The 6 Best Meal Kits in Hamilton, ON

meat dish with bread

If you live in “The Hammer” of Canada (a.k.a. Hamilton, Ontario) and you’re looking to make mealtime a little easier, look no further than these fine meal kit and meal delivery companies! From meal kits that need some assembling to ready-made and pre-portioned meals, we’ve reviewed the top meal kit and meal delivery companies in Hamilton. 

Our review was based on the following criteria:

  • Menu variety
  • Dietary restrictions
  • Packaging
  • Ease of ordering and delivery
  • Price

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CompanyIdeal ForCost Per PlateShipping 
Set The Table KitchenHealth-conscious eaters$12 - $15Free on orders over $75Visit Site
Prep'd FreshEnvironmentally-conscious consumers$11 - $13.50$6.50Visit Site
Power KitchenFitness-focused eaters$6.99 - $20.25Free on orders over $160Visit Site
Hello FreshCooking newbies$8.83 - $11.49$9.99Visit Site
GoodfoodFast-delivery focused consumers$9.46 - $12.45FreeVisit Site
Chefs PlateBudget-conscious orderers$8.99 -$9.99Free (with the exception of one order combination)Visit Site

Set The Table Kitchen & Co.

person eating chicken kabab

Set The Table Kitchen & Co. is a meal delivery company in Hamilton that offers fresh and frozen meals that can be delivered to your doorstep or picked up at their Ancaster location. Their rotating menu includes a la carte entrees, soups, and sweets; however, you’ll find some of their customer-favourite menu items don’t rotate out of the menu.

Their meal categories include Family Dinners, Fitness Meals, Everyday Meals, Frozen Meals, A La Carte, Soups, and Sweets. Serving sizes range from 1 to 4 servings with a small discount when you buy a higher volume of servings.

Their Fitness Meals balance proteins, carbs, and veggies, using healthy ingredients, while their Everyday Meals offer a ton of customization with an option to add special instructions for the Set The Table team. This means dietary restrictions can often be accommodated but guarantees regarding cross-contamination can’t be made. Their menu includes some gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options.

Meals are sealed in eco-friendly, compostable packaging made of pulped paper, and deliveries are made using reusable cooler bags. The online ordering system is quite straightforward and easy.

Pros:

  • Lots of variety.
  • Health-conscious meals.
  • Lots of customization options.
  • Curbside pick-up option.

Cons: 

  • Wednesday and Friday delivery dates.

Cost: 

  • Per plate: The average cost per plate is $13.50. 
  • Shipping: Free shipping on orders over $75. For orders under $75, there is a $10 delivery fee.

Prep’d Fresh

cream soup with olive oil

Prep’d Fresh is a ready-to-eat meal delivery company in Hamilton. They offer mains, sides, soups, and baked goods with a new menu coming out every Friday. Order in quantities of 1 to 4 serving sizes with cost savings applying to the larger serving sizes.

Generally speaking, they don’t have a ton of variety for menu items each week. That being said, accommodations for those with dietary restrictions are possible (e.g. for vegetarian diets), but options are limited.

The site is relatively straightforward and easy to navigate and place your order. Prep’d Fresh uses compostable containers that are made with 100% plant fiber and have a sustainable package reuse program, but you have to pay extra for an insulated box.

Pros: 

  • Good for singles or families.
  • Delivers on Mondays.
  • Compostable containers.

Cons: 

  • Limited meal variety.
  • Have to pay extra for an insulated box.

Cost: 

  • Per plate: $12.25 is the average cost per plate for their main dishes.
  • Shipping: $6.50 (Save on shipping if you subscribe to weekly meals.)

Power Kitchen

meat, broccoli, and rice

Power Kitchen is a ready-to-eat meal delivery company based out of Toronto that services Hamilton. They offer a variety of menu options including custom prepared meals and goal-focused meal planning. The company’s fitness focus is easy to spot with their nutrition-conscious meals that let you choose between several different goals including weight loss, maintenance, athletic fuel, healthy weight gain, and a plant-based diet. 

Their menu rotates every 8 weeks and offers a wide variety of healthy and delicious meals. Ordering online is not the most intuitive because of the many customization options but this makes it great for those with dietary restrictions such as vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free, and keto—as long as you have the patience to navigate the site. Once you find what you like, you can choose between delivery or pick-up options.

As for sustainability, Power Kitchen uses locally-sourced fresh ingredients and delivers your meals in a reusable bag with a reusable ice pack that are both returnable with your next order. The meals are sealed in paper-based packaging which is recyclable and biodegradable.

Pros:

  • Lots of customization.
  • Two delivery date options (Sunday and Wednesday).
  • Pick up option.
  • Sustainable packaging.

Cons:

  • No frozen meal options.
  • Not an overly intuitive site to navigate.

Cost: 

  • Per plate: $14.00 is the average cost per plate.
  • Shipping: Free with a minimum order of $160. For deliveries under $160, shipping costs $10. (Pick up is free.)

