Green Chef

4.8 overall rating

5 Ratings, 2 Reviews

Green Chef is a weekly meal delivery service subscription that designs flavorful, healthy recipes that are built around fresh, sustainable, organic ingredients. Green Chef offers 3 different menus each week: Keto + Paleo, Plant-Powered, and Balanced Living. Each menu offers around 8 or 9 choices, and you’re welcome to switch-up your plan. Recipes are designed with amateur cooks in mind, and regardless of which meals you pick, you can rest assured that, whenever possible, everything you receive will be GMO-free, USDA-certified organic and sustainably-sourced!

The Basics

  • $71.94 per month
  • Ships to US
  • Founded in 2014
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The Basics

  • $71.94 per month
  • Ships to US
  • Founded in 2014

What We Love About Green Chef

  • The convenience of this meal kit delivery service with fresh organic, non-gmo ingredients delivered to your door.
  • They offer different plans with a variety of meals to choose from each week. The Balanced Living plan includes a range of meat, seafood, and vegetarian options. The Plant-Powered plan includes both vegetarian and vegan options. The Keto + Paleo plan includes gluten-free and grain-free keto and paleo recipes.
  • There are many options to meet different dietary restrictions. You can even find a full breakdown of nutritional facts under each meal so you know exactly how it fits into your diet whether you have specific allergies or are just looking to stay low-carb.
  • It is easy to skip meals each week or even pause for a bit if you are going on vacation or if you don’t see any Green Chef meals that pique your interest that week.
  • These meal boxes come neatly organized and include step-by-step instructions so anyone can prepare them regardless of their culinary skill-level.

What You Should Know

  • Their packaging is eco-friendly and made from recyclable, reusable, or compostable materials when possible. (Some foods require vacuum-sealed packaging to ensure freshness). Read here for a thorough breakdown of their packaging.
  • Since they tend to use organic ingredients, the shelf life is not as long as grocery store items might be, so you should plan to cook your meals soon after they arrive.
  • You’re welcome to switch-up your plan. For instance, you can order from the Keto + Paleo menu one week and the Plant-Powered menu the next. Worth noting, however, is that you can not pick and choose recipes from different menus in the same order.
  • While they don’t have a typical “family plan,” you can select meals for up to 4 people.
  • This is a more costly option than what you might be able to put together by doing your own grocery shopping.

We Recommend Green Chef If

  • You like to try new recipes and enjoy healthy meals that are Chef-tested and approved with organic, non-gmo ingredients.
  • You enjoy the convenience of not having to leave the house for your weekly meal grocery shopping.
  • You have specific dietary needs whether you prefer organic ingredients or follow Keto meal guidelines.

How Do Subscribers Rate Green Chef?

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Jan 19, 2018
I get the green chef vegan box and it is by far THE BEST FOOD BOX ever! Everything is organic. It’s is soooo delicious even my husband who makes fun of me being vegan looks forward to the delivery and scarfs it down with a big smile on his face.
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Sep 15, 2018
I have subscriptions to Green Chef, Home Chef, Blue Apron, Hello Fresh, Territory Foods, and Daily Harvest. Green Chef is consistently the MOST DELICIOUS foods of all the services!!! Unfortunately, it is also the most expensive and is the hardest to customize. I have the Omnivore option as my default, and if it has salmon one week, and I don't happen to like any of the 3 pre-chosen meal combinations for other diet types, I need to skip the week. I love that it's always 100% organic and the efforts they put into smart packaging. I have never made a meal that didn't taste good.
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FAQ

How much does Green Chef cost?
The meal plans vary depending on the types of meals you choose. The Balanced Living and Plant-Powered plans are both $11.99 per serving while the Keto + Paleo plan pricing is $12.99 per serving.
How do I select my meals?
Once subscribers are logged in, go to Edit Subscription and you can select your upcoming meals from a range of meals offered. If you don’t see any meals you like, you always have the option to skip that week’s delivery. You can also make changes to the serving size and your meal plan preferences, your delivery date, or change the number of boxes you’d like to receive.
How long do I have to select my meals and make changes?
To make any changes to your order, whether skipping a delivery or changing your meals, you have a one-week deadline; 7 days before your delivery day at 11:59 pm ET. You can view this cutoff date in the Your Plan section of your account and select Edit Order to make changes.
How skilled of a cook do I need to be?
This depends on the meals that you choose, but basic cooking skills and knowledge should be sufficient. The meals are organized into separate bags making it easy to locate everything you need for each meal and you will also receive a recipe cards with step-by-step instructions that break it down for you along with relevant information such as the cook time. They will list materials and ingredients that you need to gather from home and then start with the prep section so you know exactly what to do. There are also photos to accompany the directions along the way.
How much prep work is involved?
These meal kits come with most ingredients such as spices and sauces already prepared for you to use, but there will be some peeling, chopping, and grating involved depending on the recipe.
How long will the food stay fresh?
Since they use organic ingredients when they can, the shelf life of some of these foods may be shorter, but with the insulation, use of ice packs and quick transit, Green Chef says ingredients should stay fresh for about five days after arrival. Some recipes (such as those containing seafood) may need to be eaten more quickly and this is usually indicated on the individual protein package.
How do I cancel Green Chef?
You can cancel or skip up to 5 weeks of orders at a time under the Your Plan section of your account, as long as it is before your cutoff date for the current week. The cancellation process can be done online by signing in, click your name and then Account Info from the drop-down menu. There will be a Cancel Subscription button to click and a few prompts to follow to confirm your cancellation.

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