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Home Chef Reviews

Is Home Chef right for you?

Home Chef (starting at $9.95 per serving) is a meal kit subscription box that sends you all of the fresh ingredients and easy-to-follow recipes you need to make dinners, lunches, and snacks at home. Each week, members can browse an ever-changing menu of recipes (including vegetarian options) to serve 2, 4, or 6 people. You’ll receive chilled boxes of ingredients (meats, produce, spices, and more) as often as once per week. (But Home Chef does allow you to skip weeks as frequently as you’d like.) Order $45+ worth of meals, and get free shipping!

COUPON: Save $80 off your first four boxes! No coupon needed - just use this link.

Our Review

What We Love

  • An ever-changing menu of yummy recipes featuring both familiar & creative flavors

  • The convenience—Home Chef does the planning & grocery shopping for you

  • The variety—Home Chef is one of the few meal kits that offers breakfast, snack, & lunch items in addition to dinners

  • The new Customize It feature lets you pick which protein you want in select dishes

What You Should Know

  • Home Chef isn’t necessarily more affordable than going to the grocery store, but it may save on time, effort, & even food waste.

  • You should expect a good deal of packaging with each box, but Home Chef provides recycling tips.

  • Home Chef does offer vegetarian options, and sometimes their recipes will fit with vegan, paleo, or even keto plans—but not consistently.

We'd Recommend Home Chef If

  • You’re looking for a convenient, time-saving way to cook at home.

  • You’re new to cooking & want an easy way to learn your way around the kitchen.

  • You like the idea of getting snacks, breakfasts, & other small meals with your order (something other meal kits don't provide).

Home Chef Meal Kit Review Review + Coupon - December 2020

Home Chef Meal Kit Review Review + Coupon – December 2020

In our December 2020 review of Home Chef, Lindsey cooks up three recipes and gives her honest opinion on this meal kit subscription. Read on to see what she thought!

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    ''Home Chef is always my favorite meal box... I learn so many techniques from HC meal preparation.'' – Karol, from our May 2019 Review

    Home Chef FAQ

      What is Home Chef & how does it work?

    • Home Chef (starting at $9.95 per serving) is a meal kit delivery service that sends you the fresh ingredients and easy-to-follow recipes you need to make home-cooked meals for you and your family.

      Choose to receive breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks as often as once per week. Set preferences and leave it to Home Chef to do the meal planning for you, or choose your recipes yourself from their ever-changing weekly menus. (You can even hand-pick the protein you’d like for select recipes using their Customize It feature.)

      Each box contains the meats, produce, spices, and other ingredients you’ll need to create your week’s recipes. Note that you’ll be expected to supply staple ingredients, such as olive oil, salt, pepper, and water, as well as common cooking tools like simple pots, pans, mixing bowls, a good knife, and utensils like forks and spoons. Most ingredients are pre-portioned, meaning you’ll only receive as much of an ingredient as you need for the recipe. (No leftover ingredients going to waste in your fridge.)

      How much does Home Chef cost?

    • Home Chef’s standard meals start at $9.95 per serving, but their snacks, breakfasts, and lunches run for even less per serving. Choose whether you want a 2- or 4-person plan—orders over $45 get free shipping. Your actual price per week will depend on the number of servings and meals per week in your plan, plus add-ons.

      Get $30 off your first week, no coupon needed, just use this link!

      What kind of food is on the Home Chef menu? Do they have vegetarian options?

    • Home Chef offers a wide variety of familiar and creative flavors in their ever-changing weekly menus. They do always offer vegetarian options, but while you may find vegan, paleo, keto, or gluten-free meals on the menu, they don’t appear consistently.

      Some of the dishes we’ve gotten recently include: Crispy Prosciutto and Mushroom Farfalle with Garlic Bread, French Onion Chicken with Arugula Salad and White Balsamic Vinaigrette, BBQ Sweet Potato Buddha Bowl with Farro and Ranch Dressing, and Ciabatta Tuna Melt

      Note that you can preview all Home Chef recipes before you order them, so you can double-check that the ingredients, calorie counts, and time commitment are to your liking.

      Where can I find this week’s Home Chef menu?

    • See what’s on Home Chef’s menu this week on their Our Menu page.