HelloFresh - Meal Kit Review

HelloFresh

HelloFresh is a meal kit delivery service with classic, vegetarian, and family plans.

  • Most prep work involves chopping ingredients or preparing a sauce.
  • Ingredients come organized by recipe in the weekly box.
  • Most recipes took about 30 minutes from box to table.
  • The recipes were tastier than most of the other meal kits we reviewed.

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HelloFresh Summary

Ordering
Sign Up

Straightforward, but you have to enter billing info before picking recipes.

Recipe Selection

About 8 recipes to choose from per week. Usually include a premium option and a breakfast item.

Delivery Options

Minimum order is 3 meals per week.

You can skip any week you want, but you have until 5 days before your next shipment to do it.

Pricing

Individual (2 people)

  • 3-5 meals/week: starting at $59.94 ($9.99/serving)

Family (4 people)

  • 2-3 meals/week: starting at $69.92 ($8.74/serving)

Some recipes are premium items that cost $5/serving surcharge.

Free shipping and no sales tax.

Cancellation

Cancel by logging into account. You must cancel 5 days prior to your next delivery.

Delivery
Speed

First shipment arrives within a week of signup, but you can delay if needed.

Packaging
  • Comes within a box of insulation and ice packs.
  • Ingredients are sorted into labeled boxes
  • Meat is kept separately at the bottom of the box
Ingredient Quality

Standard ingredients. The quality is similar what you would get from a name-brand grocery store.

Recipe Prep
Ingredient Prep

You will frequently need to chop ingredients.

Kitchen Gear

You’ll want a pan, baking sheet, knife, cutting board, and other basic items like a grater.

Additional Ingredients

Have some cooking oil, salt, and pepper.

Cooking
Recipe Clarity

Recipe cards are helpful and easy to follow. They include photos of each step, but does not include items needed from the pantry.

Cook Time

Around 30-40 minutes, depending on the recipe.

Meal
Tastiness

😋 Tasty.

Portion Size

Adequate (but 2 people won’t have leftovers).

Nutrition Info

Calories.

Miscellaneous
Cleanup

Usually a pan, baking sheet, knife, cutting board, and bowl.

Customer Service

The raw pork was leaking, so HelloFresh refunded that recipe.

HelloFresh Photos

Unboxing

Melty Monterey Jack Burger with Red Onion Jam & Zucchini Fries

Shawarma-Spiced Pork with Couscous and Peas

Sesame Shrimp with Ginger-Scallion Rice and Crispy Green Beans