Overall rating 88.9%

Papa Earth Canada Review 2024

If food subscription companies tried to please everyone, they would have to keep in mind all the different types of food preferences and diets, from vegetarian and vegan to meat lovers, and from kosher to halal meal kits and ingredients. It is hard to combine all these preferences in one company, and the big companies try their best, but even they can't cater to every allergy, diet, or taste. Most smaller companies prefer to choose their specialty and stick with it. For those of you interested in a mostly carnivore diet, or simply like to enjoy high-quality meat or seafood, Papa Earth will be the best choice in Canada. But before we begin our review, Papa Earth isn't like a typical meal kit company where you receive all the ingredients you need to make a meal. This service only includes meat and seafood delivery and you don't get a recipe card. What you do get is the freshest meat and seafood around. 
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Available in Alberta Available in British Columbia Available in Manitoba Available in New Brunswick Available in Newfoundland and Labrador Available in Nova Scotia Not available in Northwest Territories Not available in Nunavut Available in Ontario Available in Prince Edward Island Available in Quebec Available in Saskatchewan Not available in Yukon
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Plans for
  • Singles
  • Families
  • Novice cooks
  • Busy people
  • Meat connoisseurs
Price ranges
$135.00 - $498.00 / week
$67.50 - $99.60 / serving
Pros and Cons
  • Wide delivery service area
  • Large variety of meat and fish
  • Focus on organic produce
  • Local ingredients
  • Delivery to home or office
  • No halal or kosher options available
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What Is a Carnivore Diet?

The carnivore diet is perfect for meat lovers. It is a restrictive diet that only includes meat, fish, seafood, and other animal-based foods, including internal organs, eggs, and certain dairy products. It completely excludes fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds, legumes, and other types of plant-based foods, aiming for a zero-carb intake.

The proponents of the carnivore diet claim that it can help with treating depression, anxiety, obesity, diabetes, and more, but no scientific research has been done to support this statement. If you're following this diet, then Papa Earth is the logical choice for you since you could order all of your food from them and know you're getting the highest quality meat. 

You don’t need to follow a carnivore diet to order Papa Earth products. They are available to all meat, fish, and seafood lovers in Canada. Papa Earth products are free of food dyes, preservatives, or pumping. The company sources only the highest quality and uses artisan butchers. You could order a Papa Earth box if you're having a BBQ, as a recurring order (every 2, 3, 4, or 6 weeks), or as a gift to a friend or loved one. 

Papa Earth: Credibility and Reputation

Established in2016
Registered inON
CEOJulian Harthoorn
Clients in Canada2,000
Independent rating

Papa Earth was established in 2016 in Ontario as an organic meat delivery company. It started off as just a complementary service to a bulk order program but due to increased popularity, they decided to launch the online store in October 2018 and make it available in most other provinces too. Today, the company serves thousands of households all across Canada, and the number of happy customers is rapidly growing.

What makes Papa Earth so popular? First of all, it’s the quality of their products. All the meats, poultry, and fish they sell are clean, free from preservatives and dye, with no water chilling or pumping. The Papa Earth team personally tests the quality of their products. They know their local suppliers and make sure that ethical and humane practices are followed, such as free-range or free-run. You also get healthier meat as a result because the animals are treated so well (e.g. grass-fed cows). All of their products are regulated by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). 

Another factor that contributes to the company’s popularity is convenience. Vacuum-sealed products are frozen and delivered to your door in an insulated box. Keep them in your freezer until you are ready to cook. Since products are flash-frozen, they can be defrosted within around 30 minutes. 

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Papa Earth Boxes

Recipes per week
Number of people
Small Box
Medium Box
Large Box
Price per serving
$67.50 n/a n/a
n/a $86.33 n/a
n/a $99.60 n/a
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Weekly Total
$135.00 n/a n/a
n/a $258.99 n/a
n/a $498.00 n/a

The Papa Earth boxes come in three sizes: small, medium, and large. The small box is recommended for one person, the medium box contains enough products for 2-3 people, and the large box will work best for a bigger family. You get to choose the products that go inside your box with these. You can decide how frequently you want your meat to arrive at your place. The orders are delivered every two, three, four, or six weeks. If you accidentally order too much, no worries! As long as the meat is kept at a steady freezing temperature and the vacuum seal is intact, it can last up to 12 months in the freezer.

There are also curated boxes that you can purchase which have set items included. For example, you could order the Surf and Turf Deluxe - Shellfish box for $219 and you would get 8 Striploin steaks, 8 Top Sirloin steaks, 1lb of wild Argentina shrimp, and 4 Lobster tails. Or, a small Steak Lovers Box for $124 would get you 3 x AAA Top Sirloin Steaks, 3 x AAA Striploin Steaks, and 1 x AAA Rib Eye Steak.

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If you're choosing a regular subscription, you just need to pick the size of the box and delivery frequency, then it's time to fill your box with high-quality, delicious proteins. You can choose between organ, free-range, and sustainable meat, chicken and turkey, beef, pork, seafood, lamb, bison, and butter.

