The meal kit industry is one that is constantly changing. There are new companies entering this industry all the time, and existing companies are constantly diversifying their offerings and services. Which is why we are here – to provide this service of meal kit comparison. It will allow you to weigh up the pros and cons of each service and work out which company best suits your needs. The two companies we will be comparing today are Green Chef and Home Chef.
When looking at Home Chef, you will find some good flexibility in the plans that they offer. There is a choice of plans that delivers meal kits for two, four or six people. It is also great to see with Home Chef that there are no maximum order limits, so you really can order as many meals as you need. They do have a minimum order requirement of two dishes per week.
With Green Chef you have slightly less flexibility with a choice of two different plans. You can change these however weekly. The two-person meal kit plan is made up of six servings – three different meals for two people. The four-person plan includes eight servings – two different meals for four people.
Home Chef has a selection of 15 dishes per week. Within these 15 dishes, you will find 12 class dinner options and the bonus of three ‘5-minute-no-cooking’ lunch options. There is a lot of choice on this menu and you will find dishes that include meat, poultry, pork, fish, seafood and vegetable dishes.
Alternatively, Green Chef has a menu selection that includes seven different weekly menus for lifestyles that include paleo, vegan, keto, omnivore, vegetarian and gluten-free. As a subscriber to Green Chef you select one plan from these menus. Then you have a choice of three delicious meals as part of each weekly plan option.
The complexity and style of the dishes:
Everything that we have received and tasted from both Green Chef and Home Chef was delicious.
We found that the style of the meal kits from Home Chef is more about dishes that are familiar and incorporate classic recipes. Their recipes however, also include some tasty and interesting twists. There is nothing too complex about Home Chef with dishes that are generally easy to prepare. Home Chef also likes to include a high proportion of vegetables in their dishes.
Green Chef offers a service that is all about convenience. Their service provides healthy delicious meals that use organic ingredients and can all be prepared within 30 minutes.
Quality of ingredients
We have found that the quality of ingredients used by both Green Chef and Home Chef is 100% reliable and second to none!
Home Chef has set up a network of top class producers to ensure they can consistently supply the best ingredients for their meal kits. They use farm fresh seasonal products which often also include organic options. They work with companies like Paysan Breton Butter, Worldwide Farm for farm fresh herbs and vegetables and Sea to Table for sustainably sourced seafood.
Green Chef is known as being a USDA certified organic company. Because of this certification all their ingredients are organic. They pride themselves on the quality of their ingredients and use suppliers that practice sustainable farming and fishing practices. Their ingredients came from a very impressive group of ranchers, farmers, fishermen and artisans.
The deliveries from both companies arrive in specially designed and individually labelled boxes. They are packed in a way to ensure the ingredients always arrive in top condition. The proteins are placed at the bottom of the box, surrounded by ice, so that they can be left outside of the refrigerator safely for several hours.
The way that the Home Chef delivery is organised means that there is no sorting required by you. The ingredients of each meal kit are all individually labelled and wrapped so it is simply a matter of unpacking the box and storing the ingredients until they are ready to use.
With the Green Chef delivery, you will need to sort the ingredients of each meal kit. The ingredients are clearly labelled but they will need to be matched to their respective meal kits before packing away.
The app and website
With both companies you can manage your account on line. Everything you need for account management can easily be completed. This includes registering for the service, selecting your desired plan, changing your payment method and canceling your account.
Home Chef offers both a website and app. Green Chef does not have an app though their website has been mobile optimized so it easy to use on all devices.
Both companies offer a subscription service and there is not the option to use their service as a one-off. However, there is a great deal of flexibility with both, in that you can always put your subscription on hold or skip weeks if required.
Account cancelation offers no challenges as with Green Chef you can easily do this via the website. You can also cancel your account online with Home Chef though you do need to access the website rather than the app to do this.
In summary, both Green Chef and Home Chef are appealing options when it comes to using a meal kit service to make your at-home dining experiences a little more convenient (and delicious!) Each company has its different appeals and is better suited to slightly different audiences. If you enjoy classic and familiar dishes with a twist, then Home Chef is for you. It is also a great option for people who don’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen.
Green Chef is also all about convenience with meals that take no longer than 30 minutes to prepare and is well suited for people who have made organic ingredients their priority.
With this comparison, if we had to pick a favourite, it would be Home Chef.
We love the great flavors of their meals and their ingredients are always of the highest quality. They are also usually more cost-effective when it comes to overall pricing.