If you always schedule time to go grocery shopping, prepare meals, and cook them, maintaining a vegan diet can be difficult. However, meal delivery services can reduce some of the burden associated with meal preparation, and many businesses provide vegan-friendly meal kits. The top delivery services offer flavorful, nutritionally sound menu options that you can quickly and easily order from your computer.
When looking through vegan meal delivery services, you’ll discover that some businesses offer DIY kits while others focus on prepared fresh or frozen meals that you can reheat in your microwave or oven. Some businesses even offer grocery delivery services to keep your refrigerator and pantry filled with vegan foods. Shape’s team of testers tried some of the top vegan meal delivery services available to help you choose. Continue reading to see their top picks.
The following categories are ranked best overall: Green Chef Best Organic; Splendid Spoon Best Variety; Hungryroot Best Budget-Friendly; Daily Harvest Best Gluten-Free; Epicured Best Prepared Meals; CookUnity Best for Families; and Purple Carrot Best Eco-Friendly. Mosaic GREEN CHEF
is the overall winner.
Key Specifications: 4.8 shape star rating starting at $12 for per serving Area served: 48 states Items Are Received: Fresh HOW AND WHY TO DO IT The weekly-changing menu of Green Chef has vegan choices. Its meal packages produce savory dinners.
CONS Meals take roughly 30 minutes to prepare. provides gluten-free and vegan food alternatives CONS Not all services are vegan. OVERVIEW Green Chef provides a variety of flavor combinations in their vegan recipes, such as dukkah-spiced chickpea bowls and BBQ sweet potato tacos, to make dinnertime exciting. Meal kits provide thorough recipe cards and some pre-prepared ingredients to assist cut down on some of the cooking stages. Within seven days of delivery, you can easily cancel or modify your choices and subscription preferences thanks to the flexible ordering process.
Plans and pricing For access to the Green Chef’s menu, a monthly subscription is required. Additional shipping charges total $10.
Two servings each at three meals: $13 for each serving Each meal contains two servings. $13 for each serving two dishes, each with four servings: $13 for each serving Three dishes, each with four servings: per serving, $12 Each meal contains four servings. per serving, $12 three meals, each with six portions: per serving, $12 Four meals, each with six servings per serving, $12 TESTERS OF MEALS TRIED Shrimp with harissa spice Shrimp and steak with sesame ginger Chickpea bowls in the style of the Middle East Carrots with a maple glaze and figs SPLENDID SPOON IS THE BEST ORGANIC
KEY SPECS: SHAPE STAR RATING: 4.1 starting at $10 for per serving Area served: 48 states Frozen goods are delivered HOW AND WHY TO DO IT The vegan and gluten-free smoothies, health shots, grain and noodle bowls, and soups created with organic ingredients are all delivered by Splendid Spoon completely prepared.
PROS Contains a lot of organic nutrients Every meal is free of gluten. 100 percent of packaging is recyclable CONS Numerous dishes may not be filling because they include fewer than 10 grams of protein. Some dishes were deemed to be a little tasteless by testers. OVERVIEW A variety of vegan and gluten-free smoothies, soups, health shots, and grain and noodle bowls are available at Splendid Spoon. The business caters to consumers that value their health and the environment and are looking for quick and wholesome meals. Meal packages from Splendid Spoon include breakfast, lunch, and/or supper, as well as “reset” options that are five soups meant to be consumed over the course of a single day. You’re likely to find something to suit your taste with bestsellers including a chocolate cherry smoothie, vegetable Bolognese grain bowl, and cauliflower tikka soup.
Plans and pricing Plans can be purchased as one-time, on-demand boxes or as subscriptions.
Reset Plan for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner*: $160 Reset Plan for Breakfast and Lunch: $140 Plan for breakfast and lunch: $100 Plan for lunch: $70 Plan for breakfast: $70 Variety Packs cost $75. Five smoothies, five soups or grain bowls, five bowls of noodles, and five light soups are all included in the $120 deal.
Smoothies were tried by meals testers.
Almond cacao basil blackberries emerald matcha energy greens cacao raspberry Soups
Red lentil curry Chipotle tomatillo green Kale and lentils Quinoa fried in kimchi Tika de cauliflower broccoli, potatoes Garden minestrone with butternut and turmeric TOP VARIETY: HUNKIERROOT
KEY SPECS SHAPE STAR RATING: 4.5 starting at $10 for per serving Area served: 48 states Items Are Received: Fresh HOW AND WHY TO DO IT Of all the services the testers evaluated, Hungryroot has the broadest selection. There are several options for vegan prepared meals, snacks, and consumables. Additionally, the business seeks out organic alternatives for certain of its products.
