The Great Meal Delivery Journey: Home Chef Review
I decided to go on a quest a while back to find the best meal delivery service. It's crazy how many are really out there and I think we've been having meals shipped to our house for over 2 months now... kind of crazy... and awesome.
One of the first meal delivery services that we tried was Home Chef... I actually think it was the 3rd- but line- up doesn't really matter right? ANYWAYS- Here's what I thought about their service.
First off, I loved that they sent their recipes with a binder. You get so many giant recipe cards with each meal delivery service and this is the only one so far that I've come across that give you something to put them in. Thank- you
Secondly, I loved the quantity of food they give you. I think they also win in this department. Some of the meal delivery services left us hungry afterwards but Home Chef was definitely not one of them.
Thirdly, I loved that each recipe card said how many days our ingredients would stay fresh. This was not common among the other companies and something that really comes in handy if you can't cook all of your meal immediately.
Finally, I loved the idea behind each of the recipes. Our 3 meals included Flavors of Buffalo Bleu Cheese Chicken Breast with Buffalo Cauliflower and Arugula salad, Chicken Marsala with Buttery Garlic Mushroom Sauce, and Texas- Style Steak on Toast with Red Onion Gravy & Smashed Red Potatoes. They all sound delicious right?
The downsides for me:
One, and this is a small one- but the pictures on the recipe cards were horrible. They were way oversaturated and looked like something out of Napoleon Dynamite. The photo of our steak dinner above looks better and it was taken with my phone... at night. Again- I realize this is a small complaint but something I think they could definitely improve upon.
Secondly- the meals were not my favorite of everything we tried. They weren't bad at all. But they were lacking a bit in... I don't know... something. I guess they just tasted average in terms of flavor... like something you'd get at a chain restaurant
But overall, it was a really great experience. I also only tried them for two weeks so my experience is solely based on that.
If you'd like to try Home Chef for yourself, click here to get $30 off your 1st week's worth of meals. That's 3 meals for 2 people for about $30- not a bad deal :)
This review is not paid for or sponsored by Home Chef in any way. All of the opinions are my own.