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Cook it Canada Meal Kit Review and Special Discount 2024

Cook it Canada is a popular meal kit and ready-made meal delivery company. If you find yourself running out of time for grocery shopping and meal planning, this Montreal-based company might be the solution for you. Whether you live alone, with a partner, or have picky little eaters in your family, you can choose from a wide selection of subscription food boxes to suit your needs. Their meal kit recipes are simple, nutritious, and easy to cook.

No time to cook? No problem! You can choose from ready-to-eat options heat them up in your microwave, and have your meal ready in minutes! Why not take advantage of Cook It promo codes that are available to first-time customers?

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Plans for
  • Families
  • Vegetarians
  • Picky eaters
  • Novice cooks
  • Couples
  • Busy people
Price ranges
$73.02 - $278.88 / week
$8.86 - $13.95 / serving
Pros and Cons
  • Large selection of meals each week
  • No-commitment subscription. Free shipping
  • Both meal-kits and prepared meals available
  • Vegetarian menus available
  • 100% local pantry
  • Available only in ON, QC & the Maritimes
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Cook it Canada: Is it for You?

Who is the intended audience for Cook it meal kits? The company has developed subscription plans with kid-approved meals for bigger families, meals for busy people who have little to no time to cook, meals with easy-to-follow instructions for novice cooks, and meals for people who don’t eat meat. All you need to do is select the recipes you want for that week, then pick how many portions you need of each, and the ingredients and cooking instructions will be delivered to your door. The prices range from $9.08 to $13.16 per serving, which is comparable or even cheaper than the prices of competitors like HelloFresh or Goodfood. Check out our full guide on the cost of meal kits in Canada.

Credibility and Reputation

Established in2014
Registered inQuebec
CEOJudith Fetzer
Clients in Canada35,000
Independent rating

One of the most popular companies on the Canadian meal kit market today, Cook It was established in 2014 in Montreal. This makes it one of the first meal kit companies in Canada. Cook 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, which is no longer in operation as its own brand.

The company was founded by Judith Fetzer, a mother and entrepreneur. Fetzer has prioritized institutional equity by hiring marginalized groups such as refugees and people with intellectual disabilities. Cook It’s positive workplace culture and strong values seem to be paying off. In Leger Marketing’s 2020 WOW study, Cook It was the highest-ranked meal kit delivery service in terms of customer experience in the food delivery category. Another consumer protection organization, Protégez-Vous, has ranked Cook It the best meal kit in Quebec.

Currently, Cook It meal kits are available to residents of Quebec, Ontario, and the Maritime provinces, serving hundreds of thousands of Canadian households. Every Cook It box includes fresh ingredients, recipe cards with detailed instructions, and a surprise to make your meal kit experience even more fun!

Cook it Meal Kit and Ready-to-Eat Menus

Cookit Canada offers two food plans: the Regular menu and the Vegetarian menu. With each plan, customers pick from 17 ready-to-cook meal kits every week. You can select anywhere from 2 to 7 meals per week, and 2 to 4 servings per meal. Each serving is enough to feed one adult or two young children.

Along with the ready-to-cook meals, Cook It also offers about 12 ready-to-eat meals each week. The distinction is that ready-to-cook meal kits have all the pre-measured raw ingredients needed to prepare the meal at home, while ready-to-eat meals have already been prepared and just need to be warmed up.

Recipes per week
Number of people
Regular meal-kits menu
Vegetarian meal-kits menu
Regular prepared meals menu
Vegetarian prepared meals menu
Price per serving
$12.84 $11.88 $11.30 $11.00 $10.93 $12.84 $11.45 $11.00 $10.34 $10.06 $9.81 $11.88 $11.00 $10.32 n/a n/a n/a n/a
$12.17 $11.13 $10.80 $10.50 $10.43 $12.17 $10.89 $10.50 $9.94 $9.56 $9.29 $11.13 $10.50 $9.88 $9.31 $9.00 $8.86 n/a
$13.95 $13.59 $13.23 $12.86 $12.50 $13.95 $13.41 $12.86 $12.32 $11.77 $11.23 $12.86 $12.67 $12.14 $11.41 $10.68 $9.96 n/a
$13.26 $12.91 $12.57 $12.22 $11.88 $13.26 $12.74 $12.22 $11.70 $11.18 $10.67 $12.91 $12.22 $11.53 $10.84 $10.15 $9.46 n/a
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Weekly Total
$77.04 $95.04 $113.00 $132.00 $153.02 $77.04 $103.05 $132.00 $155.10 $181.08 $206.01 $95.04 $132.00 $165.12 n/a n/a n/a n/a
$73.02 $89.04 $108.00 $126.00 $146.02 $73.02 $98.01 $126.00 $149.10 $172.08 $195.09 $89.04 $126.00 $158.08 $186.20 $216.00 $248.08 n/a
$83.70 $108.72 $132.30 $154.32 $175.00 $83.70 $120.69 $154.32 $184.80 $211.86 $235.83 $102.88 $152.04 $194.24 $228.20 $256.32 $278.88 n/a
$79.56 $103.28 $125.70 $146.64 $166.32 $79.56 $114.66 $146.64 $175.50 $201.24 $224.07 $103.28 $146.64 $184.48 $216.80 $243.60 $264.88 n/a

