Green Chef Review

flag Premium ingredients for easy healthy eating
  • Includes organic & local ingredients
  • Variety of dietary plans
  • Sustainable, eco-friendly packaging
  • Locally sourced ingredients
GOOD FOR
Young professionals
Support
8 /10
Cancellation Policy
7 days cancellation
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  • author: Rachel Rumbelow
  • 12.06.19
  • Comments

Rating

  • "Price"
    8 /10
  • "Features"
    9 /10
  • "Ease of USe"
    9 /10
  • "Help and Support"
    8 /10

Overview

Green Fresh is the first meal kit delivery service to offer both certified organic and gluten-free meals in the U.S. They were acquired by Hello Fresh in March 2018 to combine the resources of the two companies. They now operate all over the country, offering simple meals that are easy to cook for a variety of dietary preferences.

Plans & Pricing

Green Chef boasts versatile meal kit menus. Customers can choose between keto, paleo, balanced-living, plant-powered, and family plans.

Green Chef is an inexpensive option considering the menu choices, the locally sourced ingredients, and their ecological packaging and business practices. These features make their meals worth every penny. All plans offer GMO-free ingredients except for the Meditteranean option.

Green Chef delivers your boxes between Monday and Friday all over the U.S. except for Hawaii, Alaska, and parts of Louisiana. They guarantee you receive your box(es) by 8pm on the available weekday of your choice. Each meal generally takes about 30 minutes to cook.

Keto

The keto plan offers low-carbohydrate and gluten-free meals for two people with 3 recipes per week. This plan starts at $12.99 per meal.

Paleo

The paleo plan by GreenChef includes high protein meals without gluten, grains, dairy, or soy. You’ll receive 3 recipes for two people each week. Prices start at $12.99 per meal.

Balanced Living

Choose the balanced living plan if you want a diverse menu. It includes a combination of seafood, meat, and vegetarian dinners. Two servings of 3 recipes per week start at $11.99 per meal.

Plant-Powered

If you’re vegetarian, vegan, or just love vegetables, you should choose the plant-powered plan. For two servings of 3 recipes per week, you’ll find this plan priced at $9.99 per meal.

Family Plan

The family plan includes meat, seafood, and vegetarian options. It’s ideal if you’re looking for two recipes per week for a family of four. This plan’s prices start at $10.99 per meal.

Keto (for 2)
$12.99/meal
Paleo (for 2)
$12.99/meal
Balanced Living (for 2)
$11.99/meal
Plant-Powered (for 2)
$9.99/meal
Family Plan (for 4)
$10.99/meal

Special Features

30-minute recipes

Every ingredient in the recipe is pre-measured to precision, and the directions are easy to follow. The average time it takes to prepare these delicious recipes is around a half an hour. Some take only 10 minutes, and a few taking up to 40 minutes. Knowing it’s all measured, prepped and chopped, and ready for you to cook takes all the stress and pressure off you.

Specialized videos

Green Chef’s YouTube channel offers beautifully filmed videos of many of their recipes being prepared. They also invite you to meet some of their local food growers and artisans. Green Chef offers helpful cooking tips and shows you how they help the community.

USDA certified organic ingredients

Green Chef believes that organic is not only healthier but better for the environment. That’s why they were the first meal kit delivery service in the U.S. to be 100% certified organic in most of their ingredients. Not all ingredients have the option to be certified, and in those cases, they focus on local, quality suppliers.

Flexible subscriptions

Subscriptions have several options. You can have your box delivered every week, every two weeks, or once a month. If you want to skip a box, you can do so without being charged. All the options are there for you in your account for you to change as you wish.

Sustainable Packaging

Green Chef uses recycled, reusable and sustainable materials in all of their packaging except where safety might be an issue. Every part of their packaging can either be recycled or washed out and reused. Even the ice packs to keep the cold food items fresh are ecological and reusable in your freezer.

Ease of Use

To sign up for Green Chef, choose the plan you want, and you will be taken to the registration page to enter your contact and billing information. Once you’re signed up, you get to choose from a good supply of recipes with fresh, organic ingredients.

They do a good job with the feel of the site. Their color choice and simple graphics make it feel fresh, like their food. However, the site not as intuitive as it could be. The home page is full of buttons that make you think it will take you to a page with more information, but they lead you to the registration page instead.

The menu showing all the options in each plan is done to mouth-watering perfection. Each meal looks fantastic and is described well.

Suppliers

Green Chef is proud to support local farmers and craft food makers. They work tirelessly to find high-quality suppliers who adhere to their strict guidelines for excellence. Every box is a guarantee that you are helping to support a local food grower or maker.

Food Allergies

People with life-threatening food allergies might be taking a risk. Green Chef makes it clear that even with their impeccable system of food handling, the packaging facility they use also processes food that contains major food allergens. This is something that severe allergy sufferers need to be aware of when choosing their meals.

Variety of Food

GreenChef offers a wide variety of foods on their menu. You’ll find recipes that are keto-friendly, perfect for those following the paleo diet, and tried and true tested favorites for families. Vegan and vegetarian options are available in addition to recipes with meat or seafood.

Some examples of GreenChef recipes include:

  • Southwest fajita cheeseburgers with roasted sweet potatoes
  • Chicken with basil pistou
  • Sun-dried tomato flatbreads
  • Mustard-herb bavette steaks with broccoli and potato gratin
  • Mediterranean shrimp with zucchini, bell peppers, olives, and walnuts
  • Cuban fried quinoa with pork and mojo sauce
  • Artichoke “crab” cakes
  • and more!

Pros & Cons

  • Lots of meal options for any diet
  • Delivery anywhere within the US
  • No minimum commitment
  • Flexible subscription options
  • Gluten-free plan options
  • No guarantee for allergy sufferers
  • No free shipping

Customer Support

Green Chef is committed to making sure their customers are happy. Their phone support is open from Monday – Friday, 9am – 10pm EST and Saturdays 10am – 6pm EST. They also offer email support and a large selection of videos on their YouTube channel. In addition, they have an impressive FAQ that can pretty much answer any question.

  • Phone Support
    Phone support is available from 9am-10pmEST from Monday to Friday.
  • Email
    Support can be reached via email at help@greenchef.com.
  • Video Tutorials
    There are a number of videos available on the company’s official YouTube channel.
  • FAQ
    An extensive FAQ can be found on their company’s website.

Final Word

Green Chef started out as a meal delivery service powerhouse for those wanting  organic, fresh, and healthy food choices in Boulder, Colorado. It’s no surprise that with their flexible meal plans, attention to local suppliers, and range of dietary menus that they’ve grown quickly. With no commitment and the option to cancel at any time, Green Chef is a low risk, tasty option for meal kit delivery services.

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Rachel Rumbelow
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Rachel is a freelance writer and young widow who understands life is short and refuses to take it for granted. Using this attitude, she's taken the world by storm and is excited to share her knowledge and expertise.

This review is based on the writer's personal opinion.

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