ZestyKits Canada Review 2020
For those of you who live in Regina, Saskatoon, White City, Pilot Butte, Moose Jaw, or Emerald Park in Saskatchewan and would like to support local businesses, Zesty Kits is the best option. A small but rapidly growing meal kit company created a partnership with local farms to deliver the freshest produce possible. The Zesty Kits team prepares the food according to the recipes that you select, packages it, and delivers it to your doorstep. All you need to do is to cook it when dinner time comes!
Those who have tried ZestyKits say it has been a life-changing experience. They loved the freshness of their food and the convenience of having everything ready-to-cook. Today you can try Zesty Kits with a discount using a discount code MKC.
It does not matter if you are single or have a big family, if you are carnivore, vegetarian, or vegan, Zesty Kits has something for everyone. There are four meal plans to choose from, and each plan offers a variety of recipes that change every week. This week it could be Pepperoni and Mushroom Pizza, Sweet and Sour Soba Noodle, or a Greek Bowl, and next week you can expect Spaghetti and Meatballs, Orange Stir Fry, or the Mediterranean Quinoa bowl.
In addition, you can order protein snacks and baking kits for your sweet tooth. Everything will be freshly delivered from the local farms to your door and will satisfy the taste buds of even the pickiest of eaters. Once you’ve subscribed to a plan, you can always skip a week or cancel at any time.
Don’t forget to use the ZestyKits coupon MKC when you make your first order. With the same promo code, you will also get a complementary baking kit AND Saskatchewan made snacks. The 20$ OFF will be deducted the first week of service and the baking kit and the snacks will be given the second week of service.
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ZestyKits: Credibility and Reputation
ZestyKits was established in 2018 in Regina, SK, by two sisters, Catherine and Annie Beaudoin, with the goal to positively impact people’s lives by bringing them fresh meals that are healthy and easy to cook. The company became a successful local competitor to other global meal kit delivery companies such as HelloFresh, GoodFood, and Chef’s Plate. The customers highly rate it with an A-rating on the BBB and five stars on Google Reviews.
Currently, Zesty Kits delivers to a limited area in Saskatchewan. Only residents of Regina, Saskatoon, White City, Pilot Butte, Moose Jaw, or Emerald Park can enjoy this special, local, almost personal experience with Zesty Kits. In the near future, the company has plans to expand into Edmonton, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Red Deer. If you don’t see your city on the list, you can leave a request on the ZestyKits website, and they will do their best to bring their service to you!
|Registered in||Regina, SK|
|Clients in Canada||200|
ZestyKits Meal Plans and Menus
Similar to global meal kit delivery companies, ZestyKits offers several subscription plans that are aimed toward any kind of eater—carnivore, vegetarian, or vegan. Each week you can order from two to six portions of three unique recipes that will be delivered directly to your door free of charge. You can customize your plan with gluten-friendly meals or by doubling your animal proteins.
ZestyKits Carnivore Plan
In this plan, all meals are high protein, family-friendly, easy to prepare, and offer you new opportunities to discover new flavors. They include meat or fish from Saskatchewan farmers and producers. The prices range from $88 a week for two servings to $233 a week for six servings.
Discount $20 discount available
clients will also get a complementary baking kit AND Saskatchewan made snacks.
ZestyKits Clean Food Plan
Clean food meals by ZestyKits are easy to prepare, family-friendly, and full of new flavors. Each week you will get three unique recipes that include two meals with meat or fish and one meal with local plant-based produce. You can order as little as two portions or as much as six portions per week. The price range will be from $80 to $223 per week.
ZestyKits Plant-Based Plan
For vegetarians, ZestyKits developed a Plant-Based Plan that offers meals with an abundance of local and seasonal produce, hearty grains, and vegetarian-friendly proteins. All three meals offered each week will be 100% vegetarian, with over 90% vegan ingredients. You can order from two to six portions a week for about $10.33 per serving.
ZestyKits Vegan Plan
What makes the Vegan Plan different from the Vegetarian Plan is that the Vegan Plan does not include any eggs, dairy, or honey. All three meals each week will be 100% vegan and will include a variety of local and seasonal produce, grains, and ethically-sourced vegan-friendly proteins. You can order up to 18 servings a week for as low as $11.72 per serving.
|Cooking skills needed||Basic|
|Ingredients sourced from||Local companies|
|Vegetarian restrictions||Select with plan|
|Exlude an ingredient (e.g. pork)||Choose by meal|
|Calorie range||Choose by meal|
|Low carb options||Choose by meal|
|Allergy restrictions||Choose by meal|
Customer’s Personal Experience
We are always curious to know what current clients think about the company’s service. For this purpose, we interviewed one of ZestyKits customers:
What is your name and where are you from?
Sarah Balfour from Regina, Saskatchewan.
How did you find ZestyKits and why you decided to join?
I found ZestyKits through the wonderful business community in Regina – my boyfriend rushed home to tell me about a locally made meal kit made by two sisters he had just met at a local networking event. We had already been considering the larger chain meal kit options as we tend to keep our calendar pretty jam-packed and we were never really cooking besides huge one night a week meal prep and take out TBH. Now that we knew of Regina’s hand made, locally sourced dietician planned menu there were no excuses. We had to order.
How long have you been a ZestyKits customer?
2 years and 1 month
What plan do you prefer and why?
