Plated Vs. Gobble

Meal Kit Comparison 

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Updated: November 2019

Price:

Ended Nov 2019

$9.95 for 3-4 servings per night

$11.95 for 2 servings per night

Our Pick

$11.99 per serving for dinner

$5.99-$11.47 per serving for lunch

Shipping:

Minimum Order:

Recipes Per Week:

$7.95 for orders less than $60

2 people, 2 recipes per week (4 meals)

20 choices

$6.99, first week free

2 people, 3 recipes per week (6 Meals)

6 options from the range, 6 options from the range, 6 options from the sea, 6 options from the earth

Menu Choices:

16 regular, 4 vegetarian

4 menus

Adds Ons:

2 dessert options

Salads and sides

Diets Choices:

Vegetarian, gluten-free, low-carb

Vegetarian, poultry, seafood, beef, pork lamb, dairy-free, nut-free, and gluten-free

Quality of Ingredients:

"100% antibiotic-free poultry and pork, 100% ground beef with no added hormones," "Organic produce whenever possible"

"Chefs take pride in sourcing truly local and fresh ingredients"

Flexible Plans:

App-Enabled:

Cook Time:

Cooking Difficulty:

Yes 

Yes 

10-50 minutes

Easy-hard

Yes

No

15 minutes

Easy

Gobble vs. Plated: Which Quick Meal Kit Delivery Service Works Better For You


Today’s families are always on the go, with almost no real time to sit down and have a meal together. And, sometimes coming home and cooking just does not sound appealing. Hence, the rise in fast food places –pick up and go. However, with the desire to eat better and have a good home-cooked meal, this is has paved the way for another kind of food industry – the meal kit delivery service industry. 

 

With this service, you no longer need to spend your time meal planning, shopping, prepping and cooking because it’s all done for you. All you have to do is cook the ingredients the company sends to you and eat!

 

Of course, the real challenge now becomes finding a company to supply your meals with. Two well-known companies that focus on convenience, as well as taste, are Gobble and Plated. Which one should you consider for your meal kit delivery service needs?
 

A Brief Look At Gobble

 

Gobble has two plans – one for two people and the other for four people. In the two-person plan, you can get six servings a week (three dishes for two people). In the four-person plan, you can get 12 servings a week (three meals for four people).  

 

There are some notable differences between Gobble and Plated in terms of meal complexity and style. With Gobble, it’s about how easy it is to prepare a meal. According to the company, their dishes take 15 minutes or less to make. To ensure this promise is delivered upon, they will portion out, peel, chop and marinate the ingredients. In many cases, they may even deliver them partially or fully-cooked. 

 

Gobble uses only high-quality ingredients to ensure that it goes along with its 15-minute or less meals. 

 

A Look At Plated

 

Plated has three flexible plans to choose from, ranging from two-to-four people plans with the choices of up to four dishes a week. Now, this company provides dishes for those just getting into the kitchen and for people looking to save time. Their easy-to-make meals take around 20 - 30 minutes to prepare but go with a more sophisticated dish, and the time can increase to an hour. 

 

As for product quality, the company is committed to using only meat that is 100 percent free of antibiotics and no added hormones, using organic when possible. They will also try to use only sustainable-sourced seafood for their dishes. 

 

What To Expect From Both Companies

 

Box

 

Both companies use labeled boxes to ship their foods in. They use ice at the bottom to keep proteins, and other foods cool during the shipping and delivery process.  The companies will individually package the ingredients, which means you’ll have to do some sorting to find which ingredient goes with what meal. However, the process is quick and painless and can be easily done within no time.


Website and App 

 

Plated is the only subscription service (of these two) that have an app and website. Both of these options have been designed for easy use, allowing you to make changes to your account without any issues at all. 

 

Gobble’s website is mobile-optimized, which means you can access it via a smartphone and not have any issues. You can do everything you need through the website, such as making plan changes, skip weeks and cancel if that be the case. 

 

Since these are subscription services, you are not locked into a contract. Both companies allow you the option to skip weeks, put the account on hold or cancel the service quickly and without the need to call customer service. 

 

Which One Is Better For You?

 

These companies are very attractive services for those always on the go and don’t have time to cook and are tired of fast food. Gobble and Plated are committed to being convenient while also offering healthy, nutritious, tasty meals that are easy to make in 30 minutes or less (based on the company you go with). 

 

If you’re all about convenience, then you want to go with Gobble and its promise of 15-minute meals. Not only does convenience play a part in its beauty but also healthy meals that taste amazing and come across as if it took more than 15 minutes.