Meat Delivery in Toronto is more common than ever in 2021, with a recent boom to order online for meat and fish. Toronto delivery services offer what a grocery store cannot: convenience of local Toronto meat delivery. GTA supermarkets typically do provide online grocery ordering with a drive to store, wait, bags brought out, and leave process. However, grocery stores don't provide specialty premium quality butcher shop meat and fish. GTA & Toronto communities might think the "butcher shop" meat ordering crowd is a small population of many who shop for their food. Think again. Thousands of people can be found on social media sharing their Toronto, GTA meat & fish buying experiences with their recurring meat delivery box. This type of service comes with an added price, but Meat Delivery Toronto: Bulk Box Ordering Facts found cost savings alternatives that will help with your meat & fish buying.

Bulk meat purchasing can help provide significant price savings vs. standard box ordering of Toronto meat & fish delivery. Bulk meat ordering means paying upfront for up to a year's supply, however, the overall cost per item is lower. Saying this, some people might be reluctant to quickly make a decision to order their GTA bulk meat box right away. It's only logical to ask the obvious questions: Why should I switch from my local grocery store? What processes are involved with meat box ordering online? What's the cost breakdown and how much extra does shipping cost? With all the GTA meat and fish delivery companies around, queue our review website: Toronto Meat Delivery: Bulk Box Ordering Facts. We want to help make it easier for you to understand this meat and fish ordering service industry through our Toronto meat and fish delivery service reviews.

Our test ordering process for Toronto Meat Delivery company reviews includeds: 40lb. ground beef, 40lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, 40lb. striploin steaks, 40lb. pork bacon, and 40lb. wild-caught salmon. These are the most popular meat and fish items in grocery stores and butcher shops. An order of 200lb for the year equals to 3.84lb per week; a meat and fish consumption the average meat-eating family will easily consume. A once or twice a year bulk box delivery offers you considerable cost savings vs. weekly/monthly meat box orders. Toronto Meat Delivery: Bulk Box Ordering Facts contacted 12 local GTA companies for yearly meat and fish consumption costs they charge customers.

Saving money over time matters for your local, organic, and fresh GTA meat & fish. Preparing home meals shouldn't cost extra when ordering meat delivery in Toronto.

Here are the 12 meat and fish bulk box delivery services we chose in the GTA: Farm Club Meats and Fish, Papa Earth, Ottawa Valley Meats, Chef's Cut Butcher Boxes, Butcher Box Canada, Farm 2 Fork, TruLOCAL, Direct Fine Foods, NutraFarms, A Cut Above Meats, Chambers Food Service, and Farmway Foods. Below is a price summary for Toronto meat & fish delivery order costs based on a 200lb yearly bulk supply.


Meat Delivery Toronto GTA Ordering: Bulk Meat & Fish Cost Comparison

Meat Delivery Toronto: Bulk Box Ordering Facts has reviewed the total bulk prices for the following Toronto, GTA meat & fish delivery service companies providing meat box ordering to: Toronto, Ontario, Mississauga, Brampton, Scarborough, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Etobicoke, Markham, Hamilton, Oakville, Burlington, Port Union, Barrie, Simcoe County, Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa, the GTA, and more. Results for Total Bulk Price per Year are as follows:

Meat Delivery Toronto Cost Comparison Chart

Meat Delivery Toronto: Bulk Box Ordering Facts Company Reviews

#1: Farm Club Meat & Fish Delivery

$ 2264.73 TOTAL PRICE LEVEL: ☑ LOW  
    • Bulk Price Savings:
      ☑ no minimum order required
    • Price Transparency:
      ☑ good, advertised per lb.
    • Sourcing Information:
      ☑ seen on site with farm videos
    • Ordering Process:
      ☑ simple, on website
    • Customer Service:
      ☑ good

Overall Farm Club takes our top review. They have the best prices; their prices are well- listed and the order process is very cut and dry. Simple, clear and easy. If you purchase more than $999 worth, there is no delivery fee. If you order less than $999, you will pay shipping yourself. Our test order came to a total of $2,264.30 which was the lowest price out of all companies.

Seen above is a screen shot from the Farm Club website. Inventory and ordering is simple, with transparent weight per package and price.


What we liked: Prices are listed clearly per lb. on the site so tracking our totals is easy. They have “ClubPack” options that can reduce your costs even more. The total by ordering ClubPacks was significantly lower and came to $1967.16. They package more pieces together, so we figure that’s less work for them. Ordering is easy. Customer service responded quickly; friendly. They list the sourcing of their meats.

