11 of Our Best Cooking Subscription Boxes for Budding Chefs

Learning how to cook can be equal parts challenging and exciting. There are all those trips to the store to gather the ingredients, measuring, and of course, there's always the hit-or-miss factor. But, however tedious it can be, cooking a delicious meal for yourself or family is very satisfying.

The perfect solution to take the tedious tasks out of cooking is to try one of our favorite cooking subscriptions. They make home cooking a simple, enjoyable process sure to impress your (or your favorite foodie's) dinner guests with wow-worthy culinary creations.

From gifts for grill masters to subscriptions for hot sauce lovers and exotic spices, we've carefully curated the best cooking subscription boxes that make great gifts for a chef or kitchen newbie alike.

1. Culinarie Kit

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Price: Starts at $49.95/every 3 months

What They’ll Get: From home cooks to aspiring chefs, the quarterly Culinarie Kit delivers only the finest ingredients for any foodie to craft creative dishes. Each month's box features an assortment of fresh ingredients, unique and useful kitchen tools and gadgets, along with a chef-developed handcrafted spice blend. This subscription delivers a cooking adventure for all skill levels!

Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. within 7 business days, then every 3 months

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2. Farm to People

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Price: Starts at $29.95/month

What They’ll Get: Farm to People’s monthly Tasting Box delivers gourmet flavors from small-batch producers to step up anyone’s home-cooked creations. Delivering artisan-crafted fresh foods and sauces sourced from across the country and sent with delectable recipes, each box delivers delicious meals while supporting independent producers.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. sometime near mid-month

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3. Gusto di Roma

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Price: Starts at $59.99/month

What They’ll Get: Gusto di Roma is the ticket to an exclusive culinary journey to the sunny Mediterranean, allowing anyone to indulge in the sweet and savory tastes of Italy. Sending a curated mix of 5-6 Italian appetizers and sweets, from artisanal charcuterie and olives to honey nougats and almond biscotti, there’s a delicious assortment in every box.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 4th of each month

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4. International Meal Kits by Takeout Kit

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Price: Starts at $31.99/month

What They’ll Get: Foodies rejoice! Takeout Kit makes it easy for them to try out new cuisines and cultures, shipping everything they need to cook a new international dish -- for 4 people -- every month. Even better? Takeout Kit allows them to handpick their featured recipe.

Shipping: First box ships within the U.S. 1-4 days after order; following boxes ship on the 1st of the month

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5. Cajun Crate

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Price: Starts at $39.00/month

What They’ll Get: Bow down to the holy trinity of Louisiana cuisine with the Cajun Crate, one of the best cooking gifts for spice-loving home cooks. Experience the bold flavors that hail from the Gulf Coast with 7 or more full-sized food products all made in the state. From spice mixes and sauces to roux and recipes, any dish will be infused with southerly seasonings.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 15th of every month

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6. Piquant Post

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Price: Starts at $11.99/month

What They’ll Get: Dive into the flavors of the world with the Piquant Post monthly box, delivering 4 small-batch freshly ground spice blends and 4 chef-developed recipes. Each month’s spice blends will help any home chef to create fresh global-inspired dishes packed with flavor.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 15th of the month

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7. CHEFTRUNK

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Price: Starts at $24.95/month

What They’ll Get: All chefs would agree that to be extraordinary in the kitchen, the quality of the food depends on the quality of the ingredients and products used to cook it. Every CHEFTRUNK focuses on delivering just that by sending an assortment of 3-4 chef-tested and hard-to-find ingredients, plus a bonus kitchen gadget each month. Bring the wow factor to the dining table with chef-worthy signature dishes.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 4th of each month

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8. Mix Box by Homemade Bakers

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Price: Starts at $26.95/month

What They’ll Get: If simplified cooking and baking is what you need, the Mix Box by Homemade Bakers is a perfect option. Designed for those who need a little guidance through the process, each month's box delivers what's needed to create classic treats from scratch, including pre-measured whole food ingredients and simple, straightforward step-by-step instructions.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. in the 1st week of every month

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9. My BBQ Box

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Price: Starts at $19.00/month

What They'll Get: In every box, your favorite grill king (or queen) will receive a family-size bag of custom-crafted spice rubs featuring a regional style of barbeque, from New Orleans BBQ shrimp to Memphis pork and good old-fashioned Texas brisket! They can also expect a surprise bonus product each month, from kitchen tools necessary for the grill to hickory woodchips to get that perfect smoky taste.

Shipping: Ships within the U.S. between the 4th-7th of the month

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10. Spice Madam

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Price: Starts at $18.33/month

What They’ll Get: International culture in a box! Not only does Spice Madams include new spice blends and recipes from a featured country, but they also include music and trivia about that country, so you and your family can learn as you cook. Additionally, every box you order helps support a youth education charity.

Shipping: Ships within the U.S. and Canada in the 2nd week of the month

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11. QuocoNow

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Price: Starts at $37.00/month

What They’ll Get: QuocoNow is a must-have for aspiring chefs! This innovative cooking subscription sends fun, space-saving kitchenware and cooking tools straight to your door. Every product that goes into the box is tested and used every day by the curators, too, so you know you can expect useful, high-quality goods.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 8th of the month

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