The challenges of a busy modern life has meant that in many cases, our priorities have changed. Quite often, we no longer want to be slaves to the kitchen, or waste time buying groceries for our weekly meals. This is why the meal kit service industry is becoming increasingly popular and expanding rapidly. It allows us to eat healthily and cost effectively without the hassle of meal planning, grocery shopping or spending hours in the kitchen.
As a consumer it can be quite a challenge to work out which service is best for you – This is where we come in! Today we will be comparing two companies – Plated vs Gobble. Both of these companies provide very attractive meal kit services, but there is a number of differences between the two. So let’s dive into our comparison and show you what is offered by both!
Variety of plan
There are two plan options offered by Gobble which are the 2-person plan and the 4-person plan.
- With the 2-person plan you receive 6 servings a week which are made up of 3 different dishes for 2 people.
- With the 4-person plan you receive 12 servings a week which are made up of 3 different dishes for 4 people.
Plated has the flexibility of 3 different plan options, which can include 2, 3 or 4 person servings. With each plan you can select 2, 3 or 4 recipes per week.
Style and complexity of dishes
When it comes to style and complexity, there are a few differences between the two companies. Despite the differences, we were absolutely delighted with all of the dishes that we tried from both Plated and Gobble.
Gobble is all about the ease of meal preparation, and they make the impressive promise that all of their meals take only 15 minutes to cook. Due to this promise, all ingredients are portioned, peeled, chopped and marinated. This is to ensure that your cooking experience with Gobble will be as easy and simple as possible.
Plated on the other hand, offers dishes for both newbies in the kitchen and cooking savies. the dishes range from easy prep meals, ready in about 20 minutes, to a more upscale cooking dishes that can take up to 50 minutes to cook.
Quality of products
Both Plated and Gobble use ingredients that are of a very high quality. Plated use meats that are 100% antibiotic free, beef with no added hormones and sustainably sourced seafood whenever possible. The ingredients used by Gobble are also of an exceptional standard. It is important to note with Gobble, as part of their philosophy of 15 minute meal preparation, that many of their ingredients are partially cooked and vacuum packed. This is done to ensure the integrity of the ingredients and also means that there is less preparation time for you.
The deliveries from both companies arrive in specially designed and labelled boxes. Both companies also include ice in the bottom of the box to ensure that everything, especially the proteins, are received at the correct temperature. The ingredients of each meal kit are individually separated and packaged, which means little sorting is required by you and it is just a matter of putting the meal kit ingredients away, until you are ready to use them.
The app and website
Plated has both a website and app, which are well organized and easy to use. You will be able to do everything to easily manage your account online.
As the website of Gobble is mobile optimized, they do not have a separate app. You will find that you can achieve everything to manage and monitor your account via their website.
Both companies require a subscription to use their service, but they both offer the flexibility to skip weeks if needed or put your account on hold. Account cancellation for both can be completed online.
Both Plated and Gobble offer really attractive meal kit delivery services. They are perfect for people who live busy lives and want to take advantage of the convenience offered by meal kit delivery services and to enjoy food that is nutritious, easy to prepare and tastes delicious.
If we had to choose one meal kit service over the other, our vote would be for Gobble. We love the quality of all the products and the taste of the meals offered by Gobble. Moreover, we find the 15 minutes cooking time super attractive.