Three of the most popular Cook it meal kit recipes

Customers of Cook it like fresh and healthy recipes. Vegetarian and pescetarian menus are especially in demand. Popular Cook It meal kit recipes are:

    • Gnocchi with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto
    • Veal and Orzo Soup
    • Orange, Soy and Nori Chicken Strips
    • Vegan Corn and Leek Chowder
    • General Tao Tofu
    • Tuna Patty Salad
    • Shrimp in Sweet and Sour Sauce
    • Eggplant Parmigiana
    • Grilled Balsamic Halloumi
    • Thai beef salad

We will introduce three of the most popular Cook It menus to prepare and enjoy at home.

Gnocchi with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto with cherry tomatoes, zucchini and oregano

This one-pot vegetarian meal is easy to prepare and brings Italian flavours into your home.

Ingredients (2 servings): 350 g Gnocchi, Cherry Tomatoes, Bocconcini, Oregano, ½ Red Onion, 1 Zucchini, Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto.
Difficulty level: Easy recipe


      1. 1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Slice zucchini and red onion. Tear up cheese into pieces.
      2. 2. Mix gnocchi with vegetables, pesto, a drizzle of oil, salt and pepper. Bake in the oven for 18-20 minutes.
      3. 3. Add cheese, and bake for another 5 minutes. 
      4. 4. Serve with oregano and enjoy!

General Tao Tofu with broccoli, cashews and green onions

Let your tastebuds rejoice with this family-friendly tofu version of the classic Chinese General Tao chicken recipe.

Ingredients (2 servings): 300 g Tofu, 1 Garlic, 2 Green Onions, Ginger, 45 g Roasted Cashew, 30 g Cornstarch, 120 ml General Tao Sauce, 1 Carrot, 140 g Basmati Rice, ½ Broccoli.
Difficulty level: Easy recipe


      1. 1. Cook the rice.
      2. 2. Chop garlic and ginger, cut carrot and broccoli into small pieces, dice tofu, and mince green onion.
      3. 3. Mix General Tao sauce with garlic and ginger. Roast nuts in a pan for 2-3 minutes.
      4. 4. Mix tofu with cornstarch and salt. Cook tofu in a pan until golden. Add carrots and broccoli and cook for 3-4 minutes.
      5. 5. Add sauce to the pan and cook for 1-2 minutes.
      6. 6. Serve tofu with rice and garnish with onion and nuts. Enjoy!

    Tuna Patty Salad with avocado and lime sauce, tomato, cucumber and bell pepper

    This fresh express dish is perfect if you are in a hurry and still want to treat your body well.

    Ingredients (2 servings): 1 Canned Tuna, 1 Boston Lettuce, Capers, ½ Shallot, 1 Fresh Egg, 60 g Panko Breadcrumbs, 1 Tomato, ½ Lime, Guacamole, 1 Pepper, 1 Lebanese Cucumber, Oil, Salt, Pepper, Vinegar.
    Difficulty level: Easy recipe


      1. 1. Cut cucumber and tomato into cubes. Slice bell pepper into strips. Chop shallot and capers. Drain tuna.
      2. 2. Add butter and onion to a pot, and cook for 5 minutes. Add beef and cook. Add Italian Herb Spice Blend. Season.
      3. 3. Add crushed tomatoes, beef stock reduction, 2 cups water and 1/2 tsp sugar. Season.
      4. 4. Mix tuna with capers, half of the shallot, the egg, panko, salt and pepper. Form small patties.
      5. 5. Cook patties on each side in a pan until brown.
      6. 6. Mix guacamole with the juice of half a lime, a drizzle of oil, a pinch of sugar, 1 tsp. of cider or wine vinegar, salt and pepper.
      7. 7. Mix lettuce with vegetables and top with patties and sauce. Enjoy!

