HelloFresh Review 2021: Easy Dietitian-Approved Meal Kits

www.hellofresh.com
VegetarianLow-calorieKetoVeganPaleoGluten-freeLow-CarbWeight-LossHigh-Protein-MealsHealthDairy-Free-OptionAllergy-Friendly
Our Score:
9.5
User Score:
  • Prep & Cook Time:

    20 - 30 min. meal kits

  • Type Of Food Options:

    Vegetarian,Low-calorie,Keto,Vegan,Paleo,Gluten-free,Low-Carb,Weight-Loss,High-Protein-Meals,Health,Dairy-Free-Option,Allergy-Friendly

  • Recipes Per Week:

    23 recipes

  • Free Delivery

    No

  • Written by: Jessica Bain on Nov 23rd, 2020

    HelloFresh in a Nutshell

    A company committed to combining healthy eating with sustainable food practices, to make eating well that much easier. 

    What I Liked

    • The creativity of meals on offer

    • Trackable deliveries 

    • Daily food delivery options (during weekdays)

    What I Didn’t Like 

    • No free shipping

    • No vegan or special diet plans

    HelloFresh Prices

    When signing up, you’ll be asked how many people you're feeding, and the number of meals you want.

    In this section, I chose three meals for two people, which gave me a price of $7.99 per serving. When I switched it to two meals, the price jumped to $9.99. For four meals, it went back down to $7.99. When I changed the number of people from two to four, the price per serving went down to $6.99 for 3 or 4 recipes per week and remained at $7.99 for 2 meals a week. 

    When it comes to shipping, HelloFresh has a flat fee of $6.99, regardless of how many meals you order. 

    HelloFresh Menu

    HelloFresh takes a very simple approach to the types of menu options it provides:

    There are around 17-20 meals a week for you to choose from, and they all look super tasty. 

    There were some interesting exotic options, like Korean Beef Bibimbap and Chicken Gyro Couscous Bowls, alongside classic American cuisine like Garlic Herb Pork Chops and Sweet and Smoky Pork Tenderloin. Popular meals have a “Hall of fame” tag, and some even have a dedicated fan following on HelloFresh’s social media pages! 

    Some of the menu items have additional labels: Gourmet, which you’ll pay upwards of $5.99 for, in addition to your normal pricing plan, and Oven Ready, which is, well, oven-ready, so there’s no prep and no real cooking involved.

    HelloFresh Delivery 

    Your HelloFresh delivery will arrive on the day you choose – it delivers every weekday – but you’re not given a time slot. If that really bugs you, you can track the delivery in real-time via the HelloFresh app. The company says it will be between 8 am and 8 pm.  

    You can leave instructions when ordering your delivery, for example, to leave the box somewhere secure. I tracked the delivery via the app and saw it had arrived at 11.30 am. When I got home at 6.30 pm and opened the box, the contents were still chilled. 

    I like that the deliveries take place every weekday, and can be tracked. 

    The Bottom Line

    HelloFresh has a really good range of exciting, delicious-looking menus, which were easy enough to cook. 

    I did struggle a little bit with some vague instructions, and I didn't like how much plastic was used in some of the packaging, or the delivery charges. 

    However, I would recommend trying out HelloFresh – I was impressed with the quality of the food, and the company’s clear commitment to ensuring all of their ingredients are fresh and responsibly sourced.

    About The Author

    Jessica Bain

    Staff Writer & Meal Kit Expert, Delivery Rank

    Jessica is an avid foodie and literature junkie. Having written hundreds - if not thousands - of blog posts, she’s been focusing on writing in the food industry for years now. It’s thanks to her work that Jessica has sampled the top meal and food delivery services in the country. In her spare time, Jessica can be found doing yoga or cozying up to her pug, Timmy. Check out Delivery Rank’s other blogs and reviews to see more of Jessica’s work!

    Jessica is an avid foodie and literature junkie. Having written hundreds - if not thousands - of blog posts, she’s been focusing on writing in the food industry for years now. It’s thanks to her work that Jessica has sampled the top meal and food delivery services in the country. In her spare time, Jessica can be found doing yoga or cozying up to her pug, Timmy. Check out Delivery Rank’s other blogs and reviews to see more of Jessica’s work!

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