What we didn’t like: There is no phone number listed for FarmClub, only e-mail.

FARM CLUB - Full Meat Delivery Review


#2: Papa Earth

$ 2332.59 TOTAL BULK PRICE: ☑ LOW  
  • Bulk Price Savings:
    starts at $1250.00
  • Price Transparency:
    ☑ good, advertised per lb.
  • Sourcing Information:
    ☑ seen on site with farm videos  
  • Ordering Process:
    ☑ simple, on website
  • Customer Service:
    ☑ good

Papa Earth is advertised as a meat subscription service that does different sized boxes arriving at regular intervals. These boxes are filled using a coin system. They do have a bulk section that we found pretty easily while searching their site. Their bulk services list the prices per lb., their box service does not. Papa Earth has free bulk delivery starting at a minimum $1,250 purchase. If you order bulk orders less than $1,250, there will be a delivery fee. Note: They don’t charge shipping for their regular boxes. Our test order totaled $2,332.59 with their bulk pricing at its best rate.

Seen above is a screen shot from the Papa Earth bulk store. They have a fully customizable build your own box format. Very unique. Inventory and ordering is simple, with transparent weight per package and price.


What we liked: Customer service responds quickly and with detail. Sourcing of their meats are listed their site and they have some videos of their farmers. Building an order is easy - just click and add.

What we didn’t like: If you order below $1250 in their bulk order they will charge a $150 delivery fee.

PAPA EARTH - Full Meat Delivery Review


#3: Ottawa Valley Meats

$ 2516.80 TOTAL PRICE LEVEL: MEDIUM  
  • Bulk Price Savings:
    starts at $2019.00
  • Price Transparency:
    able to calculate
  • Sourcing Information:
    limited information
  • Ordering Process:
    ☑ simple, on website
  • Customer Service:
    ☑ good

Ottawa Valley Meats seem to be reasonable priced as long as you spend over $2,020. Their site offers a ‘fill your freezer’ option but has limitations when it comes to customization and does not offer the best pricing. Their website contains a lot of information and is easy enough to navigate. Their pricing improves the more you spend. To get the best prices, you have to place bigger orders. Example: Ground beef is listed for $114 for a 10lb. box ($11.4/lb.) but only when you increase the size to 40lb. the prices drop to $286 ($7.15/lb.). Our test order totaled $2,516.80 with their bulk pricing at its best rate. After we emailed to double check pricing, they gave us a small additional discount.

Seen above is a screen shot from Ottawa Valley Meats. They use a Cookie system to collect your personal data if you want to use their website.


What we liked: Customer service responds quickly and referred us to the best links from their site.

What we didn’t like: Pricing could be more transparent but with some work you can calculate what exactly you’re paying for. We would have liked a little more information on the sourcing of products (but this isn’t a major fault). We recommend taking time to recreate any order you might want to make with another company on Ottawa Valley Meats site to check if their pricing might be better.

OTTAWA VALLEY - Full Meat Delivery Review


#4: Chef's Cut Butcher Boxes / Shopease Foods Inc.

$ 2822.00 TOTAL BULK PRICE: HIGH  
  • Bulk Price Savings:
    starts at $2244.12
  • Price Transparency:
    able to calculate
  • Sourcing Information:
    shown on website
  • Ordering Process:
    ☑ simple, on website
  • Customer Service:
    ☑ good

ShopEase Foods has been in the grocery delivery business for over thirty years. They offer more than meat and are an interesting option if you have specific dietary needs. They offer smaller meat options through their website Chef's Cut ButcherBoxes. You have to order about $2,245 of meat in order to qualify for their bulk pricing. Our test order totaled $2,822 with their bulk pricing at its best rate.

Seen above is a screen shot from the Chef's Cut Butcher Box website. A notification box comes up where you can "Continue as Guest", but, you agree to Facebook Terms, Data Policy, and Cookies.


What we liked: Customer service responded nicely with a quote. The quote, we find, was not extremely clear about how much meat we were getting and could be bit better. We liked that their site is helpful with categorizing what might be right for a specific diet.

What we didn’t like: They focus more on the Kawartha Lakes area and only deliver to Durham in terms of the GTA. They do not list their prices on their main website. On ChefsCutButcherBoxes, prices are listed, however, not prices per lb. and there is limited information about meat sourcing. For bulk pricing off of ShopEase, you have to make a virtual appointment.

