Plated – Meal Kit Review

Plated

Plated is a meal kit delivery service that ships nationwide.

Most Impressive

While the meals took over an hour to make, they were the most impressive recipes that we tried.

  • About 14 recipes to choose from per week — double than most meal kits we reviewed.
  • Amazing tasting recipes that will impress you and others.
  • The recipes are a time investment (over an hour), but almost nothing is pre-made, so you feel like you’re really cooking.
  • Portion size felt larger than most kits we reviewed, you won’t feel hungry when you’re done eating.

Try for Only $35.85

Try Plated’s 2-person, 3-meal plan for only $35.85 (normally $71.70).

Plated Summary

Ordering
Sign Up

Straightforward, but you have to enter billing info before picking recipes.

Recipe Selection

⭐️ About 14 recipes to choose from each week. The recipes were more impressive than what most other meal kits offered.

Delivery Options

Minimum order is 2 meals per week, but you can skip any week you want. Orders of 2 meals have $7.95 shipping; orders of 3 or more meals have free shipping.

You can skip any week you want, but you have until 6 days at 12pm EST before your next shipment to do it.

Pricing

Individual (2 people)
2-4 meals/week: starting at $47.80 ($11.95/serving)

Free shipping on 3+ meals per week, $7.95 otherwise.

Group (3 people)
2-4 meals/week: starting at $59.70 ($9.95/serving).

Free shipping on 3+ meals per week, $7.95 otherwise.

Family (4 people)
2-4 meals/week: starting at $79.60 ($9.95/serving) + free shipping.

Cancellation

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Delivery
Speed

First shipment arrives within a week of signup, but you can delay if needed.

Packaging
  • Comes within a box of compostable insulation and ice packs.
  • Ingredients are sorted into labeled plastic bags
  • Meat is kept separately at the bottom of the box and double bagged.
Ingredient Quality

Standard ingredients.

Recipe Prep
Ingredient Prep

You will frequently need to chop ingredients.

Kitchen Gear

You’ll want a pan, baking sheet, knife, and other basic items. No special equipment needed like a cheese grater or a food processor.

Additional Ingredients

Have some cooking oil, salt, and pepper.

Cooking
Recipe Clarity

Recipe cards are clear and very easy to follow.

Cook Time

⏱ About 1 hour and 15 minutes per recipe, which is more than their estimates.

Meal
Tastiness

😋 Tasty.

Portion Size

Above average (felt satisfied, but not enough left for leftovers).

Nutrition Info

Cards only have calories. Website has calories, protein, carbs, fat, and allergens.

Miscellaneous
Cleanup

Usually a pan, baking sheet, knife, cutting board, and bowl.

Customer Service

Emailed about mold on an onion and received a credit within 15 minutes.

Plated Photos

Unboxing

Moroccan Chicken with Cherry Tomato Sauce and Couscous

Cheesy Beef Empanadas with Salsa Roja

Seared Steak with Bell Pepper Panzanella