When it comes to food, vegans have it tough. It seems like places everywhere take extra steps to cater to the dietary needs of those who are paleo, whole30, or gluten-free, yet finding great vegan meals are a dime a dozen.
Just because you’re vegan doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be able to eat meals that are both healthy and delicious. But cooking a tasty vegan meal can be a lot of work. You have to figure out what recipes sound good, drive over to the grocery store, hope they have specific vegan ingredients, and then drive home to cook it. Oh, and there’s a good chance that you accidentally buy too much and have leftover ingredients or the meal turns out to be a dud.
Lucky for you, there are some incredible vegan meal delivery services around that make maintaining a healthy vegan diet fun and interesting. These services don’t serve you the same old boring tofu or vegetable meals that you might be accustomed to. Some of them even deliver you truly gourmet vegan meals. The best part is, they’re all pretty affordable and easy to use!
Let’s “dig in” to the top twelve best plant based meal delivery services on the internet…
1. 22 Days Nutrition
You may have heard of 22 Days Nutrition before. That’s because it has a very famous face endorsing it—Beyonce. She and her trainer, Marco Borges, started this plant based meal delivery service after challenging herself and husband, Jay-Z, to go vegan for 22 days. After the challenge they both ended up becoming full supporters of the vegan diet movement and thus decided to name their company 22 Days Nutrition because they believe all it takes is 22 days to make the full-time switch to a vegan lifestyle.
One of the best things about this service is that the meals are fresh (never frozen) and surprisingly tasty. If you subscribe, there’s a lot of variety in the meals that they send you so you’re not likely to get bored. All of the meals are sent pre-made, so you don’t have to worry about cooking. Just throw it in the microwave and you’re ready to eat! Some meals are even meant to be eaten cold, so you can really save some time with this service.
As one of the most well-known vegan meal kit services, Veestro has certainly set the bar high. You start out by selecting which Veestro meal plan you’d like to go with: a la carte, meal packs, weight loss or juice cleanse. From there, you’ll be presented with a list of chef-crafted vegan meals that can be shipped right to your home.
Veestro meals are sent fresh, never frozen, and they’re pre-made. So just pop them in the microwave or oven and they’re ready to be enjoyed.
We ended up liking Veestro a bit more than 22 Days Nutrition only because the taste of the meals and wide variety that you could choose from on their website. Also, on a per-serving basis, Veestro is slightly less expensive than 22 Days Nutrition.
3. Urban Remedy
Urban Remedy takes plant based meal kits a step further by ensuring that all of the meals they send aren’t only fresh but also certified organic. When it comes to the food they offer, they state “everything heals and nothing harms”. Their current meal plans are very unique. They include the following:
- Keto Meal Plan
- Anti-Inflammation Meal Plan
- Metabolism Meal Plan
- Metta-Morphosis Program
- Cindy Crawford’s Essentials
- Bridal Meal Plan
As you can tell from the names, their plans aren’t the same old vegan meals you might be used to. The only downside is that the meal plans, while very high quality, are somewhat expensive.
4. Purple Carrot
Possibly even more well-known than Veestro is Purple Carrot. Why? They have teamed up with some very big names to get the word out about their service. One of those big names is Tom Brady, who even has his own plant based “Performance Meals”. Unlike the above mentioned meal kits, Purple Carrot only provides you the ingredients and recipes. That means you have to make the actual dish. When compared to Veestro, their meals are slightly more expensive per dish.
5. Green Chef
Green Chef offers a large selection of different meal plans, one of their most popular being the vegan meal plan. What makes Green Chef a great option is the fact that all of their food is USDA Certified Organic, non-GMO, and completely sustainable. They work directly with farmers to ensure that the their efforts are properly reinvested back into the environment. While not all of their meal plans are vegan, they still have a decent selection. Some of their meals will definitely make you do a double-take. For example, they have a very popular Acorn Squash Bolognese made with bean ragú & garlicky crostini which is to die for. Although the meals are delicious, you will have to invest the time in cooking them since Green Chef only sends you vegan ingredients and recipes.
If you’re not looking to spend a lot of time cooking a gourmet style vegan meal, Sakara might be your best choice. This ready-to-eat vegan meal delivery service places a strong emphasis on quick and delicious plant based meals. All of their meals are organic, dairy free, gluten free, non-GMO, with zero refined sugars. They even take their meal plans a step further by offering beauty and detox waters, as well as detox teas.
Chef’d is probably the most popular meal delivery service you’ve never heard of. They have tons of different meal plans based on diets and partnerships with big brands. One of their popular niche meal plans is their vegan one. They offer anywhere from ten to twenty different meal options each week, all incredibly unique. Chef’d will send you the ingredients and recipes so you’ll have to set aside some time to actually cook it, but based on my personal experience, it’s worth it.
