How many vegan meal delivery kits can you list off the top of your head? When we embarked on this project, we assumed there were maybe half a dozen. After doing our research, we were shocked to find that you need more than two hands to count them all. Given the limited fridge space, we narrowed it down to 13, divided up the work, and began sampling. Some blew us away, others were about as expected, and all delivered on the promise of plant-based convenience.

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What is a plant-based meal delivery subscription?

Meal delivery service might mean ordering locally from Postmates or the like, but in this case, it is referring to the growing number of businesses that offer meals you prepare at home, which are also sometimes known as meal kits.

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In most cases, subscribers sign up for meals by the week, month, or longer, and receive deliveries to their door that contain ingredients separated by meal along with food prep instructions, or prepared meals that are simply heat-and-eat. Meals can also be ordered for multiple family members depending on the service.

Why try a vegan meal kit

Vegan meal kits are a solution for a host of modern inconveniences and dietary challenges. For those who are already vegan, they provide a solution to the indecisive, time-stripped, and less-than-confident home cooks. Kits that require a bit of hands-on time are terrific for those who enjoy cooking but have trouble deciding on what to prepare day after day.


Other meals that come fully prepared bank a good amount of time for those constantly wishing for more hours in the day. Plant-based meal kits can also help omnivorous eaters gradually transition to a more plant-based diet. They offer a “start here” frame of reference along with the aforementioned convenience. Many can be ordered a la carte, allowing people to have a go-to meal for Meatless Mondays without dedicating any additional brainpower. Adding more produce to your diet and reducing your animal product consumption—even on a meal-by-meal basis—can benefit your health and make you feel better daily. 

Vegan meal kits: tried and tested 

Whether you’re looking for a quick frozen option or a freshly prepared, locally sourced meal, there is a vegan meal delivery kit for you. We tried them all, and here are our thoughts (in no particular order).

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1 Purple Carrot

Purple Carrot makes home cooking simpler by eliminating the “what’s for dinner?” question and sending you the pre-measured ingredients you need to put together a wholesome meal. Hands down, it’s a great way to get a home-cooked meal that’s likely better than what you could make on your own. For those who don’t have enough time to cook, Purple Carrot’s prepared meals are a great option.  
Service: We loved that the directions were easy to follow and included photos. It’s not great, however, if you’re a picky eater—as there’s no à la carte option. You get whatever that week’s menu has planned.
Price: $13.25 per meal (serves 2)
Variety: Incredible. We tried foods and flavors we never thought of putting together before. Meals are globally inspired and often pleasantly spicy.
Meals: VegNews Associate Editor Jocelyn Martinez said the Kimchi Quesadilla made her want to keep kimchi on hand at all times.
Insider tip: You get to keep the recipes! Also, allow a good 30 to 45 minutes to prepare, particularly if you’re a novice in the kitchen. For a taste of Purple Carrot’s offerings before committing to a meal subscription, try out the brand’s frozen meals
Overall: Purple Carrot is an excellent option for those looking to master a handful of delicious, nutrient-dense, vegan meals.

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2 FireRoad Foods

FireRoad was built for athletes by athletes. It’s just one of the many ventures of Brendan Brazier—a former professional Ironman and vegan sports nutrition pioneer. All meals come frozen and are relatively affordable, particularly in comparison to other companies. Many meals also feature Beyond Meat, so if you’re into that, this company might be right for you.
Service: We loved the compact containers and freezability. We also appreciate the fact that you can see the individual components that comprise each dish.
Price: Between $7 and $16 per meal
Variety: No complaints here. You’ll find mostly oats, pasta, grain bowls, and smoothies.
Meals: Of the meals we received, we enjoyed the bowls the best. The Miso Mac ‘n Cheese was something Director of Brand Partnerships Tanya Flink would definitely order again—the chickpea pasta was perfectly al dente, the cheese sauce was velvety, and there was a generous amount of broccoli that retained its textural integrity even after microwaving.
Insider tip: These meals pack a ton of protein. They’re great for those looking to incorporate more plant-based protein into your diet without eating a ton of beans or alternative meat.
Overall: Busy athletes or even active parents could certainly benefit from keeping a few FireRoad bowls in the freezer.

