Home Chef Review

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Last Updated: June 2021

Home Chef

19,919 reviews on 3 websites

Our Summary

When it comes to meal delivery, it is hard to ignore Home Chef. Since its founding in 2013, Home Chef has grown to become one of the most beloved home delivery meal options available. After joining forces with Kroger's in 2018, Home Chef has only gotten better. In fact, Home Chef is consistently ranked #1 in customer satisfaction among leading meal kit companies.

Customers rave about Home Chef because it's one of the most flexible meal plans out there. Subscribers have an incredible number of choices when it comes to designing their weekly menu. In addition to the available base recipes, Home Chef customers can customize almost every aspect of their meals, giving an extraordinary level of control when it comes to the meals they receive. Home Chef accepts all major credit cards plus PayPal and delivers almost everywhere in the lower 48 states through several regional distribution centers.

When it comes to meal delivery, it is hard to ignore Home Chef. Since its founding in 2013, Home Chef has grown to become one of the most beloved home delivery meal options available. After joining forces with Kroger's in 2018, Home Chef has only gotten better. In fact, Home Chef is consistently ranked #1 in customer satisfaction among leading meal kit companies.

Customers rave about Home Chef because it's one of the most flexible meal plans out there. Subscribers have an incredible number of choices when it comes to designing their weekly menu. In addition to the available base recipes, Home Chef customers can customize almost every aspect of their meals, giving an extraordinary level of control when it comes to the meals they receive. Home Chef accepts all major credit cards plus PayPal and delivers almost everywhere in the lower 48 states through several regional distribution centers.

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Meal Plan Options

The extensive meal plan options are where Home Chef really shines. Not only can subscribers choose from a comprehensive list of 21 different recipes, but Home Chef allows for the in-depth customization of each recipe. One of the most useful ways to customize a recipe is by substituting one protein for another in a particular recipe, such as swapping ground turkey for ground beef in a meatball recipe. Other changes include doubling up on the amount of protein in a particular recipe and upgrading the ingredients in a recipe to organic by paying a bit more per serving.

If you don't want to spend your time picking out a menu for the week, you can select Staff Picks, which generates an editable menu based on your dietary restrictions and preferences. In addition to the Staff Picks, there are lots of filter categories, including:

  • Vegetarian
    (dishes may contain dairy or eggs). Currently, Home Chef does not have a vegan filter.
  • Breakfast
    These classic breakfast recipes are a great start for a busy day.
  • Smoothies
    As a quick breakfast on the run, a healthy snack, or a meal substitution, smoothies are fast and easy to prepare.
  • Salads
    A great entree-sized salad is hard to beat for wholesome simplicity and taste.
  • Nut-free
    Perfect for anyone with nut allergies.
  • Protein-specific recipes
    Customers can choose recipes by there favorite proteins such as chicken, poultry, pork, beef, steak, lamb, salmon, cod, fish, shrimp, and seafood.
  • Forbidden ingredients
    These filters make it easy for people to avoid specific ingredients such as nuts, wheat, soy, or milk.
  • Customer Favorites
    These are the recipes that earned the best reviews from Home Chef customers. It is perfect for those who want to try something new.
  • Calorie and Carb Conscious recipes
    Low in calories and carb count, these recipes are ideal for those who want to eat healthier.
  • Culinary Collection
    These recipes come at a higher price point than other meals but contain high-end ingredients like lamb chops and filet mignon.
  • 15 Minute Meals
    Great meals don't have to take a long time. These meals require less than 15 minutes from start to finish.
  • Oven Ready Meals
    Like a TV dinner, but only fresh and delicious.

Cost of the Subscription

Meal prices vary depending on the particular recipe and any customizations. Prices start as low as $6.99 per portion, and shipping costs vary by the order's size. Sign up using our link to take advantage of the most up-to-date offers and discounts.

How to Order

Like most home meal delivery subscriptions, signing up is simple, and only takes a couple of minutes to complete. Home Chef only accepts online signups; however, existing customers can reach out to customer service by telephone to select their weekly meals. If you decide to sign up, use our site to take advantage of the most up-to-date offers and discounts.

The most work you’ll do when signing up with Home Chef is deciding on which of the 21 different recipes to order. Thankfully, Home Chef makes it easy for people to find the meal offerings that meet their dietary preferences through a comprehensive filtering system.

New subscribers start by choosing how many meals they want per week, along with the number of servings they require. Currently, Home Chef offers customers a choice of two, four, six, or eight servings per meal and between two and six meals per week. Home Chef never locks subscribers into a specific meal plan and gives them the freedom to adjust meal preferences from week to week, or even skip a weekly delivery if necessary.

After the first order, all customer must submit their order by the cut-off time on Friday, a week before delivery. Home Chef delivers from Monday to Friday, and subscribers can choose the day of the week that is most convenient for them.

Unpacking the Box

A great bonus feature of Home Chef is that all the meals come in recyclable or biodegradable packing. The ingredients for each meal are always in separate bags with clear labels. In addition to the individually packaged ingredients, subscribers get full-color recipe cards that make each step of the cooking process easy enough for those without too much cooking experience.

All Home Chef boxes include ample ice packs, and the food should remain ice-cold even after sitting on the front porch for a few hours.

It is hard to beat Home Chef for people who want to have the ability to customize meals to suit their needs.