Home Chef VS Prepko

UPDATED Dec. 2018
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Prepko and Home Chef are designed to take the stress out of meal planning and this Prepko 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.

Prepko
Simplified & Modernized Kosher Cooking
VS
Home Chef
Planet-friendly meal service

Highlights

Prepko
Prepko is a kosher meal kit service certified by the Rabbinical Council of California that offers locally sourced ingredients and easy and tasty recipes available with both subscriptions and one-time orders.
  • Average Price Per Meal: $120.00
  • Shipping Cost: $0
  • Delivery Area: 3 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

Prepko
Best For
Best for home cooks seeking certified kosher meal kits
Menu/Meal Plans
Prepko offers 6 meal plans: Standard weekly plan, Classic weekly plan, Family weekly plan, Small Shabbat Box, Medium Shabbat Box, and Large Shabbat Box.
Recipes/Meal Options
Prepko weekly menu normally includes 9 recipes, 2-3 of which are freshly designed for the week while the others rotate regularly.
Meal & Recipe Variety
Prepko offers kosher meal kits suitable for lunch and dinner. You can opt for regular or Shabbat meal kits. Most of the kits are suitable for omnivores and there are always a couple of gluten-free, kid-friendly, and vegetarian options. There are some dishes under 600 calories as well.
Food Quality
Prepko does not offer too much information on its ingredients, apart from the fact that it sources fresh, high-quality ingredients from the best local suppliers. It is certified by the Rabbinical Council of California.
Nutritional Value & Portion Size
Prepko offers nutritionally balanced kosher meals. You can opt for meals under 600 calories or high-calorie meals. The portions are ample enough to satisfy home diners with larger appetites.
Subscription Flexibility
Prepko lets you choose between subscriptions and commitment-free ordering. You can cancel any order you wish and easily end your subscription, but you need to state your intention 4 days before your scheduled delivery. If you are canceling your first order, you need to get in touch with the support staff via email. Otherwise, you can cancel directly from your Prepko account.
Refunds
For information on Prepko's refund policy, please contact the company's staff directly via live chat or email.
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

Prepko
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

Prepko
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

Prepko
Home Chef

Compare Extras

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

Compare Ratings

Prepko
FINAL RATING
8.7/10
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

Prepko
  • Submitted By Leah Ehrmann on 07/12/2018
    Never a single problem with Prepko and it's certified so I know everything is really kosher. More veggie options would be nice though.
  • Submitted By Adam Aderman on 04/22/2018
    We usually order once or twice a month. At first, it seemed a bit expensive, but according to my wife's calculations, we actually save money when we order from Prepko so I guess it's fine. To be honest, I didn't love every dish we tried so far, but I do not love everything my wife makes anyway and it definitely beats grocery shopping, so overall, 4 out of 5 stars seems fair to me.
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.

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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