What’s the most dreaded task of the day? If you said “making dinner” you’re not alone. The pressure of what to make and how to get everything prepped and cooked during the after-school/after-work rush can overwhelm even the most organized parent.
With meal delivery, you can wipe that worry from your mind—and avoid those last-minute, fast-food drive-through dinners. (We’ve all been there!) The healthy, hearty plates created and delivered by the following services can save you time, stress, and guilt.
Some meals arrive fresh and some are frozen; some are subscription-based and some can be ordered as one-offs. Note that delivery charges may apply.
Choose a meal plan for 2 or more meals per week, prepared by staff executive chefs. Select your dishes from an extensive list of entrées and sides, breakfast, snacks, and desserts. Or, you can choose your items à la carte, including fresh “family meals”. Gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegetarian options.
On the menu: vegetarian lasagna, maple-glazed salmon, chicken pad Thai, chickpea buddha bowl, barbecue pork chops
Delivery area: anywhere in Ontario
Grocery delivery service Fresh City Farms also makes and delivers prepared meals and recipe kits made with mostly organic ingredients sourced from local farms. Vegetarians have ample options and meat-eaters can feel good about 100% organic beef, chicken, and pork and Ocean Wise–approved seafood. It’s all customizable: mix grocery items with prepared foods, get regular weekly meal delivery for a family of four, or create DIY bags for each delivery. Gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options.
On the menu: spinach quiche, butter chicken, Swedish meatballs, vegan tourtière, taco salad, lentil soup
Delivery area: Toronto, North York, Scarborough, Etobicoke, Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington, Dundas, Hamilton and parts of Markham and Vaughan; plus 40 pickup hubs
At Green Zebra Kitchen, a new, plant-based, gluten-free menu is created each week. You can order the small plan (three or four lunches or dinner per week) or the large plan (six to eight lunches or dinners per week) or just order à la carte salads, beverages, breads, spreads and condiments, desserts, and snacks. Meals are all vegetarian and vegan.
On the menu: veggie mac-and-cheese, tempeh taco bowl, Superseed SunButter balls, kale salad with spiced chickpeas
Delivery area: Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville
Well-known delivery service Grocery Gateway also delivers meals. Providing single-portion meat pies and quiches, entrées and soups, burritos, pasta, and more, most meals need to be heated and some are packaged as a meal ready-to-cook. They also deliver sandwiches and have paired with Weight Watchers to provide fresh recipe meal kits (ingredients with provided recipes) for two to four people.
On the menu: breaded veal cutlets with sauce, teriyaki trout with Baja vegetables, chicken noodle soup, asparagus and Swiss quiche.
Delivery area: Toronto, Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington, Oshawa, Stouffville, King, Milton, Cambridge, Waterloo, Guelph, Hamilton
Honey Bee Meals sends a scheduled meal delivery to your home twice weekly, with hand-crafted, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, and refined-sugar-free fare. (No canola oil or vegetable oil, either.) The weekly menu is pre-determined by owner Amy Sherman, a holistic and sports nutritionist and trainer. Produce and meat are local and largely organic; fish is Ocean Wise and wild-caught. Breakfasts and snacks are available, too.
On the menu: spaghetti squash casserole, Cajun salmon with brown rice and pico de gallo, turkey zucchini popovers with potato wedges and kale
Delivery area: Toronto and Vaughan
Though the core business at Miss Fresh is meal kits, there’s a Ready-To-Eat section with entrées that arrive prepared and need only be reheated in a microwave. Pricing is subscription-based and varies based on the number of servings and orders per week you choose. You can add “healthy” snacks, beverages, and desserts to your order. Vegetarian and vegan options.
On the menu: Portuguese chicken, kale Caesar salad, bacon-and-onion quiche, barbecue tofu stir-fry, vegan burgers
Delivery area: Everywhere in Ontario and Quebec
This healthy food caterer has been delivering kid-friendly meals to child-care centres and schools since 2004. Now, families can get the same healthy, family-friendly foods delivered at home. Food is delivered frozen, in stackable containers. The company is committed to using pasture-raised and organic meat, wild and sustainably sourced fish, whole grains, and produce that’s grown locally and sustainably. Vegetarian and vegan options.
On the menu: Sri Lankan chicken, beef meatballs in marinara sauce, mac chicken n’ cheese, chickpea chowder
Delivery area: Toronto, Mississauga (expanding to wider GTA soon)
SupperWorks is best known for its in-house meal assembly kitchens where you can make a week’s worth of freezable family-size entrées. But it also delivers prepared meals. Choose your meal and sides online, just as you would to make the meals in-store, then you choose to have Supperworks prepare and deliver them. At least six entrées must be ordered and delivery must be scheduled a week in advance. Vegetarian options are available, plus desserts, sides, and smoothies.
On the menu: baked pasta Florentine, beef-and-barley stew, cornmeal-crusted haddock with pineapple salsa
Delivery area: near SupperWorks locations in Leaside, Oakville, Waterloo, and Ottawa; enter your postal code online to confirm
With years in the culinary field, Today’s Menu’s chefs put their experience towards creating high-quality meals for delivery and pick up. Ther are meal options for one, two, or four people and curated meal plans for seniors, active families, and working couples. Gluten-free and vegetarian options.
On the menu: Beretta beef burgers, mild jerk chicken, three-cheese macaroni, bolognese pasta
Delivery area: Toronto and much of the GTA (any postal code starting with M or L)
“Trending” local chefs cook meals to be delivered fresh weekly. This option is best suited to families with adventurous eaters and without food sensitivities since new menu items are offered every week. Choose meal plans of 4, 6, 8, or 12 meals per week. Nutrition info, all ingredients, and allergens are clearly labelled for each meal.
On the menu: tomato pesto fusilli, beef lettuce wraps, classic Greek dinner, beef bibimbap, chimichurri chicken
Delivery area: Toronto (all M postal codes), plus Brampton, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, and Markham