Sous Kitchen VS Plated

UPDATED Aug. 2018
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If you’d like to start eating healthier but don’t have time to cook, meal delivery services may be the perfect solution to your problem! Check out or objective Sous Kitchen VS Plated comparison to get a better idea of what these two services offer and determine which one is the right choice for you and your family.

Sous Kitchen
Budget-Friendly, Ready-To-Cook Meals
VS
Plated
Cooking with superior ingredients

Highlights

Sous Kitchen
Sous Kitchen is an affordable solution for effortless cooking that allows you to prepare healthy meals in minutes, no prep required.
  • Average Price Per Meal: $15.00
  • Shipping Cost: $0 *
  • Delivery Area: 7 states
*for orders over $200
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

Sous Kitchen
Best For
Best for busy individuals looking for healthy, ready-to-cook meals
Menu/Meal Plans
Sous Kitchen has one menu that changes on a monthly basis.
Recipes/Meal Options
Sous Kitchen offers nearly 50 dishes on its menu.
Meal & Recipe Variety
Sous Kitchen offers quick recipes for omnivores, carnivores, and vegetarians. It offers gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, low-fat, low-sodium, and low-carb options. In addition to entrées, the menu includes sides and delicious desserts.
Food Quality
Sous Kitchen provides fresh, locally sourced produce, organic whenever possible. Its meat is free from hormones and antibiotics. It provides CAB-quality beef and USDA pork. Its seafood is wild-caught and its farm-raised fish is free from hormones and dyes.
Nutritional Value & Portion Size
Sous Kitchen makes sure that all your meals are rich in nutrients, optimally balanced, and well-suited for the dietary needs of both adults and children.
Subscription Flexibility
For any questions about changing or canceling your order, you should contact Sous Kitchen directly.
Refunds
For any questions about refunds, you should contact Sous Kitchen directly.
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.

Suitable For

Sous Kitchen
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

Sous Kitchen
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

Sous Kitchen
Plated

Compare Extras

Sous Kitchen
A La Carte Menu
Gift Cards
Marketplace
Plated
A La Carte Menu
Gift Cards
Marketplace

Compare Ratings

Sous Kitchen
FINAL RATING
8.1/10
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

Sous Kitchen
  • Submitted By Jay Adams on 04/25/2017
    I’ve been ordering for years and always have Sous Kitchen meals in my freezer. As easy and quick as takeout, just healthier and more delicious.
  • Submitted By Larry Bicks on 02/07/2017
    Don’t expect to get the best meals you’ve ever had. Still, it’s good enough and quick to make and great if you’re not a fan of cooking.
  • Submitted By Joanna Kisbey on 01/15/2017
    We’re a large family and I don’t always have the time to cook, so Sous Kitchen is can be a real life-saver. Everyone likes the meals and they’re not that expensive either.
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.

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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