The Best Vegan Meal Kit Services
Plant-Based Delivery Programs

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In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, it turns out that vegetarian and vegan diets are very healthy and nutritious if they’re followed carefully.

However, unless you live in a heavily progressive area, finding organic and plant-based ingredients can be a struggle at the best of times.

Enter the vegan meal delivery service. With vegan meal delivery services, you can get nutrients-filled and delicious plant-based dishes delivered straight to your door regularly.

Appropriately planned vegetarian, including vegan, diets are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases. These diets are appropriate for all stages of the life cycle, including pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, adolescence, older adulthood, and for athletes.

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Our Top 10 Vegan Meal Delivery Services

1. Veestro (EDITOR'S CHOICE)

Variety of Meals

Veestro serves a variety of organic pre-made vegan meals, taking inspiration and vegan recipes from all over the world to create a fusion menu which is packed with all kinds of flavorful dishes to get your palate dancing.

There are nutritious dishes from Mexico, Japan, America, Thailand, Italy, France, and more.

Veestro are really good at representing meat-free cuisines from all over the globe, offering a lot of choice for customers.

Veestro vegan meal kit
  • Veggie Pesto Pizza – a vegan take on the Italian herby classic
  • Red Curry with Tofu – a creamy and aromatic Thai dish
  • Country Fried Chick’n – packed with healthy greens and faux chicken
  • Kale and Quinoa Salad – for the health nuts among you

Pricing

There are weight loss and regular chef-cooked options available, with the regular meal plan costing $117.00 for 10 meals, $216.00 for 20 meals, and $297.00 for 30 meals. You can also specify gluten-free and high-protein versions of the plans.

The weight loss meals come in 5-day and 7-day plans, which cost $175.50 and $226.80 respectively. Again, you can specify gluten-free dishes for the weight loss plans too.

Packaging and delivery

Veestro delivers their delicious vegan meal plans to all of the US mainland, shipping their tasty plant-based meals in insulated packages which keep your food cold.

Put all the meals you want to eat within 2-3 days in the refrigerator, and put the rest of the meals in the freezer.

veestro box

PROS

  • Cuisines from all over the world
  • Varied dinner, lunch, and breakfast options
  • Great price
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    Freezable – lasts longer

​CONS

  • Doesn’t ship to Alaska/Hawaii
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    $9.99 shipping cost on one-time orders

​Watch this video reiew to learn more about Veestro.

2. Green Chef

chef's table

Variety of Meals

Green Chef describe themselves as being “your Sous Chef”, which I suppose makes sense if you’re down with these various chefs and culinary terms.

Personally, I just enjoy getting a bunch of pre-portioned ingredients because I’m lazy and don’t like cooking.

There are menus for multiple different dietary restrictions, including an extensive menu for vegans. The menus change weekly, which is a great way to keep things fresh and interesting.

Sample Meals

  • Vegan Crab CakesTempeh Crab Cakes with basil-lemon aioli
  • Moroccan Cauliflower – featuring chickpeas, turmeric, and quinoa
  • Pesto Pasta Primavera – featuring seasonal spring vegetables
  • Jamaican Pineapple Fried Rice – with sweet potato and collard greens

The recipes from Green Chef involve fresh ingredients and are very easy to follow. 

Pricing

Pricing varies wildly depending on your location, plan, and the types of meals that you want to be delivered, but suffice it to say that Green Chef’s healthy eating home delivery service is priced very competitively.

The average price of each vegan meal is $11.99 per serving.

Packaging and delivery

You can choose to have your food delivered every 1, 2, or 4 weeks depending on your preferences. You can also pause your orders at any time if you’re going to be away.

The boxes are temperature-controlled so that your food is at the appropriate temperature, and all meals are color-coded so that they’re easy to sort and identify at a glance.

