You still don’t have to worry about supper until it’s time to cook! No grocery shopping, no meal planning. Just a few clicks, and everything your need to cook a healthy meal is delivered to your door. You get to have our cake and eat it too! (Although there hasn’t actually been a cake-for-supper recipe yet, you never know what’s coming next …)
Meal Kits in Canada, 2021 Comparison
Welcome to Meal Kits Canada, where we review and compare the wide array of meal kit companies and services that are available throughout Canada.
Our intent is to help our readers discover the top Canadian meal kit, based on their own requirements, limitations, needs and preferences. Our expert team makes sure that all the important parameters are taken into account: taste and freshness, diversity, pricing, ease of cooking, clarity of recipe directions, reputation and credibility or in nutshell- value for money. We put particular emphasis on customer reviews, as no company could claim it is the best meal kit company in Canada for 2021 without highly glorifying reviews.
We try to make sure our meal kit reviews are coherent, easy to read and up to date, but if you have found any error or feel like certain information is missing please contact us.
Meal Kit Review Methodology
Our goal is not to create plain, dull, and uninteresting meal kit reviews like some of our competitors do. Instead, we aspire to provide our readers with a valid comparison tool that would help you select the best meal kit provider in each area (and our site is auto-responsive and only shows relevant companies based on the user’s IP address). For each company, we have created a rating that is objectively based on the following categories: Company Reputation, Plans and Meals, Delivery and Flexibility, and Support and Usability.
The leading three meal kit companies in Canada include Hellofresh, Chefs Plate, and GoodFood.
In order to create these meal kit company reviews, we collected data from the company website as well as customer reviews from the consumer reporting sites. In addition, we’ve ordered, cooked, and enjoyed the meal kits sent out by these three companies for several months to create our own impression. For some of the smaller and more regional meal kit services in Canada, we’ve had to rely on the experiences of our family and/or friends who live in those areas.
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|Plans and Meals||9|
|Delivery and Flexibility||12|
|Support and Usability||6|
Compare the top 10 rated meal kits companies
|Company||Rating||Covered Provinces||Dishes in menu||Price / serving||MKC Promo|
$9.69 ‐ $11.49
|Chefs Plate Review|
$7.74 ‐ $8.99
|Fresh Prep Review|
$10.00 ‐ $12.25
$9.28 ‐ $14.84
$10.33 ‐ $14.67
|Fresh City Farms Review|
$9.75 ‐ $12.25
|Cook It Review|
$8.88 ‐ $11.50
|Miss Fresh Review|
$8.75 ‐ $11.17
|Rooted Meal Prep Review|
$12.08 ‐ $14.16
$6.99 ‐ $6.99
$4.99 ‐ $14.99
|Home Chef Review|
$6.99 ‐ $9.00
|Blue Apron Review|
$7.49 ‐ $9.99
$10.00 ‐ $13.34
|Longo’s Meal Kits Review|
$8.00 ‐ $20.00
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AB, BC, MB, NB, NS, ON, PE, SK
AB, BC, MB, NB, NS, ON, PE, QC, SK
NB, NS, ON, PE, QC
BC, NS, ON, QC
AB, BC, MB, NB, NS, ON, PE, QC, SK
Who Are We?
Meal Kits Canada site was founded by Kyle Prevost and his wife. They started by ordering meal kits from one company in Toronto and really liked them. Later, they tried more meal kit delivery services and eventually decided to make a site where they would review the meal kits and share their experiences with fellow Canadians.
Fast forward some years later—the Prevost family decided not only to expand their reviews to all the meal kit services in Canada but also to implement a more scientific approach to meal kit reviews in addition to their personal experiences. The majority of personal experiences on this site are written by Mr. or Mrs. Prevost themselves.
Today, Kyle Prevost does no longer have an active role in the site nor owns it; we are a team of researchers who collect and analyze data about meal kit services. We order and cook meal kits from different companies, compare and rate them, and present our findings in a way that even novices could understand.Click here to read more about us and contact us
My Top 10 Reasons to Try Meal Kits
Because meal kits such as those put out by meal kit providers like HelloFresh, Chefs Plate, and Goodfood have eased the stress of dinner time in our Meal Kits Canada family so much, we thought that we would share our revelation with the rest of Canada, and provide a place to compare all of Canada’s meal kit services.
