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Cooking dinner can be a pain. Knowing where to start, what people want, and whether or not you have all the ingredients can be a complete headache before you’ve even stepped foot in the kitchen. HelloFresh completely revolutionizes what it means to get dinner on the table, gather round, and be a family once again.

HelloFresh offers simply delicious meals that match whatever dietary preference you and your family have a taste for. Vegetarian is one option to choose if you and your family are avoiding meat, but so is a low-calorie diet option. You don’t have to say goodbye to meat and cheese though! HelloFresh has something for everyone! And will they taste good? You bet.

HelloFresh doesn’t skimp on taste. These meals have all been prepped and planned by professional chefs. Ingredients are sourced direct from independent producers and the best thing of all? You don’t even need to be home when your box arrives!

Insulating layers and ice packs means your dinner will stay cool until you’re back home from work and ready to get cooking your Chicken Cheddar Fajitas or Harissa Sweet Potato Pita Pockets. Delivery is free of charge and could happen any day of the week (Sundays included!). HelloFresh always makes it easy for you to pause, modify, or cancel your subscription whenever you want.

Boxes come equipped with simple recipe cards and perfectly portioned ingredients. Recipes go step-by-step so you won’t be confused, plus nutritional information helps keep track of fats, proteins, fiber, vitamins and minerals.

Prices of plans vary and depend on how many people will be eating. How many recipes you’d like per week means that plans are totally customizable. The Veggie Plan is $9.99/serving, the Classic Plan is $9.99/serving, and the Family Plan is $8.74/serving. HelloFresh delivers across the continental United States, though they don’t yet have delivery to Hawaii or Alaska.

Our score: 9.0/ 10

  • Quality of products10
  • Originality9
  • Packaging and delivery10
  • Value for money8
  • Selection of products8

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  • Aimee

    I LOVE Hello Fresh! Love it! I usually get just one box per month and I like that you can skip weeks anytime you want, heck you can skip a whole month at one time, just use the calendar on your account management page! I have loved every meal so far.

  • Catherine Abell

    Had my first box last week and it was amazing!! My family loves it and my daughter now looks for this delivery!!! Great fresh food and easy to follow recipes!!! Thanks for making my life simple and FRESH!!

  • Deana M

    Hello Fresh is one of those ingenious things that I wished I knew about sooner. The packing is smart and efficient. Everything is neatly labeled and all of the ingredients are fresh. The box is huge and full of delicious goodies. Once everything is out of the box things are easy to prepare. The recipes are straightforward, with plenty of guidance to make sure you don’t burn your kitchen down. I live alone and each meal makes a big dinner and two perfectly sized lunches for work. It’s not that I like making my coworkers jealous of my lunch, but it is kind of fun to brag that I’ve made it.

    I switch between the regular box and the vegetarian box on any given week and it couldn’t be easier. When I do manage to confuse myself, costumer service has always been quick to provide help! Let them into your kitchen and your stomach will thank you.

  • Kara Carey

    This service solves the ever present “what’s for dinner?” So far I have only received one shipment, but I have been very happy with the meals made to date! My husband rarely compliments meals and he has complimented both made so far. He even went on to say that the beef quesadillas could be the best he has ever had.

    The portions are very large – there was ample leftovers from the Chicken Fettucine for my sister to have a full dinner, and my husband had thrown away what was left on his plate. They are filling, high quality meals and I enjoy that they have the nutritional information, although I have requested the dietary information so I can figure out weight watchers points. However, I have estimated that each meal is 11-13 points if you eat the whole thing, which I have not even come close to yet.

    The convenience is fantastic and I get excited every Thursday to see the new menu. Some people have complained about missing ingredients but I have not had that problem.

    The only suggestion I would have is that you have until the end of Thursday rather than Wednesday to skip a week, so if there are really choices that don’t appeal to your family you can skip that week!

  • Courtney

    Seriously, do yourself a favor and sign up to get Hello Fresh delivered to your home.

    I have been with them since March- I had received a gift card from Love With Food and after some research, number crunching, and due diligence, I decided to sign up. I have been nothing but impressed and happy with them! I love them so much, I am constantly referring family and friends! I also love the fact you do not have to get a box each week and switching between the vegetarian box and the “classic” box is easy to do each week!

    The food arrives in a box padded with ice packs and sorted by meals. The meal choices are always interesting and constantly push me out of my comfort zone and force me to learn new kitchen skills. The ingredients are always fresh and pre-portioned, so there’s no measuring and waste, which is such a huge thing for me. I hate going to the store, paying a huge amount of money for an ingredient- a spice, protein, whatever- and then you don’t use it again. The instructions are clear, easy to follow, and contain nutritional information. A new feature they have now on the site, which is super easy to use, is the ability to pull recipe cards down to print. Don’t like most of your meal choices for a week, but really wanted to try that new dish? Guess what? Now you can! The customer service group has been fabulous- any time I’ve had a question or an issue with a box, Hallie and her team have been there for me! She and the team really care about the clients who subscribe.

    Do yourself a favor. See that offer up top for $15 off your first box? Use it. Try them. Be impressed with the healthy, delicious meal you created, and thank me later.

  • Lisa Cassidy

    I’ve had a subscription for several months, and I have found the service very valuable overall. I get very anxious about planning meals, and I don’t like to purchase ingredients for a recipe only to use a very small amount and then let the rest go bad in the refrigerator. For example, I once spent about $7 on a jar of chili sauce when I only needed one teaspoon. I threw the rest of the jar away about a year later. Hello Fresh solves both of these problems.