CHEF'S CUT - Full Meat Delivery Review


#5: Butcher Box Canada

$ 2903.20 *TOTAL BULK PRICE: HIGH  
  • Bulk Price Savings:
    see review*
  • Price Transparency:
    see review*
  • Sourcing Information:
    on website
  • Ordering Process:
    ☑ simple, on website
  • Customer Service:
    poor

Butcher Box.CA is presented as more of a meat subscription box service with bulk options. Butcherbox Canada or ButcherBox.CA has no affiliation to the original Butcherbox in the USA. We found pre-selected boxes where you can fill the box and select an amount of product up to a limit for your re-occuring order. *Various box packages have different pricing tiers with the lowest bulk price available for the 4-5 Adult Box portion. We figured out a 200lb meat and fish calculation from their 4-5 Adult portion best deal package.

Seen above is a screen shot from the ButcherBox.ca website. This specific package they offer is a 12 week supply for 4-5 adults.


What we liked: We liked the concept of a meat and fish delivery company being bulk-focused where bulk usually is the best for price.

What we didn’t like: Customer service did not get back to us. Their bulk price was not the best price against other companies in our review.

BUTCHER BOX - Full Meat Delivery Review


#6: Farm 2 Fork

$ 3456.35 TOTAL BULK PRICE: VERY HIGH 
  • Bulk Price Savings:
    none
  • Price Transparency:
    able to calculate
  • Sourcing Information:
    limited  
  • Ordering Process:
    ☑ simple, on website
  • Customer Service:
    ☑ good - quick email response

Farm to Fork has a sleek looking website, offers premium meat to Ottawa and Montreal and since recently Toronto. They have their logo printed on their boxes and promote a 'barn to your door' service. Farm to Fork has no minimum orders, their boxes are prices by the total and it’s displayed how many products are in the box. Prices per lb or kg are not displayed. We calculated our order total and came to $3456.35 which made it to the higher price range.

Seen above is a screen shot from the Farm 2 Fork website with a window opening up each page asking for your postal code information.


What we liked: Farm 2 Fork does not have minimum orders. They focus on high quality and wild seafood. Order process is simple and straightforward, no gimmicks.

What we didn’t like: Information about the quality is listed on their website and mentions high standards, but it does not refer to specific farms or sources. Even though they name themselves Farm2Fork it’s unclear from which farm it comes from. Prices are very high and could be more transparent.

FARM2FORK - Full Meat Delivery Review


#7:TruLOCAL

$ 3683.60 *TOTAL BULK PRICE: VERY HIGH
  • Bulk Price Savings:
    lower prices starting at $1195.20*
  • Price Transparency:
    able to calculate
  • Sourcing Information:
    ☑ seen on site with farm videos  
  • Ordering Process:
    bulk only available from email
  • Customer Service:
    ☑ good

TruLocal has a sleek website design and is quite popular in the GTA. They are a multinational, and present in most provinces of Canada and Illinois, USA. They were hard to miss in all of our searches and are very present on social media. They are advertised as a monthly meat subscription box with boxes starting at $125. After inquiring about the best priced (bulk) options, we were offered a deal for 20% off the regular price when ordering 6 regular boxes ($249) or more, making the lowest bulk entry price $1,195.20. Our test order totaled $3,683.60 with their bulk pricing at its best rate which made it the most expensive offer of the companies on our list.

Seen above is a screen shot from the TruLocal website where you have to give them your email and postal code to see the product pricing.


What we liked: Lots of information on where the meats come from and the site is helpful and fun to navigate. Great farm videos and a booming load of social media content. Our email was responded to quickly but we didn’t really need help.

What we didn’t like: Pricing is on a points system which means that you have to manually calculate the ‘tru-price’ of your meat with patience. For bulk ordering information you have to contact them directly. It appears they have a bulk section coming soon.

TRULOCAL - Full Meat Delivery Review


#8: Direct Fine Foods

$ 3290.00 TOTAL BULK PRICE: VERY HIGH 
  • Bulk Price Savings:
    none
  • Price Transparency:
    non-transparent 
  • Sourcing Information:
    limited  
  • Ordering Process:
    complicated
  • Customer Service:
    poor

Direct Fine Foods has had their name in the game since 1997. They have since grown considerably and deliver across Ontario. Bulk pricing starts at $3,290 (per email inquiry). Our test order totaled $3,290 with their bulk pricing at its best rate.

Seen above is a screen shot from the Direct Fine Foods website. Pricing and ordering requires calling or email. 


What we liked: Their price point is high but they offer financing and payments in instalments. (Credit check required). They deliver seemingly everywhere in Ontario but we can’t say for sure.