PROS Provides nutritious 10-minute dishes provides both fresh grocery items and meal packages CONS There are numerous single-use polymers used in packaging. OVERVIEW With Hungryroot, you can easily buy groceries, including name-brand plant-based protein products, fresh vegetables, and pantry essentials like beans, grains, and snacks, in addition to your daily vegan lunch and dinner entrees. It offers a variety of quick-to-assemble dishes, including tacos, salads, and wraps in addition to grain bowls and stir-fries. The service is adaptable and simple to configure, and it is suitable for both singles and families.
Plans and Pricing
A subscription is required to order meals from Hungryroot. Orders under $70 require an extra $7 for shipping.
3 dishes, each with two servings: $11 for each serving 4 dishes each with two servings: $11 for each serving 5 dishes that serve two: $11 for each serving 6 dishes, each with two servings: $11 for each serving 7 dishes that serve two: $10 for each serving Eight dishes that serve two: $10 for each serving 4 servings from 2 recipes: $10 for each serving 3 dishes, each with four servings: $10 for each serving 4 servings from 4 recipes: $10 for each serving Testers of Meals
Tortelloni with spinach, artichokes, and mushrooms Tacos with Southwest chicken and rainbow vegetables and roasted fish Stir-fried meat and broccoli with Thai peanuts BUDGET-FRIENDLY AT ITS BEST: DAILY HARVEST
KEY SPECS SHAPE STAR RATING: 4.5 Price at launch: $6 per serving Area served: 48 states Frozen goods are delivered HOW AND WHY TO DO IT Daily Harvest offers a selection of vegan meals and snacks produced with organic ingredients, with pricing starting at less than $7 per dish.
PROS Various breakfast, lunch, supper, snack, and beverage options are available. Cons: All choices are gluten-free Some meals may not be filling because they include fewer than 10 grams of protein. Everything is frozen. OVERVIEW For anyone looking for meals that are both vegan and gluten-free, Daily Harvest is a practical, adaptable, and cost-effective service. To place an order, first select a box size from nine, fourteen, or twenty-four items. Add any combination of smoothies, oat or grain bowls, flatbreads, snack bits, ice cream, lattes, or frozen plant milk cubes to it after that. All items are sent fully prepared and only need to be thawed or reheated for a short time.
Plans and pricing With Daily Harvest’s volume-based discounts, you may save more money by purchasing more goods.
Price Per Item:
$6 for lattes Forager Bowls cost $7, Mylk and Bites cost $8, Smoothies and Soups cost $8, Scoops (ice cream) cost $9, Harvest Bowls and Flatbreads cost $10, and Harvest Bake costs $12 when purchased in bulk.
9 to 11 things discounted $5 between 12 and 23 items: $10 off between 24 and 26 items: $25 off Foods from Daily Harvest can only be obtained through a weekly or monthly subscription.
TESTERS OF MEALS TRIED smoothie with cacao and mint blended mango and papaya Bites of chocolate and hazelnuts Flatbread with tomatillos and peppers Flatbread with portobello and pesto Hash of sweet potatoes and wild rice Harvest bowl with Brussels sprouts and tahini Shiitake and spinach grits Minestrone soup with tomatoes and zucchini, BEST GLUTEN-FREE: EPICURED
KEY SPECS: SHAPE STAR RATING: 4.1 starting at $10 for per serving Area served: 48 states Items Are Received: Fresh HOW AND WHY TO DO IT Anyone looking for low-FODMAP, gluten-free meals that also have options that are vegan, low-sodium, and free of common allergens will love Epicured.
PROS Every meal is gluten-free and has been clinically proven to be low-FODMAP by a qualified dietician. Versatile ordering monthly menu change with fresh seasonal foods CONS can be expensive, particularly when ordered à la carte OVERVIEW You may purchase vegan, gluten-free, and low-FODMAP meals from Epicured up to four weeks in advance. You may filter meals on the company’s online menu based on your dietary needs, food allergies, and precise nutrient requirements like “less than five grams of added sugar” or “more than 25 grams of protein.” By substituting a tempeh or quinoa basis for Epicured’s chili, for example, you can make several menu items vegan.
Plans and pricing Only subscribers may use Epicured.
meals: from $13 and $15 per serving Plant-based vegan bundle of 14 items: $115 Vietnamese rice noodles were tried by meal testers (vegetarian) Chicken Pad Thai is used. Salmon grilled with a sesame crust. BBQ pulled chicken THE BEST MEALS ARE:
KEY SPECS SHAPE STAR RATING: 4.6 starting at $10 for per serving Only certain zip codes are included in the delivery area. Items Are Received: Fresh HOW AND WHY TO DO IT Global cuisines provide as inspiration for the fresh, microwaveable meals that CookUnity’s famous chef collective produces.
