Home Chef Meal Kits Review

Home Chef Review

We write our honest review on each product, however, we might receive a sales commission to support this website. Prices can vary due to changes in policies. See our full disclosures here.

Home Chef Review At a Glance…

With a philosophy of bringing people together at the dining table, Home Chef provides classic, home-style meals with a twist, and always with fresh, farm-sourced ingredients. The dishes are not complicated and can mostly be prepared in half an hour.

Home Chef is all about enjoyable eating at home. With the promise to ‘bring people together around the dinner table’, Home Chef provides well known and loved recipes that are classic, yet often with an interesting twist. Each meal is based on high quality, farm-sourced ingredients, which are provided via Home Chef’s partnerships with farms, both local and around the world.

Founded in 2013, Home Chef delivered more than 10 million meals in 2016. An astonishing 97% of the US is covered by Home Chef. Using Home Chef meal kits means you can save time, minimize wastage of food, and still give your family and friends amazingly delicious meals.

Who does Home Chef cater to?

For families, couples and individuals who are short on time but still want to have delicious meals that are home cooked in a super fast and convenient way, often in half an hour or less, Home Chef is a great solution!

What plans does Home Chef offer?

If you use Home Chef, you’ll discover a great amount of flexibility. The meal plans are available for 2, 4 or even 6 people. Two recipes per week is the minimum order requirement, but there is no maximum order limit, which is great, There’s also a great range of add ons to choose from, including fruit baskets and smoothies ($4.95 each), and a number of fast, no-cooking lunch dishes, such as sandwiches, salads and grain bowls ($7.99 each serve).

Japanese teriyaki shrimp bowl by Home chef
Japanese teriyaki shrimp bowl by Home Chef

How to get started

It’s so easy to set up and begin meal planning with Home Chef. Start by signing up online, using either the website or app. Next, select the dishes you’d like to order, from a list of 12 meals that are available each week. After placing your order, the meal kits will arrive direct to your door in a secure, insulated carton box. Unpack the ingredients, follow the enclosed recipes, and you’re ready to sit at the table and enjoy your own home-prepared meal. It’s that simple.

Home Chef gives you a fair amount of flexibility to freeze your account for a week here or there should you need to, and also to switch your recipe choices whenever you want before the delivery date. Cancelling your subscription can be done at any time. With Home Chef, there are no extra or expensive commitments. Just order the meals you want, when you need.

What kind of meals does Home Chef offer?

With Home Chef, you can actually plan your meals menu for five weeks ahead. If you are an organized type, you can plan out your weekly menus way in advance. 

The variety of meals is pretty much endless. Every week, there are 17 meals to choose from – those include options for vegetarian, low calories and low carb diet, and also five-minutes no-cooking lunch options like sandwiches, salads and grain bowls.  

Home Chef’s signature style is ‘classic’ and ‘home-cooking’ inspired, yet there is also often an interesting twist or unexpected flavor.

What’s inside the Home Chef box?

Your Home Chef delivery box will arrive very well organized and labeled, so you won’t have to do much sorting and it will be easy to see which ingredients belong to which dish. Refrigerated ingredients are packed at the base of the box with ample ice, so you don’t need to worry about rushing your delivery to the fridge.

Home Chef Inside Box
Inside Home Chef box

How is the quality of Home Chef’s ingredients?

The ingredients in every Home Chef box are always impressive, and when we dug a little deeper to find out why, it soon became clear. Home Chef sources its ingredients from very high quality suppliers, such as Worldwide Farms for fresh vegetables and herbs, Sea to Table, who provide seafood that is sourced sustainably, and Paysan Breton Butter.

How is Home Chef’s website & app?

When it comes to using the website and app, Home Chef offers a really organized and convenient experience. All the things you need to do to manage your account can be done online, such as signing up, choosing your plan and meals, defining you dining preferences, updating your payment details and more.

We tested the Home Chef app by making changes to our order, and it all went very smoothly. Every meal is listed on the app and website, including all the information you might need, such as the ingredients,cooking techniques and times, nutritional data and tempting images as well.

The Final Verdict…

Home Chef is wonderful! The meals are delicious. We would describe them as classic style, but with a twist, and at the same time, not too difficult to cook. If you are new to cooking and want simple recipes that won’t scare you away from the kitchen, or if you are a more experienced cook who wants to try something different and exciting, then we definitely recommend Home Chef.