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6 Best Fresh Cat Food Delivery Services That Will Have Your Kitty Purring at Full Volume

It’s like Postmates — but for you spoiled cat.

by Avery Felman
September 29, 2022
A cat eating out of a black bowl from the brand, cat person.
Courtesy of Cat Person

We’ve all seen those gorgeous cats with piercing blue eyes and perfectly symmetrical markings on our Instagram feeds. You know the ones: those that the internet gleefully dubs the “ most beautiful cat in the world” — at least for their 15 seconds of fame.

Are they born with these good looks? Well, it’s certainly not Maybelline, so maybe it’s their balanced diet rich in Omegas. While we love our pets unconditionally no matter how their credentials would hold up at a Cat Fanciers’ event, emulating these cats’ enviable looks through a fresh food diet is a worthy undertaking. The fact that eating a healthy diet will allow them to feel their best and live longer? Even better.

Below, some of our favorite fresh food delivery services to give your cat an aesthetic and health glow up.

Btw, our editors (and their pets) picked out these products. They’re always in stock at the time we publish, but there’s a chance they’ll sell out. If you do buy through our links, we may earn a commission. (We’ve got a lot of toys to buy over here, you know?)

smalls bag of cat food in orange

Smalls’ human-grade food for cats aims to get back to the nutritional basics that are integral to your cat’s health without any of the additives.

In their meal plans, Smalls offers human-grade fresh food made with protein rich cow, turkey, and chicken available in pâté, diced, and shredded textures. While they firmly endorse a fresh food diet for cats, they also provide freeze-dried raw food available in duck, turkey, and chicken proteins. With a discount of $10 for your starter pack ($35 for a four week meal plan), Smalls averages about $1.25 per meal, which totals to about $17.50 per week.

cat person food delivery

Cat Person broke into the pet market in 2020, a time when cat people were in lockdown with their cats and desperately seeking simplicity, aesthetically pleasing designs (truly anything was entertaining then), and meals from a source they could trust.

The fact that Cat Person filled all of these niches is either good timing or good sense. Living by the motto “real cat food made simple,” their meals are made for cats of all ages with the highest protein using grain-free and low-carb recipes. With tons of different proteins to choose from in both wet and dry foods, Cat Person has something to offer for felines of all stripes.

After completing a quiz about your cat’s preferences, Cat Person will customize a meal plan and send a starter box your way. From there, you can rule out anything your cat doesn’t take a liking to and make any adjustments before your first monthly box ships. Starting at just $25 for the wet and dry food combination meal plan, Cat Person is one of the most affordable fresh food delivery services available today at an estimated cost of $3.23 per day.

open farm meal in a bowl next to blue packaging

Wholesome cat food isn’t all that hard to come by. While there are tons of brands that cater to you and your cat’s specific needs, lifestyle, and allergies, there’s something to be said for truly high-quality ingredients that are beloved by dog and cat parents alike. The 100 percent ethically sourced, cooked-to-perfection best sellers from Open Farm are the perfect addition to any pet’s pantry. By partnering with certified farms, fisheries, and producers from which they source their proteins, Open Farm is all about offsetting their global emissions and bringing quality, traceable meals to your cat’s bowl.

They’ve even shared their Open Farm picks, which consist of the Wild-Caught Salmon Dry Food, Harvest Chicken Rustic Blend Wet Food, and Bone Broth Bundle for Cats. They offer a variety of dry foods with proteins that range from salmon and whitefish for the pescatarian cat to lamb and turkey/chicken for heartier eaters. Their wet food offers even more blends, including herring, mackerel, and grass-fed beef.

If you’ve been looking to add some goat milk kefir into your cat’s diet (at this point, you don’t even eat this well), you’ll find that in their probiotic blends —  chamomile, turmeric, and organic fruits and veggies — with anti-inflammatory properties. A moderate blend of the three should run you about $26 per week.

milk cat food

Milk offers fresh food that’s handmade in small batches and shipped right to your door, so you won’t have to worry about that last-minute trip to the pet store. Really, who has time for that?

To get started, all you need to do is register your pet’s weight, life stage, and activity level, and Milk will calculate the daily calories they need to stay at their ideal weight — taking all aspects of their health into mind. From there, you can select your pet’s preferred home-cooked recipes, modifying as they let you know what their favorites are, and utilizing Milk’s flexible delivery schedule to suit your needs. 

Made with all-natural ingredients, including chicken liver, pumpkin, cod liver oil, roasted pumpkin and squash seeds, organic kelp, and wheatgrass — your cat will never tire of their custom food rotation. With meal plans starting at just $15 per week, Milk is one of the slightly more expensive options, but it allows you to customize your cat’s portion sizes as well as their recipes for a truly personalized experience. Plus, they also offer dog meal plans, so you can get all your pets meals from one source.

the raised right turkey and pumpkin pate

Raised Right’s human-grade pet food takes your pet’s health and lifestyle into account while designing their custom formula. Created by a family with a history in farming and agriculture, the Rudds eventually transitioned from growing food for people to providing the same quality of food for their pets. From there, Raised Right was born. 

Working with veterinarian Dr. Karen Becker, they’ve come up with a comprehensive formula that centers your pet’s health above all. Unlike other brands, Raised Right doesn’t use any high carb fillers like potato, rice, oats, yam, squash, pasta, parsnips, or barley, which are more cost effective for companies, but worse for your pet. Plus, every meal is lab tested to ensure its safety.

Their site even features a food calculator, taking their weight, activity levels, and goal weight into consideration, to help determine how much food they’ll need on a daily basis. From there, you can choose between different mixtures like chicken, turkey, and pumpkin flavors. At a price point of about $40/week, it’s one of the pricier options, but hey, it’s practically farm to table.

savage cat food in cardboard box

Savage Cat Food is on a mission to bring a raw prey based diet to your cat’s nutritional plan. Delivered straight to your door, their chicken, rabbit and lamb, and duck boxes are all antibiotic-free and certified humanely raised in the US, so you can feel good about where the ingredients are being sourced from.

Savage Cat Food’s website even offers instructions on how to transition your cat’s diet from dry to wet food and from there, wet to raw food, as well as how to get picky eaters hooked and slow down speedy eaters. One watch out is that the food must be kept cold, but it actually makes meal prep a whole lot easier to be able to store the pre-packaged raw food in the freezer and thaw the daily portions in the fridge before serving. 

Starting at about $9/week for an eight week delivery plan, Savage is one of the more affordable options. However, the average delivery ranges from every 3-5 weeks, so it’ll likely end up costing closer to $20/week based on your cat’s meal sizes.

Avery, editor at The Wildest, and her cat, Chicken

Avery Felman

Avery is a writer and producer. She has written for numerous publications, including Refinery29, BuzzFeed, and V Magazine. When she’s not at her computer, you can find her reading, practicing her Greek on Duolingo, and delving into the Sex and the City discourse. She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband and their cat, Chicken, who rules with an iron fist.

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