Home Chef – Meal Kit Review

Home Chef

Home Chef is a meal kit delivery service with classic, vegetarian, and family plans.

Not Recommended

Home Chef had lower quality ingredients, smaller portion sizes, and meals that tasted worse than most kits we reviewed.

  • About 10 recipes to choose from per week — a few more than most kits reviewed.
  • Includes a free recipe binder which includes helpful prep and cooking tips.
  • Each recipe’s ingredients come nicely separated in a plastic bag.
  • Requires basic prep work of chopping ingredients.
  • Includes options to add-on fresh fruit and smoothies to your kit.

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Home Chef Summary

Ordering
Sign Up

A few step to determine your taste profile, but asks for billing information prior to showing the menu.

Recipe Selection

About 10 recipes to choose from per week. Can add-on smoothie and seasonal fruit basket.

Delivery Options

Minimum order is 2 meals per week.

You can skip any week you want, but you have until Tuesday 11:59pm EST before your next shipment to do it.

Pricing

2-6 meals/week: starting at $39.80 ($9.99/serving)

Each meal can be portioned for 2-6 people.

Free shipping on all orders of $45+

Cancellation

Cancel by pausing your account in your profile.

Delivery
Speed

First shipment arrives 1 week after signup, but you can delay if needed. The delivery date depends on your location.

Packaging
  • Comes within a box of insulation and ice packs.
  • Ingredients are sorted into labeled plastic bags
  • Meats is kept separately at the bottom of the box.
Ingredient Quality

😢 Lower quality ingredients. We found the meat to be of poor quality and ingredients to go bad before the “cook within” date.

Recipe Prep
Ingredient Prep

You will frequently need to chop ingredients.

Kitchen Gear

You’ll want a pan, baking sheet, knife, cutting board, and other basic items like a grater.

Additional Ingredients

Have some cooking oil, salt, and pepper.

Cooking
Recipe Clarity

Recipe cards are helpful and easy to follow. They include a list of items to pull out of the pantry, as well as photos of each step.

Cook Time

Around 30-40 minutes, depending on the recipe. Some ingredients required significantly longer cook times than described.

Meal
Tastiness

👎 Bland.

Portion Size

🙁 Small (needed more food after the meal was over)

Nutrition Info

Calories, Carbs, Fat, Protein, & Sodium

Miscellaneous
Cleanup

Usually a pan, baking sheet, knife, cutting board, and bowl.

Customer Service

Home Chef Photos

Unboxing

Buffalo Turkey Meatball Salad

French Mustard-Thyme Pork Chop with Kalettes

Chicken and Roasted Beet Salad