What we didn’t like: The entry price point is quite high; a minimum of $3290.00, and the order process is complicated. You have to submit your information online to be contacted directly or place your order by phone or email. You seem to have to email them to get a quote as pricing is not available online. Eventually we got a breakdown but we would have preferred order sheets and individual pricing information. Their customer service did not answer when we phoned their advertised number and our initial email was responded to by two different reps pushing a phone call. After eventually receiving a quote, Direct Find Foods would not to give a breakdown per product and per lb.

WARNING:

Direct Fine Foods offers financing. Financing a food order could affect your credit score. We recommend to consult your bank or financial advisor before making the decision to finance your food. (Loans Canada info link)

DIRECTFINEFOODS - Full Meat Delivery Review

#9: NutraFarms Inc.

$ 3652.75 TOTAL BULK PRICE: VERY HIGH
  • Bulk Price Savings:
    none
  • Price Transparency:
    non-transparent
  • Sourcing Information:
    ☑ seen on site with farm videos
  • Ordering Process:
    complicated
  • Customer Service:
    poor

NutraFarms has a well laid-out website, wide delivery range in Ontario and has been on the scene since 2001. They used to do a lot of door-to-door marketing to get themselves started and used to be called AAA-Select Beef. About $3,652.75 is what you would have to spend for a minimum bulk order. Our test order totaled $3,652.75 with their bulk pricing at its best rate.

Seen above is a screen shot of Nutrafarms promoting "cheap organic meat online". Toronto Meat Delivery found very expensive prices with Nutrafarms. Source: Toronto Meat Delivery cost comparison chart.


What we liked: Lots of available information on their website about different products. They have excellent information about their meat sourcing and farmers including some videos.

What we didn’t like: They have a complicated order process. You are first asked to submit your information online. After we did this, we received 4 emails from 4 different customer service representatives who insisted on a phone, Zoom or Skype conference. Some representatives did not reply to our response at all. Prices are not listed per lb. or kg. and only a total price quote was given.

RED FLAG:

Meat Delivery Toronto inquiured about Nutrafarms listing "organic" in their advertisement . We were referred to their website which does not showcase any certified organic farmers. Nutrafarms pricing was promoted "cheap", however, Meat Delivery Toronto research found very high prices with our price comparison.

WARNING:

NutraFarms offers financing. Financing a food order could affect your credit score. We recommend to consult your bank or financial advisor before making the decision to finance your food. (Loans Canada Info. link)

NUTRAFARMS - Full Meat Delivery Review

#10: A Cut Above Meats Inc. Fish & Organics

$ 3052.00 TOTAL BULK PRICE: VERY HIGH 
  • Bulk Price Savings:
    lower prices starting at $1976.00*
  • Price Transparency:
    *charging HST - non-transparent
  • Sourcing Information:
    ☑ seen on site with farm videos
  • Ordering Process:
    complicated
  • Customer Service:
    poor

A Cut Above Meats offers a few variety boxes on their website but mainly advertises their bulk orders. They are based in London, Ontario. To qualify for bulk pricing, the minimum order is $1,976.00 ($38 weekly for 1 adult as per website). Our test order totaled $3,052 with their bulk pricing at its best rate, as per email. Our biggest concern with A Cut Above Meats is that they charge HST on their food at a rate of 14.94%.

Seen above is a screen shot from A Cut Above Meats customer service email with communication charging HST in a quote from Tuesday February 16, 2021.


What we liked: Information is available about each type of meat and where it is sourced from. Certification is listed on their site under ‘Our Farmers’ and ‘Our Products’. Some videos of farmers they source from are featured. They have a quick response time on email.

What we didn’t like: The order process was complicated and not user friendly. To get bulk pricing you must first fill in an inquiry from with your contact details. Shortly after we submitted our info, we received an email from their customer service rep asking where we live. After answering, we were sent another form where we checked off what meats and fish we ate and at what frequencies. It felt like some sort of algorithm was going to decide what we should order and lacked straightforwardness. We were also probed for freezer space and family size. It wasn’t a good experience to feel like we needed to be eligible candidates to purchase some meat.

