Mindful Chef Review - UPDATED Feb 2018
Mindful Chef is one of the finest gluten-free meal kit delivery services in the UK. It offers high-quality, locally sourced ingredients, carefully crafted, easy-to-follow recipes suitable both for vegans and omnivores, and convenient home delivery that lets you save time and money on trips to the store and market. If you think you might like what this company’s selling, you can find more useful and delicious details in this Mindful Chef review.
How Mindful Chef Works
Ordering from Mindful Chef is easy-peasy. It is a subscription based service, so you need to create an account before you order its meal kits. Then, you choose a meal plan in accordance with the number of people you want to cook for: 1, 2 or 4.
Each week, there are 8 simple and delicious recipes at your disposal. You can choose up to 5 of them per week and receive both the recipe cards and the pre-portioned ingredients necessary to prepare the meals.
If you are worried about committing to a meal kit service, either due to your busy and ever-changing schedule or because you are afraid you might not like it, we are happy to say that ordering from Mindful Chef does not require any commitment and the subscriptions are incredibly flexible. You can skip a delivery up to 6 weeks in advance or you can end your subscription for whatever reason, at any time, no questions asked.
What Makes Mindful Chef Different
The meal kit market may be rich, but it is not that easy to find a company that offers only the freshest, natural ingredients and a variety of recipes that are both quick to make and suitable for people with special dietary needs. Mindful Chef offers all of the above.
The service brings you hand-picked, healthy ingredients originating from small West Country farms. Its recipes allow you to create wonderful meals in just about half an hour. As we have mentioned before in this Mindful Chef review, the menu is designed to suit the needs of veggie-lovers and people on gluten-free and dairy-free diets.
We also love that the folks behind this service do a lot to help those in need. For every meal bought, Mindful Chef donates one meal to the less fortunate. The meals are donated to schools in the poorest areas of the world and most of them go to children in Malawi and Zambia. The goal is to support education and provide those children with a healthier and happier childhood.
It is also important to note that Mindful Chef is the only meal kit service in the UK that caters for 1 person. This is one of the reasons for this company’s ever-growing popularity.
Meals And Recipes
Mindful Chef makes it easy for you to pick out the recipes that best suit your needs. First of all, every item on the menu is gluten-free and dairy-free, so people on gluten-free and dairy-free diets do not have to waste time checking all the ingredients and allergen info in order to make sure they have made a safe choice. Half of the recipes (4 per week) are vegan and they are all clearly labeled. If you are looking for recipes that are really simple to make, you can speed up your search by checking out the ones labeled as easy.
The menu changes every week and the recipes are only repeated once every 12 weeks. That gives you plenty of room to experiment and guarantees that you can enjoy a healthy and incredibly varied diet.
All the meals come with allergen information, as well as macros. You get the exact details about the calorie count and the amount of carbs, fat, and protein in every meal. You also get to find out which cuisine the recipes come from and which season they are best suited for.
The price of your meals depends on the plan you choose. The more people you cook for, the less you pay per portion. The 1-person plan comes at the price of $11.65 per portion. The 2-people plan is more affordable and costs $9.06 per portion. The 4-people plan is the most budget-friendly plan, allowing you to pay only $7.77 per portion.
There are no additional costs as the company offers free nationwide shipping.
Mindful Chef delivers all across the UK. Yes, that means that it does ship to Scotland and Wales as well. Unfortunately, there are some areas within the Scottish Highlands that do not fall within the company’s delivery area due to the fact that it is not possible for the food to arrive there within 24 hours.
Deliveries are normally made on Monday between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. and you do not have to be at home at the time of the delivery. For many postcodes within the M25, there is the possibility to choose between 2 delivery days: Sunday and Monday.
- Locally sourced, all-natural ingredients
- Gluten-free and dairy-free meals
- Easy, 30-minute recipes
- Suitable for vegans
- Great variety
- 1-person plan available
- Flexible subscriptions
- No minimum subscription duration
- Free shipping across the UK
- Not the most affordable meal kit service