The 7 Best Vegetarian Meal Delivery Services of 2019

No meat? No problem

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Our Top Picks

Best Overall: HelloFresh

"Coined 'America’s most popular meal kit,' HelloFresh still remains the largest meal kit delivery service in the United States."

Best for Families: Plated

"Offers interesting recipes that will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters."

Most Creative Recipes: Green Chef

"All ingredients are sustainably grown and responsibly sourced."

Most Extensive Menu Options: Veestro

"Its lengthy a la carte menu is perfect for singles or couples seeking healthy, sustainable meals."

Most Tried and True: Purple Carrot

"They offer high-quality recipes that focus on health, animal welfare and taking care of the environment, all-in-one."

Channel Your Inner Martha Stewart: Marley Spoon

"The brand is a huge advocate of partnering with artisanal producers, small farms and family-operated businesses."

Fastest to Put on the Table: Hungryroot

"Sans artificial ingredients, refined sugar, empty calories, preservatives, trans fats or mystery items."

  • 01 of 07

    Best Overall: HelloFresh

    Hello Fresh

    Courtesy of Hello Fresh

    Excellent

    Coined “America’s most popular meal kit," HelloFresh still remains the largest meal kit delivery service in the United States, and for many good reasons — one being the variety of delicious dishes, vegetarian included, offered. Everything is completely customizable, with recipes changing frequently to ensure dinnertime doesn’t become stagnant. 

    Calorie smart meals, at just 650 calories per meal, and crowd-pleasing hall of fame staples that never go away are available, too. It makes for an easy way to ensure someone else does all the legwork and calorie counting while you sit back and enjoy delightful meals. And don’t think just because it’s all veggies that meals are lackluster. Think everything from zucchini and tomato flatbreads to crispy chickpea tabbouleh bowls, and even mushroom Gemelli, to satisfy even the pickiest vegetarian.

    Shake it up and add in side dishes such as mouth-watering garlic bread, to enhance and complete meals. Plus, HelloFresh now has wine club, cookbook recipes so you can recreate favorite recipes, and much more. 

    Availability: HelloFresh ships nationwide (excluding Hawaii and Alaska).

    Pricing: $60 per week for three meals for two people. A no-commitment plan allows customers to skip, swap recipes and cancel at any time.

  • 02 of 07

    Best for Families: Plated

    Plated

    Plated

    Very Good

    Not only does Plated set high standards for its dishes and ingredients, but it also offers interesting recipes that will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters when it comes to dinnertime. The best part? You don’t have to worry about where items come from, as fish is sustainably caught, poultry is raised antibiotic-free, produce is organically sourced whenever possible and no hormones are added to any of the meat used in recipes. 

    Tabs up top help users filter by preferences and the vegetarian dishes are ones to write home about. Say goodbye to grocery shopping and slaving in the kitchen and say hello to dishes like chickpea and coconut curry, vegetable tostadas, and a roasted vegetable grilled cheese with pesto. Dessert is also available and will make a meal truly complete. 

    Meals can be ordered for up to eight people, a nod to big families, and with an ever-changing menu, there’s always something new to check out. Think 20 recipes that can be mixed and matched, totaling 6,175 combinations each week. Morsel, Plated’s blog, is also full of information, recipes, tips and more. 

    Availability: Plated ships nationwide (excluding Hawaii and Alaska).

    Pricing: Starting at $47.80 for two meals that serve two people. Guests can easily pause or skip meals and cancel at any time.

  • 03 of 07

    Most Creative Recipes: Green Chef

    Green Chef

    Green Chef

    With a focus on the healthier side of meal delivery kits, Green Chef is where it’s at if seeking tried-and-true vegetarian dishes. Meals are creative and fun and plus, the company is first to become USDA-certified organic in the category and all ingredients are sustainably grown and responsibly sourced — taking the guesswork out of grocery shopping for wholesome produce. 

    While family plans are currently only available in omnivore and carnivore plans, two-person plans are available in the popular plant-powered menu, perfect for both vegetarians and vegans. Expect beautiful dishes such as arepas with baked quinoa, Jamaican jerk-spiced cauliflower, and vegan crab cakes — full of vibrancy for that perfect Instagram dinner snap. Each recipe is developed by a professional chef and 18 recipes are available on a weekly basis.

    Eco-friendly packing, made from recyclable, compostable and reusable materials, is also part of the plan. Ingredients arrive color-coded and match recipe cards, making it simple to execute (assembly and cooking included) a meal in under 30 minutes.

    Availability: Green Chef delivers ships nationwide (excluding Alaska, Hawaii, and parts of Louisiana).

    Pricing: Starting at $9.99 per meal.

  • 04 of 07

    Most Extensive Menu Options: Veestro

    Veestro

    Veestro

    Founded by Mark Fachler and Monica Klausner, who grew up in Costa Rica, Veestro was born on the idea that a simple grab-and-go meal doesn’t have to be calorific junk food. And its lengthy a la carte menu is perfect for singles or couples seeking healthy, sustainable meals crafted from trustworthy sources (aka plants).

