Compare Blue Apron vs. Home Chef Meal Delivery

What’s the difference between Blue Apron Meal Delivery and Home Chef Meal Delivery? See how our editors compare the two companies below.
Last Updated: January 29, 2018
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Blue Apron Meal Delivery
9.6 / 10 - Excellent
#8 in Meal Delivery
Home Chef Meal Delivery
9.7 / 10 - Excellent
#1 in Meal Delivery
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Key Facts

  • Weekly original recipes 
  • Free nationwide delivery
  • Personalized menus
  • No added hormones or sub-therapeutic antibiotics
  • Farm-fresh ingredients
  • Interactive recipe pages
  • Quick cooking tutorials available
  • No commitment — cancel at any time
  • Special offer! Save $30 on your first order
  • Prepare home-cooked meals in less than 30 minutes
  • Weekly service that fit consumer’s life demands
  • 13 new meals to choose from every week
  • Chef-designed easy to follow recipes
  • Free delivery on orders over $40
  • Delicious meals for $9.95 per serving

ConsumersAdvocate.org Ratings

9.6 / 10 - Excellent
9/10
Meal Planning Cost
10/10
Culinary Team
10/10
Meal Preparation
10/10
Ingredients
10/10
Subscription Options
10/10
Meal Options
10/10
Shipping and Delivery
9.7 / 10 - Excellent
10/10
Meal Planning Cost
10/10
Culinary Team
10/10
Meal Preparation
10/10
Ingredients
10/10
Subscription Options
10/10
Meal Options
9/10
Shipping and Delivery

Customer Reviews

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2.0 / 10 - Terrible
0%
5 stars
25%
4 stars
0%
3 stars
0%
2 stars
25%
1 stars
 (7)
3.8 / 10 - Poor
14%
5 stars
14%
4 stars
0%
3 stars
29%
2 stars
14%
1 stars

Final Verdict

Home Chef Meal Delivery and Blue Apron Meal Delivery are very close in quality and have the same overall rating. That said, Home Chef scores better than Blue Apron across: Meal Planning Cost, Culinary Team, and Ingredients. Whereas, Blue Apron scores better on Meal Options, and Shipping and Delivery. Both companies score similarly on Meal Preparation, and Subscription Options.


Customer Comments & Reviews

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Julie B
Oak Lawn, Illinois
2/17/2018
Home Chef Meal Delivery review
Where are those negative reviews coming from? We have been Home Chef customers for almost a year now and regularly rave about the service, the quality, the responsiveness and the joy of dealing with this company. We like adventure in cooking so long as the end product is great and we find that to regularly be the case with Home Chef. Everything is very fresh and the recipes are different, tasty and well seasoned. Home Chef is not afraid of spice or flavor and it is always fun to see what the next list of options provide. The cost is also minimal for the quality of food received. This is an outstanding operation that has delivered great recipes with everything needed to make a successful meal and we have dealt with distributors in California and Indiana and have been very satisfied with every meal.


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Kathy N
Canton, Ohio
11/23/2017
Home Chef Meal Delivery review
Can I purchase a gift certificate as a Christmas gift?


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Brad D
Portland, Oregon
4/30/2017
Blue Apron Meal Delivery review
We enjoyed Blue Apron for several months. We decided to cancel this weekend, due to their policy of so-called free dinners for friends. I tried to send a free dinner to my aunt in Florida. I told it was free, and that they would want you to sign up, etc., but to just enjoy the food, and if she liked it, to join up. I was so embarrassed when she wrote me back and said that Blue Apron required her to give them them her account number before they would send the food. We felt this to be very rude, and "SNEAKY" to get people to have a so-called FREE DINNER. Blue Apron, you really dropped the ball on this one, and I'm sure you'll bury this one in a pile of others.


William S
St. Petersburg, Florida
4/16/2017
Home Chef Meal Delivery review
The packing is the key. The food is on top on the ice packs and the container is left in the sun from the delivery company. Put the food in between ice packs so that the sun does not warm the product before the customer has a chance to take it inside their home/refrigerator.


Alan S
Belleville, New Jersey
10/19/2016
Blue Apron Meal Delivery review
My wife ordered us Blue Apron because we've been so busy with work and trying to get everything in order. Plus, neither of us are really good cooks. This was the perfect program to help us be able to learn how to cook and make decent meals. I know I was tired of take out and so was she!!


Lisa W
Indianapolis, Indiana
10/13/2016
Home Chef Meal Delivery review
I ordered 3 meals for 2 people. All of the veggies were fresh, herbs were fresh, meat was chicken and pork chop. I loved that all of the items were packaged together with a label telling you which veggies/spices goes with the recipe card. I only cooked one meal because I had to work over so I gave them to my sisters to try. Our meal was goo and my husband is a picky eater. Everythings was fresh.