Chefs Plate VS Goodfood

There are so many meal-kit delivery services out there now that it’s really hard to make a decision on just one before you’ve been able to try the food. Each one has different aspects that appeal to different people depending on their lifestyles and daily needs. To make your decision making easier, we’ve compiled a quick comparison of the two popular Canadian-based services, Chef’s Plate and Goodfood. 

Chef’s Plate is a Toronto-based company that is now working as a division of HelloFresh and Goodfood is a Montreal-based company. Both offer delivery to most provinces and territories across Canada. 

If you’re looking for a more detailed and experience-based review of each of these services, you can check out our full reviews for both Chef’s Plate and HelloFresh. We subscribed to each of these kits to give you an honest opinion of how they measure up in overall value, freshness, flavour and sustainability.

Chefs Plate VS Goodfood Plans and Prices

Chefs Plate logo goodfood logo
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Per Serving $9.99 $11.49
Shipping Free Free
Number of people 2-4 2-4
Meals per week 3-4 2-3-4
Plan Flexibility Skip or Cancel Anytime Skip or Cancel Anytime
Menu choices per week 16 Recipes 26 Recipes
Vegetarian
Family Friendly
Meat and Vegetables
Dairy Free
Gluten Free
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Chefs Plate logo goodfood logo
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Per Serving $9.99 $11.49
Shipping Free Free
Number of people 2-4 2-4
Meals per week 3-4 2-3-4
Plan Flexibility Skip or Cancel Anytime Skip or Cancel Anytime
Menu choices per week 16 Recipes 26 Recipes
Vegetarian
Family Friendly
Meat and Vegetables
Dairy Free
Gluten Free
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Value

As far as value goes, if you’re looking for more bang for your buck then Chef’s Plate is going to be your best option. While both services offer free shipping (except for the two-person, two-meal plan from Chef’s Plate) Goodfood offers their meal plans for $11.49 per serving and Chef’s Plate for $9.99.

Veriety

Chef’s Plate offers 16 delicious recipes each week with a wide choice in variety. Goodfood however, beats it by offering up to 26 recipes each week. Of these 26 recipes however, only nine of them cost $11.49 per serving and the rest range anywhere from $13.53 to $28.48 (for the L’artisan options).

Complexity

Goodfood and Chef’s Plate also differ in terms of complexity. We found that Chef’s Plate’s recipes cards had mixed reviews from our team regarding readability. Some people had trouble with the cooking instructions while others found them straightforward. Goodfood on the other hand had some ingredients we had never worked with before, and a lot of multi-step instructions that had to happen simultaneously. The important takeaway we had from both boxes was the importance of reading instructions carefully. All of our meals ended up delicious at the end regardless, so if you’re looking for a challenge or willing to take the time to look over each recipe carefully, then we definitely recommend either of these boxes. 

Check out our full reviews of each company for more information about recipe readability and complexity.

Chefs Plate Review 
Goodfood Review

Dietary Needs

Neither Chef’s Plate nor Goodfood offers a plan specifically for dairy or gluten free diets, but both services offer options for these dietary needs. The menu at Chef’s Plate does offer gluten and dairy free options, although these options may not be available every week. Chef’s Plate’s recipes are also guaranteed free of allergens such as nuts. If you have a mild allergy, you can choose to omit ingredients from your recipes. 

Goodfood offers several meal options every week that are gluten or dairy free (in few cases both!). They do not however, guarantee allergy-free recipes and do not recommend ordering Goodfood if you have a serious allergy as their meals are all prepped at the same processing facility. You can however choose to opt out of certain ingredients if you have a mild allergy.

Skip a Week or Cancel Subscription

As subscription-based offers, Chef’s Plate and Goodfood will automatically send your boxes each week on your preferred weekday unless you manually make changes to your account. You can cancel your subscription or skip a week easily with each company. For Chef’s Plate you can simply skip a week by clicking a button on your dashboard or cancel your subscription by selecting that option in your settings menu. 

Skipping a week works the same way for Goodfood, but to cancel your subscription you must either call, or chat with one of the Goodfood support team through the messenger service on their website. Instead of cancelling, they will opt to have you take an extended break for several months. If you choose to take the break, Goodfood will notify you when your subscription is due to start again and ask if you would like to extend your break or start receiving boxes.  If you would prefer to just cancel your subscription entirely, the support team will help close your account.

Chefs Plate VS Goodfood - The Bottom Line

At the end of the day we want you to choose a box that fits your lifestyle best. We can’t tell you which box is better because each person’s needs are different, and each service fill different needs. However, we did want to give you all the information side-by-side so you could make the best-informed decision. And so, our final thoughts after comparing these two boxes is that, if you are looking for a budget friendly, quick-cook solution that tastes amazing then we recommend Chef’s Plate. If you’re looking to eat healthier and have more dietary options that are super tasty, then we think Goodfood is for you.

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