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Too Good To Go App Canada Review


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Mar 19, 2024
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Find out how the Too Good To Go App is tackling food waste worldwide. Download the free app and enjoy discounted surprise bags with fresh meals and surplus food from local restaurants and stores.

Is there a Too Good To Go App in Canada? You bet, and it’s becoming viral.

Are you not in the mood to cook tonight?

Check out this app, and you’ll find some delicious meals and more for a fraction of the cost.

Too Good To Go App Review - Surprise Food Bags

Too Good To Go App Review – Surprise Food Bags

Review Too Good To Go App Canada​

I’ve wanted to review the Too Good To Go App for a while now because it’s, in one word, amazing.

Cofounders of the app Lucie Basch and Jamie Crummie launched the Too Good To Go App U.K. in 2016.

According to a Forbes article, the app has been a great success and has grown to over 7 million users buying reduced-priced unsold meals that would have ended up in waste.

Over 15,000 food establishments participate in the Too Good To Go program worldwide.

I advocate for eliminating food waste in Canada, so we use the FlashFood and the Too Good To Go Apps.

There’s no fee for you or affiliate marketing from me; it’s just my honest opinion.

Keep reading if you want to reduce your grocery budget or save money on foods ranging from produce to dairy, snacks, meats, and more.

Pastries Recevied Using The Too Good To Go App UK

Pastries Received Using The Too Good To Go App U.K.

Common Questions Asked About Too Good To Go​

Like any mobile app, there will be questions that consumers want answers to.

Below are some of the typical questions about this incredible app.

Before using the app, you must be 18 years old and have a debit, credit card, or other payment method.

Is the Too Good To Go App free to download?

Yes! Downloading the app is 100% free.

You only pay for the discounted Surprise Bags you purchase.

What products will consumers find on the Too Good To Go App?

You can find an extensive range of products as we work with many different stores.

Bread and pastries from bakeries, freshly cooked meals from restaurants, breakfast from hotels, buffet food, and groceries from the supermarket!

Any fresh surplus food can be sold on the app. Some products might have reached the best-before date but are still suitable for consumption.

How do you collect a Too Good To Go surprise bag?

Once you place your order through the app, you will be given a pickup time window of one to two hours.

Bring a bag or box with you, and to collect the order, swipe the button on your order via the app and show a staff member.

When can I cancel Too Good To Go?

You have up to two hours before the beginning of the agreed pickup time to cancel your order since it is a perishable good.

If you fail to collect your order during the specified time, the store or restaurant can sell your product to another customer.

Stores On The Too Good To Go App​

Each store participating in the Too Good To Go App will be listed in the area where you live.

Below are some of the standard stores you will find on the app, although there are family-run businesses that are city- or town-specific.

Many businesses are on this app, including some of your favourite restaurants.

  • Metro
  • 7-Eleven
  • Tim Hortons
  • Longo’s
  • Pizza Pizza
  • Eataly
  • Fresh City

Types Of Food Offerings On To Good To Go​

Too Good To Go App Canada Surprise Metro Meat

Too Good To Go App Canada Surprise Metro Meat

The products in the surprise bags from the Too Good To Go app will contain an assortment of the type of bag you choose.

For example, a dairy bag may contain yogurts, cheese, milk, and other dairy products based on the company you are purchasing from.

Pizza Pizza surprise bags may offer 3 to 4 slices of pizza, salad, wings, or French fries the store has left at the end of the day. Reg costs $18.00, but you get the bag for $5.99.

It’s not bad for a meal that will likely feed two people.

Every business is different and has pre-made offerings unique to what it prepares or sells.

If you have allergies, you’ll have to ask the store before you purchase anything on the app. Otherwise, it’s not stated.

Since the food products in the bags are a surprise, you never know what you’ll get inside.

I kind of like the element of surprise.

Plus, it’s a great way to experience different restaurants in your city that you’d otherwise not visit because the prices don’t fit your entertainment budget.

Too Good To Go App Fruits and Vegetables

Too Good To Go App Fruits and Vegetables

The Too Good To Go bags may be close to or on the “best before” date, prepared in error, or delicious food the store offers at the end of the day.

  • Meat
  • Dairy Products
  • Bakery Items include bread, cakes, donuts, muffins, cookies, and other pastries.
  • Restaurant Meals
  • Fast Food Meals
  • Grocery Essentials
  • Read-To-Eat meals
  • Mixed Surprise Bags
  • Prepared Foods
  • Assorted Produce
  • Charcuterie items
  • Assorted Pantry Items
  • Seasonal Surprise Bag
  • Snacks

Too Good To Go App Canada Surprise Bag Prices​

Tim Hortons Too Good To Go App Surprise Bag Purchase

Tim Hortons Too Good To Go App Surprise Bag Purchase

Tim Hortons offers a surprise bag worth $15.00 but only charges $4.99.

You may find surplus baked goods such as donuts, Timbits, Cookies, Muffins, Bagels, and other baked goods inside the bag. Pretty good if you ask me!

When Mrs. CBB and her friend were at a concert downtown Toronto, they used the app and picked up Tim Hortons.

In the surprise bag were two bowls of chili, buns, and three donuts for $4.99. It worked out perfectly for them and cut down on their night out on the town expenses.

They did take a chance, knowing that they could have received a box of donuts for dinner, but they didn’t care.

Prices for the surprise bags vary from business to business, but I’ll list some of the standard prices below.

  • $15.00 for $4.99
  • $24.00 for $7.99
  • $18.00 for $5.99
  • $21.00 for $5.99
  • $21.00 for $6.99
  • $27.00 for $8.99
  • $30.00 for $9.99
Too Good To Go App Canada Chinese Food Family Meal

Too Good To Go App Canada Chinese Food Family Meal

Pros And Cons​

Like every review, I like to break down any pros and cons that I feel are important to share, given our experience using the app.

In this instance, Mrs. CBB will share her feedback on her experience with you.


  • You don’t know what you’re paying for in the surprise bag.
  • The window pickup time varies, with many being at the end of the day.
  • Checking the app often to score a deal because you might miss out.
  • No delivery, which is fine, but for those who don’t drive, it may deter them.


  • The element of surprise is also a pro, but only if you like not knowing.
  • A variety of Canadian businesses participating in the program is widespread.
  • Reduced costs when eating out or spending less on groceries.

Take A Date Or A Mate​

Overall, people told us we needed to splurge and have an entertainment budget.

We now have one, and my readers were right.

Even if Mrs. CBB and I pick up a Too Good To Go bag, we can save money and enjoy a date simultaneously.

Nothing stops us from having a date at home or eating on a picnic table at the park or beach in the summer.

For the single person who is busy or not interested in cooking, this is an excellent option if you stick to restaurant food.

Check out the Too Good To Go App online or at the Apple Store or Google Play Store.

This is a non-affiliate link.

P.S. Don’t forget to check out Flashfood, another amazing app that saves grocery food from going to waste in Canada and the U.S.

Discussion: Would you take your partner out on a Too Good To Go date? Share your feedback if you’ve tried this app in the comments below.

Thanks for reading,


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