Because I love cooking and I love ordering food in, I have tried a few meal kits. Some of them take at least an hour, even 90 minutes (!) to prepare the meal. That’s okay if you’re trying to learn how to make the recipe at home. But sometimes you don’t have an hour or more to prepare a meal. That’s where Chefdrop comes in. Chefdrop meal kits are prepared by popular Toronto restaurant chefs and there is minimal work for you to do to recreate your favourite dishes at home. I recently won a $250 Chefdrop gift certificate so I was curious to find out how Chefdrop compared to other Toronto meal kit delivery companies.
After looking through Chefdrop meal kits, I quickly realized that these meal kits are a bit more expensive than the competition. Keep in mind though that these meal kits are prepared by top Toronto chefs, plus all the labour-intensive chopping has been done for you! Chefdrop also uses high quality ingredients. For all these reasons, the meal kits are a bit more expensive.
We have had a chance to try only one Chefdrop meal kit so far and it was five star in my books: Chicken Diavola prepared by Mercatto Restaurant. This is one of the most delicious chicken dishes I’ve ever had and I loved it so much that I want to try and prepare it from scratch at home. First of all, the way the chicken was prepared including the marinating oils and spices resulted in some of the most moist chicken I have ever tasted! The Chicken Diavola meal kit includes a salad, side veggies and dessert!
The chicken was super easy to prepare. All I had to do was sear it in a frying pan for about six minutes and then roast it in the oven for another 20 minutes. The Beet, Kale and Ricotta Salad was so easy to assemble because the beets had already been cut into cubes, the kale had been shredded and the silky Ricotta cheese had been whipped. The rapini just needed to be heated up in the oven. There was one other side dish: Fregola (a type of pasta) with cream and padano cheese. This needed to be combined and heated in a pot on the stove. For dessert, the apricot filling had to be piped into the cannoli and dipped into pistachios. As I said, the complete meal preparation was Easy Peasy!
This meal was exceptional! The Beet, Kale and Ricotta Salad was the perfect combination of ingredients and it balanced the spiciness of the chicken. The rapini was fresh and the apricot filling in the cannoli was creamy and sweet.
The Chicken Diavola meal kit came to $86.24 in total. That’s the cost for two people and included a $9.99 flat rate shipping fee and tax of $1.30. Chefdrop meal kits might not be a meal kit you will order every week, but it’s definitely something you should consider for a special occasion or if you don’t order food in frequently.
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