Overall rating 78.0%

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Rooted Meal Prep Canada Review 2021

If you've been searching for a vegan meal kit company, search no more. Rooted is a fast-growing meal kit company that caters specifically to vegans and vegetarians living in Alberta. If you are not a vegan or a vegetarian but have always wanted to switch to a healthier lifestyle and eat more veggies, now is as good a time as any to start! Rooted meal kits include healthy plant-based recipes which are delivered directly to your doorstep.

Would you like to know if this company is reliable? Are you interested in what plans it offers and how much they cost? Read our Rooted review below to learn all of these details and more!

Rooted Meal Prep Ratings by Our Readers
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Plans for
  • Families
  • Vegetarians
  • Healthy lifestyle
  • Couples
  • Vegans
  • Meat connoisseurs
Price ranges
$89.96 - $149.96 / week
$12.08 - $14.16 / serving
Pros and Cons
  • The only farm fresh, plant-based meal kit
  • Individual plan for vegans
  • Easily skip weeks as needed
  • Individual plan for vegetarians
  • Online chat not supported
  • Only works in Alberta
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Editorial Notes

Rooted is a Calgary-based vegetarian and vegan meal kit company that offers weekly meal plans full of delicious and nutritious plant-based meals. With each order, you receive fresh and organic produce. In addition, the company is known for its variety of unique, great-tasting sauces that can be used as a dressing. Rooted also sends you recipe cards with photos and step-by-step instructions on how to prepare each meal, so the learning curve is easy and no advanced cooking skills are needed.

Rooted Meal Prep: Credibility and Reputation

Established in 2017
Registered in Calgary
CEO Sheena Tia Rozak
Independent rating
(Google)

Rooted has been on the meal kit market for almost five years now. Established in 2017 in Calgary, the company delivers vegetarian and vegan meal kits in Alberta and plans to expand to other provinces soon. You can contact the company representatives to see when the company will become available in your area.

Rooted is not registered with the Better Business Bureau and does not have a rating there, but the customers rate it very highly on Google with five stars out of 5.

Rooted Meal Plans and Menus

As a Rooted customer, you can subscribe to either of these two meal plans:

  1. The “Peas in a Pod” Box. This is the best option for two adults. You will get three large dinners a week, and you can also expect to have leftovers.
  2. The “Bunch of Carrots” Box. This one will feed a family of four adults, or two adults, and three or four children (depending on age and appetite). Rooted meals are kid-friendly!

For each plan, you can see a weekly menu for up to three weeks in advance of all recipes you will be receiving. You can see the prices per serving, total prices for one week, and the shipping fees in the table below.

Many people like the sauces that come with Rooted meal kits. They have become so popular that the company has actually begun selling them separately. You can order Butternut Truffle, Cauliflower Alfredo, Tomato, or Okra Cheese sauces individually, or order a Sauce Variety Pack.

Recipes per week
Number of people
PEAS IN A POD BOX
BUNCH OF CARROTS BOX
Price per serving
$14.16 n/a
n/a $12.08
Shipping
$5.00 n/a
n/a $5.00
Weekly Total
$89.96 n/a
n/a $149.96

Terms and Fine Print

Delivery

Delivery area AB
Home delivery Yes
Work delivery No
Must be present for delivery No
Delivery window Tuesday
Box stays cold for 12 hours
For now, Rooted meal kits are limited to Alberta residents. We hope that the company is going to expand their services to more provinces soon. Usually, Rooted delivers on Tuesday to your home address. You don’t have to sign for your delivery, and you don’t even have to be at home. In the event that your Rooted box is lost or stolen, you can alert customer service, and the company will either send you a new box or issue credit for your next order.

Flexibility

Switch between plans Yes
Minimum subscription length 1 week
How to cancel subscription Phone
Extra charge for skipping week No
Weekly deadline to cancel/skip until 11:59pm GMT the Wednesday
Auto-renewal Yes
Personalization options Recipes per week, Number of people
Rooted offers two plans; one is for two people and the other is for four. In case you need to switch between the two plans, you can always do so before the weekly deadline on Wednesday. The same deadline applies if you need to skip a week or cancel your subscription. Your subscription will be auto-renewed until canceled.

