Chefs Plate VS Goodfood

One of the most highly viewed meal kit comparison pages on The Quick Dish is Chefs Plate VS Goodfood. And you know, we’re not all that surprised by this, in fact, and here’s why. With so many options, it’s tough to decide on the best meal kit for you and your family. Both Chefs Plate and Goodfood are widely available in Canada, and both have similar ratings overall. And when you dig into some of the online reviews, such as Trust Pilot, you’ll find that less than 10% of the reviews post poor or bad reviews. In the end, this makes it more challenging to make your final decision. If you want to check out our first-hand experience and reviews of each kit, you’ll find them here. Chefs Plate and Goodfood.

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    Chefs Plate Logo

    Our Score

    9.3

    4.4/5
    Good food logo

    Our Score

    9.0

    4.3/5

    Chefs Plate VS Goodfood Plans and Prices

    For your convenience, we’ve compiled a clear and easy-to-follow comparison of Chefs Plate and Goodfoood to help decide which one to try first. And we say try first, for two reasons. The first reason is that these companies provide a convenient, good-quality meal kit solution at a great value. Second, and with value in mind, both offer great first-time subscription deals that often make the kits less expensive than if you went out to the grocery store to buy the ingredients for yourself. So, trying one first-time order, then pausing your subscription to try the next, makes a lot of sense and gets you the best value for your money.

    Chefs Plate LogoGood food logo
    Detailed Review Chefs Plate ReviewGood Food Review
    Delivery Area BC, AB, SK, MB,ON, NB, NS, PEIBC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, NS, PEI
    Choice of recipes per week213-12
    Price per serving$9.99$13.15
    Weekly total$59.94$78.90

    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 $13.15 per serving and Chef’s Plate for $9.99.

    Veriety

    Chef’s Plate offers 21 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.

    Chefs Plate Logo

    Our Score

    9.3

    4.4/5
    Good food logo

    Our Score

    9.0

    4.3/5

    Chefs Plate FAQ

    No problem. If you know that you will not be home to accept your Chefs Plate delivery, you can leave specific 'Delivery Instructions' in you account. Otherwise, deliveries can be left at your front door. 

    The best advice we can give you is to make the specific arrangements, and update you account with instructions.

    It is recommended that you review the  'Delivery Instructions' in your Chefs Plate account. There, you have the ability to add specific instruction which the couriers will follow. 

    Chefs Plate is 100% flexible when it comes to your subscription. There is no minimum term, and you can skip a delivery of pause your account at anytime (at no additional cost).


    Please note the cut-off times.

     If you wish to skip a week of your subscription, you have until 11:59pm PST four (4) days before your next delivery to update your delivery schedule in your Chefs Plate account.

    Similar to other meal kit services, Chefs Plate offers a range of prices depending on your meal kit subscription. 

    *Please note. All prices are listed as "before discount." When making a purchase through our links, discounts will automatically be applied, which will greatly reduce the initial cost of your meal kits.

    Meat and Vegetables

    • Total weekly cost ranging from $45.96 to $143.84

    Family Friendly

    • Total weekly cost ranging from $45.96 to $143.84

    Vegetarian

    • Total weekly cost ranging from $45.96 to $143.84

    Goodfood FAQ

    No problem. If you know that you will not be home to accept your Goodfood delivery, you can leave specific 'delivery Instructions' in you account. Otherwise, deliveries can be left at your front door. 

    The best advice we can give you is to make the specific arrangements, and update you account with instructions.

    It is recommended that you review the  'Delivery Instructions' in your Goodfood account. There, you have the ability to add specific instruction which the couriers will follow. 

    Goodfood plate makes it really easy for you to change your order, or skip up to 12 weeks by visiting the 'Delivery Schedule' section in your account. 

    Please note the cut-off times.

    For deliveries on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, you can skip until the preceding Wednesday by 11:59 PM (EST). For deliveries on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, you have until the preceding Saturday by 11:59 PM (EST). No changes can be made after these cut-off days.

    Fantastic question! Goodfood offers a range of prices depending on your choice of basket, recipes per week and serving size. Also, there are price adjustments for Low Carb, and Vegetarian options.

     

    *Please note. All prices are listed as "before discount." When making a purchase through our links, discounts will automatically be applied, which will greatly reduce the initial cost of your meal kits.

     

    Easy Prep Basket

    • Total weekly cost ranging from $100.51 to $177.10 

    Classic Basket

    • Total weekly cost ranging from $90.34 to $160.79

    Family Basket

    • Total weekly cost ranging from $86.15 to $149.76
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