In a saturated meal kit delivery market, EveryPlate stands out in their mission to put simple, filling and delicious dinners on the table at a comfortable price point. Meal kits include simple, high-quality ingredients that can be prepared in 30 minutes or less—it’s the perfect option for those with a busy schedule and limited budget.
|$4.99 per serving for most meals, regardless of quantity||Menu lacks variety compared to some meal kit delivery plans–No meal plans for specific diets like keto, gluten-free, paleo, low-carb, vegetarian or vegan|
|Simplified preparation: 30 minutes and six steps or less||May not be suitable for those with dietary restrictions or special diet requirements|
|Convenient weekly home delivery||May not work for every family—meal kits serve two or four people|
|14 weekly dinner options to choose from||Meal kits require customers to supply some pantry items on their own, like salt, pepper and oi|
|Vegetarian options available||Not designed to be part of a weight loss diet|
|Weekly premium dinner options with upgraded proteins and ingredients||Requires space in refrigerator or freezer|
|Protein pack options available to bulk up dinners or make additional meals with|
|Variety of cuisines and flavor profiles to choose from|
|Flexible serving sizes for singles, couples and families|
|Meal kits delivered weekly to your door|
|Dinners take 30 minutes & six steps or less to prepare|
|Affordably priced starting at just $4.99 per serving|
|Variety of serving sizes to suit different needs|
|No commitment—skip a week or cancel any time|
What is the EveryPlate Meal Delivery Service?
EveryPlate is a meal kit delivery plan that ships pre-measured ingredients and easy-to-follow recipe cards to your door every week. The recipes are simple to prepare, requiring 30 minutes or less and six steps or fewer to complete, so no matter your skill level, you can get a delicious, home-cooked meal on the table in no time—without even hitting the grocery store.
Each week, EveryPlate serves up a selection of 14 different meal options to choose from, and the menu includes a good mix of ingredients and flavors, including homestyle classics alongside dishes with international flair, and everything in between.
With several different ways to customize your plan, EveryPlate works for a variety of households. In terms of serving size, you can choose meals for two or four people, and for frequency, you can opt for three, four or five dinners per week
EveryPlate is a great option for anyone who’s working with limited time, cooking skills or grocery budget, and wants to steer clear of takeout food.
How it Works
EveryPlate keeps it simple so you can make quality, crowd-pleasing meals at a price that everyone can get behind. Here’s what you can expect when you sign up for EveryPlate:
Much like the rest of EveryPlate’s business model, ordering is a simple, scaled-back process:
- Number of People
Your first decision is the number of people you want to feed, or how many servings you want your meal kits to contain. A meal kit for two people will make dinner for two adults, or a dinner and leftovers for one adult (perfect for lunch the next day!). The dinner for four plan is designed with adult-sized portions, so it may be enough for a family of five with small children.
2. Meals Per Week
Next, you’ll decide how many dinners per week you want. EveryPlate offers options for three, four or five meals each week.
3. Check Out
Once you’ve selected your plan, you’ll enter your info to create an account, add your shipping address and payment details and complete your order.
4. Pick Meals
After you’ve completed the checkout process, it’s time for the fun part: Selecting your meals for the week. This is where you’ll choose exactly what you want to eat based on EveryPlate’s weekly menu options.
Your food will be delivered once a week to your home in a specially designed box with insulating liners, ice packs and other cooling materials that’ll keep your ingredients fresh for up to 48 hours. The company even modifies the packaging seasonally to ensure optimal freshness. Delivery is designed to be contactless, meaning EveryPlate will deliver your box wherever you specify in your delivery instructions, and no signature is necessary, so you don’t have to be at home to receive your food.
Though the packaging will keep your food fresh for up to two days, the company recommends that you unpack your box as soon as possible and store all fresh produce, proteins and dairy in the refrigerator.
In order to offer meals at a lower cost, EveryPlate charges a flat rate of $9.99 for shipping no matter how many meals you order, which is in line with many of their competitors.
EveryPlate is a subscription service, which means unless you cancel or pause your order, you will automatically be billed and your food will automatically be delivered each week. You can cancel or skip a week, just be sure to make all changes no later than five days prior to your scheduled delivery date.
Where Does EveryPlate Deliver?
EveryPlate delivery is available in a majority of the contiguous U.S. Customers are encouraged to enter their zip code during checkout to see if delivery is available in your area. Currently, deliveries are available in most areas on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Customers can choose their delivery day and modify it up to five days prior to the next delivery, so it’s easy to pick the day of the week that works best for your schedule.
A big draw to EveryPlate is its simplicity. The company aims to bring tasty value and convenience to your table, not turn you into a chef. With that in mind, they use simple ingredients and simple preparation methods to ensure you can make a filling, delicious meal in 30 minutes or less.
While your meal kit includes all the main ingredients for each recipe, EveryPlate does require you to have a few pantry staples on hand, such as salt, pepper, oil, butter and sugar. You’ll also want to make sure you have some basic kitchen tools available, like a pot, pan, baking sheet, knife, cutting board and measuring cups. Some recipes may also suggest the use of a zester, vegetable peeler, potato masher, whisk, strainer or aluminum foil.
