EveryPlate prides itself on being “America’s Best Value Meal Kit”.
Through their affordable meal plans, easy-to-follow recipes, and prompt shipping, EveryPlate is recommended by over 4,000 families country-wide.
With plenty of weekly options for quick, delicious, and filling meals, EveryPlate aims to replace your boring weekly meal cycle of chicken and rice and takeout.
What does America’s best value meal kit consist of? Let’s take a look.
Features (Cost, Ingredients + Nutrition, Flexibility, Shipping)
To make things easier to digest, we broke down our review of EveryPlate into four categories:
- Ingredients + Nutrition
While the cost per serving with EveryPlate is $4.99, your total cost will change depending on how many meals you order per week.
In addition to the serving cost, there is also a fixed weekly shipping cost of $8.99.
With these costs in mind, here is what you can expect to pay on a weekly basis for each option:
- Dinner for 2 – 3 times a week = $38.93 per week.
- Dinner for 2 – 4 times a week = $48.91 per week.
- Dinner for 2 – 5 times a week = $58.89 per week.
- Dinner for 4 – 3 times a week = $68.87 per week.
All prices listed are in USD currency.
EveryPlate credits these especially low prices to less packaging and simple yet high-quality ingredients. Their goal isn’t to make you into a 5-star chef, but rather to provide delicious and filling meals at an affordable price point.
For those interested, EveryPlate also offers “premium” meals for $2.99 more per serving. These meals are upgraded with “premium proteins and ingredients”.
Ingredients and Nutrition
Inside every box delivered by EveryPlate comes all the ingredients (minus common pantry items like salt and pepper) you need with easy-to-follow recipe cards to make your meals. Their ingredients are carefully packed and insulated to ensure they arrive to you at peak freshness.
EveryPlate sources its ingredients from a variety of suppliers which vary by week and region. Regardless of the source, EveryPlate ensures the highest quality possible for all of its ingredients.
While EveryPlate doesn’t tell you the exact nutritional information in each of your recipes, nutritional estimates per serving can be downloaded 5 days before your delivery.
EveryPlate also encourages people who want to know more about their meals’ nutritional value to contact them via Nutrition@Everyplate.com.
EveryPlate packs your ingredients at the peak of their freshness, so they recommend storing all fresh produce, proteins, and dairy in the refrigerator upon delivery.
They also recommend cooking your meals within one week of delivery.
Every week, EveryPlate offers 9 meals to choose from.
If you want to switch your serving size or the number of dinners you want to receive per week, you can change your plan 5 days prior to your next scheduled delivery.
The nice thing about EveryPlate is that there is no commitment required. You can skip meals, swap recipes, or even cancel any time before your weekly deadline (as mentioned above – 5 days prior to delivery at 11:59 PM EST).
To give you an idea of what this deadline looks like, here are some examples:
- Deadline for Tuesday delivery is Thursday
- Deadline for Wednesday delivery is Friday
- Deadline for Thursday delivery is Saturday
- Deadline for Friday delivery is Sunday
EveryPlate packs its ingredients at the peak of their freshness and, as a result, can stay fresh up to 48 hours of being in the box without being refrigerated.
This is accomplished through insulating liners, ice packs, and cooling material to keep your food as cool as possible. They even modify their packaging based on season to ensure optimal freshness.
In the case that you’re not home when your delivery arrives (boxes are typically delivered between 8 AM and 8 PM), EveryPlate will leave your 100% recyclable box at your door or wherever/however you specify in your ‘Delivery Instructions’.
If your box arrives late, doesn’t arrive at all, or arrives with missing ingredients, EveryPlate encourages you immediately call their support at 1-973-210-4915.
EveryPlate currently delivers in the vast majority of the continental USA. To be certain, just enter your zip code at checkout to see if they deliver to your area.
Depending on your area and specific needs, EveryPlate delivers on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
In case you need to change your delivery day, you can do so 5 days prior to your next delivery.
Once your package is shipped, you can keep track of it with a tracking link provided via email.
Types Of Plans
While EveryPlate doesn’t have specific plans for people with allergies, they do provide allergen information on each recipe detail page, as well as on the information cards that come with your delivery.
Because EveryPlate aims to keep its prices as low as possible, they also don’t offer specific plans catering to special diets such as keto, gluten-free, paleo, vegetarian, low carb or vegan.
Before placing your order, it’s up to you to make sure the recipes you choose meet your needs.
In terms of specific plans, as explained above, EveryPlate allows you to choose 3-5 dinners per week for 2 or 4 people.
EveryPlate saves you time & money, and allows you to replace your unhealthy takeout habits with delicious, savory home-cooked meals at a more affordable price.
As the winner of USA Today’s 2019 Readers” Choice Award for “The Only Recommended Meal-Kit Below $5” with over 2,000 positive customer reviews, EveryPlate deserves to be your one and only meal prep service.
Start getting healthy, delicious, and affordable meals delivered right to your doorstep by signing up for EveryPlate today!