Fresh Prep has been voted #1 prepared meal kit delivery service in Vancouver for the third year running by the Georgia Straight.
The meal kit delivery service was founded in Vancouver in 2015 by school friends Becky Brauer, Dhruv Sood and Husein Rahemtulla. Fresh Prep aims to provide everything needed to make meals at home using fresh ingredients in 30 minutes or less.
The Georgia Straight Golden Plate Awards have recognized Fresh Prep as #1 for Best Meal Kit Delivery Service. Now in its 24th consecutive year, The Golden Plates is the ultimate guide to Vancouver’s eating scene, as determined by the community.
The awards introduced the ‘Meal Kit’ category three years ago, which has been won by us ever since.
With a focus on sustainability, convenience, and growing the local economy, our prepared meal kits are affordable, diverse, and fit the needs of individuals, couples or families.
Once you’ve signed up, you’ll have access to a choice of 10 chef-designed and locally sourced meals every week. Everything on the menu requires little to no prep. At least 50% of the weekly menu includes vegetarian and vegan options to accommodate any dietary preference.
Award-winning meal kit delivery in Vancouver
As a result of our dedication to our local community and the sustainability of our meal kit delivery in Vancouver, we are humbled and grateful to have received various awards and accolades over the last few years.
In addition to collecting first place awards for The Georgia Straight’s Golden Plates (2019, 2020 and 2021), we were awarded the 23rd and 24th Annual Best of Vancouver award for Stars of Vancouver Awards from Vancouver is Awesome. This award, for Best Meal Kit Service, was also voted for by readers (2020 and 2021).
We also placed on the Canadian Business Maclean’s Magazine STARTUP LIST 2020 and 2021 as a high-growth Canadian start-up, and we’ve received accolades in business as one of the fastest growing companies – the most notable is the Globe and Mail’s Canada’s Top Growing Companies Awards, in which we were placed in rank 38 in 2021.
We’re now one of fastest growing businesses, not to mention meal kit delivery services, in Western Canada. Our revenue has grown by 540% over the last three years and we’ve exceeded all of our income targets.
With COVID-19 driving increased interest in the meal kit industry overall, our responsiveness and agility have allowed us to provide uninterrupted service to our customers in a time of need. We also remain well positioned for future growth.
The convenience of the pre-cut and pre-portioned ingredients in our meal kits, as well as our environmental focus, have allowed us to become a favourite meal kit delivery provider for British Columbians. In addition to being #1 prepared meal kit delivery service in Vancouver, we’re now expanding to Alberta. This move will allow Albertans to cook up delicious, restaurant quality meals at home, conveniently.
Residents of Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer and surrounding areas can now sign up for the meal kit delivery service in their area. Our fresh meal kit delivery and prepared meals will begin arriving on their doorsteps starting September 26, 2021.
Local meal kit delivery in Vancouver
Where food comes from, the quality of the ingredients, and how it impacts the environment are just as important to us as how it tastes. That’s why we source over 75% of our ingredients and Add-ons from local Western Canadian companies who specialize in seasonal, local produce.
In addition to that, all of the meat on our menu is free from unnecessary antibiotics and hormones, the eggs are free-range, and the seafood is sustainably sourced.
A sustainable meal kit option
With our meal kit delivery, you can say goodbye to the days of purchasing a whole bunch of cilantro from the supermarket, only to use a few sprigs and then throw it in the trash. In fact, sustainability is something we take very seriously.
In addition to trying to tackle the massive problem with food waste, our meal kit delivery service has worked hard to reduce its environmental impact through packaging. We work with Urban Impact to recycle all our soft plastic packaging. All you have to do is put the rinsed packaging back in the bag and our drivers will take it back to Fresh Prep HQ. There, we will make sure it’s recycled in the most environmentally sustainable way possible.
Our meal kit delivery service in Vancouver has also been working hard on a Zero Waste solution for our prepared meal kits. The industry-leading solution was launched earlier this year. The kits are designed for convenience and made for sustainability, allowing customers to cut out plastics and enjoy the same quality prepared meal kit delivery service as before. Meals in the Zero Waste Kits are delivered in our signature reusable and insulated cooler bags, and all parts sanitized before re-use at our state-of-the-art facility.
In 2019, we diverted more than 100,000 kg of single-use plastic from landfills through our recycling program. In 2022 we expect to divert over 400,000kg of single-use plastic through the use of our zero waste initiative.
In addition to the choice of 10 weekly recipes, our customers can choose from a variety of Add-on Fresh Essentials to start the day off right, zoom through lunch, and bring the family together in a flash! Our prepared meal kit delivery service provides meal options for any time, any day, including meal kits, prepared meals, salads, soups and snacks. You can also make life sweeter with our delicious pre-made desserts. With our delicious range of meal kits and fresh essentials to choose from, your weekly meal planning just got easier. Simply mix-and match our Quick Meals, staples, healthy snacks, and more for a perfectly packed pantry.
All of our ingredients are high-quality and come to you pre-chopped and pre-portioned, so that you can whip up delicious dinners at home in less than 30 minutes.