How HelloFresh Works
Unlike other meal delivery services for seniors, HelloFresh delivers what they call “meal kits.” As the name implies, these meal kits include everything one needs to create a meal. For example, if you select chicken parmesan as a meal choice, your kit will include all of the pre-measured ingredients you need to prep this meal, including chicken breasts, bread crumbs, sauces, pasta, and even spices.
The benefit of this service is that it allows you to enjoy the act of cooking without having to plan a recipe and look for all of the correct items at the grocery store. Additionally, since HelloFresh pre-measures all of the ingredients, you won’t have to worry about unused ingredients that end up going to waste.
To sign up for HelloFresh, you can start by visiting their website. There, you'll be able to choose from their six available plans:
- meat & veggies
- veggie only
- quick & easy
- fit & friendly
After entering your financial and shipping information, you’ll pick your first week of meals and wait for delivery. Deliveries come in recyclable packages and include dry ice packs to keep perishables cool in case you aren’t home.
Prices for HelloFresh vary depending on the amount of food you buy, as well as the number of people you’re buying for. The least amount of food you can order is two recipes per week for two people, a total of four servings at $29.95.
Unless you increase your meals or people served, this will be your weekly bill until you pause or cancel. Their most popular option, six servings a week, comes to $39.95. This amounts to about $6.66 per meal, far cheaper than the average restaurant.
You will, however, have to factor in shipping costs, which will vary both by location and the amount of food you order. HelloFresh often initially offers free shipping, but this tends to expire after the first couple of weeks.