Plated VS Green Chef

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

Plated
Cooking with superior ingredients
VS
Green Chef
Organic food for you & your family

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
Green Chef
Green Chef is the first USDA-certified organic meal kit service in the US that offers quick and creative recipes for all the most popular healthy diets.
  • Average Price Per Meal: $11.99
  • Shipping Cost: $9.00
  • 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.
Green Chef
Best For
Best for home cooks following the latest healthy eating trends
Menu/Meal Plans
Green Chef features 2 menus, including the 2-Person Plan and the Family Plan.
Recipes/Meal Options
On a weekly basis, Green Chef provides 3 meal options for all programs included in the 2-Person Plan and 2 meal options if you opt for a program included in the Family Plan.
Meal & Recipe Variety
Green Chef offers organic meal kits particularly designed for omnivores, carnivores, vegans, vegetarians, Paleo lovers, and home cooks on the keto and gluten-free diets. Its recipes are inspired by various world cuisines, so there is plenty of diversity. The meals are generally ready in half an hour or less.
Food Quality
Green Chef only uses USDA-certified organic ingredients that are free from GMOs, pesticides, irradiation, antibiotics, hormones, and steroids. Its ingredients are locally sourced and its pre-made signature sauces, marinades, and spice blends are handcrafted using only the finest ingredients. It also offers certified gluten-free meals.
Nutritional Value & Portion Size
Green Chef designs meals that are nutritionally balanced and rich in nutrient-packed organic produce. The calorie count per serving normally ranges between 500 and 800 calories. Serving size is usually 18-23 oz.
Subscription Flexibility
With Green Chef, you can skip or cancel your order at any time - just make sure to inform the company about any changes 7 days prior to your next delivery date at 12 pm EST.
Refunds
If you are not satisfied with your order from Green Chef, you must contact the company within 7 days after your delivery arrived and you will either receive a replacement or credit.

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
Green Chef
Green Chef Plans & Pricing
Two Person Plan (2 servings)
Meals per weekMeal kit pricePrice per serving
3 paleo meals$89.94$14.99
3 vegan meals$71.94$11.99
3 gluten-free meals$80.94$13.49
3 vegetarian meals$62.94$10.49
3 omnivore meals$71.94$11.99
3 carnivore meals$80.94$13.49
3 keto meals$89.94$14.99
Family Plan (4 servings)
Meals per weekMeal kit pricePrice per serving
2 omnivore meals$95.92$11.99
2 carnivore meals$103.92$12.99

Suitable For

Plated
Meals For Families
Meals For Kids
Meals For Seniors
Meals For One
Green Chef
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
Green Chef
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
Green Chef

Compare Extras

Plated
A La Carte Menu
Gift Cards
Marketplace
Green Chef
A La Carte Menu
Gift Cards
Marketplace

Compare Ratings

Plated
FINAL RATING
9.6/10
Meal Options
Variety
Nutritional Value
Portion Size
Flexibility
Price
Green Chef
FINAL RATING
9.4/10
Meal Options
Variety
Nutritional Value
Portion Size
Flexibility
Price

Compare User Reviews

Plated
  • 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.
  • 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!
Green Chef
  • Submitted By mark west on 06/12/2018
    First of all, GreenChef does not give you enough options to pick your own meals. Secondly, the recipe's were not very good. I canceled my subscription. SUNBASKET is much better and gives you more options.
  • Submitted By Lindsey on 04/28/2018
    I was really excited for this meal delivery service; however, after two shipments I have to cancel. The first shipment was on time and packaged per individual meal as expected. The second shipment was almost two days late and when I opened the box, the meat was nearly room temperature. In addition, all other ingredients were just tossed in the box. Spices, vegetables, and meat was not separated. I had to throw it away since some of the packaging was leaking and I had no way of knowing if it was the tuna, chicken or any of the sauces. Then to top it all off, when I called Customer Service, they could only refund me for the late shipment and couldn't cancel my next shipment or refund me because a manager wasn't on duty. They also could not tell me when a manager would be back to authorize my request. At this point, I still don't know if my membership moving forward is actually cancelled or not. I'm still waiting for a phone call as promised. I would have wanted to give them another chance, but even the flavor of the meals I did try wasn't very impressive. All in all, this convenient service has proved not so convenient. I guess I'll be headed back to the grocery store tonight.
  • Submitted By Rita Hardt on 02/01/2018
    For me, going keto was really hard and discovering Green Chef was a true blessing. I still miss all the carbs, but at least the meals I cook with GC taste like real food.
  • Submitted By Linda Cunningham on 01/17/2018
    This is the only meal delivery I’ve found that is both certified organic and certified gluten-free and that is good enough for me. I only wish I could order more kits per week.

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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