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Cook It Canada Review 2021

Are you are too busy to do grocery shopping and meal planning? A Montreal-based meal kit delivery company called Cook It might have a solution for you. Whether you live alone, with a partner, or have little picky eaters in your family, Cook It will tailor their subscription boxes to your needs. Their recipes are simple and not too spicy, and easy to cook.

No time for cooking? No problem! You can choose from Cook It ready-to-eat options, heat them up in your microwave, and have your meal ready in minutes!

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Plans for
  • Families
  • Vegetarians
  • Picky eaters
  • Novice cooks
  • Busy people
  • Singles
Price ranges
$64.02 - $151.04 / week
$8.88 - $11.50 / serving
Pros and Cons
  • Omnivore and vegetarian menus
  • Large selection of meals each week
  • No-commitment subscription
  • Easy cancellation
  • Limited delivery area
  • No allergy information
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Cook It: Editorial Notes

Who would enjoy Cook It meal kits? The company developed subscription plans with kid-approved meals for families that include little picky eaters, meals for busy people who have little to no time to cook, meals for novice cooks with easy-to-follow instructions, and meals for vegetarians and omnivores. All you need to do is select the recipes for the week in any combination, and all of the ingredients and cooking instructions will be delivered to your door. The prices range from $7.20 to $9.78 per serving, which is comparable or even slightly cheaper than the prices of such competitors as HelloFresh or Fresh City Farms.

CoVID-19 Safety Measures

  • Food safety checks
  • Food suppliers monitored
  • Employee health checks
  • Local produce – fewer people involved
  • Extra health and safety measures
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Cook It: Credibility and Reputation

One of the most popular companies in the Canadian market today, Cook It was established in 2014 in Montreal. It was the first ready-to-cook company in Canada! It was also the first company to develop an environmentally-friendly version of the traditional meal kit. In December 2019, Cook It expanded by acquiring its Quebec-based competitor Miss Fresh

Currently, Cook It meal kits are available to residents of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec, serving thousands of Canadian households. Every Cook It box includes fresh local ingredients, the recipe cards that you’ve chosen, and a surprise to make your meal kit experience even more fun!

Every Cook It box is 100% reusable and recyclable. Besides, ordering Cook it boxes might reduce the carbon footprint since the number of customers who drive to grocery stores will be reduced.

Established in2014
Registered inQuebec
CEOJudith Fetzer
Clients in Canada-
BBB gradeNR
Independent rating
(Google)

Cook It Menus

Unlike other meal kit delivery companies that offer a variety of pre-set plans for different groups of customers, Cook It offers only two menus: Regular and Vegetarian. For each menu, there are 14-16 recipes each week to choose from. You can choose from three to seven meals per week and 2-4 servings per meal. Each serving is enough for one adult or two children under 13.

Prices per serving vary depending on how many servings you decide to order each week. The more you order, the cheaper each serving gets since less packaging and delivery logistics are involved. All the packaging used by Cook It is reusable and recyclable.




Recipes per week
Number of people
Regular menu
Vegetarian menu
Price per serving
$11.50 $10.75 $10.30 $11.33 $10.44 $9.83 $10.50 $10.08 $9.44 n/a n/a n/a
$10.83 $10.13 $9.70 $10.67 $9.78 $9.25 $9.88 $9.50 $8.88 n/a n/a n/a
Shipping
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 n/a n/a n/a
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 n/a n/a n/a
Weekly Total
$69.00 $86.00 $103.00 $67.98 $93.96 $117.96 $84.00 $120.96 $151.04 n/a n/a n/a
$64.98 $81.04 $97.00 $64.02 $88.02 $111.00 $79.04 $114.00 $142.08 n/a n/a n/a

The menu looks terrific! There is a variety of meals from various cuisines of the world. For example, you can select Crispi Gnocchi and Mushrooms for your Italian night on Monday, Tzatziki Baked Cod for a Greek night on Wednesday, and Peruvian Chicken with Potatoes for a Friday night. For vegetarians, a mouth-watering Vegetarian Mexican Shepherd's Pie, Crispy Tofu Salad, or Fajita Potato Hash with mushrooms, pepper, guacamole, feta, and tomato. For each recipe, you will see how much time it will take to cook it, whether it is spicy, gluten-free, vegetarian, or family-friendly.

