Best Food Subscription Boxes to Gift from Cookbook Clubs to Monthly Recipes

Fear not, foodies! Even if travel opportunities are limited, monthly food subscription boxes are a great way to ensure that anyone who's in love with food can still taste all the flavors the world has to offer, right from the comforts of home. And what's more, experiencing bold new flavors and discovering new favorites will keep you drooling in anticipation for each monthly delivery!

Food subscription boxes can do everything from helping you get hands-on in the kitchen to indulging your cravings! For lovers of all things sweet, salty, and everything in between, there’s a subscription service out there just waiting to treat those tastebuds to a healthy snack, a delicious meal, or a decadent dessert.

Monthly subscription boxes designed for foodies are a great way to explore new cuisines, treat yourself to something special, or find the perfect gift for a fellow food lover. Whether you’re looking for yourself or a loved one, this mouthwatering gift guide serves up some of our favorite food and snack subscription boxes on a proverbial silver platter.

What do Different Food Subscription Boxes Offer?

Develop a Global Palate

Try different foods from all over the world with a variety of subscription boxes that will bring the cuisines of the globe into your kitchen. Some options, such as EatTiamo - Italian Food Box and Japan Crate, will bring you dinner from various continents, including both savory and sweet offerings. Others, such as Explore Local Box Monthly, give you a taste of different cities across America.

Start Eating Healthier

Wanting to start eating a more nutrient-dense diet, but are unsure where to begin? A healthy subscription foodie box can be a great, easy place to start. If you or a loved one is following the keto diet for health, diet, or lifestyle reasons, the Keto Snack Box can be a great addition to your life. Gluten-free and vegan options exist, although others—such as SnackSack Classic—offer both, including both confections and salty treats.


SnackSack Classic

From $26.91 per box
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Holidays can really do a number on those fitness goals, but SnackSack makes it possible to indulge in moderation by making sure there are always healthy snack options on hand. Keep your routine simple every month with a steady stream of nutritious, vegan, and gluten-free snacks arriving at the front door. Featuring an array of tried-and-tested brands, you’ll enjoy a mix of sweet and salty grab-and-go snacks.

Shipping: Ships within the U.S. beginning on the 10th of each month.

Why Subscribers Love It: “My girls and I have enjoyed our snack box each month. It ships on time and snuggly packed in a cute box. We like the mix of sweet and savory! It’s been fun trying so many new brands and we have even searched our a few to order more.” – Robyn B.


Hardcover Cook

From $98.00 per box
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Some people never cook, while others can never have enough cookbooks. If you and your partner are in the latter category, consider gifting a Hardcover Cook Quarterly Box for Cookbook Lovers for your wedding anniversary or other major event. Once per quarter, you’ll receive a recently released cookbook along with six or more full-sized specialty ingredients, carefully chosen to complement the text. Whip out your cutting boards and best paring knives: after all, they say the couple that cooks together, stays together!

Shipping: New boxes start shipping on March 7th, June 7th, September 7th, and December 7th. You can skip or swap anytime.

Why Subscribers Love It: “This box was a splurge and it was completely worth it. I received an autographed cookbook, lots of delightful and unique spices and ingredients, and a "find it in the book" card to use the products with specific recipes. The spice containers are so cute I will keep them after their contents are all gone. Even the box of chickpea flour is pretty enough to display outside the cupboards. I am so glad I ordered this. I feel spoiled and really appreciate the humanness in this box. Totally worth it. Thank you so much for this experience!” – Jackie J.


The Original Gourmet Cheese Club

From $47.95 per box
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Every foodie knows the importance of cheese and understands that the world of cheese expands far beyond the grocery store shelves. Designed for the cheese lovers amongst us, t Original Gourmet Cheese Club is a cheese-of-the-month club that is curated to impress even the snootiest of cheese snobs. Each box includes about a half pound of three different types of small-batch cheeses made by artisanal cheese makers, along with tasting notes and pairing recommendations.

Shipping: First box ships within 7 business days of your order, and subsequent boxes will arrive about the same time each month.

Why Subscribers Love It: “Amazing cheese, I see myself being a subscriber for a long time.” – Ashley N.


Piquant Post Flavor Kits

From $10.99 per box
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Looking for a budget-friendly box to kick up the flavor? Piquant Post Flavor Kits prove that bold flavors can come in small packages! A different kind of meal kit, this month-to-month subscription sends four small-batch, freshly-ground spice mixes and coordinating chef-developed recipe cards to push your boundaries when it comes to culinary exploration. Simply pick up fresh whole ingredients and create globally-inspired dishes.

Shipping: Boxes ship around the 15th of every month.

