We recently ran an article on Blue Apron ingredients you can grow in your garden, and the response we received is overwhelming! Many readers wrote in to tell us about their experience with this home meal delivery kit, while others had questions. We’ve written this particular editorial to answer some of those issues so that you can learn more about this excellent service.
Blue Apron is one of the most popular meal delivery services and is about to go public. With a subscription, you receive everything you need to cook delicious meals. In each box, you receive recipes created by a professional chef and all the ingredients you need to make the meals. It makes healthy and tasty home cooking incredibly easy. To learn more about Blue Apron, check out these frequently asked questions.
Can I pick my meals?
You have some flexibility in choosing your meals, but there are limitations. Each week, you can receive a meal plan Blue Apron chooses for you or you can modify some of the recipes. You won’t be able to choose from the full list of meals, but you will be able to choose from several different options. You must make your desired changes by a certain date, so if you’re a picky eater, you have to pay attention and act in time.
How long does the food last?
Blue Apron has a Freshness Guarantee. If any of the ingredients aren’t still looking fresh within seven days, they will fix it. The customer service experience is pretty smooth and reliable. You just send them a picture of your ingredient that doesn’t live up to expectations, and they’ll take care of it pretty quickly.
Is there a plan for just a single person?
Unfortunately, the smallest plan they offer is for two people. If you’re an individual just cooking for yourself, you can just make the full amount and save the rest for a second meal the next day or later in the week. Or, you can always invite someone over to try your new cooking skills. Blue Apron currently offers plans for two people and family plans to serve four people.
What if I have no cooking experience? Will I be able to handle these recipes?
This service is designed to help people who have little to no cooking experience succeed. The recipe cards have clear instructions with excellent pictures that make it easy to follow along. You will impress yourself with your newfound culinary prowess!
Can I cancel if I don’t like it?
One of the biggest perks of the service is that you can cancel or skip meals at any time. Read here for more information on how to cancel Blue Apron.
How long does it take to cook each meal?
Each meal will take 30-60 minutes to make.
What if I’m a vegetarian?
Blue Apron has you covered. You can specify if you’re vegetarian or if you eat meat or fish. If you’re on another diet plan, like low carb or gluten-free, Blue Apron might be a challenge. There is some flexibility in choosing your meals, but it might not meet your needs entirely. For additional meal plan options, check out boxedmealz.com for more services and diet specific options.
Why is it called Blue Apron?
When chefs are in training, they often wear blue aprons. Once they reach a certain level of culinary excellence, they graduate to a classic white apron. Blue Apron is a fantastic introduction to cooking, so it makes sense to wear the traditional look of a chef in training.