The incredible world of meal kit and prepared meal delivery services has developed rapidly over the last 15 years. There are now countless companies offering very different services with diverse menu options that cater to many different dietary and lifestyle requirements. That is why the Meal Kit Comparison provides such a helpful service – we provide in-depth comparisons and company reviews of all the companies in the arena. That way you will be better equipped to decide which company is the best suited to your needs.
Today we are going to be looking at two big players in the industry – Plated and Green Chef. Both are well-established companies but offer services with a few major differences. We can’t wait to get started on this one, so continue reading for a detailed comparison.
Variety of plan:
With Green Chef you have the option of two different plans for two or four people, with a choice of three meals per week for two people or two meals per week for four people. You have the option to switch from plan to plan every week depending on your requirements. With the two-person plan, you can choose from the vegan, vegetarian, keto, gluten-free, paleo or omnivore menus. With the four-person plan, you have the choice of the omnivore or carnivore menu.
Plated has the option of three different plans for two, three or four people with a choice of two, three or four recipes per week. You can change from plan to plan whenever you would prefer.
Variety of dishes:
Green Chef offers menus based on different lifestyle and dietary requirements. They have seven different menus which include paleo, vegan, keto, omnivore, carnivore, vegetarian and gluten-free. As a Green Chef subscriber, you need to select one plan from these menus and then you can pick up to three different delicious meals as part of your plan.
Plated has a diverse menu made up of 20 different dishes every week. Plated offers a great deal of flexibility in that you can choose anything from the menu, regardless of your chosen plan.
Style and complexity of dishes:
Our team has the very pleasurable task of trying an extensive selection of dishes from the menu of every company that we review. We enjoyed our experiences with both Plated and Green Chef.
As a company, Green Chef is focussed on providing the best organic meal kit options that also cater for many special diets. They also want your Green Chef experience to be convenient and hassle-free and all their healthy and organic dinners can be prepared within 30 minutes.
Plated offers a menu that is diverse and with 20 dishes per week. You have a choice of meals that are slightly more sophisticated in terms of flavors and cooking techniques and they also offer familiar and easy to prepare meals.
Quality of Products:
The high quality of ingredients is important to both Plated and Green Chef. Green Chef is a USDA certified organic company, using only 100% organic and sustainably sourced ingredients. They work with a trusted network of suppliers that includes ranchers, farmers, fishermen, and artisans.
Plated only uses 100% antibiotic-free meats, beef without added hormones and sustainably sourced fish and seafood.
The deliveries of both companies arrive in specifically designed food delivery boxes that include insulation and ample ice packed with the contents to maintain the integrity of your ingredients. With Plated you will find that all ingredients have been sorted and labeled according to the individual meal kits that you ordered, so unpacking requires no sorting but simply putting the meal kit ingredients away until ready to use.
Green Chef, however, requires a little sorting as although the ingredients have been labeled, they have not been individually sorted according to their respective meal kits.
The App and Website:
Both companies provide websites that are easy to use and allow you to manage your accounts in a very user-friendly way. Plated offers both a website and an app, and Green Chef has a mobile-optimized website where you can achieve everything you need, so they do not offer a different app. Account management is very simple and stress-free with both companies, and you can register, update your details, select your plan, change your plan when needed, select your dishes, pause your account and cancel at any time you need.
Both companies offer a service that requires you to subscribe. However, you will find that both these subscription services come with a pleasing amount of flexibility. You can elect to skip weeks whenever needed and cancel your account online without any complications.
We love the services provided by both companies. Plated and Green Chef provide the delivery of delicious and healthy meal kits filled with ingredients of the highest quality.
In this comparison, we had to pick Green Chef as our winner! Green Chef is really an industry leader, with its USDA organic certification. We love the fact that all their ingredients are not only organic but are fresh and always delicious. Green Chef offers the convenience of delivering your meal kits without you having to be home and their menu makes an extra effort of delivering the most delicious and easy-to- cook meals that cater for many special diets like Vegetarian, vegan, paleo, keto and more!