Why Subscribers Love It: “This is by far my favourite spice subscription, I’ve tried a few different ones. The recipes are extremely easy to follow and delicious & I love that they have the spices for sale on their website in case you want to buy more for future recipes! They even have alternative recipes on their website in case you want to make something different with the spices you receive. So far I’ve made 2 out of the 4 recipes and I’m literally in LOVE! I’m basically a pro chef now thanks to Piquant Post!” – Sarah S.


SnackSack Gluten-Free

From $26.91 per box
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SnackSack is a healthy snack-time paradise that delivers flavorful treats right to the front door. Keep the goodies coming month after month with four different subscription options that cater to your personal dietary needs, including classic, vegan, gluten-free, and vegan+GF. Enjoy a mix of 12 or more surprise snacks every month, from seasoned nuts and veggie crisps to cookies and protein bars.

Shipping: Ships within the U.S. beginning on the 10th of each month.

Why Subscribers Love It: “Just got my crate today and I'm very excited to try all of the snacks included! I have celiac disease and it can be hard to find new gluten-free friendly snacks. This is a great way to find and try them! Thanks so much, SnackSack!” – Erin J.


The Ultimate BBQ Experience

From $36.99 per box
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Whether they're throwing a grass-fed steak or some marinated chicken on the grill, the Grill Masters Club makes a great gift for anyone who enjoys a little open-air cooking. Take the backyard barbecue up a notch with a monthly box that showcases some of the best gourmet grilling brands on the market with a curated mix of 4 products, including spice blends, rubs, smoking chips, sauces, marinades, and more!

Shipping: First box ships within 3 business days of your order, and additional boxes ship on or before the 9th of each month.

Why Subscribers Love It: “Love these boxes! Always a great surprise as we grill a lot and what’s inside are products we are trying out for the first time. We got this as a gift and enjoy a new box every month of goodies to use on our Weber grill. Highly recommend!” – Susan T.


Hot Sauce of the Month Club - Monthly

From $14.99 per box
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Members of the carnivore club and those who like to heat things up can get a monthly dose of spice by joining the Hot Sauce of the Month Club. Here to deliver either one or three full-size bottles of award-winning hot sauces, choose from classic, mild or extra hot to get a curated selection of sauces from artisanal, small-batch producers. From vinegary and smoky to tangy and even a little sweet, add some extra zing whenever you need it.

Shipping: Boxes ship within one week of placing your order.

Why Subscribers Love It: “Love this! The sauces are FANTASTIC! The variety has been excellent. It is the perfect gift, my fiancé and I look forward to these packages SO much.” – Constandena P.


Mix Box

From $29.95 per box
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Mix Box by Homemade Bakers is a fun DIY baking kit that's perfect for everyone from novices to advanced bakers looking for an easy way to make "from scratch" treats. Packed with pre-measured whole food ingredients, canned fillings, decorative toppings, and simple recipes, each box brings all that's needed to prepare one delicious dessert. And, if the recipe of the month isn't to their liking, they can do a cinnamon bun swap!

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 7th of every month.

Why Subscribers Love It: “Got this subscription box for my mother-in-law, who is very tough to buy for, and she loved it! She had so much fun making some new desserts and she said everything tasted so good!” – Jess L.


Jerky Snob

From $15.49 per box
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Stock up the "mantry" with hardy, protein-packed snacks with Jerky Snob. Guaranteed to settle for nothing but the best, this curated box is ideal for keto dieters, paleo enthusiasts, meat lovers, and everyday snackers. Unbox a choice selection of top-quality, small-batch, and artisanal dried meats in a wide range of flavors, from classics, like Hickory BBQ to originals, like Aloha Teriyaki and Peri-Peri Pepper.

Shipping: First box ships within 2 business days of your order, and the following boxes ship between the 15 to the 18th of each month. Only ships within the U.S.

Why Subscribers Love It: “My S.O. loved these! I got this for him for his birthday and he thoroughly enjoyed looking forward to a new delivery each month. The jerky was really good, and exceptionally fresh! Even his least favorite jerkys, the sugar-free ones, were pretty good. They just need some kin of sweetness to balance out the flavor. All in all, this was a wonderful experience and will be my first stop for future gifts!” – Donna H.


HealthyMe Living Snack Box

From $26.99 per box
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A great way to sample new brands without sinking money into snacks that don't hit the spot, HealthyMe Living is a unique delivery service that can help you try before you buy. Each snack box is filled with goodies, like protein bars, all-natural gummies, and grain-free chips, bringing an assortment of single-serve healthy, vegan snack options, all hand-selected by a certified health coach who is passionate about fitness and nutrition.

Shipping: First boxes ship within 2 to 3 business days. Subsequent boxes ship on the 15th of each month.

