Home Chef VS Nonna Box

UPDATED Oct. 2018
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When choosing between two such amazing services like Nonna Box and Home Chef, you need to take a good look at all the little details that may make one superior to the other. The goal of this Nonna Box VS Home Chef comparison is to provide an objective assessment of the quality of both services based on the degree to which they satisfy all the major criteria for meal delivery comparison. View the scores they received on every criterion, take a look at their most prominent features side by side, and discover which one of them has done more to ensure your complete satisfaction.

Nonna Box
A Breath Of Italy In Your Kitchen
VS
Home Chef
Planet-friendly meal service

Highlights

Nonna Box
Nonna Box brings you authentic, traditional Italian artisanal products and recipes from real nonnas from various regions of Italy famous for amazing cuisine.
  • Average Price Per Meal: $41.95
  • Shipping Cost: $10.00
  • Delivery Area: 50 states
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

Nonna Box
Best For
Best for home cooks who want to bring a taste of Italy to their kitchens
Menu/Meal Plans
Nonna Box is not a traditional meal delivery services, so it doesn't feature a menu.
Recipes/Meal Options
Nonna Box has around 30 items in its offer.
Meal & Recipe Variety
Nonna Box deliveries include 4 or 5-7 gourmet items, with a different selection and a different region of Italy featured in every box. The recipes are always different and representative of the featured region. The boxes may include olives, olive oil, sun-dried tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, handcrafted pasta, chocolates, coffee, jams, spices of all sorts, and more. You can expect to learn how to make traditional Italian pastas, pizzas, risottos, and other delights.
Food Quality
Nonna Box provides authentic Italian products crafted by Italian artisans. All products are of fine quality, gourmet, and hard to come by.
Nutritional Value & Portion Size
With Nonna Box, the nutritional value and portion size heavily depend on your choice of products, as you are in charge of grocery shopping and the meals contain only one or a few items from your box.
Subscription Flexibility
You can skip your monthly subscription from Nonna Box at any time. Unfortunately, you cannot skip your delivery with 3-month and 6-month subscriptions. You can cancel your order whenever you wish, but you must inform the company before your renewal date. For the monthly subscriptions, this is on the 28th of each month. For the 3-month and 6-month subscriptions, it is on the 28th of the first month after your previous plan has finished.
Refunds
With Nonna Box, you can get a refund only if your box has been charged but not shipped. Refunds are only valid for monthly subscriptions.
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

Nonna Box
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

Nonna Box
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

Nonna Box
Home Chef

Compare Extras

Nonna Box
A La Carte Menu
Gift Cards
Marketplace
Home Chef
A La Carte Menu
Gift Cards
Marketplace

Compare Ratings

Nonna Box
FINAL RATING
7.5/10
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

Nonna Box
  • Submitted By Stephanie Bankhead on 09/08/2018
    The products we were received were wonderful. However the past 2 months have not received a box, nor have we been charged. Sent multiple messages and emails and no reply. The store shows every product out of stock. Is this company no longer in business?
  • Submitted By Pat on 06/08/2018
    I purchased a 3-month subscription of Nonna Box and I am extremely happy with it: variety of products that you can't find in stores, easy to follow recipes, interesting facts about the ingredients. I've recommended the service to friends and happy to do it here.
  • Submitted By John Waggner on 09/15/2017
    This is fantastic! Just got my first box and I can’t believe how amazing everything is, even the pasta is impressive. Can’t wait for the next one to arrive!
  • Submitted By Laura Marsh on 07/24/2017
    Absolutely beautiful boxes, we have been to Italy 2 times already and this is the real stuff, believe me, it doesn’t get better than this.
Home Chef
  • 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.
  • Submitted By Ben on 08/30/2018
    Overall I'm happy with Home Chaf, but recently my boxes have been arriving a bit damaged (some of the ingredients too). I guess this is the courier's fault, but Home Chef should do something about this and make sure we all get our boxes in perfect condition. Other than this, the service is excellent.
  • Submitted By Tara C on 08/25/2018
    i'm a long time home chef customer and i just wanted to tell everyone thinking aobut subscribing to do it!!! you won't regret it, home chef is a dream come true if you want to cook but don't really know how or don't have enough time. all the meals i made following home chef recipes were so delicious that i was even asked a couple of times if i ordered food from a restaurant. home chef is that good! don't listen to the bad reviews, those are people who obviously don't know how a meal delivery works or are unable to follow simple recipes!!!

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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