If you’ve been around the internet at all recently, you are probably aware that there are several meal delivery services that have popped up in the past few years. What do I mean by “meal delivery services?” Those companies where you order all of the parts to a meal and they are shipped directly to you so that you don’t have to go to the grocery store, or search for a recipe. Some examples are Hello Fresh, Plated, and Blue Apron – and there are many others out there too.
Before I start talking about all of these services, I just want to make it clear that I am not being compensated in any way for this (or other related) posts, and these companies have no idea who I am. Since these services seem to be super popular right now, I just wanted to share my experiences with you all, and maybe someone who is deciding whether or not to try one of these services will find them helpful. I will, however, use my affiliate links and/or coupon codes for the various services when I can. Not only do I get a few dollars back if you use those links to make a purchase, but YOU also get some kind of discount as well!
Anyways. A few weeks ago the husband and I decided to try out these meal delivery services. I felt like I needed a little more variety in my meals and food choices – without just getting takeout a few times a week. I also do generally like making fun meals, but actually finding a recipe, getting the groceries, and hoping that the recipe turns out well once you get around to making it time consuming and a little bit overwhelming sometimes. I figured that trying these out would give me opportunities to try some new thing, expand my food choices, and have some fun.
So far we have tried a few different meals from Blue Apron, Plated, and Hello Fresh. I wanted to give them each a few tries before I reviewed them, and now that I have done that I am ready to write some reviews! (Spoiler alert: none of them are perfect, they all have various good and bad qualities, but overall it has been great (and tasty!) trying them all out) Stay tuned for a post reviewing each separate service and then a post comparing the three that I’ve tried. Are there other services like this out there that you’ve tried? Let me know!