You can eat your meals in any order that you like, however, EveryPlate recommends that all meals be cooked within one week of delivery to ensure freshness.
When it’s time to cook, simply follow the instructions on each recipe card (or the EveryPlate website) to prepare your meal.
EveryPlate is not designed to be a diet plan on its own. However, if you’re looking to lose weight and are comfortable with taking a DIY approach to dieting, you may be able to build your meal plan around their dinner options, depending on your individual needs.
A good place to start is by checking out the nutritional info for each recipe, which you can locate on the EveryPlate website. Here, you’ll find the number of calories, along with protein, fat and carb content per serving. You can also find out how much sugar, fiber, cholesterol and sodium each recipe contains.
Plans & Pricing
By paring down their menu and plan options, EveryPlate is able offer the most competitively priced meal kits on the market. A majority of meals are just $4.99 per serving, no matter how many you order in a week. The exception is the optional premium meal offerings, which feature upgraded proteins and ingredients for an additional $3.99 per serving.
They offer a generous first-box discount, too. The more servings and meals per week you add, the more you save—up to $60 off your first box.
If you’re budget-conscious but still want the added convenience of a meal kit in your life, look out for an EveryPlate discount, offered periodically on the website, which can bring the price down even further. Pro tip: Sign up for their email list to be notified of special EveryPlate deals and promotions.
EveryPlate Meal Kits
EveryPlate’s meal kit pricing is straightforward and simple. Here’s how it breaks down for each plan option:
|Meals Per Week||2 Servings Per Meal||4 Servings Per Meal|
|Per Serving/Total||Per Serving/Total|
Sure, EveryPlate offers unbeatable pricing on meal kit delivery, but let’s be real: We all came here for the food, right? That means the recipes need to not only be affordable, but tasty, too—and EveryPlate delivers on both accounts.
It all starts with the ingredients: EveryPlate works with nationally recognized suppliers who make sure the ingredients are fresh and high quality when they arrive on your doorstep.
Though the menu is limited, it’s certainly not lacking when it comes to variety. You can expect a healthy helping of comfort classics, like meatloaf and mashed potatoes, pork chops and sloppy joes, with a side of international adventure—think kung pao beef bowls, southwest pork flautas and ponzu chili steak bowls.
EveryPlate Nutrition Information
EveryPlate meals feature simple staples like vegetables, protein, potatoes, rice and pasta. Processed ingredients and added sugars are kept to a minimum.
We surveyed a week’s worth of EveryPlate dinners and here’s what we found:
- Calories range from 500 to 1,000, with most meals in the 600 to 700 calorie range per serving
- Meals are high in protein, with at least 20 grams per serving
- Most meals contain at least four grams of fiber per serving, with some offering up to 11 grams
- Sodium content has a wide range, between at 95 milligrams and 2,160 milligrams per serving
- Moderate to high carbohydrate and fat content per serving
To keep costs low, EveryPlate offers one standard meal plan with few frills. That means no meal plans for specific diets, such as keto, gluten-free, paleo, low-carb, vegetarian or vegan.
Heads up vegetarians: While they don’t officially offer a vegetarian plan, EveryPlate does offer several vegetarian-friendly choices on the menu each week.
If you have food allergies, you may be able to make EveryPlate work for you, too—you’ll just need to do a little research on your own. Fortunately, allergy information is clearly highlighted at the top of the ingredients list for each recipe on the EveryPlate website.
Protein packs are an add-on that gives your menu more flexibility. These are kits that feature unseasoned, uncooked protein sources, like chicken or steak, that you can add to your meal kit recipes for more protein and volume, or cook up separately and use for lunches throughout the week.
EveryPlate also offers weekly premium dinners. This upgraded option features premium proteins and ingredients—great for a date-night dinner in—at an additional cost per serving.
The EveryPlate menu features 14 recipes per week, including:
- Three vegetarian options per week
- One to two premium dinner options per week
- Plus, two protein pack options per week
So while the menu is pared down, there’s still plenty of variety for those who don’t have to work with special dietary restrictions.
How Does It Compare
With so many meal kit options to choose from, it’s hard to decide which one is best for you. Here’s a look at how EveryPlate stacks up against the competition:
|EveryPlate||HelloFresh||Dinnerly||Blue Apron||Freshly||Home Chef|
|Meals as low as $4.99 per serving||Yes||No||Only in larger kit sizes||No||No||No|
|Recipes are 30 minutes & six steps or less||Yes||Some||Some||Some||Meals come pre-cooked||Some|
|No commitment; skip or cancel any time||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Protein pack options||Yes||No||Yes||No||No||Yes|
|Upgraded premium meal options||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||No||Yes|
|Flat-rate shipping||Yes||Yes||Yes||Free shipping||No||Yes|
EveryPlate is owned by HelloFresh, another popular meal kit delivery company, and was launched in 2018 as a lower-cost alternative to other options on the market. To meet its goal of offering great-tasting, high-quality meal kits at a super affordable price point, EveryPlate continuously strives to apply small adjustments to packaging and menu options that allow them to pass those savings along to the customer.
The Consumer Rating Difference
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