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Green Chef

One of the leading meal kit services in the quality of their organic ingredients is Green Chef! Symbolically, the word “green” represents the company’s main goals – taking only the best products from nature and always giving it back! Green Chef is USDA approved company, specialized in many types of nutrition, and so much more! 

  • Delivery Area: 48 States
  • Average Price: $11.49 Per Meal
  • Shipping Cost: $6.99
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Purple Carrot

Purple Carrot is a vegan-only meal kit service! Their meals are plant-based but still healthy and balanced! Founder Andy Levitt built the company around the idea of plants having the power to reduce many chronic diseases and strengthen your body! Whether you’re vegan or not, plant-powered recipe from time-to-time can do only good!

  • Delivery Area: 48 States
  • Average Price: $9.99 Per Meal
  • Shipping Cost: Free Shipping

Meal Options

Green Chef

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Paleo
  • Keto
  • Plant-powered
  • Pescatarian
  • Omnivore and Carnivore

Purple Carrot

  • Quick and Easy
  • Gluten-free
  • High-protein
  • Chef's Choice

Plan & Pricing

Green Chef

  • 2-Person Plan $9.99-$12.99 / serving

    Servings: 2; Meals Per Week: 3; Kit Prices: $59.94 to $77.94

  • Family Plan $10.99 / serving

    Servings: 4; Meals Per Week: 2; Kit Prices: $87.92

Purple Carrot

  • 2 Serving Plan $11.99 / serving

    Servings: 2; Meals Per Week: 3; Kit Price: $71.94

  • 6 Serving Plan $7.99/ serving

    Servings: 6; Meals Per Week: 2; Kit Price: $95.88

Flexibility

Green Chef

  • Switching plans
  • Cancellation
  • Refunds
  • Gift
  • Free Trial
  • Customizable

Purple Carrot

  • Switching plans
  • Cancellation
  • Refunds
  • Gift
  • Free Trial
  • Customizable

Popular Meals

Roasted Honey-Mustard Salmon By Green Chef

Green Chef

  • Roasted Honey-Mustard Salmon 
  • Pesto Pasta with Veggies
  • Barbecue Chickpea Bowl
Black Bean Quinoa Burgers by Purple Carrot

Purple Carrot

  • Garden Veggie Pasta Salad 
  • Black Bean Quinoa Burgers
  • The Perfect Oven-Roasted Vegetables
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Our Comparison

Meal Plans

Purple Carrot features high-protein meals, chef’s gourmet meal recipes and Quick recipes which take 15-30 minutes to prep. Choice and frequency of meals per week are almost the same with Purple Carrot: 2-serving-Plan and 6-Serving-Plan. But, don’t expect so many options on the menus due to only plant-based nutrition this service offers! Eight meals on 2-serving-plan each week to choose from, and no options on 6-serving-plan (every week the chef chooses both family meals)!

On the other side is Green Chef’s vegan plan as only one small part of their offer. Beside vegan, there are pescatarian, keto, plant-powered, omnivore, carnivore, balanced-living, and other programs that made Purple Carrot lose this “battle” in the diversity of meals. When it comes to choosing Meal Plan, there isn’t much to think about. You have a 2-Person Plan, and Family Plan, so simple math will do the job. Family of four can enjoy dinner twice a week max, picking between omnivore and carnivore meal program. Two-Person-Plan provides much more meal options and three boxes per week.​

The Quality of the Ingredients

Another area of Green Chef’s domination is this one, with no doubts! They are a certified organic company with all the facts you need to know on their website. Purple Carrot gives you zero info about where their ingredients come from. So, if you want to be 100% sure what you’re eating is Non-GMO and organic food, then don’t think twice! Green Chef’s transparency will convince you!

Nutritional Value

Even though they’re plant-based, Purple Carrot meals are well balanced (proteins, fats, carbs) and per serving you get around 500-800 calories. The same amount you get in each dietitian-approved meal from Green Chef box. Purple Carrot philosophy is scientifically-proven, plants do good for our health but are it enough? Green Chef can fulfill your wishes no matter on which particular nutritional program are you on! Again, we’re going with Green Chef’s ingredients quality and nutrition!

Recipe Variety

Each week on Purple Carrot’s 6-Serving Plan, you have two options for two orders (meaning no customization)! The other plan features eight meals, so the offer is better but still not even close to Green Chef’s! Addons – breakfast and lunch are 24$ each, we think a bit expensive for serving only two! Most expensive Green Chef meals are on Keto and Paleo program. Flavors of world-wide cuisines are present on both meal service’s menus. More variety – more positive comments from us to Green Chef!

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The Packaging

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Green Chef is double green – the color of the box and more important: recycling program! Customers are not so happy with Green Chef’s organization of ingredients inside of the box. Purple Carrot separates and labels them by meals so you can store bags in the fridge within only a few seconds.

A Box Full Of Fresh Ingredients from Purple Carrot

That’s saving time, well done! More about the packaging – boxes are insulated, recyclable, food stays intact and cold thanks to ice/gel-packs. Purple Carrot delivers only on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and shipping is free! It looks like Purple Carrot gets points for being economical!

Customer Support & Service

Green Chef

  • Switching plans – Same as a cancellation – it’s free and easy but make sure to do it seven days before your next delivery date by NoonEST.
  • Cancellation – You can cancel your order free-of-charge.
  • Refunds – Contact customer support within a week after delivery and wait for a refund!
  • Gift – Company doesn’t have a Gift Card option yet.
  • Free Trial – Company offers only a refer-a-friend program and promo coupons (from time to time).
  • Customizable – All customizations are possible.

Purple Carrot

  • Switching plans – Same as a cancellation – it’s free and easy if you do it before 11:59 pm EST on Tuesday for the upcoming week!
  • Cancellation – You can cancel your order free-of-charge.
  • Refunds – Contact customer support to find out how to get a refund!
  • Gift – Send to someone a card with the gift credit to redeem.
  • Free Trial – There isn’t a free trial, but on the first order you get a 20% discount.
  • Customizable –  As mentioned, only on 2-serving-plan customization is possible.

Our Verdict

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4.6/5

Green Chef is much more than plant-powered nutrition. But, a more important fact is the ingredients quality and organic vegetables. With Purple Carrot, the customer is never sure where does the food come from, and at the same time, company stands beside the idea of health coming through plants! Purple Carrot may be on a good way to becoming leading only-vegan meal kit service, but still, it’s not enough if we compare them to Green Chef! Winner: Green Chef!