HelloFresh Review

It’s not the first time that I try a meal delivery service, for several reasons – it saves me time not having to do grocery shopping and it makes us try different meals at home.

So this time I decided to try Hello Fresh and after a lot of compliments from family, friends and family on social media about the delicious look of my latest meal photos on social media, I decided it was about time to write a review and answer all your questions.


Trying new recipes is one of my favourite hobbies and Hello Fresh puts together the meal plan and mail you the recipes with all the ingredients, so it makes it very easy!

They have 3 plans to choose from. The Classic, Veggie, and Family Plan. I chose the Classic meal plan, where you can choose between 2 and 4 people and receive 3, 4, or 5 meals. The price is going to change depending on which you choose.

Hello Fresh creates the recipes, compiles all the ingredients, and delivers to your door. All you have to do is cook it. And the great thing is that the recipes are classic but at the same time you get introduced to new foods.

Also, you can pause delivery whenever you want. So you can schedule Hello Fresh for busy times when you don’t have time to plan out dinner or go to the grocery store.

So here are the meals I’ve tried:

Balsamic Steak with Red cabbage and Potato Wedges


It’s difficult to find this great quality steak at a supermarket! I also loved the potato wedges with the rosemary leaves – perfect touch! Rated 4 stars, just because I’m not a fan of Red cabbage.

Mexican Chicken with Roasted Peppers and Homemade Refried Beans




I’m a big fan of Mexican food so I need to rate this meal with 5 stars! Especially because of the mixed beans with chilli, amazingly delicious!

Thai Pork Stir-Fry with Green Beans, Holy Basil and Rice


Just so you can have an idea, my sister hates spicy food but this was her favourite meal on the box. Once again the meat was a very good quality one and all the ingredients were fresh, which makes a huge difference when it comes to taste. I have to rate this meal with 5 stars too.

Bacon & Butternut Risotto with Chilli and Cheese


This recipe took us quite a long time to put together, but it was also because it was our first time doing a risotto and the preparation of a good risotto is quite an art! I can proudly say that we mastered that art! It was a delicious risotto and the butternut cubes gave it a fresh and different flavour. Because of being time-consuming I would say 4 stars for this meal.

Creamy Linguine with King Prawns and Serrano Ham


It’s not easy to find good quality seafood, so once I saw this recipe on the website I knew I had to give it a try. Linguine is one of my favourite pastas and it came out delicious! The only thing I would’ve changed is the amount of creme-fraiche, I’m not a big fan and for that I have to give it 4 stars.

Mushroom Tagliatelle with Stroganoff Sauce and Broccoli


Everyone needs to try this amazing sauce: Ketchup, paprika, water, a squeeze of lemon juice, a pinch of lemon zest and Worcester sauce. It’s amazing and I saved a little bit to use with other meals, that’s how much of a fan I became of this specific meal, so I have to give it 5 stars!

You can have £20 off your first box by using my link: here.

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Hippopotamus Restaurant|Paris

This year I decided to treat my sister with a weekend in Paris for her birthday and let her choose the entire itinerary.


Hippopotamus is one of her favourite restaurants in France and the main reason: chèvre chaud.


After spending the morning walking around Paris with 3 degrees, we decided it was time to have a delicious lunch so we headed to Boulevard des Capucines and visited Hippopotamus.


The food was excellent, the prices appropriate and the service was great until I decided to pay the bill in coins (I had to get read of that weight on my purse), and the server got extremely upset because she had to actually count them. Guess who didn’t get tipped.


But it was great to visit this restaurant again, since it was one of our most frequented places when we lived in Paris.



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Korean flavour| Kimchee Restaurant

My sister is the biggest fan of Korean culture I’ve ever met and when my bestfriend came to visit us in London, we decided to go out for dinner, and guess where we ended up going? Kimchee Restaurant.


Kimchee is a new, contemporary Korean restaurant just a stone’s throw from King’s Cross and St. Pancras Stations, in Pancras Square. And good thing I made a reservation because there weren’t much tables available.


I’ve tasted Korean food for the first time a few months ago and quickly I realised that you can never go wrong when going for Korean food. It is simply delicious.


Here are our orders: Chicken Bibim Raw Egg, Tofu Bibim, Beef Bibim and Kimchee Jjigae.




We left the restaurant planning when we could visit it again soon, so I guess that says a lot!


I’m also planning a trip to Korea, Seoul to be exact. So if we have any suggestions, please leave them in a comment below.


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