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Meal Delivery Service

HelloFresh

HelloFresh is one of the largest meal delivery services, with classic, veggie, and family plans. They also offer 5 meal-per-week plans, so they’re a great choice if you love to cook but hate to shop.

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Official Description

HelloFresh delivers weekly recipes and fresh ingredients straight to your doorstep, so you can cook delicious, quick, and healthy meals at home.

About the Food

HelloFresh meal boxes feature ingredients sourced from high-quality suppliers, including smaller companies like To-Jo Mushrooms in Pennsylvania and Love Beets in Shropshire, England and larger outfits like Growers Express who cover 40,000 acres in California with fresh produce.

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Grower’s Express in California’s fertile Salinas Valley

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HelloFresh recipes offer tasty, balanced meals thanks to chefs who come from reputable culinary schools like the Institute of Culinary Education and a team of in-house dietitians.

Each recipe is one of three levels. Level 1 recipes require minimal multi-tasking and use simple techniques while Level 3 recipes user more advanced techniques and adventurous ingredients. Level 2 recipes are, well, right in the middle.

You can expect anywhere from 500 to 800 calories in each meal, and nutritional information is available on the included recipes cards and on the HelloFresh website (along with a ton of recipes you can try today).

HelloFresh Diets
  • Traditional

  • Vegetarian

Recipes

Here are just a few HelloFresh recipes:

  • Chicken Pineapple Party Tacos with Bell Pepper and Fresh Radishes
    Chicken Pineapple Party Tacos with Bell Pepper and Fresh Radishes
  • Cranberry Turkey Burgers with Green Salad
    Cranberry Turkey Burgers with Green Salad
  • Silky Oven-Roasted Eggplant with an Herb and Meyer Lemon Dressing over Tri-Color Quinoa
    Silky Oven-Roasted Eggplant with an Herb and Meyer Lemon Dressing over Tri-Color Quinoa

How it Works

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HelloFresh works much like most meal delivery services:

  1. First, you’ll choose a plan based on your household size (2 to 4 people), how often you want to cook (2 to 5 meals per week), and dietary preferences (classic, veggie, and family)
  2. Then, each week you’ll select your favorites from 10 new recipes created by HelloFresh’s team of chefs and nutritionists
  3. Finally, HelloFresh will delivery fresh, top-quality ingredients to your doorstep with recipe cards that include instructions and nutritional information
  4. As an added bonus, you can manage your account from anywhere thanks to native apps for iOS and Android

What’s Included

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Here’s a quick look at what’s included when you order from HelloFresh:

  • HelloFresh promises delicious, high-quality ingredients from selected purveyors across the country, like Murray’s Chicken in New York and Del Rey Avocado in California
  • Your food will arrive cold and fresh, thanks to boxes that are specially designed for the task, complete with cooling material, isolating wool, and ice packs
  • You can also expect to find three levels of recipes, from simple and familiar to adventurous but still “totally doable.”

Pricing

How much does HelloFresh cost? The average price per serving is $9.57. Below you’ll find weekly pricing as of Mar 28, 2017.

2 Servings
Classic

3 meals / week

$59.94 / week

$9.99 / serving

4 meals / week

$79.92 / week

$9.99 / serving

5 meals / week

$99.90 / week

$9.99 / serving

Veggie

3 meals / week

$59.94 / week

$9.99 / serving

4 Servings
Classic

3 meals / week

$119.88 / week

$9.99 / serving

Veggie

3 meals / week

$119.88 / week

$9.99 / serving

Family

2 meals / week

$69.92 / week

$8.74 / serving

3 meals / week

$104.88 / week

$8.74 / serving


Plans

HelloFresh lets you choose between Classic, Veggie, and Family plans. Let’s take a look at each:

Classic Plans

Classic Plans deliver three, four, or five meals per week for two people, or three meals per week for a party of four.

Veggie Plans

HelloFresh will deliver three meals per week for either two or four non-meat-eaters.

Family Plan

Choose either two or three meals per week and HelloFresh will hook up a family of four for less than $9 per serving. It’s a Festivus miracle. Or not.

Please note: All Classic Plans and 2-meal Family Plans allow you to customize your weekly menu from a selection of HelloFresh’s chef-curated recipes.


Shipping

Delivery is always free for all HelloFresh plans.


Coupons & Offers

As is typical, if you sign up for HelloFresh emails you’ll get discount offers sent to your inbox. Some examples include $15 off with coupon code “GET15” or “WELCOME15OFF” and $25 off with code “HFCOOKING25” so maybe give those a whirl.

Key Features

  • Format

    Meal-kits you make yourself

  • Customizable

    Yes, weekly menus can be customized with some plans

  • Free Trial

    No, does not offer a free trial

  • Lunch Plans

    No, does not offer lunch

  • Meals for One

    No, one-serving plans are not available

Customer Service

  • Phone

    Call HelloFresh at (800) 733-2414. They’re available NEED TO GET PHONE HOURS.

  • Switching Plans

    HelloFresh puts you in charge, and you can always change your plan within 5 days of a scheduled delivery. Their mobile apps make this super-convenient too.

  • How do I cancel HelloFresh?

    As with switching plans, you can cancel your HelloFresh subscription any time, up until 5 days before you’ve got a delivery scheduled to arrive. You can also put your subscription on hold, for example if you’re traveling.

  • Refunds

    If you aren’t happy with your meal box, you can reach out to HelloFresh within five days of a delivery and they may offer credit or even a refund for the ingredient or entire meal kit. You may be required to return the item, or send in a photo, which is typical.

Comparisons

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Delivery Area

HelloFresh delivers to the states highlighted in green.

Official Video

Learn more about HelloFresh with this overview video:

About the Creators

HelloFresh founders Dominik Richter and Thomas Griesel believe that everyone should be able to get the best ingredients, and know how to cook well with them.

Starting in 2011 with just 10 customers, all family friends, HelloFresh now claim to be the “leading global provider of fresh food at home,” with a huge technology infrastructure and the goal of “disrupting the food supply chain” and changing the way you shop for food.

HelloFresh in the News

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