Leading a busy lifestyle can mean that sometimes we just don’t have enough time (or energy) in our day for a home-cooked meal. While our favourite take-out is always an option, those orders can add up quickly in our bank accounts. Thankfully for us, grocery stores are selling more than just groceries these days. Many are offering delicious pre-made meals at a price that won’t break our budgets. We’ve come up with a list of grocery stores across Canada that are preparing meals rivalling those of restaurants.
Check out our list of grocery stores with the best pre-made meals below!
These Loblaws-owned grocery stores in Toronto offer a large selection of pre-made meals in their deli section. Their salad bars are stocked with delicious options and their large sandwiches made on fresh baguettes make the perfect lunch.
Shop this local market in Calgary for daily fresh and deliciously prepared meals such as hearty salads, pasta dishes, sandwiches and more. Their products are available for delivery around Calgary.
With locations across Toronto and one that’s about to open, it’s safe to say that Summerhill Market is taking over the city. The grocery store is highly revered for its incredible selection of house-made offerings like its iconic Chicken Pot Pie, Southern Fried Chicken, Butter Chicken, and so much more — don’t even get us started on their desserts, too! Plus it’s the best spot to source those hard-to-find ingredients!
Those in British Columbia and Ontario are lucky enough to have a few of the popular US grocery brand, Whole Foods, sprinkled around. Here you can get nutritious pre-made meals like sushi, salads and soups all prepared without the use of artificial flavours and preservatives.
Foodland locations span from Ontario out to the Atlantic, and these stores are preparing some excellent pre-made meals. Their rotisserie chicken meals come with your choice of hot sides and are a great family-friendly dinner option.
This premium butcher shop with three locations around Toronto is selling quality pre-marinated and cooked meats as well as prepared lasagnas, meat pies, soups, sides and more. Check out their large mushroom quiche with goat cheese, available for delivery in the GTA.
Farm Boy has Ontarians covered for time-saving, healthy meals. At the Farm Boy Kitchen counters, you can expect to find stir-frys, paninis, artisan pizzas, salads and more for a Sunday family dinner or a quiet night in.
The prepared food section of Toronto’s Roast Fine Foods, located on St. Clair West, has an ever-changing lineup of pre-made meals to satisfy everyone. Anything from appetizers, meats, pasta, soups and stews can be found here.
Costco is offering pre-made meals other than just their food court hotdogs! They’ve prepared stuffed peppers and pasta dishes to stick in the oven, salads, rotisserie chickens and much more in their deli section.
This organic grocery market in downtown Vancouver is high-quality, convenient chef-prepared meals ready for pickup. Check out their delicious smoothies, wraps, pasta, baked goods and more.
Safeway is an excellent shopping choice when looking for delicious pre-made meals on the west side of Canada. They have everything from sandwiches, soups, sushi, pizza and hot and ready meals to go.