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Meal Delivery Service

Green Chef

Green Chef is, well, green. They’re USDA-certified organic and deliver meal kits brimming with sustainably-sourced ingredients from a stable of respectable producers.

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Official Description

Green Chef is all about eating and living green. We work with farmers to source sustainable, non-GMO ingredients. We use more organic ingredients than any other meal kit service, and each dinner is packed with veggies.

About the Food

USDA-certified organic meal kit delivery service Green Chef takes their name seriously, with an intense focus on eating green AND living green that encompasses people, animals, and the environment.

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Green Chef also takes sourcing seriously, working directly with producers like White Mountain Farm (grains) and Napa Valley Naturals (olive oil) to source sustainable, non-GMO ingredients.

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Green Chef Diets

Try Green Chef for a wide variety of plans including omnivore, carnivore, paleo, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free.

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When it comes to variety, Green Chef is, you guessed it, pretty serious, offering one of the most diverse menus in meal kit business. Let’s take a look:

  • Omnivore & Family Omnivore
    This diverse, flexible menu has meat, seafood & vegetarian dinners.
  • Carnivore & Family Carnivore
    For meat & seafood lovers. Every dinner has an animal protein & veggies.
  • Paleo
    Eat like a fancy caveman. Our paleo menu is rich in proteins & produce.
  • Vegetarian
    Every dinner makes veggies the star in unique, delicious ways.
  • Vegan
    Plant-based made better. An innovative menu with specialty ingredients.
  • Gluten-Free
    Gluten-free and flavor-full, with meat, seafood & vegetarian dinners.
Green Chef Diets
  • Gluten Free

  • Paleo

  • Traditional

  • Vegan

  • Vegetarian

Recipes

Here are just a few Green Chef recipes:

  • Ginger-Tamari Steak – Veggie & Black Rice Ramen Salad, Peanut Sauce
    Ginger-Tamari Steak – Veggie & Black Rice Ramen Salad, Peanut Sauce
  • Grilled Pork Chops
    Grilled Pork Chops
  • VEGAN CRAB CAKES Tempeh cakes & basil-lemon aïoli, arugula slaw
    Vegan “Crab” Cakes – Tempeh Cakes & Basil-Lemon Aïoli, Arugula Slaw

How it Works

A “green” dinner is always just a few steps away with Green Chef:

  1. Choose from two or four person options and a plan that caters to your dietary preferences
  2. Each week, Green Chef’s fresh, organic ingredients come pre-measured and prepped, complete with photos and easy step-by-step instructions
  3. Prepare a tasty, restaurant-quality meal in 30 minutes, right in your own kitchen

What’s Included

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Here’s a summary of what’s included when you order from Green Chef:

  • Diet-specific recipes crafted by professional chefs so that you can have restaurant quality food without leaving your pad
  • Pre-portioned, measured, and prepped ingredients that you let you cook a tasty, balanced dinner in 30 minutes
  • Eco-friendly boxes with rapidly-renewable 100% plant-based “jute” insulation and soluble, non-toxic gel ice packs

Pricing

How much does Green Chef cost? The average price per serving is $13.99. Below you’ll find weekly pricing as of May 8, 2017.

2 Servings
Vegetarian

3 meals / week

$71.94 / week

$11.99 / serving

Omnivore

3 meals / week

$80.94 / week

$13.49 / serving

Vegan

3 meals / week

$80.94 / week

$13.49 / serving

Carnivore

3 meals / week

$89.94 / week

$14.99 / serving

Gluten-free

3 meals / week

$89.94 / week

$14.99 / serving

Paleo

3 meals / week

$98.94 / week

$16.49 / serving

4 Servings
Family Omnivore

2 meals / week

$104.92 / week

$13.12 / serving

Family Carnivore

2 meals / week

$112.92 / week

$14.12 / serving


Plans

As seen above, Green Chef’s pricing is based on both plan and diet.

2-Person Plans

With the 2-person plan, each weekly box contains 3 different dinners that each serve 2 people. These plans include Omnivore, Carnivore, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian, and Gluten-Free options.

4-Person “Family” Plans

For family plans, each weekly box contains 2 different dinners that each serve 4 people. Family Plans include family-style Omnivore and Carnivore Plans, but do NOT currently accommodate paleo, vegan, vegetarian, or gluten-free preferences.


Shipping

All prices above reflect a $9 shipping and handling fee per box, making Green Chef’s average serving cost a tad higher than some other services.


Coupons & Offers

Sign up for Green Chef emails to get special offers, including a chance they’ll email a link to try your first box for free (you pay for shipping).

And here’s a little bonus: Green Chef currently offers $25 off your next order if you a refer a friend who signs up.


Please note

Green Chef allows you to customize your protein for their Omnivore, Carnivore, and Family Plans. Typically you will get at least one animal protein a week, and you can opt-out of receiving specific proteins (e.g. beef, poultry, pork, lamb, shellfish, fish, or game).

If, based on your selections, your menu reflects a lower-priced plan, Green Chef always charges the lower price, which is really nice.

Key Features

  • Format

    Meal-kits you make yourself

  • Customizable

    Yes, weekly menus can be customized with some plans

  • Free Trial

    A free trial is available (requires credit card)

  • Lunch Plans

    No, does not offer lunch

  • Meals for One

    No, one-serving plans are not available

  • Gift Certificates

    No, gift certificates are not available

Customer Service

  • Phone

    Call Green Chef at (888) 236-7295. They’re available M-F 7am to 5pm PT.

  • Switching Plans

    Green Chef lets you change your plan as often as you like, plus, you can modify your delivery frequency to schedule orders every 2 or 4 weeks.

  • How do I cancel Green Chef?

    With Green Chef you can skip any order or cancel at any time provided it’s before your weekly cutoff time.

  • Refunds

    Please contact Green Chef to inquire about refunds.

Comparisons

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Delivery Area

Green Chef delivers to the states highlighted in green.

Green Chef does not currently deliver to parts of Louisiana, nor to Alaska or Hawaii. You can sign up for an account and they’ll notify you when they’re available in your area.

Official Video

Learn more about Green Chef with this overview video:

About the Creators

Green Chef Founder and Executive Chef

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Green Chef founder Michael Joseph grew up in a food-centric family in Maryland, worked in a bakery in Wisconsin, and founded a GMO-free online grocery store in Colorado.

Executive Chef Dana Murrell has degrees in both culinary arts and studio art, with 10 years of experiences cooking in Colorado restaurants.

True to their Colorado roots, Green Chef proudly boasts a 100% carbon emission offset, including everything from operations to shipping.

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