PROS fresh meals that may be heated and consumed Award-winning chefs create dishes in tiny batches CONS The number of vegan options varies by area and week. A small delivery area exists OVERVIEW CookUnity is a resource for vegan restaurant-quality meals thanks to its network of more than 50 exceptional chefs. The service provides freshly prepared entrees, desserts, and beverage add-ons. Subscribers can filter the online menu by a variety of dietary needs, such as vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and low sodium, and the menu varies frequently and based on location. Pick from tantalizing vegan options like lentil shepherd’s pie or a taco bowl made of quinoa, black beans, and corn.
Plans and pricing CookUnity requires subscription registration before you can place an order.
16 meals a week: $10 per meal $10 per lunch for 12 meals per week. 8 dinners each week cost $11 each. 6 dinners each week cost $11 each. $13 per lunch for 4 meals per week. TESTERS OF MEALS TRIED steak with coconut and lime sauce Street tacos with carnitas ravioli with butternut squash shrimp cooked with chili PURPLE CARROT IS BEST FOR FAMILY USE
3.9 SHAPE STAR RATE KEY SPECS starting at $11 for per serving Area served: 48 states Arrival of goods, both fresh and frozen HOW AND WHY TO DO IT All-vegan meal delivery business Purple Carrot provides alternatives for both couples and small families, including meal kits and heat-and-eat dishes.
PROS Heat-and-eat kits and meal kits both
consume dishes from the menu a variety of cuisines and flavor characteristics are available for meals. Choose the “Chef’s Choice” or select the “Gluten-Free,” “High-Protein,” or “Quick and Easy” filters. CONS Some dishes require more time to prepare than is indicated on the packaging. OVERVIEW You can rely on the Purple Carrot menu being entirely vegan. Entrees like sticky apricot seitan with green beans and quinoa-flecked rice or refried butternut tacos are just two examples of the many inventive meals available. Additionally, Purple Carrot provides flexible subscription plans that allow customers to skip or end their subscription at any time.
Plans and pricing Purple Carrot requires subscriber registration in order to place an order.
Weekly cost for three two-serving dinners: $80 three dinners with four servings per week: $132 Preparated Foods:
six dinners with a single dish per week: $78 Eight dinners with a single serving every week: $104 10 dinners with only one serve every week: $130 Meal Kits Were Tried by Meals Testers:
Sticky rice and roasted green beans with sesame orange tofu Curry-roasted cauliflower, masala chickpeas, and a salsa with ginger and cucumbers Rajas tacos with roasted corn salsa and avocado Preparated Foods:
Braised tofu and gingered edamame with peanut noodles Sun-dried tomatoes and peso peas with creamy mac and cheese Spelt risotto with caponata of summer vegetables chilled red pepper pilaf and quinoa salad with curried chickpeas Carrot biryani served with tofu palak paneer BEST FOR THE ENVIRONMENT: MOSAIC
KEY SPECS: SHAPE STAR RATING: 4.1 starting at $9 for per serving Major East and West Coast metro centers are included in the delivery area. Products Frozen upon arrival HOW AND WHY TO DO IT The Brooklyn-based vegan meal delivery service Mosaic offers a selection of dishes cooked with ingredients acquired locally and delivered in packaging that is entirely recyclable.
PROS Farm-fresh ingredients from the Hudson Valley in New York There are at least 1020 grams of protein in every meal. meals delivered in packaging that is fully recyclable CONS only a small delivery area OVERVIEW The environmental impact of Mosaic’s plant-centered meals and dedication to locally sourced ingredients was highly praised by Shape’s testers. The dishes come in a wide range of taste profiles and cuisines, such as a vegetable kebab platter, hot Sichuan soba, and a chipotle mango burrito bowl. The service provided by Mosaic is particularly practical because it makes it simple to pick your preferred items, specify delivery times, and skip or cancel deliveries as necessary.
Plans and pricing A subscription is required to purchase Mosaic’s boxes. However, if you reside in New York, you may order a meal online through DoorDash, UberEats, or GrubHub, as well as stop by the Mosaic Foods Market in Brooklyn to grab something to eat.
$66, six products per box $20 for shipping $120 for 12 things in a box (free shipping) $199 for 18 things in a box (free shipping) TESTERS OF MEALS TRIED Dandan noodles with a kick spaghetti dish with buffalo cauliflower (family size) Apple and kale Green pozole Vegetable kebab plate Chickpea curry with coconut FINAL DECISION Green Chef, the first organic meal kit service to receive a USDA certification, took the top spot. The company keeps to its claims of simple meal preparation, superior flavor, and a varied menu from a rotating selection of meals each week. One of the most family-friendly things Shape’s testers tried is the ability to order meals for up to six people.
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