Discover the difference between Plated and Blue Apron.

Summary

Plated is one of the most flexible meal delivery services, with 2, 3, and 4 serving options and desserts. They offer adventurous recipes that allows cooks of all skill levels to make delicious meals at home.

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.

Official description

Experience a better way to cook dinner at home with Plated. Choose from chef-designed recipes and get precisely measured ingredients delivered each week.

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.

Key Features

PlatedBlue Apron
Customizable
  • Yes, weekly menus can be customized
  • No, weekly menus cannot be customized
Free Trial
  • Free meals are available (requires purchase)
  • 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

PlatedBlue Apron
Traditional
  • Yes
  • Yes
Vegetarian
  • Yes
  • Not available

Pricing

PlatedBlue Apron
Avg. Serving Price$12.17$8.99
2 Servings

2 Servings

2 Meals / week for $50.00

$12.50 / serving

2 Servings

3 Meals / week for $78.00

$13.00 / serving

2 Servings

4 Meals / week for $102.00

$12.75 / serving

2 Servings

2-Person Plan

3 Meals / week for $59.94

$9.99 / serving

3 Servings

3 Servings

2 Meals / week for $72.00

$12.00 / serving

3 Servings

3 Meals / week for $108.00

$12.00 / serving

3 Servings

4 Meals / week for $144.00

$12.00 / serving

  • Not available
4 Servings

4 Servings

2 Meals / week for $96.00

$12.00 / serving

4 Servings

3 Meals / week for $144.00

$12.00 / serving

4 Servings

4 Meals / week for $192.00

$12.00 / serving

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

Customer Service

PlatedBlue Apron
Phone
  • Call Plated at (855) 525-2399. They’re available 7 days a week, 9am to Midnight ET.
  • Call Blue Apron at (646) 891-4349. They’re available M-F 10am - 6pm ET.
Email
Switching Plans
  • Plated is extremely flexible. You can change the number of servings or meals per week at any time. Plus, you can opt to skip a week and swap recipes as you please.
  • You can change your plan and dietary preferences at any time right from your Blue Apron account.
Cancellation
  • With Plated there are no commitments. You can cancel anytime.
  • Blue Apron subscriptions have no minimum commitment. Orders can be skipped or canceled by 12pm EST 6 days before your next shipment.
Refunds
  • Plated offers freshness and quality guarantee for all of their products and services. Though you may need to provide a photo, Plated may offer credits or refunds if you are dissatisfied.
  • 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.