My first job out of University was that of an Executive Assistant. I still remember the day when my boss got fed up and got me to put in an ad for a personal chef because his wife hated to cook. Suffice it to say he laid his foot down, tried to get her to, and she served up his “favourite” for dinner: snapper. (Disclaimer: Hate is a strong word, but my boss hated snapper. In her defense, she thought he only hated red snapper as she served him up the white variety.)
The first time he opened her fridge, all that was in there was a hunk of pâté and some cheese. “That’s what you expect when you open up a model’s fridge.” And it wasn’t that she hated to cook; it was the grocery shopping part that she despised. My former boss has since fired his personal chef – maybe he’s discovered one of Toronto’s meal kit delivery services…?
Recipieces makes cooking as easy as 1-2-3. All components of the recipe are ordered alphanumerically so even if you don’t read the recipe twice – you won’t run into any problems. Now if only crib assembly instructions could be this easy! They even include a pack of mints, in case you wanted to heat up date night a bit in the kitchen. With recipes like Soy-Glazed Lamb Loin you’ll definitely win your way to a man’s heart through his stomach!
Gourmet meals for $12.50 a serving? Yes please! Fresh Canteen will help you whip up dinner in under 35 minutes. Each recipe also includes nutritional information for those of you who are counting calories. But with recipes like Roasted Mediterranean Chicken and Sole Almondine, I don’t think you’ll have to!
In the near future when I make it big in the world of food marketing and have no time to grocery shop but still want home-cooked food (because let’s face it, dining out isn’t cheap nor good for the waistline), I would probably live off of meal kits. It’s an upgrade to Grocery Gateway because you don’t have to think up a recipe and everything you need is at your fingertips.
I’d most likely order 2-3 meals a week because I’m going to be too busy to drop by a grocery store every single day of the week (that food marketing dream job hasn’t happened yet), and I may order a meal kit for date night when I don’t want to be wasting quality time fussing on perfecting my Béarnaise sauce and don’t want to have that embarrassing stomach grumbling.
While both Fresh Canteen and Recipieces are comparable in quality, I’d probably be more inclined to order from Fresh Canteen because of its price point ($12.50/meal). After all, a gal needs a little disposable income to buy a nice pair of shoes or that new Gucci bag, right?
Would you have a go at some of Toronto’s meal kit delivery systems? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @ViewTheVibe.