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We’ve been using Fresh Prep for over a year now and are obsessed with it!
We are busy people with full-time jobs, side projects, school and more going on, and of course, we really enjoy going out to eat A LOT!
We find too many obstacles when it comes to cooking at home. Planning meals, finding the time to do grocery shopping, looking for the best local ingredients, and cook them when we are already hungry. I find myself spending a lot of time looking for recipes to make our meals more appealing, but always find it easier to grab a quick bite somewhere else. This is a problem we needed to change because we believe in healthy eating, nourishing our bodies, using local and high quality ingredients.
With Fresh Prep you can just click and cook! They help us with the most precious and most valuable thing we have, time. It helps us cook delicious dinners without having to do any shopping and planning beforehand.
Fresh Prep is a Vancouver-based meal kit delivery company that focuses on using the best ingredients from local producers. They have a huge variety of options where to choose from every week and deliver on Sundays (here in Victoria), right to your door!
Available in Vancouver, Victoria, Nanaimo and Kelowna.
Here are the main reasons why we love Fresh Prep:
Yes it’s true! Fresh Prep have really good recipes which are designed by local chefs and nutritionists using seasonal ingredients. Plus, they are not that hard to make, easy to follow and quick! They come in recipe cards with photos of the finished product.
They have been adding more cultural, innovative and dietary-restriction dishes to their menu, which we’ve been really enjoying! We’ve had Korean, Mexican, Italian, and Chinese food, and have ordered meatless dishes also.
We really like that they're keen to partner with local producers so we can have high quality meals, which is important for the environment and the taste.
They prioritize local farmers who specialize in seasonal, all-natural produce, as well as local small businesses and entrepreneurs. Their meat is free from unnecessary antibiotics and hormones, eggs are free-range and seafood is sustainably sourced.
Delivered to your door in a cooler bag with all the ingredients you’ll need, pre-portioned, pre-chopped, what else can we ask for?
We try to choose Fresh Prep meals that we won’t regularly cook for ourselves, a little more sophisticated than what we would have at home. These meals come with recipe cards that guide us through the cooking process from start to finish. This have really helped me and my partner develop our kitchen skills!
Since we started using Fresh Prep, I noticed that I now enjoy cooking our meals. I used to see cooking as another job. Now, I feel like I get to enjoy the moment when I am cooking.
One of our favourite thing about Fresh Prep is that they offer a unique selection of add-on options. They offer a variety of meats: chicken, tuna, shrimp, salmon, beef, etc. I really like this feature because you already know the quality of their meats, plus it’s delivered in your cooler.
They offer delicious soups, salads, fresh pasta, sauces, cold-press juices and even baked goods! We’ve tried their tomato and basil soup and it is delicious! They partner with BC small bakeries and more! They also offer kids meals which are a good size, tasty and good priced.
We’ve found that some meal kit delivery services make it almost impossible for the client to unsubscribe from their services!
Not with Fresh Prep. You can pause your subscription if you don’t feel like using it the next week or are travelling, skip some of the weeks and even cancel anytime! And it is very easy to do so.
Your weekly menu will be tailored according to your dietary preferences. They have vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free and more options.
In cost comparisons, shopping at grocery stores can be significantly more expensive simply because Fresh Prep gives you everything in the exact portion you need it in - no more paying for more than needed! And, equally important, you don’t contribute to the massive food waste problem in our society.
Although we don’t really like that they use some plastic packaging, we like that they have a recycling program. They ask that you rinse and return the plastic back in your cooler— they pick it up on your next delivery, and they dispose of it in the most environmentally responsible method. Fresh Prep is working with Urban Impact, BC's leading recycling program for soft plastics.
Thank you for reading along!