Reasons to Love Toronto Now: because home cooking has never been easier
Torontonians love to call themselves foodies, but finding time to cook from scratch five days a week? Sure, we’ll get to that right after we darn these socks. Companies like Fresh Canteen and Chef’s Plate deliver super-convenient meal kits with pre-portioned ingredients and instructions, so even a kitchen klutz can have dinner on the table in under 30 minutes. Fresh City Farms, an organic grocery delivery service, is the latest (and best) entrant. It partners with local purveyors of seasonal produce and organic meat, and puts together simple recipes like lemon pork chops with kale fried rice, or tofu and broccoli pad Thai. The meals are thoroughly delicious, if a little pricy (about $10 per plate) and a godsend for time-strapped, condo-dwelling professionals who’d rather use their pantry to store winter sweaters.