    Mealtime will be a breeze as everything arrives ready to heat up and eat — no sorting, chopping or cooking involved. Choose a subscription in increments of 10, 20 or 30 meals and pick from an array of standout dinner items (and a few easy, breezy breakfast items too, if you wish). 

    Going beyond just vegetarian, filter by dietary preferences and restrictions such as nut-free, soy-free, kosher, low-calorie, gluten-free, and even high-protein. South Indian coconut stew, country fried chick'n (with vegan chicken that will knock your socks off as a vegetarian) and Portobello steak dinner are a few delights to look forward to. 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 ships nationwide (excluding Alaska and Hawaii), and meals are shipped in eco-friendly packaging. 

    Price: Their starter pack, which gets you 10 standout meals and a juice for $99, is a great deal for singles. Or enjoy your first six meals for $49.

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  • 05 of 07

    Most Tried and True: Purple Carrot

    Purple Carrot

    Purple Carrot

    Purple Carrot is a tried and trusted service and for many good reasons, one being that the company is strictly vegan and 100 percent plant-based — but don’t let the veggie-centric card fool you, as dishes are as tasty as they are healthy. They offer high-quality recipes that focus on health, animal welfare and taking care of the environment, all-in-one.

    Couples and singles will enjoy the two-serving plan and it gives customers complete control over choosing meals, while the six-serving plan meals are predetermined and act as helpful meal dinner meal starters for an entire family. Get excited about dishes such as aubergine date curry, tofu peanut stir fry with charred green beans and midnight grains, and sweet potato and black bean tacos — which make for an awesome Taco Tuesday. 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. Add in breakfast and lunch meals (ready to eat in just five minutes) to make it a non-stop Purple Carrot party.

    Availability: Purple Carrot delivers nationwide, excluding Hawaii and Alaska, and customers may skip deliveries and cancel at any time. 

    Pricing: A two-serving plan (three recipes a week) starts at $11.99 a serving; a six-serving plan (two recipes a week) starts at $7.99. Skip deliveries or cancel at any time.

  • 06 of 07

    Best for Ingredients From Small Farms: Marley Spoon

    Martha & Marley Spoon meal kit

    Martha & Marley Spoon

    It was only a matter of time before Martha Stewart joined forces with the meal delivery kit world, and, well, Marley Spoon is just as you’d imagine: full creativity and fun, just as Martha Stewart does. There’s even a dedicated page to showcase suppliers, as the brand is a huge advocate of partnering with artisanal producers, small farms and family-operated businesses — with an end goal of bringing quality ingredients into the kitchen. 

    Six-step recipes and pre-portioned ingredients are the doorstep so all you’re left with is essentially reading the recipe cards and tossing around a few ingredients in bowls or a pan, and voila — easy, crowd-pleasing meals on the table. Recipes change weekly and there are always three to four vegetarian options to scoop up such as oven-fried eggplant parm with a chopped Italian salad or a black bean and quinoa taco bowl. There are also options for picky eaters and one-pot meals if time is not on your side, plus meals that cater to dietary restrictions and preferences. Right now, there are dinner plans for two to four but check back, as the brand is currently testing breakfast and lunch items in the test kitchen. 

    Availability: Marley Spoon ships to most of the contiguous United States. Upon selecting a plan, enter a zip code to confirm.

    Pricing: Starting at $10.25 per serving; customers can pause and cancel at any time.

  • 07 of 07

    Fastest to Put on the Table: Hungryroot

    Hungryroot

    Hungryroot

    All meal kits are created to simplify life, but Hungryroot tries to make life even more simple (and delicious). Deliveries are built based on diet preferences and food restrictions, making eating healthy an achievable goal. Chock full of nutrients, healthy fats, complex carbs and lots of vitamins and minerals to keep the fuel going, eating clean has never been so easy.

    No shopping, no chopping, and most importantly, dishes that arrive sans artificial ingredients, refined sugar, empty calories, preservatives, trans fats or mystery items — best described by the company as “groceries that work harder.” Choose between 11 items (singles), 16 items (couples) and 21 items (families) and select items of choice, ranging from cauliflower rice to black bean brownie batter to ginger tahini Yuba noodles and beyond. Peanutty beet rice bowl, tomato tofu superfood fusilli, salmon grain bowls and much more make up a fraction of the mouthwatering recipes you’ll be able to create with each delivery. 

    Consumers really love the fact that the meals are easy, but most importantly, you can customize each delivery box and mix and match to make a slew of mini-meals, eat items on their own, or put a full-on dinner on the table in just minutes. 

    Availability: Hungryroot ships to mostly nationwide (excluding Alaska or Hawaii), but it’s best to confirm online with your zip code. 

    Pricing: Starting at $69 a week for 11 items.

Our Process 

Our writers spent 4 hours researching the most popular vegetarian meal kits on the market. Before making their final recommendations, they considered 10 different vegetarian meal kits overall, screened options from 10 different brands and manufacturers, read over 9 user reviews (both positive and negative), and tested 3 of the meal kits themselves. All of this research adds up to recommendations you can trust.