Since you’re already practising social distancing, you might as well skip the grocery store altogether and start ordering your food online.
Skip the store and order your groceries online
With social distancing measures still in effect in Canada to prevent the spread of COVID-19, getting groceries isn’t exactly an easy task. Many of us dread going on our grocery store run in fear of coming into contact with the virus and bringing it home to our loved ones. But, there is a solution: food delivery services.
Whether you’re looking to stock up on fresh produce, locally sourced meat or ready-to-eat meal options, there are plenty of food delivery services right here in Canada. These services not only deliver right to your front door, but also are a great way to support your community during a time when it needs your help. Just remember to take the proper precautions for disinfecting and to always wash your hands when you’re done.
Here’s a list of the best food delivery services in Canada.
This plant-based meal service is filled with seasonal, pre-measured ingredients from local and organic farms. Plus, all three recipes for the week come with step-by-step instructions to make cooking plant-based meals as affordable and convenient as possible.
Plant Prepped, $72.99 for two people; available in Ontario and Quebec.
Connecting you to the source of your meat products, truLOCAL is all about convenience, transparency and high-quality protein. This monthly meat delivery service allows you to customize your favourite local meat and fish, from 100 percent grass-fed beef to wild-caught salmon.
Mama Earth Organics
Have chef-made meals, local food and organic produce delivered right to your door with this one-stop weekly subscription service. However, due to the high demand amid the coronavirus pandemic, Mama Earth Organics is temporarily not accepting new orders. But, you can sign up for the waitlist.
This beloved downtown Toronto restaurant is continuing to share their love of locally sourced food and natural wine with the community through a weekly food box service. The box will contain a variety of seasonal food items like fresh produce, meat, condiments and cheese, as well as specialty wines.
Sign up for the waitlist.
Grassroot Food Box; available in Toronto.
If you’re looking for a quick meal made from fresh and local ingredients, Cook It offers nutritionist-approved recipes that can be made in under 30 minutes and the ingredients the recipes call for. In addition to this weekly meal delivery box including vegetarian options, every week the menu is updated with 16 new recipes to choose from.
Cook It, $84 for two servings per meal; available in Ontario, Quebec, and Maritimes provinces.
If you’re finding it hard to keep fresh fruits and vegetables on hand, Harvest Planet is offering a produce box that contains an assortment of in-season items. (Plus, here’s how to properly rid germs and pesticides from your fresh produce.)
Harvest Planet Home Package, $60; available in Toronto.
This online grocery hub is all about prioritizing organic and sustainable groceries. In fact, they pride themselves on sustainability so much that they even sell imperfect produce and donate any leftover food to those in need.
To help you stay home, Spud is delivering grocery boxes to your front door. What’s more, $3 from every box sold will be donated to front-line workers.
Spud Stay Home Box; available in Vancouver and Calgary.
From pasteurized meat boxes to organic produce, The Good Box is an affordable way to keep your fridge stocked with fresh produce during the pandemic. Produce boxes range from $16 to $38, while meat boxes cost $170.
To fight hunger in the GTA, Foodshare’s Good Food Box also launches an emergency box to help those dealing with food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s how to donate.
Foodshare Good Food Box; available in GTA.
Evergreen Brick Works’ farmers and producers are now offering boxes filled with a mix of local produce, cheese, and bread. These boxes are pick-up only and all proceeds go directly back to their local food farmers.
Evergreen Farm in a Box $50; available at Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto.
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