Support and Usability

If you need to modify your plan in any way or report a problem with your meal kit, Rooted customer support will be happy to help you. You can get in touch by phone, by email, or on social media via Facebook Messenger or Instagram Direct. The Rooted customer support is very friendly and responsive and will be happy to resolve any issues that you have with their products or services.
Online chat
Social media
Downloadable App
Address
n/a

Customer Reviews

For this section of our review, we wanted to gain an insight into what people who have ordered Rooted Meal Prep kits in the past thought about their experience. Furthermore, we wanted to learn how that feedback compares to reviews of the company’s competitors. We went through hundreds of online reviews of different meal kit companies and marked them as positive, negative, or mixed. Next, we singled out all the different reasons reviewers gave for liking or disliking the company, and compiled them together.

When you look at online reviews, you should remember that most people who leave feedback online are those who were either very satisfied or very unhappy with the service or product they received. At the same time, those who thought that their purchase was good enough and on par with what they expected usually don’t feel the need to share their experience online. This bias is especially evident when it comes to purchases that are made completely online, which is the case with meal kits. This is why we don’t just look at the ratio of positive and negative reviews in our analysis. Instead, we take a deep dive to discover what exactly customers liked and hated about the meal kits they’ve tried.

Distribution of Rooted Meal Prep reviews compared to industry-wide averages

To give our readers an accurate understanding of how Rooted Meal Prep compares to its competitors, we went through all online reviews of the company we could find and categorized them as positive, negative, or mixed. Naturally, we marked reviews written by people who were obviously happy or unhappy with the purchase as positive or negative respectively, and neutral feedback as mixed. Most meal prep companies we review have some negative and mixed reviews. However, Rooted Meal Prep is an exception, as the company has only positive reviews. This is an excellent result that points to the company’s great service, as other meal kit services only have 68% of positive reviews on average. However, it’s important to remember that Rooted Meal Prep had relatively few online reviews at the time of this analysis, so the situation could change in the future.
Rooted Meal Prep
Industry Average
100%
67%
Positive, %
0%
19%
Negative, %
0%
13%
Mixed, %
Data was compiled from 2050 reviews about 13 different companies across 9 review sites. Rooted Meal Prep had 28 reviews

Most frequently given reasons for liking or disliking the company

Next, we wanted to understand what exactly past customers loved about Rooted Meal Prep service, so we analyzed all the specific reasons people gave in their feedback. We found that many reviewers praised the meal kit delivery service for their delicious food, responsive customer support, and clear recipes. The proportion of people who noted these advantages in their reviews was higher than the industry average in each case. At the same time, we could not compare negative aspects people mentioned in their reviews because there wasn’t any negative feedback about the company online. Overall, this means that people who order Rooted Meal Prep boxes are anywhere from satisfied to extremely happy with the service.
Positive
Rooted Meal Prep
Industry Average
30%
17%
tasty food
20%
13%
responsive support
19%
11%
clear recipes
Negative
Rooted Meal Prep
Industry Average
Not Enough Data
Data was compiled from 6785 apparent reasons from 2050 reviews. Rooted Meal Prep data had 83 reasons in 28 reviews

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the minimum-sized subscription for Rooted?
You can order a smaller Rooted box designed for two people for a week and then cancel your subscription if you don’t like it. If you don’t cancel, it will be extended automatically.
How many recipes per week can I order?
Is there a shipping charge?
When is the deadline to cancel my subscription?
Can I switch between Rooted meal plans?

Rooted Review: Bottom Line

For all vegans, vegetarians, and those who are interested in trying a plant-based diet, Rooted offers tasty and flavorful plant-based meals delivered weekly to the doorsteps. You will get three recipe cards and all the necessary ingredients to cook healthy meals for two or four people. You can successfully prepare any Rooted dish regardless of your cooking experience because the recipe cards will guide you step-by-step.

If you have never cooked before, it might take you a little longer than the estimated time on the card, but in a few weeks, you will be cooking like a pro!

To prepare the meals, you will need all basic cooking tools, such as pots and pans, knives, and a cutting board. You may also need to already have some common kitchen items on hand, like oil, sugar, and salt.

We hope our Rooted review has helped you make an educated choice! If you are looking for more information on meal kit companies, please use our meal kit delivery tool that will find meal kits in your area.
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Overall rating 78.0%

Updated on Nov 12, 2021
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This box is made to serve an adult duo, a family of 3, or a single with leftovers

This box is made to serve a family of 5-6, or a crew of 3 adults with large appetites

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