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HelloFresh Vs. Chefs Plate — Which Meal Kit Reigns Supreme?


Are you tired of the daily dinner dilemma — what to cook or what to order in? Finding the time for exciting recipes to cook night after night can be daunting.

Recognizing this struggle, our editors have been searching for the ideal meal kit delivery service to level-up our cooking routines. The goal? Simplify the quest for recipes, eliminate trips to the grocery store, and reduce prep time.

We seek a service that delivers convenience, variety, affordability, and — most importantly — terrific taste. Two main meal-kits are changing the game in Canada — HelloFresh and Chefs Plate.

Both HelloFresh and Chefs Plate are great meal kits. They offer super easy-to-follow recipes that are ready and on the table in around 30 minutes.

Keep reading to see which one we recommend…

Key Similarities:

  • Both send pre-portioned ingredients right to your door
  • Both have a flexible subscription
  • Both send easy-to-follow recipes that require minimal prep

Key Differences:

  • HelloFresh offers 8 different plans to choose from | Chefs Plate offers 3 plans
  • HelloFresh has 25+ weekly rotating menu choices | Chefs Plate has 15+ rotating recipes

HelloFresh Overview:

HelloFresh plans include Mostly Meat, Family-Friendly, Carb-Smart, Calorie-Smart, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy, Pescatarian, and High Protein — that cater to a wide range of dietary needs. After selecting a plan, you can choose between the number of people a week 2 or 4 and how often you would like to receive meals 3,4, or 5 times a week.

Their globally-inspired menu is chef-curated and offers delicious dishes like Greek-Style Lemon-Pepper Pork Meatballs with Buttery Orzo, Tangy Beef Burgers with German-Style Potato Salad, and our favourite— this week!Creamy Tuscan-Inspired Salmon Stew with Savoury Celery.

All their meals are super tasty and use intriguing ingredients that you wouldn’t think of combining.

Each meal with HelloFresh costs $4.50 (with our discount). It costs a bit more than Chefs Plate, but it’s worth the extra bucks for the variety.

Chefs Plate Overview:

Chefs Plate has 3 plans: Meat & Veggie, Vegetarian, and Family-Friendly. You can select boxes for either 2 or 4 people and 2,3,4, or 5 recipes a week. With 15+ different meal options weekly, there is something new and delicious to try.

We recommend trying the Beef & Pork Larb with coconut-lime rice, Korean-Inspired Beef & Pork Tacos with crunchy slaw, or the classic Chicken Breasts in Mushroom Pan Sauce with mashed potatoes & zucchini all made without too much stress.

Each meal costs $2.99, which is slightly less than HelloFresh but has fewer weekly recipe choices— and to be honest, the meals aren’t as tasty.

Final Thoughts:

Although we enjoyed meals from both companies equally, when it comes down to it, we’re so personally pleased with our HelloFresh meals — they deliver on their promises.

When it comes to quality and variety of ingredients, prep time, and taste, it’s HelloFresh for the win!

The entire process from menu selection to delivery and meal prep is straightforward and simple. The ingredients are fresh and top-quality, and the meals are fantastic.

So, level-up your cooking routine and sign up for HelloFresh. If you sign up today, you get 55% off the first box and 20% off the next two months — a total routine game changer.

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