that tracks down the best desserts from local shops in every corner of the country. For 4th of July meal delivery, they’ve curated a killer list of mouthwatering desserts, from Kermit’s Key Lime Pie (Key West, FL) to It’s-It Ice Cream Sandwiches (San Francisco, CA). Just browsing the menu feels patriotic – who knew America was packed with this many delicious desserts from sea to shining sea?

Because they ship across the country from smaller businesses in just about every state, Goldbelly is also a great way to connect people and places. If you’re living somewhere far from home, bring your favorite childhood treat for your friends! Or, if you’ve got a regional menu going for your 4th of July cookout, get the perfect dessert delivered from those who really do it best. Cheesecake from Brooklyn, Huckleberry Pie from Montana, Peach Pie from down south – the list is endless!

3. 4th of July Butcher Box

ButcherBox will be the first to tell you – they’re all about the meats. And their 4th of July Box is no exception! You’ll find free-range chicken breasts & wings, uncured hot dogs, and beef burgers, alongside steaks and Italian sausages too. It’s a feast in every sense of the word, and it helps the grillmaster in your house in more ways than one.

First of all, while they can’t quite skip the grocery store entirely (see more about meal delivery vs. grocery shopping), they can skip one of the more chaotic sections this time of year – the butcher counter. The wait can be a long one, but it’s also a frustrating challenge if your ideal cuts of meat become sold out or unavailable. It can also be tricky to source higher-quality meats at your local grocery chain, whether you prefer organic, grass-fed, or free-range varieties. 

You’ll still need to put together the side dishes, prep the desserts, and handle all the sauces, marinades, and condiments – but the 4th of July meal delivery from ButcherBox is a fantastic way to get top-quality, delicious meats delivered right to your door for the barbecue. 

4. 4th of July Gift Basket

Want to spruce up your spread with a gourmet 4th of July meal delivery – or be a superstar guest to any cookout? Look no further than Harry & David’s curated 4th of July gift list. You’ll find everything from snacking platters to dessert boxes to grill-ready cuts of sockeye salmon, all with deliciousness just about guaranteed.

We especially love their limited-edition popcorn buckets (though we’ll probably finish them long before the fireworks), as well as their cheesecake party wheel – perfect for sharing with guests. We’re also a big fan of their “Pick 3” BBQ Sauce bundle, which lets you mix and match your favorite flavors to build a custom gift (or treat for yourself) that’ll be both timely and delicious. Lastly, you really can’t go wrong with decorated sugar cookies or chocolate strawberries, as both are time-tested and loved by all. If you need a 4th of July gift delivered, this is the place!

Celebrating With All-American Food

Whichever you choose, 4th of July meal delivery options are here to make your holiday less stressful and more enjoyable. Whether you choose to let Goldbelly deliver a special treat or let Gobble deliver it all, we hope this list helps you host your easiest, most delicious 4th of July yet!

And if you’re looking to get convenient, delicious, and family-friendly meals delivered all year round, Gobble is always here to help. Get started today with a special welcome offer!

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