Blue Apron review
Whip up some magic in the kitchen with ease.
This popular meal kit service lets you choose from signature, wellness or vegetarian meal plans for two to four people. All you have to do is use the preportioned ingredients to whip up a healthy meal in a snap. Blue Apron also offers a monthly wine delivery service, as well as one-time purchases of wine, coffee, spices, kitchen tools and more from its market.
- Simple, step-by-step recipes.
- Vegetarian, carb-conscious and Weight Watchers-friendly options available.
- Wine delivery available.
- You must pay for your plan before customizing your meals.
- Fewer meal options for four-serving kits.
- Excessive plastic packaging.
What do people say about this service?
Most online reviews for Blue Apron are positive, praising the brand’s simple, affordable meal plans, quality ingredients and easy-to-use app. There are a handful of negative reviews, though, mainly regarding the company’s customer service and plastic waste.
I have personally ordered wine from Blue Apron’s market because of its great selection and affordable shipping costs. But, the wine bottles are much smaller than average — two-thirds of a standard-sized bottle — making them a little more expensive than I initially thought when placing my order.
How does it work?
Start by choosing your plan — will you be cooking for two or four, and do you want vegetarian or low-carb options? Next, you’ll enter your delivery and billing information, complete the checkout process, then choose your meals for the week.
Your Blue Apron box will come with all the preportioned ingredients you need to whip up each meal, plus step-by-step instructions.
Box size and pricing options
Blue Apron offers three meal plan options to choose from. Within each option, you can choose how many recipes per week you’d like.
Shipping, payments and cancellations
How can I get free delivery?
Blue Apron no longer offers free delivery. All deliveries charge $9.99 added to your order, regardless of menu preference or serving size.
However, if you’re medical staff, first responder, military, senior (55+), student, teacher or government worker, you can get your first delivery for free.
All meal plans ship for $9.99.
Pay for your order on Blue Apron’s secure site using Visa, Discover, American Express, Mastercard or Apple Pay.
How do I skip weeks with Blue Apron?
Blue Apron lets you skip up to five weeks in advance. To do so, follow these steps:
- Sign into your Blue Apron account and go to your Upcoming page.
- Find the order(s) you want to skip and choose Manage delivery to the right of the delivery date.
- Hit Skip this delivery.
Any order that has Order processed or Shipped next to it on the Upcoming page can’t be skipped or canceled.
How do I cancel my Blue Apron subscription?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org. You’ll receive instructions on how to cancel your subscription.
What sets Blue Apron apart?
In addition to offering a quality meal kit delivery service, Blue Apron also delivers wine, coffee, spices, kitchen tools and even its iconic blue apron. These items can be purchased without a subscription through Blue Apron’s market.
How can I contact customer support?
To get in touch with Blue Apron customer service:
- Call 646-891-4349.
- Email email@example.com.
Blue Apron vs. competitors
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Looking for simple, step-by-step recipes that you can have fun cooking without worrying about shopping or prep work? Blue Apron could be a great option for you and your family.
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Frequently asked questions
How do I switch my plan?
Log into your Blue Apron account and go to Plan settings. Then choose Edit and select the plan you’d like to switch to.
Changes need to be made before the Changeable before date listed on this page. Otherwise, you’ll get one extra box before the changes take effect.
How do I sign up for the Blue Apron wine subscription?
Head to the Wine page on Blue Apron’s website and hit Order now. Enter your email address and state, then continue the process to create your free account. Select your wine preferences and enjoy monthly deliveries.
Do I have to be home to accept my delivery?
Typically, no. However, someone of age will have to sign for orders containing alcohol — so if you ordered wine, an adult 21 or older needs to be present for delivery.