We think Blue Apron is best for beginners, and that Martha & Marley Spoon will appeal to somewhat more experienced cooks. People who want to follow a specific diet plan—from vegetarian to paleo—should try Sun Basket. We’ve also included our thoughts on what to consider before subscribing, with information on both the upsides and the downsides (like all the packaging) of meal kits.
Good for getting started
We found the recipes from this popular service particularly consistent and easy to follow. The ingredients are good-quality, and although the menu is limited, the meals have broad appeal.
Martha & Marley Spoon
Fresh, flavorful meals with a little more work
Although the recipes are still easy to follow, Martha Stewart’s meal kit appealed most to testers with just a little more cooking knowledge. It also wins points for satisfying vegetarian options.
Organic and good for dietary restrictions
Almost all of Sun Basket’s ingredients are organic, and all of its meals are designed for people with various dietary restrictions. It offers easy recipes that took less time on average than meals from any other kit we tried.
Source: NY Times – Wirecutter