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Best Overall: Sun Basket
"The family menu is the draw, as it allows you to choose from six recipes each week."
Runner-Up, Best Overall: Purple Carrot
"High-quality recipes that focus on health, animal welfare and taking care of the environment, all-in-one."
Best for Singles or Couples: Veestro
"Its extensive à la carte menu is appealing to singles or couples seeking healthy and sustainable meals."
Little to No Prep: Gobble
"Gobble’s motto is pan to plate in just 15 minutes."
Most Creative Recipes: Green Chef
"The eco-friendliest packaging available, made from recyclable, compostable and reusable materials."
Best for Weight Loss: Sakara
"Acts as more of a nutritional chef guiding you through the healthy eating lifestyle."
Best for On-the-Go: VegReady
"Ideal for those who don’t have time to step foot in the kitchen."
Fastest to Whip Up: Fresh N’ Lean
"All you’re responsible for is unpacking and heating up."
Established in 2014, Sun Basket is a top company in the meal delivery service industry, making it a trusted source for families across the United States. With a focus on non-GMO and organic meals, it has become a top pick for families.
Tabs online allow you to sort by calories, cooking time, dietary restrictions and more, making it a breeze to pick the perfect meals. There’s a classic menu for two people, but the family menu is the draw, as it allows you to choose from six recipes each week and comes equipped with three meals for a family of four.
Kids and parents will get excited over fun and interesting dishes like crispy tempeh pita pockets with greens and onion jam, or spicy bibimbap with tamari mushrooms, kimchi, and yuba noodles.
Availability: Sun Basket ships to most of the United States, excluding Hawaii, Alaska, as well as Montana and New Mexico.
Pricing: Meals start at $10.99 per serving and ship in increments of 2 recipes a week for 2 or 4 people, depending on the plan.
As of August 28, 2020, Purple Carrot wants to reassure customers that despite the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the service will continue to deliver meals to customers as scheduled, although anomalies may occur. Visit the Coronavirus FAQ on their website for more details.
Purple Carrot took the meal delivery world by storm with its strictly vegan, 100 percent plant-based offerings that are not only healthy but also tasty. The brand strives to offer high-quality recipes that focus on health, animal welfare and taking care of the environment, all-in-one.
The two-serving plan is ideal for singles and gives customers complete control over choosing meals while the four-serving plan meals are better for families who like to vary their dinners. Meals change often but include inventive dishes such as loaded sweet potato fries with chickpea and avocado aioli, Japanese style Okonomiyaki, poke bowls and delicious salads make eating plant-based food exciting. Plus, with new weekly and seasonal dishes, there’s always something new to check out.
Ingredients are delivered with exact portions measured out, plus step-by-step, foolproof instructions, making cooking fun for all. Breakfast and lunch meals can also be added to orders and include wholesome bowls, fuel-packed toasts that can be prepped and ready to eat in just five minutes.
Availability: Purple Carrot delivers nationwide, excluding Hawaii and Alaska, and customers may skip deliveries and cancel at any time.
Pricing: A 2 serving plan (3 or 4 recipes a week) starts at $11.99 a serving; a 4 serving plan (2 or 3 recipes a week) starts at $9.99. Skip deliveries or cancel at any time.
As of August 28, 2020, Veestro wants to reassure customers that despite the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the service is continuing to deliver meals to customers as scheduled, though there may be shipping delays due to FedEx. Visit the Coronavirus FAQ on their website for more details.
Mark Fachler and Monica Klausner, who grew up in Costa Rica, founded Veestro with the idea that grabbing dinner doesn’t translate into eating junk. Its extensive à la carte menu is appealing to singles or couples seeking healthy and sustainable meals derived from plants that taste good.
Veestro takes the legwork out of guessing portion sizes and prep time as everything arrives ready to heat up and devour, with a few simple breakfast options included. Choose a subscription (in increments of 10, 20 or 30 meals) and pick from an array of standout dinner items like carrot osso buco, quinoa bake, mushroom stroganoff and more.
Meals are frozen and à la carte, so if there’s a favorite dish it can be ordered on an ongoing basis.
Taking it a step further, customers can pick healthy eating plans such as gluten-free, kosher, high-protein, soy-free, and so on. For those counting calories, a weight loss plan allows a subscription of three meals a day at approximately 1,200 calories. The menu is extensive and meal reviews from other customers act as a helpful tool when narrowing down items.
Availability: Veestro delivers across the United States, excluding Alaska, Puerto Rico, and Hawaii.
Price: Their cheapest option, which gets you 10 standout meals $99, is a great deal for singles. Or enjoy your first six meals for $49.
Want a discount on healthy, plant-based meal kits? Use code “SPRUCE” at checkout for 25% off of your next purchase from Veestro.
