Green Chef Review



Green Chef is a popular choice for convenient meal-planning for families and couples. People with a wide variety of diets and lifestyles can benefit from this subscription service, whether they have gluten sensitivities or consume vegan dishes only. Take a look at this Green Chef review to determine if it’s right for you.





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How Does Green Chef Work?

Green Chef is an incredibly easy-to-use meal kit subscription service. They offer three separate subscription frequencies, including deliveries at once per week, biweekly, or once per month, so you can get precisely the food you need, when you need it. 

When you get started with Green Chef, you’ll be prompted to complete the following steps:

  1. Select your meal type. Green Chef offers three main categories for their meal service: Keto + Paleo, Balanced Living, and Plant-Powered. Choose the one that suits you and your family best, with consideration of dietary restrictions.
  2. Select your box size. Here’s where you begin choosing the amount of food that you want to have delivered weekly. Unfortunately, there’s not a lot of flexibility here. You can only choose to receive 3 or 4 meals per week and feed 2, 4, or 6 people with each meal.
  3. Pick your meals. After you go through the checkout process, you can move on to choose your meals. Every week, Green Chef alters the available meals to shake things up a bit.

Menu Options

As mentioned previously, Green Chef’s menu options will change every week to keep the selection fresh and innovative. They offer a range of meal types, from savory dishes like Pork with Korean Fried Rice to vegetarian-friendly meals like Black Bean and Sweet Potato Tacos.

If you just want an idea of what they offer before you commit to a specific plan, you can browse through the menu before completing the sign-up process. This way, you can see the full scope of selections before making a final choice.

(It’s likely that you’ll be able to see the full range of selections even if you complete the sign-up process first. However, it’s still a good idea to get to know the menu first. That way, you won’t have to backtrack if you happen to change your mind about what meal plan would be best for you. You can’t add meals from other plans once you’ve subscribed.)

There are typically about nine dishes to choose from (quite small compared to other meal kit delivery services). Here are a few examples of the meals Green Chef offers to subscribers:

  • Balanced Living | Middle Eastern Beef Bowls: This dish is bursting in flavor, from the pan-seared ground beef to the cumin- and allspice-dusted zucchini and roasted peppers. The feta cheese and cardamom-spiced yogurt give it a good zing, too.
  • Plant-Powered | Artichoke “Crab” Cakes: Despite the lack of authentic crab, these cakes are deliciously flaky and complemented by the Bay-style spice profile. They’re served over a bed of quinoa with roasted red peppers and Green Chef lemon tartar sauce.
  • Keto + Paleo | Turmeric-Maple Roasted Chicken: This meal is perfect for those with gluten sensitivities. The earthy flavor of turmeric is perfectly counterbalanced by the sweet maple syrup enveloping the chicken. It’s all served over a crunchy carrot and pistachio salad with a side of roasted broccoli.

Keep in mind that these options change every week, so be sure to choose your favorite meals while they’re available! You never know when you’ll see those options again.

How Much Does Green Chef Cost?

This meal subscription service offers several price points depending on the meal plan you choose, how many people you plan to feed, and the number of meals you order per week. Here’s a brief Green Chef review on pricing:

  • Plant-Powered: These cost about $11.99 per meal when you’re feeding two people with three meals per week. Larger groups (six people) pay $6.99 per serving, and families of four pay $11.49 per meal. 
  • Balanced Living: Meals in this category follow mostly the same pay scale as that described above. The only difference is that groups of six pay $10.49 per meal. (You can save a few cents by increasing the group size, if necessary.)
  • Keto + Paleo: These meals are slightly more expensive at $12.99 for two people, $12.49 for three, and $11.49 for groups of six. Pricing gets marginally cheaper the more people you add to the group.

Shipping & Delivery

Green Chef’s shipping costs range quite widely. Again, this depends on what type of food you order, how many meals you need per week, and the number of people you’re feeding. 

Generally, if you’re ordering for a large group of people or need more than two meals per week, you can expect to pay a larger shipping fee than other meal kit subscription services. Here’s a breakdown of Green Chef’s shipping costs:

  • $8.99 for 2-4 people, 3 meals per week
  • $17.98 for 4 people, 3-4 meals per week
  • $26.97 for 6 people, 3-4 meals per week

Customer Support

Green Chef offers multiple avenues to reach their support team. Before you contact them, though, make sure to review the FAQs page to verify that you can’t resolve the problem on your own. 

If you can’t find any satisfactory information there, you can try their live chat, where a staff member will be available to help you Monday-Sunday 9 am-7 pm EST. You can also use their phone line, where you can access support services Monday-Friday 6 am-11 pm EST and Saturday-Sunday 7 am-7 pm EST. 


Although this meal subscription service offers a good variety of meals for various lifestyles, their prices are quite high, and options are limited, as discussed in this Green Chef review. 

Still, this works for individuals with specific dietary needs and minimal time for grocery shopping. If you only need a few dining options per week and have a flexible enough budget to work with Green Chef’s pricing, this may be the diet plan for you.

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