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The 9 Best Vegan Meal Kit Delivery Subscriptions in 2021

Christen Russo
ByChristen RussoJan 15, 2020 | 4 comments

Veestro vegan meal delivery

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Vegan meal delivery services and meal kits can make sticking to a plant-based diet much easier (and quite a bit more delicious). While many meal prep services have vegan options, we’re interested in the subscriptions that focus on animal-free products — strict vegan diets can be time consuming, and well-curated meal deliveries can make life much more convenient when you’re eating ethically.

We’re shining a spotlight on vegan meal delivery services and vegan meal kits, along with a few options for snacks, groceries, and more. We’ve included information about what each box does right — and who will get the most from each subscription — along with coupon codes and promo links to keep costs as low as possible. At the end of this article, we’ve included some of the factors we considered when ranking these services.

Explore the options on this list to find a vegan meal delivery service that suits your lifestyle. If we’ve missed your favorite box, be sure to let us know in the comments — we’re always looking for fantastic vegan meal subscriptions, and we appreciate the feedback!

Our Picks for the Best Vegan Meal Delivery Services

1. Best Vegan Meal Subscription Overall: Purple Carrot

Purple Carrot

Image from our review!

Cost: $11.99/meal. Sign up here.

Ships to: The U.S.

COUPON: Use code CARROT30 to get $30 off your first order!

About the Vegan Meal Subscription: Purple Carrot is an entirely vegan meal subscription service, so you’ll never have to worry about checking ingredients. These irresistible plant-based recipes are fun, fresh, and easy to make.

When you’re committed to the vegan lifestyle, finding healthy meals can be difficult (and finding healthy meals that taste great is — well, hey, that’s why we’re writing this list). Purple Carrot simplifies your search by delivering ready-to-prepare vegan meal kits with easy-to-follow instructions. 

If you’ve ever used a meal kit service, you know the drill: Subscribers choose from a variety of hand-crafted Purple Carrot recipes, then receive a box with everything they need to get cooking. Meals are divided into categories (quick & easy, high-protein, gluten-free, or chef’s choice), so you can build a custom delivery for your exact dietary needs. Each kit arrives with the exact amount of 100% plant-based ingredients on a schedule you set, which helps to minimize food waste from your kitchen. 

Featured recipes range from hearty mushroom cheddar blackbean burgers to mango poke bowls. You can also add tasty vegan snacks to your order, and you can easily manage your subscription online; if you need to skip a week, you can do so without penalty.

Overall, Purple Carrot delivers fantastic vegan meals at a fair price — this service is a fairly straightforward meal delivery subscription, but their focus on interesting, easy-to-prepare vegan recipes sets them apart. 

Need more convincing? Read our latest Purple Carrot review and our Purple Carrot details for more information on subscribing.

 

2. Chef-Prepared Vegan Meals at a Fair Price: Mosaic Foods

Mosaic frozen plant-based meals.

Image from our review.

Cost: Starting at $79.92/delivery. Sign up here.

Ships to: Parts of the US. Enter your zip code here to check if they serve your area.

COUPON: Use code MSA30 to get $30 off: $15 off first 2 boxes!

About the Vegan Meal Subscription: Mosaic offers both vegan and vegetarian recipes, so you’ll need to spend a bit more time curating your order; if that’s a deal breaker, this probably isn’t the service for you. With that said, their vegan dishes are some of the most delicious ready-to-eat meals we’ve tried. 

The meals feature fresh produce and hearty grains. They’re flash-frozen, so you’ll still taste the freshness after you pop the dish into the microwave (with pretty much all of the frozen meals on this list, we’ll note that reheating in a conventional oven will give you the best possible flavors).  

Mosaic meals can be stored in the freezer for 3+ months. They take about 5 minutes to prep in the microwave, so this is an excellent option for office workers and anyone else who needs a convenient prep-free option.

All of Mosaic’s meals are free from artificial ingredients and chemical preservatives. With dishes like golden milk and blackberry oats, peanut tofu bowls, and tangy Thai stir fry, Mosaic has plenty of variety. It’s also ideal for weight management: Each box contains 8 delicious meals ranging between 400-600 calories, so while they’re filling, they deliver balanced nutrition.