PROS

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    Revolving menu
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    Plans for couples/families
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    Vegan, Omnivore, Keto, Paleo, Veggie, Gluten-Free and Pescatarian options
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    High-end meal kits

​CONS

  • A bit pricey
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    Meals are quite complex/exotic

3. Sakara

salad

Variety of Meals

Sakara is definitely the fashionable magazine-friendly version of a meal delivery service. Their website looks more like it should be selling face cream than salads.

In fact, they claim that their food can even reduce bloating and “improve skin clarity”, so maybe they should be selling cosmetics after all.

Their plans include the “10 Day Reset” for new dieters, the “Best Body Challenge” meal plan and the “Detox" meal plan.

It seems like this service is heavily focused on losing weight and detoxing… it comes across a bit fad-ish to me.

Sample meals

  • Beauty Blend Salad with avocado, berries, and “superfood green dressing”
  • Sakara Glow Granola – served with pink “silk mylk”… whatever that is
  • Thai Burger – sweet potato burger with root vegetable “fries” and salad
  • Chia and Coconut Protein Waffles – served with maple syrup

All of Sakara’s meals are made from clean ingredients, featuring plant-based organic ingredients which are designed to be healthy and nutritious. 

Pricing

A 5-day meal plan of breakfast, lunch, and dinner will cost you a whopping $349.00 for a weekly subscription.

This is obviously the kind of thing which is only available to people with tons of disposable income.

Packaging and delivery

Sakara meals are delivered to your door on a weekly basis, coming in a cooled bag or box depending on your location.

PROS

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    Clean ingredients
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    Organic non-GMO meals
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    Tailored dieting plans
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    Detox options

​CONS

  • Heavily marketed toward women/beauty
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    Very expensive

4. Terra’s Kitchen

Variety of meals

Terra’s Kitchen features a selection of DIY recipes, smoothies, and ready-to-eat salads, giving you a bunch of options to peruse when deciding what to eat for the week.

The great thing about Terra’s Kitchen is that you can order individual meals if you like, allowing you to try their food before committing to a weekly meal plan.

Terra’s Kitchen has an admittedly limited Vegan range, but if you like a few of their plant-based options, it may be worth ordering them in every now and then.

Sample meals

  • There’s Hummus Among Usred pepper hummus with carrots, pita, cucumbers, and more
  • Berry Medley – selection of fresh strawberries and blueberries
  • Green Protein Smoothie – kale, banana, apple, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds and more
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Pricing

If you’re looking to order some of the vegan dishes on their menu, you're looking at around $5 - $9 depending on what you like.

Packaging and delivery

Once placed, your food orders should arrive at your home between 2-3 working days depending on your location and the food purchased. All dishes will be packaged appropriately and at the correct temperatures, ensuring safe delivery.

PROS

  • Little (or no) preparation time required
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    Delivery person comes back to collect packaging
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    Healthy choices
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    Varied plans

​CONS

  • Limited vegan options
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    Some users mention delivery problems

5. Purple Carrot

Variety of meals

Purple Carrot specialize in plant-based meal delivery, seeming to have an affection for plants which is unmatched by most other services I’ve come across.

There’s even a section on their website called “Why Plants?” where they talk about all the benefits of plant-eating. (1)

They have Japanese, Italian, and Middle Eastern culinary influences, as well as many others, with their revolving weekly menu keeping things interesting for regular customers.

Sample meals

  • White Bean Hummus Flatbreadwith shaved asparagus and cashew pesto
  • Yam and Shitake Salad – Japanese warm salad with an orange peanut dressing
  • White Bean Hemp Cakes – with Cajun mayo and kale coleslaw
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    Stuffed Sweet Potato – sweet potato stuffed with miso tahini and chickpea salad
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Pricing

You can choose from “Quick and Easy”, “High Protein”, and “Chef’s Choice”. The plates cost $12 each, which is on the cheaper end of the vegan food delivery spectrum.

Packaging and delivery

The ingredients from Purple Carrot all come in appropriate packaging, although it should be noted that their website implies that the food is not freezable, so you must eat it in order of what foods will spoil first.

