A couple weeks ago, I was scrolling Instagram like a potato lump when I came accross a Hello Fresh coupon. Chesh and I had already been talking about wanting to try out a meal delivery kit, and this seemed like the perfect oportunity. I did some research, and signed up for Hello Fresh.
If you aren’t familiar with Hello Fresh (or any of the other meal delivery kits like Blue Apron, Home Chef, Dinnerly, etc.), meal delivery kits work as a subscription for people who like to cook but don’t like having to go grocery shopping or figure out complicated recipes.
If you’re wanting to do more home cooking, but need a starting point (knowing what to buy and what recipes work for you and your family), meal kit services are a really great idea. Today I’m going to share my experience with Hello Fresh and the meals we picked, as well as go over some of the differences in prices between meal kits and talk about pros and cons of HF.
Hello Fresh offers three different plans: Veggie, Classic, and Family. Within each of these plans, you can choose how many meals you want delivered in a week. We chose the Classic 2 meal plan because it fit best with our schedule and our food preference. The price for us (without my discount code) was $9.99 for each person and $7.99 for shipping.
Total = $47.95
I decided to do a little research into what some of the other meal kit services were offering, and they all sit right around the same price. (The cheapest was Dinnerly at $5 per person, though they have limited shipping and don’t ship everywhere). Each of the numbers below is for two meals a week for two people, including shipping.
Blue Apron: $51.95
Home Chef: $49.80
Recipes & Ingredients
For our two meals, we chose Balsamic Fig Chicken and Argentine Chimichurri Steak. I made the chicken and Cheshire made the steak. The box comes will all the ingredients you need and a detailed recipe card explaining exactly how to do things. All we had to do was follow the card and we were golden.
Pros & Cons
- Super simple service
- Delivered to your door
- Fresh ingredients
- A nice variety of amazing tasting (and exciting) recipes
- Easy and quick to prepare (even for those who aren’t proficient in the kitchen)
- Smaller portion size (we ended up making garlic mashed potatoes to go with the steak because we were still hungry)
Hello Fresh is freaking awesome. But expensive. If you hate grocery shopping, are looking for new recipes, and can afford the price tag, Hello Fresh is a great option. I would also recommend this as a gift. A Hello Fresh (or other meal kit service) gift card is a great idea, and is especially great for expecting mom’s who don’t want to go grocery shopping.
What do you think of meal kits? Are you a fan or not so much? Let me know