The list of reliable food services is growing but Blue Apron, Plated and Hello Fresh rank among our personal favorites. Here are quick breakdowns of the three including current prices. You can find out more information about each food subscription box by reading our dedicated reviews:
Blue Apron offers two different plans to fit busy couples and families. The website is easy to use and has how to videos if you’re unsure how to do something. Blue Apron also offers tips and tricks for each recipe on how to use the ingredients. The two person plan consists of one delivery a week. Every delivery comes with pre-portioned ingredients for three delicious recipes. This plan costs $54.94, which breaks down to $9.99 per meal, per person.
The family plan has one or two deliveries a week that can be scheduled to fit your busy life. Blue Apron offers the choice if you would like two or four recipes options per week. The Blue Apron’s culinary team creates meals that both the parents and the kids will enjoy. The family plan has two options, one being the two meals per week, which is $69.92, or $8.74 per meal, per person. The four meal option is $139.94, which breaks down to the same $8.74 per meal, per person.
Plated is a weekly box that has fresh and seasonal ingredients, pre-portioned for the recipes you choose. They’re committed to using sustainable sourced seafood, seasonally fresh produce, and meat raised without antibiotics or added hormones. Plated recipes begin at $12 per plate, and boxes are customizable.
This makes the price of Plated boxes vary from week to week depending on your selections. After the first box, deserts can be added for $4 per serving. Furthermore, after the first boxes, you can add, swap, or remove recipes in your boxes. Plated offers free shipping to 95% of the US after $50, and then reasonable shipping costs of $6 to $8 in the continental U.S. thereafter. It s a good value plan from one of the leaders in home box delivery food.
Hello Fresh is a customizable food delivery box. Hello Fresh creates recipes and you choose what you would like to eat. Hello Fresh promises to bring you the freshest and healthiest food, with a dash of fun, a sprinkle of learning, and a dollop of deliciousness — all for a great price. Hello Fresh also works with small farmers, butchers, fishmongers and fellow culinary enthusiasts to ensure that only the best ingredients are shipped to your table.
Hello Fresh’s boxes are shipped out on Thursday. Hello Fresh offers two boxes: the Classic Box (for Omnivores) and the Veggie Box (for Herbivores). The Classic box is $69 for three meals for 2 people ($11.5 per meal), or $129 for three meals for 4 people ($10.75 per meal). The Veggie Box is $59 for three meals for 2 people ($9.83 per meal), or $109 for three meals for 4 people ($9.08 per meal).