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Blue Apron Reviews

Is Blue Apron right for you?

Blue Apron (starting at $47.95 per week) is one of the most well-known meal kit subscription boxes. Blue Apron creates bistro-inspired recipes (for 2 or 4 people) and sends members the pre-portioned ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions they need to complete up to 4 of them per week. Receive boxes on a schedule that works for you, skip deliveries when you’re busy, and pick recipes that fit your tastes. Our reviewers have enjoyed Blue Apron’s meat and vegetarian-friendly options as well their past collaborations with Chrissy Teigen, Whole30, and even Bob’s Burgers!

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Our Review

What We Love

  • The flexibility to choose recipes you want to make on a schedule that fits your needs

  • Vegetarian options that our reviewers find creative, balanced, & tasty

  • A variety of familiar dishes as well as globally-inspired flavors

  • Ingredients sourced with sustainability in mind, such as seasonal veggies, meats without added hormones, & sustainably caught seafood

What You Should Know

  • A fair amount of packaging per box, though Blue Apron provides recycling tips (and it's comparable to other meal kits)

  • Relying on Blue Apron for meals isn’t necessarily more affordable than grocery shopping (Blue Apron meals cost $7.49-$9.99), but as NPR found, it can save you on food waste.

We'd Recommend Blue Apron If

  • You’re looking for an easy, flexible way to spice up your recipe routine—or learn to cook!

  • You like trying new flavors, ingredients, & dishes now & then.

  • Sustainability & quality are important to you.

Blue Apron Meal Kit Review + Coupon - August 2020

Blue Apron Meal Kit Review + Coupon – August 2020

So, what's Savannah cooking up from her August 2020 delivery from Blue Apron? Dig into our latest review to find out!

Blue Apron Reviews

We’ve reviewed over 45 Blue Apron boxes. Read our detailed unboxings to see how the boxes are packed, and the verdict on how the recipes taste:

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    ''I had the burger as well and WOW I loved the honey mustard on the cheesy potatoes. I will be making those again for sure. YUM.'' – Kay, from our September 2018 Review

    Blue Apron FAQ

      What is Blue Apron & how does it work?

    • Blue Apron (starting at $47.95 per month) is one of the best meal kit subscription boxes, according to our readers. Like other meal kits, Blue Apron sends members the pre-portioned ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions they need to cook up to four restaurant-quality recipes each week. Unlike the others, we find that Blue Apron recipes have a slightly more “foodie” feel, with globally inspired touches and clever combinations. Blue Apron is also up front about their commitment to sustainability and supporting a healthier food system. You can read about Blue Apron’s mission here.

      We appreciate how flexible Blue Apron is—you can set preferences for what you get or handpick your recipes week to week, you can schedule deliveries in a way that’s convenient for you, and you can skip deliveries if you’re busy or out of town. (The Blue Apron app makes this process easier.) You can also switch up your plan (the number or pre-set type of meals you signed up for) from inside your account.

      Blue Apron boxes come chilled and insulated, so that the meats and produce inside stay fresh in transit. Just pop everything in your fridge within a few hours of your box being delivered. (In our experience, ingredients stay recipe-ready for at least a week after they’re unpacked.) And because everything is pre-portioned, you’ll only get as much of an ingredient as you need to make the recipes you picked that week.

      Blue Apron does expect you to have a few staples on hand—usually salt, pepper, olive oil, and water—as these common ingredients get used recipe after recipe. You’ll also need a few common kitchen items, such as pots and pans, a baking sheet, mixing bowls, a colander, and tools like a chef’s knife and basic utensils. (Note that you can always read recipes in full before they ship, so you know everything you’ll need ahead of time.)

      How much does Blue Apron cost?

    • Blue Apron has several plans to pick from, starting at $47.99 per week:

      2-Serving Signature Plan:
      2 recipes per week (each recipe serves 2) = $47.95 + $7.99 shipping

      3 recipes per week (each recipe serves 2) = $59.94 + FREE shipping
      Includes meat & vegetarian-friendly recipes

      2-Serving Vegetarian Plan:
      2 recipes per week (each recipe serves 2) = $47.95 + $7.99 shipping
      3 recipes per week (each recipe serves 2) = $59.94 + FREE shipping
      Includes vegetarian-friendly recipes

      4-Serving Signature for 4 Plan:
      2 recipes per week (each recipe serves 4) = $71.92 + FREE shipping
      3 recipes per week (each recipe serves 4) = $95.88 + FREE shipping
      4 recipes per week (each recipe serves 4) = $119.84 + FREE shipping

      Check out our latest Blue Apron Coupons to find the latest deals for new subscribers.

      Note that members can switch between plans after signing up. If for instance, you’re signed up for the Vegetarian Plan but want to bring fish back into your diet, you can browse from the Signature Plan menu when picking your recipes for the week. (Just use the dropdown at the top of the “Upcoming” screen in your account.)

      Are Blue Apron recipes any good?

    • Our reviewers think so! We’ve reviewed Blue Apron since 2013, and we consistently enjoy their dishes. A few of our recent favorites include Crispy Chicken Schnitzel with Mashed Potatoes and Mustard-Dressed Kale, Korean-Style Beef and Spicy Mayo with Jasmine Rice and Snow Peas, Seared Steaks and Garlic Kale with Cheesy Roasted Potatoes, and One-Pan Udon Noodle Stir-Fry with Vegetables and Kombu. Check out our reviews above for more details!

      How can I see what’s on the current Blue Apron menu?

    • You can find the current Blue Apron menu here. Looking for a previous Blue Apron recipe? They’ve posted their entire “cookbook” online, too.

      Do you have a Blue Apron promo code or coupon?

    • Yes! Check our Blue Apron Coupons for the latest deal.

      How do I cancel Blue Apron?

    • To cancel your Blue Apron account, they recommend sending an email with the address your account is under to [email protected] From there, Blue Apron will follow up with these next steps:

      Log into your account.
      Go to your Account Settings page.
      Look for the Account Information section and choose Edit.
      Click the “Manage Status” link and follow the instructions to cancel. (They’ll likely ask you to note why you’re cancelling, and to confirm the cancellation once more.)

      You can also try the following link:

      Remember that you can always skip Blue Apron deliveries via the Upcoming section of your account up to five weeks ahead of time. That way, you can use the service when you want it, but not be charged when you don’t. (We just recommend setting a reminder for yourself, either on your calendar or in your planner, so you don’t miss the deadline for skipping!)