|Price:||$10,49-$14,99 per serving|
Green Chef is a meal kit provider for customers that follow certain offered diets. They offer meal plans for most current food lifestyle trends, for instance paleo or keto (low-carb). This Colorado-based company also tempts with a 30 minute preparation guarantee. In addition to using sustainable ingredients, Green Chef aims to offset 100% of the carbon emissions involved in the production and delivery of every kit.
Depending on the number of people in your household, Green Chef offers a 2-Person Plan containing three dinners (for a total of 6 servings per week) and a two-dinner Family Plan that feeds a family of four, consisting of parents and children (totaling 8 servings per week).
The weekly prices depend on the diet-option you choose and range from $10.49 per serving for the Vegetarian Plan to $14.99 for the Paleo and Keto Plans. As a result, the total weekly prices for the three-meal plan for two persons look as follows:
- Vegetarian: $62.94
- Omnivore or Vegan: $71.94
- Carnivore or Gluten-Free: $80.94
- Paleo or Keto: $89.94
Families can opt for an Omnivore or a Carnivore Plan. The Family Omnivore option comes with a weekly price tag of $95.92 (or $11.99 per serving), while the Family Carnivore option is priced at $103.92 per week (or $12.99 per serving). Calorie counts are printed on the recipe cards and further nutritional values of the meals can be accessed online.
On top of that, a $9 shipping and handling fee is charged per every weekly order. Boxes arrive between 8am and 9pm and can be scheduled for Monday through Friday. Deliveries are available around the US, excluding Alaska, Hawaii and parts of Louisiana.
Packaging and recipes
Green Chef’s meal kits come with pre-measured organic ingredients that can be put together to create a restaurant-worthy dish within roughly 30 minutes. This is possible, in part, because some ingredients are already prepped: chopped veggies and pre-made sauces can be found in some boxes. The ingredients are color coded to match the provided recipe cards, which include step-by-step instructions and photos. The recipes draw inspiration from Asian, European and Latin-American cuisines.
As mentioned, additional nutritional information can be found online, though the company website has a slightly lower usability and may require some digging to get to the required information. The packaging used by Green Chef is relatively eco-friendly and is made from recyclable, reusable, or bio-degradable materials.
Green Chef’s customer service is available per email or phone, although phone inquiries are only available on regular workdays. You can manage your kits and choose the weeks you would like to skip through your account. However, these have to be submitted by noon EST (9am PST), 7 days prior to the delivery day. This cut-off time also applies to changes to the meal plan or cancellations. Since there is no minimum commitment, cancellation is possible at any time and has to be initiated through an email. Further instructions arrive in your mailbox afterwards.