EveryPlate Review

    EveryPlate is standing out from the crowd in the meal kit marketplace by offering dishes at roughly half the cost of the competition. It provides fresh, filling and easy-to-prepare kits on a weekly basis for up to four people.

    • Vegetarian
    • High Protein
    Written By: Adam Dagan MDS

    EveryPlate is striving to become the cheapest meal kit delivery service in America by offering impressive introductory discounts. Prices here are comparable, if not cheaper, than your average grocery store trip, and the added convenience of home delivery has made it a popular choice. The recipe choice isn’t the most extensive we’ve seen, but they taste great and can be prepared in a pinch.

    What is EveryPlate?

    EveryPlate is a meal kit delivery service that’s focused on cutting costs and passing the savings on to its customers. All the meals are beginner-friendly and every effort is made to source fresh ingredients, and the platform has been building relationships with farmers across the country for a number of years now. It’s not organic certified, nor does it cater to specialist diets, but there’s enough variety to keep you coming back each week.

    EveryPlate Pros and Cons

    • Very cheap
    • Filling meals
    • Rotating weekly menu
    • Flexible plans let you skip weeks
    • Unpretentious, simple dishes
    • Easy-to-follow cooking instructions
    • You can swap out some ingredients
    • Uses less packaging than competitors
    • Meals don’t have the ‘wow’ factor
    • Shipping is extra
    • There are no specialist diets like vegan or keto
    • Limited choice for health-conscious eaters

    Who Is EveryPlate Good For?

    • Families on a budget – With meals averaging at around $4.99 per serving, EveryPlate manages to beat even your local supermarket on price and you can feed the whole family on a budget. You’ll still need to buy essential groceries to supplement the kits, but this shouldn’t make too big of a dent in your wallet

    • People that like big portions – The meals here are generously portioned, filling and easy to make. These shouldn’t leave you feeling hungry afterward

    • Lovers of classic cooking – Most of the dishes on the menu are home cooking favorites or a combination of classic staples. They’re not fancy by any means, but they’re definitely satisfying

    • Novice chefs – With a limited number of ingredients in each meal, and a five-step plan to complete each dish, even complete beginners can have a go here. The meals certainly aren’t complex at all and take around 30-40 minutes to complete

    • Environmentally friendly – Packaging has been drastically scaled back when compared with other meal kit services, and everything is fully recyclable

    • People w/o Dietary Restrictions – The Blue Apron menu meal kits are hard to beat with their price per serving. While they don’t have many diet-specific or allergen-avoiding options, they make up for that with the price, and you get 8-10 meals to choose from every week.

    Who Isn’t EveryPlate Good For?

    • Adventurous palettes – The simple meals on offer here won’t be enough to satisfy adventurous eaters looking for something different. The ingredients regularly repeat and the dishes are quite standard when compared to other platforms

    • Those with dietary restrictions – There are some basic vegetarian options here, but that’s about it in the way of specialist diets. If you’re after the latest trends in keto or paleo you’ll need to search elsewhere

    • Healthy eaters – While there’s plenty of veg to be found in a lot of the meals here, the recipes aren’t geared specifically towards healthy eating. Some have quite high levels of saturated fat and people looking to lose weight would be better of on a strict diet plan

    How EveryPlate Works?

    Once you’ve decided how many people you’d like to order for, either two or four, and selected how many meals you’d like for each person per week, three, four or five, it’s onto your menu selection. The weekly menu usually has around 15 recipes to choose from and your delivery will include detailed cooking instructions. Plus, EveryPlate is currently offering a signup bonus on your first three boxes, reducing the price per portion to just $1.99 each.

    You Decide

    We Deliver

    You Devour

    EveryPlate Website and App

    Everything about the website has been designed with simplicity in mind. There’s no clutter or unnecessary information, and the main page is broken down into weekly meals, plans and an FAQ section.

    You can view menu items up to three weeks in advance and click on any of the dishes takes you to a detailed nutrition page that lists calories per portion, fat, sugar, carbs, protein, fiber and sodium. Plus, each meal lists any allergens and lays out the ingredients you get in your box.

    There are accompanying apps for both Android and iOS, and both have very similar functionality to the website. In addition, you can check out the cooking instructions on your phone for added convenience.


    Creating an account / Sign-up

    All you need to sign up is an email address and your zip code, and the account creation process should only take a few minutes tops. Once logged in all you need to do is choose the recipes you’d like for your first week’s worth of kits.


    EveryPlate Meal Plans and Meal Selection Options

    There are no plans, categories or specialist options to sign up for. Instead, EveryPlate operates a rotating weekly menu and you make your choices from this list. Whichever meals you choose you’ll have two delivery options open to you:

    • Three, four or five servings for two people each week

    • Three, four or five servings for four people each week


    EveryPlate Meal Types

    Meals are largely centered around simple ingredients and large portions. You’ll find a mix of classic dishes alongside a range of Tex-Mex, Italian recipes and stir-fries. Some of our current favorites include:

    • Sweet ‘n’ tangy cherry meatballs with roasted zucchini and garlic mashed potatoes

    • Smoky paprika pork chops with green beans and potato wedges

    • Cowboy skillet pie

    • Creamy rajas quesadillas

    • Creamy mushroom soup with garlic butter biscuits

    • Beef bahn-mi bowls

    • Burst tomato linguine with kale in a lemon garlic cream sauce

    Choosing EverPlate Recipes

    We’ll be honest, there’s not a huge range of choices of meals each week, and very few options for vegetarians. Still, there’s enough variety on offer to keep you interested for about a month or so, but using Everyplate in the long term might not be enough variety for most people. That being said, it’s easy to take a break in your subscription at any time and restart when you’re ready.