The vast majority of our meal kit reviews are done on a firsthand basis. While our team members have personally subscribed to Canada’s largest food box services, there is a limit (even for us!) to what we can order each week, partially due to our location. Since there are several regional Canadian meal kit providers that can only deliver to parts of the country we don’t live in, we’ve done our best to track down trustworthy friends in each area who will detail their firsthand experiences for us. As we are able to try more companies, we will post more information and add more meal prep services to our comparison.
Meal Kits for Special Diets
For those customers that follow special diets, have specific food preferences, or watch their weight, some meal kit companies create menus that consider these cases. Below we reviewed various diets and meal preferences and grouped the companies according to the types of meal kits they offer.
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Vis a Vis
We took the best meal kits in Canada and compared them to each other. The idea is not to give anyone a definite answer on which meal kit delivery service is better and which is worse, but rather to highlight the similarities and differences between companies as well as their unique features. For example, one company may offer a low carb plan, while the other has a big variety of vegetarian options. With our Vis a Vis meal kit comparison pages, anyone can become an expert in this space in a matter of minutes.
We compare ChefsPlate vs. GoodFood to see which one of these meal kit delivery companies offers more – which company has better meal selection? which company is more budget oriented?Chefs Plate vs Good Food
We compare HelloFresh vs. GoodFood to see if size matters, and whether global giant HelloFesh puts something on the table that smaller, local, GoodFood, can’t.HelloFresh Vs GoodFood
This Chefs Plate vs. HelloFresh comparison explained the differences between the two companies which are owned by the same parent company.Chefs Plate vs. HelloFresh
Fresh Prep is small company only available in the Vancouver Area. HelloFresh is a Goliath which is available in most areas in the world. How do the two companies compare and which should you choose in Vancouver is what we try to address.Fresh Prep vs. Hello Fresh
Frequently Asked Questions:
There are several large meal kit delivery companies that operate in Canada. Companies on our list offer many options to cover all your needs, and yes, some plans can seem pretty similar.
In order to decide what the meal kit subscription for any person, he/she should pay attention, among other things, to variates of meals and ingredients in a box—special dietary options (gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, etc.), frequency of delivery, number of eaters, and customization options. All of this information is readily available on the provider’s site and although we cover it extensively, it’s best to double check and particularly if that person has strict dietary requirements.
The best subscription boxes for you will have the meals that you like, as many as you like per week. Hopefully, you have multiple food delivery services in your area and can pick the one that fits your needs, such as weight loss, best.
The answer is a resounding “no.” Meal delivery in Canada varies by the city and by the region. Read our meal kit delivery guide to learn about availability. We have already created small, local guides for food delivery service in specific regions like Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Calgary, and Edmonton, even Winnipeg
The majority of meal kit delivery services do not charge any additional fees. Everything is included in the price of your subscription boxes. In rare cases, a food delivery charge up to $9 is added to that price.
You do not have to be home to get your food delivery. The “rules” for your food subscription boxes are basically the same as for a couriered package of any kind. It’s obviously easiest if you are home (and some meal kit companies will actually text you your delivery time) to accept the package. Otherwise, it will be left on your front step, back step, or porch.
If you live in a condo or apartment, it will likely be left with your mail management system.
If you’re quite nervous about having your meal kit left out where someone could be tempted to try it for themselves, we recommend having it mailed directly to your workplace or making friends with a local business that is on your daily commute.
The insulated meal kit boxes are truly smell-proof, and there is very little risk of thawing. The engineering principles behind these cooled boxes are sound! Most food delivery service companies will work with you to find a solution as well.
It is highly recommended to refrigerate your food delivery boxes as soon as possible. However, as we tested different subscription boxes, we noticed that your home-fresh foods can sit on your doorstep for quite some time in summer and still be frozen. All the food delivery service companies that bring fresh meals to your door package them carefully.
The Big Three meal kit companies all include a lot of vegetarian options that would be your best bet if you want to go with healthy meals. Some niche regional companies such as Fresh City also offer a little more choice in the paleo/organic realm. However, keto, paleo, kosher, halal, and gluten-free meal delivery is not available at the moment.
Yes, some companies have plans for vegetarians, while others have a choice of individual dishes for vegetarians and vegans.