The downside — which we mentioned briefly above — is that Mosaic isn’t purely vegan. You’ll find a bunch of vegetarian options on their menu, and if you let Mosaic pick your orders, you might receive meals with animal products. To avoid that, you’ll need to check your order prior to every shipment, but the company’s online menu clearly indicates which meals are vegan.

Want to know more? Read our latest Mosaic review and learn more about the company.

3. The Most Convenient Option for Vegan Meal Deliveries: Daily Harvest

Daily Harvest

Image from our review.

Cost: Starts at $7.75/cup. Sign up here.

Ships to: The US.

COUPON: Use code ADDICTION25 to save $25 off your first box!

About the Vegan Meal Subscription: If you’re a fan of smoothies, soups, and power bowls, be sure to check out the Daily Harvest meal subscription kit. This 100% vegan meal delivery service curates nutritious, plant-based meals packaged in convenient cups. 

Like Mosaic, this is a vegan meal subscription service for people who are too busy to cook, and you’ll get balanced nutrition whenever (and wherever) you need it. Almost all Daily Harvest ingredients are 100% organic, and all meals are free from refined sugars, gum, fillers, or artificial ingredients. 

We love how Daily Harvest works closely with organic farmers, and like many of the services we’re covering, they use sustainable packaging for shipments. The real draw here is the convenience: The cups stack and store easily, and they’re ready to eat in minutes. You can throw them in your purse, backpack, or slip them into your car cup holder for easy snacking.

Daily Harvest focuses on soups and smoothies, but they’ve expanded their menu to feature harvest bowls, flatbreads, chia bowls, oat bowls, lattes, ice cream and energy balls. Recent nutrient-rich options from Daily Harvest include organic spinach and shiitake mushroom grits harvest bowls, black sesame and organic banana smoothies, mulberry and dragonfruit oat bowls, and sweet potato and wild rice hash.

Curious about what else is on the menu? Read our Daily Harvest reviews.

 

4. A Vegan Meal Subscription to Inspire Your Home Cooking: Hungryroot

Hungryroot plant-based grocery delivery.

Image from our review.

Cost: $69.99 – $129.00. Sign up here.

Ships to: The contiguous US for free.

COUPON: Use code MSA20 to get 20% off your first two boxes!

About the Vegan Meal Subscription: Think of Hungryroot as an online grocery store that only sells healthy food. Hungryroot was formerly 100% vegan, but have since introduced meats and other products to their ever-increasing product lineup. They continue to feature all kinds of plant-based options ranging from chickpea pesto to cauliflower rice. If your local grocer doesn’t have a great vegan selection, Hungryroot will give you options.

You can also find pre-made sweets, snacks, and meals, and Hungryroot provides detailed info about each product so you can easily decide if it works for your lifestyle. Upon signing up, you’ll select your dietary restrictions and receive the pre-prepped meal ingredients in grocery-style packages. Hungryroot provides suggestions to mix and match your items to create flavorful and healthy meals in 15 minutes or less.

This vegan meal delivery service takes a novel approach, and we can understand the appeal: If you love cooking and you feel restricted by paint-by-numbers meal kits, this is an excellent alternative. 

Need more inspiration? Read our Hungryroot review.

 

5. Satisfying Vegan Smoothies and Soups: Splendid Spoon

all items in the splendid spoon february 2018 order

Image from our review.

Cost: Plans start at $65.00. Sign up here.

Ships to: The US.

COUPON: $60 off - $20 off first 3 boxes of Breakfast and Lunch, Breakfast, Lunch & Reset, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Reset plans. No coupon needed - just use this link.

About the Vegan Meal Subscription: Splendid Spoon is a vegan meal delivery service that specializes in nutrient-rich smoothies, soups, and bowls.

All of their dishes are plant-based, vegan, gluten-free, and made with GMO-free ingredients. When selecting meals, you’ll have more than 50 options to choose from, and the service has plenty of variety. Recent offerings include the energy-boosting chocolate cherry smoothie, a vegetable bolognese bowl (a plant-based take on a classic pasta dish) and a Tex-Mex inspired brown rice taco bowl topped with crunchy pepitas.

