With Fresh In Your Fridge, you get delicious, ready-made meals that are completely customized to your dietary needs, preferences, goals, and lifestyle. This service is basically like having a personal chef.
Hungryroot is a meal kit company that delivers nearly-ready meals to your door. They come with unique ingredients and sauces that just need to be heated and mixed together so you can enjoy a meal in 10 minutes or less.
Everything they make to is plant-centric, with a focus on including the fiber, protein, complex carbs, and healthy fats to keep you energized and satisfied. They also offer a variety of snack options and healthy desserts.
Meal kit services aren’t the most budget-friendly meal-time solution for Canadians. But along the spectrum of cost, Chefs Plate sits on the most affordable end. You can’t help but wonder if this is an indicator that the quality of the service/ingredients/recipes is lower as well.
Does one of Canada’s most affordable meal kit companies come with drawbacks that devalue its service?
Based in Toronto, Fresh City Farms was originally an online grocery store offering local and organic products. Recently, they've put those ingredients to use in meal kits.
Fresh City Farms' meal kits cater to the picky or specific eater. They have vegetarian, vegan, gluten-friendly, dairy-free, soy-free nut-free and paleo options. From chicken burgers to vegan bowls, all their meals look delicious.
Founded in 2015, One Potato offers organic and GMO-free meal kits. Their recipes and plans are family-friendly which make One Potato meal kits ideal for busy families that care for their health.
While their recipes are quite basics, they are beginners friendly. One Potato also offers vegetarian and gluten-free options. And for cookie lovers, One Potato add free cookie dough in every box!
Dinnerly is a fast and affordable meal kit option that is positioned for the busy weekday warrior. They offer a wide variety of recipes that are priced below $5 and only require 30-minutes to prepare.
Recipes can be picked from a rotating menu online and include no more than six ingredients and steps to prepare. Each recipe card is electronically sent to you so there is no chance of it being misplaced or damaged.
Global Belly offers Indian and Thai meal kits. There is no plan available, you can just select which recipe you like and they will send a meal kit with all the dry ingredients you need. This means you will still have to buy the most common ingredients.
Global Belly is ideal for adventurous cooks who don't mind to get a few ingredients from the store.
Update: Fuud no longer operates as a meal kit delivery service, instead, it can now be found in local grocery stores in Vancouver.
Fuud is a Vancouver based meal kit delivery service. They focus on local organic ingredients from the Fraser Valley and in-season recipes. They also use organic meat whenever possible.
Unlike most kits, their ingredients don't come pre-chopped. Although this adds more time to the cooking process, they feel it leads to fresher flavour and a more authentic cooking experience. Each week, they offer nine different recipes, including omnivore, vegetarian and gluten-free meals.
Marley Spoon is a German company that provides meal kits all around the world, including the United States, and Australia.
They offer meal kits for people who like cooking, which make them not the best choice for busy beginners but will be ideal for busy cooking lovers.
Marley Spoon desires to connect the growers to the cooks by offering in-season meals that include vegetarian, fish and meat.
Based in Vancouver, Fresh Prep was founded in 2014 for people in search of an easier answer to the question "what's for dinner?". Fresh Prep sources local and all-natural produce and prioritize organic ingredients.
With an emphasis on sustainability, they deliver the meal kits in a reusable insulated cooler bag. Fresh Prep offers plans for couples and families. Price per serving starts at $10.
Update: MissFresh has been acquired by Quebec meal kit company Cook It
MissFresh is a Canadian meal kit company that strives to inspire people to cook at home by helping them discover delicious new recipes and flavours. Each box comes with fresh, pre-portioned ingredients that are easy to prepare and create a shareable experience for the entire family.
Their meal plans are highly customizable and offer many unique dinner, breakfast and snack options that can be delivered all across Canada.