Today’s Reserve selection invites you to unlock your kitchen's potential with one of the following packages of Plated’s single-serving meals:
- $45 for 6 plates of chef-designed cuisine
- $85 for 12 plates of chef-designed cuisine
- $145 for 24 plates of chef-designed cuisine
All options include shipping. See the FAQ page for more details.
Each restaurant-quality plate arrives uncooked in pre-measured portions, affixed with simple instructions that let recipients transform these raw materials into full-fledged feasts in around 30 minutes with zero preparation. In designing every recipe, chefs pay mind to the health of the customer as well as the health of the earth. Each portion is about 600–800 calories' worth of whole grains, lean proteins, and sources of unsaturated fat, such as avocadoes, making each plate a healthy meal for one person or two to three pantry elves.
Plated’s menu of pre-prepared meals changes each Thursday, presenting a new selection of plates that create delicate collisions of comforting but slightly unexpected flavors. Apple cream sauce might draw out the latent sweetness of a pork chop, or pancetta might awaken savory dimensions in a side of roasted brussels sprouts. These gourmet combinations appear on customers' doorsteps as individually packaged portions of meats, seafood, and seasonal fruits and vegetables, most sourced from within 250 miles of New York. Any seafood that isn't plucked from waters within that radius has been chosen in consultation with the sustainability experts of the Blue Ocean Institute.
Many home chefs would love to produce meals as vibrant and varied as those served at New York City's Gramercy Tavern or Craft New York. But no matter how advanced their culinary skills might be, ingredients as fresh and high-quality as those available to the pros aren't always available at the supermarket. A group of veteran chefs—including some who have worked at the above restaurants—banded together to create Plated in order to fill that gap.
Plated isn't an online grocery store, and it isn't an online takeout service. It's in between––as the New York Times puts it, the company "aims for the sweet spot somewhere between the bunch of asparagus and the finished asparagus-stuffed salmon." They do so with "dinner kits," which package gourmet recipes and their measured and ready-to-cook ingredients into a 100% biodegradable box.
The service cuts out inconveniences such as grocery shopping and recipe-hunting, transforming a home-cooked meal from a hassle into a quick, 30-minute process. It starts with clients selecting their preferred recipes from a rotating online menu. Plated then ships the relevant kits to the client's doorstep, which is especially convenient if the doorstep has a stovetop. The resulting dishes are all gourmet, whether it's grilled skirt steak with cilantro-chimmichurri and carrot-citrus hash, or chilled buckwheat noodles with salmon and nori.