      Prices per serving vary depending on how many servings you decide to order each week, but the cost is generally $9.48 - $13.16 per serving for the Regular menu and $9.08 - $12.47 for the Vegetarian menu. The more food you order, the cheaper each serving gets, since less packaging and delivery logistics are involved. All of the packaging used by Cook It is reusable, recyclable, or biodegradable.

      Cook It offers a variety of meals from various cuisines of the world. Each recipe is labelled with the time it takes to prepare (ranging between 25 and 55 minutes) as well as tags like Low in gluten, Family, Healthy, Spicy, Vegetarian, Choice of brunch, Recommended for the BBQ, Requires a blender, Quick recipe etc. The recipes come with easy-to-understand instruction cards, which you can save for future use if you want to recreate the recipe on your own.

      Rewards Program

      One of the many ways that Cook It is unique in the meal kit industry is with their Star Chef rewards program. Customers earn stars, surprises, and credits with every purchase, and can earn additional stars by answering a survey about their experience. Stars can be spent on items from the Pantry, which is the company’s online food store. Earning a high number of stars can unlock additional customer perks. The fastest way to save money is by referring a friend to Cook It: every referral results in a $40 credit to your account. 

      Cooking skills neededBasic
      Ingredients sourced fromLocal producers
      Vegetarian restrictionsSelect with plan
      Avoid an ingredientChoose by meal
      Calorie rangeChoose by meal
      Low carb optionsChoose by meal
      Allergy restrictionsChoose by meal
      Melissa Doolaar

      A Customer’s Personal Experience

      My name is Melissa Doolaar, and I live in Port Elgin, Ontario with my family. As a mom, one of my biggest worries is making sure that my two young kids are eating right and getting nutritious meals every day. But between grocery shopping, recipe planning, cooking, and cleaning, it’s not always easy to find the time to deal with dinner.

      That’s why I went online to look for home meal kit providers, and I found Cook it. Since then, we’ve been completely hooked and have been loyal Cook it subscribers for almost three years. I order three meals every week and each one comes with four portions. Since the portions are geared towards adults, we can usually count on having some leftovers the next day.

      Our meal kits arrive on our doorstep each week in an insulated container. Apart from some occasional packaging issues like heavy cans accidentally crushing part of the produce, we’ve been happy with the efficiency and the convenience of the delivery. We were also able to successfully report the delivery issues to the Cook it customer service team and they were very accommodating and helpful.

      The meals usually take about 40 minutes to cook (the recipes are generally geared for 2 portions, so be sure to adjust the measurements if you’re making dinner for 4). I’m especially happy with how quick and easy the meal kits are so that there’s time to cook, eat, and clean before putting the kids to bed. I’m excited to have them be more involved in the kitchen as they get a little bit older!

      I’ve attached pictures of some of the meals that I was particularly proud of. The dishes are kid-friendly, but still sophisticated enough to be enjoyable for adults. It’s also easy to leave one ingredient out if you have picky eaters, although we’ve had great success in broadening our kids’ palates and convincing them to try new foods during our meal kit dinners! Overall, Cook it has been a real lifesaver for me and my family and I definitely recommend this meal kit.

      Terms and Fine Print


      Delivery areaNB, NS, ON, PE, QC
      Home deliveryYes
      Work deliveryYes
      Must be present for deliveryNo
      Delivery windowBetween 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.
      Box stays cold for24 hours

      Cook it meal kits are delivered everywhere in Quebec, Ontario, and the Maritime provinces. You can verify whether they deliver to your area by entering your zip code in the ‘check delivery’ tool on the company’s website. For Montreal residents, Cookit 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. If you aren’t at home when the delivery arrives, 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. Use our unique meal kit postal code checker to find out which other companies deliver to your home.


      Switch between plansYes
      Minimum subscription length1 week
      How to cancel subscriptionThrough your profile online
      Extra charge for skipping weekNo
      Weekly deadline to cancel/skip11:59 pm every Tuesday
      Personalization optionsNumber of people, Recipes per week, Meal-kits or Prepared meals

      Having compared Cook It terms and conditions to other companies, we can say that Cook It has some of 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 eight weeks. You can also add additional portions to your subscription whenever you like. This is perfect for evenings when you’re expecting guests for dinner.

      Another unique aspect about Cook It is that they don’t require their customers to choose meals from one specific plan. You can select meals from either the Regular or Vegetarian meal kit menu, and if you forget to submit your choices by Tuesday night, the company will send you the most popular meals available that week. 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.

