If you are new to the world of meal kits, then initially, starting out can be a little confusing. As the meal kit industry is one that has rapidly expanded over the last few years, there are now many companies offering meal kit delivery services, all with their own specialities and menu offerings.
That is why the Meal Kit Review is so handy. We provide a place where you can compare companies and look at which companies might suit your needs best. We go over all the important details of what different companies offer such as quality of ingredients, style of dishes, price and taste. Today we are looking at another meal kit comparison. The two companies we will be comparing today are Home Chef and EveryPlate.
Home Chef is a company that has been established for some time in America and provides a service that is all about delivering delicious classic meal kits to your dining table.
EveryPlate aims to keep its prices down. By using less packaging, digital recipe cards and fewer ingredients, it delivers tasty meal kits in a very affordable format. Home Chef and EveryPlate are quite different companies, designed for different audiences, so let’s get started with our comparison.
Variety of Plan:
One of the biggest appeals about Home Chef is that they offer a very flexible subscription service to their customers. They have one basic plan that can be adapted to your needs. There is no maximum order limitation, and the only minimum order requirement is a minimum of 2 dishes per week. They can cater for 2, 4 or 6 people.
EveryPlate offers two different plans. Their first plan, the two-person box caters for 2 people and their second plan, the family-box caters for 4 people. Both plans include 3 dishes per week.
The Home Chef weekly menu includes 11 dishes per week. Their menu generally includes a range of international culinary influences, and you will find dishes from Mexico, Asian, Italy and of course America. The EveryPlate weekly menu includes 5 dishes per week. Their menu also includes the option to upgrade to a premium meal (steak or seafood for example) for an additional $3.00 per person.
Style and complexity of dishes:
Home Chef is known for a menu that incorporates popular, classic dishes that usually involve a healthy, modern twist. Home Chef loves the idea of helping their customers increase their intake of vegetables, so their dishes include a lot of fresh seasonal produce. Their recipes are generally easy to prepare, and not too intimidating when it comes to cooking processes. Despite being simple, they still have a lovely upscaled feel to them for your at-home dining experience.
EveryPlate is known for a menu that is very easy to prepare and includes basic dishes with fewer ingredients. They try to keep their menus as simple as possible in terms of processes and ingredients, to ensure that they can keep their prices low for their customers.
Quality of ingredients:
The ingredients that are included in your Home Chef meal kits are always of the highest quality and come from reliable sources that care about sustainability and responsible farming practices. As a Home Chef customer, you will always receive beautiful ingredients, that are good for you and taste great.
As EveryPlate is known for its low prices, we were not expecting much when it came to the ingredients that they include in their meal kits. However, we are very happy to report that the quality of the ingredients used by EveryPlate is excellent. They certainly do not keep their prices low by skimping on the quality of their ingredients. Rather they use less packaging and fewer ingredients overall.
The meal kits of Home Chef and EveryPlate arrive well packed in specially designed food delivery boxes. Both deliveries include enough ice at the bottom of the box to keep any included proteins cool during the delivery process.
The Home Chef delivery is exceptionally well organized with all ingredients sorted, packed and labeled with the name of their dish. Unpacking is super easy all your need to do is put the ingredients away until you are ready to use them without any sorting required. Your EveryPlate delivery will require some sorting as to keep their prices low, EveryPlate does not individually sort and package the separate meal kit ingredients.
Managing your account:
One thing that is constant with most meal kit delivery services is that everything about managing your account is incredibly easy to do. Both Home Chef and EveryPlate have user-friendly websites where you can look after your account. Home Chef also has an app. Everything you might need to do from registering your account to eventually canceling your account and absolutely everything in between can all be easily completed via your online account.
To use either Home Chef or EveryPlate, you will need to subscribe to their service. However, both subscription services offer a satisfactory amount of flexibility in that you can skip weeks whenever necessary and cancel your accounts without penalty when you need to.
The team at Meal Kit Review really enjoyed our experiences with both Home Chef and EveryPlate. We don’t think you would be disappointed with either, depending on what your preferences are. After looking at the complete services and the meal kit experiences that they deliver, we decided that the top service, in this instance, was Home Chef. Overall, we felt that they offered a menu that was more varied than the menu of EveryPlate. We thought that the style of dishes offered by EveryPlate was a lot more basic and we preferred the range of ingredients used by Home Chef and the complete dining experience that they delivered. When looking at the total cost, Home Chef is a little bit more expensive than EveryPlate, but we thought that every dish was great value for money and well worth the extra cost.