Being a busy professional, finding time to cook is hard. We just don’t have the time to plan meals, go shopping and cook. But eating out is expensive and usually unhealthy. We decided to try Hello Fresh for ourselves and see if it is worth all the hype. Check out our Hello Fresh review to see what we liked and disliked about the meal delivery kit.
Hello Fresh is one of the more popular meal delivery kits. They offer meal plans to fit different lifestyles and dietary restrictions including a vegetarian meal plan.
The pricing for Hello Fresh is pretty decent, their plans start at $7.49 per serving for a family of 4. The shipping costs $6.99 for a box, so that should be factored into the value. At $7.49 per serving, it’s still one of the cheaper options available.
The 2 person classic plan starts at $8.99 per serving and you can get up to 3 meals delivered per week.
It may just have been the recipes we picked, but we weren’t in love with all of our recipes. The BBQ flat bread was okay but a little on the sweet side. We also didn’t care for the Chicken orzo dinner, even though it is one of their “Hall of Fame” recipes. We thought the orzo was plain and the veggies didn’t really need cheese on them.
All of the ingredients we received were fresh and packaged well.
Hello Fresh has somewhere between 12 and 15 recpes to choose from each week. There are at least 2-3 vegetarian recipes to choose from each week and at least 1 fish dish.
If you are looking to expand your cullinary expertise, Hello Fresh has gourmet offerings that will have you cooking up something new each week.
Ease of Cooking
The recipe cards are very easy to follow and broken down into 6 steps. Each step has pictures and bold text to help you along the way. We really liked the side notes and wine pairings as well.
Of the 3 recipes we tried, the flat bread did get a bit overdone in the oven following the directions. And the orzo needed a couple extra minutes over what the recipe called for.
Hello Fresh includes 2-3 vegetarian meals each week, at least 1 fish dish and low calorie recipes.
Someone that has very specific dietary restrictions like gluten free or diabetic might not find exactly what they need at Hello Fresh but for the more basic diet, there are plenty of options.
Hello Fresh is a good meal delivery service. They have a decent selection of recipes at an affordable price.