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The Guide to Plant-Based Meal Delivery Subscriptions: How to Pick the Best Option

Thinking of trying a plant-based meal delivery subscription? Here’s everything you need to know and how to pick the best option.

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When you want to eat more plant-based and you also don’t want to be tied to the kitchen, many time-crunched people are turning to meal delivery options to enjoy the benefits of vegan food with the convenience of having most of the labor – from deciding what’s for dinner, to grocery shopping, to chopping and measuring – removed from the equation. Plant-based meal delivery subscriptions vary from focusing on artisan ingredients and superfoods to worldly and comfort foods, from smoothies to filling meals. If you are interested in dabbling, just assess your own or your household’s needs and check out the great variety of possibilities that are available for delivery across the US today.

What is a plant-based meal delivery subscription?

Meal delivery service might mean ordering locally from Postmates or the likes 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. In most cases, subscribers sign up for meals by the week, month or longer, and receive deliveries of boxes to their door that contain the ingredients that are separated by meal along with the 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 plant-based meal delivery subscription?

In addition to the convenience for those without the time or desire to shop and cook, plant-based meal delivery services allow subscribers to reap the physiological benefits of animal-free diets, such as heart health and reduced inflammation, as well as benefit the environment and contribute less to animal cruelty.

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What are the different types of plant-based meal delivery subscriptions?

There are meal services and plans that specialize in prioritizing health benefits and ones that are focused on recipes that are family-friendly. Some delivery services are heat-and-eat and others require a little effort in the kitchen but use ingredients that have been pre-measured in the designated amount. 

The best plant-based meal delivery subscription plans

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1 Purple Carrot

In addition to being entirely plant-based, Purple Carrot’s delivery service allows subscribers to choose gluten-free menus as well as the option to pick and choose meals based on allergies or preferences. With their meal kits, subscribers chop and prepare the ingredients that are pre-measured in the weekly box. Purple Carrot now also offers a vegan prepared meals option. 
Sample meals: Romesco Grain Bowls with Pan-Roasted Mushrooms & Butter Beans; Black Bean & Corn Quesadillas with Green Chile & Chipotle Mango Aioli; Takeout-Style Noodles with Snow Peas & Sesame
Ginger Sauce. 
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2 Veestro

Offering both a regular meal plan and one that they call their “Weight Loss” menu with three meals sticking to approximately 1,200 calories, Veestro’s meals are all vegan, preservative-free, and feature more than 95-percent organic ingredients. By ordering your Veestro meals à la carte, subscribers can choose options without soy, gluten, or other dietary restrictions. Each frozen meal comes fully ready with heat at home instructions. 
Sample meals: Farro Ragout; Red Curry with Tofu; Baked Mac & Cheez Dinner.
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3 Sakara

Another ready-to-eat meal delivery service, Sakara offers all-vegan, organic, gluten-free and plant-forward menus that emphasize fresh, seasonal vegan ingredients. Offering both a signature program, which includes different meal frequency options and is available by the week or subscribing for longer plans, and a 30-Day Reset, a four-week program focusing on optimizing wellness, Sakara is great for those who want to boost their nutrition with ease. 
Sample meals: Fennel + Fresh Herb Medley with Green Spring Hummus; Veggie Satay Bowl; Soothing Shakshuka with Pumpkin “Egg.”
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4 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. 
Sample meals: Citrus Detox Salad with Beets and Fresh Oranges; Baked Falafel Plate with Mediterranean Golden Rice; Japanese Soba Noodles with Pineapple Glaze and Tofu.
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5 MamaSezz

Founded by a new mother with a premature baby and a parent who was suffering from congestive heart failure, Mamasezz’s heat-and-eat food delivery service was inspired by the work of Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn and in addition to being vegan, is GMO-, oil-, gluten-, refined sugar- and peanut-free. Subscribers can order à la carte from rotating weekly menus or buy different bundles, such as their Protein Bundle box or their Festive and Flavorful Mexican Bundle. 
Sample meals: Aunt Mary’s Chick’n Salad; Hungarian Mushroom Soup; Ricotta Style Mushroom and Tomato Bake.
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6 Mosaic

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. (Mosaic also sells vegetarian meals so be sure to choose the vegan plan.) 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. 
Sample meals: Miso Soba Noodle Soup; Spinach Saag & Tofu; BBQ Meatloaf & Sweet Potato Mash.
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7 Revive Superfoods

Available for delivery in the U.S. and Canada, Revive Superfoods offers smoothies, soups, frozen desserts, meals and more, emphasizing nutrient-dense superfoods and offering a free meal with every purchase to a charity that supports food-insecure communities. All chef-crafted menu items are flash-frozen and quick to prepare. 
Sample items: Morning Mocha Smoothie; Artisan Bean and Tomato Soup; Vanilla & Salted Caramel Frozen Dessert.
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8 Territory Foods

Partnering with chefs and restaurants in 27 states, Territory Foods is not exclusively vegan but depending on your zip code, offers subscribers menus of plant-based food every week. Working locally, the environmental footprint is reduced and more money stays within communities. Territory Foods meals are all ready-to-eat, gluten-free and free of refined sugars. 
Sample meals (depending on location): Tropical Bowl with Coconut Rice, Lentils and Peanut Sauce; Fusilli Pesto with Cashew Alfredo Sauce; Macro Grain Bowl with Crispy Cornflake Crusted Tempeh.
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9 Hungryroot

Also not exclusively vegan, Hungryroot offers vegan menus of their quick-to-cook, pre-measured recipes with an option of adding to your subscription box from their additional grocery options, like fresh produce, plant-based proteins and sauces and dips. 
Sample meals: Chorizo Morning Scramble Tacos; Beyond Meatball Marinara Stuffed Mushrooms; Coconut Curry Tofu Rice Bowl.
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10 Green Chef

A certified organic company, Green Chef offers a rotating vegan menu plan with recipes made with pre-measured ingredients that can be prepared in 30 minutes or less. With an emphasis on sustainability, Green Chef supports local growers and uses packaging that is made from recycled, reusable and/or compostable materials. 
Sample Meals: Thai Veggie Peanut Curry; Roasted Portobello Sandwiches; Jerk-Spiced Fried Rice.
Learn more here

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