For example, they recommend eating dishes with leafy green vegetables first, as these tend to spoil the quickest. Do bear this in mind when ordering your meals for the week.

PROS

  • Varied weekly meals
  • ​Fast and responsive customer service
  • ​Tons of nutritional vegan options
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    ​Easy to pause deliveries

​CONS

  • Could be cheaper
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    Some users receive rotten ingredients

6. Hungry Root

Hungry Root vegan meal delivery service

Variety of meals

The amount of variety at Hungry Root is dizzying… you want dairy-free nut-free vegetarian dinners? You got it.

You want an organic gluten-free soy-free vegan lunch? No problem.

They seem to be really on it with the dietary requirements on these subscriptions.

The only thing about Hungry Root is it’s less about meal plans and more about giving you a bunch of fresh ingredients to play around with.

They do have recipes you can follow, but you’re encouraged to make your own choices.

Sample meals

Chickpea Pesto – brilliant dip for breadsticks or pita
Black Bean Brownie Batter – vegan brownie batter for dairy-free brownie goodness
Braised Lemongrass Tofu Nuggets – aromatic and versatile meat substitute
Superblend Salad – healthy mix of cabbage, carrot, beansprouts and more

Pricing

If you’re going for the solo package, which consists of 11 food items, then you will pay $69 per week.

If there’s 2 of you, you’ll pay $99 for 16 items, and if you’re a family, you’ll pay $129 per week for 21 food items.

Packaging and delivery

Hungry Root drivers deliver between 9am and 9pm, which is quite a large delivery window.

However, they use ice when transporting the food and leave it in insulated packaging for you to pick up, so they suggest unpacking it as quickly as possible.

Ground shipping is free, although air shipping comes with a charge of $10.

PROS

  • Encourages creativity with food
  • ​Create your own healthy meals
  • ​Adjust meals to your preferences
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    ​Cancel at any time

​CONS

  • Lack of protein in some meals
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    Vinegar predominantly featured in flavors

​You can also watch this review by Youtuber Parejeda on her experience in trying out Hungry Root for one week.

7. Epicured

chef preparing food

Variety of meals

Epicured has a specialty for healthy foods which are gluten-free and low in FODMAPs, which stands for Fermentable Oligosaccharides Disaccharides Monosaccharides and Polyols. (2)

I can see why they went for the acronym.

The company deliver throughout the North-eastern United States, so they’re not available nationwide, yet their meals require no cooking.

Yes, these home chef-prepared meals are approved by leading (or so they claim) doctors and dieticians.

Sample meals

Tofu Tikka Masala – creamy, sweet, and spicy, just as it should be
Warm Autumn Salad – autumnal medley of kabocha, carrots, broccoli, and more
Dragon Fruit Smoothie – dragon fruit with strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries

Pricing

The pricing varies because you can customize your meal plan for each week.

Although this is great for allowing you to change things up according to your tastes, it does reduce the convenience element of these food delivery services.

Epicured claim that their average meal costs around $15.

Packaging and delivery

For people who live in the New York Metro area, there are deliveries available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

If you live outside of the Metro area, then Wednesday is the only available delivery day.

PROS

  • Ready-to-eat chef-prepared meals
  • ​Numerous vegan options
  • ​Brilliant flavors
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    ​Customizable meals

​CONS

  • Limited to the North-east
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    Only cheap if you eat out a lot

8. Urban Remedy

vegan food

Variety of meals

Urban Remedy are very keen on letting you know that Kate Upton likes them.

KATE UPTON, YOU GUYS. Jeez, aren’t you just so darn excited about eating the same food as Kate Upton? You should be.

Cindy Crawford even gets a mention.

There are many vegan options available from Urban Remedy, although they don’t advertise them as such, which makes them hard to pick out among the bunch.

Sample meals

Sweet Potato Hummus and Veggies – the greatest of vegan snacks
Green Tea Leaf Salad – comes with tasty salad dressing and nut mixture
Herbal Slimming Tea – caffeine-free tea which reduces your hunger and bloating

Pricing

Most of the meal plans are 3 days long, which is not ideal if you’re looking for a long-term food delivery solution.

