Craving healthy, wholesome plant-based meals but always short on time? Or perhaps you’ve been feeling a little uninspired with your own vegan meals and could do with a little help. Whether you’re just plant-curious or a dedicated herbivore, these ready-made meal services are here to do the trick. We’ve rounded up the top 6 plant-based meal plans that deliver in the US.
Sakara is a whole-food plant-based meal plan that dishes out meals that are full of healthy organic produce. Every colourful ready-to-eat meal has been designed by nutritionists, and everything is gluten-free, non-GMO and refined sugar free, in addition to being 100% plant-based. Sakara is best known for its Signature Plan, which includes everything from fresh meals to teas, supplements and superseded snacks. Plus, you can customise each plan to make it suit your schedule, whether you want just lunch on weekdays, or three meals a day, three times a week.
2. Purple Carrot
Purple Carrot offers both meal kits and ready-made prepared meals that can be easily reheated. For the meal kits, the platform sends you everything you need to whip up a freshly cooked delicious vegan meal in literally half an hour, while those really on a time crunch can still enjoy prepared dishes—just pick and choose which ones you want in your delivery box. Choices rotate every week, with gluten-free and high-protein options available, as well as special chef’s choices from Coconut Butternut Squash to Green Goddess Bowls.
Veestro makes fully-prepared frozen meals that are organic, vegan, gluten-free, and reheat within minutes. There’s absolutely no prep required, making it a total lifesaver for plant-based folk looking for something convenient and fast, but still nutritious and packed with high-quality ingredients. There are over 50 dishes available, and customers can choose from set plans, which target different lifestyle goals, or pick a la carte. Dishes are inspired by cuisines from around the world, so you’re sorted even if you feel like Thai-style Pad Thai one day, and a hearty American mac ‘n’ cheeze the next.
4. Daily Harvest
Daily Harvest is perfect for anyone looking to embrace a whole-food vegan diet, especially those who are struggling with breakfasts and snacks. The range includes smoothies, harvest bowls, oat and chia bowls, soups, and lattes—everything made from organic whole fruit and vegetable ingredients. Customers can sign up for weekly or monthly subscription plans, and modify the assortment in their box, as well as “pause” and “skip” as they wish for ultimate flexibility.
5. Mosaic Foods
Mosaic Foods uses responsibly sourced veggies, whole grains, and fruits that have been grown by farms around New York’s Hudson Valley to craft all its meals. Everything is freshly prepared, with no artificial ingredients or preservatives, and frozen to lock in all the nutrition. There are several meal delivery plans that Mosaic offers, including a 100% vegan one, as well as vegetarian one (not dairy-free or egg-free). Plans include veggie bowls, soups and oat bowls and more. One big plus about Mosaic is that it caters to families too, not just individuals—they offer ready-made pans that can be baked and served with no prep.
6. Splendid Spoon
Splendid Spoon is a ready-to-eat meal delivery service offering low-sugar smoothies, soups, grain bowls, noodle bowls and desserts and snacks to keep you powered throughout the day. The entire range is 100% plant-based, gluten-free and non-GMO, and you can choose whether you would like all three meals daily, or go for just breakfast, lunch or dinner. For picky eaters, the platform allows you to filter through all its meal and drink options by what you’d like to avoid, from mushrooms to cilantro, and even caffeine.
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