Hello Fresh Vs. Every Plate
Meal Kit Comparison
Updated: January 2020
$7.49- $9.99 per serving for classic menu
$7.49- $7.89 per serving for family menu
$6.99-$8.99 per serving for Veggie plan
$4.99 per serving
2 people, 2 recipes per week (4 meals)
2 people, 3 recipes per week (6 meals)
Recipes Per Week:
12 for clasic menu, 3 vegetarian, 4 family
8 recipes per week
Quality of Ingredients:
Breafast, wine subcription
Vegetarian, nut-free, dairy-free
Sourced "with nothing but love"
No diet or allergy specific
"When we choose our suppliers, our first priority is to get to know them and ensure the highest quality of all ingredients."
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Hello Fresh vs. EveryPlate: Meal Kit Companies That Offer Great Tasting Foods Cooked At Home
The world of meal kit delivery services was born out of the need to eat healthier and live a healthier life without the added impact that it takes to do all this, such as meal planning, grocery shopping, meal prepping and cooking. No muss, no fuss – just healthy eating in a matter of minutes.
For that reason, the industry has grown by leaps and bounds with more and more people discovering how the service can help them feed their family healthy food without the unnecessary need to deal with people, long lines and traffic. However, now you have to figure out which company to do business with, and this can be a bit tedious to do.
There are so many out there!
Two companies you will come across in your research of meal kit delivery services, including Hello Fresh and EveryPlate. These companies are extremely popular for their own reasons, but are they worth getting involved with? Hello Fresh, which began in Germany, has grown in popularity among the U.S. crow, especially with its offering of classic dishes.
EveryPlate’s focus is on cost, offering customers an affordable service with tasty options to choose from. The company doesn’t use as much packaging and uses fewer ingredients than other companies in the industry.
Which one is better for you?
What Does Hello Fresh Have To Offer Customers?
When you come to Hello Fresh, you’ll see that there are three plans to choose from:
Classic Plan – This plan has meals for up to four people with your choice of three to four dishes a week.
Family Plan – This plan is created for four people with up to four dishes a week.
Veggie Plan – This plan is useful for two or four people with only three dishes offered a week.
You have 16 recipes to choose from every week. In the classic plan, you get a choice of nine dishes. The Family plan offers six dishes and the Veggie Plan has three dishes. There is no swapping of recipes between the three plans, so keep this in mind when choosing the plan you want (or need).
Hello Fresh usually sticks with the classics, meals you already know and love. However, they give it a twist, so you’re still surprised by what you get. The company wants to make sure that its customers can quickly prepare these meals because they don’t want customers to see cooking as a chore but rather an exhilarating experience.
Hello Fresh uses high-quality ingredients for every meal in their kit. Their meat is domestically-sourced with no added hormones or antibiotics. They also are focused on getting you the freshest produce when possible – not so focused on organic fruits and vegetables but more fruits and vegetables for your diet.
What Does EveryPlate Have To Offer Customers?
EveryPlate has two plans:
Two-Person Box – Three meals a week for two people
Family Box – Three meals a week for up to four people
With EveryPlate, you get five weekly dishes to choose from. For $3 a person, you can upgrade your recipes to a premium dish that may include seafood or steak.
EveryPlate is more about the cost, which means their meals don’t have a lot of ingredients to them and are simple to make. Even the classic dishes use very little kitchenware and are not overly complicated to cook up.
With low prices at EveryPlate, you may expect not to get much. However, like the more expensive options such as Hello Fresh, you still get high-quality ingredients that are going to complement your meal and taste fantastic.
What You Can Expect From Both Companies
Both company’s boxes come clearly labeled with the proteins at the bottom with enough ice packed around, so it stays cool in the shipping, but this is where their similarities end with the box.
Hello Fresh provides you with all your ingredients already sorted and labeled, letting you know what ingredient goes to what dish. EveryPlate, on the other hand, doesn’t sort your ingredients, which means you’ll need to do it yourself. If time is limited, this may be a strike against EveyPlate.
How To Manage Your Account
Hello Fresh and EveryPlate have an easy-to-navigate and use website where you can set up your account, view menu choices for the week, choose your plan and make a payment. If you need to make changes at any time, you can easily do so through their websites. Hello Fresh also offers an app for you to do all this on as well.
Since EveryPlate and Hello Fresh are subscription-based, you are not locked into a contract. If you need to skip a week or cancel the subscription, you can easily do so.
Which Option Is Better For You?
Both Hello Fresh and EveryPlate offer an extensive menu that is sure to please the whole household. They appeal differently to different people, including when it comes to meal styles and cost.
Still, when choosing between them, it’s not hard to see that Hello Fresh has more to offer. They provide more variety in their weekly menu and use more ingredients in their dishes. While it will cost more, due to shipping and meal prices, the reality is that the extra cost you pay is more than worth what kind of dishes you get from the company.
Still, the matter of which one is right for you is dependent on what you’re looking for from this type of service.