Blue Apron or Hello Fresh? Both Good, But….

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Having groceries delivered to your door is not a new concept. Companies like Blue Apron and Hello Fresh have married the concept of grocery delivery and food delivery to come up with a meal delivery service that can work for many different lifestyles.

If you live in New York City like I did, where space is limited and trying to maneuver 5 bags of groceries on a crowded train doesn’t sound like an absolute joy, then a meal delivery service like Hello Fresh or Blue Apron is God’s gift to you.

Fast forward to ten years later, I live in Albuquerque, where space is in abundance and I have my own vehicle so grocery shopping is less of a chore. So what’s my excuse for using a meal delivery service? I hate to cook and I don’t like to go out to eat, so I’ve learned to master (if you want to call it that) about four simple dishes which I rotate.

I first heard about these meal delivery services from a woman I worked with. She paid about $60 for 3 meals that came in one box which arrived every week.

Personally, I felt that it was too expensive after all that’s $60 a week, $240 a month! I spend less than $100 a month in groceries, but then again I lack the culinary skills to pull off any meal worth talking about.

After months of should I? Is it worth it? I’m sick of eating the same food. Can’t wait for mom to visit so she can stock my fridge with mommy food (mom love to cook), I decided to take advantage of the introductory pricing $29.99 for 3 meals with Blue Apron. Continue reading