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 VS Goodfood Plans and Prices

For your convenience, we’ve compiled a clear and easy-to-follow comparison of  Goodfood and Chefs Plate prices 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.

The table below provides an “at a glance” comparison of prices and features that most people look for. Prices are based on a 2 person household and 3 recipes per week. We do our best to provide the very latest and best discount available. The prices below are listed with the discount applied. 

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Per Serving
  • based on 3 meals for 2 people per week
  • $3.33 $7.07
    Shipping Fee Free Free
    Plan Types
  • Meat & Vegetables
  • Vegetarian
  • Family Friendly
  • Easy Prep Basket
  • Classic Basket
  • Family Basket
  • Plan Sizes 2-5 Recipes fro 2 or 4 people 2-4 Recipes for 2 or 4 people
    New Recipes Added Weekly 23 Recipes 40 Recipes
    Skip a Week or Cancel Any Time Yes Yes
    Easy Prep Meals
  • 30 min or less
  • Family Friendly
    Low Carb - Calorie Smart
    Keto Diet
    Vegan Options
    Gluten Free Options
    Dairy Free Options

    Meal Kit Delivery Information

    As with all the Meal Kits we review and compare here on The Quick Dish, they are widely widely across most of Canada.  Chefs Plate, and Goodfood will automatically let you know if they do not deliver to your specific location when you add your Postal Code to your order.

    Chefs Plate delivers high quality meal kits to residential addresses across the country, from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, all the way to the Maritimes.

    Goodfood delivers unique recipes and high quality ingredients to both residential and offices across the country, from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec, all the way to the Maritimes. 

    Chefs Plate delivers between 8 AM and 8 PM for both residential addresses. 

    Goodfood delivers to residential addresses up to 8 PM local time, and 5 PM for offices. 

    No. Chefs Plate will safe drop your meal kit box, and the insulated box will keep things fresh for up to 12 hours.

    No. Goodfood will safe drop your meal kit box, and the insulated box will keep things fresh for up to 12 hours.

    Value - Is Chefs Plate Worth It?

    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 $7.07 per serving and Chef’s Plate for $3.33 
    **With applied discount


    Chef’s Plate offers 23 delicious recipes each week with a wide choice in variety. Goodfood however, beats it by offering up to 40 recipes each week. Of these 40 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).

    Ingredients & 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 Your Subscription Anytime

    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 makes it easy to skip a week, modify or cancel your order. Just visit the "My Menu" page and make your changes.


    • If your delivery is scheduled for Thursday, or Saturday, you can skip or change your order until preceding Wednesday at 11:59PM PST

    Goodfood makes it easy to skip a week, or up to 12 weeks if you really want. Just visit the "Your Selection" page and click "Skip Week". If you'd like to skip more than the one week, just visit the "Delivery Schedule" page in your profile. 


    • If your scheduled delivery is for Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday you can skip until the preceding Wednesday at 11:59 PM EST.
    • If your scheduled delivery is for Thursday, Friday or Saturday you can skip until the preceding Saturday at 11:59 PM EST.
    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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