The prices for these 3-day cleanses vary from $165 to $220 depending on which plan you go for. It’s definitely not the cheapest solution.

Packaging and delivery

If you’re in the US but outside of California, then you must place an order worth a minimum of $95 to be eligible for delivery.

Overnight guaranteed delivery can be made to anywhere in the United States from Tuesday through to Saturday.

PROS

  • Good for detoxes
  • ​Cleanses your body (supposedly)
  • ​Many plant-based foods
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    ​Free delivery

​CONS

  • Overpriced
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    More of a temporary solution

9. Sun Basket

asian dish

Variety of meals

Sun Basket are known for using the freshest and most organic ingredients, hence the wholesome and nostalgic-sounding name.

They have many custom diet plans available for people who a wide range of diets, including vegan and vegetarian options that contains many different health-boosting fruits, vegetables, and protein sources.


Sample meals

Curried Tempeh Stir Fry – filling, spicy, and served with black rice
Tofu Pad Thai – comes with rice noodles, cashews, and bell peppers
Sopa de Fideo – Mexican-style soup complete with avocado and toasted noodles
Organic Spicy Southwest Salad – cool veggies contrasted with a chipotle vinaigrette

Pricing

There are a couple of different plans to choose from depending on whether you’re a couple or a family, but the meals work out at around $11-12 each depending on what you get.

Packaging and delivery

Deliveries are scheduled between 8am and 9pm Monday – Thursday.

Please bear in mind that the delivery windows will change depending on your location, and the company does not currently ship to Alaska or Hawaii.

All food comes in appropriately cold insulated packaging.

PROS

  • Reputable popular service
  • ​Cheap compared to competitors
  • ​Many delivery times available
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    ​Tasty vegan options

​CONS

  • Lack of “simple” dishes
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    Sometimes ingredient substitutions are made

10. Fresh n’ Lean

plant-based food

Variety of meals

As the name implies, Fresh ‘n Lean’s meals tend to be quite fresh… and lean.

These healthy professionally-prepared meals are designed to provide you with convenient “heat and eat” nutrition, and their standard “plant-based” plan comes with a wide selection of vegan dishes for those eating a plant-based diet.

Sample meals

Chocolate Walnut Brownie Loaf – this yummy vegan breakfast contains only 310 calories
Parsley Broccoli Brown Rice – healthy brown rice dish with veggies
Ranchero Black Bean Vegetables – a whopping 24g of protein packed into a small bowl
Teriyaki Lentils – a healthy Eastern-inspired dinner served with Brussels Sprouts

Pricing

The standard plant-based meal plan, which comes with 3 meals for 5 days out of the week (15 in total) comes in at $126.00 per week, which is on the cheaper side compared to some of these other food subscription services.

Packaging and delivery

The shipping is free and your food can be sent to anywhere in the US via UPS or the FedEx Air Service.

The standard delivery day for meals is Fridays, and you will have to pay a fee if you want to change this and have your meals arrive on a different day.

Once the meals arrive, you should put them in the fridge as quickly as possible. You can freeze some of the meals, but Fresh ‘n Lean advise against it.

PROS

  • Delicious vegan meals
  • ​Cheaper than Sun Basket
  • ​Lots of variety in dishes
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    ​Good customer service

​CONS

  • Not too eco-friendly
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    Some users experienced order problems

My #1 Recommended Vegan Meal Delivery Service

Looking for a cheap and high-quality alternative to Sun Basket and Hello Fresh?

Out of these top brands, I would personally recommend Veestro as the better vegan meal delivery service.

Veestro have a bunch of different cuisines and fusion cooking styles to choose from, helping to keep things interesting in the kitchen.

The food quality was top-notch and ordering online was fairy simple and there wasn't any hidden costs (like what other companies do).

Overall, this is a great choice for vegans and vegetarians - even for non-vegans looking for ways to spice up their weight loss program.

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