    How Much Does EveryPlate Cost?

    Each serving is a set $4.99 per portion, so your total price will simply be based on how many meals you order. Each delivery comes with an $8.99 shipping charge. You should keep an eye out for any discounts via the website, though, as EveryPlate often reduces prices for new customers.

    Servings and Recipes/Week
    Total Cost
    2 people and 3 servings each per week
    2 people, 3 recipes per week
    $4.99/serving ($29.94 total + $8.99 shipping = $38.93/week)
    2 people and 4 servings each per week
    2 people, 4 recipes per week
    $4.99/serving ($39.92 total + $8.99 shipping = $48.91/week)
    2 people and 5 servings each per week
    2 people, 5 recipes per week
    $4.99/serving ($49.9 total + $8.99 shipping = $58.89/week)
    4 people and 3 servings each per week
    4 people, 3 recipes per week
    $4.99/serving ($59.88 total + $8.99 shipping = $68.87/week)
    4 people and 4 servings each per week
    4 people, 4 recipes per week
    $4.99/serving ($79.84 total + $8.99 shipping = $88.83/week)
    4 people and 5 servings each per week
    4 people, 5 recipes per week
    $4.99/serving ($99.8 total + $8.99 shipping = $108.79/week)

    Diet Friendliness

    EveryPlate sits firmly at the budget end of the market and makes no pretense about catering to specific diets. You won’t find any paleo, keto, vegan or pescetarian options here, and even basic vegetarian meals are somewhat thin on the ground. 


    While the service will get you in the kitchen cooking from scratch and preparing fresh veg, it’s not recommended for those looking to lose weight either. Some meals have high-fat content and the kits really aren’t designed as a weight-loss tool. 

    Allergen information is included as part of each recipe, but EveryPlate’s ingredients are prepared in facilities that process nuts, shellfish and other allergens, so it can’t guarantee completely safe meals.


    EveryPlate has some basic add-ons in the form of extra protein packs. The first contains six chicken breasts, while the second pack nets you four chicken breasts and two ranch steaks. You can either swap out one of your other meals for this protein boost, or add it as an extra. 

    Unfortunately, that’s it when it comes to add-ons and you won’t find any nice little extras such as smoothies, coffee and porridge pots you get at rival delivery services.

    EveryPlate Customer Service

    You’ll find a surprisingly comprehensive and responsive customer service team at EveryPlate, not something we’d usually expect from a budget service. It operates both a phone line and a live chat option 24/7, or you can instead choose to send an email and expect a prompt response. 

    To be honest, you’ll probably find most of your questions answered via the website’s FAQ page though. Here you’ll find dozens of questions covering additional ingredients you’ll need to buy, what sort of kitchen implements you’ll need, what to do if you don’t receive your order and even guidelines on keeping your food fresh for as long as possible.

    EveryPlate Cancellation Policy

    Before you decide to cancel, EveryPlate gives you the option to pause your deliveries for up to four weeks. This is actually a great chance to take a break and try out some alternative meal kits of your own recipes.

    If you’re still set on canceling, though, the process is quick and you won’t be charged for any unprocessed orders. It should be noted you need to cancel at least five days prior to your next delivery date and by 11:59 pm CT, otherwise, you’ll get another paid-for box delivered.

    EveryPlate Alternatives

    If budget meal kits aren’t quite your thing, or you have allergies or special dietary requirements, you might want to check out some of these rival services.

    Meal Kit
    Price / Serving
    Minimum order
    Meal options
    Blue Apron
    4 Servings
    4 Servings
    4 Servings
    5 Servings

    Final Verdict

    If you’re looking for cheap, simple and wholesome cooking then look no further than EveryPlate. It might not be the flashiest or the most exotic meal-delivery kit out there, but it does exactly what it says on the tin, providing generous portions for families on a budget. Plus it’s a good way for newbies to get into the kitchen and get some experience preparing home-cooked dishes, rather than relying on take-out and instant meals.

    However, for those that crave variety, or anyone that wants to follow a specialist diet, you’ll need to find another service to sign up to. 

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    Are Options Available for Singles?

    While there’s no specific option for singles, EveryPlate does state that you can sign up for the two-person plan and mix and match meals and can use the plan to cover both dinner and lunch each week.

    Can You Switch Plan Sizes?

    Yes. You can change your meal preferences and portion deliveries at any time via your account. Just make sure to do this at least five days before your next shipment.

    Where Does EveryPlate Source Its Ingredients?

    This varies week by week and EveryPlate has a network of both small and large suppliers right across the country.

    How Long Do Ingredients Stay Fresh in the Box?

    EveryPlate uses the latest in insulation technology and your food will remain fresh for up to 48 hours inside its original packaging.

    Are All Ingredients Included in the Box?

    No. You’ll need to buy extras like salt, pepper, milk and butter yourself.