Whether you are a professional chef or a home chef, now you can add Green Chef to your title.
Green Chef is one of 23 meal kits and delivery services we tried last year, but we wanted to dig deeper to give you an up-close and personal look at the box, the recipes and, most importantly, the the food served by the Cuisinier vert team. We’ve also written up an overview of the service here, if you’d like a quick refresher before taking a bite out of our review.
The traditional meal kit service sends fresh, pre-measured and prepared ingredients to your doorstep, delivered on a weekly cadence based on your subscription.
Choose from a weekly rotating menu, with options to mix and match Vegan, Vegetarian, Keto, Paleo, Gluten Free and more, with 24 recipes to choose from.
Before diving into our review, we would also like to share this mature offer on the Green Chef subscription. New York Post readers can now save $135 on your first five boxes for a limited time only, using promo code NYPOST135 at the register.
Our opinion on Green Chef:
I really like traditional meal kits like these. When I say traditional, I mean an easy-to-use weekly menu of options, pre-measured ingredient bags, and a great recipe that does exactly what it says. Green Chef is all of the above.
For my weekly meals, I wanted to pick a variety, opting for things out of my usual dietary comfort zone, like Moroccan-style vegan green pea fritters, as well as comforting creamy Italian pork soup and prawns and an indulgent but healthy steak. Salad with Schug dressing from their premium Select Chef choices. The menu has options for a whole range of preferences, like Vegetarian, Vegan, Keto and more, which makes it more fun than just snacking on veggies and calling it “healthy.”
The recipe cards were easier than ever to follow, with photos at every step as well as bold elements showing each ingredient. All you need is to be sure to have pots and pans on hand, plus cooking oil, salt and pepper for most meals.
Since Green Chef limits trips to the grocery store, I was able to spend that time cooking. Although not very time consuming, I would say each meal took an average of 30-45 minutes to prepare and cook completely, which is how I would spend a normal dinner anyway. That being said, take note of the estimated cooking times for each recipe, if you’re choosing meals for a busier day.
At the end of the day, Green Chef is a great option for fresh, flavorful ingredients, creative recipes, and unique flavors designed to entertain your taste buds. I even learned some new cooking tricks from these recipes, which helped me up my cooking game even after the subscription ended – Who knew I’d love kids falafel fritters so much? peas?!
Green Chef is perfect for:
Those who want to try vegetarian, vegan and other meals without having to commit to just one type of recipe
Those who like fresh produce and pre-portioned ingredients
Those who still love to cook and spend time in the kitchen
Families and individuals, because Green Chef offers a variety of plans and portions