Disclosure: Hello Fresh sent three days worth of meals for my family. We liked it so much, we’re going to adding their service to our own grocery shopping and meal planning to help us later this summer when golf team, etc. get into full swing.
Not too many moons ago, Hello Fresh reached out to me to ask if I’d like to try their meal service. Being the avid consumer of information, I had heard of their service and was intrigued. We prefer to cook at home and only eat out on special occasions, but I’ll admit there are times I get tired of menu planning and grocery shopping. When they offered to do the shopping for me and send the recipes, I jumped.
After driving a grand total of 1700 miles in 6 days, I was relieved to find my HelloFresh box at the front door. That wasn’t the wind blowing, it was my sigh of relief at not having to drive to the grocery and fight the crowds. I pulled my box inside to inspect what they had delivered. Turns out, I had three days of meals. Whoo! We had:
- Balsamic Steak with Garlic Zucchini
- Pasta with Snap Peas, Basil and Spinach
- Chicken with Mushrooms
The recipes were amazing. My son is 12 and turns his head up at zucchini (yet loves brussel sprouts, figure that one out), however the garlicky zucchini I served him was eaten quickly and he proclaimed it the best he’s ever had.
What I love even more is that HelloFresh works with local suppliers in there area to provide fresh ingredients to their customers. I can look at their site and know my beef came from J. Vrola Meats, Inc., a family run business from more than 80 years in New Jersey and that my produce came from John Vena, Inc., one of Philadelphia’s top wholesaler’s of high quality products.
I headed over to their F.A.Q page to find out where they get their recipes and was pleasantly surprised to find out they work out of one of my favorite NYC restaurants, Aquavit!
Great question! We have a dedicated chef here at HelloFresh that brainstorms and cooks up new recipes regularly, getting inspiration from our surroundings as well as incorporating favorites from the other HelloFresh’s over in Europe. We work out of Aquavit (a critically-acclaimed and award-winning restaurant here in NYC) and dreaming up delicious (and doable) dishes that we can in turn bring to you! Check our Aquavit’s website here. Your feedback is also always highly appreciated.
They’ve been awarded honors from Slow Food UK, Smarta 100 and HP Smart Business Awards UK.
Self Magazine recently called HelloFresh a “game changer” and you know what? They’re right. It’s not often I rave about food quality, as well as the recipes from a delivery service, but I’ve been raving to family and friends and am still raving.
What is HelloFresh?
HelloFresh is a new way to cook. Every week, you can pick the delicious recipes you want to try (except for under the veggie meal plan) and we’ll send you amazing recipes and all of the ingredients you need to prepare them. We take care of your meal planning and even do the shopping for you. It’s a revolution in your kitchen!
With HelloFresh you save time, discover amazing food and provide a healthy diet to the people you love most. Say goodbye to fast food and ready meals heated up at the end of a busy day. Say hello to delicious home-cooked meals using fresh ingredients.
Our recipes are created by world-class chefs who ensure that your meals are delicious and easy to prepare within 30 minutes. You don’t need fancy kitchen equipment and our beautiful step-by-step photo instructions will change the way you think about cooking!