8. Vegin’ Out
Very popular in California, Vegin’ Out also delivers to the rest of the Unites States as well (minus Alaska and Hawaii). This meal delivery service delivers pre-made vegan meals each week right to your door. Although their current website isn’t as easy to navigate as some of the other “big” meal delivery services out there, they still have a great selection of vegan meals that are worth considering (especially if you live in California).
9. Trifecta Nutrition
Trifecta Nutrition Meals are very well known in the weightlifting and bodybuilding communities because of their Paleo and Clean Eating meal plans. They also offer an impressive vegan meal plan. Their pre-made meals are all USDA Organic, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, and non-GMO. They even work to ensure that the majority of their ingredients are sourced locally. Unlike a lot of other plant based meal delivery services out there that only deliver dinner entrees, Trifecta Nutrition will deliver you meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There’s also no commitment, feel free to skip, cancel, or just try it out one time to see if you like it.
10. The Vegan Garden
Whether you’re looking for a full-scale meal delivery service or you’re just looking to get a “taste” of what it’s like to go vegan, The Vegan Garden has you covered. This meal kit service has both weekly and monthly plans whereby they send you pre-made vegan meals. They also have vegan meal packages for a variety of different goals (e.g. Slim Down Package, Vegan Starter Pack, The Pioneer Meal Deal) as well as custom vegan teas and juices.
11. Thrive Foods Direct
Spun off from the best-selling THRIVE book series by Brendan Brazier, Thrive Foods Direct follows the same plant based diet structure Brazier laid out in his books. All of the meals sent are pre-made and never frozen. Thrive has gained popularity among athletes for providing nutrient-dense vegan meals that also taste really good.
If you’re looking to try out going vegan, MamaSezz is a great option. Why? They have a lot of different styles of vegan meal bundles that allow you to see if going vegan works for you. These include a Get Me Started Bundle, Family Bundle, Healthy Senior Bundle, and a Heart Healthy Bundle. They delivery you the ingredients and recipes so you’ll have to spend the time to actually prepare and make the meal.
While the above twelve meal services provide great vegan options, maybe you are looking for something a little different (for example, vegan snacks or just produce). Below you will find vegan food subscription boxes that aren’t necessarily vegan meals but still fit into a vegan diet.
One out of five fruits and vegetables that are grown on farms are not sent to grocery stores because they are deemed too ugly to be sold. What’s sad is that there is usually nothing wrong with their taste or the availability of nutrients in them. This means that they often get thrown out or discarded in some other way. Imperfect Produce puts an end to this by buying these so called “ugly” fruits and vegetables so that they can be re-sold at much lower prices (up to 50% cheaper). Not only will Imperfect Produce save you a lot of money if you’re vegan, but you’re also doing the planet a huge service by saving food, water, and CO2 consumption. This is a subscription service so you’ll have the ability to have fruits and veggies sent on a weekly or every other week basis.
If you’re looking for vegan snacks, rather than a full meal, NatureBox is a great option. While they aren’t exclusively a vegan snack delivery service, they do have hundreds of different vegan snack options available for delivery. My personal favorite are the coconut cashews—they’re insanely delicious. NatureBox is a great option for home or work. Some people I know have them delivered right to their office, leave them in the break room, and share different vegan snacks with employees. It also makes for a fun and healthy gift option.
Urthbox is like the BirchBox of healthy snacks. Each month they will send you a snack box based on your preferences. Their options are gluten-free, diet, classic, and vegan. I would say it’s one of the best way to discover new and unique vegan snacks. The best part is you don’t have to take a chance buying a full-size version of a new snack, find out you dislike it, and feel sad because you wasted money. Urthbox sends samples so you can try it and buy what you like on their website (at a discount).
One of my personal favorite food subscription services is Daily Harvest. They send subscribers weekly pre-frozen smoothie kits. The selection of smoothies they offer are pretty out of this world. For example, my favorite is their cacao and avocado smoothie. It sounds weird but tastes delicious. That’s half the fun of Daily Harvest—they send healthy smoothie ingredients and recipes that you’d never think of trying on your own.
If you’re thinking of going with a smoothie delivery service but you’d rather use fresh fruits over frozen ones, Green Blender might be the best choice. Unlike Daily Harvest, they send fresh fruit along with their recipes. However, like Daily Harvest, they have some really impressive and unique smoothie blends to choose from. For example: Apple Ginger Lemonade, Tomato Pineapple Refresher, and Nectarine Banana.
Whether you’re a long-time vegan or looking to get into veganism, meal delivery services are a great option. They give you the freedom to try unique, fun, and tasty meals without breaking the bank. They also free up a lot of your time (especially if you go with a pre-made meal service).
If you have any questions regarding plant based meal delivery, please leave a comment below and I’ll answer it as soon as possible!