RED FLAG:

A Cut Above Meats charge HST on their food at a rate of 14.94%. This is illegal, higher than the harmonized tax rate and in conflict with the Ontario Ministry of Finance set rules on taxing food goods. BE VIGILANT! (What's Taxable by Gov. link)

WARNING:

A Cut Above Meats offers financing. Financing a food order could affect your credit score. We recommend to consult your bank or financial advisor before making the decision to finance your food. (Loans Canada Info. link)

ACUTABOVEMEATS - Full Meat Delivery Review

#11: Chambers Food Service

UNKNOWN TOTAL BULK PRICE: unknown
  • Bulk Price Savings:
    unknown
  • Price Transparency:
    non-transparent
  • Sourcing Information:
    limited
  • Ordering Process:
    very complicated
  • Customer Service:
    poor

Chambers Food advertise advertises meat from Alberta. We tried to get a price quote but without any luck and were informed their program does not work on price per lb. or kg base but in a different way. Which way is a mystery.

Seen above is a screen shot from Chambers Food website relating to weekly person pricing. We were informed their program does not work on price per lb. or kg.


What we didn’t like: We tried to get a price quote but without any luck and were informed their program does not work on price per lb. or kg base but in a different way. Which way is a mystery.

RED FLAG:

We tried to get a price quote but without any luck and were informed their program does not work on price per lb. or kg base but in a different way. Which way is a mystery.

CHAMBERS FOOD - Full Meat Delivery Review

#12: Farmway Foods

UNKNOWN TOTAL BULK PRICE: unknown
  • Bulk Price Savings:
    unknown
  • Price Transparency:
    non-transparent
  • Sourcing Information:
    limited
  • Ordering Process:
    very complicated
  • Customer Service:
    poor

FarmWay Foods advertises locally sourced meat from Ontario. We tried to get a price quote but without any luck and were informed their program does not work on price per lb. or kg base but in a different way. Which way is a mystery.

Seen above is a screen shot from the Farmway Foods website offering a free freezer, but, we were informed their program does not work on price per lb. or kg.


What we didn’t like: We tried to get a price quote but without any luck and were informed their program does not work on price per lb. or kg base but in a different way. Which way is a mystery.

RED FLAG:

We tried to get a price quote but without any luck and were informed their program does not work on price per lb. or kg base but in a different way. Which way is a mystery.

FARMWAY FOODS - Full Meat Delivery Review


Other Meat Services We Found

Carnivore Club

Carnivore Club is a subscription service specialized in cured meats delivered to your door. So not raw meat like the companies above, but hand selected premium cured meats like Italian Salami, French Charcuterie and even South African Biltong!

Apart from a subscription service they offer gift boxes, snack boxes and gift cards which make it a really cool service and unique in its kind. Try out a Carnivore Club box and use this link to get free shipping.

Meatocracy

Meatocracy describes themselves as a ‘farm to freezer’ app and web shop that connects you to local farmers. It’s free downloadable app and available across North America. From east to west and from north to south. From Texas to Ontario to Alberta and back; it covers the entire continent.

We’ve explored the app and we came across a lot of farmers who sell half cows, pigs, chickens etc. It allows less customization since most farmers specialize in one type of livestock but some offer a great variety. View their web shop here for more info.

#1: Farm Club

www.meatdeliverytoronto.ca/#Farm-Club-Meat-and-Fish-Delivery

#2: Papa Earth

www.meatdeliverytoronto.ca/#Papa-Earth

#3: Ottawa Valley Meats

www.meatdeliverytoronto.ca/#Ottawa-Valley-Meats

#4: Chef's Cut Butcher

www.meatdeliverytoronto.ca/#Shopease-Foods-/-Chef's-Cut-Butcher-Boxes

#5: Butcher Box

www.meatdeliverytoronto.ca/#Butcher-Box-Canada

#6: Farm 2 Fork

www.meatdeliverytoronto.ca/#Farm-2-Fork

#7: TruLOCAL

www.meatdeliverytoronto.ca/#TruLOCAL

#8: Direct Fine Foods

www.meatdeliverytoronto.ca/#Direct-Fine-Foods

#9: NutraFarms

www.meatdeliverytoronto.ca/#NutraFarms-Inc.

#10: A Cut Above Meats

www.meatdeliverytoronto.ca/#A-Cut-Above-Meats-Inc.-Fish-&-Organics

#11: Farmway Foods

www.meatdeliverytoronto.ca/#Farmway-Foods

#12: Chambers Food

www.meatdeliverytoronto.ca/#Chambers-Food-Service



Meat Delivery Bulk Box Ordering Facts has completed the reviews of 12 companies in Toronto, Ontario and nearby surrounding areas. The #1 reviewed meat and fish delivery company is: Farm Club Meats. Winner of the Best Price category with overall top ratings.

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