Blue Apron VS Home Bistro

UPDATED Aug. 2017

Our team of experts identified the most important characteristics of meal deliveries: meal options, variety, nutritional value, portion size, flexibility, and price. We used these 6 criteria to determine which meal delivery service would be a better choice for you – Home Bistro or Blue Apron.

Meal Options
Variety
Nutritional Value
Portion Size
Flexibility
Price
Avg. Meal Price
$9.99
$15.00
Shipping
free
free over $149
Delivery Areas
48 states
48 states
Final Rating 9.5/10 9.0/10

Meal Options

Home Bistro doesn’t offer meal plans per se. Instead, they let you choose how many dishes you want delivered, as well as how often you want to receive them. Home Bistro delivers both cooked meals and fresh ingredients with recipes.

Blue Apron delivers pre-portioned ingredients and simple instructions for preparation. There are 2 meal plans, including the 2-person and the Family plan.

Variety

Home Bistro takes the lead here. Their menu is very rich and colorful. They offer main courses, side dishes, and desserts. There are special offers for customers with specific dietary needs, like gluten-free, vegetarian, paleo or low-carb meals.

Blue Apron introduces 10 new recipes every week. If you opt for the 2-person plan, you can choose 3 recipes out of 6. With the Family plan, you can order 2 or 4 recipes out of 4.

Nutritional Value

Meals from Blue Apron are perfectly planned for a balanced and healthy diet. With Home Bistro, you get meals according to your food preferences. They can be low-carb, gourmet or adjusted for a diabetic diet.

Portion Size

Both companies offer meals carefully measured and big enough to satisfy a grown-up.

Flexibility

Flexibility is a big advantage of both companies. With Home Bistro, you can order whenever it suits you. On the other hand, Blue Apron allows you to skip or cancel for free if you inform them on time.

Price

Home Bistro can be a bit pricey, especially when it comes to delivery. They charge for each delivery and the shipping price grows with the price of your order. More expensive shipments cost you more, regardless of the shipping address.

Blue Apron is cheaper and the shipping is always free.

Side by Side Comparison

Type Of Service
Prepared Meals
Pre-Portioned Ingredients
Snacks
Company Approach
Professional Chef
Nutritionist-Approved Recipes
Professional Guidance
Sustainable Food Sourcing
Humane Farming
Antibiotic Free Foods
Hormone Free Foods
Recyclable Packaging
Meal options
Weight Loss
Vegetarians
Vegans
Paleo
Organic
Fitness
Gourmet
Families
Diabetics
Gluten-Free
Seniors
Delivery and Shipping
Contiguous USA
Delivers To Alaska And Hawaii
International
Free Shipping
Skip/Cancel Anytime
Money Back Guarantee
Bonus
Gift Cards
Marketplace
Free Cookbooks/Recipes
Knowledgebase
Live Chat
 
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