Best Meal Kits for Couples

Cooking as a couple can be a joy – as long as you have a plan for what’s for dinner. Meal kits take the stress out with recipes and pre-portioned ingredients. But choosing a service can still be stressful – so we’ve compiled our top meal kits with couple-specific plans:

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Misfits Market is a grocery delivery service with a sustainable mission. They specialize in selling and delivering organic produce that wouldn’t normally be sold at traditional grocery stores for superficial reasons—hence the name “misfits”.  They also offer affordable meats, pantry staples, specialty treats, and wine for a one-stop shopping experience. 
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$6.00
Per Serving
Quality / Taste
7.5
Variety / Flexibility
8
Delivery Service
7.5
Sustainability
10
Value for Price
10
PROS:
  • Sustainable & environmentally friendly business
  • Mostly organic
  • Very affordable
  • Recipes included on their website
CONS:
  • Have to plug in credit card information before you can shop
  • Have to use food right away
  • Almost guaranteed to have something arrive overripe or damaged
  • Can’t accommodate dietary restrictions
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Vegano is Canada’s first 100% plant-based vegan meal kit company based out of Vancouver, B.C.. Launched in January of 2021, they deliver vegan meal kits to Metro Vancouver, Squamish, Whistler, Pemberton, and Vancouver Island. Their meal kits include 3 meals per week that are perfect for 2 people. Vegano’s ingredients are locally sourced and their packaging is minimal. There are no animal products in any of the facilities so you can rest assured that there is zero risk of cross-contamination. Vegano also practices an Empty Kitchen policy so when there is leftover food at their production facility, it gets used to make soups or sauces.
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$9.17
Per Serving
Recipe Quality/Taste
9
Variety / Flexibility
8.5
Delivery Service
8
Sustainability
9.5
Value for Price
8.5
PROS:
  • Locally sourced ingredients
  • Packaging is recyclable, compostable, and made from recycled materials
  • Recipes online
  • Cook time 30-45 minutes and easy-to-follow instructions
  • Very little waste
  • Some veggies pre-cut
  • Great value
  • Large portions
CONS:
  • Not notified when the box is dropped off
  • Fewer vegetables than expected in some meals
  • Shipping cost
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Crave Healthiness offers delicious prepared meals for health-conscious Vancouverites but do they live up to their name? Find out in our detailed review.
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$12.80
Per Serving
Recipe Quality / Taste
8
Variety / Flexibility
7.5
Delivery Service
8.5
Sustainability
8
Value for Price
8
PROS:
  • Customizable meal builder
  • Great for a busy lifestyle
  • Perfect for people who don’t like to cook or grocery shop
  • Quality, organic ingredients with no preservatives
  • Very tasty and flavourful
CONS:
  • Not a lot of veggies or fruit with rotating menu meals
  • Limited variety for those with dietary restrictions
  • Only delivers to some of the Vancouver area
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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.
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$28.75
Per Serving
Recipe Quality / Taste
9.5
Variety / Flexibility
9
Delivery Service
7
Sustainability
8
Value for Price
8
PROS:
  • Highly personalized service
  • Best for healthy, working professionals with dietary restrictions
  • Supports local Canadian suppliers whenever possible
  • Uses organic ingredients whenever possible
  • Free delivery
  • Sizable portions
CONS:
  • No nutritional information provided with meals
  • Premium price
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8.7/10

Chefs Plate

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?
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$2.99
Per Serving
Recipe Quality / Taste
9
Variety / Flexibility
7
Delivery Service
10
Sustainability
8
Value for Price
9.5
PROS:
  • Budget-friendly
  • Free delivery with most plans
  • Some ingredients come precooked (with an extra fee)
  • Consistent quality
  • Reliable delivery service
  • New recipes every week
CONS:
  • Recipes are often high on sodium and sugar
  • Portion sizes tend to leave customers dissatisfied
  • Too much packaging due to every ingredient being packaged separately
  • Auto-renewal service typically results in surprise orders
  • Not safe for those with serious dietary restrictions
  • Only two serving size options
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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.  
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$10.75
Per Serving
Value for Price
7.5
Recipe Variety / Creativity
9
Service Level
7.5
PROS:
  • Organic Meals
  • Great Variety of Diets
  • Focus on Supporting Local
CONS:
  • No Free Shipping Under $30
  • Managing Orders Can Be Difficult
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7/10

Dinnerly

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.
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$6.50
Per Serving
Recipe Quality / Taste
8
Variety / Flexibility
7
Delivery Service
5
Sustainability
7
Value for Price
8
PROS:
  • Best for unfussy, budget-conscious eaters
  • Less waste than other companies
  • Fast, simple, kid-friendly meals
  • Low-cost meal kits
CONS:
  • Not best for discerning palates
  • No customization options
  • Not organized by meal
  • Charge for shipping
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7.8/10

Fuud

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.
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$13.95
Per Serving
Value for Price
7
Recipe Variety / Creativity
8.5
Service Level
8
PROS:
  • Different Recipe Difficulty Levels
  • Creative Recipes
  • Authentic Cooking Experience
CONS:
  • Portion Sizes Vary By Dish
  • More Time Spent Chopping
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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.
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$8.49
Per Serving
Recipe Quality / Taste
9
Variety / Flexibility
7
Delivery Service
8
Sustainability
8
Value for Price
8
PROS:
  • Best For Busy Lovers Of Cooking
  • Large Recipe Choice
  • Delicious Meals
  • Quality Ingredients
CONS:
  • Not Best For Busy Beginners
  • Lots of Dishes
  • Inaccurate Recipe Times
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8.6/10

Fresh Prep

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.
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Recipe Quality/Taste
9
Variety / Flexibility
8
Delivery Service
8
Sustainability
9.5
Value for Price
8.5
PROS:
  • Locally sourced, high-quality ingredients
  • Free shipping and pick up
  • Packaging is recyclable, compostable, and made from recycled materials
  • Recipes online
  • Cook time 25-30 minutes and easy-to-follow instructions
  • Very little waste
  • Some veggies pre-cut
  • Great value
  • Large portions
CONS:
  • Cost is on the pricey side
  • Only 10 weekly meals to choose from
  • No single option
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7.3/10

Miss Fresh

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.  
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$10.09
Per Serving
Value for Price
8
Recipe Variety / Creativity
8
Service Level
6
PROS:
  • Easy to Follow & Delicious Recipes
  • Portion Sizes Are Big
  • Snack & Breakfast Options
CONS:
  • Vegan Options Limited
  • Delivery Issues
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7.8/10

Cook It

Cook It is a Montreal-based meal kit company. They deliver to 95% of the Canadian East Coast. They offer a great variety of recipes, including a vegetarian option. Cook It sources their ingredients from local farmers. Their meal kits are best for busy Canadian couples and families.
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$10.16
Per Serving
Recipe Quality / Taste
8
Variety / Flexibility
9
Delivery Service
5
Sustainability
9
Value for Price
8
PROS:
  • Best for families that need flexibility
  • Supports local Canadian suppliers
  • Weekly cooking tutorials
  • Free delivery
  • High-quality pantry products
CONS:
  • Slow-to-respond customer service
  • High number of complaints about missing, stale, and damaged ingredients
  • Online user experience can be confusing for those who aren’t bilingual
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