Discover the difference between Plated and HelloFresh.

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.

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

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

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

Key Features

PlatedHelloFresh
Customizable
  • Yes, weekly menus can be customized
  • Yes, weekly menus can be customized with some plans
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

PlatedHelloFresh
Traditional
  • Yes
  • Yes
Vegetarian
  • Yes
  • Yes

Pricing

PlatedHelloFresh
Avg. Serving Price$12.17$9.57
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

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

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

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

PlatedHelloFresh
Phone
  • Call Plated at (855) 525-2399. They’re available 7 days a week, 9am to Midnight ET.
  • Call HelloFresh at (800) 733-2414. They’re available NEED TO GET PHONE HOURS.
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.
  • 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
  • With Plated there are no commitments. You can cancel anytime.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.