Hello Fellow Hungry People,

My name is Kyle Prevost  I’m the guy voted least likely to ever have a website related to cooking in his high school yearbook! Truth be told, I’ve always enjoyed the eating aspect of food, much more than the whole cooking thing. While meal kits haven’t made me into a 5-star chef, they have allowed me (a rookie’s rookie in the kitchen) to make a wide variety of fresh, delicious, nutritious meals in only 30 minutes!

If you’ve ever Googled something about RRSPs or TFSAs, you might recognize me as one of the founders behind the Young and Thrifty website, or as an occasional contributor to finance-related programming on the CBC.  As a high school business teacher, I’m quite at home when discussing budgets and interest rates… and let’s just say there’s a good reason why I’ve never been asked to teach a foods/home economics course before!

When my wife and I decided to try meal kits for the first time, we were looking for a solution to our dinner time dilemma. The essential problem was that my wife was a great cook, and I was not. While I contributed to the household chore chart in a lot of other areas, and was willing to help during the actual meal preparation, I was very reluctant to take responsibility for planning a meal, shopping for ingredients, or do anything outside of my comfort zone. As a result, my wife would understandably mention from time to time, that it would be nice to have some help in the dinner department, and that she felt the pressure of having to cook every night forced her to overuse her “go-to recipes”.

Meal kits have not only delivered dozens of excellent meals to our literal doorstep. They have also taught me the finer points of cooking certain types of food, and really helped my ever-evolving quest to eat better.

After our meal kit epiphany, I decided to create a resource that explained what meal kits were, and compared the options available throughout Canada.  Part of creating the Ultimate Canadian Meal Kit Guide is that I HAVE had to eat a bunch of delicious food – not because I want to you understand – but in the name of accurate food journalism!  The potential problem, is that as a guy who lives in a little house on the Canadian prairie, I don’t have access to all of Canada’s meal kit options.  As a result, I’m building up a team of reviewers to assist me in the building and updating of the current meal kit scene from coast-to-coast-to-coast.  Check out our Hello Fresh Review (my wife and I’s personal favourite food box subscription), Chef’s Plate Review, and Goodfood Review for a look at the top three meal kit companies in Canada today.

Our goal statement is simple: We want to help Canadians make informed choices on the best meal kits for their taste buds, their wallets, and their precious time.

Any questions?  Drop me a line at {my first name}@mealkitscanada.ca and share your stories with me!

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Catherine Gelowsky
Catherine Gelowsky
4 months ago

Does your Company deliver to Ottawa? Do you have Keto or Low Carb meals?

Alon
Alon
4 months ago

We don’t deliver meal kits but you can find the best options for your own zip code using our tool – meal kit finder – here.

Angela Chen
Angela Chen
3 months ago

I don’t seem to see the contact information for Kyle Provost – so I hope to share my experience with you about Good Food_ this company has a phone number listed but really it’s only an online contact available. This is an issue for seniors who may be computer iliterate. So as a dietitian I cannot be recommending this company to my patients.

Alon
Alon
3 months ago
Reply to  Angela Chen

Angela, thank you for sharing. The site’s staff, including Kyle, come from a Fintech background. We are HUGE believers in moving away from telephone sales to a fully automated process. We do realise there are people who are computer illiterate but this is just where this world is progressing. I think GoodFood are able to offer such a relatively good price for a meal consisting of fresh ingredients by having less overhead costs (as a result of an all-online service). Curious to hear further thoughts on this and thank you.

Natasha Cass
Natasha Cass
3 months ago

It would be great if you could take environmental impact into consideration in your reviews. I’ve noted, with Good Food at least, that their claims are false. They do not pick up boxes, and the components are not all recyclable in Ontario. It is 2020 — they should figure this out!

Lucrezia
Lucrezia
20 days ago

Thanks for the reviews. I noticed that you say delivery is free for most companies, so I thought you might want to update that Hello Fresh is charging $9.99 for delivery (I live in New Westminster). The boxes are coming in at $79.98, so with the delivery it is costing $14.99 per meal.