With a lot of us spending more time at home recently, we’re looking for ways to be more innovative with what we cook up. So it’s no surprise that meal kits are all the rage right now.
Not only are they a super convenient way to shake up your current menu at home, but subscribing to a meal kit service means you’ll have all the ingredients delivered right to your door, with no food waste.
The only problem is that it can be hard to know which service to go with. If you’re looking for an incentive, local meal kit subscription service Fresh Prep is offering new customers their first three meals (valued at $36.75) for free right now to Daily Hive readers.
Before you place an order, here’s what sets Fresh Prep apart from the crowd.
We’re living in a time where giving back to the community is more crucial than ever. Fresh Prep is a local company that cares about its community. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the company donated approximately $10,000 to other local businesses and medical professionals in addition to supporting regularly through their service.
From its headquarters in East Van, Fresh Prep prioritizes working with local suppliers to create delicious meal kits (they offer 10 different recipes each week!) for a variety of dietary preferences including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. All of the seafood available from Fresh Prep is Ocean Wise-recommended, which means it has the health of our ocean life at top of mind.
You can also bulk up your weekly orders with Fresh Prep’s expanded menu of options for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack time, and desserts from some of your favourite local cafes and bakeries like Nelson the Seagull — so you can bring more variety to your meals while supporting local, too.
Fresh Prep is also the only meal kit company in Canada that’s a Certified B-Corporation, which means it’s dedicated to conducting business in a responsible way, balancing its purpose and profit. B-Corps are constantly driving positive change for the greater good.
The Vancouver-based meal prep company is leading the way in its sustainable stewardship. A common concern about meal kits is the waste it can produce with a lot of meal kit providers sending meals in large, insulated cardboard boxes, but Fresh Prep makes it easy for you to be sustainable.
Fresh Prep meals are delivered to your door in insulated reusable cooler bags with reusable ice packs that they exchange with your new meals on your next delivery.
All of its packaging is made from recyclable and compostable materials, even its soft plastics, paper bags, and egg cartons. Through its “return and recycle” program, the Vancouver company offset over 101 kg of soft plastics from landfills in 2019 alone.
Reducing food waste, reusing thoroughly sanitized cooler bags, and recycling soft plastics are also made possible because the company manages its own fleet of drivers, meaning they have more control over delivery times and, unlike other meal kit subscription services, don’t use third-party delivery.
“We manage our own drivers for deliveries, which gives us access to real-time tracking and the added benefit of assisting with recycling and reusing our various packaging,” says Becky Brauer, Co-CEO and Co-Founder of Fresh Prep.
Coming up with new recipe ideas can be a challenge, but a meal kit subscription service can give you the convenience of ingredients and recipes delivered straight to your door. And with Fresh Prep, you’re supporting a company with a local, environmental, and sustainable focus.