Munchery Vs. Plated

UPDATED May. 2018
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Bring some freshness and creativity to your everyday meals by picking a great meal delivery service. Both Munchery and Plated offer innovative and healthy meals at reasonable prices. Check out our comprehensive Munchery Vs. Plated comparison to learn more about both services and choose the best option for your family.

Munchery
Get Ready To Get Spoilt For Choice
VS
Plated
Cooking with superior ingredients

Highlights

Munchery
Munchery offers natural and organic meals and meal kits designed with both adults and children in mind and suited for a variety of tastes and dietary needs.
  • Average Price Per Meal: $12.99
  • Shipping Cost: $3.00-$5.00
  • Delivery Area: 21 states
Plated
Plated offers incredible ordering flexibility, competitive pricing, and one of the richest menus in the meal kit market, with recipes for a vast range of tastes, diets, and cooking skill levels.
  • Average Price Per Meal: $9.95
  • Shipping Cost: $0 *
  • Delivery Area: 48 states
*except on weekly plans under $60

Compare Features

Munchery
Best For
Best for folks who want to try out something different every single day
Menu/Meal Plans
Munchery is one of the rare meal delivery services that offer both meal kits and ready-made meals.
Recipes/Meal Options
Munchery has close to 500 meal options on its menu, with dozens of options available at all times. Availability depends on your location.
Meal & Recipe Variety
Munchery offers entrées, side dishes, kids meals, desserts, drinks, and meal kits, as well as premium-quality groceries and pantry items. Its menu includes gluten-free, Paleo-friendly, vegan, and vegetarian dishes. The selection includes both classic and innovative meals inspired by the Italian, Cajun, Cuban, Mexican, Morrocan, and nearly 30 other popular cuisines..
Food Quality
Munchery makes sure that all of its ingredients are perfectly fresh and flavorful. It cooperates with local farmers and purveyors who provide natural and organic produce, meat that is free from antibiotics, and wild-caught fish.
Nutritional Value & Portion Size
Munchery meals are nutritionally balanced and perfectly portioned to satisfy the needs of adults and children with a healthy appetite. They differ in terms of calorie count but mostly range from 500 to 800 calories.
Subscription Flexibility
With Munchery, you can edit, skip, pause or cancel your order at any time, but you must notify the meal delivery service before your next delivery is processed.
Refunds
Munchery doesn't provide refunds.
Plated
Best For
Best for semi-experienced home cooks who value variety and want to eat healthily
Menu/Meal Plans
Plated features one menu that changes on a weekly basis.
Recipes/Meal Options
Plated offers 20 new recipes each week, plus 2 desserts.
Meal & Recipe Variety
Every week, the Plated menu features fresh meal ideas suitable for omnivore, vegetarian, gluten-free, low-calorie, and low-carb diets. The recipes are inspired by popular world cuisines, such as French, Italian, Indian, Mexican, Chinese, and traditional American cuisine. Most items are quick-prep recipes with hands-on time ranging from 10 to 30 minutes.
Food Quality
Plated does not only offer sustainably sourced meat & seafood and the freshest seasonal produce from the best local farms but also supplies home cooks with rare artisanal spices that give rich flavor and tantalizing aroma to every dish.
Nutritional Value & Portion Size
Plated carefully calculates its portion sizes to satisfy the needs of an average adult, with no leftovers. By thoughtfully combining high-quality ingredients into satisfying meals, the Plated culinary team ensures all meals are rich in nutrients and well-balanced, with plenty of items under 600 calories.
Subscription Flexibility
With Plated, you can change your box's recipes or servings at any time. You can also skip, pause or cancel your order whenever you want. Keep in mind that all changes to your subscription must be made by noon six days before your delivery is due.
Refunds
If you are not satisfied with your delivery or something is missing from your box, you can contact Plated and they may issue a credit to your account.

Compare Plans & Pricing

Munchery
Munchery Plans & Pricing
Prepared Meals (1 serving)
Meals per weekWeekly pricePrice per serving
4$57.95 (first week: $37.95)$14.49
6$77.95 (first week: $57.95)$12.99
Meal Kits (2 servings)
Meals per weekMeal kit pricePrice per serving
2$51.95 (first week: $31.95)$12.99
3$69.95 (first week: $49.95)$11.66
Plated
Plated Plans & Pricing
2 Servings
Meals per weekMeal kit pricePrice per serving
2$47.80 (first week: $35.85)$11.95
3$71.70 (first week: $53.77)$11.95
4$95.60 (first week: $71.70)$11.95
3 servings
Meals per weekMeal kit pricePrice per serving
2$59.70 (first week: $44.77)$9.95
3$89.55 (first week: $67.16)$9.95
4$119.40 (first week: $89.55)$9.95
4 servings
Meals per weekMeal kit pricePrice per serving
2$79.60 (first week: $59.70)$9.95
3$119.40 (first week: $89.55)$9.95
4$159.20 (first week: $119.40)$9.95