We started off with the Vegetarian plan, my thought process was we understood how to cook meals with meat but did not really understand eating vegetarian or vegan. With the global need of lessening carbon footprints, I should learn how to enjoy vegetarian and vegan food. After about 6 months I moved to the Clean Food plan and enjoy the local meat supplied and have allowed it to influence my meat shopping habits as I learned so many ways to be inspired for Vegetarian meals and also not feel the need to automatically put meat on everything.
How many portions a week do you order?
We get 2 portions for 3 meals a week.
Could you please tell us about the delivery and packaging?
The meal kits are hand delivered each week to my door at the time I selected, mine arrive at 10:00 am on Sundays. If I happen to be out I stash a cooler on my doorstep for them to put it in until I get home. The packing is really simple and easy to recycle each week. Each meal is packaged in a separate box with ingredients and health facts noted. Inside you will find a collection of the fresh, seasonal, and pre-sized packaged ingredients.
How long does it take you to cook a meal, on average? What problems did you encounter?
The average time to prepare and cook the average ZestyKit is about 30-35 minutes. My issue is I don’t listen to instructions and read the whole recipe and steps first – I just charge in and quite often get it wrong. With ZestyKits every about 5th meal has a brand new flavor profile or method introduced and I often don’t pay attention to the tips and tricks.
What are your favorite meals and why? Top 3:
- 1. Pea Pistou Linguine – I love it because it has the freshest flavors with the snow peas and other simple delicious ingredients
- 2. Roasted Beet, Arugula & Balsamic Pizza – I love it because it showed me how simple eating vegetarian could be without looking for meat substitutes
- 3. Mustard Ramen bowl – This is a meal I would never have the guts to attempt to make or buy ingredients for but it is so delicious and easy to make now that I know.
Did you communicate with ZestyKits customer service since you signed up?
How did it go?
Yes, when I first signed up I had a lot of questions about trying out the Vegetarian meal kits and how best to incorporate that change into my household, I was also contacted for a consultation to make sure that change was working and when it wasn’t helped me adapt my order. Since then I have had customer service contact me by phone, email, and a handwritten note through a variety of check-ins, holiday celebrations, and thanks from the business.
Can you please share any pictures of the meal kits you received?
Yes, here you go
Terms and Fine Print
|Must be present for delivery||No|
|Delivery window||9am-9pm Su, Mo|
|Box stays cold for||2 hours|
ZestyKits offers meal prep delivery to your home or office. They usually deliver on Sunday or Monday during the two-hour window that you choose between 9 am and 9 pm. Unlike other food delivery services, ZestyKits does not freeze their meals and does not ship them. This allows ZestyKits to minimize packaging and reduce the carbon footprint to a minimum. You will receive a text reminder of delivery 1 hour prior to the delivery window so that you could receive the delivery personally and refrigerate it as soon as possible.
|Switch between plans||Yes|
|Minimum subscription length||1 week|
|How to cancel subscription||Online account, e-mail|
|Extra charge for skipping week||No|
|Weekly deadline to cancel/skip||Wednesday, 11:59 pm|
|Personalization options||Number of people|
Before you subscribe to a meal plan with Zesty Kits, you have an option to purchase a one-time meal kit from any of the four plans listed above. You can buy a small kit with only two portions or a big kit with six portions or 18 servings. Once you enjoy it, you can sign up for weekly delivery. If you need to skip a week or cancel your plan, you need to notify the team by phone 1(306)988-0427 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In case you or someone in your family have any food allergies, you may ask for a substitute. ZestyKits c an skip ingredients upon request but they cannot guarantee that there will be no cross-contamination. In case of a severe allergy, they recommend not to use the service.
Support and Usability
Once we used the ZestyKits website, we found it very user-friendly. However, there is no mobile app available at the moment. The company is widely present in social media. There are Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts that you can follow. ZestyKits customer service is available by phone, email, Facebook Messenger, Instagram Direct, and, of course, by regular mail at 2 Research Drive, Regina, SK S4S 7H9.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Yes, there is no delivery fee. All fees are included in the final price.
Yes, you can put your next delivery on hold, no questions asked. In order to do so, you need to notify customer service either via email email@example.com, or simply log into your account and select the number of weeks you need to skip.
The cancellation process is very easy. You can do it in your online account, or you can notify customer service by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ingredients that you need to have at home are salt, pepper, eggs, sugar, milk, cooking oil, and butter. The rest will be delivered to you according to the recipes of the week.
On average, a ZestyKits meal takes about 30 minutes to cook. It may take a little longer or shorter, depending on your cooking experience.
The Bottom Line
ZestyKits is a young but ambitious meal delivery company that is rapidly gaining popularity in Saskatchewan. With only 200 clients at the moment, the company offers a nice neighbor-friendly local service with an almost personal touch. They can even substitute some ingredients in your meal in case you have allergies, which is impossible with big global companies that offer standard pre-set meal kits to all their clients.
Following their goal to promote healthier living through easy and locally sourced ready-to-cook dishes, ZestyKits does a great job connecting local farmers with Saskatchewan families. All their meal kits contain local meat, fish, and produce.
Don’t forget to use the generous ZestyKit promo code MKC ! It will save you $20 on your first order, and with your second order, you will receive a baking kit and locally-made snacks.
You will need to sign up for a 2-person plan and use the two servings consequentially.
Carnivore – All three meals have meat or poultry in them
Clean Food – A mix of three vegetable, meat, and poultry meals
Plant-based – Three vegetarian-only meals
Vegan – Three vegan-only meals