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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fresh in your fridge meal prep
8.3/10

Fresh in Your Fridge

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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$32.92
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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Hungry root meal kit
7/10

Hungryroot

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.    
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$8.30
Per Serving
Value for Price
8
Recipe Variety / Creativity
7
Service Level
6
PROS:
  • Almost Ready to Eat
  • 100% Personalized Meals
  • Wide Variety of Diets
CONS:
  • Few Plan Customization Options
  • Items Are Sometimes Missing
  • US Availability Only
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chefs plate meal kit
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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$8.99
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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fresh city farms meal kit
8/10

Fresh City Farms

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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one potato meal kit
7.3/10

One Potato

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!
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$14.95
Per Serving
Value for Price
8
Recipe Variety / Creativity
7
Service Level
7
PROS:
  • Organic and GMO-free
  • 3, 5 and 6 people options available
  • Best for busy families
CONS:
  • No free shipping for the smallest plans
  • A bit pricey
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dinnerly meal kit
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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global belly meal kit
7.3/10

Global Belly

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.
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$12.90
Per Serving
Value for Price
6
Recipe Variety / Creativity
7
Service Level
9
PROS:
  • Original Indian & Thai recipes
  • Influencer Kits
  • Best for adventurous cooks
CONS:
  • No free delivery before $35
  • Need to buy some ingredients
  • Not best for busy cooks
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fuud meal kit
7.8/10

Fuud

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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martha and marley spoon box
8/10

Martha & Marley Spoon

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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$10.58
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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fresh prep meal kit
7.8/10

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 $9.
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$10.36
Per Serving
Value for Price
7.5
Recipe Variety / Creativity
6
Service Level
10
PROS:
  • Ideal for Beginners
  • 1 Pan Recipes Available
  • Reusable Delivery Bag
CONS:
  • Recipes Are a Bit Repetitive
  • Few Vegan Options
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miss fresh meal kit
7.3/10

Miss Fresh

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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cook it meal kit
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
6
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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