A meal plan is a standard subscription option provided by a company to cover the most common requirements. There are vegetarian, low-carb, and family-friendly plans. Usually, meal plan subscriptions can be customized.
You can choose from 10-20 dishes per week, depending on the company. HelloFresh menu has 22 dishes, and the GoodFood menu has three to 12 dishes.
The meal kit portion size may vary based on the caloric intake. For example, if we take HelloFresh’s portion size, some vegetarian options may look bigger because they need more mass to maintain the same caloric intake as the meat options. In any case, the portion size is big enough for an average person, and the caloric intake is maintained consistently throughout the meal kits.
Yes! The vast majority of the meals are straightforward to cook. Even if you are completely new to cooking, the illustrated “how-to” instructions that accompany each recipe will guide you to the successful result if you follow them carefully.
The predicted cooking time varies from 15 minutes for easy meals to 40+ min for more complicated ones. The time that you spend cooking will also depend on your experience. In case you are new to the kitchen, add approximately 20% more to the predicted time.
Canada’s Best Meal Kits Service Area
Canada is known as a country with an excess of land, which is great, but it causes certain logistic difficulties to the meal kit delivery services. There is only 3 companies that offersdelivery almost anywhere in Canada. Other companies limit meal kit delivery areas to certain provinces or even certain cities.
For example, Toronto residents can enjoy meal kits from Hello Fresh, Goodfood, Chefs Plate, and Miss Fresh, in addition to several regional companies, while residents of Winnipeg, Regina, and Saskatoon can only enjoy meal kits from the Big Three companies with no local competitors. Visit our Meal Kit Delivery page and enter your zip code to find out more about the best meal kit service in your area.Meal Kits Deliveries by Areas in Canada
Hello Fresh, Goodfood, Chefs Plate, and Fresh City Farms, in addition to several regional companies!
The “Big 3” + two smaller local meal kit delivery firms: Rooted and Spud
All meal kits companies in Canada are available
Eat Your Cake, Fresh Prep, FUUD, 2 Guys With Knives and The Good Stuff.
Offering the Big 3 companies with no local competitors in Halifax, Newfoundland, and the Maritimes.
To top 3 companies are available together with ZestyKits available partially in the region.
Understanding the Ins and Outs of Meal Kits in 2021
Learn more about the best home delivery meal kits in our articles below:
- Posted: April 6, 2020
Meal Kits During Coronavirus Times
Since Coronavirus is highly contagious, the best you can do to avoid it is to stay at home as much as possible. Why go to a restaurant or grocery shopping if you can order one of the best meal delivery kits? It will include all the groceries that you need for several meals plus the easy-to-follow instructions on how to cook a restaurant-quality gourmet meal. You can entertain yourself while cooking or learn a new skill!read more
- Posted: April 6, 2020
Are Meal Kits Greener—Creating Less Waste and Emissions?
Like many developed countries, Canada produces a lot of waste, including food waste. Do meal kit delivery services offer us a greener option? Read about the study by Brent Heard and his colleges at the University of Michigan, which compared meal kit delivery to grocery shopping in terms of greenhouse gas emissions and food waste.read more
- Posted: April 6, 2020
Will Your Health Be Determined by Your Genetics?
What has more influence on your health—nature or nurture? Is food important to your health? Can you prevent diseases by modifying your diet? Which food is best for your genetics? Find our answers to these and other food- and health-related questions in this article.read more
- Posted: April 6, 2020
The Importance of Fresh Foods vs. Canned and Frozen Food
How does processed and preserved food compare to fresh food? Which option is the best for you and your family? Read this article to learn more about canned, frozen, and processed food and how it compares to whole, fresh food.read more
- Posted: April 6, 2020
Will Walmart or Amazon Start a Meal Kit Service in Canada?
The meal kit service industry is growing rapidly in Canada. As more and more Canadians realize the convenience and benefits of ordering the best home delivery meal kits, more and more companies will emerge on the market. Will Amazon or Walmart start a meal delivery service? Are they going to be deal-breakers? Read our article to find out.read more
- Posted: April 6, 2020
How Much Do Meal Kits Cost in Canada?
Ordering a meal delivery kit sounds like a great idea, but many people worry whether it will fit their budget and whether it’s worth the price. We have compared the prices in the Big Three meal kit delivery services and looked at how they compared to the cost of grocery shopping and restaurant food. Read this article to find out the results.read more
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