HelloFresh vs Blue Apron
Our Top 5 Meal Delivery Services of 2018
Meal delivery plans are all the rage and everyone, including your neighbor’s Great Aunt, is using them. They help you cook gourmet meals quickly and easily. Plus, they can save loads of money by ensuring you’re not overspending on ingredients.
We review the top 5 meal delivery kits to help you choose the service that best fits your lifestyle. Incredible meals, new recipes, and a whole new meal-time is only a click away.
Home Chef’s mission is to make it as easy as possible to cook fresh food at home. It offers a meal kit program that can be customized as much or as little as you want. You can even change delivery dates and skip weeks. Home Chef strives to offer you a simple and delicious experience with meals anyone can cook in under 30 minutes. Choose from 14 meal options every week, with choices that meet a variety of dietary needs including vegetarian, low carb and low calorie. With 10 million meals delivered last year alone, Home Chef is expanding rapidly.
Key points about Home Chef:
2, 4, or 6 serving offerings at $9.95 per serving
Taste profile suggests meal ideas based on your personal preferences
14 weekly meal options
Skip or cancel meals at anytime
Receive $30 off your first order
Sun Basket is a meal delivery kit that emphasizes healthy cooking and knowing exactly where your food is coming from. It only uses organic and sustainably sourced ingredients, and makes sure that its ingredients are all coming from farmers and ranchers that harvest sustainably. You can choose from two plans – classic or family – that can be customized according to your needs. The classic plan offers farm-to-table inspired meals and comes with 3 recipes per week, while the family plan has more family-friendly meals that both parents and kids will love.
Sun Basket’s environmentally conscious ethos even comes through in its delivery, sending ingredients in 100% compostable and recyclable packaging.
Sun Basket’s highlights:
Choose a “classic” plan at $11.49 per serving, or “family” plan at $9.99 per serving
Recipes created by in-house, award-winning chef
Organic, non-GMO, and fresh ingredients
Gluten-Free, vegetarian, and Paleo approved recipes
Prices include shipping
Launched in 2014 as a regular meal delivery service, MarleySpoon took a new angle by partnering with Martha Stewart in 2016. The company rebranded as MarleySpoon, and emphasizes delicious meals and recipe ideas by one of the biggest names in the food industry.
The service is ideal for people who love to cook but don’t have the time to make the meals they crave. Just sign up for a subscription and receive the ingredients at your door. MarleySpoon’s ingredients are chosen by season for maximum freshness and none of its recipes require more than 6 steps. The company delivers to 7 countries, and its meals have been cooked in 250 million households worldwide.
More reasons to choose MarleySpoon:
Free delivery in chilled boxes that keep your food fresh
Options for 2 or 4 people; skip a week anytime you choose
Delivered and designed for easy weeknight cooking
Recipes are never more than 6 steps
Over 18,000 recipes created by Martha Stewart
Blue Apron is one of the first meal delivery services and has an impeccable reputation. Its chefs and farmers work together to offer you fresher ingredients, better pricing plans, and a greener planet for everyone. Each delivery box comes with farm-fresh and seasonal produce, meat with no added hormones, sustainably-sourced seafood, and everything else you could possibly need to make your meal delicious. You’ll also get recipe cards and the story behind the ingredients.
The benefits of Blue Apron:
2- or 4-person meal plans
Hormone-free meat, sustainable seafood, and non-GMO produce
Personalized menus to accommodate dietary and taste preferences
Pause, skip, or cancel your subscription anytime
Free shipping on all orders
Use HelloFresh and say goodbye to greasy take-out and processed food. It has a great reputation and offers an affordable pricing plan starting at just $9.99 per serving. HelloFresh delivers the exact amount of required ingredients to your door, making it ideal for people who don’t want to waste. It’s also perfect for busy couples who can use its flexible subscription model to change the box type, alter the delivery schedule, update meals, and pause or cancel their account. It’s hassle- and commitment-free.
HelloFresh is so confident you’ll love its recipes, that it offers to send your first box at a discounted rate. Free shipping is also offered on all orders!
More noteworthy features:
$40 off your first order
Gluten-free, nut-free, vegan, and vegetarian options
Family plan offers recipes that even the pickiest kids will love
Uses responsibly-sourced ingredients
Free delivery on all orders
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Everyone has their own busy schedule and taste preferences. Keep mealtime simple - don’t stress about grocery shopping, menu planning, or meal prepping ever again.
Subscribe, receive, and enjoy. Bon appetit!