- Low prices
- Best for: beginners
- No free shipping
- Missing ingredients
- Only a few recipes available
Launched in 2018 by HelloFresh, EveryPlate is the low-cost version of HelloFresh. They offer a smaller variety of recipes but for a very competitive price: $4.99 per meal.
EveryPlate works with “trusty suppliers and genius chefs” to ensure freshness and quality of their meals. Their meal kits come in recyclable packaging with pre-portioned ingredients to minimize food waste. EveryPlate is ideal for low budgets, but is it right for you?
I’ve taken a deeper look into this budget-friendly meal kit delivery company and rated them based on their meal plans, menu and recipes, dietary options, beginner friendliness, cost and delivery, and sustainability and packaging.
Here’s my honest review:
EveryPlate has four meal plans to choose from:
- ClassicPlate: Offers an array of meat, seafood, and veggie meal options.
- VeggiePlate: Includes a variety of veg-forward meal options.
- FamilyPlate: Kid-approved dinners the whole family can enjoy.
- EasyPlate: Focuses on meals that are ready in 30 minutes or less with an easy clean up afterwards.
These meal plans feed 2 or 4 people and can be bundled to include 3, 4, or 5 meals per week in each box. You can skip or cancel your meal plan anytime and can view the weekly menu items before purchasing.
Menu and Recipes
EveryPlate has a weekly rotating menu that includes 17 delicious meals to choose from. You can see the menu items three weeks in advance which makes for easy meal planning.
You’ll notice the amount of meals available and how far you can look ahead are different from other, less budget-focused meal kit companies. HelloFresh, for example, has over 40 meals to choose from each week and lets you see 6 weeks in advance.
Despite having a smaller selection, EveryPlate manages to offer a fairly wide variety of menu items that are quite healthy. They mostly consist of the classic protein, carbohydrate, veggie combos. Dishes range from burgers and pastas to bowls, tacos, stir frys, and more.
If you’re looking for super healthy meals, watch for their ‘Dietitian Win’ menu items that have a large serving size of veggies, with a protein and complex carbohydrate to accompany them. Unfortunately, this feature is not present every week but it’s a personal favorite of mine!
Since EveryPlate doesn’t have a large number of menu items on their menu each week, it’s unsurprising that they don’t cater to many dietary options. They do, however, offer 5 vegetarian dishes each week so vegetarians are able to order budget-friendly meals as well.
Pro tip: If you follow a vegetarian diet and order from EveryPlate, have some extra veggies on hand to add into the meal since these recipes can fall a little short on the veggie portions.
EveryPlate is a fantastic option for anyone that is new to the meal kit delivery experience. Having meal kits dropped off to your doorstep is as beginner-friendly as it gets, and their recipe cards are easy to follow, making cooking your meals a straightforward task.
If you are brand new to cooking, I recommend starting with the EasyPlate meal plan that includes meals that take 30 minutes or less to cook and promise an easy cleanup.
Cost and Delivery
EveryPlate prices range from $4.99 to $5.89 per plate. The price is cheapest when you order for 4 people because the cost per plate is consistently $4.99 whether you’re ordering 3, 4, or 5 meals per week. If you’re ordering for 2 people, however, the price per plate is over $5 and will vary slightly depending on how many meals per week you order.
So, the best bang for your buck is when you order for 4 people.
There is always a shipping fee of $9.99 for every order—regardless of what plan you are on. With shipping included, the weekly price range for EveryPlate is $45 to $60 depending on how many people you’re ordering for and how many meals per week you select.
Why is EveryPlate so cheap?
EveryPlate’s website says that it is more affordable because they use less packaging and simple ingredients. Instead of focusing on building your culinary skills, they want to focus simply on making meals easy and convenient for you to put together so you and your household can eat tasty dishes.
Sustainability and Recycling
EveryPlate delivers their meal kits in a cardboard box with styrofoam lining and multiple ice packs to keep the contents cold. Ingredients are not separated out into their own bags like other meal kits (e.g. HelloFresh), but instead, they are separated by contaminants and sauces, veggies, breads, and meats. (Note: This lack of bundling forces you to pay more attention to which ingredient is needed for each recipe while you’re cooking.)
EveryPlate boxes come with recipe cards that can be saved and used again but this can also be seen as wasteful considering recipes could easily be shared online without the need for thousands of paper printed sheets.
Like other meal kits, there is little to no food waste because ingredients are already pre-portioned, but with this comes lots of plastic waste. EveryPlate also includes a number of ice packs in their boxes. They are recyclable once you drain the gel from inside but again, more plastic waste.
Depending on what area you live in, the cardboard, plastic, and styrofoam packaging might be recyclable—making EveryPlate only somewhat sustainable in my books.
How much does EveryPlate cost?
EveryPlate costs between $4.99 to $5.89 per plate. The cheapest price is when you order for 4 people while the price increases when you order for 2 people which ranges from $5.29 to $5.89 depending on how many meals you order. There is always a shipping fee of $9.99 for every order.
Where does EveryPlate ship from?
EveryPlate ships from a number of facilities across the contiguous United States including California, New Jersey, and Texas.
How much is EveryPlate per week?
EveryPlate’s price per week will depend on how many people you’re ordering for and how many meals per week you select but you can expect to pay between $45 to $60 per week in total.
Who owns EveryPlate?
HelloFresh owns EveryPlate. HelloFresh launched EveryPlate in 2018 as a lower-cost alternative.
Conclusion: Is EveryPlate worth it?
Honestly, who doesn’t love saving money? If you’re on a budget, trying to save money, or just looking to simplify your dining experiences at home, EveryPlate could be a great meal kit option for you!
Like most meal kit delivery companies, I think they’re all worth a try—at least once. Only you can decide whether it is for you from first-hand experience.
If you do try EveryPlate for yourself, I’d love to hear about your experience in the comments below.
|Dietary Plans Available:||
Two (Couple), Four (Family)
|Price per Plate||
$5 to $10
20% Off First Two Boxes