Meal Kits in Canada in 2021

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 delivery service in Canada for 2021 without highly glorifying reviews.

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Canada’s Best Meal Kits - December 3rd, 2021

#1
Overall rating 98.2%
Chefs Plate Review
Plans for
  • Picky eaters
  • Novice cooks
  • Calorie watchers
  • Busy people
Price range/ week
$46 ‐ $144
$21 ‐ $65
Pros and cons
  • Budget-friendly
  • Wide variety of meals
  • Ability to easily skip any week you choose
  • Delivery to almost anywhere
#2
Overall rating 94.2%
HelloFresh Review
Plans for
  • Families
  • Vegetarians
  • Picky eaters
  • Couples
Price range/ week
$79 ‐ $165
$24 ‐ $110
Pros and cons
  • Wide delivery service area
  • Easily skip weeks as needed
  • Large variety of meals
  • Calorie info provided
#3
Overall rating 90.1%
Cook It Review
Plans for
  • Families
  • Picky eaters
  • Novice cooks
  • Couples
Price range/ week
$67 ‐ $241
$40 ‐ $145
Pros and cons
  • Vegetarian menus available
  • Large selection of meals each week
  • No-commitment subscription
  • Easy cancellation
#4
Overall rating 75.3%
GoodFood Review
Plans for
  • Families
  • Vegetarians
  • Picky eaters
  • Novice cooks
Price range/ week
$59 ‐ $205
Pros and cons
  • Delivery to home or office
  • Skip a week if needed
  • Low rating on Google
  • Delivery delays reported
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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, Meal Delivery Quality and Flexibility, and Company Support and Usability.

As much as the meal kit market has grown over the past 2 years as a result of the global pandemic (which turned meal kits into a familiar household item), the best known meal kit companies in Canada still consist of the three companies that has dominated the market since 2018: Hellofresh, Chefs Plate, and GoodFood, which are the only three meal kit delivery companies who service most of Canada. We have covered the above companies thoroughly, and made sure to review every smaller competitor as well.

In order to create our meal kit company reviews, we collected data from the company websites as well as customer reviews from consumer reporting sites. In addition, we’ve ordered, cooked, and enjoyed the meal kits sent out by a variety of similar 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. More than anything we have made a real effort at becoming industry experts covering every bit of the meal kit delivery industry.

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Meal Kit Delivery Availability in Canada

Unfortunately, and due to the fact Canada is a vast country, there are only a few meal kit delivery services who serve each and every region. In fact, it’s only the global leader in Meal Kits – HelloFresh who boasts a REAL national coverage, with the other two large Canadian companies in this space, Chefs Plate and GoodFood, covering most of Canada. Other medium-sized meal delivery services are available only on a regional basis – Cook It in Quebec and Ontario, FreshPrep in Alberta and British Columbia, and so forth.

Luckily for you – our reader, we have done all the necessary legwork to make sure you are not forced to do trial and error in regards to finding the best meal kit delivery service to your location. All our top-lists showing the best (recommended) meal kit companies are geo-targeted, meaning, the companies appearing on such lists could service your location. Our system is quite good at identifying your location based on your IP address and based on our testing it works approximately 99% of the time. If you want to read about the local meal kit scenes in Canada right now and see the complete selection per area have a look at our regional guides below:

Toronto Meal Kits Review 2021

Hello Fresh, Goodfood, Chefs Plate, and Fresh City Farms, in addition to several regional companies!

Calgary and Edmonton Meal Kits Review 2021

The “Big 3” + two smaller local meal kit delivery firms: Rooted and Spud

Montreal and Quebec Meal Kits Review 2021

All meal kits companies in Canada are available

Vancouver Meal Kits Reviews 2021

Eat Your Cake, Fresh Prep, FUUD, 2 Guys With Knives and The Good Stuff.

Halifax and the Maritimes Meal Kits Reviews 2021

Offering the Big 3 companies with no local competitors in Halifax, Newfoundland, and the Maritimes.

Winnipeg, Regina, and Saskatoon Meal Kits Reviews 2021

To top 3 companies are available together with ZestyKits available partially in the region.

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.

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My Top 10 Reasons to Try Meal Kits

  • Your first order comes at a price cheaper than groceries!
  • New ideas and tasty recipes to spice up your supper menu rotation.
  • ZERO stress about planning meals or grocery shopping!
  • Instant healthy eating that doesn’t sacrifice taste.
  • Simply skip any weeks that you’re away or would rather do your own thing.
  • No food waste to feel guilty about or depress us when we open our fridge.
  • Delivery right to your door—no dealing with lines or parking lots!
  • Easy-to-follow recipes and instructions that even a rookie (like yours truly) can master.
  • Less spending on restaurants and spoiled food means more cash in your pocket.
  • More time to relax and spend with family > more time cooking from scratch.
The best part?

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 …)

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.

Video Meal Kit Reviews

Meal Kit Coupons in Canada 2021

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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. 

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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
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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
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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
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Fresh Prep is a small company only available in British Columbia and Alberta. HelloFresh is a Goliath which is available in most areas of the world. In this article, we address how the two companies compare and which you should choose if you live in Alberta or British Columbia.

Fresh Prep vs. Hello Fresh

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the difference between companies? How can I choose the best one?

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. 

Which subscription box is the best?
Do all of the meal kit companies deliver anywhere in Canada?
Is there a delivery charge?
Do I have to be home to get my meal kit delivery? What if I’m not home—am I out of luck?
How long will the meal kit stay cold on my doorstep and fresh in my fridge?
Do you have Keto, Paleo, Gluten-free, Halal, and Kosher options?
Are there any offers for vegetarians and vegans?
What is a meal plan?
How many dishes are on the company menu?
How big are the meal kit portions?
Are meals easy to cook?
What is the cooking time?

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!

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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Our Mission

MealKitsCanada.ca is a personalized Canadian meal kit review and comparison platform that helps you discover your next favorite meal kit delivery company in just a few clicks. You can learn all the details about the company’s reputation, meal plans, menus, pricing, and more. Whenever we refer to the best meal kit companies or assign a rating to any company it represent our editorial opinion only. 

Affiliate Disclosure: We do feature affiliate links on this website. These affiliate links allow us to earn commissions and to keep producing useful meal kit reviews—without subjecting readers to endlessly-annoying pop-up and banner ads.

Message to our readers: If you’ve tried one of Canada’s meal kit delivery services, we’d love to hear from you. Send us your meal kit review and share your thoughts! Our “best meal kit in Canada” rating is dynamic, and we continue to record data and opinions from coast-to-coast in order to enhance the quality and depth of MealKitsCanada.

Site Disclaimer: Do not use nutritional information and recommendations on this website if you suffer from a serious condition. Some of the links on this website are referral links. We get paid to refer clients to certain companies (but our rating is ours, and you cannot pay to be listed higher).
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