Convenience is key and when it comes to dinner it’s now a lot less stressful. Our Aprons Meal Kits are a great dinner option for the whole family and are frequently being expanded to more stores. Our meal kits are pre-packaged bags created in-store using perfect portions and the best ingredients so you can prepare a restaurant-style dinner with your family at home. With three different prep levels, there’s an option everybody will love, from beginners to home chefs.

Selecting Your Meal

The different tiers of meals we offer are simple, simpler and simplest. We have six meals available each week. Five of the six meals are available for an entire month. The sixth meal is a simple meal that rotates weekly. Our kits expand our ready-to-cook (RTC) dinner offerings in the meat department and could include ingredients from bakery, produce, deli and meat. All our kits provide the necessary ingredients to make the meal, except for a few basic pantry items like oil, salt and pepper.

Simple Meal Kits

Meal-Kits-SimpleOur Aprons Simple Meal Kits are the most involved kits we carry. These meals include six steps or less and are designed for customers who want to flex their culinary skills to impress their family and friends. Some examples of these include, Cowboy Chicken and Rice and Crispy Chicken Chopped Salad with Rice.

Simpler Meal Kits

Meat-Kits-SimplerPrepare a yummy meal for your family in four steps or less with Simpler Meal Kits. An easy night in the kitchen is a meal away with many delicious options to choose from. One of our favorites is the Apple Bourbon Pork Tenderloin with Sweet Potatoes & French Green Beans.

Simplest Meal Kits

Meal-Kits-SimpleMany of our Simplest Meal Kits are partly precooked, while some are completely precooked. The Simple Meal Kits are, by design, the simplest. There’s always time for a good meal, especially when it’s so easy to prepare. You’ll love the Homestyle Meatloaf and Gravy with Mashed Potatoes and French Green Beans as well as the Spinach and Feta Chicken Sausage with Mediterranean Orzo and Salad that are part of this tier.


Unlike subscription meal kit services, our Aprons Meal Kits have:

    • No subscription fees
    • No long-term commitment
    • No delivery fee (in-store)

For answers to frequently asked questions, please visit here. Below are some of the meals you can look forward to at your local stores.

Asian-Turkey-and-Green-Bean-SauteAsian Turkey and Green Bean Sauté

Simple Meal: Ready in six steps or less.
Makes 4 servings

Sweet-Chili-Shrimp-with-Sesame-Cabbage-over-Brown-RiceSweet Chili Shrimp with Sesame Ginger Cabbage over Brown Rice

Simpler Meal: Ready in four steps or less.
Makes 2 servings.

Beef-Tips-with-GravyBeef Tips with Gravy, Basmati Rice, Baby Carrots, & Dinner Rolls

Simplest Meal: Ready in two steps or less.
Makes 2 servings.
Created by our Publix Aprons chefs to be table-ready after heating.


Our meal kits are currently only available at select Publix locations. We have a feeling you’re going to love the taste and convenience of these meals. Find a store near you today!


Matthew L.

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Matthew started with Publix in 2009. After working his way up to a Publix Manager, Matthew decided to make a change from retail and pursue his passion for writing. Matthew enjoys hearing stories from the people he's writing about and loves the Publix culture. Outside of work, Matthew enjoys spending time with his wife, son and their dog. They love to explore all that Central Florida has to offer.

29 Comments on “Publix Aprons Meal Kits

  1. Kathryn

    Though I love Publix the BBQ slow cooker meal was a disappointment, as it seems to be to most. The spices are harsh, unpleasant and overpowering. The children spit it out And the dog wouldn’t eat it. With all the bad feedback, you would think this could be modified to be more acceptable to more people. We took a few bites and pitched the whole mess into the trash.

  2. Jan

    First, I must say I love shopping at Publix.

    However, someone was WAY off with the BBQ Meal Kit. We were expecting easy BBQ on the 4th, but what we got was so overpowering with cayenne pepper and chili taste, some had to literally spit it out.

    It was really, really bad. You might want to check on the seasoning packets.


    1. Caroline A.Caroline A.

      Hi Jan, I am sorry to hear about the BBQ Meal Kit you purchased. Will you please reach out to us on Facebook through private message or Twitter through direct message? Our team will be happy to address your concerns.

