Last week I got a hankering for a Purple Carrot meal kit delivery and I had missed the order deadline by a day.
A search of the internet indicated that I could order a vegetarian meal kit from Green Chef for half price, or $35 for 3 dinners for 2.
While setting up the camera for the video I noticed this cool view of the bottles on my kitchen counter.
My daughter and I both thought the meal was tasty.
As I was unpacking and later preparing it, I noticed the packaging and style of containers/organizing mimicked Hello Fresh. The recipe cards very closely resembled Hello Fresh except that Green Chef color-coded the cards to the bags which I thought was convenient and clever.
But like Hello Fresh, they also had the annoying poorly labeled plastic bags of ingredients that I had to wrestle to open.
Purple Carrot has the best labeling and food storage containers— little plastic jars with lids that I reuse.
Green Chef had a strange combo of prepared ingredients, like tomato cream sauce, yet sent whole almonds that I had to “roughly chop” myself. So the preparation was far simpler than Hello Fresh, but not as quick as Hungryroot, and certainly not as protein-packed as Purple Carrot.
And Green Chef was the only delivery service so far to have coolant from the box leak all over my living room.
I will provide another update once I made the next two meals.