Home Chef VS Chef’d

UPDATED Dec. 2018
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Wish you could eat great, healthy food every day without all the cooking, cleaning, and grocery shopping? That is exactly what Home Chef and Chef'd offer! If you are not sure whether to pick Home Chef or Chef'd, check out this comparison and find out which one can better meet your needs.

Home Chef
Planet-friendly meal service
VS
Chef'd
Meal Kits For Nearly Every Taste

Highlights

Home Chef
Home Chef offers budget-friendly prices, great flexibility, a diverse menu, and time-saving recipes suitable for all cooking skill levels.
  • Average Price Per Meal: $9.95
  • Shipping Cost: $0 *
  • Delivery Area: 48 states
*free over $45. Shipping is $10 for orders less than $45.
Chef'd
Chef’d partners with the biggest names in the food and drink industry in order to provide an unparalleled variety of meal kits and the ultimate culinary experience for foodies of all tastes.
  • Average Price Per Meal: $10.00
  • Shipping Cost: $ *
  • Delivery Area: 48 states
*for orders over $40. Any order less than $40 will have a shipping cost of $10.

Compare Features

Home Chef
Best For
Best for home cooks with a busy schedule
Menu/Meal Plans
Home Chef does not separate its meals into distinct meal plans but instead offers one weekly menu to choose from.
Recipes/Meal Options
Home Chef offers 16 new recipes each week, including a smoothie and fruit basket.
Meal & Recipe Variety
Home Chef’s weekly selection always includes omnivore, vegetarian, carb-conscious, and calorie-conscious recipes. Depending on your needs and preferences, you can choose to receive recipes that do not contain pork, red meat, gluten, mushrooms, soy, nuts, dairy or shellfish. Lunches and smoothies take just 5 minutes to make and dinners are usually ready in around 30 minutes.
Food Quality
Home Chef sources its ingredients from trusted suppliers and farmers that employ the best sustainability practices. It sources locally whenever possible and makes sure that the food you receive is fresh, natural, and good for you.
Nutritional Value & Portion Size
The calorie count of Home Chef meals significantly varies, from under 200 calories to more than 750 calories. Calorie-conscious meals are clearly labeled. The meals are rich in all valuable nutrients and come in ample portions, keeping you full for hours.
Subscription Flexibility
With Home Chef, you can edit or customize your subscription anytime you want. You can also skip, pause or cancel your order whenever you wish. All changes to your order must be made by 12pm(CST) on the Friday prior to the scheduled delivery day.
Refunds
If you are not satisfied with your delivery from Home Chef, you may be eligible for a refund or credit.
Chef'd
Best For
Best for home cooks who want more options than they can try out in a year
Menu/Meal Plans
Chef'd offers several meal plans, including American Diabetes Association Meal Plan, Atkins Meal Plan, New York Times Cooking Meal Plan, Spoon University, and Weight Watchers Meal Plan.
Recipes/Meal Options
Chef'd boasts more than 650 meal kits in its offer.
Meal & Recipe Variety
Chef’d offers diabetes-friendly, gluten-free, low-carb, low-fat, omnivore, carnivore, vegan, vegetarian, and weight-loss recipes. It offers an incredible range of breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert ideas, inspired by all cuisines under the sun and crafted in cooperation with celebrity chefs and culinary giants.
Food Quality
Chef’d buys produce from organic farmers whenever possible. All the herbs it provides are organic. Its fish is sustainably sourced and comes from fisheries with the MSC certification. Its poultry is natural, humanely raised, cage-free, and free from antibiotics and hormones. All meat is USDA choice of natural and free from antibiotics and hormones.
Nutritional Value & Portion Size
The meals you make with Chef’d are generally well-balanced and come in ample portions,. The calorie count varies from item to item and there are kits suitable for both individuals who count calories and those on high-calorie diets.
Subscription Flexibility
If you would like to make changes to your Chef'd order, you must do it before 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) on the Wednesday of the week before your next delivery is due. If you would like to cancel your order, you must contact the company's support team or send an email.
Refunds
Chef’d has a good freshness and quality guarantee. If you are not happy with the meals you receive from the company, contact the service within 6 days and you will either receive a replacement or credit for your next purchase.

Compare Plans & Pricing

Home Chef
Home Chef Plans & Pricing
2 Servings
Meals per weekMeal kit pricePrice per serving
2$39.80$9.95
3$59.70$9.95
4$79.60$9.95
5$99.50$9.95
6$119.40$9.95
4 Servings
Meals per weekMeal kit pricePrice per serving
2$79.60$9.95
3$119.40$9.95
4$159.20$9.95
5$199.00$9.95
6$238.80$9.95
6 Servings
Meals per weekMeal kit pricePrice per serving
2$119.40$9.95
3$179.10$9.95
4$238.80$9.95
5$298.50$9.95
6$358.20$9.95
Chef'd
Chef'd Plans & Pricing
For Two People (2 servings)
Meal typeMeal kit pricePrice per serving
Breakfast$10.00 - $36.00$5.00 - $18.00
Lunch$9.00 - $48.00$4.50 - $24.00
Dinner$9.00 - $80.00$4.50 - $40.00
For Four People (4 servings)
Meal typeMeal kit pricePrice per serving
Breakfast$23.00 - $63.00$5.75 - $15.75
Lunch$11.00 - $86.00$2.75 - $21.50
Dinner$11.00 - $149.00$2.75 - $37.25

