Is Home Chef Coming to Canada?
We will continue to follow our Google Alerts on the big names and update this article immediately when Home Chef starts delivering meal kits in Canada. However, we have not heard about any plans in this direction. Obviously, as consumers of meal kits, we’d be extremely happy to see more competition in the market, as that gives us more options and keeps companies working hard to offer the possible product and the lowest possible price.
Home Chef in Canada vs Chefs Plate, Goodfood and Hello Fresh
Until Home Chef Canada becomes a reality, feel free to check out our in-depth look at Canada’s largest meal kit companies. Our Hello Fresh Review, Chefs Plate Review, and Goodfood Review cover the “Big 3” of national chains. We also compare regional entities such as Saskatchewan’s Zesty Kits and Toronto’s Fresh City Farms.
It’s tough to directly meal kit delivery companies like Chefs Plate or Goodfood to Home Chef because they don’t compete head-to-head in any markets. The one Canadian option that does directly compete with Home Chef is Hello Fresh. After reading several firsthand reviews about comparing their offerings in the USA, the following points might be worth mentioning (keeping in mind that Home Chef might offer a very different product to Canadians if they ever came north of the border).
There’s only so much that one can glean from this comparison of how meal kits stack up in another country, as the logistics of delivering fresh food in a densely-populated country like the USA are radically different from our wide-open Canadian landscape. All the same, it’s good to know that Hello Fresh (by far the largest Canadian meal-kit provider) can go toe-to-toe with any of the bigshots from down south.
It is interesting that the American meal kit options aren’t even cheaper than the plans we see in Canada. If you think about the purchasing power difference between the Canadian dollar and the American dollar, as well as the sheer economy of scale, one would think the USA companies would be able to cut prices even more.
Stay tuned to Meal Kits Canada, as we’ll be the first ones with the news if Home Chef comes to Canada (or any other American-based competitors decide to enter the Canadian meal kit delivery market)!
Home Chef Meal Kit Information
Since 2013, Home Chef has been delivering meal kits in the USA, and we hope to see them in Canada soon. The current customers can choose up to six meals from 22 recipes per week for up to six people either online or via a convenient mobile app. Single meals for one person are not available at Home Chef due to economic inexpediency. Since Home Chef is trying to keep the prices per meal low, the packaging and delivery of meals for one will cost more than the meals themselves.
There is a good variety of recipes each week. You can choose from two to six recipes with different types of meat, poultry, or a vegetarian option. In case you have any dietary preferences, you can select a calorie-conscious or carb-conscious set of meals. For those customers who have allergies or simply prefer to avoid such foods as nuts, shellfish, pork, milk, mushroom, or red meat, Home Chef gives an opportunity to do so while selecting a plan. The recipes can be easy and more sophisticated, ranging from 10 to 60 minutes to cook.
Unlike many other meal delivery companies in both the USA and Canada, Home Chef does not have different subscription plans. You can choose any meal from the recipes of the week. Technically, it’s one big plan. The prices per serving are usually less than $10, and shipping ranges from $7 to $14.
Overall the customers seem to be happy with Home Chef meal kits. They enjoy the ability to make orders online as well as via a convenient mobile app. The company’s BBB rating is A+, and Google Rating is 3.4.
|Price per serving|
$7 – $9
$7 – $14
|Number of plans||No different plans|
|Number of meals to choose from each week||22|
|Recipes per week||2-6|
|Number of people||2-6|
|Сooking time (min)||10 – 60 min|
The Final Words About Home Chef Meal Kit
While Home Chef Canada is yet to become a reality, we can already say that this company will be welcomed to the Canadian market. Canadians will love it for low price, good recipe selection, vegetarian or low-carb options, and an option to order for families of up to six people. Besides, Home Chef allows excluding certain types of food, which is not a common feature among meal kit companies.
In the meanwhile, please feel free to browse through other meal kit delivery companies in Canada. We are sure you will be able to find one that delivers to your area and suits you and your family.