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By Alison Chew | Reviewed by Rebecca Housh, MS, RDN
HelloFresh is a pioneer in the meal kit space and continues to adapt to the changing needs of its’ customers. With over 30 easy-to-follow recipes each week to offer dinner time variety, clearly labeled nutritional information to simplify meal selection, and high-quality ingredients sourced straight from local farms, HelloFresh brings you delicious convenient meals straight to your door.
Plus, with the addition of Marketplace add-ons like breakfast, lunch sandwiches, salads, sides, dessert, and proteins, HelloFresh is your one-stop shop for most of your weekly meal needs.
HelloFresh US delivers to the Continental United States.
HelloFresh also delivers to the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Sweden, France, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Norway, and Denmark through country-specific websites.
How much is HelloFresh shipping?
Shipping for your HelloFresh box is $9.99 per delivery.
There are often new customer coupons available that include free delivery on your first order.
We’ve tried HelloFresh meal kits, seasonal meals kits, and prepared meals many times over the past 2 years.
As customer needs change HelloFresh evolves to meet those needs.
We are loving all of the add-on items in their Marketplace like lunch salads, soups, desserts, and snacks. If you are new to HelloFresh or haven’t been back in a while, their new selection of add-ons in the Marketplace is a must-try!
With 30 meal kit recipes each and every week, HelloFresh offers the largest variety of meal kit recipes.
You can choose from vegetarian, calorie smart, carb smart, seafood, and more. Plus, they give you the option to swap proteins and upgrade proteins on select recipes.
See below for one of our unboxing videos for more details on the HelloFresh meal kits.
My family loves international dishes packed with flavor and we have narrowed down our top 3 HelloFresh meal kit recipes below. These are recipes that we loved and would definitely order again.
HelloFresh Meal Kit Recipe Favorites
Beef Bulgogi Bowls with Carrots, Pickled Cucumber & Sriracha Crema: This meal came together in less than 30 min thanks to the premade sauce and pre-chopped carrots. All we had to do was make the rice, cook the meat and carrots, marinate the cucumbers and throw it all together in a delicious bowl.
Sizzling Hoisin Shrimp with Ginger Scallion Rice & Green Beans: The simple hoisin marinade was a huge hit and packed with flavor. And for under 600 calories per serving it’s a tasty go-to dinner.
Sweet Chili Pork Bowls: This is another dish packed with flavor.
There are several other dishes that we enjoyed including the Sweet Ginger Pork Chops, Beef & Cheese Tostado’s, and the Mexican Pork and Street Corn Tacos, but they didn’t quite make our top 3 list.
This meal kit, which actually makes 3 different appetizers, is a Homestyle Feast and is an additional $9.99/serving.
For two servings, the total price for this seasonal offering is $37.96. For us, this fed two adults and one child and was very convenient, and less expensive than ordering bbq takeout for the Big Game.
The ribs were wonderful and arrive fully cooked in the sauce. We amped up the sauce with the included seasoning packets and warmed them up in the oven for about 20 minutes. On the package, it says 3 servings, and our family of 3 devoured every last rib.
I would order these as a protein add-on as they were really tasty and super easy to make.
The loaded potato wedges were seasoned with a Southwest seasoning, baked for about 25 min, then topped with shredded pepper jack cheese until melted. The kit included ingredients for a simple lime crema (lime + sour cream + water) and pico (tomato, onion, lime juice, and jalapeno).
I wasn’t sure that I would like these wedges with pico, but they tasted great and were something that I wouldn’t have thought of myself.
Finally, the onion straws rounded out this seasonal kit. We liked that the tempura batter didn’t add a lot of bread to the onions so that you could actually taste the onion flavor, but didn’t love that you had to fry them all in oil in batches. I would much rather bake them. They were good dipped in the blue cheese sauce, but our least favorite of the three.
I definitely recommend trying a seasonal kit or box if the recipes look good to you. They are a fun and easy way to make your holiday or special occasion stress-free.
With 30 meal kits recipes to choose from each week with additional Marketplace add-ons like prepared meals, lunch, breakfast, dessert, and proteins, HelloFresh maintains fresh and seasonal recipes that are sure to please everyone in your family. They are becoming your one-stop shop for all of your weekly meal needs.
We love the variety that HelloFresh offers. Each week they have something for everyone – from customer favorites to burgers, several different seafoods and vegetarian recipes, along with the standard pork, chicken, beef, and pasta. Unfortunately, you can’t see the full menu with all of these awesome Marketplace add-ons unless you are logged into your HelloFresh account.
We also love that HelloFresh has partnered with TerraPass to offset 100% of their carbon emissions. This is a great start and we look forward to seeing more planet-friendly fro HelloFresh in the future.
The HelloFresh recipes lean more American, home-cooking, comfort food with fewer authentic international or global flavors as compared to some other meal kits. I’m sure that a majority of meal kit users enjoy these flavors, for us, though, we are more adventurous eaters and like to mix up our dinners to try new and interesting recipes. We will order HelloFresh when the menu fits our tastes and will skip when it doesn’t.
The cost of HelloFresh compared to other meal kit services is in the mid-range on the price scale with an additional shipping charge for every delivery.
I definitely recommend trying HelloFresh meal kits if the recipes look good to you as it will make cooking for the week so much easier and will introduce new recipes to your dinner rotation. In addition, the seasonal and holiday meal kits are a fun and easy way to make your holiday or special occasion stress-free.
This post has been reviewed and approved by our dietitian Rebecca Housh, MS, RDN, LDN for nutritional accuracy.
Rebecca Housh is a registered dietitian based in Chicago, IL. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology from Boston University and a Master of Science in Human Nutrition from the University of Illinois in Chicago. Rebecca is passionate about the idea of food as medicine in both preventative and therapeutic care. Her current professional interests lie in food security, food access, and nutrition for chronic disease.
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