Home Chef

Home Chef

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  • Can choose from meal kits, pre-made meals, or grill-ready ingredients
  • Recipes can accommodate two, four or six people, and you can get up to six meals per week
  • No specific meal plans, but you can narrow down your choices
  • Menu changes weekly, with up to 30 meals to choose from
  • Requires a subscription, but you can cancel or skip a week anytime

In-Depth Review

Home Chef Review (2024): What Makes This Meal Delivery Service So Popular?

Home Chef Review (2024): What Makes This Meal Delivery Service So Popular?

This Home Chef review explores the enduring and popular home meal delivery service to answer the question: is Home Chef worth it? Read the full review.

Pros & Cons

What we like ...
  • Menu changes weekly to prevent food boredom
  • Options for meal kits or pre-made meals
  • Can skip a week if you don’t need a delivery
  • Can accommodate larger groups and families (many meal delivery services cap out at four servings per recipe)
  • Reasonably priced
What needs improvement ...
  • Doesn’t accommodate a lot of dietary restrictions
  • Options can be limited if you’re on a specific diet
  • Requires a subscription (that you can skip or cancel, but you have to remember)

Product Summary

Home Chef is a meal delivery service that gives you plenty of options. Unlike other meal services, there aren’t specific menus or meal plans to choose from. Instead you get access to the company’s full menu and can narrow it down by ingredients, prep time, and other qualifiers like “carb-conscious” and “calorie-conscious.” In addition to meal kits, you can also choose oven-ready meals that don’t require any cooking, prepped microwave-safe meals, and grill-ready meals.

Boxes are delivered weekly, and you can choose whether you’re cooking for two, four, or six people and how many meals you want to receive that week (you can opt for two to six). Once your order is placed, you’ll get a box that’s either full of pre-portioned ingredients with recipe cards that make it easy to go through the step-by-step process—or pre-prepped meals that you can heat and eat.

The menus change weekly and every week there are about 30 different recipes to choose from. This ensures variety and helps prevent food boredom. Since there aren’t specific meal plans, you may not find a ton of variety if you’re on a restricted diet, but you can customize the meals to some degree by eliminating ingredients. 

While Home Chef does require a subscription—you’ll be billed weekly when your order ships—you can cancel anytime.


Delivery cadence:



Starts at $9.99 per meal

Meal plans offered:

One general, but can sort by carbs and calories

Recipe servings:

Two to six

Maximum number of meals:

Six per week

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      Home Chef is a meal delivery service that gives you options between meal kits, heat-and-eat meals, and grill-ready selections. It does require a subscription, but you can cancel any time or skip a week if you don’t want a shipment.