Since I loved my experience with Blue Apron so much, I decided to give another food delivery service a try. Enter Plated!
Similar to Blue Apron, you get all the ingredients delivered to you to prepare the meals for yourself. I did like that Plated allowed you to pick out your meals ahead of time, so you knew what you were getting. Also, they packaged the ingredients according to the meal, so you weren’t rummaging around the box trying to figure out if you had the right ingredients. I thought it was funny that instead of packaging some ingredients themselves, they included brand name packages of mayo, soy sauce, and yogurt.
My favorite was definitely the Sesame Soy Udon Bowl with Crispy Tilapia. I didn’t even know I liked Tilapia! Plus, I’m a sucker for anything with noodles. I had to restrain myself from eating this the first night, I was saving it for lunch the next day. Maybe it was just my big appetite, but I found this portion to be small. I ate it in one sitting with no leftovers.
Then came the Chicken Souviaki with Spinach Rice. I definitely didn’t cut the cucumbers small enough for the Tzatziki. Though I did feel like this was an ambitious meal for me to make. It was really good the first day, however, it didn’t reheat well for leftovers
In the end I don’t really have a preference as far as Plated or Blue Apron. I really enjoyed using both services and wouldn’t hesitate to use them again!