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Comparing HelloFresh with other meal kit services.

HelloFresh Canada is the Canadian branch of HelloFresh, a German company that was founded in 2011. HelloFresh is the forerunner in the meal kit industry and the very first company to expand their services over three continents (Europe, America and Oceania). HelloFresh is much the same as their Canadian competitors, they deliver a refrigerated box to your doorstep with fresh ingredients and recipe cards, all that is left for the customer to do once it is delivered is to cook.


HelloFresh’s distribution center is in Brampton, Ontario which is in the Toronto area. They currently deliver their boxes in many Canadian provinces (Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British-Colombia, Nova-Scotia, New-Brunswick and Prince Edward Island). As of today, HelloFresh doesn’t deliver in Quebec but is planning to do so.

Source : HelloFresh

How Hellofresh works

HelloFresh works much like their competitors. To benefit from their services, you must subscribe first, and select how many portions per meal (2 or 4) you want delivered. Each week, you can choose 3 of the 4 recipes offered in the weekly menu (you must choose exactly 3 recipes, no more no less). The ingredients are then delivered in a refrigerated box that keeps everything fresh during transportation. If you are not home when they deliver the box, it is left on your doorstep. Price per portion for a box of 3 meals for 2 people is $13.33, which is substantially higher than their competitors.


A bit of history of Hellofresh

HelloFresh was founded in Germany in 2011. Right off the bat, the company got financing from an incubator and investment fund named Rocket Internet. HelloFresh quickly developed internationally, and today the company is present in 8 countries (Germany, United-states, United Kingdom, Australia, Austria, Canada and Sweden). It’s only been since 2016 that HelloFresh has been operating in Canada. On November 2nd 2017, HelloFresh made it into the Frankfort market, raising over 300 million Euros in financing.


Comparing Hellofresh

Although HelloFresh is similar to its competitors, they do have some distinctions. On one hand, HelloFresh is a more expensive: one box with 3 meals for 2 people will cost you $79.99 while their competitors offer similar options for $65. On the other hand, HelloFresh is the least flexible Canadian ready-to-cook service available, given the 3 meals per week obligation. Cook it offers a tailored service where you choose between 2 to 5 meals a week. A few competitors stand out with their extra options. For example, Cook it also offers ready-to-eat meals (to be heated) while MissFresh offers a selection of tea or coffee to add to your order. HelloFresh’s portion flexibility is limited, (2 or 4 portions per recipe). Once again, MissFresh (2,4 or 6 portions) and Cook it (2,3,4, or 6 portions) stand out with their extra options.


Comparison of meal kits services in Canada

To be included in this comparison, businesses must deliver at home throughout Quebec and have been in service for at least 1 year. Companies meeting these criteria are: Cook It™, GoodFood™, Chefs plate™ and MissFresh™. If you notice an error, please contact us as soon as possible using the form at the bottom of this page. Only plans with recipe choices are considered.

Cook itTM Chefs PlateTM GoodFood TM MissFreshTM HelloFreshMC

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Headquater located in

Montreal Toronto Montreal Monteal Toronto

Delivery zones

Quebec and Ontario Everywhere in Canada Everywhere in Canada Everywhere in Canada Everywhere in Canada

Collect boxes and icepacks
(in the Montreal area)

Yes No No No No

Offer ready-to-eat meals

Yes No No Yes No

Offers add-on products

Yes No Yes Yes No

Gluten-free options

Yes No Yes No Yes

Price for 3 meals for 2 people

$77.00 $59.94 $82.44 $65.94 $82.99

Price for 3 meals for 3 people

$92.00 n.d. n.d. n.d. n.d.

Price for 3 meals for 4 people

$132.00 $107.88 $140.88 $119.88 $139.99

Price for 3 meals for 6 people

$159.00 n.d. n.d. $170.82 n.d.

Subscription without commitments

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Can change the number of recipes and portion anytime

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

New menu every week

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Offers a rewards program

Star Chef program No No No No

Smallest box (recipes)

1 2 2 2 3

Biggest box (recipes)

7 4 4 7 4

Number of recipes offered per week (regular subscription)

14 12 12 14 15

100% Meat without added hormones

Yes No No No Yes

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This site is a Cook It ™ initiative to provide a comparison of the various ready-to-cook services. All data compiled in the table comes directly from government registers and COOK IT ™, GOODFOOD ™, CHEF’S PLATE ™ and MISSFRESH ™ business registers. In order to allow a detailed analysis, we selected 19 criteria of 100% quantitative comparison, that is to say based on data that can be verified at any time. The package of 3 selected recipes, being the best-selling product in the industry, was chosen for price comparison. Companies are ranked, from left to right, in order of foundation, then alphabetical in case of equality. If you notice an error, or wish to add a comparison criterion, please contact us as soon as possible at