Compare Freshly vs. Home Chef Meal Delivery

What’s the difference between Freshly Meal Delivery and Home Chef Meal Delivery? See how our editors compare the two companies below.
Last Updated: June 21, 2018
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Freshly Meal Delivery
9.6 / 10 - Excellent
#12 in Meal Delivery
Home Chef Meal Delivery
9.7 / 10 - Excellent
#1 in Meal Delivery
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Key Facts

  • Chef-cooked, healthy meals delivered fresh (never frozen) and ready in under 2 minutes
  • Choose 4, 6, 9, or 12 meals each week with meals as low as $8.99 per meal
  • Pick meals from a weekly rotating menu that is entirely gluten-free
  • All meals are made to order by their chefs
  • Meals are packed to ensure they arrive fresh and use 100% recyclable packaging
  • No refined sugars or artificial sweeteners
  • No commitment subscription – pause, cancel or switch your plan 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
  • 15 meal options, including 5 minute lunches
  • 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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6.0 / 10 - Average
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5.6 / 10 - Average
36%
5 stars
7%
4 stars
7%
3 stars
14%
2 stars
29%
1 stars

Final Verdict

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


Customer Comments & Reviews

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Steve T
Hillsboro, Oregon
4/25/2018
Home Chef Meal Delivery review
We were given credit by friends to use this service; we were delighted with it. The ingredients were amazingly fresh; the instructions for prep very clear; the outcome was uniformly good and occasionally exceptional. My wife and I had fun cooking together in the kitchen, learning new things. What's not to like? Well, we were not given any 'Welcome' information. We had no idea what to expect, and thus were very pleased with our introduction. What came as a big surprise was when our account became lamentably $3.90 short of a 'free' delivery, and the service was simply stopped. No notice to us, although our email is the account contact. Oops! We have guests coming to show off this service!!! And it appears that we simply cannot add $3.90, but must provide a credit account to receive the balance we have on credit. All in all -- love the food and the 'food service'; hate the approach to dealing with customers. Management should hire someone to look at their business from the customer's perspective. It would be eye-opening, I'm sure.


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Coleen F
Albion, Indiana
3/22/2018
Home Chef Meal Delivery review
I have been using Home Chef for about 6 months, along with 2 other meal delivery plans. Home Chef is excellent, always every ingredient in the box and every ingredient is fresh. Plenty of variety to choose from. The cooking instructions are easy to follow and I am a better cook now. My eventual plan is to get a box every other week. They are very easy to work with.


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.


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F P
Bainbridge Island, Washington
3/24/2017
Freshly Meal Delivery review
Delicious meals delivered right to my door. I ordered the turkey, pork chop, meatballs, meatloaf, pasta and BBQ chicken. My husband and I, who eat light, shared each meal after we each added a salad on the side. I froze the meals and they are reheating perfectly. I like the fact that the meals are ready to eat, no cooking! I paused the meal delivery until we eat all of the meals and then I will order again. I like that I can pause the subscription and restart.


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.