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Home Chef is a different kind of meal delivery service. Rather than pre-made meals appearing on your doorstep, Home Chef sends you the ingredients and the recipe.
New menus are created every week, and maintained on the site for months – meaning the meal options are endless.
What You Get
Inside the delivery you will find recipe cards, and fresh ingredients needed for the cook. The box is delivered weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday (your preference).
Portions for up to 6 people can be chosen.
Menus and Recipes
Recipes are available across a number of categories:
- Nut free
- Gluten free
- Low calorie
There are even recipes for desserts, breakfasts, and smoothies.
Pricing and Subscriptions
Home Chef offers a subscription-based service. The box arrives weekly with the portioned ingredients and recipes you have selected. The subscription can be paused at anytime, and meals and sizes adjusted. This can be managed from their app (Apple | Android).
The subscription can be cancelled at anytime (but will still run until the end of the term you have paid for).
Your payment is billed weekly (credit card or Paypal). Pricing varies enormously due to the number of different options available.
- However, for two people, receiving 3 meals each per week – price is around $59.
- For two people, receiving 5 meals each per week – price is around $79.
Shipping is free.
How Does Home Chef Differ From Other Delivery Services?
It’s hard to find more nutritious and fresh ingredients.
Most other delivery services (such as Nutrisystem) have to sacrifice nutrition and taste to ensure a long shelf-life for their products. Some services like Diet to go offer a superior menu, but you will pay for it.
It’s difficult to compare prices due the multitude of options per service. That said, from Diet-to-go – a lunch and dinner for 5 days is likely to cost you around $129 per week per person (so $260 for two people).
- Delivery box is recyclable.
- Cheaper than other meal delivery services.
- Excellent meals and menus.
- More nutritious than delivered diets.
- Less trips to the grocery store.
- You have to cook!
Home Chef is the real deal. With a commitment toward sustainability, nutrition, health, and even donating a portion of sales to hunger projects around the world.
This is a growth industry with many consumers forgoing the hassle of supermarket shopping for meal. Home Chef is only a few years old, but already has over 400 employees, and serves over half a million meals a month.
By Mizpah Matus B.Hlth.Sc(Hons)
Last Reviewed: April 17, 2018