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Chefs Plate VS Hello Fresh

Need a little bit of help deciding between Hello Fresh VS Chefs Plate? Sure, no problem, we have you covered. With this in mind, it can be a little bit tricky navigating the various meal kit delivery services. Of course, each provides exceptional value with a ton of options; there is no question there. But, we’re going to dig a little deeper and give you an easy to follow, side by side comparison. Our goal is to provide you with an accurate breakdown of each to make an informed decision.

Since some of you may be looking for more of an experience-based review, if that is the case, please take a minute to read our full review for both HelloFresh and Chefs Plate. We subscribed to each meal kit delivery service and reviewed them based on overall value, freshness, flavor, and sustainability.

Also, it is worth mentioning for those who do not already know that Hello Fresh acquired Chefs Plate back in 2016. HelloFresh SE decided to continue running Chefs Plate as a division of their main company. And while it may seem pointless to compare the two, there are differences which we will reveal in this comparison article.

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Chefs Plate VS Hello Fresh - Plans and Prices

The table below provides an “at a glance” comparison of prices and features that most people look for. Prices are based on a 2 person household and 3 recipes per week. We do our best to provide the very latest and best discount available. The prices below are listed with the discount applied. 

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Per Serving
  • based on 3 meals for 2 people per week
  • $3.33 $5.50
    Shipping Fee Free Free
    Plan Types
  • Meat & Vegetables
  • Vegetarian
  • Family Friendly
  • Weekly Curated Recipes
  • Plan Sizes 2-5 Recipes for 2 or 4 people 3-5 Recipes for 2 or 4 people
    New Recipes Added Weekly 23 Recipes 35 Recipes
    Skip a Week or Cancel Any Time Yes Yes
    Easy Prep Meals
  • 30 min or less
  • Family Friendly
    Vegetarian
    Low Carb - Calorie Smart
    Keto Diet
    Vegan Options
    Gluten Free Options
    Dairy Free Options
    See Current Menu June June

    Meal Kit Delivery Information

    Since both Chefs Plate and HelloFresh are run by the same parent company, these two meal kit delivery service serve similar areas across the Canada. If you are at all in doubt, simply follow one of our links and type in your Postal Code on the respective site and it will automatically alert you if your area is not covered by their delivery.

    Chefs Plate delivers unique recipes and high quality ingredients to both residential and offices across the country, from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, all the way to the Maritimes. 

    HelloFresh delivers their high quality meal kits to both residential and offices in almost all reaches of the country. From British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland, and the Maritimes.

    Chefs Plate delivers between 8 AM and 8 PM for both residential addresses. 

    HelloFresh delivers between 8 AM and 8 PM for both residential and business addresses. 

    No. Chefs Plate will safe drop your meal kit box, and the insulated box will keep things fresh for up to 12 hours.

    No. HelloFresh will safe drop your meal kit box, and the insulated box will keep things fresh for up to 12 hours.

    Value

    As far as value is concerned, Chefs Plate comes out ahead of Hello Fresh on this one. Reasonably priced meal kits make them the clear choice for anyone looking for a budget-friendly option. Also, Chefs Plate offers free shipping on all but the two-person, two meal plan. All this is not to say that Hello Fresh is a low value, only that you get more bang for your buck with Chefs Plate, especially when you factor in the free shipping.

    Variety

    When it comes to the variety of meal choices, Hello Fresh has Chefs Plate beat. While both offer a wide range of delicious meal options, Hello Fresh offers 25 unique dishes to choose from each week, including 2 Carb Smart (50g of carbs or less) options.

    Dietary Needs

    Neither Hello Fresh nor Chefs Plate offers a specific dairy-free menu. However, there are items on each menu that can easily omit the dairy. The same goes for Gluten-free. Unfortunately, there is no specific menu for this dietary preference. That said, my wife is lactose intolerant and prefers to limit the gluten in her diet. With the weekly options provided, we were able to select enough meal items from both services.

    Skip a Week or Cancel Your Subscription Anytime

    It’s important to realize that both Hello Fresh and Chefs Plate are subscription-based offers. In other words, they will auto-renew on a set date and continue to do so until you make changes to your account. The good news is, both hello Fresh and Chefs Plate make it extremely easy to skip a week or pause/cancel your subscription.

    To skip a week on Chefs Plate, visit your account and navigate to the ‘Delivery Schedule’ section. There you will be able to edit your delivery schedule for up to four weeks in advance. “Skip a week or cancel anytime before the weekly cutoff on Wednesday the week before delivery at 11:59 PM PST.”

    To skip a week on Hello Fresh, visit your account and navigate to the ‘My Deliveries’ section. There you will be able to edit your delivery schedule. Skip a week or cancel anytime before the weekly cutoff on Wednesday the week before delivery at 11:59 PM PST.

    Chefs Plate makes it easy to skip a week, modify or cancel your order. Just visit the "My Menu" page and make your changes.

     

    • If your delivery is scheduled for Thursday, or Saturday, you can skip or change your order until preceding Wednesday at 11:59PM PST

    Much in the same way that Chefs Plate allows you to skip, change or cancel you subscription, HelloFresh lets you do this though the "My Deliveries" page. 

    • If your delivery is scheduled for Thursday, or Saturday, you can skip or change your order until preceding Wednesday at 11:59PM PST

    Chefs Plate VS HelloFresh - The Bottom Line

    Ultimately, people will make their decision based on points that matter the most to them personally. In comparing Hello Fresh vs. Chefs Plate, we never set out to say that one is better than the other. Instead, we provide a breakdown of their differences and similarities. However, I think it makes sense to share our final thoughts on these two meal kit delivery services. So, if you’re looking for a budget-friendly, quick-cook solution with plenty of variety, then Chefs Plate is the perfect option. If you don’t mind spending a little bit more, Hello Fresh provides a massive selection of delicious meal options with premium ingredients.

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