Foodom vs. Blue Apron – Which is Right for You?
By: Foodom, published on 09/22/2020
Trying to decide whether Foodom or Blue Apron (or other meal kit services) is a better fit for dinnertime? Here’s a breakdown of the differences between the two from a client who has used both services.
First, a brief description of the two services. Foodom is a service where the client chooses meals from a variety of over 200 options on the website menu, and a personal chef will come to the client’s home to cook all of the dishes in a few hours’ time. The client buys all ingredients ahead of time or the chef can shop for the ingredients for an additional fee. The chef prepares the meals, stores everything in containers, and cleans the kitchen when finished. No subscription, the client chooses the frequency they want to book the meals, the variety, and the quantity.
Blue Apron is a service where the client signs up for a subscription for weekly meal ingredients and recipes. The client is offered about 10 meals to choose from on the website. Based on their subscription, they order the number of meals allowed. Then, on a designated day, a box arrives at the client’s home, and they unpack all the ingredients and cook the meals themselves based on the provided recipe card.
Side by Side Comparison
The Bottom Line
As you can see, Foodom beat Blue Apron in all categories. So, what are you waiting for? A personal chef and a home cook are not any more money than Blue Apron, the recipes have more variety and dietary options, the food is fresher, packaging waste is much less, and the best part – you don’t have to cook, or clean up!
The chefs taking care of the meal prep for you will free up your time to do what you love. Foodom customers report that they found time to work out before dinner, some do yoga, some are cycling or growing a garden. Another family reported that they have time to sit down with their kids, ask about their day while looking in each others eyes, instead of chatting while cooking, standing with the back to them. This mindful attention goes far with the kids and the spouse!