Splendid Spoon’s soups and smoothies are designed to be enjoyed cold, so there’s no cooking required. While we’d stop short of calling this a complete solution for vegans, it’s an excellent option for busier folks. It’s also remarkably affordable, given the quality of the meals.

Hungry for more? Read our Splendid Spoon review.

 

6. A Vegan Meal Subscription for Total Nutrition: Veestro

Image via Veestro.

Cost: Starting at $229. Sign up here.

COUPON: Use code POWERPLANT30 to $40 off your first order.

Ships to: The continental US for free.

About the Vegan Meal Subscription: Veestro is a plant-based meal service that allows you to “put healthy eating on autopilot.” You’ll enter your preferences, identify health goals, and receive a regular supply of pre-prepared meals.

Vegans should choose the a la carte subscription, which features delicious meals made with organic, non-GMO ingredients. Recent vegan options include  portobello mushroom fajitas, tofu red curry, and Chinese eggplant stir fry.

There’s also a weight loss option; select this option, and all three of your meals will total 1,200 calories. All Veestro meals are organic, plant-based, and free from dairy and preservatives. They also offer gluten-free options.

Veestro is one of the more expensive options on this list, but the goal here is total diet management, so the high price is justified — if you’re looking for a no-nonsense service that delivers everything you’ll need for a nutritious diet, you’ve found it. Orders are customizable, and you can skip a week or cancel anytime without penalty.

 

7. A Simple Vegan Meal Kit with Fantastic Recipes: Green Chef

Image of Porcini Mashed Potatoes via Green Chef.

Cost: Vegan plans start at $11.99/meal. Sign up here.

Ships to: Most of the continental US.

COUPON: Save $90 off your first four boxes! No coupon needed - just use this link.

About the Vegan Meal Subscription: Green Chef offers vegan meals alongside keto, paleo, and vegetarian options. It’s a meal prep kit, so you’ll do some cooking, but the recipes are easy to follow.

This vegan meal kit comes with pre-measured ingredients and recipes that are easy to prepare; you’ll get pre-made sauces, marinades, and spice blends, so while you’ll spend plenty of time with your cutting board, you won’t feel overwhelmed. Deliveries arrive with step-by-step instructions, chef’s tips, and photos to help guide you. Expect a prep time of around 30 minutes per recipe.

Green Chef only uses packaging that is recyclable, reusable, or compostable.

Recent menus include Caribbean cauliflower bowls (made with fresh bell pepper, mango, chard, cabbage, carrots and coconut rice) and chickpea salad sandwiches.

One of our reviewers called Green Chef her favorite meal kit of all time — high praise indeed. 

Read on in our Green Chef review or learn more about Green Chef on our info page.

8. Pre-Prepared Vegan Meals with Incredible Variety: Epicured

Image of Warm Autumn Salad via Epicured.

Cost: Average cost of $15/dish. Sign up here.

About the Vegan Meal Subscription: Epicured delivers chef-prepared meals fresh. All you have to do is heat them up to enjoy or freeze to save for later.

While Epicured also offers gut-friendly, low FODMAP, and gluten-free meals, their vegan offerings are substantial. Vegan entrées, dishes, and snacks combine fresh ingredients to ensure every bite is packed with flavor. We found the recipes to be inventive and satisfying — that’s something we could say for many of the vegan meal kits on this list, but Epicured is an especially solid choice for people who want variety.

For example, Epicured’s Buddha bowl is a blend of with kale, red cabbage, cucumbers, radishes, carrots, alfalfa sprouts, quinoa, sesame seeds, spiced chickpeas, and a mint vinaigrette. It’s served alongside a medley of Japanese kabocha, broccoli, carrots, and seasoned lentils on a colorful bed of quinoa and kale; garnished with pumpkin seeds and dried cranberries. That’s a complex recipe — we certainly wouldn’t want to cook it at home — but with Epicured, it arrives ready-to-eat.

This highly customizable subscription offers filtered menus, so you’ll be able to select from dozens of vegan and plant-based meals. The service isn’t exclusively vegan, so you’ll need to spend some time customizing, but that’s a minor drawback; if you want restaurant-quality fare, Epicured is fantastic.

9. A Vegan Food Subscription for Daily Meal Planning: Trifecta Vegan Meal Plan

Image of Shitake Mushroom Wild Rice via Trifecta.