Organ meat includes chicken hearts, beef liver, heart, tongue, and more. In the chicken, turkey, and duck section, you'll find everything from a whole bird to breaded chicken tenders to ground turkey to chicken feet. All the meats come in any variety you can imagine: different types of steaks, roasts, stews, patties, and more. The seafood section includes several types of fish, wild-caught scallops, salmon burgers, and Argentina wild-caught shrimp.

In addition, you can order a pack of grass-fed butter inspired by pasture-raised farming in Northern Ontario. The butter comes in two varieties, salted and unsalted. The salted type contains two ingredients, cream and salt. In the unsalted butter, there is only cream (milk), and nothing else.

Cooking skills neededBasic
Ingredients sourced fromLocal companies
Vegetarian restrictionsn/a
Avoid an ingredientAdjust in settings
Calorie rangeChoose by meal
Low carb optionsChoose by meal
Allergy restrictionsChoose by meal
Alexandra Brown

Customer’s Personal Experience

We are always curious to know what current clients think about a company’s service. For this purpose, we interviewed one of Papa Earth's customers:

What is your name and where are you from?

Alexandra Brown; Whitby, Ontario 

How did you find Papa Earth and why you decided to join?
I found PapaEarth online when searching for meat delivery during the pandemic. I have a young child and wanted to cut down on visiting high-traffic stores. Personally, too, I think big stores are getting even bigger and crippling smaller businesses of all kinds. I like finding businesses that are local or in Ontario to spend my money at. 

How long have you been a Papa Earth customer? 
Since April 2020. 

What plan do you prefer and why?
I have a subscription for the medium box every three weeks. I have had to pause once because I still had some meat to get through. I meal plan for my partner and me and am able to order what I need to make those meals. 

How many portions a week do you order?
I have a box that comes every three weeks but sometimes I change what’s in the order depending on what I’ll be making. Since we eat meat almost every day, I guess 10-12ish portions. 

Could you please tell us about the delivery and packaging?
I get an e-mail from the company when my box will be delivered that is pretty accurate. They knock when they deliver and because I’m home with my son, I am typically able to get it right away. The box is cardboard and there’s an insert. All the portions I picked from the website are packaged separately so I can check that what I ordered is what came. Inside the box is cold, so I think they use dry ice. The meat is frozen still. 

How long does it take you to cook a meal, on average? What problems did you encounter?
It depends on what I make. The orders don’t come with recipes so it’s up to me :) 

What are your favorite meals and why?
Striploin steaks. I just use a rub and pop them in the air fryer with a touch of oil. Easy to make but then I feel fancy having steak on a Monday, haha :) 

Did you communicate with Papa Earth customer service since you signed up? How did it go?
Only once. Julian answered really quickly and let me change my order with him over the phone as it wasn’t packed yet. 

Here are some photos that the PapaEarth team shared with us and on their social media accounts:

Terms and Fine Print


Delivery areaAB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, ON, PE, QC, SK
Home deliveryYes
Work deliveryYes
Must be present for deliveryNo
Delivery windown/a
Box stays cold for48 hours

Papa Earth delivers all over Canada. They do not charge delivery fees if you live in Ontario and Quebec. However, in the rest of the country, there is a delivery fee that varies by province: Manitoba costs $29.99; British Columbia and Alberta costs $59.99; Saskatchewan costs $49.99, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island costs $69.99; Newfoundland and Labrador costs $219.99; and in Yukon Territory, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut it costs $199.99. The delivery is available every 2, 3, 4, or 6 weeks. 

When it comes to packaging, most of their meats are vacuum sealed to prevent freezer burn and make them easy to defrost. Where some of the meats have a difficult shape and can't be vacuum sealed, they are packaged in butcher paper. Deliveries arrive in an insulated box with dry ice and the boxes are 100% curbside recyclable. Very occasionally, they need to use an EPS cooler (e.g. if there's a heatwave and the delivery address is a long distance away). 

Papa Earth also offers a loyalty system. For each box of your purchase, you collect loyalty coins which can be submitted as a discount on the next box or you can save up for a free box. They use COINS as the in-store currency for the subscription boxes, so you're able to mix and match the products in your box up to 'x' amount of COINS. 


Switch between plansYes
Minimum subscription length2 weeks
How to cancel subscriptionOnline account
Extra charge for skipping weekNo
Weekly deadline to cancel/skipn/a
Personalization optionsNumber of people, Number of week

Once you’ve selected the box size and how frequently it will be delivered to your door, you are not stuck with your choice forever. You can always upgrade or downgrade the size and change the delivery frequency. Also, you can customize each box or seal your choices for all the coming boxes. In case you decide to skip a delivery or completely cancel your subscription, all you need to do is go into the ‘my account’ section on their website and manage your subscription there.

