Home Delivered Meals, Are They Right For You?

There are many options when it comes to home food delivery, Blue Apron, Hello Fresh, and now of course adding Amazon to that list. So, what are the advantages to home food delivery, besides the obvious, convenience, or are they all as convenient as they seem? According to Blue Apron’s website, they offer two plan options, a two person or family plan, with fresh ingredients. Taking the two-person plan for example, it is 3 recipes delivered once a week, portioned out for two. What you get is based on your selections, and you get three of the six recipes their culinary team comes up with. Their website continues with stating that, “regardless of your plan, Blue Apron is designed to teach you how to cook new recipes you have not tried before, introduce you to seasonal, farm-fresh ingredients, and reduce food waste”.  Sounds amazing, and the cost is less expensive than a nice restaurant. The down side, there is prep work involved, so if you are looking for something super quick, this one may not be for you (especially if you are not the most efficient in the kitchen). If you are trying to learn to cook, it would be perfect.

With Hello Fresh it is very similar to Blue Apron, except they have a little more to choose from recipe wise (they come up with more recipes each week), and they have a vegetarian delivery option. I would really say if you are looking to learn to cook, either of these would be a good option, it would just come down to a personal preference.

If you are on the go all of the time, and simply do not have time to cook, then something like Freshly could be a good option for you. With lots of meals to choose from each week, and the meals fresh, and completely prepared, all you need to do is heat them up, and eat. Another option is Amazon Fresh, which is not currently available everywhere, but is slowly expanding. They actually offer everything from groceries, to prepared foods, and more. It will be interesting to see what happens to all of the home delivery meal services as Amazon gets in the game. Whatever you choose, you need to find what is right for you, what suits your needs best, and what you like, as some of us like a good trip to the grocery store.