Green Chef Reviews | Cost & Pricing + Promo Discounts

Meal delivery that caters to your dietary preferences, ready in under 30 minutes.

Green Chef’s meal plan boasts USDA-certified organic ingredients and wholesome recipes that make maintaining a well-balanced diet easier than ever. Instead navigating crowded grocery store aisles after work, you can head straight home, where everything you need to whip up a tasty, nutritious dinner in under 30 minutes awaits your arrival. This meal delivery service offers two basic types of plans: the 2-person plan and family plan. Recipes also cater to dietary restrictions, including omnivore, carnivore, gluten-free, vegan, paleo, and vegetarian options, making this one of the most comprehensive meal delivery services on the market.

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Green Chef FAQ:

How much does Green Chef cost?

Pricing varies by the type of plan chosen. Plant-Powered is $11.99/meal ($9.99/meal if ordering 2-3 boxes), Balanced Living is $11.99/meal, Paleo is $12.99/meal, Keto is $12.99/meal, and the Family Plan is $10.99/meal.

Plan Price/meal 1-Box 2-Box
Plant-Powered $11.99/$9.99 $71.94 $119.88
Balanced Living $11.99 $71.94 $143.88
Paleo $12.99 $77.94 $155.88
Keto $12.99 $77.94 $155.88
Family Plan $10.99 $87.92 n/a
Note: The 1-Box Plan comes with 3 recipes per week and 2 servings per recipe (total of 6 servings). The 2-Box Plan comes with 3 recipes per week and 4 servings per recipe (total of 12 servings). The Family Plan (1-Box) has 2 recipes per week, with 4 servings per recipe. The prices above do not reflect $7.99 shipping and handling per box.

How many calories are in the typical Green Chef meal?

The calories per meal vary depending on the meal plan that you choose:

  • Keto Plan: 400-600 calories/serving
  • Paleo and Family Plans: 400-700 calories/serving
  • Balance Living and Plant-Powered Plans: 400-900 calories/serving

How long does it take to cook a Green Chef meal?

Most Green Chef recipes are designed to take about 30 minutes from start-to-table.

When are Green Chef meals delivered?

Between 8:00am - 9:00pm on your scheduled delivery day. You can choose the day your box is delivered (Monday-Saturday), depending on where you live. Note, if delivery is to a commercial address, the driver will attempt drop-off before 5:00 pm (so you can take your box home from work with you that day!).

How much does shipping cost?

Shipping and handling is a flat rate of $7.99 per box.

Are there places where Green Chef doesn't ship?

Alaska, Hawaii, and parts of Louisiana.

How do you skip a week of Green Chef meals?

Must select to skip by 12pm ET, 7 days before your scheduled delivery day. To do so, log-in and go to "Your Plan," then click on the week you want to skip. Then just edit the order and click "Skip Order." It's that easy!

How do you cancel Green Chef?

Canceling your Green Chef account is easy! Log-in to your account and navigate to "Account Info." Then click the "Cancel Subscription" button and answer a few simple questions about your Green Chef experience. You'll receive an email confirming your account cancellation.

How do you contact Green Chef?

Mon - Fri: 7am - 5pm PT

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21 Green Chef reviews

  1. S. Williams

    Paleo-friendly and Easy to Prepare!

    While Green Chef is one of the pricier meal delivery services, it’s worth every penny! Not only did the meals we try cater to our Paleo diet, but all were organic, healthy, and delicious. Plus, Green Chef meals took less time to prepare than Blue Apron. Would definitely recommend!!


  2. Kim Tomasello

    Green Chef-- bypass!

    Not real happy with Green Chef. I did a trial. The chicken dish I prepared was tough. The beef dish was the same thing. Supposed to be good organic meat but not nearly the quality of other competitors. Organic produce as far below competitors– browning kale, bruised apples. Then, i thought I cancelled bit got stuck with another weeks worth of the stuff.

    Try other services instead!


  3. allison

    All round not good

    Too much packaging! I’ve tried a few different boxed meals and Green Chef probably had more plastic than two or three others put together.

    Food was average. Meal options were poor: two salads and a flatbread, not exactly ‘three dinners.’

