The 7 Best Meal Kit Delivery Services in Toronto 
Let’s face it. You never have enough time to plan your meals, cater to everyone’s taste buds and cook. And then, of course, there’s grocery shopping. If you’re spending over an hour getting to and from work, like many of us in Toronto, there isn’t much time for you to buy your ingredients after work.
Enter, meal kits. Meal kits allow you to eat nutritious meals while saving you time and eliminating that daily decision fatigue. They’re all the rage across North America these days. You’ve probably heard people talk about a few “big names”, but do you know which meal kits actually deliver to Toronto?
Even though Canada can be limited for some delivery services, Toronto is still the country’s largest metropolitan area, so there are a whole slew of meal kit companies to choose from.
How do you know which one is best for you?
We’re here to help you save time by giving you the low-down on the top 7 meal kit delivery services in Toronto for busy professionals and young families in the city.
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|Company||Ideal For||Cost Per Week|
|Cost Per Plate|
|Cook It||Unique family structures||$82.00||$9.08-$13.16||Visit Site|
|LiveFit||Healthy lifestyles||$106.00||$9.99 - $13.99||Visit Site|
|Power Kitchen||Fitness-focused||$122.00||$12.32 - $22||Visit Site|
|HelloFresh||Beginner cooks||$133.95||$9.25 - $12.17||Visit Site|
|Chefs Plate||Beginner cooks on a budget||$71.92||$8.99 - $11.99||Visit Site|
|Good Food||Adventurous cooks||$91.00||$$10.74 - $16.49||Visit Site|
Note: The above cost calculations are based on a typical order including 8 servings with the exception of LiveFit. LiveFit has a minimum order of $99 which includes more than 8 servings.
Cook It offers meal kit plans as flexible as your family needs them to be. They offer options for 3-7 portions and 2 to 4 servings to accommodate the blended family, lone-parent family, and other family structures that are on the rise in Toronto. They are a local brand, that serves Quebec and Ontario only. If supporting local meal kit companies is important to you, look no further.
Other notable features:
- Online cooking tutorials
- Weekly vegetarian, gluten-free options
- Weekly ready-to-eat option at no additional charge
- Weekly 15-min recipes
- 17 new recipes each week
Cook It caters to your family with adaptable options, plenty of variety and recipes with the least amount of cooking time on the market.
Serving Options: Cook It has many meal kit options available. They allow you to tailor your kit according to the size of your household with options as large as 4 adults and 4 children. From there they offer you the option of 2-4 ready-to-cook meals or prepared meals.
The Tradeoff: Cook It doesn’t offer a way to sort recipes by “gluten-free” nor “dairy-free”. While they do offer those options, you need to search through their 17 recipes and their ingredients to find them. Considering that they cater to families who often need those options, this is quite inconvenient.
Read more: Cook It Review
Fresh City Farms
June 2023 Update: Fresh City Farms has bought Mama Earth Organics, an organic food subscription which delivers organic products, pantry staples, sustainable meat, seafood, and more in Toronto and the GTA. Exist Fresh City customers can login using the same username and password.
Fresh City Farms is by far the most committed to organic ingredients. And for those of us with dietary restrictions, Fresh City Farms is probably the only feasible option. No other meal kit service in Toronto allows viewers to sort recipes by their dietary restriction (besides the usual vegetarian options which are typically limited to 3-4 choices).
Besides having the most generous selection of vegetarian and vegan recipes, they have the most extensive menu with recipes organized under the following categories as well:
As long as you don’t have severe allergies, Fresh City Farms is the meal delivery service of your dreams.
Additionally, this company is dedicated to locally-sourced ingredients and only services the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). So if supporting local suppliers is important to you, look no further.
Serving Options: Fresh City farms is not just a meal kit delivery service but also an online grocery store where you can pick out snacks, produce, and wine to compliment your dish. You pick what you want and they deliver it straight to your home any day of the week.
The Tradeoff: The downside of working with organic ingredients is that the food is more likely to be over-ripe or a little on the dirty side.
Read more: Fresh City Farm Review
If you’re looking for a mealtime solution that supports your health goals and maximizes convenience, check out LiveFit.
This Ontario and Quebec-wide service offers ready-to-eat meals for breakfast, lunch, snacks, drinks, and dinner allowing you to save time on both meal prep and meal planning.
Meal packages are designed to support the following goals, dietary needs, and lifestyles:
- Weight loss
- Muscle gain
- Keto diet
- Vegan diet
- Gluten-free diet
- Vegetarian diet
LiveFit focuses on nutritionally rich foods by providing ample amounts of vegetables, meat, fish, nuts, and seeds in relation to their servings of grains and dairy. This makes them one of the best options for high-quality meals. They also offer Large meals which are 27% bigger in and contain 50% more protien.
