eat2explore ships within the Continental United States for $5/box, to Alaska and Hawaii for $7.50 per box, and to Canada starting at $15 per box. Shipping costs decrease when extra boxes are added to a shipment.
You can expect your first explore box to be shipped within 2-4 business days of order receipt. Recurring/subscription orders will be processed on the 3rd day of each month and if you are within the continental USA your box should arrive within 4-8 business days.
eat2explore Cooking Kit Reviews: Gifting and One-time Purchase
eat2explore cooking kits make a great gift! And they have several gifting options including a single Explore A Country box, bundles of cooking kits where you can Explore A Continent with 5 countries, Explore the World Subscriptions of 3-,6-, and 12-months, and electronic and physical gift cards.
Your choice for single country boxes includes Brazil, China, Ethiopia, France, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Singapore, Spain, The United Kingdom, USA North, and USA South.
Explore a Continent bundle includes five monthly shipments from either Asia, Europe, The Middle East / Africa, and The Americas (a combination of North and South America).
Here are the gift options:
Single / Bundles
Explore a Country for $29.95
Explore a Gluten-Free Country for $29.95
Explore a Vegetarian optional country for $29.95
Explore Europe (5 countries) for $127.25 (10% savings)
Explore Asia (5 countries) for $127.25 (10% savings)
Explore Middle East / Africa (5 countries) for $127.25 (10% savings)
Explore The Americas (5 countries) for $127.25 (10% savings)
Explore 5 Gluten-Free Countries (5 countries) for $127.25(10% savings)
Explore 5 Vegetarian optional countries (5 countries) for $127.25 (10% savings)
Subscribe to a monthly featured country box or mix and match to build your own package
Shop for Fresh Ingredients
Enjoy Family Cooking Time
Each Explore Box contains 3 easy-to-follow recipes, pre-measured spice/sauce mixes for each recipe, a shopping list, a country brochure, activity sheet, country sticker, flag pin, and a fun collectible.
For our eat2explore cooking kit reviews, we received their best-selling Greece Explore box.
3 Recipes that feed 4 people: Chicken Souvlaki, Lamburgers, and Greek Baked Fish
Greece flag pin, flag sticker, country info card, and country activity sheet
Shopping list, 3 recipe cards
Cooking tool – measuring spoons
6 Greek spice packets
Our shopping list included everything we needed to buy at the store for the three recipes and even had the vegetarian options listed. We made several substitutions as we went through the store based on what was available and our dietary needs.
For example, we swapped pork for chicken because my husband is allergic to chicken and swapped beef for lamb because our local grocery store didn’t have ground lamb.
Unlike Meal Kits where all of your ingredients come in the box, with the eat2explore cooking kit they send the hard-to-find spices and sauces and let you shop for the ingredients giving you more control over your meal options.
As of this post, we made the Lamburgers (substituted beef) and the Chicken Souvlaki (substituted pork).
It was really nice having all of the spices pre-mixed as shopping for those can be challenging and expensive. It also made it easier for my son to grab what was in the recipe and add it to the dish.
Our only complaint was the lack of veggies in each recipe. Each dish had tomato, cucumber and/or lettuce, but we needed more and added a side of broccoli to round out the meal. This could also stretch the meal if you have more than 4 people dining.
The country brochure and activity sheet were a hit around the dinner table. We took turns reading about our country, Greece, and then did some of the activities. The activities were perfect to easy for my son, 10, and would be more difficult for children that are 5 or 6.
eat2explore delivers family cooking kits with award-winning cultural education and hard-to-find spices and sauces directly to your door.
By creating a unique family cooking experience, eat2explore brings families together through world cuisine and culture while also teaching a valuable life skill, cooking.
We love that every eat2explore box contains hard-to-find spices and sauces and that there are gluten-free and vegetarian options available. Our Greek meals tasted great and were fairly easy for our 10-year-old son to make almost on his own.
We also love that eat2explore cooking kits can be purchased as a subscription or as a one-time purchase, making them perfect for gifting!
We don’t love that shipping is extra as I think we’ve all come to expect free shipping, but do like that they ship to the entire US and Canada.
And while these kits come with hard-to-find spices, they do not include all of the ingredients needed to make all 3 recipes and you will have to go to the grocery store to get everything you need.
When compared to other kids cooking kits that we’ve reviewed, the addition of the hard-to-find spices sets eat2explore apart from those just offering recipes, cooking tools, and educational activities.
We would highly recommend eat2explore to any family looking to create a love of cooking in their kids, families looking to try new and interesting recipes from around the world, and anyone looking for a unique gift for a child in their life.