Suitable For

Home Chef
Meals For Families
Meals For Kids
Meals For Seniors
Meals For One
Chef'd
Meals For Families
Meals For Kids
Meals For Seniors
Meals For One

Compare Meal Options

Home Chef
Vegetarian Meals
Vegan Meals
Paleo Meals
Keto Meals
Low-Carb Meals
Low-Fat Meals
Meals For Diabetics
Gluten-Free Meals
Organic Meals
Weight Loss Meals
Chef'd
Vegetarian Meals
Vegan Meals
Paleo Meals
Keto Meals
Low-Carb Meals
Low-Fat Meals
Meals For Diabetics
Gluten-Free Meals
Organic Meals
Weight Loss Meals

Compare Sample Meals

Home Chef
Chef'd

Compare Extras

Home Chef
A La Carte Menu
Gift Cards
Marketplace
Chef'd
A La Carte Menu
Gift Cards
Marketplace

Compare Ratings

Home Chef
FINAL RATING
9.8/10
Meal Options
Variety
Nutritional Value
Portion Size
Flexibility
Price
Chef'd
FINAL RATING
8.2/10
Meal Options
Variety
Nutritional Value
Portion Size
Flexibility
Price

Compare User Reviews

Home Chef
  • Submitted By Loretta McConnell on 10/17/2018
    Still the best meal kit service I’ve tried. I ordered from HC for a year, decided to try something new, but went back to HC after about a month. The only service that never disappointed me and the richest menu by far. evo jos malo user reviews :)
  • Submitted By Troy Diaz on 09/19/2018
    I chose Home Chef because it had lunch options as well. My first order just arrived, pleasantly surprised by the quantity and quality, the recipes do not seem all that simple, but overall, I like it so far.
  • Submitted By Matt on 09/15/2018
    Two of the last three boxes completely warm and spoiled upon arrival. I luckily noticed while my daughter was unpacking, but if I didn't we'd be sick! The "pause" button on the web site is intentionally tricky. It seems like you cancelled, but they keep sending you food. By the time you find out (a warm box of food arrives a day late), you have to pay for at least two more orders you don't want (or didn't pick out). This is because the next order is locked before you receive the first order, and so they really design everything to get you. They compete on price, not quality, so they take every possible short cut, including ice and packaging. Unfortunately, when you don't know your account is not cancelled they pick out gross meals to send, such as tofu and beets. I finally figured you have to go through 4 or 5 screens before they really cancel the account. But, I still have to pay for another box they "finalized" and will surely get here spoiled. This is the worst of the food services I have tried.
  • Submitted By Justine Little on 09/05/2018
    I am not sure what was worse with this company the food or the customer service. I don't normally leave bad reviews but I feel compelled to do so in this case because my husband was super sick from the shrimp in my second box. I only received two shipments from this company, the first box had moldy corn in it and customer service took 4 days to get back to me about it with nothing more than a hey we are sorry about that. I canceled my subscription but not before then second box shipped. In my opinion they do not package their food adequately so the shrink wrap on the fish and shrimp was not vacuumed sealed when it arrived. That should have been my clue to through it away. The shrimp pad thai was tasteless other than the flavor of questionable shrimp. My husband only ate 4 or 5 bites and decided it was not worth taking the chance to finish, good call on his part or he may have ended up in the hospital instead of the bathroom all night. Needless to say I threw out the rest of the meals after that, what a waste of money. If I could give this company less than one star I would. Customer service terrible, food quality terrible, flavors in meals terrible. I have tried a few meal delivery service companies and this is the worst by far.
Chef'd
  • Submitted By PamPasld on 07/20/2018
    I have been trying to reach Chef'd for two days via their customer service number, emails, and facebook. No answer and my order last month was late and is not even here this month. Are they closed? A company who won't even answer their customer service number. Beware before you buy from them. Call them to see if they are still even in existance.
  • Submitted By Lois Cantrell on 02/09/2018
    I’ve been looking for a service like this for years, the meals are so gorgeous and easy to cook. I’d also like to know where they get the ingredients, it’s like they shop on a different planet.
  • Submitted By Georgina Lansford on 01/19/2018
    It’s not exactly cheap but sooooo many options! I want to try them aaaaaallll!
  • Submitted By Amy on 01/07/2018
    I've tried Blue Apron and Hello Fresh, and Chef'd is my favorite. While I do think the Chef'd meals take a little more cooking skill (ie, not for novices or people who don't know how to cook), the flavors and quality have been so much better -- and the selection is much much broader. I've been doing it for about a year now and the New York Times recipe plan has been so fun -- never would have tried cooking lamb otherwise!

Winner

Home Chef is a meal kit delivery service that supplies you with only the freshest, highest quality ingredients. What sets it apart is the amazing variety of recipes you can choose from. To discover how the service works, what kind of recipes it offers, how much it costs, and whether it is right for you, read our detailed Home Chef review.

* All the prices on this website are subject to change without notice. While we put a great deal of effort into making sure that all the prices are accurate, one or more products may have outdated prices. Please visit the specific product’s official website for exact prices.
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