Blue Apron is a meal kit service that knows how to please. In all our years of reviewing meal delivery services, we have encountered very few companies that can compete with Blue Apron when it comes to the quality of ingredients, ingenuity of recipes, and ease of cooking. In our Blue Apron review, we talked at length about the company’s impeccable sourcing practices and the superior flavor and freshness of its natural ingredients. This time, we focus on its meals and everything we love about them.
Prep & Cooking
Blue Apron meals usually take just around half an hour to make. The prep time is minimized since the ingredients are pre-measured, so you basically need to do just a bit of slicing and chopping before you throw them into a pot or pan. Every step of the process is explained in detail and accompanied by a photo, so there is virtually no chance to get something wrong and end up with anything short of chef-worthy perfection.
Picking & Choosing
The meals come in 2 sizes: those that serve 2 and those that serve 4 people. Every week, you can pick 2 or 3 out of 6 dishes for 2 people or 2, 3 or 4 out of 4 dishes for families of 4. If you order by February 26, 2018, you may even get the chance to try out Blue Apron’s Whole30 meals – 2 of them available every week and suitable for 2 people.
Blue Apron has a knack for turning classics into exciting and creative dishes characterized by both comforting familiarity and thrilling uniqueness. The dishes change weekly, so every time you order, you can choose from a variety of new meal ideas. You can expect all kinds of pizzas, tacos, enchiladas, and pasta, wonders of the Asian cuisine, exciting twists on traditional dishes like beef Bourguignon and Stroganoff, chicken cacciatore, various kinds of chili and burgers, and famous street food from around the world. What is certain is that you can hardly get tired of Blue Apron meals, as they are always as fascinating as they are delicious.
Plans & Pricing
Blue Apron offers two plans that differ in the number of servings per meal. If you want to cook for 2, you pay $10.99 per serving if you order 2 meals kits or $9.99 per serving if you order 3 meal kits. If you are cooking for 4, you pay $8.99 per serving regardless of whether you decide to cook 2, 3 or 4 meals per week. Shipping is free if you order 3 or 4 meals for 4 people; otherwise, you pay a $7.99 shipping fee per delivery.