Home Chef VS Takeout Kit

UPDATED Apr. 2018
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When choosing between two such amazing services like Takeout Kit 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 Takeout Kit 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.

Takeout Kit
As Easy As Takeout & Twice As Tasty
VS
Home Chef
Planet-friendly meal service

Highlights

Takeout Kit
Takeout Kit is a budget-friendly, family-friendly meal kit service that provides authentic imported ingredients and quick, easy-to-follow recipes for the most popular meals and drinks from around the world.
  • Average Price Per Meal: $33.00
  • Shipping Cost: $0
  • 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

Takeout Kit
Best For
Best for fans of international cuisine
Menu/Meal Plans
With Takeout Kit, you can choose between individual kits, samplers, and subscriptions.
Recipes/Meal Options
If you opt for Takeout Kit's individual kits, you have 13 options at your diposal. There are 9 samplers and 3 drink kits on the menu as well. The company also offers 4 subscription plans, which differ only in the subscription length.
Meal & Recipe Variety
With Takeout Kit, you can cook hallmarks of various African, Asian, European, and South American cuisines. You can opt for omnivore, carnivore, vegan, and vegetarian delights and choose from a nice selection of meals, coffee, teas, and iced tea kits. The meals are usually ready in 30 to 45 minutes.
Food Quality
Takeout Kit mainly uses USDA-certified organic and preservative-free ingredients of the finest quality. However, since many of its ingredients are imported to ensure authentic flavor, it is not always possible to obtain preservative-free products.
Nutritional Value & Portion Size
Takeout Kit offers meal kits designed to feed 4 adults with a hearty appetite. Individuals who do not have a big appetite may find the portions to be too large. The calorie count ranges from 200 to around 500 calories. The meals are generally well-balanced but can be rather high in carbs.
Subscription Flexibility
With Takeout Kit, if you would like to modify or cancel your subscription, you must do it before the 15th of the month. Keep in mind, however, that you can only cancel your monthly subscription.
Refunds
If you are not satisfied with your delivery from Takeout Kit, that is, if you are missing an item in your order or get a damaged or incorrect meal kit, you can contact the company within 7 days of the delivery day and either receive a replacement, credit or refund.
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

Takeout Kit
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

Takeout Kit
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

Takeout Kit
Home Chef

Compare Extras

Takeout Kit
A La Carte Menu
Gift Cards
Marketplace
Home Chef
A La Carte Menu
Gift Cards
Marketplace

Compare Ratings

Takeout Kit
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

Takeout Kit
  • Submitted By Scott Fisher on 11/29/2017
    Easier than other meal kits, real good food, I usually cook twice with 1 kit. The only problem is that some ingredients are hard to divide in two, I have to repack them, it's a bit of a hassle. It's not exactly single-friendly.
  • Submitted By Linda Hernandez on 10/21/2017
    Quick, tasty and really fun, I love reading about the dishes and they are really different from anything else I've tried. The prices are good too, I googled some of the products in the kit, they can get real expensive.
  • Submitted By Jane Patton on 10/02/2017
    Perfect for families, get ready for a lot of leftovers if you are cooking for 1-2.
  • Submitted By Liz Robinson on 08/19/2017
    I am hooked! Everything is delicious and smells divine, easy to cook, and for me, the best part is learning about new ingredients and dishes, educational and tasty at the same time :D
Home Chef
  • Submitted By Gina Marie on 04/19/2018
    The food is good however their customer service is not. The delivery schedule is more of an approximate date than when my food was actually delivered. There were times my food was not delivered on schedule and the ice packs had melted and the food was warm. Customer service was very flippant about the situation and the fact that I had to discard the items. Today I am still waiting on a delivery that was supposed to have been here yesterday. I asked for my account to be canceled and they informed me that they don’t cancel accounts, just pause them. I don’t understand the reasoning for this nor was I given a straight answer. My account is paused however I will not be resuming it.
  • Submitted By KMcHenry on 04/18/2018
    Their "customer service" is rude as hell. First, I would like to mention that at this point I had brought them TWO loyal customers who had been ordering with them for over a month and a half. I travel for work so my address changes every three months or so. I lived in Denver and was dating someone that lived three hours away. I had my order sent there so we could eat it over our weekend together. He then ordered one to the same address and they accused us of trying to make duplicate accounts. I told them what was really going on and would have showed proof (my rental/work contract) but they told me it was no big deal. My contract ended there and before my left, I emailed to let them know I would be changing my address for 2 weeks (as I was going to be home in between contracts). I ordered a Homechef there and then towards the end of my stay, my parents were intrigued by the concept. I signed them up under THEIR address (I was only staying there for two weeks...) and I got this REALLY nasty email about how they have previously warned me THREE???? times about creating double accounts. Uhmm...excuse me? The account was under my father, paid for by his card, at HIS address. I called to clear things up and the lady was a complete b*tch to me. She was cutting me off and raising her voice at me. I told her I completely understand the confusion but there is no need to be rude. Also, that I could provide proof of my address changing frequently. If that is how they treat a loyal customer who has brought them business, not thanks. Needless to say, I will never be ordering with them again. OH, and after all this they told me there was no way for them to delete/close my account...
  • Submitted By Kimberly Houston on 04/15/2018
    I have been using Home Chef since February. It is only my 14 year daughter and myself and Home Chef has worked out perfectly. I love cooking and have the fresh meals without the headache of having to pour over the internet to find recipes that we both would enjoy. I love that we have the ability to try recipes and use ingredients that we would not typically use. We have even used the recipe cards to make our favorites again (Turkey Avocado Toastados are great and easy). I aIm diabetic and each week I have at least 1 low carb option. In addition, I can check the nutritional information of the meals before I order. We only had one delivery issue but was due to weather and I received an email alerting me of the issue. My daughter and I looked at both Blue Apron and Plated last year, but neither were a great fit, although Plated may cone close. We are happy with Home Chef and enjoy the day each week when we get our new box!
  • Submitted By Jessica on 04/10/2018
    I’ve been using Home Chef for about 1.5 years with very few hiccups. The fees times I’ve had a small issue (leaky meat, missing ingredient, etc) it was handled quickly and easily. The meals are always delicious and most have easy repeatability which is great when we love a meal and want it again.

Winner

Home Chef is a meal delivery service which takes care to supply you with only the freshest, highest quality ingredients. What sets them apart from other popular meal delivery services is the amazing variety of recipes you can chose from. After you've filled out your taste preference chart, the system will use it to present you with meals you're likely to love.

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