Why Subscribers Love It: “My diet is complex due to a couple of chronic health conditions. This box is wonderful for me since it has some things I wasn’t aware of to try plus a couple of old favorites. I love it and everything in it :) Fun and arrived very quickly. Thank you!” – Mary C.


Explore Local Box Monthly

From $45.00 per box
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Support small businesses while tasting an assortment of amazing products from around the U.S. with a monthly gift subscription to the Explore Local Box. Making a cross-country road trip staycation a reality, each box highlights a different American city and provides you with a mix of high-quality sweets, snacks, syrups, and spices, along with artisan handicrafts all from the featured region.

Shipping: Subscription boxes will ship the 1st week of the month. Only in the U.S.

Why Subscribers Love It: “A really great gift. I gave this to my parents and they call me every month to tell me what they got. The products are high quality and it has really nice packaging. It is a perfect gift! (And I didn’t have to deal with shipping anything. it shipped directly to my parents. Nice and easy!)” – Bailey P.


The Standard - Wine Club (Monthly) By "He Wines, She Dines"

From $60.00 per box
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Take a moment to toast to health and happiness with a monthly curation of delicious wines from He Wines, She Dines. As a member of the Standard wine club, get top-shelf treatment at an affordable price with three bottles of wine that have been hand-selected to your tastes and preferences! Along with a mix of reds, whites, sparkling, and dessert wines, this wine subscription includes pairing suggestions and even an occasional seasonal treat.

Shipping: First box ships within 5 business days of your order, and subsequent boxes ship around the 15th of each month.

Why Subscribers Love It: “Well worth the money! As a wine drinker & a picky one at that, the wines I have received so far. They have come quickly & were fantastic if I do say so myself! Thank you for a great experience so far. Looking forward to next month's selection.” – Ann-Marie C.


Monthly Mercantile Box

From $45.00 per box
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Travel to a beautiful, natural region of the country with a thoughtfully curated gift basket from The Appalachian Mercantile. Featuring high-quality artisan and small-batch goodies, each box comes filled with homestyle goodness from the Blue Ridge Mountains, like jams, pickles, relishes, honey, sauces, and beautifully crafted home decor and body care items. Take this unique opportunity to sample or gift gourmet treats that are 100% made in the USA.

Shipping: Ships worldwide on the 15th of every month.

Why Subscribers Love It: “Got this for my mom who is from rural Virginia and really missing home these days. This really brightened her day, and she’s so excited for the next box. Everything in the box was both lovely, useful, and tasty!” – Lauren F.


EatTiamo - Italian Food Box

From $89.00 per box
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Prepare delicious, authentic Italian cuisine at home with a subscription to EatTiamo. Each monthly meal kit comes packed with 7 full-size gourmet food items sourced directly from some of the best producers in the country. Get an introduction to the regional delights of Italy by preparing a family-style meal for 4, featuring uncomplicated pasta recipes and traditional sauces and spreads.

Shipping: Ships to the U.S. and select countries around the 15th of each month.

Why Subscribers Love It: “I really appreciated Eattiamo box, it's so funny and easy to prepare all dishes. You can discover and taste a real typical regional Italian food... I smelled the Italian flavours and for a moment I traveled with my mind 😄 thanks Eattiamo.” – Lauren M.


Japan Crate

From $45.79 per box
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Though the items included with Japan Crate go far beyond food, a few of their offerings are sure to entice adventurous foodies. Head to the archipelago and dive into the sweet, slightly strange, and very colorful world of Japanese candy with both the Original and Premium Boxes. And, if savory is more your speed, grab a subscription to the Umai Crate for authentic pre-packed noodles in a wide variety of fun flavors.

Shipping: Crates are shipped out within 3 to 4 weeks of your initial order. Ships worldwide from the United States.

Why Subscribers Love It: “Japan crate is the best at giving delicious snacks. If you’re a person who enjoys trying new things I recommend trying Japan Crate. Everyone at work enjoys the snacks that I bring and even my parents who have never tried new things.” – Julio R.


Keto Snack Box

From $43.99 per box
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My Keto Snack Box is a great subscription or food gift for anyone following a keto diet, making it a great way to support your own or a loved one's health, fitness, or weight-loss goals. Knowing how difficult it can be to find keto-compliant snacks, this monthly subscription offers guilt-free and affordable snack sampling without needing to commit to a larger purchase. Enjoy 8 to12 new snack options that contain less than 5 grams of carbs each!

Shipping: Holiday orders will ship by December 21, while the following boxes will ship on the 7th of each month.

Why Subscribers Love It: “My cousin gifted me a prepaid subscription last year and I've been subscribed since! The boxes offer a great variety of Keto-friendly items (stuff I've never considered buying or even knew existed!). The Keto noodles and chocolate syrup are my top favorites from the last two boxes.” – My T.