There a so many meal kit services on the market, and they are even MORE popular than ever before now that we’re all trying to stay home and avoid grocery stores. That being said, meal kit services are being flooded with new sign ups; and not all of them are able to take on new customers right now.
To help you out, I’m breaking down which kits are still available, which are the best value, and how I would use these services myself. I hope it helps!
Unfortunately this service is currently suspended due to such high demand.
With that being said, there are still plenty of other services still accepting new clients, let start with the least expensive:
EveryPlate is one of the most affordable plans, providing meals for about $4.99 per serving! However, they are one of the only services that includes a shipping fee of $8.99, most services include shipping in their per plate fees.
Home Chef is probably one of the most popular services. They average about $6.99 per serving which is still a pretty great price, and they’re offering $35 off your first delivery right NOW!
Their shipping fees are included in the per plate cost, and you’ll notice they’re very similar to Hello Fresh and other big name services when it comes to their menu selection.
A few bonus services that Home Chef offers: some meal options include a pan, so you literally just stick the meal in the oven and thats it! They also offer add-on ‘protein packs’ similar to ordering from Omaha Steaks or another home delivery meat service.
Hello Fresh provides meals for about $8.99 a plate, and they offer the luxury of a few plans.
The Family Plan: More wholesome and less adventurous recipes.
The Pronto Plan: More adventurous, fast and and fun recipes.
The Veggie Plan: Vegetarian friendly dishes.
In my most recent YouTube video, I actually unpack a Hello Fresh meal and its ingredients. You may be interested to know, that the ingredients in the bag probably don’t add up to $8.99 per plate. I probably could have saved by purchasing the ingredients myself from a grocery store.
However, I think the ability to avoid the grocery store at this time might be worth the extra few bucks.
Not in the mood to cook right now?
There is a service for that too! For about the same price as Hello Fresh, you can order from Freshly! You’ll receive fully prepped heat and eat meals which can be a huge help for people who typically rely on restaurants for meals.
When I previously tested the two, I found that Blue Apron portions were a bit smaller, the recipes took a bit longer to make, and the options weren’t quite as exciting as some of the Hello Fresh choices.
The services do offer very similar plans at very close price points.
Between $8.50-$10.25 per portion, you can enjoy Marley Spoon, which is the Martha Stewart endorsed meal service!
This service is newer and not available in all places, but I’ve heard that it is very comparable to Hello Fresh and an awesome experience.
The priciest side of meal kit delivery is Sun Basket. Now, Sun Basket is a clean eating, organic option which is actually a pretty good deal if you’re buying high end foods at the grocery store. They also happen to be offering $40 off right now!
This service offers options like gluten free, paleo, lean and clean, etc. making it a great option if you’re on a specific diet.
While these meals cost around $10.25 a serving, they are super high quality and very tailored to your needs, making it a premium experience.
Now that I’ve broken all of these options down for you, I hope it will help you during this incredibly crazy time!
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