Home Chef VS Hungryroot

UPDATED Aug. 2018
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Hungryroot and Home Chef are designed to take the stress out of meal planning and this Hungryroot VS Home Chef comparison is designed to make it much easier to choose between them. Get a comprehensive overview of these companies’ crucial features and scroll down to discover the definite winner of the comparison.

Hungryroot
Pre-Prepped Vegan Comfort Food
VS
Home Chef
Planet-friendly meal service

Highlights

Hungryroot
Hungryroot allows you to get a healthy, tasty, plant-based meal on the table in 0-20 minutes.
  • Average Price Per Meal: $69.00
  • Shipping Cost: $0 *
  • Delivery Area: 48 states
*If you opt for air shipping, a $10 shipping fee applies to every delivery
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.

Compare Features

Hungryroot
Best For
Best for busy vegans on low-calorie diets
Menu/Meal Plans
Hungryroot offers 2 meal plans: The Starter Set and The Good Life.
Recipes/Meal Options
Hungryroot menu features 50+ items and new products are added regularly.
Meal & Recipe Variety
Hungryroot offers a variety of vegan meals and meal kits, including breakfasts, lunches, dinners, side dishes, snacks, and sweets. All items on the menu are plant-based, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, under 500 calories, and low in sugar and sodium. Some items are soy-free.
Food Quality
Hungryroot sources non-GMO and organic ingredients whenever possible and uses only the freshest food available. Its meals and kits are made using natural ingredients and they are generally free from harmful additives.
Nutritional Value & Portion Size
Hungryroot meals and meal kits are optimally balanced, rich in nutrients, and normally contain between 90 and 460 calories per serving. There are plenty of options under 200 calories and most items contain fewer than 300 calories. The meals are designed to serve 2 people while the sides, snacks, and sweets can usually satisfy 1-3 people, depending on appetite. The portions are not too large and individuals with big appetites may need to supplement the meals with 1-2 sides. The meals usually come in 8-10 oz. packages, which amounts to 4-5 oz. per serving.
Subscription Flexibility
Hungryroot allows you to skip a delivery or modify or cancel your subscription at any time, problem-free, directly from your Hungryroot account. All changes should be made by 5 pm EST the Friday before the delivery is scheduled.
Refunds
If you receive damaged goods or notice something is missing from your order, Hungryroot urges you to get in touch with the support staff immediately. You cannot get a replacement or a refund, but you can get a credit for missing/damaged items. The credit automatically applies to your next order.
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.

Suitable For

Hungryroot
Meals For Families
Meals For Kids
Meals For Seniors
Meals For One
Home Chef
Meals For Families
Meals For Kids
Meals For Seniors
Meals For One

Compare Meal Options

Hungryroot
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
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

Compare Sample Meals

Hungryroot
Home Chef

Compare Extras

Hungryroot
A La Carte Menu
Gift Cards
Marketplace
Home Chef
A La Carte Menu
Gift Cards
Marketplace

Compare Ratings

Hungryroot
FINAL RATING
8.6/10
Meal Options
Variety
Nutritional Value
Portion Size
Flexibility
Price
Home Chef
FINAL RATING
9.8/10
Meal Options
Variety
Nutritional Value
Portion Size
Flexibility
Price

Compare User Reviews

Hungryroot
  • Submitted By Rosie Whittle on 06/10/2018
    Just discovered Hungryroots, a colleague brought their pad thai fried rice to work and it looked real good so we shared. I can’t remember having a better meal ever since I switched to plant based. I ordered the starter set today, if everything is as good as the rice, I’m getting a lifetime subscription :D
  • Submitted By Joey Nash on 04/18/2018
    Everything great except for the portions, could be larger. I can eat the whole meal myself and it’s supposed to be 2 servings.
  • Submitted By Lisa Henderson on 04/15/2018
    Got my first box yesterday, loved the packaging and everything looked and smelled really nice. I was just surprised that there are such great differences in taste and quality among meals, some were awesome and some just meh. But I guess it takes a couple of orders to figure out what you like.
Home Chef
  • Submitted By TJ on 08/14/2018
    I am a very beginner cook so thought this service would be helpful and my review is through that lens. I have tried two other services so have now had time to compare. I had a Monday delivery. There are a few things to note. Instructions are not always clear (I have notes all over the recipes cards) and the timing of cooking is not within 30 minutes and there are some items cooked before others. The fresh fruit and veggies are not the freshest quality, had bruising and do not last as long as other companies making it impossible to stretch cooking to over five days instead of 3 in a row. Also the sizes can be really off in the veggies in particular and the recipes do not give other measurements (i.e. cup or weight) to help. The meat requires more "trimming" and had some bone in one piece - definitely not as well done as others. Requires alot more pots and pans and coordination than other services. At the end, the flavours of all three meals I tried was generally so-so and unbalanced. So, with more effort, more time, less quality ingredients and generally less tasty meals, this service wouldn't be my first choice. I came away feeling you get what you pay for and these meals are definitely not for beginner cooks.
  • Submitted By Helen Dufreche on 08/14/2018
    OMG! First, let me say I NEVER leave bad reviews....however THIS company is SO bad, I actually researched online to see how to leave a review and spare others the terrible experience that I had! On my FIRST shipment, one of two sweet potatoes came soft with black spots all over it. I didn't notify the company, since I figured this was probably a one-time occurrence (WRONG). My SECOND shipment arrived and one of the many gel packs to keep the contents in the box cool had ruptured and there was a clear jelly substance over ALL of the contents in the box. I called and told them what had happened and questioned if it was safe to eat and I was told YES. My THIRD shipment arrived and when I opened the box a zucchini had white foam on it and was bad. I emailed them and they gave me a credit on my next box. My FOURTH and LAST box came with not one but TWO rotten baby cucumbers. COME ON!! This company needs to get it together! I deactivated my account and they wanted to know why....so I told them all that I am telling you now. They said they would give me a $15 credit. NO THANKS! I'm now with Hello Fresh and am happy. Do NOT use Home Chef! If you do, you WILL have problems!
  • Submitted By Andrea Thompson on 08/07/2018
    Signed up for Home Chef 8 weeks ago and have received 8 boxes thus far. I have really enjoyed the meals but the packaging is terrible. Boxes arrive from FedEx looking like they have been kicked down several flights of stairs. The most recent box was delivered upside down and open with the meat bag exposed to the super hot Texas temperatures and the cold packs ripped open. I contacted customer service via email after calling and sitting on hold for an hour during their “open” hours. Still have not received a reply 3 days later. Have also been a Hello Fresh customer since Nov 2017. Never had any issues with them. Their packing is very sturdy and weather proof. Does Home Chef not care? After reading several similar reviews on this site, I will be pausing/canceling my subscription. Customer service cannot be this bad for a successful company.
  • Submitted By Ms Ann on 08/05/2018
    I really like Home Chef. I paused my account about 3 months ago for personal reasons. I got an email from them saying my order would be delivered on wednesday. I didn’t order anything. I contacted customer support via email and my account was credited withing 45 min. Whaaaat? That was so easy. I was stunned. What a fantastic support team! When an if I return to food delivery my loyality is with Home Chef. I think have tried them all. Blue apron, hello fresh etc....I had to say Home Chef is the best hands diwn! Thank you again Hime Chef support team!

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.

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