Meal delivery kits are the hot new trend with busy people who don’t have a lot of time to cook. Instead of getting unhealthy carryout all week long, they’re experiencing a culinary adventure in their own home, cooking meals they never thought they’d try and loving the variety in their weekly menu. The problem is that most of those delivery services advertise by showing big, glossy pictures of meat-centric meals, seemingly leaving out everyone who eats a plant-based menu.
You don’t have to feel left out of this new culinary revolution. Treat yourself and your family to these meal kit delivery services and enjoy a wide variety of delicious vegetarian or vegan meals that totally beat the taste of takeout.
The ingredient list for this company is 95 percent certified organic, and they have a separate vegan menu with filling and sophisticated dishes. Each offering is a complete, chef-crafted meal, not just a larger version of a side dish.
Favorites include: Mongolian Tofu, Butternut Squash Chili, Smoky-Sweet Tempeh
This service’s vegetarian option includes three filling meals each week with an emphasis on nutrition. Their balanced recipes very often include seasonal vegetables, and celebrity chef Jamie Oliver advises on many of the menus.
Favorites include: Quinoa-Stuffed Green Peppers, Jamie’s Asparagus and Mushroom Risotto, Wild Mushroom and Swiss Chard Penne
This company is all about introducing you to new and interesting vegetables. Ever heard of a honeynut squash or a Tokyo turnip? Blue Apron works with over 150 different farmers who grow specialty produce just for them.
Favorites include: Delicata Squash Red Curry, Creamy Fontina and Spinach Baked Eggs, Roasted Cauliflower Steaks
There’s no subscription needed with this meal-delivery service. Just order what you want, when you want it. The website’s filters make it a snap to find vegetarian and vegan choices, including those from celebrity chefs and magazines like Vegetarian Times. Trendy, good-for-you choices like broccolini and kale are part of the standard menu here; Chef’d is determined to see that people living in food deserts have the same options for healthy eating as everyone else.
Favorites include: Spinach Pesto Grilled Cheese, Roasted Kale and Beet Salad, Southwestern Kale and Black Bean Casserole
Purple Carrot is completely plant-based, offering three types of meal delivery. Choose from quick and easy dishes designed to take 30 minutes or less to cook, higher protein meals for more energy, or the chef’s choice with gourmet ingredients and recipes created to elevate your palate.
Favorites include: Buffalo Tempeh Tacos, Udon Shiitake Stir Fry, Japanese Yam and Kale Soup
Sun Basket offers clean ingredients, organic produce and weekly deliveries for vegan and vegetarian menus. No matter what meal plan you choose, you always have the ability to mix and match your meal choices. Eat vegetarian some nights and switch it up with vegan offerings on others.
Favorites include: Sweet Potato Taquitos with Black Bean Salad, Tempeh Sloppy Joes with Tangy Coleslaw, Persian Herb Frittata With White Bean Salad and Barberries
Have you tried the veg*n options at any of the home meal-delivery services? What was your favorite menu option?