From Our Editors
How long does it take to prep maple- and ginger-glazed salmon for two? If you're working with Blue Apron, then the answer is around 35 minutes—the same amount of time it would take to cook a spiced lamb burger or some spring vegetable ramen. None of that time involves shopping, slicing, or researching the different cuts inside a cucumber, either. Blue Apron delivers every ingredient in pre-arranged portions, along with colorful, easy-to-follow recipe cards.
Customers who sign up for one of Blue Apron's plans choose a consistent day for their weekly supply of meats, veggies, and grains to arrive in a refrigerated box. In the interest of freshness, the food tends to be seasonal, as well as sourced from farms and family-owned businesses. Each meal amounts to between 500 and 700 calories per person, and there are plenty of vegetarian options, too.