Discover the difference between Blue Apron and HelloFresh.

Summary

Blue Apron allows you to cook delicious meals at home. Their chefs work directly with farmers to offer fresh, seasonal ingredients at low prices along with great environmental benefits.

HelloFresh is one of the largest meal delivery services, with classic, veggie, and family plans. They also offer 5 meal-per-week plans, so they're a great choice if you love to cook but hate to shop.

Official description

Blue Apron makes cooking fun and easy. We'll provide you with all the ingredients that you need to make a delicious meal in exactly the right proportions.

HelloFresh delivers weekly recipes and fresh ingredients straight to your doorstep, so you can cook delicious, quick, and healthy meals at home.

Key Features

Blue ApronHelloFresh
Customizable
  • No, weekly menus cannot be customized
  • Yes, weekly menus can be customized with some plans
Free Trial
  • No, does not offer a free trial
  • No, does not offer a free trial
Lunch Plans
  • No, does not offer lunch
  • No, does not offer lunch
Meals for One
  • No, one-serving plans are not available
  • No, one-serving plans are not available
Gift Certificates

Diets

Blue ApronHelloFresh
Traditional
  • Yes
  • Yes
Vegetarian
  • Not available
  • Yes

Pricing

Blue ApronHelloFresh
Avg. Serving Price$8.99$9.57
2 Servings

2 Servings

2-Person Plan

3 Meals / week for $59.94

$9.99 / serving

2 Servings

Classic

3 Meals / week for $59.94

$9.99 / serving

2 Servings

Classic

4 Meals / week for $79.92

$9.99 / serving

2 Servings

Classic

5 Meals / week for $99.90

$9.99 / serving

2 Servings

Veggie

3 Meals / week for $59.94

$9.99 / serving

4 Servings

4 Servings

Family Plan

2 Meals / week for $69.92

$8.74 / serving

4 Servings

Family Plan

4 Meals / week for $139.84

$8.74 / serving

4 Servings

Classic

3 Meals / week for $119.88

$9.99 / serving

4 Servings

Veggie

3 Meals / week for $119.88

$9.99 / serving

4 Servings

Family

2 Meals / week for $69.92

$8.74 / serving

4 Servings

Family

3 Meals / week for $104.88

$8.74 / serving

Customer Service

Blue ApronHelloFresh
Phone
  • Call Blue Apron at (646) 891-4349. They’re available M-F 10am - 6pm ET.
  • Call HelloFresh at (800) 733-2414. They’re available NEED TO GET PHONE HOURS.
Email
Switching Plans
  • You can change your plan and dietary preferences at any time right from your Blue Apron account.
  • HelloFresh puts you in charge, and you can always change your plan within 5 days of a scheduled delivery. Their mobile apps make this super-convenient too.
Cancellation
  • Blue Apron subscriptions have no minimum commitment. Orders can be skipped or canceled by 12pm EST 6 days before your next shipment.
  • As with switching plans, you can cancel your HelloFresh subscription any time, up until 5 days before you've got a delivery scheduled to arrive. You can also put your subscription on hold, for example if you're traveling.
Refunds
  • Contact Blue Apron if you aren't satisfied with any of their meals or ingredients as they may offer a replacement, full or partial refund, or credit. As with most meal delivery services, you may have to provide a photo.
  • If you aren't happy with your meal box, you can reach out to HelloFresh within five days of a delivery and they may offer credit or even a refund for the ingredient or entire meal kit. You may be required to return the item, or send in a photo, which is typical.
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