Green Chef Review

In a Nutshell

Green Chef is a leader in the meal delivery service niche and it’s easy to see why. The service was created for anyone who loves to eat healthy, high-quality, delicious food—but doesn't’ have the time to spend in the kitchen. Standing strongly by the phrase “you are what you eat,” Green Chef offers freshly sourced ingredients and is the first certified organic meal delivery service. Just pick your dietary preference and wait for a delivery to your doorstep. Each ingredient is pre-measured and ready to throw in the pan. No grocery shopping, no meal prepping, no mess, no fuss! 

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Pros

  • 7 different meal plans to choose from
  • Wide range of restaurant-quality meals
  • 2-person, 3- or 4-person family plan

Cons

  • You need to pay extra for shipping, approx $9
  • Doesn’t ship to Alaska, Hawaii or parts of Louisiana
  • You can only choose meal plans, and not specific recipes

Ideal For

  • People with specific dietary needs
  • Anyone short on time
  • The eco-conscious

What’s Unique About Green Chef?

Green Chef is your one-stop shop for organic, non-GMO, chef-inspired recipes that use sustainable ingredients. Everyone knows sticking to a healthy lifestyle can be expensive and difficult time-wise. Green Chef removes the fuss of researching recipes, prepping shopping lists and grocery shopping. Offering 7 different meal plans, Green Chef puts the fun back into following a truly green lifestyle by making healthy eating convenient. The service is fully customizable so you can decide on how often you want to cook. There's no minimum commitment, which means you can skip orders and easily change or cancel your subscription. All meals are designed to be prepared within 30 minutes.

Keeping with the green theme, Green Chef comes with eco-friendly packaging and sends you exact quantities of food so you’ll never have to throw anything away. Its raw ingredients are responsibly sourced from sustainable growers.

How It Works

Joining Green Chef is straightforward. To sign up you’ll need to put in your email and ZIP Code. Next, pick the number of people you’re going to be cooking for, between 1 to 4 people. Then you’ll want to pick your choice of 7 healthy dietary plans. Once you’ve entered your delivery address you’ll be directed to payment. Deliveries will be made to your selected address from Monday to Friday (you can select the day that suits you) and between 8am-9pm. The last step is to put your feet up and wait for your pre-portioned box to arrive with absolutely everything you need to produce delicious meals.

Meal Options

Green Chef offers 7 different types of dietary plans; vegetarian, vegan, paleo, gluten-free, keto, omnivore, and carnivore. On each meal plan the recipes are varied so you’ll never get bored of a certain dish. With Green Chef, you can’t choose specific recipes, only meal plans, which may be disappointing for some customers, but it does keep your palate surprised and refreshed. You’ll receive a different menu weekly and every box you receive has color-coded recipe cards so you won’t get confused.

Favorite Green Chef Meals

1. Vegan ‘Crab’ Cakes

 

Cost per serving: $11.99 per meal (Serves 2)
Prep & cook time: 35 minutes
Calories per serving: 920 per serving

2. Sage Pesto Baked Cod

 

Cost per serving: $14.99 (Serves 2)
Prep & cook time: 35 minutes
Calories Per serving: 633 per serving

3. Greek Chicken & Potatoes

 

Cost per serving: $13.49 per meal (Serves 2)
Prep & cook time: 40 minutes
Calories per serving: 785 per serving

Pricing

Meal Plan Price Vegetarian $10.49 per serving, $71.94 per box (including delivery) Omnivore $11.99 per serving, $80.94 per box Vegan $11.99 per serving, $80.94 per box Carnivore $13.49 per serving, $89.94 per box Gluten-Free $13.49 per serving, $89.94 per box Paleo $14.99 per serving, $98.94 per box Keto $14.99 per serving, $98.94 per box

Meal PlanPrice
Vegetarian$10.49 per serving, $71.94 per box (including delivery)
Omnivore$11.99 per serving, $80.94 per box
Vegan$11.99 per serving, $80.94 per box
Carnivore$13.49 per serving, $89.94 per box
Gluten-Free$13.49 per serving, $89.94 per box
Paleo$14.99 per serving, $98.94 per box
Keto$14.99 per serving, $98.94 per box

*(Based on 2-Person Plan: 1 box contains 3 dinners for 2 people)

Help & Support

Green Chef has an easy-to-use and extensive help section. With categories ranging from “managing my subscription” to “safe food handling,” you can pretty much find an answer to any question in the form of an FAQ. If you want to contact Green Chef directly you can either email, (you’ll get a response within 24 hours) or call the hotline (Monday-Friday from 7am-7pm). There’s another really convenient feature where a little support widget pops up in the bottom right hand corner and you can search for any topic.

Bottom Line

If you’re committed to following a specific dietary lifestyle, Green Chef is your strongest contestant. With high-restaurant quality ingredients, combined with original and refreshing recipes, you definitely won’t get bored with your meals. What’s nice about Green Chef is that you’re still cooking home cooked dishes—so it doesn’t feel like you’re getting ready-made meals. It’s just a really simple way of saving time in the kitchen and money from your pocket—not to mention following a truly healthy, and green lifestyle.

About Green Chef

Green Chef was founded in 2014, by CEO Michael Joseph, whose passion for nature and food directed his career to Denver, Colorado. There, he met like-minded food lovers and founded the country's first GMO-free online grocery. Michael and his girlfriend found they were always looking for dinner ideas, and ingredients. Tired of takeout over home cooking, Michael came up with a meal delivery service inspired by an organic ethos and a passion for the simple pleasure of sharing a great meal. 

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