    Wouldn’t recommend.


  4. Janet Balbierz

    Great food and service.

    Just started on the gluten free option. Thirty minutes box to table. Fresh produce, well done instructions and pictures and it tasted great. See picture! Customer service has been excellent and it is easy to “skip a week”, just need to do it a week ahead of time. Packaging is not that bad and the box is recyclable. I am switching to the paleo in a couple of weeks because it is also gluten free and has fewer carbs. I have been pleased thus far.


  5. Valerie

    Dirty, scheming company

    What an absolute rip off. I tried to cancel my subscription immediately after receiving a free trial because the food was clearly extremely overpriced but still boring. The recipe I received (chicken salad and rice) was very bland. Honestly, for the price I could get more meals that tasted better cooked for me at a restaurant, so why wouldn’t I just do that? Anyway, I tried to cancel, but there is no simple way to do that. You literally have to email them, which I did. But then they charged me again! $80 for 6 tiny servings. What a joke. That’s over $13 a serving! I disputed it with my bank so the charge will be removed, but I’m still angry I got charged at all. And I’ve moved since the last purchase, so if they do send the food, it won’t even go to the right address. What an unscrupulous company.


  6. Bill Swanson

    Rip Off

    As others have posted it is extremely difficult to turn off the shipments when you want to stop. They say there are two locations on the web site to unsubscribe. I was unable to find then after a great deal of time spent on two different occasions. When, I finally managed to cancel by contacting them through a feedback button on the website, they did cancel my account, but not before sending one more shipment. Then to add insult to injury (knowing what a rip off that is) they offered to credit my account $25.00 after charging me an additional $80.94 for an order I didn’t want and they previously told me was cancelled.

    Don’t sign up unless you can spend time monitoring your calendar and can be very diligent about cancelling shipments and service otherwise you will waste a great deal of money and food.


  7. ED Marshall

    Green Chef is the Healthy Gourmet Choice

    I’ve tried Home Chef, Blue Apron, and Green Chef. Green Chef is by far the best in terms of quality, variety, nutrition, and portion size. They offer so many more ingredients and flavors mixed together in ways that would be more expensive to build from scratch. And they aren’t tricking you with fatty “flavors” by drowning simple ingredients in cheap cheeses and creams. I tried Green Chef because they are the only self-cooking service with a gourmet vegan option that delivers to my zip code. I’m so glad, because the competitors now seem boring and overpriced in terms of quality/serving size. Yes, Green Chef is a little pricier per serving than the competitors, but take the time to research their ingredients versus the others. And they do nice things like pre-dice the onions. Whoever said their packaging is worse, it’s so not. It’s mostly biodegradable and color-coded. Plus when I cook I can say, “Hey honey, tonight we’re having pineapple tofu kabobs dipped in teriyaki sauce over a bed of black Thai rice noodles, cashews, garlic, mushrooms, bok choy, onions and garlic, carrots, and cabbage topped with a pineapple Sriracha dressing.” He’s nearly a carnivore, but now says “I love tempeh!” and looks forward to Green Chef as much as I do. I feel like a gourmet chef, and my cooking skills have excelled. Thank you, Green Chef!


  8. Laura Zarling

    Excellent Delivery Meal Service

    I had no trouble cancelling. The food is fabulous, exquisite tastes…tonight’s dinner was
    Egyptian! I re-subscribed recently. We get the Paleo. I’ve loved every meal. I tried Blue Apron, not so good. I’m very happy with Green Chef????????


  9. Jo Z

    Needs To Bette Organize The Meals In Separate Bags!

    I received my Green Chef package as a Mother’s Day Gift from my girls. I love the food, there’s quite a bit for two and it’s very tasty…but… they didn’t bother to sort out the ingredients per meal. I spent a long time going through all the stuff that was thrown into the box so I’d know what went with what. I have to say I’m disappointed with this lack of organization. Should a paying client have to sort through all the ingredients that should have been organized before being delivered? The answer is a resounding NO! It’s not good business practice to expect the client to do their work? Hello Fresh in Canada does it right, each meal is put in a paper bag and a tag is stuck on to tell you which meal it is. I think this is just common sense. So as much as I love the meals I don’t love the work I have to do to get the meal organized, I mean isn’t this supposed to be convenient???