You don't need any special cooking skills to cook the recipes. Just follow the detailed step-by-step instructions on your recipe card, and your dinner will be ready in 30 minutes or less.

Cooking skills neededBasic
Ingredients sourced fromLocal producers
Vegetarian restrictionsSelect with plan
Exlude an ingredient (e.g. pork)Choose by meal
Calorie rangeChoose by meal
Low carb optionsChoose by meal
Allergy restrictionsChoose by meal

Cook It: Terms and Fine Print

Delivery

Delivery areaNB, NS, ON, PE, QC
Home deliveryYes
Work deliveryNo
Must be present for deliveryNo
Delivery windowBetween 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.
Box stays cold for11 hours

Cook It meal kits are delivered everywhere in Quebec, Ontario, and Maritime provinces. You can check whether they deliver to your area by entering your zip code in the ‘check delivery’ tool on the company’s website. For Montreal residents, Cook It offers day deliveries between 9 am and 6 pm or evening deliveries between 6 pm and 10 pm. Outside of Montreal, deliveries take place between 8 am and 8 pm.

You don’t have to be present at the time of delivery, and your signature is not required. In case you are not at home, the driver will leave the box at the door. Cook It boxes are well-insulated and also include several ice packs to keep the products fresh for up to 12 hours.

Flexibility

Switch between plansYes
Minimum subscription length1 week
How to cancel subscriptionYour profile
Extra charge for skipping weekNo
Weekly deadline to cancel/skipUntil midnight every Tuesday
Auto-renewalYes
Personalization optionsNumber of people, Recipes per week

As we compared Cook It terms and conditions to other companies, we can say that Cook It has the most flexible terms on the market. While other companies let you skip a week or two, Cook It allows you to skip your deliveries for up to 8 weeks. You can also add portions to your subscription whenever you like. This is perfect for evenings when you expect friends for dinner. 

Another major difference that makes Cook It stand out of all other meal kit delivery companies is that they don’t require their customers to commit to a plan. You can select meals from either the omnivore or vegetarian menu, and if you forget to make any choices by Tuesday midnight, the company will send you the most popular meals. You can also contact customer service by email or phone by Wednesday at noon to modify your order or delivery. You are free to cancel your subscription at any time with no cancellation fees.

Cook It: Support and Usability

The Cook It team takes pride in their service, so if there is something you need to adjust in your order or there is something you are not happy with, they are always happy to assist. You can reach Cook It customer service by email at info@chefcookit.com, by phone via toll-free numbers listed on their website, or by their social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest.
Online chat
Social media
Downloadable App
Address
279 Sherbrooke West #301, Montréal, QC H2X 1Y2

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is included in the box?
In your Cook It box, you will find the recipes that you’ve chosen and all the necessary ingredients for your meals except for common household goods such as salt, pepper, butter, oil, and vinegar.
Does Cook It offer vegetarian and vegan meals?
How long does it take to cook an average Cook It meal?
Should I be at home to accept the delivery?
Can I skip a delivery?

Cook It: The Bottom Line

Cook It is a well-established meal kit delivery company that offers both ready-to-cook and ready-to-eat kits. No matter if you live alone, with a partner, or in a big family with kids, Cook It has something for everyone. For vegetarians, there is a vegetarian menu with vegan options. For omnivores, there is a great selection of meals from various cuisines of the world. Each week, you have up to 14 recipes to choose from, and you can order up to seven portions of each recipe!

 All the ingredients come in a 100% recyclable and reusable box that can keep the products fresh for up to 12 hours. You don’t need to be present at home when your box arrives; it will be waiting at your door when you return. Cook It subscriptions do not require any commitment and can be canceled at any time.

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Overall rating 83.5%

Updated on Apr 07, 2021
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