The other week I decided to try out another meal delivery service, like HelloFresh. This time it was called EveryPlate. They advertise that their meal servings are around $3.33. That is about half the price of HelloFresh’s advertised price. So what did I think of this more budget friendly meal service. Let me tell you!
I went online to sign up for the service and was impressed with the number of meal options that they had! It was very similar to the number HelloFresh offers, 8-10 meals.
After waiting for my delivery, I opened the box amd I was a little disappointed. I noticed that all of the produce, grains and sauces were just gathered together in the box (as you can see from my picture). The one thing I loved from HelloFresh is that each meal is in a brown paper bag except the meat. So all I had to do was just grab the bag and I would know it was all there. Plus I had a garbage to put all the trash in. For EveryPlate, I had to go off of the recipe card and figure out what items went with which meal. One of my recipes called for 6 garlic cloves. They sent a bulb of garlic. I had to break apart the bulb and peel each clove. HelloFresh did not do that. They already had the cloves peeled and all I had to do was chop it up after taking it out of the packaging. I know this isn’t that tough, but when you are a busy mom, you appreciate the time saving things!
So I put all the groceries away and I looked at the meats and thought they look like HelloFresh’s meat packaging. That is interesting, but I had heard recently that some of the meal delivery services do use the same packaging companies. Little did I know that I would receive an email from HelloFresh telling me about EveryPlate and that it is their other budget friendly company!
Anyways, back to the food. I thought the instructions were good. The cards are significantly smaller and a little more difficult to read. The food recipes were OK. If I were to compare it to the HelloFresh service, I would say the EveryPlate meals were a “home cook” meal. What I mean is that it seemed to be simpler recipes and nothing too fancy to them. Whereas the HelloFresh meals were a little more complex. If you had a protein you also had a glaze or sauce to put over the meat. They were more complicated and had more flavors going on.
I liked the flavor of everything that we received with EveryPlate. I would recommend though really salting all of your food good. There was a few times I thought “Wow! I am using a lot of salt!” Well that happened to not be the case. That was the meal that needed more.
The EveryPlate meal was a good delivery service if you are on a budget and don’t mind the ingredients just all coming together in the box for you to sort through. Also, if you are a beginner and want a simpler meal, it was a good way to go.