  10. George S.Hartline

    Don’t like fish, give us another choice.

    First week : First week of getting the food, it says enough food for two people, it is not. The food needs at least one third more food. They don’t give you a choice of foods on the Keto meal plan, and both of did not like the cod dinner, the pork and chicken dinners are probably the two best dinners we have ever had, the combination of the spices and food are beyond tasty. George and I do not like fish, and it doesn’t seem like there is anyway to inform the company to not send fish. Of course if we continue to get fish we will cancel the dinners.


  11. Jocelyn Connolly

    Dishonest and wasteful

    Mediocre food, and they placed two more orders without my consent – had to dispute it with my bank. They did not notify me of the orders, I had not selected meals, and I did not want them. Thankfully I ran into the delivery guy in my yard to be able to refuse the order and called and that’s how I found out they had placed another order as well – I was charged twice in four days for food I did not order and did not want

    Also, I’ve never seen such wasteful packaging in my life – easily 10-12 pounds of trash for six small meals.


  12. Christy

    Call to cancel required and minimum 10 min wait

    Not good. Not flexible with delivery. They make you CALL to cancel and then they leave you on hold for MINIMUM 5 minutes.

    Very nice skeeze tactic, you guys. Gross. I plan on telling everyone that green chef is NOT a good company for meal delivery because they clearly don’t care about the customer.


  13. Brittany

    Terrible Service.

    I wanted to try out Green Chef so I placed an order. I received my 1st box yesterday and 1 of the meals was missing the chicken. I reached out to customer support and they told me they would not send out the chicken that was supposed to be in the box. They would only give me a credit for next weeks box. After this I am not going to chance ordering and not receiving the food that is supposed to be there so I have cancelled my subscription.


  14. Will Pieterse

    Amazing food

    Absolutely amazing food. Its not as inexpensive as I would like, but the food is absolutely delicious. This company knows what they are doing. Thank you green chef!


  15. Scott

    Missing ingredients + not-so-good tastes

    3 weeks, 4 meals missing ingredients, and most meals not fully eaten or eaten at all. No short meal options, some ingredient waste. Some meals were ok, no response when notified about missing ingredients, you have to call to cancel.


  16. Katie

    hard pass

    No app, not great food, AND you have to call to cancel! HARD PASS!


  17. D Hager

    Too expensive

    was offered the “deal” which I never received after my first box. Skipped a few then cancelled. Too expensive and the few meals I received were ok but nothing to rave about.


  18. Teri

    Excellent Vegan Choices

    I have used Home Chef, Sunbasket and now Green Chef. My son and I are vegan and this meal plan has the most consistently unique, great tasting, easy to prepare meals of the three. I kept skipping weeks with the other plans because the vegetarian options were always the same and not great and the vegan options (when they had them) were not yummy. Green Chef is by far the best, we are very happy.


  19. R LO

    I’ve tried all of the popular meal delivery kits the past few years and can confidently say that Green Chef is my favorite. I’ve now been with Green Chef since June 2017 and feel that their recipes have just gotten better, especially with the Keto plan. While there have been some quality issues (leaky meat in packaging, a vegetable may have expired), Green Chef has done an outstanding job responding back and making up for it. The meals take about 30 – 45 minutes to cook and have saved me a lot of money from buying food at the grocery store and letting them go to waste because I either didn’t get a chance to cook it or only needed a portion of the ingredients. There’s something about these meal kits that make you feel obligated to cook. Also, I’ve lost a lot of weight sticking to the Keto diet. Overall, I highly recommend Green Chef, it’s worth the premium price in my opinion.


  20. Anonymous

    Disappointed and overcharged.

    Canceled after one shipment, not enough variety for a vegan diet. However, it’s taken weeks to get a refunds, even after canceling the order, I was charged. Not worth it, not the best in customer service, enjoyed Hello Fresh a lot more.


  21. Anonymous

    Green chef is an amazing company! I loved all the different flavors and foods I got to try when I was using their meal plan. Definitely worth the cost! Their customer service was also exceptional. 5 stars all the way