    The boxes come well-packaged and all of the ingredients are pre-measured and labeled clearly. Even the spices are all packaged with the amount that you will need. They always include more of the fresh herbs than you will actually need for the recipe. With few exceptions, all of the ingredients have been fresh and appealing. When there is a problem with the freshness of an item (for example, slimy salad greens), customer service is good about crediting for that item since it means that the customer must go out to the store and purchase it.

    I love having everything I need to make a yummy dinner with whole, unprocessed ingredients. The entrees contain around 400-700 calories on average, and you can lower the calorie count further by decreasing the amount of oil that they call for in the recipes. By preparing the meals, I have improved my cooking skills. For example, I have made risotto twice, and I never would have considered myself an experienced enough cook to pull something like that off.

    The dishes are not especially quick to prepare, but you are using all fresh ingredients, so everything must be chopped and prepared. The extra time and effort has been worth it. Sure, I could throw together a meal in 20 minutes by using all canned and packaged items, but I would much rather have a meal made of all fresh, whole foods even though it takes longer.

    I think that the service is a good value for the price. If you bought all of the ingredients at the grocery store to make the recipes, you would very likely spend more. Also, you would have to take the time to make a shopping list, drive to the store, and get everything. For those of us who value convenience, this is really a good deal.

    The recipes are printed on cards with photos of each step. For awhile, they had some problems with their editing staff, and the cards contained a lot of annoying errors. They have recently increased their efforts to solve this problem. Anytime you use a product or service for awhile, there will be issues that need to be corrected. The important thing is that customer service should be willing to respond to problems quickly and appropriately. In my experience, Hello Fresh does a good job with this.

    I would highly recommend this service to anyone wanting good, fresh (but not necessarily quick) meals without the hassle of menu planning and grocery shopping.

  • Lisa M.

    I was hooked after my first order!!! Super high quality, fresh ingredients delivered to my door. Fun recipes for every taste. Vegetarian and meat box choices make it fun to change up from week. Any concerns are promptly addressed by a very professional and courteous staff. I highly recommend this service.

  • Jason Goldstein

    I have been a member for 2 weeks and I am really impressed.

    The recipes are easy to follow and printed in great full color cards so you could re-use them later. My favorite so far was a beef kofta with cous cous.

    The ingredients are great quality from what I’ve seen so far. From fish, chicken, and beef to veggies and spices. They give you everything you need except salt, pepper, and oils so no need to have stuff in the house.

    The boxes come packed with ice in plastic bags and insulation materials. I emailed with a concern about re-usability and they responded within an hour telling me that everything except the outside of the insulation is recyclable and they were working on being able to send those back for reuse.

    I think it is a pretty good deal for the price. Shipping is free and it comes to $69 for 3 meals for 2. That’s $11.50 a meal. I don’t know about you but takeout is usually more than that for me with delivery ect. and usually not healthy.

    It might be cheaper to cook with my own ingredients, but the pluses outweigh the minuses for me. Not having to bring an in-depth list to the grocery store, being able to learn new recipes, and obviously healthy and great meals is worth it and convenient.

  • Julie

    We’ve been HelloFreshers for about two months now and I have nothing but good things to say about this service. The meals are delious and the variety is awesome. We’ve made so many meals at home we would never have tried on our own.

    We love that you can choose from 5 meals every week so you’re sure to like everything you get. I love that if a receipe calls for 2 teaspoons of cumin they give you two teaspoons of cumin. You could never make the high quality meals they provide you with yourself as cheaply as you can with them. $69 a week is a steal. We went from eating out nearly every night..easily spending close to $69 a night on a meal for two…with tip and drinks to getting 3 meals for that price.

    Also, an extra bonus in my book is that our kitchen has not stayed this clean for this long EVER. The directions are super clear about what you’ll need to make the meal…and usually it’s as simple as a pot and a pan so it’s easy to clean as you cook…Amazing.

    I’ve recommended HelloFresh to anyone who will stand still long enough to listen…I love HelloFresh…totally worth a try…and if you don’t love it they make it super easy to stop the service, yet another thing I love!

  • Angela Rhodes

    I just got my first box tonight, so I haven’t tried all the food yet. But, I can tell you that the food and recipes look amazing! I was able to select 3 recipes for around $30, so I decided to give HelloFresh a try. I was able to also select the delivery date, which was handy because we were out of town and I had to delay my first shipment.

    The box arrived right when they said it would. Inside the box was a “cooler” with ice packs. All the food was fresh and and labeled in separate bags as to which recipe it goes with. The recipes are all printed on heavy cardstock so I can re-create them. The recipes are pretty healthy, all in all. All the nutritional facts (calories, fat, protein, etc.) is printed right on the card, but is also displayed online to aid you in selecting your menu for the week.

    The three recipes I selected are: Roasted Coconut Cod with Shiitake Mushrooms, Snow Peas and Noodes; Superfood Quinoa Salad with Chicken & Roasted Vegetables; and Asian Sloppy Joes with Avocado Relish.

    It is quite convenient that they provide healthy pairings and deliver the ingredients right to your door! I’m not sure I would pay full price for this (around $65), but it is an amazing deal around $30!

HelloFresh

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