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Green Chef

Updated: Jul. 20, 2018

Ranked 10th of 10 meal kits with a Quid Score of 67.

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Green Chef

Ranked 10th of 10 meal kits with a Quid Score of 67.

Product Details

Product Details

Ranks 10th overall.

Key Information
  • Type: Meal Kit
  • Meals Per Week: 2 - 3
  • Servings Per Meal: 2 or 4
  • Cooking Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate
  • Subscription Options: 2
  • Average Preparation Time: 30-45 minutes
Product Specifications
  • Extras: N/A
  • Packaging: Cardboard box, jute liner, individually wrapped ingredients (all recyclable)
  • Shipping Fee: Free
  • Included in Package: Ingredients, recipe cards
  • Weekly Meal Options: 2-person plan: 7 (omnivore, carnivore, gluten-free, vegan, paleo, vegetarian, keto); 4-person family plan: 2 (omnivore, carnivore)
  • Ingredient Specifications: GMO free, USDA certified organic, sustainable & traceable ingredients, no antibiotics or hormones in meats
  • Additional Dietary Options: Paleo, keto, vegan, gluten-free, and vegetarian available

Expert Rating: 85%

Ranks 5th among competitors.

Expert Rating: 85%

Ranks 5th among competitors.

Experts like the color-coded packaging and enjoy that many of the ingredients come pre-prepped. The company could expand its offerings to create more diverse menus for families. The kit requires a minimum of 3 meals to order.

Full Expert Breakdown
  • Taste - Average
  • Freshness - Average
  • Preparation Difficulty - Below average
  • Flexibility - Average
  • Cuisine Variety - Average
  • Delivery Service - Average
  • Amount of Packaging - Below average
Notable Positives
  • Certified organic
  • eco-friendly packaging
  • Variety of dietary plans
  • Quick to prepare
  • Good portion sizes
Notable Negatives
  • Higher price compared to competitors
  • Minimum of three meals per week
  • Customization limited to carnivore/omnivore plans
  • Only two dietary plan options for family size plan
  • Require cancellations to be in a week ahead of shipment
Full Expert Breakdown
  • Taste - Average
  • Freshness - Average
  • Preparation Difficulty - Below average
  • Flexibility - Average
  • Cuisine Variety - Average
  • Delivery Service - Average
  • Amount of Packaging - Below average

Customer Rating: 52%

Ranks 10th among competitors.

Customer Rating: 52%

Ranks 10th among competitors.

Watch: My Take on the Green Chef Meal Kit by Nadja S.

Canceling a delivery can be difficult, and customers would like more reminders of their order details. They enjoy the low prep time.

Ideal for people:

Those with a specific dietary need who want to be environmentally conscious.

Not ideal for people:

Forgetful food enthusiasts who want to build complex cooking skills.

Notable Pros:
  • Caters to special dietary needs
  • Pre-prepared ingredients help lower prep time
  • Great for quick healthy meals
Notable Cons:
  • Bland taste
  • Constant shipping inaccuracies

Brand Score: 60%

Ranks 6th among competitors.

Brand Score: 60%

Ranks 6th among competitors.

Green Chef is the first USDA-certified organic and Gluten Intolerance Group-certified gluten-free meal kit service. The Boulder-based company focuses on GMO-free ingredients, sustainable food supply chains, and eco-conscious packaging.

Heritage - 3/5

Michael Joseph, a lifelong foodie and passionate environmentalist, worked alongside executive chef Dana Murrell to found Green Chef Inc. in Boulder, CO in 2014.

Innovation - 3/5

To cut down on the environmental impact of its packaging, Green Chef offers an "optimized" delivery packing option that ships with 4 fewer pounds of ice. It does not offer an app.

Reliability - 3/5

GreenChef provides instructions on how to recycle or reuse everything, including the ice packs that come with the meal. Most ingredients will stay fresh for one week, but seafood dishes should be cooked within 3 days of arrival.

Social Good - 3/5

Wherever possible, the packaging is recyclable, reusable, or compostable. Green Chef offsets 100% of its carbon emissions from operations, including shipment. It offers customer incentives to volunteer at Meals on Wheels America through the social media campaign #LetsStartFresh.

Relevance - 3/5

Green Chef’s Instagram posts feature hashtagged food puns and promote weekly recipes. The social accounts invite customer engagement through the #DinnerVictory campaign and by suggesting to users to tag friends.

Retail: Best Price $80.00

Ranks 10th in value among competitors.

Retail: Best Price $80.00

Ranks 10th in value among competitors.

The no-commitment plan allows customers to skip or cancel any order prior to the weekly cut-off time (7 days before delivery at 12pm EST) through their online Account page. The delivery frequency can be changed from weekly to bi-weekly or monthly anytime through the website. Deliveries arrive on a customer-selected weekday before 8pm.

Best Purchase Options
Green Chef - $80.00
Best Purchase Option
Green Chef - $80.00

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