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3 Splendid Spoon

If you’re looking for nutritious, gluten-free, chef-crafted smoothies, bowls, and soups, as well as hearty dishes like bolognese and risotto, all of which taste fresh and homemade, Splendid Spoon is another great pick. Each meal arrives pre-prepared, pre-portioned, and fridge- or freezer-ready. All you have to do is eat. We love it when that happens.
Service: Choose your plan size based on your lifestyle. If you’re super busy, opt for 21 meals or 14 meals a week, but if you’re just after breakfast or dinner, you can select 7 meals a week.
Price: Lowest is $8.67 per meal for 14 meals weekly
Variety: It’s certainly not lacking. Creamy smoothies, nutrient-dense soups, loaded noodles, wholesome burrito bowls, and comforting vegan chicken parm are just a few of the options.
Meals: We’ve tried everything, and it all tastes amazing, but some of the stand-outs include Kimchi Fried Quinoa, Meatball Marinara, Dragon Fruit Berry Smoothie, Red Lentil Dal, and Carrot Lentil Curry.
Insider tip: Don’t be afraid to get out of your comfort zone. Splendid Spoon has such a variety to choose from, you’re guaranteed to discover some new favorites.  
Overall: Splendid Spoon delivers on fresh, chef-crafted, nutritious meals that can be heated up in the microwave in minutes. When it comes to quality and convenience, it’s absolutely the best of both worlds.
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4 Sakara

There’s no other way to describe Sakara other than the Ritz Carlton of meal services. It comes with a hefty price tag, but you know the company will bend over backward to make sure you’re taken care of. The freshly prepared, veggie-heavy meals aren’t something to rely on long-term, but if you’re looking for a pre-wedding shape-up or are in the mood to treat yourself, go ahead and splurge a little.
Service: Expect to be treated well. All food is plant-based, organic, and reminiscent of a $20 salad or grain bowl you might find at a wellness retreat.
Price: $181 for two days of full meals
Variety: Each week’s menu is set, so choice is limited, but the selection goes way beyond the typical overnight oats and wellness smoothies. You’ll be excited each time you open your Sakara package.
Meals: VegNews Publisher Colleen Holland tried three days of meals (a value of $239) and loved them all. Her favorites included the Cacao Chip + Almond Waffles, Sakara Burrito Bowl with Turmeric Corn Salsa, and the Roasted Peach Chana Masala. With menus that change weekly, you can expect a diverse selection of meals. At the time of writing, next week’s menu includes options like Desert Sunrise Parfait, Mediterranean Chopped Salad, and Prosperity Pad Thai.
Insider tip: If the price seems intimidating, pick up the Sakara cookbook Eat Clean, Play Dirty to try the recipes yourself.
Overall: Holland advised, “Sakara is perfect to have delivered to the office once a week for healthy meals at work or a great way to jumpstart new habits. It’s not cheap, but it’s very high-quality food.”

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5 Daily Harvest

Daily Harvest doesn’t just make smoothies anymore—it’s moved on to so much more. In addition to the frozen ready-to-blend smoothie cups that popularized this plant-based delivery service, Daily Harvest now ships everything from morning oats and hearty soups to dinner-sized bowls, snackable bliss balls, and fruit-forward popsicles. 
Service: Holland keeps coming back to this company for the variety of foods as well as for easy ordering. She gets deliveries once a week for a fresh batch of healthy food.
Price: $6.79+ per item
Variety: Pretty solid if you’re in the mood for clean, delicious food. With all of the various dishes and flavors, you’ll never get bored.
Meals: Holland’s favorites include the Blueberry + Cacao Smoothie, Strawberry + Goji Berry Oat Bowl, Broccoli + Cheeze Harvest Bowl, Lentil + Cremini Soup, Portobello + Pesto Flatbread, and Cacao + Peppermint Bites.
Insider tip: If you like your smoothies on the sweet side, add a date or two when you blend them up. Holland uses coconut water or oat milk when whirling her morning smoothies.
Overall: Because all these meals are frozen, Daily Harvest is ideal for those looking for a nourishing go-to meal at home or the office.


