Meal Kits Deliveries by Areas in Canada

When looking at meal kit delivery options across a country as large as Canada, it is difficult to provide an exact analysis of specific neighborhoods. It does not help that Canada’s meal prep services do not provide maps of their delivery areas, and instead ask you to input your specific postal code to see if they work in your area.

Below is an updated map of where each of Canada’s meal kit delivery areas encompasses, what we are doing is fleshing out exactly what companies operate in what cities.  Now, if you live in a bedroom community or exurb of these cities, it’s still unlikely that most of the meal prep delivery companies will deliver to your area (check out our Hello Fresh review to look into your best option if don’t live right inside an urban centre).

Meal Kits Delivery Availability Across Canada

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We were curious to know the eating habits of fellow Canadians and how the meal prep companies take them into consideration. After analyzing the questionnaires, we found some interesting results.

The average household in Canada is two to three people, and 70% of household members prefer to eat some meals—usually dinners—together. An average Canadian spends 91 minutes on eating two meals a day. Almost 70% of Canadian residents are buying or willing to buy their groceries online. On average, it takes them 31 minutes to shop for their groceries and 42 minutes to cook dinner.

Meal prep companies eliminate grocery shopping time and reduce cooking time to 20 or 30 minutes, depending on the recipe. That’s about 45 minutes of free time for those Canadians who prefer to use meal prep services in their area!

Those Canadians who already use meal prep services agree that meal kits save time (65%) and expose them to new cuisines, recipes, and flavors (73%). Even the 9.4% of Canadians who don’t eat meat agree that meal prep companies expand their horizons in terms of new food experiences. Almost every meal prep delivery company in Canada offers either separate meals for vegetarians or the whole meal prep plan that consists of vegetarian recipes only.

Overall, we can say that meal prep companies respond well to the needs and interests of Canadians. They help save time on cooking and grocery shopping, and at the same time provide great culinary experiences for both meat-eaters and vegetarians.

Canadians’ eating habits and opinions, 2019 – 2020

Average household size 2.5 persons
Eating some meals with a partner 70%
Average meals per day 2
Average time spent grocery shopping 31 minutes
Average time spent preaparing a dinner 42 minutes
Average time spent on eating 91 minutes
Vegetarians and vegans 9.4%
Influenced by nutrition info when buying food 58%
Buying or willing to buy groceries online 69%
Agree that meal kits save time 65%
Agree meal kits expose to new cuisines 73%

Sources: Statista, StatCan, OECD

Our Meal Prep Delivery Guides by City

At the same time that we’re working on developing our meal prep delivery map, we’re also working on developing city-specific guides. As of 2020, three food prep delivery services dominate the overall market— Hello FreshChefs Plate, and Goodfood. We call them “The Big 3” which In addition, they are also available coast-to-coast. (Metro grocery-owned Miss Fresh is also available in most Canadian urban markets.)

Along with these larger companies, regional contenders have popped up across Canada. The more we continue to learn about and test these meal prep delivery companies in Canada, the greater MealKitsCanada will continue to become as we update it. If you are particularly fond of one of these smaller regional competitors—or if you own one—drop us a line, and we can chat!

Toronto Meal Kits Review 2020

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

Calgary and Edmonton Meal Kits Review 2020

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

Montreal and Quebec Meal Kits Review 2020

All meal kits companies in Canada are available

Vancouver Meal Kits Reviews 2020

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

Halifax and the Maritimes Meal Kits Reviews 2020

Offering the Big 3 with no local competitors.

Winnipeg, Regina, and Saskatoon Meal Kits Reviews 2020

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

Summary

Overall, the vast majority of Canadians now have access to at least one meal prep delivery service. If you’re fortunate enough to live in Toronto, you have access to 7+, while the majority of Canadian urban centers now offer at least one local-based alternative in addition to The Big 3 nation-wide options. With meal kits predicted to massively increase in popularity over the next few years given their success in Europe and the USA, there is little doubt that increased competition will push prepared meal delivery companies to refine their services and offer them to as many Canadians as possible. Keep returning to our meal kit delivery guide for the latest updates as the industry continues to expand.