First up on my food delivery service trials was Chef’d. I chose this for my first one because, unlike the other services, they do not require a subscription. There’s an a la carte option, so this what I chose. Shipping is free on orders $40+, so I picked a meal for 4 to get the free shipping. I figured this was a lot like my usual week’s cooking where I cook once and eat the same thing 4-6 times.
I placed my order on a Sunday, and 3 days later, my box arrived:
I picked Verde Chicken and Calabacitas with Creme and Spinach Garlic Rice. Here’s what was in the box:
The meal was pretty tasty, and I came away from the experience with a recipe and technique for tomatillo salsa. But, it took 90 minutes, twice the 45 promised. They were off on the sizes of pans needed (no way do a dozen tomatillos fit in a medium saucepan). Some of the directions were a little confusing. And, they don’t have as great of promos to start as the others (you get $10 off the first order for registering for email newsletters).
The food was restaurant quality, and I got 5 servings out of it, which dropped it down to $7-9 per meal (with/without promo).
Delivery days: Weds/Thurs/Fri options
Cost: $45 for 4 servings ($35 with my promo); varies based on meals selected. Subscription option available.
Nutrition: not listed