Support and Usability

One of the first things that Papa Earth customers mention in their reviews is friendly customer service. You can always reach the company representatives by phone or WhatsApp at 647-483-4055 or by email at [email protected]. The company is also present on social media. It has Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube accounts, so you can contact customer service via these platforms.
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2010 Ellesmere Rd, Scarborough, ON M1H 3B1

Customer Reviews

To get an accurate understanding of what customers thought about their experiences with this food delivery company, we looked into Papa Earth reviews that people left on different consumer rating websites. We marked each review we found as positive, negative, or mixed, and noted specific things that were mentioned in a positive or negative light in each review. In addition, we counted up all the Papa Earth products that were mentioned positively in customer feedback to get an understanding of the types of meals that consumers loved the most.

When reading and analyzing online reviews, it’s important to keep in mind that most people who leave reviews online are those who had either great or terrible experiences with the company and its products. The majority of people who thought the products were good or acceptable generally don’t bother to leave feedback. This phenomenon is especially common in industries that operate entirely online. As a result, it’s easy to get a skewed perception of a company’s services and products if you’re just reading online reviews. To mitigate this bias, we always dive deeper into the reviews and analyze specific things customers love and hate about the companies we investigate.

Distribution of Papa Earth reviews compared to industry-wide averages

During our evaluation of Papa Earth reviews, we went through dozens of customer reviews of this company and marked them as positive, negative, or mixed. Reviews where customers had a clearly good or bad experience with the company were marked as positive and negative respectively, while reviews where customers didn’t lean towards one side or the other were marked as mixed. According to our research, Papa Earth has significantly better reviews than its competitors in the meal kit industry. Nearly all reviews the company received online were positive, and only a small portion of them was mixed or negative. This suggests that overall, Papa Earth provides a much better service than many meal kit services.
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Data was compiled from 2150 reviews about 13 different companies across 9 review sites. Papa Earth had 72 reviews

Most frequently given reasons for liking or disliking the company

As part of our analysis, we wanted to figure out why most customers were so happy with their Papa Earth boxes and what downsides of the company people mentioned online, so we read through all the reviews and counted different reasons why customers left feedback. Some Papa Earth customers complained about high prices, slow delivery, and an inconvenient website, although the proportion of these complaints was lower compared to industry averages. At the same time, many customers raved about Papa Earth’s fresh produce, responsive support, and tasty food. Interestingly, the percentage of customers who specifically noted fresh produce and responsive support in their reviews was significantly higher than the industry average. However, the number of people who wrote about tasty food was slightly lower compared to other meal kit company reviews. Overall, these are excellent results that suggest that Papa Earth may be a better option than some other meal kit delivery companies.
Papa Earth
Industry Average
responsive support
fresh produce
tasty food
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Industry Average
inconvenient website
high price
slow delivery
Data was compiled from 7123 apparent reasons from 2150 reviews. Papa Earth data had 206 reasons in 72 reviews

Three most popular recipes mentioned in reviews

Finally, we wanted to give our readers an insight into which Papa Earth products customers love the most, so we tallied up the number of times each product type was mentioned positively in the company’s reviews. We’ve discovered that Papa Earth customers loved the Thanksgiving turkey, salmon poke bowl, and steak. The company’s delicious steaks were mentioned most frequently of all, so if you’re considering ordering from Papa Earth, we recommend adding a few of those to your box.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How many products fit in one box?
One small mixed box includes, for example:

2 x 1 lb. Ground Beef
1 x 8 oz. Top Sirloin Steak
4 x 8 oz. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
1 x 1 lb. Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs
1 x 1 lb. Bacon
4 x 4 oz. Pork Sausage Mild / Sweet

The bigger the box, the more products will fit in there.
Is there a delivery fee?
Is there a cancellation fee?
How are the products packaged?
Is it organic?
What are Papa Loyalty Coins?
How long can the meat stay in your fridge, once defrosted?
What do I do with the dry ice in my box?

Our Final Thoughts About Papa Earth

For those of you who are carnivore diet followers or simply enjoy having good-quality meat and seafood for dinner, Papa Earth is the one for you. Here you will find high-quality products tested by the Papa Earth team personally delivered to your door. While not all of the products are certified organic, they are all humanely raised without antibiotics or pesticides, cage-free, and free-run. All seafood is wild-caught and sustainable. This makes it taste better and gives you the peace of mind that it's better for the environment. 

If you live in Ontario and Quebec, delivery is free. Otherwise, it can be very expensive to get Papa Earth delivered, depending on your location. You could offset this by ordering less frequently and keeping the meat in your freezer longer, as long as you have the space. If you're looking for a regular meal kit delivery service in Canada, this option won't be for you. You would still need to come up with your own recipes and buy sides for your meat, unless you're on the full carnivore diet. Papa Earth does have some great recipe ideas on their website though, so you could check these out and shop based on the recipes you choose. 

The subscription packages come in three sizes, which is a good amount of variety. There is a small box if you live alone, a medium box for 2-3 people, or a family-size big box. You can get them as often as every two weeks to every six weeks, and you can change both the size of the box and the frequency of deliveries as needed. All the boxes, including insulation, are 100% recyclable, so you may enjoy high-quality products and help save the planet at the same time! Try your first box today and receive 10 free boneless skinless 4-6 ounce chicken breasts with any subscription box. A $40 value! Don't forget to use the promo code MKCanada.

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Overall rating 88.9%

Updated on Apr 03, 2024
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