Serving Options: LiveFit is like a grocery store but with only prepared meals. Instead of choosing serving sizes, you choose which recipes you want. They offer delivery on Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday.
The Tradeoff: The minimum order for thier Subscribe’N Save plan is $100 which you need to get free shipping. Otherwise, shipping costs start at $10.95 per order. Also, it’s unfortunate that their containers are not returnable. While they are reusable, there are only so many containers that a household needs in their kitchen.
In comparison to LiveFit, Power Kitchen targets the fitness-focused in the GTA and provides a lot more customization for their ready-to-eat meals.
Power Kitchen packages support the following fitness goals:
- Fat loss
- Getting lean
- bulking up
- Increasing strength & energy
Where Power Kitchen shines is its customization features. Custom Meals allow you to control the following intake in each of your meals:
This allows you to directly control your food proportions and reduce food waste all while enjoying delicious meals.
Other unique features include their Grab n’ Go menu and bulk Menu.
Serving Options: This meal delivery service has the most customizable options for prepared meals. They allow you to choose from 4 to 22 meals per delivery day with the option of delivery once or twice a week. You don’t ever have to worry about meal planning ever again if you opt for the larger options!
The Tradeoff: Besides being one of the most expensive options, some may find that the customization process takes too much work. The target customer would choose Power Kitchen to be able to control the number of calories and amount of protein, carbs, fats…etc. If there was a way to view options by target calorie number, instead of protein types, for example, there would be no math required.
HelloFresh is one of the very first meal kit providers and is now an international giant. Like most other companies, it promises fresh ingredients and delicious recipes. but is it a good fit for you?
If you to get bored in the kitchen easily, HelloFresh keeps recipes fun with a variety of flavours including:
Beyond that, HelloFresh is ideal for beginners in the kitchen (although perfectly suitable for all cooking skill levels). There are many easy-to-follow recipes with ingredients, instructions, and visuals all designed to be very beginner-friendly.
HelloFresh also offers a large variety of meal plans which inclue Mostly Meat, Family Friendly, Carb Smart, Calorie Smart, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy, Pescatarian, High Protein. With that vareity of flavor and dietary preferences, there’s something there for everyone.
Serving Options: This meal service allows you to choose for either 2 or 4 people with 3 to 5 recipes per week.
The Tradeoff: Although they attract beginners and offer great variety, certain dishes call for specific types of skillets or knives, which are more complex than what an unsuspecting newbie would have.
Read more: HelloFresh Review
Founded in Toronto, and delivering across Canada, Chefs Plate is the most affordable meal kit in the country.
Other reasons to choose Chefs Plate include:
- Weekly menus
- Wide selection of 15-min recipes
- Convenient online gifting service
- Locally-sourced ingredients
- Easy recipes with step-by-step instructions
This meal kit service is best for beginners on a budget and those looking to spend the least amount of time cooking.
Serving Options: Chef’s Plate meal boxes allow you to choose for either 2 or 4 people and meals per week range from 2 to 5. Customers can choose between Meat & Vegetables, Vegetarian, Family Friendly meals.
The Tradeoff: Part of the reason why you choose a meal kit service is because you want to eat healthier and cleaner than you would at a restaurant. Chefs Plate recipes could afford to have less sugar in their sauces, leaner meats, and less oil.
Read more: Chefs Plate Review
Goodfood delivers meal kits across Canada that are appreciated for their variety and recipe creativity. Chefs create 20 – 25 new recipes every week to keep you excited and engaged in the kitchen. They also let you see the upcoming recipes for the next 4 weeks which is great for planning your meals for the weeks ahead.
One week of flavour-filled recipes featured ethnic influences from the following regions:
In that same week, the menu included an impressive variety of proteins, including:
- Plant protein (tofu)
Goodfood recipes boast seasonal ingredients that are said to be up to 7 days fresher than what you find at your grocery store. As far as supporting local, at least 85% of your delivery is sourced from Canadian farms and meat and fish are ethically sourced.
Serving Options: Goodfood has one of the best meal plans for families. They offer three baskets depending on the size of your household with options of 2-4 recipes a week.
The Tradeoff: Cooking times can often reach up to an hour long.
Read more: Good Food Review
Which Meal Kit Service Is Best For You?
With so many options in Toronto, companies are niching to stand out and win you over. So when deciding on a meal kit service, we recommend choosing a company that speaks to your needs in particular.
If you need help with ready-to-eat meals that support your health goals, go with LiveFit. For the families that need more options than the typical 4-person unit, we recommend that you check out Cook It. If money is your main concern, Chefs Plate is definitely your best pick.
Which Toronto meal kit service is your top choice? Are there any other brands that you think we’re missing?
Take a look at all of our meal kit reviews here and weigh in with your own rating.