HelloFresh

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HelloFresh

$11.49
Per Serving
HelloFresh is one of the largest meal-kit companies in the world and has established operations in Canada, Western Europe, and the United States. ...
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Delivers to:

Australia, Canada, Europe, United States

Dietary Plans Available:

Low-calorie, Vegetarian

Dinners for:

Two (Couple), Four (Family)

Price per Plate

$10 to $15

Free Shipping?

No

Intro Deal:

Yes

Sustainability

Recycling

HQ Location

Germany

Arguably the biggest name in the meal kit delivery game in Canada, HelloFresh has over 40 menu items in its rotating arsenal for you to choose from each week. Feed 2 or 4 people with 3 to 5 meals per order. Their meals range from classic meat, veggies, and potatoes dishes to vegetarian, ketogenic, and pescatarian. 

HelloFresh delivers their meal kits in an insulated box with packaging that is recyclable; however, like many other meal kits, you will find quite a bit of plastic waste with HelloFresh. 

Their site is very easy and straightforward to browse menu items and place your order.

Pros:

  • Wide variety of meals to choose from each week.
  • Consistent quality.
  • Reliable delivery service.

Cons:

  • Too much packaging due to every ingredient being packaged separately.
  • Not great for those with serious dietary restrictions.

Cost: 

  • Per plate: $8.83 – $11.49 
  • Shipping: $9.99 

See how HelloFresh compares to shopping at the grocery store for your meals. >>

Goodfood

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Goodfood

$9.46
Per Serving
Goodfood is a Canadian meal kit company that focuses on providing easy-to-follow recipes that cater to all cooking levels and styles. They offer five ...
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Delivers to:

Canada

Dietary Plans Available:

Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Low-carb, Vegan, Vegetarian

Dinners for:

Two (Couple), Four (Family)

Price per Plate

$9.99-$15.49

Free Shipping?

Yes

Intro Deal:

Yes

Sustainability

Recycling

HQ Location

Montreal

Goodfood is another one of the largest meal kit delivery companies in Canada. 

Goodfood subscription plans are organized into 3 categories: Easy Prep Basket, Classic Basket, and Family Basket, with weekly recipes randomly selected for you. You can alter your order to include items from different menus/baskets but the price will change.

Their rotating menu offers 18 tasty meals to choose from each week that cater to vegetarian, ketogenic, vegan, and gluten-free diets. Customizations can’t be made to your order if you have intolerances or allergies but you can substitute ingredients as you assemble the meals in your kitchen.

Their packaging is made from recyclable materials and can be recycled. Their kits are delivered in an insulated box but you will find a lot of plastic as you unbox and cook your meals.

Goodfood offers some pretty nice delivery options and depending on your location in Hamilton, you may be eligible for same-day or next-day delivery. 

Pros:

  • Free delivery.
  • Minimal food waste.
  • Time-saving options with pre-cut ingredients.

Cons:

  • Meals selected for you. (Could also be seen as a pro depending on who’s ordering.)
  • Not the best for dietary restrictions.
  • Lots of plastic.
  • Non-intuitive meal package setup and online user experience.

Cost:

  • Per plate: $9.46 – $12.45
  • Shipping: Free

See how Goodfood measures up to HelloFresh in this direct comparison. >>

Chefs Plate

fish tacos with lime and avocado
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Chefs Plate

$8.99
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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 ...
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Delivers to:

Canada

Dietary Plans Available:

Vegetarian

Dinners for:

Two (Couple), Four (Family)

Price per Plate

$10 to $15, $5 to $10

Free Shipping?

Yes

Intro Deal:

First 2 meals free

Sustainability

Ocean Wise, Sustainability

HQ Location

Toronto

Chefs Plate is another one of the bigger competitors in the meal kit delivery game (and arguably the most affordable). Their weekly rotating menu offers over 20 meals to choose from with varying options based on how many people you’re feeding and how many servings. Some of their recipes cater to vegetarian and ketogenic diets;  however, these items are few and far between. 

Chefs Plate kits are delivered in packaging that is made from 100% recyclable material. The packaging is recyclable and their cool-pouches are made from compostable materials. Since Chefs Plate is owned by HelloFresh, you’ll find a similar online ordering experience that is quite user-friendly.

Pros:

  • Budget-friendly.
  • Free delivery with almost every meal plan.
  • Some ingredients come pre-cooked (with an extra fee).
  • Consistent quality.
  • Reliable delivery service.

Cons:

  • Limited meal variety.
  • Too much packaging due to every ingredient being packaged separately.
  • Auto-renewal service typically results in surprise orders.
  • Not great for those with serious dietary restrictions.

Cost: 

  • Per plate: $8.99 -$9.99 per plate
  • Shipping: Free (except when you order 2 servings of 2 meals – shipping is then $6.00)

See how Chefs Plate measures up to Goodfood in this head-to-head comparison. >>

Meal kits and meal delivery in Hamilton, Ontario

Meal kits and meal deliveries are the best way to get restaurant-quality meals in your own kitchen. The convenience of not having to leave your home to get groceries or meal-plan  healthy food is one of the best parts about living in Canada in the 21st century!

Once you give the companies listed above a try, let me know how it went. I’d love to hear about your experience!

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