Cost: Starting at $113.90/week. Subscribe here.

Ships to: The US for free.

What You Get: Trifecta Nutrition‘s vegan meal delivery plan offers animal product-free dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You’ll get everything you need to stick to your diet, and the convenience is the selling point.

A day’s worth of meals might include items like an oatmeal walnut bake for breakfast, garlic pasta with cherry tomatoes for lunch, and roasted brussels sprouts with quinoa for dinner. There’s a decent variety, and the balanced menu helps to cut down on mid-day snacking.

All of these pre-made vegan meals use organic ingredients. Ingredients are gluten-free and never frozen — the meals arrive vacuum sealed and last for 10 days in the fridge.

When signing up, choose from 1-4 meals per day (breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a 3rd entree) for 5 or 7 days per week. If you have aversions or allergies, you can also indicate what you’d like to exclude from your menu selections.

Best Vegan Snack Subscriptions

Vegan Snacks with Sweet and Savory Selections: Vegancuts

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Image from our review.

Cost: $24.95/month. Save with 6- and 12-month subscriptions. Sign up here.

Ships to: The US for free, Canada for $6.95, and worldwide for $14.95.

COUPON: Use code MSA to save $5 off your first box!

About the Vegan Meal Subscription: Thanks to Vegancuts, you won’t have to sacrifice healthy eating when you’re ready for an afternoon snack. This monthly subscription delivers 7-10 vegan snacks, curated from a variety of companies to satisfy your need for sweet-and-savory treats.

One recent Vegancuts box featured chewy vegan strawberry licorice, protein-packed ancient grain snacks, and crispy cheddar-y crackers. As you’ve probably guessed, this isn’t a meal kit, per se — the focus here is on healthy snacking. Still, Vegancuts complements the traditional meal kits on this list. It’s a must-have for office workers, and the price is reasonable.

Read our Vegancuts Snack Box reviews to learn more.

 

A Vegan Snack Subscription with Variety: UrthBox

Check out the vegan snacks and healthy treats in my July 2017 Urthbox review!

Image via our review.

Cost: $19.99/monthly for the mini box (6+ snacks); $29.99/monthly for the small box (12+ snacks); $39.99/monthly for the medium box (17+ snacks); $49.99/monthly for the large box (24+ snacks). Save with longer subscriptions. Sign up here!

Ships to: The US for free, Canada for $6.95, and worldwide for $14.95/box.

COUPON: Use code PROMO10 to save $10 off your first box!

About the Vegan Meal Subscription: UrthBox is another way to fill your pantry with healthy, non-GMO, organic snacks and beverages.

This monthly vegan snack subscription is a great way to learn more about a variety of brands. Unlike Vegancuts, UrthBox offers non-vegan options, but their vegan snacks are well curated. You’ll receive everything from energy bars to chewing gum, and the company provides detailed information about all of the featured brands on their site. We love that Urthbox offers several different subscription tiers; whether you’re a regular snacker or you simply want to keep a few treats on-hand, you’ll find an option that fits your needs and budget.

Want to learn more? Read our UrthBox reviews.

A Vegan Snack Subscription with Themed Selections: SnackSack Vegan

contents of Snack Sack August

Image from our review.

Cost: Classic: $22.95 a month, Vegan: $24.95 a month, Gluten-Free: $24.95 a month. Sign up here!

Ships to: The US for free, Canada for a $9.99 flat rate

COUPON: Use code MSA20 to save 20% off any SnackSack subscription plan or term.

What You Get: Like Urthbox, SnackSack offers several different subscription options, and their vegan option is an excellent way to stave off those midday hunger pangs. The snacks tend to be savory, though you’ll find an occasional sweet treat.

SnackSack‘s monthly vegan subscription box includes 11 to 15 snacks from a variety of brands centered around a seasonal theme and flavors. You’ll tuck into snacks like crunchy chickpeas, granola bars, vegan jerky, bean chips and more.

Learn more by reading our SnackSack reviews.

 

Best Vegan Meal Subscriptions: Factors We Considered

Maintaining a strict vegan diet isn’t easy, and we hope that these services help you meet your dietary goals. We considered dozens of factors when evaluating options, relying on help from our readers to get accurate information about each subscription. 