      Support and Usability

      The Cook It team regularly emphasizes customer service, so if you need to adjust your order or there is something you are not happy with, they will be glad to assist. You can reach Cook It customer service by email at [email protected], by phone (514-544-2665 for Montreal and 877-559-0546 Canada-wide), or via their social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest.
      Online chat
      Social media
      Downloadable App
      279 Sherbrooke West #301, Montréal, QC H2X 1Y2

      Customer Reviews

      The purpose of this review is to help you learn whether Cook It meal kits are a good fit for you. To that end, we’ve investigated what customers have been saying about this company. We tracked whether customer reviews were positive, negative, or mixed, and then wrote down the specific reasons that reviewers put for why they wanted to share their experience.

      Keep in mind that on the whole, online reviews tend to experience a type of polarization effect, wherein most people writing a review probably had either a very positive or very negative experience. This phenomenon means that a silent majority of content customers tend to be underrepresented. Many people are happy with their purchases but don’t have the time or desire to share their opinion online. Therefore, our goal is to go beyond the surface-level information like a company’s rating out of five stars, and also dive into which particular factors motivated customers to leave their review.

      Distribution of Cook it reviews compared to industry-wide averages

      To begin understanding how Cookit compares to the rest of the meal kit industry, we took a look at their distribution of positive, negative, and mixed reviews. We found that Cook It reviews are overwhelmingly positive (around 70% of their customers reported a wholly positive experience, which is higher than the average for meal kit company’s reviews). Meanwhile, the rate of Cook It reviews which are negative is lower than the industry average. This conveys that Cook It customers are particularly satisfied with their purchase as opposed to customers of some other meal kits.

      Cook It
      Industry Average
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      Data was compiled from 2150 reviews about 13 different companies across 9 review sites. Cook It had 220 reviews

      Most frequently given reasons for liking or disliking the company

      To learn why Cook It meal kits are so highly rated, we dug into the most commonly cited reasons that customers mentioned while leaving a review. Most people like Cook It for the tasty food, rich variety, and clear recipes. It should also be noted that Cookit customers praised those three factors at much higher frequencies as compared to reviewers of other companies. Meanwhile, negative reviews generally centred around the delivery speed, the responsiveness of the customer support, and recipe clarity, but complaints about both of these attributes were fairly uncommon, especially in comparison to other companies’ reviews. 

      Cook It
      Industry Average
      tasty food
      clear recipes
      rich variety
      Cook It
      Industry Average
      unresponsive support
      slow delivery
      unclear recipe
      Data was compiled from 7123 apparent reasons from 2150 reviews. Cook It data had 703 reasons in 220 reviews

      Three most popular recipes mentioned in reviews

      Finally, we wanted to find out which Cookit recipes customers loved the most, so we analyzed all the positive reviews of the company and made a list of the recipes that were mentioned along with the number of times they came up. Customers who purchased Cook It meal kits especially loved their satay chicken skewers with a side of bok choi, roasted chipotle sweet potato bowls, and crusted salmon. Of course, the menu changes weekly, so you'll have to find your own favourites, but it's always worthwhile keeping an eye out for these in the future, in case they come back on the menu for a week.

      Frequently Asked Questions:

      What is included in the box?
      In your Cook It box, you will find the recipe cards that you’ve chosen and all the necessary ingredients for your meals, apart from 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?
      Do I have to be at home to accept the delivery?
      Can I skip a delivery?
      Does Cook It use locally sourced produce?
      Who owns Cook it?
      Is Cook it in Canada?
      Does Cook it deliver to Ontario?

      The Bottom Line

      Cook It is a well-established meal kit delivery company that offers both ready-to-cook and ready-to-eat dishes. No matter if you live alone, with a partner, or in a big family with kids, Cook It has something for everyone. Cook It offers a great selection of meals from various cuisines of the world. For those who don’t eat meat, there is a vegetarian menu with vegan options. Each week, you have approximately 14 to 16 recipes to choose from, and you can order up to four portions of up to seven recipes!

       All the ingredients come in a 100% recyclable and reusable insulated 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. Overall, Cook It is a highly-reviewed company with a well-earned status as one of Eastern Canada’s premier meal kits.

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      Overall rating 93.9%

      Updated on Jul 17, 2023
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      Simple and tasty recipes ready in less than 30 minutes

      Simple and tasty vegetarian recipes ready in less than 30 minutes

      Ready-to-eat meals that heat up in 2 minutes

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