Disclaimer: Chef'd sent three meals to me in exchange for an honest review. As always, all opinions are my own.
A few weeks back on snapchat (@yogaby_candace), I talked about how I kept seeing all these different meal delivery services pop up. There are so many services out there and I wondered how the process actually worked. Was the food any good? Was it easy to assemble? I thought I'd give a few a try. A while back I shared my review of Sun Basket, Hello Fresh and today I'm sharing my review of Chef'd.
Chef'd is a meal kit company and what I like about it is that there is no subscription required. You can just pick a few meals, and all the ingredients will arrive pre-portioned and ready for you to cook with easy-to-follow instructions.
The Ordering Process:
Ordering was straightforward. You can choose from any of their meal options and I found them to be pretty affordable (dinner for 2 for $29). They make it really convenient for people who are following a particular diet, as they offer vegetarian, gluten free, lighter options, and gourmet. I chose a few from the gourmet because through this whole review process of all the different services, I love cooking and eating new things I wouldn't normally prepare on my own.
The Delivery Process:
They deliver nationwide. All the ingredients you need, along with instructions, come in an insulated box with ice packs so everything is fresh.
I chose the following:
1. Mahi Mahi - This was a really light and easy meal to make. The apricot glaze sauce on top brought it all together.
2. Grilled Flank Steak - I didn't have a grill so I just cooked it on the stove, but it was incredible. I loved this recipe so much with the charred baby bok choy.
3. Chicken with Herbed Goat Cheese - This was DELICIOUS and easily the best meal of all the meals I've had from any meal delivery service. This meal in particular really made Chef'd shine. The quality of the ingredients was incredible, and making the herbed goat cheese stuffing was easy yet really added something special to the dish that I'll be able to recreate for the future.
So far, this meal delivery service program has been my favorite. The meals were a bit more sophisticated than the others I've tried from other programs, and the flank steak and chicken really stood out as incredible meals that were easy to make (and simple to recreate). I loved that everything was pre-portioned, and I think the meals are affordable. I love that you can buy individual meals and you don't have to sign up for a full-on subscription. That, to me, was the biggest draw. I'll probably be ordering my dad a few for Christmas.
Let's talk: I'd love to know if you've ever tried a meal delivery service. What are your thoughts? If you haven't tried, would you? Would this be the one for you or do you prefer trying more complex meals?