6 Thistle

If you’re a juice regular (or would like to become one), Thistle is your best bet. It’s not a juice cleanse, but the refrigerated, pre-packed lunch and dinners come with a wide array of green, citrus, and fruit cold-pressed juices as well as gut-boosting immunity shots. The meals themselves came fresh and require no prep beyond a zap in the microwave.
Service: Excellent, though we were surprised by how much juice came in our boxes. It was a lot to get through in a few days when they were at their peak.
Price: $249 for 24 items per week
Variety: All meals centered around balanced macronutrients and minimally processed foods—most are bowl-style (grain, veg, protein, sauce).
Meals: Martinez gushed over the juices and shots. At the time of writing, other menu options include a Jalapeño and Pinto Bacon Bowl and Burmese Khow Suey.
Insider tip: Thistle is not all vegan, so be sure to choose the plant-based protein option.
Overall: Thistle is a stellar choice if you’re looking to incorporate more whole foods into your diet but don’t want to sacrifice flavor. However, be prepared to chug those juices within a few days’ time.

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7 Urban Remedy

Urban Remedy is focused on fresh, nutrient-dense meals that don’t compromise on the meal experience. It’s not all vegan, but it does offer a medley of plant-based options from breakfast to dessert. Holland received her fair share of vegan items and declared it a “total home run.” Here’s what you need to know.
Service: Holland reported her experience was a “perfect execution” of meal delivery in terms of variety, food quality, and taste.
Price: Between $11.99 and $16.99 for wraps, salads, and bowls
Variety: From juices to full meals and even dessert, we were pleased with the range of options. You can just do a juice cleanse, order dinner to have on hand, or simply stock up on snacks and wellness shots.
Meals: Holland raved about every item she received, but her favorites included the Upbeet Vegan Cheeseburger Wrap, The Vegan Caesar (which “made her a believer”), Matcha Energy Bar, Booster Shot, and the Raw Cacao Mousse which was “one of the most heavenly chocolate experiences of her life.”
Insider tip: Keep a few of the wellness shots on hand to snip any oncoming colds in the bud.
Overall: We’ll let Holland take this one. She remarked, “This is my dream delivery service.” 


8 Hungryroot

Here’s the situation: you’re at the grocery store, and you’re completely overwhelmed. You’re also famished to the point where indecisiveness is at a high and you have no idea what to make for dinner. This situation could have been avoided if you had a Hungryroot package waiting at your door. The vegan-friendly, personalized grocery service offers hand-picked staples and fun new products that help you narrow down the options of what’s for dinner. You still have to do the work, but at least you have everything you need on hand.
Service: It’s customizable with just the right amount of randomness. Pick what you want, set your preferences, and look forward to discovering new products the company throws in your package based on your profile.
Price: Plans start at $65 per week
Variety: Excellent. Think of it as a virtual grocer. You’ve got produce, generic Hungryroot brand staples, and popular brands like Abbot’s Butcher, A Dozen Cousins, and Beyond Meat.
Meals: It’s up to you! Each package will come with suggested recipes, but most customers just use the groceries as needed. Flink was a bit overwhelmed at the amount of fresh food (no food shall go to waste!) but absolutely loved the chickpea-based Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Dough and the flavorful sauces that came in her box.
Insider tip: Time your delivery for when you know you’ll be cooking at home for a few nights.
Overall: If you enjoy cooking and find comfort in keeping your fridge and cabinets stocked, Hungryroot is a terrific option that won’t disappoint. It’s also a solid option for multi-person households.


9 Methodology

This new meal delivery service is on par with having a private chef ship fresh, wholesome, and nourishing meals to you. Each item comes in a reusable, sleek glass jar to fulfill the brand’s commitment to sustainable solutions as well as to show off the appetizing and perfectly layered contents. Designed for busy, working professionals, the meals are made to satiate appetites with minimal prep, simply heat and eat. If you’re looking for a convenient lunch that you can show off on social media, Methodology is it.
Service: The brand offers vegan menus in addition to a Mix & Match service, making it ideal for those plagued by decision fatigue as well as the super picky shoppers who need a level of control. 
Price: Plans start at $146 for two days of meals
Variety: Superb. Dishes draw from global cuisines.Customers can also purchase side dishes from roasted vegetables to vegan seeded loaves of bread.
Meals: The Standard meal is on the smaller side—great for a lunch portion. The brand also offers large portions which may be more suitable for dinner. Regardless, they’re all flavor-forward and craveable.
Insider tip: Stick to the main meals, as the vegetable options are somewhat lacking (they were a bit too oily for Flink). If you’re looking at the sweet options, know that they are very subtly sweet. 
Overall: This service isn’t cheap, but if you’re financially comfortable and extremely short on time, Methodology is an excellent solution to your breakfast or lunch woes.

