As Calgarians have been home trying to flatten the curve, many of us have turned to home-delivery services for food essentials. Local businesses offer pre-made meals and ingredients delivered to your door allowing you tasty meals without ever having to leave the comfort of your home. If you are looking for meals or grocery options for delivery, check out these eight services – some you may have never considered.
By Wanda Baker
Chef Judy Wood operates Meez Cuisine, a Calgary company preparing fresh, gourmet meals from scratch. She offers a variety of meal options on her website for simple reheating and serving, allowing everyone in your household to pick their favourite meal. Chef Judy also runs the gourmet restaurant in the Lougheed House focusing on French comfort food available for lunch, brunch and afternoon tea. We can’t wait to visit once the restaurant reopens.
Meez Cuisine | 5321 4th St. S.E. | 403.262.6336 | meezcuisine.com
Meat me at the Front Door
Bessie Box offers a variety of local meat and seafood options listing the farmers it works with right on the website. Check out the selection and order individual quantities or premade boxes. We’ve spotted everything from tuna, salmon, chicken and several beef products. Our editor gave them a go and raved about the ahi tuna steaks she received and cooked up for dinner. Visit the website to learn more.
Bessie Box | 902 11 Ave. S.W. 3rd Floor | 403.200.2708 | bessiebox.com
Almost Like Going Out
Chef To Table creates delicious meals in a commercial kitchen in Calgary. Sign-up is required to receive updated menus the week prior, and then you can place your order to have meals delivered on Mondays or Thursdays. No commitments required, choose your meal plan and cancel any time. Meals are cooked fresh and deliveries are in Calgary, Airdrie and Chestermere.
Chef To Table | 1200 6th St. S.W. | cheftotable.ca
Meals with Heart
Inspired Go is part of The Star Group, a company delivering fresh produce throughout North America. Inspired Go is one of the boutique companies that make up this business model specializing in ready-to-eat meals with free home delivery in Calgary. Choose from salad bowls using greens sourced from a greenhouse in Coaldale, sandwiches, fruit and kombucha. Head to the website to sign up for your weekly dose of greens delivered straight to your door.
Inspired Go | 4936 52nd St. S.E. | 403.508.6868 inspiredgo.ca
Kick the Quarantine Bad Habits
Fit Kitchen offers chef- and dietitian-approved fresh meals cooked from scratch using local ingredients. The team works with athletes, so the meals and snacks are macro-nutrient labelled, portion controlled and well balanced to meet nutritional requirements. You get two fresh deliveries each week and can customize your orders. Delivery available six days a week to Calgary, Airdrie, Okotoks, Chestermere and Cochrane.
Fit Kitchen | 587.839.2348 | fitkitchen.ca
Bring the Market Home
Prairie Horizon Fresh Market’s grand opening in April was temporarily put on hold, so it launched an online delivery service featuring a few of its vendors. At the time of our deadline, online shopping options included Meats and Seafood, Dutchman Dairy, RFG Clean Pantry, Just Ripe and Ukrainian Fine Foods with potentially more vendors joining in. Follow the website for updates and delivery options.
Prairie Horizon Fresh Market | New Horizon Mall | Rocky View County | prairiehorizonfreshmarket.com
Good for you and the Planet
Made Foods is locally owned and operated and very involved in community and preserving the environment. It sources fresh ingredients from local farmers and suppliers, creating ready-to-eat meals from scratch, offering delivery within Calgary while catering to all dietary needs. Choose from the menu or create a customized meal plan that includes breakfast, lunch and dinners. Or choose a fresh food box. With tons of options available, it’s a good time to get started planning your next meal.
Made Foods | 3538 Garrison Gate S.W. | 587.483.9853 | madefoods.com
Farm to Door
The Organic Box operates out of Canmore and services several areas in Alberta including Calgary, offering farm-to-door service. The team works with local farmers sourcing the best products and has product partners listed on the website. Purchase a curated box, which is shown on the website with item details including which farm the item comes from. Or browse the online catalogue.
The Organic Box | 6-104B, Elk Run Blvd. | Canmore | 1.877.469.1920 | theorganicbox.ca