Plated Vs. Gobble

UPDATED Jul. 2018
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Getting tired of cooking and planning meals every day? Need an easier, more convenient solution? Plated and Gobble have got your back. Their food is healthy, tasty, and affordable! Check out our comparison chart and find out which one you should try out first!

Plated
Cooking with superior ingredients
VS
Gobble
Healthy, Fresh, And Ready In No Time

Highlights

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
Gobble
Gobble allows you to cook a beautiful meal in just 10 to 15 minutes and choose from a wide variety of healthy recipes that can satisfy virtually all tastes.
  • Average Price Per Meal: $11.99
  • Shipping Cost: $6.99
  • Delivery Area: 48 states

Compare Features

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.
Gobble
Best For
Best for home cooks who want to skip the prep and go straight to cooking
Menu/Meal Plans
Gobble offers its customers one weekly menu, which is divided into 4 parts, including From the Range, From the Ranch, From the Sea, and From the Earth.
Recipes/Meal Options
Gobble's weekly menu features 6 recipes in each section of its menu, amounting to 24 options.
Meal & Recipe Variety
Gobble offers family-friendly, low-carb, low-fat, omnivore, and vegetarian recipes. Its meals are conveniently categorized by protein source (poultry, red meat, seafood, and veg) and mostly inspired by hallmarks of the Italian, Spanish, Chinese, and American cuisines. In addition to dinner recipes, Gobble also offers sides, including soups, salads, cookies, and drink mixes. You can customize your order to exclude beef, fish, lamb, pork, poultry, shellfish or all of the above if you are a vegetarian.
Food Quality
Gobble sources fresh, local ingredients and works with the same farmers and purveyors as the local Michelin star restaurants.
Nutritional Value & Portion Size
Most meals you cook with Gobble have between 700 and 900 calories per serving and they are highly satisfying. The meals are nutritionally balanced and rich in nutrients.
Subscription Flexibility
With Gobble, you can make changes to your order anytime. You can also cancel your subscription whenever you want. To edit your order, you must notify the company before Wednesday at 11:59pm PST for the following week's delivery.
Refunds
Gobble has an awesome 100% customer satisfaction guarantee, so if you are dissatisfied with your meals, you can contact the company within 7 days of your delivery date and either get a replacement or credit for your next order.

Compare Plans & Pricing

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
Gobble
Gobble Plans & Pricing
Two People Plan (2 servings)
Meals per weekMeal kit pricePrice per serving
2$55.96$13.99
3$71.94$11.99
Four People Plan (4 servings)
Meals per weekMeal kit pricePrice per serving
3$143.88$11.99

Suitable For

Plated
Meals For Families
Meals For Kids
Meals For Seniors
Meals For One
Gobble
Meals For Families
Meals For Kids
Meals For Seniors
Meals For One

Compare Meal Options

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
Gobble
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

Plated
Gobble

Compare Extras

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

Compare Ratings

Plated
FINAL RATING
9.6/10
Meal Options
Variety
Nutritional Value
Portion Size
Flexibility
Price
Gobble
FINAL RATING
9.0/10
Meal Options
Variety
Nutritional Value
Portion Size
Flexibility
Price

Compare User Reviews

Plated
  • Submitted By Laura on 06/16/2018
    The convenience of this service is a 4*, but, we received meal kits with spoiled ingredients on our first delivery in 2/3 recipes. There were missing ingredients, too. It's hard to make za'atar French fries without the spice--it's not something in my spice collection.The second week, we were promised delivery on Friday. The food was shipped on Wednesday, and wasn't delivered until Saturday afternoon in 90* temperatures. No wonder ingredients are slimy and spoiled. Poor attention to detail, I'm canceling.
  • Submitted By April on 06/13/2018
    My husband and I have been using Plated since October of 2016, roughly around 360 meals to date. We began our box delivery service with HelloFresh and then Blue Apron and finally landed on Plated. At first, the meals were extremely time-consuming and difficult. I am a teacher and my husband is in sales, so coming home after 13 hour days and having to cook a meal that took me over an hour just wasn't going to cut it. However, I stuck with them a little longer because their food was delicious and this is the only company that we had tried, thus far, that offered so many options. We have now been using them going on two years and I have no plans to stop. They have adjusted their recipes so that they are not so time consuming and require so much prep; they have also added a ton of recipe choices including yummy desserts! Yes, they may be a tad more expensive, but in my opinion, it's worth it because the food is always fresh and delicious! Plated also has AMAZING customer service. If there is absolutely anything wrong with any of your ingredients, no matter how small the ingredient, they will credit your account no questions asked. If you have allergies, Plated always lists all allergens on their recipe cards and on the website or app when you are selecting your recipes. They offer vegetarian, low-cal/carb, and gluten free options as well. I highly recommend this company and I can only see them getting better each year!
  • 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.
Gobble
  • Submitted By Fred Davis on 06/26/2018
    I hate cooking but I live alone and can’t even look at frozen dinners anymore. Gobble is the closest thing to a pre-made meal that tastes like real, homecooked food.
  • Submitted By Erica Montes on 06/23/2018
    Literally the only meal kit service that actually saves you time on cooking. Plenty of choice, ok prices, I’ve been ordering for months and they haven’t disappointed me yet!
  • Submitted By Sharon on 06/21/2018
    Would give 0 stars. Here is why: I purchased a phone and service plan for my wife from Virgin Mobile as a Christmas present. Virgin put her in their "Inner Circle" which was supposed to carry extra benefits. One of these was a week of free prepare at home meals offered by Gobble. When I signed up for the free meal offer, Gobble told me it wasn't available to me and refused to fulfill the order. They haven't indicated when, if ever, I can expect fulfillment. They claim they don't ship to my area. I've asked why they continue to partner with Virgin on the Virgin web site as a benefit. Haven't received an answer that is satisfactory. I've asked the same question of Virgin and haven't gotten a satisfactory answer. This has been going on since Dec 2017 and Virgin as well as Gobble refuse to fulfill the offer as listed on Virgin website. As far as I'm concerned, this looks like false and misleading advertising. As of last month there isn't any disclaimer on the Virgin site about this offer. When I recently checked with Gobble the representative there said they service my state (MO) but not my city (Kansas City). So why do they and Virgin continue to advertise the offer without any kind of disclaimer? I have now canceled my wife's Virgin account. Gobble has refused to respond to a recent compliant I filed with the Better Business Bureau and the California Attorney General. However I still expect Gobble to honor their commitment as advertised on the Virgin Mobile web site when I entered into the agreement in good faith.
  • Submitted By Tori on 06/20/2018
    The food was fine but the website itself doesn’t always make It clear how much you will be charged. I’ve also been charged for and sent a week that I skipped. I wouldn’t recommend this delivery service in comparison to most of the others out there. They have so many issues.

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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