  3. Ellis

    We also bought a meal kit with no instructions. Given that multiple people have said they have had the same issue and nobody in the store was helpful, why not post the directions on this website? Seems like a much better option than telling everyone, “Sorry, go back to the store and get them.”

    1. Matthew L.Matthew L.

      Hi Ellis, we’re sorry that your kit was missing instructions and will take your feedback into consideration for the future with this blog. We always recommend reaching out to the store or to our Customer Care team at http://www.publix.com/contact so that these instances can be appropriately addressed and so that they do not occur in the future. Thanks for taking the time to reach out about this.

  4. Kerry

    I have purchased the BBQ beef Aprons slow cooker meal. There were no instructions/recipe. I called the store but they don’t have it either. Any idea where I can get this?

    1. Caroline A.Caroline A.

      Hi Kerry, I’m sorry to hear your meal kit did not include instructions. Your store’s Meat/Seafood department should have the instructions to these kits. If you have additional questions, please reach out to us on our social media pages.

    2. Tonya

      sounds like trend as we bought a chicken dumpling slow cooker meal and again no instructions and sad part is the customer service response here is “the meat department in store should have the instructions”? Really? The package should have had the instructions but I’m supposed to chase them down? And if you’re going to go to the trouble to respond then pick up a phone call the store and get them to email instructions and then post them! And why this isn’t on web site is beyond me but telling me to go track down instructions for something you’re marketing as convenient is incredibly inconvenient and not something that happens with the home delivery services…and Kerry, writing a comment is reaching out…

      1. Matthew L.Matthew L.

        Hi there Tonya, we’re sorry that we’ve let you down and will share your concerns and suggestions with our Meat teams, as the instructions for these items are supposed to be in each package.

      2. Annette

        100% Correct the same thing happened to me. And it is suppose to come with carrots and the one I bpught didn’t. I had to go out and purchase them when we’re trying to “Stay home” as much as possible. I also tried to go on line here to see if they posted the directions but to no avail. If there are so many of your customers saying the same thing, why isn’t this being resolved. Cmon Publix you’re a about customer service but you’re missing g the mark on this one.

        1. Elizabeth

          Here we are in August, and looks like they still can’t get instructions in a box! I purchased this yesterday and nothing. It is the third prepackaged meal I have tried without instructions. I wonder why they can’t just post the instructions??

  5. Stephanie

    Hi there,

    We bought the Publix Apron. Slow Cooker meal, Thai Coconut Chicken (4 servings). It looks great, but no instructions were included. Could you please send them to me?

    1. Caroline A.Caroline A.

      Hi Stephanie, I’m sorry to hear your meal kit did not include instructions. If you need the instructions in the future, the store’s meat department will have this information for you.

      1. Monica

        I bought a Publix Apron Slow Cooker meal of BBQ beef (with kale and bacon bits). There is no liner bag or recipe. I researched for the recipe on line for an hour and called the store. They could not find a recipe either.

    1. Catherine

      Same thing happened to me!
      Called the store and they told me recipe card in box…it was! It would be nice to put that (the recipe card is inside) on the outside of the box. I was trying to leave instructions for babysitter to cook, and the card is not visible unless you open the box and take all the contents out. :-). Looking forward to trying it!

    1. Matthew L.Matthew L.

      Hi Ryan, sorry about that.

      * Line slow cooker with the provided slow cooker liner (4-qt slow cooker recommended).
      * Place pork in slow cooker and cover it with Fajita marinade.
      * Cover and cook on High for 5-6 hours or on Low for 7-8 hours and until the internal temperature of pork reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
      * Shred pork, then divide pork mixture among tortillas; top each with even amounts remaining ingredients.

    1. Matthew L.Matthew L.

      Hi Lucy, I’ve included the instructions below. I apologize the recipe was not there.

      Line the slow cooker with the provided slow cooker liner.
      Place all ingredients in the slow cooker.
      Cook on High for 4 hours or on Low for 8 hours and until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.

  6. Jayne Smith

    Had my first Aprons meal tonight and it was delicious and so easy to prepare. No fuss meal for two! Had the Harissa Chicken and I am ready to try more as it is a very economical way to cook and it’s portions are perfect. Only suggestion I would make is to have the instructions visible when looking at the meal in the store by placing it on the bottom of the package. Love Publix and so glad you are in my neighborhood.
    Jayne S

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