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10 Territory Foods

Trying to eat closer to home? Territory Foods sources its vegan-friendly meals from restaurants and private chefs around you. Meals come fresh and labeled with the restaurant or chef they came from—it’s a great way to learn more about independent plant-based businesses. However, this service is higher in the price range compared to others.
Service: Order these when you know you’ll be home to eat them—they’ll only stay fresh in the fridge for about a week.
Price: As low as $13.95 per meal
Variety: Perhaps the most varied, the options encapsulate every meal from breakfast to dessert. Thanks to the inventiveness of local chefs, you won’t get bored.
Meals: We adored the Chai-Spiced Breakfast Quinoa with blueberry jam and almond butter—Flink actually ate it for dessert. The Cafe Gratitude “Grateful” Black Bean Bowl was also an explosion of flavors.
Insider tip: Like Thistle, not all meals are vegan, but you can specify.
Overall: To discover new vegan options in your local area, Territory Foods is great if you have the funds.


11 Sprinly

A vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar-free whole food service, Sprinly offers different plans depending on the number of diners and emphasizes nutritionist-approved prepared meals with organic ingredients as well as minimal oil and sodium. Menus rotate and subscribers can choose what they like each week.
Service: Everything arrives packed in ice to keep it fresh for longer, so don’t worry if you’re out for the day when your meals arrive. 
Price: Plans start at $109 for six meals.
Variety: A good selection of chef-crafted meals, all made with nutrient-dense whole foods. 
Meals: The options regularly change, but, at the time of writing, standout meals Zucchini Noodle Pesto Pasta, Smoked Sweet Potato Tacos, and Japanese Soba Noodles.
Insider tip: Pay attention to the recommended eating time! Some meals are advised to be eaten earlier than others.
A great choice if you want to start packing more organic whole foods into your diet, and you’re not sure where to start.
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12 Mosaic Foods

Mosaic sends frozen, prepared meals to subscribers from dozens of menu options that are ready to heat and eat, offering options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 
Service: Emphasizing plants and avoiding artificial ingredients, Mosaic specializes in hearty bowls that are nutrient-dense. Icons make it easy to navigate gluten-free, nut-free, and high-protein options from the menu.
Price: Bowls start at $10.99.
Variety: A decent level of choice to suit any mood. There’s comforting mac and cheese, for example, as well as hearty coconut chickpea curry, and a good selection of family meals, too.
Vegan Carbonara, Seitan Shawarma, and Green Curry Noodles caught our eye.
Insider tip:
Mosaic also sells vegetarian meals so be sure to choose the vegan plan.
Thanks to its family meal options, this is a great one to choose if you’re trying to please kids and adults alike. 
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13 Green Chef

A certified organic company, Green Chef offers a rotating vegan menu plan that is always delicious and nutritious. With an emphasis on sustainability, Green Chef supports local growers and uses packaging that is made from recycled, reusable, and/or compostable materials.
Service: Green Chef offers recipes rather than prepared meals, but all come with pre-measured ingredients that can be prepared in 30 minutes or less.
Price: $11.99 per serving, if you choose three meals for six people per week.
Variety: A rotating menu with many different choices, but most of them seem to contain meat or fish at the time of writing. There is a generous handful of delicious-looking vegan options, however.
Eye-catching options include Linguine with Mushroom Caper Sauce and Bahārāt-Spiced Couscous Salad.
Insider tip:
Keep an eye out for cheese and meat ingredients in vegan-sounding recipes. The Italian Roasted Carrots & Barley, for example, contains ricotta and parmesan.
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