Gobble’s motto is pan to plate in just 15 minutes and it will appeal to those with little time to spend cooking in a kitchen. Founder Ooshma Garg maintains a vegetarian lifestyle so while not a completely vegan meal delivery service, there is a bevy of outstanding, weekly vegetarian offerings that are worth the hype. From cauliflower and yam fajitas to curried vegetable tamales, dinner has never been so easy and mouthwatering.
Say goodbye to time spent on creating sauces, slicing vegetables and meat, and cooking grains or pasta. Gobble does all the legwork for you so dinnertime can be easy and enjoyable, plus, virtually no cleanup since everything comes prepped. Each delivery comes with three dinner kits, with two or four meals, depending on the plan you choose.
Availability: Gobble delivers to the continental U.S. with the exception of Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Nebraska.
Pricing: Vegetable-based meals start at $5.99. Customers can skip deliveries and since it’s a prepaid subscription, any skipped weeks will be applied as a credit to the account.
Green Chef ensures meal deliveries never become lackluster thanks to inventive recipes and dishes. The first to become USDA-certified organic in the category, the company sources quality ingredients that are sustainably grown and responsibly sourced.
Green Chef also uses the most eco-friendly packaging available, made from recyclable, compostable and reusable materials. Family and two-person options are available in four options like Paleo, Keto, Balanced Living, and the popular Plant Powered menu, which varies with dishes like pimiento and pesto flatbread, Moroccan cauliflower and sumptuous vegan crab cakes, taking vegan to a whole new level of fun. Each recipe is developed by a professional chef and 15+ recipes are available on a weekly basis.
In addition to their plant-based plan, other healthy alternatives such as gluten-free, vegetarian and paleo are available. Ingredients come color-coded and match recipe cards, making it easy to pull out ingredients, assemble and cook, all in under 30 minutes.
Availability: Green Chef delivers across the United States, excluding Alaska, Hawaii, and parts of Louisiana.
Pricing: Starting at $10.99 per meal.
More of a nutritional approach, Sakara focuses on results by way of healthy eating. Alongside fresh, already prepped meals, supplements and teas are part of the program. Simply put, it acts as more of a nutritional chef guiding you through the healthy eating lifestyle. The menu rotates weekly and seasonally.
Meals are organic, plant-based, gluten-free, dairy-free, non-GMO and created with no refined sugar. While that might sound like too many food rules, the dishes are tempting— choose from plates like a curry bowl with coconut sticky rice and seasonal vegetables, a sweet potato-based burger with root fries, and cinnamon rolls with date caramel sauce.
No preparation is required and food comes ready to devour at your doorstep. There are three programs consisting of a signature program, detox, and bride options, all designed to help cater to weight loss, improved gut health and much more.
Availability: Sakara delivers across the United States, excluding Alaska and Hawaii.
Pricing: $350 per week (breakfast, lunch, and dinner for five days); allowed to pause and cancel at any time.
Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, VegReady is unable to keep up with demand, due to strain on product availability and fulfillment, and is not currently accepting new orders. You may sign up to be notified when VegReady is able to accept new orders.
Veg Ready is ideal for those who don’t have time to step foot in the kitchen but still crave a healthy meal on-the-go. Unlike traditional meal delivery services, Veg Ready meals have a 12-month shelf life and contain no chemical preservatives. They also don’t have to be kept in a refrigerator or freezer, making it more convenient to store and use as needed.
Each delivery comes with eight MealBoxes that come with eight servings of grains and/or lentils, eight servings of VegReady dishes like ratatouille with tomato eggplant and zucchini, and eight servings of green vegetables. Divided into separate boxes, they make for perfect on-the-go meals when traveling, camping, a speedy lunch break, or merely too busy to think about more than opening a box and eating something nutritious.
VegReady meals are also perfect meal starters in the kitchen. Customers enjoy mixing and adding in additional vegetables and plant-based proteins to create instant, creative meals.
Availability: VegReady ships nationwide, excluding Alaska and Hawaii.
Price: A month’s order, eight custom-built MealBoxes containing three dishes each, is $60 plus shipping.
There’s easy and then there’s easy. Fresh N’ Lean meals are not only 100 percent vegan and organic but come fully cooked and ready to eat. All you’re responsible for is unpacking and heating up. Their claim is meals being ready to eat in three minutes, making it perfect for busy weeknights where slaving in the kitchen isn’t an option.
Chef-driven, recipes are seasonally driven and contain wholesome ingredients. Feast on a kabocha romesco quinoa bowl for lunch and teriyaki lentils with Brussels sprouts for dinner. Recipes are dietician approved and always crafted with in-season and locally grown produce. Five-minute breakfast options can be added to create a complete package. Meals arrive in BPA-free containers and recyclable packaging.
Availability: Fresh N’ Lean is available nationwide.
Pricing: Meal plans start at $7.93 for the vegan standard meal. Skip, pause or cancel a subscription at any time.
The Spruce Eats does not provide medical advice, so before signing up for any of our vegan meal delivery recommendations, it's best to consult with a healthcare professional to make sure it's a service that fits your dietary wants and/or requirements.