Holiday Giftguide + GIVEAWAY: HelloFresh!

December 07, 2012 By: Serena

Welcome to Day 2 of the Big Apple Nosh 2012 Holiday Gift Guide + Giveaway!  Today I’m excited to share my second gift guide item with you – HelloFreshHelloFresh is a grocery delivery service specifically geared towards healthy cooking at home.  Each week, HelloFresh customers get a box chock full of fresh ingredients  AND recipe cards – enough to make three meals for two.  These recipes are meant for the busy professional – each takes less than 30 minutes to prepare, and are specially formulated by chefs working out of the kitchen at Aquavit (yum!).

I was really intrigued by the HelloFresh concept; it allows me to cook (which, ahem, I LOVE to do!) even when I don’t have time to shop for fresh ingredients after a long day at work.  Calorie counts are listed on each recipe card, and the meals are wholesome and healthy.  Additionally, the ingredients are all portioned out for you, making it even easier for you to get right to the cooking.  All the fun and minimal prep, sounds good to me!

HelloFresh provided me a with a box to review – when it arrived, the ingredients were clearly labeled by recipe and kept cool by ice packs:

The recipes for my week were Turkey Burgers with Sriracha Mayo, Smoked Paprika Chicken with Avocado and Barley Salad, and Spicy Shrimp Linguine with Chili and Sundried Tomatoes.


True to name, the ingredients were super fresh – the produce was beautiful and vibrant; the avocados were perfectly ripe, the tomatoes unbruised.  Over the course of a week, I made each of the three recipes and because each recipe served two, I not only had dinner but leftovers for lunch the next day.  Each of the recipes was fantastic – although if I had to choose a favorite, it would be the spicy shrimp linguine (ingredients in the first photo):

HelloFresh is fantastic for those who want to cook but just don’t have the time to prep and shop – all of that is done for you.  The recipes change every week and are also great ways to learn how to use unfamiliar spices and love them! The company now delivers to the entire East Coast and then some (see this map for delivery areas) and are quickly working on expanding their delivery area.  They are also quite active on their Facebook and twitter accounts – it was fun to see so many different people all preparing the same meal and how creative they got with it!

But don’t take my word for it – enter to win a HelloFresh box for yourself!  If you don’t live in the delivery area, you can still enter and gift the box to someone who does 🙂

For your chance to win, enter via the Rafflecopter widget below.  This 52 second video provides a tutorial on how to enter a giveaway for Rafflecopter newbies! There are 6 methods of entry, with the first method (commenting on this blog post) being mandatory and the rest just extra gravy!

Who will WIN?

a Rafflecopter giveaway

AND just for Big Apple Nosh readers, use the coupon code HF-bigapplenosh for 30% off your first box.  The code is valid until the end of December, so get those orders for yourself or as a gift to a friend before the end of the year! Good luck, and let me know how you enjoy HelloFresh!


Previous Holiday Giftguide 2012 Posts:

Note: Product for review and giveaway provided by HelloFresh, opinions are my own.

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38 Comments to “Holiday Giftguide + GIVEAWAY: HelloFresh!”

  1. I love this! I love cooking but thinking of a recipe, buying the ingredients, AND prep is a lot for a weeknight. Thanks for the coupon code! Will definitely have to try Hello Fresh this month between the unhealthy eating at holiday parties!

  2. Nicole H. says:

    Since I started training for my first 1/2 marathon I’ve been totally slacking when it comes to planning meals. My husband would love to have something for dinner other than salads and sandwiches during the week!

  3. What an awesome giveaway! And yes, I would totally use this for myself! Crossing my fingers that I’ll win (esp since it’s my bday!)…

  4. Sounds so fun! I would love to try it.

  5. They don’t serve our area but, I bet my SIL and Brother would love this!! They’re in Seattle, so I’m sure they cater to that market.

  6. This sounds awesome! I’d keep this for myself! My husband and I are trying to cook more at home, so this would be fun to try out. 🙂

  7. What an awesome service! I would definitely try this box out myself. Thanks for the coupon code, too!

  8. Oh heck yes! This sounds amazing and something that I would totally do if I lived on the East Coast (the shopping and sectioning and wondering what to do with lots of leftover ingredients kills me!). Since I don’t then I would totally send it to my bestie, a foodie and working woman in Philly!

  9. I would be tempted to keep this myself, but might consider gifting it to my in-laws!

  10. This is so awesome! I totally want to try this. And I think I know who this might be a great holiday gift for as well!

  11. Oh my gosh, this sounds like the perfect service for me! I’m constantly lamenting on how I wish I could make such and such but don’t have time to pick up fresh produce & ingredients after work. And quick & easy is an extra plus!! I hope to win!

  12. Sounds awesome! Would love to use this for the husband and I in our new house 🙂

  13. This is so cool! I would definitely keep this one for myself. 🙂

  14. I am seriously considering this for after the baby (if they expand to CA by then 🙂 ). For now I’m going to enter for my friend Paige. She would so appreciate this and it would be a fun surprise!

  15. I would probably keep this for myself … it would be great for after work.

  16. Not going to lie – I’d be keeping this for myself! I LOVE this concept, and the recipes they sent ingredient for sound really tasty!

  17. Looks delish!

  18. Great concept for someone cooking challenged like me!

  19. Wow, this is an awesome concept. I have a subscription box problem as I love the element of surprise but this takes it to a whole new level.

  20. This is the neatest idea.

  21. For someone with a crazy long commute, the last thing I want to think about is buying, prepping and cooking all of my ingredients at the end of the day. This is such an awesome idea!

  22. Oh and I totally didn’t answer the question, but I think it’s a given that I would keep this for myself! 😉

  23. If I won I would give this to my husband and I! We are always working late and never have time to cook a decent healthy meal. This would really help us out!

  24. Amanda Lindell says:

    I would love to surprise my hubby with some fresh meals!

  25. Oh, wow: What a smart concept! I’d love to give that a try.

  26. Would love to try this and would keep it to use at home.

  27. Cool! I’d gift this to my parents!

    Chic ‘n Cheap Living

  28. I would keep it for myself, but I would use it to make a dinner for my fiance: he loves when I cook for him (I would give it to him, but he’s not the best cook–he burns water!)

  29. omg, this looks amazing. I can’t believe something like this exists!

  30. Omg, this sounds AMAZING!!! I wish I had known about Hello Fresh when I first went on bedrest!

  31. ooh would love to try this!

  32. I would LOVE this…for myself and my husband!!!

  33. This sounds awesome. I’d love to win this 😉

  34. I was going to say myself, but actually I think I’d gift it to my mom. She never eats well enough. Cool service!

  35. Oh wow, this looks so delicious, Serena! I’ve never been to a Whole Foods before but this definitely makes me want to!!

  36. Holy Toldeo, so glad I clicked on this site first!

  37. Congratulations on your first day! I know that this will be an extraordinary experience and we can’t wait to make the journey with you. Except for the practical exams and knife-sharpening adventures….


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