Some of the factors we considered when ranking this list: 

  • Convenience – The primary purpose of a food subscription is to make meal planning easier. That means different things to different people — some folks don’t mind spending half an hour preparing a meal, but others are looking for ready-to-eat options. We included a variety of subscriptions, so regardless of your lifestyle, you should be able to find something that works for you.
  • Price and Overall Value – Meal deliveries can be expensive, but they can also save you time and money. Many of the prep-at-home services featured above offer a lower overall price than what you’d pay at the grocery store for the same ingredients. For the ready-to-eat kits, we chose options that were reasonably priced, but we threw in a few gourmet options for readers who are willing to spend extra.
  • Variety – Ideally, you’ll be able to use your vegan meal subscription for years to come. Of course, if you’re eating the same 6 or 7 foods for every single meal, you’ll start looking for alternatives, so we chose services that have enough variety to keep you coming back. We prioritized menus that used a range of different ingredients, and we tried to choose example recipes that were representative of each brand’s approach. 

Finally, we looked for services with versatile membership options and strong customer service reputations. By reading reviews from real-life users — and considering the opinions of our in-house reviewers — we hope we’ve helped you find a subscription that works. 

If you’ve tried any of these vegan meal subscription services, be sure to let us know. Remember, your feedback helps our users decide whether to try a certain sub (and what to expect when they open the box).

 


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Christen Russo
Christen Russo
Christen is a smile collector, outdoors enthusiast, and appreciator of soggy French fries. Her favorite subscriptions involve eco-friendly products and clothes, nature supplies, stationery, and coffee. She can be easily won over with a good sheet of stickers.

Christen Russo
Christen Russo
Christen is a smile collector, outdoors enthusiast, and appreciator of soggy French fries. Her favorite subscriptions involve eco-friendly products and clothes, nature supplies, stationery, and coffee. She can be easily won over with a good sheet of stickers.
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4 comments

Linda

I’d be interested in a meal kit that is only one meal per week Is that an option?

Madoka

Our home is vegan, and I tried lots of them – Purple Carrot, Green Chef, Hungryroot, Daily Harvest, Hello Fresh, Thistle (prepared meals), Methodology (prepared meals) and Sun Basket. (And more, especially prepared meals.)
You need to actually order and make multiple recipes / eat to find out which company is the best.
While lots of companies’ recipes are so boring and blunt, “Sun Basket” menus are unique and have lots of different varieties. Very flavorful and enjoyable.
Also, descent cooking time, 20-45 minutes for each recipes. I think their sauces and spices are the biggest key! You don’t need to go through lots of measurements but they include very yummy sauces, dressings, spices etc to complete the yummy flavors. And unlikely you would mess up the meal, very clear and simple instructions on a card.
And their ingredients are fresh and consistently good quality, and they provide organic ingredients as much as possible. Green Chef and Hello Fresh weren’t really good, some of the ingredients looked old. Sun Basket usually only has 2-3 completely vegan recipes per week, but few more vegetarian options available so you can modify (by not using cheese etc). And also some menu has options to choose your proteins, so you can choose vegan proteins, instead of fish or meat.
And their snacks, soup, juice options are also good.
I’ve been adding them so I don’t need to go grocery at all during this Coronavirus situation. Our meals are totally relying on their delivery at this moment!
If I talk about prepared meals, Thistle is the best.
Their foods are really, really yummy, it tastes very clean but actually very yummy. I’ve been very impressed. And definitely I could feel my energy level was improving. I love cooking so I only order Thistle 1 week in a month, but when I’m busy I use Thistle more to survive my busy schedule. And actually I’m a long time customer (2-3 years?) but I haven’t tired with their menus at all!

Anyways, from my experience, the best vegan meal kit delivery 2018-2020 is “Sun Basket”!!
And prepared vegan meal delivery is “Thistle”!!

Monica

By “Best Vegan Meal Kits” do you mean just a list of ALL the vegan meal kits you could find? I don’t see any information here about what makes them the best or sets them apart.

Christen Russo

Hi Monica! Since everyone has different needs, our goal here was to provide basic information so that you can find the best meal kit for you. I hope you’re able to find some helpful info in there. Feel free to drop any questions in the comments if you need help finding anything!

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