Suitable For

Munchery
Meals For Families
Meals For Kids
Meals For Seniors
Meals For One
Plated
Meals For Families
Meals For Kids
Meals For Seniors
Meals For One

Compare Meal Options

Munchery
Vegetarian Meals
Vegan Meals
Paleo Meals
Keto Meals
Low-Carb Meals
Low-Fat Meals
Meals For Diabetics
Gluten-Free Meals
Organic Meals
Weight Loss Meals
Plated
Vegetarian Meals
Vegan Meals
Paleo Meals
Keto Meals
Low-Carb Meals
Low-Fat Meals
Meals For Diabetics
Gluten-Free Meals
Organic Meals
Weight Loss Meals

Compare Sample Meals

Munchery
Plated

Compare Extras

Munchery
A La Carte Menu
Gift Cards
Marketplace
Plated
A La Carte Menu
Gift Cards
Marketplace

Compare Ratings

Munchery
FINAL RATING
8.5/10
Meal Options
Variety
Nutritional Value
Portion Size
Flexibility
Price
Plated
FINAL RATING
9.6/10
Meal Options
Variety
Nutritional Value
Portion Size
Flexibility
Price

Compare User Reviews

Munchery
  • Submitted By Susan L Miller on 01/17/2018
    I checked out Munchery website because Michael Finney from 7 On Your Side had a free dessert coupon for them. After looking at the choices I decided not to move forward and left the site. Imagine my surprise when I couple of days later I heard a thump on my BACK porch and opened the door to find a delivery from Munchery. I was able to grab the box and return it to the driver, telling him I had not made any order. THEN I looked at my Credit Card statement and found that I'd been charged $57.95. Am wondering how the HELL did they get my card number when I didn't fill anything out?? BEWARE!!
  • Submitted By Hanna Smith on 01/29/2017
    The. best. meals. ever. Honestly, cannot praise them enough, will be ordering forever.
  • Submitted By Patricia Lawson on 12/01/2016
    Nothing beats Munchery cooking kits. Both hubby and I love to cook and they even chop the ingredients, so we can pretend to be pro chefs and have a blast every time. Just awesome :)
  • Submitted By David Forbes on 10/11/2016
    Possibly the only meal delivery service of this kind that offers same-day deliveries. Be sure to try the famous steak au poivre. Pricy as hell, but sooo worth it.
Plated
  • Submitted By Robyn IarobyncoaRngeli on 03/28/2018
    I ordered for the 1st time. Waited all day- Started a chat at 7:45 to let them know nothing has been delivered. Told me to wait until 8:00. Reached out again at 8:01. Going back and forth finally got a credit back to me, only that it will take 5-7 business days. Fedex - stated at 8:15 that the business was closed. This was a condo delivery. Called fed-ex not helpful. Contacted Plated again - it will be my descretion if I choose the food upon arrival. Completely unacceptable! Cancelled my subscription immediately. Very Poor - I do not want to give them a 1 star - completely below standards.
  • Submitted By Tammy on 03/24/2018
    I used Plated for a couple of years and enjoyed. When they were bought out this year the meat .... beef was less quality cut and the package was 2 ice packs instead of 4 packs.. It looked like getting less for the same price.. the original plated company always cared about your comments and concerns.......new owners never replied to my concerns. I no longer purchase Plated meals.
  • Submitted By Diane B on 02/28/2018
    My experience with Plated has been top notch so far. I've made three meals, and I found that the ingredients and the recipes are excellent. I've been really impressed with the produce, it's al been so fresh, and the herbs are just beautiful. I read a review that complained about the work involved to put together a meal, but hey, it's not Meals On Wheels! If that's what you're looking for then you're better off ordering take out. It's true that there is some preparation required to make a meal; the vegetables need to be rinsed and chopped, and you have to combine some ingredients before cooking them, but what you don't have to do is shop for the ingredients wherein you purchase more than you're going to use because that's how they're sold, and end up cluttering up your refrigerator with the leftover bok choy or whatever a week or so before you throw it out. (At least that's what I do). With this, the food arrives in just the quantities you need, which incidentally saves the steps of measuring and wrapping and storing the stuff you don't use. Not to mention not having to wash and put away measuring cups and spoons. I really love this service and the results have been delicious. And it's made cooking a whole lot more fun for me!
  • Submitted By H. Lackey on 02/25/2018
    I decided to try the promotional first week free. I scheduled a Saturday delivery. No box ever arrived. When I called Plated, they said that they had no record of the shipment from their delivery company and offered no explanation. I am extremely unimpressed.

Winner

Plated is a meal kit delivery service that offers very flexible subscription plans, as well as high-quality foods. Each week, it comes up with a new seasonal menu, including 20 new recipes and 2 desserts, easily meeting the needs of its customers. Read our thorough analysis of the Plated meal kit service and dozens of user-written Plated reviews.

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