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Blue Apron Vs. Green Chef

Meal Kit Comparison 

Updated: August 2020
Our Pick

Price:

$9.99 per serving for signature

weight watchers, and vegetarian menu

$7.49-$8.99 per serving for family menu

$11.99 for heart smart, omnivore, vegan, mediterranean

vegetarian, gluten-free, pescatarian menu

$12.99 for keto, paleo, and lean & clean menu

Shipping:

$5.99 for orders less than $50

$6.99 - $13.98

Minimum Order:

2 people, 2 recipes per week (4 meals)

2 people, 3 recipes per week (6 meals)

Recipes Per Week:

Menu Choices:

Adds Ons:

26 choices

4 menu, Signature, Weight Watcher

Vegetarian, Signature for 4

Wine, Cheese, Spices

3-6 choices per diet preference

10 menu

None

Diets Choices:

Vegetarian, omnivore, seafood

Omnivore, vegan, gluten-free, vegerarian, pescatarian, keto, paleo

Quality of Ingredients:

Some ingredients are "USDA Organic certified."

USDA Certified Organic

Flexible Plans:

App-Enabled:

Yes 

Yes

Cook Time:

20-30 minutes

Yes 

Yes

20-30 minutes

Cooking Difficulty:

Easy-medium 

Easy - medium

Blue Apron and Green Chef Offers Delicious Meals At Affordable Prices Delivered Right To Your Door 


The American market saw a significant change a few years ago with the emergence of the meal kit delivery service industry. And, since that time, it’s undergone a host of changes that ensure the industry will meet consumer’s needs and anticipations. One such change is the introduction of many meal kit delivery service companies, making it harder for consumers to find a company that’s right for them. 

 

Two companies that have emerged as leaders in the industry are Blue Apron and Green Chef. What do they have to offer their customers and is it right for you and your household?

What Does Green Chef Have To Offer?

 

Green Chef has two meal plans to choose from:

 

  • 2-Person Plan – three meals a week (or six servings total)

  • 4-Person Plan – two meals a week (or eight servings total)

 

Green Chef has seven weekly menus, catering to various diets, including carnivore, gluten-free, keto, omnivore, paleo, vegan, pescatarian, etc.  You choose a plan from their menus and can get three tasty meals as part of the plan. 

 

The pervasive aspect of both companies is that they are all about offering nutritious meals using healthy ingredients. What makes Green Chef different from Blue Apron is that they are a USDA-certified organic company focused on securing natural and sustainably-sourced ingredients for 30-minute or less meals. These ingredients come from a long line of reputable farmers, ranchers, artisans and fishers. 

 

What Does Blue Apron Have To Offer?

 

Blue Apron also has two meal plans for consumers to choose from:

 

  • Classic Plan – 2 person plan with the choice of either two or three meals a week.

  • Family Plan – 4—person plan with the choice of two, three or four meals a week.

 

With the Blue Apron 2-person plan, you can choose from eight meals a week and four meals with its Family Plan.  The primary aspect Blue Apron is focused on is ensuring its meals are delicious – taking a classic dish and making it sophisticated for those with “more expensive-like” palates. These meals, however, take up to 60 minutes to make, which may be a drawback for busier households.  

 

Blue Apron’s ingredients may not always be organic, but it promises to use only no-added hormones beef, farm-fresh vegetables and seafood that is sustainably sourced and organic. 

 

What To Expect In Your Service and Packaging 

 

Both Green Chef and Blue Apron have specially-marked and designed boxes they send your meal ingredients in. For chilled ingredients, the companies use plenty of ice to keep those ingredients fresh. 

 

With Green Chef, each dish ingredient has been labeled, but sorting is necessary to have them go with the right dish. Blue Apron packs all ingredients loosely into its box, which means taking some extra time to sort the ingredients before you can put them away. 

 

It’s easy to create and manage an account with either Blue Apron or Green Chef. You can register for an account, subscribe to a service, choose your meals and plan, confirm your method of payment and update personal information.

 

Blue Apron offers both a user-friendly website and app. Green Chef, on the other hand, has no app but does have a mobile-friendly website. 

 

You can quickly sign up for their flexible service, but if you need to cancel your account with Blue Apron, you’ll need to do so via customer service. With Green Chef, you have the ability to cancel online. 

 

What You Need To Keep In Mind

 

Both of these meal kit delivery service companies are ideal for anybody looking to make mealtime easier. Both companies offer delicious meals that are sure to please. Blue Apron is all about giving its customers fine-dining, chef-created meals that they can easily make at home while Green Chef is ideal for the healthy-conscious consumers. 

 

Which one is best? That really depends on you, but Green Chef is considered the better of the two because of its use of organic ingredients. This ensures you get high-quality, healthy dishes that can be made in 30 minutes or less. What more could you want from a meal kit delivery service?